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This week was my last: immediately before the show I joined my fellow class of 2015-ers on stage and shook Shalala’s hand– a bittersweet moment to be sure, but I wouldn’t even consider missing the show on my last possible day to do it! It was just David and I; past and future hosts. We started by having a lively discussion on Hecht vs. Stanford before moving into talking about race relations with emphasis over the past few years. Fittingly, we then followed with a discussion on how we’ve become too sensitive to talk about controversial issues. The last few minutes were basically me ranting, but I insist that it’s valuable information: my advice on encrypting computers & connections, Bitcoin, government surveillance, and the Copyright Alert System (CAS for short and AKA the “Six Strikes” program). While in short order and talked about in rapid-fire succession, I encourage anyone and everyone to learn more about these– particularly the CAS and encryption– because they’re extremely important and are often left out of the mainstream political dialogue.
And that’s a wrap! I’m done hosting Counterpoint. I’d like to thank all the listeners I’ve had the good pleasure of receiving texts from over the years and even those I’ve never heard from: you guys made all the hard work running this show worth it multiple times over! Naturally, I’d like to also take a minute to thank all my staff who have come on-air over the years– Jordan, Alex, Will, Mike F, Nicole M, Joey, Ronald, Perry, Kyle, Nicole D, Rachel, Drew, David B, and of course, David Silverman. Without all of you, the show wouldn’t have been possible: not just for logistical reasons of avoiding a weekly one-hour monologue by myself, but for making this the most enjoyable experience of my college career.
Enough heavy talk: as always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.