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9:05 am
Thu January 23, 2014

A World of Conflict: Ukraine, Net Neutrality, and Local Man Rescued From Nazis

Protesters clash with police in Kiev last fall.
Credit Mstyslav Chernov / Creative Commons

Shortly after protests began in Ukraine, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy flew to Kiev and met with the anti-government demonstrators. 

"The protesters are down there because they’re sick of seeing a government that too often resorts to violence, that has become endemic with corruption and is moving toward Russia instead of towards the European Union," said Murphy. 

We hear more from Murphy about the recent, violent developments in the Kiev protests.

Also, last week, a federal court ruled against the FCC in a case that has net neutrality advocates worried. What are the implications of this ruling, and what does the future hold for a neutral world wide web? We talk to two big thinkers in technology.

Then we hear an inspiring story that comes out of one of the darkest periods in history. One man smuggled hundreds of children away from the Nazis. We hear the voice of one of those children, who now lives in Hartford.

GUESTS:

  • Sen. Chris Murphy - Connecticut's U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on European Affairs
  • Lon Seidman - Co-founder of the Independent Media Network, writer for CTTechJunkie.com
  • Berin Szoka - President of TechFreedom, a technology think tank in Washington DC
  • Diane Orson - WNPR's managing editor and host of Morning Edition

Listen to the full show.

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