Who’s left out by America’s digital divide?

The road leading into town of Dedham, Iowa.

Nicol Turner Lee, a fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses America’s digital divide and challenges for people with lower incomes to access high-speed broadband and data networks. Turner Lee also describes the research she is conducting for an upcoming book and a photo story she published on the digital and economic divides in Staunton, Virginia.

Also in this episode, Tarun Chhabra and Thomas Wright discuss Wright’s book “All Measures Short of War” and the future of conflict between competing global powers.


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All Measures Short of War

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, Emily Horne, and our interns Tim Madden and Churon Bernier.

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