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

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

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

Jane Taylor : A Mission to Bring Robotics to STEM Education

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

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

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

Gigi Sohn : Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai

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

Chris Hooton : The Internet Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Jan. 3, 2017

Tom Kamber : Who Says Seniors Can't Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 1)

Tom Kamber () is the founder and executive director of OATS, where he has helped over 20,000 senior citizens get online, built more than 30 free technology centers, created the seniorplanet.org digital community, and launched the Senior Planet...

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Dec. 27, 2016

Alondra Nelson : Race, Genetics and Reconciliation

Alondra Nelson () is the Dean of . An interdisciplinary social scientist, she writes about the intersections of science, technology, medicine, and inequality. She is author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the...

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Dec. 20, 2016

Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam : Google's Computer Science Education Research,Tools and Programs

Dr. Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam (), Head of Research and Development, K-12 Pre-University Education at Google. Previously, Sepehr was an Associate at both A.T. Kearney and Booz Allen. He also served as Associate Director of Teacher Effectiveness for the...

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Dec. 13, 2016

Alan Inouye : How Resurgent Libraries Offer Content, Classes, Makerspaces and More

Alan S. Inouye heads public policy for the American Library Association (ALA). In this role, Alan leads ALA’s ranging from telecommunications to copyright and licensing, to advance the ability of libraries to contribute to the economic,...

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Dec. 6, 2016

Hannah Putman : How Teacher Diversity Contributes to Gifted-and-Talented Gap

Hannah Putman (@) is the Director of Research at the National Council on Teacher Quality. Hannah's recent work includes a study on trends in teacher diversity in collaboration with researchers from the Brookings Institution, an examination of 100...

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Nov. 29, 2016

Melinda Epler : Redefining Tech Inclusion in the Age of Trump

Melinda Epler () is Founder and CEO of Change Catalyst, a certified B Corp whose mission is to empower diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation through education, mentorship and funding. Change Catalyst won a Certified B Corporation "Best...

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Nov. 22, 2016

Andy Schwartzman : What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump

Andrew Jay Schwartzman () is the Benton Senior Counselor at the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center. He directed Media Access Project, a public interest media and telecommunications law firm, for 34 years. Mr....

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Nov. 15, 2016

Connie Frazier : The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

In this episode, we discussed: how traditional and social media platforms perpetuate stereotypes. the role of the advertising industry in promoting accurate portrayals of underrepresented groups in the media Resources:  (AAF, 2015) (AAF) ...

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