6.17.14: Jacques Cousteau's Legacy, "OJ, The Musical", And The Price Of Privacy

Jun 17, 2014

Fabien Cousteau hopes to break the record for longest time spent in an underwater lab, and he's well on his way to achieving that goal. He spoke to us from 63 feet below the surface about Mission 31, a research and outreach adventure intended to promote ocean education and conservation. Plus, between online hacking, stored search histories, social media settings, and malware, protecting one’s privacy has become more important, and more complicated than ever. So, how much is our anonymity worth? And finally, there are over 700 different Emojis out there, and plenty of interest groups asking for more. Why, for example, is there no hot dog Emoji? Turns out, the answer is surprisingly complicated.

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Mission 31

The Aquarius Reef Base is now the last underwater laboratory dedicated to science in the world and right now it is home to none other than Fabien Cousteau, grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau. Fabien hopes to break the record for the longest time spent underwater while on Mission 31. You can watch a live stream from the base, and see more photos of the mission, here.

OJ, The Musical

Twenty years ago, viewers across the country tuned in to see OJ Simpson’s white Bronco lead police on a low-speed chase through southern Los Angeles…that chase, and the trial that followed, forever changed the American conversation about race, celebrity, justice, and media coverage.  Bill Lanz brings us the story behind “OJ, the Musical”— a mockumentary about a theater artist trying to produce a musical production combining the OJ Simpson trial with Shakespeare's Othello.

The Price of Privacy

For more than a decade, Julia Angwin was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team.  In her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance she answers questions like who’s watching you and what they know.

Where is the Hot Dog Emoji?

Caroline Porter wrote the article “Hot Dog Fan Campaigns for New Emoji” for the Wall Street Journal. She explains the world of emoji, and the surprising complications behind creating new symbols.