How Too Many Tourists Can Break A City, Apple And Other Tech Seeing Lower Profits, Lame-Duck Lawsuit

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While world travel can come with numerous benefits to the traveler and the destination, if we all decide to visit the same handful of destinations year after year it can take a big toll on a city. We talk about the concept of ‘overtourism’ and learn about what can be done to lighten the load on some of these popular cities. We also talk about Apple and other tech companies facing lower than expected revenue and take a look at a lawsuit filed this week that aims to overturn laws passed during a recent lame-duck session in the Wisconsin legislature.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Dan Gallagher Guest
  • Elizabeth Becker Guest
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director

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