So the victory activists fought for—having broadband recognized as a public utility like the telephone, and not some sort of corporate gift—is in jeopardy. What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet, and in particular for communities of color, for whom the web’s relatively even playing field is crucial for communication and organizing? We’ve addressed this issue many times on the show. We’ll do a backgrounder on how we got here and what’s at stake with two of the leaders of the fight, Craig Aaron president of Free Press
and Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice
Also on the show: Why can’t farmers repair their own John Deere tractors? It sounds like a joke, but it’s actually a story about how copyright laws, already problematic, are being used by some corporations to push for a re-definition of what it means to own something. Kyle Wiens runs iFixit, an online repair community that demystifies technology. We’ll talk to him about what’s going on.
And we take a quick look back at recent press, namely hyping the North Korean threat
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