Tech Policy

Episodes

Ep 75: Climate Progress, Tech and Sustainability in the Trump Era with Alexandria McBride

Jan. 31, 2017

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 Boa…

Ep. 74: Don't Let Politics Sabotage Lifeline Broadband Subsidies for the Poor with Carmen Scurato

Jan. 24, 2017

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…

Ep 73: How to be Street Smart About Building Your Personal Brand in Washington, D.C. with Tiffany Cross

Jan. 17, 2017

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…

Ep 72: Who Says Seniors Can’t Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 2) with Debra Berlyn

Jan. 10, 2017

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 …

Ep 71: Who Says Seniors Can't Get Around Barriers in Tech? (Part 1) with Tom Kamber

Jan. 3, 2017

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 launche…

Ep. 70: Race, Genetics and Reconciliation with Alondra Nelson

Dec. 27, 2016

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 …

Ep 69: Google's Computer Science Education Research,Tools and Programs with Sepehr Hejazi Moghadam

Dec. 20, 2016

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 Teach…

Ep 68: How Resurgent Libraries Offer Content, Classes, Makerspaces and More with Alan Inouye

Dec. 13, 2016

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 …

Ep 67: How Teacher Diversity Contributes to Gifted-and-Talented Gap with Hannah Putman

Dec. 6, 2016

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,…

Ep 66: Redefining Tech Inclusion in the Age of Trump with Melinda Epler

Nov. 29, 2016

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 Certi…

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Nov. 22, 2016

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 fi…

Ep 64: The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

Nov. 15, 2016

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:  (A…

Ep 63: 'Predictive Policing' Isn't Just Science Fiction--It's Real, and It's Out of Control with David Robinson

Nov. 8, 2016

David Robinson () is a Principal at Upturn, a public interest technology and policy consulting firm. Prior to co-founding UpTurn, David was the Associate Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. He a…

Ep 62: How to Access Federal Venture Capital for Your Small Business with Nate Yohannes

Oct. 31, 2016

Nate Yohannes () is Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment and Innovation Officer at the US Small Business Administration. He was appointed by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel as a Presidential Appointee in t…

Ep 61: Ensuring Schools Can Keep Up with Demand for Even Faster Broadband with Tracy Weeks

Oct. 25, 2016

Dr. Tracy Weeks ()  is the Executive Director for the State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the Nor…

Ep 60: How to Engage DC's Vibrant, Local Talent with Courtney Snowden

Oct. 18, 2016

Courtney R. Snowden () is Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity for the District of Columbia. A sixth-generation Washingtonian born at Howard University Hospital, Courtney was raised in the Shepherd Park neighborhood…

Ep 59: Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance with Chad Marlow

Oct. 11, 2016

Chad Marlow () is Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the (ACLU), where his focus is on privacy and technology. Mr. Marlow’s work on issues ranging from police body cameras, to government surveillance, to data privacy has been t…

Ep 58: How an 'Offensive Names' Case Before the Supreme Court Could Affect the Redskins Trademark

Oct. 4, 2016

Christine Haight Farley () is a Professor of Law at . She teaches courses on Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Design Protection L…

Ep 57: Why Hollywood's Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Sept. 27, 2016

Mitch Stoltz ( is a Senior Staff Attorney at the . Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and trademark law. His current projects include improving the legal environment for mobile softw…

Ep 56: The Secret World of Arab American Surveillance with Yolanda Rondon

Sept. 20, 2016

My guest today is Yolanda Rondon ()—Staff Attorney for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Her work focuses on immigration and on issues related to the surveillance, racial profiling, employment discrimina…

Ep 55: The Future of 'Smart Cities' with Chelsea Collier

Sept. 13, 2016

Chelsea Collier () is dedicated to fostering collaboration across the public and private sector in order to connect and engage communities to solve civic challenges. Her current focus on Smart Cities unifies her experience i…

Ep 54: How to Increase Opportunities for Latinos in Technology with Jose Marquez-Leon

Aug. 30, 2016

Jose A. Marquez-Leon () is the National President, CEO, and Founder of . In this role he serves as lead advocate on state and federal issues related to the role of Latinos in the technology sector. He is also charged with...

Ep 53: A Teacher Reveals How to Help Kids Learn Computer Science

Aug. 23, 2016

Nicole Reitz-Larsen () is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with st…

Ep 52: How to Protect Your Business Against Legal Problems with Rachel Rodgers

Aug. 16, 2016

Rachel Rodgers () is a business lawyer turned business coach, intellectual property strategist, and the creator of Small Business Bodyguard. In 2013, she created the . This game-changing legal resource has been called “fun a…