158 American households comprised nearly half of all the money donated to 2016 presidential campaigns thus far. These donars are disproportionately white, male, old, and wealthy…deriving their wealth from just three industries: finance, energy, and real estate.”DailyKos.com and The New York Times Magazine
This week’s TVSet takes on the issue of political corruption and what it means for what remains of the middle class and those struggling to find a satisfying way of life. Tune in for a lively conversation on Portland Cable Access, Channel 11 at 6 p.m. (and Channel 22 for repeats; check the TV Set Schedule for dates and time).
Here are some links that will be referenced on the show:
Scoring how well various states measure up (Oregon got an “F”)
We are covering the topic of propaganda for our first show of the winter broadcast season. As usual, Jim will have some great stories, graphics and videos with co-host Anitra and all of the great TV Set crew. Tune in to Portland’s Comcast cable channel 11 at 6:00 p.m.
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.
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!
At MuniNetworks.org, 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.
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.
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.