Episodes

June 20, 2017

SLAPP Suits and Freedom of Speech with Laurent Crenshaw

What is a SLAPP Suit? Let's say you own a small business called "Policy Town Fajitas". You think your business is second-to-none. You've invested in it--time, sweat, money and otherwise ... But then, all of a sudden, one of your customers doesn't...

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June 13, 2017

How Much Privacy Should You Expect in the Digital Age? with Bernard Chao

Privacy, Searches, Seizures and the Law The digital age is challenging the way our judicial system balances privacy against the needs of law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of the people to be...

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June 6, 2017

ISIS Online: Are they Winning? with Audrey Alexander

The London Bridge terror attacks that occurred this past weekend are causing policymakers to once again re-evaluate the efficacy of their counterterrorism efforts against ISIS. ISIS counterterrorism expert Audrey Alexander () is a Research Fellow at...

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May 30, 2017

Balancing Privacy Policy and Digital Marketing with Anindya Ghose

How can policymakers balance consumers' need for targeted, relevant content against such consumers' desire for privacy? Anindya Ghose () is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York...

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May 23, 2017

5G Internet is Coming Soon: What is it? How fast? Who will have access? with Yosef Getachew

Yosef Getachew () is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge where he works on a variety of technology and communications issues. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Yosef worked as a law clerk for several technology and communications organizations...

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May 16, 2017

How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

Matt Cagle is a Policy Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Matt attended law school at Stanford and has a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona. Before...

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May 9, 2017

Technology and Teaching: Opportunities for Measurable Student Outcomes with Shayna Cook

Shayna Cook () is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project. Shayna researches and reports on innovation, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning...

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May 2, 2017

Planning to Cut the Cord? This New Cable Company Wants You to Reconsider with Jeff Binder

Jeff Binder () is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Layer3 TV, a next generation cable company, founded in 2013. Most recently Jeff was a general partner at Genovation Capital, a stage-agnostic private equity and venture group focused...

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April 25, 2017

Maya Rockeymoore: What we should do about autonomous vehicles and American jobs

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore () leads Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy firm that makes policy work for people and their environments. A former adjunct professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University, Maya has also...

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April 18, 2017

How to Help Women with STEM Degrees Keep Breaking Barriers with Roberta Rincon

is the ' (SWE) Manager of Research. Before joining SWE, Roberta Rincon was a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at The University of Texas System. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education policy research, coordinating various award and...

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April 11, 2017

*Encore Episode*: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science Melissa Rasberry

My guest today is Dr. Melissa A. Rasberry ().  Melissa is senior technical assistance consultant at the , where she serves as the principal investigator for the , an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the...

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April 4, 2017

A Mission to Bring Robotics to STEM Education with Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor is the Founder and President of . Bot Shop is an innovative one-stop shop specializing in integrating Robotics and Energy Education into K-12 public schools, informal education, non-profits and outreach programs. As a full-service...

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March 28, 2017

How Trump's Surveillance of Muslims Affects the Rights of Innocent Civilians with Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel () serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear...

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March 21, 2017

Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

The man who , according to Cecilia Kang at The New York Times. The FBI picked up twenty-nine year old John Rivello of Salisbury, Md. on Friday for sending Eichenwald, who suffers from seizures, an electronic file containing strobe lights and bearing...

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March 14, 2017

The Internet Economy with Chris Hooton

Dr. Christopher Hooton () is the Chief Economist at the Internet Association, which represents the interests of the world's leading Internet companies in the advancement of public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom,...

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March 7, 2017

How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): 'Inoculation' with Sander van der Linden

Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences at Churchill College....

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Feb. 28, 2017

How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2) with Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore () is the 's (CDT) Free Expression Fellow. Her work focuses on preserving the Internet as a global platform for speech and association, democratic accountability, the free exchange of information and ideas, and the freedom of thought.She...

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Feb. 21, 2017

How to 'Obfuscate' Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Helen Nissenbaum () is on the faculty if Cornell Tech, on leave from NYU where she Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Director of the Information Law Institute. Her eight books include , with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), , with Mary...

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Feb. 14, 2017

Is FCC Chief Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality 'Weed Whacker' Good for Consumers? with Harold Feld

Harold Feld ()  is Public Knowledge's Senior Vice President. Before becoming Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, Harold worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in media,...

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Feb. 7, 2017

Empowering Consumers to Protect their Privacy and Secure their Data with John Breyault

John Breyault () is Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at the National Consumers League (NCL). John’s focus at NCL is on advocating for stronger consumer protections before Congress and federal agencies on...

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Jan. 31, 2017

Climate Progress, Tech and Sustainability in the Trump Era with Alexandria McBride

is Director of Environment and Sustainability at . Alexandria develops and advocates positions on domestic and international policies related to energy efficiency and environmental priorities. She currently serves on the Board for the Center of...

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Jan. 24, 2017

Don't Let Politics Sabotage Lifeline Broadband Subsidies for the Poor with Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato () is Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the (NHMC). As a native of Puerto Rico, Carmen is a passionate advocate for policies that address the needs of the Latino community. Prior to joining NHMC, Carmen worked as a...

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Jan. 17, 2017

How to be Street Smart About Building Your Personal Brand in Washington, D.C. with Tiffany Cross

Having spent significant time working in newsrooms, covering Capitol Hill, managing in-house corporate public affairs, working on campaigns, and navigating communities of color, she brings a unique set of skills that casts a wide net of influence....

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Jan. 10, 2017

Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 2) with Debra Berlyn

Debra Berlyn (@) is the Executive Director of The Project to (GOAL), and President of Consumer Policy Solutions. Debra is a seasoned veteran of telecommunications and consumer policy issues and an advocate for consumers of technology...

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