Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker

June 3 – “Joining the show today is Susan Crawford, one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media policy and America’s technology infrastructure. In her book “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” Susan Crawford makes the case that our lack of media regulation and public infrastructure pretty much guarantees that america will fall behind as the world moves into the future – where companies and consumers require affordable high speed connectivity”.

Only the good parts

Maybe you’ve avoided Wagner operas – and, in particular, the Ring cycle – because the plots seem silly and the singers plant themselves in the middle of the stage and sing steadily without moving much for extraordinarily long periods of time. What if someone put together all the exciting and moving bits in one piece? It would be like kicking the record player so the the needle jumped to the good parts. That’s what I saw tonight at Carnegie Hall, with the NY Philharmonic’s performance of Lorin Maazel’s The Ring…