The World Around You Episode 16: The Internet’s Not-So-Privacy Rules

This week, we bring an urgent episode for our listeners. Congress just repealed internet privacy laws; therefore, YOUR personal data is now at risk. We discuss why this happened, then what the consequences will be. Most importantly, we explain ways for you to protect yourself.

Being passive about your protection isn’t going to work anymore. It’s time to get serious.

Listen to it below, or download it here!

 

The World Around You Episode 10: Going it Solo

Today, midterms have taken their toll on the World Around You as badly as anyone else, with Brennan going solo today.

We inform you on two dam failures– the failure of the Twenty Mile Dam in northeastern Nevada, which is causing extreme flooding all the way into Utah, and the spillway failure at Oroville Dam near Sacramento, CA. We discuss the causes and effects, and why these two failures hold huge implications for Utah’s safety and water supply.

Listen to it above, or download it for offline listening here!

 

 

The World Around You Interview: Representative Chavez-Houck

Today we’ve got a special extra episode and our first interview! The World Around You sat down with Representative Chavez-Houck, representing the University of Utah Fort Douglas area. We chatted about her path to the State House, her time here at the U, and what she’s currently working on.

We also talked about how to become involved as a citizen. Anyone can make their voice heard, even at the State Capitol and beyond! Representative Chavez-Houck is holding a special town hall at the Intermountain LDS Hospital, along with State Senators and Representatives from most of Salt Lake City this Saturday, February the 4th! If you’d like to meet with and talk to your local representatives, head there Saturday at 1 pm.

Thanks to Synthis for the intro and outro song today.

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The World Around You Episode 6: The Gambia

In this first episode of the new semester, we discuss next week’s topic and then the recent events in The Gambia. We cover its elections, democratic crisis, and the invasion of the small country by a UN-backed force. In a week where the news is exclusively covering the inauguration, it’s important to remember the rest of the world.

Listen to the first episode of 2017 here, or below!