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.
Music for this show was provided by Heather Perkins.
- Title: eWaste and "Green" Energy
- Year: 2008
- Producer: Scot Condry, Marc de Giere, Lisa Lewis, Randall Howington, and Lisa Loving
- Length: 55:04 minutes (18.91 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 48Kbps (CBR)
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
- Title: The Digital Divide: Technology and the Elections
- Year: 2008
- Producer: Marc de Giere, Scot Condry, Lisa Lewis, Randall Howington, Lisa Loving
- Length: 52:07 minutes (23.86 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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.