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Cheryl Leanza: How Trump’s FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules (Ep. 114)

Cheryl Leanza: How Trump’s FCC Plans to Change the Media Ownership Rules (Ep. 114)

Cheryl A. Leanza (@cleanza) is the President of her consulting firm, A Learned Hand, LLC, www.alearnedhand.com.  In this capacity she serves as policy advisor to the United Church of Christ’s historic media advocacy arm and as the Co-Chair of the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights Media & Telecommunications Task Force.  Her other clients have included the Progressive States Network, Leadership Conference Education Fund, National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Future of Music Coalition, Public Knowledge, and Native Public Media, among others.

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Gigi B. Sohn (@gigibsohn) served as counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, advising on a range of telecommunications and media policy issues. Previously, Sohn served from 2001 to 2013 as president and CEO of Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based public interest group working on intellectual property and other issues in the digital marketplace. She served as a project specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and as executive director of the Media

Ep 77: Are Ajit Pai and His Net Neutrality ‘Weed Whacker’ Good for the Digital Divide? with Harold Feld

Ep 77: Are Ajit Pai and His Net Neutrality ‘Weed Whacker’ Good for the Digital Divide? with Harold Feld

Harold Feld (@haroldfeld) is Public Knowledge’s Senior Vice President. Before becoming Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, Harold worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in media, telecommunications, and technology policy for almost 10 years. Prior to joining MAP, Harold was an associate at Covington & Burling, worked on Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and accountability issues at the Department of Energy, and clerked for

Ep. 74: Don’t Let Politics Sabotage Lifeline Broadband Subsidies for the Poor with Carmen Scurato

Ep. 74: Don’t Let Politics Sabotage Lifeline Broadband Subsidies for the Poor with Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato (@CarmenScurato) is Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). As a native of Puerto Rico, Carmen is a passionate advocate for policies that address the needs of the Latino community. Prior to joining NHMC, Carmen worked as a contractor for the Department of Justice and assisted in investigations alleging financial fraud against federal agencies and federal healthcare programs. Most notably, Carmen helped recoup millions of dollars in a

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 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

My guest today is Matt Wood (@mattfwood)—Policy Director at Free Press. Matt helps shape Free Press’ efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the public interest law firm Media Access Project and in the communications practice groups of two private law firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, …

Protecting your online privacy: understanding the FCC’s proposal with Sarah Morris (Ep. 38)

Protecting your online privacy: understanding the FCC’s proposal with Sarah Morris (Ep. 38)

Sarah Morris (@sarmorris) is Senior policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America, Sarah Morris leads the policy team’s strategic efforts on issues related broadband access and adoption, online consumer protections, and preserving the open Internet. Her work on network neutrality has been widely quoted in a number of national publications, and she has appeared as an expert on radio and television outlets. She is a regular contributor for The Hill, and frequently writes for a …

The Homework Gap: Why the FCC Should Vote to Extend ‘Lifeline’ to Broadband Internet Services with Susan Walters (Ep. 29)

The Homework Gap: Why the FCC Should Vote to Extend ‘Lifeline’ to Broadband Internet Services with Susan Walters (Ep. 29)

Susan is the Senior Vice President of the California Emergency Technology Fund a non-profit that focuses on closing the digital divide in California. She was previously the Regional Director of Community Relations for Citibank in Greater Southern California. Prior to Citibank she operated a small consulting practice in corporate social responsibility. The work focused on building strategic partnerships between nonprofit organizations and corporations, strategic planning, communications and…