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This episode is jam packed with drama, despair, and a little dash of whimsy. We’ll be talking about Amazon again. Not content with destroying economies, local businesses, the lives of their employees, privacy, and… well, the world… they’re now also destroying their own stock.
We’ve a positive story about HSBC and Shelter working together to help people without a fixed address manage their finances.
And Greg has discovered a new use for plastic and apparently it’s delicious.
Joining host Bex we have Greg Ashton, strong, reliable, and a little bit dangerous.
And our special guest is Dr Alina Kadyrova - Member of the TfGL team, who has just finished a PhD in social innovation.
Discussed on the show:
Stat(s) of the week
124,000 items of stock marked to be destroyed in one week by Amazon - ITV News
New American dashboard aims to help transit practitioners, policymakers, and advocates make more informed and equitable decisions by providing clear metrics about disparities in transit access and demonstrating how changes to transit networks affect those gaps - transitcenter.org
Charity news of the week
HSBC and Shelter team up tell a simple but powerful story
Tech news of the week
Facial recognition failures lock people out benefits in the US, but the CEO of ID.ME says up to half of unemployment benefits have been stolen by criminals - VICE
Plastic never tasted so good - The Guardian
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