When a local journalist placed her father into long-term Alzheimer's care, she wrote down his life story and introduced his nursing staff – not to an anonymous patient– but to the father she loved.
Guest Host: Mary Tillotson
They’re Back!! It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means. Tom & John, The Computer Guys, update us on the tech world and answer all your hardware and software questions.
- John Gilroy WAMU Resident Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
- Tom Piwowar TJP&A, Piwowar and Associates, the Mac Guy
Poll results for August 2, 2005
A survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found 91% of Internet users have changed their online habits to avoid spyware, viruses, and other Internet threats. Have you changed the way you use the Internet since a year ago?
(26%) A. No — I was always careful and I continue to be careful.
(22%) B. No — I don’t worry too much about such problems because I use a Mac.
(2%) C. No — c’est la vie — I’m not going to let these thugs spoil my fun.
(47%) D. Yes — I am much more careful – I open fewer email attachments, download less, and use spyware detection software.
(3%) E. Yes – I find myself using the Internet less.
Program Notes for August 2, 2005
Wi-Fi cloaks a new breed of intruder
St. Petersburg Times article
Protect your WiFi
Find free WiFi
Broadband reviews and utilities
Ending Spam by Jonathan A. Zdziarski
Most Recent Shows
Legislation to quicken the timeline for increasing the use of renewable energy in Maryland overcame a veto and widespread Republican opposition to move forward with becoming law. Kojo explores the politics at play as well as what the change will mean for Maryland and the rest of the region.
A federal judge in Virginia issues an injunction against President Trump's travel ban. House Republicans vote to block D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act. And Democratic lawmakers in Maryland debate protections for immigrants.
So-called "hashtag activism” --clicking a "like" button or sharing an online petition-- is coming into its own in the wake of a divisive election, and it's sparking a whole lot of engagement in real life.