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 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes, Amber Case, PDX Broadband Plan, more!

Today, 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.

The Digital Divide on 07/08/11

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The Digital Divide: Bioethics and Beyond Nuclear

Join us this month on The Digital Divide. Today we'll hear a TED talk by bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. He'll describe an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. And he asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules? You can go to the KBOO website and not only listen online but watch the original TED video. If you hate seeing animals and insects being tortured and experimented on, don't watch.

The Digital Divide on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Washington Post science writer and Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast

Are we alone in the universe? So far, definitive proof has eluded us. However, in recent years scientists have been engaged in a vigorous and widespread search for extraterrestrial life, which has produced encouraging results.

To learn the latest about the quest for life beyond Earth, Dave DeAngelis interviews Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman. Marc is the author of “First Contact,” where he describes compelling new evidence such that suggests life beyond Earth is not only possible, but highly probable.

Ross Freeman Levin, interviews Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast.

The Digital Divide on 05/13/11

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Digital Divide: Interviews with James Gleick & Nicholas Carr

Rabia Yeaman airs an in-studio interview with James Gleick author of The Information, and Chaos. They discuss the implications of human communication as information in a digital age, and Dave DeAngelis interviews Nicholas Carr, blogger and author.

The Digital Divide on 03/11/11

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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Digital Divide interviews with Philip N. Howard and Alan AtKisson

Dave DeAngelis speaks with sustainability expert Alan AtKisson about how we can accelerate innovation to support sustainability goals. Alan will be speaking on Monday, March 14th as part of the Illahee lecture series. The title of his lecture is “Accelerating Innovation.” Go to http://kboo.fm/illahee for more information.

And we'll hear an interview with Philip N. Howard on 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. (This program originally aired, Wednesday, February 16th)

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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Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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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Fri, 09/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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.

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Kevin Kelly: "What Technology Wants"

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Fri, 12/10/2010

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. And just as biological evolution has unconscious tendencies, so too does technology. By following these tendencies, we can get an idea of what technology wants and prepare ourselves for the inevitable technologies to come.

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

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Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

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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Mon, 09/20/2010

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

 

 

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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.

 

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