Fred Vigeant is WITF's Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio. Fred manages the schedules for our radio and television platforms. He also analyzes audience research and manages the public affairs program Smart Talk. Previously, Fred was at WRVO in Oswego, NY for 12 years serving in various roles including Program Director and before that Operations Manager. Fred graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a B.A. in Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Without our being fully aware, hacking, artificial intelligence, offensive cyber, and data surveillance has crept into our lives. I’ll Be Seeing You takes you on a narrative journey to make sense of it all.
In the four-part series on WITF, Dina Temple-Raston will investigate the mysterious death of one of the world’s most famous hackers, explain how artificial intelligence is saving the elephants, go behind-the-scenes with a secret military team hacking into ISIS, and explore how technology is changing the way the government catches spies.
I’ll Be Seeing You is a primer for anyone who wants to get under the hood to understand today’s surveillance technologies.
Hear the four-part series at 2:00pm Monday September 30 through Thursday October 3 on WITF 89.5 & 93.3.
Episode One: Project Vigilant — The Evolution of Hacking – September 30
Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.
Episode Two: Elephants and AI — Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Elephants? – October 1
We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.
Episode Three: Hacking ISIS — Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World – October 2
We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS’s network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.
Episode Four: Spycatcher — Finding Insider Threats in the Digital Age – October 3
We delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explain how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.