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 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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TSA Full Body Scanners and Carbon Credits and Corporate Environmental Injustice

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Fri, 04/09/2010

The Digital Divide Archive for April 9th on KBOO 90.7 Fm.

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Michael German of the ACLU. Michael is National Security Policy Counsel with the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, and a former FBI agent who specialized in domestic terrorism cases. Michael will discuss the constitutionality of the TSA's new full body image scanners.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Michael Dorsey, Professor at Dartmouth College. He'll explain what carbon credits are, how countries cheat, and the resulting environmental injustice of polluting on poor countries.

Interview with Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear

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Fri, 03/12/2010

Dave DeAngelis interviews Kevin Kamps on Obama's plan to build new nuclear power plants and the impact on our environment.

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Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps and therapeutic trials with MDMA & LSD.

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Fri, 03/12/2010

This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear Rabia Yeaman interview MAPS Kevin Henkin, about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin and LSD in clinical theraputic settings. And well listen to a talk with Howard Rheingold, Professor at Stanford and UC Berkely on "Search engines, critical thinking and elementary school students." So tune in to the Digital Divide, this Friday at 11 am on KBOO 90.7 FM, kboo.fm on the web.


The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
http://www.maps.org/

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

Howard Rheingold
http://www.rheingold.com/howard/

Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic
http://www.skaut.org/metaphysics/

MATRIX: The Center for Humane, Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online
http://www2.matrix.msu.edu/about/

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The Science Behind Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change

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Fri, 12/11/2009

The corporate media has created a frenzy around leaked emails between climate scientists.  Meanwhile, global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen.  Yet this month we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.  While the concept of global warming has emerged from once being viewed as an unfounded cause from the environmental left to now a global concern unifying the naitons of the world, sceptics still claim that "bad science" is being used to support this effort.

We hear from Andrew Rice, a professor of physics at Portland State University who studies greenhouse gasses, to learn exactly what concepts and techniques scientists have used to produce data that supports the evidence that climate change is occuring in direction that will negativly impact the planet.  He and his students have been comparing the carbon dioxide levels of Portland's atmosphere to surrounding regions, as well as studying the carbon footprint of PSU.

Scientific Resources
Environmental Protection Agency's Findings
Oregon's Strategy for Greenhouse Gas Reductions
RealClimate Blog by Climate Scientists
Opinion Study of Climate Scientists
YouTube Video Series Explaining Basics and Debunking Myths

Activism Resources
56 Newspapers Publish Editorial Calling for Action
Rising Tide
Climate Justice Action

 
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Nikki Giovanni Talks about Going to Mars

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Fri, 10/09/2009

Renowned Grammy-nominated poet, Nikki Giovanni, discusses going to Mars from a Clark College performance on our space-themed show.

Gathering Outside OMSI Moon Simulcast

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Fri, 10/09/2009

NASA's bombing of the moon was set to take place at 4:31 AM.  For our membership drive special, we'll covered the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission.

In this audio, we hear from the crowd gathered outside OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  OMSI had announced that they would be providing a video simulcast of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite impact on to the Moon.  However, many who showed up to watch were locked out and stuck in the cold to try and look up and view with the naked eye.  As the crowd grew restless, a group of protesters and mock counter-protesters arrived to debate the moon's plight.

Reactions on Eve of Moon Bombing

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Fri, 10/09/2009

On the eve of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission, we ask people around Portland how they feel about the moon's bombing.

The purpose of the LCROSS mission is to send a spacecraft to impact the moon at high velocity and observe the impact and resulting cloud of debris to detect water.

You can read more about LCROSS on the NASA website.

Dr. Epstein on Preventable Causes of Cancer & Toxic Products

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Fri, 09/11/2009

Have you ever been bothered by someone’s perfume? Has a hair product ever bothered your skin? How about X-Rays? Do you get nervous when your x-ray is taken?

On this show, we’ll learn that these reactions may be warning of you for a reason.

Immediately preceding President Obama’s recent Address on Health Care Reform, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, a breast cancer survivor, hosted a congressional event. The event focused on her proposed Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, or EARLY act.

Like many survivors, she’s concerned about the early detection of breast cancer. But in the industry of medicine, health isn’t always at the top of the list. We also hear how x-rays could be causing the very disease they are intended to prevent.

But first, we take a scientific look at the cosmetic market today, the variety of modern products available, and discover out how there’s a lot more to worry about than a little irritation.

Doctor Samuel Epstein is professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. He is also Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. He recently spoke with the Politics and Science show of WMRW.

To find out more about Dr. Epstein please visit PreventCancer.com

Since this recording, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s EARLY act has gathered more than 360 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and more than 30 in the Senate. The EARLY Act would implement a national education campaign about the risks that young adult women face from breast cancer. The bill would also provide assistance to young women who have the disease.

Free Speech Around the World

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Thu, 07/09/2009

How is technology used to empower or supress democracy?  On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world?

This month, we'll take a look at the recent elections in Iran and the political crisis in Honduras to find importantance of the media and communication networks in the fight for freedom.

We'll also hear stories of censoriship and surveillence from China, Israel, Egypt and more.

Thanks to Bubbles for the music provided in this piece.  This music is licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License

More resources on the topics:

Biometric database to be formed in Israel
 

How We Interact Online

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Mon, 06/08/2009

Today we’ll be examining how the internet has changed the way people interact with one another.

Our first story comes to us from The Old Mole Varity Hour where Women's Studies Professor Brooke Campbell spoke with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about recent controversies over erotic services offered on the online bulletin board, Craigslist.

Next we look at what it means to move our lives online.  We’ve found a way to do everything over the internet, and for many, its becoming a concerning issue that so much of our interaction has become virtual. Spoken word performer Jello Biafra took aim at online social networking at the recent Hacker’s on Planet Earth conference.

Finally, we take a look at e-racism.  It’s become clear that society’s problems have followed us online. At the SXSW Interactive conference this year, panelists took on the topic of racism. Latoya Peterson of Racialicious.com moderated a panel that included Jay Smooth of WBAI's Underground Railroad and Phil Yu of the Angry Asian Man blog.
 

 

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