The Digital Divide
To kick things off, our friend Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works and co-founder of We Act Radio, returns to discuss some recent actions on Capitol Hill in the fight to protect and expand Social Security. We then shift gears for a special segment on poverty and technology. Tracey sits down with her mentor Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, Partner at The Kapor Center for Social Impact, to discuss the $40 million investment she and her husband are making to diversify Silicon Valley over the next three years. We’re also joined by John B. Horrigan, a senior researcher focusing on the internet and technology at Pew Research Center, who discusses gaps in access to technology and the need for “digital readiness” among low-income communities. And we’re joined once again by Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress for the latest installment of the Weekly Worst.