Podcast 1506 2/7/15 :FCC Battle Stations, Sportsman Tracker, Anthem/BCBS Connection and Mind Set



Hour 1

Net Neutrality Battle Stations

tomwheeler2-300x300FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened the battle for Net Neutrality this week by declaring that wired and wireless carriers would be classified as “common carriers” under Title 2.


Charlie HopperCharlie Hopper, owner of Pasty.net, both wired and wireless services, in northern Michigan shares his perspective on the decision and why he thinks it may hurt more than help net neutrality.


Click Here to Listen to Charlie Hopper Talking About Net Neutrality


Twitter Launches Group Messaging

Emily and Niall Hay

Emily & Niall Hay


Emily Hay, founder of Haytheresocialmedia describes a new way to get your message out to a select group of people quickly with Twitter’s new Group Messaging.  She will also tell us what moms thought about the Super Bowl Ads and her recent appearance on TV as part of a select panel of local experts.


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Jeff Courter is the founder of a Grand Rapids based company which recently secured new venture capital to launch its first hunting app Sportsman Tracker this coming March.  Jeff’s idea has found enthusiastic acceptance and the app is almost ready to launch.  Full details follow.



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Current App: Hunt Predictor 

amanda-lewanKudos to Amanda Lewan of Michipreneur for the story lead.




Mike BrennanMike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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 Hour 2


Anthem Hack Nets 80 Million ID’s

Emily Lawler

Emily Lawler

Chinese state sponsored hackers are suspected of robbing up to 80 million health records from Anthem Inc. one of the largest health care agencies in America. ( Bloomberg story about Anthem hack.)

Emily Lawler of MLive.com joins us to explore “The Michigan Connection” between  Anthem Inc. and BlueCrossBlue Shield of Michigan! Are your records safe?



Read Emily’s Article

Anthem help website

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MIndset Jacket

Steve Sadler

Stephen Sadler

Stephen Sadler, inventor and technologist,  has been our guest in the past talking about technology.  This time he has turned his sharp wit to creating a novel that may become a prophecy.

Author’s description: Mindset is a mind bending science fiction novel about a leading neuroscientist who invented the new Mindset BlueTooth technology that converted thoughts to text. Little did he know this idea would change his reality, forever!

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 Hour 3            Answering Listener Questions

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Polar Bear Plunge

Shane Hamelin

Shane Hamelin

Help Shane Hamelin take the big plunge on Feb. 14 in the Detroit River to benefit Special Olympics!  We need your donation, please consider giving to this great cause, and for the chance to see Shane turn blue!!!





2015 Michigan Governor’s Economic and Education Summits


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