Back in October, KEXP invited local politicians, activists, and artists discuss how an open internet allows free expression, creativity, innovation, and collaboration to flourish online. You can now listen to audio from that discussion below, featuring special guests Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, State Representative Drew Hansen, Brady Walkinshaw of Grist, Jessyn Farrell of Civic Ventures, Sarah Bird of Moz, local artist Sera Cahoone, and KEXP DJ/musician Gabriel Teodros. And check out photos below from KEXP volunteer photographer Mike Emigh.
This morning, the FCC published an order outlining new rules, dramatically cutting back on federal efforts to maintain a free and open internet for all users and creators. KEXP Executive Director Tom Mara speaks out on preserving a free and open internet.