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Day two of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is complete. What happened on Wednesday and what were the highlights and takeaways? NBC News Radio's Michael Bower offers up the latest with Tony.
The Story of Johnny Bobbitt has gained national attention. The Philadelphia homeless man gave his last 20 dollars to help a woman who had run out of gas. A Go Fund Me campaign set up to help him out...raised 400 thousand dollars. The issue is now in court, after the money disappeared. NBC News Radio’s Bill Zimpfer joins Tony with a look at the case, and some of the more flagrant abuses of the fundraising program.
Uber announced yesterday that, much the same way its drivers depend on ratings to be able to work for the service, now riders will likewise have to keep their stars up in order to get picked up. The service said Australia and New Zealand will begin this protocol after feedback from drivers. Riders rated four-out-of-five stars or lower will be banned for six months. Ratings are based on feedback left by drivers after each journey. The move is aimed at improving passenger behavior, the company said. Uber is also aiming to boost both driver and passenger safety by creating a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a hands-free feature to pick up passengers without touching their phones, and they will no longer see data detailing where they retrieved passengers in the past. All of this is seen as an effort to rebuild trust in the brand