Technology

The Digital Divide on 06/14/13

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 06/14/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Brian Faherty of School House Electric, Prism, Government Spying, Bradley Manning Report

Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM for The Digital Divide. On this month's digital divide, I'll take your calls about the governments spying scandals, and privacy on the internet, an update on the Bradley Manning Court Martial Trial and an interview with the owner and founder of local hand-blown glass lighting fixtures, Brian Faherty of School House Electric.

 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/04/13

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Tue, 06/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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John Copp joins Abe and Joe to discuss Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine.

Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine is a textbook case of ecological health vs. economic gain. A rich vein of porphyry copper, gold, and molybdenum lies beneath Soutwest Alaska, and a multinational mining corporation wants to dig a hole two miles wide to get at it. Problem is, the mine would lie on Bristol Bay, through which passes about half the world's population of sockeye salmon.

Portland's John Copp, a former Bristol Bay fisherman, joins Abe and Joe to discuss the mine's prospective impact on the bay's ecosystem.

Portland Prepared on 05/31/13

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Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Portland Prepared

The Melting Pot on 05/28/13

Program: 
The Melting Pot
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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

Gerald Markowitz on Untested New Chemicals

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Mon, 05/27/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Gerald Markowitz of John Jay College, author of "You Are a Guinea Pig: How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched" as well as numerous other articles and books. They discuss the pervasive use of untested chemicals (over 80,000) in the USA. The CDC has tested about 200 of these chemicals and have discovered Teflon, BPA, and other endocrine disruptors and carcinogens accumulated in our bodies. They discuss the unknown effects not only of 99% of the chemicals in use, but also the unknown interactions among the different chemicals.

17:35 minutes (8.05 MB)

The Melting Pot on 05/21/13

Program: 
The Melting Pot
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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe run down the May 21 special election.

It's election time, Portland. Fluoride is on the ballot, in case you haven't heard. Also, y'know, kids and water quality. Join Abe and Joe as they run down the ballot measures.

More Talk Radio on 05/13/13

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Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Join us Monday at 8am when our guest will be Evgeny Morozov, author of "To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism". Mr. Morozov, author of the well received "The Net Delusion", considers our inordinate love affair with "technological solutionism"as threatening to fundamental democratic ideals and practices. 

The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything—from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity—by digitally quantifying, tracking, or gamifying behavior. But when we change the motivations for our moral, ethical, and civic behavior we may also change the very nature of that behavior.

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