Technology

A Common Sense Alternative to the Columbia River Crossing

program date: 
Tue, 05/10/2011

Hosted by Joe Uris, with Abe Proctor in absentia.

It's the spring membership drive! Joe discusses the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.

 

56:52 minutes (26.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/10/11

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hey! Become a member of KBOO! Yeah, you!

 It's the spring membership drive! Abe and Joe discuss the latest iteration in the long-running debate on a new bridge over the Columbia River. But really, it's all about the ducats. C'mon, now. If you're not yet a member of KBOO, now is the time. Do you want to give your money to the shows you love, or to the advertisers you hear everywhere else? You know what to do.

The Digital Divide on 05/13/11

Program: 
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.

The Eavesdrop on 05/05/11

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Author Jemiah Jefferson on The Eavesdrop!

Join the ladies of "The Eavesdrop" tonight for a Spring Membership Drive special edition; always bringing you real conversations for real people!

Special guest and author, Jemiah Jefferson, stops by on "the 'Drop" to share news of her soon-to-be re-released, popular quartet of novels, Voice of the Blood, Wounds, Fiend and A Drop of Scarlet.

She'll help us visit/re-visit protagonists Ariane, Daniel and others, while we explore the world of horror, fiction, fantasy and erotica.

Find out how well this author "fit" into the multi-genred world and managed to succeed in the publishing world. She'll also share where her writings take her next!

Apple Products Made In Sweatshops

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have embraced the futuristic Iphone or Ipad made by Apple?

It may surprise you to know more about how those devices are manufactured.

KBOO's Sarina Fong reports.

1:52 minutes (1.7 MB)

Communications and Technology: If Technology Fails

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The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011

Sawyer tells us about what we will experience if technology fails us.

3:39 minutes (3.34 MB)

Safecast maps crowd-sourced radiation data from DIY "citizen scientists"

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 04/27/2011

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere, Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of crowd-sourcing "citizen scientists" to map radiation data.

28:44 minutes (13.15 MB)

Radiozine on 04/25/11

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Antonia Juhasz on her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.

Host Per Fagereng interviews Antonia Juhasz about her new book BLACK TIDE: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster.

Recovery Zone on 04/27/11

Program: 
Recovery Zone
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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Crowd-sourced DIY radiation monitoring through Safecast.org

When last month's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami breached six Japanese nuclear reactors in Fukushima, releasing radiation into the atmosphere,  Marcelino Alvarez of Uncorked Studios was not soothed by the official reports that there was "nothing to worry about." He hit upon the idea of using "citizen scientists" to crowd-source radiation data. Within 72 hours he and David Ewald had  Rdtn.org,  now known as Safecast up and running, and within the first week there were over 150,000 visitors from 130 countries.

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