Ukraine In Perspective, Is Net Neutrality Dead?, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Tower

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The conflict in Ukraine may be disconcerting, but ethnic nationalism is actually nothing new. Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert speak with a historian who puts recent events in the perspective of past ethnic conflicts. They also find out what’s behind the FCC’s new proposal that Internet service providers can charge for higher-speed content delivery and then climb Frank Lloyd Wright’s tower.

Featured in this Show

  • Russia, Ukraine, And The Return Of Ethnic Nationalism

    The conflict in Ukraine is part of a long history of disputes linked to ethnic nationalism. A historian traces the long and difficult story of creating boundaries to match ethnic identities–and what happens when people don’t fit into those boundaries.

  • FCC Proposal On Net Neutrality

    The FCC today approved a plan which will allow broadband providers to charge Web sites a priority rate for faster Internet service.What does this mean for Internet users and Website content providers?

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Research Tower

    It might be tempting to point out the shortcomings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower in Racine It leaked badly right after it opened in 1950, and its inside was so continuously bright that employees demanded that the company provide sunglasses. The tower’s one exit was a 29-inch-wide, twisting staircase, a shortcoming that could have proved lethal in a fire. The tower recently opened to the public, and we’ll find out what you can expect to find there from Sean Malone, the CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Greg Anderegg, Manager of Creative Operations and Corporate Archives of SC Johnson Company.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Jonathan Pollack Guest
  • Matt Sledge Guest
  • Marika Suval Producer

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