My 6 Big Things: Chelsea Handler shares her quirks, life hacks
She's the next guest of our "My 6 Big Things" series.
Once a month, as a Saturday treat, Axios checks in with the world's most interesting and consequential people on their passions, quirks and life hacks.
Today, with the help of my colleagues Evan Ryan and Molly Mitchell, our breakfast conversation is with comedian and activist Chelsea Handler, whose "Chelsea" talk show drops on Netflix on Fridays @ noon PT. See "My 6 Big Things" from Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom.
Following months of controversies, Uber's search for a COO has now grown to a hunt for a new CEO following Travis Kalanick's resignation on Tuesday. Here are some of the names that have been floated as possible candidates, and the list will surely shift as the search continues:
Uber on Tuesday disclosed the findings of a months-long investigation into its myriad workplace issues and announced CEO Travis Kalanick would take a leave of absence.
The investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, was sparked by an ex-employee's published account of sexual harassment and discrimination she experienced during her year working at Uber. It would include around 200 interviews and a detailed document review. The investigation findings cap a chaotic saga resulting in several executive departures, multiple rounds of revelations about the company's brash and fratty culture, and continued questions about Uber's future.
Republican Greg Gianforte defeats Democrat Rob Quist in special election for the Montana House seat previously held by Ryan Zinke, now Secretary of the Interior.
In case you missed it: Gianforte allegedly body-slammed a reporter on the eve of the election. Read more about that.
Note: An estimated 60% of the vote came in early, prior to Wednesday's incident.
President Trump jets off today on his first foreign trip — and it's a doozy. Over nine days, he's tackling five countries, three major world religions, and two core American alliances. Here's a quick look at the biggest items on the itinerary:
Dozens of Republicans in both the House and the Senate have publicly said they either oppose or are unsure about the House health care bill championed by Speaker Paul Ryan. While some of these members are hardline conservatives who say the bill is just Obamacare-lite, others represent states and districts that have seen the largest decreases in the uninsured rate under Obamacare.
We've mapped out the drop in the uninsured rate on both a state and county level between 2013 and 2016, or from the year before Obamacare was implemented until last year. We then looked at how this decrease in the uninsured rate compares with detractors (we used an excellent list compiled by the Washington Post). While there are some conservative exceptions, most of the wavering Republicans represent voters who could have a lot to lose.
Data: Enroll America, Civis Analytics; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon, Gerald Rich / Axios
Truck drivers will be some of the first people to lose jobs as automation technology spreads.
A push by companies like Uber to automate heavy trucks through a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics raises questions for millions of drivers brought into the profession by the promise of a steady job. Will they be employed behind the wheel five years from now? Or will robots be doing it instead?
And if you think this is a niche problem, think again. The impact of self-driving trucks would be felt in communities around the country — especially Trump country.
How it could play out:
Why truck drivers may not need to panic just yet:
What the industry can do about it: Companies that know they will play a role in automation could identify cities that will experience significant displacement and focus a response there, such as programs to retrain workers, said Sharp.
What government could do about it: Government could help fund training programs to help drivers transition to other jobs or take on new roles in a more-automated trucking industry. The issue is on the radar of federal lawmakers. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune told Axios last week that policymakers "ought to take into consideration, figure out and plan in advance knowing full well that there are going to be some potential impacts on the labor market if this technology becomes fully operational and fielded."
The bottom line: Automation is a fact of life across the economy: ATMs replaced bank tellers, switchboards replaced telephone operators and industrial robots have become fixtures in factories. The trucking industry's transformation is coming, and drivers around the country will have to grapple with what it means for their futures.