• Aug 29, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 18:54 mins

Guest: Abe Peck, Professor Emeritus-in-Service of Journalism, Northwestern University This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, when violent clashes between police and young anti-Vietnam war protesters led to hundreds of injuries and arrests. The whole thing played out on the TV screens of families across America. At center-stage in the conflict were the Yippies – or the Youth International Party. They were known for theatrical demonstrations and pranks. They’d come to Chicago to protest the war and provoke “the man.” And in the minds of many Americans, the Yippies represented all that was wrong with the counterculture movement.

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Guest: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission You've surely heard of net neutrality–the set of rules put in place by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 to prevent internet service providers from giving preference to certain websites or content. Everything on the web had to be treated neutrally by the people who own the pipes that deliver it to you. But earlier this summer the FCC overturned those rules – it was a hugely controversial decision that even provoked death threats to the FCC’s chairman. Now 22 states and a bunch of internet content companies like Etsy and Vimeo are suing to get the net neutrality rules put back in place. In this interview, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defends his policies and explains his vision for the future of the Internet.

Guest: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission You've surely heard of net neutrality–the set of rules put in place by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 to prevent internet service providers from giving preference to certain websites or content. Everything on the web had to be treated neutrally by the people who own the pipes that deliver it to you. But earlier this summer the FCC overturned those rules – it was a hugely controversial decision that even provoked death threats to the FCC’s chairman. Now 22 states and a bunch of internet content companies like Etsy and Vimeo are suing to get the net neutrality rules put back in place. In this interview, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defends his policies and explains his vision for the future of the Internet.

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