The Digital Divide

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Every 2nd Friday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).

Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us.

How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do we keep it from harming us?

KBOO's The Digital Divide attempts to answer these questions and ask a few of our own through interviews, recordings, and commentary. The show touches upon such issues as open source, privacy, transparency, intellectual property, free speech, accessibility, hacking, net neutrality, file sharing, piracy, social networking, pollution, bioethics and more.

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Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps and therapeutic trials with MDMA & LSD.

Airs at: Fri, 03/12/2010 at 12:00am
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This month Dave DeAngelis interviews Nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps regarding President Obama's plans to build new nuclear power plants. We'll also hear Rabia Yeaman interview MAPS Kevin Henkin, about his organization's federally approved research with MDMA, Psyllosibin a... Read more

The Digital Divide on 01/08/10

Airs at: Fri, 01/08/2010 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide is off this month. Instead we'll hear an interview with journalist James Ridgeway about his article, "Who's Getting Rich From the Naked Full-Body Scanner Boom?" We'll speak with Washington State Congressman Brian Baird, who recently announced that he woul... Read more

The Science Behind Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Change

Airs at: Fri, 12/11/2009 at 12:00am
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The corporate media has created a frenzy around leaked emails between climate scientists.  Meanwhile, global leaders and community activists convernge in Copenhagen.  Yet this month we take a step away from the politics to look at the science behind studying climate change.... Read more

Reactions on Eve of Moon Bombing

Airs at: Fri, 10/09/2009 at 12:00am
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On the eve of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission, we ask people around Portland how they feel about the moon's bombing.The purpose of the LCROSS mission is to send a spacecraft to impact the moon at high velocity and observe the impact and ... Read more

Nikki Giovanni Talks about Going to Mars

Airs at: Fri, 10/09/2009 at 12:00am
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Renowned Grammy-nominated poet, Nikki Giovanni, discusses going to Mars from a Clark College performance on our space-themed show. Read more

Gathering Outside OMSI Moon Simulcast

Airs at: Fri, 10/09/2009 at 12:00am
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NASA's bombing of the moon was set to take place at 4:31 AM.  For our membership drive special, we'll covered the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite or LCROSS mission.In this audio, we hear from the crowd gathered outside OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and I... Read more

Dr. Epstein on Preventable Causes of Cancer & Toxic Products

Airs at: Fri, 09/11/2009 at 12:00am
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Have you ever been bothered by someone’s perfume? Has a hair product ever bothered your skin? How about X-Rays? Do you get nervous when your x-ray is taken? On this show, we’ll learn that these reactions may be warning of you for a reason. Immediately preceding President ... Read more

Free Speech Around the World

Airs at: Thu, 07/09/2009 at 5:00pm
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How is technology used to empower or supress democracy?  On The Digital Divide we've analyzed how the NSA and other agencies have supressed our privacy and free speech here in the United States, but what about the rest of the world? This month, we'll take a look at the rec... Read more

How We Interact Online

Airs at: Mon, 06/08/2009 at 5:00pm
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Today we’ll be examining how the internet has changed the way people interact with one another. Our first story comes to us from The Old Mole Varity Hour where Women's Studies Professor Brooke Campbell spoke with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about recent controversies over er... Read more

Copyright Criminals

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2009 at 5:00pm
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Copyright Criminals: This is a Sampling Sport, is a documentary produced by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod.  The film examines the creative and commercial value of music sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law and of course money... Read more