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The Personal Computer Radio Show – 12.21.17

Personal Computer Show Wednesday, December 20th 2017 Broadcast PRN.fm on the INTERNET 6:00 PM ET IN THE NEWS: FCC ACTS TO RESTORE INTERNET FREEDOM Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? A Huge Security Hole In AT&T DirecTV Gives Hackers An Easy Route To Spy On Your Home T-Mobile to Launch Pay-TV Service FEATURE SEGMENTS Wearable …

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Project Censored – 12.12.17

Mickey’s first guest is the multitalented Eleanor Goldfield. An artist, writer and social activist, she explains the connections between art and activism, as well as some of the many campaigns she’s involved with, including net neutrality, pipeline safety, and alternative energy. In the second half of the show, Project Censored associate director Andy Lee Roth joins Mickey for a discussion …

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Project Censored – 11.28.17

As President Trump tries to undo the DACA program, Nolan and Nicholas speak with two young adults who were able to stay in the U.S. under DACA, but now face the possibility of deportation. Also on the show, a roundtable discussion about the FCC’s plan to allow even more media-ownership consolidation. the Project Censored Show:   Hosts: Nolan Higdon and …

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Connect The Dots – Robert McChesney – 03.08.17

Listen to Robert McChesney, long time media analyst and author of People Get Ready, (and a co-founder of Free Press) discussing the causes and the cures for the current breakdown in the media and the dissolution of trustworthy reporting so necessary in a democracy— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.

KEEPING DARK MONEY IN THE SHADOWS – Jon Hecht

With the Supreme Court knocking down regulations with a wrecking ball, the FEC out of commission, and an election heating up that will likely redefine the term “big money,”there are few avenues left for regulation of American elections. And now, Congress is set to close one off. On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee passed 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations …

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Global Internet Activists Give Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Internet.org – Tim Karr

Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for world domination is in trouble. The billionaire Facebook founder recently took to his social network in a bid to save Internet.org, his plan to give billions of the planet’s poorest people a limited taste of the World Wide Web. “We have a historic opportunity ahead of us to improve the lives of billions of people,” he …

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Facts You Need To Know About Home Radiation – Edward F. Group

There is no doubt that home electronics have made our lives more convenient, more entertaining, and have helped us to stay better connected with those we love. Devices likemicrowaves and blenders have made food preparation quick and simple. Other home electronics, like televisions and DVD players, have greatly enhanced our ability to entertain ourselves. Cell phones help us to communicate with …

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Capitalism was supposed to reduce red tape. Why is bureaucracy worse than ever?

Last month, I became a customer of Time Warner Cable, New York’s favorite quasi-monopolistic provider of patchy broadband that’s worse than the internet in Bucharest. Given the firm’s reputation, I was genuinely surprised at how smoothly it all went, up to the point at which I’d entered my debit card details. (I know, I know; in hindsight it seems so obvious.) Then the …

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Inside the Major Political Fight for Broadband Internet That’s Brewing Across America

February 28th the Federal Communications Commission issued two decisions.  One concerned net neutrality, the other municipal broadband.  The first garnered by far the most attention, as it should.  Net neutrality affects everyone and establishes a fundamental new principle for Internet access. But as another presidential campaign looms the FCC decision on municipally owned broadband may offer more fertile ground for …

Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It’s Timeto Act Now

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won’t be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal. That’s why the Executive is scrambling to get its allies in Congress to pass Fast Track. If they succeed, the U.S. Trade Representative can block …