A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...
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At the onset of the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission pushed hundreds of internet providers to pledge against disconnecting or penalizing customers who struggled to pay their bills. But a Law360 investigation revealed that the pledge wasn’t as effective as the FCC has claimed. We’re joined this week by senior telecommunications reporter Kelcee Griffis, who combed through thousands of FCC records to reveal the shortcomings of the companies’ promises. Also this week, state and federal officials join up for a sweeping antitrust blitzkrieg against Facebook; and an Arizona resort fails to recoup its COVID-19 losses by claiming that the virus should be considered “pollution.” Finally, Bill and Alex ponder the curious appeal -- and alleged financial misdeeds -- of The Cheesecake Factory.