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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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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

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

Sarah Vowell on KBOO 90.7 FM

Airs at: Mon, 10/13/2008 at 12:00am
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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