Monday, September 26, 2005

Have armed dolphins, secretly trained by the U.S. and equipped with high-tech toxic dart weapons, escaped to open waters because of hurricane Katrina? We don't know for sure because it's, ummmmm, secret. But several experts believe the Navy's insistence on examining eight dolphins before returning them to a Mississippi oceanarium indicates that some of these valuable assets are missing.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

KPFK is covering today's march in protest of the war. Obviously, this historic event deserves the coverage, so Digital Village has been appropriately pre-empted. Today's scheduled guest, Dan Tynan, has graciously agreed to join us later, hopefully next Saturday, October 1st.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

New York police prevented Cindy Sheehan from finishing a speech Monday in Manhattan's Union Square, and arrested an organizer, saying he hadn't obtained a permit for use of a loudspeaker. It's a good example of how public communication involving electronics requires government permission.
Our guest last Saturday was Lynda Weinman, longtime friend of Digital Village and the driving force behind

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Time Warner just hired Tim Berry as a "top lobbyist" in Washington DC. Before working for the largest media company in the world, Mr. Berry had been chief of staff for Congressional Majority Leader Tom Delay. One wonders how well the news organization will cover Mr. Delay's ongoing problems now.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Our guest yesterday was Mario Armstrong, co-founder of the Urban Video Game Academy.

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Our guest on September 3 was Andrew Gumbel, author of Steal This Vote Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America.

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Reporters Without Borders is saying Yahoo! Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong "provided China’s state security authorities with details that helped to identify and convict" journalist Shi Tao, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
"Information supplied by Yahoo ! led to the conviction of a good journalist who has paid dearly for trying to get the news out. It is one thing to turn a blind eye to the Chinese government’s abuses and it is quite another thing to collaborate."

via BoingBoing and Media Nation
Why aren't they allowed to set up an FCC-approved low powered radio station?

From Jacob Appelbaum's blog:

Houston Independent media organizers, who have been working in concert with local community organizations, relief groups, the Federal Communications Commission, a major electronics manufacturer, and the City of Houston, have been denied permission to build a 30-watt radio station inside the Astrodome by R.W. Royall Jr., Incident Commander of the JIC (Joint Information Committee) at the Astrodome.

via BoingBoing

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Along with everything else, there's a large effort to set up a low power radio station, and limited computer networking, within the Astrodome in Houston. Xeni's live blog with Jacob Appelbaum, one of the guys setting up the tech, is a bit horrific and tells of continuing problems regarding the treatment of the people there.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Does T-Mobile gouge its U.S. Customers?
It seems more than one person thinks so.
Just a reminder:
This Saturday we return to our old time:

10-11am Saturday mornings!

That's one hour earlier than in recent months.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Our guest last week was J.D. Lasica, co-founder and executive director of, and author of Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation. J.D. gave a really excellent interview about a very important and broad topic. We hardly scratched the surface. Check out the above sites for more reasources.

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