DecodeDC e1 INTRO

DecodeDC on August 10, 2012 21:45

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    Intro to DecodeDC Episode1 -- The House of (mis)Representatives.


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    • brettvk
      brettvk on October 06, 2012 00:21

      @DecodeDC: Please enable downloads!

    • LostInTheTrees
      LostInTheTrees on September 13, 2012 23:13

      Why not just set up your podcast stream and prime it with your teaser? Then when you begin actually podcasting, they will just appear in iTunes (or whatever.) I have little patience for checking on websites "just in case".

    • Veronica Yanil Romero
      Veronica Yanil Romero at 0.46 on September 01, 2012 15:22

      Appreciate what you're doing, keep it up!

    • mgump
      mgump on August 28, 2012 18:52

      Andrea, best of luck with your new venture. It is very refreshing to hear someone speak so frankly and be willing to work to make our governing mechanisms better.

    • Truman Banco
      Truman Banco on August 28, 2012 10:24

      @DecodeDC: This was a great teaser. I'm checking daily for updates.

    • user1288739
      user1288739 on August 27, 2012 15:46

      I have written over that last year emails to Republicans and Democrats from my state and legislators who chair are sponsor issues I am interested. My emails are not rants, mostly asking for clarifications … I have yet to get a response. I do however get requests for money.
      Morgan, Houston, Texas

    • Threeme
      Threeme on August 27, 2012 14:18

      AWESOME. Can't wait to hear more. I'm sick of being spoken down to by all my rich republican bosses in my office like being a liberal or a democrat is some sort of a dirty word. I hate how what politicians say is more important than what they actually do and that if they say something enough times, they actually thing that someone will believe them. And it takes a silly TV show like Newsroom to point out some shameful truths.

    • Blue Rose of Texas
      Blue Rose of Texas on August 26, 2012 16:10

      Please comment on what you believe to be important. It would be a plus to hear the stories that you were not able to report on NPR - for whatever reason. Thank you for your integrity!

    • Bob Tregilus
      Bob Tregilus on August 25, 2012 19:13

      Indeed, what markcatoe said! Please use Creative Commons licensing. And given that you're out on your own now, it's a great way to get the Internet community to promote your show for you.

      "CC licenses are a flexible way to share [content] while building on the strong foundation of traditional copyright law. Simply put, Creative Commons licenses allow the shift from “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved,” enabling you to share your images under terms of your own choosing. This gives you control over distribution, and the non-exclusivity of the licenses means you can retain all commercial rights if desired.

      "[Content providers] using CC licenses gain new audiences for their work on photo-sharing platforms like Flickr and communities like Wikipedia. Mohamed Nanabhay, Head of Online, Al Jazeera English, writes:

      “When launching our [CC] repository, we had thought that it would be a key resource for anyone producing content on the war and that it would primarily be used by other news organisations and documentary filmmakers. What we saw was both surprising and delightful. Soon after posting our first video, Wikipedia editors had extracted images to enhance the encyclopedia entries on the War on Gaza. Soon thereafter educators, filmmakers, video game developers, aid agencies and music video producers all used and built upon our footage.”"


    • markcatoe
      markcatoe on August 24, 2012 16:42

      @DecodeDC: The quality seems high, and the content interesting. And it looks to be reporting in the public interest. The only suggestions I have (which you may already plan to do): license your work using a Creative Commons license—as well as make each episode available for download. This could be another way to send the message that your work is in the public interest, a la ProPublica.

      I wish you the best!

    • IdTone Music
      IdTone Music at 1.02 on August 24, 2012 14:04

      Looking forward to the full story...

    • IdTone Music
      IdTone Music at 0.06 on August 24, 2012 14:03

      I can hear the influence of NPR in the production. I'm sure it will help your base make an easy transition to your independent show.

    • onlyyoucanfreeyourmind
      onlyyoucanfreeyourmind on August 23, 2012 20:21

      I think a production like this refreshing. As long as it focuses on issues. I would like to see each issue introduced with both arguments, then dive into facts and let the audience decide. These days, reporters make up their minds for you, so by the time you get to a story it's running amok with bias. We really need help. We are crying out for honest debate. Will you be bringing that to us, Andrea?

    • onlyyoucanfreeyourmind
      onlyyoucanfreeyourmind at 0.56 on August 23, 2012 20:18

      I agree! When do we get to hear the full story?

    • ListentoDetroit
      ListentoDetroit at 0.56 on August 23, 2012 15:58

      I'm intrigued Andrea! Where do we hear the rest?

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    • RosiesDad
      RosiesDad on August 14, 2012 11:56

      It does sound just like an NPR show--very Radiolab-like. I expect the podcast to join my stable of regular listening: Planet Money, TAL, Slate's Political Gabfast, TOTN, Fresh Air.

    • SteveDC323
      SteveDC323 on August 11, 2012 20:17

      This teaser definitely left me wanting to hear more.

    • Bob Tregilus
      Bob Tregilus on August 11, 2012 19:45

      Sounds great, just like a real NPR show! :) Now all we need is some content.

      Speaking of which, content that is, I certainly hope you'll set aside a couple of episodes to explore the history of corporations all the way back to pre-Revolutionary War and how mercantilism (read, East India Company &c) is the model for modern day corporatism (read, Exxon-Mobil &c).

      To most people's surprise the Revolutionary War was more about freeing ourselves from corporate rule (among other things) than it was about taxes, an issue which served solely as the catalyst to animate enough of the population to rise up against the Crown. After all, taxes impacted everyone, not just the rich land owners and their business interests who had been suffering mighty under the East India Company's ownership of Parliament. (Sound familiar?) For example, a farmer, say Thomas Jefferson in Virginia, could only ship peas to Boston via East India Company contracted (or owned) vessels. Old TJ would have landed himself in jail--or worse--if he'd tried to ship his peas by water himself.

      It's a fascinating story about post-Revolutionary War American suspicion and restraint of corporate power to the the post-Civil War unleashing of corporate power (with a lot of road bumps in between and with post-WWII policies greatly magnifying the problem). That will certainly help folks decode DC! :)

    • DecodeDC
      DecodeDC on August 10, 2012 22:12

      Hey folks, would love your thoughts -- especially on the production.

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