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 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."

The Digital Divide on 04/11/14 Brad Burge from Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

Original air date: 2014-04-11
The Digital Divide on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, OR

An interview with Brad Burge, Director of Communications and Marketing at MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Host Rabia Yeaman talks with Brad about the latest studies and breakthroughs in psychedelic treatment studies, and the future of LSD, MDMA and other psychedelics being studied to treat end of life issues and long-term PTSD.

You can find the original episode here.

The Digital Divide on 01/10/14

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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 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 12/13/13

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 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 11/08/13 Rabia Yeaman interviews Tom Standage, "Writing on the Wall Social Med

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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Rabia Yeaman interviews Tom Standage, "Writing on the Wall Social Media, the first 2000 years".

My recent interview with Tom Standage author of Writing on the Wall Social Media, the first 2000 years here.

The Digital Divide on 10/11/13

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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 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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Are We Alone in the Universe?

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Sun, 06/12/2011

Are we alone in the universe? So far, definitive proof has eluded us. However, in recent years scientists have been engaged in a widespread search for extraterrestrial life, which has produced encouraging results.

To learn the latest about the quest for life beyond Earth, Dave DeAngelis interviews Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman. Marc is the author of First Contact,” where he describes compelling new evidence that suggests life beyond Earth is not only possible, but highly probable.

Exploring The Best of the Left Podcast

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Fri, 06/10/2011

KBOO Digital Divide: Interview with Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast | by Ross Freeman Levin

reporter Ross Freeman Levin thinks he spends too much time trolling podcasts for interesting audio content. But that seemingly-wasted time may be paying off: he's found creative inspiration in one show, The Best of the Left Podcast. Ross interviewed Jay Tomlinson, the show's producer, and picked his brain for tasty tidbits about making a living as a progressive podcaster.


Best of the Left Script for Digital Divide:
find links for content in this segment following this script

(audio from bestoftheleft.com intro)

That’s the voice of Jay Tomlinson, producer of The Best of the Left Podcast.

He works from his home in Chicago or on the road, distributing his show through the internet to listeners around the world.

Jay takes a broad spectrum of progressive media and paints ideas as soundscapes through the voices of others.

He is a story teller, media aggregator and curator of ideas.

If you listen to his show you’ll hear commentary, debate, comedy, thought pieces, and music related to the show’s topic.

Jay posts a new program every three days on a different topic ranging from labor rights to marriage equality and everything in-between.

I use an application on my mobile phone to download The Best of the Left automatically whenever there’s a new episode.

And I listen to the show whenever I have time to wrap my mind around big ideas.

Although he doesn’t typically editorialize, Jay asks the listener to actively engage his audio collage.

Listeners give their feedback on his show through various social media channels or by leaving voice mail to be played on the show.

Here are a few clips from the most recent The Best of the Left podcast entitled ‘Dumb as the Fossils we Burn’:

(audio clips from podcast)

Jay has found a niche where his listeners support him not only with comments and suggestions but also with their dollars.

I wanted to know more about Jay’s creative process and what it takes to produce a successful multimedia podcast.

So I interviewed Jay Tomlinson to give you a glimpse of what it can be like to work as a curator of ideas online and make a living doing it.

(interview audio)

Today’s digital media has expanded our sphere of knowledge and transformed our story telling.

Our relationships to each other and our society have evolved simultaneously with our communication technology.

A confluence of curious people, mobile media devices and the world wide web has shattered many boundaries between distant individuals and the stories of their lives.

It’s exciting for me to engage listeners in this new media frontier and share some of my story with you through this show.

So there you have it, a heavily distilled, shaken but not stirred, lightly vaporized version of my interview with Jay Tomlinson, creator of the Best of the Left Podcast.

Go to Jay’s website at Best of the Left dot com to learn more about what he’s doing lately.

Or visit KBOO.fm slash Digital Divide to see links for the topics discussed in this segment.

We all have a story to tell. With a little creativity, experimentation and some concerted effort any one out there can join in the fun.

A good way to start is by volunteering at KBOO.

It’s your listener powered radio station, where you too can learn to produce the stories you want to tell and get them out into the mediasphere.

I’m Ross Freeman Levin for the Digital Divide.

Let’s keep our airwaves radical!
 


Links for the show segment:
www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com | Best of the Left website
https://www.facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft | Jay’s Facebook page
http://twitter.com/#!/BestOfTheLeft | Best of the Left on Twitter social networking site
http://donateyouraccount.com/ | donate your Twitter account to a campaign you support
audacity | free, open source tool for editing audio
garage band | audio editor for Mac OS
wordpress | one of the many resources for publishing your work or blog on the web
getglue | personalized pop culture media tracker
http://www.stitcher.com/home.php | your source for portable and personalized news and talk internet radio
http://bre.ad/ | the best way to share your idea

Best of the Left Description (from https://www.facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft)
Aggregating and amplifying the absolute best of the truly liberal media

most recent show posting:
Subscribe to this show!
Check out Stitcher Smart Radio and use the promo code “BEST”
Visit www.Stitcher.com/BEST
Act 1: Rocks – Mark Fiore
Song 1: Welcome Home (Sanitarium) [Instrumental Version] – Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
Act 2: Fracking linked to well contamination – Green News Report
Act 3: Watch It, Gas Hole – Thom Hartmann
Song 3: Home – Up From Below (Deluxe Edition)
Act 4: Nuclear and the climate – Le Show
Song 4: As Long As the Grass Grows – Round Dance the Night Away
Act 5: Island’s Recovery May Set Example For Gulf Residents – NPR
Song 5: Dudeman – Viktor Krauss II
Act 6: Exxon Paleontologists Call For Increased U.S. Fossil Production – The Onion
Song 6: La Paix – Dimanche a Bamako
Act 7: 2011 sets weird weather record – Green News Report
Song 7: Knock Yourself Out – I Heart Huckabees (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Act 8: Mark Moffett – Colbert Report
Song 8: Mexico – James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Act 9: Safe, clean, too cheap to meter – Le Show
Song 9: Go Sadness – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
Act 10: More weird weather, new records set – Green News Report
Voicemails:
Thoughts on the future of climate change – Dominic from Castle Rock, Colorado
Responding on federal funding of Planned Parenthood – Patrick from Dallas
Details on government reimbursments for non-profits – Shane from Cleveland, OH
Voicemail Music:
Turtle (Bonobo Mix) – One Offs… Remixes & B Sides
Ghostwriter – Deadringer
Final comments on Stitcher.com and DonateYourAccount.com
Bonus Voicemail:
Deeper understanding reaction to Bin Laden – Andrew from NY
Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:
How green is my country? – Need to Know
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Physicist Brian Greene discusses the hidden reality of parallel universes

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Sat, 04/09/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with physicist Brian Greene about his new book "The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos."

Brian Greene is Professor of Mathematics & Physics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory. He's the author of two previous bestsellers: “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos”, and his three-part NOVA special based on "The Elegant Universe" won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award.

Death & Dying: Green Funeral Options in Oregon

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Elizabeth Fournier, owner and mortician of Cornerstone Funeral Services joined us for a lively conversation on death, embalming, Formaldehyde and options for green burial in and around the Portland area.

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Sustainability expert Alan AtKisson

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Sun, 03/13/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with sustainability expert Alan AtKisson about how we can accelerate innovation to support sustainability goals.

Alan AtKisson helps governments, businesses and nonprofits accelerate innovation for sustainability. In 1990, he co-founded the Sustainable Seattle initiative, and went on to lead the National Indicators Program, Redefining Progress, the Belaton Group, and his own consulting company, the AtKisson Group. He is the author of two books: Believing Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's World and The ISIS Agreement: How Sustainability Can Improve Organizational Performance and Transform the World

Philip N. Howard on The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

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Wed, 02/16/2011

Philip N. Howard on The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Rabia Yeaman speaks with Philip N. Howard, an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington about his new book, THE DIGITAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY: Information Technology and Political Islam.
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Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist, on the Digital Divide

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Fri, 01/14/2011

Dave DeAngelis interviews biologist Christopher Wills about his new book “The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes.” Wills discusses some of his adventures as a globe-trotting scientist, and describes how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective.

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Digital Divide interview with Robert Meeropol regarding WikiLeaks and our right to information- January 2010

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Fri, 01/14/2011

Rabia Yeaman interviews Robert Meeropol, attorney and the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. We'll discuss the governments attempts to stifle Wikileaks and the rights of American citizens to be informed.

Kevin Kelly: "What Technology Wants"

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Fri, 12/10/2010

Dave DeAngelis interviews Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly about his new book “What Technology Wants.” Kelly argues that our whole world of manufactured technology—automobiles, electrical systems, factories, gadgets, and the Internet—is so complex and interdependent that it functions as a life-like system. And just as biological evolution has unconscious tendencies, so too does technology. By following these tendencies, we can get an idea of what technology wants and prepare ourselves for the inevitable technologies to come.

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

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Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

 

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