Technology

The Digital Divide on 07/13/12

Program: 
The Digital Divide
Air date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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.

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

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
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.

42:48 minutes (39.19 MB)

Abe looks at the resurgence of nullification.

program date: 
Tue, 07/03/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe Uris is on vacation.

 

In the decades before the Civil War, the southern states resisted federal authority by way of the doctrine of nullification, which holds that an individual state has the right to invalidate any federal law which it has deemed to be unconsitutional.

56:01 minutes (43.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/03/12

Air date: 
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe looks at the resurgence of nullification. Surprise! It's taking place in the Old South.

In the decades before the Civil War, the southern states resisted federal authority by way of the doctrine of nullification, which holds that an individual state has the right to invalidate any federal law which it has deemed to be unconsitutional.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/26/12

Air date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins in to discuss the coming Supreme Court health decision

It's a big week for the Supreme Court. Monday's decisions on Arizona's "Papers, Please" law and mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles are a prelude to the big one -- a decision on the Affordable Care Act, expected later this week.

Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe to discuss the coming decision on President Obama's signature health care legislation.

Occupy Portland Radio broadcast air show 6/20/2012

program date: 
Thu, 06/21/2012

in this episode:

Music from the Sexy Flail Family String Band (love to the Alamo!)

An interview with Pepe from the Occupy Portland Food and Garden Team

sounds from the Occupy Portland/ Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers softball game

a new Police Piece

an interview with Mary Nicholls, dame of the Occupy Portland City Hall End the Camping Ban Vigil

a new segment entitled "Presented Without Comment"

please contact us at opdxradio@gmail.com

63:15 minutes (57.91 MB)

Dave King on Jobs and the Climate

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with Dave King, a local activist and organizer of the upcoming mini-conference on Jobs and the Climate, being held at the Musicians Union Hall. They talk about the various ways that creating an ecologically sustainable world, addressing climate and other environmental crises, reconstructing and decentralizing the energy-grid, would generate millions of jobs. It's at Wednesday the 20th at 5:45pm at the Musician's Union Hall, just south of Sandy and 28th.

8:39 minutes (7.91 MB)

Movie Moles: Prometheus

program date: 
Mon, 06/11/2012

 Movie Moles Joe Clement and Frann Michel discuss Ridley Scott's "Prometheus", which is the third prequel in the Alien movies he inagurated in 1979. Joe and Frann are a bit critical of this film, finding it lacking in coherent character development or plot, but still are able to talk about space-travel and corporate power, the (better) ground-up narrative-building in the earlier Alien film compared to Scott's auteurist idealism in Prometheus, overt and narrative-sexism, and the mystification of biology in the pursuit of "origins". 

 
12:57 minutes (11.85 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/05/12

Air date: 
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
As Joe prepares for his annual hiatus, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.

 The State of the Union is screwed. Four years into the New Depression, the economy still lags and working people suffer while the ruling class rolls in profligate wealth. Inequality grows more extreme. The wars drag on. The modern surveillance state is a reality. The planet grows warmer.

What's to be done? Do we play by the rules, and rely on our democratic institutions? If so, whom do we support? Does it matter? Is it time for a more creative solution?

In Joe's last show before his annual summer break, he and Abe survey the State of the Union.

Alternative Radio on 06/05/12

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Richard Heinberg - The End of Growth

Richard Heinberg - The End of Growth (lecture)

There is almost a mystical belief in growth. Nature’s bounty was there to be exploited by man. There is endless palaver about growth as an economic panacea that will cure all ills. Economists have long postulated that growth is normal and natural and could go on forever. But can it? Conventional views of growth are incompatible with the capacity and well being of the planet. The Earth Policy Institute says, we are “on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and collapse.

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