Year: 2017

Brakes Under Pressure – 02×04

FCC guts Net neutrality, Disney buys Fox for 52 billion, Wildfire updates in California, US Petrodollar + Middle East and Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:38) Net neutrality (7:14) Disney buys Fox for 52 billion (13:03) Wildfire updates in California (16:56) US Petrodollar + Middle East (27:53) Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Articles used in the episode:  FCC guts Net neutrality Source: Los Angeles Times Disney buys Fox for 52 billion Source: Comingsoon.net Wildfire updates in California Source: CNN Trump plan to move U.S.

Dynamo! – 02×03

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark, Four Things That Could Explain Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Decision, Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself and Jony Ive is retaking control of Apple’s design team after two years in hands-off role. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:27) Bitcoin breakout (4:57) Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem (7:22) Google AI bots make robo-babies (11:42) Apple’s design chief returns Note: (12:56 – 13:46) Silences were accidental. Antwand points out that corporate made technologies are getting more unnecessary and aimless, improving only in the direction of VR and corporate control. blockchain is growing

Domo Arigato – 02×02

Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests, US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation, CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices, Amazon invests in machine learning and John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:18) Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests (7:24) US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation (13:15) CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices (23:04) Amazon invests in machine learning (25:02) John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct Articles used in the episode:  Honduras

Grassroots of Control – 02×01

John Morgan: I’m leaving Democratic party, Nelson should run for governor, Big Pharma may be trying to ban another harmless plant that helps people, Donald Trump warns federal shutdown coming, Government Banks Have Complicated Feelings About Cryptocurrencies, US Congress withdraws RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:28) John Morgan leaving the US Democratic Party. (6:58) The Pharmaceutical Industry may be trying to ban Kratom, a natural remedy to treat drug addiction (10:08) Donald Trump warns of a federal shutdown coming. (13:53) Government banks are slow to catch up

There are two things people want more than money

“There are two things people want more than money. Recognition and praise.” -Mary Kay Ash. As often stated, said, observed and felt, money alone is a factor that has taken many lives, ruined far too many relationships, led to preposterous decisions and well, instigated the discovery of the rarest talent. The lack of this one factor leads us into the destructive phase of depression and henceforth, suicide. It doesn’t even take the help of too much exaggeration to say that we unconsciously worship money. That is to say that we think about it day and night, we believe our

Paper Planes – 01×10

Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams, The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers, Kim Dotcom to build alternative web, Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:48) Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams (5:30) The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers (09:57) Kim Dotcom to build alternative web (10:40) Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians Articles used in the episode:  Wall

Dirty Mongoose – 01×09

We dissect a JFK file titled Operation Mongoose, TSA Plans to track Americans through face recognition, House backs 700 billion dollar defense bill, Puerto Rico still doesn’t have power, a person can have two stands of DNA, and there’s thousands of areas that have poisonous water with levels even worse than Flint. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (00:20) JFK Files Expose CIA Plot To Bomb Miami (04:25) TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports (10:25) House backs $700 billion defense policy bill, funding uncertain (15:09) 7 weeks after Hurricane Maria, San

Well that bites! – 01×08

Drug companies swindle by making you buy more medicine, Texas shooter was a militant atheist and we have a discussion on preventing more of these situations from happening. US government approves “killer” mosquitoes to fight diseased ones and we’ll talk about the pros and cons of this idea. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, Slade Winston and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need (12:26) Texas church shooter was a militant atheist (24:00) US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease Articles used in this episode: How drug companies make

From paper to bits; All over again.

Many years ago, we humans were dependent on human capabilities and limitations for all our work. Everything was done manually and if the work was ‘heavy’ or complex then it was definitely time consuming, erroneous or just not worth it. But all of that changed when computers were born. Where the work was erroneous it became accurate; where it was tedious or time consuming, it became efficient and quick. Our lives were changed immensely because of that shift from paper to bits back then, and now we are possibly in the middle of another such revolution thanks to Satoshi

Mo’ Hurricanes, Mo’ Problems – 01×07

Hurricane Ophelia and the devastation that has occurred in Ireland, the EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effect although there’s evidence that show otherwise and the city of Munich is having growing pains after leaving Windows for Linux. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis and Antwand Howard [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:43) Three people die as Hurricane Ophelia swoops down on Ireland (2:59) EPA says higher radiation levels pose no harmful effects. (8:18) Ditching Windows for Linux led to ‘major difficulties’ says open-source champion Munich Articles used in this episode: Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland Source: BBC