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Conversations with leaders in technology and communications about topics shaping our digital future. Legislators and business leaders, experts and entrepreneurs discuss topics that influence technology in America today and tomorrow.

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Conversations with leaders in technology and communications about topics shaping our digital future. Legislators and business leaders, experts and entrepreneurs discuss topics that influence technology in America today and tomorrow.

    Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK)

    Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK)

    House Science Committee Ranking Member Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) talks about the impact of the coronavirus on science, technology, and Congress. He discusses a need to expand broadband in the U.S. and increase American scientific research. This episode was recorded using Zoom.
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    • 30 min
    NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell

    NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell

    NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell discusses how broadband and Cable TV have adapted to COVID-19 and other issues facing the cable television industry.

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    • 32 min
    FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

    FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

    FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communications and on the digital divide, the President’s executive order on social media and other issues facing the FCC.

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    • 28 min
    Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

    Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

    Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Committee vice chair and co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus, talked about “smart cities” an d the technology involved to enable them. She also discussed election security, facial recognition issues, and “deepfakes,” which take a person in an existing image or video and replace them with someone else’s likeness using artificial neural networks.
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    • 31 min
    Susan Ness, Former FCC Commissioner

    Susan Ness, Former FCC Commissioner

    Susan Ness, a Federal Communications Commission commissioner from 1994-2001, spoke with “The Communicators” while attending the annual “State of the Net” Conference. She talked about what she called the “golden age” of the FCC and what was accomplished during that time. She also discussed her current work trying to reduce hate speech and online extremism. Ms. Ness co-chairs a group of U.S. and European officials, academics, and technology leaders called the Transatlantic High Level Working Group.


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    • 22 min
    Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Public Policy Chief

    Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Public Policy Chief

    Luther Lowe, Yelp’s public policy chief in Washington, D.C., talked about digital competition. Mr. Lowe had recently testified at a Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing about his organization’s contention that Google was advancing its own products and interests online at the expense of Yelp and other digital companies. He also discussed anti-SLAPP laws, which would protect consumers or journalists, for example, exercising free speech from merit-less lawsuits.
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    • 30 min

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