WPKN Archives: Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis number 34: The Net Neutrality Episode

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Live Culture

Original Aired:
Saturday, December 30th, 2017
11:00AM to 12:00PM

1 hour

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 11:00AM

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Episode: Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis number 34: The Net Neutrality Episode

"Net Neutrality"-- what does this mean and why should you care?

This month I am in discussion with Thomas Kadri, a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale University whose his research spans the intersection of media, technology, and the First Amendment.

The FCC has repealed consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers - or ISP's- from discriminating against or favoring websites by blocking or throttling internet traffic. These ISP's will also be allowed to charge fees to websites and online services for faster and more reliable network access. We will discuss the ramifications of this, in particular for artists, non-profits and other small-scale producers of online content.

To sweeten this rather sobering topic for our final show for 2017, I am including some musical selections from my picks for the top 10 albums and songs for the year. Please join us for this live interview in a bustling downtown cafe surrounded by people sipping lattes, talking and playing with their phones, laptops and other devices.We close out this year by looking ahead to the challenges of 2018 for WPKN, creative artists and all who use the internet.

featuring music by Iggy Pop, Wolf Alice, Ezra Furman and Nadine Shah.

Show: Live Culture

Live Culture is a discussion of ideas in and around contemporary art, with monthly themes and guests. Join host Martha Willette Lewis on the last Saturday of every month from 11am - 12 noon for an engrossing hour of talk and music.

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