13 Replies to “Speaker Series: Who should we invite”

  1. I have been kinda sorta following the development about two weeks ago, where the DC Circuit invalidated the FCC weak-to-start with net neutrality regs. Surprised it is not getting more attention. Will post something on resources about it. Anyone have a take? Should we be trying to get someone in to talk about it? It may be the privatization issue. The net should be a public utility, but if the big providers can turn it into a toll road … the one promising means of new communication would get really messed up. Jan — does Merlyna have any expertise on this?

  2. I heard Rashad Robinson from the “Color of Change” talk about his issue and how it affected marginalized communities. Maybe we should invite him.
    http://www.colorofchange.org/campaign/tell-fcc-save-open-internet/
    You can here him on the Diane Rehm show.
    http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-01-16/future-open-access-internet
    He comes on about 10 minutes into the show which also features a repellant person from the American Enterprise Institute.

  3. Truthdig radio also had an interesting guy on last week’s show (see url below). It was one of the first stories (notwithstanding the title of the program being about pay for work on Facebook). There is also this U Champlain Urbana communications prof, Bob McChesney, who used to have a great NPR show called Media Matters: he would be terrific … but it would probably have to be skyped. Thoughts?

    http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/facebook_is_work_and_you_should_get_paid_for_it_20140117

    • I think someone on Mondragon would be good (and worker cooperatives more generally). I think Natasha was inviting Omar Freilla. Where does that stand?

      What is the procedure for:
      1) deciding on whether to invite someone
      2) coordinating dates so we don’t invite two speakers for the same date.

      • Omar Freilla, of greenworker.coop, is the go to guy on NYS worker coops. He made a good guest on Manny Manhattan News.

      • Re: Omar Freilla. I am in the process of scheduling him. For the up to date information about the Speaker Series please go to the website. I try to keep it current. That is the one and only source.

        Love the idea of inviting someone form the PBI.

  4. I agree we should invite someone from the Public Banking Institute. Scott Baker, Marc Armstrong, Ellen Brown and Mike Krauss have all been proposed. Someone should volunteer to reach out.

    Manny, Tamir and I are also happy to have someone from the Spanish consulate (or other well-informed person) talk about Mondragon. Feel free to contact them.

    Natasha is in touch with Omar Freilla and he should be scheduled soon.

    For the most part, you can assume (provisionally) that anything that hasn’t been posted it open. When people agree to speak, contact Natasha to confirm before fixing it.

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