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The University of Akron is shutting down its long-running Confucius Institute program, after the US Department of Defense made it clear they will no longer fund military research at Colleges and Universities that continue to allow that Chinese Government-funded program on campus. The goal is to protect US Military technology…
This week, President Biden pledged the US will take action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, in an effort to protect forests worldwide. Forests, which absorb harmful pollution from the atmosphere, are one of the earth's main lines of defense against the devastating effects of climate change. Those include rising temperatures,…
Take a creepy peek behind the theater curtain for Halloween this week, as we look into scary movie special effects! Listen now to our conversation with University of Akron School of Communications Professor, Juan Contreras, and with Jereme Gelske, who is a Visual Effects Coordinator, and Associate Producer at Crafty…
Friday, 22 October 2021 06:49

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-22-21: Gadgetopia! Featured

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Great things come in small packages in Akron, as hometown electronics firm, Tiny Circuits, introduces a new miniature gaming device called the "Thumby", along with a wearable to help kids stay fit, and pursue careers in healthcare. Find out more, with Tiny Circuits Founder and President, Ken Burns.
Students from all over the country will gather soon at Kent State University for their annual "Skyhack" event. They'll compete November 5-7, to win cash prizes for new and innovative ways to improve aviation. We'll also hear about a new study on Internet Gaming addiction, and talk to a couple…
Friday, 08 October 2021 08:29

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-8-21: Green Jobs Featured

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Ohio workers stand to win big when thousands of new green energy jobs are created through the proposed federal infrastructure bill-if and when it gets passed by Congress. But how good will those jobs be? US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH -13) joined with labor leaders from…
Friday, 01 October 2021 07:59

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-10-1-21: Right To Repair Featured

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Don't you just hate it when something expensive breaks, and you either have to replace it , or spend a fortune on repairs? If so; you're not alone, and there are a whole lot of people nationwide who feel the same way-including President Biden, who took action recently to help…
Friday, 24 September 2021 07:52

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-24-21: Tech Ohio Roundup Featured

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From Broadband expansion, to cool new tech startups; we're spotlighting big tech issues and innovation statewide. Featured guests include Ohio Lt. Governor, Jon Husted, on the state's new broadband expansion grant program, and the Director of the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, Chris Reeg, on robocall scams targeting Medicare…
Friday, 17 September 2021 08:37

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-17-21: War on Robocalls! Featured

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State law enforcement officials are joining the Federal government to fight illegal robocalls. Today, we'll hear from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, and networking technology expert, ZipDX LLC CEO David Frankel, on why robocalls are such a problem, and what can be done to stop them.
Ohio Attorney General,…
Science fiction becomes science fact, as the Cleveland Clinic unveils a new bionic arm that amputees can control with their minds. Our special guest is Dr. Paul Marasco, the Director of their Laboratory for Bionic Integration.
Dr. Paul D. Marasco, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
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