Show Preview for Wednesday, January 2nd, 2018

After a lengthy 17 day vacation...First News on 570 is back and new and improved for the New Year!

Here's the first edition of the First News on 570 Pre-Show!


6:13- Bill Zimpfer- 2019 begins with a growing list of foreign policy issues for the Trump administration, from North Korea to Russia, to the Mideast.  We'll lay out the most daunting foreign policy hurdles facing Washington in the next year.  

6:43- Dr Carly Brown Wellness Wednesday- H1N1 Flu Update

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- Michael Bower- With the members of Congress preparing for the new session, the government remains shutdown. What is ahead for Congress, the President and those who have been furloughed?


The partial federal government shutdown enters the new year - without a deal to re-open the government in sight, as both sides dig in over funding for a barrier on the border with Mexico. Republicans and Democrats have been at a standstill over President Trump's demands for $5 billion to fund the border wall.

Political Analyst // Professor of Political Science at St. Peter's University/ former Senior Reporter at Time Magazine /Presidential historian PROF. ALAN SANDERS


The new Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank contains some millennial slang to describe a rising trend in the workplace: ghosting.  The mention in the Fed publication, more formally known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District, also comes with a helpful definition: "A number of contacts said that they had been 'ghosted,' a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact," the summary of conditions in Chicago notes.  

Until recently, ghosting was almost exclusively used to refer to one person disappearing from a romantic relationship, whether in an online app or after a few face-to-face dates.   The idea is that by disappearing, both parties are spared the awkward conversation about at least one half's lack of interest. It's often seen as no big deal, and not considered terribly rude unless the couple has spent a substantial amount of time with each other.  

Quartz at Work reported on the word's "drift" into the workplace earlier this year, but the appearance in the Fed's Beige Book this week marks a new milestone. Ghosting at work has officially arrived.  Employers should know that it can happen at any time-after a job interview, after a hiring, or even after someone has started on the job.   In a perverse way, it's a positive sign of a strong economy and a strong labor market. 

The unemployment rate has been hovering below 4% for several months; it's been nearly 50 years since the last time it was this low.   Solid data on ghosting has yet to materialize, but anecdotal reports suggest that it's happening in various categories of jobs. It's becoming more common not only at restaurants and hotels, where you'd expect a high turnover rate, but also in offices. An executive from Robert Half, a global staffing firm, told the Washington Post that its recruiters have seen a 10% to 20% increase in ghosting in 2018.How can ghosting a job interview or suddenly disappearing from work come back to haunt you?  

Hiring and Staffing expert // CEO & Founder of the placement firm Ducci & Associates JACKIE DUCCI

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