Tech tAUk November 20, 2010 – Sgt. Pepper’s Slurpee Neutrality Edition

We were a little disappointed that Apple’s “big announcement that you’ll never forget” wound up being The Beatles on iTunes, so rather than discuss it directly, we decided to sprinkle in Beatles references throughout this jam-packed episode of Tech tAUk.

Our headlines this week:

We then spend two segments discussing the issue of net neutrality and its importance to protecting the freedom of expression on the internet. In the second segment, Douglas interviews Joel Kelsey of FreePress and the Save the Internet campaign at their Washington office.

Then, Josh returns us back to one of our favorite segments, FLUNKS! This week’s FLUNKS include:

Josh also shares an “EPIC WOW,” the Declaration of Independence carved in wood, and an “OKAY, THEN, UM…” to a professor having a camera implanted into his head.

We then actually take a look at the Seven-Eleven Slurpee Summit held in downtown Washington on November 18 in a Tech tAUk Tidbit, featuring an interview with Daniel May, the Marketing Manager for Slurpee and Big Gulp at Seven-Eleven.

Finally, we close out the show with our viral video, the John Lennon Google Doodle, and promote our upcoming holiday episode.

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.