In Detroit: How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?
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On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we spoke with Diana Nucera, director of the Detroit Community Technology Project.Diana Nucera runs an organization that promotes digital literacy and internet access in Detroit. Diana tells us about how she works to fill in technological gaps in Detroit—a city where nearly 40% of households still don’t have internet access. She talks us through her organization’s digital literacy programs and describes their efforts to build networks to build networks. Nucera also tells us a bit about her organization’s DIY roots, and how they fit into the city’s evolving political infrastructure. In a Slate Plus Extra, Nucera describes how net neutrality might change and how that might affect DCTP’s work. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast…