The US House of Representatives approved a controversial cyber security bill last week that critics say jeopardizes online privacy. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA, would grant companies immunity from prosecution should they share private information on consumers with the government, even if such sharing is already illegal. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the legislation.
KBOO's Zeke Harrington spoke with Mark Stanley, the New Media Manager for the Center for Democracy and Technology about the act.
Host Theresa Mitchell discusses headlines including Ron Wyden, Fukushima, Sudan and New York protests, followed by the "Occuflu" and whether or not it is Tularemia. She also talks about the system of biological sensors in our major cities for detecting pathogens.
Author and Visionary Duane Elgin on the Great Transition Stories project
We live in a time of converging crises -- climate change, financial disruption, energy shortages, species extinctions, the list goes on. "Life as usual" is on the verge of implosion. How do we enter this new era? How can we make sense of it? Visionary author and speaker, Duane Elgin acknowledges the threats, and yet speaks of hope.
Theresa Mitchell hosts a special one-hour version of Presswatch. Her guest is Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, editor of Censored 2012: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011, and a member of the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation. He is currently an associate professor of history at Diablo Valley College (DVC), located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Huff is radio co-host of the Project Censored Show with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips.
George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Tune in Friday at 11 am to the Digital Divide on KBOO 90.7 FM. Rabia Yeaman will interview author 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.
MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility is the largest youth prison in Oregon. The majority of the youth housed there serve long sentences of five years or more. While serving time there, the youth live on units referred to as cottages. These are basically dorms that the young people spend most of their time in. They have time for exercise at the gym, they can pick up jobs during the day, go to school and have “group.”
Yes, there really is a vast conservative conspiracy. Abe and Joe look at ALEC.
In the early 1970s, a group of conservative lawmakers and businesspeople realized that synchronicity between the governments of different states was the path to ideological supremacy. The American Legislative Exchange Council -- ALEC -- was born. The group "assists" state legislators -- many of whom constitute ALEC's membership -- to draft legislation that downsizes government, removes corporate regulations, and makes it harder to hold wealthy miscreants to account.