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Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

The Radio Show: FCC Chairman Invokes Walter Cronkite

FCC Chairman The Honorable Ajit Pai delivered the keynote address to attendees of the Radio Show luncheon on September 6. His speech centered on gratitude and hope.

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Autonomous Cars and The Radio Show: KITT is Around the Corner

In the 1980s TV show 'Knight Rider' David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight would use voice commands to direct his artificial-intelligence car, KITT, to help him with his high-tech crime fighting. You may not be a crime-fighter, but according to speakers at The Radio Show, you soon may have a car like KITT.

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The Radio Show: Not Just a Memory

Radio has been on the decline, but the radio industry is responding with its own technology counterattack.

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‘Star Wars’ Goes Pokémon on You

From September 1-3, the force will be at over 20,000 retailers in 30 countries as the Disney Company introduces new 'Star Wars' characters using augmented reality (AR). Disney will use this technology in an event they are calling Force Friday II to launch a new product line and generate excitement for the premier of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which will open in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Anthem Film Festival Review: North Korea Nightmare and China Fears

“Go to where the light is” may seem a strange directive for someone seeking to escape from a totalitarian regime until one sees a photo of North Korea and its neighbors taken from a satellite. Yeonmi Park’s tale of her escape reveals that not only is the darkness physical, but spiritual as well.

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Anthem Film Review: ‘Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era’

Alice had to step through the looking glass to discover a strange world where everything was backwards and made no sense. Filmmaker Kevin Bowe only had to go to New Hampshire during the 2015 presidential primary. His film, Democracy Through the Looking Glass: Media & Politics in the Post-Truth Era, screened at the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest. FreedomFest, a libertarian political and financial conference, now in its tenth year, bills itself as the worlds “largest gathering of free minds."

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Anthem Film Review: Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn Rock the ‘Little Pink House’

Little Pink House opened the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, on July 19, at the Paris resort in Las Vegas.  The film stars Catherine Keener (Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich) and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Grey Gardens), and tells the story of Susette Kelo, who …

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