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

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 ...
Planned in the 1970's for the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in the shadow of the UN, and designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn shortly before his death, the FDR Four Freedoms Park will take a commemorative space into the digital age. Hear Park guiding spirit Bill vanden Heuvel tell Jim Zirin about ...
Five hundred million people post to Facebook, or elsewhere on the Internet, the most intimate details of their lives to be read by perfect strangers. Recently, however, there has been pushback and Facebook's Zuckerberg has revised the social network's privacy settings. Author, blogger Emily Gould tells ...
Sergei Brin just unveiled Google's "Art Project," opening the world's art treasures to online viewers. The website allows millions of visitors to see more than 1,000 works by 486 artists, take virtual 360-degree tours of galleries, and even zoom in for close-ups. Many museums, independently of Google, ...
Is the greatest threat the surging price of oil, the possible collapse of Japan, revolutions in the Middle-East? Iran, North Korea, China or al Qaeda? NONE OF THE ABOVE! As he goes around the world, the redoubtable Council on Foreign Relations president gives Jim Zirin an answer that will surprise you.
Three years ago, David Keyes was advising the renowned Soviet dissident, Natan Sharansky, on matters of state. Then, he decided to use the Net to mobilize dissidents in Iran and throughout the Middle East. Hear David tell Jim Zirin how his blog, Cyberdissidents.org, impacted a revolution that is sweeping ...
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 New Deal policies, which followed, ...
Hillary Clinton says that the cornerstone of American statecraft in the 21st century is the "freedom to connect." China has an Internet penetration of 35%, and it's soaring. Will the Net lead China to a more open society or facilitate a further crackdown on dissident activists? Hear Ian Bremmer, president ...
Are some things so private they are better off unblogged? Or in the digital age is everyone's private life fair game?
New media star blogger, Emily Gould, whose tell-all bloggings earned her a cover piece in the New York Times Magazine, tells Jim Zirin the rules of the blogosphere in a dynamite interview ...
Description Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman just returned from Egypt where she had a ringside seat at a political tsunami. Hear her tell Jim Zirin how she waded through mobs of protesters, interviewed the autocrats, and drew some conclusions as to what Mubarak's impending ...
The House repealed Obamacare, but the Senate refused to go along. At least one federal judge has declared the entire law unconstitutional. The mandates provision, he ruled, are void and cannot be severed from the rest of the statute. The former HEW Secretary tells Jim Zirin he sees many benefits in ...
Episode 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, "Younger Next Year," written with a prominent physician, was an instant success. Now he is writing another book with some new ideas as to how we can lead ...
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.
Human Rights First is a non-governmental organization that keeps a weather eye out for human rights violations around the world. But who would think they would recently call out Microsoft for helping the Russians crack down on dissidents? Hear human rights advocate Meg Roggensack tell Jim Zirin on ...
In London, Big Brother watches you with 500,000 closed circuit 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 and privacy.
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