MONDAY: Internet Sales Tax
In the week after Thanksgiving, U.S. consumers spent nearly six-billion dollars online. Those numbers come from research firm ComScore, which says online sales are already up 15% from last year. The benefits of internet shopping can include free shipping, no crowds and seemingly…no sales tax. Across the country, states miss out on more than seven-billion dollars from online sales. Connecticut is among the states trying to figure out how to rake in this revenue. We talk with UConn law professor Richard Pomp and Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan about enforcing the existing internet sales tax.
TUESDAY: Youth Media
Today we’ll talk to organizations that use multi-media to reach young people. We’ll talk to folks from Youth Rights Media in New Haven and the Yale World Fellow who founded The Remix Project.
THURSDAY: Science Magazine
A new PBS film “Journey of the Universe” invites viewers to become travelers on a journey that explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life, and the rise of humans. Coming up, we’ll talk to producer Mary Evelyn Tucker about the human connection to the Earth and the cosmos. And we’ll talk to a Fairfield University Professor who just got a grant to study “chaos theory.” Could the gentle flap of a butterfly wing in China set off a tornado in Texas? He’ll study the evolution of systems that change over time and attempt to understand their stability and predictability.
FRIDAY: Heart Show
Each year, more than 325,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. One of the keys to survival is CPR. The other is a portable device called an “automated external defibrillator” or AED. AED’s are easy to use, and have saved many lives – so why aren’t they accessible in all public places? Coming up, a conversation on cardiac arrest, and the accessibility of these lifesaving devices.