By Catie Talarski
It’s Tech Week on Where We Live! Pull yourself away from politics(if at all possible) and take a trip on the tech train. CHOO CHOO! (David Pogue, Conductor.) Free wifi, of course. Yes, there is a bar car.
MONDAY: Civility in the Digital Age
News organizations seem to have a love-hate relationship with online commenters. On one hand, they allows readers to continue a conversation and stay on the site longer – driving up ad revenue. On the other hand, there are spammers, trolls and sometimes just downright nasty people out there. We’ll have a conversation about free speech in the digital age. How far is too far?
TUESDAY: The Google Universe
How much has Google infiltrated your life? Do you use Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Maps, or even Google Body? We’re talking about the history and recent developments of Google. Have you jumped on the Google+ wagon yet? Are you afraid of Google? This conversation might raise more questions for you than answers…and these might not be answers that you can use Google to find. We will talk with two authors including Steven Levy of Wired and former Google employee Douglas Edwards.
THURSDAY: Media Fast
iTouchiPodcomputerphonebeeper AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Sometimes you’ve just got to unplug. But is that actually possible in this media saturated world? And is all this stimulation detrimental to our well-being, or is it helpful to be able to multitask? Today we’ll give you tips on how to unplug, and hear from one of our listeners taking a “media fast” – you can join her, and break your fast with us on Wednesday.
FRIDAY: Jazz and Deep Sea Exploration
Matt Wilson is the kind of musician who fits in anywhere he plays. The jazz drummer has been part of countless groups that range from very modern to very traditional sounds. His own ensembles display this same kind of range. He’s featured as a musician, as an educator and now as an interviewer during the upcoming Litchfield Jazz Festival. Fellow drummer John Dankosky sits down with one of his favorite percussionists to talk about his music…but also about being a teacher and a talker about the music he loves. Also, we’ll catch up with famed deep Sea Explorer Robert Ballard, who will talk about his new expeditions in the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.