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

Eighty per cent of the way through his first five-year term, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, only the eighth man to hold the post, struggles to make his voice count in a cacophonous world. Hear him tell Jim Zirin of the challenges and successes of what Trygve Lie, the first UN Secretary- General called ...
Mark Zuckerberg was the first entrepreneur in history to ignore revenues and focus on growth. Now there are 500 million subscribers to Facebook, and Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in the world. Hear David Kirkpatrick, author of the bestseller "The Facebook Effect," tell Jim Zirin the true story ...
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.
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 shares the inside story with Jim Zirin.
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. ...
Description 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.
Description 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 ...
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 ...
Michael Wolff, proprietor, newser, or a news aggregator, says he wants "to put newspapers out of business." Can he? Can a news aggregator? Or are aggregators, as Rupert Murdoch says, "parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestine of the Net?
Will the U.S. ever be able to have a system like Google's? Sen. Kerrey's 9/11 Commission mandated intelligence agencies to link databases. Did they? If so, how did the xmas bomber slip through them? How about the other 9/11 Commission's recommendations? With former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NEB), member ...
Description If newspapers die what difference does it make? Will TV and the Net make up the difference? If we lose newspapers, will we also lose the news? Alex Jones thinks we will. Is he right? Alex Jones is a Pulitzer Prize winner, the author of "Losing the News" and Director of Harvard's ...
Description Is Cable TV down the tubes? Is this the reason NBC is buying Comcast? If Cable TV goes the way of newspapers and music, will NBC's programming save Comcast? With Craig Moffett, VP and Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein
May The Sunday Times rest in peace. Harry Evans once edited it. Rupert Murdoch killed it. Will we ever see anything like it again? Is The Wall Street Journal, ironically now owned by Murdoch, a candidate? Harry Evans tells us of his Horatio Alger life and his view of The Sunday Times and The Wall ...
Al Qaeda's Christmas Day attempt to bomb a plane nearly spelled disaster. Obama said there was a "systemic failure" but key recommendations in the 9/11 Commission Report didn't happen. Do we need a new 12/25 Commission to patch our counter terrorism system or was this yet another case of management ...
New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue has over 1.2 million "followers" on Twitter. When he Tweeted his posse, "I need a cure for hiccups...right now," he received a torrent of suggestions ranging from "Peanut butter on a spoon" to "Rub both of your earlobes at the same time." Hear David tell Jim ...
Description Stephen Biddle, a Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, had returned from Kabul in 2009, where he helped McChrystal with the assessment. He tells Jim Zirin we must surge a minimum of 10,000-40,000 American troops and double the existing Afghan force. But ...
Description Chinese hackers recently attacked Google, but no one knows for sure who did it. Cyber- warfare represents a real threat to the Nation's interests. What are the attackers' motives? Must we heighten our state of readiness? National Security expert and China hand Adam Segal tells Jim Zirin ...
Scott Brown may owe his "Massachusetts Miracle" to the $1 million a day he raised on the Internet. Since then Obama can't seem to do anything right. Star Democratic pollster Doug Schoen tells Jim Zirin what went wrong and what Obama must do to get it right.
Google, where were you when we needed you? Is it possible intelligence agencies don't use Google to track terrorists? If intelligence agencies had a Google would we have stopped the Christmas bomber in his tracks? With Tom Lipscomb, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Center For A Digital Future (USC); former ...
Stephen Biddle, a Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, had returned from Kabul in 2009, where he helped McChrystal with the assessment. He tells Jim Zirin we must surge a minimum of 10,000-40,000 American troops and double the existing Afghan force. But this, he says, ...
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