1. Glenn Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after suffering from Alzheimer’s. He had twenty-one Top 40 hits including “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Galveston” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”. Campbell, who had his own TV show, sold more than 45-million records in his career. What are your thoughts on the life and career of Glenn Campbell?
2. The daughter of former President Obama, 19-year-old Malia Obama, had to be carted out of the Lollapalooza music fest in Chicago. There is video of Malia looking dazed and out of it on the ground at the concert. What’s a father to do?
3. During an interview at the “International Football Betting Conference” in Costa Rica, former Cleveland Brown Johnny Manziel said he would like to stay in sports and perhaps be a college football coach. What do you think about the latest news about Manziel? Did you know there was an International Football Betting Conference?
4. The City of Cleveland will pay six men and women $50,000 apiece who were arrested during a 2015 protest about the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. The protesters filed a lawsuit claiming their freedom of speech rights were violated. What do you think of the city settling and paying out $50K to protesters?
5. Judge Sam Benningfield in White County, Tennessee is offering inmates a deal to get out of jail 30 days early if they agree to get sterilized. So far, thirty-two women had a Nexplanon implant put in their arm which can prevent child birth for up to four years and thirty-eight men have signed up to get a vasectomy. What do you think of the judge’s sterilization offer to inmates?
6. Chief Executive Officers make 271 times more than an average worker in their company and their pay increases have grown more than company profits based on a study by the Economic Policy Institute. The highest paid executive in 2016 was Wal-Mart CEO Marc Lore who made $243.9 million. What do you think about the disparity?
7. Former President Barack Obama will be honored in Illinois for years to come. Starting next year, August 4th will become Barack Obama Day in the state, the same day as Obama's birthday. The bill was passed by both state houses and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed it into law. "Obama Day" is more commemorative than a legal holiday where people take the day off and government offices are closed. What are your thoughts about Illinois having Barack Obama day? How should people celebrate “Obama Day”?
8. Would you be a passenger on a plane with no pilot if it saved you some money? Most people say no. A study says 54% of people would not get on a flight that didn't have a physical pilot on board. Remote control flying is already used in the military and could be used by commercial cargo planes by 2025. The study said flyers could save 11 percent on flights that had no pilots. Would you be a passenger on a pilotless plane?
9. Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run. In a statement released by the White House, Pence said Sunday's story in The New York Times "is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team." He added that "the allegations in this article are categorically false." Would Mike Pence get your vote?
10. Toyota and Mazda are teaming up to build a $1.6 billion car factory in the United States. It will have the capacity to produce approximately 300,000 vehicles annually and will create up to 4,000 jobs. President Trump welcomed the announcement in a Tweet: “A great investment in American manufacturing!" The location for the facility has not yet been chosen. Do you think Ohio has a shot at landing the plant? What do you think of Toyota’s move to the U.S.?