Feb. 23, 2016

Ron Busby explains how to gracefully overcome unexpected obstacles

Ron Busby, Sr. is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and a native of Oakland, CA. He is also a successful business owner with significant experience in the small business arena.  Recognized as one of the country’s best...

Listen to the episode

Feb. 16, 2016

Data Protection -- How Europe and the U.S. differ with Ad van Loon

Ad van Loon () is a communications lawyer based in the Netherlands. In 2008, he created the strategy consulting group --where he has advised leading broadcasters including BBC, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, MTV, NHK, NPO, RAI, RTL,...

Listen to the episode

Feb. 9, 2016

How the FCC overrulled state municipal broadband rules with Berin Szoka

Berin Szoka () is the President of TechFreedom. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at . Before joining PFF, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP,...

Listen to the episode

Feb. 2, 2016

How to talk to policy makers about racism and the internet with Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain () - As a , writer and teacher, Dr. McIlwain's primary interests focus broadly on issues of race and media, particularly within the social and political arena. His previous work centered on how political candidates construct,...

Listen to the episode

Jan. 26, 2016

Michael Calabrese explains gigabit WiFi and the 5 GHz band

is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program.  Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing...

Listen to the episode

Jan. 19, 2016

How to tell your authentic story with Wendy Rivera

Wendy Rivera-Aguilar is the Executive Director of the Multicultural Education Alliance and Principal Attorney at the Rivera-Aguilar Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando Florida.  Wendy has a strong public interest track record and a solid background in...

Listen to the episode

Jan. 12, 2016

Giving government back to the people with NYC Council Member Ben Kallos

My Distinguished guest today is New York City Council Member —Kallos Represents District 5 in the City of New York: Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side.   Kallos has spent his entire political career fighting for New Yorkers. As a...

Listen to the episode

Jan. 5, 2016

Build your tech skills now or hate yourself later with Laura Berrocal

Ms. has a decade of experience working in strategic alliance and partnership building at both the national and local level. She currently serves as Director of External Affairs at CTIA, where she manages the association’s grassroots, grasstops...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 29, 2015

How to break into cybersecurity as quickly as possible with Alex Kreilein

Alex Kreilein is the Managing Partner of SecureSet and over the cybersecurity Accelerator. He engages corporate C-Suites officers, tech luminaries, security researchers, hackers, and academics to develop and implement strategies kickstarting...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 22, 2015

How the spectrum incentive auction process will work with Davina Sashkin

Davina Sashkin is a member of the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. Ms. Sashkin counsels clients on television and radio broadcast regulation and compliance, broadband Internet and triple-play regulations, spectrum auctions, and...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 15, 2015

How to grow your blog into a consulting business with Kristal Taylor

Kristal Lauren High co-founded and serves as Editor in Chief of Politic365, an online magazine focused on politics and public policy from a multicultural point of view. She also owns and operates a communications and creative engagement company,...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 8, 2015

How to avoid getting pigeon-holed in your career with Jorge Schement

Jorge Reina Schement became Rutgers Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2013.  Previously he was Dean of the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University from 2008 to 2013.   He is also...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 1, 2015

Laura Overdeck's killer tactic for helping kids love math

Laura Bilodeau Overdeck is founder and president of Bedtime Math Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives, as beloved as the bedtime story. Bedtime Math offers a playful math problem daily for free,...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 24, 2015

How to inspire across the aisle with Nicol Turner-Lee

Dr.  (@drturnerlee) is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for the Multicultural Media, Internet and Telecommunications Council. In this senior role, Dr. Turner-Lee designs and implements a research and policy agenda that...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 17, 2015

Michael Scurato talks about the key policies that ensure everyone can use the internet to succeed

Michael Scurato (@michaelscurato) joined the National Hispanic Media Coalition's (NHMC) Washington, DC policy team in September 2010 when he was hired as a Law Fellow after being accepted into Georgetown Law’s Post-JD Public Service...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 10, 2015

What's next for net neutrality? with Alan Roth

Alan J. Roth is USTelecom’s senior executive vice president, where he serves as deputy to President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr. in directing the government affairs mission of the association. Roth, a respected government relations...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 3, 2015

How to reduce imposter syndrome and stereotype threat with Courtney Tanenbaum

Courtney Tanenbaum (@courttanenbaum) is a senior researcher and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) marketing and research lead at AIR. She is a graduate of the Institute for Education Leadership’s DC Education Policy...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 27, 2015

How to combine policy and creativity for a rewarding career with Casey Rae

Casey Rae () is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Music Coalition. He is also a musician, recording engineer, educator and author. Casey regularly speaks on issues such as emerging business models, creators' rights, technology policy and...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 20, 2015

How to use the internet to create content not just consume it with Jason Llorenz

Jason Llorenz is a professor, researcher and advocate with over a decade of federal and state-level policy development, strategic communication, and legal experience. His research interests focus on: • Digital literacy and universal inclusion on...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 13, 2015

How to inspire students in STEM with Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies, and Founding Director of the in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Kevin Clark is a full professor in the Learning Technologies...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 6, 2015

How to succeed advocating for issues you truly care about with David Goodfriend

David Goodfriend is Founder and President of Goodfriend Government Affairs, with current and past clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start-up ventures, to non-profit advocacy organizations in the telecommunications, media, technology,...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 29, 2015

How to go from 100 Twitter followers to owning a powerhouse public affairs firm with Shana Glickfield

Shana Glickfield () is a founding Partner of Beekeeper Group, a DC-based public affairs firm, where she helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on websites, social media, and mobile technology for...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 22, 2015

Justin Vélez-Hagan explains Puerto Rico's debt crisis and what it means for Puerto Rico-based entrepreneurs

Justin Vélez-Hagan ()is an economic policy analyst, as well as a policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.  He is also the founder of , has served as an adjunct faculty member in economics, and is the author...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 15, 2015

The future of tech policy and what to do about it with Rob Atkinson

Rob Atkinson () is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical...

Listen to the episode