Host Theresa Mitchell discusses headlines including Ron Wyden, Fukushima, Sudan and New York protests, followed by the "Occuflu" and whether or not it is Tularemia. She also talks about the system of biological sensors in our major cities for detecting pathogens.
Hosts Celeste and Cecil share community news, events, and upcoming political forums, then discuss and take calls about the issue of domestic surveilance. They particularly focus on how to do community building, research and take action with all the government monitoring and cameras watching.
George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Tune in Friday at 11 am to the Digital Divide on KBOO 90.7 FM. Rabia Yeaman will interview author and digital historian George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. Dyson’s account, sheds important new light on how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II.
Sarika Mehta spoke with Samip Mallick, founder and president of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) about the importance of archiving our communities' histories. They also discussed lesser-known histories of the first wave of South Asian immigrants into Washington state, and the language surrounding the sentiments of immigrants even in the early 1900s.
Is Big Brother watching? Oh, yes he is. Abe and Joe look at the NSA's massive new spy center.
There's a lot of information flying around these days, more so than ever before, in fact. Keeping tabs on all of it would seem to be an impossible task. Not to worry, though -- Big Brother is up to the job. Abe and Joe take a look at the National Security Agency's massive new spycenter, and discuss life in the modern American surveillance state.
Private gains, public losses. Abe and Joe look at Portland's biogas boondoggle.
Why not take our food waste and turn it into a source of energy? That's the idea behind biogas, and the impetus for a proposed new biogas plant in the Cully neighborhood. There's just one hitch to the plan: the company that wants to build the plant, Columbia Biogas, is asking the city of Portland to back its loan -- a scheme that could cost the city as much as $900,000 per year for 20 years. Abe and Joe take a look at this latest attempt to privatize gains and socialize losses.