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 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.

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.

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Robert Fortner Interviews Cancer Researcher Robert N. Eisenman, Ph.D.

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Fri, 01/09/2015
Robert Fortner Interviews Cancer Researcher Robert N. Eisenman, Ph.D. on The Digital Divide.

Breast cancer is the premier biomedical problem in the world and yet survival has not increased since 2000. The Digital Divide explores what science has discovered about why breast and other cancers are difficult to treat, and why a shift to greater emphasis on early detection and prevention is warranted.

The Digital Divide: Statistics, Sports and Breast Cancer

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Fri, 01/09/2015
Breast cancer is the premier biomedical in the world and yet survival has not increased since 2000. The Digital Divide explores what science has discovered about why breast and other cancers are difficult to treat, and why a shift to greater emphasis on early detection and prevention is warranted.  Host Robert Fortner interviewed Bob Eisenman and we'll listen to excerpts from that interview.

Also, statistics in sports might be distorting not only your view of the game, but of science and even lead to misjudgments in everyday life. Statistician Scott Berry brings this unexpected interplay to light.

You can listen to the full Bob Eisenman interview here.

Rabia Yeaman interviews editor-in-chief of The Economist website, Tom Standage.

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Fri, 11/08/2013
Host Rabia Yeaman interviews author and editor-in-chief of its The Economist website, Tom Standage. They discuss his most recent book "Writing on the Wall" (2013), a historical look at the first 2000 years of social media.
  • Length: 50:58 minutes (17.5 MB)
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Health Effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

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Tue, 08/13/2013

On the Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

  • Length: 56:25 minutes (51.65 MB)
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The health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS)

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 08/09/2013

On this month's  Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS).  As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.

Cory Doctorow on The Digital Divide with Rabia Yeaman

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Fri, 02/08/2013

Listen in to this great interview with Cory Doctorow and Rabia Yeaman. Cory's newest book Homeland, a sequel to a previous sci-fi best seller, Little Brother is already generating a lot of buzz. Listen in.

  • Length: 62:10 minutes (56.92 MB)
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Michelle Rowley talks about Code Scouts her not-for-profit to bring women into programming.

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Fri, 11/09/2012

KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Michelle Rowley about Code Scouts, a not-for-profit she put together at the Portland Incubator Experiment.  Code Scouts creates environments that empower women to become computer programmers and uses badges to layout what you don't know how to ask. Michelle shares some biographical information and her plans to help more women succeed in the tech world.

  • Length: 35:12 minutes (32.22 MB)
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Tiny House Ontario on the August 2012 Digital Divide

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Fri, 08/10/2012

Technology writer Rabia Yeaman interviews blogger Laura Moreland who writes about her experience building and living in a 108 sq. foot home without running water or electricity. Her blog Tiny House Ontario describes her daily life living in a very small space with little amenities.

  • Length: 47:08 minutes (32.37 MB)
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George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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Tue, 07/10/2012

Interview with Host Rabia Yeaman 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.

  • Length: 42:48 minutes (39.19 MB)
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The Digital Divide: Matthew Stadler

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Fri, 01/13/2012

Suzanne LaGrande talks to writer, editor and co-founder of The Publication Studio, Matthew Stadler. Among other things they discuss is the Publication Studio's DIY publishing strategies, the social life of the book, and the importance of creating public conversations.

For more about Matthew Stadler's work and that of the Publication Studio go to: http://www.publicationstudio.biz/

 

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