Milwaukee Hackers Documentary, Mustaches For Men’s Health, Governor Scott Walker’s Role In The Republican Presidential Primary

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In the early 1980s a group of teens from Milwaukee hacked into the Los Alamos Nuclear facility network that set off a federal investigation and created new laws on hacking. We get a behind-the-scenes look at a documentary focused on the group’s story. We also discuss how facial hair can raise awareness of men’s health issues, and we talk to a political scientist about what role Governor Scott Walker will play in the Republican presidential primary, now that he’s no longer a candidate.

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  • Documentary Looks At The Original Teenage Hackers, From Milwaukee

    Today we are pretty familiar with the risk of hackers. We talk about hacking as a real privacy issue and even a national security threat. But 30 years ago, when the public was just beginning to get access to personal computers, the risks were not well known, and hacking was much easier.

    That all changed in 1983, when a group of Milwaukee teenagers and young men hacked the Los Alamos Nuclear facility in their spare time. They sparked a media frenzy, a federal investigation, and new laws surrounding hacking.

    That group, called “the 414s” is the subject of the documentary “The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers,” which is a selection at this year’s Central Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • Movember Milwaukee

    If you’ve noticed more mustaches lately, you aren’t crazy–we’re in the middle of Movember, when men grow a mustache for the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. The head of Movember Milwaukee explains why he participates every year and how growing a mustache helps men’s health causes.

  • What Role Will Governor Scott Walker Play In The Republican Presidential Primary?

    On Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidates will come to Milwaukee to participate in the fourth Republican presidential debate. A political scientist discusses what role Governor Walker might play in the Republican race now that he’s no longer a candidate.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Michael Vollmann Guest
  • Dave Thorpe Guest
  • Edward Miller Guest

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