Technology

Movie Moles: Her

program date: 
Tue, 01/21/2014

Denise Morris and Frann Michel review  Spike Jonze new  (quasi science fiction) romantic comedy "Her". Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, an introverted man who goes through a divorce with his child-hood sweetheart, only to fall curiously in love with his new, hyperintelligent operating system, dubbed "Samantha", that is voiced by Scarlett Johansenn. Samantha isn't the only one of her kind either. The story moves beyond Theodore and Samantha to include other operating systems in love affairs with other people, and eventually goals of self-actualization on the part of the operating systems beyond these limited connections.

12:13 minutes (4.89 MB)

Richard Smith on Chinese Environmentalism and Environmental Crises

program date: 
Mon, 01/20/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Richard Smith about the havoc that Chinese development has wreaked on the people and environment within Chinese borders, and what that means in the context of global capitalism and increasingly global ecological crises.
18:35 minutes (7.44 MB)

Drone Testing at Three Sites in Oregon

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 01/02/2014
The Federal Aviation Authority has named three sites in Oregon among the list of places to be used for testing drones. Robin Ryan speaks to Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Becky Strauss of the ACLU of Oregon, for more. 10:18 minutes (9.44 MB)

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

program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
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. 50:58 minutes (17.5 MB)

Climate Summit Corruption at the COP-19

program date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013
Tom Becker reads from an article about the corrupt failure of the United Nations COP-19 Climate Summit, where industry interests controlled the conference and civil society groups hassled. It is titled "The Government Scandal That Shows The People Have to Take Radical Action to Prevent Climate Change: the corrupt failure of the COP-19 make revolt irresistable", by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. 7:03 minutes (6.45 MB)

Mike Maden Interview

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program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013
The US Military wants smart machines to do more and more of the fighting.  But author Mike Maden sees a danger in taking the human element out of war, which he says is a human activity, not a technological activity.  Don Merrill goes in-depth with Mr. Maden and his new book, "Drone". 28:13 minutes (25.84 MB)

EFF Objects Sentence Given to Jeremy Hammond

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 11/15/2013
6:24 minutes (5.86 MB)
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