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The Digital Divide June 2019: George Dyson Turing's Cathedral

Airs at: Fri, 06/14/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
In this encore episode of The Digital Divide, host Rabia Yeaman speaks with author George Dyson about his book "Turing’s Cathedral" a the story of how the most constructive and most destructive of twentieth-century inventions—the digital computer and the hydrogen bomb—emerg... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 5/27/19

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/28/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the special Memorial Day edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the radio show for war criminals who have not been pardoned by the president. Not yet anyway. Our guest tonight has one of the best sci-fi podcasts in the known universe. Sarah Rhea Werner is the creator... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Felicity Fenton

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Our News In Depth guest today is Felicity Fenton, author of the book User Not Found, from Portland’s Future Tense Books. User Not Found is a long-form essay about Felicity’s attempt to withdraw from the Internet, especially social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter,... Read more

Exhalation

Airs at: Thu, 07/04/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Like such eclectic predecessors as Philip K. Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., Jorge Luis Borges, Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, China Miéville, and Kazuo Ishiguro,  Ted Chiang has explored conventional tropes of science fiction in highly unconventional wa... Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/24/19

Airs at: Wed, 04/24/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
Guest host Linda Olsen-Osterlund takes a look at Facebook and social media's usage of personal data, its discriminatory practices, and all the other things that make people question the future and definition of privacy. Call in with your comments 503-231-8187. Read more

Zucked by Roger McNamee

Airs at: Fri, 04/12/2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
In a New Yorker profile of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last September, Evan Osnos writes: “If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 billion people, about a third of humanity, log in at least once a month. That user base h... Read more

Insectuality 2: Ultrasonic Bugaloo

Airs at: Sat, 03/30/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Threshold Shift
Tonight from 12:00-3:00 AM Bill McQuay of Ecolocation Sound and NPR will be guest hosting and presenting the final installment of his and researchers Drs. Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede's recent field recordings from Barro Colorado, Panama.  Thrill to the ultrasonic ... Read more

Social Design Insights: In defense of slowness

Airs at: Wed, 03/27/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Radiozine brings a special presentation of Social Design Insights. Spencer Bailey is the editor-at-large of the book publisher Phaidon and a contributing editor at Town & Country magazine. A writer, editor, journalist, and strategist, he was previously the editorial directo... Read more

Surveillance Capitalism

Airs at: Tue, 03/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Surveillance Capitalism is a global architecture of behavior modification which poses profound threats to society. It was invented at Google, duplicated at Facebook, and has moved almost seamlessly into virtually every economic sector. Vast wealth is accumulated in an om... Read more

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Airs at: Fri, 03/29/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Today on Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews science writer, lecturer and author Thomas Hager, discussing his newly published book, Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine   Behind every landmark drug is a story. It coul... Read more