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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The Digital Divide: Matthew Stadler

Airs at: Fri, 01/13/2012 at 12:00am
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Suzanne LaGrande talks to writer, editor and co-founder of The Publication Studio, Matthew Stadler. Among other things they discuss is the Publication Studio's DIY publishing strategies, the social life of the book, and the importance of creating public conversations. For ... Read more

The Digital Divide on 12/09/11

Airs at: Fri, 12/09/2011 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tune into the Digital Divide, Friday, December 9th at 11 AM when Rabia Yeaman interviews Brian Greene noted theoretical physicist, a professor at Columbia University, and author of The Hidden Reality. Chris Andreae speaks with Crystal Cox, Oregon Blogger, journalist and cor... Read more

Michelle Rae Anderson on The Digital Divide

Airs at: Fri, 11/11/2011 at 12:00am
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 Suzanne LaGrande interviews Michelle Rae Anderson. (aka @mediaChick on social websites) Michelle is a writer, digital strategist and community builder with 20 years of media development experience. As a media ecologist,  she's fascinated with the way people and technologie... Read more

Science historian Naomi Oreskes on "The Merchants of Doubt"

Airs at: Fri, 08/12/2011 at 12:00am
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Today, Dave DeAngelis speaks with scientist and historian Naomi Oreskes about her new book "The Merchants of Doubt,"which describes how organized campaigns undermine the scientific evidence related to important environmental and health issues such as second-hand smoke, acid... Read more

The Digital Divide on 07/08/11

Airs at: Fri, 07/08/2011 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Join us this month on The Digital Divide. Today we'll hear a TED talk by bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe. He'll describe an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. And he asks: isn't it time to set some ground rul... Read more

Are We Alone in the Universe?

Airs at: Sun, 06/12/2011 at 12:00am
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Are we alone in the universe? So far, definitive proof has eluded us. However, in recent years scientists have been engaged in a widespread search for extraterrestrial life, which has produced encouraging results. To learn the latest about the quest for life beyond Earth, D... Read more

Exploring The Best of the Left Podcast

Airs at: Fri, 06/10/2011 at 12:00am
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KBOO Digital Divide: Interview with Jay Tomlinson, creator of Best of the Left Podcast | by Ross Freeman Levin reporter Ross Freeman Levin thinks he spends too much time trolling podcasts for interesting audio content. But that seemingly-wasted time may be paying off: he's... Read more

The Digital Divide on 05/13/11

Airs at: Fri, 05/13/2011 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Rabia Yeaman airs an in-studio interview with James Gleick author of The Information, and Chaos. They discuss the implications of human communication as information in a digital age, and Dave DeAngelis interviews Nicholas Carr, blogger and author. Read more

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the hidden reality of parallel universes

Airs at: Sat, 04/09/2011 at 12:00am
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Dave DeAngelis speaks with physicist Brian Greene about his new book "The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos." Brian Greene is Professor of Mathematics & Physics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discove... Read more

Death & Dying: Green Funeral Options in Oregon

Airs at: Fri, 04/08/2011 at 12:00am
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Elizabeth Fournier, owner and mortician of Cornerstone Funeral Services joined us for a lively conversation on death, embalming, Formaldehyde and options for green burial in and around the Portland area. Read more