Family & Lifestyle

Online Shopping and Delivery, Motivation from Struggle

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 27, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:23:52

Online Shopping Traffic (16:56) Dr. Anne Goodchild is an Associate Professor and Director at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center for the University of Washington. Her research interests lie in the analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation. Zappos, Etsy, eBay, and Amazon are some of the largest online retailers in the world. Online shopping continues to grow, but what does this mean for delivery trucks? Cities, like Seattle, that were built long before UPS and long before next-day deliveries need to revamp the way they manage commercial vehicles to avoid a sea of traffic. Dr. Goodchild shares her research with the Urban Freight Lab. Makena Bauss - Chimera (41:34) Scientists may soon be able to grow organs for transplants instead of waiting for donors — and it's all thanks to a human-pig hybrid. Growing human organs in pigs may seem strange, but it could also be the future. Producer Makena Bauss shares the story and the questions surrounding the process. Diddy Dental - Chomper Beeper (1:01:36) A Florida woman lost her dentures and called the police for help finding her teeth. Matt Townsend Show sponsor Diddy Dental has a solution to help the dentally challenged find their teeth. Motivation from Struggle (1:04:56) Jenny Grothe is a bodybuilder, a business owner, and a mom. Jenny began her fitness journey at 37 years old, and continues to share her story to help inspire others in their own lives. She began the online business She Lifts Gear, and works directly to the DREAM Foundation which serves terminally ill adults and their families by providing end-of-life dreams that offer inspiration, comfort, and closure. In America today, obesity rates are above 20% in nearly every state. Food is getting “faster” and technology is gluing our eyes to devices.  Jenny Grothe, now a bodybuilding business owner, decided that she was going to take her health into her own hands and began lifting weights. After a few years of riding an emotional rollercoaster, Jenny is here with us today to tell us more about her personal fitness journey, the diagnosis that changed her life, and how we can all set goals to become the healthiest versions of ourselves.  Liana Tan - Childhood Strangeness (1:30:11) We all likely did some strange things when we were kids. Producer Lian Tan shares some of her strange behavior to help us all understand that we are not that different. Parent Previews - A Dog's Purpose and Oscar Picks (1:49:52) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new movie A Dog's Purpose and reacts to the Oscar nominations.