The Breakroom: Trump's Wiretapping Claims, The Most Profitable Career, Beauty And The Beast

Mar 10, 2017

The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Jessica Leigh Lebos of Connect Savannah, Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine, Steve Brown of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, and Milledgeville farmer Jon Jackson.


1) Over the weekend, President Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping his phones during the presidential race. He offered no evidence to back this up. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) says he is ready to subpoena intelligence agencies for evidence about the alleged wiretapping.

What do you want to happen with these allegations of wiretapping?

2) Speaking of wiretapping, in a new book, an educational psychologist says the key to spying on your teenager is informing them that you're doing it. Do you think it's okay to spy on your kid? And should you tell ‘em?

3) A new report just came out that says more American adults - -- especially married couples ---- are having less sex. This study comes from the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. American adults had sex nine fewer times in 2014 than they did in the late 1990s. This average yearly decline is across the board, but it’s particularly low for married couples. Is this a bad sign?

4) On Wednesday, women across the globe celebrated and observed Women’s International Day. To mark the day, a Wall Street firm put up a statue of a determined young girl facing down the Wall Street bull in New York City. The company wanted to call attention to the dearth of women on the boards of the largest U.S. corporations. Did it work for you?

5) Speaking of powerful women, actress Emma Watson, who famously played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, is back on the big screen. This time she stars as Belle in Disney's live action version of "Beauty and the Beast." Here’s a clip from the film.

The film cost $300 million dollars. Will you see it? Can Disney win this gamble?

6) The world’s most popular sport -- soccer-- made its latest debut last weekend in Atlanta. Atlanta United played its first game. But the game was slightly marred by a large group of fans chanting an anti-gay slur. The team issued a stern statement, but this raises a larger question. How far should sports teams go to punish fans for behavior like this? Kick them out of the stadium?

7) Being a physician is the top-earning job in America, according to the business recruiting and rating website, Glassdoor. Did you consider earning potential when you chose your college major? Or life’s work?