Science/Technology

Chernobyl: Nuclear Drama on HBO

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles Laurie Mercier and Frann Michel discuss the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and some responses to it.  While there has been widespread praise for the aesthetics and emotional impact of the drama, and many appreciate its allegorical message about  climate catastrophe, ... Read more

Race After Technology

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  Cecil and Celeste interview Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code​ (2019) Polity.   "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can rein... Read more

Massimo Mazzucco and American Moon

Airs at: Fri, 06/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, the nagging question remains: Did it really happen? Were the images seen by hundreds of millions on live television actually from the moon or from a NASA simulator? Italian film-maker, Massimo Mazzucco, in one of the most com... Read more

The Digital Divide June 2019: George Dyson Turing's Cathedral

Airs at: Fri, 06/14/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
In this encore episode of The Digital Divide, host Rabia Yeaman speaks with author George Dyson about his book "Turing’s Cathedral" a the story of how the most constructive and most destructive of twentieth-century inventions—the digital computer and the hydrogen bomb—emerg... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 5/27/19

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/28/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the special Memorial Day edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the radio show for war criminals who have not been pardoned by the president. Not yet anyway. Our guest tonight has one of the best sci-fi podcasts in the known universe. Sarah Rhea Werner is the creator... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Felicity Fenton

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Our News In Depth guest today is Felicity Fenton, author of the book User Not Found, from Portland’s Future Tense Books. User Not Found is a long-form essay about Felicity’s attempt to withdraw from the Internet, especially social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,... Read more

Exhalation

Airs at: Thu, 07/04/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Like such eclectic predecessors as Philip K. Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., Jorge Luis Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, China Miéville, and Kazuo Ishiguro,  Ted Chiang has explored conventional tropes of science fiction in highly unconventional wa... Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/24/19

Airs at: Wed, 04/24/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
Guest host Linda Olsen-Osterlund takes a look at Facebook and social media's usage of personal data, its discriminatory practices, and all the other things that make people question the future and definition of privacy. Call in with your comments 503-231-8187. Read more

Zucked by Roger McNamee

Airs at: Fri, 04/12/2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
In a New Yorker profile of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last September, Evan Osnos writes: “If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 billion people, about a third of humanity, log in at least once a month. That user base h... Read more

Insectuality 2: Ultrasonic Bugaloo

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Tonight from 12:00-3:00 AM Bill McQuay of Ecolocation Sound and NPR will be guest hosting and presenting the final installment of his and researchers Drs. Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede's recent field recordings from Barro Colorado, Panama.  Thrill to the ultrasonic ... Read more