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Gigabit broadband is going to expand the digital divide in some areas, at least in the short term, because gigs go where the money is. Wireless enjoys some advantages in costs and quick deployment that make it a valuable digital inclusion tool for underserved communities today and a backup solution for tomorrow.
Tony Schloss, Director of Community Initiatives for the Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn, NY, is using a wireless mesh network as a job creator and a tool for economic development. Nearly half of economic development pros in a recent survey believe broadband networks can be used to encourage individual entrepreneurship among underserved constituents. Schloss tells listeners how they can achieve these objectives in their communities.
Listeners get an overview of how to raise money and deploy wireless technology, mobilize people to organize and participate in digital programs, help develop basic applications, create community-centric content and keep operations going. Schloss also discusses some of Red Hook's successes working with youths and what steps communities can take to replicate these.
Today we'll be talking about the Digital Divide - what it is, how it impacts technology and entrepreneurism, wha'ts happening at the national level, and how it impacts Texas.
Chelsea serves as the Executive Director of Texans for Economic Progress (TEP), a statewide technology coalition. She brings more than 13 years of experience working with organizations that deliver innovation through technology. She has built strategic partnerships with stakeholders in both the public and private sector from early-stage start-ups to technology incubators to state government and elected leadership.
Chelsea has participated in the launch of several entrepreneurial companies including NewsTaco, an online news site for Latinos; FlashValet, a mobile/web application that combines convenience with valet parking; and Vidamerica, an innovative retail company that delivers community-based services.
Chelsea is the former Marketing Director for MPOWER Labs, a double bottom-line research/development incubator and business accelerator whose mission is to empower the world’s underserved. While at MPOWER, she also served as founding Program Director for RISE – an annual conference series dedicated to connecting and inspiring entrepreneurs.
Texas TECH Talk is produced by TECH Fort Worth to showcase emerging technology entrepreneurs and to promote the growth and development of technology start-ups in Texas.
Greg Greenlee is the Founder of the Blacks In Technology organization. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Greg has over 12+ years of technology experience as a Systems and Network Engineer. Greg has obtained several industry standard technology certifications as well as his degree in Computer Network Engineering. His organization, Blacks In Technology (http://www.blacksintechnology.net) has an online membership base of over 1000 black technology and engineering professionals worldwide. Blacks in Technology aims to increase engagement among people of African Descent in technology and engineering for so that we may cultivate top talent, world class leaders and influencers in the field of Technology and Engineering. BIT is “Stomping the Divide” by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation and providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.
Join me as I talk with Lance Lucas, CEO of Digit All Systems. Digit All is an IT workforce training company. Their mission is to forge new partnerships to bring technology training into the community, increase our available services, expand their course offerings, and bridge the gap seen in the digital divide. Learn more.
Today's industrial revolution is digital. Students must have fluency in science and technology in order to see real success in school and in life. Despite efforts to increase access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education for students of color, digital entrepreneurs continue to be overwhelmingly white.
My guest, Kathryn Finney, is changing that. Kathy is the founder of digitalUNdivided, which develops programs, projects, and forward thinking initiatives that bridge the digital knowledge gap, particularly for women of color.
Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and founder of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates education equity plans for schools and works with organizations to promote student equity.
The Digital Divide with former team member, Lynda Lloyd
Quest Community Vibrations, on the Quest Youth Radio Network
Listen online www.questyouthradio.com or from your phone call 347-677-0616.
With Quest Youth Radio members Arron Sherrod, Madrid Smith, Naishe Ndoro, Student Coordinator-Keenya Logan, and facilitator Mr. Bey.
This month on The Calling Hours Horror Podcast, we are featuring the films that comprise the After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films To Die, and on this episode we are covering Russell Friedenberg's Wind Walkers. On to discuss the film, we will have Producer Dori Sperko (X/Y , Sex Ed  and the upcoming Albion: Rise of the Danann ) and Actress Castille Landon (Ass Backwards , Among Ravens , and the Sex Ed ).
In our Digital Dismemberment Reviews, we will be covering Scream Factory's Blu-Ray Release of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead and Universal Pictures Blu-Ray Release of Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition).
In our Metal Massacre Spotlight, we will be featuring Metal Blade Records artist The Black Dahlia Murder and songs from their new CD Abysmal.