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Gavin Newsom: affordable housing, education and health care is the goal 21 MIN, 6 SEC

Gavin Newsom has been the Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. Before that, he was the mayor of San Francisco. He talks to us about expanding early childhood education, tackling the housing crisis, and why he’s committed to passing a single-payer health care system.


Gavin Newsom at KCRW by Christopher Ho.

Guests:
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California (@GavinNewsom)

Bad blood between media heiress and network CEO 9 MIN, 12 SEC

It’s a battle of the media titans -- Shari Redstone versus CBS CEO Les Moonves. Redstone controls both CBS and Viacom and is eager to merge the two. CBS CEO Les Moonves is not having it, and he is trying to curb Redstone’s power. Now, there is a legal battle between the two.

Guests:
Kim Masters, host, 'The Business' (@kimmasters)

All-in on voice assistants 8 MIN, 20 SEC

As AI voice assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant evolve, so too do the potential risks. Researchers have shown several ways people can trick and manipulate smart devices. Despite potential privacy issues, some people remain big believers. Allen Rodriguez has three Alexa devices and a Google Home in his house -- he uses them to control the lights, communicate with his daughters between different rooms, and more.

Guests:
Allen Rodriguez, CEO and founder of ONE400, a legal innovation agency

The blurred line between human and machine 7 MIN, 54 SEC

Google showed off a robot that sounds convincingly human at its annual conference for developers earlier this month. The company demoed the new AI technology to a wave of cheers, but some are warning about the risks of AI. Researchers have shown they can send hidden commands to Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant that are undetectable to the human ear, which begs the question -- do the perils of AI outweigh its promise?

Guests:
Will Oremus, Slate.com (@WillOremus)

CREDITS

Image of Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor running for California Governor, by Christopher Ho.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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