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10/30/2008 McCain v. Obama: The Technology Policy Smackdown

Thursday at 12:30p EST, be sure to tune in for live coverage of a joint New America/WIRED magazine event – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/naf-live-events.

Join us as two top presidential campaign advisers debate these specific issues and describe the candidates’ respective visions for maximizing technological innovation and access. Why is the United States falling behind the rest of the world in broadband access, and how can we reverse that? What should our immigration policy be for skilled tech workers? These questions and others will be answered LIVE!

Moderated by Nicholas Thompson the Senior Editor, for WIRED magazine.

Representing Sen. McCain will be the campaign’s chief economic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Representing Sen. Obama will be former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.

Related links:
http://www.newamerica.net/events/2008/tech_smackdown


Weekly events for 10/20: Campaign Coverage & More

With the presidential elections just 16 days away, Barack Obama and John McCain have many live events scheduled in their final days on the campaign trail that will be streamed here. Tune in, or embed it on your own web site:
Barack Obama’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: Tampa, FL Eastern Time
Monday 10/20: Orlando, FL 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Tuesday 10/21: Lake Worth, FL 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time

John McCain’s Schedule:
Monday 10/20: 10 a.m. in St. Louis, MO; 10:45 a.m. in St. Charles, MO; 4:45 p.m. in Belton, MO (Central Time)
Tuesday 10/21: 10 a.m. in Philadelphia; 10:45 a.m. in Bensalem, PA; 2 p.m. in Harrisburg, PA; 5:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, PA Road; 6:15pm in Moon Township, PA (Eastern Time)
Wednesday 10/22: 9:30 a.m. in Manchester, NH; 3:30 p.m. in Akron, OH; 4:30pm in Green, OH; 6:30 p.m. in Cincinnati, OH (Eastern Time)
Thursday 10/23: 10 a.m. Florida Event (Eastern Time); 5:15 p.m. in Panama City, FL (Central Time)
Friday 10/24:10 a.m. in Denver; 10:45 a.m. in Denver; 2 p.m. in Colorado Springs; 2:45 p.m.: John Rich pre-program performance; 6 p.m. in Durango, CO (Mountain Time)
Saturday 10/25:10 a.m. in Albuquerque; 3:30 p.m. in Las Cruces, NM

Menudo will host a live web chat on Monday 10/20 at 8 p.m, Eastern Time:

Virginia Tech Professor John Boyer will stream his World Regions Geography 1014 class tonight (Monday 10/21) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, as well as his office hours every Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. Eastern Time. Students and other interested viewers can tune in to hear the lecture or to chat with Dr. Boyer at:

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