Technology

Daniel Wilson talks about his novel "Robopocalypse"

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Thu, 06/09/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Portland writer, television host and robotics engineer Daniel Wilson, author of the technothriller "Robopocalypse," which explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.

Wilson has an M.S. and P.H.D. in Robotics, and an M.S. in Machine Learning. His other books include the 2005 book "How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion," "Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived," "How To Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Aliens, Ninjas, and Zombies," and "The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame: Muwahahaha!"

26:23 minutes (36.23 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/21/11

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Mr. President: With Joe on leave, Abe looks at the 7-decade growth of executive power in the U.S.

It's been nearly 70 years since the U.S. Congress has declared war. The current administration has enshrined and deepened the surveillance state first ushered in under the auspices of the Cold War and the War on Drugs, and then imposed under G.W. Bush's War on Terror. Once-inviolable rights to counsel, swift trial, due process, security from search and seizure, and habeas corpus have been rendered insubstantial.

Drone Warfare, The Cost of War and Killer Hummingbirds

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Mon, 06/20/2011

 Brian of voices for creative non-violence describes the surreal and no less traumatic situation where drone-pilots operate their weapons from thousands of miles away while soaking up more of the bloody imagery. Brian argues that drone warfare is prefered because it makes war low-profile and seemingly cleann. When the drones can be deployed without judicial oversight to execute anyone the President orders, the nature of international law is made just as precarious. Brian also suspects the drones are making war more likely by lowering the cost for war, making it easier to chose war. 

17:15 minutes (6.91 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour June 20th

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Mon, 06/20/2011

Laurie Mercier hosts today's Old Mole Variety Hour, and we hear:

 

 

56:18 minutes (22.55 MB)

Are We Alone in the Universe?

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program: 
The Digital Divide
program date: 
Sun, 06/12/2011

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

26:00 minutes (23.8 MB)

Arjun Makhijani on “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

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Sun, 06/12/2011

 Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

57:09 minutes (65.41 MB)

Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

 Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

Radiozine on 06/06/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Interview with Nicole Foss on energy, finance, empire, and environment.

Today Per Fagering and Kurt Liebezeit have a chance to sit down and interview Nicole Foss, editor of the popular financial news aggregation site The Automatic Earth, on the topics of energy and finance.  Nicole counts nuclear safety among her many areas of expertise, and although the Fukushima disaster has dropped out of the mainstream news cycle it is still very much an area of concern for her and other experts.  Nicole also earned her living in Ontario managing renewable energy policy, and she will explain why the green future that many people aspire to is very difficult to put into practice.

Talk Radio on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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“The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States”

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Arjun  Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which has released a paper “The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on Nuclear Power in the United States.”

This week AP reported that, "Japan's government has doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought."

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