Technology

What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

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Tue, 12/21/2010

 What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

56:48 minutes (26 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 12/21/10

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Tue, 12/21/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What should the government be able to keep secret? Were the WikiLeaks a good thing?

 The release of secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks has prompted a draconian response, ranging from calls for founder Julian Assange's assassination to repeated attempts to shut down WikiLeaks and its satellite Web sites. Attacks from leading American political and media figures -- not to mention Assange's arrest -- suggest that it's a far graver sin to expose secrets than to govern under their aegis.

Is piercing the veil of government secrecy a good thing? Is WikiLeaks endangering national security, or providing a public service? Is an independent Web-based entity fulfilling the role that the American press has largely abdicated? With Joe on vacation, Abe looks at the fallout.

 

Net Neutrality and the FCC

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Mon, 12/20/2010

 Jenka Soderberg hosts a discussion of Net Neutrality as the FCC prepares to vote on a set of rules that will give the federal government the power to regulate news and information content online.

27:14 minutes (24.94 MB)

Recovery Zone on 12/22/10

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 12/22/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Why we can and must Recycle Everything!

We've all heard of peak oil, but what about peak hafnium, or peak terbium, peak silver or peak lead? Hafnium, which is important in computer chips, could be depleted by 2017, and terbium, used in florescent light bulbs, by 2012. Silver could be impossible to find in 4 to 29 years, and lead in 8 to 42 years.

Sounds of Awareness on 12/27/10

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Sounds of Awareness
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Mon, 12/27/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Adaptive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired

Host Paul Van Dyke speaks with Ray Campbell, Chicago Lighthouse Assistive Technology Support Line for people who are blind or visually impaired, about adaptive technology and training programs.

And welcome to Paul's new guide dog "Einstein."

Digital Divide December 2010 - We take your calls about the WikiLeaks Drama, Free Press and the 1st Amendment

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/10/2010

 

Rabia Yeaman invites listeners to call in and give their opinion about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech. Want to weigh in on the subject, post your comments here.

29:43 minutes (20.41 MB)

Kevin Kelly: "What Technology Wants"

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/10/2010

Dave DeAngelis interviews Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly about his new book “What Technology Wants.” Kelly argues that our whole world of manufactured technology—automobiles, electrical systems, factories, gadgets, and the Internet—is so complex and interdependent that it functions as a life-like system. And just as biological evolution has unconscious tendencies, so too does technology. By following these tendencies, we can get an idea of what technology wants and prepare ourselves for the inevitable technologies to come.

29:43 minutes (27.21 MB)

The Digital Divide on 12/10/10

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"Girls in Tech" and “What Technology Wants”

Dave DeAngelis interviews Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly about his new book “What Technology Wants.” Kelly argues that our whole world of manufactured technology—automobiles, electrical systems, factories, gadgets, and the Internet—is so complex and interdependent that it functions as a life-like system.

Rabia Yeaman takes calls about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and freedom of speech.

Neighborhoods Versus Cell Phone Towers

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Tue, 12/07/2010

 Host Joe Uris invites concerned NE Portland Neighborhood Activists Susan Prows and Steve Cole in to talk about Cell Phone Towers in Portland.  Many city residents are opposed to the towers, and to the less-than-transparent methods being used to place them.

See RespectPDX.org for more information.

55:36 minutes (25.46 MB)
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