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From our very first season, we have been fortunate in being able to obtain public officials, authors and filmmakers and in 2014 even hosted a tech debate among leading Congressional candidates seeking to represent Los Angeles' Silicon Beach community.

Dario Frommer, former Assembly Majority Leader on California Primary

May 25, 2016

With the California Primary that will decide the nominees of both parties and narrow the field for an open U.S. Senate seat, we are bring on former Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer to give us a preview of the races.

Former Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry on US-EU Privacy Battle

March 9, 2016

Cameron Kerry returns to CLBR to talk about the US-EU Privacy Conflict.  Kerry is the former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, has played a leadership role in addressing many of the biggest challenges facing business today, including consumer privacy issues and the flow of information and technology across international borders.  

Ben Smith, Sac Cty Iowa District Attorney on his Battle with Ripoff Report

July 16, 2014

Ben Smith, District Attorney for Sac County, Iowa is a modern Wyatt Earp. UnlikeGunfight, he was not summoned to Arizona, but rather Arizona came to him when Tempe-based RipOffReport.com and others sought to exploit a pending murder trial as part of a proxy war against an Internet security expert seeking to expose them.  

Former Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry on ICANN-AMA

June 11, 2014

The decision of the Obama administration to move forward with a plan to transition the U.S.’s oversight role over ICANN to some other entity has sparked a political backlash that is eerily reminiscent of the Republican opposition to the Panama Canal Treaty that transferred control of the canal to Panama.  We speak with Cameron Kerry, former acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce and now at the Brookings Institute about what exactly this transition means and the politics of the move.

May 14, 2014

This election there is a rare open seat in California's 33rd Congressional District, which includes Santa Monica, Venice and other core Silicon Beach areas, due to Henry Waxman retiring after 40-years in Congress.  As a result, Santa Monica-based Cyber Law & Business Report (CLBR) is inviting the leading contenders for the open seat to state their position on key tech issues and address why they will best represent Silicon Beach in Congress.

Steve Renecker- General Manager of the LA's Information Technology Agency

December 9, 2013

As Los Angeles explores becoming the biggest city to become a Gigabit City, we will talk with Steve Reneker, the General Manager of the city’s Information Technology Agency about the Los Angeles initiative.  

Ann Ravel, California Fair Political Practices Commission on Regulating Political Blogs

September 25, 2013

Ann Ravel, Chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, announced earlier this month her intention to pursue regulations of bloggers that are funded to advocate for or against candidates. 

February 26, 2013

On the 212th anniversary of the Organic Act, Washington is a booming city home to a thriving tech sector but its residents still

have no voting rights in Congress, as they only have a non-voting delegate in the House and no representation in the Senate; and all city laws remain subject to Congressional veto something that was exploited for political purposes in the 1980s by then-Senator Jesse Helms to veto a number of DC laws. There are proposals in Congress to address both issues.  The twelve-term District of Columbia’s Delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, a former Georgetown Law Professor and a member of the EEOC under President Carter joins CLBR to discuss the continued disenfranchisement of 632,323 District residents.

November 21, 2012

Maryland Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General discusses his plan to focus on online privacy during his tenure as NAAG President.  

August 8, 2014

Former Congressman and Olympian Tom McMillen remembers the tragedies of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Hawaii Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine on State's New Cyber Crime Laws

July 18, 2012

Hawaii Rep. Kymberly Pine on Hawaii’s New Cyber Crime Laws Authored 3 of 4 Bills in Cyber Crime Package Just Signed.  Rep. Pine is also a Descendant of Alexander Hamilton.

November 30, 2011

Mary Engle directs the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices and is featured in the FTC videos explaining the endorsement guidelines.   We will be talking about the recent Technorati State of the Blogosphere report which showed an alarming gap in compliance with the Endorsement Guidelines.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) on the Patent Reform Bank Bailout

June 17, 2011

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) gives an impassioned plea to oppose pending Patent Reform legislation, particulary since there is a hidden bank bailout provision.

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