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Meet the people 'making and breaking' our digital world

The award-winning podcast "Click Here" brings a five-part series to IPR starting today, reported and hosted by former NPR investigations correspondent Dina Temple-Raston.

The series introduces us to some of the people affecting our digital world and makes clear to listeners why all of us need to be paying attention.

Interlochen Public Radio will air the hour-long reports successive Fridays at 1 p.m.

Listen to host Dina Temple-Raston give a preview of the program to IPR's Tyler Thompson, through the audio player with this post.


Episode 1: "Moving from URL to IRL"
On air at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Sometimes technologies take on a life of their own and end up doing things we never dreamed of.

Episode 2: "Decoding Dictators"
On air at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29
Dictators use bombast and bullying as a kind of malevolent calling card. We meet people who have found creative ways to decode shadowy regimes.

Episode 3: "Digital Morality"
On air at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6
What happens when authorities use digital weapons to impose their vision of morality on the people they are supposed to serve?

Episode 4: "Lessons from Ukraine"
On air at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13
An all-volunteer cyber hacking force helps Ukraine punch above its weight, women drone pilots provide intelligence about Russian troop movements, and we look at what Ukraine is teaching us about the future of war.

Episode 5: "Meet the Hackers"
On air at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20
Hackers and cybercriminals may not be so different from the rest of us after all. They also deal with grumpy bosses and irritating colleagues and salary disputes.

Tyler Thompson is a reporter at Interlochen Public Radio.
Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.