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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, December 5

Dec 5, 2017

First hour: The latest with the net neutrality debate

Second hour: New documentary explores the aftermath of the 2015 Boys and Girls Club shooting

What will internet access in America look like without net neutrality laws? FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to scrap the current net neutrality rules; the FCC will vote on his plan December 14. In recent days, a number of experts have spoken out about false or misleading public comments submitted to the FCC. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is investigating claims that more than half of the nearly 22 million public comments sent to the FCC about net neutrality included misleading or false information. He's calling on the FCC to delay the vote until that investigation is complete. Why is this such a hot button issue? We'll discuss what net neutrality is, how the way you access the internet could change if it goes away, and more. In studio:

  • Josephine Wolff, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy, and member of the extended faculty in the Department of Computing Security at RIT
  • Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Media and Communication Department at St. John Fisher College

Then in our second hour, a new documentary explores the aftermath of the 2015 mass shooting at the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. Raekwon Manigault, Jonah Barley and Johnny Johnson Junior were killed during the shooting, which took place during a Stop the Violence basketball tournament. In Move, first-time filmmaker Tam Little speaks with the victims' families and with community members who came together to reduce the violence in their neighborhoods. The film will be screened at The Little Theatre this month. Little joins us to share what she learned, and we'll hear from the victims' mothers about how they are carrying on their sons' legacies. Our guests:

  • Tameakia Little, filmmaker
  • Anita Barley, mother of Jonah Barley 
  • Lentory Johnson, mother of Johnny Johnson
  • Tammy Burnett, mother of Raekwon Manigault