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 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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THE DIGITAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY

Rabia Yeaman speaks with Philip N. Howard, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington about his new book, THE DIGITAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY: Information Technology and Political Islam.

Philip Howard's previous book, New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, won the American Sociological Association's Communication Technology and Society Section Best Book Award and the International Communication Association's Outstanding Book Award.

The Digital Divide on 01/14/11

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Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist and Robert Meeropol on Wikileaks

Tune in Friday, January 14th at 11 AM to hear an interview with Robert Meeropol, attorney and the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. We'll discuss the governments attempts to stifle Wikileaks and the rights of American citizens to be informed.

Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes.” Wills discusses some of his adventures as a globe-trotting scientist, and describes how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective.

The Digital Divide on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"Girls in Tech" and “What Technology Wants”

Dave DeAngelis interviews Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly about his new book “What Technology Wants.” Kelly argues that our whole world of manufactured technology—automobiles, electrical systems, factories, gadgets, and the Internet—is so complex and interdependent that it functions as a life-like system.

Rabia Yeaman takes calls about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech.

The Digital Divide on 11/12/10

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Fri, 11/12/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What the Internet is doing to our brains, and bed bug sniffing dogs

Dave interviews Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, What the Internet is doing to our brains, and Rabia yeaman speaks with Leigh Ann Coleman, owner of Pest detection NW, and Molly, about the science of bed bug sniffing dogs

The Digital Divide on 09/10/10

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Digital Divide for September 2010 - Open Source and Social Media Activism

This month on the Digital Divide, Dave DeAngelis speaks with two guests about how open source technology can be used to improve education. First, Bryant Patten of the National Center for Open Source and Education discusses how to provide students with better technology education and collaborative team skills. Then, Mark Frischmuth of Democracy Lab, discusses how to produce better education policy outcomes.

The Digital Divide on 08/13/10

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Fri, 08/13/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Open Source Software and Girls in Tech
If you use computers and the internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

The Digital Divide on 08/13/10

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Digital Divide for August 2010

If you use computers and internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

We'll also hear a recorded talk with Howard Rhinegold, Professor at Stanford and Berkeley, about how open source software encourages collaborative thinking and development.

The Digital Divide on 06/11/10

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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The proliferation of surveillance and profiling programs, and the growing bed bug epidemic in Oregon

Dave DeAngelis interviews Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Shahid Buttar about the proliferation of domestic surveillance and profiling programs since Sept. 11, 2001. We'll discuss how our civil liberties have been eroded, and actions you can take to stem the tide of the ever-expanding surveillance state.

The Digital Divide on 06/11/10

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Digital Divide for June 2010

Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Chris Wirth at Multnomah County Public Health about a small but insidious topic keeping thousands of people awake at night: Bed Bugs. Learn what you need to know about this growing epidemic across the U.S and right here in Portland, OR.

You will be able to listen to the archived audio online. Search Digital Divide June.

The Digital Divide on 05/14/10

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Fri, 05/14/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Examining the social, political and environmental implications of science & technology in our world.

This Friday, May 14th, tune in to the Digital Divide, KBOO's locally produced technology program focusing on the latest innovation and news in technology, medicine, science and the environment.

This month, Dave DeAngelis speaks with Jim Brau of the University of Oregon about the latest news in high-energy particle physics including the unification of forces, the mystery of dark matter, and the nature of mass.

Rabia Yeaman will be joined by KBOO's web coordinator, Dan Gurin about upcoming additions and enhancements to KBOO's web site.

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Is Google making us stupid? Nicholas Carr author of The Shallows

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Is Google making us stupid? When Nicholas Carr posed that question in a celebrated Atlantic essay, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind” — from the alphabet, to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer — Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

Dave DeAngelis interviews Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, What the Internet is doing to our brains.

  • Length: 23:28 minutes (16.11 MB)
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The Science of Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Bed bugs are a growing problem not only in Portland, but in every city in the country. Getting an inspection as soon as bed bugs are suspected is critical to keeping a small infestation from growing. Bed bug sniffing dogs are the newest tool in the war against bed bugs. Able to sniff out what humans might never see or find, bed bug sniffing dogs can tell you if you do have bed bugs or, if you don't.

Listen to this interview with Molly's trainer Leigh Ann Coleman, owner of PestDetectionNW.com.

For general information about how to get rid of bed bugs check out bedbugsnorthwest.com

  • Length: 25:51 minutes (17.75 MB)
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Digital Divide September 2010 - Open Source & Democracy Lab

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Mon, 09/20/2010

This month on the Digital Divide, Dave DeAngelis speaks with two guests about how open source technology can be used to improve education. First, Bryant Patten of the National Center for Open Source and Education discusses how  to provide students with better technology education and collaborative team skills. Then, Mark Frischmuth of Democracy Lab, discusses how to produce better education policy outcomes.

  • Length: 28:31 minutes (19.58 MB)
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The Digital Divide - September 2010 - Howard Rhinegold, Social Media and Journalism

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Rabia Yeaman talks with Howard Rheingold, author of smart Mobs, and teaches Participatory Media/Collective Action at UC Berkeley's School of Information, and Digital Journalism and VirtualCommunity/Social Media at Stanford University. They discuss where social media is headed, and how it is being used all over the world to connect activists and like minded souls.

  • Length: 24:57 minutes (17.13 MB)
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Digital Divide for August 13, 2010

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Fri, 08/13/2010

If you use computers and internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

We'll also hear a recorded talk with Howard Rhinegold, Professor at Stanford and Berkeley, about how open source software encourages collaborative thinking and development.

Digital Divide for July 2010

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Sun, 07/11/2010

Jeff Hylton Simmons of Radio23.org and Cherie Blackfeather of VoxPopPDX talk with Rabia Yeaman about live internet radio. Have you dreamed of producing your own radio program, now you can on the internet. Listen in and learn how.

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research about what it would take to phase out fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Learn how we can use wind, solar, and biomass energy sources to achieve this goal and transition to a carbon-free and nuclear-free economy.

www.radio23.org

http://feeds.feedburner.com/VoxPopPdx

 

 

  • Length: 55:14 minutes (25.29 MB)
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Digital Divide for May 2010 - Jim Brau on Particle Physics

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Fri, 05/14/2010

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Jim Brau of the University of Oregon about the latest news in high-energy particle physics including the unification of forces, the mystery of dark matter, and the nature of mass.

Jim Brau's website

US Atlas experiments at CERN

More mysterious dark matter experiments

  • Length: 20:34 minutes (8.24 MB)
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TSA Full Body Scanners and Carbon Credits and Corporate Environmental Injustice

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Fri, 04/09/2010

The Digital Divide Archive for April 9th on KBOO 90.7 Fm.

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Michael German of the ACLU. Michael is National Security Policy Counsel with the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, and a former FBI agent who specialized in domestic terrorism cases. Michael will discuss the constitutionality of the TSA's new full body image scanners.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Michael Dorsey, Professor at Dartmouth College. He'll explain what carbon credits are, how countries cheat, and the resulting environmental injustice of polluting on poor countries.

Interview with Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear

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Fri, 03/12/2010

Dave DeAngelis interviews Kevin Kamps on Obama's plan to build new nuclear power plants and the impact on our environment.

  • Length: 23:26 minutes (21.46 MB)
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Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps and therapeutic trials with MDMA & LSD.

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Fri, 03/12/2010

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 Rabia Yeaman interview MAPS Kevin Henkin, 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.


The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
http://www.maps.org/

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

Howard Rheingold
http://www.rheingold.com/howard/

Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic
http://www.skaut.org/metaphysics/

MATRIX: The Center for Humane, Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online
http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/about/

  • Length: 47:37 minutes (32.7 MB)
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