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WNYE-FM: Conversations in the Digital Age Podcast: Episodes

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Commercial litigants traditionally bear their own legal expense, and the cost may be catastrophic. Many drop good cases, or lose their businesses entirely, because they run out of money. Recently, third parties have appeared to advance legal costs, in exchange for a piece of ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>When four days of rioting, facilitated by mobilizing messages on the social media, erupted in London last August, the government was in a quandary as to what to do about it. Prime Minister David Cameron thought he had the answer,--appoint our own Bill Bratton to run Scotland ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Gilded Age in America from 1870-1893 was a time of dysfunctional government and deep partisan divide over such issues as international trade, monetary policy and&#160; foreign wars. Sound familiar? Three-term Speaker Thomas B. Reed, a staunch Republican from Maine, ungummed ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Superstar digital Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson bet $10 million on a start-up called Twitter. Five years later, Twitter has no profits, but it has brought down governments and a Congressman and is valued at $8 billion. Fred tells Jim Zirin what accounts for Twitter's meteoric ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Al Qaeda&#8217;s Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane nearly spelled disaster. &#160;Obama said there was a &#8220;systemic failure&#8221; but key recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report didn&#8217;t happen. &#160;Do we need a new 12/25 Commission to patch our counter ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Greece was about to be turned down for EU membership until bankers convinced the Greek treasury to buy digitally priced derivative swaps, which allowed it to hide the extent of its deficit. Now, Greece is in real trouble. Hear Investment Banker Peter Solomon tell Jim Zirin ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, was a man of few words. He believed in less government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and a climate friendly to business. Unemployment averaged 3.3 per cent during his administration. Yet, in the vortex of the Great Depression and the ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chris Crowley was a top litigator at a leading Wall Street law firm. He retired to write about how we can slow the aging process. His book, </span><span>&#8220;</span><span>Younger Next Year,</span><span>&#8221;</span><span> written with a prominent physician, was an instant ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Gypsy tribes in Europe have been victims of Nazi genocide, hate crimes, mass deportations and unspeakable violence. Human Rights First has used the new media to call attention to their plight. Hear human rights advocate Joelle Fiss tell Jim Zirin this fascinating story.<br ...
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&#160;</span><span>In London, Big Brother watches you with 500,000 closed circuit&#160; TV surveillance cameras. In New York, we have a mere 3,000. Hear our legendary Police Commissioner, Raymond Kelly, tell Jim Zirin whether we have struck the right balance between security ...
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><i>Sarah Palin and Condoleezza Rice want WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange&#160; hunted down and punished for violations of the Espionage Act. Yet, some &#160;argue that Assange is a new media hero, protected by First Amendment ...
<p><!--StartFragment--><span>Human Rights First is a non-governmental organization that keeps a weather eye out for human rights violations around the world. &#160;But who would think they would recently call out Microsoft for helping the Russians &#160;crack down on dissidents? Hear human rights advocate ...
Who will win? Who will lose? Will the mid-term election be a victory for Obama? The Tea Party? The Republicans? Or someone else? Democratic Pollster and top political analyst calls the election with Jim Zirin.
Did Obama throw Israel under the bus? Should we have launched airstrikes against Gaddafi? Are we on the side of dissidents who may well be Islamic extremists? Are we focusing on Libya at the expense of other countries in the region such as Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen and Saudi which we are far more ...
In June 1971, the Supreme Court overruled government claims of national security and held that the New York Times and the Washington Post had the right under the First Amendment to publish classified Defense Department documents leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. Today, there are cries for the prosecution of ...
Ace Greenberg was a lion of Wall Street. As CEO and Chairman of Bear Stearns, he saw the firm grow into a powerhouse. Then came 2008, and the world turned upside down. Ace Greenberg pulls no punches as he tells Jim Zirin of the sinking of an "unsinkable" ship.
Brazil had long been disparaged as the "country of the future." Now,
it is the world's seventh largest economy with a GDP of $2.1 trillion
and an astonishing growth rate of 7.5%; its President, Dilma Rousseff,
is talking turkey with Obama and Hu Jintao; and its free press, civil
society and social media ...
When English law Professor Richard Susskind argued 15 years ago that lawyers needed to change the way they worked, and take advantage of new technologies, the stuffy UK Law Society said he should not be allowed to speak in public. Now, after decades in the wilderness, his ideas have won begrudging acceptance. ...
Who is the "client" of the Corporation Counsel? How independent is he of the Mayor? Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo answers these and other questions as he tells Jim Zirin about the post 9/11 challenges faced by his office and how he met many of them by going digital.
After the British Army shot and killed 13 unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland on Sunday, June 30, 1972, the government charged an eminent British judge, Lord Saville, to chair an inquiry into the incident. The Report, known as the "Bloody Sunday Report" blamed the Army for the tragic incident and ...
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