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Technology changes rapidly - stay informed each week with 30-minute conversations with the leaders who are shaping our digital future. Posted every Saturday after 6 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Q&A" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

Technology changes rapidly - stay informed each week with 30-minute conversations with the leaders who are shaping our digital future. Posted every Saturday after 6 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Q&A" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

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Technology changes rapidly - stay informed each week with 30-minute conversations with the leaders who are shaping our digital future. Posted every Saturday after 6 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Q&A" and "C-SPAN's The Weekly" podcasts.

Twitter:

@cspan

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English

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400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 (202) 737-3220


Episodes

Tech Reporters Roundtable

7/31/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Washington, D.C. tech reporters weigh in on the future of the technology industry and regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:41

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association

7/24/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), discussed the major technology issues facing Congress and the Biden administration including protecting free speech online, antitrust, and broadband access as well as the future of communications technology. He provided an update from the all-digital 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where some of the world’s largest technology companies and small...

Duration:00:31:09

Sujit Raman, former Associate Deputy Attorney General

7/17/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Sujit Raman, former Associate Deputy Attorney General (2017-2020), discusses national security matters including oversight of cyber threats and ransomware attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:21

Proposed Regulation of Big Tech and Social Media

7/10/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Senior Editor for the libertarian publication Reason Magazine, discusses her recent article "The Bipartisan Antitrust Crusade Against Big Tech," which examines how conservatives and liberals are accusing Big Tech and Social Media firms of monopolistic speech and economic power and how legislators are proposing to regulate them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:53

Steven Feldstein, "The Rise of Digital Repression"

7/3/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Steven Feldstein, author and Carnegie Endowment Senior Fellow, discusses his book, "The Rise of Digital Repression", which looks at how autocratic governments utilize new digital technology to reinforce their power and influence politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:57

Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Technologies USA

6/28/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer of Huawei Technologies USA, discussed how the Biden Administration's tech policies may present new opportunities for Huawei, including 5G, innovation and connectivity in the United States as U.S.-China relations evolve. He also discussed the bans, past controversies and concerns about Huawei products in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:31

Antitrust & Competition Policy

6/19/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Antitrust analysts Jennifer Huddleston and Barry Lynn discuss competition in digital technology markets, potential government regulatory actions, and consumer rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:29

Tech reporters roundtable

6/12/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, tech reporters discuss telecom issues and potential regulation affecting social media, antitrust, and "Big Tech." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:28

Kara Frederick, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation Center for Technology Policy

6/5/2021
Is free speech being limited? Should social media companies be held liable for speech posted on their sites? These are some of the issues that concern conservatives with regard to "Big Tech." In this edition of the Communicators, Kara Frederick, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation Center for Technology Policy, discusses how some conservatives view the future of tech policy including big tech censorship, Section 230 and related telecom issues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:31:44

Adam Kovacevich, Founder & CEO, Chamber of Progress

5/29/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Adam Kovacevich, Founder and CEO of tech industry coalition Chamber of Progress, discusses online speech platforms, policy issues facing the Biden Administration, and the future of tech regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:21

Cancel culture and free speech

5/22/2021
In this edition of Communicators, telecommunications analysts Randolph May and Will Rinehart define, discuss and debate "cancel culture." They also look at related telecommunications issues such as social media platforms, free speech, and Section 230 reform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:04

Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio

5/15/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology Ranking Member, Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH), discusses tech issues facing Congress, including data privacy, and social media regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:48

Ed Parkinson, CEO, FirstNet Authority

5/8/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Ed Parkinson, CEO of FirstNet Authority, discusses this high-speed broadband network and the technology it provides America's first responders to support public safety. FirstNet is an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:55

Darrell West, Brookings Institution Vice President

5/1/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Darrell West, author and Brookings Institution Vice President, discussed his book “Turning Point,” which looks at the use of artificial intelligence and explores its potential regulation, opportunities and risks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:31

Jessica Melugin, Competitive Enterprise Institute

4/24/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Jessica Melugin, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discussed technology issues including antitrust, social media content and net neutrality regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:57

Brendan Carr, senior Republican Commissioner

4/17/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Brendan Carr, senior Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), discussed some of the issues currently facing the FCC, including broadband infrastructure, telecom policies and media regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:53

Michael Powell, President and CEO of NCTA

4/10/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Michael Powell, President and CEO of NCTA - The Internet and Television Association, discussed the cable industry, broadband expansion and telecom issues. Mr. Powell served as the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001-2005. www.oracle.com/goto/cspan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:17

Tom Wheeler, former Chair of the FCC

4/3/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Tom Wheeler, former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013-17, discussed broadband infrastructure, the FCC and other telecommunications issues. Mr. Wheeler is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:20

Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow with advocacy group Stand Together and the Charles Koch Institute

3/27/2021
In this edition of the Communicators, Neil Chilson, former Chief Technologist with the Federal Trade Commission, discussed antitrust and Section 230 reform, among other issues. A telecommunications lawyer, Mr. Chilson is now a Senior Research Fellow with the advocacy group Stand Together and the Charles Koch Institute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:26

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)

3/20/2021
Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology Senior Member, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) talked about potential media regulation and other social media and tech issues facing the new Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:24