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On this edition of Your Call, Richard Walker returns for another discussion about Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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You can’t see it, but your phone and your internet connection emits non-ionizing radiation. Scientists and doctors have been debating the health and environmental effects of radiation for years.

A special episode from Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller.

Learning to code, sans teachers

May 30, 2017

 

On any given day across the country, there are over 600,000 openings for technology-related jobs. Over the past few years, training programs called coding boot camps have sprung up to help fill these gaps, but bootcamps are often quick, intensive and expensive.

 


How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?

 On the January 6th edition of Your Call, Computer Scientist Kentaro Toyama joins us to discuss his new book, Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

Courtesy of Twitter

In exchange for a tax deal, Twitter recently debuted NeighborNest, a community learning center across the street from its Civic Center headquarters. Monday on our program, host David Onek explores Twitter's plan for the center, and whether the services it offers -- like coding classes and daycare -- can meet the needs of residents of the nearby Tenderloin. 

Guests: 

Caroline Barlerin, Head of Community Outreach and Philanthropy at Twitter

Center for Investigative Reporting

The Center for Investigative Reporting is experimenting with bringing investigative journalism in many formats, from everything from print to live performance to animation. One of their latest projects is Techsploitation, a graphic novel that looks at shady employment practices in the tech world.