The Digital Divide

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Airs at: Fri, 08/14/2020 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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Reactions on Eve of Moon Bombing

Airs at: Fri, 10/09/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for The Digital Divide
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

Dr. Epstein on Preventable Causes of Cancer & Toxic Products

Airs at: Fri, 09/11/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for The Digital Divide
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
Produced for The Digital Divide
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

The Digital Divide on 03/27/09

Airs at: Fri, 03/27/2009 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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The Digital Divide presents the latest in science and technology affecting our planet with a focus on the SXSW Interactive Festival, a recent event celebrating the best minds and the brightest personalities of emerging technology. Read more

The Future of Communications and Work

Airs at: Wed, 02/18/2009 at 12:00am
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This month, The Digital Divide looks at ways people are putting communications back in the hands of the community and how technology is shaping the future of how we work. First, we speak with the Personal Telco Project, a Portland nonprofit dedicated to the idea that peopl... Read more

Does Technology Invade Your Privacy?

Airs at: Wed, 01/21/2009 at 12:00am
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This month the Digital Divide show looks at issues of privacy and hosts a live on-air discussion. We examine recent developments in federal spying cases, and hear about a local charity that has suffered from NSA wiretapping.  We also hear a report from the Riseup collectiv... Read more

eWaste and "Green" Energy

Airs at: Wed, 12/17/2008 at 4:00pm
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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
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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