| Technically Speaking - Commercial Drone Usage
by Ernest Earon and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) appear poised to make a huge impact for commercial businesses in the near future; however, nearly all drone usage is still illegal as experts try to fight through legislation. Ernest Earon joins Tim Muma to talk about commercial drones, the positive components of UAVs for businesses, and what guidelines he sees being laid out. Ernest is the founder and president of PrecisionHawk, an org...
| Management Decisions - Southwest Airlines Unique Hiring Practices
by Julie Weber and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Southwest Airlines is recognized as having some unique hiring practices, and it certainly seems to be working. Southwest, the largest carrier in the US in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, brings in around $17 billion annually. They say the success starts with the people they hire and how they find the talent. Julie Weber, vice president in the people department, joins Tim Muma to give him a look at Southwest's...
| I Want to Be an - Astronaut (Pt. 1)
by Rick Hauck and Tim Muma - Aug, 2013
The idea of becoming an astronaut has been a dream of countless kids with the draw of flight, space and "the unknown" right before your eyes. It's also an opportunity to help society and the country through research and discovery. Former NASA astronaut, Rick Hauck, joins Tim Muma to talk about this fascinating profession, filling us in on the path to becoming an astronaut, what it takes to succeed, and to describe some memorab...
| I Want to Be an - Aerospace Engineer (Pt. 1)
by Kim Hicks and Tim Muma - Jul, 2013
Before airplanes and spacecrafts take off, they are carefully designed, manufactured and tested to ensure optimal performance and safety. Aerospace engineers take on a variety of roles during this process from start to finish. Kim Hicks, a systems engineer with The Boeing Company, explains her role, describes what her day is like, and gives us the inside scoop on how to get into this important and valuable industry. Childre...
Building Business Within a Community
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
The seeds of community can be critical when it comes to choosing a location for a new brick-and-mortar business, and small-business owners are likely to rely on personal connections to develop and sustain a strong customer base. Local ownership and even word of mouth, however, only go so far. Physical businesses should continually remind the community of their existence and engage in community outreach to help ensure a pipe...
5 Healthy Snacks to Take to Work
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
The food that you eat during the workday can have a significant impact on how you feel and how effectively you are able to perform. It’s definitely important to take a lunch break, and there are plenty of great ideas for healthy lunches you can take to work that can keep you from having to eat in restaurants too often. It’s also a good idea, though, to keep some healthy snacks on hand – either in your desk or in your office re...
Making a Case for Air Traffic Controllers Sleeping on the Job
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
There have been five reported incidents of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job in the last few weeks. Following the Reagan International Airport incident, air traffic controllers have been caught sleeping on the job at Reno-Tahoe airport, McGhee Tyson airport, Seattle International airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International airport and at a Miami regional radar facility providing area control services for Florida as...
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