Episodes

Dec. 12, 2017

Carmen Scurato: The FCC's Attack on Civil Rights

Bio Carmen Scurato () is Vice President, Policy and General Counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, where she leads NHMC's policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for developing policy and legal...

Listen to the episode

Dec. 5, 2017

Victor Pickard: Why the FCC Should Delay Killing Net Neutrality

Bio Victor Pickard () is an Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politics and normative foundations...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 28, 2017

Emma Llansó: How to Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking

Bio Emma Llansó () is the Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, which works to promote law and policy that support users’ free expression rights in the United States and around the world. Emma leads CDT’s work in advancing...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 21, 2017

Danielle Citron: How to Fight for Cyberstalking Victims

Bio Danielle Keats Citron () is the Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she teaches and writes about information privacy, free expression, and civil rights and was the...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 14, 2017

How Trump's FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules

Bio Cheryl A. Leanza () is the President of her consulting firm, A Learned Hand, LLC, .  In this capacity she serves as policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s historic media advocacy arm and as the Co-Chair of the Leadership...

Listen to the episode

Nov. 7, 2017

Tiffany C. Li: Artificial Intelligence--A Survey of the Policy Landscape

Tiffany C. Li () is an attorney and Resident Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She is an expert on privacy, intellectual property, and law and policy at the forefront of new technological innovations. Li leads the...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 31, 2017

Mary Madden: Privacy, Security and Digital Inequality

Bio Mary Madden () is a veteran technology researcher, writer and public speaker, having studied trends in American internet users’ behaviors and attitudes for more than a decade. With the support of a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation,...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 24, 2017

Larry Miller: How Radio Can Survive in the Era of Streaming

Bio Larry Miller () is a Clinical Music Associate Professor and Director of the Music Business Program at NYU. He is also a music and technology entrepreneur and advisor and host of the  podcast. He advises music creators and rights holders...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 17, 2017

Jason Resendez: How Tech Can Help Latinos with Alzheimer's

Bio Jason Resendez () directs the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Network. LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's is the nation’s first-ever coalition of Latino organizations focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease within the Latino community....

Listen to the episode

Oct. 10, 2017

Karan Chopra: How to Close America's Opportunity Gap

Bio Karan Chopra () a is Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, where he  provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities and the TechHire initiative. He co-founded...

Listen to the episode

Oct. 3, 2017

George Joseph: Iris Recognition Technology and the U.S. Border Patrol

Iris Recognition Technology and the U.S. Border Patrol One of Donald Trump's main campaign promises was to build a border wall on the U.S./Mexican border. But can iris recognition technology be used instead? Bio George Joseph () is a...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 26, 2017

Jules Polonetsky: Online Privacy Issues -- An Overview

Online Privacy Issues -- An Overview As online privacy issues mount in the U.S., regulators are pulling back. Earlier this year, Congress repealed the privacy rules the FCC passed under former Chairman Tom Wheeler. The rules would have required ISPs...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 19, 2017

Jessica Lee: The Cyberwarfare Capability of North Korea

The Cyberwarfare Capability of North Korea For decades, policymakers, journalists and the media have discussed, prevented, and continued to assess North Korea's nuclear capabilities. The United States and the United Nations have repeatedly issued...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 12, 2017

Public Health IT Policy with Licy Do Canto

Bio  is founder and president of the Do Canto Group, a bipartisan government relations firm specializing in public health and health care legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on underserved communities. An expert in health...

Listen to the episode

Sept. 5, 2017

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities with Edgar Figueroa

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities The potential for WiFi can't be understated. WiFi is beneficial not only for businesses, but also for communities that have traditionally lacked access. In this episode, Edgar Figueroa of the WiFi...

Listen to the episode

Aug. 22, 2017

Net Neutrality's Winners and Losers with Chris Lewis

The FCC is . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia subsequently upheld the rules. If the Ajit Pai FCC undoes the rules, as it is likely to do, there will be, as always, winners and losers. Who will they be? Further, ISPs are arguing...

Listen to the episode

Aug. 15, 2017

How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington with Elizabeth Frazee

How to Build a Lobbying Presence in Washington Before you build a lobbying presence in Washington, consider the fact that technology now touches almost every aspect of our lives. Accordingly, our policymaking has become more complex as companies...

Listen to the episode

Aug. 8, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Warfare with Gregory Allen

How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Affect Warfare? In today's episode we discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the future of warfare. What are the risks? How is the United States likely to fare in confrontations involving the use of AI? In...

Listen to the episode

Aug. 1, 2017

Lobbying and Advocacy for Entrepreneurs with Melissa Blaustein

Lobbying and Advocacy for Entrepreneurs: The Business Case Lobbying and advocacy is not necessarily something that most entrepreneurs think about when they venture out on their own. Despite the fact that my business focuses on tech policy, when I...

Listen to the episode

July 25, 2017

How Mayors Can Bridge the Digital Divide One City at a Time with Stephanie Mash Sykes

The Rise of Technology is a Double-Edged Sword for many African Americans Recent reports suggest that African Americans have the most to gain, and yet the most to lose, from advances in technology. The digital divide persists. Recent Pew research...

Listen to the episode

July 19, 2017

How to Work with Philanthropists in Silicon Valley with Gina Dalma

What should policy professionals be thinking about as they develop their outreach efforts to philanthropists in Silicon Valley?

Listen to the episode

July 11, 2017

African American Women in Engineering: Statistics and Solutions with Nicole Yates

African American Women Engineers' Silent Struggle Against Indifference I had a hard time finding a title for this post. I wanted to come up with something that would speak to what people were already searching for. So I went to Google Trends and...

Listen to the episode

July 5, 2017

What Do Emojis Mean for the Law? with Gabriella Ziccarelli and Joe Sremack

Can Using Emojis Get You in Trouble? You know what emojis mean. Otherwise, you wouldn't use them. Right? One recent University of Minnesota study found that there can be vast differences between what you and your recipient think that emoji...

Listen to the episode

June 27, 2017

Racism Online -- Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu

America's History of Recalcitrance De jure discrimination Racism online is evolving in a way that is consistent with the way racism has always evolved--from explicit to subtle. Plaintiff-side civil rights lawyers have found it easiest to win -- if...

Listen to the episode