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 07/13/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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What Journalism Can Learn from Science, from a recorded A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Today on the Digital Divide we'll hear a talk on What Journalism Can Learn from Science, from a recorded A session at SXSW Interactive 2012. Today's talk will feature Gideon Lichfield, Media Editor for The Economist and Matt Thompson, Editorial Manager at NPR.

The scientific method revolutionized the world of truth-seeking. Yet journalism - which, like science, seeks truth - is far less rigorous. We’ll walk through why this gap has led to record levels of distrust in journalism, and why journalism that’s replicable, trackable, and reviewable can help to restore that trust.

The Digital Divide on 04/13/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 04/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Tune in Friday at 11 am to the Digital Divide on KBOO 90.7 FM. Rabia Yeaman will interview author 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.

The Digital Divide on 03/09/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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digital inventors and artists from Suspect Devices and Winifred Gallagher

In this episode of The Digital Divide we bring you electronic and digital inventors and artists from Suspect Devices. They'll tell us about their upcoming projects, and will answer the question burning in all of our minds, "What is a DorkBot?"

The Digital Divide on 01/13/12

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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An interview with Matthew Stadler, writer and founder of the Publication Studio.

 

The Digital Divide on 12/09/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Brian Greene author of The Hidden Reality on The Digital Divide on KBOO 90.7 FM Portland.st

Tune into the Digital Divide, Friday, December 9th at 11 AM when Rabia Yeaman interviews Brian Greene noted theoretical physicist, a professor at Columbia University, and author of The Hidden Reality. Chris Andreae speaks with Crystal Cox, Oregon Blogger, journalist and corporate whistleblower about the defamation suit she lost when a company she exposed for poor business practices, sued her for blogging about it.

The Digital Divide on 11/11/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide for November 2011

Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michelle Rae Anderson. (aka @mediaChick on social websites) Michelle is a writer, digital strategist and community builder with 20 years of media development experience. As a media ecologist,  she's fascinated with the way people and technologies interact in business and in pleasure. Recently, she completed an ambitious genre-bending storytelling experiment The Miracle in July, (http://themiracleinjuly.com/)
She also is founder of the guerrilla publishing agency I Heart Media. (http://iheartmedia.com/)

The Digital Divide on 08/12/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes, Amber Case, PDX Broadband Plan, more!

Today, Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

The Digital Divide on 07/08/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide: Bioethics and Beyond Nuclear

Join us this month on The Digital Divide. Today we'll hear a TED talk by bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. He'll describe an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. And he asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules? You can go to the KBOO website and not only listen online but watch the original TED video. If you hate seeing animals and insects being tortured and experimented on, don't watch.

The Digital Divide on 06/10/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Washington Post science writer and Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast

Are we alone in the universe? So far, definitive proof has eluded us. However, in recent years scientists have been engaged in a vigorous and 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 such that suggests life beyond Earth is not only possible, but highly probable.

Ross Freeman Levin, interviews Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast.

The Digital Divide on 05/13/11

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Digital Divide: Interviews with James Gleick & Nicholas Carr

Rabia Yeaman airs an in-studio interview with James Gleick author of The Information, and Chaos. They discuss the implications of human communication as information in a digital age, and Dave DeAngelis interviews Nicholas Carr, blogger and author.

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

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The Digital Divide
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 48Kbps (CBR)

Health Effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

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The Digital Divide
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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The Digital Divide
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Michelle Rowley talks about Code Scouts her not-for-profit to bring women into programming.

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The Digital Divide
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Tiny House Ontario on the August 2012 Digital Divide

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The 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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

George Dyson, author of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.

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The Digital Divide
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Digital Divide: Matthew Stadler

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The Digital Divide
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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/

Michelle Rae Anderson on The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 11/11/2011

 Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michelle Rae Anderson. (aka @mediaChick on social websites) Michelle is a writer, digital strategist and community builder with 20 years of media development experience. As a media ecologist,  she's fascinated with the way people and technologies interact in business and in pleasure. Recently, she completed an ambitious genre-bending storytelling experiment The Miracle in July, (http://themiracleinjuly.com/)

She also is founder of the guerrilla publishing agency I Heart Media. (http://iheartmedia.com/)

 
To find out more about Michelle Rae Anderson's work go to: http://michelleraeanderson.com/
  • Date: 2011-11-02
  • Length: 17:30 minutes (16.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Science historian Naomi Oreskes on "The Merchants of Doubt"

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 08/12/2011

Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global warming.

 

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