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Today's Takeaway | February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Year Later, Community Awaits Justice in Trayvon Martin Shooting | Would You Eat Horse Meat? | How Thomas Edison Illuminated Modern America | The Fight to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural America

Listen to Lucy

I can’t stop my cyber loafing

Monday, February 25, 2013

I can’t stop my cyber loafing

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: First, We Kill All the Cats Edition

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the song "Thrift Shop" with Jody Rosen, unpack Dana's coined phrase "artisenal horror" and discuss the end of cats. 

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On Being

Seth Godin — The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Seth Godin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Elitist and Hypocrite Gabfest

Friday, January 18, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The likelihood of gun control, the suicide of Aaron Swartz and an inauguration preview.

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The Takeaway

Aaron Swartz, Internet Crusader, Commits Suicide at 26

Monday, January 14, 2013

The government's perceived right to control information and protect private data networks has become entangled in a tragedy. Aaron Swartz — 26-year-old programming genius and, in a sense, a budding philosopher of the information age — took his own life on Friday. Lawrence Lessig, a friend and mentor, remembers him.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Internet Communities

Saturday, January 12, 2013

At this point in the 21st century, it’s kind of impossible to talk about community-building without, at some point, talking about the internet. The way we meet people, establish connections, maintain our relationships and fight for what we believe in has been radically transformed by the web—and it’s still transforming.
But often, when we’re talking about these changes, the focus is either on pure enthusiasm about the possibilities presented by the limitlessness of the web, or anxiety about online connections replacing physical ones.

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Operavore

Opera and the Internet: Making Links

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

"When technological devices demand our attention and we feel we are missing something if we don’t constantly check for updates, then we use our time and our senses in different ways," writes Fred Plotkin.

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On The Media

The Privacy Show

Friday, January 04, 2013

A special hour on privacy - license plate readers, national security letters, surveilling yourself so the government doesn't have to, and OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman on just how much we misunderstand our privacy online.

On The Media

Our Privacy Delusions

Friday, January 04, 2013

We all claim to want privacy online, but that desire is rarely reflected in our online behavior. OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman looks into the futile attempts we make to protect our digital identities.

 

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto op.77 in D Major

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Internet Addiction

Friday, December 14, 2012

During this week's interview with the author of The Parent App, two callers shared stories of their sons' internet addictions. Joining us now to discuss internet addiction is Howard Markel, professor of psychiatry, public health, history and pediatrics at the University of Michigan and the author of An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies at MozFest

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In November, Radio Rookies took part in the Mozilla Festival -- in London! The festival is all about teaching everyone to be a webmaker. Presenters come to show off their own hard work but are also there to teach young people and educators their skills.  People have the chance to actually use the tools they learn to make things there at Moz Fest. 

 

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WNYC News

Sandy Leads to Delays in Outfitting Subway Stations with Internet

Monday, November 19, 2012

The scheduled rollout of Wi-Fi and cell phone service in 30 more New York subway stations will have to wait until next year.

View  a map of which stations are wi-fi ready.

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On The Media

America's Lagging Internet

Friday, November 02, 2012

The United States once led the world in internet speed and infrastructure. Now, according to one estimate, it ranks at about 29. Brooke talks to David Cay Johnston, journalist and author of The Fine Print: How big companies use plain english to rob you blind, who says that companies continue to raise prices and engage in lobbying efforts to rewrite regulation, while avoiding necessary upgrades to infrastructure that would speed up America's internet.

Menahan Street Band - The Crossing

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On The Media

The Facebook Show

Friday, October 26, 2012

An Austrian man who got Facebook to give him everything they had on him, a writer whose rapist friended her on Facebook, the value of a "Like."

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Open Utopia

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stephen Duncombe, associate professor at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, talks about his project to create a web-based, open source edition of Sir Thomas More's Utopia.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Cloud Computing and Data Barns

Friday, October 05, 2012

From Apple's iCloud to Dropbox, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important and useful part of digital life. This week's Please Explain is about the physical structures that make cloud computing possible, and their hidden impact on the environment. We're joined by James Glanz from The New York Times, who spent a year investigating the physical structures that make up and support cloud computing, and Dennis Symanski, Senior Project Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Progress in a Networked Age

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Steven Johnson makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. In Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age shows how politics are influenced by the interconnectedness of the Internet and breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking.

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Listen to Lucy

Why I can’t ‘like’ Facebook popularity contest

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Why I can’t ‘like’ Facebook popularity contest

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