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 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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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."

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

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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.

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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.

Is Google making us stupid? Nicholas Carr author of The Shallows

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Is Google making us stupid? When Nicholas Carr posed that question in a celebrated Atlantic essay, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind” — from the alphabet, to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer — Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.

Dave DeAngelis interviews Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, What the Internet is doing to our brains.

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The Science of Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs

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Fri, 11/12/2010

Bed bugs are a growing problem not only in Portland, but in every city in the country. Getting an inspection as soon as bed bugs are suspected is critical to keeping a small infestation from growing. Bed bug sniffing dogs are the newest tool in the war against bed bugs. Able to sniff out what humans might never see or find, bed bug sniffing dogs can tell you if you do have bed bugs or, if you don't.

Listen to this interview with Molly's trainer Leigh Ann Coleman, owner of PestDetectionNW.com.

For general information about how to get rid of bed bugs check out bedbugsnorthwest.com

  • Length: 25:51 minutes (17.75 MB)
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Digital Divide September 2010 - Open Source & Democracy Lab

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Mon, 09/20/2010

This month on the Digital Divide, Dave DeAngelis speaks with two guests about how open source technology can be used to improve education. First, Bryant Patten of the National Center for Open Source and Education discusses how  to provide students with better technology education and collaborative team skills. Then, Mark Frischmuth of Democracy Lab, discusses how to produce better education policy outcomes.

  • Length: 28:31 minutes (19.58 MB)
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The Digital Divide - September 2010 - Howard Rhinegold, Social Media and Journalism

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Mon, 09/20/2010

Rabia Yeaman talks with Howard Rheingold, author of smart Mobs, and teaches Participatory Media/Collective Action at UC Berkeley's School of Information, and Digital Journalism and VirtualCommunity/Social Media at Stanford University. They discuss where social media is headed, and how it is being used all over the world to connect activists and like minded souls.

  • Length: 24:57 minutes (17.13 MB)
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Digital Divide for August 13, 2010

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Fri, 08/13/2010

If you use computers and internet, chances are you use open source software. Whether its word processing with OpenOffice, browsing the internet with Firefox, or serving up web pages with Apache, there's an open source solution for just about any problem. But can open source help us build a better voting system?

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Greg Miller of the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation about creating an open source, publicly owned, and trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction.

We'll also hear a recorded talk with Howard Rhinegold, Professor at Stanford and Berkeley, about how open source software encourages collaborative thinking and development.

Digital Divide for July 2010

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Sun, 07/11/2010

Jeff Hylton Simmons of Radio23.org and Cherie Blackfeather of VoxPopPDX talk with Rabia Yeaman about live internet radio. Have you dreamed of producing your own radio program, now you can on the internet. Listen in and learn how.

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research about what it would take to phase out fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Learn how we can use wind, solar, and biomass energy sources to achieve this goal and transition to a carbon-free and nuclear-free economy.

www.radio23.org

http://feeds.feedburner.com/VoxPopPdx

 

 

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Digital Divide for May 2010 - Jim Brau on Particle Physics

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Fri, 05/14/2010

Dave DeAngelis speaks with Jim Brau of the University of Oregon about the latest news in high-energy particle physics including the unification of forces, the mystery of dark matter, and the nature of mass.

Jim Brau's website

US Atlas experiments at CERN

More mysterious dark matter experiments

  • Length: 20:34 minutes (8.24 MB)
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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.

 

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