FROM Charles Golvin
D-Day for Analog Conversion to Digital February 18 is D-Day for the conversion of all broadcasting from analogue to digital TV . "Rabbit ears" won't work any more, and there could major booms in appliance sales and cable subscriptions. Charles Golvin is principal analyst for the technology research company Forrester Research.
Is It Time for All of Us to Just Link Up? Mayor Villagraigosa wants Wi-Fi for all of Los Angeles, so even the poorest people could go on the Internet anywhere, any time. He says that low-cost, high-speed Internet access for everybody would close the digital divide, provide better access to government services, and keep LA on the cutting edge of the Information Age. Will it take off like it did in Philadelphia or run into roadblocks, as it has in tech-savvy San Francisco ? Would it also turn the LAPD into Big Brother and disconnect people from other human beings? We hear the pros and cons.
Healthcare debate now shifts to the Senate Both parties are celebrating yesterday's House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. House Republicans are cheering because they were able to pass it. Democrats are happy because they think it's so bad. We look at the details… and the politics.
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.
Should we 'hack the climate' to fight global warming? The Paris Agreements won't be enough to reverse global warming, whether President Trump pulls the US out or not. Is it time to try altering the atmosphere by what's called "geoengineering?" We hear about unintended consequences, international relations… and ethics.