The Digital Divide

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us?

KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

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The Digital Divide on 03/12/10

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Fri, 03/12/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Examining the social, political and environmental implications of science & technology in our world.

Tune into the Digital Divide, Friday, March 12 at 11 am.

This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear from MAPPs Kevin Henken about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin and LSD in clinical theraputic settings. And well listen to a talk with Howard Rheingold, Professor at Stanford and UC Berkely on "Search engines, critical thinking and elementary school students." So tune in to the Digital Divide, this Friday at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 FM, kboo.fm on the web.
 

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The Digital Divide on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Digital Divide is off this month. Instead we'll hear an interview with journalist James Ridgeway about his article, "Who's Getting Rich From the Naked Full-Body Scanner Boom?" We'll speak with Washington State Congressman Brian Baird, who recently announced that he would not seek reelection.
And we hear an interview with Freeway Ricky Ross, who was recently released from prison after serving 20 years for drug trafficking. He describes how he sold millions of dollars worth of drugs in Los Angeles. His connection was a CIA operative.

 

The Digital Divide on 12/11/09

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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What is climate change?

In the aftermath of damaging hacked emails between climate scientists, and as global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen, we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While global warming has risen in the past decades from being viewed as a crazy idea from the environmental left to a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

We hear from Andrew Rice, a professor of physics at Portland State University, to learn exactly what concepts and techniques scientists have used to produce data that supports the evidence that climate change is occuring in direction that will negativly impact the planet.

The Digital Divide on 10/09/09

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Fri, 10/09/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Bombing of the Moon

This edition of the Digital Divide will follow NASA's bombing of the moon, with impact set to take place earlier in the mornign at 4:31 AM.  For our membership drive special, we'll cover the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission. 

To continue our space theme, we'll hear from poet Nikki Giovanni and her thoughts on traveling to Mars.

We'll also cover the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, the United States losing control of the internet, the banning of robocalls and more.

The purpose of the LCROSS mission is to send a spacecraft to impact the moon at high velocity and observe the impact and resulting cloud of debris to detect water.

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Fri, 09/11/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

In this show, we hear from Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. - who is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.

Dr. Epstein speaks on the toxins in everyday cosmetic products featured in his book Toxic Beauty, and then focuses on unnecessary radiation exposure from the massive overuse of radiological diagnostic technology my our medical establishment. To find out more about Dr. Epstein please visit PreventCancer.com


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Fri, 07/10/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How is technology used to empower or supress democracy?  On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world?

This month, we'll take a look at the recent elections in Iran and the political crisis in Honduras to find importantance of the media and communication networks in the fight for freedom.

We'll also hear stories of censoriship and surveillence from China, Israel, Egypt and even Finland.

 

The Digital Divide on 06/09/09

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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

 Today's show examines how the internet has changed the way people interact with each other.  And a roundup of technology news.

The Digital Divide

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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

A special Membership Drive Edition.

The Digital Divide on 03/27/09

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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Digital Divide presents the latest in science and technology affecting our planet with a focus on the SXSW Interactive Festival, a recent event celebrating the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology.

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Thu, 02/19/2009 - 9:30am - 10:30am

This month, The Digital Divide speaks with the Personal Telco Project, a Portland nonprofit dedicated to the idea that people should have a bigger say in how their electronic networks are operated.  They help build wireless networks to be shared among communities and educate others in how they can too.  They began in 2000 by turning people's houses and apartments into wireless hotspots (or "nodes"), and then set about building networks in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. There are currently over 100 active nodes participating in the project.

We also look at how technology is changing the future of work.  Remote knowledge workers of today need to not only be in constant contact with their companies and customers—they also need to collaborate with their peers and managers. The future of work, hosted by Amber Case and Bram Pitoyo, interviews Kristin Wolff from the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and Nate Di Niro from Earth Class Mail about the impact of technologies on the life of telecommuting employees.

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Rabia Yeaman interviews editor-in-chief of The Economist website, Tom Standage.

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Fri, 11/08/2013
Host Rabia Yeaman interviews author and editor-in-chief of its The Economist website, Tom Standage. They discuss his most recent book "Writing on the Wall" (2013), a historical look at the first 2000 years of social media.
  • Length: 50:58 minutes (17.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 48Kbps (CBR)

Health Effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

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Tue, 08/13/2013

On the Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

  • Length: 56:25 minutes (51.65 MB)
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The health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS)

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 08/09/2013

On this month's  Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

Cory Doctorow on The Digital Divide with Rabia Yeaman

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Fri, 02/08/2013

Listen in to this great interview with Cory Doctorow and Rabia Yeaman. Cory's newest book Homeland, a sequel to a previous sci-fi best seller, Little Brother is already generating a lot of buzz. Listen in.

  • Length: 62:10 minutes (56.92 MB)
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Michelle Rowley talks about Code Scouts her not-for-profit to bring women into programming.

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Fri, 11/09/2012

KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Michelle Rowley about Code Scouts, a not-for-profit she put together at the Portland Incubator Experiment.  Code Scouts creates environments that empower women to become computer programmers and uses badges to layout what you don't know how to ask. Michelle shares some biographical information and her plans to help more women succeed in the tech world.

  • Length: 35:12 minutes (32.22 MB)
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Tiny House Ontario on the August 2012 Digital Divide

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Fri, 08/10/2012

Technology writer Rabia Yeaman interviews blogger Laura Moreland who writes about her experience building and living in a 108 sq. foot home without running water or electricity. Her blog Tiny House Ontario describes her daily life living in a very small space with little amenities.

  • Length: 47:08 minutes (32.37 MB)
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George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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Tue, 07/10/2012

Interview with Host Rabia Yeaman and digital historian George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. Dyson’s account, sheds important new light on how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II.

  • Length: 42:48 minutes (39.19 MB)
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The Digital Divide: Matthew Stadler

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Fri, 01/13/2012

Suzanne LaGrande talks to writer, editor and co-founder of The Publication Studio, Matthew Stadler. Among other things they discuss is the Publication Studio's DIY publishing strategies, the social life of the book, and the importance of creating public conversations.

For more about Matthew Stadler's work and that of the Publication Studio go to: http://www.publicationstudio.biz/

Michelle Rae Anderson on The Digital Divide

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Fri, 11/11/2011

 Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michelle Rae Anderson. (aka @mediaChick on social websites) Michelle is a writer, digital strategist and community builder with 20 years of media development experience. As a media ecologist,  she's fascinated with the way people and technologies interact in business and in pleasure. Recently, she completed an ambitious genre-bending storytelling experiment The Miracle in July, (http://themiracleinjuly.com/)

She also is founder of the guerrilla publishing agency I Heart Media. (http://iheartmedia.com/)

 
To find out more about Michelle Rae Anderson's work go to: http://michelleraeanderson.com/
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  • Length: 17:30 minutes (16.02 MB)
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Science historian Naomi Oreskes on "The Merchants of Doubt"

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Fri, 08/12/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

 

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