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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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.

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.

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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.

  • Length: 23:28 minutes (16.11 MB)
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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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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

 

 

  • Length: 55:14 minutes (25.29 MB)
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Shahid Buttar Bill or Rights Defense Committee and Bed Bugs in Portland, Oregon on the Digital Divide June 2010

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Sun, 06/13/2010
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Digital Divide for June 2010

Tune in to the Digital Divide this Friday, June 11, 2010. Dave DeAngeles speaks with Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee regarding the ever increasing domestic surveillance techniques. How far are we willing to allow the government to document all of our movements and conversations in exchange for percieved security. Do full body scanners in Airports cross the line in regard to invading our personal privacy.

Rabia Yeaman interviews Chris Wirth at Multnomah County Public Health about a small but insidious topic keeping thousands of people awake at night: Bed Bugs. Learn what you need to know about this growing epidemic across the U.S and right here in Portland, OR.

Links to Bed Bug information

Multnomah County Public Health, Vector Control

www.bedbugsnorthwest.com

Got bed bugs? Add your location to the registry.


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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