The ‘right to repair’ bill currently being considered by the US Congress has become a point of contention between car manufacturers and civil liberties advocates. The bill would allow local mechanics and garages to perform repairs on cars with computers, which are currently considered the ‘intellectual property’ of the car manufacturer.
Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the bill should be extended to include not just cars, but all electronics and computer equipment:
That was Fred Von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, speaking on the ‘Right to Repair’ bill, which is currently in Committee in the US House of Representatives.
With a 6 cent increase in fuel taxes, a new bill passed in Salem today will pay for the improvement of state transportation systems. But some say its projects are misguided. Kboo’s Lila Tetzlaff explains.
Abe and Joe connect the torture dots back to ... (wait for it) Dick Cheney!
Abe and Joe examine new revelations in the ongoing U.S. torture scandal that lead directly to former Vice President Cheney. But we already knew that. Also, an LNG update and a look at the health care debate in Washington.
Getting started: Learn to leave your car or the bus behind and start riding your bike more. Knowing how to ride a bike isn't the same as knowing how to commute on city streets. We talk with newly minted cyclists.
Getting started: Learn to leave your car or the bus behind and start riding your bike more. Knowing how to ride a bike isn't the same as knowing how to commute on city streets. Hosts will interview people who started riding regularly in the last couple of years. Call with your questions and to share your personal story.
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This program hosted by Bill Resnick deals with the incarceration of immigrants, prosecuting those responsible for torture, the secular resistance in Iraq, and organizing Trimet riders, and features the music of Casey Neill. To hear the entire program, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below: