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- 01 / 02 / 13 -

Bernie sounds horrible on Skype, Bicycle Mark will soon be heading back to Holland, a rundown of the countries he has visited recently, discussion of the Thomas Cook train schedule books, a history of FISA, what the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 is all about, an overwhelming majority of senators voted to extend the law, Rob reports on the senators who voted against extending FISA, Verizon ends billing for 900 numbers, some of the exchanges that have been used for premium services over the years, what USSD is on cell phones, more than 11,000 payphones in New York City face an uncertain future, why payphones are important in daily life, the possible end of landlines as we know them, why cell phones are harder to use in a crisis, Time Warner Cable finally starts carrying BBC World News, reported problems with iPhones over New Year's, a new app for New York City subways, theft of Apple products in New York City was way up in 2012, Emmanuel confirms rumors about WBAI without giving any details, a listener has her mouse taken over by an alleged hacker, more on the importance of landlines, looking forward to OHM, there are 2600 meetings this week.

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January 2
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- 01 / 09 / 13 -

Bernie is on morphine from a hospital bed, weird audio problems when contacting Kyle over Skype, Kyle has a mixer attached on his end, Mitch Altman is back from Brussels, reaction to the Jacob Appelbaum keynote at the Chaos Communication Congress, how the streaming worked, what the EHSM conference was all about, a kid who built a fusion reactor in his basement, the Heart of Gold, Mitch describes the growth of hackerspaces around the planet, the seven hackerspaces of China, some information on the upcoming move of WBAI to Harlem, the hopes for a permanent home someday, thoughts about relocating to New Jersey, there was a ferry crash right outside the station today, the media circus outside, adjusting Kyle's setup to improve the sound, Bradley Manning is awarded credit for illegal actions against him during his imprisonment, the trial is now set for June, how the authorities use such suffering as a tactic, the blocking of a new Al Jazeera network by Time Warner, what to expect from Al Jazeera America, why it's important to make access to alternative news networks as simple as possible, why the move uptown will be a good thing, what "puppet software" is, more talk on New Jersey, an update on OHM.

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January 9
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- 01 / 16 / 13 -

A somber show that focuses on the loss of Aaron Swartz, what was unique and interesting about this individual, how Rob brought Aaron to the station last year, the combination of factors that could have driven Aaron over the edge, an excerpt from Aaron's appearance on "Off The Hook" in August where he reflects on the SOPA battle, the fights that Aaron was embroiled in, Bernie discusses what it's like to have serious charges hanging over your head, Mike explains what Aaron was accused of, an excerpt from a WBEZ interview with Aaron at 14 years old, Virgil Griffith joins the discussion to talk about Aaron as a close friend, the complexity of depression issues, some words from Aaron concerning being in a depressed state, an excerpt from the "Geeks and Depression" panel at HOPE Number Nine featuring Jimmie Rodgers, Mitch Altman discusses the case of Ilya Zhitomirskiy, advice for people facing crises, an excerpt from the "Geeks and Depression" panel featuring Meredith Patterson discussing the death of Len Sassaman, looking ahead to improved communications and possible changes in the law that was used against Aaron, the amendment to the law proposed by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, some quotes from Aaron's funeral yesterday, an excerpt from a keynote address Aaron gave on the copyright battle.

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- 01 / 23 / 13 -

Jason Scott is in the studio, there was a memorial for Aaron Swartz this weekend, excerpts from the memorial, Jason discusses the many communities that came together to mourn the loss, the need for prosecutors to be held accountable, why it's important to discuss depression, Jason describes a Kickstarter project that went horribly wrong and how Aaron stepped in to help, warning signs to look out for, the need to talk, what Jason has been up to, the fragility of digital archiving, how the cloud can contribute to this, wondering why the phone isn't ringing, the importance of paper, the need to preserve material.

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January 23
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- 01 / 30 / 13 -

The studio move is getting closer, Anonymous claims to have hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a student at Dawson College in Montreal is expelled after revealing a security flaw, a security company claims to be able to find intellectual property at borders, a look at the Global Entry program designed to speed up the process of entering the United States, Emmanuel ponders whether or not he should apply for this program, how unlocking a phone could become illegal, Mitch Stoltz from the EFF joins the conversation, what's involved in unlocking a phone, the legal issues, the Competitive Carriers Association, 2600 meetings take place this week, the winter fundraiser begins next week.

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