The Digital Divide

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Airs at: Fri, 12/13/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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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eWaste and "Green" Energy

Airs at: Wed, 12/17/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
This month, the Digital Divide looks at the environment and what technology is doing to help or harm it.  We speak with a pioneering nonprofit that is battling the growing amount of eWaste and talk to a justice organization on just how green many of the next generation ener... Read more

Technology and the Elections

Airs at: Wed, 11/19/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for The Digital Divide
This program begins with a roundup of technology news from around the world and then provides in-depth feature stories from a variety of reporters.  In our pilot show we cover the recent elections - how technology was used to get out the vote and also prevent it.  We feature... Read more

Sarah Vowell on KBOO 90.7 FM

Airs at: Mon, 10/13/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for The Digital Divide
Recorded live in the KBOO studios on October 14th, 2008, Sarah Vowell, author and This American Life contributor,  joins host Rabia Yeaman to discuss her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates. Read more