automation

Focus On Business: Bob Farinelli on "Smart Farm

Dec 4, 2017

Today, Tom Martin talks with Bob Farinelli, a Nicholasville-based entrepreneur who has drawn on 20-years of experience with Elan Home Systems, a "smart home" control and automation provider, to develop "Smart Farm" - an irrigation control system that can be operated from a farmer's mobile device.

In his farewell speech, former President Obama spoke of the "relentless pace of automation that is making good middle class jobs obsolete.  Today, Tom Martin talks with Dr. Chris Bollinger, director of the University of Kentucky's Center of Business and Economic Research, about the impact of automation on the workforce, now and into the future.

Catching up with a comment posted on the website at www.WEKU.fm, over a week ago, listener J.C. wrote, ”In the past two days, there have been news stories and announcements, previously recorded obviously, run long after their timeliness and relevance had passed. In one case, a report announcing the death of former Kentucky Senator Wendell Ford. Mr. Ford died January 22 and the station ran coverage of his funeral. Why was this report, announcing that he had just died, run on JANUARY 29th?"