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HOPE Number Six (2006): "Aether Madness with the Prometheus Radio Project" (Download)

HOPE Number Six (2006): "Aether Madness with the Prometheus Radio Project" (Download)

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Friday, July 21, 2006: 9:00 pm (Area "A"): The Prometheus Radio Project started with radio pirates fighting for local groups to be able to run community radio stations. Over the years, Prometheus has sued the FCC to stop media consolidation, built stations in places like Venezuela and Tanzania, and experimented with using off the shelf wireless technologies to do for hundreds of dollars what commercial stations spend tens of thousands for. Prometheus fights for change by going straight to the pileup where technology, politics, and the media crash into each other. This panel will help bring you up to date on the political debates in Washington about low power FM, reforming the spectrum for wireless broadband access and other uses, and the grassroots organizing that can be done to reshape the media. A picture show of community radio barnraisings and stations that Prometheus has worked on around the world will be included.

Hosted by Dharma Dailey, Andy Gunn, Hannah Sassaman, and Pete Tridish