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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Climate: Misunderstood Impacts

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Fri, 02/12/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Climate: Misunderstood Impacts
The Digital Divide is off today. Instead we'll hear Radio Ecoshock on Climate: Misunderstood Impacts 

New climate science shows some parts of the world will heat more than dangerous two degrees as soon as 2030. The Arctic has already heated more than that.

This means we can't burn as much fossil fuels as we've been told. Plus, the changes are not a gradual warming, but unstable weather and deadly heat waves. From Australia, Dr. Andy J. Pitman, co-author of a new study explains.

The Digital Divide on 01/08/16

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Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

The Digital Divide on 11/13/15

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Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

The Digital Divide on 10/09/15

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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

Bruce Schneier talks with host Rabia Yeaman about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and your online privacy

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Fri, 09/11/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Schneier talks with host Rabia Yeaman about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and your online privacy.
Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches.

A conversation with cyber-punk author John Shirley on The Digital Divide

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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A conversation with cyber-punk author John Shirley on The Digital Divide

Tune in for an intimate conversation with cyber-punk science fiction author, screen-writer, one of the founders of Portland's punk music scene and former lead singer of the punk band Sado-Nation John Shirley.

The Digital Divide on 07/10/15

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Fri, 07/10/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

The Digital Divide for June 2015: Open Source Bridge 2015 and Author and Dr. Robert Wachter

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Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Author Dr. Robert Wachter and Open Source Bridge 2015
We have a great episode for you with an excerpt of an interview with Dr. Robert Wachter, author of 'The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age speaking with independent radio producer and former weekly KBOO host, Andrew Geller. The full hour-long interview will be available on Andrew Geller's blog at andrewgeller.me or his Audio inCite (i-n-c-i-t-e) podcast via iTunes.

Digital Divide host Rabia Yeaman interviews Truthdig Editor in Chief, and journalist, Robert Scheer.

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Host Rabia Yeaman interviews Robert Scheer about his latest book "They Know Everything About You"
Tune in to the Digital Divide on KBOO at 11 AM this Friday for an encore interview with host Rabia Yeaman and Truthdig Editor in Chief, author, and journalist, Robert Scheer. His latest book "They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy", is a groundbreaking exposé of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy.

The Digital Divide on 04/10/15

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

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Copyright Criminals

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Mon, 05/04/2009

Copyright Criminals

Copyright Criminals: This is a Sampling Sport, is a documentary produced by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod.  The film examines the creative and commercial value of music sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law and of course money.
 
The film showcases many of hip hop's founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul and The Digital Underground as well as an in depth look at the artists who have been sampled such as Clyde Stubblefield and George Clinton.
 
On April 15th 2009, the University of Oregon hosted a free screening of the film  in Portland.
 
Afterwards, producer Kembrew McLeod and Portland designer and ex-Gang of Four bassist Dave Allen discussed the film and took questions from the audience.
 
Karen Munro, head of the University of Oregon Portland Library and Learning Commons emceed the event.

More information can be found at: www.copyrightcriminals.com

Music for this month's show: Brigitte Bijoux

 

The Future of Communications and Work

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Wed, 02/18/2009

This month, The Digital Divide looks at ways people are putting communications back in the hands of the community and how technology is shaping the future of how we work.

First, we speak 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 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. We'll also take a look at the failed MetroFi attempt to cover Portland and hear recent news about another wireless provider, Clearwire.

Next, we hear a talk from the hacker CypherGhost on how modern automation allows you to send a letter 3000 miles for only 42 cents and what security vulnerabilities might exist in that infrastructure. He shares how the new "PLANET" barcode will track all mail in the future.

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.

Does Technology Invade Your Privacy?

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Wed, 01/21/2009

This month the Digital Divide show looks at issues of privacy and hosts a live on-air discussion.

We examine recent developments in federal spying cases, and hear about a local charity that has suffered from NSA wiretapping.  We also hear a report from the Riseup collective that aims to provide secure communication services for the social justice community.

Then we share your opinions on these isses, which are submitted via email and twitter.  We also see what people hope to come for technology in 2009.

 

Update:
It was recently revealed by a former NSA employee that their eavesdropping program has closely spied on American journalists.

eWaste and "Green" Energy

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Wed, 12/17/2008

This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it. 

We speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation energy technologies really are.

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.

Music for this show was provided by Heather Perkins.

Technology and the Elections

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Wed, 11/19/2008

This program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters. 

In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature an interview with one of the communications collective members for those who protested the Republican National Convention.  We'll also hear from Tim Jones of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on what to expect from an Obama administration and what changes they are proposing be made to improve our digital civil liberties.

Music provided by Wishyunu

Sarah Vowell on KBOO 90.7 FM

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Mon, 10/13/2008

Recorded live in the KBOO studios on October 14th, 2008, Sarah Vowell, author and This American Life contributor,  joins host Rabia Yeaman to discuss her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates.

 

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