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I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.

[37m40s runtime]
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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Intro/Outro Music: “Severance” by Portal

OpenMedia.ca is a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open and affordable Internet. We work towards informed & participatory digital policy.

On this episode, I talk to Communications Coordinator David Christopher of Open Media about the campaigns/research that Open Media does, the differences between Canada and the US in the space which Open Media operates, privacy issues in the news and resources for people who want to get involved themselves.

Questions I asked David include:
-What do you do at Open Media and what does Open Media do in general?
-Your website says you bring citizen voices to government. What kind of feedback do you get, how often and what are the primary sources vs the most effective ones?
-What are some successes that Open Media has achieved and would you say online petitions work?
-What type of research does Open Media do, and what are you currently researching?
-Tell me about Open Media’s volunteers/team
-What is the biggest misconception about what Open Media does?
-What is the biggest challenge that Open Media faces as an organization?

Stories from the news:
-Voltage pictures suing independent Canadian ISP TekSavvy for subscriber info re: illegal downloads
-The CRTC approved takeover of Astral Media by Bell Global Media
-The Canadian Government potentially stripping the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) of some or all of its independence
-The Edward Snowden/NSA situation

Links:
www.openmedia.ca
www.ourfairdeal.org
www.secretspying.ca
www.demandchoice.ca
www.eff.org
www.eff.org/issues/tpp
www.fightforthefuture.org

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Direct download: 11_nimh_episode11_openmedia.mp3
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John and Thomas of GreenScience Technologies talk about what their company does, why they do it and what the future may hold in the realm of processing organic consumer waste.

[58m33s runtime]

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Theme Music: “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Bed music: "In the beginning…" by Adam Emanon

Recently I visited GreenScience Technologies’ home base in Etobicoke, where I had a tour and a sit down interview with founder John Ashbee and COO Thomas Christiansen.

We talked about why they started the company, John provides some insight into the physics and economics of recycling and landfills, Thomas talks about the urban farm they operate onsite, John explains what a worm casting is, Thomas explains what the biggest misconception is of their business, John talks about the patented technology that they use in their process and how they found the right investors for the corporation.

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References:

www.greenscience.ca
www.csrplus.com
Vineland Research Station
Change Canada
Daily Bread Food Bank

"The Power of Community" (book/documentary about Cuba’s urban farming)
"Confronting Collapse" by Michael Ruppert
"30 Days" (TV Show produced by Morgan Spurloch)
Sweden and Norway both “too efficient” at disposing of waste/recycling, forced to import from other countries to fill their capacity

Direct download: 10_nimh_episode10_greenscience.mp3
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Some quick thoughts on Privacy, Facebook, Edward Snowden and more. Is it 1984 yet?

Hi everyone. I’ve been wanting to do a short, Planet Money/99% Invisible style episode, no guest, just me talking about a subject thoughtfully.

 

Thus I give you, NiMhonologue, the first.

 

20m40s runtime.
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Music for this episode:
Theme Music - “Noise in my Head” by Clarknova
Bed music - “Dig up the past to bury the future” by Adam Emanon and “Natural Mother” by Adam Emanon
Outro Music - “Shudder” by Finger Eleven

Direct download: 01_nimhonologue1.mp3
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