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Scheer Intelligence: Jason Leopold and the power of FOIA

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Jason Leopold to discuss how he has used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) again and again to obtain previously undisclosed government documents.

Closing the Digital Divide

Kim Gomez | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Kim Gomez

While we encourage agencies to make information easier to find, we must ensure that our citizens know that any information that they may need is available, where to find it, and perhaps most important, give them the skills they need to undertake the "search and acquire" process.

Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Elan Barnehama

I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.

Public Channels at Risk in Illinois Cable Law Renewal

Barbara Popovic | Posted 06.03.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Members of the Keep Us Connected Coalition are urging the Illinois Legislature to protect public, education and government (PEG) access channels in th...

WATCH: A Blast From Sarah Silverman's Past

Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy

On Tuesday's "Watch What Happens Live," Sarah Silverman was subjected to host Andy Cohen playing a clip of a teenage Silverman singing "Bye Bye Mama" ...

Connecting With Nature Requires Public Access to the Natural World

Sean Gerrity | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Sean Gerrity

People in the United States have a slowly eroding relationship with nature, but we could help reverse this trend with a combination of changes. A prerequisite is easy and abundant access to nature and that opportunity, as a whole, is slipping away in many parts of this country.

Weird Local Commercials

Adult Swim | Posted 05.13.2012 | Weird News

Commercials are designed to imprint the product on the customer's brain. Adult Swim has compiled some local TV spots that are so bad, so strange, i...

Ramirez Canyon Blues: Yet Another Fight to Preserve Public Access in Malibu

John Mirisch | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

While Gov. Brown rightly recognized the long-term negative impacts of Schwarzenegger's proposed selling off of state assets, his most recent budget proposal proposes to sell off state-owned parkland.

Save the "Street": A Technological Reboot in Order for Public Television?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christina Gagnier

As we move forward with the development of free platforms to create dynamic programming online, an American institution has been left behind: public television.

The Most Ridiculous Public Access Moments Of All Time (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Morgan Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In a world before YouTube, the only home for ordinary people with something to say was on public access television. Though it lacks the glamor and pre...

The Ultimate Act of Cowardice in the Prop 8 Case

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

In essence, the same people who used the public as a sword in their quest to attack gay rights, are the same people who have now successfully used the court system as a shield from the public eye.

No One Has the Sense to Protect These Children

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fred Silberberg

Certainly no one asked these eight small children whether they wanted what would otherwise have been a private, and hopefully somewhat innocent childhood, kept that way.

Dec. 31: By Way of Follow-Up

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jayne Lyn Stahl

LA, as a municipality, is responsible for operating public access channels, and no cable company has the right to shut them down until the City has the opportunity to replace the channels.