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36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep. 29 - Mining the Moon with Kristi Bradford
On this episode we discuss a prospect that has moved from fantasy to possible feasibility - the mining and extraction of resources from asteroids and the moon. Our producer (and space lawyer) Elsbeth Magilton co-hosts and welcomes Kristi Bradford from In-Q-Tel to learn about the economic and business development side of space resources.
34 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Ep. 28 - What If... with Mike Tobias
We're joined by Mike Tobias, host of the What If? series from Nebraska Public Media. Mike shares what's it like to seek, find, and explore the interesting characters and topics around Nebraska, and how to best tell their stories.
40 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Ep. 27 - Robocalls: SHAKEN or STIRed?
Have you stopped answering your cell phone because most of the calls are scams or ads? As of June 30th, 2021, every telephone carrier in the United States is required to have a plan in place to deal with robocalls. In this episode Richard Shockey joins Gus to break down why we get so many of these calls and whether these new plans will help address them.
38 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Ep. 26 - D20s, n00bs, Grinding, and The Social Identity of "Gamers"
On this episode our producer, Elsbeth Magilton, joins Gus on the other side of the microphone to welcome Dr. Lisa Kort-Butler, a sociologist from the University of Nebraska who recently published a paper entitled 'The Wellbeing of Gamers, Video Game Players and Non Players,' to discuss the world of gamers.
45 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Ep. 25 - What Are Those Big Tech Antitrust Bills All About?
Another "just in time" exploration in our TR/DT series, this week we're looking at the many antitrust bills shaking up the business and tech world this week. Jennifer Huddleston, the director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum, joins Gus to break it all down.
39 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Ep 24 - "Sharenting" and the Online Lives of Parents, Presented by NGTC Student Fellows
Center Student Fellows Jasmine Alexander and DeAndre' Augustus welcome center executive director Elsbeth Magilton to talk about her experiences online as a parent, and professors Valerie Jones and Elana Zeide to discuss the world of sharing the lives of children online.
40 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Ep. 23 - Patents: The Good, The Bad, and COVID Vaccine
Christal Sheppard and Sam Zyontz join Tech Refactored again to discuss patents: what they are, how they work, and how they impact innovation. Of course, we can't cover patents without discussion of the COVID vaccine and patent waivers in the news recently.
50 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Ep 22 - NASA's Artemis Accords, Presented by NGTC Student Fellows
Center Student Fellows C. Mitchell Clark and Aryan Singh welcome law professors Matthew Schaefer and Frans von der Dunk to dive into space law and the Artemis Accords – a series of political commitments spearheaded by NASA. Episode Notes: The number of signatories has changed since the recording of this episode.
50 minutes | May 25, 2021
Ep. 21 - How Should We Regulate Airbnb, Ride Shares, and Web Content?
This is our final episode in our Regulation at Scale series, featuring research focused on the challenges that arise when new rules or technologies affect broad swaths of society all at once. In this episode we examine Section 230 and web content, short term rentals and the platforms that facilitate them, and the economics of the ride share industry.
42 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep. 20 - The Colonial Pipeline, Ransomware, and Cybersecurity with Jacob Tewes
On this TR/∂T (of the moment) episode we welcome cybersecurity attorney Jacob Tewes to the show to discuss the Colonial Pipeline and his experience working with companies on cyber security issues.
32 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep. 19 - Law in Disasters: Specialized Courts and Oversight During Emergencies
This is the second of our Regulation at Scale episodes - we worked with a group of scholars on projects under the heading of “Regulation at Scale” looking at challenges that arise when new rules or technologies affect broad swaths of society all at once. This episode features Catherine Baylin Duryea discussing her paper, “’Crumbs of Judicial Relief?’ Regulatory Oversight During Emergencies,” and Barak Orbach on his paper, “The Duty to Monitor Disruption Risks.”
35 minutes | May 12, 2021
Ep. 18 - Life as a Rural Internet Provider: The Prairie Hills Wireless Story
This episode features the full conversation Gus had with Kent Urwiller, who was featured on our last episode (Who CARES about WISPs?) where we discussed funding for telecoms and wireless internet providers. Kent’s story is so compelling we are sharing his full interview with our listeners in this additional episode.
58 minutes | May 12, 2021
Ep. 17 - Who CARES About WISPs?
In this episode we hear from Kent Urwiller, who founded a wireless internet provider, sharing his story and his concerns for the future, followed by a discussion with Christina Mason and Michael Romano on funding for telecoms and wireless internet providers.
36 minutes | May 4, 2021
Ep. 16 - The Fabric of Civilization with Virginia Postrel
On this episode we’re joined by Virginia Postrel to discuss her book, The Fabric of Civilization, How Textiles Changed the World. As the book’s description explains, “since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture” and in this episode we touch on all of that… plus a little college sports.
36 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Ep. 15 – Doctors and Lawyers and Such: Professional Speech and Platforms
This is the first of our Regulation at Scale episodes - we have been working with a group of scholars on projects under the heading of “Regulation at Scale” looking at challenges that arise when new rules or technologies affect broad swaths of society all at once. This episode features Tabrez Ebrahim discussing his work on how digital platforms may create access to justice, followed by Cassandra Burke Robertson and Sharona Hoffman discussing the regulation of professional speech.
40 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Ep. 14 - An Uncommon Carrier Opinion on Section 230
On this episode we're talking to Eric Goldman, the Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law. We are breaking down Justice Thomas's concurrence that dropped this week, discussing section 230 in response to a first amendment case. What's section 230? Passionate about 230? Either way, this episode is for you. This is the latest in the “just-in-time” series of episodes on recent news, we call TR/∂T. Shout out to the math fans who appreciate our fleeting calculus humor.
47 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Ep. 13 - Joshua Tucker on Social Media and Democracy
On this episode Gus is joined by Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics and co-Director of the Center for Social Media and Politics at New York University. Joshua joined our center earlier in the month for a guest discussion on his recent book with our faculty fellows. That conversation is explored more broadly today as we focus on his work on the effects of social media on democracy, and his recently published book, co-edited with Stanford’s Nathaniel Persily, Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field. Join us as we travel through Russia, Facebook, and state of our democracy.
39 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Ep. 12 - The Lifeblood of Satellites: Spectrum and How It's Governed
We’re discussing spectrum: what it is, how the government decides who can use it, and why maybe that process needs to change - from the battle for spectrum between 5G and satellites, to forecasting the policies of the new administration. Spectrum refers to the invisible radio frequencies that signals travel over. Those signals are what enable us to use our mobile devices, but wireless uses are only a portion of what spectrum is used for. Our guest is Jennifer Manner, the senior vice president of regulatory affairs at Echostar Hughes and this episode is co-hosted by the founding Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program at Nebraska Law and one of the center’s faculty fellows, Matt Schaefer.
46 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Ep. 11 - The Texas Power Grid Failure
On this episode we discuss the recent Texas power grid failure during the record cold temperatures in mid-February. We’ll be talking to Lynne Kiesling, who has been studying energy regulation for two decades about what happened and where to go from here. This is the latest in the “just-in-time” series of episodes on recent news, we call TR/∂T. Shout out to the math fans who appreciate our fleeting calculus humor. Everyone else, happy googling.
38 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Ep. 10 - The Basics of Facial Recognition Software: Bills, Bans, and Uses
Facial recognition software is now widely used and available, from schools, to our workplaces, to our personal devices. It is so pervasive that many states, including Nebraska, have or are working on legislation to try to guide its usage, including in some cases banning its use outright. This episode was prompted by a question from a listener, Danielle Conrad, the executive director of the Nebraska ACLU who joins us to introduce the this topic. We also welcome Elana Zeide and Woody Hartzog back to the show.
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