A digital shock wave called podcast is sweeping the world of traditional broadcasting. How does it impact you? What's the future of radio? Hear what expert and podcast lisners have to say this hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders.
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- Amy O'Leary, multimedia producer, New York Times
- Michael 10/15/07: "Regarding the impact of podcast show: I listen to Here on Earth over the realaudio live streaming. I wish I could afford to receive podcasts, but as an older disabled man who cannot afford a new computer or an iPod I am profoundly aware of the 'digital divide' that seperates the rich who can afford to every new technology up-grade and the poor who can't. I am stranded on the 1998 technology island, and hardly a day goes by that I don't find my island more and more isolated from access to the modern world. I ask -- why are people, even in Public Radio -- so willing to embrace the latest and greatest technology that in the end turns them into just another marketing tool of the companies who benefit most from making older computer technology obsolete."