From the Archives 113: McGruff's® SMART KIDS Album
Season 1, Ep. 768
In 1987, the National McGruff Campaign released McGruff's® SMART KIDS Album on cassette for $5. The album consisted of 11 songs ostensibly performed by McGruff the Crime Dog, explaining why drugs are bad. Here's the track list:
- Winners Don’t Use
- No. No, No!
- Cocaine & Crack
- Just Say No
- Smart Kids
- Make Your Body Last
- I’ll Decide on My Own
- I’m Glad I’m Me
Aliza Shatzman on Judicial Accountability
Season 1, Ep. 774
In this episode, Aliza Shatzman, President and Founder of The Legal Accountability Project, discusses her new article, "The Conservative Case for the Judiciary Accountability Act," which is published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Schatzman observes that the federal judiciary has a harassment problem and describes her own experience of harassment. She describes the Judicial Accountability Act, which would impose Title VII requirements on the federal judiciary, among other protections. And she explains why conservative lawmakers should support the legislation.This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.
Ari Cohn on the Kids Online Safety Act
Season 1, Ep. 773
In this episode, Ari Cohn, Free Speech Counsel at Tech Freedom, discusses the proposed Kids Online Safety Act, which the Senate is currently considering. Cohn begins by explaining the history of KOSA and similar previous bills, what KOSA is supposed to accomplish, and how it's supposed to accomplish that goal. He explains why KOSA as drafted presents intractable practical and First Amendment problems. And he argues that Congress should reject KOSA in its entirety. Cohn is on Twitter at @AriCohn.A current version of KOSA is available here.Tech Freedom's letter opposing KOSA is available here.A coalition letter opposing KOSA is available here.Additional information is available here.This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.
Neil Chilson on FTC Rulemaking & AI
Season 1, Ep. 772
In this episode, Neil Chilson, a senior research fellow for technology and innovation at Stand Together and former chief technologist at the FTC, discusses the FTC's proposal to create a trade regulation rule on commercial surveillance and data security. Chilson begins by discussing the FTC's history of rulemaking and why this rulemaking proposal is important. He reflects on what the FTC might be trying to achieve in this rulemaking process and discusses some potential concerns. He also discusses his own public comments, some of which he produced using an AI text generator, in order to express concerns about the potential effect of regulation on the development of AI tools. Chilson is on Twitter at @neil_chilson.This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.