BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:03 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Drone Delivery — Autonomous Winged Robots Bringing Web Orders To Your Doorstep?

Boston Public Radio podcast for 12/2/13.
Civilian drones have become increasingly enticing for hobbyists and businesses. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hopes to use drones for home delivery.
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Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes," Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company's intention to deliver goods to customers' doorsteps in 30 minutes or less — by drone. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked listeners whether this is the wave of the future, or just a Jeff Bezos pipe dream.

Are you ready for civilian drones dotting the sky? Does the thought evoke bad memories of Hitchcock's "The Birds?" Should USPS and Pizza Hut follow suit?

Also on BPR:

  • Outgoing Boston Mayor Tom Menino joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan in Studio Three. Menino talked about his legacy as longtime leader of the city. Listen to the interview here.
  • Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein talked politics with Jim and Margery. Kadzis and Bernstein are WGBH contributors. Bernstein is a contributing editor at Boston Magazine.
  • The Rev. Irene Monroe was Monday's Open Mic guest. Monroe talked about the trials and tribulations of actor Alec Baldwin, as well as Pope Francis's charm offensive.
  • Writer Ben Bradlee Jr. detailed the life of legendary Boston slugger Ted Williams. Bradlee's new book is called The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.

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