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Taming Trolls and ITintheD


Show Notes:

Hour 1

Mike Ammann and Jonathan Osment
Mike Ammann and John Osment


Civilizing Online Debate


Partnership_c_centerMike Ammann, CEO of San Joaquin Valley Partnership joins us once again in studio to talk about developing and mentoring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley’s neighborhood.  Mike also brought along a new member of his extended family.


John Osment, soon to be Mike’s nephew by marriage, is also the founder of a website dedicated to civilizing conversation online by offering the rules of structures of debate to allow more heat than light to arise from arguments online.

Listen to Mike Ammann and John Osment Part 1

Listen to Mike Ammann and John Osment Part 2

The Mayhem Continues



ITintheDDave Phillips and Bob Waltenspiel join the IA crew to talk about their brand new recording studio in Ferndale, MI and their incredibly popular weekly podcast that is heading toward 1 Million listeners each week .  ITintheD is one of the hottest new tech podcasts on the Internet and it’s homegrown right here in the Ferndale, MI.



Nuri GocayNuri Gocay is the newest member of the ITintheD team and is also one of the organizers of Penguicon, originally  “a convention in the midwestern …

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June 8, 2013 Super Sized Show: Windows 8.1, Mike Amman, Minecraft Gaming, Kickstarting Solar Panels

Show Notes:

Hour 1

MS-Tech-Center-Opening-with-Gov-John-Fikany-Dave-Sawyer-2-11-1Windows 8.1 MS update: Dave Sawyer, MS Heartland MTC Technical Director, talks about features of the first major upgrade to Windows 8.  Start Button anyone?!

Windows 8.1 Tutorial Video

The Internet of Things: .NET microframework and small boards – great for programming

Where Do We Go From Here? Mike Amman: Pres. CEO, San Joaquin Partnership, Silicon Valley Analyst looks at future trends in computing.

Domino Pizza Drone 

Drone Medical Delivery in Africa

Blimps Deliver Internet to Africa

Hour 2

Minecraft: 8 bit online and downloadable video game that is the rage of the youngest users. Shane Hamelin with lead the conversation on gaming with Jack Lattin (Foster’s 9 year old grandson and fanatical Minecraft player).



Kickstarting Solar Panels in Guatemala: Justin Baker (Gary Baker’s son) will join us to talk about an Eagle Scout project to bring light and power to remote Central American communities. How you can help.

Mike BrennanWeekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of, highlighting technology headlines from Michigan and around the world that impact of our state’s growing high tech sector.


Hour 3:  Answering Listener Questions. 800-859-0957

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