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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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.

The Digital Divide: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and from Democracy Now

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and from Democracy Now, how the go
This month we hear the words of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and from Democracy Now, how the government spys on your cell phone use.

You can watch the TED Talk with Edward Snowden (via satellite) here.

The Digital Divide for 1/9/15

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Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide for 1/9/15

The Digital Divide on 12/12/14

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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 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 11/14/14 Ivan Oransky, Local Tech, Acid Test

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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:10am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide on 11/14/14 Ivan Oransky, Local Tech, Acid Test
The Digital Divide on 11/14/14 Ivan Oransky, Local Tech, Acid Test

Robert Fortner interviews Retraction Watch co-founder, Ivan Oransky, the last of the five-point series on the portland technology boom by Suzanne LaGrand, and Rabia Yeaman interviews Tom Shroder, author of the controversial book Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal. Tune in at 11 AM Friday, November 14th for the Digital Divide, on KBOO, Portland

The Digital Divide with James Barrat on Artificial Intelligence, and artist Erica Meryl Thomas.

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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Interviews with James Barrat on Artificial Intelligence, and artist and blogger Erica Meryl Thomas.

Tune in Friday at 11 AM on the Digital Divide and hear KBOO producer Andrew Geller speaking with author James Barrat on the subject of ARtificial intelligence. We'll also talk with Jenka Soderburg about the upcoming Hackathon. Host Rabia Yeaman will interview artist and blogger Erica Meryl Thomas. Erica describes herself as an artist, project manager, and culture worker. We'll be interviewing her today about a performance piece where she collected other people's text messages and had them performed by actors as short plays.

The Digital Divide on 08/08/14

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

Howard Bloom on Artificial Intelligence, Killer Robots and Global Warming

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Howard Bloom on Artificial Intelligence, Killer Robots and Global Warming
Host Rabia Yeaman speaks with author and seminal thinker Howard Bloom about artificial intelligence, killer robots and global warming.

Rabia Yeaman interview with Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence 06-13-14

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Rabia Yeaman interview with Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence

Rabia Yeaman interviews Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley on the subject of Artificial Intelligence. Stuart Russell co-authored the leading textbook on the subject "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach."

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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.

 

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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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