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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s been a year since revelations about the extent of NSA spying on just about everyone began coming to light. In the year since, what has happened? Here’s a short summary.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Change is happening so fast in our world that we hardly know what we will need to succeed next year ourselves, let alone what kind of minds our kids and grandkids will need in a farther away future. One person who has some interesting ideas on that subject is Howard Gardner, and he set them down in a book called “Five Minds.” Here’s a short look at what kind of minds he sees as necessary tomorrow – and tomorrows hence.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    We’ve spoken before about open source software and such. But what if creators of photos or poems or other original material want to share their works – how can they do that in accordance with copyright law? The answer may be “some rights reserved” licenses such as Creative Commons type licenses.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Interested in contributing to science but have little or no scientific training? The web has changed the game and now anyone can help to make real scientific progress right from home whether you are interested in the cosmos or DNA.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

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    We are increasingly living in a wireless world, and wireless signals can make life pretty convenient. They can also make life a bit more dangerous. Here’s why.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Open Source software provides free alternatives to most of the types of software that most of us use today. But the idea of Open Source now extends to many other areas of life as well, from textbooks to agriculture. Here’s an update.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    It’s no secret to anyone these days that corporations, government, and even more unsavory types are trying to grab any information about us that they can as we navigate the web. While we can’t become entirely invisible, there are tools available that will make it more difficult to grab info about us as we go about our digital business. Here are a few.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    So what do you think about Google Glass which, among other things, allows wearers of this eyeglass mounted tech to take photos and videos of anything the wearer looks at by simply blinking an eye? Is this a new great leap in technology, or are the wearers just “Glassholes” who are stripping away what little privacy the rest of us have left? Listen up and see what you think.

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