On this week’s edition of Tell SomebodyTodd O’Boyle and Christopher Mitchell will be on the show to talk about proposed legislation in Kansas, written by a cable industry lobbyist, that according to Mitchell would, if passed, “create some of the most draconian limits on building networks we have seen in any state.” Tom Klammer hosts.

Todd O’Boyle is Common Cause’s Program Director for Media and Democracy. He joined Common Cause in September 2012 and is responsible for research, advocacy, and strategy for media reform. Before joining Common Cause, Todd worked as a political staffer. He has experience in grassroots political organizing and designing persuasive communications on the local, state, and federal level. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. – See more at: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8360713#sthash.cqEA2AE6.dpuf

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative with the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.  He has worked as a server administrator, web geek, and in automated quality assurance for software. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Macalester College.

ON Tell Somebody | February 13, 2014 | 9:00 am

“The Empire Lobbies Back”: The Cable Industry Monopoly

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On this week’s edition of Tell SomebodyTodd O’Boyle and Christopher Mitchell will be on the show to talk about proposed legislation in Kansas, written by a cable industry lobbyist, that according to Mitchell would, if passed, “create some of the most draconian limits on building networks we have seen in any state.” Tom Klammer hosts.

Todd O’Boyle is Common Cause’s Program Director for Media and Democracy. He joined Common Cause in September 2012 and is responsible for research, advocacy, and strategy for media reform. Before joining Common Cause, Todd worked as a political staffer. He has experience in grassroots political organizing and designing persuasive communications on the local, state, and federal level. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. – See more at: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8360713#sthash.cqEA2AE6.dpuf

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative with the New Rules Project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.  He has worked as a server administrator, web geek, and in automated quality assurance for software. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Macalester College.

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