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

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, ...
Did Obama get the better of the press in the recent Shield Law Compromise? Did the Press give up too much? Do we need a Shield Law to protect reporters from disclosing sources? With George Freeman, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel of The New York Times and Martin London of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, ...
Is terrorism on the rise? The Xmas bomber, the NYT subway bomber, the Fort Hood massacre, are all recent events. So are we winning or losing? What does it take to win? Are boots on the ground (Afghanistan) the way to go or are there better ways? With Michael Sheehan, Author," Crush The Cell;" President, ...
Are drones good or bad? Drones have killed 20 al Qaeda leaders and up to 600 militants since 2006. They have also killed up to 300 plus innocent civilians. Is it ok to kill innocent civilians? If drones are so good at killing al Qaeda, why do we need more troops in Afghanistan to do the same thing. ...
Description Is the Net responsible for Internet terrorism? Has it become a virtual community of hatred? Was the underpants bomber radicalized on the Net? With Lydia Khalil, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Counter-Terrorism Analyst, NYPD.
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 why we need a new kind of financial ...
Are drones good or bad? Drones have killed 20 al Qaeda leaders and up to 600 militants since 2006. They have also killed up to 300 plus innocent civilians. Is it ok to kill innocent civilians? If drones are so good at killing al Qaeda, why do we need more troops in Afghanistan to do the same thing. ...
Obama claims he can achieve huge savings in healthcare. One part of it is the digitalization of healthcare records. Can Obama really force doctors into the Digital Age? And how about projected savings from eliminating "waste and abuse?" Is this a pipedream too? Joe Califano, who was at LBJ's side ...
Description Thanks toYoostar technology you too can be in movies playing opposite your favorite stars in deathless Hollywood scenes. Founders, Barry Friedberg and Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne demonstrate their Yoostar invention, how they propose to market it and what the legal and technical glitches ...
Gordon Crovitz, former Wall Street Journal publisher, and Steve Brill, founder of Court TV, want consumers to pay for news. But it is already free on the Net. Is the cat out of the bag? Crovitz/Brill have a unique plan to put the toothpaste back in the tube and make $$. Tune in and find out how. ...
Last August, Twitter, the social network site, was the victim of a massive denial of service attack. Who did it? Why is it so easy to learn to become a hacker? Our critical infrastructure is so vulnerable to cyber attack. Don DeBolt, Director of threat research at a Washington based Internet security ...
Google has become a colossus using other peoples' material (OPM). Is this fair? Google may be sending Old Media companies to the grave yard. Is Google an Evil Empire? With Ken Auletta, Author of "Googled: The End Of The World As We Know It.
Description Hillary Clinton and the policy wonks see the Internet as a possible way to democratize repressive regimes such as Iran. Evgeny Morozov, a leading commentator on the political implications of the Internet, argues the opposite. Hear him tell Jim Zirin how dictatorships use the Net for ...
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 ...
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 why we need a new kind of financial ...
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