links for june 15, 2014 show

Here is some additional media on the topics of net neutrality; media monopoly; community broadband; and related issues. Check our previous post for video introductions to tonight’s guests, Ward Cunningham and Russell Senior.

Free Press web page where you can submit your comments to the FCC on net neutrality and the future of the internet.  Bonus: they have embedded the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) segment on net neutrality.

The First Honest Cable Company:


Video on micro-trenching competition Google hosted.

Connect Us Movie website.  A film project:

We’re making this movie about the awesome range of lifestyles made possible through the web, so if you’re able to live in a camper or a submarine or in whatever makes you happy because of the internet, let us know!

Personal Telco YouTube videos.

MuniNetworks interactive community network map.

More on

At, we provide resources for those joining the movement to build broadband networks that are directly accountable to the communities they serve. Case studies, fact sheets, and video are some of the media we offer to help leaders make decisions about community owned networks.

How Chattanooga, Bristol, and Lafayette Built the Best Broadband in America

Small Alberta town gets massive 1,000 Mbps broadband boost




tonight’s show, June 15

We are ending the season tonight with some great guests to help us navigate the topic of net neutrality and related telecom/internet issues, including possible solutions to the current monopoly and high cost of internet access: Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, and Russell Senior of the Personal Telco project.  Here are some videos by way of introduction.  Tune in for the live broadcast at 6 pm, cable channel 11.

<p><a href=”″>The Personal Telco Project</a> from <a href=”″>William Hyler</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

links for june 1, 2014 show

Here are links to stories and videos either mentioned on the show or related to the topic of the NSA, Edward Snowden, the surveillance state, Glenn Greenwald, and more, in no particular order:

The NSA Files at The Guardian, including a timeline of the story.

NSA stories on Al Jazeera America.  And their timeline.

The Intercept, the new media venture with founding editors Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill.

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light, by Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough and Sarah Ellison, at Vanity Fair.

Divided We Stand. Organisms stop infections spreading by being diverse. So can computer apps. The Economist.

NSA contractors use LinkedIn profiles to cash in on national security, by Joshua Eaton, Al Jazeera America.

The Transparency Toolkit web app for investigative research being created by M.C. McGrath.  And the demo of a network graph the Toolkit can create, which was created with the LinkedIn profile data from NSA contractors mentioned in the previously linked story (above).

CryptoParty site (Portland, Oregon page).  Free Geek (learn page with class schedule, including CryptoParty event).

Frontline’s two part broadcast of United States of Secrets.

Edward Snowden’s Ted Talk.  Snowden and the ACLU at SXSW on YouTube.

A relatively short four minute audio clip from a BBC radio 4 “Today” program interview with former CIA officer Robert Baer re: the impact of Snowden’s revelations.

Abby Martin, Breaking the Set on RT, Why the Snowden Hero/Traitor Debate is Meaningless.

Electronic Frontier Foundation, defending your rights in the digital world.

The Edward Snowden clips NBC didn’t broadcast on TV, by Matthew Keys.

Movies mentioned: Enemy of the State, The Conversation.


tonight’s show

Tonight’s show, airing live at 6pm Portland cable channel 11, will be a discussion of the stories emanating from the documents Edward Snowden liberated for the public’s benefit; what we do with all this information; and what actions we can take about the massive surveillance state now in view.