Catfish Solution

Ralph talks to maverick former FCC Commissioner, Nicholas Johnson, about his two new books, the memoir, “Catfish Solution: The Power of Positive Poking” and “Columns of Democracy” and his views on social media and how to repair our democracy.

          <p><a href="https://law.uiowa.edu/nicholas-johnson" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nicholas Johnson</a> is best known for his controversial term as a&nbsp;<a href="https://law.uiowa.edu/nicholas-johnson" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dissenting FCC commissioner in the Johnson/Nixon era.</a> His most recent work is twofold: a memoir entitled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.prairielights.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Catfish Solution: The Power of Positive Poking &nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.prairielights.com/live/nicholas-johnson" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Columns of Democracy</a> an examination of the institutions needed to support democracy<em>.</em></p> &ldquo;In the last twenty years or so, [civics] has really kind of faded from the curriculum. Students need training in media literacy. They need training in what a democracy requires of them as a citizen. Until we start that with the young, it&rsquo;s going to be hard to accomplish anything.&rdquo; <b>Nicholas Johnson,&nbsp;</b><b>Catfish Solution: The Power of Positive Poking</b> <p>&nbsp;
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