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This edition: From Snowden to Rangel: Privacy & Democracy

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 16, 2014.

First aired: June 18, 2014.

First, from the Personal Democracy Forum, an internet-activism conference that was held here in NYC on June 5th, NSA leaker Edward Snowden on government spy programs.

Again from PDF, we hear from former CNN reporter, blogger and founder of "Global Voices Online," Rebecca Mackinnon, who is fighting government overreach here and abroad.

Then, the "right to be forgotten" is the concept of a recent European court ruling allowing web users to request Google to remove personal information. To discuss, Danny Sullivan, editor and chief of, and James Q. Whitman, professor of comparative and foreign law at Yale University.

Once more from PDF, Clay Shirky, NYU writer in residence and author of "Cognitive Surplus" and "Here Comes Everybody."

Last, Charlie Rangel, who has served uptown Manhattan in congress for more than 40 years faces key challenger, Adriano Espaillat who has the lead on the Dominican vote in a now Latino majority district. We call in the political scientists to tell us, does it pay to vote based on one's own race or ethnicity? Joining us, Robert Preuhs, professor of political science at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University and author of "Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream."

Guest List

Prof. Christina M. Greer Professor, Political Science, Fordham University

Robert R. Preuhs Prof., Political Science / Co-Author, Metropolitan State University of Denver / "Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics"

Danny Sullivan Editor in Chief,

James Q. Whitman Ford Foundation Prof., Comparative and Foreign Law, Yale Law School

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