Big Data vs. Democracy ~ Farmers and the Trade War ~ News Chat ~ Review: "Ready Player One"

Friday, April 6 – UND philosophy professor Jack Weinstein joins us to preview Sunday’s episode of “WHY, Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life,” a visit with Cathy O’Neil, a mathematician and author. She blogs at mathbabe.org and has written several books on data science, including Weapons of Math Destruction. Sunday’s episode of WHY is titled, “Does Big Data Threaten Our Democracy?” Listen to the extended podcast version of that show HERE. ~~~ The burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and China has farmers caught in the middle. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top trade official traveled to Nebraska this week and got an earful from farmers. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock was there. ~~~ Our weekly news chat with Dave Thompson. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Ready Player One.”

Professor Jack Weinstein