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Reporters on Social Media & Tech Issues
This week on "The Communicators", Washington, DC-based tech reporters discuss what lies ahead for the tech and telecommunications industries in 2021, including anti-trust cases, potential changes under the Biden administration, and issues of data privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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January 9, 2021
Ajit Pai, outgoing FCC Chairman
On this week’s Communicators, we spoke with outgoing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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January 2, 2021
Allen Pratt, Director of the National Rural Education Association
This week, a conversation with Allen Pratt we first brought you on October 24. Allen Pratt, director of the National Rural Education Association, talked the impact on rural students of online learning in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many students deal with sometimes nonexistent, sometimes too expensive internet access, and schools were looking for creative options. David Crothers, director of the Broadband Association of North Dakota, also briefly joined the conversation to discuss why that state had successfully made internet connection possible for almost all students.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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December 26, 2020
Dr. Joseph Kvedar, President of American Telemedicine Association
Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Joseph Kvedar, president of the American Telemedicine Association, talked about the role of telemedicine as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This episode is from earlier this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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December 19, 2020
Josh Kallmer, Zoom's Head of Global Public Policy
Zoom's Head of Global Public Policy, Josh Kallmer, talked about the video conferencing company's growth during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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