Entries by Joe Miller

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Andrew Jay Schwartzman (@aschwa02) is the Benton Senior Counselor at the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center. He directed Media Access Project, a public interest media and telecommunications law firm, for 34 years. Mr. Schwartzman serves on the International Advisory Board of Southwestern Law School’s National Entertainment & Media Law Institute and on the Board of Directors of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and was the Board

Ep 64: The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

Ep 64: The Real-World Impact of Reality TV with Connie Frazier

In this episode, we discussed: how reality tv and social media platforms perpetuate stereotypes. the role of the advertising industry in promoting accurate portrayals of underrepresented groups in the media Resources: Reality TV: Entertaining But No Laughing Matter (AAF, 2015) American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Federation’s Mosaic Council Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison NEWS ROUNDUP The tech sector and tech-related progressive thinks tanks are

Ep 63: ‘Predictive Policing’ Isn’t Just Science Fiction–It’s Real, and It’s Out of Control with David Robinson

Ep 63: ‘Predictive Policing’ Isn’t Just Science Fiction–It’s Real, and It’s Out of Control with David Robinson

David Robinson (@dgrobinson) is a Principal at Upturn, a public interest technology and policy consulting firm. Prior to co-founding UpTurn, David was the Associate Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He also launched The American, a national magazine of business and economics at the American Enterprise Institute, growing The American’s website to more than 1.5 million unique visits in its first year. David holds a JD from Yale, was a Rhodes Scholar, and

Ep 62: How to Access Federal Venture Capital for Your Small Business with Nate Yohannes

Ep 62: How to Access Federal Venture Capital for Your Small Business with Nate Yohannes

Nate Yohannes (linkedin.com/in/nateyohannesgovernmentaffairs) is Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment and Innovation Officer at the US Small Business Administration. He was appointed by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel as a Presidential Appointee in the Obama Administration. As the Senior Advisor, Mr. Yohannes assists with managing the Small Business Investment Company, a $25 billion private equity/venture fund and the SBIR program, a $2.5 billion per year grant program to

Ep 61: Ensuring Schools Can Keep Up with Demand for Even Faster Broadband with Tracy Weeks

Ep 61: Ensuring Schools Can Keep Up with Demand for Even Faster Broadband with Tracy Weeks

Dr. Tracy Weeks (@tracyweeks) is the Executive Director for the State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the first senior state leadership position of its kind in the nation. In that role, Dr. Weeks oversaw the areas of: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Children, and the North

Ep 60: How to Engage DC’s Vibrant, Local Talent with Courtney Snowden

Ep 60: How to Engage DC’s Vibrant, Local Talent with Courtney Snowden

Courtney R. Snowden (@DMGEOSnowden) is Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity for the District of Columbia. A sixth-generation Washingtonian born at Howard University Hospital, Courtney was raised in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Ward 4, and now lives east of the river (EOTR) in Ward 7 with her young son, Malik. The Washington Post has recognized Courtney for her “keen understanding of the need to connect neighborhoods if the city is to thrive. She understands policy, is adept at

Ep 59: Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance with Chad Marlow

Ep 59: Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance with Chad Marlow

Chad Marlow (@ChadAaronMarlow) is Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where his focus is on privacy and technology. Mr. Marlow’s work on issues ranging from police body cameras, to government surveillance, to data privacy has been the subject of media coverage throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and South America. Mr. Marlow holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College. In…

Ep 58: How an ‘Offensive Names’ Case Before the Supreme Court Could Affect the Redskins Trademark with Christine Farley

Ep 58: How an ‘Offensive Names’ Case Before the Supreme Court Could Affect the Redskins Trademark with Christine Farley

Christine Haight Farley (@Prof_Farley) is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She teaches courses on Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Design Protection Law and Art Law. Professor Farley served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2011 and as Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2009. She is …

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Ep 57: Why Hollywood’s Set-Top Box Copyright Arguments Have No Basis in Law with Mitch Stoltz

Mitch Stoltz (@mitchstoltz) is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Mitch works on cases where free speech and innovation collide with copyright and trademark law. His current projects include improving the legal environment for mobile software developers and tinkerers, fighting the use of copyright as a tool for censorship, litigation on the copyright status of mandatory safety codes, and legal analysis in the field of Internet television and video. Mitch also counsels …

Ep 56: The Secret World of Arab American Surveillance with Yolanda Rondon

Ep 56: The Secret World of Arab American Surveillance with Yolanda Rondon

My guest today is Yolanda Rondon (@yolandarondon)—Staff Attorney for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Her work focuses on immigration and on issues related to the surveillance, racial profiling, employment discrimination and hate crimes committed against Arab Americans. Prior to joining ADC, Yolanda worked for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and as a clerk for Chief Administrative Judge Charetta Harrington at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While in law …