Season 8 Episode 1: Dignity in a Digital Age with Ro Khanna

February 18, 2022

About This Episode

President Kennedy understood that advancing technologies would change American society forever and that strong leadership would be needed to protect workers by changes in technology. In this episode, Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA 17th) joins us to look at how technology has changed society since 1960, and what kind of leadership is still needed today to ensure equity in the digital age.

View the transcript for this episode.

What We Talked About

  • Read the remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at the AFL-CIO Convention, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 7, 1960
  • Listen to a press conference from October 31, 1963 where JFK was asked about automation.
  • Listen to President Kennedy's address to the Economic Club of New York, December 14, 1962
  • Watch a Kennedy Library Forum with Ro Khanna on his book, Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us