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Week of January 11
• Kai interviews FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about the future of net neutrality and his role as Chairman during the Trump administration.
• Kai talks to Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund about how COVID-19 aid for farmers has and hasn’t been working for members of the Federation.
• January 11: Could there be and equivalent of the Geneva Convention for disinformation? We talk with former General Bob Latiff, who believes there could be and that now is the moment for the Biden administration to lead the charge.
• January 12: One thing that’s expected from the incoming Biden administration is a big stimulus plan. One company that was saved by the last one in 2009 was Tesla. What climate tech company could a big stimulus save this time—and what climate tech is going to be funded? Guest: Jay Koh, of Lightsmith Partners, which focuses on climate adaptation tech.
• January 13: Can we expect a major privacy bill from the Democratically controlled Senate, with support from the Biden administration? Guest: Jessica Lee, privacy lawyer at Loeb & Loeb.
• January 14: What will President Biden’s approach to surveillance be, specifically around facial recognition and encryption?
Arts and Culture
Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.
January 15 – 1971:
- A year of classic rock albums from across the pond like The Who’s Who’s Next, Led Zeppelin 4 and The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. There were funk & soul classics from Marvin Gaye, who issued his masterpiece “What’s Going On ” the same year as There’s a Riot Going On from Sly and the Family Stone & Funkadelic dropped Maggot Brain. There were folk classics from Joni Mitchell & Carole King and former Chicago postman John Prine issued his fabulous debut. Outside the world of music, Apollo 14 lands on the moon, Gene Hackman starred in The French Connection and Joe Frazier defeated Muhammed Ali to claim the heavyweight title.
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Encore episode – January 15: Cooking in the cold
- We talk about Siberian cuisine with Alissa Timoshkina author of, Salt & Time.
- The YouTube Korean cooking star Maangchi, author of Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking, tells us about Korean bone broth.
- Tyler Kord, the author of Dynamite Chicken from Food 52, invites Francis into his kitchen to give him a family food lesson, a recipe for Spicy Chocolate Milk -Simmered Chicken.
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