Mining Digest 357 – Sept 14, 2018: Abolish ICE, AI in Agriculture, Amazons Reviews Controversy, Antibiotic Excess at Farms, Axolotl, Black Woman Pilot, Blockchain Discussion, Brexit Progress, California New Privacy Law, Canadian Slavery, Carpenter Ruling from Supreme Court, Chinese Internet, Comatose Patient and MRIs, Deep Fake Fight, Demagoguery Hazard, Disabled Solutions, Downward Mobility, Dred Scott, Farm Automation, Farming Activists in NY, Farming in Kansas, Farming Transplants, Female Quaker Abolitionist, Frank Gehry, Gut Microbe Impact, Gut Microbes, Highway Safety, Independent Publishing, Lady Astronaut, Levi Strauss, Malpractice Mock Trial, Mao’s Great Famine, Meaningful Life, Medical Marijuana, Mueller Indictment of Olympic Performer, Power Grid Cyber Attack, Sid and Marty Krofft, Technology Trends, Transgender Life, Urea Creation, Video Evidence, Walling of Countries, War Criminals Punishment, Wi-Fi Medicine, Women Politician Trends, Zoot Suit Violence

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Abolish ICE 44 mins –#AbolishICE is the hashtag that has proliferated all over Twitter. Anger over the family separation policy of the Trump administration has many people doubting whether the agency that does interior immigration enforcement is up to a humane performance of its task. Paul Rosenzweig, former policy guru at DHS where he supervised immigration matters, and Carrie Cordero, who has been actively engaged on the subject recently, joined Benjamin Wittes to discuss the substance of our immigration laws. Would abolishing ICE actually make a difference, or would it just be renaming the problem with three other letters?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Work Future 56 mins – “AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up — to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. What will happen when robots and algorithms surpass what our brains can do? Some say digital sweatshops — repetitive, dull, poorly paid and insecure jobs — are our destiny. Others believe that technology could lead to more fulfilling lives.” At the link find the title, “Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work (Encore Sept 13, 2017), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-7ux0lcK4-20180724.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Agriculture 36 mins – “Dr. Jeremy Williams is the Vice President of Biotechnology and Agricultural Productivity Innovations at Monsanto, one of the largest modern agricultural companies in the world that develops products and tools to help farmers grow more crops and make use of resources more efficiently. His responsibilities include leading the chemistry and trait research teams that assist farmers to succeed through innovative means such as artificial intelligence. His ultimate goal is to create a discovery pipeline that streamlines projects that affect agricultural development into commercialization. Jeremy joins me today to discuss the future of agriculture and how artificial intelligence and machine learning can impact the agriculture industry. He describes the concept of artificial intelligence, its current applications, and why he believes these technologies can create new job opportunities throughout the agriculture industry. He also explains the difference between machine learning and deep learning, how artificial intelligence can improve productivity and sustainability within the industry and shares his perspective on the future of the agriculture industry.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alien Search (36m) “For years, Shane Harris of The Washington Post has been fascinated with the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe. But that search raises a profound question: Should we try to communicate with aliens? Is there a risk to alerting a potentially hostile species to our presence? On July 12, Shane moderated a conversation hosted by Future Tense with Lucianne Walkowicz, the Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress, and NASA astrophysicist Elisa Quintana, to talk about the ethics of the search for ETs and the associated risks with trying to make contact.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_334.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazons Reviews Controversy 37 mins – “Sruthi asks a question “why does it seem like Amazon has suddenly gotten a lot sketchier?“ Alex investigates.” At the link find the title, “#124 The Magic Store, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT4555536143.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Excess at Farms 63 mins – “Doctors and the farming industry are often blamed for overuse of antibiotics that spurs the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance – but the professions are using different methods to combat resistance and reduce overuse. In this roundtable, we bring medics and vets together to discuss the problem – where antibiotic resistance arises, how resistance genes propagate through the environment and between countries, and what non-drug approaches can be used to reduce the need for antibiotics.” At the link find the title, “Doctors and vets working together for antibiotic stewardship, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 470262765-bmjgroup-doctors-and-vets-working-together-for-antibiotic-stewardship.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Axolotl P1 29 mins – “Victoria Gill tells the extraordinary story of the Mexican axolotl: an amphibian that is both a cultural icon and a biomedical marvel. In its domesticated form, the aquatic salamander is a valuable laboratory animal and a popular pet around the world. But in the wild, the species is on the very edge of extinction. Victoria visits one of its last hold-outs among the polluted canals in the south of Mexico City, where she meets the scientists and farmers working to save it.” At the link find the title, “The Aztec Salamander, Jul, 2018,”right-click “Media files p06dwlpw.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Axolotl P2 29 mins – “A convent of Mexican nuns is helping to save the one of the world’s most endangered and most remarkable amphibians: the axolotl, a truly bizarre creature of serious scientific interest worldwide and an animal of deep-rooted cultural significance in Mexico. The Sisters of Immaculate Health rarely venture out of their monastery in the central Mexican town of Patzcuaro. Yet they have become the most adept and successful breeders of their local species of this aquatic salamander. Scientists marvel at their axolotl-breeding talents and are now working with them to save the animal from extinction. BBC News science correspondent Victoria Gill is allowed into the convent to discover at least some of the nun’s secrets.” At the link find the title, “The Nun’s Salamander, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files p06fhxjn.mp3,” and select “Save Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biased Medical Science 63 mins – “Series two of The Recommended Dose kicks off with polymath and poet, Dr John Ioannidis. Recognised by The Atlantic as one the most influential scientists alive today, he’s a global authority on genetics, medical research and the nature of scientific inquiry itself – among many other things. A professor at Stanford University, John has authored close to 1,000 academic papers and served on the editorial boards of 30 of the world’s top journals. He is best known for seriously challenging the status quo. His trailblazing 2005 paper ‘Why Most Published Research Findings Are False’ has been viewed over 2.5 million times and is the most cited article in the history of PLoS Medicine. In it, he argues that most medical research is biased, overblown or simply wrong. Here, he talks to Ray about the far-reaching implications of these findings for people both inside and outside the world of health. While most closely associated with exploring cutting-edge conundrums across science, genomics and even economics, John is also something of a humanist. He’d be right at home with the philosophers of ancient Greece, seeking as he does to find answers to the big questions of the day in science and medicine, as well as in nature and narratives. A voracious reader himself, John has a lifelong love of ‘swimming in books’ and has penned seven literary works of his own in Greek – two of which have been nominated for prestigious literary prizes. And fittingly, he finds inspiration for his myriad of multi-disciplinary pursuits on Antipaxi, one of Greece’s most beautiful and secluded islands. He shares some of his distinctive logic, reason – and even a little of his poetry – on this very special episode of The Recommended Dose, produced by Cochrane Australia and co-published with the BMJ.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Woman Pilot 32 mins – “Today revisits an episode from Sarah and Deblina about Bessie Coleman, who dreamed of becoming a pilot. Because she was a black woman, no American flight schools would admit her. Despite the obstacles, Bessie managed to become the first African-American woman in the world to earn a pilot’s license.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: Bessie Coleman, Daredevil Aviatrix, Aug, 2018,” right-click “ Media files HSW2514773505.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Discussion 60 mins – “This week’s Intelligence Squared podcast features Jamie Bartlett, tech journalist and author of The People vs Tech in conversation with the New Statesman’s Deputy Editor Helen Lewis. In this in-depth discussion on the politics of technology, they explored the addictive nature of social media and whether the tech giants are a threat to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Jamie Bartlett in conversation with Helen Lewis on how the internet is threatening our freedoms, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Progress 44 mins – “The British government is falling apart, Brexit talks are on the rocks, and into the maelstrom walks Donald Trump to walk in front of the Queen after having tea with her. It’s been a bad period in the Brexit negotiations. To talk it through, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Tom Wright, the director of the Center on the United States and Europe; Amanda Sloat, the Robert Bosch senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe; and Shannon Togawa Mercer from the Hoover Institution and Lawfare. They talked about Northern Ireland, trade, U.S. policy, what the United States’ dog in the Brexit fight is, and what happens if there is no deal by the time the whole thing turns into a pumpkin.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_333.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California New Privacy Law 24 mins – “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has garnered a lot of attention in a time where data protection has become a hot topic. But the GDPR isn’t the only privacy law deserving of attention. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Scott Pink about the California Consumer Privacy Act, a law that aims to give consumers more control over their privacy and data usage. They discuss the rights formally recognized by this act, what kind of businesses it applies to, and whether other states are likely to adopt similar legislation. Scott W. Pink is special counsel in the Data Security & Privacy practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.” At the link find the title, “Is the California Consumer Privacy Act Part of a Trend?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_93.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Calm Clarity Program 58 mins – “This week we interview Due Quach. Due is a refugee from Vietnam and a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA program. Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments, Due traveled throughout Asia to study various contemplative traditions and then created the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible to people of all backgrounds. Due is the author of, Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous Stories 57 mins – “Canada’s 150th anniversary highlighted its evolving relationship with Indigenous people. Too often in that history, voices other than those from First Nations did the talking for them. In this episode, Brielle Beardy-Linklater, Sandra Henry, and Theodore Fontaine tell their stories of struggle and resilience in their own words. At the link find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-YzZrt8JW-20180706.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Slavery P2 57 mins – “Is there a connection between the enslavement of African-Canadians and their overwhelming presence in the criminal justice system today? The United Nations has sounded the alarm on anti-black racism in Canada, stating it can be traced back to slavery and its legacy. In the second of his two-part series on slavery in colonial Canada, Kyle G. Brown explores the long-lasting ramifications of one of humanity’s most iniquitous institutions.” At the link find the title, “Slavery’s long shadow: The impact of 200 years enslavement in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-0GQZIAWA-20180705.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Carpenter Ruling from Supreme Court 48 mins On June 22, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited ruling in Carpenter v. United States, a case challenging whether law enforcement agencies need a search warrant to acquire the history of a cell phone’s location from a wireless provider. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the five-justice majority that doing so amounts to a 4th Amendment search, a decision that will have far-reaching implications for law enforcement activities moving forward. On Thursday, Benjamin Wittes spoke on the phone with Jim Baker, the former general counsel of the FBI, and Orin Kerr, the 4th Amendment expert whose writing was cited in every dissent, to understand the decision. They talked about what the decision said, what a warrant for cell site data might look like, and the ruling’s implications for other areas of 4th Amendment law.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_325_Carpenter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Internet 13 mins – “The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace — it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed — from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit rating that both rewards and restricts citizens.” At the link left-click the select circle, right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comatose Patients and MRIs 48 mins – “We’ve usually thought that people in comas or ‘vegetative’ states are completely cut off from the world. But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that “gray” zone, in conversation and in a public talk.” At the link find the title, “Into the Gray Zone with neuroscientist Adrian Owen (Encore March 12, 2018), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-0SG7KboR-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cosmo Publisher 59 mins – “Joanna Coles is a journalist, entrepreneur, producer and author. Joanna was born in England and worked in London for many years as a journalist before moving to the United States in 1997. At that time, she worked for The Guardian, and later, forThe Times of London as their New York columnist. In 2006, she joined Hearst Magazines as the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire. Then, in 2012, she was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand. For now, Joanna is the Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines (she recently confirmed her resignation). As CCO, she oversees content and editorial partnerships for 300 magazines, globally. In addition to her impressive journalism career, Joanna also sits on the board of directors of Snap Inc, is the executive producer of ABC Freeform’s,The Bold Type (which is loosely based on her life and career) and she recently became an author with her book, Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World. Today Joanna is here to share tips for nailing your job interview, the best way to break into the magazine business and her advice for fellow working Mothers.” At the link find the title, “Joanna Coles – Chief Content Officer Of Hearst Magazines & Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo, Aug, 2018,”right-click “Media files DGT7918724570.mp3” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Fake Fight 45 mins – “Technologies that distort representations of reality, like audio, photo, and video editing software, are nothing new, but what happens when these technologies are paired with artificial intelligence to produce hyper-realistic media of things that never happened? This new phenomenon, called “deep fakes,” poses significant problems for lawyers, policymakers, and technologists. On July 19, Klon Kitchen, senior fellow for technology and national security at the Heritage Foundation, moderated a panel with Bobby Chesney of the University of Texas at Austin Law School, Danielle Citron of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and Chris Bregler, a senior computer scientist and AI manager at Google. They talked about how deep fakes work, why they don’t fit into the current legal and policy thinking, and about how policy, technology, and the law can begin to combat them.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_335.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Demagoguery Hazard 22 mins – ““From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring — and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. “One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity,” Shafak says.At the link left-click the select circle, right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Platforms and Work Future 55 mins – “Digital platforms have been well received by customers, but for workers, they often have a dark side. And they present a major challenge for governments who are grappling with how to regulate them. Part 2 of a 3-part series.” At the link find the title, “Platform capitalism, digital technology and the future of work (Encore Sept. 20/17), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-Gw8mWBs8-20180731.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Solutions 49 mins – “…In this episode we speak with user experience designer Peter Denman. As a young man, Peter suffered a spinal chord injury which resulted in his quadriplegia. Peter has learned to leverage that experience, as well as his dyslexia, to work on the most incredible design projects. Peter assisted in the development of the computer interface used by the late Stephen Hawking. Join us to hear Peter’s attitudes, techniques, and practices that enabled him to achieve incredible success.” At the link find the title, “ExcelAbility: Conversation with Peter Denman, UX Designer who happens to have Dyslexia and quadriplegia, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files final20peter20denman20V20JT.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu. DNA Synthesis (10m), MMD357, TED Talk, DanGibson_2018_VO_Intro

Downward Mobility 18 mins – “Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.At the link left-click the select circle, right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dred Scott P1 33 mins – “Dred Scott v. Sandford is one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases of all time. It wasn’t just about Dred Scott. It was also about his wife Harriet and their daughters Eliza and Lizzy. This episode covers Dred and Harriet, how they met, and what their lives were like before petitioning for their freedom in 1846.” At the link find the title, “Dred Scott vs. Sandford part 1, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW8588334453.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Dred Scott P2 33 mins – “When Dred Scott v. Sandford was decided in 1857, the court decision ruled that enslaved Africans and their descendants weren’t and could never be citizens of the United States, whether they were free or not. But before that, Scott and his family had been free by a jury in 1850.” At the link find the title, “Dred Scott vs. Sandford part 2, J” right-click “Media files HSW3210535055.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ed Tech Situation Room 64 mins – “Welcome to episode 102 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 8, 2018, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed an update to this summer’s MacBook Pro Throttling Controversy, the upcoming death of Flash functionality in 2020, and the importance of being wary when you see pop-up ads to “update flash” and other software on your computer. The recent decisions by Apple, YouTube/Google and Facebook to ban / take down websites and media channels of Alex Jones / InfoWars was also addressed, along with Facebook’s takedown of suspected Russian network pages. Jason shared a shout-out to the helpful updating software “Ninite” for Windows, and Wes shared a shout out to his school’s “Digital Citizenship Conversations” website as well. The perils of digital voting was discussed, along with the ongoing controversy over 3D printable guns. Amy Webb’s recent prediction that “smartphones will be gone in 10 years” and other trends identified through her “Future Today Institute.” The recent news that voice-based phone calls are finally in decline in Britain, Logitech’s purchase of Blue Microphones, a cautionary tale for users of free VPN services whose data is sold to advertisers, and an eye opening Guardian article about Russian hacking forums were also highlighted in the show. Google’s required use of physical identity keys for two step verification and the perils of using SMS as well as app-based verification methods for two step authentication was explored as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ed Tech Situation Room 65 mins – “Welcome to episode 103 of the EdTech Situation Room from August 15, 2018, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed universities deploying smart assistants in student dorms to answer questions, the privacy concerns of smart assistants in educational contexts, and the shortcomings of the latest MacBook Pro laptops relative to Windows-based competitors. Rumors of dual-booting Chromebooks (also booting to Windows), whether or not social media platforms are “publishers,” and strategies to stop or avoid “stalking ads” on social media were also addressed. Social media / fake news controversies over the temporary (7 day) banning of Alex Jones / InfoWars on Twitter, hacker threats to home routers (VPNfilter) and IoT devices, the advent of Fortnite on ALL Android devices (but not via the Google Play Store), and Google’s location tracking of users who turn off location services rounded out the news articles addressed in this show. Geeks of the Week included the Timer Tab app (ad-free), an incredible photo of our sun during a “Coronal Mass Ejection” with the earth shown to scale, and the recent PBS documentary, “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Automation 30 mins – “When you think about farms and ranches, what comes to mind? You’ll be surprised to know just how hi-tech they have become. Drones, self-driving tractors and sophisticated imaging are about to revolutionize the way our food is grown. Will technology replace farmers?” At the link find the title, “Hi-tech farms: Is automated technology replacing farmers?, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files Hi-tech farms Is automated technology replacing farmers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer Training in NY 75 mins – “Jack Algiere is the farm director for Stone Barns Center in the New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Actively farming since the early 1990s, Jack has been the director at Stone Barns since its inception fifteen years ago. Jack oversees the extensive and diversified farm operations, including indoor and outdoor vegetable production, small grains, and a diverse array of livestock. Most of the farm’s produce and meat is sold to the partner restaurant Blue Hill, and we dig into how this relationship has benefitted both the farm and the restaurant. We also take a look at how the vegetables are integrated into the livestock and pasture operation, the half-acre gutter connect greenhouse and how that differs from high tunnel production, and the compost heating system for the propagation operation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Farming Activists in NY 79 mins – “Karen Washington owns and operates Rise and Root Farm with Lorrie Clevenger, Jane Hodge, and Michaela Hayes. Located in Chester, New York, just a little over an hour from New York City, Karen and her partners raise an acre of produce to serve two New York City Farmers Markets. Karen shares the story of finding land for farming in rural New York state, and how she and her fellow growers have made the transition from backyard urban gardening to commercial production. Karen digs into the nuts and bolts of how they address the social justice issues that are so important them while still tending to the needs of their for-profit farming operation. We also discuss the challenges of and some strategies for communication and managing farm relationships with love and healing – and how that’s not always the easiest thing to do.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Farming in Kansas 72 mins – “Rebecca Graff and Tom Ruggieri raise vegetables for a hundred-member CSA, manage a small laying flock, and operate a cottage-scale fermented food business at Fair Share Farm, 45 minutes north of Kansas City, Missouri. They’ve been farming together on family land since 2004 after meeting in the fields at Peacework Organic Farm in upstate New York. We dig into the nitty gritty of their member-oriented CSA program, and the changes its undergone in the last couple of years as Rebecca and Tom have looked to change the farm’s economic basis and their quality of life. Tom and Rebecca share how they’ve changed their sign-up process and work requirement as their CSA goes through transitions. We also take a hard look at their fermented foods production and how that fits in with their vision for the farm and the CSA model, as well as the efforts they’ve made to reduce the overall ecological footprint of the farm with a solar greenhouse, an electric tractor, and a vigorous cover crop and soil building effort.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Farming in Massachusettes 78 mins – “Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox farm 50 acres of vegetables at Kitchen Garden Farm in Western Massachusetts. Starting with an acre of produce in 2006, Caroline and Tim have steadily expanded the farm’s scale and added fire-roasted salsa and a naturally fermented sriracha to their farm’s production. We discuss the value-added products and how those fit into the work and overall business of Kitchen Garden Farm, since they account for a significant portion of the farm’s revenue. Tim and Caroline dig into the process of scaling up their operation, including how they manage a multitude of different locations for production. And Caroline and Tim share how they’ve developed a wholesale-only marketing strategy, and the nuts and bolts of how that works on their farm.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in NY State 77 mins – “Allan Gandelman raises 45 acres of crops at Main Street Farms in central New York state with his partner, BobCat. With twenty employees in its eighth year in business, Main Street Farms sells through a CSA, farmers market, and wholesale accounts. Main Street Farms got its start in 2011 with an acre of production and an aquaponics set up, so they’ve grown a lot in the last eight years and Allan and I talk a lot about the process of scaling up their operation and finding their way with different mixes of enterprises and marketing outlets, and how that has meshed with meeting the needs of people on the farm. We dig into Main Street Farms’ 42-week CSA, their acre of greenhouse production, and their new hemp enterprise and how it all fits together into a coherent whole.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Farming Transplants 75 mins– “Jean-Martin Fortier is most famous for his book, “The Market Gardener,” based on the high-output systems he developed at Quebec’s Les Jardens de la Grelinette, where his wife, Maude Helen, currently produces over $150,000 of produce on an acre and a half of production ground. He currently farms at La Ferme de Quatre Temps, an enlarged version of the same model on six acres of production ground. We dig into the foundations of JM’s production model, from high fertility to an emphasis on weed prevention, and how that model has translated to more acres on his new project. JM reflects on the changed constraints with his new farm, and we discuss the lessons that JM has learned about personnel with a much larger crew and a different role for himself.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Female Quaker Abolitionist 36 mins – “This is the studio version of our live show from this years Seneca Falls Convention Days at Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Lucretia Mott was small of stature, but made a huge impact as an abolition and women’s rights activist, guided by her deeply held Quaker beliefs.” At the link find the title, “Lucretia Mott, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW6646103810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frank Gehry 54 mins – “Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he’s still a rebel in his field. His sensual, sculptural buildings reject the cold minimalism and glass boxes of Modernism, and the ornate flourishes of post-modernism. Gehry, now 88, became famous in his late 60s, when his extraordinary design for the Guggenheim Museum became a reality twenty years ago in Bilbao, Spain. A complex and engaging man, who’s been open about his disdain for the media, gave IDEAS producer Mary Lynk a rare chance to talk with him in California. Part 2.” At the link find the title, “Master of his own design: Becoming Frank Gehry (Encore Oct 13, 2017), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-GGnTkdn2-20180713.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Health 92 mins – “This week we interview “Dr. B,” Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Dr. B is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bulsiewicz is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbe Impact 27 mins – “The microbiome is the strange invisible world of our non human selves. On and in all of us are hoards of microbes. Their impact on our physical health is becoming clear to science, but a controversial idea is emerging too – that gut bacteria could alter what happens in our brains. In this final episode of the series BBC Science and Health correspondent James Gallagher examines a growing body of research into the gut as a gateway to the mind and why some scientists believe we could be o the cusp of a revolution in psychiatry that uses microbes to improve mental health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbes 10 mins – “There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut — protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we’ve started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome are skyrocketing in developed nations. Computational microbiologist Dan Knights shares some intriguing discoveries about the differences in the microbiomes of people in developing countries compared to the US, and how they might affect our health. Learn more about the world of microbes living inside you — and the work being done to create tools to restore and replenish themAt the link left-click the “Select” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Highway Safety 39 mins – “This year, New Hampshire is experiencing a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities. With the relatively recent introduction of a hands-free driving law, and vehicle safety features increasing every year, it raises the question: What is driving this increase in traffic deaths? We check in with some of the people on the front lines of New Hampshire’s highway safety, and ask what we can do to prevent more fatalities on our roads and highways.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Independent Publishing 22 mins – “A world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to engage professionally in all aspects of the publishing industry. That’s the vision of the Independent Book Publishers Association, a not-for-profit membership organization with over 3,000 members, making it the largest publishing trade association in the US. Now, IBPA is making its voice heard in a new podcast series that takes listeners inside independent publishing. Inside Independent Publishing features opinion leaders and innovators from all aspects of the publishing industry. Host Peter Goodman can hold his own on a range of topics – from printing to marketing – given his background as the publisher and founder of Stone Bridge Press and his longtime service as IBPA board chair.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan at War 268 mins – “The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that’s been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.” At the link find the title, “Media fileShow 62 – Supernova in the East , Jul, 2018,” right-click “dchha62_Supernova_in_the_East_I.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Johnstown Flood 22 mins – “On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam gave way, sending 20 million tons of water rushing toward Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The water swept up everything in its path, and it only took about 10 minutes to wash away Johnstown. But was nature solely to blame?” At the link find the title, “The Johnstown Flood, Dec, 2012,” right-click “Media files HSW5954972193.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lady Astronaut 49 mins – “Mary Robinette Kowal’s work has inspired several episodes of the podcast. She has just written a pair of books that are called the Lady Astronaut duology, and Tracy got the chance to speak with Mary about her work and its historical settings.” At the link find the title, “Interview: Mary Robinette Kowal on the ‘Lady Astronaut’ Duology, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW3363296735.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Levi Strauss 46 mins – “Levi’s story is historically interesting because it touches on a lot of important moments in U.S. history. His business was tied to the California Gold Rush, the U.S. Civil War and American clothing culture.” At the link find the title, “Levi Strauss, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW9030033604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malpractice Mock Trial 87 mins – “Scott Weingart. EMCrit RACC – A Refractory Anaphylaxis Mock Trial by Mike Weinstock. EMCrit Blog. Published on July 5, 2018. Accessed on September 16th 2018. Available at [https://emcrit.org/emcrit/refractory-anaphylaxis-mock-trial/ ].” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malpractice Mock Trial Discussion 21 mins – “Scott Weingart. EMCrit Wee – The Mock Trial Verdict and a Discussion with Mike Weinstock. EMCrit Blog. Published on July 23, 2018. Accessed on September 16th 2018. Available at [https://emcrit.org/emcrit/mock-trial-verdict/ ].” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mao’s Great Famine 74 mins – “Historian Frank Dikotter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao’s Great Famine talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikotter chronicles the strategies Mao and Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.” At the link find the title, “Frank Dikotter on Mao’s Great Famine, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files DikotterMao.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meaningful Life 12 mins – “Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life — serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you — gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.At the link left-click the “Select” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana 15 mins – “Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t — and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.At the link left-click the “Select” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome 27 mins – “BBC Health and Science correspondent James Gallagher explores the latest research into how our second genome, the vast and diverse array of microbes that live on and in our bodies, is driving our metabolism and our health and how we can change it for the better. In this second episode he explores how researchers are uncovering a vital relationship between the healthy bugs we accumulate in our gut and our immune system . We have over the past 50 years done a terrific job of eliminating infectious disease. But in we’ve also done the same to many good bacteria and as a result we’re seeing an enormous and terrifying increase in autoimmune disease and in allergy. Could correcting our encounters with bugs at birth, and in the first few month of life set us on a path of good health? And in if in later life the delicate balance between our body and bugs gets skewed, leading to inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome or frailty in old age, how can this be rectified?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Device Book Reading 12 mins – “A smartphone screen is usually quite small, leading many of us to think that screen reading is somehow a diminished experience. But what if we shift our thinking and view mobile media as a new pathway for reading and learning? In the college classroom today, smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous. Instructors may harbor lingering doubts about the shift away from print, but most students have no such qualms. For a visually impaired student, screen reading software means a fair chance at an education. For a student who holds down a full-time job, mobile means access to assignments and class discussions on the go. Educator, editor, and author Michael Greer urges textbook authors and college instructors alike to recognize that mobile has surpassed desktop as the preferred point of access for most online readers, and he urges them to seize the opportunity this presents for a new direction in learning.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mueller Indictment of Russians 60 mins – “Bob Mueller and the president’s legal team are engaged in an extended negotiation over whether the president will sit for an interview with the Mueller team. As it turns out, there are three people in the world who have interviewed a sitting president as part of a grand jury investigation. This week Benjamin Wittes sat down with one of them—Solomon Wisenberg. Wisenberg served as deputy independent counsel under Ken Starr during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation. On Thursday, Wisenberg discussed his experience interviewing Bill Clinton, how that can inform thinking on the next possible presidential interview, and how both prosecutors and the president’s lawyers can think strategically about next steps.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_341.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York Draft Riots 29 mins – “To recruit troops for the U.S. Civil War, the Federal Congress passed the Union Conscription Act in 1863, which drafted able-bodied men between the ages of 20 and 45. Needless to say, this didn’t go over well in New York. Tune in to learn more.” At the link find the title, “How the New York Draft Riots Worked, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files HSW9760869273.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Niagara Falls 36 mins – “Annie Edson Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor’s whole barrel trip was part of a much bigger story of daredevils at this natural wonder, which is tied to its industrialization and commercialization.” At the link find the title, “Annie Edson Taylor, Niagara Daredevil, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW1814897198.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olympic Performer 52 mins – “Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States. In addition to fencing, Ibtihaj is an entrepreneur and author. In 2014, she launched her own clothing company, Louella. This summer she partnered with Mattel to release their first hijabi Barbie doll, modeled in Ibtihaj’s likeness. She also released her memoir, PROUD: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, this summer. She was on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list, and serves as an important figure in a larger global discussion on equality and the importance of sports.Today Ibtihaj is here to talk about the silver-lining of adversity, how to resist the current administration and how her faith has empowered her as a woman and an athlete.” At the link find the title, “Ibtihaj Muhammad -USA Olympic Fencer, Author & Entrepreneur, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT2659605816.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orchid Mania 33 mins – “Orchids date back millions of years. But in the 1800s, the plants became a status symbol and the cornerstone of a high-dollar industry. Collecting the plants involved adventure and excitement — and a high death rate.” At the link find the title, “Victorian Orchidelirium, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW6925119992.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pizza Gate Conspiracy 52 mins – “A conspiracy theory, a pizza related map, and a website fighting for its very soul. This episode originally aired in December of 2016.” At the link find the title, “#83 Voyage Into Pizzagate, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT1510536965.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Grid Cyber Attack 18 mins – “Is this a frightening Hollywood movie plot? A weaponized cyberattack can quickly take down critical utilities and infrastructures like the electrical power grid, leaving millions of people vulnerable to the elements, and the U.S. economy vulnerable to ruin. The aftermath of such a severe attack can take years before we can recover (if ever). In this episode, we explore the vulnerabilities of cyberattacks on our power grid and what’s being done to prevent this from happening.” At the link find the title, “How the power grid can go down from a cyberattack, “ right-click “Media files How the power grid can go down from a cyber security_attack.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Grand Jury Questioning 34 mins – “Bob Mueller and the president’s legal team are engaged in an extended negotiation over whether the president will sit for an interview with the Mueller team. As it turns out, there are three people in the world who have interviewed a sitting president as part of a grand jury investigation. This week Benjamin Wittes sat down with one of them—Solomon Wisenberg. Wisenberg served as deputy independent counsel under Ken Starr during the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation. On Thursday, Wisenberg discussed his experience interviewing Bill Clinton, how that can inform thinking on the next possible presidential interview, and how both prosecutors and the president’s lawyers can think strategically about next steps.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_341.mp3” an select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rationality 64 mins – “Teppo Felin of the University of Oxford talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about perception, cognition, and rationality. Felin argues that some of the standard experimental critiques of human rationality assume an omniscience that misleads us in thinking about social science and human capability. The conversation includes a discussion of the implications of different understandings of rationality for economics, entrepreneurship, and innovation.” At the link find the title, “Teppo Felin on Blindness, Rationality, and Perception, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Felinrationality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sid and Marty Krofft 74 mins – “Legendary producers, puppeteers and showmen Sid and Marty Krofft join Gilbert and Frank for a fun-filled (and fact-filled) conversation about their unusual creative process, the origins of “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost” and the failure of their indoor theme park, “The World of Sid and Marty Krofft.” Also, Dean Martin drops the ax, Bette Davis drops an f-bomb, Walt Disney doles out advice and Liberace “dates” Sonja Henie. PLUS: Live, nude puppets! Sid Caesar to the rescue! The late, great Martha Raye! “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”! And the Kroffts sue McDonald’s — and win!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 44 mins – “Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics, in conversation with the New Statesman’s Helen Lewis, discuss how digital technology will radically transform how we live together, exploring how the very concepts of democracy, liberty, justice and power could be fundamentally changed by tech.” At the link find the title, “Jamie Susskind in conversation with Helen Lewis On How Tech Is Transforming Our Politics, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Life 59 mins – “Angelica Ross is an actress, entrepreneur and activist. Angelica started her career in the Navy. Six months after joining, she requested and received an “uncharacterized” discharge under the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, because she was harassed by enlisted men who coerced her into saying she was gay. After leaving The Navy, Angelica began her gender transition. Angelica then moved to Hollywood, Florida and worked as a model and escort until 2003. After that she started a web development and graphic design business. Angelica launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a nonprofit creative design firm that trains and contracts transgender and other workers. In 2016, Angelica reinvented her career again, and began her professional acting career when she was in the Emmy-nominated webseries, Her Story. These days Angelica portrays the character Candy Abundance in the 2018 Ryan Murphy-produced, FX series Pose. The series is incredibly historic as it features five transgender women of color as main characters. Today Angelica is here to talk about how her adversity led to her purpose, what cisgender people can do to help transgender people and how things are changing for the transgender community.” At the link find the title, “Angelica Ross- Actress on FX’s Pose & Creator of TransTech, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT4034672338.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Urea Creation 27 mins – “Philip Ball tells the science story of German chemist Friedrich Wöhler’s creation of urea, an organic substance previously thought only to be produced by living creatures. Yet in 1828 Wöhler created urea from decidedly non-living substances. It was exciting because the accidental transformation seemed to cross a boundary: from inorganic to organic, from inert matter to a product of life. It’s a key moment in the history of chemistry but like many scientific advances, this one has also been turned into something of a myth. To read some accounts, this humble act of chemical synthesis sounds almost akin to the ‘vital spark of being’ described by Mary Shelley in her book published ten years previously, when Victor Frankenstein brought dead flesh back to life. Philip Ball sorts out fact from fiction in what Wohler really achieved in conversation with Peter Ramberg of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and finds out about chemical synthesis of natural products today from Professor Sarah O’Connor of the John Innes Centre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Evidence 45 mins – “Encryption usually takes center stage in debates over digital evidence, and the sensitivities around the issue often halt discussions before reaching practical solutions. But on July 25, the Center for Strategic and International Studies unveiled a new report detailing solutions to other, less-fraught challenges that digital evidence presents to federal law enforcement. The launch event featured a panel discussion moderated by Jen Daskal, with an ensemble cast of law enforcement experts, including Lawfare contributing editor David Kris, David Bitkower, Ethan Arenson, Jane Horvath, and Michael Sachs. They talked about the challenges faced by law enforcement in accessing and utilizing digital evidence, the civil liberties and privacy concerns digital evidence provokes, and the role of Internet Service Providers in any new legal or policy framework.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_336.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walling of Countries 46 mins – “Tim Marshall, renowned journalist and author of Divided, in conversation with the Times diplomatic correspondent Catherine Philp, examine the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come. Walls are going up around the world. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. What are the causes of this new era of division?” At the link find the title, “Tim Marshall in conversation with Catherine Philp on Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Criminals Punishment 56 mins –In his second Massey Lecture, Payam Akhavan details just how hard it is to punish war criminals, recalling his time with the UN as a prosecutor at The Hague and on the streets of Sarajevo, among other conflict zones.” At the link find the title, “The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures: In Search of a Better World, Lecture 2 (Encore Nov 7, 2017), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jj3ooVBN-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wi-Fi Medicine 15 mins – “At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients’ vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or bulky, beeping devices. Bonus: it can see through walls. In a mind-blowing talk and demo, Katabi previews a system that captures the reflections of signals like Wi-Fi as they bounce off people, creating a reliable record of vitals for healthcare workers and patients. And in a brief Q&A with TED curator Helen Walters, Katabi discusses safeguards being put in place to prevent people from using this tech to monitor somebody without their consent.” At the link left-click the select circle, right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Politician Trends 39 mins – “A & B look back at this classic episode, and check in to see if 2018 is shaping up to be a year of the woman.” At the link find the title, “SMNTY Classics: Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW3670895111.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One 30 mins – “We’re coming up on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, near the end of World War I. Amiens was the start of what came to be known as the 100 Days Offensive, which was the Allies’ final push to win the war.” At the link find the title, “Battle of Amiens, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW8753629959.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zoot Suit Violence 37 mins – “The word “riot” here is really a misnomer. This conflict wasn’t so much about property damage as it was about attacking people. It also wasn’t really about the zoot suits – although they had come to symbolize A LOT in Los Angeles when this happened.” At the link find the title, “Zoot Suit Riots, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW9360714410.mp3StuffYouMissedInHistoryClass, HSW9360714410” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 356 – Sept 7, 2018: Aflatoxin Problems and Solutions, Aging Myths, Antibiotic-Free Meat, Bionic Hearing, Bottle Refund Bill, Bundy Story, California Transformations, Charlottesville Followup, Chickens in Agriculture, Cleveland Kidnapping, Climate Change Stories, Columbia Update, Conflict Resolution, Constitution Evolution, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dictatorship Life, Disease Resistance, DNC Operations, Doctor Bot, DroneBase Founder, Empathy in Doctors, Epi Injector Recycling, Fake Videos, Feminist Voices in China, Food Production in Australia, Gun Violence and Social Media, Hacking Conference, Hate Incident Tracking, Health Care Reform, House Construction Electrical Tips, Kavanaugh Supreme Court Appointment, Mafia in Toronto, Medically Assisted Death, Mexican Election, Money Exchange Problems, Monument Removal Solution, MOOCs No Longer Massive, Pilotless Planes, Political Polarization, Preet Bharara Interview, Privacy Legislation, Rohinga Refugee Camp, Rule Breaking, Russia Meddling, Salton Sea Changes, Sean Spicer, Sexual Harassment Complaints, Shell Eco-marathon Discussion, Shock and Awe, Shooting Victim Stories, Social Change Fear, State Department Decline, Teenage Suicide, Tobacco Support, Tourism Excesses, Transgender Health, Tropical Forests, Turkey Lira Crisis, Undercover FBI Agent, Unscaled Mindset, Vegan Kids, Wildfire Science, Workplace Organization, Zionism and Anti-Semitism

Exercise your ears: the 111 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 742 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double (ctrl-click) individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 22,221 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, totaling over 140GB 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 the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 474 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Academic Research Funding 24 mins– “The findings of a recent CBC News investigation is drawing the ire of academics who are concerned about the use of corporate money to fund research at public universities.” At the link find the title, “Academic research should be funded by public tax dollars – not corporations, says ethicist, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-AfXQural-20180724.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aflatoxin Problems and Solutions 63 mins – “Alfatoxins are a significant threat to human health and world food security.  They are naturally-occurring toxic compounds produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus and other species.  These fungi thrive on corn, peanuts, wheat, rice and other food staples, and grow well in stored food supplies.  The compounds are potent carcinogens, and it is estimated that billions of people suffer from chronic exposure. Today’s guest is Dr. Peter Ojiambo from North Carolina State University.  He describes the current state of the problem and solutions, ranging from biocontrols, cultural adjustments and even modern biotechnology techniques.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Biology 87 mins – “Geriatrician Dr. John Newman looks at therapies that target mechanisms of aging to prevent, delay, or treat a wide range of age-related diseases and conditions. Recorded on 05/17/2018. (#33743)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Myths 81 mins – “Five myths about aging are debunked: Older people are either super healthy or super frail; You are completely responsible for how well you age; Older people will eventually lose their memory; Most older people will end up in nursing homes; There is nothing to look forward to in older age. Recorded on 05/24/2018. (#33744)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Futures 65 mins – “Frank Diana is a recognized futurist, thought leader and frequent keynote speaker. He has served in various executive roles throughout his career and has over 30 years of leadership experience. Currently at Tata Consultancy Services, he is focused on leadership dialog in the context of our emerging future and its implications on business, society, governments, economies, and our environment. He blends a futurist perspective with a pragmatic, actionable approach, leveraging horizon scanning and storytelling to see possible futures and drive foresight into leadership deliberation. His leadership experience obtained through various executive roles connects practical realities with the need to focus on an emerging future filled with complexity and change. A strong ability to connect dots enables the identification of future scenarios quickly and broadly, with an ability to see implications years into the future. The conversation with Frank centered around his research which focuses on scanning the horizon for possible futures. We address common concerns about robots taking over the job market and eventually the world. We seek to understand what’s really true, what’s fear mongering, and what individuals and businesses should do to prepare for a world of change.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Andrea Mitchell 24 mins – “Celebrating 40 years at NBC News, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell joins Chuck to look back on highlights from her career, including the time she called out Castro for skipping an interview.” At the link find the title, “Andrea Mitchell: Fidel Castro wasn’t as threatening as Don Regan, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 378a4e63-f452-4b4e-bf63-b553565f0fc4.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic-Free Meat 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine.  Our speaker is Maryn McKenna, independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy.  Ms. McKenna discusses her latest book “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atoms for Peace 24 mins – “As the world entered the Atomic Age, humankind faced a new fear that permeated just about every aspect of daily life: the threat of nuclear war. And while the violent applications of atomic research had already been proven, governments and scientists hoped this powerful technology held promise for peaceful applications as well.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bathroom Gender History 34 mins – “Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even a dying one, can sometimes be harnessed and wielded like a weapon by conjuring up old fears from a bygone era. It’s a great way to slow down social change if you fear that change. When a social change threatens your ideology, fear is the simplest, easiest way to keep more minds from changing.In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, we explore how the separate spheres ideology is still affecting us today, and how some people are using it to scare people into voting down anti-discrimination legislation.” At the link find the title, “126 – Separate Spheres (rebroadcast), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 126-Seperate Spheres rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Hearing 30 mins – “Implanted or wearable, new technology is making your life easier and healthier. It not only improves your life, it will even save it! In this Komando on Demand you’re getting two podcasts in one – I’m exploring the new solutions to battle hearing loss and give you bionic hearing and the new wearable devices that could change your life.” At the link find the title, “Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bottle Refund Bill 12 mins – “What does that list of state abbreviations on your beer bottle mean? And why didn’t New Hampshire make the cut? On today’s show, we dig into the decades-long fight for, and against, bottle deposit laws — in New Hampshire, and across the country.” At the link right-click “Play” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Washington State 34 mins – “When we spoke with Justin Holzgrove, Mason PUD 3 Telecommunications & Community Relations Manager, back in October 2017, we discussed how the public utility district in Washington was about to embark on expanding its services. This week, Justin is back and he’s joined by Isak Finer, who works as Chief Marketing Officer for COS Systems. The company is helping Mason PUD 3 develop strategic deployment plan with COS Service Zones, their demand aggregation tool. In this interview, we learn about the decision to expand the use of the fiber infrastructure from electric utility support purposes to residential and business connectivity. As Justin describes, the county is filled with many small, rural communities. Traditional, large ISPs don’t typically find much motivation to serve these low density areas. Large numbers of electric customers let PUD officials know that they needed better Internet access and they wanted Mason County PUD 3 to supply the infrastructure.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Broadband Map of U.S. 37 mins – “If you haven’t already taken a look at our most recent report, now is your chance to get some insight before you download it and dive in. Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable and Telecom, written by our Hannah Trostle, recently left ILSR to attend grad school, and Christopher Mitchell, transforms FCC Form 477 data into a series of maps that reveal a sad state of competition in the U.S. broadband market. For episode 317 of the podcast, Hannah and Christopher discuss the report and the main findings. Hannah and Christopher provide more insight into the main findings of the report, which analyzes where competition exists and where large national providers fail to invest. The result ultimately creates densely populated areas with more competition for broadband (as defined by the FCC) than rural areas. Due to their de facto monopolies, the top national providers capture huge segments of the population. Hannah and Christopher also talk about the quality of the Form 477 data and the need for better benchmarks, we learn about why Hannah and Christopher felt that it was time to take the data and turn it into a visual story. You’ll learn more about their methodology in developing the maps and their analysis. Hannah, who created the maps that make the foundation of the report, shares some of the surprises she discovered. The two talk about the Connect America Fund and the policies behind the program and how the results have aggravated lack of broadband in rural America and how cooperatives are picking up the slack where big corporate ISPs are failing rural America. If you want to learn more about how cooperatives are running circles around the big ISPs in rural areas, download our 2017 report, Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model for the Internet Era.At the link right-click “…this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bundy Story 44 mins – “By his own account, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy never wanted to start a war with the federal government. To hear him tell the story, he is a folksy, rural Nevada rancher trying to eke out a living on a piece of land near Bunkerville. But in 2014, on the same piece of land Bundy claims is so peaceful, armed militias showed up and pointed guns at Bureau of Land Management agents who had come to round up his cattle because of Bundy’s unpaid grazing fees. During the chaotic events that were broadcast on national television, Bundy took to the stage and gave a list of demands. He wanted federal parks officers to turn over their weapons to the crowd. He wanted federal buildings demolished. He wanted all public lands in Clark County, Nevada, turned over to local control. It was a stark contrast to the image Bundy paints of himself. Far from peaceful, Bundy was calling for an armed rebellion if he didn’t get his way….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Transformations 67 mins – “In State of Resistance, Professor Manuel Pastor reviews the last several decades of economic, social and environmental transformations in California and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the United States. Pastor traces the redemptive arc of California’s recent history and offers a clear path through the political polarization that grips the nation. The New York Times calls his conclusions “concise, clear and convincing.” At the link find the title, “State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180813_MLF_Manuel Pastor for podcast.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Followup 21 mins – “Other groups followed Charlottesville’s example in opposing alt-right, says professor” At the link find the title, “Charlottesville resistance ‘knocked the alt-right back on its heels,’ says prof, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-YhzmueTw-20180813.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chickens in Agriculture 39 mins – “The chicken is by far the most abundant animal farmed on earth, grown for meat and eggs.  But where did it come from?  What kinds of birds were domesticated?  When?  Where?  What were the traits that came from wild jungle fowl that give us today’s familiar bird?  These questions and more are answered by Dr. Greger Larson from Oxford University.  Dr. Larson combines data from genomics, archaeology, and anthropology to reconstruct the ancient history of various animals, illuminating how they became part of agriculture.  This episode of explores the fascinating history of domestic chickens.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Immigration to Oregon 52 mins – “Laszlo presents another story from the annals of Chinese-American history. This one takes place during the Exclusion years and spotlights the Chinese colony of Eastern Oregon. This is the story of Ing “Doc” Hay and his lifelong friend and business partner Long On, two Toi Son immigrants who built their American dream on the frontier. Ing Hay was a trained Chinese herbal doctor and pulsologist and he brought this unique skill to the American West. This isn’t your typical American immigrant story but then again, Ing Hay and Long On weren’t your typical immigrants.” At the link find the title, “CHP-205-Ing “Doc” Hay, Lung On and the Kam Wah Chung, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL1643975427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights Journalist 58 mins – “Today we’re checking in on current events, discussing immigration, and we’ll be talking by phone with journalist Brody Levesque. Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.” At the link find the title, “The Michelle Meow Show 7/19/18, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180719_MM_Brody Levesque for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cleveland Kidnapping 24 mins – “Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.” At the link find the title, “From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-o5Vx8HNu-20180817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Action 52 mins – “Can changing our consciousness hold off the climate apocalypse? When we think about the enormity of climate change and what it’s doing to our planet, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, even shut down, by despair. But is despair such a bad place to be? Or could it be the one thing that finally spurs us to action? A conversation about climate change, spirituality and the human condition in unsettling times.” At the link find the title, “In State of Resistance, Professor Manuel Pastor reviews the last several decades of economic, social and environmental transformations in California and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the United States. Pastor traces the redemptive arc of California’s recent history and offers a clear path through the political polarization that grips the nation. The New York Times calls his conclusions “concise, clear and convincing.” At the link find the title, “We’re Doomed. Now What?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180729_cl1 Were Doomed Now What PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Stories 52 mins – “Strategic Adviser for Geographic Society, Andrew Revkin, has been writing about climate change since the 1980s, including 21 years for The New York Times. So what are some things he’s learned in those three decades? How has he learned to best tell the story? As New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert knows all too well, covering climate change is journey that can be a challenge. “On some level it’s the worst story ever. It’s sort of everything and nothing and so finding the narrative is very, very difficult,” says Kolbert. This is a conversation with those telling the story of our climate.” At the link find the tile, “Climate Story Tellers, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180722_cl1_ClimateStorytellers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Columbia Update 86 mins – “Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted an event exploring these dynamics and U.S.-Colombian relations. Juan Carlos Pinzón, former Colombian Minister of Defense and Ambassador to the United States, offered opening remarks. He was joined by Brookings Senior Fellows Michael O’Hanlon and Vanda Felbab-Brown.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Conflict Resolution 66 mins – “Our country is deeply divided. As we face crucial issues with the potential to impact millions of lives, we cannot afford increasing alienation. Sharon Strand Ellison will show us how making simple changes in voice tone, body language, phrasing and intention can defuse defensiveness, often instantly, even in high-conflict situations. The skills participants learn can be used immediately, exponentially enhancing our conflict resolution and creative problem-solving abilities, at home and in community, as well as transforming antiquated methods of political debate on a national and global scale.” At the link find tht title, “In State of Resistance, Professor Manuel Pastor reviews the last several decades of economic, social and environmental transformations in California and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the United States. Pastor traces the redemptive arc of California’s recent history and offers a clear path through the political polarization that grips the nation. The New York Times calls his conclusions “concise, clear and convincing.” At the link find the title, “Beyond Defensiveness: Having Difficult Conversations Without Getting Triggered, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180801_MLF_Beyond Defensiveness for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Evolution 65 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky’s blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. From Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, Tartakovsky’s vivid Dickensian cast grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. He also chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_MLF_Lives of the Constitution for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 22 mins – “What does it mean to be an original? As part of our summer series, You 2.0, we talk with psychology professor Adam Grant about innovators and the challenges they face. Adam gives his take on what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and the potential downsides of non-conformity.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Originals, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180820_hiddenbrain_hb-originals-adam grant-aug_2018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Scenes 62 mins – “Every crime scene hides a story. In this week’s show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Security 66 mins – “The Internet has drastically transformed our lives—it permeates every corner of our society and is only growing more influential. The pervasive exposure of our personal information has made us more vulnerable than ever. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff argues that nothing undermines our freedom more than losing control of information about ourselves. He believes our laws must also join the Information Age, and that technology can be used as the ultimate protection of our freedoms. From 2005 to 2009, Chertoff served as the second U.S. secretary of homeland security, leading efforts to stop terrorism inside American borders. Now, he has shifted his security focus to the cyber front. Chertoff argues that it’s not just a simple loss of privacy that is at stake but our ability to make personal choices without fear of coercion. Join us for a conversation about cyber issues plaguing our world, and how governments, companies and individuals must work together to protect our personal data in the Information Age.” At the link find the title, “Michael Chertoff: Cyber Security in the Digital Age, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_2018_07_26_FEA Michael Chertoff for podcast.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Gergen 68 mins – “David Gergen is one of America’s most respected political observers, noted for his calm demeanor and perspective, having served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Professor Gergen has been a regular commentator on public affairs for some 30 years and is an honors graduate of Yale and Harvard Law School. Come for a rare, insightful conversation about the impact of the Trump presidency and the future of America.” At the link find the title, “CNN’s David Gergen: Where Is America Headed?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180724_FEA_David Gergen for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Brain Stimulation 24 mins – “In 1950, Dr. Robert Heath invented a technique to change the human brain using deep brain stimulation. Now it’s used to treat a range of illnesses. Author Lone Frank shares the forgotten story behind Heath’s controversial work in her book.” At the link find the title, “Why the origins of deep brain stimulation fell into obscurity, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-MA1sTSct-20180809.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dictatorship Life 24 mins – “When Bassem Youssef left his career as a thoracic surgeon to focus on political satire, he earned the moniker of Egypt’s Jon Stewart. Now living in the U.S., he sees similarities between his native home under military rule and America in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “Americans can relate to life under dictatorship thanks to Trump, says ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-798r7lOY-20180725.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disease Resistance 36 mins – “Plant disease resistance is a complicated arms race between the plant and pathogens.  Bacteria, viruses and fungi evolve in lock-step with plants, creating new ways to overcome new disease resistance strategies.  Resistance to disease has a foundation in the gene-for-gene model, a model that hypothesizes that plants and pathogens have a molecular relationship with each other that mediates pathogenicity.  Today’s podcast features Drs. Lida Derevnina and Chih-Hang Wu, postdoctoral researchers with Sophien Kamoun (@KamounLab) at the Sainsbury Laboratory (@TheSainsburyLab) in Norwich, England.  They describe the new thinking of disease resistance as a number of complex layers that integrates many gene-for-gene interactions with other mechanisms in mediating plant defense.  Hosted by Paul Vincelli (@pvincell)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNC Operations 26 mins – “Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a “huge mess” during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians “took active measures to destabilize” U.S. democracy.” At the link find the title, “’The Russians tried to destroy our country,’ says former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mvmEXo4Y-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Doctor Bot 43 mins – “Babylon Health has unveiled its new bot meant to allow patients to contact the bot via an app without an appointment, with the bot offering health advice based on what patients tell it. Click hears from Ali Parsa from Babylon and is joined by the GP, Ann Robinson to discuss the controversy around how well it will work. A team at MIT has been training a robot to read body gestures, tone of voice and for the first time, bio-signs like heart rate and body temperature to help in therapy for children with autism spectrum conditions. Click talks to the researcher, Ognjen Rudovic.. Global sales of industrial robots reached the new record of 380,550 units in 2017, up 29% compared to the previous year. China saw the largest growth in demand for industrial robots, up 58 percent. Click talks to Steven Wyatt, VP of the International Federation of Robotics. Platforms like Facebook will fix fake news with artificially intelligent algorithms, eventually phasing out the army of humans employed on the task. But we don’t need the techno-solutionist approach. So believes the media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. He joins Click ahead of this week’s FutureFest in London.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is include in the blog archive.

DroneBase Founder 44 mins – “DroneBase is one of the world’s largest, professional drone service provider networks. Think of it as “Uber for drone pilots”. If you need a drone operator to come accomplish a mission for you, chances are, you can get one through DroneBase. Dan Burton is CEO of DroneBase and has been leading the charge at the Southern California-based company since its inception. The company has grown to become a premier name in the DSP (drone service provider) space and represents an approach that can truly scale as the industry grows. DroneBase is also taking experimental approaches to software with an AR (augmented reality) app.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drug Therapy 52 mins – “The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities nationwide, and the president has announced it’s a top priority to take action. Come learn about the problem: the extent of the opioid epidemic nationally as well as the current data in Alameda County; drug trends; the intersection of chronic pain and the intersection of opioid use disorder; and the promises and potential pitfalls of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its application at Tri-City Health Center. Dr. Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains an active training, consulting and therapy practice. Dr. Nguyen is continuously developing innovative ways to translate science into practice. She is responsible for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and treatment interventions to integrate behavioral health and substance use services within a primary care setting. She oversees the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at TCHC and is a member of the East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition Accelerator Program, sponsored by California Health Care Foundation.” At the link find the title, “Medication Assisted Therapy: A Local Community Clinic Response to the Opioid Epidemic, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180717_MLF_Tam Nguyen for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy in Doctors 15 mins – “ER physician Brian Goldman makes the case for kindness in his medical memoir that includes research suggesting an empathetic bedside manner can benefit patients and doctors.” At the link find the title, “How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman Monday, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Vwy4wKFf-20180730.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Action 50 mins – “When you think of climate activism, Wall Street doesn’t immediately come to mind. But as investors are coming to realize, they do have a voice – and a vote – when it comes to corporate environmental action. Responsible investing is a concept that’s been around for many years, but it’s only recently that companies have begun to take notice. And who’s driving that change? Shareholders. Greg Dalton talks with three experts about the ways that market forces can turn the ship, inspiring awareness, transparency and in some cases, even change, in seemingly immovable corporations.” At the link find the title, “Making the Grade: Corporations and the Paris Climate Accord, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180708_cl1_Making the Grade PODCASTx.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Policy 49 mins – “Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access and improved energy efficiency. Back in 1963 when the Clean Air Act was written, legislators acknowledged that California was ahead of the curve and wrote a waiver into the law allowing the Golden State to set its own stricter standards. In 2018, that exception is being used in fighting—and so far winning—the loosening of national CAFE standards. Join us for a conversation about the past, present and future of California’s leadership in environmental policy. We will look at the lessons—as laid out by David Vogel—offered by California to the nation and the world. What has worked and where has the state fallen short?” At the link find the title, “When you think of climate activism, Wall Street doesn’t immediately come to mind. But as investors are coming to realize, they do have a voice – and a vote – when it comes to corporate environmental action. Responsible investing is a concept that’s been around for many years, but it’s only recently that companies have begun to take notice. And who’s driving that change? Shareholders. Greg Dalton talks with three experts about the ways that market forces can turn the ship, inspiring awareness, transparency and in some cases, even change, in seemingly immovable corporations.” At the link find the title, “California Greenin’: Shaping America’s Environment, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180812_cl1 California Greenin PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epi Injector Recycling 24 mins – “Dr. Jackie Duffin offers a practical solution to curtail the ongoing EpiPen shortage – reusing expired injectors. She’s calling on the government to do more to inform and protect Canadians.” At the link find the title, “Recycling injectors could help solve EpiPen shortage: researcher,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Policy 102 mins – “…the Brookings Institution hosted an event to mark the publication of a collection of papers on evidence-based policy in the July 2018 volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.” At the link find the title, “Evidence-based policy: How is it faring in the Trump era?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180719_FALK_Evidence Based Policy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 21 mins – “The public is “selective” about what it deems fake news, according to a veteran reporter covering the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, “Journalism can’t ‘have all the answers’ in the complex age of Trump, says veteran reporter, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-VlSiTBfi-20180731.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Videos 26 mins – “As technology continues to make it easier for people to create ‘deepfake’ videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.” At the link find the title, “The fight against ‘deepfake’ videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul,” right-click “Media files current-OCRJQW0C-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminist Voices in China 60 mins – At the link find the title, “Feminist Voices in China: From #MeToo to Censorship, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180726_Feminist Voices in China From #MeToo to Censorship_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Decision Behavior 37 mins – “Dr. David Just studies human behavior and how psychology ties in with economic decisions.  His work at Cornell examines the interesting overlays that cause consumers to behave how they do.  In this podcast we examine consumer decisions in food, including a discussion about soft drinks, ketchup, meat, and ingredients from genetically engineered crops.  We also touch on the “GMO labeling” issue.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Production in Australia P1 57 mins – “We’re a nation with a big appetite and, as the population moves towards 40 million by 2050, it’s only going to get bigger. Chef Paul West, Nutritionist Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production. Not just by growing more but by making more of what we grow and by future proofing our precious crops against an uncertain future.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Food Production in Australia P2 58 mins –To many people, organic or wild caught food is the best and healthiest produce to eat. But in 2050, when Australia’s population hits 40 million, we may have to find more sustainable ways to farm our food than nature currently provides. Chef Paul West, Nutritionist Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong travel across Australia to meet the growers and scientists who are making key breakthroughs in this field.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Genetically Engineered Crop Controversy 34 mins – “Mark Lynas believed in his heart that he was doing the right thing.  He was joining others in tearing out field trials of GE crops, and effectively arrested research and development around crop biotechnology.  He participated in a movement that significantly shaped public opinion that influences policy to this day. But Mark is a scientific author, and when writing about climate change understood the need for rigorous evaluation of scientific evidence.  When he applied the same thinking to GE crops, it was apparent that he was not following the evidence – and changed his mind.  Mark treats the topic of plant biotech with refreshing nuance, sitting cleanly in the interface of sound science and responsible social application. His book details his journey, and is a refreshing primer for all of us that need to check ourselves for self delusion, and ensure that we are pursuing the truth in our discussions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence and Social Media 21 mins – “Three separate shootings in the heart of downtown Toronto stir concern that gun violence is on the rise in Canada’s largest city.” At the link find the title, “Social media ‘turf wars’ influencing rise in public shootings, anti-gun violence advocate says, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-W274xcbN-20180703.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hacking Conference 60 mins – “This week we discuss privacy and security considerations when attending hacking conferences. At the link find the title, “087-Staying Private/Secure at Blackhat/Defcon, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 477531231-user-98066669-087-staying privatesecure at blackhatdefcon.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Incident Tracking 19 mins – “Irfan Chaudhry, who monitors reports of hate-fuelled encounters in Alberta, says paying closer attention to more subtle forms of violence is crucial to understanding Canada’s climate of hate and possibly preventing future attacks.” At the link find the title, “Why tracking ‘hate incidents’ that don’t break the law is crucial to tackling rise in hate crimes, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-jlhVfUh2-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Reform 70 mins – “Early in 2018, many of the best known leaders from across American health care joined forces to launch United States of Care, a bipartisan initiative to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for every American. The founding belief is that when political rhetoric is removed, Americans outside of Washington agree more than they disagree about health-care access and coverage. The organization seeks politically and economically viable solutions that can garner broad support that won’t disappear with the next election or presidential administration. The group’s Board and Founders Council is a who’s who of U.S. health care, several of whose members will be on hand for this lively discussion.” At the link find the title, “A Bipartisan Approach to Health-Care Reform, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180723_FEA_Health Care Reform For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Construction Electrical Plans 21 mins – “After giving a general overview last week of what’s needed for the specifications for the plumbing, mechanical and electrical subs, I thought it would be helpful to go into more detail about the lighting and electrical plan that you will need to give to the electrician.  There is so much to consider.  I’ll give you a list of 50 suggestions that you can use as a checklist that will help you develop a pretty complete electrical and lighting plan before you even meet your builder or electrician for the lighting walkthrough. The lighting walkthrough typically happens in the rough-in stage, after framing is complete and before the drywall goes up.  Usually, the homeowner will walk through the framed house with the electrician and/or builder and discuss where fixtures, outlets, and light switches will go. But thinking through the electrical and lighting plan well before you do the electrical walkthrough will allow you more time to consider exactly what features and outlets we want, and where. This decreases the chances of you forgetting an outlet or light switch somewhere.  It will also give you an opportunity to develop more detailed specifications so you can get more accurate electrical bids. I’ll give you some suggestions in list form.  50 suggestions here and 21 more tips in the bonus episode.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Construction Electrical Tips 10 mins – “In addition to the suggestions and tips that I gave you episode 125 called “Consider These Things for Your Electrical and Lighting Plan”, I’m giving you 21 bonus tips that I’ve curated from past BYHYU episodes. So that you can easily access our lighting and electrical tips for your own lighting plan, I’ve put them all together in one and a half episodes.  You’ve heard these 21 bonus tips before, but I think this will serve as a nice refresher for many of you, plus it will save you the trouble of having to listen to several episodes to find lighting tips that that scattered around in different places. If you haven’t listened to episode 125, you’ll definitely want to do that too, as the lion’s share of the lighting and electrical plan suggestions are in that episode.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ICE Excesses 48 mins – “The Pew Research Center estimates that there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States — and that approximately two-thirds of them have been here for more than a decade. Journalist Frank Foer says that for many years, there was a tacit agreement among politicians of both parties that there would be a pathway to citizenship for many of the long-term undocumented immigrants. “They rooted themselves within our communities. … They raise children who are U.S. citizens,” Foer says. “There had been this consensus that they could stay.” But shortly after President Trump was sworn into office, he passed an executive order that criminalized anyone in the country illegally — opening the door for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to deport any undocumented immigrant. Foer says that the policy was unprecedented: “Never before have we had such a large, dedicated police force whose mission is to remove undocumented immigrants from the communities in which they’re rooted.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Illness Podcast 27 mins – “Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.” At the link find the title, “Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-QMpAzo9F-20180704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Overload 27 mins – “Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power…right? As part of our summer series, You 2.0, we try to understand why we stick our heads in the sand.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: The Ostrich Effect, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180806_hiddenbrain_hb_pod_82 the ostrich effect-rebroadcast you_20_2017_v3-7b418737-7757-400c-9ddb-5c5ecfbed7cf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kasich 28 mins – “Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) joins Chuck Todd to talk about the state of the Republican party, Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for House Speaker, and why winning is all that matters in politics.” At the link find the title, “John Kasich: “I’m not a moderate, politically, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 453ba899-0a5c-4d0e-88aa-706cf747b835.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Supreme Court Appointment 75 mins – “Democrats target Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential power, Trump blows up the NATO summit, and House Republicans defend Rep. Jim Jordan against accusations that he turned a blind eye towards sexual abuse allegations. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Kavanaugh nomination and immigration.” At the link find the title, “’America’s crazy old uncle’, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 48b70bfc-4b5f-4884-b14a-4a8badafa2f1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mafia in Toronto 48 mins – “Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you’ll never see coming.” At the link find the title, “This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-wgrRa9Hu-20180705.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mandela Letters 26 mins Hundreds of letters Nelson Mandela wrote while incarcerated under apartheid rule have been compiled into a new book. The Current discusses the compilation with its editor, Sahm Venter, and Mandela’s granddaughter.” At the link find the title, “New compilation of Nelson Mandela’s letters shed light on his time in prison, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0fUsIe5L-20180726.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Mass Incarceration Upgrade 48 mins – “Julian Adler, co-author of Start Here, and Judge Victoria Pratt discuss alternatives to jail, including community service, social services and even personal essays.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Production 48 mins – “Is it possible to slaughter animals and eat meat in an an ethical way? That’s the question food writer Camas Davis set out to answer when she moved to the southwest of France to apprentice as a butcher on a small, family-run farm and slaughterhouse. Being so close to the butchering process took some getting used to — “I had to really confront my own moments of cringing or turning away or not wanting to see or know,” she says. But ultimately Davis felt she had the answer to her question. Davis came away from France feeling that “not all meat is created equal — and subsequently not all animal farming is created equal.” She says the key to being an ethical carnivore is thinking carefully about how the animals are treated and where the meat is coming from. “It’s my theory — or it’s a theory that I’ve developed over time, through my own education — that the further in we go, the better choices we make, the more agency we have in changing [the] system that brings food to our table,” she says. Davis is the founder of the Portland Meat Collective, which teaches people about conscientious farming, slaughtering and eating. Her new memoir is Killing ItAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Empathy 15 mins – “ER physician Brian Goldman makes the case for kindness in his medical memoir that includes research suggesting an empathetic bedside manner can benefit patients and doctors.” At the link find the title, “How empathy can transform healthcare: Dr. Brian Goldman, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Vwy4wKFf-20180730.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Medically Assisted Death 29 mins – “Ing Wong-Ward, a disability rights advocate, was diagnosed with colon cancer over a year ago. Now in palliative care, she is fighting to make her remaining time meaningful – and to help others to do the same.” At the link find the title, “’A compromised life is worth living’: Why Ing Wong-Ward won’t choose medically assisted death, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-55xLnJ4Q-20180726.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medically Assisted Death 29 mins – “Will Pegg’s body is slowly falling apart, riddled with metastatic bone cancer. He knows he doesn’t want to die this way. So he’s chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.” At the link find the title, “Will Pegg will die an assisted death. He couldn’t feel more alive, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-losogrgd-20180723.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare and Medicaid Administrator 67 mins – “Here’s a rare chance to hear from the Trump administration official who oversees Medicare and Medicaid. Seema Verma is only the 15th person ever confirmed to the post. She was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2017. As administrator, Verma oversees a $1 trillion budget, 26 percent of the total federal budget, which administers health care programs for more than 130 million Americans. A nationally recognized leader in health policy and operational design, Verma has guided health care policy in the public and private sector, working with states to build flexibility into their Medicaid programs to help them meet the diverse needs of their unique populations. As the architect of the historic Healthy Indiana Plan, she helped create and implement the nation’s first consumer directed Medicaid program. Administrator Verma is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University.” At the link find the title, “Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180725_FEA_Seema Verma For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Election 21 mins – “Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador secured a wide majority on Sunday, all but guaranteeing sweeping reforms for the country. In the midst of NAFTA negotiations, what does that mean for Canada?” At the link find the title, “How will Mexico’s new president shake up NAFTA negotiations? Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-nART7yNu-20180702.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MOBI in India 19 mins – “Facebook and Google’s advertising complex is founded on machine learning, allowing people to self-serve their data needs across a broad audience. India-based InMobi is a company in the advertising technology space that delivers 10 billion ad requests daily. Today, we speak with Avi Patchava, Vice-President of Data Sciences and Machine Learning at InMobi, which operates in China, Europe, India, and the US. Patchava explains how machine learning plays a role in appropriately matching advertising requests to the right audience at scale,  whether on mobile, desktop or different devices and media. Patchava paints a robust picture of what this technology will look like moving forward and how it will change the game for marketers and advertisers, especially with the emphasis on data and machine learning.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI_in_Industry-Avi_Patchava-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Exchange Problems 19 mins – “The Venezuelan government doesn’t want you to know the real value of its currency. But Ruben and Mila figured it out. Now they’re on the lam.” At the link find the title, “#858: Venezuela’s Fugitive Money Traders, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180803_pmoney pmpod858.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monument Removal Solution 21 mins – “Amidst the disagreement over what to do about John A. Macdonald statues in Canada, one expert points to “counter-monuments” as a way to add historical context without removing what already exists.” At the link find the title, “How ‘counter-monuments’ can solve the debate over controversial historical statues, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-GzXQcros-20180810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MOOCs No Longer Massive 22 mins “MOOCs have gone from a buzzword to a punchline, especially among professors who were skeptical of these “massive open online courses” in the first place. But what is their legacy on campuses? MOOCs started in around 2011 when a few Stanford professors put their courses online and made them available to anyone who wanted to take them. The crowds who showed up were, well, massive. We’re talking 160,000 people signing up to study advanced tech topics like data science. The New York Times later declared 2012 as the ‘year of the MOOC,’ and columnists said the virtual courses would bring a revolution. But in the rush of public interest that followed, skeptics wondered whether online courses could help fix the cost crisis of higher education. Was this the answer to one of the nation’s toughest problems? The answer, it turns out, is, no. Actually these days you don’t hear much about MOOCs at all. In the national press there’s almost a MOOC amnesia. It’s like it never happened.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea 72 mins – “North Korea has become arguably the most urgent national security issue facing the United States today, in part due to decades of inadequate expertise, attention and action by the United States. This reflects a larger set of problems of America’s inability to engage seriously with Asia, the fastest-growing economic region in the world and the center of potential political and security conflicts in the future. You are invited to hear these issues analyzed and explained by Glen S. Fukushima, who has spent his entire career dealing with U.S.-Asia relations in the context of academia, journalism, law, business and the nonprofit sector.” At the link find the title, “North Korea and the Dynamics of U.S.-South Korea-Japan, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180807_MLF North And South Korea for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pen Pals 24 mins – “After news of two Canadian pen pals who have finally met face-to-face – after 56 years of letter writing – we look at a program in Chicago that aimed to teach teens how writing can forge a connection.” At the link find tht tiel, “The pen pal project: How a Chicago charity taught teens the joy of letter writing, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-tAU65orv-20180702.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pheremone-based Pesticide 36 mins – “Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller are the founders of Pheronym, an agricultural biotechnology company that develops safe and nontoxic solutions to protect a wide variety of plants. Their flagship product is based on pheromones which is extracted from microscopic roundworms called nematodes. Fatma is Pheronym’s CEO/CSO and is an accomplished scientist with a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology and postdoctoral training in Natural Product Chemistry. Cameron is the COO and has extensive experience in entrepreneurship with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy healthcare management. Fatma and Cameron join me today to discuss their pheromone-based pesticide and how it can improve the agricultural landscape in the future. They describe the primary problem regarding nematodes, what inspired them to investigate the use of pheromones as a pesticide, and what eventually lead them to make nematodes work for farmers instead of against them. They also explain the science behind their product and its mechanical and legal challenges as well as share their experience with accelerators.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pilotless Planes 26 mins – “From debate about the relative safety of unmanned cockpits to concern about the technology’s lift-off among passengers, the future of pilotless planes remains cloudy.” At the link find thte title, “Would you fly in a pilotless plane? AI aircrafts are on the horizon, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dqt2ENzM-20180731.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya 21 mins – “Rivers and lakes are cleaner since Kenya introduced a sweeping ban of single-use plastic bags, but thousands of jobs have been lost. Caro Rolando’s documentary, From The Frontlines: The War on Plastics, examines the debate about whether the ban is doing more harm than good.” At the link find thte title, “Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya’s strict ban helping or hurting its people? Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0m9cWnBy-20180730.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcast Startup 33 mins – “Manoush and Jen give themselves 36 hours in San Francisco to come up with a financial backup plan, just in case this whole blockchain-token-thing doesn’t work out. Silicon Valley runs on VC money so maybe Stable Genius Productions should too? First, they talk to a well-known venture capitalist on whether aligning their mission with investor expectations is a laughable goal. Then, they visit Roman Mars, host of 99% Invisible and Radiotopia co-founder, at his headquarters in Oakland. He explains how he built his podcasting empire and advises Manoush and Jen on their plan.” At the link find the title, “Roman Mars on ZigZag, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 99_INVISIBLE FEATURE RM ON ZIGZAG_pt01.mp3” and select “Save Link as’ from the pop-up menu.

Political Polarization 92 mins – “Political polarization, accompanied by negative partisanship, are striking features of the current political landscape. Perhaps these trends were originally confined to politicians and the media, but we recently reached the point where the majority of Americans report they would consider it more objectionable if their children married across party lines than if they married someone of another faith. Where did this polarization come from? And what it is doing to American democracy, which is housed in institutions that were framed to encourage open deliberation, compromise and consensus formation? In this talk, Professor David Peritz will examine some of the deeper forces in the American economy, the public sphere and media, political institutions, and even moral psychology that best seem to account for the recent rise in popular polarization.” At the link find the title, “We Can’t Talk Anymore? Understanding the Structural Roots of Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Democratic Discourse in 21st Century America, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180710_MLF WeCantTalkAnymore for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preet Bharara Interview 72 mins – “Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, joins Katie and Brian to help us make sense of the investigations swirling around President Trump. But first, Preet details the whirlwind experience of being courted and then fired by Trump. He also explains why he’s decided not to run for public office— for now.” At the link find the title, “72. Preet Bharara Explains It All, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files c67d9b5d-4cfb-4955-8b98-8f2144854bdc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Legislation 60 mins – “…the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.  

Pronunciation Marks Creation 34 mins – “In the beginning was the word, and the word was … well, actually, there was just one word … one long, endless word. For thousands of years, in some written languages, there was no space between words. People were expected figure out sentences and clauses while reading aloud. Scriptio continua was the dominant form of writing for the Greeks and the Romans. Sometimes, this never-ending string of letters would execute what was called an ox-turn, first reading left to right, then switching to read back from right to left. In the 3rd century BCE, a librarian in Alexandria named Aristophanes introduced the idea of putting in dots to indicate pauses, like stage directions for people performing texts out loud. Dots of ink at the bottom, middle, or top of a given line served as subordinate, intermediate and full points, corresponding to pauses of increasing length.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit Founder 73 mins – “Entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian has had a wild ride, and he’s just getting started. He founded Reddit, commonly known as “the front page of the Internet” and one of the most public displays of the huge potential and pitfalls of open dialogue today. Earlier this year, he left Reddit for new challenges, including becoming a father and returning full-time to the venture capital firm he founded, Initialized Capital. He spent time as a microfinance fellow for Kiva. He helped launch travel website Hipmunk and served as a partner for Y Combinator. His relationship with the world’s most famous tennis player, Serena Williams, was a match for the digital ages (There was a Reddit announcement of the engagement.), and now he’s arguably one of the highest profile dads in the tech world (to baby daughter Olympia). His perspectives on tech, culture and parenting uniquely intersect at a key time in today’s landscape, and we have questions about many subjects: life for working parents in tech and beyond; his lens on the world as a husband and father; the role of open dialogue online, the most interesting emerging tech coming out of Silicon Valley; and advice for founders or those looking to start their own ventures. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with Ohanian, moderated by Katie Bethell, founder of PL+US, an organization which advocates for paid family leave for everyone in the United States.” At the link find the title, “Founding, Funding and Fatherhood with Alexis Ohanian, Ju, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180725_INF_Alexis Ohanian For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rohingya Refugee Camp 24 mins – “Rohingya Muslims fled persecution in Myanmar and many are in the world’s biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh. But there’s another threat they face – monsoon season.” At the link find the title, “Rohingya refugees ‘very scared’ as monsoon season approaches in Bangladesh, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-nWvrzoDI-20180803.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rule Breaking 48 mins – “Francesca Gino studies rebels — people who practice “positive deviance” and achieve incredible feats of imagination. They know how, and when, to break the rules that should be broken. So how can you activate your own inner non-conformist? We kick off this year’s You 2.0 series by pondering this question.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180723_hiddenbrain_hb rebel talent-final podcast_mix_7-23-aefe1983-086f-4172-aceb-634758d35b90.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Meddling 82 mins – “Trump spends the weekend rage-tweeting, the Nunes Memo is exposed as a fraud, and Jim Comey blesses us with punditry. Then students from Parkland, Florida and Chicago talk about their efforts to register young voters and reduce gun violence, and DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about his upcoming book, On The Other Side of Freedom.” At the link find the title, “’Putin’s Paperless Post’, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5c5e08f8-ba78-47de-8639-6b6756f7f8fd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Threat to America 71 mins – “Retired intelligence officer Malcolm Nance knows about Vladimir Putin and the threat he poses to American sovereignty. From the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our elections to Putin’s persistent presidency, Russia has a looming presence. Nance suggests this presence isn’t benign but part of a greater plan to break down western democracy. His new book, The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin’s Spies Are Winning Control of America and Dismantling the West, exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout the United States and Europe. By seeking to create antidemocratic sentiment around the world, Nance argues Putin can leverage his strength to build a Russian-led alliance of nondemocratic autocracies. With the future of democracy hanging in the balance, Nance digs into the plans and goals of its enemies.  Join Nance for an important conversation about Russia’s plan to unseat democracy and learn what we can do about it.” At the link find the title, “Malcolm Nance: How Russia Is Destroying Democracy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_FEA Malcom Nance For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salton Sea Changes 53 mins – “The area surrounding the Salton Sea is home to more than 650,000 people. As the water levels in the sea recede, the exposed lakebed dries up and the toxic dust blows across the vicinity, which has some of the highest asthma rates in the United States. In addition to the public health implications, shrinking water levels result in a higher salinity, which kills fish that many migratory birds depend on to fuel their migrations along the Pacific Flyway. In June 2018, California voters passed Proposition 68, a $4 billion state bond measure that will provide critical funding for state parks, clean water, climate change resilience, and wildlife habitat – including $200 million in funding to address the deterioration of the Salton Sea. Echoing this mandate from the electorate, the National Audubon Society urges the state of California to accelerate progress on the implementation of projects to reduce dust and stave off environmental degradation..” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sean Spicer 66 mins – “Before he made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer built a decades-long career in Republican politics. Spicer witnessed and shaped the inner workings of Washington, D.C., from every vantage point—as a House of Representatives communicator, assistant at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Republican National Committee chief strategist, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and, of course, as White House spokesperson for President Donald Trump. Few in Washington are as well equipped as Spicer to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital. Join Spicer for a rare conversation as he takes us behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure as President Trump’s press secretary, shedding new light on the headline-grabbing controversies of the Trump administration’s first year.” At the link find the title, “Sean Spicer: The Briefing, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180802_FEA_Sean Spicer for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment Complaints 58 mins – “Join us for a conversation about how employers should respond to sexual harassment complaints, how the #MeToo movement has impacted this and how it could change employer practices. The panelists will discuss what the future may hold for the workplace in terms of the prevention and response to harassment.” At the link find the title, “The Aftermath of #MeToo in the Workplace, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180808_MLF Me too Movement for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 53 mins – “This weeks’ lecture is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and the Center for the Study of Europe.  Our speaker is Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College.  Professor Schor’s lecture is titled “Dependence and Precarity in the Sharing Economy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shell Eco-marathon Discussion 37 mins – “There’s been an explosion of innovation competitions in recent years.  They highlight the fact that innovation can come from non-obvious sources.   These competitions bring together smart people – usually industry outsiders – to tackle a problem.   The annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas took place this year in Sonoma, California.  In today’s show I welcome three members of the Duke Electric Vehicles team from Duke University.  They share their experience of competing for fuel efficiency innovation.” At the link find the title, “Competing for Fuel Efficiency Innovation S14 Ep19, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Competing for Fuel Efficiency Innovation S14_Ep19.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shipping Forecast History 30 mins – “Four times every day, on radios all across the United Kingdom, a BBC announcer begins reading from a seemingly indecipherable script. “And now the Shipping Forecast issued by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency,” says the voice over the wire. “Viking, North Utsire; southwesterly five to seven; occasionally gale eight; rain or showers; moderate or good, occasionally poor.” Cryptic and mesmerizing, this is the UK’s nautical weather report. The Shipping Forecast is “part of the culture here,” muses Charlie Connolly, author of Attention All Shipping: A Journey ‘Round the Shipping Forecast. “It’s a much loved institution. People regard it as poetry.” Connolly grew up listening to the forecast. Even now, as an adult, he sets his alarm so he can tune into the early morning forecast.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock and Awe 26 mins – “Our greatest obligation is to hold those in power accountable, says former Knight Ridder journalist” At the link find the title, “Journalists today face a ‘brick wall of nationalism,’ says director Rob Reiner, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RdzWYFcm-20180719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shooting Victim Stories 30 mins – “Two women who lived through mass shootings share their experiences of recovery and discuss what can be done to help those impacted by the shooting in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood.” At the link find the title, “’We don’t know all those stories’: Impact of Toronto shooting hard to capture, Montreal Massacre survivor says, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-w3E8bKOB-20180730.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Change Fear 34 mins – “Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even a dying one, can sometimes be harnessed and wielded like a weapon by conjuring up old fears from a bygone era. It’s a great way to slow down social change if you fear that change. When a social change threatens your ideology, fear is the simplest, easiest way to keep more minds from changing. In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, we explore how the separate spheres ideology is still affecting us today, and how some people are using it to scare people into voting down anti-discrimination legislation.” At the link find the title, “126 – Separate Spheres (rebroadcast), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 126_Seperate Spheres rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Species Identification 24 mins – “Species are hard to define, as they don’t fit neatly into the categories that science wants to put them into. But increasingly, people are naming new species without enough evidence to suggest they are indeed a separate taxon. Graihagh Jackson investigates why so-called taxonomic vandalism is on the rise and what we can do about it” At the link find the title, “Tricky taxonomy: the problems with naming new species – Science Weekly podcast, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 01-30845-gnl.sci.180803.gj.tricky taxonomy the problems with naming new species.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

State Department Decline 29 mins – “Ronan Farrow’s new book argues that the U.S. State Department is being gutted to the point where American influence in the world is at risk.” At the link find the title, “Trump is creating a world of empty embassies and risking global stability, says Ronan Farrow, “Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9GVK4zAw-20180801.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Suicide 67 mins – “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, will discuss the organization’s efforts in fighting depression and teen suicide. A Brighter Day reaches out to teens suffering from depression and other related issues while allowing them to maintain their dignity. The charity connects teens to the resources they need, showcasing local bands in a way that helps teens learn about depression and its risk factors.” At the link find the title, “A Brighter Day, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170630_A Brighter Day Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tobacco Support 15 mins – “Tobacco causes more than seven million deaths every year — and many of us are far more complicit in the problem than we realize. In a bold talk, oncologist Dr. Bronwyn King tells the story of how she uncovered the deep ties between the tobacco industry and the entire global finance sector, which invests our money in cigarette companies through big banks, insurers and pension funds. Learn how Dr. King has ignited a worldwide movement to create tobacco-free investments and how each of us can play a role in ending this epidemic.” At the link left-click the share circle in the upper left-hand corner and right-click “Download audio” to get the pop-up menu and select “Save Link As”.

Tourism Excesses 21 mins – “International tourism grew by 7 per cent in 2017, with 1.3 billion people dragging suitcases around the world. But locals in popular destinations like Venice are fed up as large influxes threaten local culture, push up prices and damage the environment.” At the link find the tile, “Too many tourists? Rethink how you travel or risk ruining destinations, says expert, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ocs8fpHS-20180806.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Health 56 mins – “When you think of climate activism, Wall Street doesn’t immediately come to mind. But as investors are coming to realize, they do have a voice – and a vote – when it comes to corporate environmental action. Responsible investing is a concept that’s been around for many years, but it’s only recently that companies have begun to take notice. And who’s driving that change? Shareholders. Greg Dalton talks with three experts about the ways that market forces can turn the ship, inspiring awareness, transparency and in some cases, even change, in seemingly immovable corporations. Transgender rights are increasingly under threat. The president began his administration by rescinding new federal protections for transgender students in public schools, followed by a ban on transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. armed forces via twitter. A new HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division is expected to offer greater protections for health care workers who do not wish to treat transgender patients. How do these assaults on transgender civil rights affect the mental health and well-being of trans individuals? Find out how Tri-City Health Center, a community clinic on the front lines of transgender care in the age of Trump, addresses these and other issues in Alameda County.At the link find the title, “Transgender Health—Mental Health in the Age of Trump: On the Front Lines at a Local Community Clinic, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180730_MLF Transgender Health for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tropical Forests 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.  Our speaker is Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute.  Ms. Seymour’s lecture is titled “Why Forests? Why Now?  The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkey Lira Crisis 21 mins – “As the Turkish lira tumbles and the country’s president remains defiant in a tariff battle with the U.S., one expert warns the economic stability in Turkey could spread beyond its borders with serious implications.” At the link find the title, “Turkey’s lira crisis puts European economies at risk, says expert, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eYVr8c3D-20180814.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undercover FBI Agent 25 mins – “Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.” At the link find the title, “How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-DwSmt5py-20180815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unscaled Mindset 66 mins – “Has size and scale become a liability in business? Venture capitalist Hemant Taneja believes it has. He will describe how the unscaled economy is reshaping and creating a new world of opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies. The unscaled phenomenon has allowed new companies such as Warby Parker, Airbnb and Stripe to become global competitors among established businesses. Taneja explains why embracing the unscaled mindset is the new business model for the future.” At the link find the title, At the link find the title, “Hemant Taneja: The Unscaled Economy, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180807_SV Hemant Taneja for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegan Kids 67 mins – “Is bringing up a vegan baby unhealthy? The Smart Parent’s Guide to Raising Vegan Kids is the ultimate vegan parenting manifesto that takes on this myth and answers all the other questions you’ve always wondered about—the vegan way. Raising ethically vegan children, in fact, lays the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent health for your child, the animals, and the planet. In this practical and tongue-in-cheek guide, Eric C. Lindstrom dishes the real talk and shares the unique challenges vegans face when starting their children from scratch, providing advice, tips, and tricks on how to raise compassionate, vegan children in all areas of life.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Science P1 34 mins – “The Santa Ana winds of Southern California are sometimes called the “Devil Winds.” They pick up in the late summer and early fall, sweeping down from the mountains and across the coast. They’re hot and dry, and known for creating dangerous fire conditions. In late November of 1980 — as the Santa Anas blew in at up to 90 miles an hour — an unknown arsonist lit a fire near Panorama Point in the San Bernardino Mountains. Pushed by the wind, the fire grew and quickly spread down the mountain toward the city of San Bernardino. State firefighters spray water on wilderness fires with hoses during the Panorama brush fire In just a few hours, the Panorama Fire destroyed hundreds of homes and killed four people. It was one of the worst wildfire disasters in California history at the time, which sent one man off on a mission to try and change the way we address wildfires. Jack Cohen was a few years out of graduate school, and a recent transplant to California at the time of the fire. He was working as a research scientist for the Forest Service, studying fire behavior, and he was interested in how the Panorama fire had destroyed so many homes — especially when there was such a robust firefighting response. One of the first things that Cohen did was to listen to emergency dispatch tapes from the day of the fire. And as he listened, he began to notice a pattern. People were calling in about houses on fire long before the fire front ever reached their neighborhoods.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Science P2 35 mins – “Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, right next to Santa Barbara, sits Montecito, California. The community is charming and geographically isolated. The landscape is a mix of desert and coast, with soaring hills, natural hot springs, and cool mornings. The hillsides are covered with chaparral, a plant community characterized by scrubby brush, and the neighborhoods are lined with fragrant eucalyptus. But this beautiful landscape is also what makes the area vulnerable to wildfire. The chaparral covering the hills is fire-resistant for the first twenty years of its life, but as it ages and dries, it becomes rich fire fuel. Then there’s the eucalyptus, which has shaggy bark and flammable oils that can cause the trees to burst into fireballs as they heat up during a wildfire. The slender canyons that sit below the hilltops of Montecito are cozy little spaces where fires can easily take hold. And the community’s so-called “sundowner winds” blow hot, dry air from the desert up and over the mountains and through those canyons. The region endures a major fire approximately once every 10 years. For this landscape, fire is predictable and it is inevitable. Now, coupled with multi-year drought, it is becoming unmanageable.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wolves in U.S. 24 mins – “Author Nate Blakeslee looks at how the life of a famous Yellowstone wolf named O-Six provides a poignant insight into the struggle for survival of wolves in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “How O-Six became Yellowstone’s ‘most beloved’ wolf, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mN1JrSB4-20180725.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Workplace Organization 57 mins – “Organizational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant joins Katie and Brian for a wide-ranging discussion about work. “My job is to fix other people’s jobs,” Adam explains. They delve into what makes a great leader, the difference between workplace givers and takers, and why Adam typically recommends against group brainstorms. Plus, Adam dishes on his experience sitting in on the writers’ room at The Daily Show.” At the link right-click “71. Adam Grant’s Best Advice, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files a15c5aab-208f-41c8-a668-7527c254e069.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zionism and Anti-Semitism 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, and is titled “Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Ideologies or Emotions?”  Our speaker is Harvard University Visiting Professor of History, Derek Penslar.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 355 – Aug 31, 2018: Ageing Gracefully, Agriculture and Climate Change, Aira Workshop, Alan Alda and Tina Fey, Animal Rights, Aretha Franklin, Asperger Research, Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture, Bone Fractures, British Columbia Wildfires, Cake Shop Case, Charlottesville Incident, Cleveland Kidnapping, Climate Warming Action, College Student Mental Health, Coma Patients, Company Jobs Disappear, Congressional Failings, Dream Jobs, Drowned Refugee Boy, Fake News in Canada, Fatbergs, Fractures in Ankle and Knee, Gay Rights Movement Trends, Geriatric Surgery Preparation, Housing Crisis Fix, Immigration Conflict Value, Infectious Diseases Future, Inspiration on Delancey Street, Kidnapped in Cleveland, Madeleine Albright on Facism, Marriage History, Medical Doctor Stories, Mindfulness, Mitochondria Importance, Molly Ivins Documentary, Monument Removal in Canada, Multiple Personality Value, National Security and Climate Change, Poop Cartel, Public Transportation and Koch Brothers, Quantum Computing, Rebel Talent, Refugee Crisis, Refugees and Immigrants, Regulatory Rollback, Russian Meddling, Saudia Arabia Military Exports, Shaman Interview, Stephen King Interview, Technology Hazards, Tim Ferris and Kevin Rose, Voting Rights Protection, White Nationalists in Canada, Wine in NJ, Women for Peace, Work Future

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Ageing Gracefully 67 mins – “In a time so divided, it can be hard to find connections that can bring us together. Ironically, it’s our differences—the intrinsic uniqueness of individuals—that have the greatest capacity to unite us. The “PBS NewsHour” weekly segment “Brief But Spectacular,” created by Steve Goldbloom, tells the unique stories of individuals from all walks of life. These stories give us the opportunity to go beyond ideology and politics and focus on the aspects of life that impact us all.  Join Goldbloom and two of Brief’s most popular guests as they explore authenticity and empathy in a curated, polarized world. You’ll see Flossie Lewis’ take on growing old with grace as well as author and poet Mahogany Browne’s powerful delivery of her poem “Black Girl Magic.” After, Browne, Goldbloom and Lewis will all share the stage with Lauren Schiller and provide us with insight on how to impact the lives of those around us.” At the link find the title, “Brief But Spectacular Stories, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180822_FEA Brief Spectacular For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture and Climate Change 68 mins – “It’s become increasingly and painfully obvious to farmers in California that climate change means more than just rising temperatures. Evermore erratic weather patterns fuel longer droughts, bigger floods and even more frequent wildfires. As we slowly come to terms with the consequences to our rural communities, food supply, local economy and the environment, forward-thinking farmers are learning to both adapt as well as fight back. Hear from the frontlines of an emergent climate-smart farming movement: soil scientists, family farmers and policy advocates all working to promote practices that prove more resilient in the face of these climatic changes. While global monopolies try to sell newfangled, patented quick fixes to the problem of feeding a growing population in the age of climate change, these grassroots efforts are proving effective with a more natural, holistic and egalitarian approach: building up the organic matter in soils, cover cropping, mindfully integrating crops and livestock, planting hedgerows, using compost, and applying rotational grazing. Not only does this dynamic suite of practices retain water better, endure temperature fluctuations and offer more resilient environments when disaster does strike, but together they can also sequester carbon back into the ground, reversing the trend that led us to the problem in the first place. While there are no easy solutions, these climate resilience champions—often overshadowed by other, more visible players in the fight against climate change—are working hard to reshape our agricultural system for long-term sustainability and regeneration. From ecology and policy to practical on-farm techniques, come learn how the land that feeds us—with a little help from education and policy reform, city slickers, and country folk alike—can help save our planet too.” At the link find the title, “Farmers on the Frontlines in Our Fight Against Climate Change, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180814_MLF_Farmers on Frontlines for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Technology 37 mins – “Sarah Nolet is the Founder and CEO of AgThentic, a company that helps ag businesses and their entrepreneurs and innovators build the food systems of the future. She is a renowned food systems innovation expert and is the reason behind Australia’s early stage agtech ecosystem. Sarah holds a degree in System Design and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering. Sarah joins me today to share her insight regarding the future of ag businesses and how she seeks to help expand them faster. She shares the story behind AgThentic, how it started, and how it helps farmers and agbusinesses bridge the gap between agtech and traditional agriculture techniques to create innovative solutions for various problems throughout the industry. She also defines the concept of business accelerators and incubators and how they help agtech startups gain the traction they need to succeed in the agtech industry.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Technology 79 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “5105 Technology, Science and Agriculture: A Healthy Combination? ” from Friday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 5105 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AIRA Workshop 44 mins – “Blind Abilities continues its coverage of the NFB 2018 National Convention from Orlando Florida with this presentation of the Aira workshop on the subject of education, students and employment. Aira team members, Michael Hingson and Patrick Lane present a detailed discussion of how the Aira service can be used by students, both in school and transitioning into the workplace, by Explorers seeking employment, and while actually on the job as a reasonable accommodation. Get an in-depth peek at how Aira Agents are trained and how they find their passion for describing tasks and experiences for Aira Explorers. Hear a live demonstration of a real call to an Aira Agent using the new Horizon glasses and get updates on what has been going on with Aira since the convention ended in July.” At the link find the title, “Aira Workshop on Employment, Education, and Aira as a Reasonable Accommodation. Seeing AI Developer Joins the AI Team at Aira!, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files AiraWkShop.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda and Tina Fey 44 mins – “Katie and Brian call in a favor (literally) to beloved actor Alan Alda, who agrees to lend them an episode of his new podcast, Clear+Vivid. They chat about the perks of podcasting and then throw to a conversation Alan had with Tina Fey in front of a live audience. Plus, Tina drops by the studio to answer seven questions about herself.” At the link find the title, “73. Alan Alda and Tina Fey Take Over the Pod, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 68ee0ff8-7e1c-469d-ab80-501ff8249fc4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alien Contact 50 mins – Panel by two guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “5201 All the New Ways We’ll Search for Extraterrestrial Life” from Friday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 5201 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 5201 All the Ne

Animal Rights 21 mins – “A horse is filing a civil lawsuit against his owner for suffering neglect and is looking for compensation to pay for necessary medical care. Advocates hope the groundbreaking case will advance animal status under the law but critics argue giving animals the right to sue is a slippery slope.” At the link find the title, “Justice the horse, a victim of neglect, is taking his former owner to court, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mBJRnArN-20180817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aretha Franklin 49 mins – “Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: Aretha Franklin: The ‘Fresh Air’ Interview: The Queen of Soul rarely gave interviews, so we were delighted when she sat down with Terry Gross in 1999. Franklin died Thursday at age 76. Satire, Soap Opera, Duty, Devotion: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is A Movie Milestone: The romantic comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel has been saddled with cultural and commercial expectations. Critic Justin Chang was happy to find the film doesn’t collapse under the weight. ‘A Girl’s Guide’ To Growing Up On A Secretive Missile Test Site: When Karen Piper was 6, her family moved to the Mojave Desert. In A Girl’s Guide To Missiles she describes how her parents designed weapons, but she didn’t understand how it all connected to war.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asperger Research 26 mins – “Hans Asperger’s pioneering work on autism led to Asperger syndrome being named after him. But the author of a new book claims that he also collaborated in the Nazis’ euthanization of children.” At the link find the title, “‘A Nazi in all but name’: Author argues Asperger’s syndrome should be renamed, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-iu24gQjQ-20180814.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture 34 mins – “Jeff Beegle and Tony Bova are the Founders of Mobius, a biotechnology company that envisions to build a future where the world sees organic waste as a valuable resource instead of a burden on the planet. Tony is officially the Chief Executive Officer, and Jeff is the Chief Science Officer. Their current project is a form of biodegradable plastic made from a unique substance found in plants called Lignin. They seek to use their special plastic in various industries such as agriculture, horticulture, and food services. Jeff and Tony join me today to discuss Mobius’ latest innovation. They share their thoughts on the current economic and environmental issues that surround traditional plastics. They describe their latest product, how it’s made, and why it’s environmentally friendly. They also discuss the different challenges of competing in a plastic market, the difficulty of getting investors, and how they accomplished solving those two problems….” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 114: Sustainable Plastics for Agricultural Use with Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle of Mobius, Aug, 2018,” right-click “ “Media files 11420FOA20Sustainable20Plastics20for20Agricultural20Use20with20Tony20Bova20and20Jeff20Beegle20of20Mobius20final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Blockchain Uses 78 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “5003 Bombastic Brazen Blockchain: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Whatever!” from Friday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 5003 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bone Fractures 78 mins – “Three UCSF doctors look at aspects of fragility fractures. Fall prevention strategies with Dr. Karina Del Rosario. Exercises: Are they effective? with Dr. Masato Nagao. Post-fracture protocols: Are they different for the elderly? with Dr. Lisa Pascual Recorded on 05/29/2018. (#33739)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Borneo Wild Men – “Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.” At the link find the title, “Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-4zCUjiPu-20180817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Columbia Wildfires 21 mins – “Smoke from the fires in B.C. is both a danger to health, and an impediment to fighting the wildfires, says Al Beaver, who worked on fire management for governments in Canada and Australia.” At the link find the title, “B.C. firefighters can’t do much more than ‘get out of the way,’ says expert, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3hfB697W-20180821.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Columbia Wildfires 21 mins – “As wildfires continue to burn through B.C. and weather forecasts are calling for more hot, dry conditions, one UBC professor shares proactive steps homeowners and communities can take to lessen the risk of damage when the next fire hits.” At the link find the title, “How B.C. homeowners can prepare for wildfires, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-bswWxDbR-20180816.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 34 mins – “In the most recent report from the Blandin Foundation, Researcher Bill Coleman from Community Technology Advisors and his crew put boots to the ground to examine the results of Connect America Fund (CAF II) investments. Bill recently visited our office in Minneapolis to discuss the report with Christopher for episode 318 of the  podcast. You can download the report, Impact of CAF II-funded Networks: Lessons From Two Rural Minnesota Exchanges here. Bill and Christopher discuss the challenges Bill and his team encountered when they initially decided to gather documentation on what services CAF II funded projects brought to rural Minnesota. In order to get past those challenges, the researchers devised a methodology that other communities can reproduce. Once the team had answered the technical questions about infrastructure, they analyzed the results and applied them to Minnesota’s statewide goals for broadband access. They determined that, in addition to lack of transparency regarding CAF II network plans, the tendency to invest in slower speeds, including DSL, will not help Minnesota. At the link right-click “ …mp3 file directly from here…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in San Francisco 33 mins – “Communities who want the best for their citizens typically recognize the importance of digital equity and often take steps to develop digital inclusion programs. Last year on the podcast, we invited folks from the ISP Monkeybrains to explain how they were working with the city of San Francisco to develop a way to provide high-speed connectivity to residents living in several public housing facilities. We decided it was time to share the details of their model so other communities could consider their approach as a workable plan. Our summer Public Policy Intern Hannah Rank took on the task of writing a detailed report about the project. This week, she sat down with Christopher to offer a preview of what she’s learned. In addition to an outline about the history of ISP Monkebrains and where they obtained additional funding for the project, Christopher and Hannah discuss the pros and cons of the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). They discuss how a smart digital inclusion program as part of such a plan to offer broadband to lower-income households can help those enrolled and help keep overall costs down.  Be sure to look for the release of our report this fall to learn more details about how San Francisco and Monkeybrains are bringing better connectivity to public housing to help residents participate in the digital economy. Until then, you can learn more about Monkeybrains and the plan by listening to episode 264 of the podcast.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cake Shop Case 70 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4311 Colorado at the Supreme Court:” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4311 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Variations 75 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “ 3306 The Many Forms of Capitalism” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3306 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 21 mins – “Other groups followed Charlottesville’s example in opposing alt-right, says professor” At the link find the title, “Charlottesville resistance ‘knocked the alt-right back on its heels,’ says prof, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-YhzmueTw-20180813.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 60 mins – “A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter with ProPublica. His stories, which often examine the criminal justice system, have helped lead to the exoneration of two innocent San Francisco men sentenced to life in prison and the prosecution of seven New Orleans police officers. In addition to working as a print and web journalist, Thompson has reported extensively for television, serving as a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series “Frontline.” His life was fictionalized on the HBO show “Treme.” We’ll discuss his latest documentary, Documenting Hate: Charlottesville  Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.

Climate Change Leader 49 mins – “Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access and improved energy efficiency. Back in 1963 when the Clean Air Act was written, legislators acknowledged that California was ahead of the curve and wrote a waiver into the law allowing the Golden State to set its own stricter standards. In 2018, that exception is being used in fighting—and so far winning—the loosening of national CAFE standards. Join us for a conversation about the past, present and future of California’s leadership in environmental policy. We will look at the lessons—as laid out by David Vogel—offered by California to the nation and the world. What has worked and where has the state fallen short?” At the link find the title, “Califronia Greenin’: Shaping America’s Enviroment, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180812_cl1_California Greenin_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Response 71 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “ 4105 The Economic Impact of Climate Change” from Thursday sessions. the link find and right-click beside the number 4105 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coffee in Yemin 26 mins – “What lengths would you go to for the perfect cup of coffee? For Mokhtar Alkhanshali his quest took him to Yemen where the daunting hikes up the highland mountains were the least of his challenges during the civil war.” At the link find the title, “How a search for the world’s best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-s1QYp3pZ-20180820.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

College Student Mental Health 63 mins – “Across the US, students are heading back to college for the start of the school year. Many will wrestle with mental health challenges.” At the link find the title, “College Students, Mental Health, and the University’s Role, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files da862e31.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coma Patients 58 mins – “We’ve usually thought that people in comas or ‘vegetative’ states are completely cut off from the world. But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that “gray” zone, in conversation and in a public talk.” At the link find the title, “Into the Gray Zone with neuroscientist Adrian Owen (Encore March 12, 2018), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-0SG7KboR-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromthe pop-up menu.

Commerce Trends 69 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4310 Amazon and Alibaba: Monopolies” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4310 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Company Jobs Disappear 56 mins – “For most of the 20th century, everyone, from the janitor on up to the CEO, was employed by the company. But now large corporations are outsourcing work to small companies. A lecture and interview with scholar and former Obama appointee David Weil.” At the link find the title, Precarious Work: David Weil on the disappearing company job (Encore December 5, 2017),” right-click “Media files ideas-sIDediLy-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Failings 64 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4312 Congress is Broken” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4312 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Impact 72 mins – “Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, wildfires, volcanoes … Lucy Jones is one of world’s most renowned experts on natural disasters and the actions that can be taken to reduce their harmful effects. As the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, and armed with a doctorate in geophysics from MIT, Jones seeks to increase communities’ ability to adapt and be resilient to the dynamic changes of the world around them. Focused on building resilience to whatever the Earth throws at our communities, Jones will offer insights to the disasters we’ve survived and those we’ve seen unfold, whether close to home in the form of wildfires or in the form of distant tsunamis that have a global impact. Come for a fascinating conversation that could ultimately save your life.” At the link find the title, “Janet Napolitano and Dr. Lucy Jones: Reducing the Risk from Natural Disasters, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180821_FEA_Lucy Jones for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dream Jobs 24 mins – “Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind. This week, we talk with psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski of Yale University about how we can find meaning and purpose in our jobs.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Dream Jobs, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180730_hiddenbrain hb pod 25 dream jobs rebroadcast you 20 2018_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drowned Refugee Boy 24 mins – “After the drowned body of her three-year-old nephew Alan washed up on a Turkish beach, Tima Kurdi became an advocate for the world’s refugees. She has now written a book about her own loss, and what the world must do to stop it happening again.” At the link find the title, “Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi’s family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0qUjZQjv-20180816.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 66 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4108 Your News is Fake to Me” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4108 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News in Canada 24 mins – “History comes alive when it’s full of manufactured, funny facts. The Beaverton’s authors Luke Field and Alex Huntley’s take an alternative look at Canada’s past through fake news.” At the link find the title, “The Beaverton’s scandalous untrue stories of Canadian history, Aug, 2018, right-click “Media files current-NmXCmZ7i-20180823.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in NY State 75 mins – “Jack Algiere is the farm director for Stone Barns Center in the New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Actively farming since the early 1990s, Jack has been the director at Stone Barns since its inception fifteen years ago. Jack oversees the extensive and diversified farm operations, including indoor and outdoor vegetable production, small grains, and a diverse array of livestock. Most of the farm’s produce and meat is sold to the partner restaurant Blue Hill, and we dig into how this relationship has benefitted both the farm and the restaurant. We also take a look at how the vegetables are integrated into the livestock and pasture operation, the half-acre gutter connect greenhouse and how that differs from high tunnel production, and the compost heating system for the propagation operation.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fatbergs 24 mins – “Fatbergs are giant congealed masses of grease, oil and other detritus improperly flushed into city sewers. A program in London, Ont., aims to educated people on how to properly dispose of fatberg-feeding materials to prevent damage to the city’s underground infrastructure.” At the link find the title, “Only you can prevent gross, smelly fatbergs from clogging up city sewers, says inspector, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BmraHTOH-20180821.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fractures in Ankle and Knee 80 mins – “Fractures in an older population are common and require specialized treatment. Dr. Eric Meinberg looks at the knee, Dr. Richard Coughlin the ankle and Dr. Paul Toogood discusses Periprosthetic fractures (a broken bone that occurs around an implant) and Dr. Richard Coughlin discusses ankle fractures. Recorded on 06/19/2018. (#33742)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gay Conversions 47 mins – “Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: ‘Miseducation Of Cameron Post’ Creators Take Aim At Gay Conversion Therapy: Desiree Akhavan’s new film, based on Emily Danforth’s 2012 young adult novel, centers on a high school girl who’s sent to a Christian conversion center after she’s caught kissing her girlfriend. Lori McKenna Brings Plainspoken Modesty And Intimate Acoustics To ‘The Tree’: A Massachusetts native who struck gold further South as a country music songwriter, McKenna solidifies her status as a recording artist in her own right on her latest album. Growing Up Black, Gay And Catholic In Texas, Memoirist Put His Faith In Beyoncé: Michael Arceneaux’s new book, I Can’t Date Jesus, is a collection of essays about his early years. Beyoncé, he says, taught him a valuable lesson: “Just be yourself and be very good at what you do.”

Gay Rights Movement Trends 60 mins – “Award-winning historian and author Martin B. Duberman is on the faculty of CUNY’s Lehman College, where he was also the founding director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of many books, including Waiting to Land: A (Mostly) Political Memoir, 1985–2008, The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, Stonewall, and About Time: Exploring the Gay Past. Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.” At the link find the title, “Martin Duberman on the Michelle Meow Show 8/16/18, Au, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180816_MM Martin Duberman for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Matters 57 mins – “Referencing the latest research on the science of sexuality, Tom Whipple talks about dating apps, Love Island, the relative testicle size of bonobos and chimpanzees, and gay penguins, to throw light on why men and women behave the way they do when it comes to love and sex. He was in conversation with Rosamund Urwin about his book X and WHY: The rules of attraction: why gender still matters.” At the link find the title, “Tom Whipple in Conversation With Rosamund Urwin on Why Gender Still Matters, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geriatric Fractures 58 mins – “Fractures of the pelvis and spine are among the most common type in older adults. Dr. Dave Shearer explores fractures of the pelvis and Dr. Trigg McClellan looks at fractures of the spine. Both are orthopedic surgeons at UCSF. Recorded on 06/12/2018. (#33741)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geriatric Surgery Preparation 58 mins – “Drs. Kaitlin Willham and Heather Nye explain the idea of pre-habilitation:enhancing functional capacity before surgery to improve a person’s ability to withstand the upcoming stressor of surgery. Recorded on 05/31/2018. (#33745)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Home Ownership 63 mins – “A while back we did an episode about the research needed to buy a new home after we realized we both wanted houses at some point. This week, we’re continuing that topic by going into the actual cost of buying a home. The mortgage may be the first thing you think of, but it turns out there’s a bit more involved.” At the link click”more,” then right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Crisis Fix 19 mins – “There’s a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.” At the link find the title, “#856: Yes In My Backyard, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180727_pmoney_pmpod856v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Conflict Value 56 mins – “Sociologist 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 (Encore June 29, 2017), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-RcPTTVuP-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Stories 76 mins – Panel by five guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3303 Immigration: Moving Stories” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3303 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infectious Diseases Future 71 minsPanel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4202 Evolution of Infectious Diseases” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4202 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Accuracy 66 mins – “There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that, with the hope that we will live longer and better, become thinner, and look younger. In Hype, Nina Shapiro distinguishes between falsehoods and the evidence-backed truth. Shapiro has more than twenty years of experience in both clinical and academic medicine. In her work at Harvard and UCLA, she helps patients make important health decisions every day. She brings those lessons to life in her book with a blend of science and personal stories to discuss her dramatic new definition of “a healthy life.”  Shapiro will discuss Hype and the popular misconceptions found in the media. Come for a discussion on topics such as exercise and supplements, diets and detoxes, alternative medicine and vaccines, and medical testing and media coverage.” At the link find the title, “Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths and Bad Advice, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180815_MLF Hype for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inspiration on Delancey Street 66 mins – “While our government continues to stumble clumsily, or just gives up, trying to get its own political professionals to converse with each other productively, the Delancey Street Foundation manages to run several successful businesses with ex-felons, prostitutes and substance abusers as its employees. The Foundation that Dr. Karl Menninger called “the best and most successful rehabilitation program I have studied in the world” was started in 1971 with just a few residents. Now located in NY, MA, NM, NC, SC and Los Angeles, and headquartered here in San Francisco, Delancey Street is a residential educational community providing academic, vocational and social skills, and the discipline, values and attitudes its residents need to live in society legitimately and successfully—and drug, crime and alcohol free. Silbert herself lives in Delancey Street, and raised her children there, where everyone functions as an extended family. Although the 20,000 graduates were often violent gang members, or hardcore dope fiends, who were functionally illiterate and had never worked at even an unskilled job for more than three months, Silbert believed they could become their own solution to their problems. Delancey Street’s approach is to develop strengths rather than focus on problems. With no staff and no government funding, these graduates and current residents have not only turned their own lives around, but have built the entire organization.” At the link find the title, “Successful Rehabilitation: The Delancey Street Foundation, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181820_MLF Delancy Explicit For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Jason Kander 71 mins – “This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Jason Kander is no stranger to courage. From his beginnings as a combat veteran in Afghanistan to his position as an unlikely rising star in American politics, Kander’s trajectory is a fascinating example of bravery rooted in moral ethics. This bravery has put him at the forefront of the country’s political realm, with leaders such as Barack Obama touting him as the future of the Democratic Party. Kander’s rise to prominence is marked by several unconventional accomplishments. At 31, as secretary of state in Missouri, he was the country’s youngest statewide elected official—and the first millennial. During the 2016 U.S. Senate election, Kander became an overnight viral sensation in a gun control ad where he advocated for stricter background checks while assembling a rifle blindfolded. In 2017, Kander founded Let America Vote, an action organization dedicated to ending voter suppression, and in 2018 Kander proved his loyalty to local community by officially announcing his run for Kansas City mayor. In his new memoir, Outside the Wire, Kander not only details his fascinating life but also imparts wisdom to readers looking to make a difference on their own terms. Join us for an undoubtedly candid conversation about civic duty and staying true to your ideals.” At the link find the title, “Protect the Vote, with Jason Kander, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170803_Inforum Protect the Vote with Jason Kander Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped in Cleveland 24 mins – “Michelle Knight was one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro, held in his house against their will, and abused for over a decade. Five years after her dramatic escape, she speaks to Laura Lynch about how she has rebuilt her life.” At the link find the title, “From a house of horrors to a happy ending: Cleveland kidnapping survivor finds love, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-o5Vx8HNu-20180817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped in Somalia 39 mins – “Kidnapped by Somali pirates, journalist Michael Scott Moore spent two and half years in captivity. At times he was held on land, other times at sea. Once, when he was on a 160-foot tuna boat, he tried to escape by jumping over the side at night. “It was, like, a 20 foot leap off the deck of the ship, and I was just exultant at first,” Moore says. Moore had hoped the pirates would leave him behind in the water. “The engine wasn’t in terrific shape, so I didn’t think there was a way to turn around the ship,” he says. Instead, the captain cut the engine and let the boat drift towards him. As the big industrial ship closed in on him in the dark water, Moore made a snap decision: He opted to get back on board. “They found me eventually with the search lights and I raised my hand and they threw me a life preserver,” he says. “By that point everything was pretty desperate and pretty hopeless.” The pirates had initially demanded a $20 million ransom, but as the years passed, Moore’s mother negotiated the figure down to $1.6 million. Eventually she raised enough money to free her son. Moore writes about his ordeal in the memoir, The Desert and the Sea.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madeleine Albright on Fascism 54 mins– “How do we save ourselves from repeating errors of our past? Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright poses this question in her new book, Fascism: A Warning.” At the link find the title, “Madeleine Albright on Fighting Fascism, “ right-click “Media files becdfb8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marriage History 53 mins – “There are signs it’s getting even harder. In this episode, we explore how long-term relationships have changed over time and whether we might be able to improve marriage by asking less of it.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?, Aug 13, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180813_hiddenbrain_hb_pr_98_19_when did marriage become so hard-august 2018_you rebroadcast_edit-dfecdb5f-afd8-47a9-a8f5-726ddaa4720b.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-u menu.

Me Too Movement 74 mins – Panel by seven guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4106 The Power Behind #MeToo ” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4106 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Doctor Stories 50 mins – “The day-to-day of internship, residency, and an MD career doesn’t allow much time to process the effect it’s having on the practitioner.  Rushing from one patient to the next, putting out the fires even while drinking from the firehose, and being selfless in service to the patients’ needs means that one’s own stories are buried, neglected.  More and more, however, medicine is acknowledging the need for practitioners to examine and tell their stories so that they can learn from them, teach their lessons to others, and show colleagues that they are not alone.  In 2015 Dr. Emily Silverman was in her second year of her internal medicine residency at UCSF.  She found herself with a little more time following her frenetic intern year, and with her own stories that had gone untold and unexamined.  She started to write, first in a blog she called The Nocturnists.  Then, in 2016 she organized the first live storytelling session with her colleagues….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness 47 mins – “The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life.” At the link find the title, “Meditation In The Mainstream: The Growing Mindfulness Movement, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_638622533.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mitochondria Importance 105 mins– “Today’s guest is Dr. Douglas Wallace, the director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is internationally known as the founder of mitochondrial genetics. Mitochondria are tiny structures within cells that produce 90 percent of a person’s energy and play an essential role in health and disease. Dr. Wallace’s groundbreaking research in the 1970s defined the genetics of DNA within the mitochondria, as distinct from DNA in a cell’s nucleus. His research has shown that mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively from the mother and that genetic alterations in the mitochondrial DNA can result in a wide range of metabolic and degenerative diseases. One of Dr. Wallace’s seminal contributions has been to use a mitochondrial DNA variation to reconstruct human origins and the ancient migrations of women. These studies revealed that humans arose in Africa approximately 200,000 years ago, and that women as well as men left Africa about 65,000 years ago to colonize Eurasia. Dr. Wallace was inducted last year into the Italian Academy of Sciences during the academy’s 234th annual meeting in Rome. Founded in 1782, membership in the academy is limited to 40 Italian scientists and 25 foreign members. Over the years, the academy has seen such notable members as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Louis Pasteur and Rita Levi-Montalcini.” At the link left-click the down-pointing, and select “Save As” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Molly Ivins Documentary 78 mins – “The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Carlisle Vandervoort An upcoming documentary about one of the most Moderator: Ellen Sweets courageous journalists of modern times” At the link find and right-click beside the number 5306 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monument Removal in Canada 21 mins – “Amidst the disagreement over what to do about John A. Macdonald statues in Canada, one expert points to “counter-monuments” as a way to add historical context without removing what already exists.” At the link find the title, “How ‘counter-monuments’ can solve the debate over controversial historical statues,” right-click “Media files current-GzXQcros-20180810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Multiple Personality Value 27 mins – “Feminist Judy Rebick reveals she lived with multiple personalities – and that it made her a stronger activist.” At the link find the title, “How Judy Rebick’s 11 personalities helped her cope with the abuse she suffered as a child,” right-click”Media files current-M5KbyNFR-20180813.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Security and Climate Change 50 mins – “What’s the connection between climate change and national security? “Military commanders don’t operate on the basis of fiction,” says Leon Panetta, who served as Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA under President Obama. “Understanding climate change and what was happening had to be part and parcel of our effort to protect our security.” The military has long seen climate as critical to readiness, as Rear Admiral David Titley (Ret) explains. “If you’re directly connecting renewable energy to increasing our combat effectiveness,” explains Titley, ‘the military is all in.’” At the link find the title, “National Security and Climate Change, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180819_cl1 NationalSecurity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nematodes 36 mins – “Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller are the founders of Pheronym, an agricultural biotechnology company that develops safe and nontoxic solutions to protect a wide variety of plants. Their flagship product is based on pheromones which is extracted from microscopic roundworms called nematodes. Fatma is Pheronym’s CEO/CSO and is an accomplished scientist with a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology and postdoctoral training in Natural Product Chemistry. Cameron is the COO and has extensive experience in entrepreneurship with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy healthcare management. Fatma and Cameron join me today to discuss their pheromone-based pesticide and how it can improve the agricultural landscape in the future. They describe the primary problem regarding nematodes, what inspired them to investigate the use of pheromones as a pesticide, and what eventually lead them to make nematodes work for farmers instead of against them. They also explain the science behind their product and its mechanical and legal challenges as well as share their experience with accelerators.,,,” At the link find the title, “FOA115: Microscopic Biological Pest Wars with Fatma Kaplan and Cameron Schiller of Pheronym, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 11520FOA20Microscopic20Biological20Pest20Wars20with20Fatma20Kaplan20and20Cameron20Schiller20of20Pheronym20final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 69 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “ 4304 Net Neutrality: The Internet as a Public Utility “ from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4304 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxycontin Story 37 minsThere’s no shortage of statistics about the depth of America’s opioid epidemic — there were 72,000 overdose deaths just last year — but numbers don’t tell the whole story. Beth Macy takes a ground-level look at the crisis in Dopesick, a new book focusing on central Appalachia. Macy has spent three decades reporting on the region, focusing on social and economic trends and how they affect ordinary people — she says this area is the birthplace of the modern opioid epidemic. Dopesick explores the lives of young heroin users and their long-suffering parents, and takes an intimate look at drug dealers and the cops, judges, doctors and health activists struggling to fight the epidemic. Macy also details the actions of executives of a pharmaceutical company that aggressively marketed opioids. Many users became addicted to drugs such as OxyContin when the medications were prescribed for pain, and moved to heroin when it became harder to get more pills. Macy says she herself grew up with a father who was addicted to alcohol, which made addiction a particularly difficult subject to tackle. “The only way I could stand to write this book was to write about the people fighting back — so the families and the first responders….,” she says. “My goal was to mobilize people to care about this.”

Politics and Sports 83 mins – “As the World Cup approaches its climax we talk politics and football, on the morning after England’s dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia. What happened to the warnings that this World Cup would be like the 1936 Berlin Olympics? Can we learn anything about German politics from the failure of the German football team? What does England’s progress mean for Brexit? Plus much more, from Saudi Arabia to Croatia to West Ham. With Helen Thompson and Mike Kenny.” At the link find the title, “World Cup Politics, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poop Cartel 25 mins – “What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics… to number two?” At the link find the title, “#855: The Poop Cartel, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180725_pmoney_pmpod855v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Transportation and Koch Brothers 43 mins – “Public transit, pregnancy, and Rwanda on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck.” At the link find the title, “It Depends on the Price of the Bonds Edition, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4999997811.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Computing 24 mins (first item) – “This week, colony size and labour division in ants, and simulating a quantum system on a quantum computer.” At the link find the title, “23 August 2018: Quantum computers and labour division in ants,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rebel Talent 47 mins – “Francesca Gino studies rebels — people who practice “positive deviance” and achieve incredible feats of imagination. They know how, and when, to break the rules that should be broken. So how can you activate your own inner non-conformist? We kick off this year’s You 2.0 series by pondering this question.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Rebel With A Cause, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180723_hiddenbrain_hb_rebel talent final podcast_mix_7-23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 52 mins – “More than 65 million people around the globe are either refugees, asylum seekers, or displaced within their own countries. It’s the largest number of people forced to flee their homes since World War II.” At the ink find the title, “David Miliband on Fixing the Refugee Crisis, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 08734e50.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Health in Canada 24 mins – “An art project in Toronto aimed to help Syrian refugees confront their trauma, by letting them tell their stories on canvas.” At the link find the title, “Telling their stories on canvas: Syrian refugees take art classes to overcome trauma, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-vlcWNNdL-20180810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees and Immigrants 44 mins – “One of the defining features of Trump’s politics has been the way he’s appealed to hatred and fear of refugees and immigrants. Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about refugee lives, and refugee writers. He’s the author of the novel The Sympathizer—it won the Pulitzer prize—and editor of the new book The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. He’s also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant—and he’s a refugee himself, arriving from Vietnam with his family in 1975, when he was 4 years old. Also: Anna Deavere Smith talks about the the school-to-prison pipeline—that’s the subject of her one-woman show, called ‘Notes from the Field,’ which dramatizes the real-life accounts of students, parents, & teachers caught in a system where young people of color who live in poverty get pushed out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system. It’s streaming online now, at HBO.com and HBO GO. Plus: There are 219,000 women in prison in the United States—Rachel Kushner’s new novel, The Mars Room, is a story about of one of them. We talk about the way she mixed facts and imagination in writing the novel.” At the link find the title, “Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen; plus Anna Deavere Smith on the school-to-prison pipeline and Rachel Kushner on women in prison, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6971647.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regulations Rollback 79 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “5109 The Regulatory Rollback” from Friday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 5109 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Meddling 76 mins – Panel by two guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “5305 Meddling and Peddling – Russia’s Tampering ” from Friday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 5305 from Friday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rwanda Genocide 57 mins – “In his third Massey Lecture, Payam Akhavan revisits the genocide in Rwanda, talks about the work he did there, and what can be done to prevent such abuses from happening again.” At the link find the title, “The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures: In Search of a Better World, Lecture 3 (Encore Nov 8, 2017), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-nMo9YEC7-20180808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia Military Exports 21 mins – “After dozens of children were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, scrutiny of the West’s support for the Kingdom has been renewed.” At the link find the title, “Cutting ties with Saudi Arabia won’t stop the war in Yemen, says expert, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ORa7aEkJ-20180820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Ethics 70 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4305 Science: How Far is Too Far?” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4305 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Level Rise 49 mins – “Human brains are not wired to spring into action in response to long-term and slow-moving threats such as rising seas. Even among climate concerns, it ranks pretty low. But the reality of permanent change along the shoreline is starting to slowly sink in. Recent studies indicate that vulnerability to changing tides is starting to be reflected in property markets around the country. Cities are grappling now with how to build roads, airports and other infrastructure for a very uncertain future. San Francisco’s November ballot includes a $425 million bond measure that is a down payment on fortifying the seawall that prevents much of downtown from slipping into the Bay. How will the seawall project affect people living and working downtown? How will it impact property taxes citywide? How fast and how high will the tides rise? No one knows for sure but every new forecast tends to be faster and higher than scientists predicted just a few years ago.” Permanently Temporary: Living with the rising seas, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180826_cl1 PermanentlyTemporary.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harrasment 78 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3309 Pussy Grabs Back: Women on the March” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3309 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shaman Interview 88 mins – “Close your eyes, sit back, and let healer and spiritual guide Shaman Durek create a bridge between your spiritual and physical self with this guided meditation brought to you by Bulletproof Radio.” At the link find the title, “Guided Energy Meditation with “Spirit Hacker,” Shaman Durek , Aug 2018, right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stephen King Interview 40 mins – “Bad things happen in Castle Rock, a new Hulu series based on King’s fictional town. King spoke to Fresh Air in 1992, 2000 and 2013 about his career writing horror and his fear of losing his mind.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Hazards 69 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “ 3403 Technology Gone Wild” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3403 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim Ferris and Kevin Rose 90 mins – “Serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, eagle scout, and all around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. We discuss Kevin’s new diet obsession that may just save his life for many decades to come, fatherhood, minimalism, lifetime learning, ways to dial back alcohol consumption, lessons learned from Tony Robbins, most recommended books, and much more.” At the link find the title, “#333: Random Show — Fasting, Biohacking, and Tony Robbins, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files b997db0e-0ef5-473b-a9b3-3d3fd6e643bd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights Defense 73 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4317 The Right to Vote is Never Safe ” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4317 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalists in Canada 26 mins – “Thanks to MP Maxime Bernier’s tweet last week claiming diversity will ‘destroy’ what makes Canada great, the Conservative Party has been beset with debate over politics of immigration, identity, and what it means to be Canadian.” At the link right-click “Conservatives are coddling far-right in multiculturalism debate, says Liberal advisor, Wednesday, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-sc65HBBl-20180822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine in New Jersey 21 mins – “Today on the show: Could New Jersey become the next Napa?” At the link find the title, “#444: New Jersey Wine, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180822_pmoney pmpod444rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women for Peace 64 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4318 Women Waging Peace” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4318 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Future 71 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “4316 The Future of Work” from Thursday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 4316 from Thursday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 354 – Aug 24, 2018: Abortion History, ACLU and Trump, Addiction Fix, Affordable Housing, Antibiotics in Chickens, Antiquarians, Autistic Man Shooting, Behavioral Economics, Bipartisanship, Brain Surgery, Campaign Financing, Charlottesville Sequel, Climate Change Activist, Concussion Response, Constitution Creation, Dark Money, Dieting and Diets, Drinking Water Pollution, Federal Debt and Deficits, Gorsuch Philosophy and Kavanaugh Nomination, Immigration Discussion, Ketogenic Diet, Lou Gehrig Disease, Magnitsky Act, Meat Eating, Muslims and Violence, North Korea, Nuclear Disarmament, Obesity, Plastic Straw Pollution, Prosthetic Design, Religious Rights, Russia in the U.S., Senate Responsibilities, Software Pioneer, Space Force Discussion, Supreme Court Trends, Trump Legal and Political Issues, Venture Capitalist Blunders, War Attraction, Workplace Culture

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Abortion History 52 mins – “What was life like for women before abortion was legal in this country? Part of the battle in the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is going to be the Roe v Wade case. And historian Rickie Solinger says it’s not just the question of having a baby or not that’s at stake. Solinger argues unwanted pregnancies robbed women of the chance at a good education, good jobs, and full citizenship. She joins us Thursday to talk about the history of abortion in America.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ACLU and Trump 27 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, about the mission of the ACLU in the Trump era and whether it’s causing any tension in the organization. Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the tweets.” At the link find the title, “The ACLU in the Trump Era, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9583871009.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Fix 44 mins – “This episode we take a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return people (again and again) to the object of their addiction … and the pills that just might set them free. Reporter Amy O’Leary was fed up with her ex-boyfriend’s hard-drinking, when she discovered a French doctor’s memoir titled The End of My Addiction.  The fix that he proposed seemed too good to be true.  But her phone call with the doctor left her, and us, even more intrigued. Could this malady – so often seen as moral and spiritual – really be beaten back with a pill? We talk to addiction researcher Dr. Anna Rose Childress, addiction psychologist Dr. Mark Willenbring, journalist Gabrielle Glaser, The National Institute of Health’s Dr. Nora Volkow, and scores of people dealing with substance abuse as we try to figure out whether we’re in the midst of a sea change in how we think about addiction.” At the link right-click “download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Housing 10 mins – “Antoine Lynch is having a hard time finding an affordable place to live. That is, until the DC government provided him with a housing voucher that guaranteed partial payment of his monthly rent. But, when he called around to housing complexes where he wanted to live – apartments that were in neighborhoods with grocery stores, good schools, and low crime rates – the landlords told him they wouldn’t accept his voucher. Antoine is facing what’s called source of income discrimination, and it’s illegal. Now he’s filing a discrimination complaint with the DC Office of Human Rights, hoping to eventually settle the issue and find that stability he wants.” At the link find the title, “Bonus: Housing discrimination – one man’s story, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files e64c4317-1d5f-4793-ad02-d15407820860.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and PTSD 24 mins – “Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet the psychologists and scientists studying how artificial intelligence can help.” At the link find the title, “How AI is Augmenting Therapy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6947101658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol History 49 mins – “This week, we devote an entire hour to what one important scholar deemed “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” From its earliest role as a source of nourishment to its depictions in ancient literature, we examine the roots of mankind’s everlasting drinking problems. Plus, how a bizarre 60 Minutes piece spread the idea that red wine has medicinal effects. Then, a look at how popular culture has incorrectly framed Alcoholics Anonymous as the best and only option for addiction recovery. And, a scientist cooks up a synthetic substitute for booze.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotics in Chickens 60 mins – “We eat a lot of chicken. But we didn’t used to. What changed? In part, what changed was the discovery that antibiotics could build a bigger, better chicken. Now, the big chicken may be suffering the results of too much medicine. This week, we hear from science journalist Maryn McKenna about her new book “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.” We’ll also hear from zoonotic disease specialist Tara Smith about the challenges scientists face trying to get out of the lab and into the pigpen.” At the link find the title, “#438 Big Chicken,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antiquarians 39 mins – “How is the history of a nation remembered? Well — it all depends on what you keep. We’re talking about recipes, your old record collection, wedding dresses, newspapers, family letters or even your own personal diary. These are the types of documents future generations depend on to understand past American culture. On this episode, Joanne, Ed and Nathan talk about the people who decided to take it upon themselves to collect stuff they knew people would care about someday — even if others thought they were weird.” At the link find the title, “Saving American History, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8157405030.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab World Realism 30 mins – “Elliott Abrams narrowly missed out on the State Department’s No. 2 job under President Trump, and it wasn’t just because of his sharp criticism of Trump, the candidate. In his book, Realism and Democracy, he argues that the U.S. should stay involved ­in the Arab world, going against the Trump administration’s “America First” doctrine. Abrams also sounds off on Trump’s use of the presidential pardon. In the Spiel, Mike weighs the New York Times’ coverage of your run-of-the-mill American Nazi.” At the link find the title, “Is Neocon Nation-Building Done For?, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4871954150.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atmospheric Research 79 minsPresentation by Tracey Holloway at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3208:UCAR Walter Orr Memorial Lecture: Science and Stakeholders ” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3208 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autistic Man Shooting 6 hrs [8 parts] – “In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect tells Arnaldo’s story — a hidden world of psych wards, physical abuse and chemical restraints — and asks the question: What made Arnaldo’s life go so wrong? …Just before 5pm on Monday July 18th, 2016, a 26-year old autistic man named Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his North Miami home. He had a silver toy truck in his hand. Hours later, his life would be changed forever. A passing motorist mistook Arnaldo’s toy for a gun and called 911. Police and SWAT arrived and the confrontation was captured in a cell phone video. The encounter left Arnaldo’s behavioral aide – a black man named Charles Kinsey – severely wounded, and it left Arnaldo in need of round-the-clock care. As a result, three police officers lost their jobs, including the now-former North Miami chief of police, Gary Eugene. In his words: “We blew it.”…”The shooting left Arnaldo severely traumatized, unable to remain in the group home where Charles Kinsey had taken care of him. Shortly after, Arnaldo was involuntarily committed to a hospital psych ward, where a typical stay of just a few days stretched into well over a month as the state of Florida struggled to find a new home for him. Eventually, Arnaldo finds himself in a new facility with a well-documented track record of abuse and neglect. It’s Halloween when we first meet Arnaldo face to face. Ironically, after everything he’s endured, the staff have dressed him in a police costume.” “Since the beginning, Arnaldo’s mother struggled to find adequate care for her autistic son. Her memories are often painful: the doctors who wouldn’t diagnose him; the staff who punched him, drugged him, tied his hands behind his back in a classroom chair. These early experiences shaped Arnaldo. In this episode, we talk with a number of people who’ve cared for him. They recount a sweet, affectionate young man who was also capable of violent outbursts and fits of rage. Hidden beneath Arnaldo’s story is a disability-services system starved of funding; facilities trying to squeeze every dollar out of their residents; and staff members willing to restrain their clients by any means necessary.” …”One day in February, a group of staff packed up Arnaldo’s belongings, moved him out of Carlton Palms and into a three-bedroom house in a suburban neighborhood. On its face, it’s the type of setting disability advocates strive toward. Arnaldo has his own bedroom, more autonomy, a staff that looks after him. At the moment, Arnaldo is the only resident. He’ll eventually share the house with two other men, but just days before the first is slated to join Arnaldo, he dies – under suspicious circumstances in the care of Carlton Palms.” At the link find the title, “Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.” Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files aftereffect061818_cms853846_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for the other eight episodes: Ep 1 “Media files aftereffect062118_cms854046_pod.mp3”; Ep 2 “Media files aftereffect062218_cms854047_pod.mp3”; Ep 3 “Media files aftereffect062518_cms854048_pod.mp3”; “Media files aftereffect062918_cms854051_pod.mp3”; Ep 5 “Media Files aftereffect070218_cms854052_pod.mp3”; Ep 6 “Media files aftereffect070618_cms854053_pod.mp3”; Ep 7 “Media files aftereffect070618_cms854053_pod.mp3” and Ep 8 “Media files aftereffect071318_cms854055_pod.mp3.”

Behavioral Economics 57 mins – “You wouldn’t think you could win a Nobel Prize for showing that humans tend to make irrational decisions. But that’s what Richard Thaler has done. The founder of behavioral economics describes his unlikely route to success; his reputation for being lazy; and his efforts to fix the world — one nudge at a time.” 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.

Bipartisanship 45 mins – “Jason Gots: I want to tell you a story. It’s November 5, 2016, a few days before Election Day. I’m staring at Facebook, promising myself I’m going to delete the app once and for all from my phone, today. Enough of the political echo chamber. Enough of the ranting. Then I’m sucked into a video, because that’s what happens. It’s CNN’s Van Jones sitting in the living room of a family in Pennsylvania. Unlike me and most every other liberal coastal elite I know, he’s talking to people who support Donald Trump for President. Listening. Trying to understand. And pulling no punches in expressing his own anger and anxiety over where our country might be headed. In the year leading up to this moment, I had seen nothing like it. And it gave me hope. I’m so happy to welcome CNN Contributor and former Obama Administration adviser Van Jones to Think Again. His new book is Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” t the link find the title, “121. Van Jones (social entrepreneur) – Blind Spots & Sore Spots, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8671903291.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Surgery 44 mins – “Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh talks to Jim Al-Khalili about slicing through thoughts, hopes and memories. Brain surgery, he says, is straightforward. It’s deciding whether or not to operate that’s hard. The stakes are high and it’s never clear cut. He often dreads having to talk to patients and their families. Damage to healthy brain cells can result in a dramatic change to someone’s quality of life; but if a bit of a tumour remains, it’s likely to grow back. “How do you tell someone that the best option may be to go away and die?” Once, against his professional judgment, Henry went ahead with surgery because the patient wanted him to operate. The patient died and he blames himself for not being stronger. He talks openly about the cemetery that all doctors inevitably carry with them; and why he would rather be seen as a fallible human being, than either a superhero or villain. Perhaps it’s inevitable that doctors are put on a pedestal but it can be unhelpful. Despite a chronic lack of science at school and university, Henry decided to become a neurosurgeon, having found general surgery rather disgusting. Soon after, his three month old son had surgery for a brain tumour: an experience which, he says, helped him to appreciate the fog of anxiety and concern that descends on the people he treats. Getting the balance right between compassion and detachment is a constant challenge. And Henry admits, he pioneered brain surgery under local anaesthetic, in part as a way of confronting head on the almost ‘Jekyll and Hyde like split’ between being a surgeon in the operating theatre and a friendly consultant who talks to and cares for his patients. Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Henry Marsh on brain surgery, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02vdr6c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Financing 15 mins – “With President Trump’s nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court will likely be locked up by the political right for a generation. This is in large part thanks to a historic decision made in 2010 by the court’s then-shakier conservative majority: the Citizens United ruling, which fundamentally reshaped the political landscape of the United States by unleashing floods of political spending, particularly in the form of untraceable “dark money.”  For the state of Montana, the post-Citizens United world has brought back old memories: over a century ago, copper kings like William A. Clark used their vast wealth to control the state and buy up political power. In 1912, the state responded by passing one of the first campaign finance laws in the nation, banning corporate political spending entirely. That law was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2012, but Montanans have continued to push back against corporate political spending using other means. A new documentary, Dark Money, uses Montana as a microcosm to explain the reality of campaign finance in the United States today. Bob speaks with director Kimberly Reed about the documentary and why she’s hopeful that, despite the unbalanced playing field, positive change is possible.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Sequel  38 mins – “A.C. Thompson warns that white power groups in the U.S. increasingly view themselves as paramilitary organizations.  His reporting is featured in a new FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigation.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Activist 58 mins – “Many people are extremely distressed by the idea of global climate changes and environmental disaster. Can parents help their children develop psychological resilience in the face of such challenges? What can people do to feel more empowered? This Week’s Guests: Sam S. Myers, MD, MPH, is Director of the Planetary Health Alliance. He is a principal research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Myers works in the emerging field of planetary health, focused on the human health impacts of global environmental change. Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Professor and John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin. He is Director of the Global Health Institute. Lise Van Susteren, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, DC. A climate activist, she has a special interest in the psychological effects of climate change.” At the link right-click “Download the free mp3,” then click “choose CD or MP3,” select “MP3” then “Add to Cart” then “Checkout” to get the free podcast.

Concrete Carbon Capture 29 mins – “Most people wouldn’t guess it, but concrete is the single most widely used material in the world. And both production and consumption are on the rise. The amount of energy used to produce all of this concrete is mind-numbing, as is its impact on the climate. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Brent Constantz, the founder of Blue Planet, a company that has developed innovative carbon-capturing methods for concrete production. We discuss Blue Planet’s latest projects, look at the industry as a whole, and examine some encouraging concrete recycling solutions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Response 18 mins – “Concussion is a clinical diagnosis made after a head injury with consequent associated signs, symptoms, and neurological or cognitive impairment (infographic – http://bmj.co/conrecG). In the absence of strong evidence, most recommendations on the management and recovery from concussion are based on international expert consensus. In this podcast…” At the link find the title, “What to do after a concussion, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293652172-bmjgroup-what-to-do-after-a-concussion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Creation 51 mins – “This week, we’re going deep into our country’s founding through radio drama, the classic musical “1776,” and the inside story of a New Hampshire-based fake news site.” At the link left-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Matter 29 mins – “Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham, studies the universe, but not by spending nights looking out at the dark skies through telescopes. Rather he creates the cosmos on computers. He is also one of the Gang of Four of astrophysics who thirty years ago came up with one of the most important theories in their field. They worked out that the universe is full of cold dark matter. In 2011 Carlos Frenk and his colleagues were awarded the Gruber prize, one of the leading accolades in astronomy, for their theory. Carlos Frenk discusses this mysterious missing mass, which is still mysterious and missing, with Jim al-Khalili. They talk about modelling the universe inside computers, and how Carlos persuaded his university to hire the architect Daniel Liebskind to design a building for creative thinking about the cosmos.” At the link find the title, “Carlos Frenk on dark matter, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02wz8bp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Money 50 mins – “…we continue our Through the Lens series with a film about the influence of corporate cash on our elections. Director Kimberly Reed’s documentary DARK MONEY follows an intrepid journalist fighting to expose the real-life impacts of the Citizens United ruling on Montana’s politics. The film also explores the value of a free press to a healthy democracy. Reed joins us to talk about her film, what’s wrong with our campaign finance system, and what can be done to fix it.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dieting and Diets 60 mins – “People get excited about their favorite diets. Maybe you do, too. Are you a low-carb champion or a low-fat fan? Which one really is your best diet? The DIETFITS Study: A big study from the Stanford Prevention Research Center assigned 600 people to either a healthy low-fat diet or a healthy low-carb diet. (No junk food allowed in either one.) People followed their assigned diets for a year and then the scientists compared the amount of weight lost by each group. Average weight loss was astonishingly close. Altogether, people in the study lost a total of 6500 pounds. That might have been expected, since previous studies have shown a wide range of weight loss results within each type of diet plan and not much difference between them. The DIETFITS study (standing for Diet Intervention Examining The Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) planned to see if they could figure out which is the best diet for specific individuals. They looked at a metabolic marker, insulin secretion, and at a set of three genes that have previously been linked to weight. However, neither of these markers predicted who would do better on a low-fat regime and who would thrive on a low-carb approach. More Work to Do: Consequently, scientists have a lot more work to do before they can identify your best diet. But they did discover that emotional and psychological factors are important. People who were very successful at losing weight told the researchers that the study helped them change their relationship to food. Many found that becoming more mindful about their meals made a big difference. Find out more about the study and what we know about healthy eating. This Week’s Guest: Christopher Gardner, PhD, holds the Rehnborg Farquhar endowed chair of medicine at Stanford University and is director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. The DIETFITS study he led was published in JAMA on February 20, 2018.” At the link right-click “…download the MP3then click “Choose CD or MP3,” select “MP3” then “Add to Cart” then “Checkout” to get the free podcast.

DNA Test Comparisons 60 mins – “These days, all you need to do is fill a tube with spit and mail it off to find out all about your ancestors, and even about your risks for certain diseases. Loads of DNA sequencing and typing companies exist to tell you all about yourself. But how accurate are they? And how safe is that information? We’ll speak with science writer Tina Hesman Saey about her big project sending off her spit to more companies than she can count. For science, of course. Then, we’ll take out ethical concerns to bioethicist Kelly Hills, to talk about the potential pitfalls… “ At the link find the title, “#481 23 and You, right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drinking Water Pollution 22 mins – “Contaminated drinking water is coming into the homes of tens of millions of Americans, especially in smaller, lower income communities, from aging, under-funded water treatment plant and distribution systems, poorly maintained private wells, and groundwater sources polluted by industrial dumping and agricultural waste. Experts and the GAO say it will require billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to maintain safe water throughout the U. S. Customers of antiquated, poorly maintained, under-funded systems in rural areas, smaller communities and neglected older urban areas – who are disproportionately lower income, African-American and Latino – are most at risk. Today we’re going to Sand Branch, Texas, where 100 residents haven’t had access to clean water for decades. What’s it like to not have access to clean drinking water, and just how far do residents have to go to get it? Jimmy speaks with Brandon Kitchin, a reporter with News21’s Troubled Waters investigative team, about their deep dive into clean water access across the country.” At the link find the title, “209: The Texas town with no drinking water, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files eb4180a0-30d8-48cb-aaae-eef7ad39a507.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enlightenment 66 mins – “Richard Reinsch, editor of Law and Liberty and the host of the podcast Liberty Law Talk, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Enlightenment. Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn’s indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Debt and Deficits 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, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBMAC0414.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Service Life 52 mins – Panel by two guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3002: Life in the Foreign Service” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3002 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fossil Forests 29 mins – “Just twenty years ago, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) would not allow women to camp in Antarctica. In 2013, it appointed Jane Francis as its Director. Jane tells Jim Al-Khalili how an intimate understanding of petrified wood and fossilised leaves took her from Dorset’s Jurassic coast to this icy land mass. Camping on Antarctic ice is not for everyone but Jane is addicted, even if she does crave celery and occasionally wish that she could wash her hair. Fossils buried under the ice contain vital clues about ancient climates and can be used to check current computer models of climate change. The earth can withstand a great range of temperatures: Antarctica was once covered in lush forest. But the question is: can humans adapt? As the ice caps melt, sea levels will continue to rise. And, says Jane, the time to start planning for that is now.” At the link find the title, “Jane Francis on Antarctica, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02qfjp6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gorsuch Philosophy and Kavanaugh Nomination 64 mins – “Jeffrey Rosen leads a discussion about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch’s first year on the Supreme Court, and what the future of the Court might look like. Brianne Gorod is the Constitutional Accountability Center’s chief counsel. She previously served as CAC’s Appellate Counsel. Elizabeth Slattery is a legal fellow and appellate advocacy program manager at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation.” At the link find the title, “The New Supreme Court, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7750977873.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo 27 mins – “On this week’s podcast, we sit down with reporter Carol Rosenberg, who’s outlasted soldiers, interrogators, and lawyers at Guantanamo Bay. For more than 13 years, she has become the keeper of record for what remains a controversial response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – the decision to detain, without trial, hundreds of men picked up around the world for their alleged connections to al-Qaeda and other U.S. enemies.” At the link find the title, “102: A Glimpse into Gitmo, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 97d649ff-8e80-4e95-8948-c83808a362ca.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

History of Humankind 34 mins – “Every once in a while, we like to rerun one of our most popular podcasts, and this is one of those occasions. Enjoy listening–or relistening–to our conversation with Yuval Noah Harari about his book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”. At the link find the title, “104: Revisiting A Brief History of Humankind, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 3d099e36-00cb-4db3-aea5-a4a3e2191172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Discussion 79 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3104 Immigration: Close the Door Behind You” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3104 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy 29 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.

Justice Kennedy 63 mins – “…we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. A lot, it turns out: rulings on unions, the travel ban, gerrymandering … wedding cakes. And if that wasn’t enough, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has occupied a middle ground as the Court’s swing vote, has announced he’s retiring. So, what exactly does that mean? Legal scholars and court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones are back with us to break it all down. We ran out of time on-air before we had the chance to talk about Utah’s Mike Lee and Thomas Lee’s place on President Trump’s Supreme Court list. Luckily, our guests agreed to stick around a few minutes longer.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet 57 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 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. Guest: Eric Westman, MD, MHS, is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is medical director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation and co-author of the books, The New Atkins for a New You and KetoClarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet.At the link choose “mp3,” right-click “Add to cart,” then “checkout” and follow the instructions to get the free podcast.

Language Disorders 29 mins – “Dorothy Bishop is a world-leading expert in childhood language disorders. Since the 1970s, she has been instrumental in bringing to light a little-known language disorder that may affect around two children per class starting primary school. ‘Specific Language Impairment’, or SLI, was originally deemed to be the fault of lazy parents who didn’t talk to their children. But through her pioneering studies on twins, Dorothy found a genetic link behind this disorder, helping to overturn these widespread misconceptions. Dorothy talks to Jim Al-Khalili about how families react when they discover there’s a genetic basis to their problems, and why this language impairment isn’t as well known as other conditions, like autism and dyslexia. A critic of pseudoscience and media misreporting, Dorothy discusses her experiences of speaking out against folk psychology and bad science journalism. Producer: Michelle Martin.” At the link find the title, “Dorothy Bishop on language disorders, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02vz8n3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laser Cutter 36 mins – “Our guest this week is Theodore Gray. Theodore is the co-founder of Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha. He’s also the founder of App publisher Touch Press and the author of many books that Kevin and I own and love, including The Elements, Molecules, Reactions, and Mad Science. He’s also the proprietor of periodictable.com.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lou Gherig Disease 57 mins – “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 the quality of life for people with this condition? We hear from a patient using an online resource called ALSUntangled.com to learn about possible complementary therapies that could be helpful to him. Is there any benefit from coconut oil or other alternative therapies? We also talk with Dr. Rick Bedlack, the neurologist who started ALSUntangled.com and oversees it. He explains why this effort is beneficial for both patients and doctors and how and why he can offer his ALS patients hope. What is ALS, what is the prognosis, and how does it affect people’s quality of life? Dr. Bedlack describes some hypotheses about what might be causing this neurological disease. What is the connection between the flying squirrels of Guam, the blue-green algae in your local lake, the neurotoxin BMAA and ALS? Finally, Dr. Paul Wicks of Patients Like Me discusses how people with ALS can benefit from online communities. Learn about the future of research on this serious condition.” At the link choose “mp3,” right-click “Add to cart,” then “checkout” and follow the instructions to get the free podcast.

Magnitsky Act 20 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, the investor and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. The two discuss how business in Russia operates, the threats made on his life by Vladamir Putin, and the dangers facing our country with a President that’s willing to curry favor to Russia.” At the link find the title, “The Magnitsky Act and The Looming Russian Danger, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4941536192.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maria Butina 48 mins – “‘Washington Post’ investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman says Maria Butina was welcomed by members of the Christian right and the NRA who had “become intrigued with Putin’s Russia.” Helderman tells us about Butina’s political connections, relationship to the NRA, and possible involvement in the 2016 election. Also, critic John Powers reviews the documentary about Mr. Rogers, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix comedy special, ‘Nanette.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana for Seizures 18 mins – “Renee Petro was desperate to help her son, Brandon, who sometimes would experience as many as 100 seizures a day. She tried medications, she looked into surgery…and then she discovered cannabis. On this episode of the DecodeDC podcast, guest host Miranda Green teams up with News 21 reporters who talked to parents desperate to get their children access to medical marijuana.” At the link find the title, “103: When weed is your only hope, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 1f62eae1-86f9-4c37-8ee0-9e507f6f48d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Eating 48 mins – “What is food? It’s nourishment. It’s comfort. It’s culture. It’s art. For millions of people, it’s not something you waste much time thinking about. You eat what you’ve always eaten. What everyone around you eats. What you can afford. For others, every bite is a careful, conscious choice motivated by the drive to be thin, to impress your friends, or to do the right thing. In 2018, whatever our motivations, most of us live at a vast remove from the places and the ways our food is produced. We meet it gleaming and uniform on the shelves of our supermarkets. It’s cheap and it’s plentiful. Why look a gift horse…or cow…or pig…or chicken…in the mouth? Here’s why: While we slept, the farms that produce our food have grown and morphed and metastasized into something worse than sinister. Something that if you look too closely at it might just put you off your dinner. With every meal we eat, we’re making ethical choices that define us and shape the future of the planet. How long and on what grounds can we justify looking the other way? I’m here today with the writer Jonathan Safran Foer. …he’s here today to discuss EATING ANIMALS. It’s a new documentary narrated by Natalie Portman and based on Jonathan’s book of the same name.” At the link find the title, “154. Jonathan Safran Foer (writer) – One Thing We Can All Agree Upon, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8472054830.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome Hyperbole 60 mins – “This week we look at how new science and new challenges are pushing us to think differently about the role of bacteria in healthcare and pest control in agriculture. We speak to award-winning science writer Ed Yong about his book I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life” and how our understanding of how microscopic organisms affect our life and health has changed. And we talk with Emily Monosson, environmental toxicologist and author, about her book “Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health” about the parallels between healthcare and agriculture…“ At the link find the title, “#430 Bacteria in Bodies and On The Farm,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monticello 49 mins – “Monticello is home renovation run amok. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States; he designed Monticello to the fraction of an inch and never stopped changing it. Yet Monticello was also a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson’s own children. Today his white and black descendants still battle over who can be buried at Monticello. It was trashed by college students, saved by a Jewish family and celebrated by FDR. With Stephen Colbert, filmmaker James Ivory and artist Maira Kalman.” At the link find the title, “American Icons: Monticello, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5111355652.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims and Violence 25 mins – “We’ve all been watching events unfold in Paris with sinking horror. Another terrorist attack, turning police, civilians, writers and satirists into blood and meat. Another man-hunt broadcast on TV; mugshots of terrorists with Muslim names. And now the chattering class is once again embroiled in the divisive argument we’ve witnessed for the last couple of decades; the argument over terrorism and Islam. To one side it seems obvious that Muslims condone violence, that Islam is the problem, or part of it anyway. To the other, it’s blasphemy to even consider the idea, wrong to even ask the question, ‘is there something about Islam that leads its followers to violent tactics?’ The two sides are deeply entrenched and totally sure of their points of view — with mostly anecdotes to back them up. Well today we talked to a guy who does have data, a political science professor at U.C. Berkeley named M. Steven Fish. His research lead to a book with this title: Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence. Here’s a passage from the introduction: This book provides no definitive answers and addresses only a portion of the large issues. But it does take on a substantial chunk of the big questions and it examines them using hard evidence.Unbiased by prejudice and unconstrained by political correctness, this book treats the assumptions about Muslims that rattle around public debate as hypotheses, rather than as unassailable truths or as unconscionable falsehoods. The book aims to shift the grounds of the debate from hot and wispy rhetoric to fact-finding and hypothesis testing. It occurred to us that Fish’s work is exactly what we need right now: Data. Evidence. Someone to decode these questions, and Steve Fish has answers. No matter what you think now about Islam and terrorism, we guarantee that this conversation between DecodeDC host Andrea Seabrook and M. Steven Fish will change your mind — or at least add nuance to your thinking.” At the link find the title, “Bonus: Violence and Muslims, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files 3731f996-5923-4765-a778-0b08aa02434b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea 29 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, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBRIC0407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Disarmament 78 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3005: Inter national Nuclear Disarmament” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3005 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity 29 mins – “Fat, sugar, salt – we all know we should eat less of them, and take more exercise, but as a nation with an ever expanding waistline we are becoming increasingly overweight. Jim al-Khalili talks to Professor Susan Jebb, the UK’s authority on obesity, who has spent much of her career trying to help us put those good intentions into practice. Her challenge is not for the faint hearted. When she first got interested in obesity, as a research scientist, rates were already on the rise. Yet no one took the problem seriously. Today, with over sixty percent of adults overweight or obese, Susan remains unwavering in her commitment to ensuring we do. As Professor of Diet and Population Health at Oxford University and Chair of the government’s Responsibility Deal Food Network, she wants all of us and the food industry to improve the nation’s health by translating the science of what we eat into practice. And health is what it’s all about. Obesity now poses such a danger that it’s been dubbed the ‘new smoking’. Produced by Beth Eastwood.” At the link find the title, “Susan Jebb on nutrition, Apr, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02s3l5j.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Optogenetics and Expansion Microscopy 49 mins – “This episode features neuroscientist Ed Boyden discussing two inventions of his that have revolutionized neuroscience: optogenetics and expansion microscopy. Ed and Julia talk about Ed’s approach to coming up with good ideas, why he prefers reading old science to new science, his big-picture plan for what he wants to solve in his career, and his take on the rationalist versus Hayekian debate over how to make important progress.” At the link right-click “Download audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxford English Dictionary 34 mins – “John McWhorter raises an etymological glass to the nonagenarian Oxford English Dictionary.” At the link find the title, “Happy Birthday OED!, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9450998447.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Straw Pollution 29 mins – “The next time you sip on a drink from a straw, you may want to think twice because humans are producing an inordinate amount of plastic waste on straws alone. Plastic straws are one of the leading contributors to ocean  trash, they take up to 200 years to decompose and they can’t be recycled.  Every year, the US alone uses enough straws to fill up nine baseball stadiums. Plastic straws are pretty much the definition of wastefulness, they serve very little purpose and are terrible for the environment.  This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to two people who are doing their best to combat plastic waste in our oceans. First, Mark Marinozzi from World Centric gives us some important facts about plastic straws and talks about the best ways to fight the problem. Then, we hear from Romain Troublé whose organization, Tara Expedition, has been making scientific ocean voyages for the past fifteen years to monitor and collect data about ocean plastic waste.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Postal Operations  22 mins – “Is there a secretive postal organization fixing international shipping rates, and giving American businesses a bad deal?”  At the link select the title, “#857: The Postal Illuminati Wednesday, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180801_pmoney_pmpod857v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt he pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Design 60 mins – “This week we explore how science and technology can help us walk when we’ve lost our legs, see when we’ve gone blind, explore unfriendly environments, and maybe even make our bodies better, stronger, and faster than ever before. We speak to Adam Piore, author of the book “The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human”, about the increasingly amazing ways bioengineering is being used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings. And we speak with Ken Thomas, spacesuit engineer and author of the book “The Journey to Moonwalking: The People That Enabled Footprints on the Moon” about…” At the link find the title, “#482 Body Builders,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Reality Shows Improvement 36 mins – “I admit it. I confess. I’ve got a touch of what my guest today calls “progressophobia”. Ever since Charles Dickens got hold of me back in middle school, and William Blake after that, I’ve been a little suspicious of the Great Onward March of science and technology. Gene therapy, healthier crops, safer, more efficient forms of nuclear energy? Very nice, very nice. But what about eugenics, climate change, and Fukushima? For every problem human ingenuity solves, doesn’t human nature create a new one, on a bigger scale? Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart? But you know what? After devouring all 453 pages and 75 graphs of psychologist Steven Pinker’s new book ENLIGHTENMENT NOW, I admit defeat. The defeat of defeatism. This man has done the math. Since the 18th century things have been getting better in pretty much every dimension of human well-being. Health, safety, education, happiness, you name it… And we’ve done it with the most reliable tools we have: reason, science, and Enlightenment humanism.” At the link find the title, “138. Steven Pinker (Cognitive Scientist) – The Defeat of Defeatism, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2598455363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Relief Efforts and Politics 76 mins – Panel by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3207 Immigration: Close the Door Behind You” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3207 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religious Rights 27 mins – “The clash of two American values — religious freedom and freedom from discrimination –- didn’t seem so huge when a broad coalition of religious and civil rights representatives got together in a room in 1993. While starting from different ends of the political spectrum, this group came together to push for a new law, The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, meant to protect the religious practice of all faiths, no matter how small. RFRA became the law of the land. But just a few years and a huge cultural shift later, the law was found to be only applicable at the federal level, and the coalition could not find a way to balance religious freedom with the civil rights of LGBT persons and women. That rift continues today as we continue to ask what does it mean to be free to exercise one’s religion? We hear from the people who were in that room in 1993 – and now are living with the consequences of their efforts.” At the link find the title, “225: Where’s the line between religious freedom and civil rights?” right-click “Media files ea0f8b12-1bd3-4a72-952e-e8a725fcd4f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia in the U.S. 51 mins – “Reporting on the Russia investigation is not for the faint of heart. This week, a look at how a journalist became entangled in the investigation when she turned her source over to the FBI. Plus, how another reporter avoided common journalistic mistakes during the Iraq War and a conversation with the director of the new documentary The Other Side of Everything about the end of Yugoslavia.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scalia Factor 49 mins – “In the first of a series of deep dives into great legal reads this summer, Dahlia Lithwick talks with Rick Hasen, author of “The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption” about civil discourse, rock star justices, and what Justice Scalia would have thought of President Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Scalia Factor, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1413452062.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Senate Responsibilities 30 mins – “With the Senate set to vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court, our guest this week is Don Ritchie. He is the Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate. We talked with him about the Senate filibuster rules and how the threat of the so-called nuclear option has been used by both parties. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Be sure to rate and review us on your podcast player. 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 6: Don Ritchie on the Senate and the Nuclear Option,” Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBRIT0331.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Determination 30 mins – “A lot of us understand biological sex with a pretty fateful underpinning: if you’re born with XX chromosomes, you’re female; if you’re born with XY chromosomes, you’re male. But it turns out, our relationship to the opposite sex is more complicated than we think. This episode was reported by Molly Webster, and produced by Matt Kielty. With scoring, original composition and mixing by Matt Kielty and Alex Overington. Additional production by Rachael Cusick, and editing by Pat Walters. The “Ballad of Daniel Webster” and “Gonads” was written, performed and produced by Majel Connery and Alex Overington” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Impact 50 mins – “In this episode of The Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Jeff Jarvis about the reasons social media might deepen democracy, whether regulation of tech will do more good or ill, and what the internet of the future might look like.” At the link find the title, “Jeff Jarvis, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT7531488837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Software Pioneer 29 mins – “As a young woman, Stephanie Shirley worked at the Dollis Hill Research Station building computers from scratch: but she told young admirers that she worked for the Post Office, hoping they would think she sold stamps. In the early 60s she changed her name to Steve and started selling computer programmes to companies who had no idea what they were or what they could do, employing only mothers who worked from home writing code by hand with pen and pencil and then posted it to her. By the mid-80s her software company employed eight thousand people, still mainly women with children. She made an absolute fortune but these days Stephanie thinks less about making money and much more about how best to give it away. Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Stephanie Shirley on computer coding, Apr, 2015,” right-click “Media files p02qhsxm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Force Discussion 90 mins – “On July 30, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted an event exploring whether or not a Space Force is a good plan for the U.S. military.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Supreme Court Trends 50 mins – “Following a string of landmark Supreme Court rulings and a surprise retirement, this week On the Media examines the conservative culture on the bench and wonders what we can expect from the court going forward. Plus, is civility really dead or only sleeping? And what is the view from small-town America?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Protection 59 mins – “If you’ve spent time out in the woods this summer, or if you hope to hike or bike outside, you need to know about ticks. Ticks are not just icky; they can also carry dangerous diseases. In fact, tick-borne diseases are increasing as ticks increase their range. Tick-Borne Diseases: Not all tick bites lead to infection, but numerous tick species can carry pathogens. The lone star ticks can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, while blacklegged ticks and western blacklegged ticks harbor Lyme disease. Diseases like anaplasmosis, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis may be less recognizable, but they can also cause health problems. What to Do About Ticks: Are there ways to minimize your chance of being bitten by a tick? (Clothing treated with permethrin, such as that from Insect Shield or BugsAway is very helpful. We especially like the gaiters.) What should you do if you find a tick has latched on? Find out how to remove a tick properly and how to recognize the symptoms of tick-borne diseases. Which treatments are effective? We’ll also discuss diseases that may be transmitted by mosquitoes, biting flies and fleas. What can you do to protect yourself?” At the link right-click “Download the MP3then click “Choose CD or MP3,” select “MP3” then “Add to Cart” then “Checkout” to get the free podcast.

Tony Shalhoub 34 mins – “The former Monk star recently won a Tony for his role in The Band’s Visit and is up for an Emmy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Despite his success, he still feels like each role could be his last.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Analysis 78 mins – “The President assures the country of his mental stability, Mueller hones in on obstruction while Republicans in Congress try to undermine him, and the Democrats plot their strategy to protect the DREAMers. Jon, Jon, and Tommy do the pod live from Stockholm, Sweden.” At the link find the title, “Stockholm Syndrome”, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 75351ea0-ba27-47a6-836f-595a30b5bf55.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Legal and Political Issues 66 mins – “A secret recording of Trump and Cohen conspiring about hush money is released, the President retreats from his own trade war, and he steps up his attacks on the media. Then Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor joins Jon and Dan to talk about his campaign to win the special election for Ohio’s 12th congressional district on Tuesday, August 7th.” At the link find the title, “The own goal presidency,” Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files b954731d-b6e4-457e-a0be-1e0945933bd1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Blunders 34 mins – “Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Huffington Post senior reporter Emily Peck discuss: Thinx founder Miki Agrawal’s sexual harassment allegations; How venture capital placed massive strains on the promising digital healthcare startup Sherpaa; How venture capitalist J.D. Vance is looking to invest in startups in Ohio” At the link find the title, “The Thinx Twice Edition, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8033917184.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Attraction 43 mins – “Historian Margaret MacMillan looks at representations of war: can we really create beauty from horror and death? Speaking at the Canadian War Museum, she discusses the paradox of commemoration. She questions attempts to capture the essence and meaning of war through art. The programme is presented by Anita Anand in front of an audience and includes a question and answer session.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War on Peace 43 mins – “In Hollywood movies diplomats always get a bad rap. I’m picturing Claude Rains as “Mr. Dryden” in Lawrence of Arabia looking, as Clyde Rains always does, somewhat reptilian as he hunches over a map of the Middle East with General Allenby, smirking secretively. Hollywood diplomats are slippery. Untrustworthy. More often than not, they turn out to be double agents. On screen, definitive action plays better than careful talk or compromise. This is true of America in general and of our politics in particular—we’re just not comfortable with ambiguity. Leave that to the French. Americans are about gettin’ things done. But the geopolitical world is complex, and allegedly getting more so every day. Meanwhile, over the last several presidencies, America has quietly been shifting its foreign policy approach from diplomacy to military muscle. With the current president, the gutting of the State Department in favor of the Pentagon is starting to look like Friday the 13th part whatever. My guest today is investigative journalist and former State Department official Ronan Farrow. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his his work in the New Yorker on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal. His new book is War on Peace, The End of Diplomacy and The Decline of American Influence — and the title is pretty much self-explanatory.” At the link find the title, “147. Ronan Farrow (investigative journalist) — A Failure to Communicate, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1155411093.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whales 49 mins – “We think of whales as creatures of the sea, but scientists now believe that 40 million to 50 million years ago, whales had four legs and lived at least part of their lives on land. “We can tell that they’re whales based on key features of their anatomy — specifically parts of their skull,” paleobiologist Nick Pyenson says. “But they were certainly not like the whales that you would see today.” As the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., Pyenson has examined whale fossils that are tens of millions of years old. He has also learned about modern whales by attaching sensors to them in the wild and by studying their carcasses at commercial whaling sites….At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Workplace Culture 26 mins – “No meeting Wednesdays and work from home Fridays are not enough. In this episode, you’ll find out how employers can really create a healthier and more productive workplace. Tara Oakman, a former Obama White House official who is currently working as a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and David Waldman, vice president human resources and administration at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, weigh in.” At the link find the title, “Even Progressive Offices Fail at Work-Life Balance, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT2884252167.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 353 – Aug 17, 2018: Advertising Junk Food, Affordable Indigenous Housing, AI Impact, American Heartland, Antibiotic Stewardship, ATM Theft, AUMF History, Banking Improvements, Biofuels, Blood-Brain Barrier, Coal Pollution, Collapsed Structure Rescue, Creative Changes, Data Hoarding, DNC Hackers Indictment, Drone Warfare, Economic Viewpoints, Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Emotional First Aid, Face Tracking, Fake Social Media, Farming in Oregon, Female CEO, Functional Medicine, Future of Work, General Ann Dunwoody, GMO Supporter, Hormone Research, Immigration Politics, Impact Investing, Innovate with the Old, Insomnia Treatment, Integrated Medicine, Leaders in Crisis Lessons, Liberalism Failure, Marijuana Legalization, Mass Extinctions, Mass Shootings, Meat Eating History, Microbiome and Parkinsons, Military Base Contamination, Mindset Adjustment, Mobile Economy, NATO Concerns, Networks, Organizational Comfort Zones, Parliamentarian, Personal Relationships, Regenerative Agriculture, Relationship Development, Sam Donaldson and White House Press Corps, Smart Home Gadget Security, Space Force Discussion, Sport Neuroscience, Trump Stability, Trump Trade War, Virtual Reality Uses, Voyager Mission to Pluto, Wim Hof Method

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Advertising Junk Food 18 mins – “In the UK, junk food advertising is banned on children’s TV – but manufactures are still able to target children in other ways. A recent report from the WHO “Tackling food marketing to children in a digital world”, takes a look at the issue. In this podcast we’re joined by João Breda, programme manager for nutrition physical activity and…” At the link find the title, “Advertising junk food to children, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 291505268-bmjgroup-advertising-junk-food-to-children.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Indigenous Housing 48 mins – “In the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (or OCN), they’ve come up with their own home-grown solution to a national housing crisis. Paul Kennedy made a mid-winter visit to the reserve – situated at the junction of the Opasquia and Saskatchewan Rivers, in Northern Manitoba – to see community members building the first small wooden house.” At the link find the title, “One House Many Nations: Building tiny homes to solve a national crisis, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-D1Ij5oWE-20180621.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impact 45 mins – “How do we create artificial intelligence that isn’t bigoted? Can we teach machines to work exactly like our brains work? “You don’t program a machine to be smart,” says our guest this week, “you program the machine to get smarter using data.” We talk to James Scott, statistician, data scientist, and co-author (with Nick Polson) of the new book AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together.” At the link find the title, “228 Intelligent Machines Are Changing Everything, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files d77f5643-fffb-4619-9821-e6099533239d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Heartland 64 mins – “James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and Deborah Fallows, a linguist and writer, are the co-authors of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America. ‘The credo of reporting—you know, what you don’t know till you show it—that’s my ‘this-I-believe.’ That’s the reason I’ve stayed in this line of work for this many decades because there’s nothing more fascinating that you can do but to serially satisfy your curiosity about things. What’s it like on an aircraft carrier? What’s it like in a Chinese coalmine? What’s it like in a giant data center in Wyoming? What is it like in all of these things? And journalism gives you a structural excuse to go do those.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

­Antibiotic Stewardship 63 mins – “Doctors and the farming industry are often blamed for overuse of antibiotics that spurs the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance – but the professions are using different methods to combat resistance and reduce overuse. In this roundtable, we bring medics and vets together to discuss the problem – where antibiotic resistance arises, how resistance genes propagate through the environment and between countries, and what non-drug approaches can be used to reduce the need for antibiotics….At the link find the title, “Doctors and vets working together for antibiotic stewardship, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 470262765-bmjgroup-doctors-and-vets-working-together-for-antibiotic-stewardship.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ATM Theft 18 mins – “Anytime you swipe your credit or debit card, you are putting your money at risk. Hackers and scammers have gotten more sophisticated. In this free Komando on Demand podcast, I will tell you how to spot the skimmers and shimmers.” At the link find the title, “New ways crooks are using ATMs to empty your bank account, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files New ways crooks are using ATMs_to empty your bank account.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AUMF History 18 mins – “It was three days after the attacks —September 14th, 2001 — that Congress gathered in Washington to respond to the vicious blow America had sustained. Every member of the House and Senate, save one, voted to give President George W. Bush the authority to capture or kill those responsible. The bill they passed that day is called the AUMF — The Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Many predictions were made that day, of the coming war, the stamina and depth of the commitment it would require of American citizens. But what no one knew, what no one could know, is how the AUMF would anchor the country to that moment, and drag it back there again and again during the longest war in the nation’s history….” At the link find the title “Episode 45: How one bill passed in the aftermath of 9/11 is still shaping U.S. modern warfare, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files e2aef294-8e35-408a-9d68-4d0aed05cf42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banking Improvements 19 mins – “Roelia Malan from FNB wants to live in a world filled with innovative people inventing extraordinary, and beautiful yet less complicated methods to perform day to day activities where ideas can be transformed into practical solutions in a blink of an eye. As a banker with over 10 years’ experience, she has worked in the fields of marketing, sales, business operations and more recently customer experience for the biggest call centre at the most innovative bank in the world.” At the link find the title, “CXTECHFEST: Banking & the World of Customer Experience, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files epi_512127_medium.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biofuels 33 mins – “This is the perfect end to our three part series on cellulosic ethanol. You have heard from Dr. Brown describing why we should care about the industry and informing us of its fundamentals. You have head from Michael McAdams describing some exciting new ideas affecting the industry and articulating how the government is involved. Now we speak with someone in private industry. Eric Mork works for ICM that designs, builds, and manages ethanol technologies and business models. One process ICM has developed solves a very practical problem: how can we get more from the plants that we already have? They have accomplished this by retrofitting corn ethanol plants to also make cellulosic ethanol out of the non-corn residue that they get in…..” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture: Cellulosic Biofuels (Part 3) with Eric Mork of ICM Inc., Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files FOAP_011.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin and Blockchain 29 mins – “Human trust is undergoing its most significant transformation in history. Money is the second most important societal construct after language and is currently undergoing its biggest transformation. Beyond money, this will fundamentally change contracts and creative work, leaving no business untouched… leading some prominent computer scientists to call the blockchain a more significant invention than the internet itself. Simon Dingle is a designer at Phantom Design.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Convention 12 mins – “A Joy with Aira – Meet Joy Mistovich, Advocate for Blindness and an Aira Explorer at the NFB Convention 2018. While attending the 2018 National Federation of the Blind convention 2018, the Blind Abilities Team connected with a lot of attendees and asked them the question,, “What is it that brings you to the NFB convention?” We got a lot of answers and equally a lot of good answers. Some times we dug in a little bit deeper and found some real gems that we want to share with you all. In this episode we meet up with Joy Mistovich, an advocate for blindness, an Aira Explorer and an advocate for the NFB….” At the link find the title, “A Joy with Aira – Meet Joy Mistovich, Advocate for Blindness and an Aira Explorer at the NFB Convention 2018, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files JoyWithAira.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blood-Brain Barrier 36 mins – “How is Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan that causes neuro-invasive disease, transmitted as a foodborne pathogen? Why are cats important in transmitting Toxoplasma infection? Anita Koshy answer these questions and talks about her research on the latest Meet the Microbiologist. Julie’s Biggest Takeaways: The primary host for T. gondii is cats, in which the protozoan can undergo sexual reproduction. Why cats? No one knows, in part because there isn’t a good in vitro system to study cat epithelial cell interactions with T. gondii. Most warm-blooded animals, including birds, can be infected with Toxoplasma. Intermediate hosts can pass Toxoplasma from one to another if one eat these tissue cysts, explaining why Toxoplasma can be a foodborne pathogen. In healthy individuals, the immune response clears most fast-growing cells (tachyzoites) but some protozoans convert to a slow-growing cell form (bradyzoites). In people, these bradyzoites form cysts predominantly in the brain, the heart and the skeletal muscle. Some serological studies suggest a tie between Toxoplasma infection and brain disorders, but these are less definitive than causative studies in mice….” At the link find the title, “086: Toxoplasma gondii and neuro-invasive disease with Anita Koshy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM086.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Death 63 mins – “Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they chat with Dr. Laura Tormoehlen about her experience as a neurologist and toxicologist. Dispel the myths and common misperceptions about the determination of brain death in the toxicology patient and learn the mimics that you need to look out for. Beware the oculovestibular reflex … – ACMT Position Statement: Determining Brain Death in Adults After Drug Overdose. American Academy of Neurology. Evidence-based guideline update: Determining brain death in adults. Pediatric determination of brain death. Guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children: an update of the 1987 task force recommendations. Know your local regulations. Organ donation legislation and policy Scary. Baclofen overdose mimicking brain death. Grab your copy of Dr. Schaumburg’s excellent textbook. Experimental and Clinical Neurotoxicology. A video demonstrating cold calorics in an awake patient. Nauseating. Fascinating article from the New Yorker. What Does It Mean to Die?” At the link find the title, “Two Boards and a COWS, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Boards_and_a_COWS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Food 66 mins – “Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including the truth behind those delicious sweet potatoes, what’s the verdict on cholesterol, good fat vs. bad fat, should you drink coconut oil, and much more. ” At the link find the title, “295 – Dr. Lisa Mosconi – Nuclear Medicine Meets Nutrition, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files adb704c2-7ba5-40d0-8bd3-7484c605e9c5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Research 58 mins– “This week we interview Barbara Lipska. Barbara is a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness and she has an absolutely fascinating story to tell. It would be unfair to give anything away from the interview or the book, so download the episode and give it a listen! We discuss: What does a typical day look like for the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health? What does a brain look like when you cut into it? What progress is being made around mental health research? Barbara Lipska, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in human postmortem research and animal modeling of schizophrenia. She is currently director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development. Her amazing, new book is, The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery….” At the link find the title, “297 – Barbara Lipska – Our Little-known Brain, A” right-click “Media files c78d61af-3569-4a5b-aaff-22bd8edfaf2a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous Stories 57 mins – “Canada’s 150th anniversary highlighted its evolving relationship with Indigenous people. Too often in that history, voices other than those from First Nations did the talking for them. In this episode, Brielle Beardy-Linklater, Sandra Henry, and Theodore Fontaine tell their stories of struggle and resilience in their own words.” At the link find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-YzZrt8JW-20180706.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights Movement 27 mins – “We think our cities look a certain way because of people’s choices and preferences, but it turns out, the government has had a huge hand in keeping neighborhoods separate and unequal. This week on DecodeDC, we tackle the question that’s been vexing the country for more than half a century, how much can, and should, the government do to right its past wrongs when it comes to housing and segregation?” At the link find the title, “106: Separate and Unequal, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 7d2de8c8-b70e-4511-af76-1d851015a16e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Pollution 28 mins – “Residents of coal country are getting sick, but not everyone is convinced of the cause. Our Newsy colleague Zach Toombs explains what the science says and what the government is — or is not — doing about it.” At the link find the title, “216: A coal community divided, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4f1062e3-14a5-4d1b-aff2-fb78c2fcb3ad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collapsed Structure Rescues P1 36 mins – “On this episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management. Check out this special episode talking about this amazing training program with hands-on training in collapsed training structures to give the trainees real-life experience.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collapsed Structure Rescues P2 36 mins – “In this second part of a two-part episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management. Check out this special episode talking about this amazing training program with hands-on training in collapsed training structures to give the trainees real-life experience. This episode focuses on the final training evolution and the difficulties presented to the class members in these real-life situations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Changes 60 mins – “If you ask someone how it feels to be creative, you will often hear emotions such as joy, pride, and exhilaration. We love the feeling of creating something out of nothing, or imagining what could be. However, startling new research reveals that although we think positively about creativity, when it comes to taking action on that creativity, we often struggle to accept new and creative ideas, even when they appear to be exactly what we are looking for. In this episode, one of the nation’s leading psychologists discusses why today’s corporate leaders desire but reject creative solutions. We will answer questions such as could people love but also hate creative ideas? Could the mindset we use to evaluate ideas turn this love or hate on or off—in an instant? Do experts struggle even more than novices with this bias?  And more. Our guest this week is Jennifer Mueller. Jennifer is the author of the new book, Creative Change: Why We Resist It….How We Can Embrace It….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 77 mins – “For anyone who wants to create or innovate – this is the interview for you.When we think about creativity, we most often think of things: impressionism, the iPhone, democracy, Uber. We also narrow in on the few, those rare creators who seem to have something we lack. These tendencies quickly take us off track, perpetuating a myth and unknowingly pushing us further away from the possible. Here’s the truth: Creativity is about the possible. It’s the seed of any human advancement ever made or yet to be imagined. Most important and powerful of all, creativity is a uniquely human capacity that each of us possesses – including you. The story of creativity is the story of who we are, a story still unfolding. It’s time we come to understand it and learn how each of us can contribute our verse. It’s time we understand this language of man and learn to speak creativity. In this episode, award-winning author Larry Robertson discusses precisely what that means, and how we do it. We also learn how a deliberate pause can help spark true growth and progress.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture and Morality 68 mins – “Economist and author Arnold Kling talks about the economic impact of culture and morality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Drawing on a recent essay on the importance of social interactions, Kling explores the role of culture and norms and their broad impact on economic life. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of human sociality for the way economics is taught and the way economists think about public policy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Hoarding 18 mins – “This time, there was no need for any hackers. Data on the personal interests of as many as 50 million Americans flowed freely – and legally – from Facebook’s open online platform to a psychology professor at Cambridge University, who said he was conducting academic research.  Then, the information allegedly landed at a data mining firm in London where it was used to shape advertising and messaging in the 2016 US presidential campaign. In the wake of revelations over Cambridge Analytica’s “data harvesting,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced calls from elected officials in the US and the UK to answer probing questions about his social media company’s data gathering and data sharing practices. The heat under Zuckerberg has cooled off Facebook share prices sharply and raised tough questions about the dilemma at the heart of social media: a handful of private businesses hold a vast treasure trove of information about billions of people around the world. Data hoarding has made good business for Facebook, Google and Twitter – as well as for a host of opportunistic data brokers and data dealers. Their financial gain is often your privacy lost, says B.J. Mendelson, author of the 2012 hit Social Media Is Bullshit, a debunking of the mythical powers of the Twittersphere. His new book, Privacy, makes the case that your personal life is up for sale; indeed, Mendelson declares that privacy, as we once knew it, was sold down the digital river a long while ago….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNC Hackers Indictment 60 mins – “…Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for their role in the theft and dissemination of documents from the DNC, the DCCC and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Susan Hennessey, David Kris, Paul Rosenzweig, Matt Tait and Benjamin Wittes got together to make sense of the news.” At the link find the title, “Emergency Edition: GRUccifer 2.0 Indictment!,” right-click “Direct download: DNC Hack Indictment Emergency Podcast mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drone Warfare 48 mins – “For nearly a decade Brett Velicovich was at the center of America’s new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to take down the world’s deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, his team successfully killed/captured 14 of America’s 20 most wanted terrorists across Iraq within only three months. In this episode, Brett tells us his never before told story of how drone warfare has completely changed the battlefield and what it’s like to be part of one of the most elite military units to ever exist. With stories ranging from ISIS capture missions to tracking Boko Haram, this episode will be sure to entertain and enlighten! Brett is the co-author of the brand new book, Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account of the Hunt For America’s Most Dangerous Enemies. This book was co-written with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Christopher S. Stewart.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Viewpoints 63 mins – “Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That’s why it is time, says our guest this week, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. Our guest this week is economist Kate Raworth, and in her new book, Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Embassy Move to Jerusalem 39 mins – “Every day Trump makes the world less safe; Monday was a big one. Amy Wilentz comments on Ivanka and Jared—and Sheldon Adelson—dedicating the new American embassy in Jerusalem, while the Israeli military killed 60 Palestinians in a mass nonviolent protest at the Gaza border. Amy was Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker and wrote the novel Martyrs’ Crossing about Palestinians and Israelis. Also: There are 219,000 women in prison in the United States—Rachel Kushner’s new novel, The Mars Room, is a story about of one of them. Plus: More than 4,400 African Americans were murdered by white mobs between 1877 and 1950—that’s the conclusion of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit legal center. The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to the victims—it opened last month…” At the link find the title, “From Gaza to Jerusalem: Amy Wilentz; Plus Rachel Kushner on ‘The Mars Room’ and Patricia Williams on lynching, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6858863.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional First Aid 60 mins – “We all sustain emotional wounds. Failure, guilt, rejection, and loss are as much a part of life as the occasional scraped elbow. But while we typically bandage a cut or ice a sprained ankle, our first aid kit for emotional injuries is not just understocked—it’s nonexistent. Think about it… we learn about germs, scrapes, and sprains starting at 2 years old, but we often don’t learn about emotional injuries and proper treatment until they have become debilitating. And even worse, many times we don’t even know we are sustaining these emotional injuries and they are just lurking beneath the surface, continually holding us hostage. Fortunately, there is such a thing as mental first aid for battered emotions. Drawing on the latest scientific research and using real-life examples, our guest Guy Winch, Ph.D. offers specific step-by-step treatments that are fast, simple, and effective. In this episode, we talk with Guy about his amazing book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Education 48 mins – “IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates the fifth Muskoka Summit on the Environment, a panel discussion about “Restoring our Relationship with the Natural World.” Six guests join Kennedy in a discussion about the environment.” At the link find the title, “Restoring our relationship with nature from lake beds to treetops, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-35q4qKLA-20180625.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethics Discussion 47 mins – “This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplace, develops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues. We discuss: What does the term ‘ethics’ truly mean? How did John become so dedicated around teaching ethics and social responsibility? What is the downside of not taking ethics seriously? How can we come to an agreement around ethics that works for an entire culture?” At the link find the title, “299 – John Hooker – Solving Ethical Dilemmas, “ May, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 3b474042-d482-44b3-808f-f131c1588503.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u p menu.

Existential Risks 132 mins (3 parts) – “Today on the show we welcome back Daniel Schmachtenberger, the co-founder of Neurohacker Collective and founder of Emergence Project. After addressing the existential risks that are threathening humanity in one of our earlier episodes, Daniel now dives deeper into the matter. In the following three episodes, he talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them.” At the link find the three titles: FTP57, FTP58, and FTP59, right-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save Files” and “OK” to get the podcasts.

Face Tracking 30 mins – “Face tracking tested on poor people by Ian Woolf, Tim Cannon talks about implanting devices for fun and profit. Fact and sound checking by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf. “ At the link right-click “MP3 Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Social Media 53 mins – “Recently social media has been redefined by the massive spike in fake news, fake accounts, and general manipulation of the core message to suit specific agendas. The #Guptabots are a case in point, run out of India and spilling their vile evil across the social media channels. The team speaks to Andrew Fraser to get a better handle on what’s going on.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Indiana 88 mins – “Nate Fingerle has been farming with his family at River Ridge Farm in north-central Indiana for ten years. With one-and-a-half acres of production and ten thousand square feet of high tunnels, River Ridge provides vegetables to its customers year-round. River Ridge has found success in a rural agricultural community with a combination of farmers markets, an on-farm retail store, and restaurant sales. We dig into how Nate and his family make this all work, and some of the details of how a lot of hustle has helped to cobble together a successful business in an unlikely marketplace. Nate also shares his straightforward production techniques, including field work, fertility planning, transplant production, irrigation, weed control, and how he make season extension really pay in the high tunnels and out.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Minnesota 88 mins – “Genesis McKiernan-Allen and Eli Robb raise vegetables year-round at Full Hand Farm, 45 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. Going into year seven of their operation, Genesis and Eli have between four and five acres of produce production, with half of their sales going to farmers market and half going to restaurants in Indianapolis. Eli and Genesis dig into how they’ve managed a black rot infestation in their brassica crops, as well as how they weathered an herbicide drift incident by marketing with honesty and integrity. We take a look at the details of winter production in their operation, including the highs and lows of mobile high tunnels, their design for caterpillar tunnels and how those fit into their rotation, and how four-season production fits into their business and marketing plans. We also make an honest evaluation of starting a farm where the food scene was not fully developed, and how that worked for them; and take a similarly honest look at starting a family on the farm, and how they’ve made that work.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Missouri 72 mins – “Rebecca Graff and Tom Ruggieri raise vegetables for a hundred-member CSA, manage a small laying flock, and operate a cottage-scale fermented food business at Fair Share Farm, 45 minutes north of Kansas City, Missouri. They’ve been farming together on family land since 2004 after meeting in the fields at Peacework Organic Farm in upstate New York. We dig into the nitty gritty of their member-oriented CSA program, and the changes its undergone in the last couple of years as Rebecca and Tom have looked to change the farm’s economic basis and their quality of life. Tom and Rebecca share how they’ve changed their sign-up process and work requirement as their CSA goes through transitions. We also take a hard look at their fermented foods production and how that fits in with their vision for the farm and the CSA model, as well as the efforts they’ve made to reduce the overall ecological footprint of the farm with a solar greenhouse, an electric tractor, and a vigorous cover crop and soil building effort.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in New York 79 mins – “Karen Washington owns and operates Rise and Root Farm with Lorrie Clevenger, Jane Hodge, and Michaela Hayes. Located in Chester, New York, just a little over an hour from New York City, Karen and her partners raise an acre of produce to serve two New York City Farmers Markets. Karen shares the story of finding land for farming in rural New York state, and how she and her fellow growers have made the transition from backyard urban gardening to commercial production. Karen digs into the nuts and bolts of how they address the social justice issues that are so important them while still tending to the needs of their for-profit farming operation. We also discuss the challenges of and some strategies for communication and managing farm relationships with love and healing – and how that’s not always the easiest thing to do.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Oregon 83 mins – “Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon, supplies seed companies, farmers, and gardeners with seeds that are selected and grown in a real organic environment. With his wife and business partner, Karen, and five employees, Frank grows certified organic seeds on about eight acres. Wild Garden Seeds is unusual in the seed business because they grow everything that they sell right there in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Frank shares his story of getting started on his market garden in 1980, and how he developed a gourmet salad greens business that shipped salads to top restaurants nation-wide. This high-end salad greens business allowed and encouraged him to start selecting the best plants for organic salad production, as well as to begin to develop new, custom varieties for his farm. We also dig into his on-the-job education in seed breeding, how he and Karen made the transition from salad growers to seed company, and how Wild Garden Seeds has worked with partner farms to grow their seed business.” At the link right-click ‘Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female CEO 60 mins – “Shelley Zalis is a founder, CEO and internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace.  Shelley changed the game by becoming the first female chief executive of a company, ranked in the research industry’s top Twenty-Five. Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, as well as within companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur and thought leader, Shelley is also an admired speaker and skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington on topics related to equality and leadership. Today she is here to share how the world of business and tech is changing for women, how you can break through the glass ceiling of middle management and how you can help with the fight for equality in your workplace.” Right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Functional Medicine 51 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Elizabeth Boham. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center is Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD, Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. We discuss: How does functional medicine deal with chronic disease and how does that differ from traditional western medicine? How did Elizabeth’s battle with breast cancer lead her to specialize in functional medicine? How can you learn more about your genes and how they impact your health? What is a food intolerance and do you even know if you have them? Learn more about Dr. Boham at her website http://www.drboham.com/. If you purchase Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer, use the discount code Breast30wellness to get 30% off!!!” At the link find the title, “298 – Dr. Elizabeth Boham – Functional Medicine, Breast Cancer, and Chronic Illness, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files be461d36-93b7-4980-8700-396ec06ce4cc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future of Work 67 mins – “The Futurology team goes live in the Huawei Innovation Zone. To change things around a bit we decided to do a live podcast with Brian Armstrong on the Future of Work. We were joined by a live audience who added their 2 cents worth. It was a fascinating, in depth discussion that digs into what the #FoW means and where it is all going. The audience joined in with a few questions and kept the conversation interactive and entertaining. A big thanks to Huawei for opening their Innovation Zone and for hosting this amazing event.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

General Ann Dunwoody 51 mins -”On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army — the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, General Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her final assignment, in which she led a $60 billion enterprise of over 69,000 employees, including the Army’s global supply chain in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. In this episode, Anne tells us what it means to truly lead a team in a unified goal. In both this interview, and her new book, A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody’s strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Supporter 49 mins – “Author and activist Mark Lynas speaks to the National Press Club in Canberra, on the importance of genetically modified crops.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Mark Lynas, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Lynas_1107_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hormone Research 39 mins – “We talk to Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D, lecturer at Yale university, writer in residence at Yale Medical School, and author of the new book Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.” At the link find the title, “330 Aroused: The History of Hormones, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ff927251-9106-4c0f-929e-385141b46fb6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Laws 38 mins – “#AbolishICE is the hashtag that has proliferated all over Twitter. Anger over the family separation policy of the Trump administration has many people doubting whether the agency that does interior immigration enforcement is up to a humane performance of its task. Paul Rosenzweig, former policy guru at DHS where he supervised immigration matters, and Carrie Cordero, who has been actively engaged on the subject recently, joined Benjamin Wittes to discuss the substance of our immigration laws. Would abolishing ICE actually make a difference, or would it just be renaming the problem with three other letters?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Politics 34 mins – “America has long sold itself as “the nation of immigrants.” But when you look at our history — even the halcyon Ellis Island days — that branding has always come with an asterisk. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… especially if they’ll work for cheap. Our guests on this episode are Hiroshi Motomura of the University of California and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution.” At the link find the title, “222: The Changing Race of Immigration in America, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4ba0e134-d460-4357-be30-cce95cb8eb7c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 42 mins – “Money is a tool to create the things that we want. It is a proxy for security, health, and welfare for our families and loved ones. When we lose that holistic thinking about what wealth is, then our money winds up working at a very singular purpose to create more pieces of paper as opposed to create greater human and environmental welfare.” – Morgan Simon When we put our money in a bank (or a mutual fund, pension plan, endowment, etc.) it doesn’t just sit there, it is put to use. It is invested in the economy, and it has power. But have you ever stopped to wonder what your money is being invested in? Is it supporting the causes and communities you care about? Or is it being used to further the cause of individuals, organizations, or governments that you disagree with. It is time to recognize that we are all investors, and that it is up to us to make sure we are adding more value than we extract and that the risk and returns are balanced between our investments and the communities. This is the basis for impact investing. …This week on the show we are interviewing an expert in this field, Morgan Simon. Morgan is the author of the brand new book, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital…” At the link find the title, “284 – Morgan Simon – Where Did Your Money Spend The Night? , Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 41fbb23d-b283-4159-a41e-9d3cece9a298.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovate with the Old 45 mins – “’Don’t just chase the new – Innovate the old.’ – Soon Yu Modern business gurus all cry for the need to innovate, to disrupt, and to act like a startup. It’s hard to argue with that kind of thinking. It’s sexy and exciting. But it’s wrong. Too many businesses become enamored by shiny new objects and end up overlooking the value locked away in their existing products. Maybe your business is one of them. Or maybe you only have an idea, but can’t even figure out how to turn it into a business, let alone an Iconic Brand. This week we talk with innovation expert Soon Yu on how to take a different approach that allows you to leverage what you already have or know to create a business that lasts….” At the link find the title, “294 – Soon Yu – Starting a Company and Dealing with Failure, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files e5e04e54-1c3d-4693-8cb5-0ecaf70936ef.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insomnia Treatment 21 mins – “Between 13 & 33% of the adult population have regular difficulty in getting to sleep, or staying asleep. It’s important to recognise the difference between acute and chronic insomnia, as treatment strategies differ. David Cunnington, director of the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, joins us to explain what non-drug interventions are available to…” At the link find the title, “Non-drug treatments for chronic insomnia, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293485506-bmjgroup-non-drug-treatments-for-chronic-insomnia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Integrated Medicine 62 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Traci Stein. Dr. Stein is a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. She is also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be. Dr. Stein is also the author of, The Everything Guide To Integrative Pain Management. We discuss: What is the cause of chronic pain? What IS hypnosis? What are verbal suggestions? What does it mean? What are examples? What can we do on our own to work with hypnosis? Biofeedback, what exactly is that? How did you get into the idea of ‘intuition’ and wanting others to develop it?” Find the title, “300 – Dr. Traci Stein – Hypnosis, Biofeedback, and Brain Hacks, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 304c431e-282d-48d7-a129-438ecf941442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Juneteenth Celebration 49 mins – “Juneteenth is a holiday most Americans have never heard of but should know about. We’ll look at the history and the stories behind the holiday.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laboratory Health 19 mins – “In this month’s roundtable, we discuss lab health, email briefings, and how science stories can affect the stock market.” At the link find the title, “Backchat June 2018: Lab health, email briefings, and CRISPR, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leaders in Crisis Lessons 60 mins -”For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson… Join us as we learn the keys to leadership in turbulent times and the lessons we can glean from some of the most well respected individuals of all time….” At the link find the title, “288 – Nancy Koehn – Survive and Thrive During Turbulent Times, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 08e06d72-1bc3-4d35-b4f5-7a47c7ffd5a4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberalism Failure 75 mins – “Political Scientist and author Patrick Deneen of the University of Notre Dame talks about his book Why Liberalism Failed with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. By liberalism, Deneen means the modern enterprise–the push for self-actualization free of the constraints of tradition, family, and religion that typifies modern culture. He argues that both the left and the right have empowered the state and reduced liberty. He argues for a smaller, more local, more artisanal economy and a return to the virtues of self-control and self-mastery.” At the link find the title, “Patrick Deneen on Why Liberalism Failed, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Deneenliberalism.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Legalization 49 mins – “Recreational pot is legal in many states, now comes the battle over where it can be sold. Cities and towns want their say.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Extinctions 56 mins – “Did you know our world has ended five times? It has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. And in each of these catastrophic occurrences, climate change has been the culprit. You may be wondering, how do asteroids have anything to do with climate change? We will leave the details to our guest this week, but essentially there is a triggering event (asteroid, volcano, humans) that causes the oceans to become more acidic and very soon after the entire world dies. This is what happens every time…and it may be happening again. This week on the show we interview award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen about his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions….At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shooters Mental Health 34 mins – “Last Sunday, a gunman walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire on the congregation — killing more than two dozen people. The next day, President Donald Trump told reporters the mass shooting wasn’t a “guns situation,” and instead blamed it on “mental health.” Politicians have linked mental illness and mass shootings after virtually every mass shooting. In this week’s episode, Jimmy talks to The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan, who looked into that link… and found that it doesn’t exist.” At the link find the title, “219: Fact checking the link between mental illness and mass shootings, No” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shootings 30 mins – “Americans are once again mourning after another mass shooting. We explain why elected leaders fail — despite broad public support — to pass measures like additional background checks on firearm purchases. We speak with filmmaker Michael Kirk, who made the FRONTLINE documentary Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA.” At the link find the title, “214: Why can’t Congress get anything done on guns?, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files b12c0655-2149-4ee5-b642-bd53673269b8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Eating 46 mins – “If you typically eat three meals a day, then it’s a choice you make more than one thousand times a year. And if you’re like most people, that choice probably involves meat or dairy, or both. On top of that, many of the clothes we wear are made from animals. But can something that nearly everybody on the planet is doing ? and has been doing for millions of years ? be immoral?” At the link find the title, “Meat on the table: Can we justify consuming animals? (Encore October 27, 2017), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-w1bTQ8XY-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Eating History 46 mins – “Eating meat: some say we’ve evolved to do it. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we got our big brains. Yet others, as far back as Pythagoras, have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet. Now — perhaps more than ever — when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.” At the link find the title, “The Matter of Meat: A history of pros & cons (Encore November 23, 2016), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-c88qj8ms-20180716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome and Parkinsons 27 mins – “The microbiome is the strange invisible world of our non human selves. On and in all of us are hoards of microbes. Their impact on our physical health is becoming clear to science, but a controversial idea is emerging too – that gut bacteria could alter what happens in our brains. In this final episode of the series BBC Science and Health correspondent James Gallagher examines a growing body of research into the gut as a gateway to the mind and why some scientists believe we could be o the cusp of a revolution in psychiatry that uses microbes to improve mental health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Children Separation 48 mins – “Family separation and stricter asylum laws are “immoral,” says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He joins us as we talk about the situation at the border.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Base Contamination 29 mins – “The military spent decades contaminating the drinking and ground water at bases across the country and has spent billions to contain the mess. But the veterans and families who lived on those bases are still struggling with the long legacy of that toxic water and feel abandoned and betrayed by their government. Host Jimmy Williams speaks with Adrienne St. Claire, a reporter with News21 Troubled Waters investigative team about their deep dive into the impact of the military’s on-going toxic water problem.” At the link find the title, “208: The military’s toxic water problem, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28ca0dbe-d152-4ed9-b76f-60a01801ceb0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men.

Mindset Adjustment 46 mins – “These days you can’t go two minutes without being reminded that there are really successful, rich, beautiful, happy people out there…and you are not one of them. BUT – if you work hard enough, make more money, and buy more stuff, ONE DAY you just might become that person! Just kidding. We all know that is a lie. We know it in our bones. But if you’re anything like me, you still look at those people and say, “I know it’s a lie, but those people seem to have it all, maybe they DO have it all figured out.” This week we are speaking with an executive coach who works with those seemingly “perfect” people and she’s here to tell you that nothing is as it seems. In fact, often times people reach the societal ideal of perfection only to find out that it’s not at all what it seems and the price paid to get there was too high. So instead of chasing someone else’s dreams, it’s time to define your own – and trust me, it’s not easy. Our guest this week is Heather Gray, a therapist and coach who is a master at helping anyone repair broken relationships, rediscover passions, and heal from ignored and fractured parts of their lives. She helps her clients learn how to be present for themselves and for those they care about so that they can truly have it all. Learn more about Heather and her work at ChooseToHaveItAll.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Economy 51 mins – “The smart phone is our most treasured tech device. If you don’t believe me, try leaving it turned off for a full day and see how many times you yearn for it! This obsession with our phones is creating a massive amount of data that is being harnessed by companies to drive their business decisions in the ever expanding $3.3 trillion dollar mobile economy. In our episode this week, mobile economy expert Anindya Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers. Drawing on his extensive research in the US, Europe, and Asia, and many relevant case studies, Anindya explains how businesses can harness the power of a data-driven mobile economy. Ghose discusses several behavioral contradictions displayed by consumers in the mobile economy. For example, people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable and they value certainty. People find advertising annoying, but also they fear missing out. People value their privacy, but they also increasingly use their personal data as their currency. Ghose demystifies how firms can resolve such behavioral contradictions and delight consumers at the same time. He makes a compelling argument that mobile advertising – done well – is far from a creepy and futuristic intrusion into our personal lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NATO Concerns 48 mins – “Hours before President Trump attends a NATO Summit in Brussels, we examine the role of the alliance and how it fits into Europe’s recent struggles. Brexit, terrorism, a new anti-establishment government in Italy, and rising nationalism fueled in part by a flood of immigrants from the Syrian war are testing the grand European experiment. How should the continent move forward? And how will the region handle Trump’s anti-European and anti-NATO rhetoric? The Aspen Institute’s Elliot Gerson leads a conversation with Kati Marton, journalist and human rights advocate; Douglas Lute, former US ambassador to NATO; and Mircea Dan Geoana, former president of the Romanian Senate and founder of Aspen Romania.” At the link find the title, “The Age of Euroscepticism, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files fe145d7f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netanyahu and Israel 62 mins – “This week’s Intelligence Squared podcast features Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz journalist and author of Bibi – The Turbulent Life And Times Of Benjamin Netanyahu in conversation with Catherine Philp, diplomatic correspondent on The Times. In this in-depth podcast on the leadership and story of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they discuss the state of modern Israel and the future of the Middle East.” At the link find the title, “Anshel Pfeffer in conversation with Catherine Philp on Netanyahu and The Future of Israel, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networks 45 mins – “…This week on the show we are talking about networks, and not just the social kind. We will answer questions such as: What makes WiFi faster at home than at a coffee shop? How does Google order search results? Why do Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube use fundamentally different rating and recommendation methods? And how do cat videos—or anything else—go viral? We will also touch on some of the six fundamental principles of networking, which explain the difficulties in sharing network resources efficiently, how crowds can be wise or not so wise depending on the nature of their connections, how there are many building-blocks of layers in a network, and more. Understanding these simple ideas unlocks the workings of everything from the connections we make on Facebook to the technology that runs such platforms.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organizational Comfort Zones 51 mins – “Do you feel comfortable delivering bad news? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Is it easy for you to speak your mind and be assertive with friends and colleagues? If you answered no to any of these questions, this episode can help! In this show we speak with a true academic, Andy Molinsky as he discusses his brand new book, REACH; A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge , and Build Confidence. Andy is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parliamentarian 29 mins – “You may think the Senators have all the say — but there’s one person in the Senate who may have even more power. Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough complicated the repeal-and-replace plan that Senate Republicans were pursuing when she said parts of the bill would need 60 votes instead of a simple majority. But that’s not all she can do, as we learn from former Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.” At the link find the title, “207: The most important Senate job you’ve never heard of,, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01b805bb-d4ad-42cd-986b-2773a16fde84.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pasta History 57 mins – “Pasta, a simple amalgam of wheat flour and water, is one of the world’s most popular foods. It’s Italy’s gift to humanity? or maybe the Arabs’, or China’s. With its hundreds of shapes and sizes, its infinite variety of sauces, pasta is the foundation of one of the world’s great cuisines. Contributor Megan Williams is based in Rome. In this documentary, which won the James Beard Award for Best Radio Broadcast on food in 2011, she explains how and when pasta was invented, where it got its shapes, and why it’s so beloved.” At the link right-click “Pasta: The long and short of it (Encore September 3, 2010), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-lhC4UDvs-20180718.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personal Relationships 60 mins – “What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic‘s Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love” makes her optimistic about relationships in the digital age, and how to use brain chemistry to keep love alive.” At the link find the title, “Love, Sex, and the Brain, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files fce72d71.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physiology 58 mins – “We at Dangerous Minds Podcast, are seeking to explore further weekly, the tech and the people behind this growing community of Biohacking, Grinding, Implantable Technology, Hard Sciences, and Information Security. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions, or comments. You are welcome to find us here, at dangerousminds.io or email us at info@dangerousminds.io and, perhaps we might one day talk to you about the work and or projects you’re exploring and developing. Society considers us dangerous, we are not dangerous but invested into the future, and seeking to find it, with every implant, procedure, project, experiment and or software program. Come with us while we explore the DIY Evolution. Until then, Seek the spark!”At the link find the title, “dangerous minds episode.93.physiology from the perspective of control,” right-click “Media files 456796.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polish Democracy Deteriorates 21 mins – “It’s been a bad week for Polish democracy, with the government removing a bunch of judges from the country’s Supreme Court in order to replace them with party loyalists. In response, protestors took to the streets to push back against the deconsolidation of Polish democracy. Radek Sikorski joined Benjamin Wittes to discuss the week’s events and the larger degradation of Polish governance of which they are a part. Radek served as foreign minister and defense minister of Poland, as well as speaker of the Polish parliament. He has also been a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and he’s currently a senior fellow at the Center of European Studies at Harvard University and distinguished statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regenerative Agriculture 39 mins – “Aldyen Donnelly is the Director of Carbon Economic at Nori, a startup company dedicated to creating trust and transparency while lowering transaction costs throughout the carbon trading industry. Her mission is to reward carbon sequestering farmers with blockchain-backed carbon credit certificates. Nori is a blockchain-enabled platform allowing users to trace where carbon dioxide is sequestered and is currently the world’s only carbon dioxide sequestration marketplace. Aldyen joins me to share the mission behind Nori and how it can help both the environment and farmers….” – Aldyen Donnelly” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 110: How Carbon Trading Could Benefit Farmers with Aldyen Donelly of Nori, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Future of Agriculture 110 How Carbon Trading Could Benefit Farmers with Aldyen Donelly of Nori final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Relationship Development 62 mins – “In today’s work environment, our success is heavily dependent on our ability to consistently deliver strong results. And although there are multiple inputs that lead to our results, there is one secret weapon that outweighs everything else. The key to success ultimately lies in the strength of our relationships. You may be thinking to yourself, “But wait, we are talking about business! With all of the demands on my time, I don’t have the luxury to think about something soft and fuzzy like relationships.” But the truth of the matter is, given the complex and global nature of business, almost everything we accomplish happens with and through other people. So how do you improve these relationships and leverage them to create a true competitive advantage for your organization? This week on the podcast we answer this question and more as we talk with Todd Davis, author of the brand new book, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work….” At the link find the title, “282 – Todd Davis – The Secret Weapon for Success, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7d71c754-bc06-4600-a3bb-8a45ccae56ce.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sam Donaldson and White House Press Corps 32 mins – “Our guest this week is former ABC News White House Correspondent and co-host of “This Week,” Sam Donaldson. He gave us his assessment of how this White House press corps is covering President Trump and the job of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Sam Donaldson on the White House Press Corps, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files DONAL0310.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satire 48 mins – “Political comedy is everywhere on TV, but contributor Peter Brown is concerned: the laughter on late-night shows seems to be giving way to the earnest partisan cheering that comedian Seth Meyers calls “clapter”. Are our current politicians becoming satire-proof? Or has satire always merely preached to the choir? In search of answers Peter looks to the classic satire of Juvenal, Swift and the Arab-speaking world, as well as prominent current practitioners including Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep” and “The Death of Stalin”.” At the link find the title, “A Modest Proposal About Satire, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-e70F9m38-20180622.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Fight 49 mins – ‘Science is under attack from quack experts and self-appointed activists, warns a top doctor who has been caught in the crossfires. He makes the case.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Home Gadget Security 44 mins – “Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham from Stacey on IoT and from The Internet of Things podcast about how to choose more secure IoT devices for your home. Also, the rising problems with the smart home and domestic abuse, and do you really need a WiFi connected essential oil diffuser?” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Force Discussion 48 mins – “The president’s call for a new military command focused on future battles in outer space. We’ll look at the new Space Force.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports Neuroscience 48 mins – “We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.” At the link find the title, “How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 86e74277-9c4a-402e-91ff-ee9d5fb9cee3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Threat 22 mins – “This week’s podcast challenges a political sacred cow. In fact, it might be the mother of all sacred cows. It is the belief that foreign terrorism is one of the most serious threats to the safety of Americans and the security of what since 9/11 we have called the “homeland.” That belief is deep. The facts supporting it are thin. But it is a premise so fundamental to our post-9/11 worldview that is rarely debated, challenged or reexamined. No one has tried harder to unsound the alarm, to show that the sky is not falling, than John Mueller, our guest this week, a political scientist at Ohio State University and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. In a book coming out in the fall, “Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism” (Oxford University Press), Mueller and co-author Mark G. Stewart take a hard-boiled, empirical look a the politics, phobias and failed leadership that feeds the sacred cow of counterrorism at any cost.” At the link find the title, “105: Terrified of terrorism, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 1886dc02-62d0-4b20-8680-b1e1340659d3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thailand Cave Rescue 74 mins -”In this very timely episode of the Disaster Podcast, we take a look at the extreme technical rescue involved in the recent Thailand cave rescue. As we rejoice that all the boys and their coach were rescued, it is time to talk about the operational aspects of what it took to pull off this rescue. In order to do that we brought on our water rescue expert Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com, who also connected us with Cave Diving expert Bob Wilson, of Ocean Services Dive and Marine Consulting (OSDMC) to come on the show. They helped us understand the specific needs of diving in this constricted cave environment and how it would affect the rescue.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Psychoanalysis 48 mins – “’Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is.’ – Dr. Allen Frances This week on the show we interview one of the men who literally wrote the book on mental illness as we answer the question – Is Trump crazy? And what does it say about America that he was elected to the highest office in the land? Psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Frances explains American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Stability 43 mins – “Amy Wilentz comments on the mental and emotional status of the president, as analyzed by 27 psychiatrists in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book edited by Bandy X. Lee. The book was number four on the New York Times bestseller list. Also: Would Pence be worse? Jane Mayer of The New Yorker reports—she interviewed more than 60 people in search of answers, including Pence’s mother. Several say he’s wanted to be president at least since high school. Plus: America After Trump: E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post argues that Trump has mobilized progressive political forces that can transform America—and he reminds us that Trump never had a majority of voters, and is the most unpopular presidents in our history. E.J. is co-author of One Nation After Trump: A Guide to the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported. These segments previously aired on the Start Making Sense podcast.” At the link find the title, “Is Trump Crazy? Would Pence Be Worse? Amy Wilentz on Trump, Jane Mayer on Pence, and E.J. Dionne on America After Trump, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6923384.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Trade War 58 mins – “The Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance on U.S. trade relations, opting for bilateral negotiations, and in many cases, eschewing the multilateral trade order. The administration is collapsing the distinction between economic security and national security, and this has been painfully apparent in our trade war with China. Tensions with China are escalating. On Tuesday, Lawfare senior editor Shannon Togawa Mercer sat down with Jennifer Hillman, former World Trade Organization Appellate Body member, commissioner on the United States international Trade Commission, and general counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative; and Clark Packard, trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute, to hash it all out. They talked about China, the WTO, and this administration’s incoherent trade strategy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_331.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump-Putin Summit 43 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki for their first one-on-one summit, where the U.S. president said that he trusted the Russian president’s denial of election interference over his own intelligence community. In the United States, furor followed on both sides of the aisle. To break down what happened and what it means, Alina Polyakova sat down with Julia Ioffe, correspondent at GQ and long-time Russia observer, and Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, to talk about why nobody else was in the room with Trump and Putin during their over-two-hour, one-on-one meeting; what Russia’s kompromat on Trump really might be; and whether this summit actually moved the needle in U.S.-Russia policy. What was gained and what was lost? Was this a win for Putin? An embarrassment for Trump?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality 53 mins – “We talk to Peter Rubin, editor at Wired and author of Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life.” At the link find the title, “227 Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files e4352cf7-314c-433d-9ebf-c1a45a704ead.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Uses 54 mins – “Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? This week on the show, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help us understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use―not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. …Jeremy is the author of the incredible new book, Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.” At the link find the title, “293 – Jeremy Bailenson – How Virtual Reality Will Impact Your Life, Feb, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 570f8abe-f005-4ba2-952d-6e5a01228e6d.mp3” and select “save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Voyager Mission to Pluto 46 mins – “We talk to planetary scientist and New Horizons’ mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon about their new book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto.” At the link find the title, “Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files d7ed3b1b-0a59-4aed-8a66-cfeb107d1831.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wim Hof Method 69 mins – “…This week on the show we interview investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com). In his New York Times best selling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us, Scott tries to figure out if it is possible to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. In this episode, Scott tells us about his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.” At the link find the title, “287 – Scott Carney – Does the Wim Hof Method Really Work? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7c4f7f62-33c6-4d98-9cee-e24c8605dac9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 352 – Aug 10, 2018: 3D Printed Guns, Asylum Seekers in Canada, Bicycles and Scooters, Broadband in Louisiana, Canadian Gun Violence Control, Cancer Drugs Ineffective, Chinese Drones, Constitution Uses and Limits, Democracy Destruction, Drones, Drug Overdose Pandemic, Emotionally Aware Machines, Environmental Racism, Extreme Groups in Canada, Fake Videos, Federal Budget Process, Folk Tunes, Food Myths, Games as Recruiting Tool, Girls Education Crisis, Haitian Public Domain Lands, Iranian MEK Activists, Islam Perspectives, LGBTQ Community, Liver Disease Treatment, Mafia in Vancouver, Mercury Poisoning in Canada, Migrant Causes, Military Pilot Career, Minority Unemployment in Canada, Next Generation Responsibilities, Organic Foods, Planet Saving Acts, Police and Justice, PTSD History, Racial Income Gap, Recycling, Regenerative Farming, Suicides, Sustainability Trends, Syrian Religious Refugees, Teenage Depression, Treason Discussion, Trump vs Environment, Washington Farewell Speech, Waste Reduction, White Collar Automation, Women in China

Exercise your ears: the 104 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 730 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double (ctrl-click) individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 22,114 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, totaling over 140GB 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 the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 474 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles.  Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printed Guns 21 mins – “Starting next month, blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.” At the link find the title, ‘Blood on their hands’: Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-LoqHWWOS-20180719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in the Zone 71 mins – “We’ve all had those days when everything we were doing worked, things just seemed to fall into place and we were more productive, doing more and better, and yet it felt effortless, that we were completely in tune with what we were doing. This experience has been described as being in the zone, in the flow or on a roll. In this program, Dr. Kriegel will present techniques and a ‘zone map’ that will enable anyone, at any age, to access that optimal ‘zone’ more often and for longer periods of time. He will also discuss how to overcome the sabotage thinking that creates stress, anxiety, worry and depression and lands us in the high-stress panic zone or depressed zone so that you can lead a richer, more rewarding and joyful life.” At the link find the title, “Aging in the Zone, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180711_MLF Aging in the zone for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Pest Control 34 mins – “Michael Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Semios, a Canadian company that helps farmers manage their pest problems using onsite sensing, big data, and predictive analytics solutions. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of biotech research and development. Before founding Semios, Michael held positions with federal research institutions, large multinationals, medium-sized public companies, and startups.  Today, Michael joins me to share the goal of Semios and how they plan to contribute to sustainability. He explains the driving idea behind Semios, the technologies they apply in their business, and the many problems they help farmers solve. He also explains why pesticides can eventually stop working and the different applications farmers can use based on the data gathered from sensors.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

AI Human Voices 43 mins – “Can you tell the difference between computer-generated voices vs. human voices? Voice used to be a human attribute. Not anymore! AI can duplicate virtually any voice, including your own. Join Kim Komando and learn more about this life-changing technology taking over soon in this Komando on Demand podcast.” At the link find the title,”AI’s human voices sound a little too real for many, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Ais_human voices sound a little too real for many.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ai Weiwei Documentary 26 mins – “Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his lens on the massive scale of the global refugee crisis in a powerful documentary, Human Flow. He says this crisis is not limited to refugees and represents the human condition.” At the link find the title, “’Human crisis’: Ai Weiwei’s documentary showcases plight of refugees, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-5uEtQvJz-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

Alien Life 20 mins – “The nation’s top scientists believe there is intelligent life outside our solar system. They point to the numbers and pure science. Kim talks to Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak about the high-tech tools scientists are using to prove their theory right. Learn why they’re certain they’ll be proven right within the next 20 years.” At the lin find the title, “Are we alone? How technology is used to find alien life, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Are we alone How technology is used to find alien life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anesthesia Questions 26 mins – “Before anesthesia, there were stories of people preferring death to surgery; of hopping off operating tables and running. But are we truly fully unaware? Or does a part of us retain some memory of what happens when we’re under?” At the linkf ind the title, “Under the knife and unaware? What happens when we’re under anesthesia, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9yy9420Z-20180625.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art of War 63 mins – “Brooks and Cavanaugh brought together more than 30 of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films. They provide a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. Brooks makes the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor to offer a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. They share how counterinsurgency waged by Darth Vader against the Rebellion sheds light on the logic behind past military incursions in Iraq. In addition to holding a position at West Point, Brooks is also a senior resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare project and the author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War; and Cavanaugh is a U.S. Army strategist with assignments ranging from the Pentagon to Korea and Iraq to Army Space and Missile Defense Command.” At the link find the title, “Max Brooks and ML Cavanaugh: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180625_FEA_Max Brooks for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Seekers in Canada 21 mins – “The federal government is facing political pressure from the opposition who want to see a long-term plan to address the steady influx of asylum seekers – including a call to scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement.” At the link find the title, “Ottawa unlikely to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., says immigration expert, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EwOc2Eyl-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycles and Scooters 50 mins – “Electric scooters, skateboards and bicycles are popping up all over in cities all over the country. Ride-hailing companies are also moving to two wheels. Uber bought the bike sharing company Jump, and Lyft followed suit by scooping up Motivate, which operates bike sharing services in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York and other cities. Is an electric skateboard company next? As companies jockey to offer a suite of transportation options what is the future of urban mobility? Are these new urban toys really solving the notorious first-mile and last-mile problem?” At the link find the title, “New Wheels in Town, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180715_cl1 NewWheelsInTown.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 32 mins – “An increasing number of local communities in Colorado are finding ways to improve rural connectivity. The Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), a cooperative bringing electricity to approximately 28,000 members in southwest Colorado, is in the midst of Elevate, their Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network that will connect all co-op members. We’ve brought co-op Board Members John Gavan and Brad Harding on the show this week to talk about the project and DMEA. This conversation describes how and why the project got started and the plans for the future. Cooperatives are member organizations and this story is an example of a member-driven project that started when the community chose to improve their future. Significant employment losses in the region had the potential for widespread ripple effects and community members saw high-quality connectivity as a must for economic development.” At the link right-click “ download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Louisiana 30 mins – “We’ve been following the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, and their LUS Fiber community network from the early days. Director of Utilities Terry Huval was one of the people responsible for bringing high-quality Internet access to the community back in 2009. Terry is about to retire so we wanted to have one more conversation with him before he pursues a life of leisure. The last time Terry was on the show, he and Christopher discussed the possibility of an LUS Fiber expansion. That was back in March 2015 for episode 144 and the network has since spread its footprint beyond city limits. Those efforts have inspired better services from competitors in addition to bringing fiber to communities that struggled with poor Internet access….” At the link right-click “ download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building Specifications 18 mins – “This week I want to tell you what’s going on with the specifications for the major subcontractors for my house.  But wait… Should we start right off with a pop quiz?  Hmmm yeah, let’s do that Pop Quiz: Do you remember what specifications are?  We’ve talked about specifications in several episodes, including episode 119 called Understanding the Bidding Process.   So do you remember what the specifications are?  Well, specifications or specs, describe what materials will be used to build a house and how those materials should be installed. While house plans are a visual, diagrammatic representation of your house, specs are like the written description.  I’ve told you previously that you or your builder should be as detailed as possible with your specifications in order to make sure your house is built to the level of quality and beauty that’s acceptable to you.  And it’s typically a builder or architect that can help owner builders with the specifications.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, click “Save File” button and “OK” to get the podcast.

Calm Clarity 58 mins – “This week we interview Due Quach. Due is a refugee from Vietnam and a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA program. Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments, Due traveled throughout Asia to study various contemplative traditions and then created the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible to people of all backgrounds. Due is the author of, Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Floods 29 mins – “In 2014, Burlington, Ont. was hit with a so-called “weather bomb” leaving many with flooded basements. But it also kicked off city-wide efforts to adapt to the new reality of disruptive weather events.” At the link find the title, “Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eGkx7XO5-20180625.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gun Violence Control 19 mins – “An extra 200 police officers will deployed overnight on Toronto streets, in the hopes of stopping a recent spate of deadly shootings. But advocates and experts warn the problem won’t be solved just by putting boots on the ground.” At the link find the title, “Will more police on the streets be enough to curb wave of gun crime in Toronto?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Az9zUULd-20180713.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Drugs Ineffective 16 mins – “The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of life for patients, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Even where drugs did show survival gains over existing treatments, these were often marginal….” At the link find the title, “There’s no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 345498216-bmjgroup-theres no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Cancer Treatment 69 mins – “Dr. Thomas Seyfried, a professor at Boston College, will present surprising information that shakes the whole foundation of cancer treatment research. His own research reveals that cancer can be considered a single disease with a common pathophysiological mechanism involving dysfunction of mitochondria. The gene mutations observed in various cancers and all other recognized cancer hallmarks are considered downstream effects, and not causes, of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism. Learn how to empower yourself to more healthily address the causes, with the goal of healthily treating and preventing cancer….without chemicals, drugs and side effects. Dr. Seyfriend states that  “cancer cell growth and progression can be managed by following a whole-body” approaches. Dr. Thomas Seyfried is a trailblazer in the arena of conquering cancer.  His groundbreaking book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, shook the foundations of the ways cancer causes and treatment are viewed.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Thomas Seyfried: Healthy Cancer Treatment, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180620_MLF_Thomas Seyfried for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Drones 44 mins – “DJI is, by far, the world’s largest drone company. Recently, there have been a slew of controversial reports and conversations about the Chinese drone giant in the media, across social channels, and in boardrooms. From allegedly sharing data from U.S.-based drones with the Chinese government, to potential legal action against a security researcher who was part of their bug bounty program. Choosing Commercial Drones FM as the channel in which to further discuss these topics, Michael Perry, Managing Director of North America for DJI, sits down with Ian to provide unscripted background and insight into all of the latest news surrounding DJI.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Climate Change Overview 41 mins – (First of three parts)“It’s the most crucial security question that humans have ever faced: catastrophic climate change.  Bill McKibben says it’s too late to halt global warming, but we still have a chance to curb it, “short of civilizational destruction.” Also: Donald Trump, the Trump supporters, and wars without end: Andrew Bacevich notes that Trump alone among presidents since 9-11 has said our 17 years of war have resulted in “nothing except death and destruction” – a statement that’s “more true than false.” Plus: the World Cup is a political event not only in Russia but many other countries as well, where issues of nationalism, immigration, and race have surfaced in many different ways.  Sports historian Robert Edelman explains.” At the link find the title, “Catastrophic Climate Change is Not an “Environmental” Issue: Bill McKibben; plus Andrew Bacevich on Endless War and Robert Edelman on the World Cup, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6904021.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 57 mins – “Katie puts former FBI director James Comey in the hot seat at the Aspen Ideas Festival with an in-depth conversation about his controversial role in the lead-up to Donald Trump’s election. They dig into the recent Justice Department report calling Comey “insubordinate” and what Comey makes of Trump’s time in office. Plus, Comey reflects on his past year teaching at Howard University, where he was welcomed to his first lecture by students chanting, “James Comey, you’re not our homie.” At the link find the title, “69. James Comey Stands Firm, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files f38c14a8-b9b2-4b19-8b72-53ed5e9cfaf7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Resilience Reader 56 mins – “Virtually every American city and town has an insurmountable backlog of infrastructure maintenance and replacement. In addition, cities from coast to coast are grappling with the worsening effects of climate change, such as stronger storms and greater temperature and precipitation extremes. After the unexpected devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, the popular notion took hold that cities needed to build their resilience—specifically, to be able to “bounce back” from the future impacts of worsening climate change. Communities are the ideal level of focus for building resilience because the particular powers held at the state and local government levels in the United States make this kind of work possible and because regular people can most effectively be involved at this level. Tune in as we speak with Daniel Lerch of the Post Carbon Institute about their new publication, The Community Resilience Reader.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Construction 64 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky’s blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. From Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, Tartakovsky’s vivid Dickensian cast grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. He also chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_MLF_Lives of the Constitution for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Uses and Limits 65 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky’s blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. From Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, Tartakovsky’s vivid Dickensian cast grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. He also chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_MLF_Lives of the Constitution for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Spins 15 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some questionable statements to justify ending, DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shielded 800,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children. In this bonus episode, we fact-check some of those claims with the editor of PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic-Holan.” At the link find the title, “Bonus: Jeff Sessions spins the facts on DACA, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5ff0d2ae-d193-4695-a813-d3dafb344137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up mneu.

Democracy Destruction 65 mins – “Retired intelligence officer Malcolm Nance knows about Vladimir Putin and the threat he poses to American sovereignty. From the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our elections to Putin’s persistent presidency, Russia has a looming presence. Nance suggests this presence isn’t benign but part of a greater plan to break down western democracy. His new book, The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin’s Spies Are Winning Control of America and Dismantling the West, exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout the United States and Europe. By seeking to create antidemocratic sentiment around the world, Nance argues Putin can leverage his strength to build a Russian-led alliance of nondemocratic autocracies. With the future of democracy hanging in the balance, Nance digs into the plans and goals of its enemies.  Join Nance for an important conversation about Russia’s plan to unseat democracy and learn what we can do about it.” At the link find the title, “Malcolm Nance: How Russia Is Destroying Democracy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_FEA Malcom Nance For Podcast.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donna Brazile Interview 26 mins – “Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a “huge mess” during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians “took active measures to destabilize” U.S. democracy.” At the link find the title, “’The Russians tried to destroy our country,’ says former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mvmEXo4Y-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drones and Lidar 27 mins – “LiDAR is an impressive and interesting sensor technology which already powers parts of the driverless car industry. LiDAR sensors can somewhat be thought of as a clever mixture of photogrammetry and radar. It is extremely precise and can provide incredibly accurate datasets. Harris Wang, Strategic Markets Director at Velodyne LiDAR Inc., joins Ian to explore how LiDAR is being used on drones. Industries like utilities, surveying, forestry, and inspection can reap insane benefits by using LiDAR—but it has historically been quite heavy and very expensive. Harris explains how the technology is becoming cheaper and smaller, how LiDAR compares to photogrammetry, and how it is being used today and in the future.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone AUVSI 28 mins – “Brian Wynne is President and CEO of AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the unmanned systems and robotics industry through communication, education, and leadership. Believe it or not, AUVSI was founded in 1972 when the use of target drones as reconnaissance assets during the Vietnam War prompted a group of U.S. Air Force officers and contractors in Dayton, Ohio to form the National Association of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (NARPV), which would later become known as AUVSI. Throughout these 46-years of existence, unmanned systems have changed a lot. Brian and Ian discuss a plethora of topics from drone data security, the dichotomy between commercial and military drones, how blockchain technology can be used to help with drone integration and safety, and what AUVSI’s role is as we move towards the future of the commercial drone industry.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Inspection Company 39 mins – “Cyberhawk, a Scotland-based drone inspection company, has logged over 18,000 flights and accomplished 25 world firsts with drones since their founding in 2008. The nine-year-old company has done the first drone oil rig inspection, wind turbine inspection, transmission tower inspection, and even the first internal chimney inspection. Cyberhawk CEO, Chris Fleming, joins Ian for an uncut interview where the two dive deep into how Cyberhawk accomplishes industrial drone inspections for massive, global companies. Chris explains how using drones for flare stack inspections can save oil and gas companies $1.5 million per day in recovered production costs, showcasing how much is really at stake when providing services to their multi-billion dollar clients. This is just one of the reasons that helps understand why, ‘if your hands aren’t shaking, you aren’t flying for Cyberhawk.’” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Law 46 mins – “Steve Hogan is an attorney in Florida whose firm specializes in drone law. He’s also the host and creator of the Drone Law Today podcast. Ian and Steve sync up over the airwaves to grapple with some hotly debated (and controversial) drone legal issues. Who owns the airspace above my house? Is shooting a drone out of the sky a federal offense? What will Trump’s administration do for—or against—commercial drones? And Do I need a Part 107 certificate to compete in drone FPV racing for money? Steve and Ian make a concentrated, joint effort to get to the bottom of these issues and settle them once and for all. Unsurprisingly, it gets pretty complicated. Steve and I haven’t met in person but I’ve appreciated all that he does with his own podcast, Drone Law Today. I definitely recommend you check it out. While not the most glamorous of drone topics, legal issues affect us all—especially as commercial operators. I really appreciated Steve’s candor and willingness to take on (most!) of the questions during the recording of this podcast….” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Reviewer 43 mins – “For The Verge, Ben Popper has reviewed every one of the most important drones of the past few years. Ian and Ben dissect the latest news from the drone industry including 3DR’s layoffs, DJI’s dominance, the promise of Yuneec, Xiaomi’s new drone, GoPro’s moonshot, and the FAA’s Part 107 rule.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Safety Programs 35 mins – “Iris Automation is a Y Combinator startup who recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding to bring sense and avoid technology to drones used for industry. Buzz words like computer vision, deep learning, and artificial intelligence only begin to scratch the surface in describing what the company is building. To sense issues and avoid them, powerful onboard drone hardware allows Iris Automation’s software to track birds and other aircraft, predict their trajectories, reconstruct the scene in 3D at hundreds of meters of range, and then notify the drone operator of issues in real-time—or even take evasive action autonomously. Alex Harmsen is CEO and co-founder of Iris Automation and joins Ian to discuss why sense and avoid technology is a requirement for building trust in industrial drones—and ultimately, how it should make them boring.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Swarms 30 mins – “DroneSeed works with timber companies and non-profits to plant tree seeds, spray herbicides to protect them, and monitor their growth—all with drones. They’re based in Seattle, Washington and are the first company approved by the FAA to deliver agricultural payloads by drone swarms. CEO Grant Canary and CTO Jeff Prouty join Ian to discuss how their drone company is built to help the planet maintain sustainable growth in the forestry industry and offset carbon emissions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones at Puget Sound Energy 33 mins – “Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is Washington’s largest private utility. They provide electricity, natural gas, and generation to their territory. Among other assets, PSE manages over 2,000 miles of linear transmission network in the Pacific Northwest and the company has recently been conducting pilot tests with drones. Our guest, Mitch Droz, is a Commercial Development Manager in the Emerging Technologies group at Puget Sound Energy and is a certified Part 107 pilot. Mitch and Ian take a deep dive into the myriad of ways in which drones are being used in the energy and utilities sector today. Mitch explains the use cases and value drivers which drones help Puget Sound Energy discover while using drone technology on dams, transmission lines, monitoring vegetation, inspecting transmission towers, and more.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones for Security 30 mins – “Nightingale Security is a robotic aerial security company – not a traditional drone company. But they do make robotic aerial security platforms (drones) and fleet management software that their clients deploy to help protect their assets and integrate with their existing security teams. Jack Wu is the co-founder and CEO of Nightingale Security.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones in Cinematography 36 mins – “This episode of Commercial Drones FM focuses on aerial cinematography and the business behind it. Brian Streem is CEO of Aerobo, a nationwide drone service provider who claim to have shot more live telecasts than any other drone company in the world. Aerobo operates drones internationally for their clients, working on the News, TV, Sports, Advertising, and Cinema segments of multimedia. They also provide inspection services. Brian explains the ins and outs of high-end, Hollywood blockbuster drone cinematography, detailing what it’s like to be working on movie sets for the likes of Steven Spielberg—and how much pressure there is to “get the shot”. And pressure should definitely be expected when Aerobo can charge their clients anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000 per day.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones Tethered 32 mins – “AeroMana is a startup that provides tethered drone solutions. A drone that is tethered means that it is attached by wire to the ground, presumably to an external power source, giving the drone potentially “unlimited” endurance. AeroMana’s CEO, Jon Miller and CSO, Manuel Lombardini, join Ian to discuss how tethered drones provide unique flexibility for specific types of operations by enabling them to fly for hours, not minutes. Making all of that data useful is the next big challenge so AeroMana also provide proprietary analytics software for applications from sports to firefighting to surveillance. The trio also explore the regulations around tethered drones and give their opinion on whether they should (or shouldn’t) be treated the same way as non-tethered, “traditional” drones.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drug Overdose Pandemic 21 mins – “Local law enforcement and national politicians are struggling to deal with the opioid epidemic gripping American communities, in large part because no one can figure out just how big the problem is. We speak with Angela Hill, who led a Scripps News investigation into a synthetic opioid called carfentanil.” At the link find the title, “215: No one knows how big the opioid epidemic really is, Oct, 2017, right-click “Media files d3687b81-233b-428f-94e4-3aa5809dc6ad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till Investigation 25 mins – “The U.S. Justice Department’s review of the 1955 killing of black teenager Emmett Till is being regarded with suspicion by some activists, while one law professor argues that there are strong links between the decades of lynchings and modern-day police shootings.” At the link find the title, “Lynching of Emmett Till no different than modern-day police shootings, argues law professor, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-x0SFt7QW-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotionally Aware Machines 25 mins – “This week on AI in Industry, we speak to Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and CEO of Affectiva about how machine vision can be applied to detecting human emotion – and the business value of emotionally aware machines. Enterprises leveraging cameras today to gain an understanding of customer engagement and emotions will find Rana’s thoughts quite engaging, particularly her predictions about the future of marketing and automotive. We’ve had guests on our podcast say that the cameras of the future will most likely be set up for their outputs to be interpreted by AI, rather than by humans. Increasingly machine vision technology is being used in sectors like automotive, security, marketing, and heavy industry – machines making sense of data and relaying information to people. Emotional intelligence is an inevitable next step in our symbiotic relationship with machines, an in this interview we explore the trend in depth.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI_in_Industry-Rana el Kaliouby-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Racism 29 mins – “The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race: Highlights from The Current’s town hall event in Halifax, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-IJyH6XvV-20180628.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extreme Groups in Canada 27 mins – “Here’s part two of our town hall in Montreal as part of our series Facing Race. We look at what Quebec’s special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, examine racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race Pt 2: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-l0Gbb7Hg-20180712.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Videos 26 mins – “As technology continues to make it easier for people to create ‘deepfake’ videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.” At the link find the title, “The fight against ‘deepfake’ videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-OCRJQW0C-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Process 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. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Be sure to rate and review us on your podcast player. 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 5: Steve Bell on the Federal Budgeting Process, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files BELL0324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fermi Paradox 62 mins – (Act one)“If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why haven’t we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? Producer David Kestenbaum explains The Fermi Paradox to host Ira Glass. The possibility that we are alone in the universe makes David sad.” At the link find right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Firearms Injuries 8 mins “In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The full extent of the burden of firearm injuries is incompletely understood because of historical restrictions on federal funding for research on firearm violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But recent increases in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in the United States — and the approximately 90 gun deaths that occur each day — argue for efforts to reframe the national debate about firearms as a public health issue….” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Folk Tunes 49 mins – “Bill Staines stopped by with a sample from his 3rd Million Miles album which features musicians Billy Novick and Darol Anger.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Myths 32 mins – “Rachel Laudan is a food historian and award-winning author of Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History, a book about the rise and fall of various culinary traditions and philosophies. She has over twenty years of dedicated research to the evolution of our food systems. She’s also an engaging speaker who helps industry professionals, students and professors, and public groups see food from a long-term and global perspective. Today, Rachel joins me to share a brief overview of what food history is all about. She shares her thoughts on various food movements and diets, how traditional foods came to be considered traditional, and why people today have better food than most kings and queens in the past. She also explains the importance of separating processed food from what is “bad food” and what she believes we should consider to be ‘good food.’” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Games As Recruiting Tool 33 mins – “One of the most successful recruitment tools the U.S. Army ever made was…a video game? Sometimes without even knowing it, gaming elements in technology — often designed for addiction — are incentivizing you to think certain ways and do certain things. Join Veronica Belmont and co-pilot Ashley Carman as they explore the rise of gamification in our everyday lives, its positives and negatives, and its future…Natasha Dow Schüll has written several books including Keeping Track and Addiction by Design. She uses the Freedom App to lock herself offline. Long before the Internet, games were a source of entertainment, comradery, and learning. The rise of technology-enabled games to take on video form, and gaming as we know it became popular. Big Tech now gamifies most elements of our online life. The more you know about the evolution of games and why we are all so connected to them, the more you can see how they’re used to sometimes make online experiences better and sometimes more addictive. Here’s more on the games we play online, from Mozilla.” At the link find the title, “Press Play, Jul, 2018 “ right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/9763731/74071418.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Girls Education Crisis 58 mins – “The Opportunity to Thrive: Girls’ Education in Humanitarian Crises, Jul, 2018” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Conflict 66 mins – “In a world that often seems beset by turmoil, come for an important discussion of how ongoing dialogue can significantly reduce violent confrontation and aid desperate populations. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A nongovernmental organization, the center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts and advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity. Hrair Balian leads the Carter Center’s conflict resolution efforts, which are underway in Israel-Palestine, where the Center supports a 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; in Liberia, to advance access to justice in a post-war setting, paying special attention to the needs of marginalized populations; in Syria ,where the center is working toward a political solution to the catastrophic war by exploring governance and constitutional reform options; and in Europe and the United States to prevent the rise of violent extremism. Balian joined The Carter Center in 2008 as director of the Conflict Resolution Program. He also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School from 2008 to 2017, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar. Since 1991, Balian has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the independent states emerging from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa, serving in intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and nongovernmental organizations (International Crisis Group and others). Balian received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.” At the link find the title, “The Carter Center’s Hrair Balian: Reducing Global Conflict, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_FEA_Hrair Balian For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health Inequality Panel discussion by four speakers at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, 2004: Global Health Inequality from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2004 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greyhound Bus Service Stops in Western Canada 19 minsGreyhound bus service in much of Western Canada is about to become history. With many rural communities relying on transportation to access health care, some argue the government needs to subsidize this service.” At the link find the title, “Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-AtzPpglG-20180711.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 8 mins – “In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The full extent of the burden of firearm injuries is incompletely understood because of historical restrictions on federal funding for research on firearm violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But recent increases in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in the United States — and the approximately 90 gun deaths that occur each day — argue for efforts to reframe the national debate about firearms as a public health issue….” At the link left-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Haitian Public Domain Lands 24 mins – “Canaan is a unique settlement in Haiti, built by displaced survivors of the 2010 earthquake with little government oversight. But with a population of 250,000, the city is at risk of becoming just “another slum” unless the government gets involved, argues one expert.” At the link find the title, “Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ZUFovE8q-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aids 30 mins – “Implanted or wearable, new technology is making your life easier and healthier. It not only improves your life, it will even save it! In this Komando on Demand you’re getting two podcasts in one – I’m exploring the new solutions to battle hearing loss and give you bionic hearing and the new wearable devices that could change your life.” At the link find the title, “Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip Fractures 58 mins – “Hip fracture is likely to affect you, your friends and/or your family. Find out what they are, why and how they can be fixed, and the options for treatment with UCSF orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Saam Morshed and Dr. Paul Toogood. Recorded on 05/22/2018. (#33738)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Separation 24 mins – “Mimi Marziano’s organization, the Texas Civil Rights Project, is representing nearly 400 families affected a policy that divided children from their parents at America’s southwest border. The policy, which applies to people illegally crossing into the US, has been halted.” At the link find the title, “First-Hand Account: Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 15582146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Separation 53 mins – “Safe Third Country Agreement is based on the understanding that both countries are safe for refugees” At the link find the title, “Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eNLW1Qr9-20180615.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Languages 15 mins -”Some Indigenous people are praising Facebook’s new Inuktut translation tool as a way to promote and maintain Indigenous languages but argue more needs to be done to fill the language gap for essential services.” At the link find the title, “Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-knQXj2ft-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian MEK Activists 18 mins – “Former prime minister Stephen Harper is under scrutiny after speaking at a weekend rally organized by an Iranian dissident group that some critics call a ‘cult-like’ organization.” At the link find the title, “Stephen Harper criticized for speaking at ‘Free Iran’ event hosted by dissident group, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8nYkNBno-20180704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islam Perspectives 72 mins Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1003 Perspectives on Islam” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1003 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Community 72 mins – “Our guest this week: Melanie Nathan, who will be in-studio and will tell us about the cost of criticizing the president.  Nathan is a mediator and an equality and human rights activist who advocates, speaks and writes on issues impacting LGBTI communities around the world, with a focus on the United States and Africa. She is the executive director of the  African Human Rights Coalition and directs the Peacemaker Museum World Tour. She currently also mediates for Private Courts Inc. Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.” At the link find the title, “Melanie Nathan and Lisa Bloom on The Michelle Meow Show 7/12/18, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180712_MM_Mel Nathan for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liver Disease Treatment 21 mins – “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is set to become the most common cause of liver transplant in the coming decade. Although almost one-third of adults worldwide suffer from the condition, which is also associated with diabetes and obesity, there are currently no approved treatments. This podcast will discuss the basis of liver disease as well as several cutting edge approaches that are being developed to model the disease and speed the discovery of new therapeutics. This podcast has been made possible with support from Emulate (https://www.emulatebio.com).” At the link find the title, “Discovering New Liver Disease Treatments, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 465211884-nyasciences-discovering-new-liver-disease-treatments.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mafia in Vancouver 47 mins – “Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you’ll never see coming.” At the link find the title, “This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-wgrRa9Hu-20180705.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Making a Difference 60 mins Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1501: Making a Difference Today ” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1501 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marrero-Calderon 72 mins – “We will be talking with Ali Marrero-Calderon, who will be honored at the SF Pride parade for her lifetime of commitment and involvement in the community. Born in Puerto Rico in 1948, Marrero-Calderon moved with her military family to Oakland when she was 15 years old. “I always knew I was a ‘queer child from the age of seven,” Marrero-Calderon tells us. “I came back to the Bay Area in 1969, when the gay revolution took off in this country. In the ’70s I worked for gay rights, fighting against the Briggs Initiative. I was the only lesbian working with the Butterfly Brigade—a group of gay men—patrolling the Castro on the weekends making sure that the anti-gay violence was addressed by the DA’s office. I was the only Puerto Rican dyke I knew in the Bay Area. In 1974 I was a member of GENTE, the first lesbian-of-color organization in the West. I was a member of the GALA—Gay Latino Alliance; I was one of two lesbians in the group when it started. I was also a member of Mujerio—a Latina Lesbian organization. I was involved with the Pride Parade as a safety supervisor and [working with the] main stage—back then it was the only stage—’til 1990. I worked with Shanti Project in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, providing services for men living and dying with the virus. I was with Dykes on Bikes since 1976 and became its first emeritus member. I was and continue to be a member of Michfest, the Womyn’s Music Festival.” At the link find the title, “Pride Special: Ali Marrero-Calderon and Jewelle Gomez in conversation with Michelle Meow, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_MM_Calderon Gomez for Podcast.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mercury Poisoning in Canada 22 mins – “More than a half a century after mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows First Nation, the poisoning continues to have deadly consequences – especially for youth.” At the link find the title, “’We could all be dying’: Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-iCxvgeLZ-20180710.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Causes 21 mins – “Migrants aren’t fleeing the so-called Northern Triangle countries to pursue the American dream. They’re risking their lives to escape gang violence, according to a Central American analyst.” At the link find the title, “Why migrants are desperate to flee Central America to cross U.S. border, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0MJUUpaI-20180628.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Military Pilot Career 55 mins – “Should You Become A Military Pilot? With the airlines hiring at a rapid rate and a shortage of qualified pilots, many don’t even consider flying for the military. Joining us today is Sarah Fritts who switched from being an officer to a warrant office to fulfill her career flying goal. If you or someone you know is considering a career as a military pilot Sarah has some advice for you.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minority Unemployment in Canada 25 mins – “Here’s a look back on one of our most important series of this past season, Facing Race. This town hall was recorded live in Montreal where we asked what Quebec’s special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, looked at racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race Pt 1: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ywWm008N-20180712.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Monkees Michael Nesmith 72 mins – “Gilbert and Frank head to the 2015 Chiller Convention for a rare interview with musician, songwriter and producer Michael Nesmith, who looks back on everything from his mom’s invention of Liquid Paper to his original “Monkees” screen test in October of ’65. Also, Michael talks politics with John Lennon, pens a hit for Linda Ronstadt and remembers (sort of) Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: Dennis Hopper! Tony Franciosa! The Monkees “sell out”! Roger McGuinn gets spiritual! And Jack Nicholson kills off the Prefab Four!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Language Processing 21 mins – “Natural language processing (NLP) has become popular in the past two years as more businesses processes implement this technology in different niches. In inviting our guest today, we want to know specifically which industries, businesses or processes NLP could be leveraged to learn from activity logs. For instance, we aim to understand how car companies can extract insights from the incident reports they receive from individual users or dealerships, whether it is a report related to manufacturing, service or weather. In the same manner, how can insights be gleaned from the banking or insurance industries based on activity logs? We speak with the University of Texas’s Dr. Bruce Porter to discover the current and future use-cases of NLP in customer feedback.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI in Industry Bruce Porter-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Next Generation Responsibilities 73 mins – Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2107: What We Need from the Next Generation of Leaders” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2107 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic 53 mins – “The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities nationwide, and the president has announced it’s a top priority to take action. Come learn about the problem: the extent of the opioid epidemic nationally as well as the current data in Alameda County; drug trends; the intersection of chronic pain and the intersection of opioid use disorder; and the promises and potential pitfalls of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its application at Tri-City Health Center. Dr. Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains an active training, consulting and therapy practice. Dr. Nguyen is continuously developing innovative ways to translate science into practice. She is responsible for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and treatment interventions to integrate behavioral health and substance use services within a primary care setting. She oversees the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at TCHC and is a member of the East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition Accelerator Program, sponsored by California Health Care Foundation.” At the link find the title, “Medication Assisted Therapy: A Local Community Clinic Response to the Opioid Epidemic,” right-click “Media files cc_20180717_MLF_Tam Nguyen for podcast.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organic Foods 33 mins – “John McKeon is the Senior Manager of Organic Compliance, Commission, and Consolidation at Tanimura and Antle. Founded in 1982, Tanimura and Antle is a farm company that grows and sells both conventional and organic produce. John has almost two decades of experience working in the agricultural industry with skills in operations, management, quality assurance, and compliance.  Today, John joins me to share how he and his company are working to fulfill the world’s surging preference for organic produce. He shares the difference between managing a conventional farm and an organic farm, as well as what it’s like to have both. He also describes the business benefits of growing organic produce as well as the challenges many farmers face when transitioning to organic farming.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Planet Saving Acts 56 mins – “In her new book, Simple Acts to Save Our Planet, Michelle Neff shows us how to be more active in saving our planet every day by performing some “Simple Acts of Kindness”—for the Earth. Treat the environment with kindness with these easy, manageable activities that range from simple home updates, to gardening basics, to supporting the local community. You’ll learn simple techniques to help protect the planet every day, like starting a compost pile to reduce food waste, utilizing travel mugs and reusable containers, and choosing eco-friendly products. By working to implement these simple strategies into your everyday life, you can take an active stand to protect the environment now— and make a real difference for the future. Tune in as we talk with the book’s author, Michelle Neff!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pod Save America 65 mins – “How did we get here and what do we do next? Pfeiffer was one of President Obama’s longest-serving advisors, working on two presidential campaigns and spending 6 years in the White House as communications director and senior advisor to the president. Now he co-hosts the wildly popular Pod Save America podcast, along with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, which brings insiders’ expertise to bear in a twice-weekly discussion about the latest happenings in the White House and Congress. Pfeiffer shares never-before-heard stories about working in the Oval Office and reflects on those years of massive change that helped rewrite the rules of politics. He addresses the current political landscape and offers a hopeful message for where our country can go from here.” At the link find the title, “Dan Pfeiffer: Co-Host of Pod Save America and Former White House Communications Director, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180627_SV_Dan Pfeiffer For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police and Justice 79 mins – Panel coverage by two people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1306: Police and the Pursuit of Justice” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1306 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Polarization 92 mins – “Political polarization, accompanied by negative partisanship, are striking features of the current political landscape. Perhaps these trends were originally confined to politicians and the media, but we recently reached the point where the majority of Americans report they would consider it more objectionable if their children married across party lines than if they married someone of another faith. Where did this polarization come from? And what it is doing to American democracy, which is housed in institutions that were framed to encourage open deliberation, compromise and consensus formation? In this talk, Professor David Peritz will examine some of the deeper forces in the American economy, the public sphere and media, political institutions, and even moral psychology that best seem to account for the recent rise in popular polarization.” At the link find the title, “We Can’t Talk Anymore? Understanding the Structural Roots of Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Democratic Discourse in 21st Century America, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180710_MLF WeCantTalkAnymore for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prescription Drug Problems 72 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1101 Drowning in Prescription Drugs” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1101 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelics by Pollan 71 mins – “On this week’s show, we’re talking to Michael Pollan. You may know him from his food writing – books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, or Cooked, which is also now a Netflix show. His latest focus, however, is something quite different – still something consumable – it’s psychedelic drugs. Famous for being a very hands-on journalist, Michael tried psychedelics himself, including LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca and the venom of the Sonoran desert toad, resulting in a truly astonishing book: How to Change Your Mind, The New Science of Psychedelics. When he came into the studio, he spoke to Sian about the early groundbreaking medical experiments performed in the 1950s to treat conditions like depression, addiction and PTSD, how that progress was almost killed by political pressure in the 1970s, and the struggle to convey his own experiences on the drugs in writing, when ineffability is a common trait of tripping.” At the link right-click “Download mP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PTSD History 58 mins – “On the show this week we talk to David J Morris, former Marine infantry officer, war correspondent, and author of The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We explore the history of PTSD and the science that surrounds it.” At the link find the title, “73 David J. Morris – The History and Science of PTSD, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files b99934db-6a19-4012-a617-ae5e2d3f87af.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Income Gap 66 minsPanel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “Racial Income Gap – 2106from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2106 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Questions 78 mins – “According to celebrated author and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, 1963 was a defining year for the civil rights movement in the United States—universities in the South were integrated, four young girls were killed in a church bombing, and a quarter of a million Americans marched on Washington to hear Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. That same year, Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out cultural leaders like James Baldwin, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark and activist Jerome Smith to explain the rage that threatened to engulf America. According to Dyson, every fundamental argument about race in America was heard in that room.” At the link find the title, “Michael Eric Dyson: America’s Unfinished Race Conversation, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180618_FEA_Michael Eric Dyson For Podcast EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling 51 mins – “It’s not just tin cans and newspapers.  One man says that, from a technical standpoint, everything can be recycled – cigarette butts, yoga mats, dirty diapers.  Even radioactive waste.  You name it, we can recycle it.  But we choose not to.  Find out why we don’t, and how we could do more. Plus, a solar-powered device that pulls water from the air – even desert air. And, something upon which life depends that seems dirt cheap, but can’t be replenished: soil.  What happens when we pave over this living resource?” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit Creation 48 mins – “Reddit just overtook Facebook to be the third biggest website in the US. Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and CEO, joins Katie and Brian at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about everything from propaganda to Pizzagate. They discuss how Reddit handles the threat of misinformation in its communities and how the company’s challenges compare to what Facebook is going through. Plus, Steve explains the circumstances that led him to co-found Reddit at the ripe age of 21.” At the linkf ind the title, “70. Reddit’s CEO on Fake News and Free Speech, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 8b3d19d0-c854-4cb4-8b15-8eff61f0ad8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 70 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2205: The Global Refugee Crisis” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2205 from the Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regenerative Farming 38 mins – “Del Ficke and Graham Christensen own farms that advocate a practice called Regenerative Agriculture. This practice sequesters a massive portion of CO2 in the soil and even in forests. Del is the owner of Ficke Cattle Company, a family run farm and livestock operation with a history dating back to 1860. Graham is the Founder of GC Resolve, an environmental consulting company based in Nebraska that specializes in grassroots community development, education, and mobilization. Del and Graham join me today to discuss the practice of Regenerative Agriculture and what they have done to implement it in their farms. They share how they learned about regenerative practices and their success stories and explain why this type of practice is based on what’s already been done before, but long forgotten due to mass production. They also share examples of how regenerative ag can benefit farmers financially.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Spencer Christian 64 mins – “Come hear a gripping tales that will amuse, shock and inspire. Growing up poor and black in the rigidly segregated South, Spencer Christian relied on his family’s strong values to overcome adversity. On “Good Morning America” from 1986 to 1999, he was a daily presence in the homes of millions of Americans. By every conventional standard, he had it all—a loving wife and two wonderful children, a beautiful home, and a rewarding and remarkable career. Yet, he was living a double life that was largely unknown to the TV-viewing public. For nearly 30 years, he was a compulsive gambler — and fully addicted to the high-roller lifestyle. By the time he found the courage to confront his dependence, he had lost over $3 million, his home, his job—and most important—his family. Spencer reveals his roller-coaster rise to success and crash to rock bottom. He also details his rebounding, rebuilding, and recovery of hope and happiness. Spencer Christian is an Emmy Award-winning reporter best known for his 13 years on “Good Morning America,” where he covered the national weather reports in addition to traveling throughout the United States and abroad reporting on a wide range of topics. Since 1999, Spencer has been the weather forecaster on San Francisco’s ABC7 News team.” At the link find the title, “ABC 7’s Spencer Christian with Dan Ashley: Surviving Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing and Gambling, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180628_FEA Spencer Christian For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stacey Abrams 66 mins – “It’s almost a cliché: it’s good to be different. However, it’s hard to believe this when there are a plethora of experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional power. But today, there are women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and millennials in the world who are ready to make a difference. Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House minority leader and candidate for governor of Georgia, wants to show everyone that there is truth in the cliché and value in the struggle against traditional power structures. In her new book, Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change, she emphasizes the importance of knowing your own passion, regardless of the scale or target. She discusses personal stories about launching a company, starting a daycare center for homeless teen moms and running a successful political campaign to show how ambition, fear, money, and failure function in leadership.  Join this special conversation about how being in the minority can provide unique and vital strength!” At the link find the title, “Stacey Abrams: Leading from the Minority, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180627_FEA Stacy Abrams For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suicides 56 mins – “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, will discuss the organization’s efforts in fighting depression and teen suicide. A Brighter Day reaches out to teens suffering from depression and other related issues while allowing them to maintain their dignity. The charity connects teens to the resources they need, showcasing local bands in a way that helps teens learn about depression and its risk factors.” At the link find the title, “A Brighter Day, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180702_MLF_A Brighter day for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Trends 41 mins – Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2006: If Sustainability Isn’t Possible, Does Collapse Become Inevitable?” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2006 from the Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Religious Refugees 26 mins – “Majed El Shafie and Mavis Himes have become lifelines for Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada – as well as those still living under ISIS rule.” At the link find the title, “Government must do more to help Yazidi refugees, says advocate, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-bbYikQf7-20180620.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 73 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1103: Keynote Address: Rethinking the Future: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportationfrom Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1103 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Depression 27 mins – “This episode of Mic Drop, a podcast made by teens, looks at the complicated mental health issues youth experience and the friendships that get them through.” At the link find the title, “Listen to Mic Drop: Teens discuss their struggle with depression, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-B0kq2zlf-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treason Discussion 19 mins – “Treason may feel like the right word to describe Donald Trump’s behaviour, argues one law professor, but its narrow legal definition might mean it’s not the right charge.” At the linkf ind the title, “Why ‘treason’ doesn’t quite describe Trump’s actions in Helsinki, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-IUxlXR3L-20180718.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump vs Environment 75 minsPanel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1404: Trump vs. Trees from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1404 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalists 63 mins – “In 2017, all-women founder teams received just 15 percent of the dollars invested by venture capitalists in the United States. Venture capitalist Jess Lee and her peers have their work cut out for them, but they’re ready to make changes. Venture funding is often spurred by individual perspectives, so startups founded by women may not personally resonate with male venture capitalists. With women numbering only 9 percent of decision makers at U.S. firms, this means there are fewer women investing overall and a lack of representation on both sides of the coin. Since venture capital is an increasingly vital resource to support unique solutions for problems at every level, if funders and founders are not diverse, can the investment truly address a broad swath of challenges? Lee was the founder of the digital fashion site Polyvore, and she is now the first female investing partner in the United States at the high-profile venture firm Sequoia Capital. She’s focused on investing with a social lens, in companies such as Wonolo, which looks at the future of work. She’s also one of 34 senior female investors who came together in 2017 to found All Raise, a nonprofit dedicated to doubling the percentage of women in partner roles in venture capital over the next ten years and increasing total venture capital funding to female founders from 15 to 25 percent in the next five years. All Raise has already launched efforts such as Female Founder Office Hours and Founders for Change–and they’re just getting started. Join Lee for a conversation about the power of access and capital to create growth and change, and what founders, funders and consumers alike can do to ensure valuable resources are available to all.” At the link find the title, “A Seat at the Table: Women in Venture Capital and Tech with Jess Lee, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180718_INF_Jess Lee For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington Farewell Speech 35 mins – The warnings George Washington made in his farewell address — about hyperpartisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars — have incredible resonance today, says John Avlon, the author of “Washington’s Farewell.” He speaks with Jimmy about what we can learn from the address and how its message was once appropriated by Nazis, in 1939. Plus: John reveals that President Washington had bad credit.” At the link find the title, “185: A warning against hyperpartisanship from 1796, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files eff026c1-3fe0-460e-9649-eae79ce3b02a.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Reduction 48 mins – “We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In her new book, Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Tune in as we talk with Shia on today’s episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Collar Automation 21 mins – “In this episode of Ai in industry, we speak with Manoj Saxena, the Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale, about how AI and automation are being applied to white-collar processes in the healthcare sector. In simple business language, Manoj summarizes key healthcare applications such as invoicing handling, bad debt reduction, claims combat, and the patient experience, and explains how AI and automation can make these processes more efficient to improve the patient experience in healthcare organizations.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI in Industry-Manoj Saxena-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in China 66 mins – “Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance — with a predicted 20 million more men than women of marriage age by 2020 — and China’s first generations of only-daughters. Given the resources normally reserved for boys, these girls were pushed to study, excel in college and succeed in careers, as if they were sons. Now living in an economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage — or not marry at all — to spawn a label: “leftovers.” Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners in a society where gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of being wed. Further complicating their search for a mate, the vast majority of China’s single men reside in and are tied to the rural areas where they were raised. This makes them geographically, economically and educationally incompatible with city-dwelling “leftovers,” who also face difficulty in partnering with urban men, given the urban men’s general preference for more dutiful, domesticated wives. Part critique of China’s paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Roseann Lake’s focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of colorful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these “leftovers” are the linchpin to China’s future.” At the link find the title, “Leftover In China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_MLF Leftover in China for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 351 – Aug 3, 2018: Addicts on Parole, Africa Development, African Trade, Air Pollution, Akimbo Podcast, Asylum Rules, Barley Production, Black Lives Matter, Capitalism Variations, Changing Political Minds, Citizen Roundtable, Civil Rights and Television, Climate Change, Climate Change Debate, Congressional Leadership Fund, Dark Political Money, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Diversity and Creativity, Ebola Research, Educate Girls, Fake News Impact, Feminism Impact, GMO Propaganda by Russia, Government Employees at Trump Hotels, Gun History in America, Homelessness Solutions, Immigration Stories, Internet Privacy, Investment Q and A, Invisible Influences, Managing the Unmanageable, Manufacturing Productivity, Marshmallow Self Control Test, Maximum Security Prison, Money Clinic in Miami, MS-13 Gangs, News Coverage Shrinks, Political Lies, Populism, Rationalization, Refugee Crisis, Religions Role, Russia as Outlaw State, Seaweed Farming in Zambia, Shots Fired, South American Issues, Status Roles and Fear, Sustainability Housing, Syrian Conflict, Trump Art of the Deal, Vietnam Revisited, War and Humanity, Welfare Dollars, White House Chiefs of Staff, Women in Policy Making, Women in Politics

Exercise your ears: the 93 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 769 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double (ctrl-click) individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 21,914 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, totaling over 140GB 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 the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles.  Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Addicts on Parole 48 mins – “If addiction is a disease, should a relapse send you back to jail? A first-in-the nation court case could decide.” At the link find the title, “She Was Ordered To Stay Drug-Free While On Probation. Is It Constitutional?, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623285632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Africa Development 78 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1305: Notes from Sub-Saharan Africa” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1305 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Trade 103 mins – “…Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi joined the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative David M. Rubenstein Fellow Landry Signé to discuss the next steps for implementing this groundbreaking trade agreement as well as examine how existing trade agreements, such as AGOA, will and should fit into the new global trade regime. Their conversation was followed by a panel discussion.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Air Pollution 32 mins – “This week, the relationship between air pollution and infant death in Africa, stressed brains, and diagnosing sick plants from afar.” At the link find the title, “27 June 2018: Air pollution, sick plants, and stress, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Akimbo Podcast 52 mins – “Katie and Brian are taking the week off and bringing you a taste of a new podcast called Akimbo in the meantime. Join host Seth Godin as he explores our culture and how we can change it.” At the link find the title, Midroll Presents: Akimbo, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 87f05018-c5ed-4c5c-9310-a7571b862af5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Rules 30 mins – “From the SS St. Louis in World War II, to President Trump’s detention policies, America has a messy history when it comes to granting asylum. Professor Carl Bon Tempo explains.” At the link find the title, “The messy history of America’s asylum policy, “ and select “Save Link As fromt eh pop- up menu. Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1f54a09b-ed11-4557-8077-4476d073e8f7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barley Production 34 mins – “Barley is an important grain, with prominent roles as the foundation of bread and beer.  Dr. Sheila Adimargono shares the interesting stories around barley’s history, the traits that early domesticators found useful, and information about its modern production.  The discussion covers everything from the evidence of barley’s origin to modern genomic analysis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lives Matter 88 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the breadth, frequency, and historical significance of Black Lives Matter protests.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Capitalism Variations 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3306 The Many Forms of Capitalism” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3306 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Changing Political Minds 79 mins – “We team up with Stephanie Lepp from the Reckonings podcast and talk to sociologist Arlie Hochschild about whether or not this election is causing more people than usual to change their minds about politics. We then hear from two voters who did in fact make some kind of transformation during this election season—one young voter who was voting in his second presidential election and one long-time voter and political insider who has been voting for 40 years.” At the link find the title, “154 Changing Political Minds – The Deep Story With Arlie Hochschild and Reckonings, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files ef734d4c-fa5a-4660-b4cb-75185a258578.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Roundtable 48 mins – “So, how’s the country doing, really? We’ll check in with a roundtable of voters from around the country.” At th elink find the title, “Surveying The Country With Our Citizen Roundtable, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623939617.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights and Television 21 mins – “Andy Lack joins 1947 for a special discussion about a new documentary “Hope and Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media” – a film that traces how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights movement used the media to advance their message.” At the link find the title, “NBC News Chairman Andy Lack: MLK and the Media, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5e24f08c-f107-4cec-8785-c288d35d4902.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 92 mins – “…a panel of experts provided an update on innovations in multilateral climate finance.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Climate Change Debate 75 mins – Panel discussion by two guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1002: Debate: What Should Be Our Reaction to Climate Change?”. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1002 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Leadership Fund 24 mins – “Corry Bliss, Executive Director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, joins Chuck to talk about how Republicans are fighting to hold the House.” At the link find the title, “Could GOP hold the House? Corry Bliss says ‘Yes’, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0acf27e4-e9fa-40d7-9830-5a3579911b70.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Political Money 33 mins – “Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks about her new documentary, “Dark Money,” in which she shows how the Citizens United decision impacts Republicans in Montana.” At the link find the title, “Republicans face ‘Dark Money’ campaign attacks in Montana, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files d66e15b5-de61-4353-bbea-f37ed439541b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Sedaris 46 mins – “Life is full of horrible things. I dare you to deny it. Things like death, sickness, and alcoholism. And did I mention death, which lies in wait for us all? But if you talk about these things at dinner parties, or at work, or to someone you have just met in line at the grocery store, you risk being branded a negative person. In some circles, such as the state of California, negativity is like leprosy. It can really mess up your social life. This does not seem to trouble my guest today, who has spent much of his life turning horrible, true stories into festive comedy. like many people, I first heard David Sedaris’ unmistakable voice on public radio in the late 90s. My sister and I took a couple of his audio books on a road trip across America in her red Saturn with a bumper sticker on the back that read “Humanity is Trying”. Having Sedaris along as company somehow made the endless miles of Stuckeys’ and strip malls, and the weeping people at Elvis‘s grave side in Graceland a little less alien and terrifying. In his latest book, Calypso, David is doing his thing better than ever. It’s about what’s on his mind these days, from decluttering the English countryside, to feeding a surgically removed lump of fat to a snapping turtle, to a sister’s suicide.” At the link find the title, “150. David Sedaris (humorist) – Sir David of the Spotless Roadways, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6213803128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 32 mins – “Dan Sena, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins Chuck to talk about Conor Lamb’s win in PA-18, and what Democrats have to do if they want to win back the House in the 2018 midterms.” At the link find the title, “Democrats plot their 2018 Strategy: DCCC’s Dan Sena, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3efdc754-bbb8-4874-aba8-faa72019d791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diversity and Creativity 39 mins – “There is great comfort in the familiar. It’s one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity. From science and business to music and the world of fashion, researchers have found that people with deep connections to people from other countries and cultures often see benefits in terms of their creative output. This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the powerful connection between the ideas we dream up and the people who surround us, and what it really takes to think outside the box.” At the link find the title, “The Edge Effect, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180702_hiddenbrain_hb diversity and creativity final pod_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Downton Abbey Director 70 mins – “Katie and Brian cap off their trip to London with Lord Julian Fellowes, the brilliant mind behind the likes of Gosford Park and Downton Abbey. They dig into Julian’s sources of personal inspiration for his hit TV show and discuss Britain’s class dynamics, both past and present. Julian also offers his thoughts on the royal wedding, why he supports Brexit, and how he went from a character actor to a screenwriter at age 52. Plus, podcast listener Jill Apple— whom Katie met on Instagram!— joins live in-studio to ask Julian a question of her own.” At the link find the title, “68. Julian Fellowes on the Royals, Downton Abbey and Brexit, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 51b084d5-84d4-4073-a8a5-938d72a42013.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Disease 27 mins – “The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Research 20 mins – “This week Connor, Jack and Andrew are joined by Professor Ian Goodfellow from the University of Cambridge to hear about his career so far in virology and his recent work in helping stop viruses in Africa including during the recent West African Ebola outbreak. ” At the link you can listen, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Educate Girls 92 mins – “…the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invited the public to an event in Washington D.C. to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond (DIB) in education for a discussion of the results and learnings from the final year of the program. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Entrepreneur Danielle Baskin 40 mins – “Our guest this week is Danielle Baskin. Danielle is an entrepreneur, painter, and performance artist based in San Francisco. She’s created internet jokes, like Custom Avocados and Drone Sweaters. She’s also the founder of Inkwell Helmets, a custom bike helmet company, the co-founder of Your Boss, a voice-chat based productivity app, and has started many other companies.” At the link left click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Policy 102 mins – “…the Brookings Institution hosted an event to mark the publication of a collection of papers on evidence-based policy in the July 2018 volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast. 

Fake News Impact 62 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “​1001: BHS: Stranger Than Fiction- Impact of Fake News”. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1001 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDA Commissioner 99 mins – “…the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings hosted Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for a discussion of biosimilars, which have been a major focus of the FDA’s efforts to increase competition and choice for patients and the U.S. healthcare system.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Feminism Impact 48 mins – “Conservative lightning rod Mona Charen joins us to talk Trump, feminism, sex, and civility.” At the link find the title, “Mona Charen On How Feminism Fails Us, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623627248.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Entomology 23 mins – “The reality behind crime scene investigation. How the study of insects can help when investigating crimes, as a branch of forensic science.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

GM Cows and Pigs 24 mins – “Pigs have been rendered immune to a disease that has cost billions. Hannah Devlin questions whether this could be the future of eliminating debilitating and costly viruses in livestock” At the link find the title, “Gene-edited pigs: can we engineer immunity? – Science Weekly podcast, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 21-50479-gnl.sci.190622.gj.gene edited pigs can we engineer immunity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Food Scientist 60 mins – “The science behind genetically modified food is a very divisive issue for a lot of people. We’ve already talked about it a few times on the show, but this week we sought out a new perspective and talked to Fred Perlak, a Monsanto Distinguished Science Fellow. He’s been with Monsanto since 1981 and his work has focused on Bt genes, insect control, and plant gene expression. In this episode, he talks about his research and responds to concerns about GM health safety, risks to our eco-system, and the economics associated with food security.” At the link find the title, “98 Fred Perlak – Inside the Mind of a Monsanto Scientist, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files cc39224a-b0e7-4616-987e-d60bd41bc16f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Propaganda by Russia 48 mins – “When social scientists examined messaging in new media around GE crops, a few trends became apparent.  Surprising evidence emerged that showed that the Russian Federation is actively participating in a campaign, here in the USA, to malign GE crops with a goal of influencing public opinion.  In this week’s episode Dr. Shawn Dorius from Iowa State University talks about the recent findings.  He describes a literal propaganda campaign designed for English-speaking countries. The apparent goal is to erode public trust in American agriculture, and influence opinion away from technology that Russia does not have.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Golden Passport Investigation 27 mins – “So-called ‘citizenship-by-investment’ – the selling of passports – is a global industry worth billions of dollars and it’s completely legal. The idea is simple – invest huge sums of money in a country you want a passport from and in return acquire residency rights or citizenship, even visa-free access to all European member states. The UK offers residency in exchange for an investment of £2 million / $2.6 million – or for £10 million, the possibility of British citizenship within two years. And across the world, countries are vying to attract the super-rich through these schemes. But they are attracting attention for the wrong reasons. European MEPs have launched an investigation into ‘Golden Passport’ programmes across Europe – including the UK – amid concerns that they pose a corruption risk. In the US, government financial investigators say individuals are buying citizenship to hide their true identity, in an attempt to flout economic sanctions against Iran. Alys Harte reporting.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Employees at Trump Hotels 24 mins – “Shortly before President Trump took office, his lawyer promised Trump would forgo any profits his hotels made from foreign governments. There was no similar pledge for money earned from federal government employees, state officials, or anybody else who might be seeking to curry favor. And a lot of that money is coming from you, U.S. taxpayers. In this episode of Trump, Inc. we’re going deep on Trump’s hotel rooms and the people who are paying to stay in them. We will talk to three people tracking the flow of taxpayer money from government employees and elected officials to the Trump Organization, many through hotel stays, many booked by individual government workers…. Among the examples we know of: In March 2017, for example, the Secret Service paid $27,724.32 at the Trump golf course and resort in Doonbeg, Ireland. The stay was to ‘support E. Trump Visit.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Finance Minister 56 mins – “As the Wu-Tang Clan once put it: “Cash moves everything around me… Get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y’all.” I grew up not wanting to believe this. All the stuff that seemed worth having was hard to put a price tag on. but in a global capitalist world, there’s a lot of hard, sad truth to it. As an American child of the 1980s, I absorbed the message “find yourself!” “Follow your passions!” But there are powerful economic forces at work, shaping our lives and opportunities. My guest today experienced this in the most intense way imaginable, wrangling with the European Union over the economy of his country, Greece, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. He saw firsthand what a house of cards global capitalism can be, and what can happen to the ones on the bottom. Yanis Varoufakis is Greece’s former finance minister and the author of two recent books: Adults in the Room and Talking to My Daughter About the Economy.” At the link find the title, “149. Yanis Varoufakis (former finance minister of Greece) – Happiness, Inc.,and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun History in America 48 mins – “When you think of the industrial revolution what comes to mind? Steam engines probably. Lone genius inventors. Factories and coal mines, perhaps. And depending on your professional interests and political leanings, either suffering laborers in sweat shops or the Great Onward March of Civilization. Did anybody think of guns? According to my guest today Stanford historian Priya Satia, guns are inextricably bound up with industrialization and it is our long and ever-changing relationship with these tools, toys, trade goods, status symbols, and instruments of war that makes them such a persistent fact of life to this day. Priya Satia’s latest book is EMPIRE OF GUNS: the Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.” At the link find the title, “153. Guns: The Genie and the Bottle – Priya Satia (Historian), Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5660791796.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 56 mins – “On the show this week we talk to psychologist Brad Bushman about the science of gun violence. Brad Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University and a professor of communication science at the VU University Amsterdam. For over 25 years he has studied the causes, consequences, and solutions to the problem of human aggression and violence. He is a member of President Obama’s committee on gun violence, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the topic of youth violence. http://patreon.com/inquiringmindsAt the linkf ind the title, “106 Brad Bushman – The Science of Gun Violence, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files 6713b675-1c52-4042-9c58-6eeb47e1ca4d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homelessness Solutions 72 mins – Panel by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1403: Homelessness: Attitudes, Beliefs, Solutions” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights 56 mins – “…as part of a continuing series of discussions with EU parliamentary leaders on digital economy issues, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Sophie in ’t Veld to discuss data privacy and civil liberties.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Humans of New York 117 mins – “Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) is the photographer behind Humans of New York. He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before moving to New York to pursue photography. Followed by over 25 million people on social media, Humans of New York features daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City. It has been turned into two #1 New York Times bestselling books: Humans of New York and Humans of New York: Stories. In recent years, Brandon has expanded the blog to include stories from over thirty different countries, and was invited in 2015 to interview Barack Obama in the oval office. In 2017, Humans of New York was turned into a television series that is now available on Facebook Watch.” At the link find the title, “#321: Brandon Stanton — The Story of Humans of New York and 25M+ Fans, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3fd5315a-966f-4a6c-82a8-0303a51e1b26.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

IBM Watson Discussion 44 mins – “This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was joined by philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller, tech entrepreneur and ethicist Martine Rothblatt, IBM Watson researcher Michael Karasick, and philosopher of technology, Dan O’Hara.” At the link find the title, “EP. 53 IBM Watson “If I Only Had A Brain”, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59af9c39662057354e182d02.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Stories 76 mins – Panel discussion by five guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, about personal stories of relocating, entitled “3303 Immigration: Moving Stories” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3303 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 66 mins – “Phil Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He talks with Leo Laporte about the evolution of PGP, how he would redesign it today, and the current state of internet privacy.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 30 mins – “We’re told from a young age to “accept the things we cannot change.” But should this be the case online as well? We click “Accept” every day, but often don’t know what we’re giving away. Is it a fair trade, and should we demand a better bargain? Veronica Belmont and special guest Dave Pell explore if what we get for what we give online is a good deal. We hear how one man’s HIV status was exposed without permission, how a massive data-mining company is using our information to predict how we’ll behave, and why on earth our email inboxes are filling up with privacy policies.” At the link find the title, “The Grand Bargain, ,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/9619766/7a906834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Advice from Merriman 26 mins – “On this show, we talked about how bias can impact investing as well as every aspect of our lives and how personal history impacts saving and investing behaviors with Paul Merriman, long time advisor and founder of the Merriman Financial Education Foundation.  Listen to learn why Paul thinks the simplest answer is often the best answer!” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Investment Q and A 48 mins – Paul Merriman answers ten questions about investing. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Invisible Influences 25 mins – “Look down at what you’re wearing. You picked out that blue shirt, right? And those sandals — you decided on those because they’re comfortable, didn’t you? Well, maybe not. Researcher Jonah Berger says we tend to be pretty good at recognizing how influences like product placement and peer pressure affect other people’s choices…but we’re not so good at recognizing those forces in our own decisions. We talked with him in December 2016.” At the link find the title, “Influences Snooki and the Handbag, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180709_hiddenbrain snooki and the handbag_july_2018 rebroadcast_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Clapper 34 mins – “Fmr. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talked about the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, and his new book about life in intelligence.” At the link find the title, “James Clapper: Fired Trump adviser Flynn ‘became an angry man’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0f9518a0-2215-448b-ba56-d50cd3b7d87d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Johnstown Flood 21 mins – “When the South Fork Dam broke in 1889, the 20 million tons of water it released destroyed Johnstown, a bustling industrial town in Southwest Pennsylvania.” At the link find the title, “Al Roker raises alarm on deadly flood: ‘Potential for another’, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0abb58a0-dbf6-4202-86f2-f6bd7a210741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Donations, etc 58 mins – “On the show this week we talk to Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist Alvin Roth about his latest book Who Gets What—and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design.” At the link find the title, “93 Alvin Roth – The New Economics of Who Gets What—and Why” right-click “Media files 9b06f6cd-7866-4c1f-901c-073442025ee6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loneliness 57 mins – “Loneliness can have a powerful impact on our mental, physical, and social wellbeing. We look at what might be causing loneliness in children, teenagers, and adults, and what it means for our health and happiness.” At the link left-click the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Managing the Unmanageable 60 mins – “Historian Margaret MacMillan assesses how the law and international agreements have attempted to address conflict. Speaking to an audience at the Northern Irish Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Professor MacMillan outlines how both states and the people have sought to justify warfare – from self-defence to civil war – focusing on examples from Irish and British history. The programme, including a question and answer session, is presented by Anita Anand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing Productivity 172 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted expert panelists for a half-day conference on the global dimensions of the manufacturing environment.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Marine Geochemist 29 mins – “Professor Rachel Mills is a marine geochemist who studies the sea floor and hydrothermal vents, where water erupts from the earth’s crust at 360 degrees. The thick plumes emit many metals such as copper, gold, iron and rare earth minerals that are deposited on the sea bed. Rachel’s career has taken her all over the world and 4km deep under the ocean in small submersibles. These journeys are exciting and terrifying as samples are taken to understand how the metals travel many thousands of miles. The metals are involved in creating nutrients that supply the ocean’s food chain and control carbon uptake. There is also a lot of interest in mining the valuable deposits but can this be done without upsetting the ocean’s eco-system?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marshmallow Self Control Test 124 mins – “The marshmallow test is one of the most well-known studies in all of psychology, but a new replication suggests we’ve been learning the wrong lesson from its findings for decades.” At the link left-click “Direct download: 131 – The Marshmallow Replication v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maximum Security Prison 93 mins – “In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and, ultimately, incredibly rewarding and fun. Any expectations I might have had going in were exceeded. I owe special thanks to Cat Hoke, all the men who participate in Defy (the program Cat started), and all the staff and officers at Kern, including Chief Deputy Warden Goss who made it possible for me to bring recording equipment. Thank you for the help, sir! If you’re interested in a similar prison visit after listening to this episode, Cat now has five more trips lined up. Simply email admin@cathoke.com for more details. If this episode moves you in any way, make sure to check out Defy and other groups doing this work and making an impact, like the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC).” At the link find the title, “#323: Tim Ferriss Goes to Maximum Security Prison, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 07fc8674-4f90-49c4-babc-b27bb50a2841.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Testing and Physical Training 124 mins – “This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy. Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with blood testing and next-gen tracking. Kelly Starrett is one of the top Crossfit coaches in the world, and one of my favorite PTs and performance trainers. His clients include Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holders in Olympic lifting and powerlifting, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, and elite military personnel. If you’re interested in taking your body or mind to the next level, or attempting to become the guy from Limitless, this episode is for you. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager, Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files 1f02df31-1031-4774-8b5a-3c12595f02e7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Clinic in Miami 26 mins – “It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do. The BBC Money Clinic is inviting couples to talk honestly and openly about their finances and their relationship with an expert. Financial therapist Jean Theurer will coach two couples in South Florida who want to stop arguing about money.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Clinic in Nairobi 28 mins – “Life coach and author Jennie Karina talks love and money with two couples in Nairobi, Kenya. Weddings, loans, family pressure – it’s all up for discussion in the BBC Money Clinic. It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moynihan Memo on Poverty 21 mins – “If it seems impossible to talk about poverty in the U.S. without talking about race and culture, that’s thanks in large part to one man: Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1965, Moynihan wrote a government memo that changed the way we think about poverty. In this episode, writers Peter-Christian Aigner and Stephanie Coontz weigh in on the report’s legacy, and Moynihan’s intentions.” At the link find the title, “110: What we talk about when we talk about poverty, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files a77b9142-e413-44b5-a761-72938cd9c092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MS-13 Gangs 48 mins – “We look at MS-13, the criminal gang that’s become central to the immigration debate.” At the linkf ind the title, “Amid Trump’s Immigration Crackdown, Uncovering MS-13,, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_623616894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu .

News Coverage Shrinks 62 mins – Panel coverage by three panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “​1001: BHS: Stranger Than Fiction- Impact of Fake News” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Lies 33 mins – “Tis the season of year-end lists – and so we offer our second annual Lie of the Year podcast thanks to our friends from PolitiFact, the fact-checking Website. PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic-Holan talks us through this year’s top 10.” At the link find the title, “119: The Lie of the Year, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Media files b92b8a03-6439-4bc5-895d-8ed521de4c38.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Populism 24 mins – “Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group, talks about his new book “Us Vs. Them” and explains why populism is on the rise.” At the link find the title, “Ian Bremmer: Global disorder isn’t slowing down, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files fb76e494-369a-4d8e-b856-070c83ca6e56.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Lands 75 mins – “Duke University professor Laura Edwards teaches a class on public lands and the law in the early American Republic.” At the link find the title, “Public Lands and the Law in the Early Republic, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.496626.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quinoa Availability 68 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs about Quinoa, once a cheap indigenous food, is now out of the economic reach of the Andean population and entitled “2305 The Unintended Consequence of Quinoa: Sacrifices that End Up on Our Kitchen Table” At the link find and right-click beside the number 2305 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rationalization 45 mins – “When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament so as to make it seem less awful and more bearable, but what if that situation is a new law or a new administration? The latest research suggests that groups, nations, and cultures sometimes rationalize the new normal in much the same way, altering public opinion on a large scale.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 125-Status Quo Rationalization V2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 75 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1210: Strangers in a Strange Land: The Refugee Crisis” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1210 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Documentary 57 mins – “Imagine you’re a father or a mother of three kids. Your city is in the middle of a civil war. At any time a rocket might burst through your wall. Soldiers might round your family up, or kill them in crossfire. What do you do? You leave, of course. You do whatever you have to do to get your kids to safety. There will be many deadly risks along the way. But you know what’s the worst? The not knowing. The constant thoughts inside your head of everything that might go wrong, everything you hope will go right. The trusting looks on your kids’ faces, when, in fact, they have no idea where they’re going or why. Since 2011, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes. They and refugees from other troubled nations like Eritrea and Somalia have been trying to migrate Westward and northward, to Turkey, then to Europe. Many have died along the way. Many thousands of others have been detained in refugee camps while nations decide what to do with them. I’m here today with filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo. Their new documentary, IT WILL BE CHAOS airs on HBO this month. It follows Eritrean, Somali, and Syrian refugees on their harrowing journeys to new lives in Europe.” At the link find the title, “152. Where You Gonna Run To? Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo (documentary filmmakers), Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7808037525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religions Impact 57 mins – “If you’ve taken part in a religious service, have you ever stopped to think about how it all came to be? How did people become believers? Where did the rituals come from? And most of all, what purpose does it all serve? This week, we explore these questions with psychologist Azim Shariff, who argues that we can think of religion from a Darwinian perspective, as an innovation that helped human societies to survive and flourish.” At the link find the title, “Creating God, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180716_hiddenbrain podcast final mix 7pm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religions Role 49 mins – “Why are we so often pulled into memories of the past? In this month’s Radio Replay, we’ll find out why we all get stuck reliving the old days, ruminating on what we could have done differently, and what we wish we could do again.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: Looking Back, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180622_hiddenbrain_hb_rad_looking back with midrolls-24ade04f-2c35-409c-9fc7-8821f044c16f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia as Outlaw State 56 mins – “While the allegations of Russia’s 2016 election meddling have dominated US headlines, Vladimir Putin’s government is increasingly acting as an outlaw state across the international stage — undermining European democracies, launching devastating ransomware cyberattacks, harassing US diplomats, executing journalists and dissidents, harboring sophisticated cybercriminals, and testing Western alliances. How should the United States, Europe, and the West as a whole respond to the rising belligerence of Putin’s Russia?” At the link you can listen/watch, but not download; however, a copy of the audio file is in the blog archive.

Seaweed Farming in Zambia 27 mins – “In a conservative corner of east Africa, thousands of women have gained more control over their lives thanks to seaweed. In a traditional island village there is a surprisingly high divorce rate and women have safeguarded their interests with earnings from this salty crop which has given them a much needed income and new independence. At first the husbands were outraged – they complained that seaweed farming made women too tired for their matrimonial duties. The women eventually prevailed but their hard won freedom is now threatened by climate change. Lucy Ash meets the seaweed farmers of Paje village and looks at the ways they are fighting to save their livelihood and raise their families.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shots Fired 43 mins – “Police shoot the wrong guy. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and their podcast Aftereffect.” At the link find the title, “Police Videos: North Miami, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180620_embd embedded_aftereffect-final mix w-warning-14d374f9-eb7d-4452-a11d-abb27712bb1d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smog Battle in LA 44 mins – “If you live in Los Angeles, or even if you’ve just visited, you know about smog. But what might surprise you is that a half-century ago the city’s air quality was more unbearable, even though the city had far fewer cars. In the final installment of our three-part series on environmental success stories, we tell you about Los Angeles’s caveat-filled triumph over smog. The battle started in the 1940s and continues today, but along the way crucial pieces of technology and legislation helped clear the air—and forced the whole country to follow. To research this episode we read Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles and interviewed its author, Chip Jacobs. We also interviewed Roger Turner, research fellow for the Beckman Legacy Project at the Science History Institute.” At the link find the title, “Fighting Smog in Los Angeles, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Smog Final_W_EPA FIX_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

SmugMug 58 mins – “Don MacAskill is the founder and CEO of SmugMug. He talks to Leo Laporte about SmugMug and their acquisition of Flickr.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

South American Issues 69 mins – Panel coverage by three panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2202: 10,000 Foot View of Latin America” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1403 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Status Roles and Fear 52 mins – “Katie and Brian are taking the week off and bringing you a taste of a new podcast called Akimbo in the meantime. Join host Seth Godin as he explores our culture and how we can change it.” At the link find the title, “Midroll Presents: Akimbo, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 87f05018-c5ed-4c5c-9310-a7571b862af5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Madden Shoes 52 mins – “Steve Madden fell in love with the shoe business in the 1970’s, when he sold platform shoes at a neighborhood store in Long Island, New York. That was in high school. About 15 years later, he struck out on his own, designing and selling shoes with a high-end look at affordable prices. As his business – and his ambitions — began to grow, he got involved in a securities fraud scheme and wound up serving two and-a-half years in prison. In 2005, he returned to Steve Madden, where he helped the company grow into a business valued at $3 billion. PLUS, for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Chris Dimino turned a school design project into the Keyboard Waffle Iron, which makes waffles in the shape of a computer keyboard.” At the link find the title, “Steve Madden: Steve Madden, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180713_hibt_stevemadden.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Housing 71 mins – Panel discussion by three guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled “2313 Sustainable Solutions to Affordable Housing” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2305 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sweet Potatoes in Africa 36 mins – “The 2016 World Food Prize went to a group that coordinated the breeding, promotion and distribution of the orange-fleshed sweet potato in Africa.  One of person on the team was economist Dr. Jan Low.  The sweet potato grows well in many parts of Africa.  It is not the sweet potato known to westerners.  It is white and dry, and more like bread than the well known Thanksgiving sweet potato.  At the same time there is widespread vitamin A deficiency, especially among children.  Could the orange sweet potato help solve a critical micronutrient deficiency?  Dr. Low and her team introduced the orange fleshed sweet potato to Africa, breeding them against locally adapted varieties.  The new potatoes were introduced with  marketing campaigns, helping introduce new populations to this novel product.  Soon, the orange fleshed sweet potato was aiding the diet, saving lives, and creating new entrepreneurial opportunities for African farmers and commerce.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Conflict 37 mins – “From 2011-2013, Kelly covered the war in Syria, where people would ask, “Why won’t the U.S. intervene?” Then came a chemical attack, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that killed more than 1,000 people, and the U.S. almost intervened, but didn’t. Now, a new book tells why.” At the link find the title, “The Red Line, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180628_embd redline-7ed90008-ca9a-4082-9309-35321802cc72.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1206: International Terrorism – The Next Chapter” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1206 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Art of the Deal 36 mins – “A few days ago, we held a live taping of the Trump, Inc. podcast at The Greene Space in New York City. Tony Schwartz, the co-author with Donald Trump of The Art of The Deal, talked with Ilya Marritz from WNYC and Jesse Eisinger from ProPublica about what Schwartz does and does not recognize in President Trump now. Then, ProPublica’s Eric Umansky and WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein spoke with Mark Schoofs, the Investigations Editor at Buzzfeed. Schoofs explained why he was the first journalist to post the Russian “dossier,” and what we’ve learned since.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Revisited 79 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “3307: Vietnam Revisited and Reconsidered” from Wednesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 3307 from Wednesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR Uses 46 mins – “How do you know that you’re really where you are right now? I mean, where are you getting this sense of place from? A bunch of data from at least some of your five senses enters your brain where it’s cross-referenced with categories from memory. You’re making a probabilistic calculation: This sure looks, feels, and smells like my office. Jeremy Bailenson, my guest today, has been experimenting with cutting edge virtual reality for over a decade now. His Virtual Human Interaction Lab studies the ways VR’s unique sense of presence—of putting you into a different place (and maybe time) from the one you’re in can be used for education, healing, and—yes—generally making the world a better place. His new book is called: EXPERIENCE ON DEMAND: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.” At the link find the title, “133. Jeremy Bailenson (VR expert) – Through the Looking Glass, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5796828900.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War and Humanity 45 mins – “Is war an essential part of being human? Are we destined to fight? That is the central question that historian Professor Margaret Macmillan addresses in five lectures recorded in the UK, Lebanon and in Canada. In her series, called The Mark of Cain, she will explore the tangled history of war and society and our complicated feelings towards it and towards those who fight. She begins by asking when wars first broke out. Did they start with the appearance of homo sapiens, or when human beings first organised themselves into larger groupings such as tribes, clans, or nations? She assesses how wars bring about change in society and, conversely, how social and political change influences how wars start and are fought. And she discusses that dark paradox of war: that it can bring benefits and progress. The programme is recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and includes a question and answer session chaired by Anita Anand. Margaret MacMillan is emeritus professor of international history at Oxford University and professor of history at the University of Toronto. She says: “We like to think of war as an aberration, as the breakdown of the normal state of peace. This is comforting but wrong. War is deeply woven into the history of human society. Wherever we look in the past, no matter where or how far back we go, groups of people have organised themselves to protect their own territory or ways of life and, often, to attack those of others. Over the centuries we have deplored the results and struggled to tame war, even abolish it, while we have also venerated the warrior and talked of the nobility and grandeur of war. We all, as human beings, have something to say about war.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Policies 76 mins – Panel discussion by four guests at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1004 Water Policy: Not As Dry As You Think” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1004 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waterways and Locks 18 mins – “The U.S. inland waterways system provides a highly efficient means for moving large quantities of bulk materials – agricultural products and natural resources – which is important both for domestic industries and the export market. But the locks and dams that support the waterway network comprise an aging infrastructure with limited capacity and almost no redundancy. Planned and unexpected lock closure for maintenance and rehabilitation impose substantial costs on our economy. In this podcast we discuss the condition, performance, and funding of the inland waterways system with Dr. Craig Philip, who is Research Professor at Vanderbilt University and Director of VECTOR, the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resilience. Before joining Vanderbilt, Dr. Philip spent 30 years in the barge industry, 14 as President and CEO of Ingram Barge Lines, now the largest domestic maritime operator in the United States.” At the link right-click “Listen to this Episode Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Welfare Dollars 27 mins – “In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on crisis pregnancy centers, we wanted to re-share this episode. Federal TANF dollars (also known as federal welfare dollars) goes to funding some crisis pregnancy centers, thanks to the way the 1996 Welfare Reform bill was written. Our episode from season one includes a rare look inside one of the crisis pregnancy centers that gets welfare/TANF funding and it’s well-worth another listen. If you’re curious about how your state spends federal welfare dollars, check out  this online tool from Marketplace.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 28 mins – “Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency” joins Chuck to talk about his interviews with 18 former Presidential Chiefs of Staff, and why John Kelly might be in trouble.” At the link find the title, “What makes a bad Chief of Staff? Chris Whipple ranks the best and worst, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 142f9a19-882d-4666-b071-03cde3b743b7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Policy Making 87 mins – “…the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, along with the Data, Women’s Impact, and Brookings Networks, celebrated the achievements of pioneers in this field, highlighted barriers that women face in the technology and civic sectors, and offered examples of policies that promote diversity.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Women in Politics 69 mins – Panel coverage by four panelists at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2208: The Rising Tide of Women in Politics” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2208 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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