Technology

Another day, another gun massacre in America.

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Tue, 07/24/2012

Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on Vacation.

55:25 minutes (42.98 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/24/12

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Tue, 07/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Another day, another gun massacre in America.

Twelve people are dead in suburban Colorado, shot while at the movies. What has followed has been an almost rote recitation of the now-standard script for such affairs: Shock, horror, fear, anger, sadness, expressions of sympathy and solidarity with victims and their families, public calls for us to come together as a nation and not bring "politics" into this upwelling of communal grief. Speculation as to how many lives might have been saved if everyone in the theater had been packing.

Renewable Local Energy in Germany

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Mon, 07/16/2012

Old Mole Variety Hour

 

Bill Resnick speaks with Arne Jungjohan, a senior advisor for energy of the German Green Party and Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program of the Boell Foundation. They discuss the achievements of German community, green, and anti-nuke movements in reconstructing the energy system that has reduced greenhouse gases and created the possibilities of truly democratic local institutions with energy cooperatives in the lead.

22:10 minutes (10.15 MB)

Out Loud on 07/17/12

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Out Loud
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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Gender Neutral Bathrooms = Safer Bathrooms

For tonight's show, we'll hear from Billy, who wrote an iPhone app called TranSquat. In a nutshell, it is a gender neutral bathroom finder that locates bathrooms that are gender free relative to your current location. You can search, add and share safe discreet locations. It was written by and for the trans community. It is powered by data from safe2pee. You can help build the app by downloading and adding locations in your own communities. 

We'll have more to come so stay tuned.

The Digital Divide on 07/13/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What Journalism Can Learn from Science, from a recorded A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Today on the Digital Divide we'll hear a talk on What Journalism Can Learn from Science, from a recorded A session at SXSW Interactive 2012. Today's talk will feature Gideon Lichfield, Media Editor for The Economist and Matt Thompson, Editorial Manager at NPR.

The scientific method revolutionized the world of truth-seeking. Yet journalism - which, like science, seeks truth - is far less rigorous. We’ll walk through why this gap has led to record levels of distrust in journalism, and why journalism that’s replicable, trackable, and reviewable can help to restore that trust.

George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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The Digital Divide
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Tue, 07/10/2012

Interview with Host Rabia Yeaman and digital historian George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. Dyson’s account, sheds important new light on how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II.

42:48 minutes (39.19 MB)

Abe looks at the resurgence of nullification.

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Tue, 07/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on vacation.

 

In the decades before the Civil War, the southern states resisted federal authority by way of the doctrine of nullification, which holds that an individual state has the right to invalidate any federal law which it has deemed to be unconsitutional.

56:01 minutes (43.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/03/12

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Tue, 07/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe looks at the resurgence of nullification. Surprise! It's taking place in the Old South.

In the decades before the Civil War, the southern states resisted federal authority by way of the doctrine of nullification, which holds that an individual state has the right to invalidate any federal law which it has deemed to be unconsitutional.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins in to discuss the coming Supreme Court health decision

It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.

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