Media Mining Digest 297 – Jul 21, 2017: Afghanistan Resolution, Altruism and Wealth, Amazon Buys Whole Foods, American Second Civil War, American World Leadership, Arab World, Arctic Ice Trends, Australian Education, Back Pain, Behavioral Economics, Bitcoin, Blind Sleep Problems, Blockchain Employee, California Resistance to Trump, Canada, Car Ownership, Cardiovascular System, Cellular Senescence, Childhood Trauma, China and U.S. War, Civil Liberties, Climate Challenge in Cities, Coal, Comey Impact, Consciousness, Conspiracy Theorist, Consumer Resistance, Cool Tools for Travel, Counterterrorism, Death Penalty in California, Declaration of Independence, Detroit Urban Farm, Digital Revolution, Donner Party Story, Dutch Flood Control, Economic Trends in U.S., Education Politics, Espionage Law, Evidence Based Medicine Problems, Facing Race, Fake Meat, Female Desire, Gavin Newsom, Genocide Survivor, Gerrymandering and Immigrant Lawyers, Gold Standard, Google Flu Trending Problem, Hate Crimes, Health Care, Heat Domes, Heritage Buildings, Immigrant Activists, Impeachment Inquiry, Intelligence and Mortality, Internet Search Revelations, Investing Locally and Lead in Water, Iraqi War Film, Irish Conflict, Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, Kansas Tax Experiment, Kitchen Gadgets, Lawn Economics, Leadership Principles, Lies and Lying, Lifestyle Problems, Matter of Scale, Medical Error Prevention, Mental Health Apps, Muslim Phobia, National Monuments, Newt Gingrich, Newton Minow, North Korea, Obstruction of Justice, Opioid Overdoses, Option B, Origins of Man, Paris Accord, Parole Board in NH, Pillars of Wellness, Plastic Waste, Police, Prison Concepts, Public Broadcasting, Respiratory Disease, Rikers Island Kids, Rituals, Saudi Woman Driver, Scams, Sea Power, Shock Politics, Smartphone Impact, Social Conflict, Steve Hilton, Supreme Court Activities, Taxis and Uber, Tech Gentrification, Texas Clean Energy, Threat Analysis, Tick Season Trend, Tom Steyer, Transgender Deaths, Trent Lott, Trump, TWIV Letters, Ultramarathoner’s Dog, Upper Middle Class, Water System Modernization, White House Reporter, Women and Islam, Women in Politics, Writers on Writing, Young Activists

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Afghanistan Resolution 58 mins – “Intelligence officer Anthony Alfidi has performed military duty in South Korea, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He will give his personal view of why U.S. policy has not achieved peace in Afghanistan and how the new administration should pursue reforms.” At the link find the title, “Resolving Afghanistan: Crafting a Sensible U.S. Approach, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170519_Resolving Afghanistan Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism and Wealth 46 mins – “A series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It’s an easy narrative to swallow — but is it true? A trio of economists set out to test the theory. All it took was a Dutch postal worker’s uniform, some envelopes stuffed with cash, and a slight sense of the absurd.” At the link find the title, “Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast052417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Buys Whole Foods 47 mins – “Amazon shook the earth last week with a $13.7 billion move to buy Whole Foods. It would give the online juggernaut an immediate real estate footprint – over 400 physical stores – and expand the company’s foothold in the food business. It’s touted as a game-changer for groceries, but it could also rock the struggling retail industry. This hour On Point: Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the future of retail.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Second Civil War 12 mins – “Some say this level of political polarization in the U.S. has only ever been seen once before.” At the link find the title, “June 19: Is America on the verge of a second civil war? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170619_71834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American World Leadership 69 mins – “The new documentary Is America in Retreat? examines the greatest foreign policy debate of our decade and the hard questions American leaders face in dealing with a rapidly changing world order. Since the Second World War, the United States has been at the forefront of a Pax Americana—a period of relative peace guaranteed by U.S. military might. Today, that peace is threatened by an ambitious and aggressive foreign policy in China, Russian territorial claims and occupations in Eastern Europe, and deteriorating conditions in the Middle East and North Korea. More than half of Americans polled today believe we should “mind our own business.” Is there a downside to retreat, or does the world still require American global leadership? Come view a clip of the documentary. A discussion will follow.” At the link find the title, “Is America in Retreat? Film Screening and Discussion, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170622_Is America in Retreat Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab World 45 mins – “American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is this year’s winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.” At the link find the title, “History Derailed: Understanding the Messy Middle East, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170529_67837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Ice Trends 24 mins – “John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada’s underappreciated frozen assets.” At the link find the title, “June 28: ENCORE: Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170628_36905.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Education 62 mins – “Professor Peter Hoj, Chair of the Group of Eight Universities speaks at the National Press Club” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Professor Peter Hoj, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Hoj_2806_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 47 mins – “It’s some of the most debilitating chronic pain a person can have: lingering back pain. Some estimates say nearly 30 percent of all US adults suffer from it each year. But finding a cure is maddening. And surgery often isn’t the solution. Medicine, exercise, acupuncture, a chiropractor, meditation – different doctors may recommend them all. This hour On Point: the curse of back pain and the ongoing search for a fix.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 37 mins – “Starting in the late 1960s, the Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman began to redefine how the human mind actually works. Michael Lewis’s new book The Undoing Project explains how the movement they started — now known as behavioral economics — has had such a profound effect on academia, governments, and society at large.” At the link find the title, “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics podcast010417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin 46 mins – “If you bought a thousand dollars’ worth of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be a multimillionaire today. Alternative digital currencies like Bitcoin were once on the fringe of finance. But they’re gradually gaining acceptance. There’s also Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and others. So-called cryptocurrency has been associated with online crime, but it’s being embraced by some major retailers and investment firms. This hour On Point: the appeal of alternative currencies.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Sleep Problems 20 mins – “it’s now been proved that for the majority of blind people with no light perception, the lack of light makes it impossible for a gland situated in the brain to produce sufficient levels of a hormone called melatonin. This can lead to circadian sleep disorders which can occur when the body clock does not fall into a regular rhythm. Blind listeners tell In Touch about the impact poor sleep can have on their quality of life. We also hear from Lynn McGovern of The Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, a support and advocacy group which works on raising awareness of disrupted sleep, Russell Foster, a Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of Ophthalmology at Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosiences, Oxford University has spent many years researching sleep problems in blind people and he tells Peter about the current thinking on why blind people persistently suffer from problems sleeping.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Empoloyee 80 mins – [Interview starts about 15 mins in.]“Amanda is the world’s first freelancer to be paid directly by blockchain — in this case, the DASH blockchain. DASH is an up-and-coming competitor to Bitcoin which has been delivering practical solutions to painful cryptocurrency problems since it launched in January 2014. Amanda is the head writer/anchor for Dash’s YouTube presence: a series called DASH: Detailed. She has also written cryptocurrency analysis pieces for Bitcoin Magazine, CoinTelegraph, and Finance Magnates.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Resistance to Trump 28 mins – “In a candid and at times emotional interview, Senator Dianne Feinstein talks about the long list of Donald Trump policies and cabinet appointments she will “fight, fight, fight.” But Feinstein tells This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil that she does not want to be labeled part of the California Resistance to Trump. Fully aware of how vindictive Trump can be, Feinstein says she can’t afford to alienate him, since she may need to work with the next president on issues important to California. This is the second podcast in a series devoted to the California Resistance.” At the link find the title, “Senator Feinstein On The Resistance, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 300678259-shandobilcomcastnet-feinstein-master-13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Defense Increase 21 mins – “Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Canada must take a leadership role on the international stage.” At the link find the title, “June 8: Can Canada be the newest global leader? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_39153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Immigrants 26 mins – “Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country.” At the link find the title, “June 19: Ahmed Hussen: From Somali refugee to Canada’s immigration minister, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170619_58644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Mental Health Care 24 mins – “Parents across the province say they can’t get the psychiatric help their children desperately need, even in emergencies.” At the link find the title, “June 20: ‘How many Islanders have to be failed by the system?’ P.E.I. parents fight for better mental health care, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170620_91662.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Native Nation 56 mins – “Mohawk education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break historical moment where it has a chance to recast its historically toxic relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.” At the link find the title, “ Canada’s original promise: Still waiting to be realize, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170630_64034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Car Ownership 47 mins – “One thing about Americans – they own cars, right? Well, maybe not for long. The U.S. auto industry is on high alert right now over trends that say car ownership may be headed for the scrapyard. In years to come, more and more Americans will hail a ride – a ride with a driver, or a driverless car, an autonomous vehicle – to take them where they want to go. They may own a fraction of a car, or subscribe to car time. It’s a whole new world, and it’s coming. This hour On Point: Mobility, without ownership.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiovascular System 50 mins – “The Naked Scientist report back from the British Cardiovascular Society’s annual conference, finding out how our tickers deal with extreme exercise and environments, from deep under the sea into outer space.” At the link right-click “Download” on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellular Senescence 32 mins – “In 1965, Professor Leonard Hayflick published a landmark paper describing a process that limited the proliferation – or growth – of normal human cells in culture. Linking this effect to both tumour suppression and ageing, the exact mechanism of what came to be known as cellular senescence was still unknown. Fast forward half a century and cellular senescence is taking centre stage as a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of age-related pathologies. But what have we uncovered about how this senescence happens in cells? And how might we harness this knowledge for the treatment of an ever-ageing population? To explore this and more, Ian Sample speaks to the Mayo Clinic’s Dr Jan van Deursen, who came to the field via an interest in the molecular basis of cancer. We also hear from Newcastle University’s Professor of Cellular Gerontology, Thomas von Zglinicki, who was a senior author of a recent Nature Communications paper that unpacked the role of cellular senesence in age-related liver disease.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 21 mins – “Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.” t the link find the title, “June 8: How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_11580.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and U.S. War 69 mins – “Could China and the U.S. be headed towards war, or is there a way to avoid it? Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of defense, argues that if both the U.S. and China refuse to back down, a trade conflict, cyberattack or accident at sea could escalate into war. Join us for a conversation with Graham Allison about how Thucydides’ Trap, the inevitable contention between a rising power and an established one, is still relevant today. Dr. Graham Allison, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Director, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Author, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap….” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170607 Graham Allison_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Liberties 51 mins – “Monday, we’re talking about what happens when the right to privacy comes up against a free press. Director Brian Knappenberger’s film uses as a case study the trial over Hulk Hogan’s sex tape. With the funding of an internet billionaire, Hogan sued and ruined the online tabloid Gawker. It’s a tawdry story, but the film explores the ways big money can silence the media. It’s called Nobody Speak.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Challenge in Cities 52 mins – “Mayors around the country are bypassing national politics and working around federal restrictions to both clean up their cities and foster growth in renewable energy. In red and blue states, local leaders are solving traffic congestion, promoting smart growth, and preparing for the impacts climate disruption will have on public health, roads and other infrastructure. Cities are a good news climate story; most reductions in carbon pollution actually happen at the city and regional level. Carl Pope teamed with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to write a book about how cities are cleaning up their regional economies. Join us for a conversation with an environmental legend and Bay Area leaders who are advancing sustainable communities despite enthusiasm for the brown economy in Washington, D.C.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Coal Documentary 56 mins – “From National Geographic Documentary Films, From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Industry 47 mins – “When President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, much of the world jeered, but coal country cheered. Trump was making good on a campaign promise to put American coal miners back to work. But with or without Paris, coal is losing out to much cheaper natural gas and a booming renewable energy industry. Solar companies already employ twice as many workers as coal. This hour On Point: Trump embraces Pittsburgh over Paris, but that doesn’t mean coal is coming back.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Impact 52 mins – “As the dust settles following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Lawfare Podcast brings you expert views on what exactly happened yesterday and what it means for the Trump administration going forward. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Carrie Cordero, a former attorney at the National Security Division of the Justice Department, and Paul Rosenzweig, who worked for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, for a conversation on the Comey testimony and its implications.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Lawfare Podcast Episode 232” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 24 mins – “Adrian Owen has been developing ways to communicate with people in the “grey zone” — patients who are not aware and not responsive.” At the link find the title, “June 21: ‘It’s still amazing to me’: Neuroscientist on connecting with patients in vegetative states, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170621_56798.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conspiracy Theorist 47 mins – “Fiasco. Chaos. Following weeks of controversy, Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones aired last night. Finally. After advertiser boycotts and legal threats. Secret recordings and smiling selfies. At issue — what is news. Does a man spreading hate-filled lies deserve a serious profile on NBC? InfoWars, indeed. This hour On Point: who deserves the national television spotlight?At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consumer Resistance 58 mins – “The campaign to pressure retail companies to distance themselves from Trump brands claimed victory when Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the president’s business advisory council. But what did the campaign really accomplish other than a “gotcha moment”? Isn’t it good for Trump to be influenced by business leaders grounded in reality? Research shows some of the campaigns designed to pressure companies have mixed results. Some win, a few get traction and then fizzle, and many never go anywhere. Have you heard of a campaign to pressure banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline opposed by Native Americans? We didn’t think so. In one success story, Facebook was pressured to run its data centers on clean energy rather than coal. Greenpeace cleverly used Facebook for its “unfriend coal” campaign, and ultimately the tech giant pledged to gradually move to 100 percent clean power. Join a conversation on pressuring companies and personal brands. What works, what doesn’t and what can you do if you care about putting your money to work in the move to a cleaner economy.” At the link find the title, “#Resist with Annie Leonard and Shannon Coulter, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170521_cl1 Resist.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools for Travel 43 mins – “Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I’ve always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel tools. Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth. In his spare time, he writes bestselling books, co-founded The Rosetta Project, which is building an archive of all documented human language, and serves on the board of The Long Now Foundation. As part of The Long Now Foundation, he’s investigating how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth. His newest critically acclaimed book is The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. As journalist David Pogue has said: “Anyone can claim to be a prophet, a fortune teller, or a futurist, and plenty of people do. What makes Kevin Kelly different is that he’s right…” At the link find the title, “#247: Cool Tools for Travel – Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Cool_Tools.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism 47 mins – “Following the deadly rampage in London this weekend – the third terrorist attack in Britain in three months, British Prime Minister Theresa May declared “enough is enough.” Among her prescriptions: a call to democratic governments to regulate cyberspace and deny terrorists “the safe space” in which they recruit and plan. But how exactly would that work? And what price would an open society ultimately pay? This hour On Point: blaming the internet in the age of terror.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Penalty in California 10 mins – “California voters face a stark choice: abolish the death penalty or double down on it. Proposition 62 would end California’s death penalty. Prop 66 would put a time limit on appeals so that executions would happen more frequently. This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil talks to Ron Briggs, one of the original writers and sponsors of California’s death penalty. He is now fighting to end it. Also, Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert talks about why she wants to speed up the process.” At the link find the title, “Dueling Props/Death Penalty: Fix or Ditch, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 288790984-shandobilcomcastnet-dueling-propsdeath-penalty-fix-or-ditch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Declaration of Independence 24 mins – “Our guest this week is Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence is part of the framework of America’s democracy. He offers his perspective on the document that shapes our country 240 years later. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.” At the link find the title, “Episode 19: Jeffrey Rosen on the Declaration of Independence and American democracy.” right-click “Media files SBROS0630.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Urban Farm 42 mins – “On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind to visit Detroit. We’re speaking with people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. Greg Willerer grows a variety of organic crops on a few plots of carefully cultivated land in Detroit. We spoke with him about how he transitioned to farming from teaching, how he sees farming’s role in a revitalized Detroit, and why he keeps on his farm. In a Slate Plus Extra, Willerer discusses some of the equipment that makes working on an urban farm feasible….” At the link find the title, “In Detroit: How Does an Urban Farmer Work? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1887276442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Revolution 71 mins – “We live in a time when machines outplay humans at strategy games, new companies such as Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts, and ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. Come hear Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, co-founders of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, talk about the new dynamics between minds and machines, products and platforms, and the core and the crowd. Join us for an intriguing conversation on what the effects of the digital revolution are and how society is changing because of it.” At the link find the title, “Creating Our Digital World with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, Jun 2017,“ right-click “Media files cc_20170621 Creating Our Digital World Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donner Party Story 50 mins – “In ‘The Best Land Under Heaven,’ Michael Wallis chronicles the saga of a band of pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after getting stranded en route West. He says “there’s so much more” to the story.  Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews ‘Okja,’ coming to Netflix this week.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dutch Flood Control 48 mins– “Our climate is changing and because of it, our oceans and rivers are rising. In the past, we used large, manmade infrastructure to keep the water at bay. But maybe instead of trying to fight off nature, we should start working with it instead.” At the link find the title, “Go with the flow: Using nature to help fight climate change, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170620_60413.mp3”and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Economic Trends in U.S. 60 mins – “Robert Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Former Professor and Associate Dean, Harvard Business School Here’s a rare chance to hear from an officer of the Federal Reserve on the state of the economy and where it’s headed. Having served as the 30th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015, Robert Steven Kaplan represents the 11th Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy. He oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Before his work at the Federal Reserve, Kaplan served as the Martin Marshall professor of management practice and as a senior associate dean at Harvard Business School. Prior to this, Kaplan was the vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he was given global responsibility for the firm’s investment banking and investment management divisions. During his 23-year career at Goldman Sachs, Kaplan served in various other capacities. He was the global co-head of the investment banking division. He was also a member of the firm’s management committee and served as co-chairman of the firm’s partnership committee and as chairman of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street leadership program. Kaplan serves as co-chairman of Project ALS and as co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing nonprofit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues. He is also a board member of Harvard Medical School. Born and raised in Kansas, Kaplan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.” At the link find the title, ‘Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan”, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170620 Robert Kaplan_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Politics 47 mins – “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is putting pen to paper. She wants to roll back protections for students caught up in for-profit school fraud and unfulfilled gainful employment promises. Scaled back protections of gay and transgender students. And like her boss, President Trump, wants deep cuts – as in billions of dollars to public school programs, in favor of school choice. This hour On Point: Betsy DeVos’ lesson plan for America’s schools.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Espionage Law 57 mins – “Cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas explore the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication. Today’s show was edited by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “Government leaks and the Espionage Act at 100, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8489005383.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Medicine Problems 42 mins – “”Too many research studies are poorly designed or executed. Too much of the resulting research evidence is withheld or disseminated piecemeal. As the volume of clinical research activity has grown the quality of evidence has often worsened, which has compromised the ability of all health professionals to provide affordable, effective, high value care for patients.” Evidence is in crisis, and Carl Heneghan, director for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, and Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ set out the 9 points of the Evidence manifesto, which tries to set a road map for strengthening the evidence base. 1) Expand the role of patients, health professionals and policy makers in research 2) Increase the systematic use of existing evidence 3) Make research evidence relevant, replicable and accessible to end users. 4) Reduce questionable research practices, bias, and conflicts of interests 5) Ensure drug and device regulation is robust, transparent and independent 6) Produce better usable clinical guidelines. 7) Support innovation, quality improvement, and safety through the better use of real world data. 8) Educate professionals, policy makers and the public in evidence-based healthcare to make informed choices. 9) Encourage the next generation of leaders in evidence-based medicine.” At the link find the title “The Evidence Manifesto – it’s time to fix the E in EBM, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 329677590-bmjgroup-the-evidence-manifesto-its-time-to-fix-the-e-in-ebm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facing Race 26 mins – “The Facing Race conference, coordinated by Race Forward this November in Atlanta, brought together some of the most noteworthy names in progressive organizing right now. This week on the show, we have a special compilation of interviews from the conference with a couple of these very activists. On today’s show we have Stephanie Guilloud from Project South and Suzanne Pharr, who founded the Woman’s Project in 1981 in Arkansas.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Meat 47 mins – “Imagine a food revolution that could end factory farming. Feed the world for pennies on the dollar. And dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions. All it requires is ending meat as we know it. One Minneapolis butcher is cooking up burgers and ribs made from plant based proteins. And Silicon Valley they’re taking it a step further, betting on high tech meat grown in a lab. This hour, On Point: the meatless meat revolution. Are you ready to dig in?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Desire 26 mins – “We need to do the science to understand how women’s sexuality is unique.” At the link find the title, “June 21: What do women want? Sex researcher explores mysteries of female desire, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170621_34754.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gavin Newsom 27 mins – “Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom looks forward to making the resistance to Donald Trump a major issue in the 2018 campaign for California Governor. In an interview with This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil, Newsom says at this point, “absolutely, it will be the dominant meme of the campaign.” Also, point by point, Newsom discloses how California could counter Trump’s policies. He also criticizes some fellow Democrats who “are capitulating to Donald Trump. That’s not my kind of politics.” This is the third in a series devoted to the California Resistance.” At the link click the square with three dots, click “Download,” select “Save File” and”OK” from the pop-up menu.

Genocide Survivor 9 mins – “Two Yazidi sisters, who survived ISIS captivity, now long to return home to Shingal Mountain.” At the link find the title, “May 23: ‘I want my voice to be heard’: How two Yazidi sisters escaped ISIS captors, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170523_20916.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering and Immigrant Lawyers 42 mins – “This week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that caught some Court-watchers off-guard. It ruled that North Carolina lawmakers had violated the Constitution by using race as a proxy for divvying up voters along partisan lines. And it was surprising because the swing vote invalidating the gerrymander came from none other than Justice Clarence Thomas. On this week’s episode, we parse the outcome of Cooper v. Harris — and what it portends for future redistricting litigation — with Slate legal writer Mark Joseph Stern. We also sit down with Jorge Barón, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Each year, that group provides assistance to thousands of immigrants threatened with deportation. But last month, the NWIRP received a strange cease-and-desist letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening its ongoing legal work and raising some concerns that the group is being singled out for its defense of immigrants caught up in the first iteration of President Trump’s travel ban.” At the link find the title, “Clarence Thomas is Color Blind, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6575362328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Gerrymandering in New Hampshire 7 mins – “Last week, the Supreme Court said it will hear a case later this year on partisan gerrymandering—a questionably constitutional practice in which legislators draw lines of voting districts in a way that gives their party a built-in electoral advantage. The Supreme Court has never ruled on partisan gerrymandering, and its decision could have a dramatic impact on the way districts are drawn after the 2020 census. In 2016, NHPR crunched the numbers on gerrymandering in New Hampshire and found that persistent gerrymandering over the course of 30 years has almost entirely benefited Republicans. The Associated Press published a report this week analyzing gerrymandering across the United States and turned up a similar conclusion. The numbers indicate Republicans received a leg up from gerrymandering during congressional and state house races in 2016. The author of that report, David Lieb, spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Standard 49 mins – “Author James Ledbetter says many of the nation’s worst economic catastrophes happened while on the gold standard. His new book traces the fascination with gold as a symbol of permanence and quality. His book is ‘One Nation Under Gold.’ Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Sexmob’s album ’Cultural Capital.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Flu Trending Problem 26 mins –In 2008, researchers from Google announced that they could predict outbreaks of the flu up to two weeks before the US authorities, by monitoring people’s Google search behaviour. The algorithm tracked searches for flu symptoms and remedies, which would increase in the build-up to an outbreak. Flu is a serious disease that can cause up to half a million deaths each year – so Google flu trends caused a lot of excitement in the field when it emerged. But for all the hype, it didn’t actually work. In the end, Google flu trends failed pretty badly. So what went wrong? This month, we speak to public health experts and computer scientists to find out, and learn how the field of ‘Digital Epidemiology’ has moved on to successfully track disease outbreaks online. We hear from Professor Guy Poppy and Dr Sian Thomas from the Food Standards Agency in the UK about a tool to track norovirus using tweets, and all the #vomit that entails. And we speak to Professor Alessandro Vespignani from Northeastern University in the US about how Twitter can help to build virtual synthetic worlds where researchers can model the spread of flu.” At the link click “Download Episode” and select ‘Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes 47 mins – “Hate groups are multiplying quickly in the United States, and so are hate crimes. In Maryland and Oregon, two recent attacks aimed at minorities left three people dead. KKK chapters and Nazi insignia may be on the decrease, but hate groups disguised as nonprofits or think tanks are increasing. So are groups targeting college campuses. This hour, On Point: the insidious rise of hate in America, and what’s fueling its surge.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care in Montana 30 mins – “Anne Helen Petersen returns to discuss her new posting—as the Western correspondent for BuzzFeed. Petersen will be reporting on U.S. political culture from her new home, Missoula, Montana. “There’s a reason every newspaper used to have bureaus in every part of the country,” says Petersen, who recently covered the recent razor-thin House race in which notorious Republican Greg Gianforte came out on top.” At the link find the title, “Big Turmoil in Big Sky Country, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8409293140.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Health Care in Rural America 47 mins – “In most places tuberculosis is a disease from the past. But in the small county of Perry, Alabama it’s a near outbreak. Even more unusual? The infected ignored health official’s pleas to seek treatment. It was so bad, the county finally paid residents to get tested. It all comes down to racial divides. Historic abuses by the medical system. And a tragic shortage of local doctors. This hour On Point, a snapshot of health care in rural America.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Strategies 64 mins – “…After the widely-disliked, much-protested American Health Care Act passed the House in March, many (including Vox’s Matt Yglesias) were skeptical it could pass the Senate. The actual policy’s coverage (or lack thereof), it was believed, would become a greater concern to several key senators, who seemed less likely than their House counterparts to be motivated primarily by the ideology of repealing Obamacare. But members of the Senate’s “Coverage Caucus” (as Vox’s Andrew Prokop nicknamed them) have proven to be less influential in the process than expected. Relying on unprecedented stealth negotiations, Mitch McConnell seems to have a plan to pass a health care bill in the Senate with the help of moderate Republicans — despite only a slight softening of the House’s version. In this week’s episode of The Weeds, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias, and Sarah Kliff discuss the Republican’s health care strategy, which appears to prioritize the feat of getting a bill passed over the policy the bill contains.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heat Domes 48 mins – “Super heat wave in the American southwest in the last week. Flights canceled. Fires unstoppable. Pets wearing booties on boiling sidewalks. Hikers, runners keeling over dead. Temps in Arizona, Nevada, California bumping 120 degrees. Palm Springs, 121. Death Valley, 125. Dashboards, steering wheels – up toward 150. Sixteen of the seventeen hottest years ever recorded have occurred since the year 2000. This hour On Point: Living in the heat dome.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heritage Buildings 56 mins – “Across Canada, our city cores are becoming indistinguishable jumbles of tall glass buildings – new and shiny always seems to beat heritage or repurposing. Four prominent architects discuss ways to tear down the edifices of modern planning and design.” At the link find the title, “Building Tension: Preserving the past and constructing the future, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170619_26403.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Activists 68 mins – “Teenage brothers Angel and Miguel worry every day about their mom. She is undocumented, and she’s put together an emergency binder telling her sons what to do if she’s picked up by immigration authorities and doesn’t come home. Kaushik came to San Francisco from India five years ago to attend college. He found a job as an app engineer, but because he’s here on a specialized work visa, he isn’t sure if he can continue living in this country. Esra, a student at San Jose State University, must think about her safety when she gets dressed in the morning. Last year, a stranger tried to yank off her hijab while she was in a campus parking garage. These real stories illustrate what is unfolding across the country and in Bay Area communities. Our panelists say that, unlike any other region, the Bay Area is equipped with the history and willpower to stand with and protect immigrants and their families at this time of crisis. In January, San Francisco, a city led by the son of immigrants, became the first city in the country to sue the president for threatening to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. In February, Muslim artists began staging prayer sessions in public plazas throughout San Francisco to combat growing Islamophobia. In both February and April, more than 100 tech companies, including many founded by immigrants, banded together to file legal challenges to the president’s executive orders on immigration. And on May 1, tens of thousands of Bay Area residents took to the streets to demonstrate immigrants and workers’ essential contributions to society. Please join the San Francisco Foundation to hear from Bay Area leaders seeking to protect and defend immigrants (who represent more than 40 percent of Bay Area residents) so that they can continue to contribute to the economic prosperity and cultural vibrancy of the region.” At the link find the title, “NOT ON OUR WATCH: HOW THE BAY AREA STANDS UNITED, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170626_Not On Our Watch Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment Inquiry 9 mins – “What impact will former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony have on the Russia-Trump investigations?” At the link find the title, “June 9: ‘Strong case for obstruction of justice’ against Trump: historian Allan Lichtman, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170609_81365.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence and Mortality 19 mins – “Findings from a range of prospective cohort studies based around the world indicate that higher intelligence in children is related to a lower risk of all cause mortality in adulthood – and now a new study, published on bmj.com, is trying to dig into that association further, with a whole population cohort and data on cause specific mortality. Ian J Deary, professor of differential psychology at the University of Edinburgh and one of the authors of that study, joins us to discuss what this tells us, and what might be causing that association.” At the link find the title, “The Evidence Manifesto – it’s time to fix the E in EBM, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 329677590-bmjgroup-the-evidence-manifesto-its-time-to-fix-the-e-in-ebm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Search Revelations 25 mins – “Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people’s real lives.” At the link find the title, “June 20: What Google searches reveal about the human psycheand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Invest Locally and Lead in Water 25 mins – “From poisoning Flint to bankrupting Main Street, can residents regain a say in what happens in their communities? In this episode, Laura discusses race, gender, and banking with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, the author of Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, and she asks Michigan Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence who – and what – failed the people of Flint, MI. Plus an F Word from Laura on shedding light on dark money. What might media cover if they weren’t so obsessed with Donald Trump?” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq War Film 20 mins – “Medic Nori Sharif takes us through five years of dramatic change in Iraq’s “triangle of death” in the the documentary, Nowhere to Hide.” At the link find the title, “June 29 | ‘Nobody’s listening’: Documentary reveals firsthand struggle of survival in Iraq, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170629_68477.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Conflict 60 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Timothy Spall is an extraordinary actor, best known perhaps for the many films he’s done with director Mike Leigh, including Secrets & Lies and Mr. Turner, for which he won best actor at Cannes. You may know him from a number of Hollywood films, too, including the Harry Potter series and The Last Samurai, with Tom Cruise. His latest is THE JOURNEY. It’s based on a real road trip that happened in 2006, when two arch-enemies — the heads of Ireland’s warring factions, spent about an hour together in the backseat of a car. This was the prelude to a historic peace deal, cementing the end of Ireland’s long Civil war. In this episode we dig deep into questions like what people really want from their political leaders, whether it’s possible (or even advisable) to overcome desire, and whether and when just sitting on a park bench, enjoying a tree, is enough.” At the link find the title, “104. Timothy Spall (Actor) – That Double Want,”right-click “Media files PP6570885294.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas 28 mins – “Our guest this week is Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, immigration rights activist, and founder of the non-profit group Define American. We talked with him about how the media covers the immigration issue, the rapidly changing look of immigration in the United States, President Trump’s immigration policy, and why he went public with his undocumented status in 2011.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2: Jose Antonio Vargas on Immigration Policy Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files VARGA0303.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kansas Tax Experiment 48 mins – “The state of Kansas was supposed to be the great Republican model. Cut taxes deeply, said Governor Sam Brownback, and it would be “like a shot of adrenaline in the heart of the Kansas economy.” The taxes were cut. The adrenaline never showed. Things fell apart. Last week, Kansas Republicans revolted against their hardline governor, overrode his veto, and ditched the model. This hour On Point: The Kansas Republican revolt against supply side economics, and what it means.” At the the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu. 

Kitchen Gadgets 4 mins – “…What’s the most gadget filled room in your home? If you’re like most people, it’s probably your kitchen. There are big items like freezers, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves. And then there are all those little things we couldn’t do without — coffee makers, pots, bowl scrapers, cheese graters … the list goes on and on. And to the engineer, it’s a treasure-trove. Almost every item has an elaborate history of design and redesign. Most pass into obscurity, rendered obsolete by new or better technology….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lawn Economics 30 mins – “Nearly two percent of America is grassy green. Sure, lawns are beautiful and useful and they smell great. But are the costs — financial, environmental and otherwise — worth the benefits?” At the link find the title, “How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast053117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Principles 62 mins – “Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees. Kim Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships. She will share the framework to help build, lead and inspire others to do their best. Learn more about “radical candor,” the effective management method that Scott developed from her years working at Google and Apple and from serving as a coaching executive at Twitter and Dropbox.” At the link find the title, “Kim Scott Author, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lies and Lying 47 mins – “Honesty may be the best policy, but dishonesty and deception are part of being human. Presidents lie. And so do we all. We lie to cover up our mistakes but also to be polite — to uphold social norms. We lie to gain financial advantage but also to make people laugh. And while we are very good at lying, we are not so adept at detecting lies – which is a problem today in a world where fake news and social media are opening up a new frontier of deceit. This hour On Point: why we lie.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lifestyle Problems 95 mins – “We talk a lot about what I call “lifestyle design” around here.  When people hear that term they get the general idea, because the words are common. Lifestyle – The way in which a person lives. Design – Purpose, planning, intention and thought behind an action. So lifestyle design means to put purpose, planning, intention and thought into how you live your life.  So yep people generally get the basic concept, what people usually struggle with though is designing a lifestyle for today that is resilient for tomorrow. I think we have all had those moments, we are happy, really happy with our life as it is, then one or two things change and we are off the rails.  Sometimes these are external factors like a job loss.  Other times they are internal factors sticking with employment perhaps we realize we hate our jobs but hey it pays the bills. Those are only two examples, and no one can plan for everything but today things are even more complicated.  We all know the next few decades will have more flux in them than anything man kind has yet to experience.  AI and automation will replace thousands of jobs, economic reality will be hitting hard for many governments and technology gaps will make finding jobs harder than ever.” At the link find the title, “Episode-2032- Planning Your Future When the Future is Uncertain,” right-click “Media files epi-2032-uncertain-future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Matter of Scale 101 mins – “On this special episode, we’re going to share with you the “10 Commandments for Startup Success.” They’re drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today’s guest Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman). Reid has been on the show before, and you might remember him as the co-founder of LinkedIn, and the partner at Greylock who invested early in Facebook, Airbnb, Zynga, and a bunch of other startups that experience dramatic success. On this new podcast, Reid shares his theories on how companies scale from zero to a gazillion, and he tests them with famous founders like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Reed Hastings of Netflix. He and his team pulled together a special remix for us to use on today’s show — distilling the very best, most actionable advice from the first season of Masters of Scale into these 10 commandments. They’ve included a lot material that hasn’t aired yet. So even if you’re already a subscriber, you’ll hear some new things here. Stick around after we count down the 10 commandments because Reid was kind enough to answer a few of my questions.” At the link find the title, “#248: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Reid_Hoffman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Error Prevention 67 mins – “ From his perspective as head of Permanente Medical Group, Robert Pearl is responsible for the health care that is delivered to more than 4 million Kaiser Permanente members in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland and in Washington, D.C. Pearl says he has definitely seen his share of medical errors. He points out that American health care is in the bottom half of all industrialized countries, where every year hundreds of people die from medical errors and thousands die from diseases they did not have to get. Join us for a frank discussion on how to eliminate excessive costs, lack of convenience and poor quality health care and ultimately modernize and save the American health care industry.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Mental Health Apps 47 mins – “The doctor is in — online. How about a robot checking in on you once a day? Do you want online therapy sessions via your smartphone? The mental health industry is ripe for disruption. And it’s happening. There’s an app, for PTSD, opioid addiction, depression, anxiety. Less expensive, more accessible. Anonymous. But is it responsible? This hour On Point: A big rethink of how and where we manage our mental health.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Phobia 21 mins – “Muslim communities around the world are worried for their safety following the recent attacks in London and the U.S.” At the link find the title, “June 20: Muslims in U.K., Canada and U.S. fighting fear and anxiety in wake of attacks, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170620_46049.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Monuments 47 mins -”Mojave Trails, Vermilion Cliffs, Katahdin Woods, Bears Eyes. In all, at least ten million acres, sacred to Native Americans or treasured by backpackers. Also coveted by ranchers, loggers, and miners. The land now under federal protection as part of the national monument system. But President Trump is reconsidering. Local officials don’t like the feds controlling their terrain. This hour On Point, a battle over the national monument lands.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newt Gingrich 29 mins– “Our guest this week is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. We talked with him about the upcoming inauguration, and his advice to the incoming White House staff and Congressional leaders. Mr. Gingrich also explains why Donald Trump won the 2016 election and what the American people can expect from the Trump Administration.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Newt Gingrich on the incoming Trump Administration, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files NEWT0106.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton Minow 34 mins – “This week, at the annual conference of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, Bob sat down with former FCC chairman Newton Minow to survey the “vast wasteland” of television. They discuss the Kennedy administration, the changing landscape of TV, and… Gilligan’s Island.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Kidnappings 24 mins – “A Mormon family is still searching for answers about their son who went missing in China 13 years ago.” At the link find the title, “June 22: ‘We have to keep looking’: Family believes missing U.S. student abducted by North Korea, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170622_83757.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Options 51 mins – “Tuesday, we’re asking what the United States should do about North Korea. The secluded country has South Korea in its military cross hairs, and its goal is to pose a nuclear threat to the U.S. The regime of Kim Jong Un fired a missile last month that went farther than any attempt, and experts say it’s only a matter of time before they can reach American soil. Journalist Mark Bowden has written an article about what the United States can do to confront this threat, and he’ll join us to discuss it.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 50 mins – “In his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill this week, former FBI Director James Comey described several uncomfortable interactions with President Trump that preceded his firing. The big question for all watching was: could any of those interactions be considered “obstruction of justice?” On this week’s episode, we put the question to Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg. We also discuss the ongoing litigation around President Trump’s executive order on immigration with Kate Shaw, an associate professor at the Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court analyst for ABC News. Shaw is the author of a new article in the Texas Law Review that considers what sorts of presidential speech is and isn’t admissible in a court of law.” At the link find the title, “Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to it. Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1162717423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Overdoses 49 mins – “West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate in the country. ‘New Yorker’ writer Margaret Talbot interviewed addicts, their families, and health professionals to understand why. Also, actor Sam Elliott (Tombstone, Road House, The Big Lebowski) says that being cautious about the roles he takes has helped him maintain his acting career for nearly 50 years. He plays an aging actor with a stalled career in the new film, ‘The Hero.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Option B 63 mins – “I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again.’ – Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg is the COO at Facebook and international bestselling author of ‘Lean In’. In 2015 disaster struck when her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly at the age of 47. Sheryl and her two young children were devastated, and she was certain that their lives would never have real joy or meaning again. Just weeks later, Sandberg was talking with a friend about the first father-child activity without a father. They came up with a plan for someone to fill in. ‘But I want Dave,’ she cried. Her friend put his arm around her and said, ‘Option A is not available. So let’s just kick the shit out of Option B.’ Everyone experiences some form of Option B. We all deal with loss: jobs lost, loves lost, lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen but how we face them when they do….” At the link find the title, “Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant on Facing Adversity, Building Resilience And Finding Joy, Jun, 2017,”Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Origins of Man 22 mins – “Researchers say our understanding of the origin of the human species has been turned upside down with this new research.” At the link find the title, “June 9: New fossil discovery changes human origin story, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170609_97104.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Accord 46 mins – “Syria, Nicaragua, and the United States. They’re the only three nations worldwide to reject the Paris climate accord now that the US has withdrawn from the agreement. President Trump says the decision will preserve American jobs and save billions of dollars. But environmentalists, many top business leaders, and even some of Trump’s own advisers are horrified. This hour On Point: how much does bailing out of the Paris pact really matter?At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parole Board in NH 6 mins – “The New Hampshire parole board plays a key role in the state’s criminal justice system. Its nine members decide which inmates get out on parole, and which parolees return to prison. Although parole hearings are open to the public, they take place with little oversight or public scrutiny. And, unlike most legal proceedings, they can be surprisingly unrefined affairs….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pillars of Wellness 105 mins [Starts about 15 mins in.] “Ben Page starting listening to the survival podcast in July 2008 while going to chiropractic college in Davenport, Iowa. He lived 5 miles from college rode his bike to collage. It took him depending on the season between 15 and 45 minutes to get to college. He used that time to listen to the survival podcast and learn about modern survivalism and now considers himself to be a modern survivalist. There is where his thought process went back to its roots and is why he is doing what he is doing know. Ben Page is a chiropractic physician where he focuses on what he calls the 4 vital points to wellness and how all 4 have to be in harmony to truly find wellness in ones life. He started a small family farm called Pastos Verdes Farm in southern Utah more then anything to provide for his family nutritious food that tastes good. He farms using permaculture and regenerative methods. He uses Joel Salitin’s method to raise the meat birds. He also started a podcast in english called “The Wellness Farmer Podcast” and in Spanish called “El podcast la salud integral” where he podcasts once a week about the 4 pillars to health, which are adequate movement, nutrient dense food that is grown on fertile soil without chemicals, natural internal dialogue and chiropractic care. After working with another chiropractor for 5 years he realized that he needed to move on and with the information he obtained listening to the survival podcast he started a new adventure. Ben now resides in Rosario, Argentina where he continues to serve the public as a chiropractic physician and continues to podcast about health and wellness. You could say that his business like many others was pushed forward and came into existence because of the Survival podcast.””Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Waste 59 mins – “Plastic is everywhere—in single and multiuse products and packaging. Almost all plastic ends its short, useable time in litter, waste, dumps, trash, rivers, oceans, soil or landfills. This ultimately leads to unhealthy plastic degradation and causes harm to environments throughout the world. Join us in this important discussion about Recology’s mission to achieve the best and highest use of environmentally safe and healthy resources. Learn about Recology’s challenges, work and research to create a practical system worldwide to reclaim, convert and remanufacture plastic particles and products into reusable, safe resources for healthy environments, people and populations.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Police in Oakland 26 mins – “’This Golden State’ Oakland Police Chief Blues: It’s a warp speed game of Police Chief musical chairs. Randy Shandobil interviews former SF Police Chief Tony Ribera who talks about why Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf might have real trouble attracting a new full-time chief, a police morale problem and how the mayor’s tough words could do more damage than good. OPD: Three chiefs in eight days and now no real chief at all, in large part because of a growing sex scandal and officers exchanging racist texts.” At the link find the title, “Oakland Police, The New Chief Blues Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 270577658-shandobilcomcastnet-fixing-the-oakland-police.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shooting Black Men 47 mins – “Three trials in the face of the nation last week. All of police who killed black men. All with enormous questions about the justice of those killings. And all the police walked. Again. After all the dash and bodycam video, zero convictions. Philando Castile, Samuel Dubose, Sylville Smith – all dead. The police, all free. It’s an utterly familiar pattern. And yet, we can’t let it go. Is this how we police a race line in this country? This hour On Point: The problem we can’t shake.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Policing Concepts 54 mins – “Relations between the public and the police are strained today: from charges of police violence, abuse and racial bias to calls for transparency and greater police accountability. A panel discussion about what it means to police and be policed today.” At the link find the title, “Policing, Part 1: To serve or protect? J” right-click “Media files ideas_20170615_17984.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Concepts 65 mins – “A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers had been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, with more than 30 Emmys and many other distinguished awards. Yet Moyers says Rikers: An American Jail is the most important film that he has ever worked on. Mass incarceration in America, with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons, is the human rights crisis of our time. To understand the human toll of imprisonment, Moyers believes Rikers Island is a good place to start. One leader in criminal justice reform said, “Rikers is every jail, and every jail is Rikers.”  Rikers: An American Jail brings us face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement, and the many challenges of returning to the outside world. Moyers joins John Boland, Lenore Anderson and LaDoris Cordell to reflect on what factors have brought America to this human rights crisis, discussing the political climate for criminal justice reform and the importance of confronting what is being done in our name, with our tax dollars, purportedly for our safety. Join us for this important program that transcends Rikers and brings up issues that impact all Americans.” At the link find the title, “Bill Moyers: Screening and Discussion of Rikers: An American Jail, May 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170519 Bill Moyers Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting 56 mins– “A panel discussion on the challenges faced by public broadcaster with James Harding from the BBC; Jennifer McGuire from the CBC and Michael Oreskes from NPR. Simon Houpt moderates the conversation.” At the link find the title, “Does public broadcasting have a future? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170526_19470.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Respiratory Disease 57 mins “Michele updates the TWiMers on Legionella in the Flint water supply, and Elio informs us about how horizontally acquired biosynthesis genes boost the physiology of Coxiella burnetii. Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele SwansonAt the link “Right click to download TWiM#155” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rikers Island Kids 55 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Liza Jessie Peterson is an actress, poet, playwright, and arts-educator who’s been working with adolescent boys and girls incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past 18 years. Her fierce, funny, powerfully written new book is All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids At Rikers Island. The loving and specific portraits she paints of her students highlight the cruelty of the systems (economic, school, police, prison) that fail so many young black men, landing them and keeping them in prison. In this episode we talk about cultural icons and the realities behind them, hip-hop, the trauma of poverty and the tragedy of the American prison system, and how to make impossible situations better.” At the link find the title, “103. Liza Jessie Peterson (Playwright, Arts-Educator) – The Sleeping Giant,” right-click “Media files PP2615579172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rituals 19 mins – “Why does apparently trivial ritual play such an important part in some ancient Chinese philosophy? Michael Puett, co-author of The Path, explains in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Michael Puett on Ritual in Chinese Philosophy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Woman Driver 56 mins – “This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Manal al-Sharif, who was named one of Times‘ 100 most influential people in 2012 and received the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent, went from being a niqab-wearing conservative to one of the most eminent voices of the women’s rights movement in the Middle East. Although she was the first woman to work in the information security division of Armco, she was forbidden to drive off campus. In 2011, when she learned the driving ban for women was custom and not law, al-Sharif became the face of the Women2Drive movement. She was imprisoned after posting a video of herself driving. Al-Sharif will describe her fascinating story and provide an enlightened look at the current state of women in Saudi society. “ At the link find the title, “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170619_Daring_to_Drive_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scams 46 mins – Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by Call Your Girlfriend podcast host Aminatou Sow to discuss: Amanda Chantal Bacon and GOOP; Pyramid schemes and Herbalife; Email scamsAt the link find the title, “The Scams Edition, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1862340225.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Power 46 mins – “James Stavridis rose through the ranks of the US Navy to commander. Went on to become supreme commander of NATO. All those US military engagements you remember from the news? Gulf War, Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq 2003? He was on the bridge or in the command center. The ocean is still his touchstone as he watches this century’s geopolitics unfold today. This hour On Point: Retired Adm. James Stavridis on a world of challenges, on the ocean and on land.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Politics 27 mins – “The lines between politics and branding have been blurred, not just in recent years, but in a gradual effort by corporations to commodify media and politics. So says our guest this week, Naomi Klein, joining Laura to discuss her most recent book No Is Not Enough. How will the movements of resistance and creation challenge a “reality tv politics?,” and where is it already happening? Klein sets out the map. Plus, a short report on water protector Red Fawn Fallis, who faces an imprisonment for life sentence as a result of her participation in the Standing Rock protests of 2016. And an F-word from Laura on the manifestos, Labour and Leap — how their forward-looking ideas can guide us to alternative models of energy, economy, and equity.  Music featured comes by way of Selan and Raye Zaragoza entitled “Water Is Life”.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Impact 23 mins – “Think back to June 2007. Taylor Swift had released her first single, Barack Obama was running a long-shot campaign for the presidency, and the iPhone was about to change everything. That first iPhone had no GPS, no video, no app store. No Candy Crush, no Instagram, not even Google. So how did it take over our brains and the world? In the past decade, smartphones have displaced most of the things in our pockets. Calendars, datebooks, the Walkman. Watches, address books, business cards. Tickets, boarding passes, keys. Cash. Eye contact. Boredom.  This week, what we’ve gained, and what we’ve lost, thanks to the iPhone. With David Pogue, one of the first four (non-Steve Jobs) humans to get his hands on one, and Adam Greenfield, author of Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life.At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Social Conflict 56 minsSociologist Aladin El-Mafalaani sees anti-immigrant cries to build walls, and hate-fuelled politics counter-intuitively: a sign that integration is working. Conflict, he argues, is the necessary consequence of new arrivals at a metaphoric dinner table.” At the link find the title, “Fighting at the table: Conflict as successful integration, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170629_84215.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Hilton 44 mins – “Steve Hilton was the man behind David Cameron’s push to remake British politics. Things didn’t work out so well there. Now he’s trying to launch a new political revolution – from sunny California.” At the link find the title, “He’s One of the Most Famous Political Operatives in America. America Just Doesn’t Know It Yet. Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast060717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Activities 50 mins – “Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute break down the busy final days of the Court’s 2016-2017 term. Today’s show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “What just happened at the Supreme Court? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3339261081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taxis and Uber 25 mins – “​On the night that Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban executive order was announced, thousands headed to airports to protest the detention of refugees who had arrived after the order went into effect. The same night, taxi workers across New York City famously went on strike in solidarity with those protesting at airports. In this latest podcast, Laura speaks with Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Worker’s Alliance (NYTWA), the union that called for the solidarity strike in the name of the many Muslim, refugee, and immigrant workers who drive the city’s taxis. Desai takes on — amongst other things — the issue of Uber and Lyft as Trumpian institutions, not just through affiliation, but through their very working model. NYTWA’s strike was the first workforce strike against the Trump administration, and against what is, according to Desai, a deeply anti-labor government.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Gentrification 47 mins – “verybody wants a little, or maybe a lot, of high tech economic action in their backyard, right? The money, the jobs, the flash, the cappuccinos. Tech startups have turned a bunch of cities into megastars. But watch out, says my guest today, urban development guru Richard Florida. Those tech startups can also tear cities apart. Drive housing prices out of sight. Drive out the middle class. Shred the fabric. This hour On Point: Richard Florida on the unaffordable urban paradise.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Clean Energy 58 mins – “ When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think. It leads the country in wind power, thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. Texans also claim the state can comply with President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with technologies and policies already on hand. Ranchers and former oil men are dipping their toes into renewable energy. What else is in the clean energy pipeline? Join a conversation with Texas energy leaders about fossil fuels and renewables in America’s most prominent energy-exporting state.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Threat Analysis 47 mins – “Richard Clarke, the nation’s former counter terrorism czar, warned the White House about the grave threat posed by Al Qaeda before 9/11…and was ignored. Now he’s back with a new warning. In a new book he explains: experts he calls ‘Cassandras’ are sounding the alarm about a new host of existential threats from cyberattacks to climate change. And they’re getting ignored. This hour On Point, heeding warnings in a dangerous world.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Season Trend 47 mins – “If you want to know how bad a tick season we’re going to have for Lyme disease, count the mice. Mice carry Lyme. Ticks love mice. And the numbers this year are plague-level. It’s going to be a rough season for Lyme disease, which is spreading ever further into the country. And it’s not just Lyme that ticks are carrying these days. A new tick-borne virus – Powassan – can kill you. Leave you paralyzed. This hour On Point: bracing for a bad season of ticks and disease.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Steyer 26 mins – “San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is the new campaign money king. Published reports say he’s given twice as much political money as the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and George Soros combined. But Steyer’s money is a double edged sword. The more the environmentalist gives, the more people wonder about his true motives. This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil asks Steyer about his political ambitions, about potentially running for Governor against Gavin Newsom, about Newsom’s record on climate change and about lessons learned from the long list of wealthy, self-funded candidates who’ve run for higher office in California and lost. Is Steyer worried about political consultants becoming yes-men because he pays so well?” At the link find the link, “What’s Tom Steyer Really Want? “ right-click “Media files 282643165-shandobilcomcastnet-steyer-master-mono.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Deaths 27 mins – “The chorus for radical action demands a versatile effort: it needs people power, initiative, and funding, but if we’re caught between offense and defense, how do we take time to insure the well-being of our most vulnerable communities? The Laura Flanders show this week features Adaku Utah, founder of healing collective Harriet’s Apothecary, and J Bob Alotta, executive director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, which supports grassroots LGBTQ efforts across the globe. Utah and Alotta discuss what healing and healing justice would look like for communities under attack and in particular, for trans women of color and gender non conforming people. It’s not enough to fund direct action or leadership training, say our guests; activist organizations have a responsibility to help their concerned communities heal from trauma, and to empower them towards fellowship and autonomy. Adaku Utah is a master herbalist, educator, and artist who is “armed with the legacies of a long line of healers, witches, priestesses and fearless women who refused to shut up.” J Bob Alotta is a filmmaker, global activist, and one of the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trent Lott 26 mins – “Our guest this week is former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. We talked with him about how the Senate has changed since he left in 2007, what he thinks needs to be done to get both parties to work together, and lessons from Watergate, the Clinton impeachment trial, and some of the grand political bargains of the 1980’s and 1990’s.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Trent Lott on Making Congress Work Again, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files LOTT0210.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 47 mins – “It’s been fireworks in the Trump White House press briefing room right from the start. Donald Trump savaged the press on the campaign trail. As president, he went after the press as “fake news” and “enemy of the people.” His briefers say they can’t catch a break from the news media. They’ve shut down cameras and microphones. Attacked and attacked. This week, it’s really blown up. This hour On Point: What is going on with the White House and the press?At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Con Law 10 mins – “Welcome to “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law”! Every week Roman Mars (99% Invisible) will host a fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution.” At the link find the title, “0- Intro to What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Trump_Con_Law_Ep_0_Part_1_F01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump EPA Rollback 50 mins – “President Trump promised to get rid of regulations, and at the EPA, he seems to be following through: New York Times reporter Coral Davenport details the EPA’s unprecedented regulatory rollback effort and it’s move away from policies related to climate change. Then, Diana Nyad, epic swimmer and athlete extraordinaire, describes her new passion for getting us all out walking. In “From the Archives” this week: The GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a speed bump this week. Critics of the current Republican plan are especially concerned about proposed cuts to Medicaid. In fact, Medicaid has been a sticking point for years — and in November of 2010, Diane and her guests discussed how the ACA was going to change Medicaid.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump’s First Hundred Days 27 mins – “Our guest this week is presidential historian and author Richard Norton Smith. We talked with him about using a president’s first 100 days in office as a measurement of success and why FDR set a standard that may not be matched. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.” At the link find the title, “Episode 10: Richard Norton Smith on President Trump’s first 100 Days,” right-click “Media files SBSMI0428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s Lies 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about his piece, Trump Lies, where he catalogued nearly every outright lie Trump has told since taking the oath of office.” At the link find the title, “All the President’s Lies, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4028979588.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumpcare 71 mins – “Where is health care in the U.S. headed under the Trump administration? What do recent changes mean, and how will they affect consumers? Where should we be heading and why? Now that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the House, health care reform remains a hotter topic than ever. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has proposed turning Medicare into a voucher program and funding Medicaid through block grants to states. Congress continues to discuss eliminating the individual mandate and providing more flexibility in terms of which benefits insurers must offer. Conservatives claim these changes would provide greater choice to consumers and more value to the federal budget, while progressives argue that these changes would reduce access to care and worsen health outcomes. We’ll hear from two former senior officials on the ongoing efforts to repeal or repair the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andy Slavitt recently stepped down as acting administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama. Gail Wilensky held the same post under President George H.W. Bush. Both experts continue to speak out from differing perspectives on Medicare and Medicaid as well as broader reform issues. Join us for a spirited discussion on the problems and prospects of U.S. health care.” At the link find the title, “U.S. HEALTH CARE UNDER TRUMP: FORMER MEDICAID/MEDICARE CHIEFS SQUARE OFF, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170627_US_Health_Care_Under_Trump_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

TWIV Letters 110 mins – “The glorious TWiVerati un-impact their email backlog, anwering questions about viruses, viruses, viruses, viruses, viruses, and more. You should listen – our fans ask great questions! Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy SpindlerAt the link right-click “Download TWiV 447  “and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ultramarathoner’s Dog 24 mins – “Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.” At the link find the title, “June 22: How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner’s life” right-click “Media files current 20170622 35424.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Upper Middle Class 48 mins – “We all know about the one percent — America’s ultra-wealthy whose wealth has exploded in recent years to towering heights. What we don’t talk about so much is the twenty percent — America’s upper middle class, who have also done very well, thank you, while the 80 percent has flat-lined. The twenty percent, says my guest today, sees itself as deserving, meritocratic winners, but they are buttressing their status — and their childrens’ — with old-fashioned class barriers. This hour On Point: the hold of the 20 percent.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water System Modernization 51 mins – “Californians are accustomed to living through wet times and dry times, but lately things are getting more extreme and much more difficult to predict. After five years of severe drought, Californians are now talking about what it means to have too much water. The end of the drought is a blessing, but the state may need to find $50 billion to repair dams, roads and other infrastructure threatened by floods. The damaged spillway at Oroville Dam highlighted what happens when the state doesn’t keep its water system in good working order. How is California preparing for the whiplash of going from really dry to really wet years? What will it take to fix the system that delivers the water that keeps us alive and lubricates our economy? How will state and federal governments work together to modernize the water systems responsible for growing the food that lands on our dinner tables?” At the link find the title, “WATER WHIPLASH, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170625_cl1_Water Whiplash_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Reporter 32 mins – “Maggie Haberman is White House Correspondent for The New York Times and an analyst for CNN. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the anxiety and stress that come with reporting nonstop news, whether the media was fair to Hillary Clinton, and what people don’t get about the President.” At the link find the title, “Maggie Haberman, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1534017082.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women and Islam 68 mins – “What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? Join us for this special community forum to learn how Islam intersects with gender in today’s world.” At the link find the title, “Women and Islam, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170522_Women_and_Islam_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Politics 30 mins – “There are a lot of Dicks in office. But after the 2016 election, we’re seeing thousands of women sign up to run for office – more than ever before. Clare Bresnahan runs a non-profit called She Should Run that helps women prepare for the unique challenges of being a woman candidate. She talks about how to tackle rampant sexism, double standards, and obsession over eyebrows.” At the link find the title, “200: Thousands of women are running for office. Guess why! Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330732519-decodedc-200 thousands of women are running for office guess why.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Writers on Writing 56 mins– “The novel — an art form that’s centuries old — still has the capacity to hold our attention from subway commute to library chair. But we tell ourselves we’re in a different era now. What’s to become of serious writing in our hyperfast, overcaffeinated, age.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Words: What’s to become of serious writing in the digital age?” right-click “Media files ideas_20170606_32937.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Young Activists 55 mins – “President Trump’s bold dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Some are marching in the streets. Others are taking the federal and state governments to court, attempting to apply an ancient legal doctrine to the climate fight. It’s a longshot move that has been inching its way through U.S. courts for years and is now moving forward in Oregon. Digital natives are known for short attention spans and thinking that being a “clicktivist” qualifies as civic engagement. Do teenagers have a chance to be heard and make an impact on an issue so complex and massive as the world’s energy system? How are young advocates using social media to advance their cause? Join us for a conversation about kids confronting powerful institutions and finding their own power and voices.” At the link find the title, “Youth in the Streets and in the Courts, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170402_cl1_Youth in the Streets PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 296 – Jul 14, 2017: Agriculture, ALSUntangled, American Political Fear, Aquaponics, Arab-Israli Peace Process, Augmented Reality Tour, Bamboo Bikes, Bangladesh Terrorist Attack, Barter Economy, Big Pharma, Biohacking Startup, Black Teachers Suffered, BlackBerry Failure, Blind Man Roams Great Britain, Blind Visual Interpreters, Blood Bank Essentials, Brexit, Buddhism and the Silk Road, Burning Man Concept, Canadian Podcasts, Casein Plastic, Chinese Communist Party Founding, Chinese Great Leap Forward, Chinese Journalist, Chinese Leaders, Chinese Republic, Chinese Technology, Chinese-American Food, Cities Confront Climate Change, Cities of the Future, Contextual Electronics, Cultural Imperialism, Cyber Military Defense, Dairy Farm Operation, Department of Defense Challenges, Dodd-Frank Discussion, Eastland Disaster, Ebola Vaccine, Economic Policy Shortcomings, Evolutionary Trends, Farming on 3 Acres, Farming Startup, FBI History, Federal Budget Proposals, Federal Debt and Deficit, Federal Reserve History, Florida Invasive Species, Flow States, Flying Tigers, Future Self, Gallium Nitride, Gene Machine Issues, George Takei, Gerrymandering, Grain Entrapment, Gut Microbiome, Hong Kong History, Ideas Industry, Insects as Food, Internet Censorship, John Dean on Watergate, Jordan, Lobbying Business, Mafia, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, Meditation Value, Micropatch for Vaccines, Middle Class and Wages Decline, Mold-Caused Illness, Mongol Dynasty, Mutilated Money Div, Nanjing Massacre, NATO, Navajo Coal Power, North Korea Policy, NYC Chinatown Tong Wars, Paris Agreement in New Hampshire, Permaculture Mindset, Plato’s Republic, Police Automation, Privacy and Government Surveillance, Productivity Rules, Protests and Twitter, Rheumatism Conference, Russian Campaign Interference, Salt and Saturated Fat, Science Replication Crisis, Science Sentinels, Sen Rob Portman, Sharing Economy, Slave Traffic, Sleep Strategies, Smart Machine Trends, Smart Phone Trends, Steam Engine Portraits, Supreme Court, Tea History, Transgender Indian Book, Trump, Trumpcare, TRX Exercise Strap, Villiagrosa, Virtual Reality Tour, Voting Rights, Warfare Technology, Water Shortage Solutions, Weather Forecasting, Women at Work, Women in Science, Young Radicals, Zhou Enlai

Exercise your ears: the 128 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 495 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 15,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Agriculture Education 33 mins – “Joining us on today’s episode of Future of Agriculture Podcast are two educators who are making an impact in the agricultural industry by engaging the youth and influencing the future workforce of agriculture. Our first guest, Seth Heinert, is an Agricultural High School teacher in Ogallala, Nebraska who started a rural program two years ago. Beverly Flatt is a program manager who works with city schools called Academies of Nashville in Tennessee helps students discover the passion they would like to pursue after high school. Seth and Beverly share two different programs and approaches as they cater to students from diverse backgrounds and regions. Seth shares some fascinating stories about his classroom experiences in western Nebraska and the reasons why he’s so passionate about pursuing rural education and instilling in his students a love for agriculture. Beverly identifies the agriculture programs they offer in urban education. She also mentions that for the urban students, their exposure to the amount of technology used in the agricultural sector play a significant role in generating interest in the students. “I think agricultural education plays a huge role in getting kids engaged in their rural communities.” – Seth Heinert “Just giving students an experience and an opportunity to get involved in agriculture is often the only thing we need to do to sell them on making this an industry and a passion for life.” – Beverly Flatt” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 054 Rural vs Urban Agricultural Education,” right-click “Media files Future of Agriculture_054_Rural vs Urban Agricultural Education Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Begins 21 mins – “Why was North America once covered in ice? How could a comet strike have helped to shape our planet as we know it? And What did stone carvings teach us about our early human ancestors? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on a time traveling adventure through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the World!” At the link find the title, “Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170629_wow_witw062817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Education P1 30 mins – “Daniel Foster is a proponent of agricultural literacy and is currently an Agricultural Teacher Educator at The Pennsylvania State University. He credits his mother for his love for the industry which all started when his mom decided to move out of Texas to Arizona to further her career in agriculture. He was just 15 going 16 at the time and was a starter on his school’s football team, so he considers this part of his life as a fun transition. In Arizona, he decided to pursue a degree in agriculture and continue his studies until he eventually got his doctorate at Ohio State. To this day, he recalls never really wanting to teach agriculture. That is until February of his senior year as a student teacher. It was then he realized he wanted to keep doing this, teaching young minds about the importance and future of agriculture, for the rest of his life. On today’s episode, Daniel talks about how his mom inspired him to pursue agricultural studies, why he decided to become a student teacher, the importance of Ag literacy, and his thoughts on Ag Educators. “It’s a lot more fun helping a kid discover what they have inside through agriculture than it is trying to twist the arm of an elected official to recognize the importance of our industry.” – Dr. Daniel Foster ” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 058: The Best STEM Delivery Tool with Dr Daniel Foster,” right-click “Media files 058_The Best STEM Delivery Tool with Dr Daniel Foster Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Education P2 32 mins – “Today’s episode is a continuation of a two-part series on why you should teach agriculture. In the previous episode, Dr. Daniel Foster, an educator at Pennsylvania State University, shared his insights about agriculture and agricultural education on a national scale. Dr. Foster not only makes a difference in the lives of young people, but also trains teachers who want to make a difference in the agricultural education outside the country.” At the link find the title “Future of Agriculture 059: Why You Should Teach Agriculture – Part Two with Dr. Daniel Foster,” right-click “Media files Future of Agriculture_059_Why You Should Teach Agriculture-Part Two with Dr. Daniel Foster Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ALSUntangled 56 mins – “Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here’s what it’s about: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. What does a diagnosis of ALS mean, and how do doctors and patients work together to improve […][ALSUntangled helps patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to review alternative and off-label ALS treatments.] ” At the link find the title, “957 Help and Hope for ALS Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files PP-957ALS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Political Fear 30 mins – “Our guest this week is Jay Cost, senior writer for The Weekly Standard. We talked with him about the atmosphere of fear surrounding the current state of American Politics. We also discussed President Trump’s fight with the press, what will happen with the Affordable Care Act with the GOP in control of Congress and the White House, and where he stands with the Republican Party, which he left last year.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: Jay Cost on the Current State of American Politics, Feb 24, 2017,” right-click “Media files COST0224.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aquaponics 48 mins – “Aquaponics is the marriage of hydroponics and Aquaculture. Hydroponics is cultivating plant life in a bath of nutrient rich water solution, instead of soil, for large scale production in a smaller area. Aquaculture is a design to grow fish or aquatic life like shellfish, crawfish, snails, or to help meet the popular fish demand with little impact on the overall aquatic population. Introducing Aquaponics:Uses fish to provide the nutrient content for plant life. It gets rid of agrochemicals from typical farming: Problems like the delta of the Mississippi where a wetland is turning into an uninhabitable area” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab-Israeli Peace Process 26 mins – “This week’s guest is Robert Danin, a senior fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former Deputy Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs during the George W. Bush administration. We spoke with him about the history of the Arab-Israeli peace process.” At the link find the title, “Episode 13: Robert Danin on the Middle East Peace Process,” right-click “Media files SBDAN0519.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmented Reality Tour 37 mins – “In a special edition, Click looks at the latest innovations in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences. There is a report on a Virtual Reality film tour of Latin America; how viewers can hop on a spacecraft and virtually launch into space with The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut; and there is a surreal experience of Nairobi in a dreamlike 360 exploration of relationships.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bamboo Bikes 29 mins – “’I guess the grass is itself a child, the produced babe of the vegetation.’ Perhaps Walt Whitman had this week’s guests on Sea Change Radio in mind when he wrote those words, as we talk to two entrepreneurs who, in very different ways, are using nature’s bounty for innovative purposes. First, we speak to Hawaiian-based bicycle maker, Barret Werk, who uses bamboo, the strongest grass around, to make his bike frames. Then, we revisit host Alex Wise‘s discussion with Bay Area-based sea forager extraordinaire, Kirk Lombard.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bangladesh Terrorist Attack 27 mins – “The terrifying ordeal of the siege at Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery in July 2016.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barter Economy 27 mins – “We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.” At the link find the title, “#286: Libertarian Summer Camp,” right-click “Media files 20170628_pmoney_pmpod286rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Pharma 65 mins – “Robin Feldman of the University of California Hastings College of Law and author of Drug Wars talks about her book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Feldman explores the various ways that pharmaceutical companies try to reduce competition from generic drugs. The conversation includes a discussion of the Hatch-Waxman Act and the sometimes crazy world of patent protection.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking Startup 32 mins – “Jake Glanville and his small biotech startup are trying to beat big pharmaceutical companies and major research institutions to a potentially game-changing medical breakthrough: the universal flu vaccine.” At the link find the title, “Bootstrapping a Better Vaccine (Season 5, Episode 5), May, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4965604866.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Teachers Suffered 32 mins – “A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next?” At the link find the title, “Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7758175647.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry Failure 47 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry. In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway, and how you can help avoid these pitfalls, no matter what business you are in.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Man Roams Great Britain 27 mins – “BBC presenter Peter White explores London’s Square Mile, from the drama of the stock exchange, through to the changing fortunes of streets where traditional traders are being replaced by wealthy investors. “Most people assume that vast cities like London are intimidating for blind people like me, with their noise and bustle, but in fact give me a busy city any time to the countryside. Noise, to me, means useful signals to navigate by, bustle means people to ask for help, and cities normally promise decent transport and plenty of places to buy the things you need”. At the link find the title, “Blind Man Roams the Globe: London’s Square Mile, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p057f821.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 7 mins – “Aira is demonstrated and put to use on the River City Live TV in Jacksonville, Florida. Pete Lane gets instant access to information from a Aira agent, Patrick Lane, in realtime as he navigates and sidewalks, streets and stores. Join the River City Live TV cast and hear about Aira and the benefits that you could be accessing today!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blood Bank Essentials 31 mins – “I wanted to do a show on the basics of the blood bank and there was no better guest than Joe Chaffin, MD. He is the CMO of the Lifestream Blood Center and a pathologist with expertise in transfusion medicine. I first came across Dr. Chaffin due to his extraordinary blog and podcast at bbguy.org. He started BBGuy.org in 1998 primarily to teach pathology residents. Today, the site exists to help anyone who wants to learn the essentials of blood banking and transfusion medicine. His teaching includes humor, occasional irreverence, and clear communication to highlight your path to understanding complex topics. I’ve been an avid listener since its inception, so it was a great honor to get him on the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit 29 mins – “Our guest this week is Nile Gardiner, a former aid to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. We talked with him about Brexit and the upcoming general election in the U.K.” At the link find the title, “Episode 9: Nile Gardiner on Brexit and the UK Election,” right-click “Media files SBGAR0421.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhism and the Silk Road 33 mins – “Another fortnight, another China History Podcast. We return to the Silk Road and focus our attention on the monk Xuanzang. His was an interesting life. Through looking at Xuanzang you can truly gain a sense of the importance of Buddhism in China, India and almost the entirety of Central Asia.” At the link find the title, “CHP-076 Buddhism and the Silk Road – Xuanzang,” right-click “Media files CHP-076-Buddhism and The Silk Road_Xuanzang.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burning Man Concept 56 mins – “Do you know what Burning Man is? If not, listen to this episode. If you do, have you ever wondered how it started? Who decided to gather some friends and head into the desert to do….well, whatever they wanted? And perhaps more importantly, how do we as a society use these examples to uncover what is behind increasing citizen engagement and human creativity? This week on the show we speak with Rosie Von Lila – an expert in increasing human engagement and unlocking potential.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Canadian Podcasts 54 mins – “America’s hat is turning 150 years old! To celebrate Canada Day and our neighbors to the North, we talk to the women behind Love Me, a CBC podcast about the messiness of relationships, and we get a more realistic look at Canadian history with Canadaland’s Jesse Brown. Then we catch up with Canadian-American hybrid Jonathan Goldstein, the self-styled mealy-mouthed mensch behind Wiretap and now Heavyweight. Plus: Native storytelling from the world’s first indigenous podcast network.” At the link find the title, “Moose On The Loose: Podcasting Canada’s Sesquicentennial, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170629_biglisten_tbl062917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Casein Plastic 6 mins – “One of the most popular plastics of the early 20th century was accidentally invented by a cat, as Kat Arney finds out” At the link find the title, “Casein: Chemistry in its element, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Casein.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ChineseAmerican Food 50 miins – “After a record-breaking pause in the action Laszlo is back with one last episode to finish off 2013. This time we look at the interesting and amusing history of Chinese cuisine in America, an oft requested topic here at the China History Podcast. This is a history that goes hand in hand with the earliest Chinese immigration to the US. If you’re interested to learn more on the subject check out Andrew Coe and Jennifer 8 Lee’s books.” At the link find the title, “CHP-128-The History of American Chinese Cuisine,” right-click “Media files CHP-128-The History of American Chinese Cuisine-f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Communist Party Founding 27 mins – “Thanks and 非常感谢 to listener Steaven who alerted me that the July 1st podcast was cut-off two thirds of the way through. After rallying the entirety of the resources here at the China History Podcast, we were able to resolve the problem and have re-uploaded this episode. Our profoundest apologies.” At the link find the title, “CHP-048 The Founding of the CCP,” right-click “Media files CHP-048-The Founding of the CCP.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Great Leap Forward 34 mins – “The Great Leap Forward ( 大跃进) from 1958-1960 caused death and suffering to dozens of millions of people. It sounded like a workable idea but it didn’t turn out like Chairman Mao hoped. When looking back on the life of Mao Zedong, the Great Leap Forward is always viewed as a black mark against his legacy. I welcome you to listen to the podcast and learn all about what happens when central planning goes awry.” At the link find the title, “CHP-004 The Great Leap Forward,” right-click “Media files CHP-004-The_Great_Leap_Forward-R2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Journalist in U.S. 50 mins – “Jane ChiaChieh Tang, the U.S. bureau chief for Sina News, talks about her experience as a Chinese-language reporter covering the White House. The post Reporting on Trump as a member of Chinese media appeared first on SupChina.” At the link find the title, “Reporting on Trump as a member of Chinese media, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files reporting-trump-jane-chiachieh-tang-chinese-media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Leaders Since 49 7 mins – “In this brief episode of the China History Podcast we examine the four generations of leaders and get acquainted with their names. 1949 to the present day has seen four generations of Chinese leadership going back to Chairman Mao Zedong. We will also look at the fifth generation of leaders who will take their new continue reading” At the link find the title, “CHP-005 Chinese Leadership Since 1949,” right-click “Media files China History Podcast_005-Chinese Leadership Since 1949.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Republic Formation 36 mins – “Today we jump over much of the history of the 1940′s and zero in on the moment when the PRC was officially established on Oct 1, 1949. Today’s podcast episode offers a general overview of the first year of the PRC and some of the multitude of challenges Mao and China’s new leaders faced.” At the link find the title, “CHP-061 The First Twelve Months of the PRC,” right-click “Media files China History Podcast_061-The First Twelve Months of the PRC.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Technology Leader Kai-Fu Lee 62 mins – “A visionary venture capitalist and engineer on the present and future of Chinese tech. The post Kai-Fu Lee on artificial intelligence in China appeared first on SupChina.” At the link find the title, “Kai-Fu Lee on artificial intelligence in China, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files kai-fu-lee-artificial-intelligence-china.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities Confront Climate Change 52 mins – “Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millennials and Generation Xers with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his new book, Bruce Gibney, a venture investor in PayPal, Facebook, Spotify, SpaceX and other tech companies, writes that boomers are a generation of sociopaths who betrayed America. According to Gibney, most climate deniers are aging boomers who won’t live to see the worst consequences of climate change. Therefore, they won’t pay to address these challenges. At the same time, some boomers feel guilty about the climate changes they are responsible for and are now striving for redemption. These boomers are attempting to use their wealth and knowledge to engage younger people in climate solutions. The conversation is a difficult one though, especially considering that many young people today know they are inheriting a darker future than the one their parents did. Join us for an intergenerational discussion about what you can do to make an impact—and how to persuade the climate doubters in your life.” At the link find the title, “Inheriting Climate Change: What Will Boomers Leave Behind? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170611_cl1_Inheriting Climate Change PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities of the Future 60 mins – “This week, we’re listening to “Cities of The Future,” a panel discussion about the future of human living spaces recorded live at CONvergence 2014. Panelists Jamie Bernstein, Ryan Consell and Shawn Lawrence Otto discuss how cities can adapt to accommodate the changing demographics, economics, and environment of a warming planet.” At the link find the title,”428 Cities of the Future (Rebroadcast),” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Contextual Electronics 68 mins – “Chris Gammell returns to The Engineering Commons to discuss how his views on engineering education (and the engineering profession) have evolved over the past five years.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cultural Imperialism 60 mins – “Playing for Team Human is Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and author of Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World. Today, information travels around the globe in an instant, and connection to far away people and places is merely a click away. Yet the prevalence of filter bubbles, the rise of political extremism, and the consolidation of network power into the hands of behemoth companies like Facebook and Google portend a growing disconnection in society. Ramesh Srinivasan looks beyond the slogans and “empty metaphors” often used to brand these technologies as inclusive, free, and liberating. On today’s episode, Srinivasan and Rushkoff challenge the notion that technology automatically builds community as it is deployed globally. It’s a conversation that critically assesses the presumptions of Western technocrats who see growing data and digital connectivity as the end itself for building a more just world.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 42 Ramesh Srinivasan “Whose Global Village” right-click “Media files 594a392ca1f439d27381551d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Military Defense 91 mins – “Cybersecurity is now at the forefront of policy discussion and planning for future conflicts. In many ways, the cyber threat has leveled the playing field, and that presents unique concerns to the United States and its allies. The Final Report of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Cyber Deterrence, released earlier this year, concluded that cyber capabilities of other nations exceed U.S. ability to defend systems, and argued that this will continue to be the case for at least another five to 10 years. With this in mind, a cyber strategy that can credibly deter potential foes is increasingly necessary, as are ways to keep critical systems defended. In both cases, progress has been slow and irregular.” At the link right click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dairy Farm Operation 36 mins – “Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. Richlands Farm has been a dairy farm since the 1950s. Coley’s story makes you see life in agriculture from different perspectives – a multigenerational angle, a sustainability angle, and an entrepreneurship angle. On today’s episode, Coley talks about the inspiring story of how her grandparents started and pursued the farm as they relied on agriculture in raising and sending their five children to college. She also explains how she and her family decided not to sell the farm during one of its trying times with the challenges, pressures, and sacrifices she and her family made to keep the farm and pursue their own creamery in spite of the denial of her initial proposal.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 056: Old Farm with New Ideas with Coley Jones Drinkwater of Richland Farms Dairy,” right-click “Media files FOAP2005620FOA20Old20Farm20with20New20Ideas20with20Coley20Jones20Drinkwater20of20Richland20Farms20Dairy20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Department of Defense Challenges 12 mins – “The United States faces a complex national security environment. How has over a decade of warfare impacted our military’s readiness to face new and evolving threats? We take a look at this and a host of other challenges facing the Department of Defense in this longer-form podcast.” At the link find the title, “Big Bite: Department of Defense Key Mission Challenges,” right-click “Media files 684521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodd-Frank Discussion 91 mins – “The recent financial crisis exposed a major gap in the regulatory system: the inability for the government to safely wind down a failing financial firm that was not a commercial bank, such as Lehman Brothers or AIG. The Dodd-Frank law attempted to fix this by empowering regulators with new tools including a new Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp would liquidate and wind-up a failing institution. Although never used, OLA is controversial. Some Congressional Republicans would do away with it, and the Trump Administration has undertaken its review….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eastland Disaster 32 mins – “The Eastland disaster was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history. In this case, safety regulations actually made things worse.” At the link find the title, “The Eastland Disaster, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-28-symhc-eastland-disaster.mp3” and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Vaccine 6 mins – “…The World Health Organization announced last December that there was finally an Ebola vaccine on the horizon. Marie-Paule Kieny, the assistant director-general of the WHO, says this vaccine has a very specific purpose: It’s preventative and targets the common and extremely deadly Zaire strain. The main goal is to vaccinate first responders — doctors and nurses. “If there is a beginning of an outbreak, immediately you would have people protected in order to intervene. … Immunity builds very quickly — as soon as 10 days. … When there is a new case of Ebola, you go quickly to the field, and you identify: Who are the contacts of this case? Who has touched the body? Who has touched the bodily fluids? Who has been living close to this person … and the contacts of this contact.” Public health officials would also give these contacts, those not known to be infected, the vaccine….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Policy Shortcomings 84 mins – “At a moment when the Trump administration has relegated economists to the back rows, it’s a good time to ask why economists don’t have more influence on politicians, and why politicians find economists so frustrating. Visiting scholar Alan Blinder argues that politicians use economics the way a drunk uses a lamppost—for support, not for illumination. Blinder contends that politicians and economists succeed or fail on entirely different Darwinian principles—they hail from “two civilizations….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Evolutionary Trends 59 mins – “In 1990, Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould posed an intriguing question. What would happen if we were able to re-run the Tape of Life? Would small perturbations to the starting conditions yield radically different outcomes, or would the course of evolution follow a familiar path, differing only in its details? The first worldview sees evolution as an essentially open-ended process of unlimited potential, while the second regards evolution as more predictable. If the latter is true, can we make any generalisations about the manner in which evolution is likely to precede on the largest scale? Which ‘macroevolutionary rules’ – if any – withstand scrutiny and allow us to elevate evolutionary biology from a historical to a predictive science? In his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Matthew Wills considers some possible answers to these questions, drawing upon his own work and the broader field. He explores how most major groups evolve according to a common template and whether there is evidence for actively driven trends in morphological complexity on macroevolutionary scales. He also considers whether there are rules governing the demise of species at mass extinction events, and asks whether evolution in deep time can teach us anything about the likely effects of the current biodiversity crisis.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Wills Inaugural Lecture, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 323924934-uniofbath-matthew-wills-inaugural-lecture.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Expertise Secrets 55 mins – “For more than thirty years psychologist Anders Ericsson, an expert on the field of professional development, has studied the people who stand out as specialists in their fields. In fact, Ericsson’s research was used as the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” – which essentially states that it takes on average 10,000 hours of doing something to become an expert. In reality, Ericsson’s research shows that there is nothing magical about the number of hours you put in, but over time he has come to understand that we are all capable of extraordinary feats. In this interview, Ericsson explains what the research actually says about the infamous “10,000 hour rule” and how that number can be greatly decreased (or increased) depending on the type of practice you are doing. Specifically, by utilizing deliberate practice with the help of a trained professional, one can drastically improve their results. Deliberate practice can be applied equally well to everything ranging from business skills and sales to sports and music…and it works!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 14 Acres 83 mins – “Chris Field farms fourteen acres of ground with his partner, Jessi Okamoto, at Campo Rosso Farm in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. Camp Rosso Farm is what happens when two New York foodies decide to start a farm. Chis and Jessi grow a wide variety of very high quality Italian chicories – radicchios, endives, and more – as the cornerstone of their operation, and market through New York City’s Union Square Green Market and wholesale to restaurants in New York City. We dig into how Chris and Jessi learned how to grow this challenging crop, and how they get compensated for the high labor inputs chicories require. And while we didn’t get into proprietary details of the more specialty varieties, Chris provides a primer on producing quality chicories for fall production, as well as insights on how they produce other high-end crops bursting with flavor. Chris also provides insights into their marketing strategy, how he and Jessi jumped from city jobs into farming, and how he and Jessi are working to solve the challenges they’ve had sourcing labor for their young operation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 3 Acres 83 mins – “Danny Percich raises vegetables at Full Plate Farm in Ridgefield, Washington, for a ninety-member winter-only CSA. With three acres of mostly-outdoors production, Danny has decided to focus on an underserved niche in the marketplace, enabling him to make a living on a small acreage. We get muddy discussing the challenges of winter production in a climate where it rains all winter. Danny gives us the low-down on how they manage deer predation and vole populations, as well as how he dresses to stay warm and dry no matter the weather. Danny also provides insights into how he has minimized capital and labor inputs on his farm, and how that influences his farming schedule, as well as his cropping and production strategies.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 5 Acres 74 mins – “Melanie and Kevin Cunningham own and operate Shakefork Community Farm in Humboldt County, California, where they raise five acres of vegetables and a diversity of livestock, including broilers, egg-layers, pigs, and sheep.. And they do it with oxen – as well as with four-wheeled and two-wheeled tractors. Since their start in 2008, the farm has evolved from an emphasis on small grains to a focus on vegetables and livestock, which they sell through their 120-member CSA and three farmers markets. We take a deep dive into how they’ve integrated the oxen into their operation, including the why behind it and how they use draft power in ways and places where they feel tractor power and human power aren’t the best choices. Kevin and Melanie dig into how they manage the complexity of their operation, including their introduction to Holistic Management and how they’ve used that to support their decision-making and to get on the same page from a relationship standpoint, as well as to help them do the caliber of work that they want to be doing. We discuss how they schedule multiple labor-intensive enterprises, and how they’ve divided responsibilities and how they coordinate between the different parts of the operation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 5 Acres 78 mins – “Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi raise five acres of vegetables and five acres of cover crops, plus broiler chickens, egg layers, and beef cattle, at Villageside Farm in Freedom, Maine. Polly and Prentice have been involved in farming for twenty years, and have been farming their land since 2001. Making a living for both of them on $200,000 in sales, they have worked hard to build a farm business that is an asset to their community. We talk about the challenges of farming at the five-acre scale, and dig into the nuts and bolts of how they manage their vegetables in a three-years-on, three-years-off rotation with perennial cover crops. Polly and Prentice dish out plenty of details about how they manage the livestock and vegetable production together, and about the equipment and tools they use to manage their five acres of produce. Polly and Prentice also dig into the numbers that drive their farm, and the hard work they’ve put in to balancing life and business. They share their strategies and philosophy for making the most of their interactions with customers, children, employees, and each other, and how they have worked to develop the human skills that support their farm and their family.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 8 Acres 98 mins – “In this episode, we revisit Jess and Brian Powers at Working Hands Farm, eighteen months after they were first on the show on Episode 040. Since the fall of 2015, Working Hands Farm has gone through some significant changes and phenomenal growth on their property in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland on the north end of the Willamette Valley.Jess and Brian have gone from raising four acres of vegetables in 2015 to eight acres now, and have expanded their on-farm CSA to cover 48 weeks of the year – all with just the two of them, plus the recent addition of a part-time employee. In the past year, they’ve gotten out of the livestock business to focus on their produce business, standardized their farming operations, and made significant investments in machinery and infrastructure on their farm. We dig into all of these changes and the rationale behind them, as well as how the changes are helping them to face the extreme wet-weather challenges they’ve faced this year. When I interviewed Jess and Brian the first time, it was clear that although they were working insane hours, they found ways to emphasize and build their personal relationship, so we also come back to how they’ve continued to nurture their love for each other alongside of their professional and business development.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Startup 77 mins – “Less than one percent of the people farming in Minnesota are Latino, and Eduardo Rivera is one of them. His operation, Sin Fronteras Farm & Food, specializes in producing fresh, healthy, Latino food for restaurants, grocery stores, and a 40-member CSA marketed to the Latino community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Eduardo started farming with his infant daughter on his back on a quarter acre of rented ground near Stillwater. The farm has grown to three acres of production, still on rented ground. We discuss Eduardo’s rigorous business planning process and the progress he has made towards his goals as he has financed his farm’s growth and development. Eduardo shares the challenges of piecing together infrastructure like greenhouses and cold storage in multiple locations due to Sin Frontera’s land tenure situation. We also dig into the challenges and opportunities that Eduardo has found in marketing his produce, especially with regard to making it available through Latino markets in the Twin Cities. And Eduardo provides lots of great details about his cilantro and pepper production, his irrigation system, paying employees, and more.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FBI History 24 mins – “With President Trump’s dismissal of now-former FBI Director James Comey dominating the news we spoke to Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, author of Enemies: A History of the FBI. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.” At the link find the title, “Episode 12: Tim Wiener on the FBI and James Comey,” right-click “Media files SBWIE0512.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Proposals 27 mins – “Our guest this week is Steve Bell, a senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He’s a veteran of the Senate Budget Committee, working in various roles – including Staff Director – from the early 1980’s until 2009. We talked with him about the process of creating the federal budget and why the President’s budget proposal is important.” Episode 5: Steve Bell on the Federal Budgeting Process, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files BELL0324.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Debt and Deficit 29 mins – “Our guest this week is the Maya MacGuineas, She is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. We talked with her about the differences between the $20 trillion debt and the year-to-year deficit and why failing to raise the debt ceiling could be catastrophic for the U.S. and global economies.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8: Maya MacGuineas on the Debt and the Deficit,” right-click “Media files SBMAC0414.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Reserve History 41 mins – “In this episode we speak with Roger Lowenstein about the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established. In his most recent book, America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, Roger shows how our current distrust of big government is exactly the same as when Americans did not want a central bank. Americans’ mistrust of big government and of big banks was so widespread that modernizing reform was deemed impossible. Each bank was left to stand on its own, with no central reserve or lender of last resort. The real-world consequences of this chaotic and provincial system were frequent financial panics, bank runs, money shortages, and depressions. Roger Lowenstein—acclaimed financial journalist and bestselling author of When Genius Failed and The End of Wall Street—tells the drama-laden story of how America created the Federal Reserve, thereby taking its first steps onto the world stage as a global financial power.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Florida Invasive Species 32 mins – “Journalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flow States 55 mins – “In this episode we interview Steven Kotler, author of a number of best selling books including, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best. We discuss how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Tigers 46 mins – “Laszlo finishes off the CHP overview of the story of the AVG in World War II. In this episode the battle commences on December 20, 1941. From that point forward until the organization was disbanded on July 4, 1942 the Flying Tigers wrote their name into the history books.” At the link find the title, “CHP-152-The Flying Tigers Part 2,” right-click “Media files CHP-152-The Flying Tigers_Part_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Self 46 mins – “We all have a future self, a version of us that is better, more successful. It can inspire us to achieve our dreams, or mock us for everything we have failed to become. A note to listeners: this episode contains some disturbing content related to teen suicide and grieving parents. If you or somebody you know might need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017, Future Self,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gallium Nitride 7 mins – “Despite early setbacks, this conducting crystal shows great promise across a wide range of electronics” At the link find the title, “Gallium nitride: Chemistry in its element, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Gallium_nitride.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Machine Issues 39 mins – “Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book, The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Takei 16 mins – “When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security” measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy” At the link you can listen and watch, but not download; however, an audio file is in the blog archive.

Gerrymandering Book 26 mins – “Our guest this week is David Daley author of “Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count.” We talked with him about Republican efforts to carve out districts that have helped the GOP since 2010.” At the link find the title, “Episode 18: David Daley on Gerrymandering,” right-click “Media files SBDAL0623.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering Math 26 mins – “If mathematician Moon Duchin has her way, gerrymandered congressional districts could soon be a thing of the past.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grain Entrapment 36mins – “Today’s guest is an independent movie producer from New York City. Sam Goldberg grew up in Manhattan without any background in agriculture. He was introduced to agriculture when a filmmaker approached him for a concept about grain entrapment, a real and grave danger that farmers and other members of the community are exposed to. Seeing the significance of the issue socially, Sam currently is raising funds for the operation and completion of the movie titled Silo The Film. On today’s episode, Sam talks about the progress he and his team have made in the production of Silo. He also shares why he thinks this movie is socially relevant and his stand on why he wanted to pursue this film in spite of the timespan they need to devote to complete it. He also mentions some of the things that Sam and his team are currently working on like fund-raising, casting, and searching for the right location to shoot the movie. “This, to me, represents a potential bridge for conversation where a segment of the population can be humanized in such a way that is relatable to anybody.” – Sam Goldberg” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 055: Grain Entrapment and How an Idea Becomes a Feature Film with Sam Goldberg from Silo The Film,” right-click “Media files Future of Agriculture 055_Grain Entrapment and How an Idea Becomes a Feature Film with Sam Goldberg from Silo The Film Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome 57 mins – “This week we have my good friend Dr. Michael Ruscio back on the podcast. Listen in as we discuss the gut microbiome, research, treatment, prebiotics and probiotics, gut microbiome variation around the world, and thyroid disease.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hong Kong History 25 mins – “Laszlo is back after another long delay. In this shorter than usual episode, The China History Podcast presents Part 1 of a multi-part series that will explore the history of Hong Kong. In this introductory episode, Laszlo starts at the very beginning and traces Hong Kong from the Devonian Period all the way up.” At the link find the title, “CHP-101-The History of Hong Kong Part 1,” right-click “Media files CHP-101-The History of Hong Kong, Part_1.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ideas Industry 45 mins – “This week, the Lawfare Podcast brings you Jack Goldsmith’s interview with Dan Drezner at the Hoover Book Soirée about Drezner’s new book, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas. The conversation covers how polarization, inequality, and mistrust are changing the way ideas influence policy and public opinion.” At the linkf ind the title, “Dan Drezner on “The Ideas Industry” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files, Hoover ideas industry podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insects as Food 30 mins – “Researchers who think about the thorny problem of feeding our growing global population have started to point at one possible solution: bugs. They’re protein-rich and ecologically sustainable—but can bug entrepreneurs get lots of Americans to eat something they’re kinda grossed out by?” At the link find the title, “Bug Business (Season 5, Episode 6), May, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6672397922.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Censorship 77 mins – “Internet freedom remains a significant challenge around the world. Highly restrictive countries, such as China and Iran, block residents from accessing search engines, social networks, and news organizations. The U.S. has previously supported the rights of all internet users to freedom of expression, assembly, and association online. However, the Obama administration’s internet freedom agenda has not yet been addressed by the Trump administration. How will the new administration balance internet freedom with its other foreign policy goals? How should the United States promote internet freedom through its trade partnerships?…” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Dean on Watergate 33 mins – “June 17th marks the 45th Anniversary of the Watergate break-in. This week we revisit the first months of the scandal with Nixon-era White House General Counsel John Dean.” At the link find the title, “Episode 17: John Dean on Watergate,” right-click “Media files SBDEA0616.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jordan 36 mins – “For years, Jordan has been surrounded by an arc of instability, from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon to the West Bank. Yet the kingdom remains, for now, an island of relative calm. Institute scholar David Schenker discusses how the kingdom has weathered regional storms and what the future holds for this vital American friend in the Middle East.” At the link click the square with three dots, click “Download” to download the file.

Lobbying Business 65 mins – “What they don’t teach you in business school – and what you need to know. Powerful corporate interests use their lobbyists to wield influence. They impact our daily lives, but who are they and how do they operate? In this episode, George Franklin, previously the head lobbyist for Kellogg Company, gives us an inside look at what it’s really like to represent one of the largest food companies in the world. He gives us a no nonsense look at what it’s like to try to influence government policy for the good of a company. George is a lawyer and former Vice President of Worldwide Government Relations for Kellogg Company. He is currently President of Franklin Public Affairs LLC in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is the author of the incredible book, Raisin Bran and Other Cereal Wars: 30 Years of Lobbying for the Most Famous Tiger in the World.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mafia 53 mins – “This week, prize-winning reporter and bestselling author George Anastasia offers a shocking and very rare glimpse into the Gotti family, witnessed up-close from former family insider John Alite, John Gotti Jr.’s longtime friend and protector. Until now, no one has given up the kind of personal details about the Gottis.  Anastasia offers never-before-heard information about the murders, drug dealing, and extortion that propelled John J. Gotti to the top of the Gambino crime family and the treachery and deceit that allowed John A. “Junior” Gotti to follow in his father’s footsteps. Told from street level and through the eyes of a wiseguy who saw it all firsthand, the result is a riveting look at a family whose hubris, violence, passion, and greed fueled a bloody rise and devastating fall that is still reverberating through the American underworld today. Anastasia’s newest book is titled, Gotti’s Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing and Quality Assurance 45 mins – “Today’s show is hosted by Khierstyn Ross of Crowdfunding Uncut, a podcast that dives into the details of successful crowdfunding campaigns. Today we will focus on manufacturing and quality.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meditation Value 35 mins – “Silicon Valley CEOs, Tibetan monks, and crunchy hippies alike describe meditation as blissful and life-changing, but what does the science say? Can it reduce stress, increase your attention, and improve mental health — or is all this focus on breathing just a bunch of hot air? Sit back, get comfortable, and focus your mind as we talk to Tim Ferriss, Professor Gaelle Desbordes, Dr. Clifford Saron, and Dr. Britta Hölzel. Please note: we have updated this episode. We removed a reference to Peter Thiel, the founder of Paypal. He was a guest on Tim Ferriss’ show, but didn’t discuss whether he meditates.” At the link find the title, “Meditation, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7878842746.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micropatch for Vaccines  8mins – “Nadine Rouphael and Mark Prausnitz discuss the findings from their phase 1 trial that uses a dissolvable microneedle patch to deliver an influenza vaccine to patients.” At the link find the title, “Microneedle patch flu vaccination: The Lancet: Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 27june_micropatch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle Class and Wages Decline  23 mins – “This week’s guest is Washington Post reporter Max Ehrenfreund. We spoke with him about a new report examining declining American wages and the shrinking middle class.” At the link find the title, “Episode 14: Max Ehrenfreund on Declining Wages and the Shrinking Middle Class,” right-click “Media files SBEHR0526.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mold-Caused Illness  54 mins – “This episode’s guest is biohacker, techno-shaman, and visionary, Ryan Frisinger. Listen in as we talk about restoring health using genetic information, DNA testing, methylation, toxic mold and mycotoxins, fish oil, nutrition, and many more interesting topics.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongol Dynasty P1 45 mins – “In this long overdue episode with a deceiving title we don’t actually get around to the Yuan Dynasty. However a nice handy and confusing overview tracing the rise of the Mongol nation is presented which includes a bio on Genghis Khan. We’ll get to rise of Kublai Khan this time and look at the Yuan Dynasty next episode.” At the link find the title, “CHP-169-The Mongol Yuan Dynasty Part 1,” right-click “Media files CHP-169-The Mongol Yuan Dynasty Part_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongol Dynasty P2 59 mins – “Laszlo finishes up the story of the Yuan Dynasty, founded in 1271. The parts of China not yet conquered were done in by 1276 and the last holdouts gone by 1279. But the Great Yuan didn’t last long. This episode takes a nice little overview of the dynasty, its slow demise and the legacy they left.” At the link find the title, “CHP-170-The Mongol Yuan Dynasty Part 2,” right-click “Media files CHP-170-The Mongol Yuan Dynasty, Part_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mutilated Money Division 18 mins – “In Washington, D.C., there is a place where millions of dollars of ripped, burned, and water-soaked dollar bills are made new. On today’s show, we get inside that room.” At the link find the title, “#781: The Money Fixers,” right-click “Media files 20170630_pmoney pmpod781.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Nanjing Massacre P1 45 mins – “By popular demand Laszlo finally introduces the Nanjing Massacre. This is a very emotional, controversial and sensitive subject for a whole lot of reasons. Over the next two episodes Laszlo will review material from past episodes to discuss the lead-up to the Massacre. Then in Part 2 the actual event itself as well as the story of the Nanjing Safety Zone and some of the foreigners who became eyewitnesses to the horrors of the Nanjing Massacre. It’s also referred to as the Nanking Massacre and the Rape of Nanking.” At the link find the title, “CHP-182-The Nanjing Massacre Part 1,” right-click “Media files CHP-182-The Nanjing Massacre Part 1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nanjing Massacre P2 54 mins – “Laszlo finishes off the overview of the Rape of Nanking as well as the stories of John Rabe, Robert O. Wilson, Minnie Vautrin, Rev. William Magee and others who directed the Nanjing Safety Zone during the worst weeks of the atrocities. The aftermath of the Nanjing Massacre is also examined.” At the link find the title, “CHP-183-The Nanjing Massacre Part 2,” right-click “Media files CHP-183-The_Nanjing_Massacre_Part_2.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NATO 26 mins – “This week Fabrice Pothier, former Director of Policy Planning for NATO, discusses the organization’s history, mission, and budget.” At the link find the title, “Episode 15: Fabrice Pothier on NATO,” right-click “Media files SBPOT0602.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Navajo Coal Power 8 mins – “For one Navajo family, a coal power plant has preserved a way of life Jun, 2017, The Navajo government is racing to extend the life of one of the biggest coal-fired power plants in the country. If the government and plant owners finalize a lease extension by Saturday, the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will stay open through 2019. If they don’t, the plant will start shutting down this year. Leaders are looking to preserve the tens of millions of dollars in revenue the plant and a nearby coal mine bring into the Navajo economy each year.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Policy 30 mins – “Our guest this week is the former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Gov. Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and Sudan. We talked with him the current state of tension between North Korea and the U.S. and why he thinks the U.S. needs to change its approach to engaging with what many describe as ‘the Hermit Kingdom.’” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: Bill Richardson on North Korea.” right-click “Media files SBRIC0407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NYC Chinatown Tong Wars P1 42 mins – “In this long awaited and oft requested episode Laszlo explains about the Tong Wars of New York’s Chinatown. With the help of Scott Seligman’s latest book we go back to late 19th – early 20th century America and focus on New York’s Chinatown. These were terribly unpleasant days for most citizens of Chinese ancestry and especially for those immigrants who either had not begun the process or lived in the shadows illegally. The Chinese Exclusion Laws tarred these citizens like no other immigrant group in US history. The Tong Wars didn’t happen because of these laws but they were certainly part of the story. With everything Chinese-Americans have done to make America great over the past century it’s interesting to look back at another time when the ordinary law abiding Chinese and the bloodiest tong soldier were equally reviled in society that was loath to accept them. The book is called “Tong Wars, The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York’s Chinatown” by Scott D. Seligman.” At the link find the title, “CHP-171-The Tong Wars of New York Chinatown Part 1,” right-click “Media files CHP-171-The Tong Wars of NY Chinatown, Part_1R.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NYC Chinatown Tong Wars P2 43 mins – “In this Part 2 episode the Tong Wars begin in earnest. The first and second Tong Wars are discussed…..” At the link find the title, “CHP-172-The Tong Wars of New York Chinatown Part 2,” right-click “Media files CHP-172-The Tong Wars of NY Chinatown Part_2.1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Agreement in New Hampshire 58 mins – “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement set off protests nationwide – with some Governors, cities, and businesses, signing on to their own pledges.  But how much does Paris really matter – to what’s already happening in New Hampshire?  We’ll sort out the politics from the policy.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Permaculture Mindset 46 mins– “Playing for Team Human today is permaculturalist Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now. Adam joins Douglas for a conversation about how humanity is integrally connected to natural ecosystems. “Nature is a textbook,” Adam explains, and so by paying close attention to ecological systems, we can better understand ourselves as part of a greater whole. It’s a theme that serves as the springboard into a conversation not only about the ways we grow food, but also about community, trust, and the deeper sense of connection that comes from a permaculture mindset. Rushkoff opens today’s show with a monologue about Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods and how scaling up in the digital economy threatens to leave humans behind. Rushkoff’s most recent book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity was just released in paperback with new expanded material last week.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 43 Adam Brock ‘Better Than You Found It’” right-click “59533dfd836ac0732b7dfdb2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plato’s Republic 43 mins – “Is it always better to be just than unjust? That is the central question of Plato’s Republic, discussed here by Melvyn Bragg and guests. Writing in c380BC, Plato applied this question both to the individual and the city-state, considering earlier and current forms of government in Athens and potential forms, in which the ideal city might be ruled by philosophers. The Republic is arguably Plato’s best known and greatest work, a dialogue between Socrates and his companions, featuring the allegory of the cave and ideas about immortality of the soul, the value of poetry to society, and democracy’s vulnerability to a clever demagogue seeking tyranny.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Automation 36 mins – “In this future there are no more human police officers. Is that even possible? The future of policing is a really really complicated topic. And it’s also, and this might be the understatement of the year, a controversial one. On this episode we’re not going to try and give you a full picture of what the future of policing might be. That would take hours. Instead, we’re going to focus on two really specific pieces of this topic. First we talk to Madeline Ashby, futurist and science fiction writer, about robots, and what it might be like if we replaced human law enforcement with robotic law enforcement. Then, we talk to historian and writer Walidah Imarisha, about a future with no cops at all. We also hear from Doug Wyllie, the Editor at Large for PoliceOne, who, perhaps unsurprisingly, doesn’t like either proposal….” At the link find the title, “Robocop, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy and Government Surveillance 14 mins – “Something anti-Trump protesters should be aware of: President Trump has inherited the most potent surveillance apparatus in history. Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation tells This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil that she fears Trump may use those tools to spy on Muslims and his political opponents. Cohn also gives tips on how to protect your digital privacy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Productivity Rules 46 mins – “Happy 2016 to each and every one of the Smart People Podcast listeners out there! It’s Jon’s turn to take a look back on 2015 and puts together clips from his favorite episodes of the past year!  He identified 4 areas of his life in which he wanted to improve and hand-picked 4 episodes that inspired him to make changes in those areas.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protests and Twitter 44 mins -”We talk to Zeynep Tufekci, writer and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, about her book Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.” At the link find the title, “184 Zeynep Tufekci – Twitter and Tear Gas, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6cc67258-a9c7-463f-8f6f-e64dbfe2b51b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rheumatism Conference 15 mins – “A special podcast from the European League Against Rheumatology meeting in Madrid, highlighting a two-part Series on rheumatoid arthritis.” At the link find the title, “Rheumatoid arthritis: The Lancet: Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 19june_EULAR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Campaign Interference 28 mins – “In an exclusive report, The Post’s national security team goes inside the Obama administration’s decision-making after the CIA captured Putin issuing these instructions: defeat Clinton and help elect Trump. Reporter Greg Miller tells the story.” At the link find the title, “Special episode: Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 594cf280e4b0b07aa6605774_1351620000001-300040_t_1498215052861_44100_128_2.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salt and Saturated Fat 58 mins – “You’ve probably heard that lifestyle is the most important factor in keeping your heart healthy. Don’t smoke, exercise, and eat right seem simple. But what does it really mean to eat right? Should you be avoiding sat fat? How Big a Problem Is Sat Fat? Experts have been telling us for decades that we must avoid saturated fat. Butter, bacon, cheese and ice cream were depicted as the enemies of our coronary arteries. Eventually, though, the nutrition experts realized that they’d erred in advising people to consume margarine instead. The trans fats in margarine and vegetable shortening turned out to be the least heart-healthy thing we could spread on our bread. So now we are all avoiding trans fats as much as possible. But shouldn’t we still be steering clear of sat fat? And if so, what can you put on your morning toast? A trio of eminent cardiologists have written an intriguing essay titled “Saturated Fat Does Not Clog the Arteries.”  Joe and Terry discuss the implications of this essay and invite your stories about avoiding (or not) sat fat in your diet. You can listen to one of the authors, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, discuss this editorial here. The American Heart Association disagrees. Here is its presidential advisory warning against eating saturated fat. It was published June 15, 2017. Lowering Sodium Intake to Control Blood Pressure: Dr. Franz Messerli is an internationally recognized expert on blood pressure. He spoke to us from his office in Bern, Switzerland, about whether it makes good health sense to cut back on salt. Which organization does he criticize for hypocrisy? Who would benefit most? Can you overdo salt restriction? If you have tried to eat less salt, tell us about your experience.” At the link you can listen or but a download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Science Replication Crisis 39 mins – “If scientific findings can’t be replicated, what have we really found? That question is at the root of the “Replication Crisis” dividing the halls of science. Researcher and reform advocate Dr. Rolf Zwaan explains.” At the link find the title, “#186: The Replication Crisis with Dr. Rolf Zwaan,” right-click “Drug Smarts Media files SDS186.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Sentinels 44 mins – “In times past, scientists would openly discuss disturbing results. Way back in 1965 a bunch of scientists including Roger Revelle and David Keeling raised their concerns about the dangers of carbon dioxide emissions. It’s nothing new. They wrote to the US President’s Science Advisory Committee. Naomi Oreskes argues scientists such as Revelle and Keeling were acting as sentinels. Today, many scientists are reluctant to be sentinels. There is worry that if they speak beyond the confines of scientific publications and meetings, scientists will be viewed as advocates or activists, politicising the science with the scientists losing their credibility. In her address delivered at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston in February 2017, Naomi Oreskes analyses the current state of fear.  She says whatever the issue, whether it’s tobacco or ozone depletion or acid rain or pesticide regulation, the claim is always the same: extra regulation means an expansion of government and a constriction of freedoms, and this is what is fought though attacks on scientists and their findings.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sen Rob Portman 41 mins – “Recorded on June 10, 2017 Senator Rob Portman sits down with Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson to talk about the threats and problems related to Russia’s meddling in democratic elections in the United States and around the world. Portman then discusses the complex process of health care reform, noting that the process has been difficult because health care is a complex issue that needs to be handled correctly. In the conversation about health care reform, Portman says that the number-one cause of death in Ohio is opioid overdose and that Medicaid plays an important role in getting addicts the help they need so they don’t end up in jail or in the emergency room. Along with health care, the Senate will take up tax reform; Portman believes this is the most important reform that the Congress and the president can make to help the economy grow. Portman also touches on wages and jobs and helping those who are struggling to make ends meet. Finally, Portman reflects on the fraying of the American fabric and what can get us back to the concepts, values, ideas, and ideals that made the United States one of the most successful and longest-running democracies and a beacon of hope for the world.” At the link find the title, “Making Congress and America Work Again,” right-click “Media files 20170628-portman.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 54 mins – “…As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism shows us how the economy, government regulation, employment, and our social fabric will change. Arun describes the intriguing mix of “gift” and “market” in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clearly defines the array of emerging on-demand platforms. Equally important, he puts forth policy choices and proposes possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slave Traffic 53 mins “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “The Black (and White) Dream Dancers of the New England Past and Their Message for the Coming Generation.”  Our speaker is author Spencer Jourdain.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Strategies 58 mins – “Our daytime functioning depends in large measure on the sleep we get at night. No doubt that helps explain why we spend approximately 36 percent of our lifetimes sleeping. How can we embrace bedtime instead of resenting it? Can you reset your body clock along with your alarm clock? How to Set Your Body Clock: Our body clocks need bright natural light to set them, so spending all of our time indoors can disrupt our rhythm. In addition, being exposed to light instead of darkness at night interferes with natural patterns of sleep and wakefulness. How can you establish a better environment for getting the sleep you need? Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Perhaps you are already getting adequate sleep. How would you know? If you need an alarm clock, find it hard to wake up and crave caffeine in the morning, you might need more sleep. If you love to sleep in on weekends and your family suggests you are irritable or impulsive, you probably need more sleep. Find out why you should make sleep a priority. How does getting the sleep you need benefit your health? This Week’s Guest: Russell G. Foster, BSc, PhD, is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. He is also Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. Dr. Foster has a popular TED talk on why we sleep.At the link you listen or buy the podcast; however, a copy is also included in the blog archive.

Smart Machine Trends 46 mins – “Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. mart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Phone Trends 18 mins – “Verizon’s director of network planning, Sanyogita Shamsunder, talks with Scientific American‘s Larry Greenemeier about the coming 5G and EM-spectrum-based communications in general.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steam Engine Portraits 4 mins – “Today, a painting tells the coming of rail. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. It’s a classic nightmare scene from movies of the ’30s and ’40s. You’re in bed in a house near the train tracks. You hear a locomotive — too loud, too close. Only at the last second, too late, the engine bursts through the wall and you realize your house isn’t just by the track but on it. You are a dead man. Steam rail systems were born in 1808 when Richard Trevithik ran a small demonstration line in London. Commercial rail service didn’t begin until the late 1820s. In 1844, with steam locomotives still very new, the English artist Turner did a bizarre futurist painting of a train passing over a bridge. You’ve probably seen it. He called it Rain, Steam, and Speed: The Great Western Railway….” At the link right-click Click here for audio of Episode 1366” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Confirmations 24 mins – “Our guest this week is Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. We talked with him about the evolution and significance of the Supreme Court confirmation process.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4: Jeffrey Rosen on the Supreme Court Confirmation Process,” right-click “Media files ROSEN0317.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Trends 48 mins – “The Supreme Court’s 2016 term may not have contained the usual number of blockbuster cases, but it did have its fair share of drama. Between the stonewalling of Merrick Garland, the filibustered confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, rumors about Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement, and in the background, the White House offensive against the federal judiciary, court-watchers had no shortage of things to keep them up at night. And so this week on Amicus, we pour a couple of our favorite court-watchers a big cup of coffee and plop some microphones down at Slate’s annual “Breakfast Table.” Mark Joseph Stern and Pamela Karlan join us to discuss what we learned about the justices this term and what we can expect from them in the fall.” At the link find the title, “Breakfast Table Redux, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6399936238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tea History P6 45 mins – “The China History Podcast’s ten part History of Tea continues with this sixth episode. The time is now the late Ming and Qing dynasty. Now Western people are getting a nice close look at tea and imagining the possibilities.” At the link find the title, “CHP-145-The History of Tea Part 6,” right-click “Media files CHP-145-The History of Tea, Part_6R.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tea History P9 54 mins – “In this penultimate episode of the China History Podcast History of Tea series Laszlo finishes off the story of Robert Fortune and introduces Sir Robert J. Lipton. This CHP long history of Chinese tea started off slow and in this Part 9 fizzles out altogether. Laszlo also introduces a little overview of Pu-erh Tea as an extra bonus.” At the link find the title, “CHP-148-The History of Tea Part 9,” right-click “Media files CHP-148-The History of Tea, Part_9R.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Indian Book 40 mins – “Indian writer Arundhati Roy’s first novel, The God of Small Things, quickly established her as a star international author, winning the 1997 Booker prize and selling more than 8m copies. For the next two decades she turned to activism, becoming a formidable campaigner for justice and the environment. But now she has returned to fiction with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the story of a transgender woman – known in India as a hijra – and her guesthouse, which is home to an eccentric cast of fellow outcasts. The Guardian’s Decca Aitkenhead sat down with Roy in front of a live audience at the Union Chapel in London, discussing her return to fiction and her outspoken criticism of the Indian government.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Trump Branding 33 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer Naomi Klein about how the “Trump brand” is the driving force behind the presidency. Also, should the left be fighting fire with fire?” At the link find the title, “The Trump Brand and The Conversation Not Happening on the Left, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7817082678.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Collusion Story 33 mins – “Today, Shane Harris of The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled “GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn.” He sat down with Benjamin Wittes to discuss the story in this special edition of the podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Shane_Harris_6-29.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumpcare 30 mins – “Health policy reporter Paige Cunningham breaks down the Senate bill and explains what’s at stake. Plus, we talk to Republican Mayor John Giles of Mesa, Ariz., about how health care legislation directly affects his constituents.” At the link find the title, “Will Trump deliver on his health-care promises? (Part II), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5955903fe4b0b07aa66067ab_1351620000001-300040_t_1498779723151_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumpcare Status 15 mins – “Adam Gaffney discusses what is in the US Senate’s Affordable Care Act-repeal bill with Rebecca Cooney ahead of this week’s expected Senate vote.” At the link find the title, “The Better Care Reconciliation Act: The Lancet: Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 27june_BCRA.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TRX Exercise Strap 45 mins – “In 1997, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick was deployed in Southeast Asia, where he was stationed in a remote warehouse for weeks with no way to exercise. So he grabbed an old jujitsu belt, threw it over a door, and started doing pull-ups. Today, TRX exercise straps dangle from the ceiling in gyms across the country and are standard workout gear for professional athletes. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Whitney Sokol created SproutFit — adjustable onesies and leggings that grow with your baby.” At the link find the title, “TRX: Randy Hetrick, J” right-click “Media files 20170623_hibt_hibttrx.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Villaraigosa 32 mins – “For four years now, former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, has been out of office, out of mind; not a good launching pad for the 2018 election for governor. So now, in addition to his Democrat advisers, he’s working with two Republican strategists. In an interview with This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil, Villaraigosa talks about how he’ll focus on those Californians who feel left behind economically. When Shandobil reminds Villaraigosa that is sounds like a key part of the Trump campaign, Villaraigosa gets a bit defensive.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Tour 27 mins – “In a special edition, Click looks at the latest innovations in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences. There is a report on a Virtual Reality film tour of Latin America; how viewers can hop on a spacecraft and virtually launch into space with The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut; and there is a surreal experience of Nairobi in a dreamlike 360 exploration of relationships.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights 44 mins – “This week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that caught some Court-watchers off-guard. It ruled that North Carolina lawmakers had violated the Constitution by using race as a proxy for divvying up voters along partisan lines. And it was surprising because the swing vote invalidating the gerrymander came from none other than Justice Clarence Thomas. On this week’s episode, we parse the outcome of Cooper v. Harris — and what it portends for future redistricting litigation — with Slate legal writer Mark Joseph Stern. We also sit down with Jorge Barón, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Each year, that group provides assistance to thousands of immigrants threatened with deportation. But last month, the NWIRP received a strange cease-and-desist letter from the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening its ongoing legal work and raising some concerns that the group is being singled out for its defense of immigrants caught up in the first iteration of President Trump’s travel ban.” At the link find the title, “Clarence Thomas is Color Blind, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6575362328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warfare Technology 51 mins – “Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. This week we speak with Andrew Cockburn, author of the new book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, as he helps uncover the real and extraordinary story about drone warfare and the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Additionally, we discuss what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy — and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn — have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Shortage Solutions 51 mins – “Growing water shortages around the world are topping the news right now, beyond just California. USA Today recently tracked the top 8 U.S. states that are running out of water. Water policy is broken around the world, but there is one place that has gotten it right…and that’s Israel. The desert nation is not only avoiding a water crisis, but maintaining a water surplus, which it exports to its neighbors. In this interview we discuss the growing concerns of global water shortages and how to fix it. Our guest is Seth Siegel, author of the book, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Weather Forecasting 66 mins – “This week we take a look at weather forecasting after the Navigator’s trip to Boulder, CO for the NASA Social event covering the launch of the JPSS-1 polar orbiting satellite.  We discuss a brief history of weather forecasting, the roles of both geosynchronous and polar orbiting satellites in that endeavor and the JPSS program.  Specific attention is given to the five instrument packages that will be places on the vehicle: CrIS, ATMS, VIIRS, OMPS and CERES.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women at Work 30 mins – “There are a lot of Dicks in office. But after the 2016 election, we’re seeing thousands of women sign up to run for office – more than ever before. Clare Bresnahan runs a non-profit called She Should Run that helps women prepare for the unique challenges of being a woman candidate. She talks about how to tackle rampant sexism, double standards, and obsession over eyebrows.” At the link find the title, “200: Thousands of women are running for office. Guess why!” right-click “Media files 330732519-decodedc-200-thousands-of-women-are-running-for-office-guess-why.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 48 mins – “In this second and final special collaborative episode with the Cited podcast, Indre and guest host Alexander B. Kim focus on women in engineering and the obstacles they face throughout their careers.” At the link find the title, “180 The Unique Challenge of Being a Woman in Engineering [Collaboration with Cited], May, 2017,” right-click “Media files a1693f27-9ff5-4867-aeb0-55e1e715b1c0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Young Radicals 35 mins – “Author Jeremy McCarter (co-writer of Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda) has written a new book tracing five American radicals from the 1910s and ’20s. “I had thought this was going to be a book about a chapter of progress in history we could learn from,” says McCarter. “But 1917 is a lot closer to what I thought I would see in my lifetime.” Young Radicals is available now. In the Spiel, a lot of people really, really did not like Otto Warmbier.” At the link find the title, “Do Radicals Change the World?” right-click “Media files SM5756358280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zhou Enlai P1 46 mins – “In today’s Part 1 episode Laszlo explores the early life of Zhou Enlai, growing up in a traditional scholar-official’s family that had seen better days. Zhou gets passed from relative to relative. But each step of the way there were mentors and breaks that he was able to make the most of. We can see through his early years and into his teens how Zhou was perfectly trained and tested for the larger job that lay ahead.” At the link find the title, “ CHP-161-Zhou Enlai Part 1,” right-click “Media files CHP-161-Zhou_Enlai_Part_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zhou Enlai P4 51 mins – “In this Part 4 episode of the CHP Zhou Enlai series Laszlo re-tells the always amusing story of when the Americans came around Yan’an to kick the tires of the CCP and see what they were all about. Many of these events from today’s episode were covered in previous podcasts (Kang Sheng, Deng Xiaoping, John Service and Civil War). This time Zhou again proves his loyalty and devotion to Mao and as always to China. He gets a real workout as far as developing his role as the Communists (and later China’s) chief diplomat.” At the link find the title, “CHP-164-Zhou Enlai Part 4,” right-click “Media files CHP-164-Zhou Enlai, Part_4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 295 – Jul 7, 2017: Alain de Botton, Australia Energy Reform, Baltimore Clipper, Band Food, Beaver Parasites, Black Mirror, Blind Man in Marrakesh, Broadband Planning, Bundy Range War, Business-to-Business Product Management, Charles Koch, Churchill and Orwell, Concepts from Forgotten U.S. Founders, Corruption in Brazil, Cryptocurrency, Cuban Relations Under Trump, Deep Water Horizon Stories, Dental Care Issues, Department of Defense Budget, Excimer Laser Uses, Extinction Story, Genderless Society, German Militarization, Gerrymandering, Grocery Store History, Gynecologic Cancer Treatment, Hair History, Hazardous Waste Storage, Hong Kong After Reunification, Human Procreation, Illinois Budget Crisis, Internet Tribes, Investing in 401k’s, Jailed in America, Jewish School Takeover, Jihadists Interviews, Joe Biden, Kansas Tax Plan Failure, Labor Movement, Las Vegas Life, LGBT Book, Lie Detector Controversy, Life Cohort Project, Little People Obstacles, Mantis Shrimp, Mass Incarceration, Mexico 68 Olympics, Middle Income Family Finances, Newspaper Editors on Trump, NYC Water Infrastructure, Opioid Crisis and Medicare, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, Peanuts, Plastic Eating Worms, Police Philosophy, Poor Country Medicine, Pushkin Novel, Refugee Education, Reservation Life, Resilient Health Care, Russia’s Cyberwar, Shock Doctrine, Skeleton Repair, Split Brain Research, Stress Control, Sustainability Argument, Tick Borne Illness, Toxic Inequality, Trump Investigations Listed, Trump Movement, Trumpcare Details, U.S. Civil War, Utah Democratic Party, Veteran Affairs Budget, Vicks Medicine Story, Waste Storage, Working Moms

Exercise your ears: the 82 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 411 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 15,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Alain de Botton 48 mins – “Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex. “My view of human nature is that all of us are only just holding it together in various ways. And that’s ok. We just need to go easy with one another, knowing that we are all these incredibly fragile beings.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters from the Archive: Alain de Botton, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Archive-Alain-de-Botton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia Energy Reform 65 mins – “Chief scientist Alan Finkel speaks to the National Press Club in Canberra” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Alan Finkel, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Finkel_2106_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baltimore Clipper 56 mins – “On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We’re hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working. Jordan Smith is a captain of the Pride of Baltimore II, a recreation of a 19th century Baltimore Clipper. He tells us about the ship’s history, his duties as captain, and how the crew supports each other to keep the ship in top shape. He also took us on a tour of the Pride and showed us how he uses both modern and traditional equipment to sail, race, and educate. In a Slate Plus Extra, Smith tells us about racing the Pride, and the combination of strategy and proficiency that goes into winning a sailing race. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives.” At the link find the title, “In Baltimore: How Does a Schooner Captain Work? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9243584300.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Band Food 35 mins – “When the kitchen is always on the movie, how do you feed one of the biggest bands in the world?  Today on Feast Yr Ears, host Harry Rosenblum is on the line with Fiona Bohane, touring chef for the Dave Matthews Band.  She relays that feeding the band members, riggers, drivers, stagehands, sound technicians and guests with restaurant quality food can be challenging and executing the food that is befitting the demands of a rigorous tour schedule is a feat all its own. Fold in the desire to minimize a negative environmental impact, use locally sourced goods and travel without refrigeration, and now, well, we have a show.  Tune in for this backstage pass and hear Fiona chat about the typical menu, foraging, and being a new mom.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beaver Parasites 114 mins – “Dickson returns to the TWiP hosts to solve the case of the Woman from Colorado With Loose Stools, and explain how single-sex infection with female Schistosoma mansoni reduces hepatic fibrosis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel GriffinAt the link right-click “Download TWiP #135” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Mirror 35 mins – “Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are the surprisingly funny minds behind Black Mirror, the binge-watch of choice for dystopian techies. (Besides CSPAN.) These days, their show veers very close to reality. They’ve done episodes on the performative stress of social media, on the lethal consequences of cyber-bullying, and a show from 2013 on a cartoon character running for prime minister. They seem to have an eerily accurate pulse on our imminent tech future. Brooker and Jones came to the Note to Self studios to explain themselves. And it turns out we have a lot in common. They’re also wary of their webcams. They also sleep with their phones close to their heads, and they also feel bad about it. They also worry about information overload and the impact of constant surveillance. They’re our type of nerd. Charlie, Anna and Manoush talked “ At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Man in Marrakesh 27 mins – “When Peter White jets, sails or walks into a new city, it is the sounds, not the sights, which assail him. In this programme Peter explores the twists and turns of Marrakesh. He listens to local radio; he takes in the sounds of restaurants, travel systems and the voices of the locals. He also meets other blind people and uses their experiences of an area to understand it better and to appreciate the aural clues which help guide them.” At the link find the title, “Blind Man Roams the Globe: Marrakesh, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p056k78v.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Planning 27 mns – “Just what does it take to have a market? It may be more complicated than you think — and in large part because of the things most of us don’t notice that governments do. We discuss this and the role of broadband planners with Alex Marshall on Community Broadband Bits podcast 260.  Alex is the author of The Surprising Design of Market Economies, a columnist for Governing magazine, and Senior Fellow at the Regional Plan Association in New York City. In the course of our conversation, he notes the Portland Speech from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the highlights of our conversation is comparing roads to broadband in terms of benefits, how they are funded, and the danger from over zealous tolling. We strongly recommend Alex’s writing as it has been quite influential in our thinking about municipal infrastructure over the years.” At the link right-click “ download this mp3 file directly… and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bundy Range War 52 mins – “Thursday, we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary films with an on-the-ground account of the occupation last year of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. For 41 days, protestors and right-wing militia members, held the refuge hostage in open defiance of the federal government. Director David Byars’s film documents their ultimately quixotic demonstration, from its inception to its dramatic demise. His film is called No Man’s Land, and he’ll join us to talk about it….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business-to-Business Product Management 44 mins – “This is a listener suggested episode, which I love doing. I enjoy receiving requests from listeners asking for specific topics to explore. Several people have had questions about B2B product management. A B2B company sells its products to other organizations while a B2C company provides its products to consumers. To explore this topic, I asked Jeff Lash to join us. Jeff is a recognized thought leader in product management, with over a decade of experience in the development of Web-based products and SaaS systems. His product management career includes both new product launches and major turnarounds of existing product lines, as well as creation of the product management role into organizations. He has significant expertise in customer understanding, new product innovation, agile product management, user experience design, and product development processes. He is a Vice President at SiriusDecisions, a research and advisory company for B2B organizations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Koch 81 mins (2 parts) – “Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series of interviews, he explains his political awakening, his management philosophy and why he supports legislation that goes against his self-interest.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get Part 1. Do the same thing here for Part 2.

Churchill and Orwell 66 mins – “Author and historian Thomas Ricks talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, Churchill and Orwell. Ricks makes the case that the odd couple of Winston Churchill and George Orwell played and play an important role in preserving individual liberty. Ricks reviews the contributions of these two giants whose lives overlapped and whose legacy remains vibrant.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concepts from Forgotten U.S. Founders 58 mins – “Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recalls the work of forgotten early American figures who fought against a large federal government. He is interviewed by former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Senator Mike Lee Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477884.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Brazil 27 mins – “During Brazil’s boom years the country’s rising economy created a new middle class of gigantic proportions – tens of millions escaping from poverty. Brazil felt confident and even rich enough to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. But then the economy turned. In the last two years the country has endured its worst recession on record. Where did it all go wrong?” At the link find the title, “What Went Wrong with Brazil? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p055x9h5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency 156 mins– “Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” were developed by Nick with the goal of bringing what he calls the “highly evolved” practices of contract law and practice for the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Nick also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin. This wide-ranging conversation is co-hosted by Naval Ravikant, a mutual friend and one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, who also happens to be one of Nick’s biggest admirers. We cover a lot, including: What is Bitcoin, what are cryptocurrencies, and what problem do they solve? What is “social scalability?” What is Ethereum and what makes it unique? Strengths and weaknesses? How will smart contracts actually get adopted or go mainstream? What are ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)? Blockchain governance — is there any existential risk? “Wet” versus “dry” code. Pascal’s scams. Quantum thought. What fields will you be working on in the future?” At the link find the title, “#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Nick_Szabo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Relations Under Trump 33 mins – “Will Trump’s policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations? What’s at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama’s special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.” At the link find the title, “How much of Obama’s Cuba policies could Trump rollback? Jun 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59432803e4b0b07aa660430f_1351620000001-300040_t_1497573388690_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Water Horizon Stories 30 mins – “This week, we bring you two stories from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, one from a native Louisianian scientist and the other from a fourth-generation Louisiana fisherman. Part 1: Louisianan scientist Estelle Robichaux struggles to deal with the massive oil spill affecting her state while also balancing personal problems. Part 2: When Lousiana fisherman Robert Campo receives news of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he knows his life is about to change.” At the link click the square with three dots and “Download” to get the audio file.

Dental Care Issues 46 mins – “American dental. The story our teeth tell about beauty, wealth, poverty and American healthcare.” At the link find the title, “The Story In Our Smiles, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_533097478.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Department of Defense Budget 12 mins – “The United States faces a complex national security environment. How has over a decade of warfare impacted our military’s readiness to face new and evolving threats? We take a look at this and a host of other challenges facing the Department of Defense in this longer-form podcast.” At the link find the title, “Big Bite: Department of Defense Key Mission Challenges, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 684521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Excimer Laser Uses 36 mins – “…Ra Medical Co-founder/CEO Dean Irwin talks about how a technology, once only used for LASIK surgery, has now been adapted to tackle the number one killer in America, Cardiovascular Disease. Their ultimate goal with this technology? To prevent heart attacks by unclogging coronary arteries. Despite what your mother always told you growing up about sun exposure, UV radiation can actually be life-saving. Dean Irwin, co-founder of DABRA and CEO of RA Medica will tell us how his company harnesses the power of the sun to create a huge medical breakthrough. The excimer laser combines gases that react to create a laser light in the ultraviolet range. RA Medical has turned this laser into a medical miracle that can ablate right through the rock hard calcium and other buildup in the arteries, turning it back into its constituent, pre-existing components. The most recent news? DABRA has just received FDA approval for clinical trial and funding from Medicare. DABRA stands for Destruction of Arteriosclerotic Blockages by Laser Radiation Ablation….Doctors are keen to start using the DABRA because of the lack of a solution for 100% blockages in which a guidewire cannot cross through. RA Medical hopes to move the DABRA system beyond Peripheral Artery Disease. They see greater applications for arteries feeding the heart, as well as applications unclogging stents (in-stent restenosis). More FDA studies to come.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extinction Story 37 mins – “The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there’s more to the story.” At the link find the title, “The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-14-symhc-stephens-island-wren-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genderless Society 15 mins – “What if we lived in a world where gender was more like hair color — something you could change at will, and that had little bearing on what other people thought of you?” At the link find the title, “Bye Bye Binary, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

German Militarization 27 mins – “Why is Germany such a reluctant military power? Germany’s grown in international influence. And its potential military role has been hitting the headlines. US President Donald Trump’s criticised Germany in particular for not spending enough on defence. And Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Europe can no longer completely depend on the US – or the UK after Brexit. Germany, she argues, must do more in the military sphere. But Germans themselves are very reluctant to do this. As Chris Bowlby discovers in this documentary, German pacifism has grown since World War Two, when Nazi armies caused such devastation. Today’s German army, the Bundeswehr, was meant to be a model citizen’s force. But it’s often poorly funded and treated with suspicion by its own population. Some now say the world of Trump, Putin and Brexit demands major change in German thinking – much more spending, more Bundeswehr deployments abroad, even German nuclear weapons. But most Germans disagree. So could Germany in fact be trying something historically new – becoming a major power without fighting wars?” At the link find the title, Germany – Reluctant Giant, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p056ch8m.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 32 mins – “Ratf**ked author David Daley says that Republicans targeted key state legislative races in 2010 in an effort to control state houses, and, eventually, Congressional redistricting. This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. Our guest today, Salon’s editor-in-chief David Daley, has a new book that he says began with a simple question. When President Obama won re-election in 2012 and a Democratic tide gave the party a big majority in the Senate, why did the House of Representatives remain firmly in Republican hands? The result was even more striking since voters cast 1.3 million more ballots for Democratic House candidates than Republican ones. The answer, Daley decided, was effective gerrymandering of House districts following the 2010 census. And it’s state legislatures that draw most of the congressional boundaries across the country. The result of Daley’s research is his new book, which details an effort by Republican strategists to put money and campaign resources into targeted state legislative races in key states in 2010, so Republicans could control the statehouses and control congressional redistricting. Daley’s book has a title I can’t say on the radio. It refers to a crude term for a political dirty deed done cheaply. I’ll approximate the title as “Rat-bleeped: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan To Steal America’s Democracy” [Actual book title is “Rat-F*****: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan To Steal America’s Democracy.”]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grocery Store History 44 mins – “From early trading posts to retail chains and superstores, award winning author Michael Ruhlman–The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking–traces the history and evolution of the American grocery store in his new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America. On this episode Ruhlman shares his views of grocery stores as a reflection of our culture. He examines how rapidly supermarkets—and our food and culture—have changed since the days of your friendly neighborhood grocer from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Treatment 79 mins – “Surviving gynecologic cancer means follow-up care and regaining sexual health. Learn how often to be seen and what tests are needed. Learn how to manage symptoms from medication, surgery, and chemotherapy. Almost all cancer treatments have the potential to alter sexual function which represents a major quality of life issue. With treatment, many patients can have improved functioning. Recorded on 03/28/2017. (#32080) At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hair History 49 mins- “From Katy Perry’s new pixie to cut to Lebron James going bald – hair (or the lack of) is in the headlines a lot recently. On this episode, Brian, Joanne and Nathan explore some of the many meanings Americans have attached to hair – as a marker of personal identity, a living connection to distant loved ones, and even as the root of business empire.” At the link find the title, “Crowning Glory: A History of Hair in America, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS8314308607.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Hazardous Waste Storage 55 mins – “Radioactive waste and toxic mining byproducts will remain deadly for thousands of years – maybe forever. Deep in the arsenic-contaminated underground at Giant Mine near Yellowknife, contributor Garth Mullins wonders how we can warn the distant future.” At the link find the title, “Distant Future Warnings, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170614_74061.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hong Kong After Reunification 50 mins – “John Simpson visits Hong Kong 20 years after reunification with China to find out how much has changed. On 1 July 1997, after 150 years of British rule, Hong Kong rejoined China under the “one country two systems” formula whereby the territory would continue to enjoy much of its autonomy. Twenty years on, Hong Kong continues to prosper but amid political unrest and a growing sense that Beijing is trying to influence Hong Kong affairs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Procreation 52 mins – “It’s a timeless question, asked by every kid that’s ever lived: where do babies come from? It turns out even the great scientific minds of the Enlightenment didn’t really have an answer. While navigators and cartographers seemed to have mastered the heavens and the Earth, other scientists were conducting bizarre experiments to put their finger on how exactly humans create life. Science writer Edward Dolnick joins us to tell the story of 250 years of searching and the meandering ways of scientific discovery….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Illinois Budget Crisis 30 mins – “…Background on the Illinois Budget Crisis: Illinois has been operating without a budget for two years now, as the state legislature has been unable to pass a budget up that will not increase the deficit and also satisfy the requirements of Governor Rauner. The Illinois legislature has managed to keep the state running through temporary stopgap measures, but as the state’s debts continue to rise to more than $150 billion, stopgap measures and the lack of budget will no longer be able to keep the state running. Illinois has been plagued with financial issues during the last several years, even being unable to provide lottery winners with their winnings. The state has been running a deficit for thirty-five years now. If a new budget isn’t passed by July 1, the start of the new fiscal year, the Illinois bond rating will be downgraded even more than it already has, and Illinois stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funding. To pass a new budget, the plan will have to be passed by a three-fifths majority vote in the Illinois House. As it stands, if Illinois’s bond rating is downgraded, Illinois will be the first state since 1970 to lose investment-grade status.” At the link find the title, “The Budget Crisis in the Land of Lincoln.” and select “Save Link As“ right-click “Media files 20170626-rauner.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Tribes 60 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there. Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett “There Is No Enemy Team,” right-click “Media files 5940ce2bb74774bc4ea894d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing in 401k’s 24 mins – “What’s wrong with 401k’s and what can investors do to improve the outcome? Paul poses answers to these questions plus tells the story behind his suggested 401k portfolios, starting in 2011. His intention was to update those plans as the companies made changes.  For a number of reasons the updates didn’t get done.  Now, with the help of Tom Cock and Vestory personnel, along with some input from Paul, updates of most of those 100 plans will be coming soon. We need your help in getting us the investment choices those 100 companies are now offering.  When we get caught up with those plans, the intention is to expand the list to many more companies.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jailed in America 27 mins – “Each year 35,000 New Yorkers end up in jail because they can’t afford bail. Campaigners want to end cash bail to preserve the idea that people are innocent until proven guilty.” At the link find the title, “Get Out Of Jail Free, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p056mgqf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewish School Takeover 63 mins – “We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle. At the link click “Download” to get the audio file.

Jihadists Interviews 49 mins – “When ‘Washington Post’ correspondent Souad Mekhennet chooses to go and conduct an interview, it can be a life or death decision. She’s spent much of the past 15 years reporting on Islamic extremist groups, and she’s interviewed leaders of Al Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS. Mekhennet was raised as a Muslim in Germany. Her new memoir is ‘I Was Told to Come Alone.’ Linguist Geoff Nunberg says people have been complaining about the overuse of the exclamation since Victorian times, but he thinks the exclamation point gets a bad rap.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Joe Biden 49 mins – “ Former Vice President Joe Biden has figured something out: “I learned how to become one of the most popular politicians in America,” he says. “Announce that you are not running for president, and be authentic.” In front of a live audience at WHYY studios, Joe Biden talks with Terry Gross about Donald Trump, his Catholic faith, and his plans on returning to electoral politics. Maureen Corrigan reviews ‘Do Not Become Alarmed,’ the new novel by Maile Meloy.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Kansas Tax Failure 48 mins – “Kansas lawmakers – Republicans — revolt and undo their own austere tax cuts. We’ll unpack what happened to the GOP’s ‘Kansas Experiment” At the link find the title, ‘A Failed Experiment And A Republican Revolt In Kansas, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_532800835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labor Movement 28 mins – “Money media keep telling us that Trump voters are sticking by him, but are they? And what do so-called swing voters really want? Working America, the community organizing affiliate of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., took to the streets of Ohio to find out. Matt Morrison, the deputy director of Working America, shares the findings of the Front Porch Focus Group, and we hear from some of the canvassers who knocked on all those doors. Plus, an F-word from Laura on why it’s business as usual for the Koch brothers in the states. Right wing funders know power shifts from the bottom up, not Trump-down. Sadly, the same can’t be said of our media.” At the link find the title, Can Trump’s Base Survive? Working America Surveys Ohio, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep152 with pitch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Las Vegas Life 49 mins – “With its reputation for glitz, glamour and gambling, Las Vegas has become one of the world’s foremost tourist destinations, with over 40 million visitors a year. But the bright lights and breathtaking architecture conceal a murky past. After gambling was legalised in Nevada in the 1930s, a raft of hotel-casinos sprang up under the control of gangsters such as Bugsy Siegel and Frank Costello – a state of affairs that continued well into the 1960s.” At the link find the title, “Las Vegas Stripped Bare, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files p0563swz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBT Book 24 mins – “This week on The Bookshelf from NHPR is Exeter author Lisa Bunker. In her debut novel, Felix Yz, Felix has an unusual problem. When he was very young, he became fused with a friendly, quirky alien from the fourth dimension when an experiment his father was conducting went wrong. The alien’s name is Zyx. Now a teenager, Felix is counting the days to the procedure that will either separate him from Zyx or kill him. As if Felix didn’t have enough to worry about, he’s also struggling with feelings for Hector, a boy at school.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lie Detector Controversy 33 mins – “A polygraph operator and his strange journey. And other stories. At the link click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Cohort Project 60 mins – “This week we’re diving deep into the history and current state of some of the largest and longest running studies in the world. We speak with science journalist, Chief Magazine Editor for Nature, and author Helen Pearson about her book “The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives” and the history of the long-running series of British longitudinal cohort studies. And we’ll talk with Professor Parminder Raina about the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging an what it’s like to be at the beginning of a cohort study that could run for decades.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Little People Obstacles 10 mins – “Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3′ 5″) tall, the designed world — from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes — often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it’s like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: “Who are we not designing for?” At the link find the title, “Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke, “Jun1, 2017,”right-click “Media files Sinead Burke_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mantis Shrimp 24 mins – “What happens when an unstoppable shrimp meets an unmovable senator? A researcher goes to Washington to defend herself, her shrimp, and science itself.” At the link find the title, “#779: Shrimp Fight Club,” right-click “Media files 20170621_pmoney_pmpod779.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarceration 54 mins (2 parts) – “John Pfaff is on a mission to topple the well-worn myths of the U.S. prison population boom. He says the data tells us to focus on the district attorneys, not the Department of Justice. Pfaff teaches at Fordham University School of Law and is the author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform. This is Part I of our interview with Pfaff…” At the link find the title, “What We Get Wrong About Mass Incarceration, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5353288853.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. In Part 2 “Pfaff explains some of the obstacles to reform. Pfaff’s book is Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform.” At the link find “What We Get Wrong About Mass Incarceration, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8801181438.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican 68 Olympics 24 mins – “The 1968 Olympics took place in Mexico City, Mexico. It was the first games ever hosted in a Latin American country. And for Mexico City, the event was an opportunity to show the world that they were a metropolis as worthy as London, Berlin, Rome or Tokyo to host this huge international affair.Among other ground-breaking aspects of the Mexico 68 games, the graphic design campaign (including the logo, posters and other graphics) would become one of the most famous in Olympic history. It would go on to set a whole new standard for future Games.And these government-commissioned designs would also be co-opted by local activists, who wanted to reveal the darker political reality in Mexico — a reality that they felt was being covered up behind the beautiful glossy imagery of the 1968 Games.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle Income Family Finances 62 mins – “Financial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage their finances. They are interviewed by Professor Kathryn Edin, author of [$2.00 a Day].” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475635.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newspaper Editors on Trump 46 mins – “Editorial page editors from across the country are taking tough stands on President Trump and his policies. They join us to defend their judgments.” At the link find the title, “Editorials In The Age Of Trump, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_534577057.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NYC Water Infrastructure 18 mins – “Clean and plentiful water is essential for life. New York City has the largest municipal water system in the United States. More than 10 million people rely on this complex of reservoirs and aqueducts, some of which are more than a century and a half old. In this podcast we learn about the structure, history, and current state of the New York City water supply system from Kevin Bone, Professor and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Design at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City. His edited book, Water-Works – The Architecture and Engineering of the New York City Water Supply System, Monacelli Press, 2006, describes the development of the fresh water system for New York.” At the link find the title, “Quenching the thirst of a megacity: New York City’s Water Supply System, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files New-York-Water-Infrastructure.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis and Medicare 47 mins – “Could the Senate health care bill make the opioid crisis worse? We’ll look at how deep cuts to Medicaid could hobble efforts to save lives.” At the link find the title, “Health Care, Medicaid Cuts And The Opioid Crisis, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_534573867.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orthopaedic Trauma Institute 82 mins – “If you suffer a life- or limb-threatening injury in San Francisco, the ambulance will bring you to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. There, a team of UCSF Orthopaedic Department surgeons, specially trained to mend complex fractures all over the body, are there to help. Meet some of them as they review the educational programs, basic research, clinical research and outreach programs. Recorded on 03/30/2017. (#32122)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peanuts 47 mins – “Despite their diminutive scale, peanuts play an outsized role in American culture. Peanut butter has long been a mainstay of the American lunchbox, with its sticky, slightly sweet nuttiness flavoring the memories of generation after generation of kids. And it’s hard to imagine ballgames without, as the song goes, peanuts and Cracker Jacks (which, of course, also contain peanuts). But today, peanuts are the source of both hope and fear: while there’s been a surprisingly steep rise of peanut allergies in recent decades that can—though rarely—lead to death, peanut butter is also the basis of a medical therapy used to save the lives of millions of children around the world. This episode, we discover how the humble peanut got to be such a big deal.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Eating Worms 22 mins – “What in the world do wax worms eat? How in the world has it taken us six episodes to talk about poop? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they wax-poetic about waxworms and referee the stinkiest race imaginable! It’s all happening in this week’s who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World – Episode 6!” At the link find the title, “Bag O’ Worms & The Velocity Of Poop Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170619_wow_witw061917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Policing Philosophy 48 mins – “Relations between the public and the police are strained today: from charges of police violence, abuse and racial bias to calls for transparency and greater police accountability. A panel discussion about what it means to police and be policed today.” At the link find the title, “Policing, Part 1: To serve or protect? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170615_17984.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poor Country Medicine 21 minsIllness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the 2017 TED Prize, Panjabi is building the Community Health Academy, a global platform that aims to modernize how community health workers learn vital skills, creating jobs along the way.” At the link find the title, “No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files RajPanjabi_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pushkin Novel 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel, the story of Eugene Onegin, widely regarded as his masterpiece. Pushkin (pictured above) began this in 1823 and worked on it over the next ten years, while moving around Russia, developing the central character of a figure all too typical of his age, the so-called superfluous man. Onegin is cynical, disillusioned and detached, his best friend Lensky is a romantic poet and Tatyana, whose love for Onegin is not returned until too late, is described as a poetic ideal of a Russian woman, and they are shown in the context of the Russian landscape and society that has shaped them. Onegin draws all three into tragic situations which, if he had been willing and able to act, he could have prevented, and so becomes the one responsible for the misery of himself and others as well as the death of his friend” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Education 18 mins – “Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It’s not just a crisis; it’s a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband — and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.” At the link find the title, “The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files David Miliband_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 44 mins – “On his first day in the seventh grade, Sherman Alexie opened up his school-assigned math book and found his mother’s maiden name written in it. “I was looking at a 30-year-old math book,” he says — and that was the moment he knew that he needed to leave his home. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in the state of Washington. His mother was one of the few people who could still speak the native language, but she didn’t teach it to him. In his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, he describes growing up surrounded by poverty, alcoholism and violence….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resilient Health Care 27 mins – “The 2014 west African Ebola epidemic shone a harsh light on the health systems of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. While decades of domestic and international investment had contributed to substantial progress on the Millennium Development Goals, national health systems remained weak and were unable to cope with the epidemic. Margaret Kruk associate professor of global health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, joins us to discuss what makes a health system resilient, and how Liberia in particular has learned lessons from Ebola.” At the link find the title, “How to build a resilient health system, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 327111650-bmjgroup-how-to-build-a-resillient-health-system.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia’s Cyberwar 48 mins –Wired‘s Andy Greenberg says Ukraine has been the victim of a “cyber-assault unlike any the world has ever seen.” Cybersecurity experts think Russia is perfecting attacks that could be used on the U.S.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Doctrine 46 mins – “Liberal activist writer Naomi Klein says President Trump marketed his way to the White House. Now she wants to bring him and his politics down hard. She’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Naomi Klein’s Call For An Unapologetic Trump Resistance, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_532629970.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skeleton Repair 68 mins – The skeleton is remarkably engineered to provide structural support, protect vital parts and facilitate movement. Discover bone biomechanics and how we can leverage the properties of bone to better engineer skeletal repair. Recorded on 02/23/2017. (#32117)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Split Brain Research 44 mins – “Dr. Michael Gazzaniga – Left Brain vs. Right Brain. We often hear that if we’re creative we must be “right-brained” but if we’re logical we must be “left-brained”. Science tells us that each hemisphere controls certain cognitive functions, so it only makes sense that there is a dominant side that gives us our tendencies – but is it true? Are we either “left-brained” or “right brained”? Or better yet, what happens when you disconnect the two regions from each other entirely? For over 40 years, our guest this week has been studying patients who have had their left and right brain disconnected via surgery, and he is here to set the record straight. Michael Gazzaniga, is one of the leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and is the worlds top expert on split-brain research. Michael is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stress Control 16 mins – “Stress is one of the leading causes of work absence, recently overtaking back-pain, and an increasing part of a GPs workload. However good quality evidence about how to deal with stress is hard to come by. Alexis Descatha, an occupational/emergency practitioner, at the University hospital of Poincaré, gives some practical advice on what to do when you suspect stress is the underlying cause of a consultation, and what to do once you have confirmed that.” At the link find the title, “Stress at work,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Arguments 30 mins – “Are the cries for a complete transition to renewable energy from environmentalists like Bill McKibben actually undermining the work to combat climate change? That is the position of our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Ted Nordhaus is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland-based think tank which focuses on energy issues. We discuss Nordhaus’s recent piece in Foreign Policy magazine, assess the damage that climate change denialism in the US has wrought on the planet, and examine the methods used by both pro-environment and anti-environment activists.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Borne Illness 48 mins – “The worst tick season ever is here, and experts warn that there’s a disease deadlier than Lyme lurking in the woods. What you need to know.” At the link find the title, “Preventing Lyme (And A New Disease) As Ticks Spread, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_532808710.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Inequality 33 mins – “Tom Shapiro is back to explain the thinking behind the title of his book, Toxic Inequality. What’s so toxic about it? Shapiro is a professor at Brandeis University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. In the Spiel: Based on the information available, what can we conclude about the media coverage of terrorism? Mike talks to Erin Miller, who oversees the Global Terrorism Database.” At the link find the title, “Is Terrorism Coverage Racist? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5238728499.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Investigations Listed 34 mins – “There are so many investigators looking into Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign and the Trump Administration that it’s hard to keep track. That’s where friend of the show Victoria Bassetti of the Brennan Center comes in. She’s put together a guide, and walks Jimmy through everything you need to know.” At the link find the title, “199: What you should know about the 5+ Trump-Russia investigations,” right-click “Media files 329501363-decodedc-199-what-you-should-know-about-the-5-trump-russia-investigations.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Movement 35 mins – “George Saunders is a short story writer and essayist who has just written his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what he learned while researching Abraham Lincoln, why spending time with Trump supporters is important for progressive writers, and the necessity of art in a society under siege.” At the link find the title, “George Saunders Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3243160709.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Trumpcare Details  63 mins – “The Senate health care bill is out — and Sarah, Ezra, and Matt are back in the studio to dive into the details of what it means for the marketplaces, Medicaid, and very rich people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Civil War 63 mins – “Politically-related violence in the U.S. heats up as talk of “Civil War” goes mainstream. What would a “Civil War” in the U.S. even look like? Dan has some thoughts on this and ways to potentially avoid such a fate.” At the link find the title, “Show 316 – The Day of the Dove,” right-click “Media files cswdcd16.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Utah Democratic Party 53 mins – “Monday, we’re talking about the Democratic Party in Utah, and we’re asking this question: is the party still relevant? It wasn’t long ago that Utah had a Democratic governor, or a Democratic congressional delegate. But, oh, how times have changed. Democrats now hold just 12 of 75 seats in the state legislature. The party won only 10 of 55 contested state races in last year’s general election, and Dems lost many of those races by massive margins. So what gives? And what can the party do to reverse its fortunes?” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veteran Affairs Budget 6 mins – “The Department of Veterans Affairs has faced challenges managing its budget and ensuring that veterans have access to health care. So, how can the VA accurately measure whether it’s providing quality health care?” At the link find the title, “Monitoring VA’s Clinical Productivity and Efficiency, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 685422.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vicks Medicine Story 29 mins – :When scientist Rachel Herz decided to study the connection between smell and memory, she chose five products emblematic of childhood: Coppertone suntan lotion, Crayola crayons, Play-Doh, Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Vicks Vaporub. She studies the science of what’s called the Proustian phenomenon. The French novelist Marcel Proust writes about dipping a madeleine cookie into a cup of linden tea and the aroma immediately bringing him back to a long-lost memory. Producer Julia Longoria has always had that relationship with Vicks Vaporub — the scent transports her right back to childhood, to days in bed with the flu at her grandmother’s house in South Florida. Julia and her cousins all knew not to tell grandma when they were sick, or they’d risk being slathered with “Vickicito”. Julia never had a reason to wonder why grandma loved Vicks so much, but this week’s episode reveals grandma’s love for the product is deeper than Julia imagined. And while investigating grandma’s (and the world’s) Vicks obsession, Julia is pulled into her family’s past, back to Cuba, before the Revolution.” At the link click the cirlce with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Storage 48 mins – “Radioactive waste and toxic mining byproducts will remain deadly for thousands of years – maybe forever. Deep in the arsenic-contaminated underground at Giant Mine near Yellowknife, contributor Garth Mullins wonders how we can warn the distant future.” At the link find the title, “Distant Future Warnings, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170614_74061.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P1 27 mins – “This Mother’s Day, a surprise. For all you working mothers balancing deadlines and diapers, ambition and your (lovely) children, we’re re-releasing all four episodes of our award-winning series Taking the Lead. This is the story of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have a tech idea to help harried working mothers rise up in their professional ranks. …And mothers often find themselves doing the heavy lifting at home. Enter Rachael and Leslie, who team up to create Need/Done, a digital platform with a feminist mission to help more women make it to the corner office. How does it work? Through a crowdsourced community of parents, the service provides backup childcare and household support. hink: Nextdoor meets Sittercity. Start their story here, with Episode 1: The Pain Point. Rachael and Leslie leave their families behind in a snowstorm to visit Silicon Valley, meet the competition, and find out whether two Brooklyn moms have a shot at VC funding. We also talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of The Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” and the book “Unfinished Business,” about why there’s still resistance to gender parity at the top of many corporations.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P2 29 mins – “This is Episode 2: The Paradox. Rachael and Leslie test out a prototype of the service, and they have one especially eager participant: Manoush. Meanwhile, one of the founders discovers that she may be ready to swap in her corporate blazer for a Silicon Valley hoodie, but the other is beginning to question if she can maintain momentum with her current day job, lead-parenting, and starting a new company. At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P3 32 mins – “…For all you working mothers balancing deadlines and diapers, ambition and your (lovely) children, we’re re-releasing all four episodes of our award-winning series Taking the Lead. This is the story of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have a tech idea to help harried working mothers rise up in their professional ranks. This is Episode 3: The Pressure. And it’s exactly what it sounds like. Faced with financial barriers, Rachael and Leslie join a startup accelerator and pitch their idea to investors. But while honing their pitch, the business partners’ different goals surface. Rachael is focused on the service’s potential for social change. Leslie sees the potential to create a giant female-led company.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P4 35 mins – “…In the final chapter, the women face difficult choices: Should they drop the feminist mission behind the company when they make their pitch to investors? Does Rachael need to give up entrepreneurship so she can remain the kind of mom she wants to be? Plus, we’ll end the suspense and talk about the seismic shift happening to our culture around women and work with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Hillary Clinton’s former advisor at the State Department. Anne-Marie is now the CEO of New America and the author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, which she wrote after detailing her struggles to combine her career with parenting in a hugely popular piece for The Atlantic called ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.’ At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P5 34 mins– “…You may remember our award winning series Taking the Lead, which we dropped into your feeds last month in celebration of Mother’s Day. It follows the story of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have a tech idea to help harried working mothers rise up in their professional ranks. If you haven’t heard the first few episodes, they’re right here: Episode 1: The Paint Point; Episode 2: The Paradox; Episode 3: The Pressure; Episode 4; The Partnership. Now, in celebration of Father’s Day, we’re re-releasing the final part of Taking the Lead: Manoush’s full conversation with Andrew Moravcsik, the accomplished author, academic, and husband to Anne-Marie Slaughter (yeah, the one who literally wrote the book on women in the workplace.) You’ll want to hear Andy’s insights into what being the lead parent has meant for his career, his psyche, and their marriage. When this series originally aired, we created a list of stellar content (books, podcasts, etc.) to help anyone trying to stay sane as a working parent. Check it out. And keep the conversation going, we love to hear from you, always.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

 

 

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Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 30, 2017: Abortion Law, Accidental Tech Podcast, Aging Expert, Aging in Place, Aleppo Story, American Populists, Asian Developed Lending, Astrophysics History, Attention Disorders, Back Pain Controversy, Beauty Product Story, Blackberry History, Brazil Economic Economy, Buddhist Economics, Cable Company Issues, California Governor Visits China, California Supreme Court, Camp Fires, Canadian Military, Capitalism Example, Chicago Daleys, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Pain and Suicide, Cities versus The State, Civilian-Military Relations, Collaboration versus What, Computer Newbie, Concussion Injuries, Counterintelligence Agent, Covert and Overt Attention, Crime and Fraud Online, CRISPR, Can Carlin, D-Day Operations, Death Customs, Dementia Field Notes, Dinosaur Backbones, Disabled Access Consultant, Dutch Sustainability, Ecology of Rivers and Coasts, Economic Impact of Women, Elite Life, Emoluments Clause, Energy Efficiency Expert, European Policies, Farmer to Farmer, Financial Sustainability, FISA Title 7, Fish Farming, Forest Fire Trends, For-Profit College Concerns, Game Theory Expert, Gender Equality, Glyphosate Impact, GMO Documentary Film, Graduates Next Steps, Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics, Health Care Act Secrecy, Health Food Reality Check, Hearing Aid Story, Human Composting, Humanity Is a Team Sport, Humanware, Internet Freedom, Internet Impact on Business, Interracial Marriage, Intoxication History, Iraqi Military Corruption, Ironman Winner, Jewish Way of Talking, Job Loss from Robots, Kale in Paris, Knowledge Polarization, Labels We Use, Labor Pattern Trends, Life Lessons, Matt Walsh, Menstrual Leave, Michio Kaku, Molecular Machines, Mossberg on Tech, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nutrition Expert, Obstruction of Justices, Paleo Diet Discussion, Palliative Care, Pee and Poop, Political Spectrum, Prenatal Care Internet Startup, Prison Capitalism, Product Management Teams, Qatar Blockade, Racial Bias, Same Sex Marriage, Saudi Women Driver, Science Policy, Selling Process, Shooter History, Smartphone Impact, Solar Mission, Sports and Politics, Standing Rock Protest, Startup Problems, Team Humanity, Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned, Terrorist Perspective, Transgender Neuroscientist, Trump, Tweeting Impact, U.S. Trade Policy, Uber Report, Virginia Politics, Virginia Tech Shootings Impact, Volkswagen Story, WeWork Founder, Windmills, Women in Science, Womens Speech, Year Up Organization, Zappos Founder

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Abortion Law 12 mins – “Julie Cantor discusses the freedom to access abortion in the USA.” At the link find the title, “Abortion access in the USA: The Lancet: June 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 06june_abortion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Accidental Tech Podcast 108 mins – Coverage from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), session entitled, “A Conversation with Siri”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Expert 26 mins – “Can you imagine living a healthy life to the ripe old age of 1,000? How about a world without cancer, Alzheimer’s or diabetes? Our guest on this episode of the podcast believes we are only 25 years from making this dream a reality. This man is Aubrey de Grey…. So SENS Foundation [Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence] is a charity, it’s registered in the USA in California, and we’re focused on combating aging, but in particular we are focused on a particular price to combating aging that arises from the work that I’ve been doing over the past decade, which is to apply regenerative medicines the problem….” At the link find the title, “Episode 7 – Aubrey de Grey,” right-click “Media files dcbe709d-80ca-42ff-b538-5b3385a38b55.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in Place 39 mins – “The boomer market is quickly becoming the target demographic that is driving a new category of technology and innovation. The desire to allow those in this gray wave of aging adults to age in place is one area of innovation we all can appreciate….” At the link find the title, “Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15,” right-click “Media files Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults, S13_Ep15.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Story 53 mins – “Zahed Tajeddin is a sculptor and archaeologist whose family have lived in Aleppo for generations. He owned a beautiful medieval courtyard house in a neighbourhood called Jdeideh, part of the city’s historic centre. But Zahed was forced to abandon his house in 2012, when Jdeideh became a battleground between government forces and rebel fighters. He makes the emotional and dangerous journey to see whether his home survived the conflict.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Populists 43 mins – Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what, in C19th America’s Gilded Age, was one of the most significant protest movements since the Civil War with repercussions well into C20th. Farmers in the South and Midwest felt ignored by the urban and industrial elites who were thriving as the farmers suffered droughts and low prices. The farmers were politically and physically isolated. As one man wrote on his abandoned farm, ‘two hundred and fifty miles to the nearest post office, one hundred miles to wood, twenty miles to water, six inches to Hell’. They formed the Populist or People’s Party to fight their cause, put up candidates for President, won several states and influenced policies. In the South, though, their appeal to black farmers stimulated their political rivals to suppress the black vote for decades and set black and poor white farmers against each other, tightening segregation. Aspects of the Populists ideas re-emerged effectively in Roosevelt’s New Deal, even if they are mainly remembered now, if at all, thanks to allegorical references in The Wizard of Oz.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asian Developed Lending 88 mins – “The development finance needs for the Asia-Pacific region are sizable, not only to close infrastructure finance gaps but also to tackle the task of poverty reduction and deliver on the sustainable development goals. The region is also home to the three largest economies in the world—the United States, China, and Japan—all of whom have played leadership roles in championing multilateral or regional development banks and have distinct views on the role of development finance. China has begun to play a larger role in development finance and Japan has been promoting the concept of “quality infrastructure,” but U.S. policy on multilateral development lending is now uncertain….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics History 32 mins – “Fact: Your body is comprised of matter from old stars. Fact: The universe is expanding. Fact: This week’s guest, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, is smart. Dr. Krauss is an American Theoretical Physicist who is Professor of Physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona… Most kids at one point in their life, whether it be watching Star Wars, Star Trek, or just looking into the night sky looking up at the stars, have thought a lot about science, physics and the unknown. However, most of us leave it at that and just leave it at pure wonder. At what point did you become interested in physics and science? Was there an epiphany that you had?” At the link find the title, “Episode 15 – Dr. Lawrence Krauss,” right-click “Media files e00c8049-3757-4ca7-9cde-f34e38839f75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Disorders 36 mins – “It’s a topic that we have brushed up against before on the podcast, but haven’t completely jumped into. How does all of today’s technology and instant gratification affect our ability to pay attention. Are computers and video games the reason for the outbreak of diagnosable attention disorders or is it something different entirely? …”Cathy: Okay. I’m a professor at Duke University and my home discipline is English but I’ve never been a typical English professor. My interest in what I guess you would say my academic interest is in the last great information age, which was at the time of the American Revolution when dean powered presses and machine made paper and ink made books available to middle class and working class people for the first time in history. And many of the founding fathers and others were very worried about what it would do to attention and distraction and productive labor and violence amongst youth and sexual promiscuity around youth to have them be reading all these wild things called Novels, which were the art form of the middle classes made possible by mass printing. And when people started getting upset about video games and the internet and social networking and saying it ruined our attention and caused distraction and made people unproductive and led youth astray and was leading this sexual promiscuity, and violent, and etc, etc. I said to him’Well that sounds familiar.’” At the link find the title, “Episode 34 – Cathy Davidson,” right-click “Media files 2ab547c5-1255-4361-b949-3521da45e363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Controversy 70 mins -”In an effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter and New York Times best-selling author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful—exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health-care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, her new book, Crooked, offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, providing practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions—and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers and all types of health-care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers while addressing evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends and also save money, time and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.” At the link find the title, “Crooked: What It Takes to Outwit the Back Pain Industry and Get on the Road to Recovery, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170613_Crooked_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beauty Product Story 44 mins – “Lisa Price worked in television but had a passion for beauty products. At her mother’s suggestion, she began selling her homemade moisturizer at a church flea market. Twenty years later, Carol’s Daughter is one of the leading beauty brands catering to African-American women. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how professional trumpet player Dan Gosling created a special lip balm for musicians called ChopSaver.” At the link find the title, “Carol’s Daughter: Lisa Price, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170609_hibt_carolsdaughter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry History 48 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry. In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market….” At the link find the title, “Episode 230 – Jacquie McNish – Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?” right-click “Media files 128dcc48-3e76-4bf2-82e9-7241d92f75c4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Economic Decline 27 mins – “During Brazil’s boom years the country’s rising economy created a new middle class of gigantic proportions – tens of millions escaping from poverty. Brazil felt confident and even rich enough to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. But then the economy turned. In the last two years the country has endured its worst recession on record. Where did it all go wrong?” At the link find the title, What Went Wrong with Brazil? Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files p055x9h5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Economics 65 mins – “Clair Brown, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology and Society at the University of California, Berkeley; Author, Buddhist Economics…”Monday Night Philosophy travels a different path to economic wisdom. Traditional economics measures the ways we earn and spend our income, but it doesn’t always consider what gives our lives meaning. In response, Clair Brown has developed a holistic model that approaches the organizational structure of an economy by using Buddhist values, emphasizing sustainability, interconnectedness, capability and happiness to promote a more compassionate society. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with collective priorities, Brown argues we will benefit both personally and globally for generations to come.” At the link find the title, “Buddhist Economics, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170612_Buddhist_Economics_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cable Company Issues 30 mins – “Matt Polka, president and CEO of the American Cable Association, and ACA board member Tom Larsen discuss issues facing small cable companies and their potential for expansion.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Matt Polka and Tom Larsen, Jun 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475859.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Governor Visits China 48 mins – “California Governor Jerry Brown is in China this week, the history of the LGBT community in West Hollywood, an Orange County mosque breaks the fast with tacos for Ramadan> At the link find the title, “California’s Governor in China, the roots of L.A.’s Pride, breaking the fast with tacos for Ramadan, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW060517-a001f46a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Supreme Court 48 mins – “Who is the California Supreme Court and how it works, the economics of a state single-payer healthcare system, why homelessness varies across SoCal.” At the link find the title, “Get to know the California Supreme Court, the economics of state single-payer healthcare, understanding homelessness across SoCal, Jun 207,” right-click “Media files SHOW_060617-5646aedc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camp Fires 21 mins – “This past week, my kids went back to school. Summer vacation has come and gone. And that’s gotten me thinking about the very idea of summer vacation because every summer, for the past several years, my wife, her sisters and our families have had this tradition of going to a cabin for a few days to get out of the city. We don’t own a cabin. We have to rent one. And this year, the process of finding it, looking at pictures of all the possible cabins on all the possible lakes, made me wonder about this particular, middle-class American ritual of going into the wilderness for vacation, where that ritual came from, and what it says about our relationship to modern life.” At the link find the title, “Do You Feel More Like Gods? Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files S3_E1-Do_You_Feel_More_Like_Gods.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Defense 21 mins – “Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Canada must take a leadership role on the international stage.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: Can Canada be the newest global leader? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170608_39153.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Moms 17 mins – “Canada’s military can be a difficult place for women. One mother says the navy told her she had to choose between caring for her child or serving at sea.” At the link find the title, “June 13: ‘I dedicated my life to the Forces and got nowhere’: Single mom told to choose between son and career, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_16442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Example 22 mins – “How a free-love commune embraced the free market and became a blockbuster brand.” At the link find the title, “#777: Free Love, Free Market,” right-click “Media files 20170609_pmoney_pmpod777.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Daleys 63 mins – “Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama and Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, chats with David about his father’s and his brother’s tenures as mayors of Chicago, the consequences of NAFTA, the build-up to the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, and how chaos in the Trump administration is a reflection of the President.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 158 – Bill Daley,” right-click “Media files m3enu2.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 21 mins – “Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.” At the link fid the title, “Jun 8: How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_11580.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Pain and Suicide 21 mins – “New research in the U.S. has found a dramatic increase in suicides among men over 50. Chronic pain is considered one of the main factors.” At the link find the title, Jun 15: How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_41624.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities versus The State 24 mins – “City leaders spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: Mayors defying federal politics is part of growing trend, says author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40906.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civilian-Military Interface 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308 Civil Military Relations_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collaboration versus What 22 mins – “Adam Kahane has negotiated peace deals in 50 conflicts around the world. Now he’s sharing a few tricks for dealing with the people in the workplace.” At the link find the title, “June 16: How to work with people you don’t like: Tips from this Canadian negotiator, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170616_32269.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Newbie 24 mins -”Amelia’s childhood was largely devoid of technology. But when she got a computer and the internet in her own bedroom, she found the new mode of communication through chatrooms and email utterly addictive. She’s struggled ever since with how much technology she wants in her life, especially now that she’s a mother.” At the link find the title, “Looking at the Wall (S2: E3), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E3-Looking_at_the_Wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Injuries 42 mins– “ …Concussions are a hot topic these days, specifically due to the recent findings of the impact of head injuries on professional football players. However, many don’t realize that concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) affect many people and can have a lifelong effect on ones health. In fact, the recent surge in combat veterans incurring TBI’s during combat has led to a lot of new research and a much better understanding of exactly what is going on during and after suffering a head injury. This week on the show we interview Dr. Mary Lee Esty, president of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington and author of the new book, Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs. Dr. Esty is a social worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a recognized Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She also has published peer-reviewed research on traumatic brain injury starting with an NIH-funded study published in 2001 in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and a 2012 study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans with TBI and PTSD in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. Over the past 19 years Dr. Esty has treated more than 2,000 clients with a wide variety of conditions. Current research includes a study with the military medical school evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD. “A concussion depends upon acceleration and sudden deceleration. When this happens the brain gets tossed around in the skull, because it floats.” – What we learn in this episode: What occupation is the most likely to incur a traumatic brain injury (and it’s not sports!) What is neurofeedback and how can it be used to treat concussions? A better understanding of sub-concussions What are common symptoms of concussion?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterintelligence Agent 53 mins – “Joe Navarro – Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. Joe is quite literally a human lie detector. Having spent over 25 years as a counterintelligence officer with the FBI, Joe has mastered the art of reading non-verbal communication in order to catch spies, convict felons, and thwart terrorist attacks. In this episode we will learn what to look for in a liar, which body parts “give away the secret”, and how you can use your body language to get people to like you, hire you, and trust you. Joe is the author of What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People. “Neck covering is one of the most accurate behaviors that lets you know when someone is worried.” – Joe Navarro Quotes from Joe: What we learn in this episode: What is the truth behind recognizing non-verbal cues? Is there a silver bullet to detect lying? What is the science behind human non-verbal communication? Did you know our fear response is freeze, flight, and fight, in that order? How should you stand with someone during an intimate conversation?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covert and Overt Attention 7 mins – “Attention isn’t just about what we focus on — it’s also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Crime and Fraud Online 39 mins – “A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items – watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.” At the link find the title, “#99 Black Hole, New Jersey, June, 2017,”right-click “Media files GLT9871843971.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 37 mins – “A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next?” At the link find the title, “Evolution, Accelerated, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast061417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

D-Day Operations 6 mins – “…if you’ve seen the film Saving Private Ryan, you’ll know that for the men in the first waves, particularly on the American sector called Omaha Beach, it felt nothing like success. It was a terrifying maelstrom of chaos and death. All the careful planning, specially designed vehicles, and months of training couldn’t save the thousands of men who lost their lives that morning. Planes dropped 13,000 bombs before the landing: they completely missed their targets; intense naval bombardment still failed to destroy German emplacements. The result was, Omaha Beach became a horrific killing zone, with the wounded left to drown in the rising tide….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dan Carlin 42 mins – “Dan Carlin – Host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, Political Commentator. New media is coming for us.  Well, if you are reading this, it already came for you – so congratulations on being ahead of the curve.  New media is supposed to be the “democratization” of the creation, production, distribution and consumption of media by the masses.  It’s a way to level the playing field, to take down the big dogs, to help David beat Goliath, to…..well, you get the idea.  The thing that’s crazy is, I can’t believe there isn’t MORE interest in new media.  Think about it, why does anyone listen to the radio anymore?  Now you can just tune in to awesome podcasts with limited to no advertisements, pause and resume at your leisure, and pick your topic! I guess that’s why we got into this in the first place, to try to be stewards of this new media movement.  Well I’m not here to talk to you about podcasts, I’ll leave that up to someone who’s much better at it than I!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Customs 16 mins – “Since the wide-spread adoption of embalming in the United States, most Americans have turned the process of handling the deceased over to experts in the undertaking business. On this episode, the story of one family who decided that they wanted to be the ones to wash and prepare the body of the son and brother they’d lost.” At the link right-click “Direct download: s2.5_e2_-_Bringing_Wes_Home.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Field Notes 53 mins – “In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. She was 61 years old at the time, and soon had to leave her post teaching at the University of Utah. So Gerda started writing what she calls her field notes on dementia. The result is a new memoir due out this week. We’ve been following Gerda over the last year with a series of short films documenting her journey, and Monday, Doug sits down to talk to her about her book. It’s called Memory’s Last Breath. Gerda Saunders served as Associate Director for the University of Utah’s Gender Studies Program. She’s the author of a collection of short stories called Blessings on the Sheep Dog, and her new memoir is called Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my DementiaAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaur Backbones 12 mins – “How in the world did 170,000 pound dinosaurs walk around without collapsing under their own weight? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for our first ever Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!” At the link find the title, “Dinosaurs’ Puzzling Backbones, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170614_wow_wow5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Access Consultant 50 mins – “Joyce welcomes Joan Stein, president and CEO of Stein Consulting, LLC. Joan’s company focuses on ADA compliance, event planning and operations and fund development. The company provides consulting services to employers, can assist with compliance with newly implemented OFCCP regulations, and supports companies faced with ADA litigation. Ms. Stein will discuss the company mission.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dutch Sustainability 30 mins – “When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!” But today, reflecting upon the millions of women, men, and children who participated in the historical march over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that advocating for change is part of why we do love it. There is no reason that we can’t take lessons from other systems in our collective pursuit of a more perfect union, not to mention a more healthy environment. This week on Sea Change Radio we take a peek at how the Dutch do things. Host Alex Wise speaks with two American environmentalists based in the Netherlands to get their perspective on Holland’s environmental policies and practices. Michael Payne, a wind energy and bicycle advocate, and Mike Fawcett, the founder of Farm Zero discuss the cultural, economic, and financial keys to Dutch sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P1 – “The ecosystem of a river depends on complex interactions between primary producers, grazers, and predators, which in turn are determined both by the traits of the individual species involved and the physical conditions of the river. River ecologist Dr. Mary Power illustrates these principles by describing how the dominant grazing fishes in a river ecosystem play a critical role in forming the aquascape.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 1, Jun, 2017, “Trophic Cascades in Rivers” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect1_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P2 – “Coastal wetlands are dominated by a variety of plants adapted to a stressful environment. In the absence of a significant number of herbivores, the growth of these plants was thought to be limited only by nutrient availability. Through experiments, Dr. Brian Silliman revealed that salt marshes, like many other terrestrial ecosystems, are mainly controlled by the top-down forces of herbivores and other consumers.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 2, Jun, 2017, “Untangling Salt Marsh Food Webs” by Brian R. Silliman, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect2_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P3 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 3, Jun, 2017, “Floods, Droughts, and Food Chains” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click ‘Media files 16Lect3_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P4 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology. At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 4, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Lect4_1000.mp4” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P5 – “”Ecology, Food Webs, and the Chesapeake Bay” with Sean Carroll, PhD, Beth McGee, PhD, Mary E. Power, PhD, and Brian R. Silliman, PhD A discussion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, its complex food web, and the challenges of conserving and restoring the bay. Followed by a general discussion on ecology with the lecturers and students attending the 2016 Holiday Lectures, moderated by HHMI vice president of Science Education, Dr. Sean Carroll.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Discussion, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Discussion_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Impact of Women 40 mins – “A Conversation With Amina J. Mohammed, Apr 5, 2017.” At the link find “A Conversation With Amina…,” right-click “Media files T001_20170316.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elite Life 55 mins – “Shamus Khan – What is it really like to be the 1%? The income gap is a hot topic these days, but rarely do we learn what it is truly like to grow up in a world where money is no object. This week we get a behind the scenes look at how the American elite are raised and what it’s like to be part of ‘high society’. Shamus Khan teaches in the sociology department at Columbia University.  He writes on elites and inequality in America.  He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments Clause 20 mins – “This week Attorneys General from DC and Maryland alleged in a lawsuit that payments by foreign governments to President Trump’s businesses violate anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution. With a president who is also a real estate tycoon, reality TV star, and personal brand — and who actively receives revenue via each of these personae — the possibilities seem endless for political corruption, particularly in light of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which forbids the receiving of gifts, titles, and emoluments from foreign countries without Congress’s consent….” At the link click the circle with thtee dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Efficiency Expert 56 mins – “With summer on the way, it’s time to take steps to make homes and businesses are comfortable without wasting energy—or overheating anyone’s wallet—as the temperature rises. The Natural Resources Defense Council is working to make sure that the government’s energy efficiency standards developed or updated over the past year for many types of products that help keep you cool, including ceiling fans and portable air conditioners, take effect on schedule. Updating national efficiency standards on a regular basis means that when it’s time to purchase new cooling equipment, you can be assured it meets at least minimum energy-saving performance criteria while saving money and energy. But in the meantime, we’ve got some tips to keep your cool in the warmer months: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lauren-urbanek/keep-your-cool-summer-energy-efficiency. Join us as we speak with NRDC senior energy policy advocate, Lauren Urbanek.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Policies 53 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: The UK election; The Spanish banking crisis, and if Qatar is financing extremism.” At the link find the title, “The Mayday Mayday Edition, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3918614296.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer to Farmer 98 mins – “In this episode, we revisit Jess and Brian Powers at Working Hands Farm, eighteen months after they were first on the show on Episode 040. Since the fall of 2015, Working Hands Farm has gone through some significant changes and phenomenal growth on their property in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland on the north end of the Willamette Valley. Jess and Brian have gone from raising four acres of vegetables in 2015 to eight acres now, and have expanded their on-farm CSA to cover 48 weeks of the year – all with just the two of them, plus the recent addition of a part-time employee. In the past year, they’ve gotten out of the livestock business to focus on their produce business, standardized their farming operations, and made significant investments in machinery and infrastructure on their farm. We dig into all of these changes and the rationale behind them, as well as how the changes are helping them to face the extreme wet-weather challenges they’ve faced this year. When I interviewed Jess and Brian the first time, it was clear that although they were working insane hours, they found ways to emphasize and build their personal relationship, so we also come back to how they’ve continued to nurture their love for each other alongside of their professional and business development.” At the link find the title, “123: Jess and Brian Powers of Working Hands Farm on the Tools and Processes that Have Supported Phenomenal Growth,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Sustainability 29 mins – “Many sports fans are familiar with this dilemma: do I want my team to put everything on the line to win now or would I prefer that my team take its time and try to methodically build a long term successful franchise? This is very similar to the quandary that investors, stakeholders and management at some of the world’s most powerful companies find themselves facing. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to John Wilson, the head of Corporate Governance for Cornerstone Capital. Wilson and host Alex Wise discuss how managers balance trying to please dividend-hungry shareholders with keeping an eye on the future, how automation will affect the global economy, and how all of this is ultimately an issue of sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FISA Title 7 154 mins – “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, DNI Director Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Russia probe and FISA.” At the link find the title, “Senators Express Frustration Over National Security Officials’ Answers on Russia Probe, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479749.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Farming 102 mins – “This is something I am delving more and more into as time goes on because the return on energy input is so effective.  I am working a great deal now with native fish species and I think this is truly the way forward for such things. Sure you can break your neck trying to breed tilapia, once you get it right you have 6-7 months to grow them out and either they die in the cold or you have to provide heat to keep them alive. When we look at using local species we can collect them for almost no cost, adapt them quickly to systems or small ponds and simply grow them out to harvest size.  I am also not separating aquaponics from aquaculture today because in reality aquaponics is a form of aquaculture the two disciplines have some differences but in the end both can produce fish or shellfish for our consumption.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

For-Profit College Concerns 64 mins – “More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—a bold and rising public scholar, herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. McMillan Cottom discloses the shrewd recruitment and marketing strategies that these schools deploy and explains how, despite the well-documented predatory practices of some and the campus closings of others, ending for-profit colleges won’t end the vulnerabilities that made them the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century. And she doesn’t stop there….Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education. It is a story about broken social contracts; about education transforming from a public interest to a private gain; and about all Americans and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society.” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” from the drop-down menu to get the audio file.

Forest Fire Trends 52 mins – “Nature writer Gary Ferguson says we are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to wildfires. Climate change has led to less snow, longer droughts, and more wind and there’s a lot of fuel on the forest floors. The result is ten more weeks of fire season than we saw in the early 70s, and those fires are hotter and often beyond control. Ferguson joins us Wednesday to talk about the role fire should play in a healthy ecosystem and the new reality of wildfire in the West. Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Rest and The Carry Home. His new book, due out June 21, is called Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Game Theory Expert 36 mins – “Barry Nalebuff – Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently — and Succeeding, Co-Founder of Honest Tea, Harvard Professor, Entrepreneur, expert on game theory, negotiation and business strategy. So picture this – While teaching at Harvard University, Professor Barry Nalebuff is running his class through a case study comparing Pepsi and Coca Cola.  While speaking with his students, he get’s into an enthusiastic conversation with a bright young student named Seth Goldman.  The two continued the discussion after class and discovered that both of them had an affinity for flavored beverages but were frustrated with the mainstream options that were full of sugar. If there was only the perfect drink that had flavor without all the sugar….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 42 mins – “Are women better? Although we like to think that we are an equal opportunity economy, the glass ceiling still very much exists. As a matter of fact, in 2011, women ran only 12 of the Fortune 500 companies. So how does this impact our ability to compete in a global environment? If women aren’t given an equal chance to succeed, aren’t we missing out on half of the talented people in the country? As a matter of fact, it’s worse than that. According to our guest this week, the data shows that women are outperforming men across the board – and it’s time we recognize them for it. This week we speak with Tiffani Lennon, author of the new book, Recognizing Women’s Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence. …Complementing her already-impressive academic credentials, her strengths as a consultant sit on a solid foundation of education including a Master’s degree, a Juris Doctor, and now, an LL.M. degree. s. “In most of our modern history we have valued and favored that which is masculine.” – Tiffani Lennon Quotes from Tiffani: What we learn in this episode: What does the “glass ceiling” look like today? What is the talent gap? How do we hire talent, regardless of the sex?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glyphosate Impact 27 mins – “Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been used as a non-selective (kills all plants) herbicide since 1970.  It blocks a necessary step in plant metabolism and the plant dies, yet it has lower acute toxicity than table salt to animals. It is inexpensive, and a small amount works well, with rapid turnover in the environment. For this reason it has been widely used in municipal, agricultural and residential applications for decades.  Glyphosate sales increased upon the advent of genetically engineered crops. Some of these crops were engineered with a gene that circumvents the toxic effects of glyphosate on the plant, so the herbicide kills weeds but not the plant itself. The technology has been widely adopted and is popular with farmers.  The chemical has been tested and approved but government agencies all over the globe.  Hundreds of studies have concluded that it is extremely safe when used as directed.  However, there is a movement afoot that has targeted this compound with misinformation, including the claim that it causes cancer.  This is almost exclusively predicated on the decision of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that described glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” based on a few barely significant data points, while ignoring higher-quality data.  Dr. Len Ritter is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and an Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. He is an expert in human toxicology and has followed the glyphosate story for decades.  In this episode of Talking Biotech we discuss the historical assessments of glyphosate safety, the well-described risks, and the IARC decision.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Documentary Film 70 mins – “The representation of crop biotechnology in film has been an asymmetrical assault on science and reason.  Food Evolution breaks that trend. The film tells several stories of biotech applications, where “GMO” crops are the centers of policy decisions.  The film features scientists standing up for science and reason, and activists working hard against it, pushing to influence policy even if it means hurting people.  Today’s podcast features two interviews. First Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam speaks of her role in the discussion and the film. Later, Director/Producer/Writer Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Producer/Writer Trace Sheehan speak about the mission of the film and some of the surprises along the way. Most of all, this is not a film about GMOs.  It is a film about how humans make decisions, ignore experts, and let belief guide their actions– even with horrible consequences to others.  Narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graduates Next Steps 50 mins – “We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.” At the link find the title, “06/09/2017 Graduating into the economy, right-click “Media files weekend_20170609_pod_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics 27 mins – “Gut bacteria for longer life by Ian Woolf, Dr Ainsley Newson talks about bioethics and personal genomics.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Act Secrecy 64 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take the deepest look they can at Senate Republicans’ secret health care bill, plus a quick look at Jeff Sessions’s non-answers on Russia and new research on the long-term impact of lead exposure.” At the link find the title, “Legends of the secret health care bill, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8406944168.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Food Reality Check 77 mins– “The market for health and wellness products is exploding. Every day there is a new cure, miracle berry, diet, homeopathic remedy, etc., and it’s easier than ever to throw together a webpage and reach a global audience. And this is all fine and well… except for the small fact that the vast majority of these…” At the link find the title, “Episode 211 – Yvette d’Entremont – The Truth About Gluten, MSG, Organic, and More…Using Science,” right-click “Media files ace052f0-81b2-4a99-85a2-b72aa9b85a98.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aid Story 22 mins – “When she was growing up, Adrienne didn’t want to believe she was losing her hearing, and she didn’t want to wear hearing aids. This is the story of how she decided to embrace the technology that restored her hearing, and what happened when she did.” At the link find the title, “These Things Is Miracles, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E5-These_Things_Is_Miracles.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Composting 13 mins – “What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses “recomposition” — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Humanity is a Team Sport 45 mins – “Computers are great at resolving things; human beings, on the other hand, can contend with sustained paradox. Filmmaker and Alternate Reality Game designer Kevin McLeod reconnects us with what once made movies so special: they didn’t make sense, forcing us into a state of awe and ambiguity that is uniquely human.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 40 Kevin McLeod “Reveling in the Unspoken” right-click “Media files 5937631719ef74b439e1f492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HumanWare 32 mins – “Greg Stilson, senior Product Manager at HumanWare, talks about the new Brailliant BI14 Braille display and how it is a perfect fit for the mobile iPhone user. Greg talks about his Aira explorer experiences and gives us an overview of his nearly 11 years at HumanWare. Join Greg and Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities team and learn about the latest from HumanWare, their parent company, Greg’s virtual navigational journeys with Aira and what’s this about a Hammock?” At the link find the title, “HumanWare Brailliant BI14 for the iPhone and Greg Stilson’s Aira Experience, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GregBriliant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Freedom 87 mins – “Internet freedom remains a significant challenge around the world. Highly restrictive countries, such as China and Iran, block residents from accessing search engines, social networks, and news organizations. The U.S. has previously supported the rights of all internet users to freedom of expression, assembly, and association online. However, the Obama administration’s internet freedom agenda has not yet been addressed by the Trump administration. How will the new administration balance “ At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Impact on Businesses 49 mins – “Nicco Mele: Author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, entrepreneur, angel investor, and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. …At first glance, you might look at the title of this post, or the author we have on and think, “We get it! The Internet makes us connected.  Welcome to the 21st century.” However, I would like to caution you about taking such a flippant look at this topic.  After you listen to this week’s episode, if you so dare to dive into Nicco’s book, you will quickly learn that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to how technology – specifically connectivity – is changing the world.  For example, people are turning to social media more and more to get their news updates.  Sites like Twitter and Facebook can give you real time updates of what’s going on around the world.  However, if we no longer have large news corporations such as The Washington Post or NBC news, who is going to fund the in-depth investigative stories.  We are already seeing a move towards quantity over quality when it comes to content, and that trend is only increasing – but at some point it all just becomes junk and noise….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interracial Marriage 58 mins – “In Loving v. Virginia, decided on June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage as violations of both the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This week, the decision celebrates its 50th anniversary. Steven Calabresi is the Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a visiting scholar at Brown University. He is a member of the Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board and the co-author of “Originalism and Loving v. Virginia in the 2012 Brigham Young University Law Review. Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of the new book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” At the link find the title “Loving v. Virginia at 50, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files PP9147917508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intoxication History 28 mins – “Humans have been getting intoxicated, and finding new ways to get intoxicated, for thousands of years. On this episode, I explore the history of intoxication, and how that history played out in the life of one young woman.” At the link find the title,”Didn’t Want to Be Conscious (S2: E1), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E1-Didnt_Want_to_Be_Conscious.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Military Corruption 15 mins – “Iraqi photojournalist Ali Arkady is in hiding after witnessing Iraqi soldiers committing acts of torture and killing of civilians. At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘That is not humanity’: Photojournalist describes torture and abuse by Iraqi army, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ironman Winner 35 mins – “Olof Dallner – WINNER of the Quintuple Ironman. The 12 mile swim, 560 mile bike, and 131 mile run is the distance of 5 Ironmans! WTF? Olof explains what it is like to sleep 6 hours over 4 days while completing (and winning) the worlds toughest endurance event. Olof also has his PhD in Molecular Physiology and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Rockefeller University, researching the genetics of the hormone Leptin and its role in obesity and metabolism. What we learn in this episode: How do you deal with fear of failure? Can the average person compete in long distance events? How does the hormone Leptin affect body weight and body composition? What are some scientific advances we are making now and what do we expect will happen soon regarding the fight against obesity?…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewish Way of Talking 37 mins – “John McWhorter interrupts the hosts of Unorthodox to discuss hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication style.” At the link find the title, “Is There a Jewish Way of Talking? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8126236552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Loss from Robots 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State, Mar, 2024,” right-click “Media files 20170330 Robots_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kale in Paris 58 mins – “On this week’s Radio Cherry Bombe, host Kerry Diamond talks with Kristen Beddard, author of Bonjour Kale. When Kristen moved to Paris with her husband, she couldn’t find kale or “chou kale” for sale anywhere. Bonjour Kale is a memoir of how Kristen began “The Kale Project” to bring her beloved vegetable back to the country of croissants and cheese. Also on the show, our British #BombeSquad correspondent, Hester Cant, speaks to one of the stars of The Great British Bake Off, Martha Collison. Martha was the youngest ever contestant at age 17 and made it all the way to the quarter finals. Hester talks to her about success since the show, her new book, and using baking to empower women around the world.” At the link find the title, “Episode 117: Bonjour Kale and Great British Baking Show Martha Collison,” right-click “Media files 73027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knowledge Polarization 14 mins – “The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. It’s as if we know more but understand less, says philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch. In this talk, he dares us to take active steps to burst our filter bubbles and participate in the common reality that actually underpins everything.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Labels We Use 44 mins – “We are each born labeled. In moments of ambiguity, those labels can change the way people make decisions about us. As a cognitive process, it is invisible, involuntary, and unconscious – and that’s why psychology is working so hard to understand it. Our guest for this episode is Adam Alter, a psychologist who studies marketing and communication, and his New York Times bestselling book is titled Drunk Tank Pink after the color used to paint the walls of police holding cells after research suggested it lessened the urge to fight.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 104-Labels_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labor Pattern Trends 64 mins – “Former labor correspondent for The New York Times Steven Greenhouse joins David to discuss the gig economy, the decline of unions, and his message for journalists in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 157 – Steven Greenhouse,” right-click “Media files hgrnzl.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Lessons 16 mins – “A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Matt Walsh 48 mins – “In his role as the beleaguered Mike McLintock on HBO’s Veep, Matt Walsh is often the butt of the joke. In real life, however, Matt is revered— in the world of improv comedy, at least. He’s one of the founding members the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy institution. Matt joins us to discuss improv vs. stand-up, what makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus so great to work with, and the advice he’d give to Sean Spicer.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menstrual Leave 27 mins – “Critics say paid period leave could make workplace inequality worse, but supporters say it’s a progressive step that recognizes women’s unique health needs.” At the link find the title, “June 14: Should women get paid menstrual leave? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170614_21919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michio Kaku 40 mins – “Dr. Michio Kaku – He is the face (and mind) of science! Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written two New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future. His most recent book was released in February and is titled, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Additionally, Dr. Kaku is the host of the weekly, one-hour radio program Exploration. You probably recognize Dr. Kaku from TV – he’s basically been in every science related show that was released in the past 20 years! Quotes from Dr. Kaku: What we learn in this episode: Did you know we can photograph a dream? Yeah, we talk about that! What is telekinesis and will we ever have the capability to move objects with our minds? Soon, we will be able to record our memories and then upload them to help people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Is it true that we only use a small portion of our brain? Why do we remember scary dreams much more often than pleasant dreams? At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Molecular Machines 9 mins – “Katrina Kramer speaks with Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that resemble machine parts and could pave the way for molecular robots” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mossberg on Tech 60 mins (2 parts)– “Walt Mossberg, editor and columnist at [The Verge], discusses the impact of personal computing, policies that have shaped the industry, and technologies he sees on the horizon. He also talks about his decision to retire.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Walt Mossberg, Part 1,” right-click “Media files .program.476003.MP3-STD.mp3” and do the same for Part 2 at “Media files program.480648.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menus.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 21 mins – “The internationally-renowned astrophysicist’s new book offers simplified answers to the universe’s largest questions.” At the link find the title, “Jun 15: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson says learning about science is more important than ever, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_52089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Policy 75 mins At the link find the title, “The Rising Threat of a Nuclear North Korea, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313GL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 33 mins – “…In this weeks episode, Dr. Joel [Fuhrman discusses micronutrients]…We were hoping you could kind of give our listeners an explanation a little bit of the Nutritarian Lifestyle and its main principles. Dr. Fuhrman: Sure. Well the basis of all my work has at its base that we have to eat a diet that’s rich in micronutrients. In 1930 scientists discovered vitamins and minerals, 14 vitamins to 16 minerals necessary for humans, and it wasn’t until about 20 years ago when scientists finally recognized that vitamins and minerals ere not the major micronutrient load that was in food. They were actually a minor portion of the whole load and they classified all those other new discovered vital chemicals that are so important for human immune function as phytochemicals of vital nutrients. So now we know the three basic classes of micronutrients are vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. And of course we can only get the full compliment, the full symphony of all the necessary phytochemicals for good immune function if we eat a large amount of high nutrient produce. The diseases that afflict most people are the results of a combination of excess calories and deficiency in micronutrients. And that subscribing to eat a diet richer in micronutrients, while not exceeding requirements to calories, is the goal to have a healthy diet, and that could prevent us against heart disease and cancer and strokes and actually is the fountain of youth. In other words, my formula called The Health Equation, which I’ve actually been discussing for almost 20 years, well 15 years now I think, is H equals N over C where H is the healthy life expectancy how long you live, the quality of your life in your later years, your overall resistance to disease as you get older. So that’s your H is your health equals N over C, which means the micronutrient procal density of your diet which essentially defines that for great health. We have to strive to eat a diet higher in micronutrients in lowering calories.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8 – Dr. Joel Fuhrman,” right-click “Media files 38c5dcfa-4287-4ee3-b728-8cbffd6ecc0b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 30 mins – “For our first podcast, we were extremely lucky to be able to speak with Harvard Professor, Dr. Walter Willett. Dr.Willett is an American physician and nutrition researcher. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University. He has published over 1,000 scientific articles…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 54 mins – “In his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill this week, former FBI Director James Comey described several uncomfortable interactions with President Trump that preceded his firing. The big question for all watching was: could any of those interactions be considered “obstruction of justice?” On this week’s episode, we put the question to Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg. We also discuss the ongoing litigation around President Trump’s executive order on immigration with Kate Shaw, an associate professor at the Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court analyst for ABC News. Shaw is the author of a new article in the Texas Law Review that considers what sorts of presidential speech is and isn’t admissible in a court of law. [Read Shaw’s recent New York Times op-ed on the subject here.]” At the link find the title, “Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to it. Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1162717423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo Diet Discussion 36 mins – “Marlene Zuk – author of Paleofantasy, professor of ecology Unless you’ve been living in a cave (best….pun….ever), you are probably well aware of the new fad diet, the paleo diet. The quick and dirty of the diet is you can eat anything that was available to our cave dwelling ancestors. So chow down on all…” At the link find the title, “Episode 84 – Marlene Zuk,” right-click “Media files 6dca5a42-fd5f-485c-a783-21be2a9c15a7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care 55 mins – “Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Medicine, the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco; Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Founding Director, the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Steven Pantilat is a renowned international expert in palliative care. He will discuss the cultural myths that get in the way of our receiving good care and living life fully with serious illness. When you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of a serious illness, it can be devastating. Yet the time after a serious diagnosis, which can be years or decades, is the rest of your life. The essential question is how to live that life as well as possible for as long as possible. Based on decades of experience, Dr. Pantilat will offer clear, sage and practical tips for living well with serious illness. This program is for those with serious illness and the family and friends who love them.” At the link find the title, “Life After Diagnosis! How to Live Well with Serious Illness, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170615_Life_After_Diagnosis_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Agreement Impact 7 mins– “241 EE How Important Is the Paris Climate Agreement? At the link find the title, “241 EE…,” right-click “Media files ede_241-xl4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pee and Poop 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, everybody poops! And everybody pees. But we probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about exactly how that works. Well, put down your lunch and listen up. We’re talking with David Chu, a pediatric urological surgeon about urine. Then we’ll hear from his brother, Daniel Chu, who’s a colorectal surgeon, about poop. Finally, we’ll hear from IgNobel prize winner Patricia Yang about her work studying the flow rate of mammal pee, and why all mammals pee and poop at the same rate.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Spectrum 58 mins – “Clemson University professor and former chief economist at the FCC Thomas Hazlett talks about his book, [The Political Spectrum], about the history and politics of U.S. communications policy.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Thomas Hazlett, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477441.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prenatal Care Internet Startup 42 mins – “Alex and Matt talk to Josh Muccio, the host of Gimlet’s newest show, about his path to podcasting. Then we sample the first half of the latest episode of Josh’s show, The Pitch: Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars. At the link find the title, “BONUS – Introducing The Pitch, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6622325637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Capitalism 18 mins – “Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.” At the link right-click ‘#610: The Prisoner’s Solution,” right-click “Media files 20170614_pmoney_pmpod610rerun.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management Team 43 mins – “Back in episode 121 I had the pleasure of talking with Richard Banfield, one of three authors “of the new book Product Leadership. Then, in episode 125 I spoke with Martin Eriksson, who also is a co-author of the book. So, it seemed only proper that I make this a true trifecta by interviewing the third co-author, which is Nate Walkingshaw. I was especially eager to do this after Richard told me that Nate is the smartest product person he knows. Nate has some firm opinions on product teams and how to structure teams to work well. You may have seen his thought-provoking post on Mind the Product titled, “Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup.” In our discussion, we touch on concepts from that post but dive deeper into team structures and needs for modern product teams.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop up menu.

Qatar Blockage 20 mins – “Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It’s a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.” At the linkf ind the title, “#778: What the Falcon’s Up With Qatar?” right-click “Media files 20170616_pmoney_pmpod778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quatar Conference 55 mins- This is a discussion about Quatar, but the title is “From Venezuela to Argentina: The Situation in South America, May, 2030,” right-click “Media files 20170614 Quatar Conference Call.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Bias 57 mins -”Is there a part of ourselves that we don’t acknowledge, that we don’t even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it?” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017 The Culture Inside,” click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Same Sex Marriage 18 mins– “When I heard the news of the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage between same sex couples, I wanted to go back to an interview I did in 2009 with two women who decided to get married before it was legal in their state. It’s easy to forget what couples like them had to go through back then — traveling outside of their state to get a document that would have no legal standing at all where they lived. I wanted to know why that piece of paper mattered to them. This is their story.” At the link find the title, “A Piece of Paper (S2: E4), July, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E4-A_Piece_of_Paper.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Woman Driver 26 mins – “Manal al-Sharif was one of the first women to drive in Saudi Arabia — a country that strictly forbids women from getting behind the wheel.” At the link find the title, “Jun 13: ‘Symbol for civil disobedience’: How a Saudi woman landed in jail for daring to drive, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_41521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Policy 71 mins – “At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science. Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson Guest: Arturo Casadevall At the link right-click “download TWiM#154  “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Selling Process 32 mins – “Mohit Garg is the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at MindTickle–a company that trains, coaches and aligns sales teams to be more effective. On today’s show, Mohit shared with us some “Secrets to Scaling Sales” and provided answers to a few startups that called in. Mohit points out how the nature of the sales process today has changed significantly from a “notion of asymmetry” to be “much more value-centric.” This relates to how today, the market is much more democratic and the process is much more scientific. Mohit notices how it is about establishing the value equation and asking “how will this benefit my business?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shooter History 32 mins – “Bernard did not get along with his father, who expected him to work like a full-time employee in the family gas station starting when Bernard was just eight years old. But then Bernard went off to the army, and when he came home, an incident with a gun changed his relationship to his father, to society, and to himself.” At the link find the title, “All My Days Have Been Guns (S2: E2), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E2-All_My_Days_Have_Been_Guns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Impact 22 mins – “Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boosting investment and de-risking development.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Solar Mission 32 mins – “Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun – what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacle?” At the link find the title, “Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun – Science Weekly podcast, Jun, 2017,” right-click “ Media files 6005487-solar-spacecraft-two-missions-to-the-sun-science-weekly-podcast.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports and Politics 30 mins – “It has been a nightmarish week. The new president has kicked off his reign with a series of illegal and immoral executive orders and a set of preposterous appointments. Every day we wake up and remember that this is really happening. Many of us are looking to the upcoming Super Bowl more and more for solace and distraction. Today on Sea Change Radio we are having a Super Bowl special of a sort. Our guest is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports podcast, best known for his articulate treatment of the intersection of sports and politics. Zirin and host Alex Wise talk about the Brady-Trump connection (or what we are calling ConflateGate), and more broadly about the role of athletes in our political discourse.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing Rock Protest 52 mins – “They were an unlikely group of activists; Native American youths concerned about teen suicide sparked the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—a movement which ultimately spread across the country. Veterans and others joined in, traveling to the construction site and showing solidarity with activists. Protesters objected to the $3.8 billion pipeline route, which they said threatened freshwater supplies and disrespected ancestral lands. Recently, in an attempt to pressure banks financing the project, Seattle yanked more than $3 billion in annual cash flows from Wells Fargo, giving the campaign a boost. The city of Davis also cut ties with the bank over the pipeline. Still, the project is moving ahead and is nearly complete. What, then, did the protests accomplish? Are they any more than a temporary nuisance to energy companies? Join us for a conversation with those who have been at Standing Rock—and discover what it all means.” At the link find the title, “Banking on Change at Standing Rock,” right-click “Media files cc_20170618_cl1_StandingRock.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Problems 44 mins – “Jason from Bento started a business that prepared and delivered pan-Asian meals on demand. Lauren and Emma from Dating Ring wanted to reinvent online dating. Mary from Saint Harridan made sharp suits for masculine women and trans men. And Mike moved food across international borders, evading employees of a large grocery store chain. This episode, we return to some of the companies we followed in previous seasons and find out how their founders are doing—and what the label “entrepreneur” means to them now.” At the link find the title, “Life After Startup (Season 5, Episode 7), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT2609591153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Humanity 50 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there. Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett “There Is No Enemy Team” right-click “Media files 5940ce2bb74774bc4ea894d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Perspective 28 mins – “In a five year period from 2011 to 2016, just twelve percent of terrorist attacks in the United States were perpetrated by Muslims. More than fifty percent, on the other hand, were carried out by Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or other far right groups. So why do Americans spend so much time worrying about “radical Islamic terrorism?” This week on Hidden Brain, we look at how the media over-covers some acts of terrorism — and quickly forgets others. We also look at some of the psychological reasons we have a hard time putting the threat of terrorism in perspective.” At the link find the title, “Is he Muslim?” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170619_hiddenbrain_75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned 61 mins – “From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks” At the link find the title (same as the ‘From Tragedy to…’), May, 2017, right-click “Media files 20170511 GL Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Neuroscientist 6 mins – “242 EE Pride in Science: Ben Barres, Astrocytes, and Activism.” At the link find the title which is the same as the description, right-click “Media files ede_242-pe3.mp3 “ and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Problems 53 mins – “Dara Lind and Yochi Dreazen join Matt to talk about Comey’s testimony and the larger consequences of the Russia investigation.” At the link find the title, “Infrastructure week (jk it’s about Comey) Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1595503366.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deconstructed 27 mins – “Author and activist Naomi Klein argues that Donald Trump’s rise to the Oval Office in the U.S. is not an aberration, but a cultural shift that’s made a “megabrand president” possible.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘Corporate coup’: Naomi Klein says Trump’s goal is to make the rich richer,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_13119.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s Loneliness 18 mins – “Rebecca Solnit reads her story The Loneliness of Donald Trump.” At the link find the tile, “The Loneliness of Donald Trump, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2100606961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tweeting Impact 26 mins – “President Trump says he uses Twitter so he can get an “honest and unfiltered message out”to the American people. But investigators and even foreign governments are poring over his Tweets. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn explains why.: At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Trade Policy 72 mins – At the link find the title, “The Uncertain Future of U.S. Trade Policy, Mar, 2017, right-click ‘Media files 20170306GL.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 24 mins – “Author Adam Lashinsky traces Uber’s rapid rise as a disruptor in the tech industry from its early beginnings.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: ‘Founded in controversy’: Author’s inside look into Uber’s success and scandals, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_66969.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 72 mins – “Uber makes complimentary and controversial headlines every day. Since its 2009 launch, it’s been influencing the minds and phones of millions worldwide. But what do we really know about Uber, and, more importantly, what lies ahead? In the last eight years as a leader in the on-demand economy, Uber has battled lawmakers and competitors in emerging markets, facing protests and riots in cities from Paris to Mumbai; it has hustled to build the first self-driving car while also responding to major employee allegations. CEO Travis Kalanick is known as a ruthless businessman, appearing in the news almost as often as the Silicon Valley giant he runs. With competition from the likes of Google and Lyft, the company is valued at billions—and now there’s talk of an initial public offering (IPO). Uber continues to rise in value and global impact even while questions around finances, leadership, valuation and the future continue to arise. The question remains: What else should the public know?Join Adam Lashinsky, journalist and best-selling author of Inside Apple, for a conversation about his new book, Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination. Lashinsky will dive deep into the Uber universe, discussing what’s on the horizon for the company the world can’t stop talking about.” At the link find the title, Take a Wild Uber Ride with Adam Lashinsky, Jun , 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170614_Adam_Lashinsky_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Politics 36 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least).” At the link find the title, “Too Close for Comfort, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files SM8185311095.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Tech Shootings Impact 57 mins – “Olutosin Oduwole was an aspiring rapper and college student when he was arrested in 2007. He was given an unusual charge: “attempting to make a terrorist threat.” Prosecutors used his writings — which he maintains were rap lyrics — to build their case against him. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit Oduwole’s story, and how public perceptions of rap music may have played a role.” At the link find the title, “Rap on Trial, J” right-click “Media files 20170612_hiddenbrain_74.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Volkswagen Story 30 mins – “When a West Virginia University research team won a grant in 2012 to run some tests on diesel cars, they could not have imagined that their relatively small study would soon be bringing one of the largest, most storied auto makers in the world to its knees — something in the Farfegnugen just didn’t smell right. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to New York Times reporter Jack Ewing whose new book, Faster, Higher, Farther takes a deep plunge into the history of Volkswagen and gives us the latest on the company’s emissions scandal. We learn about the Nazi propaganda beginnings of Volkswagen, the company’s involvement in wartime atrocities, and the powerful families behind the Volkswagen brand. We also examine the company’s systematic and dishonest emissions cheating practices, and talk about what lies ahead for the auto giant.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WeWork Founder 48 mins – “In 2007, architect Miguel McKelvey convinced his friend Adam Neumann to share an office space in Brooklyn. That was the beginning of WeWork: a shared workspace for startups and freelancers looking for an inspiring environment to do their work. Today, WeWork has created a “community of creators” valued at nearly $16 billion.” At the link find the title, “WeWork: Miguel McKelvey, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170616_hibt_wework.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Windmills 4 mins – “…We’d started out building Dutch-style mills in the East. But winds on the Great Plains were less friendly to large slow-turning sails. The sails would speed up and tear to pieces. A mill repairer, John Burnham, went to a shop boss, Daniel Halladay, in the early 1850s. He said, “If you can design a windmill that’ll protect itself in high winds, I can sell it….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 27 mins – “In this past conversation Dr. Pannell and Dr. Chianelli discuss education and women in science with Dr. Cheryl B. Frech from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Frech is an advocate for professional engagement in chemistry. She serves as the associate editor for Book and Media Reviews for the “Journal of Chemical Education”  and is active in the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, serving as Alternate Councilor and on the Division’s Executive Committee.  She is on the national ACS Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs and  is a member of the Oklahoma Section of the ACS where she serves as Public Relations chair.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Speech 39 mins – “People love giving women advice on how to speak at work. But is this advice always grounded in fact? E&B break it down.” At the link find the title, “Policing Women’s Speech Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-smnty-policing-womens-speech-final-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Year Up Organization 37 mins – “How and why does a Wall Street millionaire start a company to help troubled young adults move from poverty to professional careers in a single year? This week we interview Gerald Chertavian, CEO of Year Up, one of the most incredible non-profit organizations we have ever come across. “You can’t give until you have. ” – Gerald Chertavian Year Up provides intensive professional education to urban young adults. His organization was recently recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations in the nation using business excellence to engineer social change. Prior to starting Year Up, Chertavian co-founded Conduit Communications and served as the head of marketing at Transnational Financial Services in London. Gerald recently wrote the book, A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills For Real Jobs With Real Success. He was also awarded the 2003 Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Manhattan Institute and the 2005 Freedom House Archie R. Williams, Jr. Technology Award. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School, Chertavian was born and raised in Lowell, MA. Quotes from Gerald: What we learn in this episode: How to balance taking versus giving. How to understand what you can take from the universe as well as what you owe to the universe. For the first time in the history of this country upward mobility is lower in America than many other developed countries. That is an opportunity divide. What is the winning formula for social good?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 23, 2017: Activist Van Jones, Addictive Behavior, Affordable Care Act, Air Pollution in Britain, Al Franken, Alcohol Effects, Alex Wagner on Politics, American Religion, Aneesh Chopra, Astronaut Kate Rubins, Astrophysics Frontiers, Atlanta Mayor Reed, Atlantic Magazine Editor, Autopsy by CT Scan, Barney Frank, Bill Kristol, Biohacking and Toxic Mold, Braille Reader, Broadband in Chattanooga, Brooke Gladstone, Building Design Impact, Caesium Chloride, California Senator Harris, Campaign Manager Doyle, Carl Bernstein, Chicago Violence, China-U.S. War Potential, Claire McCaskill, Coach Steve Kerr, Confederate Symbols, Consciousness Evolution, Constitution Review, Cook County Sheriff, Cryptocurrency Master, Cuban Ambassador, Cuba-U.S. Relation, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register Reporter, Dick Durbin, Digestion in Nature, Digital Leadership, Director Davis Guggenhein, Divided U.S., Doppler Effect, Driverless in Australia, Economic Regulation, Education Costs, EJ Dionne, Electronic Paperbooks, Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren, Emergent Order, Endurance Athlete, European Change, Everglades Damage, F16 Aircraft, Fake Food, Fareed Zakaria, Filibuster by Blue Slip, First Amendment, Food Security, Garry Kasparov, Grateful Dead, Grover Norquist, Growing Up, Gun Control Kelly, Harry Reid, Health Care Plan in U.S., Immigrant Restriction Impact, Incarceration Reform, Intelligence Officer Morrell, JD Vance, Jerry Brown, John Kasich, John Kerry, John McCain, Jon Stewart, Journalist Jackie Calmes, Karl Rove, Killam Prize Winner, Kirsten Gillibran, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Lyme Disease, Madeleine Albright, Manitoba History, Maureen Dowd, Mexican Reporter Corchado, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Negotiator Wendy Sherman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, News Trends, Newton Minow, Obstruction of Justice, One-Man Shows, Opinion Researcher, Orchids, Pakistani Ambassador Haqqani, Physics Discussion, Planned Parenthood Leader, Police and Black Communities, Political Reporter Jacobs, President Barack Obama, Recycling in Beirut, Religion in America, Reporter Carl Hulse, Reporter Jorge Ramos, Republican Party Future, San Antonio Mayor, Science and Politics, Secretary of Education Duncan, Section 702 Intelligence, Soundproofing Homes, Spike Lee, Steve Hilton Campaign Manager, Tammy Duckworth, Thomas Friedman, Tim Kaine, Time Perception, Tom Brokaw, Tom Vilsack, Trade Treaty Expert, Trump, Ukraine Today, Union Leader Mary Kay Henry, Univision News Chief, Venezuela Health Decline, Walls or Bridges

Exercise your ears: the 134 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 467 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 15,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Activist Van Jones 64 mins – “Van Jones, political activist and CNN commentator, talks with David about Tuesday’s election results and the cultural chasm that exists in America, his childhood in rural Tennessee and the important relationship he had with his father, and why he won’t be running for public office any time soon.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 95 – Van Jones,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Behavior 52 mins – “Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P1 64 mins – “Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the lead authors of the Affordable Care Act, talks with David Axelrod about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the consequences for people and for the health insurance market if the law is repealed without an adequate legislative replacement, and her argument for why the Affordable Care Act is working.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 121 – Nancy-Ann DeParle,” right-click “Media files 7t6bkk.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P2 62 mins – “Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah, talks with David Axelrod about the Republican path forward on the Affordable Care Act, the health care lessons he learned serving as President Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary, his views as a former EPA administrator on effective ways in which to address climate change, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 122 – Mike Leavitt,” right-click “Media files 24ydl7.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution in Britain 14 mins – “Air pollution is a truly damaging environmental insult to the human body. The numbers of premature deaths, in the UK alone, that can be attributed to it are calculated to be 40,000 a year. Yet despite this, action to tackle the problem – as with the other huge environmental issue of our time, climate change – is distinctly lacking. Robin Russel-Jones dermatologist and chair of Help Rescue the Planet – joins us to discuss what should be done to tackle the problem.” At the link find the title, “”The interest of diesel drivers over the interest of the public” – tackling air pollution, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 328226523-bmjgroup-the-interest-of-diesel-drivers-over-the-interest-of-the-public-tackling-air-pollution.mp3” and select “SaveLink As” from the pop-up menu

Al Franken 63 mins – “Minnesota Senator Al Franken talks with David about his journey from comedian to politician, his work on mental health issues, Congressional dysfunction, the Orlando shooting, and more.”At the link find the title, “Ep. 60 – Sen. Al Franken,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Effects 15 mins – “A new study on BMJ.com, examines the effect of moderate drinking on brain structure. We know that heavy drinking has a deleterious effect on our brains, and is linked to dementias. However, for sometime it’s been thought that moderate drinking is actually protective. Anya Topiwala, clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss the association between alcohol consumption and those structural elements.” At the link find the title, “Your brain on booze, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 326983508-bmjgroup-the-brain-on-booze.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alex Wagner on Politics 58 mins – “Alex Wagner, the journalist and political commentator, talks with David Axelrod about her early exposure to politics as the daughter of a Democratic field organizer, what lessons the news media and voters should draw from Donald Trump’s election, and her concerns about transparency and press access in a Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 101 – Alex Wagner,” right-click “Media files hw0ucg.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Religion 35 mins – “Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How is humor a signal of spiritual depth? Where do we find joy? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.) For more on Krista and her spiritual practice, check out mashupamericans.com.” At the link find the title, “Feb, 2017, Krista Tippett On Why The Wisest People Are Always Smiling,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aneesh Chopra 50 mins – “Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, chats with David about his work for the Obama Administration, his run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, the importance of innovation, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 20 – Aneesh Chopra,” right-click “Media files ffj70d.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Kate Rubins 71 mins – “From ASM Microbe 2017 at New Orleans, Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit meet up with Kate Rubins to talk about becoming an astronaut, space travel, and doing science in space.” At the link right-click “Download TWIV 444” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics Frontiers 71 mins – “Lick Observatory is a vibrant research facility and the primary base for the University of California’s astronomy education and public outreach efforts. Lick is also used to develop new technologies, such as laser guide star adaptive optics, that produce very clear images of celestial objects. This is your chance to learn about the exciting research and other activities being completed at Lick. This program is presented by Alex Filippenko, one of the world’s most frequently cited astronomers.” At the link find the title, “Frontier Research at UC’s Lick Observatory, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170606_Frontier_Research_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atlanta Mayor Reed 58 mins – “Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, talks with David Axelrod about why President Trump often criticizes big cities like Atlanta, why Democrats must work through their internal differences and unite as a party, and why he believes President Trump plans to arrange a $1 trillion infrastructure investment in a way that maximizes his chances for re-election.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 127 – Kasim Reed,” right-click “Media files bt7xmg.1-1.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop- menu.

Atlantic Magazine Editor 66 mins – “Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for Middle East peace during the Trump administration, the demands of leading a news organization in the Trump era, and what Trump’s foreign policy intentions could mean for global stability.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 125 – Jeffrey Goldberg,” right-click “Media files u6kso3.1-1.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autopsy by CT Scan 27 mins When someone dies unexpectedly and doctors can’t be certain of the cause, a pathologist can conduct a post mortem. This can be very distressing for relatives – as it involves cutting open the head and the body of the deceased. One alternative – using a CT scanner to x-ray the body – has now been shown to be as effective as a traditional autopsy in establishing the cause of death. Spring in the Middle East always heralds the days of dust – roughly 50 days of storms known in Arabic as the khamaseen. While they are a natural occurrence, meteorologists say they are becoming more intense and more frequent, leading to fears of increased health problems for anyone exposed to the dust. Dale Gavlak reports from Wadi Rum, in the Jordanian desert. Passengers on flights can get sick – and occasionally someone might have a heart attack which is difficult to treat in the air. Doctors have drawn up new guidelines at the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva – to try to improve the outcomes for those taken ill. Professor Jochen Hinkelbein from the University of Cologne in Germany has expertise in medicine on both planes and in space – where first aid is even trickier.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barney Frank 65 mins – “Barney Frank, longtime former congressman from Massachusetts, talks with David about his involvement in the civil rights movement, the challenges he faced as a gay man in public life in the 1970s, his work on the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, and what Congress needs to do to start functioning again.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 82 – Barney Frank,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Kristol 70 mins – “Bill Kristol, the neoconservative commentator and founder of The Weekly Standard, talks with David Axelrod about his experiences as Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, the unnerving first month of the Trump administration, and why he believes nation-building and support of liberal democracies is in America’s best interest.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 124 – Bill Kristol,” right-click “Media files tu17sd.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking andToxic Mold 53 mins – “This episode’s guest is biohacker, techno-shaman, and visionary, Ryan Frisinger. Listen in as we talk about restoring health using genetic information, DNA testing, methylation, toxic mold and mycotoxins, fish oil, nutrition, and many more interesting topics.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Braille Reader 14 mins – “Alex Tavares is a recent Masters Degree graduate from Harvard University that has developed a revolutionary tool for assisting in teaching Braille to children and newly blind braille learners. Alex talks about what is The Read Read and how his years as a teacher led him to develop this innovative device that he would like to bring to classrooms and into the hands of the braille students. Alex talks about the experience gained from a 12 week study with students and instructors at The Perkins School for the Blind. Alex tells us about his volunteering and his teaching experience that led to the creation of The Read Read. May 23 was the launch of The Read Read Kickstarter which set a goal of getting 400 devices out to students and classrooms.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Chattanooga 23 mins – “One of the very many treats at Mountain Connect this year was a keynote from Chattanooga EPB’s Director of Fiber Technology, Colman Keane. (Watch it here.) After discussing their remarkable successes, we snagged an interview with him (he was last on the show for episode 175). We discuss whether or not Chattanooga is an appropriate role model for other cities considering a municipal fiber investment and the general viability of citywide approaches in the current market. We also get an update on Chattanooga’s financials, their enthusiasm on connecting well over 90,000 subscribers, and how the smart grid deployment is creating tremendous value for both the utility and the wider community. For more about Chattanooga, take a look at our ongoing coverage. We’ve been following the network and the community since 2009….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brooke Gladstone Book 52 mins – “In her latest book, media analyst Brooke Gladstone tries to understand the current landscape of “fact” and “truth” in the United States. Facts, she says are crucial for negotiation and compromise in a democracy. Truth, though, is subjective. So how have we reached a point where reality is so fractured? Gladstone joins Doug to talk about lies, the Trump administration, journalism, and why we all need to know more about each other’s truth….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building Design Impact 50 mins – “Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?).” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caesium Chloride 6 mins – “Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for treatments where the radioactive material needs to be accurately sited” At the link find the title, “Caseium chloride: Chemistry in its element, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Caesium_chloride.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Senator Harris 63 mins – “Kamala Harris, the newly-elected senator from California, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for criminal justice reform legislation in Congress, why she believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must be approved with 60 votes, her argument for why Democrats should stop their infighting and unify against the Trump agenda, and how she’s adjusting to life in the Senate.” At the link find the file, “Ep. 128 – Sen. Kamala Harris,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Manager Doyle 48 mins – “Patti Solis Doyle, the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign, chats with David about her family’s immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, the 17 years she spent working for Hillary Clinton both in the White House and on the campaign trail, and why she thinks Clinton is a better candidate this time around and will ultimately win the Democratic nomination.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 25 – Patti Solis Doyle,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carl Bernstein 72 mins – “Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein talks with David Axelrod about his memories as a young copy boy at The Washington Star, the details of the landmark reporting he did that exposed the Watergate cover-up and led to President Nixon’s resignation, how he grappled with the forces of celebrity after he became a cultural figure, and what he thinks investigative reporters should be looking at with regard to President Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 118 – Carl Bernstein,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Violence 60 mins – “Jamie Kalven, the award–winning journalist who broke the Laquan McDonald story in Chicago, speaks with David about the sexual assault on his wife, the city’s rampant gun violence, and what can be done to improve his hometown’s problems.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 38 – Jamie Kalven,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China-U.S. War Potential 69 mins – “Dr. Graham Allison, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Director, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Author, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap In Conversation with the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Could China and the U.S. be headed towards war, or is there a way to avoid it? Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of defense, argues that if both the U.S. and China refuse to back down, a trade conflict, cyberattack or accident at sea could escalate into war. Join us for a conversation with Graham Allison about how Thucydides’ Trap, the inevitable contention between a rising power and an established one, is still relevant today.” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170607_Graham_Allison_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Claire McCaskill 56 mins – “Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, chats with David about her time on Capitol Hill, the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago, and her thoughts on the 2016 presidential candidates.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 16 – Sen. Claire McCaskill, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coach Steve Kerr 60mins – “Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, sits down with David to discuss his upbringing in the Middle East, his father’s assassination in Beirut, his reaction to President-elect Trump’s victory, his future in coaching, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 99 – Steve Kerr,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Symbols 47 mins – “Communities from New Orleans to Charlottesville, Virginia have been debating the presence of Confederate monuments. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian discuss when and why many of the nation’s Confederate statues were erected, and what they stood for.  They’ll examine the many meanings of the Confederate flag and hear a Civil War re-enactor take a closer look at his Southern heritage.” At the link find the title, “Contested Landscape: The Battle over Confederate Monuments, Jun 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Evolution 48 mins – “Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “

Constitution Review 11 mins – “Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 c” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cook County Sheriff 51 mins – “Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees the nation’s largest single site jail, speaks with David about his path to public service, Chicago’s reaction to the Laquan McDonald shooting, the current state of our criminal justice system, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 14 – Sheriff Tom Dart, Dec, 2015,” right-clcick “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Master 156 mins – “Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” were developed by Nick with the goal of bringing what he calls the “highly evolved” practices of contract law and practice for the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Nick also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin. This wide-ranging conversation is co-hosted by Naval Ravikant, a mutual friend and one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, who also happens to be one of Nick’s biggest admirers. We cover a lot, including: What is Bitcoin, what are cryptocurrencies, and what problem do they solve? What is “social scalability?” What is Ethereum and what makes it unique? Strengths and weaknesses? How will smart contracts actually get adopted or go mainstream? What are ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)? Blockchain governance — is there any existential risk? “Wet” versus “dry” code Pascal’s scams Quantum thought What fields will you be working on in the future?” At the link find the title, “#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Nick_Szabo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba-U.S. Relationship 33 mins – “Will Trump’s policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations? What’s at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama’s special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.”k At the link find the title, “How much of Obama’s Cuba policies could Trump rollback? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59432803e4b0b07aa660430f_1351620000001-300040_t_1497573388690_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Ambassador 56 mins – “Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, sits down with David to discuss his career at the State Department, his three posts in Cuba, the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations between the two countries, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 66 – Jeffrey DeLaurentis“ right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Definition 13 mins – “In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that’s as striking as the painting itself.” At the link click “Downloads,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Des Moines Register Reporter 45 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs. Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the p op-up menu.

Dick Durbin 42 mins – “Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks with David about his start in politics, his toughest votes in Congress, his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and the legacy that President Obama will leave behind.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 24 – Sen. Dick Durbin, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digestion in Nature 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking at some of the ways bacteria cooperate with other organisms to break down plants. First we speak with Dr. Lisa Karr, Associate Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and get into the details of how rabbits and cows ferment their food. And Mark Stumpf-Allen, Compost Programs Coordinator for the City of Edmonton, has some practical tips to help you keep your compost pile and soil alive and happy.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Leadership 60 mins – “How often do entrepreneurs and corporate leaders think about issues like fairness, accessibility or unseen biases in the technologies they invent and advance? That’s the challenge for companies leading the digital transformation that’s disrupting every aspect of society, says Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft, in this talk about innovating strategically and responsibly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Director Davis Guggenheim 62 mins – “Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim chats with David about the growing negativity of political media, working with Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth, and the shared pathology between D.C. and Hollywood.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 102 – Davis Guggenheim,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Divided U.S. 52 mins – “You don’t need to be a scholar or veteran political observer to see that America is divided, but journalist and historian Colin Woodard says this is really nothing new. Woodard argues that America has always been divided, because we’re actually eleven distinct regional nations, with different cultures and ideas about how the world works. He joins us Monday to explain the historic roots of these nations, and how that past is still influencing the country today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doppler Effect 49 mins – “This week, with the help of steampunk attired lady and gentleman bugs, we take a look at the Doppler effect.  We use water waves, sound and light to examine the consequences of what happens with the observer of a wave is moving with respect to the wave’s source.  We also look at the history of the idea from the work of Christian Doppler to the applications suggested by Ernst Mach.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless in Australia 27 mins – “Cow-free dairy products from GM yeast follow-up by Ian Woolf, Arjan Rensen talks about the Australian Driverless vehicle Initiative at CeBIT, Anjelo Fernando talks about VicHyper at CeBIT, Samir Sinha talks about RobonomicsAI at CeBIT,” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Regulation 63mins – “Brian Deese, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the instrumental role Deese played in the 2009 auto bailout, the consequences associated with rolling back financial regulatory reforms, and why he believes the Obama administration’s climate change policy should be preserved.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 151 – Brian Deese, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Costs 58 mins – “According to a report from the Project on Student Debt in 2016, New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest debt in the nation, at $36,101. As college tuition prices continue to rise, those in Washington look to reform the college loan system, including consolidating federal loans into management by one company. We’ll discuss how this might impact our students in New Hampshire, and other issues related to affording college.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ej Dionne 60 mins – “EJ Dionne, long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and author of “Why the Right Went Wrong”, chats with David about his start in journalism, the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do to win the election, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 79 – EJ Dionne,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electronic Paperbooks 15 mins – “For the book publishing industry, the 20th century was arguably the era of the paperback format. Inexpensive printing, rising literacy and a global mass media helped to put more books in more hands than ever before. The medium may be the message, but the paperback format was the business model. In 2017, print remains a critical element of the book business, of course, yet attention from editors and executives – and authors too – focuses on digital. The arrival of the annual Global E-book Report, an ongoing project from Vienna-based publishing consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart, is an opportunity to filter through conflicting story lines to better understand the current fortunes of the new century’s fundamental format. As Wischenbart tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally, e-books are much more than a new format, and have ushered in a new way of looking at the publishing industry.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eliot Spitzer 38 mins – “Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer discusses his work as the Sheriff of Wall Street, his 2008 resignation, and his opinion of 2016 presidential contenders such as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 8 – Eliot Spitzer,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elizabeth Warren 66 minsSen. Elizabeth Warren joins David to talk about the myriad challenges facing the middle class in the 21st century, her ongoing battles in the Senate, and her new book “This Fight is Our Fight.” At the link find the title, ““Ep. 155 – Sen. Elizabeth Warren,,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergent Order 64 mins – “Why is it that people in large cities like Paris or New York City people sleep peacefully, unworried about whether there will be enough bread or other necessities available for purchase the next morning? No one is in charge–no bread czar. No flour czar. And yet it seems to work remarkably well. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Michael Munger of Duke University join EconTalk host Russ Roberts to discuss emergent order and markets. The conversation includes a reading of Roberts’s poem, “It’s a Wonderful Loaf.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endurance Athlete 70 mins – “David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a group of TEDMED attendees and me how to hold our breath for longer than Harry Houdini’s lifelong record of three minutes and thirty seconds — which still pales in comparison to David’s own record of just over seventeen minutes.” At the link find the title, “#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-David Blaine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Change 62 mins – “What’s happening to Europe? The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was seen as a triumph for liberal democracy. True, the ‘end of history’ narrative didn’t play out across the world as many predicted. But in Europe political liberalism seemed unshakable, supported as it was by international business and transnational organisations such as the EU and NATO. But now Europe stands at a precarious moment. Anti-establishment and anti-EU political parties are on the rise. Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump add to the uncertainty. Europe seems to face a near near-constant threat of terrorist attacks. And while Marine Le Pen didn’t sweep to victory in the recent French presidential election, the new president Emmanuel Macron faces an uphill battle to fix the French economy and reform the EU’s institutions. If he fails, Le Pen could be well set to win the presidency in 2022….” At the link find the title, “Europe on the Edge, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everglades Damage 198 mins – “An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem as it existed up into the late-nineteenth century Early American desires and plans to try to drain the Glades The railroad and resort construction activities of Henry Flagler along Florida’s Atlantic coast, which led to significant development in South Florida for the first time The (mostly unsuccessful) attempt by private businessman Hamilton Disston to begin draining significant portions of Florida’s wetlands The renewed efforts by progressive/conservationist Floridians (such as governor Napoleon B. Broward) in the early 20th century to get the state government directly involved in ‘reclamation’ (ie, drainage) of the Glades Increasing state and federal actions on controlling Lake Okeechobee & draining the Everglades in the 1920s and 30s The full-on conquest of what remained of the Everglades by the US federal government, beginning in the late-1940s (ironically, at the exact time that the same government created the Everglades National Park) The damaging impact of this project on the South Florida ecosystem” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

F16 Aircraft 212 mins – “As part of my US trip 2017 I visited Nellis AFB, where LtCol Jan Stahl flies the F-16 for the 64th Aggressor Squadron. We spent a day around, in and under the F-16. The episode contains five parts. A brief introduction to the F-16 and its development, a discussion about flying it, a walkaround, a look at all the knobs, switches and displays in the cockpit as well as a detailed discussion on the HOTAS system that forms the backbone of the pilot’s interaction with the avionics….” At the link find the title, “Download MP3 File Directly, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Food 42 mins – “Hamburgers that turn out to be horse, not beef. Honey sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Old, grey olives dipped in copper sulfate solution to make them look fresh and green. Fraudulent foods such as these make up as much as five to ten percent of the offerings on supermarket shelves, according to experts—but which food is most likely to be faked, and what does that tell us about our food system? Join us this episode as we put on our detective hats to investigate food fraud’s long history and the cutting-edge science behind food forensics today—as well as what you can do to make sure what’s on your plate is what you think it is….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fareed Zakaria 65 mins – “Fareed Zakaria talks to David about some of the most intractable problems around the globe—including how America should respond to the social and political upheaval in the Middle East, and to escalating tensions with Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 85 – Fareed Zakaria,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Filibuster by Blue Slip 32 mins – “For years, individual Senators have enjoyed wide sway in blocking judicial nominees who come from their home states. But that may soon change, as Republicans in the Senate try to transform the judiciary under President Trump. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post explains all the ways this could show up in Americans’ every day lives.” At the link find the title, “197: The secret Senate filibuster you’ve never heard of,” right-click “Media files 327128564-decodedc-197-the-secret-senate-filibuster-youve-never-heard-of.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment 62 mins – “Celebrated First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.” At the link find the title, “The soul of the First Amendment, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1738776840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 26 mins – “Millions around the world are chronically hungry. Three experts on agriculture discuss how to help people grow enough food, in a world of evolving technology, global markets and a changing climate. This is episode 3 of 4 in the Grand Challenges podcast series.” At the link find the title, “Grand Challenges: Food security, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 66 mins – “In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. Kasparov’s competition symbolized man’s fight against machine, yet years after losing to Deep Blue, he has come to see how humans and machines can partner to reach results that neither can attain alone. Come join us for a conversation about what it was like to strategize against a supercomputer—and how a world increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence can potentially overcome new challenges.” At the link find the title, “Garry Kasparov: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170608_Garry_Kasparov_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grateful Dead 52 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks time travel, sound tech, and why we’re all living in the Grateful Dead’s future, with Amir Bar-Lev, director of the new Martin Scorsese-produced documentary about the band.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Grover Norquist 66 mins – “Grover Norquist, political advocate and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks with David Axelrod about how he envisioned his anti-tax pledge as a young boy, his hopes for tax reform under the Trump administration, and what it was like to win the annual “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity” comedy competition.”Ep. 150 – Grover Norquist May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Growing Up 54 mins – “In her book Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Paul Kennedy talks with philosopher Susan Neiman, who believes that “Having created societies that our young want to grow up into, we idealize the stages of youth.” At the link find the title, “Subversive thoughts for an infantile age: Susan Neiman (Encore Oct 28, 2015),” right-click “Media files ideas_20170605_83412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control Kelly 33 mins – “Mark Kelly speaks with David about his reaction to the campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore., the assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., that his wife, ex-congresswoman Gabby Giffords, survived in 2011, and where he thinks the debate over gun control is heading in the future.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 3 – Capt. Mark Kelly Oct, 2015,right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry Reid 52 mins – “Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader, sits down with David to talk about the changes he’s seen in Washington during his 34 years there, what he views as the greatest professional joy of his life, and how Democrats should approach a Donald Trump presidency.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 103 – Sen. Harry Reid, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Plan in U.S. 68 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about competing single-payer bills in Nevada and California, plus research on the value of access to the Obama White House.” At the link find the title, “Meet Sprinklecare,” right-click “http://traffic.megaphone.fm/PP9747795026.mp3?updated=1496927956” and select”Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Restriction Impact 65 mins – “Rep. Ro Khanna, congressman from California, talks with David Axelrod about the need for the Democratic Party to develop an effective economic message that resonates in every part of the country, why he supported Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democratic primary, and why he believes President Trump’s actions so far have benefitted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 143 – Rep. Ro Khanna May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incarceration Reform 56 mins – “Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel at Koch Industries, chats with David about working with the Koch brothers and their push for criminal justice reform.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 10 – Mark Holden, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

Intelligence Officer Morell 72 mins – “Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, reflects on George W. Bush and Barack Obama after serving both presidents for years; shares his harrowing experience of being with President Bush on 9/11, and the subsequent decisions that he believes contributed to the invasion of Iraq; and what he sees as the most rapidly growing threat to America’s national security.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 96 – Michael Morell,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JD Vance 64 mins – “J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy, talks with David Axelrod about what it was that attracted working class voters to President Trump, why he’s so concerned by the clustering of homogenous communities in America, and what he thinks could be done to help address the social and economic difficulties in rural and urban areas of the country.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 120 – J.D. Vance, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerry Brown 88 mins – “Jerry Brown, the governor of California, talks with David Axelrod about the lessons he’s learned from a remarkable career in American politics, his advice for an embattled President Trump, what the Democratic Party can do to improve its standing in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and why California will continue to be a progressive stronghold in the era of Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 147 – Gov. Jerry Brown, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kasich 53 mins – “John Kasich, the governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, talks with David Axelrod about his working-class upbringing in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; his assessment of the opening months of the Trump administration; and what his political future might hold in 2020.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 144 – Gov. John Kasich, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kerry 63 mins – “Secretary of State John Kerry talks to David about his service in Vietnam, why he chose to concede quickly after losing the 2004 presidential election, and his time in the U.S. Senate and how the institution has changed in recent decades.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 91 – Sec. John Kerry,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John McCain 56 mins – “Senator John McCain talks with David Axelrod about the threat Russia poses to Western democracies, why he is more worried now about America than he has ever been before, what he misses most about his early days in the House and Senate, and why Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 135 – Sen. John McCain, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” from the pop-up menu.

Jon Stewart 52 mins – “Jon Stewart, comedian, author, and former host and executive producer of “The Daily Show,” chats with David in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago to talk about Donald Trump and the 2016 election, lessons from lobbying in Washington, what he’s working on today, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 49 – Jon Stewart (Live), May, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Jackie Calmes 58 mins – “Jackie Calmes, the veteran newspaper reporter, talks with David Axelrod about the pressures journalists face covering President Trump, her concerns for the future of the news business, her experiences covering three presidencies and the Gingrich Revolution in Congress, and her favorite article she wrote during her nearly 40-year career in newspapers.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 131 – Jackie Calmes, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Rove 66 mins – “Karl Rove, former White House senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, and the mastermind behind President George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns, sits down with David to discuss his early passion for politics, his assessment of the Bush years, and Donald Trump’s difficult road to winning the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 – Karl Rove,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Killam Prize Winners 56 mins – “Once a year, the Canada Council Killam Prize is bestowed on five of Canada’s top academics in five different fields. Paul Kennedy interviews this year’s winners and finds out what inspires them to break new ground.” At the link find the title, “Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge: The 2017 Killam Prize, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170608_18515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirsten Gillibrand 52 mins – “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks with David about how her faith helps her forge relationships in Congress, how the Democratic Party can rebuild after the 2016 election, and what she thinks about the latest developments in the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 149 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libertarian Gary Johnson 60 mins – “Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, talks with David about his foreign policy vision, the Johnson administration’s approach to illegal drugs, and his infamous Aleppo moment.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 86 – Gary Johnson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lin Manual Miranda 46 mins – “Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” talks to David about what he learned from meeting Stephen Sondheim in high school, what would surprise the Founders about our politics today, his advocacy for Puerto Rico as Congress debated how to address the island’s debt crisis, and why he can’t allow his creative output to be held captive to his own successes.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 84 – Lin-Manuel Miranda” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate 4 mins – “It was 1858, three years before the outbreak of the Civil War. At issue was the future of slavery. And the two candidates who in turn took their place at the podium were incumbent senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, and his political challenger, Abraham Lincoln….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of Episode 3128” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease 58 mins – “There’s been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Could a bite put you in danger from Lyme disease? …Both of our guests on today’s show are physicians, and both have suffered with Lyme disease that went undiagnosed and untreated for many years. In Dr. Spector’s case, the primary symptoms were heart rhythm abnormalities as the infection destroyed his heart. He eventually needed a heart transplant….” At the link find the title, “f idn the title, “Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme Disease?” right-click “Media files PP-1081Lyme.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madeleine Albright 64 mins – “Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, speaks with David Axelrod about her experiences as a young political refugee in the 1940s and how that shapes her view of President Trump’s travel ban; the effect the Trump presidency is having on the global order; why it’s important for the U.S. to stay engaged in the world; and her view on Steve Bannon’s role within the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 126 – Madeleine Albright, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manitoba History 35 mins – “Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba.” At the link find the title, “Louis Riel,” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-symhc-lewis-riel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maureen Dowd 63 mins – “Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David about growing up in Washington, D.C., how newsrooms have changed since she became a journalist in the 1970s, and how she views the presidents and would-be presidents she’s covered over her career.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 87 – Maureen Dowd,” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Reporter Corchado 62 mins – “Alfredo Corchado, author and journalist at the Dallas Morning News, talks with David Axelrod about the two chance encounters that inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, the dangers he and others have experienced while reporting on the Mexican drug cartels, and how corruption and crime in Mexico may propel a populist presidential candidate to victory in next year’s election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 152 – Alfredo Corchado, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michael Steele 68 mins – “Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, talks with David about the three years he spent in a Catholic seminary, his first job in politics working for Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and the challenges he faced as leader of the Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 81 – Michael Steele (Live),” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mitt Romney 63 mins – “2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits down with David Axelrod in San Diego to chat about his childhood in Michigan, his assessment of the 2016 race for the White House, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 5 – Mitt Romney Oct, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nancy Pelosi 35 mins – “House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi chats with David about her childhood in Baltimore, her tenure as Speaker of the House, and President Obama’s legacy.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 6 – Rep. Nancy Pelosi,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Negotiator Wendy Sherman 72 mins – “Wendy Sherman, the former lead negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal, talks with David Axelrod about how her experience in social work prepared her for a career in politics and international diplomacy; the inner-workings of the Iran nuclear deal; and what the world must do to stabilize the belligerent regime in North Korea.” AT the link find the title, “Ep. 132 – Wendy Sherman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 46 mins – “Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the spiritual heir to Carl Sagan in getting us all worked up about the Cosmos. He’s been appointed to special NASA commissions, hosted multiple TV specials and podcasts, and written many excellent books, the latest of which is Astrophysics for People in A Hurry – a succinct, wryly funny book that’s surprisingly informative for its size – it has the informational density of a black hole. In This, Our 100th Episode: Can Neil tell the entire history of the universe in 30 seconds? When is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? Why is “dark matter” a terrible name for dark matter? And what does Neil’s esteemed colleague Lawrence Krauss have in common with a pit bull?” At the link find the title, “Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) – The Only “-ist” I Am,” right-click “Media files PP5768874753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Trends 68 mins – “Matt Bai, the national political columnist for Yahoo! News, talks with David Axelrod about the intersection between politics, media, and celebrity; the media’s role in Donald Trump’s political rise; and how news organizations can effectively cover President Trump and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 119 – Matt Bai, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton Minow 76 mins – “Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sits down with David to discuss the clandestine role he and his agency played during the Cuban missile crisis, his personal reminiscences of Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson and others, the legacy of President Obama, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 65 – Newton Minow ,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 36 mins – “Alan Dershowitz and Laura Donohue join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s handling of the Russia probe.” At the link find the title, “EXTRA: Trump, Comey and obstruction of justice, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1207245137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

One-Man Shows 139 mins – “John Pugliano is the host of the popular investment podcast, the Wealthsteading Podcast, and is the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC. He has spent over 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans. His circuitous path to success included serving in the military as both enlisted and officer; a corporate career in sales; and finally a late blooming entrepreneur. John has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Penn State. John and his wife Cheryl live in Utah and are the parents of six children. John practices what he preaches. He believes in first being a disciplined saver, getting your preps in order, and then investing in the stock market. John is a long time TSP listener, he’s a lifetime MSB member, and a PermaEthos charter member and of course a member of our Expert Council. John joins us today to discuss his new book, ‘The Robots are Coming – A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opinion Researcher Hart 62 mins – “Peter Hart, a veteran U.S. pollster who has helped produce the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll for the last three decades, speaks to David about the odds of Donald Trump winning in November, what he thinks Hillary Clinton should do to defeat him, the history and future of polling, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 78 – Peter Hart,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orchids 48 mins – “Suggestive, romantic, sexy orchids! It turns out they’re even sexier in their own world. Wily, deceptive, manipulating: get ready to travel between history and science, how we humans think about orchids and who they really are in nature among themselves.” At the link find the title, “Orchids: A Love Story, J” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistani Ambassdor Haqqani 56 mins – “Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, talks with David about the U.S. foreign policy struggles in Pakistan, his imprisonment at the hands of the Pakistani army, his views on dealing with ISIS, and his take on the 2016 race for the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 18 – Husain Haqqani, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics Discussion 62 mins – “Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science.” At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planned Parenthood Leader 60mins – “Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, talks with David Axelrod about growing up in deep-red Texas as the daughter of prominent Democratic activists, the gains made in women’s health over the past eight years, and in what ways that progress may be lost if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 115 – Cecile Richards, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police and Black Community 62 mins – “DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement, talks to David about his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, his organization’s work to end police violence, the importance of public education, and his turbulent childhood in inner-city Baltimore.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 93 – DeRay Mckesson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Reporter Jacobs 46 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link. “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Barack Obama 60 mins- “President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the partisan politics in Washington, and what’s in store for the President when he leaves office on January 20th.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 108 – President Barack Obama, Dec, 2016,” right click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling in Beirut 27 mins – “Nidale Abou Mrad reports from her native Lebanon on a crisis of stinking household waste and how citizen activists are stepping in to do the authorities’ job in cleaning up.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religion in America 35 mins – “Sometimes when this earthly world gets us down, it’s good to remember that there is more than our everyday grind — or our everyday bananas Senate hearing, as it were. Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Carl Hulse 56 mins – “Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reflects on how Congress has changed during his years covering the institution, discusses what Paul Ryan’s political future may hold, and provides some insight into how Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination might play out after the presidential election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 92 – Carl Hulse,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Jorge Ramos 48 mins “Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, talks to David Axelrod about his incident with Donald Trump in Iowa last summer, his assessment of the GOP’s chances of winning the Latino vote, and his frustration with President Obama not pushing harder for comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 9 – Jorge Ramos,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Part Future 56 mins – “Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, chats with David about the future of the Republican Party, the debate over immigration reform, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 15 – Reihan Salam,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Antonio Mayor Castro 63 mins – “Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, talks with David Axelrod about why Housing and Urban Development programs are important to rural and urban communities and should be preserved; Donald Trump’s strained relationship with the Latino community; the lessons Democrats can learn from 2016; and whether he plans to run for office again” At the link find the title, “Ep. 133 – Julián Castro, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science and Politics 21 mins – “On April 22, 2017, more than one million people in 600 cities around the world took to the streets in the name of science. Many were scientists themselves, and quite a few donned lab coats. Some were protesting for the first time. It was an unusual sight perhaps, but science has never been immune to politics. “If we could imagine angels doing science maybe it wouldn’t be political,” says Liz Lopatto, science editor of the technology site The Verge, “But since it’s humans, it’s inescapable.” Throughout the past century quite a few scientists have taken up political causes, but the tide of politics and science ebbs and flows, from the labs to the streets and back again. Now, after a period of relative quiet it seems to be flowing again. But this time it’s different. Sociologist Kelly Moore says, “I don’t know of any period in American history when scientists have felt the need to collectively defend science as a public good.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Secretary of Education Duncan 39 mins – “ Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Education at the start of this year, chats with David about his childhood in Hyde Park, his tenure as a member of the president’s cabinet, and the gun violence and education problems facing the city of Chicago.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 22 – Arne Duncan, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Section 702 Intelligence 56 mins – “With the impending sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in December 2017, debate is heating up over how the crucial intelligence-gathering provision will be reauthorized by Congress—and even if it will be reauthorized at all. At the Hoover Institution, Benjamin Wittes sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the intelligence community’s perspective on 702 and what lies ahead for it in these turbulent times.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_230.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soundproofing Homes 7 mins – “Most people want a quiet, peaceful home— one without a lot of outside noise and one where sound within one room doesn’t transfer to another room.  Controlling noise involves reducing the movement of sound waves from one place to another. The best way to minimize noise within a room is to combine a number of different sound-blocking and sound-reduction methods.  This week I have 10 quick tips that you can use to help sound proof different areas of your house.’ At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spike Lee 56 mins – “Spike Lee, one of the leading African-American filmmakers of all time, speaks with David about his new movie on Chicago gun violence CHI-RAQ, race relations in the U.S., and his love of the New York Knicks. Warning: This episode contains some explicit language.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 13 – Spike Lee, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Hilton Campaign Manager 42 mins – “Steve Hilton was the man behind David Cameron’s push to remake British politics. Things didn’t work out so well there. Now he’s trying to launch a new political revolution – from sunny California.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tammy Duckworth 60 mins – “Tammy Duckworth, the U.S. Senator-elect from Illinois, talks with David Axelrod about her childhood in Southeast Asia, the harrowing day in Iraq when the helicopter she was co-piloting came under attack, her concerns with Donald Trump’s reliance on the military to fill Cabinet posts, and what she hopes to accomplish in the U.S. Senate.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 106 – Tammy Duckworth, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Friedman 66 mins – “Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for the Middle East peace process in the Trump era, the rapid changes transforming society which he chronicles in his latest book, and why he disagrees with President Obama’s decision to not pursue more direct American intervention in the Syrian civil war.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 114 – Thomas Friedman, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim Kaine 48 mins – “Tim Kaine, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and senator from Virginia, talks to David about his experience doing missionary work in Honduras with the Jesuits and the liberation theology he was exposed to there, why Congress should pass a new military authorization to fight ISIS, and why it’s better to choose optimism over pessimism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 90 – Tim Kaine,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Perception 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on (and researcher into) the neuroscience of time. His latest book, Your Brain is a Time Machine, the Neuroscience and Physics of Time convinced Jason that time is far weirder than he knew it to be (and he already knew it was mind-bogglingly weird). In this episode: Does time exist at all, or is it an illusion of consciousness? If the latter, what’s the evolutionary advantage of seeing time as linear and one-directional? Which is right: the Einsteinian view that the universe is a four dimensional box in which all time is already present, or the “common-sense” view that time is uni-directional? How does comic timing work? What’s the evolutionary advantage of comedy? And oh so much more.” At the link find the title, “97. Dean Buonomano (Neuroscientist) – This is Your Brain on Time,” right-click “Media files PP5537594954.mp3”and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Brokaw 69 mins – “Tom Brokaw, the legendary NBC News journalist, talks to David about his humble roots in South Dakota, covering the last days of the Nixon White House, the experience of being a news anchor during national tragedies like the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion and the 9/11 attacks, and the best news source he ever had.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 – Tom Brokaw,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Vilsack 69 mins – “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joins David to talk about his humble beginnings in Iowa, his relationship with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s struggles in rural America, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 73 – Sec. Tom Vilsack” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade Treaty Expert 58 mins – “Michael Froman, the former U.S. Trade Representative, talks with David Axelrod about why technology and not free trade poses the biggest threat to middle class jobs and wages in America; what the U.S. stands to lose by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement; and why American workers will be harmed by Donald Trump’s global trade policies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 130 – Michael Froman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 59 mins – “Dylan Matthews and politics reporter Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the Paris Accords and the mysterious role of the First Son-in-Law.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the podcast.

Trump Campaign Manager 68 mins – “Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager to Donald Trump throughout the Republican primary, talks with David Axelrod about the career he led prior to becoming a figure in national politics, his response to reports alleging that Trump campaign officials were in constant communication during the presidential campaign with suspected Russian officials, and how the Trump White House can reset and move past its turbulent first month.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 123 – Corey Lewandowski, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Campaigner Castellanos – “Alex Castellanos, longtime Republican consultant, talks with David Axelrod about his childhood experiences in Cuba, the importance of storytelling and authenticity in politics, why he thinks Donald Trump could be an effective president, and what he believes will be the biggest challenge Trump faces in Washington.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 104 – Alex Castellanos, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukraine Today 62 mins – “Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former Finance Minister, chats with David Axelrod about her Ukrainian-American upbringing in Chicago, how Russia’s violation of international norms could portend global upheaval, and the potential costs of a Trump administration’s isolationist policy both in the United States and globally.” At the linkf ind the title, “Ep. 117 – Natalie Jaresko, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Union Leader Mary Kay Henry 66 mins – “Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sits down with David to discuss her leadership of the 2.1 million member union, her concerns about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the future of labor unions in this country, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 21 – Mary Kay Henry, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Univision News Chief 67 mins – “Isaac Lee, chief news and digital officer of Univision News and CEO of Fusion, chats with David about his grandfather fighting the Nazis and later moving to Colombia, the death threats Lee received as editor in chief of one of Colombia’s leading investigative magazines, how millennials consume news today, and his concerns about Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 61 – Isaac Lee,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Health Decline 27 mins – “Sitting on top of the world’s largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela used to be one of the richest nations in Latin America. Today it is in turmoil and there’s been a sharp rise in infant mortality and the number of women dying in childbirth and pregnancy is up by 65%. The BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez has just returned from Venezuela where he saw a man who couldn’t get hold of a lifesaving medicine – and a woman whose daughter died before she was able to get a diagnosis. It’s flu season in Chile and every year as many as six and a half thousand people are hospitalised with the virus – out of a population of 17 million. Up to 500 people die from it. Radio and TV ads try to persuade people to flu jabs – and special vans are taking vaccinations into the community. We all forget things – but one listener on holiday in Croatia tells Health Check how he literally couldn’t remember what he was doing on the beach after a swim. Luckily his memory cam back. As Professor Adam Zeman from the University of Exeter explains, he suffered an episode of transient global amnesia, which can be caused by stress or cold water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls or Bridges 66 mins – “Former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses spending his formative years overseas, how his experiences during the Kosovo War impacts his understanding of the Syrian conflict, and the diplomatic challenges faced by the Trump administration in the wake of the Russian leaks.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 148 – Tony Blinken, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 292 – Jun 16, 2017: Al Franken, Alan Alda, American Dream History, Arab Spring Report, Asteroids and Meteors, Back and Neck Injuries, Back Pain, Bear Facts, Beatles Music, Bernie Sanders, Big Data, Bitcoin Bubble, Camel Corps, Carbon Neutral London, Castro Death and Miami, Cattle History, Challenger Remembered, China and U.S. War, Computer Hardware Security, Congo Refugee Child Abuse, Court Control, Cyber and Security, Cyber Protection for Governments, Cyber Stalking Crimes, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity in Government, Dairy Farm Operation, David Eagleman, Democracy Applied, Desirability Bias, Documentary Film Maker, Dodd-Frank Law Discussion, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Emoluents Cause, Energy Initiatives, Fake News, Farm Pesticide Murder, Farming in Winter, Fascism in Portland, FBI Investigations Access, Fitness Culture, Floriography, Forest Restoration, Future Earth, Garry Kasparov, Geopolitics Short of War, Global Jihad, Government Budgeting, Government Bugout Bunkers, Government Upgrades, Guantanamo, Gun Incident, Gynecologic Cancer Treatment, Hate Crime Trends, Health Care History, Hearing Aids, House Design, India and Israel, Indian Farmer Suicides, Intelligence Operations, Intoxication History, Iran Nuclear Deal, ISIS Books, Islamic State, Jared Kushner, John Glenn, Legislative Intelligence Functions, Linux Variations, Lobbying Corruption, Mandy Patinkin, Marvin Kalb, Maureen Dowd, Memory Management, Mexico and Central America Violence, Military Drones, Nancy Pelosi, News AGency Lawsuits, Nixon Biographer, Nuclear Power, Obamacare Problems, Oil Cost Impact, Paris Accord Withdrawal, Pets as Family Members, Plastic Waste, Police Shootings and Psychology, Portfolio Society, Press and Terrorism, Privacy History, Privacy in Germany vs U.S., Public Broadcasting Future, Pyramid Schemes, Ramadan Activities, Reading Quantity and Quality, Rural American Voters, Russian Propaganda, Section 8 Housing, Sexism, Sex Extortion Crimes, Small Town Economics, Snowden Book, Space Station Astronaut, Speech Writing, Startups in China, Stockton Wunderkind Mayor, Supreme Court Activities, Syrian Soccer, Teenagers, Texas Clean Energy, Tom Brokaw, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Trump, Turtle Eggs with GPS, U.S.-Russia Relations, Veterans Gardening, White House Counsel

Exercise your ears: the 125 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 427 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 15,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Al Franken 47 mins – “As a former ‘SNL’ cast member and writer, Franken tends to see humor in politics. Despite this, he says his gut reaction to the Trump administration isn’t levity: “This guy is outside the norm in many ways.” At the link find the title, “May, 2017, Senator Al Franken,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda 25 mins – “In an interview with Chuck Todd for 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Alan Alda explains how he built a second career for himself as a communications expert, and why M*A*S*H shouldn’t be remade for the modern era.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Dream History 27 mins – “The American Dream is back, or at least President Donald Trump says so. Once again every American, regardless of background, race, gender or education, can, through sheer hard work, make it to the very top and become rich. Did the idea of the America Dream, in which nothing is impossible as long as you work hard, evolve with the ‘founding fathers’ of the nation? Is it intrinsic to the country’s identity?” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab Spring Report 56 mins – “American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is this year’s winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.” At the link find the title, “History Derailed: Understanding the Messy Middle East, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170529_67837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroids and Meteors 32 mins – “This week is all about looking for pieces of space, whether they’re in orbit or in Antarctic ice. First, asteroid hunter Carrie Nugent talks about chasing down elusive celestial bodies and why she doesn’t like talking about what it’s like to be a woman in science. And then we talk about meteorite hunting with the hosts of Undiscovered, a new podcast from NPR’s Science Friday team.” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017, Avoiding Armageddon With Dr. Carrie Nugent” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back and Neck Injuries 83 mins – “Doctors from UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery look at injuries to the spine, neck and lower back. Recorded on 03/23/2017. (#32121)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 47 mins – “Tiger Woods and Golden State coach Steve Kerr and so many of the rest of us know the curse of back pain. We look at cures, from cutting-edge to tried-and-true.” At the link find the title, “Got Back Pain? Join The Club, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_531083449.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bear Facts 44 mins – “How is it that two neighbors can look out their window at the exact same thing, and see something completely different? This is a question many people in America are asking now. We explore it by visiting a small community in Minnesota, called Eagle’s Nest Township, that has a unique experience with the reality divide: some of the people in the town believe that wild black bears are gentle animals you can feed with your hands, and others think they are dangerous killers. This divide leads to conflict and, ultimately, a tragic death. So, is there a “real” truth about the bear, or is each side constructing its own reality” At the link find the title “June 8, 2017 Reality Part One,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beatles Music 42 mins – “Celebrate the 50th birthday of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by learning about the background, creation and songs of the Beatles’ revolutionary album. The album was released on June 1, 1967, right as the Summer of Love was beginning. Six months earlier, just three months after their August 29 farewell concert in San Francisco, Paul McCartney suggested he and his bandmates create a new album based on their various childhood experiences; Sgt. Pepper’s was the result. Want to know why “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” didn’t make the cut? Want to learn other details you may not have known before, even if you’re a major fan? Come find out what Dulais Rhys’ research has revealed. Singing along is encouraged.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Sanders 50 mins – “Sen. Sanders tells David about his childhood in Brooklyn, his presidential campaign, and his stance on selfies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders,” right-click “Media files ag3obv.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data 93 mins – “Intel Security’s Chris Young gives a talk on the current cybersecurity landscape. And we hold a debate on using Big Data to protect personal privacy, featuring Daniel Weitzner of MIT, Laura Donahue of Georgetown Law, Susan Hennessey of Brookings and Lawfare, Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and David Hoffman of Intel: Is Big Data just a privacy threat? Or is it part of the solution too?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_168.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Bubble 47 mins – “The skyrocketing price of Bitcoin, and the appeal of alternative currencies.” At the link find the title, “The Bitcoin Bubble: Deciphering Digital Currency, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_531078046.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camel Corps 12 mins – “There’s a bunch out there about the Camel Corps. You’ll have fun Googling around. But some of the best details in here, including the remarkable thing about the Red Ghost, comes from this article from a 1961 issue of American Heritage.” At the link find the title, “Episode 110 (Lost Camels), May, 2017,” right-click “Media files thememorypalace.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Neutral London 34 minsA massive debate was hosted by Jason Bradbury the gadget guru and the actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade, plus a panel of experts and tech entrepreneurs at Make the Future Live Lates. The podcast of the debate will be available soon. We’re used to thinking about cutting emissions on a global scale — but what about starting with something local? What if you could make the city at your feet, London, a model of a carbon neutral capital? In an interactive performance style format, the event’s aim was to inspire debate and encourage Londoners to imagine the city around them in a new way.” At the link you may be able to download the audio file, but it’s included in the blog archive.

Castro Death and Miami 20 mins – “Jackie Nespral has been covering Miami for NBC6 since the early ’90s, but when news broke that Fidel Castro had died – a story that the city had been anticipating for decades – it almost felt “anti-climactic.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cattle History 48 mins – “Cattle drives, range wars, and the hidden history of the American west during the 19th century.” At the link find the title, “Cattle, Cowboys And Change In The Old West, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530766123.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Challenger Remembered 50 mins – “On 28 January 1986, people watched in horror as Challenger, one of America’s four space shuttles, erupted into a ball of flames just over a minute after lift off, killing everyone on board. Sue MacGregor looks back on one of Nasa’s darkest tragedies with Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger space shuttle commander Richard “Dick” Scobee; Steve Nesbitt, Nasa chief commentator; astronaut Norman Thagard; and Allan McDonald, former Morton Thiokol director of the Space Shuttle Rocket Booster Project.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and U.S. War 44 mins – “Brian takes the wheel this week and sits down with Graham Allison, the founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a leading military strategist. For decades, Allison has advised defense secretaries and presidents on both sides of the political aisle. Now he’s out with a new book that examines whether America and China are destined to go to war. He and Brian delve into the challenges associated with China’s rising power, the diplomatic implications of the Paris Climate Accord, and why the U.S. seems caught in a slow-motion Cuban Missile Crisis with North Korea.” At the link find the title,”31. Graham Allison: War with China?” right-click “Media files 7999aad1-d987-433e-b82e-7625b94cbe3d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Hardware Security 66 mins – “Joe FitzPatrick joins Chris to talk about hardware security. They cover topics such as USB-C, hardware implants, ethics in hacking, the NSAplayset and much more!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congo Refugee Child Abuse 7 mins – “Nine months ago, Joyce Chance left a refugee camp in Uganda where she had spent the last eleven years. Chance, who was born in Congo, boarded a plane with her two kids, and came to the United States. A refugee resettlement agency in Concord, New Hampshire picked them up at the airport, and moved them into a one-room apartment. Seven months later, the state of New Hampshire took Chance’s kids away. The kids’ teachers had suspected child abuse, and contacted the Department of Child and Family Services. DCYF placed the children – who are 9 and 12 – first with relatives, then later with a foster family….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Court Control 32 mins – “For years, individual Senators have enjoyed wide sway in blocking judicial nominees who come from their home states. But that may soon change, as Republicans in the Senate try to transform the judiciary under President Trump. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post explains all the ways this could show up in Americans’ every day lives.” At the link find the title, “197: The secret Senate filibuster you’ve never heard of,”right-click “Media files 327128564-decodedc-197-the-secret-senate-filibuster-youve-never-heard-of.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber and Security 46 mins – “As our dependence on cyberspace increases, so too will the urgency of crafting good cybersecurity policy—but the combination of knotty problems in the realms of both technology and law often makes these issues particularly difficult to iron out. In this episode of the podcast, Susan Hennessey sits down with Trey Herr, Fellow with the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School; Jane Chong, Deputy Managing Editor of Lawfare and National Security and Law Associate at the Hoover Institution; and Robert M. Lee, nonresident national cybersecurity fellow at New America, to chat about a new book on the subject: Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information AgeCo-edited by Trey and Richard Harrison, Director of Operations and Defense Technology Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council, and with chapters by Jane and Robert, the book seeks provides a practitioner’s roadmap to cybersecurity policy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_219.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Protection for Governments 39 mins – “Assistant Attorney General John Carlin has a new law review article on a “whole of government” and “all-tools” approach to national security cyber threats. He sat down with Benjamin Wittes this week to discuss the article and the progress the government has made in confronting bad cyber actors internationally.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Stalking Crimes 52 mins – “Over the past year, Lawfare has expended a great deal of ink on the problem of sextortion, a form of online sexual assault in which perpetrators obtain explicit images or video of their victims and use those images to extort further explicit content. We even brought Mona Sedky, a Justice Department prosecutor who focuses on sextortion cases, onto the podcast to discuss her work. Now, we’re pleased to feature Mona on the podcast once again with audio of her talk last week at George Washington University Law School on prosecuting sextortion. If you’re interested in reading our Brookings Institution reports on sextortion, you can find them here and here.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_220.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Warfare 31mins – “Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the “most important documentarian of our time.” After his Oscar winning 2007 movie “Taxi to the Dark Side” Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cybersecurity in Government 93 mins – “President Donald Trump has pledged to end the defense sequester and make the development of defensive and offensive cyber capabilities a White House priority, but the contours of U.S. cyber policy under the new administration have yet to be set—in fact, the administration still hasn’t released its much-heralded Executive Order on cybersecurity, though several drafts have been leaked. So what should we expect to see from the new administration regarding cybersecurity? To answer that question, we’re bringing you audio from a conference hosted by Lawfare with the Hoover Institution in Washington and Intel Security and featuring a keynote address from Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer at Intel, along with a panel discussion on cybersecurity and Congress moderated by Carrie Johnson of NPR with Hill staffers including Brett DeWitt, Hope Goins, Allen Souza, Michael Bahar, and Brett Freedman.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_213.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Dairy Farm Operation 35 mins – “Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. Richlands Farm has been a dairy farm since the 1950s. Coley’s story makes you see life in agriculture from different perspectives – a multigenerational angle, a sustainability angle, and an entrepreneurship angle. On today’s episode, Coley talks about the inspiring story of how her grandparents started and pursued the farm as they relied on agriculture in raising and sending their five children to college. She also explains how she and her family decided not to sell the farm during one of its trying times with the challenges, pressures, and sacrifices she and her family made to keep the farm and pursue their own creamery in spite of the denial of her initial proposal.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Eagleman 58 mins – “Renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman shares his passion for translating the complexities of cognition into mind-blowing inventions and educational material for the masses. The public-television host, bestselling author and Stanford adjunct professor speaks with Tina Seelig of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program about his decision to leave the lab and dedicate his life to bringing scientific discoveries into the world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Applied 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe, and is titled “Which Future for Democracy in a Post-Political Age.”  Our speaker is Chantal Mouffe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Desirability Bias 37 mins – “Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidence that supports our beliefs and confirms our assumptions when we could just as well seek disconfirmation of those beliefs and assumptions instead. This is such a prevalent feature of human cognition, that until recently a second bias has been hidden in plain sight. Our past beliefs and future desires usually match up. Desirability is often twisted into confirmation like a single psychological braid – but recent research suggests that something called desirability bias may be just as prevalent in our thinking. When future desires and past beliefs are incongruent, desire wins out.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 103-Desirability_Bias.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Documentary Film Maker 32 mins – “Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the “most important documentarian of our time.” After his Oscar winning 2007 movie “Taxi to the Dark Side” Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodd-Frank Law Discussion 91 mins – “The recent financial crisis exposed a major gap in the regulatory system: the inability for the government to safely wind down a failing financial firm that was not a commercial bank, such as Lehman Brothers or AIG. The Dodd-Frank law attempted to fix this by empowering regulators with new tools including a new Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp would liquidate and wind-up a failing institution. Although never used, OLA is controversial. Some Congressional Republicans would do away with it, and the Trump Administration has undertaken its review.” At the link right-click “download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doris Kearns Goodwin 64 mins – “Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, talks with David Axelrod about her love of baseball, the power of storytelling in politics, why being tested by adversity is an important experience for our leaders, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 100 – Doris Kearns Goodwin,” right-click “Media files 29gant.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments Clause 39 mins – “Donald Trump’s election as president brought a surge of interest in the previously obscure Emoluments Clause, which prohibits any “Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States]” from accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Norm Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics experts for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, have been leading the charge to hold Trump accountable under the Emoluments Clause for his failure to divest of his businesses. Recently, they filed suit against him in their capacity as chair and vice-chair of the good government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Benjamin Wittes chats with Norm about the Emoluments Clause, the lawsuit, and what all this has to do with national security.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_208.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Initiatives 53 mins – “…Climate One Mayors around the country are bypassing national politics and working around federal restrictions to both clean up their cities and foster growth in renewable energy. In red and blue states, local leaders are solving traffic congestion, promoting smart growth, and preparing for the impacts climate disruption will have on public health, roads and other infrastructure. Cities are a good news climate story; most reductions in carbon pollution actually happen at the city and regional level. Carl Pope teamed with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to write a book about how cities are cleaning up their regional economies. Join us for a conversation with an environmental legend and Bay Area leaders who are advancing sustainable communities despite enthusiasm for the brown economy in Washington, D.C.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Standards 56 mins – “With summer on the way, it’s time to take steps to make homes and businesses are comfortable without wasting energy—or overheating anyone’s wallet—as the temperature rises. The Natural Resources Defense Council is working to make sure that the government’s energy efficiency standards developed or updated over the past year for many types of products that help keep you cool, including ceiling fans and portable air conditioners, take effect on schedule. Updating national efficiency standards on a regular basis means that when it’s time to purchase new cooling equipment, you can be assured it meets at least minimum energy-saving performance criteria while saving money and energy. But in the meantime, we’ve got some tips to keep your cool in the warmer months: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lauren-urbanek/keep-your-cool-summer-energy-efficiency. Join us as we speak with NRDC senior energy policy advocate, Lauren Urbanek.” At the link right-click “DownloadmP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 62 mins – “There are lies, damn lies, and then there’s fake news. Manipulating the facts for political gain is as old as politics itself, but due to the rise of social media and search engine algorithms false stories can now spread like wildfire. In the run-up to the US presidential election, more people on Facebook engaged with fake news than they did with fact-checked media outlets. And according to a study by Stanford University, fabricated news items favouring Donald Trump were shared 30 million times during the campaign. In the recent French elections, a quarter of the political stories shared on Twitter were based on deliberate misinformation. Fake news was even broadcast live on television during the second-round debate, when Marine Le Pen alluded to a false online story that her rival Emmanuel Macron had an offshore bank account in the Bahamas. Welcome to the world of ‘alternative facts’, where conspiracy theories, false claims and dodgy statistics proliferate. This phenomenon doesn’t just undermine the work of the mainstream media: it may have devastating consequences for democracy itself. Our system depends on citizens making electoral decisions based on facts. What happens when people don’t know what to believe? Fake news – often linked to Russian interests – has become an increasingly effective instrument of propaganda to create chaos and weaken the public’s trust in democratic institutions. Can anything be done to combat the new post-truth politics? Tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are hosting, propagating and monetising ‘clickbait’ stories. Will they eventually come to acknowledge that they are no longer neutral platforms directing traffic to news sites and admit that they are media organisations with all the responsibilities that implies?” At the link find the title, “Fake News: The Facts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Pesticide Murder 24 mins – “A battle with a weed divides neighbors and leads one farmer to shoot another dead. Today’s show: The hunt for a better pesticide gets way out of hand.” At the link find the title, “#775: The Pigweed Killer,” right-click “Media files 20170602_pmoney_pmpod775v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Winter 88 mins – “Danny Percich raises vegetables at Full Plate Farm in Ridgefield, Washington, for a ninety-member winter-only CSA. With three acres of mostly-outdoors production, Danny has decided to focus on an underserved niche in the marketplace, enabling him to make a living on a small acreage. We get muddy discussing the challenges of winter production in a climate where it rains all winter. Danny gives us the low-down on how they manage deer predation and vole populations, as well as how he dresses to stay warm and dry no matter the weather. Danny also provides insights into how he has minimized capital and labor inputs on his farm, and how that influences his farming schedule, as well as his cropping and production strategies. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company and BCS America.” At the link right-click “Downoad this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Fascism in Portland 50 mins – “A recent anti-Muslim hate crime in Portland has sparked a debate about free speech. Plus: conspiracy theories that appeal to liberals; the media’s obsession with the Trump-Russia story; and what drives hyper-partisan clickbait.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

FBI Investigation Access 21 mins – “Daniel Aaron was the grandfather of our senior producer, Kat Aaron. He was a historian, a writer… and apparently a suspected communist. At least according to the FBI file uncovered by FOIA the Dead, which uses the Freedom of Information Act to request the files of everyone in the New York Times obituary page. So far, that includes anti-nuke leaders, fair-housing activists, journalists, and a flying nun. But what you see when you look back through FBI files of yesteryear is that surveillance is shaped by politics. Whomever catches the eye of the FBI depends a lot on what’s going on in the nation, and the world. Right now, it’s not housing activism or anti-nuclear agitation that are (most) suspect. It’s terrorists, it’s Occupy and Black Lives Matter. Maybe it’s you. This week, Parker Higgins of FOIA the Dead and Jason Leopold, senior investigative reporter at Buzzfeed (and so-called FOIA terrorist) join us to look at surveillance past and surveillance very present. Happy Birthday, Freedom of Information Act! You’re 50, and more relevant than ever. Any U.S. citizen (or “lawfully admitted alien”) can request information on themselves (or another living person) under FOIA. So why not, right? Here’s how: Use this portal to submit your request electronically. You can opt for a paper request, and that has its own instructions. Once you click submit, you’ll have to read & agree to some terms. But don’t worry, it’s a short TOS. Enter your email and you will receive a link to continue your request. That link will bring you to a page that asks for info like your name, email, date of birth, and address. The address part is so you can receive your file, which the FBI will send you via standard mail. Because they are old school. From there, the form is pretty simple. At one point you’ll be asked if you’re willing to pay for your file, which is up to you. You do not have to pay. They’ll explain, but shoot us a question if you’re unsure at notetoself at wnyc dot org. You’ll certify your information and submit! You should get an email with a confirmation. Don’t expect the file soon, though… it can take a while. N2S producer Megan requested her own file while making this list and it took exactly 7 minutes (she timed it). And a tip from Buzzfeed’s Jason Leopold, who we talk to this week – ask the FBI to “conduct a cross reference search as well as text searches of the ECF (Electronic Case File) and a search of ELSUR (electronic surveillance) records.” Straight from the expert, guys.” At the link find the title, “What We Learned from Grandpa’s FBI File,May, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself053117_cms758758_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Culture 52 mins – “For years, Daniel Kunitz lived the life of the mind. His body though “became a trash depot.” Then he started running, which led to swimming, weightlifting, and eventually CrossFit. His health and his life steadily improved. Kunitz’s personal quest got him wondering how fitness culture has changed through the years. Why were the Greeks so buff? Why do guys do dumbbell curls? How have women changed exercise as we know it? Kunitz joins us to share what he’s learned about the evolution of fitness.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Floriography 33 mins – “On today’s show: Romie Stott is a film maker and writer and she wrote about the secret language of flowers for Atlas Obscura in “How Flower Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets.” “Daisy Supply Chain” from Outside/In[and] “Atom in the Garden of Eden” from 99% Invisible.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Restoration 41 mins – “Forests are under many threats, from new pests and pathogens, to invasive trees, to climate.  The advancement of these traits by far exceeds the natural response of trees to acclimate, and outpaces the efforts to traditionally breed trees for forest conservation and restoration.  Dr. Ellen V. Crocker is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kentucky.  She talks about the current threats to forests including sudden oak death, chestnut blight and the emerald ash borer. She also discusses efforts in integrating new biotech tools in forest improvement, including genetic engineering, speed breeding, and gene drive approaches.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli (@Pvincell).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Earth 18 mins – “The rapid changes in the global environment have led many scientists to conclude that we are living in a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—in which human activities have become the dominant driving force transforming the Earth’s natural systems. A recent joint publication by the World Health Organization and Convention on Biological Diversity articulated the myriad connections between biodiversity and health and the threats to both posed by environmental change.” At the link find the title, “Future Earth – linking health and environmental research, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 325706715-bmjgroup-future-earth-linking-health-and-environmental-research.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 15 mins – “We must face our fears if we want to get the most out of technology — and we must conquer those fears if we want to get the best out of humanity, says Garry Kasparov. One of the greatest chess players in history, Kasparov lost a memorable match to IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in 1997. Now he shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geopolitics Short of War 88 mins – “After two decades of unprecedented cooperation between the major nations, great power competition has returned. Russia and China are seeking spheres of influence and doubts surround the United States’ commitment to maintaining a liberal international order. But what will geopolitical competition look like in the 21st century? In his new book, “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy, examines this new era of strategic competition. Wright shows why the post-Cold War era of convergence came to an end and how major powers are now using interdependence to gain a strategic advantage over their rivals. He argues that the great powers all seek to avoid a major war with each other but will compete will all measures short of that, including cyber war, economic war, proxy war, and coercive diplomacy….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Jihad 82 mins – “On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALS raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing America’s number one enemy. Bin Laden was first placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list in 1999 and gained household name recognition after the September 11 attacks, but little is known about the day-to-day experiences of the emir of al-Qaida and the people closest to him, especially after 9/11. Investigative journalists Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy provide an up-close portrait of bin Laden’s life on the run in their new book, “The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight (Bloomsbury USA, 2017). Scott-Clark and Levy expose the connections between the al-Qaida leadership and the deep states in Pakistan and Iran….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Budgeting 39 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Budget and Appropriations “Viva La Arquitectura!” from 99% Invisible. …Curtis Wilkie is co-author of The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign along with Thomas Oliphant[and] “Artist Matt Patterson Goes in Search of a Turtle Muse’ ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Bugout Bunkers 28 mins – “Garrett Graff, author of the new book “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die” joins Chuck Todd on the latest edition of ‘1947.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Upgrades 22 mins – “Could London be the first carbon neutral city? Listen to this exciting debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Gadget guru Jason Bradbury is the chair, plus guests including award winning actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade.” At the link find the title, “Can innovation transform London into a carbon neutral city? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Issues 41 mins – “Under the oversight of Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure under the Obama administration, the detainee population at Guantanamo Bay went from 164 to 41. But Guantanamo remains open, and the Trump administration has promised not only to halt any further transfers or releases of detainees, but also to possibly bring in more detainees in the future. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Paul to discuss his time as special envoy and what’s next for Guantanamo under President Trump.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_210.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Lessons 52 mins – “From the Stratford Festival, Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, talks with Paul Kennedy about a life-changing experience that contains a challenge for us “ At the link find all.” At the link find the title, “After Guantanamo: Dennis Edney on defending Omar Khadr, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170524_27903.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Gun Incident 32 mins – “Bernard did not get along with his father, who expected him to work as a full-time employee in the family gas station starting when Bernard was just eight years old. But then Bernard went off to the army, and when he came home, an incident with a gun changed his relationship to his father, to society, and to himself.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Treatment 87 mins – “Explore treatments, other than surgery, to treat gynecologic cancer: radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy. Recorded on 03/21/2017. (#32079)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crime Trends 48 mins – “The stabbings in Portland, Oregon and on the University of Maryland campus. We’ll look at the rise of hate in America.” At the link find the title, “Stabbings And A Surge of Hate May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530919792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care History 66 mins – “Historian Christy Ford Chapin of University of Maryland Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins and author of Ensuring America’s Health talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book–a history of how America’s health care system came to be dominated by insurance companies or government agencies paying doctors per procedure. Chapin explains how this system emerged from efforts by the American Medical Association to stop various reform efforts over the decades. Chapin argues that different models might have emerged that would lead to a more effective health care system.” AT the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care in U.S. 66 mins – “From his perspective as head of Permanente Medical Group, Robert Pearl is responsible for the health care that is delivered to more than 4 million Kaiser Permanente members in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland and in Washington, D.C. Pearl says he has definitely seen his share of medical errors. He points out that American health care is in the bottom half of all industrialized countries, where every year hundreds of people die from medical errors and thousands die from diseases they did not have to get. Join us for a frank discussion on how to eliminate excessive costs, lack of convenience and poor quality health care and ultimately modernize and save the American health care industry.At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aids 22mins – “When she was growing up, Adrienne didn’t want to believe she was losing her hearing, and she didn’t want to wear hearing aids. This is the story of how she decided to embrace the technology that restored her hearing, and what happened when she did.” At the link right-click “Direct download: S2E5_-_These_Things_Is_Miracles.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Design 20 mins – “This week I have a meeting with a house designer. So in this episode, we’ll talk about what you and I should do to prepare for those initial design meetings.   What documents and information we’ll need for those meetings to be less time consuming and more successful.  Now I’m not going to talk a lot about how to choose a designer or architect.  If you’ve listened to this show for a while, you can probably figure that out.  Ask friends and family and contractors for their recommendations and get several references before settling on a house designer or architect. What we’ll concentrate on today, is what you do after you’ve decided on a specific design professional.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

India and Israel 66 mins – “Consul General Andy David and Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok will speak together in celebration of Israel and India’s 25 years of diplomatic relations and their centuries-long historical and cultural connections. The two diplomats will discuss the growing partnership and collaboration between their two countries as well as shared interests and mutual goals for the future.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Farmer Suicides 27 mins – “Farmers taking their own lives in India has been in the news for quite some time and this story is about how it has impacted on the mental health of communities. As too much rain or droughts continue to destroy crops making farmers unable to pay debts, families fear that their breadwinners could be the next to kill themselves. Navin Singh Khadka follows families in Marathwada, the worst hit district in the state that saw more than 400 farmers kill themselves last year.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Issues 39 mins – “This week on the podcast, Jack Goldsmith sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the current state of national security. What should we make of the president’s tweeted allegations of politically motivated wiretapping? Of the revised executive order restricting entry into the United States from six majority-Muslim countries? Of the most recent release by Wikileaks? Of Trump’s persistent attacks on the integrity of the intelligence community? Jack and Matt are here, if not to explain things, then at least to talk them through.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_212.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Operations 56 mins – “Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the U.S. election for an exhausting five and a half hours. They made a lot of news, but there were also a lot of refusals to comment and speeches made by members of the Committee. So we’ve cut down their testimony to less than an hour, giving you only what you need to know.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_214.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Intoxication History 29 mins – “Humans have been getting intoxicated, and finding new ways to get intoxicated, for thousands of years. On this episode, I explore the history of intoxication, and how that history played out in the life of one young woman.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Nuclear Deal 88 mins – “The Iran deal adopted in July 2015 was an effort not only to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons but also to avert a nuclear arms competition in the Middle East. But uncertainties surrounding the future of the agreement, including the question of what Iran will do when key restrictions on its nuclear program expire after 15 years, could provide incentives for some of its neighbors to keep their nuclear options open. A Brookings panel–including Robert Einhorn, Richard Nephew, Suzanne Maloney, Amb. Youssef Al Otaiba of the UAE, and Derek Chollet of the German Marshall Fund–discuss a new report on the deal’s implementation.” At the link right-click “Direct download: EPISODE_173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Books 50 mins – “Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, and William McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, join Benjamin Wittes in the first Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic State 60 mins – “At this week’s Hoover Book Soiree, Samuel Tadros of the Hudson Institute and the Hoover Institution sat down with Graeme Wood to discuss his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic StateThe book both situates ISIS within context of Islamic history and theology and chronicles Wood’s meetings with ISIS supporters and sympathizers across the world in an effort to understand what’s behind the group’s pull. It’s a useful complement to the news coming out of Iraq and Syria as we begin to consider what the future of ISIS will look like after the fall of Raqqa and Mosul.” At the link right-click “ Direct download: Episode_216.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jared Kushner 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View, about the many webs Jared Kushner is tangled up in around the White House and in the Russia investigation.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast: Criminal or Stupid or Criminally Stupid? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2576812332.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linux Variations 44 mins – “Not every Linux distro is the same, but many have very similar features and applications. In today’s episode we review Ubuntu MATE from the perspective that it is a typical modern Linux distro for the average user.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobbying Corruption 27 mins – “Brody Mullins, Investigative Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, tells Chuck the story of Evan Morris, a high-flying pharmaceutical lobbyist in Washington who offers a dark lesson for D.C. power-brokers.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mandy Patinkin 30 mins – “The actor behind Homeland‘s Saul Berenson joins Chuck to talk about the inspiration behind the character, and his work advocating on behalf of Syrian refugees.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marvin Kalb 28 mins – “He knows the history of Meet the Press perhaps better than anyone alive: Former moderator Marvin Kalb, who was 17 years old when the broadcast first launched in 1947, joins Chuck Todd to celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Management 43 mins – “Memory is not just a curiosity. Memory is central to our existence — and our ability to predict the future.” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico and Central America Violence 38 mins – “Stephanie Leutert, the Mexico Security Initiative Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Lawfare‘s Beyond the Border series, joined Benjamin Wittes on this week’s podcast to talk about the epidemic of violence plaguing Mexico and Central America. Despite the crisis going on immediately to our south, those of us in the United States who work and think on national security issues rarely consider this violence as relevant to national security. But Stephanie argues that we should.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_191.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Drones 50 mins – “Jameel Jaffer, author of The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law, joins Jack Goldsmith at the Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_204.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Nancy Pelosi 76 mins – “In commemoration of Nancy Pelosi’s 30 years in Congress, join us for a conversation about where America has been and where it’s headed. What does the future hold for health care, jobs, the economy, infrastructure, the environment, women’s rights, immigration, national security and foreign policy? How will Democrats work with President Trump? Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats for more than a dozen years and previously served as House Democratic whip. The Christian Science Monitor has called her “the most powerful woman in American politics.” Bring your questions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Agency Lawsuits 26 mins – “New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet joins Chuck Todd to talk about how difficult it can be covering politicians like Donald Trump, and why the biggest threat facing journalism is on the local level.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Nixon Biographer 33 mins – “John Farrell, author of “Richard Nixon: The Life” talks about what made the the 37th President so unique, and how his presidency parallels that of the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power 39 mins – “Fukushima. Chernobyl. Three Mile Island. There’s been some big nuclear accidents over the past few decades, but how dangerous is nuclear power really? We take you inside the core of America’s biggest nuclear power plant and trace what went wrong at Fukushima to try to figure out: when will the next meltdown happen? And what our chances are of getting cancer from it? This week we talk to Dr. Spencer Wheatley, Dr. Jonathan Samet, and Jack Cadogan, an executive at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. UPDATE! We’ve made a couple of small changes to this episode, thank you to all the listeners who picked up on them. 1. We called the energy that comes from nuclear power a chemical reaction… it’s not. It’s a nuclear reaction. Chemical reactions involve the electrons in an atom. Nuclear reactions involve the nucleus. 2. We said that the Joker became The Joker After falling into a vat of radioactive waste. This is disputed. It seems it was a vat chemicals.. But what those chemicals were , that’s unclear. 3. A clarification: We said that the waste that nuclear power produces in the US… 2200 metric tons per year… was like 323 male African Elephants. That was a weight comparison. They weigh roughly the same… It wasn’t a three dimensional size comparison. Nuclear waste is much denser than an elephant, and so it takes up much less room. And if you want to read the most amazing calculation from an academic of how much bigger 323 African Elephants are in 3D space you’ve got to sign up to our brand spanking new newsletter! To do that head to https://gimletmedia.com/newsletter/ And FINALLY! We got a lot of feedback from that episode that listeners really wanted to hear how nuclear power compares to other energy sources: like coal, solar and wind! Now we decided that to do a fair comparison that really needs it’s own episode – it wasn’t as simple as just throwing out some numbers. So we’re working on that episode for next season.” At the link find the title, “Nuclear Power – what are the Risks? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5511286707.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Problems 19 mins – “Kerry Reed is allergic to a lot of things: apple cider vinegar, avocados, squash, onions, dairy, some types of flour … the list goes on….On this episode of Weeds in the Wild, we’re using Sarah Kliff’s reporting to help you understand why states all across the country are developing these giant bald spots in their Obamacare markets. We look at what it will mean for people like Kerry if the law “explodes” — and what the Trump administration could do to intervene if it wanted.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Oil Cost Impact 52 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss corruption in Brazil, US fracking and the effects on OPEC, and Paul Romer’s war on bankspeak.” At the link find the title, “The Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1670374880.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Accord Withdrawal 60 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica, about the consequences (or lack thereof) of Trump’s withdrawal from The Paris Climate Accords. Plus, Vladamir Putin knows why a hacker does what he does.” At the link find the title, “No Consequences?Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8154332040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pets as Family Members 56 mins – “There are now more pets than children in North American homes, and lavish dog beds and catnip mice are taking the place of bassinets and rattles. Kelley Jo Burke explores what we’re really saying about who we are when we start bringing up ‘furbabies” At the link find the title, “Bringing up furbaby: The evolution from family pet to pet family, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170530_83615.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Waste 58 mins – “Plastic is everywhere—in single and multiuse products and packaging. Almost all plastic ends its short, useable time in litter, waste, dumps, trash, rivers, oceans, soil or landfills. This ultimately leads to unhealthy plastic degradation and causes harm to environments throughout the world. Join us in this important discussion about Recology’s mission to achieve the best and highest use of environmentally safe and healthy resources. Learn about Recology’s challenges, work and research to create a practical system worldwide to reclaim, convert and remanufacture plastic particles and products into reusable, safe resources for healthy environments, people and populations.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shootings and Psychology 38 mins – “After a police-involved shooting, there’s often a familiar blame game: Maybe the cop was racist. Maybe the person who was shot really was threatening. Or maybe, the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore how unconscious bias can infect a culture — and how a police shooting may say as much about a community as it does about individuals.” At the link find the title, “In The Air We Breathe, Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 20170605_hiddenbrain_73b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Portfolio Society 28 mins – “If, in the twenty-first century, credit is the new capital , what are the implications for our finances, but also our relationships?  This week, Laura talks with Ivan Ascher, author of a new book on The Portfolio Society, and debt activist Pam Brown, about the implications of a society based on risk rather than labor. And we hear from Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She’s joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council.” At the link right=clcik “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press and Terrorism 50 mins – “In the wake of the Manchester attack, tech companies are again under pressure to fight extremism online. A look at whether they’re really doing all that they can. Also, can reporters inform the public about terrorist attacks without supplying the very notoriety the killers crave? Plus: how the South is grappling with taking down monuments to the Confederacy — and what to put in their place.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy History 53 mins – “Is privacy a guaranteed American right? Or is it just continually under threat? On this episode, Joanne, Ed and Nathan explore the places where the private and the public collide. We’ll look at voting in the 19th century, surveillance of gay employees in the federal government, the newsworthiness of your private life, and find out if there was ever a golden age of privacy in America.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Privacy in Germany vs U.S. 57 mins – “Four years on, the cultural differences between Europe and the United States exposed by Edward Snowden’s disclosures of NSA surveillance programs still loom large in transatlantic relations. At our most recent Hoover Book Soiree, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Russell Miller—editor of a new volume on Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair— and Ralf Poscher—who, along with Ben, contributed a chapter to the book—to chat about privacy and surveillance oversight post-Snowden.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_221.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting Future 52 mins – “A panel discussion on the challenges faced by public broadcaster with James Harding from the BBC; Jennifer McGuire from the CBC and Michael Oreskes from NPR. Simon Houpt moderates the conversation.” At the link find the title, “Does public broadcasting have a future? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170526_19470.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pyramid Schemes 56 mins – “Multi Level Marketing business ventures like LuLaRoe and ItWorks are getting more popular, especially with women. Can selling leggings on Facebook really be a good way to make money or is it all a scam?” At the link find the title, “Women and Pyramid Schemes, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-31-smnty-women-and-pryamid-scheme-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ramadan Activities 51 mins – “Ramadan Mubarak folks! It’s that magical 30 days where we’re all hungry and sleepy and trying to be a better person. See Something Say Something is celebrating this Ramadan with a mini-series. And this first episode is all about fasting. Ahmed talks to Kamelya Omayma Youssef, who grew up in Dearborn, MI, with parents who didn’t fast. At a certain point as a teenager, she had to figure out what she wanted to do. Then, Ahmed is joined by comedian Aman Ali to talk about how he drove across the country six years ago, breaking his fast in a new state and a new mosque every night. And finally, we hear from former competitive Olympic weightlifter Kulsoom Abdullah, about how professional athletes train during Ramadan.” At the link find the title, “Episode 26: The Fast And The Furious,” right-click “Media files PPY2886927235.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reading Quantity and Quality 30 mins – “Humans have been reading for thousands of years, but ever since the invention of television, people have been worried that reading is in decline. The latest worry is that, even if the Internet has caused an uptick in the quantity of our reading, we’re reading on screens instead of paper, and this seems to degrade the quality of our reading.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rural American Voters 20 mins – “Chris Clayton, Agriculture Policy Reporter for DTN, tells Chuck Todd that many voters felt threatened by change during the Obama Administration.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Russian Propaganda 120 mins – “On Friday, March 31st, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held its first open hearing in its investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election on “Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns.” The experts before the committee, including Eugene Rumer, Roy Godson, Clint Watts, Kevin Mandia, General Keith Alexander, and Thomas Rid, gave a useful rundown of the scope and mechanics of Russian influence. There’s just one problem: their testimony ran five hours long. So once again, we’ve cut down the hearing to a snappy two hours, bringing you just the good parts.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_217.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Section 8 Housing 47 mins – “On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We’re hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.” At the link find the title, “Working: In Baltimore.. How Does a Real Estate Property Manager Work? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3650502222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism 39 mins – “How do you deal with the kind of sexism that’s veiled in politeness?” At the link find the title, “What Is Benevolent Sexism? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-09-smnty-benevolent-sexism-final.mp3”and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Sextortion Crimes 56 mins – “Department of Justice Computer Crimes Prosecutor Mona Sedky discusses the sextortion cases she has prosecuted and the meaning and danger of this new kind of crime.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_176.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Town Economics 50 mins – “On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we revisit our stories on three cities across the country: Dalton, Georgia; Gillette, Wyoming; and Corvallis, Oregon. In each place, we met with the mayor and with folks around town, getting a sense of the economy there and how it’s changing. We visited carpet factories and coal mines, spoke to students and business owners, and found unique stories of how the economy is changing — and how that affects real people and their lives.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snowden Book 58 mins – “Amidst the chaos surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor and the slowly unspooling news story on the Trump team’s reported contacts with the Russian government, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering a previous political controversy involving the Kremlin: Edward Snowden’s asylum in Moscow. In his recent book How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft, Epstein argues that Snowden was effectively acting as a Russian spy, though he believes it’s not clear when and to what extent Snowden came under Russian influence. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Epstein at the Hoover Book Soiree to chat about the book and discuss its more controversial elements.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_209.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Station Astronaut 18 mins – “Kate Rubins is an astronaut and biologist on board the International Space Station. During her time on the ISS, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA microgravity – but she’s also had to help maintain the space station, and even repair the toilet plumbing. She talks with Chuck about how NASA helps her cast her ballot if she doesn’t make it back to Earth before the election.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speech Writing 56 mins – “Today, we’re introducing Area 45, a new political podcast from the team behind Uncommon Knowledge, The Classicist, and the Libertarian. Host Bill Whalen interviews Uncommon Knowledge’s host, Peter Robinson about presidential communication in this age of shock tweets and nonstop news cycles. Presidents are defined by rhetorical moments: Reagan and Kennedy at the Berlin Wall; George W. Bush rallying the nation after the 9/11 attacks. And Donald Trump? So far his presidency hasn’t been one of major addresses. Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, author of Reagan’s famous speech at the Brandenberg Gate, discusses the art of presidential wordsmithery in this age of social media and nonstop news cycles. New episodes of Area 45 are released each week. Subscribe now on iTunes, SoundCloud, or via RSS on your favorite podcast platform.” “ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Startups in China 61 mins – “Kai-Fu Lee 李开复 is one of the most prominent figures in Chinese technology. He founded China’s noted early-stage venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures after launching and heading up Google’s China operations during their years of growth from 2005 to 2009. Born in Taiwan and educated at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, Kai-Fu had an early career in Silicon Valley, including a stint as principal research scientist at Apple. Microsoft brought him to Beijing in 1998 to set up a research division, as he has seen the rise of the Chinese internet from its earliest days.  Kai-Fu has more than 50 million fans on the social media platform Weibo and is a much-loved public speaker and author. He is perhaps most admired for his gutsy investing in Chinese startup companies: Sinovation puts money into startup companies in their riskiest early years or even months. Kai-Fu founded it in 2009, at least half a decade before the world began to take Chinese innovation seriously. He was an early believer in mobile companies when many investors were still seeing the internet as a desktop world. Now Kai-Fu is turning his attention to artificial intelligence (AI), and he spoke to Kaiser and Jeremy about it for this podcast at — of all places — the Trump International Tower in midtown New York City. Jiayang Fan from the New Yorker was finishing off an interview as they arrived, and she stayed for the chat. The discussion ranges from new technologies that are coming from Chinese engineers to the inexorable rise of AI and how it will change the way we live, work, and think. …” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stockton Wunderkind Mayor 27 mins – “In November 2016, Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected to lead Stockton, Califronia by a 70% margin. The mayoral wunderkind joined Chuck Todd to talk about his ambitions for the city, and what he’d like to see from the state’s governor.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Activities 21 mins – “Court reporting is usually a fairly predictable beat. But in the age of Trump, legal news has been fast-paced, with back-to-back-to-back controversies: a Supreme Court nomination, possible obstructions of justice, and legally dubious executive orders that drop at a moment’s notice. In this Slate Extra podcast—which is exclusive to Slate Plus members—Chau Tu talks with staff writer Dahlia Lithwick, who’s been covering the legal beat since the early days of Slate. Lithwick talks about how the pace of the job has changed under Trump, how many Supreme Court justices the president may get to appoint, and what she sees as the biggest legal issues ahead.” At the link find the title, “Slate Extra: Dahlia Lithwick on Keeping Up with the Judiciary, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4945049241.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Soccer 28 mins – “6 years of war and crippling sanctions, yet Syria’s footballers are still dreaming of World Cup glory in Russia. Richard Conway follows the team’s extraordinary story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenagers 47 mins – “A new parent’s guide to navigating adolescence. It’s still a minefield out there.” At the link find the title, “How To Navigate Your Child’s Adolescence, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530589807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Clean Energy 58 mins – “Skip Averitt, Chair, Texas Clean Energy Coalition; Republican Former State Senator Stephanie Smith, COO, Greencastle LLC Pat Wood III, Principal, Wood3 Resources Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think. It leads the country in wind power, thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. Texans also claim the state can comply with President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with technologies and policies already on hand. Ranchers and former oil men are dipping their toes into renewable energy. What else is in the clean energy pipeline? Join a conversation with Texas energy leaders about fossil fuels and renewables in America’s most prominent energy-exporting state.At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Brokaw 27 mins – “Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent and former moderator of Meet the Press, joins Chuck to talk about a little-known story from his past in which President Nixon tried to hire Brokaw to work as the White House Press Secretary.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation 40 mins – “The Halo Sport is a health and wellness device which uses transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to achieve physical benefits.” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Economy 19 mins – “The president’s budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won’t like what it would take.” At the link find the title, “#776: Here We Grow Again,” right-click “Media files 20170607 pmoney_pmpod776.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Health Care Act 36 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about the AHCA and why its passing would be a catastrophe for the very people that voted for him.” At the link find the title, “The Meaner Bill, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4943226280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Integrity 62 mins – “Yesterday, Just Security and the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law hosted Benjamin Wittes for a conversation on a question he and I have posed about the path of the Trump presidency so far: what happens when we can’t take the president’s oath of office seriously? Ben’s talk focused on an essay by him and myself that went up on Lawfare simultaneously, in which we argued that the presidential oath—little discussed though it may be in constitutional jurisprudence and academic literature—is actually the glue that holds together many of our assumptions about how government functions. And when large enough numbers of people cause to doubt the sincerity of the president’s oath, those assumptions begin to crumble. Many thanks to Ryan Goodman of Just Security and Zachary Goldman of the Center on Law and Security for putting together this event. Make sure to also read Ryan’s Just Security followup post on his post-talk discussion with Ben and the questions raised by our essay.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_211.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump vs Intelligence Community 58 mins – “Three months into the Trump presidency, where does the relationship between the President and the intelligence community stand? Donald Trump is no longer quite so regularly combative in his tweets and public comments about the various intelligence agencies, but the White House-intelligence community relationship is still far from normal under this very unusual presidency. Here to ponder the question are former NSA and CIA director General Michael Hayden, former acting and deputy director of CIA John McLaughlin, and former deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism Juan Zarate, who spoke with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius in a recent event at the Aspen Institute.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_222.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s First 100 Days 74 mins – “What lies ahead for the next 100 days of the Trump administration? How will President Trump’s action plan continue to impact our domestic and foreign affairs, health care, education, environment, immigration, economic and trade policies? Who are the new people leading the country and how will they impact public policy? What role will all forms of media play as they cover the new administration? Join The Commonwealth Club and KQED for the final program of our four-part series of programs that address the first 100 days of the Trump administration and how this period will shape America over the next four years and beyond.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turtle Eggs with GPS 6 mins – “…In March, I took a trip to Nicaragua. I had a secret mission: smuggling in a counterfeit sea turtle egg, equipped with a GPS tracker, to plant in a suitable nest. Let me explain. It all starts with conservationist Kim Williams-Guillen, who works for an environmental group called Paso Pacifico. Paso Pacifico strives to protect the sea turtles nesting in Nicaragua, with offices both there and in the US….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S.-Russian Relations 45 mins – “This week on the podcast, Benjamin Wittes and Cliff Kupchan talk about the future of U.S-Russia relations and to delve into the Russian intervention in Syria. Kupchan is the Chairman and Practice Head for Eurasia at the Eurasia Group, where he covers Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, as well as its energy sector. He argues that the United States has good reason to talk to and work with Russia on a host of crises, including Syria. While he calls Russia a “revisionist power without a vision,” he also warns that the United States would be foolish to dismiss the country’s concerns out of hand. Instead, American officials should strive to work with Moscow in Syria, where he argues that the national interest requires it, as an anti-Russian obstructionism will benefit neither the United States nor the international community.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Podcast_167—Kupchan_on_Russia.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veterans Gardening 84 mins – “Bennett Tanton is a former Reconnaissance Marine and US Army Infantryman. He has his BA in Security Management and is a graduate of 2014 Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans with disabilities (EBV) at Syracuse University. Bennett is the Co-Founder & President of Warrior Hall Inc, Co-founder & Co-host of Cigars and Sea Stories and the Co-host of Change Your POV. Bennett also works as a contributor and adviser to a few publications, companies and organizations. Bennett is a Certified Peer Support Specialist in the states of NC and AZ; he currently works for the Veterans Administration as a Peer Support Specialist. Bennett has dedicated his life to helping veterans navigate the system and aid them in adding value to their communities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Counsel 50 mins – “Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn’t White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel for Barack Obama, to talk about the Office of the White House Counsel and how President Trump can and can’t be restrained.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_228.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 291 – Jun 9, 2017: Air Pollution Carbon Particles, Alaskan Temperatures, American Empire, Angela Glover Blackwell, Archaeology, Australia and U.S., Back Pain, Bannon’s War, Bison, Bitcoin Skeptic, Blind Baker, Blind People Hear Emotions, Blind Sculptor, Blind Twins, Bollywood Khans, Brazil Soccer Shirts, Broken Windows, Capitalism Falters, Carbon Dividends Plan, CIA History, Climate Warming Erosion, Cod Fishing, Comey vs Clinton Committee, Comey-Johnson-Rogers, Commons Projects, Compaq Computers, Computer Trends, Counterterroism Operations, Crop Genetics History, Darkode, Diabetic Foot Care and Amputations, Diet Debate, Direct Action Protests, DNA Home Tests, Doctor in Your Pocket, Drug War Status, Education Research, Encryption Problem, Enzymes, Fake News – Left and Right, Fermi’s Paradox, Financial Technology, Food Quality, Forest Future, Foster Parents, Frontierism, Functional Medicine, Garry Kasparov, Genetic Counseling, Gerrymandering, Glaucoma, Grief Disorder, Guaranteed Basic Income, Gynecologic Cancer, Health Care, Hearing Aid Technology, Herring Fishery, Herring Rake, Hillary Clinton Campaign, Hitler’s Rise, Human Theater, Innocents Network Conference, Innovation in Big Companies, Irritable Bowel Disease, Israeli Hospitals, Japanese Trade in Brooklyn, Joint Pain Fixes, Junk Economics, Justice Stephen Breyer, Kidney Injuries, Leadership, Liberty Trends, Mac Computer Security, Magnesium Deficiency, Mail Order Brides in Early America, Malaria Vaccine, Manchurian Candidate, Martha Stewart, May Day, Meat Supply, Memory Improvement, Misinformation Age, Mosquitoes in Alaska, Narcissus Effect, Nat turner Revolt, National Weather Service, New Hampshire,Economic Status, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, North Korea Nuclear Program, NSA and CIA Breaches, Office of Management and Budget, Oil Age End, Origins of Life, Oval Office Recording, Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Patents and Trademarks Office, Paul Revere, Policing in NYC, Political Satire, Political Trends, Populism Congress Summit, Poverty Discussion, Presidential Power, Productivity Paradox, Railroad CREATE in Chicago, Recycling in California, Refugee Resettlement, Russian Expert, Salmon, Saudi Arabia, Scopes Trial, Sea Ice in the Arctic, Serengeti Rules, Shoe Empire, Shoelace Knots, Slave Labor Boycott Slavery and Suicide, Sleep and Rest, Slot Machine Hackers, Smart Grid Idea, Smart Phone Medicine, Southern Food History, Speech Writing, Squatters in NYC, Student Report Stories, Syrian Disaster Experience, Tasmanian Devil, Teens Need Sleep, Thomas Jefferson, Tick Season, Trump Supporter Roger Stone, Ultrasound for the Brain, USDA Duties, Venison, Wastewater Analysis, Womens Solidarity, Wrongful Conviction of Jason Baldwin, WWII and US Entry, Zika Virus Control

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Air Pollution Black Carbon 14 mins – “Air pollution is a big problem. It’s our single largest environmental health risk, and causes an eighth of all global deaths worldwide. We know that air pollution increases respiratory diseases and the risk of infections like pneumonia. But now, new research suggests air pollution may alter the properties of bacteria themselves, in some potentially worrying ways. This month, we spoke to Dr Julie Morrissey from the University of Leicester about the study, and what it means for our health.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alaskan Temperatures 28 mins – “Go on a winter walk with host Richard Nelson as he describes what it takes to survive and thrive in some of the world’s lowest temperatures. Learn how the challenge of the cold can be exhilirating and how indigenous people of the North have adapted to freezing temperatures.” At the link find the title, “Cold, Dec 2008,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Empire 51 mins – “The United States has a complicated history when it comes to ideas of empire and imperialism. Since it’s earliest days, the United States has wanted the power that came with being an empire even while declaring its distaste for them. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence, which severed the 13 American colonies’ ties to the most powerful empire in the mid-to-late 18th-century world, also had strong views about empire: Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to become a great and vast “Empire of Liberty.” Frank Cogliano, a Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh and author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy, joins us to explore how Thomas Jefferson came to be a supporter and promoter of empires.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Angela Glover Blackwell 25 mins- “This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Archaeology 60 mins – “This week we dig into the world of bioarchaeology to discover what a bunch of dead people’s bones can tell us about our past. We spend the hour with Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of the new book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death”, learning about the surprising information stashed away in teeth, bones, and mass graves.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia and U.S. 66 mins – “Shadow Minister for Defence Richard Marles addresses the National Press Club on the topic ‘Defence and National Identity: Who we are as Australians and the role we seek to play in the world’.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Richard Marles, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_RichardMarles_2405_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 57 mins – “At some point during our lives, most of us will have at least one episode of back pain. Sharp or dull, the pain can come on at an unexpected moment and dominate our lives for days or weeks, until it disappears as mysteriously as it came. When Pain Becomes Chronic For some people, however, low back pain becomes chronic and debilitating. With suffering, many people are anxious for an ultimate solution: surgery to fuse the vertebrae. Unfortunately, too often this approach is applied inappropriately and fails to provide the expected relief. According to Dr. David Hanscom, a leading spine surgeon, back pain can be overcome, but surgery is frequently NOT the best choice. People with chronic back pain may need to overcome their anger and anxiety and use an integrated approach to build new neural pathways that circumvent the pain. Some of the best tactics include finding a way to play as well as a way to confront anger and find forgiveness.” At the link find the title, “Show 972: New Pathways to Overcome Chronic Back Pain,” right-click “Media files PP-972backpain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon’s War 57 mins – “The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war — with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals.” At th link find the title, “Bannon’s War May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 324265724-frontlinepbs-bannons-war.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bison 28 mins – “It moans like a cow, but you can’t mistake the bison for its more domesticated cousin. Head to Delta Junction, Alaska as host Richard Nelson sits among a heard of 200 bison.” At the link find the title, “Bison, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Skeptic 46 mins – “This week we have on Nick Weaver the show. Nick’s a regular Lawfare contributor, senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and as you’ll see, quite the Bitcoin skeptic. Nick walks Ben through what exactly Bitcoin is, answering whether the platform is a financial opportunity of historical proportions, the massive criminal problem law enforcement officials have suggested, or something else entirely—a waste of your money. Nick also outlines some of the design flaws he sees in Bitcoin and why those flaws, which many in the Bitcoin community view as important features, will actually lead to the platform’s downfall. It’s a discussion of Ponzi schemes, the benefits of the blockchain, and the future of international currency transactions.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_152—Bitcoin_Nick Weaver.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Baker 13 mins – “Penny Melville-Brown lost her sight while in the Royal Navy, but that has never held her back. In December of 2016 she launched http://www.bakingblind.com …a website that offers tips, recipes, and videos for blind and partially sighted cooks. The initiative is now a finalist for the world renowned Holman Prize…and RNIB Connect Radio’s Kris Wallace has been speaking to Penny to find out more…” At the link find the title, “Penny is Baking Blind, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5927799-penny-is-baking-blind.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind People Hear Emotions 11 mins – “Your tone speaks louder than words when talking to a blind or partially sighted person. Jill and Maria, ​G​irl ​G​one ​B​lind, chat about the great power of intonation​! ​How a conversation is presented is much more telling than you think. Watch out…these two blind girls can tell how you REALLY feel! Maria is a weekly contributor and a lifestyle blogger at www.girlgoneblind.com….” At the link find the title, “How blind people interpret the tone of your voice, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5541991-how-blind-people-interpret-the-tone-of-your-voice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Sculptor 15 mins – “After losing her sight Branwyn Owens thought her artistic career was over. That was until she discovered a real talent for working with clay. Since then she has found a new sense of purpose and has an incredibly busy year ahead of her and her company Clay Of Cymru. Kris Wallace has been speaking to Branwyn to find out her incredible story… TWITTER: @Clay_of_Cymru WEBSITE: www.clayofcymru.co.ukAt the link find the title, “Blind Sculptor Branwyn Owens, Apr”, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5833596-blind-sculptor-branwyn-owens.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Twins 20 mins – “Due to a genetic eye condition, identical twins Daniel and Michael Smith both lost their sight when they were 18. Now, seven years on and following their much published story, the brothers talk to Peter White about the impact their blindness has had on their lives in the intervening years. They speak candidly about the stress they have experienced working in very visual jobs in the City of London. Michael is about the qualify as a lawyer and Dan is working as an investment banker. They last appeared on In Touch three years ago and in this programme speak of the changes they have experienced since last meeting Peter.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bollywood Khans 50 mins – “Bollywood, the world’s biggest film industry had, until recently, largely avoided the inter-faith tensions that surface repeatedly elsewhere in India. Many leading men are Muslims – a fact that has been no apparent impediment to their success. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the history of Muslims in Bollywood through the prism of the number of powerful leading male actors who share the same Muslim surname – Khan. The Khans have quite literally taken over Bollywood. Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamer, Saif Ali and Irfan – to name but a few – currently dominate the industry. Almost all are Muslim or of Muslim descent, hugely successful and able to navigate two of the most powerful forces working against them – the puritanism of Islam and the ever-increasing grip of Hindu fundamentalism in India. They are some of the nation’s best-loved and most successful actors, brand ambassadors of the official “Incredible India” tourism campaign – and Muslims in a majority-Hindu nation. And many of them are married to Hindus. Prominent actors, writers, directors, producers, composers, film historians, politicians and critics explain how the Khans have managed to successfully carve out their careers as Muslims in a Hindu world, about how they see the future unfolding under the growing Hindu fundamentalist culture of India, as well as against the national and international backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Soccer Shirts 21 mins – “Soccer came to Brazil in the late 19th century. It was first a game of the elites but then over time became a game of the poor and working class. In this sense, says BBC journalist Fernando Duarte, soccer was the country’s true revolution. And if soccer is Brazil’s revolution, the Brazilian soccer shirt is its flag. Brazilians in their soccer jerseys by Danilo Borges  The Brazilian soccer shirt is iconic. Its bright canary yellow with green trim, worn with blue shorts, is known worldwide. Compared with other soccer jerseys, the uniform is joyful and bold and seems to capture something essential about Brazil. Official poster of the 1950 World Cup. But it was not always this way. Brazil used to play in plain, unremarkable white shirts. The story of how the uniform changed goes back to the World Cup of 1950, held that year in Brazil for the first time….” At the link click the down-po9nting arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broken Windows 46 mins – “In the early 1980s, a couple of researchers wrote an article in The Atlantic that would have far-reaching consequences. The article introduced a new idea about crime and policing. It was called Broken Windows. The idea was simple: A broken window is a sign of a neglected community, and a neglected community is a place where crime can thrive. The researchers said, if police fixed the small problems that created visible signs of disorder, the big ones would disappear. Today, we explore how ideas sometimes get away from those who invented them… and then are taken to places that were never intended.” At the link find the title, “Broken Windows, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170526_hiddenbrain_windows.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Falters 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe. Our lecture is titled “How Will Capitalism End? Reflections on a Failing System.”  Speaking will be Wolfgang Streeck, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Dividends Plan 13 mins – “Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a more popular, cost-effective and equitable climate solution.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CIA History 42 mins – “This week at the Hoover Book Soiree, Jack Goldsmith interviewed Christopher Moran, a professor at the University of Warwick, on his book Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA. Moran’s work is a history of CIA memoirs, but it’s also a history of the Agency itself and its efforts to shape its image in the public eye. How does an organization whose work depends on keeping secrets justify its efforts within a democratic society?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_200.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Erosion 28 mins – “Travel to the front lines of global warming with host Elizabeth Arnold as she heads out to Kivalina a small island in the Bering Sea that is washing away.” At the link find the title, “Erosion, Nov 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cod Fishing 28 mins – “Join reporter Jeb Sharp as she heads to Newfoundland to look for a fish that once piled into fishermen’s dorries. A fascinating fish with a rich history, cod are now showing up in some unexpected places.” At the link find the title, “Cod, Nov 2010,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey – Johnson – Rogers 90 mins – “FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers all spoke this week at the Aspen Security Forum. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Comey. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza spoke with Johnson. And New York Times reporter David Sanger interviewed Rogers. We have edited the interviews down to manageable length and strung them together for listeners. Thanks to the folks at the Aspen Security Forum for giving us permission to use the audio.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_134.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey vs Clinton Committee 88 mins – “FBI Director James Comey faced the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week for live long hours over the Clinton email investigation. We hacked it down to 90 minutes. Just the questions. Just the answers. None of the crap.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_178.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Commons Projects 29 mins – “A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just in the history books. This week, from Kingston, NY, author and activist David Bollier, Co Founder of the Commons Strategy Group, explains what it means to Think Like A Commoner. Then, two activists engaged in Commons projects right now, talk about two very distinct but complementary Commons strategies — one digital in Barcelona, the other rural, in Mozambique. Graca Samu is the director of the Global March of Women and Mayo Fuster is on the faculty of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The commons are no tragedy, say our guests, they’re an opportunity to model ourselves on creativity and shared resources, instead of enclosure.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compaq Computers 42 mins – “ In 1981, engineer Rod Canion left Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer. This opened the door to an entire industry of PCs that could run the same software. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how frustrated renter Melanie Colón created an easier way to communicate with noisy neighbors, called Apt App.” At the link find the title, “Compaq Computers: Rod Canion, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170519_hibt_compaq.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Trends 117 mins – “Mary Jo Foley is back from Japan! Microsoft at Computex 2017: Always Connected PCs, more Windows Mixed Reality headsets, tons of new PCs, but none worth mentioning. What’s next for Microsoft in mobile? Brad Sams has heard from multiple sources that Microsoft is considering a Windows Mobile reboot. Microsoft renames Beam to Mixer and adds new features.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism Operations 45 mins – “Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazzetti informing us that the Obama administration had changed its interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to more broadly cover the use of force against al-Shabaab, expanding its previous reading of the AUMF as only authorizing force against members of al-Shabaab individually linked to al-Qaeda. Bobby noted the story on Lawfare and provided a few comments. While the news has been somewhat drowned out amidst the hubbub of the presidential transition, the significance of this change in legal interpretation shouldn’t be lost—so we brought Bobby and Charlie Savage on the podcast to talk with Benjamin Wittes about where this change came from and what it might mean.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_199.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crop Genetics History 47 mins – “While the technologies of genetic engineering are quite commonplace, it was not always the case.  The scientists that blazed the trail hold tremendous history, and it is good to visit with them to understand where the technology came from and where it is going. Dr. Maurice Moloney was there in the beginning, working with Calgene and some early issues in transgenic crops.  He also has served as a leader in some of the world’s preeminent plant science institutions. Dr. Moloney provides interesting and valued perspective about where we have been and where the science is going.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darkode 58 mins – “Last week as part of the University of Texas at Austin Strauss Center’s conference on “The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law,” Daniel Placek, formerly one of the key figures behind the underground hacker website Darkode, offered an inside look into what led him to start the website, which Europol once called “the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date.” In an interview with NPR News Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, Placek describes the types of hacker tools once available for hire on the site, and describes what the future of the dark web looks like. He also discusses his cooperation with federal law enforcement officials in their efforts to take down the site. All in all, it’s an interview that shines a light into some of the darkest corners of the web and raises fundamental questions about how such places are policed.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_157-Darkode.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetic Foot Care and Amputations 82 mins – “Diabetes complications include limb disorders. Find out about preventative measures for diabetic foot care, and diabetic amputation. Recorded on 03/16/2017.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Debate 58 mins – “People often hold fast to their favorite dietary dogma and get annoyed if it is challenged. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy about the best diet for good health, especially for people with diabetes or heart disease. One sign of a possible paradigm shift is the publication of three different articles in The New England Journal of Medicine this week. Although all were focused on the health implications of sodium intake, they came to rather different conclusions. The Low-Down on Low-Fat Diets The usual recommendation for people with diabetes is to follow a low-fat diet and avoid saturated fat in particular like the plague. The natural consequence of following these rules is a diet for diabetes that is high in carbs, sometimes highly processed carbs, though it may be low in fat. Is this truly the healthiest way a person with diabetes can eat? Or should the food pyramid be turned upside-down so that grains are the smallest proportion of the diet and fats provide the most calories? We talk with Dr. Eric Westman about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for a variety of health problems. He’ll tell us why he often recommends such a diet for his patients, and he will answer your questions….” At the link find the title, “Show 958: Flipping the Food Pyramid Upside-Down,” right-click “Media files PP-958FlipFood.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Direct Action Protests 27 mins – “On this week’s episode, a question of how we can use direct action to create and sustain long-range, inclusive and effective movements with guests L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson and later in the show Looking for leadership towards a just transition? Community building tactics for survival resilience and peace?  Don’t look up, Look Down for expertise, say two organizers and they’re upbeat! Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Owned Coops and Elizabeth Yampierre from UPROSE.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Home Tests 9 mins – “Record numbers of people want to use DNA to discover more about themselves, according to figures, released to coincide with National DNA Day. According to new research, half of UK adults (49%) are considering taking a home DNA test to help unlock their past and find out more about who they are today. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Brad Argent from AncestryDNA, to find out more.” At the link find the title, “What DNA home tests really tell us, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5856696-what-dna-home-tests-really-tell-us.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor in Your Pocket 58 mins – “Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather