Month: November 2017

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Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams, The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers, Kim Dotcom to build alternative web, Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program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Timestamps: (0:48) Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams (5:30) The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers (09:57) Kim Dotcom to build alternative web (10:40) Homeland Security Department terminates temporary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

Media and Diversionary Tactics: Brainfood Exclusive – 01×06

We will be diving a bit deeper in how the media uses ways to distract people on a regular basis. Important topics that we’ll talk about is Flint, Michigan and how they still don’t have clean water, as well as how there’s not enough substance in media but a lot of filler instead. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis and Antwand Howard [powerpress] Image credit: System by geralt and Cranium by GDJ under a CC0 Creative Commons License. Follow the show on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Steemit Listen to the show: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Tunein Become a patron here. By supporting the podcast you get special access that you won’t get anywhere else. Send

Blazing Saddles – 01×05

The controversy regarding multiple shooters in the Las Vegas shooting, a new study by Princeton shows that presidential elections more likely to look like 2016 in the future, and a new bill that would end Native American “sovereign immunity” for patents, also we will be covering the wildfires in Cali. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:40) New bill would end Native American “sovereign immunity” for patents (16:10) Multiple shooter questions in Las Vegas Shooting (17:32) Explosive wildfires burn deep into California wine country (28:30) Princeton Study: Future Presidential Elections More Likely to Look Like 2016 Articles used in

Las Vegas Shooting: Brainfood Exclusive – 01×04

A mass shooting occurred in Vegas, but on this episode, we will be talking about the massacre from a different lens. This is our brainfood segment where we take serious issues that affect people on a regular basis and provide deep insight through commentary. A few things we cover in this episode is gun reform, terrorism, mental illness and societal issues. Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis and Slade Winston [powerpress] Las Vegas Victim Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund Follow the show on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Steemit Listen to the show: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Tunein Become a patron here. By supporting the podcast you get special access that you won’t get anywhere else.

Manna from Heaven – 01×03

China has a new technology that grows crops in deserts, Trump’s reluctant response to Puerto Rico crisis and three Americans earn the Nobel prize for Bio clock discovery and what could this mean for our future? Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis, Antwand Howard and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops (11:00) Trump Says Puerto Rico in Trouble After Hurricane, Debt Must Be Dealt With’ (23:00) Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize Articles used in this episode: New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops.