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- 04 / 02 / 14 -

Kyle is back from Seattle, an April Fool's announcement yesterday claimed that Sarah Palin would be keynoting at HOPE X, reasons why she would be relevant, the actual keynote speaker will be Daniel Ellsberg, some WBAI and Pacifica history, how it's all survived much longer than most commercial entities, the most recent Pacifica battle in California, Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese joins the discussion from her barricaded office in Berkeley, Summer outlines her battle with the Pacifica National Board, speculating on why the board might be behind actions that are destructive to the network, the frustration experienced by the listeners and staff, what radio should be used for, the prospect of WBAI swapping signals with a lower powered station, problems at all five Pacifica stations, the future of the WBAI news department, Summer's view on how to make Pacifica a more open environment, how WHCR is an inspirational place, the need for change in the schedule, the relevance of shows to the audience, how Summer's email address has been hijacked.

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April 2
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- 04 / 09 / 14 -

Jason Scott is in the studio tonight, both Jason and Bernie were at last weekend's Vintage Computer Festival in New Jersey, Jason explains his talk at the event and how the wind played a part, Jason's work with the Internet Archive, what inspired Jason to get involved in archiving, ways of reading floppy disks from the past, the importance of preserving history, Kyle and Emmanuel have been trying to restore an old Zenith Z-100 computer from the 1980s, being bother by anachronisms, the Heartbleed issue, the relation to encryption, Jason outlines the many films he's been working on in recent years, comparisons of documentary film techniques, how Jason often works as a one man crew, a call from a living museum.

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April 9
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- 04 / 16 / 14 -

All of the wrong buttons seem to have been pushed on the console, there are a plethora of cops in the streets today, an annoying Windows XP problem related to the end of support, more reported problems with over the air audio, Kyle describes the pointlessness of having Microsoft Security Essentials on a machine, Bernie describes how the Weev case fell apart, a new development concerning Ladar Levison and Lavabit, Pulitzer prizes were awarded to various journalists involved in the NSA story, the expectation of harassment when they entered the United States, why the Pulitzers aren't like the Oscars, Google patents contact lenses with cameras built in, Google Glass is now available for the general public, analyzing Google's responses to some Google Glass "myths," Kyle's worries about Google Glass, ways not to be a "Glasshole," the possibility that Google knew about Heartbleed and didn't tell the government, how this could be retributive justice, Dumbass of the Week, tracking down threatening tweets, Mike's concerns with the process, a listener from Belgium reports that rotary phones haven't been supported there in 15 years, how the "whois" tool has become useless, Kyle explains why FIOS isn't as good as traditional landlines, HOPE ticket sales are benefiting the EFF for the remainder of the month.

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April 16
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- 04 / 23 / 14 -

Mike blames the wind for being late, the death of WBAI's Robert Knight, there is a brand new website for HOPE X that's based on dissent, analysis of Supreme Court questioning in the Aereo case, questioning why it's such a big deal to offer free television signals to a wider audience, a strange case involving text messages and the Buffalo Bills, a public relations disaster for the NYPD after inviting people to use Twitter to post photos using the #myNYPD hashtag, an update on Jim's latest condition, a tribute to Robert Knight, some memories, an excerpt from a 1989 WUSB interview with Robert concerning the danger of plutonium being launched on the space shuttle, more of Robert's history, an excerpt from Robert Knight's coverage of the U.S. invasion of Panama.

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April 23
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- 04 / 30 / 14 -

Jim's address given out last week is no longer valid, major media companies get in trouble with the FCC for carrying a commercial that featured fake EAS tones, Bernie explains the principle behind this, a history of the various emergency broadcasting systems, a traveling cell phone jammer gets caught in Florida, "fast lanes" for web traffic appear likely in the future, figuring out who to blame for the reversal on net neutrality, Verizon Wireless has a new creepy advertising program that's extremely hard to opt out of, Emmanuel's bad experience with Avast antivirus software, a Florida man is arrested for recording an arrest, Chelsea Manning wins a battle, the deadline to submit talks for HOPE X is rapidly approaching, a listener explains why cars in midtown Manhattan often have their car alarms jammed, the average age of listeners, the WBAI website has been having problems, Jim's address remains a mystery.

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April 30
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