Media Mining Digest 289 – May 26, 2017: Age of Anger, AI and the Law, AI Prejudices, Alzheimers, American Myths, American Productivity Decline, Androids, Animal Transport to Slaughterhouses, Aquaponics, Austin Powers at 20, Black Financial Adviser, Black Market Online, Built Design, Chef Jeremiah Tower, China Gender Bias, Chocolate for Health, Christian Nation Decline, Clinton Campaign Book, Comey Firing, Consciousness, Conservative Perspectives, Cooking, Cryptocurrency for Laymen, Defense Attorney, Design Critique, Diabetes Prevention, Diet Guidelines, Diseases from Infection, Dizziness Symptom, DNA Delivery Vessels, Doctor Shortage in Canada, Doctor with PTSD, Domestic Violence Shelters, Dr Andrew Weil, Earth 2.0, Electric Car Trends, Elon Musk, Energy Politics, Environmentalism Diversity, Ethnic Stories, Farmacology, Fashion Model Ordeal, Flint Water Analysis, Flying Car Future, Fort McMurray Fire, France’s Extreme Right, Fraternity Homicide, Friendship for Hire, Gabourey Sidibe, Gender Equality, Gene Therapy Diet, Genital Wounds, Google Data Uses, Health Insurance Discussion, Health Optimization, Heart Health, Indigenous Activists, Infrastructure in Pennsylvania, Integrative Medicine, ISIS Documentary Film, Islamic Enlightenment, Islamic Issues, Israel’s Six-Day War, Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, Lead Crisis in U.S., LED Street Lights, Legal Market Changes, Liberal International Order, Los Angeles Riot Anniversary, Make America Great, Meditation Music Mediterranean Diets, Mental Illness in Africa, Metallic Glass, Metal-organic Frameworks, Mining Accidents, Montreal Flood Efforts, NAFTA and Canada, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NORAD History, Nurses, Obamacare, Oliver Sacks, Online Security, Option B, OxyContin Lawsuit, Pharmacology Industry, Physics Evolution, Podcasting Tips, Polio Survivor Aftereffects, Prank Videos, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Referendums, Refugee Afterlife, Resourcefulness, Robot Cops, Russian Subversion, Salem Witches, Segregated Housing, Serena William, Small Arms Seizure Value, Social Awkwardness, Solitary Confinement, South Sudan Violence, Technology Trends, TED Talks, Trump, Uber Conflict, Universal Basic Income, Venezuela Health Crisis, W. Kamu Bell, Whole Foods Diet, Wisdom for Life

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Age of Anger 43 mins – “Pankaj Mishra sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new book on the roots of populist rage, the problem with critiques of “identity politics,” and whether Western liberal parties can ever win back the white working class.” At the link find the title, “Pankaj Mishra, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7534225685.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and the Law 28 mins -”You don’t actually need to worry about a robot taking your job. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk to Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence, about how artificial intelligence assists lawyers, not replaces them. Their conversation includes what ROSS is, the biggest misconceptions surrounding AI, and the biggest challenges facing legal technology adoption in larger firms. Andrew Arruda is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the artificial intelligence company ROSS Intelligence, a leader in the legal technology industry.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_111.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Prejudices 26 mins – “Artificial intelligence researchers have spotted prejudice in programming deep learning machines — some say due in part to an industry dominated by white men.” At the link find the title, “May 4: How not to create a racist, sexist robot, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170504_14304.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Caregiving 54 mins – “Jim Kimzey, Founder and CEO, Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists Eighty percent of people living with Alzheimer’s disease lack insight into their condition. They do not realize that they need help, and they subsequently refuse care. In this presentation, you will learn about the growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, the different stages of Alzheimer’s, why family members refuse care and why past attempts to get family members to accept care have failed. You will also learn a step-by-step approach to getting the people you love to accept the care they need.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Prevention 14 mins – “Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Myths 63 mins – “Caroline Winterer, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Director, Stanford Humanities Center; Author, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason Monday Night Philosophy investigates the accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment,” which suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the U.S. in the 18th century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe, which radiated outward to the New World. Winterer argues that this national mythology of a unitary, patriotic era of Enlightenment in America was created during the Cold War to shield against the threat of totalitarianism, and Americans in the 1700s were influenced by European models in far more complex ways than commonly thought. Winterer explores which of our ideas and ideals are truly rooted in the 18th century and which are inventions and mystifications of more recent times.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Productivity Decline 66 mins – “Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, The Complacent Class. Cowen argues that the United States has become complacent and the result is a loss of dynamism in the economy and in American life, generally. Cowen provides a rich mix of data, speculation, and creativity in support of his claims.” At the link find the title, “#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Androids 17 mins – “Following our documentary film Erica: Man Made, we gave viewers a chance to pose their own questions to Erica; the world’s “most beautiful and intelligent” android. And in this episode, we hear her (or her creator’s) thoughts on happiness, humanity, and the future of android-human relationships.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Transport to Slaughterhouses 23 mins – “Taking stock of the treatment of animals from the farm to the slaughterhouse.” At the link find the title, “May 5: Farm animal transport to slaughterhouses need better rules, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_39084.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aquaponics 114 mins – “[15 min lead-in] Carlos Villamar joins us to discuss DIY Aquaponics using the Chinese solar greenhouse and black soldier fly composter and auto fish feeder. The greenhouse system, including a solar greenhouse insulated on north, east and west sides and with glazing on a south side at an angle to maximize winter sunlight, and housing a fish tank along with grow beds coupled to the fish tank. The grow beds each including a geyser pump powered by an air pump to pump water from the fish tank to the grow bed and aerate water of the fish tank, and a bell siphon to drain the water from the grow bed back into the fish tank. By trade Carlos is a attorney specializing in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and computer and internet law along with being an avid permaculturalist.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Austin Powers at 20 48 mins – “’Austin Powers’ turns 20. We’ll take a shagalicious walk down memory lane. Groovy, baby.Oh, Behave!” At the link find the title, “’Austin Powers’ At 20, May 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_528153356.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Financial Aid 11 mins – “Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Carroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Market Online 63 mins – “Imagine a place where you can anonymously purchase drugs, hire hit men, and acquire forged passports, counterfeit cash, guns, grenades and poisons. Journalist Nick Bilton has written about politics and power struggles behind the founding of Twitter. Now he turns his investigative journalism to the story of Ross Ulbricht, the notorious and enigmatic founder of a drug empire and the Silk Road website. Bilton will divulge Ulbricht’s rise and fall and what Ulbricht’s story reveals about the clash of a libertarian-leaning web, where everything is decentralized, against the old world of government, law and order. He will also discuss what this could ultimately mean for all of us.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Built Design 52 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?)….” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Jeremiah Tower 24 mins – “Ever heard of Jeremiah Tower? Culinary celebrity Anthony Bourdain wants you to know he’s the chef responsible for transforming American cuisine.” At the link find the title, “May 1: Why Anthony Bourdain wants the world to know about chef Jeremiah Tower, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170501_84406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Gender Bias 54 mins– “From business to literature to politics, there is a huge pool of female expertise on China. But you wouldn’t know it if you examined the names of people who are quoted in the media and invited to China-themed panel discussions: They are mostly men. This is a problem that two Beijing-based journalists aim to solve. Joanna Chiu of AFP and Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times created and maintain an open, user-contributed list called “Female Experts on Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Taiwan.” They began by providing their own contacts, then promoted the document to various email groups and to Twitter. The list “blew up” early this year and now contains nearly 200 names and contact details of female China experts on every major subject area, based all around the world. With such a roster willing to be called up, the list eliminates many common excuses for the under representation of women in the field. In this episode, Joanna and Lucy speak with Jeremy and Kaiser about the realities and biases in the field, the excuses and corresponding solutions for gender under representation, and how the “women’s list” came about….” At the link find the title, “How can we amplify women’s voices on China? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica_13 February_2017, Joanna Chiu and Lucy Hornby.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Trade Politics 49 mins – “Charlene Barshefsky was a name you couldn’t avoid if you were in Beijing in the late 1990s. As the United States trade representative from 1997 to 2001, she led the American team that negotiated China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On December 11, 2001, Ambassador Barshefsky’s efforts paid off, and, as a new member of the body that sets global rules for trade, China began the deep integration into the world economy that we take for granted today. Kaiser and Jeremy recorded this interview with Ambassador Barshefsky at her offices at the law firm WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where she is the chair of international trade. She recounted stories about the WTO negotiations, and about her relationship with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, who was her Chinese counterpart in negotiations (see SupChina’s video on Zhu). We asked her how the hopes and expectations behind China’s WTO accession look in retrospect, and how she sees China’s role in global trade in the second decade of the 21st century. We think you’ll agree that her answers provide a fascinating glimpse into one of the most significant global economic deals in recent history.” At the link find the title, “The negotiator: Charlene Barshefsky, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica 28 April 2017_Charlene Barshefsky.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Watching 62 mins- “China-watching isn’t what it used to be. Not too long ago, the field of international China studies was dominated by a few male Westerners with an encyclopedic knowledge of China, but with surprisingly little experience living in the country and speaking Chinese. Today, China-watching is different: The old “China hands” are still around and remain authoritative, but an increased number of younger travelers in a much more open China, people with specialized academic backgrounds and advanced language skills, and women — see last week’s Sinica Podcast on female China expertise — are changing the face of this field. Bill Bishop is among the most recognizable China-watchers in the business. His long-running Sinocism newsletter is an essential resource for serious followers of China policy, and he is regularly quoted in a variety of major news outlets reporting on China. Kaiser and Bill sat down at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on April 6 to record this podcast and discuss how China-watching has changed over the years. And in a reflection of Bill’s point that the media’s conventional wisdom on China is usually wrong, the summit between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (occurring during the recording of this podcast) was exactly as Bill predicted: ‘Bland.’” At the link find the title, “Bill Bishop on what it takes to be a good China-watcher, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica_6_April_2017_Bill_Bishop_.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chocolate for Health 58 mins – “New research shows that cocoa flavanols can calm inflammation as well as relax blood vessels to lower blood pressure, lower total cholesterol and raise beneficial HDL cholesterol. People who eat chocolate regularly have a lower risk of stroke. People who would like to get cocoa flavonoids without the sugar and calories of candy may be interested in CocoaVia. Mars Botanical, the manufacturer, provides standardized cocoa flavanol extract as supplements and in powders to add to beverages. Mars has supported some of the research on the health benefits of chocolate, but independent research is largely consistent with the findings of Mars-related research…A review in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology (Dec. 12, 2013) considers how cocoa flavanols affect the human body. The authors are hard-core biochemists from Innsbruck Medical University in Austria. These researchers note that there are more than 380 compounds in cocoa, many of which are known to be powerful antioxidants with numerous pharmacological activities…” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Christian Nation Decline 49 mins – “A prominent Christian conservative says it’s time for Christians to withdraw from modern, secular American life.” At the link find the title, “A Call For Christians To Withdraw From Modern Life,” right-click “Media files npr_527625406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clinton Campaign Book 26 mins – “A Washington journalist with sources deep inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign reveals how overconfidence and a flawed candidate doomed her run for the U.S. presidency.” At the link find the title, “May 12: Why did Hillary Clinton lose to Trump? New book looks inside failed campaign, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_14848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Firing 49 mins “President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. We’ll look at the news from all angles.” At the link find the title, “President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey, May , 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527803573.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 49 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more….” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservative Perspectives 30 mins – :Is the New York Times enabling a debate that most rational people think is long over? The latest conservative pundit to be hired by the New York Times has progressives and environmentalists concerned. Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winning “opinion journalist” from the Wall Street Journal made his first splash onto the op-ed page of the Times recently with a controversial piece entitled Climate of Complete Certainty.  In this editorial he asserts that climate science should continue to be debated, despite a preponderance of credible evidence sounding the alarm for immediate action. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with two PhDs with differing responses to Mr. Stephens’s perspective and place at the Grey Lady. First, we’re joined by Joe Romm, the founding editor of Climate Progress, who is critical of the new hire. Then, we hear from psychologist Pamela Paresky who thinks that his hiring by the NY Times could actually be a catalyst for productive dialogue that might ultimately bring conservatives over to recognizing the threat of climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking 62 mins – “Samin Nosrat has taught everyone how to cook—professional chefs, children and even Michael Pollan—by mastering just four important elements: salt, fat, acid and heat. In this program, Nosrat will share her kitchen philosophy of making meals delicious by enhancing, balancing and adding texture and flavor. Hear the hows and whys of what good cooking can be. Nosrat trained under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse and has been called “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered. MacNaughton is a renowned illustrator and contributed 150 images and infographics to the book.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency for Laymen 125 mins – “Brandon is a crypto currency evangelist with 3 years of experience using/trading crypto currencies and about 1 year experience mining Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. After 1st hearing about bitcoin on TSP Brandon turned his commute into an education on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He has had lots of success with picking the right altcoins for speculative investments and is thinking about how he can get into trading more often to leave his day job some day. Brandon joins us today to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies that you should check out. ” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Defense Attorney 51 mins – “Monique Pressley wears many hats: lawyer, entrepreneur, minister. She’s a strong advocate for justice reform and believes strongly in empowering women with a spirit for being their own boss. Our far-ranging conversation covers her rise to fame as part of Bill Cosby’s legal team to her role as a minister and entrepreneur.” At the link find the title,”From the courtroom to the pulpit: a conversation with Monique Pressley, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ5315167636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Critique 45 mins – “A season of Design Matters simply wouldn’t feel complete without an appearance by Steven Heller. He’s not just a celebrated designer and art director, he’s also a brilliantly prolific writer of books, columns, blogs, you name it. Steve has been on the podcast pretty much every year since we started 12 years ago, and we never run out of things to talk about. This year we’re going to focus on one of his latest books, Graphic Design Rants and Raves: Bon Mots on Persuasion, Entertainment, Education, Culture, and Practice. It’s an anthology of essays Steve has written about everything from Paul Rand to the fateful election of 2016. On this podcast Debbie talks to Steven Heller about his attitude when he was a young designer. “I was short sighted. I was arrogant. I had a sense of myself that was disproportionate to all reality.” At the link find the title, “Steven Heller, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Steven-Heller.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Prevention 58 mins – “An increasing proportion of Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. In 2012, 86 million adults had prediabetes, which is elevated blood sugar that doesn’t quite reach the cut-off for a diabetes diagnosis. Frequently, people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes, but they don’t have to. You can reverse prediabetes by changing your life. Our radio show, which will air on Saturday, May 28, 2016, will provide insights on how to accomplish such changes in practical ways.

Diet Guidelines 58 mins – “Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services collaborate on producing Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are supposed to tell us what we should be eating. They are also used to shape institutional food choices, such as those in schools or prisons. Will there be any changes in the 2015 Guidelines? The advisory committee has issued its report, which is open for comments until May 8. We discuss the proposed changes to the dietary guidelines with two eminent nutrition scientists with very different perspectives. One is an advocate of high-fat, low-carb eating patterned on the recommendations of Dr. Robert Atkins. The other is himself a vegetarian and a proponent of plant-based diets.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Diseases from Infections 58 mins – “Inflammation is a primary cause of many chronic conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis to asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. But what causes the inflammation? Could infectious agents be the root of most of our chronic disease–including cancer? Find out about the new germ theory linking infections and mental illness. Is it possible that there is a connection between schizophrenia and a common pathogen? Other hard-to-treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) might all be triggered by infection. Could a vaccine help prevent these devastating conditions and even cancer?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Dizziness Symptom 59 mins – Dizziness is a common problem, but not easily diagnosed. A little lightheadedness could be a reaction to dehydration or blood pressure medication. But when the room is spinning, walking can become difficult or even dangerous. A fall, especially for an older person, can have very serious consequences. When does vertigo signal a potentially serious condition? Could it be a sign of a stroke or a migraine? We’ll find out how to determine if this symptom deserves an emergency department visit, and what can be done to treat the most common causes of vertigo.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

DNA Delivery Vessels 27 mins – “When you think about delivery vessels does your mind go to examples like the international space station? Well did you know now scientists are actually synthesizing DNA delivery vessels that are able to take payloads into the cell. That means there is all sorts of medications that can go directly to the cells via this new technology. One of the leading authorities of this new innovative technology is professor Yamuna Krishnan,   Krishnan is a professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago and is the head of the Krishnan Group which is the leading research group in NUCLEIC ACID-BASED MOLECULAR DEVICES.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Doctor Shortage in Canada 21 mins – “Finding a doctor can be hard in many communities across Canada. In B.C. about 15 per cent of the population doesn’t have a family physician.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 3: Government has to stop looking for cheap way to address doctor shortage, says GP, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170503_90736.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor with PTSD 4 mins – “Toronto emergency physician James Maskalyk who works in Toronto and Addis Ababa shares the moment that not only changed his life — but saved it.” At the link find the title, “May 5: ‘I didn’t care very much whether I lived or died’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_40870.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence Shelters 27 mins – “Domestic abuse was neither discussed nor understood when Interval House opened its doors in 1973. Now the shelter influences other safe houses.” At the link find the title, “May 9: Meet one of the pioneers behind Canada’s first shelter for abused women, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_82472.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Andrew Weil 59 mins – “…Our guest is renowned integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil. He covers the impact of direct-to-consumer drug advertising as well as the difficulties of stopping certain medicines. According to Dr. Weil, ads and the media often exaggerate the benefits and downplay the risks of many medicines. Why not find other ways of dealing with common conditions?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Earth 2.0 P2 40 mins – “In pursuit of a more perfect economy, we discuss the future of work; the toxic remnants of colonization; and whether giving everyone a basic income would be genius — or maybe the worst idea ever.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right=click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Car Trends 59 mins – “Amory Lovins, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA Will the rapid arrival of robotic cars lead to the blissful end of traffic? Or will autonomous cars merely put drivers out of work and clog our streets even more than before? No one knows for sure if the utopian or dystopian vision will arrive at your front door. What is clear is that the convergence of automobiles and information technology promises one of the biggest industrial and cultural disruptions we have ever seen. It is also happening faster than even the most rabid supporters expected. Will that upheaval help or hurt the need to move away from oil and other fossil fuels to protect the climate that supports our economy? Join us for a conversation about this revolution in personal mobility.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk 41 mins – “Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Politics 59 mins – “May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Co-Founder, Tea Party Movement Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA The 2014 Climate March in New York and other cities helped solidify public support in the run-up to the Paris climate accord the next year. But these days climate advocates are playing defense and trying to keep the Paris Agreement together. Will the Washington march have any impact on the politics related to climate change in the United States? Where can clean energy advance in the current political context? Join Climate One as we go on the road for the People’s Climate Movement in Washington, D.C ” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Diversity 64 mins – “The importance of local, national and international people of diversity throughout the world and the environmental movement is critical to maintaining and building safe and healthy environments for our planet. How will the tone set by the current administration impact efforts to build greater involvement and representation of women, people of color and others? How can we build on and impact the diversity in our country to mobilize issues that affect us all? Highly distinguished Natural Resources Defense Council experts will discuss these critical issues and explore strategies to protect and improve health and well-being for people now and for generations to come.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethnic Stories 19 mins – “A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.” At the link find the title, “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files moth_486, 5_9_17-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmacology 59 mins – “An ever-increasing appreciation of the complexity of ecosystems has begun to change farming practices so that they become more sustainable. Science is demonstrating that our human bodies are also complex ecosystems, made up of more microbes than human cells. Could some of the principles of sustainable farming help us stay healthy too? Dr. Daphne Miller visited many such farms and has lessons for us in her book, Farmacology. What do ranchers in Missouri and an allergy researcher in Munich have to teach us about germs on the farm and the hygiene hypothesis? Does exposure to a wide variety of microbes at an early age reduce our chances of having allergy and asthma problems later in life? We explore the metaphorical and literal connections between bacterial communities in the soil and those in our own bodies.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Fashion Model Ordeal 24 mins – “After a year of starving herself for couture catwalks, Victoire Dauxerre was literally a victim of fashion.” At the link find the title, “May 8: Fashion industry drove her into anorexia, says former model, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170508_89457.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flint Water Analysis 15 mins – “We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Car Future 26 mins – “Are you ready to take a drive on the highway in the sky? Industry experts say flying cars are coming.” At the link find the title, “May 8: A future with flying cars is near: ‘We are closer than we’ve ever been’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170508_62041.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fort McMurray Fire 24 mins – “Fire captain Damian Asher recalls fighting the wildfire that threatened to destroy Fort McMurray, a year ago.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 2: How a Fort McMurray fire captain helped save the city but lost his home, 2017,: right-click “Media files current_20170502_97808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

France’s Extreme Right P1 56 mins – “Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.” At the link find the title, “Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1. Apr 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170421_13428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

France’s Extreme Right P2 56 mins – “As the French pick a new president, it’s the extreme right and the Front National with their candidate Marine Le Pen, which might well lead the French out of Europe and shut the door to immigrants. Philip Coulter reports.” At the link find the title, “Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170502_97208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

France’s Extreme Right P3 56 mins – “The loudest people supporting Marine Le Pen are the young. Unemployed and disaffected, they’re rejecting the elites that have failed them. What that means, and what it will mean to be French in the future, is what this election is about.” At the link find the title,”Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170505_87514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fraternity Homicide 48 mins – “One Penn State pledge is dead, and 18 of his fraternity brothers are charged. We’ll look at what’s happened with hazing.” At the link find the title,”Gruesome Spotlight On College Hazing, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527810853.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendship for Hire 27 mins – “We are getting used to the idea of people renting out their homes for holidays or using their cars as taxis, all via online sites. Perhaps the next wave is going to be hiring people – not just to do work for us, but to do the kinds of things we once expected friends and families to do. Like offering a sympathetic ear to your problems. Nina Robinson reports on some the eyebrow-raising services now available.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gabourey Sidibe 48 mins – “Sidibe’s break-out role was in ‘Precious,’ Lee Daniels’ 2009 film about a girl who is sexually abused by her father and physically abused by her mother. She speaks with Terry Gross about landing the title role despite the fact she didn’t have acting experience, overcoming anxiety and depression as a kid, and how working for a phone sex hotline prepared her for acting (and interviews).” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 24 mins – “A new political party pushing gender parity is part of Britain’s election campaign in a quest for a land called Equalia.” At the link find the title, “May 4: Traditional parties sideline women’s rights, says Women’s Equality Party co-founder, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170504_21965.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Therapy Diet 59 mins – The field of epigenetics has been developing rapidly over the past few decades, and we now have a much better understanding of how exercise, diet and other lifestyle factors influence gene expression. And our genes are not the only ones that matter: billions of bacteria that live in and on us have genes, the microbiome, that are profoundly affected by what we eat and what we do. While this research is new and very specific, the guidelines for nutritional epigenetics would be familiar to our grandmothers and great-grandmothers: nourish our gut bacteria with vegetables and fruit, avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners, practice meditation and get plenty of exercise. How do these actions affect our risk of cancer? Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, was the founder and president of Gaynor Wellness. Dr. Gaynor was clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His book is The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle. His websites are GaynorWellness.com and GeneChanger.comAt the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Genital Wounds 27 mins – “ *** Some viewers may find parts of this report difficult to listen to *** During Colombia’s 53-year internal conflict, around 15,000 military veterans have lived through their own bodies the heart-breaking consequences of a barbaric war. But a considerable part of that group has also sacrificed their masculinity by suffering different forms of genital or urinary trauma. Natalia Guerrero discovers the profound physical and physiological effect genital injuries can have for generations of Colombian soldiers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Data Uses 33 mins – “On the Internet, people say all kinds of things they’d never say aloud — about sex and race, about their true wants and fears. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has spent years parsing the data. His conclusion: our online searches are the reflection of our true selves. In the real world, everybody lies. On the Internet, people say all kinds of things they’d never say aloud — about sex and race, about their true wants and fears. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has spent years parsing the data. His conclusion: our online searches are the reflection of our true selves. In the real world, everybody lies.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right=click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Insurance Discussion 112 mins – “When the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare, coverage converged on the startling estimate that 24 million people would lose coverage as a result of the GOP plan. But the bill would also raise costs for poor and older Americans and cut Medicaid by $880 billion over 10 years. Despite the widely negative coverage of the score and swift condemnation from groups ranging from health care lobbies to conservative political organizations, House Speaker Paul Ryan continues to argue that the CBO score is positive. He has gone so far as to say it “exceeded my expectations.” President Trump, meanwhile, has distanced himself from the bill, asserting at a campaign rally in Nashville on Wednesday that the health plan is “preliminary” and open to “negotiation.” On the latest episode of The Weeds, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, and Sarah Kliff break down the CBO report and what it means for the GOP plan moving forward. They also discuss the portions of Trump’s 2005 tax returns revealed on Rachel Maddow’s show Tuesday night, and an interesting new white paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Optimization 168 mins – “Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell “insurance policy,” or guard against cancer, Rhonda has valuable insights and recommendations. In this episode, Rhonda tackles some of your most requested topics, including: Best practices for fasting (and who struggles most with time-restricted feedings); What blood tests are most important to analyze for overall health; The “minimum effective dose” for the benefits of sauna; Heat vs. cold exposure, and how they should be used effectively; Most effective smart drugs; The latest fat loss research….” At the link right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show -Smart Drugs Fasting and Fat Loss.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Health 49 mins – “There is considerable confusion over cholesterol and its connection to heart health and longevity. Should cholesterol be lowered at all costs? We’ll discuss the evidence for and against focusing on cholesterol. We also get good advice on the best lifestyle practices for maintaining a healthy heart. One of the principal methods for getting cholesterol under control is to take a statin drug. Why are statins so popular? What are their benefits and risks? Both our expert guests recommend that patients and doctors discuss their pros and cons if a statin is prescribed. You’ll be better prepared for that discussion after listening to their thoughtful opinions.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Indigenous Activists 29 mins – “Was all the work to try to keep the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines from being built done in vain now that Donald Trump occupies the White House? Not if you ask this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Kandi Mossett, a leading organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. Mossett takes us behind the scenes of Native Americans’ fight to preserve their sacred lands. We discuss the connection between protecting the environment and advocating for Native American rights, talk about how struggles from Standing Rock to Bears Ears have stimulated activism and raised awareness, and recognize the value that this movement has, even in the face of setbacks (like the ascension of an obscenely pro-corporate presidential administration).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure in Pennsylvania 15 mins – “Securing the money to maintain public infrastructure continues to be a top priority in the United States. The surface transportation system, roads, bridges, and public transportation facilities, need ongoing investment to assure that they meet economic and social needs. In January, 2017, the State of Pennsylvania increased its gas tax to become the highest in the nation, working under 2013 legislation that restructured the state’s approach to transportation funding. Since then Pennsylvania has made considerable progress renewing and improving its transportation infrastructure. In this interview we talk with Roger Cohen, Policy Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, to learn about his state’s strategy and progress. The interactive PennDOT report on its transportation reinvestment program may be found at www.penndot.projects.pa.gov.” At the link find the title, “Funding for Surface Transportation Infrastructure – Success in Pennsylvania, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PennDOT_gas tax funding.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Integrative Medicine 47 mins – “Alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil says we take too much medication, and it’s hurting us more than we know. He says there are better options.” At the link find the title, “A Prescription To Reduce Our Prescriptions, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526779316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Documentary Film 27 mins – “The City of Ghosts documentary chronicles the struggles of citizen journalists in Raqqa through the camera lens as they fight ISIS.” At the link find the title, “May 2: ‘Show the truth’: Citizen journalists report on life under ISIS in new film, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170502_89207.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Enlightenment 62 mins – “Christopher de Bellaigue, who has covered the Middle East since 1996, will discuss his latest book, The Islamic Enlightenment, which discusses Islamic history as it relates to the modern world. De Bellaigue posits that, contrary to popular opinion, remarkable men and women from across the Muslim world ha8 mins ve welcomed modern ideals and practices.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Issues 68 mins – “Ameena Jan6mont Islamic Graduate School Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County—Moderator What’s real and what’s not? Join us for this special community forum to learn more about the policies, politics and current events that affect the United States and our overall understanding of Muslims and the Islam religion. Co-presented by the office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel’s Six-Day War 56 mins – “As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, The Enright Falls revisits interviews about that war and the way it and the fallout from Israel’s other conflicts still weigh on the state of Israel today.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files: Fifty years after the Six-Day War, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170501_13549.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls 24 mins – “The world chanted “Bring Back Our Girls” when Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. This weekend, 82 of them were released.” At the link find the title “May 11: Former Boko Haram captives need help with reintegration, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170511_39136.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls 6 mins – “On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls — but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying efforts to rescue the girls. In this powerful talk, journalist Stephanie Busari points to the Chibok tragedy to explain the deadly danger of fake news and what we can do to stop it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Crisis in U.S. 42 mins – “It’s not just Flint. More cities have dangerous lead levels in their drinking water. We’ll look at where and what’s going on.” At the link find the title, “Lead In Our Water: The National Picture, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526591214.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LED Street Lights 24 mins – “Bright new LED street lights are causing a fury of complaints in Halifax — waking up residents, ruining ambiance and even causing health risks.” At the link findthe title, “May 9: ‘It’s early morning all night long’: Halifax residents revolt over LED street lights, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_42191.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal Market Changes 33 mins – “The legal industry has operated as a seller’s market for so long that some lawyers don’t know how to handle the recent trend towards accommodating clients. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Jordan Furlong about what has driven the shift to a consumer-focused market, the new players that are breaking onto the scene as a result, and how law firms, both big and small, should react to the changes. Their conversation also includes three ways to respond to these market forces as well as how client services, competition, and culture should affect potential business strategies. Jordan Furlong is a speaker, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He is also author of Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_113.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal International Order 56 mins – “Is this the beginning of the end of the liberal international order? In a head-to-head Munk Debate, historian Niall Ferguson says Yes, the old order is collapsing, while commentator Fareed Zakaria argues No, there’s life yet in liberal ideals.” At the link find the title, “The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170509_60083.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Los Angeles Riot Anniversary 47 mins – “Twenty-five years after Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots, and in the wake of Ferguson and more, America is still asking: Can we all get along?” At the link find the title, “25 Years After The Los Angeles Riots, Tensions Remain, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526430949.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Make America Great 107 mins [2 parts] – “StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurston. #LMASA [In Part 2] Our mission to Make America Smart Again continues with the conclusion of our show from the Count Basie Theatre” At the link (Part 1), click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Meditation Music 30 mins – “Music for Sleep Meditation, Relaxation, Massage, Yoga, Reiki and Therapy,” At the link find the title, “Deep Energy 65 – Live SoundBath at the Keene Yoga Center,” right-click “Media files DE_65_with_intro_30_min_128_kbs.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mediterranean Diets 58 mins – “…The Zone diet popularized by Dr. Barry Sears was one of the earliest to emphasize the importance of balancing protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption at every meal. Dr. Sears pioneered the idea that the food we eat is more powerful than any drug in controlling the activity of multiple hormones in our bodies. Many studies have pointed to the value of a Mediterranean diet for reducing heart disease, stroke, dementia and other chronic diseases. How does a Mediterranean diet affect inflammation? And what is a real Mediterranean diet? There are lots of countries around the Mediterranean sea, and typical meals and favorite foods vary from one to another.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Mental Illness in Africa 9 mins – “When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metal-organic Frameworks 10 mins – “…In 1999, researchers proved that a new wonder material called MOF-5, first made only a few years earlier, had more than three times the internal surface area of the most porous zeolite. If it were possible to unfold MOF-5, less than two grams of it would be enough to cover nearly all of the floor space in every one of the White House’s 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms – more than 5000 square metres. MOF-5 was one of the first of a new class of coordination polymers, called metal organic frameworks: crystalline macromolecules comprised of metal ions or metal ion clusters (‘nodes’) connected by ‘struts’ made from organic molecules….” At the link find the title, “MOFs – Metal–organic frameworks: Chemistry in its element, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_MOFs.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metallic Glass 106 mins – “Dr. Douglas Hofmann works as a scientist in the Metallurgy Lab at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I visited Doug during my US trip earlier this year, and we chatted about metallic glass. In particular, we discussed its properties, how to create it in bulk, how to test its properties, as well as how and why it is interesting for use in space.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mining Accidents 27 mins – “The Westray disaster inspired legislation aimed at holding employers criminally responsible when workers die on the job. But 25 years later, how effective is it?” At the link find the title, “May 10: ‘I knew what hell looked like’: Westray miner recalls scene of historic disaster, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170510_66517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Montreal Flood Efforts 10 mins – “Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has declared a state of emergency for his city as volunteers scramble to help deal with the flood crisis.” At the link find the title, “May 8: Montreal mayor declares state of emergency amid threat of rising flood waters, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170508_65850.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NAFTA and Canada 21 mins – “The U.S. administration has begun a whole new dialogue around NAFTA. Now many Canadians question if the agreement is worth holding on to.” At the link find the title, “May 1: Should Canada pre-empt the U.S. and pull out of NAFTA? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170501_33090.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 47 mins – “Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cosmic questions about space and time. He’ll bring it all down to earth for us.” At the link find the title, “Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Astrophysics Down To Earth, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526604859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NORAD History 177 mins – “In this episode we look back at (aspects of) the North American Air Defense system in the cold war. In particular, we look at the distant early warning line(s), the F-106 interceptor and the SAGE computer system. For DEW, we talk with Mike Milinkovich and Brian Jeffrey who have both worked on the DEW line; Brian also maintains a great website on DEW. For the F-106, we talk with Richard Embry who has flown the interceptor. And for SAGE, we speak with Bernd Ulmann, who has written a very detailed book on SAGE’s underlying AN/FSQ-7 computer system. Bernd has also been a previous guest on Episode 159 on analog computers.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nurses 12 mins – “Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Discussion 59 mins – “Americans frequently boast that we have the best health care in the world. While that may be debated in some quarters, no one doubts that our health care system is the most expensive. What makes American health care so pricey, and is there anything that could be done about it? One approach that has garnered a lot of attention is the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. It has been five years since this became law. How well are we doing with it? Our guests discuss the pros and cons of Obamacare from different angles….” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Obamacare Senate Reform 46 mins – “American health care goes to the Senate after the big House vote. We’ll ask what’s coming.” At the link find the title, “What’s Next For American Health Care, May , 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527435370.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oliver Sacks 58 mins – “Dr. Oliver Sacks was much more than a neurologist. In his books, he invited us to imagine the world from wildly different perspectives than our own. When he described individuals with neurological differences (that would be termed “deficits” by most doctors and other people), he helped his readers recognize the special gifts these people were able to mobilize and appreciate their humanity. He died on August 30, 2015, and he is missed.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Online Security 47 mins – “The Google email attack and how to protect yourself from online scammers and identity theft.” At the link find the title, “Phishing, Hacks And Better Online Security, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526916383.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Option B 72 mins – “Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. The authors will share what they’ve learned on helping others in crisis; developing compassion for ourselves; raising strong children; and creating resilient families, communities and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to ordinary struggles, allowing us to build resilience for whatever lies ahead. Sandberg and Grant will discuss the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

OxyContin Lawsuit 21 mins – “This month, the makers of OxyContin settled a $20 million class-action lawsuit stemming from how the medication was marketed.” At the link find the title, “May 12: Recovering addict still concerned after $20M class-action payout over OxyContin, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_17245.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacology Industry 68 mins – “Dr. Peter Gøtzsche worked for the pharmaceutical industry years ago supervising clinical trials and working in regulatory affairs. But this industry insider has become the toughest of critics. Dr. Gøtzsche is concerned about the impact that big pharma exerts on health care. Pharmaceutical firms are among the most profitable in the world. In the US alone, the bill for prescription drugs last year topped $350 billion. How can drug regulatory agencies around the globe stay on top of this powerful industry? Or can’t they? Find out why Dr. Gøtzsche draws parallels between big pharma and organized crime. He also compares drug makers to the tobacco industry. What are the similarities and differences?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Physics Evolution 62 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science…Sebastian Junger on tribalism and democracy, Kevin Kelly on “cognification”, David Bodanis on Einstein’s rejection of a random universe At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Tips 65 mins – “Mike is M.I.A. again, so Scott Fletcher joins in as we have a blast talking about podcasting. This week we interview Charlie Warady from Israelisms and the new Trypodnetwork.com.” At the link find the title, “Today in Podcasting – Episode 5 , Mar 2006,” right-click “Direct Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polio Survivor Aftereffects 22 mins – “The challenges of dealing with the aftereffects of polio when the disease has been eradicated for decades.” At the link find the title, “May 5: How polio still affects survivors decades later. 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_14302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prank Videos 18 mins – “DaddyOFive father Mike Martin learns a hard legal lesson about parenting and pranking on the internet.” At the link find the title, “May 3: Where’s the line when it comes to prank videos and children? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170503_49318.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Propranolol Hydrochloride 6 mins – “Picture the scene – you’re about to give the most important public speech of your life, to an audience of hundreds, including friends and colleagues. The stage is empty, all eyes on the podium waiting for you to start. Can you hear your heart racing? The beat of your pulse reverberating through you, your body trembling, and head throbbing away? For many, the fear of stepping out onto an open stage can lead to terrible anxiety, but luckily there’s a solution to it: propranolol hydrochloride, a small tablet with a big history. First synthesised in 1964 by pharmacist James Black, it was described as revolutionary, became at one time the world’s best selling pharmaceutical drug, and won Black the Nobel prize for medicine in 1988. The chemical itself, however, is not revolutionary to look at: two fused benzene rings with one side arm boasting an alcohol group, ether and amine linkages….” At the link find the title, “Propranolol hydrochloride: Chemistry in its element, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Propranolol_hydrochloride.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Referendums 13 mins – “Over the past year, the world has seen a number of consequential political decisions being made not by state leaders, but by a popular vote: expanded powers for Turkey’s president, peace deal in Colombia, Brexita new constitution in Thailand, and a vote in Hungary on migrant quotas, among others. But if we look back at history, referendums have also been a favorite tool of dictators and despots. Where did the current trend come from? And what does it mean for people to take government into their own hands? Brooke talks to Matt Qvortrup, professor of applied political science and international relations at Coventry University in the UK, author of the book Referendums and Ethnic Conflict, and editor of an essay collection called Referendums Around the World.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Afterlife 33 mins – “How expecting gratitude can turn thankfulness sour for refugees in a new homeland.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 3: Expecting gratitude from refugees can be toxic, says author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170503_47351.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resourcefulness 68 mins – “Scott Sonenshein, Ph.D., Chaired Professor, School of Business at Rice University; Author, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined Would you like to achieve more with less—at work and at home—and be happier and more creative at the same time? Scott Sonenshein, author of Stretch, will teach us how to do it! In a constantly changing world, fewer and fewer corporate and personal situations can be handled using practiced routines. Instead, we need to be resilient and use the resources we already have; we need to stretch beyond our normal set of solutions, colleagues and friends. Sonenshein has rigorously researched techniques that produce results in a fluid environment. Teams learn to improvise quickly and pull in ideas from other disciplines. They play improvisational jazz instead of classical music, and they have fun doing it! We can use the same tools to improve our personal lives and relationships. So come stretch out of your usual routine! Learn how to improve both your organization and yourself. Sonenshein holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He also has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Virginia. He teaches organizational behavior, change and leadership.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Robot Trends 48 mins -”Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.” AT the link find the title, “Robots And Our Automated Future, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527437564.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Subversion 50 mins – “Complaints that Russia interfered in America’s presidential election are only the latest chapter in a much longer story. Both Moscow and the West have engaged in political subversion over the last 100 years, in an attempt to undermine the other. This dangerous game has largely been played out in the clandestine world of spies but has burst out into the open at regular intervals.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian-US Interference 48 mins – “Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn. We’ll look at the latest on the Russia connection.” At the link find the title, “Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527618362.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salem Witches 62 mins – “The Witches is Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s account of a primal mystery. Women’s suffrage, Prohibition and the Salem witch trials are three rare moments when women played a central role in American history, and in Salem it was adolescent girls who stood at center stage. The panic began during a raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s niece began to writhe and roar. The panic spread quickly, as neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives and parents, and children accused each other. The witch trials ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Schiff introduces us to the strains of Puritan adolescent life and the vulnerability of wilderness settlements adrift from the mother country, and she brilliantly aligns them with our own anxieties: religious provocations, crowdsourcing and invisible enemies.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Segregated Housing 49 mins – “Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a “state-sponsored system of segregation,” in which people of color were purposely excluded from suburbs. His new book is ‘The Color of Law.’ Critic David Bianculli shares an appreciation of late director Jonathan Demme’s ‘Who Am I This Time?’ which was made for TV.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Serena Williams 18 mins – “Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation about her life, love, wins and losses — starting with the story of how she accidentally shared her pregnancy news with the world.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Arms Seizure Value 18 mins – “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that form Agenda 2030 provide a universal policy framework to which states have committed, and within which they operate towards achieving inclusive development. SDG16 sets out to achieve peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, with its fourth target focusing specifically on significantly reducing illicit arms flows to achieve this goal. The second instalment of the Small Arms Survey podcast series dedicated to measuring illicit arms flows discusses gathering data in non-conflict settings. While most of the countries in the world can be classified as ‘non-conflict’, there are still significant variations from one region to another. Featured experts talk about the challenges and opportunities they face while conducting such research, as well as the links between conflict and non-conflict areas that have an impact on this endeavour. The podcasts presents inputs by Nils Duquet, Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute; Nicolas Florquin Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Small Arms Survey; Lina Grip, Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); and Matt Schroeder, Senior Researcher at the Small Arms Survey….” At the link find the title, “Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in Non-Conflict Contexts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SAS-Podcast-40-Measuring-Illicit-Arms-Flows-in-Non-Conflict-Contexts.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Awkwardness 48 mins – “The psychology and science of social awkwardness. How to embrace your own quirks and idiosyncrasies to become the best version of yourself.” At the link find the title, “Please, Let’s Make It ‘Awkward’, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527975990.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement 21 mins- “The Ontario government has agreed to act on recommendations to alter the use of solitary confinement in prisons. Critics want Ottawa to follow suit.” At the link find the title, “May 9: Federal prisons must find alternatives to solitary confinement, says correctional investigator, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_51382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Violence 55 mins – “**Some viewers may find parts of this report difficult to listen to** “Hiding in the bathroom. They’re trying to break down our door. We maybe have about five minutes.” Juba, capital of South Sudan, 11 July 2016. The female aid worker sending this message was among a number of international and local staff taking refuge behind a bullet proof door in the housing compound where they lived. Tensions were running high in South Sudan’s three year civil war and government troops had gone on the rampage attacking the compound. As the soldiers tried to break down the door, the terrified group frantically appealed to United Nations peacekeepers based just over a kilometer away. Using their phones and sending messages via Skype and Facebook their calls for help went unheeded.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 160 mins “Apple slashes affiliate commissions and stops paying Qualcomm royalties. Google’s founders each have their own flying contraptions in the works. Amazon’s new Echo Look wants pictures of your clothes. Uber wants all of your data. WikiTribune wants to fight fake news. Hackers just want money from Netflix. The Juicero was just a bad, bad idea.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TED Talks 54 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and author of Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil discuss: Cathy O’Neil’s recent TED Talk; The world of TED Talk conferences; The industry of highly paid speeches, including Obama’s recent $400K speech for Cantor Fitzgerald” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Dictators 46 minsPresident Trump continues to praise strongmen and dictators across the globe, and his embrace of these despots sets off alarm bells at home and abroad.” At the link find the title, President Trump’s Affection For Despots, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526771710.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Religion 32 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The End of Values Voters Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8025365410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 27 mins – “Trump’s famously adversarial relationship with the media has created obstacles for reporters covering Trump. So how has the last 100 days been?” At the link find the title, “April 27: Washington journalists share challenges covering 100 days of Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_56959.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Climate Policy 47 mins- “Inside the Trump administration’s internal battle over the Paris Climate accord. Will the U.S. pull out?” At the link find the title, “Future Of Paris Climate Accord Is Shaky, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527964972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Fitness for Office 47 mins – “‘New Yorker’ staff writer Evan Osnos discusses the likelihood that impeachment or the 25th Amendment will be used to remove President Donald Trump from office.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Conflict 42 mins – “Uber’s woes continue with regulators around the world, but it is now answering allegations of building software to avoid regulators. Click gets an insight into what is going on from Alison van Diggelen in Silicon Valley. Tunisia youth have been using tech to help map their neighbourhood. Click talks to the NGO International Alert who are running a peace tech project and also hears from the youths about how they are empowered by Open Street Map. More than 300 million people around the world speak Arabic, but the language is badly under-represented online. A project in Wellington is aiming to position New Zealand as a ‘digital Switzerland’ and make Arabic materials easier for students and teachers to find, to access and to share. Click’s Simon Morton reports. In July of 2016, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter toured the Majdanek Concentration Camp in what he vowed would be his final visit. By marrying a stereo video capture of Pinchas within a photoreal roomscale experience, The Last Goodbye reaches profound levels of immersion in service of the first ever VR testimony that will be archived and preserved. Click’s Lauren Hutchinson reports on this extraordinary VR film.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 15 mins – “Free money, for everyone, forever. No strings attached. That’s the idea behind a universal basic income, an idea that governments and organizations around the world have started toying with, from Finland and the Netherlands to Silicon Valley and Canada. Late last year, Dylan Matthews went to Kenya to understand one specific experiment — a project organized by the nonprofit GiveDirectly. He wrote a feature piece about his trip. In this episode of Weeds in the Wild, he introduces Sarah Kliff to some of the specific people he met and walks through the policy tensions in a UBI program — like whether it makes sense to give everyone, no matter how rich or poor, the exact same amount of money.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Health Crisis 20 mins – “Venezuela’s dire economic crisis has led to life-threatening consequences as doctors have no access to medications to treat ill patients.”..”May 12: Our people are dying’: Venezuela’s health crisis leaves doctors without medicine, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_92931.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

W. Kamu Bell 50 mins – “Bell talks with Terry Gross about interviewing white nationalist Richard Spencer for his CNN series ‘United Shades of America’ and doing stand-up in black comedy rooms. He has a new memoir. Also, Ken Tucker reviews Kendrick Lamar’s album ‘Damn.’ Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary ‘Obit.’” At the link find the title, “May 5, 2017 Best Of: W. Kamau Bell / The Dying Art Of Writing Obituaries,”click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whole Foods Diet 66 mins – “John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market; Co-Author, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Mackey makes the case for why a whole food, plant-based diet is optimum for a long, healthy, disease-free life. As one of the leaders of this plant-based movement, Mackey shares his vision and discusses the science behind changing the way we eat. He will also address food, politics and health as well as the ethical and environmental impact of our dietary habits.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom for Life 65 mins – “The heart of Krista Tippett’s work on her NPR program and podcast, “On Being,” has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. She interviews a variety of people, including scientists, poets, activists and theologians from an array of faiths who have all opened themselves up to Tippett’s compassionate yet searching conversations. In her latest book, Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from these luminous conversations into a master class about living. Join us for an enlightening discussion about her work and insights into her fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 288 – May 19, 2017: Addiction History, Addiction Types, Affordable Housing Shortage, Afghanistan Conflict, AI and Google, Alcohol Misuse, Algae Products, Asthma Best Practices, Athletics Big Data, Avian Flu, Bacterial Geneticist, Balance of Power, Ben Bernanke, Best Person for Job, Big Data Uses, Bill Nye on Climate Change, Blindness Prevention, Border Control Overview, Border Wall Myths, Brain Facts and Myths, Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis, Breitbart, Broadband, Butter History, Campus Protests, Cary Fiorina, Chelation Therapy, Childrens’ Literature, Code for America, Coincidences, Computer Repair Equipment, Cooperative Economy, Cyber Protection Tips, Cyber Conflicts, Dam Maintenance, DC Motors, Drug Price Control, Elephant Issues, Emily Dickinson, Familial Searching of DA Evidence, Farm Operations, Ferguson Riot Filming, Financial Stability, Fish Industry, Forensic Data Management, Friendster Rise and Fall, Genetic Engineering Risk Assessment, Girl Construction Toys, Gladwell about Blink, Great Migration, Green Bronx Machine, Growing Up, Health Care Single Payer, Hopeful Monsters, Identity Politics, Indian Economy, Infrastructure Needs, Investing by Paul Merriman, Israel Health Services, Lethal Injection Drugs, Light and Spectra, Lonely Planet Guidebooks, Microbiome Transfer, Mindfulness Trends, Moral Philosophy, Neighborhood Health, Nepalese Women, New Orleans Criminal Justice Reform, Opioid Misuse, Ovarian Cancer, Overdiagnosis, Police Shooting Training, Political Climate, Potato Background, Power Grid Story, Power Net Metering, Prison Population Size, Product Startup, Putin, Quantified Workers, Refugees and Technology, Rikers Prisoner Stories, Russia-China Relations,Sex Assault Statistics, Solar Power Economics, Solar Storms, Student Loan Debts, Sweet Potato Research, Tattoo Removal, Terrorism Research, Trump Tuberculosis Case, Universal Child Allowances, Valley of the Fallen, Venezuela Conflict, Waste Recycling, Women in Construction, World Trade Organization

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Addiction History 42 mins – “Opioid addiction is a national epidemic. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, “drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States.” In this episode, Nathan, Ed and Brian look at America’s long history with opioids – like opium, morphine and heroin. They’ll discuss how late 19th century doctors spurred the nation’s first addiction crisis and how race and class have shaped our perception of addicts and addiction.” At the link right-click the download arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Addiction Types 56 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!,” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Housing Shortage 56 mins – “FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the billions spent on affordable housing, and why so few get the help they need.” At the link find the title, “Poverty, Politics and Profit, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 321920922-frontlinepbs-poverty-politics-and-profit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Conflict 48 mins – “After a bloody Taliban attack on a military base, Defense Secretary Mattis is in Afghanistan. How long and deeply should the U.S. stay involved?” At the link find the title, “All In Again In Afghanistan? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525588450.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Google 18 mins – “Amazing things are happening to the way we live, eat, and get around. Thanks to robots. But robots are programmed by humans. And those people carry implicit biases, as we all do. And those biases get encoded into the AI. Which can get really ugly, really fast. Like when Google Photo tagged Jacky Alciné’s photos of him and his friend as gorillas a few years ago. This week, we look back at what he found, how the company responded, and the bigger problem behind this one landmark incident. Plus, an update on what Jacky’s doing now.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

AI Future 48 mins – “Recorded in front of a live audience as part of our Brainwaves series, Ian Sample asks a group of experts how AI will change our social landscape – for better or worse.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Misuse 35 mins – “As the level of alcohol consumption goes up, so the risk of physical, psychological, and social problems increases. In this podcast we’re joined by Ed Day, consultant addiction psychiatrist at Kings College London, Alex Copello, professor of addiction research at the University of Birmingham, and Martyn Hull, GP with a special interest in substance misuse at the Ridgacre Medical Centres in Birmingham. They discuss practical aspects of the assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders from the perspective of the non-specialist hospital doctor or general practitioner.” At the link find the title, “Assessment and management of alcohol use disorders, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files 191951284-bmjgroup-alcohol-misuse.mp3,” right-click “Media files 191951284-bmjgroup-alcohol-misuse.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algae Products 26 mins – “The topic of discussion is all about algae, more specifically the benefits of algae as a fuel and fertilizer. Guest,  Jon Dougal, chairman and founder of SuperAlgae, inc. discusses what inspired him to work with algae, the many environmental and commercial benefits algae can have and the future of algae as a resource.” t the link right-click the play button beside “listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Asthma Best Practices 12 mins – “Drs Vega and Adams tackle challenging issues on asthma, including optimal spirometry use, eosinophil measurement, and beta-agonist overuse.” At the link find the title, “Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 878681_a96k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Athletics Big Data 36 mins – “In today’s show, we have a discussion with Kerri McMaster, co-founder and head of strategy for Performance Labs, who shares the 25 year process of applying big data and AI to improving the performance of amateur and professional athletes….” At the link find the title, “Innovating with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Personal Performance S13 Ep10

Avian Flu 6 mins – “Avian influenza is an extremely infectious and potentially fatal disease in poultry. In 2014 and 2016, outbreaks in the U.S. led to the death of more than 50 million chickens, turkeys, and other birds, and cost billions of dollars. Controlling avian influenza viruses in poultry is crucial to preventing those viruses from evolving to infect people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken actions to address lessons learned from its responses to the outbreaks, such as encouraging states to form response teams. However, it does not have a plan to evaluate the effectiveness its efforts. We recommended that USDA develop such a plan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bacterial Geneticist 28 mins – “Tiny tree dwelling snails, partula, were so abundant across French Polynesia that garlands of partula shells would be presented to visitors to the islands. But when immunologist Dr Ann Clarke joined her husband, the late evolutionary biologist Professor Bryan Clarke, on expeditions to research the unique way this species had developed, a study in speciation turned, before their eyes, into a study of extinction. Ann witnessed first-hand the terrifying speed that biological controls, another mollusc introduced to kill a different, larger predatory snail, instead turned on Partula, and within a few short years, drove them to extinction in the wild. The subsequent scramble to save the species resulted in the launch of a global effort called The Frozen Ark to save the genetic resources of all animals which, like partula, face obliteration.
The Frozen Ark was founded by Ann, her husband and the late Professor Ann MacLaren and with consortium members around the world, tissue and genetic material from threatened fauna is preserved as an ultimate animal conservation back-up. More than 48,000 samples have been collected by Frozen Ark members in zoos and natural history museums around the world from more than 5,500 different species. Frozen samples inform multiple captive breeding programmes, including at London Zoo, where descendants of partula rescued from extinction, are being bred ready for re-introduction back to their home in French Polynesia…” At the link right-cl9ck “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Balance of Power 57 mins – “A Balancing Act: Congress and the Presidency. These two branches of government have ways of checking each other’s power and influence – including through the power of the purse, special investigations, the veto, and the bully pulpit. As part of the NPR series, A Nation Engaged, we’ll look at how these have been used in notable ways throughout  American history — up to the present.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Ben Bernanke 18 mins – “Ten years ago, two little-known funds at Bear Stearns blew up, and the financial crisis was on its way. Today, we ask the person at the center of it all, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, why it happened.” At the link find the title, “#768: A Chat With Ben Bernanke,” right-click “Media files 20170503 pmoney 768pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Best Person for Job 60 mins – “Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerrilla organization, and a surgeon who does surgery…on himself.” At the link you can listen, but a download must be purchased; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Big Data Uses 29 mins – “Have you ever googled something that you would never dream of saying out loud to another human being? Many of us turn to Google when we have a deeply personal or embarrassing question. And we’re often more honest when we type our questions into search engines than when we answer surveys or talk to friends. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google, says our online searches provide unprecedented insight into what we truly think, want, and do. This week on Hidden Brain, what big data knows about our deepest thoughts and secrets.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 70: Who We Are At 2 A.M.,”right-click “Media files 20170501 hiddenbrain_70.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Nye on Climate Change 27 mins – “We talk to Bill Nye about his approach to communicating climate change and what he hopes will change in the future.” At the link find the title, “177 Bill Nye – Let’s Change the World, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4136ba03-c36a-40be-8dcd-d7b5a792023a.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blindness Prevention 20 mins – “Andrew Bastawrous CEO Peek, which is a social enterprise providing technology and support to healthcare providers, which will help them screen people for eye disease. He is currently doing this work in Africa as part of a campaign called Clearly, which aims to find global solutions to improve vision correction. Tom Walker reports from a running club in Bristol which encourages blind and visually-impaired people to run with a guide.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Control Overview 91 mins – “In the midst of efforts to further ramp up enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border even as illegal crossings are a fraction of what they were at their peak in 2000, MPI research sketches the changing realities at the border and offers data that should help inform the policy debate. This discussion features the release of two MPI publications that provide a comprehensive analysis of U.S. immigration enforcement at the border and the Consequence Delivery System used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to analyze the effectiveness of its efforts, as well as map the significant changes in Mexican crossing trends and intent to re-enter the United States after deportation. MPI speakers, along with former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske and former Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan discuss the contemporary border enforcement picture and progress in achieving “operational control” of the Southwest border; the next steps for the U.S.-Mexico border management relationship that has been built over the past two decades; and what policy responses by the United States, Mexico, and Northern Triangle would be most responsive to the changing nature of migrant flows in the region. As the Trump administration and Congress consider the future of border policy and funding proposals for a border wall, this discussion evaluates the state of the border, the effectiveness of various enforcement strategies, current trends in apprehensions and the flows of migrants, and what the changing realities mean for the migration policies and agendas of the United States, Mexico, and the region.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Wall Myths 27 mins – “Is the U.S. border with the Mexico really an open border? Is all the talk of building a wall for real, or is it just a metaphorical wall? And who’s really crossing illegally? We separate fact from fiction with the help of Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA. Plus, Maria explains how cows can complicate things.” At the link find the title, “191: The four myths of Trump’s wall, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319743908-decodedc-191-the-four-myths-of-trumps-wall.mp3” and select “Save Link s” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Facts and Myths 65 mins – “While some neuroscientists, such as Cristof Koch, may discount the importance of how many neurons the brain contains, this still rates as an extremely important technique that also has implications for other long held assumptions such as the idea that all brains are made the same. Herculano-Houzel has shown that primate brains are built differently than the so-called “generic” mammalian brain. Primate brains contain more neurons that a similarly sized rodent brain. The Human Advantage debunks several well worn neuroscientific dogmas including the idea that the human brain is too large. It also does away with the persistent myth that humans still have a deeply embedded reptilian brain. This book follows the tradition of books like Eric Kandel’s In Search of Memory. It combines a first hand account of how science is really done with an excellent over view of important new ideas.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis 21 mins – “In this podcast Alexandra Barratt, professor of public health at the University of Sydney, discusses how questions about overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening programmes were first raised 45 years ago, and why it has taken so long for the concept to become mainstream. Read her full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h867” At the link find the title, “Overdiagnosis in breast cancer – 45 years to become a mainstream idea, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files 194161257-bmjgroup-overdiagnosis in breast cancer-45 years to become a mainstream idea.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breitbart 58 mins – “Before Donald Trump started his presidential campaign in 2015, there was a congressional race that redefined what was possible in American politics. Steve Bannon and Breitbart News got involved in that race early, just like they later got deeply involved in Donald Trump’s race. On this week’s show: What happened in that campaign, what it made it work, and how we got to now.” At the link click “Download” to get the audio file.

Broadband in Colorado 35 mins – “Bonus episode! We did several interviews while at the Broadband Communities Summit and Dallas, so we are publishing two episodes this week. Diane Kruse joined us for today’s discussion, episode 253, with an update about progress around community broadband in Colorado and great advice for communities considering an investment….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3….” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Maryland 30 mins – “If you picked up the Institute for Local Self-Reliance dictionary, under “public-private partnership,” it would say “See Westminster and Ting fiber-optic network.” We discussed it with Westminster City Council President Robert Wack in episode 100 of Community Broadband Bits and he rejoins us for episode 252 to update us on the progress they have made. At the link right-click “…download this mp3….” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Vermont 30 mins – “We’ve been covering the East-Central Vermont Community Fiber-Optic Network (ECFiber) since 2009; it has come a long way from inception. ECFiber is a group of rural Vermont towns that are working together to deploy a regional network to offer high-quality Internet access to communities typically stuck with slow, unreliable connections such as DSL and dial-up. In this episode, Christopher talks with Carole Monroe, CEO of ValleyNet, and Irv Thomae, District Chairmen of ECFiber’s Governing Board. The not-for-profit ValleyNet operates the ECFiber network.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3….” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Use by Government 89 mins- “The National Broadband (Communications) Plan: Issues for Public Safety” At the link find that title dated Nov 2011, right-click “Media files nijconf2011-national-broadband-plan.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Butter History 39 mins – “Butter is beautiful: solid golden bars add the perfect flakiness to pastry, give cake a delightfully tender springiness, and melt mouth-wateringly onto toast. But unlike its cousin, cheese—another concentrated, solidified form of milk—we don’t tend to think of butter as something that’s available in hundreds of varieties, each with a different flavor, color, and texture. Nor do we necessarily consider a dairymaid costume to be a uniform of women’s empowerment. But we should. This episode, we explore the science behind butter’s subtle variations, as well as its long history as a vehicle for both ritual worship and female entrepreneurship around the world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campus Protests 48 mins – “The flap over Ann Coulter at Berkeley is just the latest in a slew. We’ll look at free speech and college campuses.” At the link find the title, “Higher Education And The Free Speech Debate, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525595616.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carly Fiorina 40 mins- “Recorded on March 16, 2017 Although many people have heard of Carly Fiorina, former presidential candidate and first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, few have had the chance to sit down and speak with her. In this special live taping of Uncommon Knowledge, at the National Review Institute’s Idea Summit, with guest host Michael Franc, director of Hoover’s Washington, DC, Programs, Fiorina discusses the 2016 presidential election, her personal path to conservatism, and her beliefs about the future for US and global politics. She opens up about the often-brutal criticisms she received during the election, her choice to become conservative, the loss of her stepdaughter to drug addiction, and the ways in which she believes conservatives are fighting to help people help themselves by giving them the tools and resources necessary to change their own path. Fiorina goes on to analyze the current state of the union, the disenfranchised Americans she’s met, and the solutions she believes in for the future of the United States…. ” At the link find the title, “Carly Fiorina on the Future of the United States, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170510-fiorina.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chelation Therapy 60 mins – “Join Howard Greller and Dan Rusyniak as they talk chelation, chelation, chelation. Featuring arthroprosthetic cobaltism, birds with MS, and a special new feature: Tilda Swinton’s beauty tips.” At the link find the title, “December 2013 – Chelation PHACT or Fiction. A Reduction to Absurdity.,” right-click “Media files 126626580-acmt-chelation-phact-or-fiction-a.mp3”and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childrens’ Literature 59 mins – “I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one considers the role of marketing, especially to children, on the Internet. Paul’s book frames part of this heretofore-unknown marketing history by focusing on early American efforts to create children’s magazines. As a historian, Paul explores the motivations for creating such magazines, as well as their successes. In our interview, we discussed this history and how we might think about today’s technologically-enhanced efforts to capture children’s eyeballs. I greatly enjoyed this discussion with my friend Paul, and hope that you find it enlightening!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Code for America 60 mins – “Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the organization she started. Code for America works with private sector tech people to bring technology to the provision of government services. Pahlka discusses some of the success Code for America has had with improving government and the challenges of citizenship and technology in the 21st century.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coincidences 30 mins – This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they’re not quite as magical as they seem, and the reasons we can’t help but search for meaning in them anyway.” At the link find the title, “Encore of Ep. 45: What Are The Odds? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170508_hiddenbrain_45b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Repair Equipment 104 mins – “What computers and devices do we use and why in our business specs and all.” At the link find the title, “Podnutz – The Computer Repair Podcast #230 – What Stuff Do We Use?” right-click “Media files podnutz230.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooperative Economy 38 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Pia Mancini. Pia is a visionary democracy activist who co-founded the Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Today Pia joins Douglas to talk about her new project Open Collective. Open Collective is platform that helps small, non-traditional organizations to collectivize, raise funds, and manage expenses in a networked and transparent fashion. Open Collective is a useful resource for listeners who are trying to build sustainable funding for their local community group, political organization, and even school club. Pia explains how Open Collectives not only is helping to fund a growing number of unique organizations, but signals a future where transparent, collective partnerships might foster new models of democratic participation and exchange of resources. Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on shame. How is shame used as an instrument of social control? Rushkoff advances a thesis on how open, transparent social organizing, like what is being fostered by Pia and Open Collective, counters shame and enhances our ability to forge solidarity.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 34 Pia Mancini “No Shame! Towards a Cooperative Economy” right-click “Media files 59005ba22887e2d93f0d1d2b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Protection Tips 27 mins – “Cyber Security and Safety Tips, Remove Aggressive Malware With 7 Tools (28 minutes) Sponsor – Try Instant Housecall Today Free for 15 Days! (use code: MikeTechShow) Malwarebytes Techbench Show #617 Notes DC Unconvention 2017 Use discount code: MTS to save $40 Video for Show #617 Show Links – 11 Cyber Security and Safety Tips (PDF) Scammer Call Easily Remove Aggressive Malware With These 7 Tools Help for Ken ESET AV Remover Tech Site Builder” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberconflicts 35 mins – “We are delighted to have Adam Segal with us today to discuss the geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies. Dr. Segal is CFR’s Ira A. Lipton chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council. Dr. Segal was also the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report “Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet.” Prior to joining CFR, he was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Segal has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Dr. Segal’s latest book is, “The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age.” He writes for the CFR blog Net Politics and tweets at @ADSChina….” 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.

Dam Maintenance 4 mins – “New Hampshire’s deteriorating roads and bridges – and how to invest in them – are major questions for lawmakers this year. But whatever the funding, one critical piece of the state’s infrastructure – private dams – likely won’t see a penny. New Hampshire’s dams received a C- in this year’s infrastructure report card. That’s par for the course – most of the state’s infrastructure got the same rating, or worse. But most of the state’s infrastructure is taken care of by the state. Most dams are on their own. Like the old dam at Moeckel Pond in Windham. “When we get over to the spillway here,” Young gestures to the cement structure spanning a small brook, “you’ll be able to actually see the rocks through the concrete, where it’s thin and chipped. So, you’re standing on rocks and dirt.”…” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As from the pop-up menu.

DC Motors 89 mins – “In this episode of The Engineering Commons, we discuss an electromechanical component commonly used to achieve physical motion; the ubiquitous direct-current (DC) motor.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Price Control 180 mins – “Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. has been increasing rapidly over the past few years, fueled by the introduction of expensive new drugs and price hikes on existing drugs. While the public demands new and better cures, polls suggest that they also overwhelmingly want the government to rein in prices. With prescription drug spending now accounting for roughly $1 of every $6 spent on health care, controlling pharmaceutical spending is also important to controlling health spending more broadly. How can we slow the pace of prescription drug increases without discouraging innovation and discovery?…” At the link right-click “audio only” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Production Trends 89 mins – “In the fall of 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the country’s long-running insurgency group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC), earning the Colombian President Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize. The peace deal provides an unprecedented opportunity not only to end decades of vicious violence, but also to achieve robust peace, justice, and development of Colombia’s marginalized rural areas. How Colombia will address the country’s illicit economies, including drug cultivation and trafficking that have long fueled the violent conflict, will significantly influence the sustainability and quality of the peace and was one of the key negotiating points between the FARC and the Colombian government. After years of drug suppression efforts, coca cultivation in Colombia expanded vastly over the past two years, stimulating calls for restarting aggressive eradication and giving rise to claims that the coca boom in Colombia is once again prompting an increase of cocaine use in the United States. Yet premature and inappropriate counternarcotics measures can jeopardize the peace in Colombia without easing drug use problems in the United States….” At the link right-click “audio only” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elephant Issues 27 mins – “Religiously and politically potent, elephants in Sri Lanka kill dozens of people each year. How can they live more harmoniously with humans on this small island nation?” At the link find the title, “Elephants, politics and Sri Lanka, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files p052fcgk.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emily Dickinson 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and works of Emily Dickinson, arguably the most startling and original poet in America in the C19th. According to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, her correspondent and mentor, writing 15 years after her death, “Few events in American literary history have been more curious than the sudden rise of Emily Dickinson into a posthumous fame only more accentuated by the utterly recluse character of her life and by her aversion to even a literary publicity.” That was in 1891 and, as more of Dickinson’s poems were published, and more of her remaining letters, the more the interest in her and appreciation of her grew. With her distinctive voice, her abundance, and her exploration of her private world, she is now seen by many as one of the great lyric poets.” At the link right-click Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Familial Searching of DNA Evidence 80 mins – “Familial DNA Searching: Issues and Answers,” At the link ind that title dated Nov 2011, right-click “Media files nijconf2011-familial-searching.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Operations 78 mins – “Danya Tietelbaum is the co-founder and co-owner of Queen’s Greens, 35 acres of fields and greenhouses in the heart of the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts. Queen’s Greens’ specialty is what they call “boutique wholesale”, supplying restaurants, retailers, local universities, and regional distributors, with certified organic greens, herbs, and a small selection of other vegetables. Danya digs into why they’ve limited their crop mix and marketing outlets, and the implications that’s had for their business. We take a deep dive into the Queen’s Greens model for putting out a reliable crop of salad mix week after week, including weed control on solid-seeded beds and how they manage massive quantities of row cover to control flea beetles. As a wholesale-only operation, Queen’s Greens fills over a hundred orders each week during the growing season. Danya explains the systems they use to track and fulfill those orders, and the administrative structure they’ve developed to get everything delivered, even though Queen’s Greens doesn’t own a delivery truck.We also discuss their conversion of a tobacco barn into a GAPs-audited packing shed, as well as their winter spinach production.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Farm Operations 83 mins – “Jason Weston is a co-owner of Joe’s Gardens in Bellingham, Washington, a five-acre urban farm started in the 1890s. One of the last of the original truck farms in the Bellingham area, Joe’s Gardens sells almost all of its produce retail on site. Jason has become well-known for his innovations with the Planet Junior two-wheeled cultivating tractors that he uses for weed control on his farm, and he provides an introductory tutorial into their features and uses, and how they changed everything for Joe’s Gardens. We dig into how the two-wheeled tractors support his intensive, no-bed production, and into the modern weed-control tools that he has used to almost eliminate hand weeding on his farm. We discuss how Joe’s Garden is laid out to maximize space utilization, and the tillage and production practices that support that layout. Jason also shares how he and his forbears have maintained fertility in a continuous vegetable rotation for 120 years, and the long-term approach he takes to managing soil health. We also discuss the changes in Joe’s Gardens’ marketing over the years as the wholesale and retail marketplaces have shifted in product demand and consumer attitudes. Joe talks about the challenges they faced in shifting to a retail operation, and the family dynamics that helped make that shift successful.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Ferguson Riot Filming 25 mins – “In this special episode, we bring an interview we did at EMS World Expo 2016 where Sam Bradley interviewed first responder filmmaker Ray Kemp from Triple Zilch Productions. Ray and his team specialize in content for and about first responders. During the Ferguson, Missouri riots, Ray Kemp took a camera team down to record Christian Hospital EMS response to calls during the riots. Sam chats with Ray about his experience there on the ground during this contentious time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Stability 88 mins – “It has been nearly a decade since the start of the global financial crisis of 2007-09. The crisis serves as a sobering reminder of the economic harm that can be caused by bouts of financial instability, as well as the continuing need to monitor the overall health and stability of the world financial system. Over the last six months, economic activity has gained momentum and increases in many asset prices reflect a more optimistic outlook for growth as well as an improving appetite for risk. As a result, the overall outlook for financial stability has likely improved. In the U.S. corporate sector, hopes for corporate tax reform have lifted sentiment. Will these reforms lead to greater economic risk-taking, or instead add to financial risk-taking, given already elevated leverage? What will be the spillovers from advanced countries’ policies into emerging markets? What is the right policy mix for decisionmakers to secure a stronger path for growth and financial stability?…” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Industry 87 mins – “Best-selling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg spends a year eating fish at breakfast, lunch and dinner to help answer the question: “What fish should I eat that’s good for me and good for the planet?” At the link find the title, “The Fish on My Plate, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319568430-frontlinepbs-the-fish-on-my-plate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Data Management 48 mins – “A group of four short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about the exchange of forensic data. At the link find the titles, “1 of 6: Forensic Information Data Exchange and the Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Crime Laboratories Jun, 2010,” “3 of 6: Forensic Information Data Exchange and the Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Crime Laboratories,” “4 of 6: Forensic Information Data Exchange and the Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Crime Laboratories,” and “5 of 6: Forensic Information Data Exchange and the Partnership Between Law Enforcement and Crime Laboratories,” right click on the associated media files and select “Save Link(s) As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendster Rise and Fall 40 mins – “In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. He and his website were at the forefront of an industry that would eventually be worth more than $400 billion. So, what went wrong?” At the link find the title, “Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7039121697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Engineering Risk Assessment 43 mins – “Uruguay is a major producer of soy and corn from genetically engineered seeds, with over 2.5 million acres in production.  Dr. Paul Vincelli talks about the regulatory framework in Uruguay with Dr. Alejandra Ferenczi, Head of Biosecurity with the Ministry of Agriculture in Uruguay.  The regulatory system of Uruguay involves many levels of regulation and input to evaluate the safety of the crops.  Dr. Ferenczi discusses how multiple regulatory bodies perform risk analysis, risk assessments and communication around GE crops.  The discussion also covers issues of food safety, risk, and public perceptions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Girl Construction Toys 58 mins – “Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, shares her evolution from lonely inventor to inspiring entrepreneur with a vision to give young girls the confidence to become engineers through hands-on play. Sterling talks about overcoming gender stereotypes and her own fears, as well as the entrepreneurial challenges of embracing failure and succeeding despite scant resources.” 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.

Gladwell about Blink 16 mins – Gladwell talks about his book, “Blink” in this podcast from C-Span and can be bought at that source. The file is also in the blog archive.

Great Migration 108 mins – “In The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families. Over a decade in the writing and research, and drawing on archival materials and more than 1,200 interviews, Wilkerson traces the lives of Ida Mae Gladney, George Starling, and Robert Foster, from their difficult beginnings in the South, to their critical decisions to leave and look for a better life in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Isabel Wilkerson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for her feature writing in The New York Times, making her the first African American woman to receive a journalism Pulitzer. She has also won a George S. Polk Award, a Guggenheim Fellowhip, and a Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration 26 mins – “Isabel Wilkerson talks about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, focusing on the transfer of Southern culture to the North, creating a new, vibrant culture in the country.” At the link right-click Wilkerson-podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration P1 49 mins – “Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson joins us to discuss her book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, which depicts the move of African-Americans away from the Jim Crow South to the north and west.  We focus on the experience of Dr. Robert Foster, who moved from Monroe, LA to California in search of opportunities to practice his profession.  We also learn more about the experience African-Americans had living in north Louisiana in the 1950s.” At the link under “Download options,” right-click “VBR MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration P2 50 mins – “Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson rejoins us to finish discussing her book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, which depicts the move of African-Americans away from the Jim Crow South to the north and west.  We focus on the experience of Dr. Robert Foster, who moved from Monroe, LA to California in search of
opportunities to practice his profession.  We also learn more about the
experience African-Americans had living in north Louisiana in the 1950s.” At the link under “Download options,” right-click “VBR MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Bronx Machine 30 mins – “Today’s guest is from the Bronx in New York. His journey to agriculture started accidentally while he was dealing with student conflict in his class. From zero agricultural background, Stephen Ritz created a system – a whole school program that changed how the students, the parents, and the community view agriculture. This program, called Green Bronx Machine, is more than about educating his students about farming. Stephen sees it as a way to solve real problems in the community like lack of student engagement in school, poor education, and poor health including unequal opportunities for the disadvantaged. On today’s episode, Stephen talks about the effects and benefits of Green Bronx Machine to the students and the community as a whole. He shares how he integrates growing food with academics. Stephen also elaborates on one of the goals of the program’s model, which is not about a “me” mentality, but a “we” mentality. This outlook is about people everywhere working together in achieving the goal of making wise choices, living healthy, and personal and community development. He is encouraged to see the outcome as his students are empowered to make healthy choices as a result of instilling child wellness and mindfulness in them.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the file.

Growing Up 57 mins – “At first, it’s super annoying, getting told it’ll make sense when you’re older. Then, when you’re a teenager, hard lessons are learned, despite your best efforts to be too cool to care. By the time you’re actually old, you know a bunch of stuff— and you’re desperate to hold onto it. You might even wonder HOW you know all the things you know. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt and featuring SNL’s Sasheer Zamata.” At the link you can buy the podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Health Care Single Payer System 26 mins – “The people of the UK are right to treasure their NHS,” writes Mark Britnell in his new book In Search of the Perfect Health System (Palgrave Macmillan). Currently chairman of KPMG Global Health, Britnell has worked in healthcare systems in over 60 countries. For his book he analysed 25 healthcare systems in search of what was working and what wasn’t in times of challenging demographic and economic change. He doesn’t find perfection, but against the others the NHS measures up pretty well.” At the link click the cquare with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hopeful Monsters 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, we are talking about a controversial theory in evolutionary biology that has led to research on the role of single mutations that drastically alter the body plan of organisms. Guest host Anika Hazra speaks with Olivier Rieppel, curator of Evolutionary Biology at the Field Museum, about the history of this theory and where it stands within modern science. And she talks with Nipam Patel, professor of Molecular Cell Biology and Intergrative Biology at UC Berkely, about his experimental research on the role of certain mutated genes in the physical development of crustaceans.” 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.

Identity Politics 46 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is musician Tessa Lena. Tessa’s music explores the tension between technology and human agency. In her songs and in this interview, Tessa playfully challenges robotic conceptions of humanity. Tessa offers a compelling argument for power of music to call us out of those automatic, quantified notions of self and society. Both Lena and Rushkoff pose essential questions; Is technology being used to extend our human potential? Does the embedded economic agenda driving technology inevitably thwart ambitions that focus on people over profit? Tessa’s brand new record Tessa Fights Robots serves as the launching point for a true Team Human conversation about the power of art, music, and play in an increasingly robotic society. Team Human is supported by listeners. A special thanks to our new supporters as well as all of our monthly sustainers who make each episode possible.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 35 Tessa Lena “Fighting the Robots,” right-click “Media files 5909810632cd29ac786fc12b.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Indian Economy P1 24 mins – “Something incredible happened in India about six months ago. The government declared most of the paper money invalid. Demonetization they called it. Today, we meet the man who came up with the plan.” At the link find the title, “#770: When India’s Cash Disappeared, Part One May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170510_pmoney_pmpod770.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Economy P2 21 mins – “What happened when India’s Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country’s demonetization.” At the link find the title, “#771: When India’s Cash Disappeared, Part Two May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170512_pmoney_771_pmpod_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Needs 27 mins – “America’s crumbling and obsolete infrastructure is a $2 trillion problem. Everyone agrees it needs a fix. So why can’t politicians make it happen? It’s a failure of leadership, says Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter. She explains why, and we visit the Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky, a poster child for American political dysfunction over our roads and bridges.” At the link find the title, “193: Politicians Playing Politics with Our Bridges and Roads, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 322131290-decodedc-193-politicians-playing-politics-with-our-bridges-and-roads.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing by Paul Merriman 75 mins – “Paul discusses the Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy – its value to protect your money and provide peace of mind no matter what the market does – and much more, with Rob Berger of DoughRoller, a website dedicated to “making the most of your money.” Rob’s mission is to help people make sense out of the ever-more complicated world of personal finance, investing, and money management. A transcript of the interview can be read here.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel Health Plan 27 mins – “Professor Mark Clarfield from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, with an overview of a new Lancet country Series about health in Israel.” At the link find the title, “Health in Israel: The Lancet: May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 05may_israel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lethal Injection Drugs 30 mins – “We talk to associate professor of surgery at Indiana University Teresa Zimmers about her work on whether or not lethal injection drugs actually provide a humane, painless death as promised.” At the link find the title, “178 Teresa Zimmers – The Murky Science of Lethal Injection,” right-click “Media files f5ae4cf5-ce1f-4b08-97b7-042928cc4908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Light and Spectra 51 mins – “In 1861, Gustav Kirchhoff published the astonishing results that he could, merely by examining the light received from the Sun, determine what elements it was made from. One this episode, we’ll trace the scientific investigation of the nature of light from Isaac Newton through Joseph Fraunhofer to the work of Kirchhoff and Robert Bunsen.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lonely Planet Guidebooks 42 mins – “In 1972, Maureen and Tony Wheeler bought a beat-up car and drove from London “as far east as we could go.” They wound up in Australia, by way of Afghanistan, India and Thailand. Their notes on how to travel on a shoestring became a book, which grew into Lonely Planet — the largest travel guide publisher in the world. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how 15-year-old Michael Mendicino, with help from his mom, took a teenage trend and turned it into a board game called Bottle Flip.” At the link find the title, “Lonely Planet: Maureen & Tony Wheeler, May, 2017” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome Transfers 31 mins – “Back when Robert was kid, he had a chance encounter with then President John F. Kennedy. The interaction began with a hello and ended with a handshake. And like many of us who have touched greatness, 14 year old Robert was left wondering if maybe some of Kennedy would stay with him.  Now, 50 years later, Robert still finds himself pondering that encounter and question. And so with the help of brand new science and Neil Degrasse Tyson, he sets out to satisfy this curiosity once and for all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Mindfulness Trends 48 mins – “From apps, to the office, meditation and mindfulness are bigger than ever. We’ll take a deep breath and explore the realm of om.” At the link find the title, “The Meaning Of Our New Mindfulness, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525443712.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moral Philosophy 58 mins – “I’m pleased to post one new show, Show # 259, September 16, my interview with the amazing Prof. Shannon Vallor of Santa Clara University, author of Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting. Shannon has written an exceptionally important and unique work focusing on what personal virtues should guide our integration of new technologies into society. Defining the contours of what she calls “technonormal virtues,” Shannon calls on informed citizens to become “moral experts” in a collective effort to create “a future worth wanting” (or, even better, demand for “useful tools that do not debilitate us.”) Because Shannon writes about philosophy and virtue as an applicable construct rather than an abstraction, her book should be required reading for anyone seeking better understanding of how we might achieve the best social and moral results from our technological advancements.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neighborhood Health 169 mins – “In America today, where you live can truly have a significant impact on how you live. According to the CDC, your zip code is a greater indicator of your overall health and life expectancy than your genetic code. The social factors that your doctor can’t see during a routine check-up – like the distance from your home to the closest grocery store, the availability of green spaces, and your ability to walk safely outside – are all driving your health and wellness. …Brookings hosted an event focusing on the important role of the public, private, and government sectors when it comes to improving the health of local communities. We heard from national and local experts in a dialogue on the topic.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nepalese Women 50 mins – “Getting your period in Nepal is a big deal. Menstruating women face many restrictions – they are not allowed to worship or enter the kitchen. Our young Nepali reporters Divya Shrestha and Nirmala Limbu still remember the shock at suddenly being excluded from festivities for being “impure”. Some menstruating women are banished from home for four days and have to sleep in an open hut. Such beliefs are hard to eradicate, but Divya and Nirmala find that some young women are rebelling.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Orleans Criminal Justice Reform 82 mins – “Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., President and Director Vera Institute of Justice, discussed reforming the New Orleans justice system in NIJ’s Research for the Real World Seminar series.” At the link find the title, “Reforming New Orleans’ Criminal Justice System: The Role of Data and Research, Oct, 2012,” right-click “Media files rfrw-jacobson.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Misuse 50 mins – “The December 2012 Edition of the JMT Podcast. Join Howard Greller & Dan Rusyniak as they explore the special Opioid Edition of the Journal of Medical Toxicology. Topics including use, misuse and abuse of opioid medications along with one sad dog.” At the link find the title, December 2012 – A Call To Arms (Opioid Special Edition),” right-click “Media files 71985563-acmt-december-2012-a-call-to-arms.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Ovarian Cancer 17 mins – “Ovarian cancer is the 7th most common cancer in women world wide, and 5 year survival continues to remain low – in the UK this has been attributed to delayed diagnosis. In this podcast Sudha Sundar, senior lecturer in gynaecological oncology at the University of Birmingham, discusses how doctors can identify women at risk, and who to refer for specialist evaluation.” At the link find the title, “Diagnosing ovarian cancer, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 222884196-bmjgroup-diagnosing-ovarian-cancer.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Overdiagnosis 17 mins – “Overdiagnosis means different things to different people. Stacy Carter, associate professor at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney argues that we should use a broad term such as too much medicine for advocacy and develop precise, case by case definitions of overdiagnosis for research and clinical purposes.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shooting Training 7 mins – “When police in New Hampshire use deadly force, it’s most likely on someone who is armed, intoxicated and often severely mentally ill. That’s according to an NHPR review of police shootings in the state over nearly two decades. So how do police make a decision to shoot or not shoot when they know the person they’re pointing a gun at is suicidal, psychotic or intoxicated?…” At th elink right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Political Climate 68 mins – “Playing for Team Human is Micah Sifry. Next month Micah will host the 2017 Personal Democracy Forum. On today’s show, Micah and Douglas discuss how the stakes are higher than ever for bringing people into an active civic life and engagement with democracy. Looking beyond the 2016 electoral postmortems and whodunits, Micah and Douglas talk about the power of humans breathing together–conspiring–in real space and time, while also leveraging technologies of connection, to build an actionable progressive agenda. Listeners of Team Human will find kindred spirits at the Personal Democracy Forum and Civic Hall. If you voted and you’ve been marching and calling your representatives but are still looking for ways to enhance your civic power and find community, PDF 2017 is ready for you. Personal Democracy Forum 2017, themed What We Do Now, will be held June 8-9 at the NYU Skirball Center, NYC. Team Human will be recording on location at this year’s PDF. Also check out Team Human Ep. 07 recorded at last year’s PDF featuring Institute For the Future’s Marina Gorbis and Douglas Rushkoff’s PDF keynote speech. Also on today’s show, a monologue from Rushkoff about why so many of us have to drive to work. (Hint: it’s not because the world was created that way.)” At the link find the title, “Ep. 36 Micah Sifry “What We Do Now! #PDF17” “Media files 59127c4563b65b6d27abf526.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Potato Background 38 mins – “In the industrialized world the potato is defined as one of a few varieties of tuber crops.  But there is tremendous diversity available to be exploited, and potato breeders are folding that into modern germplasm using a variety of methods. Dr. David Douches from Michigan State University describes some of the current efforts in traditional potato breeding.  The history of potato improvement is discussed, along with the efforts to introduce genes from wild populations that can improve cultivated varieties. These traits are mostly centered around color, disease resistance and nutrition. We also discuss efforts going on in the broader potato world, using genetic engineering to improve disease resistance and storage, both which could be of benefit to the developing world and the environment.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Grid Story 22 mins – “We’re gonna give it to you straight. This story is Sam’s white whale. For years, the electrical grid has called to him like a siren, and lead him down a treacherous path of unintelligible tech jargon, mind-numbing energy reports, unfinished radio stories, and lots of mixed metaphors. But out of the ashes, the story of Boothbay, Maine rose like a Phoenix…or perhaps it was cobbled into existence, like Frankenstein. Either way, this is a story about the electrical grid, and it’s darned interesting. Sam has slayed the beast.” At the link find the title, “Episode 10: Gridlocked, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 4321569-episode-10-gridlocked.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Net Metering 30 mins – “When Thomas Edison built his first electric power stations, there were no electric meters in people’s homes. Lacking a better method, he started billing people a monthly fee based on how many light bulbs they had. It wasn’t a very precise system. Electric meters (much like the ones we still have today) were soon developed to replace the bulb-counting system. As electricity comes into houses, a little dial turns forward to show how much is used. And while the original designers never considered this possibility, it turns out that the little dial turns backward when electricity leaves a home.

Prison Population Size 121 mins – At the link find the title, “State Responses to Mass Incarceration, Nov 30, 2011,” right-click Media Files “Media files nijconf2011 mass-incarceration.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Startup-Clothing 45 mins – “Tim Christian is a 38-year-old father of 3 boys under 7, airline pilot of 17 yrs and founder of OORR. He lives in Chatswood, a satellite CBD just 10 minutes north of Sydney, Australia. He loves riding his bike and is currently learning how to play guitar. He considers himself a perpetual student of self-improvement. Everything he does tends to be about making this world better for his family, for others, and for future generations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Startup-Drapes 47 mins – Alice Orozco sells custom, made to order draperies at Pret-a-Portiere. She started her business in 2012 with the aim to make quality (normally very expensive custom made drapes) highly accessible to most and provide an alternative way of buying these curtains. Alice sources fabrics direct from the mills and design some of my fabrics as well. She produces and sells her own designs. Some of her sourced fabrics sell in fabric designer houses for well over $100 per meter wholesale. She’s really proud to be able to offer her customers the same product for a quarter or third of the price.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Putin 62 mins – “Since Russia meddled in our election, there’s been concern that the fake news and disinformation that’s so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it’s actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin’s Russia.” At the link you can buy the podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Quantified Workers 53 mins – “What are the rights of the worker in a society that seems to privilege technological innovation over equality and privacy? How does the law protect worker privacy and dignity given technological advancements that allow for greater surveillance of workers? What can we expect for the future of work; should privacy be treated as merely an economic good that could be exchanged for the benefit of employment? In this talk Berkman Klein fellow Ifeoma Ajunwa looks at how the law and private firms respond to job applicants or employees perceived as “risky,” and the organizational behavior in pursuit of risk reduction by private firms, as well as ethical issues arising from how firms off-set risk to employees.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees and Technology 59 mins – “…In addition to all the energy abounding in the tech sector for a tech-based solution to the current refugee crisis, more traditional stakeholders in the global protection system—such as national governments and NGO actors—have also made a major shift towards integrating technology into their protection strategy. Notably, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has set a goal of ensuring that “all refugees, and the communities that host them, are connected to mobile networks and the Internet so that they can leverage these technologies to improve their lives.” This MPI webinar explores the recent “tech turn” in refugee protection and integration, and considers whether it is likely to make a lasting impact. Speakers discuss the most promising innovations and their broader implications for policymakers. They discuss the challenges and opportunities for governments, as they seek to work with new actors such as tech companies. And they discuss the broader digital infrastructure needs of refugee camps and services—including the crucial issue of Internet connectivity for refugees.” At the link click “Download(Loading),” then right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rikers Prisoner Stories 34 mins – When mentally ill inmates in New York City’s Rikers Island jail become too sick, violent, delusional or suicidal for the jail to handle, they’re sent to Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward for treatment. The inmates in Bellevue are awaiting trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from sleeping on the subway to murder. But for Dr. Elizabeth Ford, a psychiatrist who treats them, the charges against her patients are secondary. “My job is to try to look past that and … to care for them, to be curious about them and to be non-judgmental,” she says. “It is … a daily struggle, but one that I have found over the years [to be] incredibly rewarding.” Ford began treating inmates at Bellevue in 2000 during an internship and eventually worked her way up to become director of the hospital’s forensic psychiatric service. She revisits her experiences treating Rikers’ inmates in her new memoir, Sometimes Amazing Things Happen….”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia-China Relations 90 mins – “In “A Wary Embrace,” a new paper from the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Bobo Lo sets out the critical question of whether Russia and China will “define the rules of global politics” in the 21st century. As Western democracies have turned increasingly inward under a backlash against globalization, the notion of a rising Sino-Russian partnership has garnered greater attention. Can a Russo-Chinese partnership form the center of an alternative model to the democratic, market system of the West? How deep does the bond between Moscow and Beijing run?” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault Statistics 80 mins – “How Collaboration Between Researchers and Police Chiefs Can Improve the Quality of Sexual Assault Investigations: A Look at Los Angeles” At the link find that title with the date Nov 2011, right-click “Media files nijconf2011-collaboration.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Economics 48 mins – “China’s out to own the sun. What about the United States? Plus, what we’re doing to protect ourselves from cyberattacks on energy grids.” At the link find the title, “China’s Day In The Sun And The Future Of The Solar Industry, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525908497.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Storms 88 mins – “Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson discuss what it really means when the NSA says it’s halting collection of Americans’ texts and emails, the Cassini Spacecraft crossing through Saturn’s rings for the first time, and the new Amazon Echo Look. Then, NASA Astrophysicist C. Alex Young joins to discuss space weather and how it could negatively affect everything electronic. Jason Howell gives us a (literal) head-to-head comparison of the Gear VR and Google Daydream. NAB 2017 just came to a close and Dale Baskin joins to present a few of his favorite finds, including the Atomos Ninja Inferno. Leo and Iain answer a Call for Help and suggest a way to cheaply and easily record a discussion between multiple people to be posted online. Finally, we answer some of your questions in the mailbag.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Student Loan Debts 46 mins – “Parents On The Hook For Student Loans” At the link find the title, “Parents On The Hook For Student Loans, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525742275.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sweet Potato Research 40 mins – “The sweet potato has special seasonal or fast-food application in the industrialized world, but in many parts of the world it is an important part of the daily diet.  The sweet potato is botanically distinct from the standard solanaceous potato, and stands to have additional application as a nutritious food for new populations.  Dr. Jan Kreuze is classically trained in plant virology and has practiced his craft in potatoes.  He is currently working at the Center for Potato Improvement (CIP) in Lima Peru, near the center of potato diversity.  He discusses what a sweet potato is, its natural diversity and some of its genetic oddities.  The podcast concludes with discussion of a natural horizontal gene transfer that could be the basis of domestication.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tattoo Removal 21 mins – “There was a time when tattoos were taboo, and you thought long and hard before getting one. Today 20 percent of American adults are inked. Tattoos just don’t carry the stigma they once did—unless it’s a particular kind of tattoo, in a particular place on the body. Fortunately, as our penchant for getting tattoos has grown, so has our ability to get rid of them. In the 1960s researchers started experimenting with lasers to remove tattoos, and since then the technology has dramatically improved. Now we can erase our past, whether it’s a sailor’s bad decision from overseas or a gang identifier that prevents its owner from getting a job—and could even get him killed. Sociologist and CHF Beckman Legacy Project research fellow Joseph Klett traces the modern history of tattoo removal through the stories of his father—a retired sailor—and ex-gang members in California.” 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.

Terrorism Research 24 mins – “Gary LaFree, Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism at the University of Maryland” At the link find the title, “ NIJ Conference10th Anniversary of 9/11: Advances in Social Sciences, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files nijconf2011-lafree-keynote.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Background 49 mins – “Trump has backed off his signature campaign promise to build a border wall right away. We look at the symbolism of a barrier on the southern border, and how it obscures the truth about immigration. Also, how our president has long managed to succeed without actually succeeding, the challenges of tracking hate crimes without good data, and an attempt to reclaim the word ‘Jew.’” At the link find the title, “In Other Words, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm042817pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Impeachment 46 mins – “Allan Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University, correctly predicted last September that Donald Trump would be become our next president. He joins Diane to explain the possible grounds for President Trump’s impeachment and why a Republican controlled Congress might just follow through. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Elizabeth Strout talks about her new book, “Anything is Possible”. And if you are interested in checking out past Elizabeth Strout shows, here’s some listening: a Readers’ Review of “My Name is Lucy Barton”, a Readers’ Review of “Olive Kitteridge”, and a 2013 interview with Strout. In “From the Archives” this week, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” is having a moment. It’s hit the top of the Amazon bestseller list, and this week an adaptation debuts on Hulu. In 2002, Diane hosted a Readers’ Review of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Listen here. And if you want to hear more from Atwood, Diane has interviewed her many time over the years. Go to http://www.dianerehm.org, and search for “Margaret Atwood”.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump Surprises 93 mins- “In front of their first-ever live audience, Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about Trump surprises, Singapore’s health care system, and the impact of longevity inequality on retirement programs.” At the link right-click “ MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis Case 15 mins – “Anna contracted multidrug resistant TB in 2005, and was in isolation in hospital for 4 months. In this podcast she describes what that treatment was like, and what frustrated her most about her care during that time. Read the full clinical review on MDR-TB: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h882” At the link find the title, “The reality of being treated for multidrug resistant TB,” right-click “Media files 194530834-bmjgroup-treated-for-mdr-tb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Child Allowances 240 mins – “The current tax system provides financial support to some families with children through the administration of a Child Tax Credit (CTC), which can be worth as much as $1,000 per child, in addition to the support provided through the long-standing child tax exemption. Though several policymakers have proposed expanding or amending the CTC to provide additional assistance, the idea of a Universal Child Allowance—which would instead provide a cash grant to all families with children—is also gaining increased attention as a way to help families meet the costs associated with raising a child. Why do countries around the world have such a program and would it make sense in the U.S.? What would such an allowance look like and what would be its benefits and costs?…”At the link right-click “audio only” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Valley of the Fallen 27 mins – “Giles Tremlett takes us into the fierce battles being fought over The Valle de los Caidos, an enormous memorial to Spain’s civil war dead constructed by the dictator Francisco Franco. For some a great monument, for others a war crime. Today, the battle over how Franco and the Civil War should be remembered is one of the most significant religious and political conflicts in Spain.” At the link find the title, “Cathedral of the Fallen, May, 2017,,” right-click “Media files p051rcbn.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Conflict 45 mins – “Experts discuss the ongoing political and economic upheaval in Venezuela, including how policies implemented over the past fifteen years are shaping the current crisis.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Recycling 54 mins – “There are more people, consuming more goods, producing more waste. And the materials from which our goods are made will always remain a resource. In a discussion from the 2017 Planet Talks program at WOMAD, we hear three perspectives on waste. Nicholas Chileshe is a professor of construction and project management. He says the building industry is ideal for the use of recycled materials and would benefit from clear standards, guidelines and changed thinking. Veena Sahajwalla is a materials scientist. She explains producing aluminium from used aluminium cans requires just 5% of the energy needed to produce aluminium from the rock, bauxite. She experiments creating new materials from old such as tyres and plastic bottles. And right to repair activist Kyle Wiens explains how Apple devices are designed to be inaccessible for such things as battery replacement. The company uses non-standard screws requiring non-standard screwdrivers. Some areas of Europe and the US are introducing right to repair legislation requiring manufacturers to sell spare parts and make repair information available.

Women in Construction 48 mins – “Women Workers And The Future Of Manly Jobs.” At the link find the title, “Women Workers And The Future Of Manly Jobs, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_525751207.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Trade Organization 89 mins – “Adjusting to the expanding role of emerging economies and confronting a rising tide of populism in the Western world are just two of the challenges facing the liberal economic order established by the Bretton Woods institutions. In the trading regime, these challenges have been compounded by the failure of the Doha Round and the inability to significantly update multilateral rules in two decades. How will the World Trade Organization (WTO) navigate these troubled waters? Moving forward, the WTO will need to find ways to ameliorate the negotiation logjam in order to deliver fresh gains from liberalization and mitigate the trade growth slowdown, as well as address sources of stress in the dispute settlement mechanism. At the same time, it may need to combat a potential protectionist backlash if key members succumb to the temptation of economic nationalism….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 287 – May 12, 2017: Abortion, Affordable Care Act, AI and the Law, AI Future, Airway Tips and Tricks, Antiquarians, Antitrust Champion, Asbestos, Biker Clubs in Canada, Blind Visual Interpreters, Body Builder, Brain Injury Terms, Buffalo Renovation, Canadian Youth, Cat Control, Cell Phones in Prison, Chernobyl Remembered, Child Porn Investigation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Comfort Women, Conducted Energy Devices, Consciousness Defined, Conservative Ben Shapiro, Cory Doctorow, Crisis Management, Critical Care Fellowships, CSA History, Cuban Literacy, Death Cafes, Death in ICU’s, Deodorant History, Dictionaries, Digital Transformation of Publishing, Distraction Control, Documentary Evidence, Documentary Tricks, Domestic Violence, Down Syndrome Test, Dr Chris Smith, Drug Epidemic Misinformation, Dying in Strange Ways, Egyptian Book of the Dead, Elder Abuse Forensics, Elliptical Orbit Research, Emergency Medicine Failed Paradigm, Environmentally Friendly Apparel, Espionage in Washington DC, Evidence Based Medicine Rant, Faroe Island Wives, Federal Term Limits, Feminism, Fingerprint Evidence, FOAM Education for Beginners, GM Foods, Great Migration, Grieving Strategies, Health Care, Homelessness Cure, House Flooring, House Insulation Tricks, ICU for Dummies, Immigrant Children, Immigrant Science, Impeaching Trump, Koji Fungus, Leadership During Disasters, LGBT Persecution, License Plate Readers, Life Shaper, Los Angeles Riots, Martial Artist, Medical Literature for Doctors, Migraine Headaches, Murders and Social Media, Native Americans, Neil Barofsky, Networked World, North American Earliest Humans, North Sensing Biohack, Nurse Student News, Office Plant Business, Open Access Publishing, Opioid Epidemic, Organized Crime, Paradigm Shift, Play Deprivation, Podcasting Strategy, Pop Culture in Classrooms, Prophets of Doom, Racist Ideas in America, Radical Right, Researcher Publishing, Robert Bacon, Russian – US History, Russian Cyberattacks, Salt and Sugar Effects, Sanctuary Cities History, School Debt Payoff, Sepsis Cocktail Controversy, Silicon Valley Philanthropy, Slavery and Civil War, Snake Bites, Spouse Abuse Structural Integrity Exams, Sugar Addiction, Supreme Court Jewish Justices, Sydney Science March, Taxes in America, Terrorism, Transition Management, Trauma Medicine, Trump, Turkey Future, Ultrasound Rant and Intro, Victim Compensation, Video Game Impact on Muslims, Virtual Reality Therapy, What Is the Mind, Whistleblowing, White House Chiefs of Staff, Women Leaders, Women’s Clothing Production, World War One, Zika Research

Exercise your ears – the 1470 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 488 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 15,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 14,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Abortion 3 mins – “Abortion is so taboo. People don’t talk about abortions they’ve had. Doctors don’t talk about abortions they’ve given. But it’s happening a lot. Almost a million abortions happened in the US in 2014. So, what actually happens in an abortion, can the fetus feel pain and what are the risks? To find out we visit an abortion clinic in Texas and talk to Dr. Amita Murthy, Dr. Lisa Harris, Dr. Bhavik Kumar, and Dr. Diana Greene Foster. This episode is not about being pro-choice or pro-life, but pro-facts.” At the link find the title, “Abortion: What You Need To Know, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7198998124.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act 15 mins – “Rebecca Cooney discusses the Affordable Care Act with US Series author Adam Gaffney.” At the link find the title,”America: Equity and Equality in Health 2: April 13, 2017,” right-click “Media files Gaffney_US_Series_Paper_2_boosted.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and the Law 34 mins – “A number of lawyers are nervous about artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs in the near future, but most don’t understand AI. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Mark Tamminga who defines artificial intelligence and what its growing popularity means for lawyers. Their discussion includes the big players in the AI industry, the future of technology, and what Mark would say to lawyers concerned that robots will take their jobs. They also talk about the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference 2017, for which Mark and Sharon are co-chairs. This year’s focus will be artificial intelligence and its role in the legal industry.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge: Defining Artificial Intelligence as a Legal Tool Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_112.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Future 48 mins – “On Monday 20 April, a crowd gathered in Kings Place to hear a discussion on the future of Artificial Intelligence – or AI – as part of our Brainwaves Series, supported by SEAT. How do we define human intelligence? How close are we to reaching it with machines? And what happens when these machines start taking our jobs? To discuss all this and more, Ian Sample was joined on stage was Anil Seth, professor of cognitive science and computational neuroscience from the University of Sussex, Maja Pantic, professor of affective and behavioural computing at Imperial College London, Anders Sandberg, senior research fellow at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, and Alan Winfield, professor of robot ethics at UWE, Bristol.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Airway Tips and Tricks 58 mins – “Tom Kehrl and I talk practical tips and tricks when it comes to emergency airway management.  By no means comprehensive, we go through the finer points of intubation we found between two residencies, two fellowships, and supervising resident intubations.  check out all the links in the show notes.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Kehrl_Airway.m4aand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antiquarians 40 mins – “How is the history of a nation remembered? Well — it all depends on what you keep. We’re talking about recipes, old record collections, 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 took it upon themselves to collect stuff they knew someone would one day care about — even if some thought it weird. We’ll tell the story of a U.S. congressman who collected his colleagues’ discarded notes and talk to his 21st-century counterpart — someone trying to archive the daily culture of the internet.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antitrust Champion 25 mins – “The larger focus of our work in the Community Broadband Networks Initiative is to ensure communities have the networks they need. Our guest for Community Broadband Bits episode 250 is an expert in how markets break and the policies that make them work. Gary Reback is a well known Silicon Valley lawyer and Of Counsel at Carr Ferrell LLP. He also wrote an excellent book, Free the Market: Why Only Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive that I fully recommend. Reback has had a front-row seat to the failings of government policy that has allowed a few technology firms to garner so much market power today. We talk broadly about markets and monopoly rather than focusing on broadband and telecommunications. This is a good introductory conversation for people unfamiliar with the real threat and harms of monopoly. A related conversation is my interview with Barry Lynn in episode 83.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from hereand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asbestos 6 mins – “236 EE How Dangerous Is Asbestos? Apr, 2017,” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_236-ao4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biker Clubs in Canada – “Meet Bernie Guindon, the leader of Satan’s Choice Motorcyle Club — an important figure in the history of Canada’s biker clubs and culture.” At the link find the title, “April 28: Meet the godfather of Canada’s outlaw biker club, Satan’s Choice, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170428_45487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 38 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the next installment in its series on Aira. Pete Lane continues his interview with Amy Bernal, Director of Aira Agents, and Patrick Lane, Aira Agent analyst. Hear their thoughts on Aira agent training, their views on customer service and the continuing evolution of the agent position. Aira has grown from eight contract agents at the time of the interview, to twenty-three, and they continue to hire. If you are a sighted listener, check the web site at Aira.IO for details, or contact Erin@Aira.IO for information on becoming an agent…. At the link right click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Body Builder 114 mins – “Dorian Yates (@dorian_yates) is a six-time Mr. Olympia who has taken the already extreme sport of bodybuilding to a new level. He’s one of my adolescent heroes whose innovations in training (e.g., Occam’s protocol) influenced what I later put into The 4-Hour Body. In this particular conversation, we dig into all sorts of topics that I’ve been dying to ask Dorian since I was a teenager. We discuss his relationship to pain, specific workouts, how he warms up, common mistakes and misconceptions, self-talk, his favorite books, and much more.” At the link find the title, “#235: Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Dorian_Yates.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Injury Terms 27 mins – “There are a lot of abbreviations in the Neuroscience ICU and you will almost never hear the layman’s term stroke.  That is what confused me when I began.  I was listening to report and hearing SAH, IVH, ICP, CPP, SDH, DAI, blah blah blah.  Basically, I had no idea what was going on with my patient so thank goodness I was working with a preceptor! With all the abbreviations- it is really just a matter of knowing what the individual words mean- then you can piece together what is going on inside the patient, especially if you have studied images of the brain and become familiar with the the cerebrovascular system….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Renovation 29 mins – “What’s a great way to lift up an impoverished population within a struggling city where utility bills can cost twice as much as rent itself? Local, engaged clean energy efforts. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the Deputy Director of PUSH Buffalo, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, about the work that her organization is doing to create jobs and ramp up energy efficiency in the third poorest major city in the U.S. Ghirmatzion tells us about how her organization got its start, how its model has evolved and how PUSH Buffalo is trying to meet rising demands for its services in the face of looming EPA cuts.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Youth 26 mins – “IABC [Int’l Assoc of Business Communicators] Ottawa held an event at which representatives from six Canadian organizations talked about how they were planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Each speaker presented a short case study on the national campaign they were responsible for and then went into detail about how they were building creative heritage campaigns, how they came up with innovative ideas and more. If you couldn’t make the event, fear no more. For this podcast, host Angela Prokopiak spoke with the communications professionals from three of those organizations—Kristina Martin of Actua, Elizabeth Jarvis of 4H Canada and Sophie Babinski of Apathy is Boring. And what is inspiring, these three organizations are joining in the 150 celebrations with a bit of a twist: their work with Canadian youth could make the next 150 years even brighter. Find out how they plan to work with youth for their 150th events and what instigated those activities. We’ll also ask them how they plan to reach their audiences as well as track and evaluate their campaigns.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the podcast.

Cat Control 24 mins – “Conservation biologist Peter Marra talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.” 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.

Cell Phones in Prison 82 mins – Seven short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about control of prison cell phones. At the link find the title, “1 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison, Jun, 2010,” “2 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison,” “3 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison,” “4 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison,” “5 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison,” “6 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison” and “7 of 7: Cell Phones in Prison,” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.

Chernobyl Remembered 73 mins [2 parts] – “An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.” At the link find the title, “Chernobyl Remembered, Part 1, Apr, 2017,” and “…Part 2…,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170426_47348.mp3,” and “Media files ideas_20170427_75071.mp3,” and select “Save Link(s) As from the pop-menus to get the files.

Child Pornography Investigation 62 mins [4 parts] – At the link find the titles, “1 of 4: International Trends in Fighting Child Pornography,”(3 mins)2 of 4…,”(18 mins) “3 of 4…”(19 mins) and “4 of 4….” (21 mins) , all from Jun 2009; right-click the following items and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus: “Media files nijconf2009-fighting-porn-picarelli.mp3,” “Media files nijconf2009-fighting-porn-cummings.mp3,” “Media files nijconf2009-fighting-porn-ludvigsen.mp3,” and “Media files nijconf2009-fighting-porn-wecksell.mp3”.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 36 mins – “Jennifer Brea was a vigorous woman until she became ill with what’s known as chronic fatigue syndrome. She documents life’s challenges in the film, Unrest.” At the link find the title, “April 26: Unrest director documents debilitating life with chronic fatigue syndrome, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170426_49239.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy 57 mins – “Billy Parish has a powerful and crystal-clear vision: 100% clean energy for America, and, eventually, the entire world. His innovative for-profit company, Mosaic, is an online clean energy investment platform that crowdsources investments for solar energy projects – similar to Kickstarter, but with a 4.5-7% return on investment. A serial entrepreneur, Billy is a fan of big ideas and swift action. Acting on his blooming environmental consciousness, Billy dropped out of Yale after his sophomore year to start the world’s largest coalition of youth-led clean energy campaigns. From there, he has worked on a variety of projects, always focused on helping the planet, including co-authoring the book Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World and working on environmental issues on a Native American reservation in Arizona. On November 25, think big and become inspired to create a better world with visionary Billy Parish.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 58 mins – “Perhaps the world’s most well-known advocate for the environment, Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace, has for much of her nearly six-decade-long career worked to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global, community conservation organization operating in more than 30 countries worldwide with a strong presence in Africa’s chimpanzee range. JGI’s approach to species conservation improves the lives of people, animals and the environment by honoring their interconnectedness. Goodall spends her time traveling around the world nearly 300 days a year, inspiring and mobilizing people with her twin messages of hope and action. Jeff Horowitz is founder of Avoided Deforestation Partners, a global nonprofit network dedicated to healing the climate by protecting forests, which absorb carbon pollution. …Join us for a conversation about reasons for hope, thoughts about the connection between deforestation and climate change, and the threat to environmental protection coming from Washington, D.C.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change and Biology 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, titled “Biology and Climate Change.”  Our speaker is Professor Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comfort Women 34 mins- “This week on Sinica, we are delighted to be joined by Lucy Hornby, China correspondent for the Financial Times, and author of this phenomenal piece on China’s last surviving Chinese comfort women and their longstanding — and often futile — attempts to seek reparations in both China and Japan. Join us today as we talk about this piece, and also other stories of reparations and post-war politics that may leave you, like us, somewhat less cynical going out than coming in.” At the link righ-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Conducted Energy Devices 45 mins [4 parts] ­ Four short presentations from the National Institute of Justice by cecconi, hunsaker, [p 3 is missing], paoline and terrill about the safety of CED’s, such as Tasers. At the link find the titles, 1 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective? June 16, 2010,” “2 of 5…” “4 of 5…” and “5 of 5: Are CEDs Safe and Effective?” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus.

Consciousness Defined 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservative Ben Shapiro 69 mins – “Ben Shapiro has made a name for himself as a prominent young conservative voice in our nation’s political dialogue. At 17, Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in America as a part of the Creators Syndicate. He was the editor-at-large for Breitbart.com; co-founder of TruthRevolt, the media watchdog website; has written several successful books and also started his own law practice. Today, he’s the editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com; host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” the number one conservative podcast on iTunes; and has almost half a million Twitter followers, who engage in discussion and debate with him every day. Shapiro is a California native and is a graduate of both UCLA and Harvard Law School. Shapiro is frequently called upon to offer his opinion on controversial political and social issues, on everything from the role of the media in our society to the rise of Black Lives Matter to Jews in the United States. He’s known for his confrontational approach and is never one to back down during a heated exchange. Shapiro welcomes agreement and argument alike….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cory Doctorow 72 mins – “Cory Doctorow’s latest novel is Walkaway, a look into the future of mass surplus and mass unemployment. He talks to Leo Laporte about how people reinvent themselves, the difference between disaster and catastrophe, the future of copyright, and his refusal to use DRM.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crisis Management 64 mins – “Ian I. Mitroff, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California; Senior Research Associate, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley In conversation with Gerald Harris, Member-Led Forum Leader, Science & Technology Forum, The Commmonwealth Club Technology has made our lives incomparably better, but it is also one of the greatest threats facing humankind. All of the marvelous gadgets we’ve invented are not only thoroughly reinventing us, but they are also doing it in ways in which we have no idea of their full impact. In short, we are undergoing a transformation that affects every aspect of our being—our brains, bodies, institutions and the entire world. Ian Mitroff, currently developing ideas for an upcoming book, will discuss these topics and more. According to Mitroff, we cannot continue to dump the latest technologies on the world without doing a better job of forecasting their negative and positive aspects; we need to do everything we can to mitigate potential negative impacts in order to avoid an immense backlash against technology. Mitroff is a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California where he was the Harold Quinton distinguished professor of business policy at the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. …He is generally regarded as one of the principal founders of the crisis management field. Gerald Harris leads the Club’s science and technology member-led forum and has over 20 years experience as a strategy consultant for energy and high technology companies.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Critical Care Fellowships 63 mins- “I somehow tricked Scott Weingart and Haney Mallemat into sitting down and talking EM-Critical Care with me. We go over Critical Care fellowships and answer your questions about EM/CC. Should all residencies be four years? Where do the experts see our specialty in 10 years? Should we abandon the landmark technique for central line placement? What about video versus direct laryngoscopy? A ton of great stuff in just an hour of your time.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8: Critical Care with Weingart and Mallemat, Dec, 2012,” right-click “Media files Critical_care_fellowships_and_topics.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CSA History 89 mins – “Dan Guenthner of Common Harvest Farm, along with his wife Margaret Pennings, has been a CSA farmer since before CSA was even really a thing – 1990, to be exact. With twelve acres of vegetables and a 200-member CSA in Osceola, Wisconsin, just outside of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Dan and Margaret take a thoughtful approach to how they engage with their CSA membership, the farming community, and their farm’s land and production systems. Dan reflects on the CSA movement, and how it has grown and changed since its inception, and the challenges that even CSA farms with a deep focus on community have faced as local and organic produce has become more widely available. We discuss some of the ways that Dan and Margaret have built their CSA on community organizing and shared values in an effort to break out of the marketing paradigm, and how they are working to get even deeper into this heart of the CSA movement now. Dan also digs into how he has built the production system at Common Harvest Farm, including a foray into draft animal production, and the investment strategy that has supported the development of a highly efficient farm, in terms of both labor and energy use.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Literacy 15 mins – “A 55-year-long trade embargo still stands, but as US-Cuban relations have warmed in recent years, American businesses have moved into position to seize the day should the ban ever become history. Earlier this month, the second US Publishing Mission to Cuba visited the annual Havana Book Fair to continue developing relationships with potential trading partners – and readers. A population the same as the state of Georgia – about 11.3 million people – Cuba boasts a 100 percent literacy rate. The island nation’s libraries and bookstores are stocked with the political works of Castro and Lenin, of course, but also the poetry of José Martí and the Havana Quartet novels of Leonardo Padura, featuring Inspector Mario Conde….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Cafes 48 mins – “There’s only one thing in life that’s certain: death. Many people believe that talking about death helps us make more of life. Thousands of Death Cafés have popped up in countries across the globe, challenging people to open up about the deceased and their own thoughts and fears about dying. Cafes are often over subscribed with organisers having to turn away individuals from sell out events. Julian Keane visits some of these Death Cafés to explore if a key part of life should be preparing for death. He explores how people across the world deal with death whilst they’re living, and if there’s really a need for the conversation. Julian also meets sociologist Bernard Crettaz. He began the concept of Café Mortel (Death Café) at an exhibition called La mort à vivre (Death for life) in his Geneva museum. Bernard shares more about his work, the theories behind his Death Café concept and how he feels knowing the world is embracing his concept.” At the link find the title, “Dying to Talk, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p050r1br.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death in ICU’s 45 mins – “When physicians have decided there is nothing more they can do for a patient, they will often speak with the families and encourage them to withdraw care. Our facility actually says “Comfort Measures Only (CMO)” instead of “Withdrawing Care” because withdrawing care implies that we will no longer take care of the patient and this is not true- we do everything we can to make our patients comfortable, free from pain, and free of anxiety. I have recently taken care of two patients that were made CMO and there are some things that I have learned that I can share. First, the decision is made by a group- physicians, the patient, family members, and possibly clergy. Some experienced nurses may feel comfortable gently broaching the subject with the family. This is obviously going to be dependent upon how comfortable the nurse feels about the situation and the nurse’s relationship with the family.” At the link find the title, “Death in the ICU, Posted: 8 Sep 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deodorant History 15 mins – “For as long as humans have been around they’ve worried about their smell. “That’s why we’ve had perfumes for as long as we’ve had people,” says Cari Casteel, a CHF research fellow studying the history of deodorant. But, Casteel says, “it wasn’t until the late 19th, early 20th century that the technology and the chemistry catches up to what people want.” Today most Americans don’t give a second thought to using deodorant. In fact, some 90% of the population slathers the stuff on. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries deodorants and antiperspirants were new, and their makers had to convince potential customers (all women) that perfumes alone weren’t cutting it and that their body odor and perspiration were unacceptable. They did so by preying on women’s insecurities, an approach later used successfully on men. In this episode we explore some of the funny, disturbing, sexist, and quirky advertisements from deodorant’s history and discover that today’s commercials are strangely similar to those of the past.” At the link find the title, “The Smell of Shame: How Deodorant Became Omnipresent in America, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Distillations218Deodorant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dictionaries 27 mins – “What can the history and present state of reference publishing tell us about the future of publishing? As keynote speaker opening the PubWest 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, Erin McKean notes that dictionaries have stood in the vanguard of publishing ever since the first English dictionary appeared in 1604, more than a hundred years before Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. The founder of Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary, McKean says her professional goal is to make every word in the English language “lookupable” – including the 52% of unique English words that aren’t currently in any dictionary. Before opening Wordnik, Erin McKean was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Erin McKean’s 2007 TED talk, “Redefining the Dictionary,” inspired her to start Wordnik. McKean is the author of three Weird and Wonderful Words books, and most recently The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of our Time. She has written regular columns for the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal.At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Transformation of Publishing 37 mins – “Digital transformation is not a destination. It is a journey. And heading down the road to digital transformation can certainly feel like traveling without a guide or a map. By 2020, Gartner estimates, three out of four businesses will be digital or have digital business transformations underway. However, only 30% of those efforts will prove successful. For a fix on the publishing industry’s latest digital transformation location, Ixxus, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, recently commissioned Imbue Partners to undertake a survey of leading publishers in the UK and around the world. Executives interviewed for the Imbue report conceded the phrase “digital transformation in the publishing industry” is both aspirational and nebulous. They are experiencing some confusion and frustration at the complexity of the journey and the perceived rate of change. Overall, the good news is that the Publishing industry has a vision and a plan for the digital transformation journey. Panelist Max Gabriel, Chief Technology Officer, Taylor & Francis Group, noted that the most striking transformation is the shift from a product focus to a customer focus….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Distraction Control 37 mins – “A conversation with Matthew Crawford about his book The World Beyond Your Head. The Memory Palace – Family Snapshot. Listen to this segment again at prx.org. Charlotte Perkins is a Senior at Kearsarge Regional High School and the New Hampshire State Champion of Poetry Out Loud. She’s competing at the National Championships at the end of the month and Virginia spoke to Charlotte and her mother Beth about the experience. Overheard – A weird new video game, a mystery on a mountain, a band you should check out, and Tracy Morgan reads his own audio book.“ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Documentary Evidence 23 mins – At the link find the title, “3 of 3: Impression Evidence: Strengthening the Disciplines of Fingerprints, Firearms, Footwear, and Other Pattern and Impression Sciences Through Research, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files nijconf2010-impression-evidence-srihari.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Documentary Tricks 39 mins – “Nature documentaries and wildlife films transport us to places in the world that still feel wild, but what if the wilderness they present is staged? What if, in order to capture nature’s unvarnished beauty and conflict, filmmakers have to engage in a bit of fakery? In this episode we examine how deception is used to enhance the drama of nature documentaries, from Disney’s Oscar-winning film White Wilderness, to the incredible footage featured in the BBC’s Planet Earth II. Plus, we own up to some of the production tricks we use to make this podcast.” At the link find the title,”Episode 35: Full Disclosure,” right-click “Media files 5765296-episode-35-full-disclosure.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 151 mins Eight short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about domestic violence custody and shelter issues. At the link find the titles, “1 of 5: Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor, Jun, 2009,” “2 of 5: Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor,” “3 of 5: Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor,” “4 of 5: Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor,” “5 of 5: Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor,” “1 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases, Jun, 2009,” “2 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases,” and “3 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases,” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Link(s) As” from the pop-up menus.

Domestic Violence Services 12 mins – “Mary Louise Kelley, Director of the Family Violence Prevention Services program at the Department of Health and Human Services, is joined today by Anne Menard, Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and Eleanor Lyon, the principal investigator on the research project Meeting Survivors’ Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services and Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study. This study focused on nonresidential domestic violence services because it is a growing segment of domestic violence services, and it was an opportunity to hear from people who might be less likely to access shelter services.” At the link find the title, “Meeting Survivors’ Needs Through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services and Supports: Results of a Multi-State Study, Aug, 2012,” right-click “Media files dv-services-full.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Down Syndrome Test 30 mins – “When Lee Herzenberg remembers the day her son Michael was born, she laughs and calls it a “cool birth.” …The nurses whisked the newborn off to the nursery without telling Lee anything was wrong. It was then that a doctor noticed the characteristic features of Down syndrome: floppy muscles, eyes that slanted upward. …But Michael wasn’t lost. Michael’s birth sparked their search for a blood test that has revolutionized prenatal care in this country. … At 81, Lee, a professor of genetics, is still running the lab she and her husband founded more than 50 years ago. Len died in 2013…. The Herzenbergs are best known as the creators of the modern-day fluorescence-activated flow cytometer, or FACS. It was a machine born out of frustration: Len couldn’t stand squinting down a microscope looking at cells. Before the FACS, a biologist looking at slides could feel like he was playing a really intense round of “Where’s Waldo”, staring at crowds of all kinds of cells, trying to pinpoint the exact one he was looking for. Not only was it annoying, Len Herzenberg worried it wasn’t particularly scientific. …When Len Herzenberg died, one colleague told The New York Times that “without Len, tens of thousands of people now alive would not be.” But in the 1970s, the Herzenbergs were still proving the value of this machine. That’s when they started thinking about using it to create a blood test for Down syndrome. … The first step, however, was to show that you could pull out fetal cells.”Scientists now estimate that for every 200 billion cells in a mother’s bloodstream – about 10 of those are fetal cells. Bianchi was one of the first people to see them. The New York Times quoted Len Herzenberg saying it was a “first step” towards a blood test for Down syndrome for all pregnant women. But it would take thirty years for a practical test to become a reality. As it turned out, Len Herzenberg’s FACS wasn’t the right tool for prenatal diagnosis. There weren’t very many fetal cells to be sorted, and if a pregnant woman already had children, scientists couldn’t be sure if the cells in her blood came from the current fetus or one of her older kids. But in 2008, Len helped ensure the right tool was found. A researcher named Stephen Quake had discovered a way to sequence chunks of fetal DNA floating in expectant mothers’ blood. …Now, at just 10 weeks into a pregnancy, a whole range of things can be revealed with this test. Not just Down syndrome, but a host of other chromosomal abnormalities as well as the sex of the child to be. …The Down syndrome baby who kicked off the search for this blood test is now a 54-year-old man. He lives in a squat house in Redwood City, Calif., just a 30 minute drive from his birth mother’s home.” At the link find the title, “A “Dadvocate” Speaks Out for Down Syndrome, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files onlyhuman042616 cms599570_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Chris Smith 27 mins – “In today’s episode I talked to Dr Chris Smith who has been podcasting since 2001 (predating even the mighty Adam Curry)! Now that’s early. Chris produces and presents the Naked Scientists Podcast – which started as a radio show. Chris tells how he put the show on the Internet for people to download and how the podcast audience exploded in 2005 as iTunes opened its Podcast Directory. Chris gives some interesting insights into content creation and getting feedback from your listeners – including setting up core samples of your audience as focus groups. He also covers how great content can carry your content even if you’re not a big name brand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Epidemic Misinformation 56 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he’d like to revamp the War on Drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.” At the link find the title, “This American War on Drugs, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm041417pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Dying in Strange Ways 68 mins – “Cody Cassidy, Co-author, And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara Paul Doherty, Co-director and Senior Staff Scientist, Exploratorium; Co-author, And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival How far could you get digging a hole to China? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? Did you ever want insights into the physics, anatomy and astronomy behind some of the weirdest deaths you can think of? Paul Doherty, a senior scientist at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, and co-author Cody Cassidy answer these questions and more. Join us for an interesting conversation about some of the most cartoonish, outlandish and impossible deaths and how these fantastical scenarios relate to real science. *THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Egyptian Book of the Dead 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the text and context of The Book of the Dead, also known as the Book of Coming Forth by Day, the ancient Egyptian collections of spells which were intended to help the recently deceased navigate the underworld. They flourished under the New Kingdom from C16th BC until the end of the Ptolemaic era in C1st BC, and drew on much earlier traditions from the walls of pyramids and on coffin cases. Almost 200 spells survive, though no one collection contains all of them, and one of the best known surrounds the weighing of the heart, the gods’ final judgement of the deceased’s life.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elder Abuse Forensics 135 minsEight short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about Elder Abuse investigation. At the link find the titles, “1 of 5: Is It Old Age, Abuse or Homicide? Jun, 2009” “2 of 5: Is It Old Age, Abuse or Homicide?” “3 of 5: Is It Old Age, Abuse or Homicide?” “4 of 5: Is It Old Age, Abuse or Homicide?” “5 of 5: Is It Old Age, Abuse or Homicide?” and “1 of 4: Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse, Jun, 2010,” “2 of 4: Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse,” “3 of 4: Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse.” and “4 of 4: Forensic Aspects of Elder Abuse” then right-click the lder associated media files and select “Save Link(s) As” from the pop-up menus.

Elder Abuse Prosecutions 60 mins – Three short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about the prosecution in elder abuse situations. At the link find the titles, “1 of 4: Prosecuting Cases of Elder Abuse” “4 of 4: Prosecuting Cases of Elder Abuse,” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Link(s) As” from the pop-up menus.

Elliptical Orbit Research 58 mins – “In this episode we examine the fates of Phaeton, Vulcan and Pluto as they were thought of by Olbers, Le Verrier and Clyde Tombaugh.  We also examine the observations of James Craig Watson, introduce William Henry Pickering and follow the work of Percival Lowell.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Medicine Failed Paradigm 29 mins – “At SmaccDUB, I got to debate my friend and head wizard of St. Emlyns, Simon Carley. Our topic was, Emergency Medicine (EM) is a Failed Paradigm. I took the pro side–it was a ton of fun” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmentally Friendly Apparel 45 mins – “Tim Christian is a 38-year-old father of 3 boys under 7, airline pilot of 17 yrs and founder of OORR [Out Of Rat Race]. He lives in Chatswood, a satellite CBD just 10 minutes north of Sydney, Australia. He loves riding his bike and is currently learning how to play guitar. He considers himself a perpetual student of self-improvement. Everything he does tends to be about making this world better for his family, for others, and for future generations. In this episode, we learn about How Tim got started with OORR Looking for manufacturers Going from prototype to manufacturing and validating the market Tim’s tips for launching on Kickstarter Building an email list using product giveaways and using Facebook to advertise Finding and working with influencers on social media Managing the Kickstarter campaign Using third-party fulfillment to pick, pack and ship product Tim’s parting tips for anyone just starting out Links and resources mentioned in this episode Website: oorr.com.au Social Media Twitter: @OORR Instagram: instagram.com/oorr.some Resources Unifi – Recycled plastic yarn manufacturer Brandsnob – Influencer marketplace Adespresso – Facebook ads manager” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Espionage in Washington, DC 91 mins – “H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace discuss their book, [Spy Sites of Washington, D.C.: A Guide to the Capital Region’s Secret History].” At the link find the title, “Espionage in Washington, D.C., Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.476435.MP3-STD.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Medicine Rant 17 mins – “While making episode 24, we had a little aside into the pitfalls of evidence based medicine. Dr. Kaminstein makes his feelings known, and we talk about those feelings.” At the link find the title, “Episode 24.5: “EBM is Crap” Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files EBM_is_CRAP.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Faroe Island Wives 29 mins – “The Faroe Islands are facing a shortage of women of marriageable age. Many of them have left and not returned so men are now travelling to South East Asia looking for love.” At the link find the title, “Wives Wanted in the Faroe Islands, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p0516cj2.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Term Limits 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Term Limits 700 Fathoms Under the Sea was produced by David Schulman. Listen again at PRX.orgBenjamin Ludwig is the author of Ginny Moon and he stopped by the studio to talk about his debut novel. On Monday May 1st, at 7:00p, Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH will be hosting a launch party for the book. A Series of Tubes, our semi-regular series on tech, tackles password managers.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 26 mins – “Camille Paglia is one of the most provocative public intellectuals in America. She’s never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.” At the link find the title, “April 26: Modern feminism needs to ‘stop blaming men,’ says Camille Paglia, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170426_61839.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fingerprint Evidence 19 mins – At the link find the title, “1 of 3: Impression Evidence: Strengthening the Disciplines of Fingerprints, Firearms, Footwear, and Other Pattern and Impression Sciences Through Research, Jun, 2010,” by Gerry LaPorte and Dr Busey, then right-click “Media files” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FOAM Education for Beginners 18 mins – “The latest episode of the EM Res Podcast talks about where new residents should start if they are looking to get into the FOAMed [Free Open Access Medical Education] world.  It can be daunting to start out, but once you get into it you’ll find it a great way to learn anytime, anywhere. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if your blog or website was left off it is by no means a slight.  There are many great resources out there.  Go to www.lifeinthefastlane.com to see their full listing of EM/CC Podcasts and blogs.  Remember, start with basic core content, and branch out from there.  If you are a more seasoned EM resident or attending, go big from the start.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GM Foods 46 mins – “Science Vs peels back the label on GM foods to find out whether they’re safe to eat and what impact they can have on the environment. Both sides of the debate have written impassioned songs, but what does the science say? We talk to Prof. Fred Gould, Dr. Janet Cotter, and Prof. David Douches to find out. ***Please note*** this episode has been updated. In the original version we suggested that the Bt corn that killed monarch caterpillars was taken off the market as a direct result of studies demonstrating its harm. But although the corn was eventually taken off the market, the company that made it later told us it was phased out “for business reasons”, such as declining sales — and they did not mention the dead butterflies.” At the link find the title, “GMO… OMG? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4275075665.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration 25 mins – “Between 1915 and 1970, more than 6 million African-Americans moved out of the South to cities across the Northeast, Midwest and West. This relocation — called the Great Migration — resulted in massive demographic shifts across the United States. Between 1910 and 1930, cities such as New York, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland saw their African-American populations grow by about 40 percent, and the number of African-Americans employed in industrial jobs nearly doubled. “[The Great Migration] had such an effect on almost every aspect of our lives — from the music that we listen to to the politics of our country to the ways the cities even look and feel, even today,” says Isabel Wilkerson. “The suburbanization and the ghettos that were created as a result of the limits of where [African-Americans] could live in the North [still exist today.] And … the South was forced to change, in part because they were losing such a large part of their workforce through the Great Migration.” Wilkerson, whose parents were part of the Great Migration, details the mass exodus of African-Americans in her new book, The Warmth of Other Suns. The book weaves together three narratives of ordinary people — a sharecropper’s wife, a surgeon and a farm worker — making their way from the South to an uncertain future up North. During her research for the book, Wilkerson interviewed more than 1,000 people who made the migration from the South to Northern and Western cities. Interestingly, many of the people who Wilkerson encountered — who moved during the time period of 1915 to 1970 — had no idea that they were even part of the Great Migration….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Grieving Strategies 29 mins – “Growth can come from grief, according to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. After her husband Dave Goldberg’s death, she shares how to build resilience and find joy in her book Option B.” At the link find the title, “April 24: How grief can lead to joy: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg explains Option B, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170424_89454.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Business 68 mins – “Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News; Former Correspondent, The New York Times; Author, An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back, Twitter @RosenthalHealth …Elisabeth Rosenthal will reveal the dark details of the American health-care system. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our health-care system, Rosenthal will divulge a history of American medicine that’s never been told before. She will also tell patients exactly how they can fight back. After 22 years as a correspondent at The New York Times (where she covered a variety of beats from health care to environment), Rosenthal joined Kaiser Health News last September. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care in Canada 27 mins – “Longtime health columnist André Picard tackles the biggest problems plaguing Canada’s health-care system, and acknowledges the successes too.” At the link find the title, “April 24: Canadians too accepting of mediocre health care, says André Picard, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170424_46361.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Health Care in Massachusetts 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University School of Law and the School of Public Health, and is titled “Massachusetts and Health Reform: What Comes Next.”  Our speaker is Massachusetts State Representative, Jeffrey Sánchez, Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homelessness Cure 58 mins – “Podcaster and writer Erica Sandberg talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about homelessness in San Francisco. Sandberg talks about what the city can do about homelessness and her experience with Downtown Streets Team, which gives homeless people in the Bay Area the chance to work in exchange for gift cards that let them buy food and other basics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Flooring 18 mins – “Solid hardwood floors are on the wish list of most people that I know who are planning to build a home.  Wood floors are warm and welcoming, but they’re also expensive and they don’t hold up well to moisture and humidity, pets, rowdy children and heavy foot traffic. Fortunately, wood flooring alternatives have now entered the residential market in the form of wood look tile and wood look luxury vinyl flooring. They provide the warm look of wood, without many of the downsides that go along with hardwood flooring.  What gives these alternatives the look of hardwood is an high definition wood image that’s applied to the surface of the tile or vinyl. In this week’s mini lesson,  I’ll give you the pro and cons of wood look tile, plus some buying tips.  Last week we went over the pro and cons of luxury vinyl flooring.  Take a listen to episode 65 if you missed that.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Insulation Tricks 30 mins – “An Englishman’s home is his castle, but most homes are not well defended against cold air and high fuel bills and if we are going to hit our 2050 carbon dioxide emissions targets we need to start a retrofit revolution from our front doors. Tom visits the house of his producer, Martin, to take stock of his ‘typical’ Edwardian terrace. Pre-1920s housing makes up a big proportion of UK homes and what Tom and a team of eco-house experts discover in Martin’s house is not uncommon: draughty doorways, patches of damp, hot-spots and cold spots. Martin’s home has room for improvement and so Tom then makes a whistle-stop tour of homes that are part of the SuperHomes network. SuperHomes is an organisation of determined householders who have made big changes to their dwellings to improve energy efficiency, cut bills and reduce emissions. They show that small changes can make a big difference. However, in order to tackle our ageing housing stock, a lot of skilled workers are needed. Energy consultant Peter Rickaby, and Gavin Killip from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University explain that we simply do not have the skilled workforce to carry out the necessary retrofit renovations. The problem will be, according to Professor Linda Clarke from the Westminster Business School, exacerbated by Brexit.Meanwhile, at his ‘power station’ in Notting Hill, Michael Liebreich, director of New Energy Finance at Bloomberg thinks we should think big: renovating all our homes could mean that we don’t need big new power stations like Hinkley.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ICU for Dummies 52 mins – “What every new nurse wishes he/she knew. In this AUDIO ONLY version, I will blow your mind and tell you everything you need to know about: ICU Dayshift vs ICU Nightshift ; Traveling with your patients to CT/MRI; Lab results, CBC, BMP & Coags: what is really important?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children 48 mins – “What Trump’s new corporate tax cut means for California, what happens to kids when their parents are deported, El Michels Affair reimagines Wu-Tang sample tracks.” At the link find the title, “What corporate tax cuts mean for California, when parents are deported, new music from El Michels Affair, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_042517-965e232a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Science 56 mins – “In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America.” At the link find the title, “Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 311754409-startalk-lets-make-america-smart-again-with-fareed-zakaria.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeaching Trump 12 mins – “Nobody saw the Donald Trump presidency coming — but Allan Lichtman did. And now the historian predicts Trump may well be impeached.” At the link find the title, “April 27: Election forecaster Allan Lichtman predicts Trump impeachment, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_43743.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koji Fungus 42 mins – “It’s impossible to imagine Japanese meals without soy sauce, or the umami-rich fermented bean paste called miso, or the rice-based spirit known as sake. Which means that Japanese cuisine depends on the one fungus that enables the fermentation of all these delicious foods: koji. Today, American chefs are discovering what Asian cooks have known for centuries, that koji is a microbial powerhouse with seemingly magical abilities to completely transform food. But how does a mold from a family of microbes known for their toxicity turn salty, mashed beans into sticky, succulent miso? How did koji make its way from Japan to the U.S.? And how might the weird and wonderful ways chefs in the U.S. are now using koji transform the American dinner table, too?” 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.

Leadership During Disasters 57 mins – “A firefighter rushes into a burning building. An army commander leads his troops through a dangerous mission. An ordinary woman helps her colleagues evacuate the building safely and efficiently after an earthquake. In times of emergency, people often display incredible leadership in the face of danger and uncertainty. What can we learn from those situations and how can we cultivate the same values in less dangerous, yet still high-stakes moments? Drawing on real-life extreme situations, retired Brigadier General and West Point instructor Professor Thomas Kolditz’s in extremis leadership model translates these lessons into a framework for leading effectively in your career and life. Join Host Kate Ebner this Veteran’s Day (November 11) for this special show to celebrate the extraordinary leadership of the men and women who have served in our armed forces. ” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBT Persecutions 19 mins – “Many gay men in Chechnya are attempting to flee the region — and many are calling on Canada, and other countries, to help resettle them.” At the link find the title, “April 25: Persecuted LGBTQ in Chechnya need help from Canada, says activist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170425_97921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

License Plate Readers 45 mins [3 of 4 parts] Three short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about police use of license plate readers. [Part 2 is missing.] At the links find the titles “1 of 4: Using License Plate Readers to Fight Crime, Jun, 2010,” “3 of 4: Using License Plate Readers to Fight Crime,” and “4 of 4: Using License Plate Readers to Fight Crime,” right-click the associated media files and select “Save the Link(s) As” from the pop-up menus.

Life Shaper 50 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?)” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Los Angeles Riots 48 mins – “Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of a spasm of civil unrest that left large swaths of the city in ashes, and tested the boundaries of social order. We’ll look back on what happened and what was behind the anger. And this weekend it will be 100 days since President Trump took office. We’ll have a look at his time in office so far, and how its affected California.” At the link find the title, “The legacy of the Los Angeles Riots and how Trump’s first 100 days have affected California, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_042817-7a2d747a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martial Artist 101 mins – “Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years — and was asked to take the position of number seventeen in the Sakemoto family tradition (perhaps the only Caucasian ever to have had the honor and privilege of this position). Murray continued forging blades in Japan for twelve more years and in June 2001, he was awarded the rating of Mastersmith by the American Bladesmith Society, thus proving the highest degree of competency by Western standards. In 2005, he moved to the United States (as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability, no less) to start Carter Cutlery; he has continued forging blades in Oregon since.” At the link find the title, “Body Building – “#236: The Alien of Extraordinary Ability, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Murray Carter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Literature for Doctors 47 mins – “In Episode 24, EM Res vets Drs. Kaminstein and Kochert return with Dr. Becker to talk about how residents should approach reading medical research articles.  Do you need to read everything?  What should you read?  How do you do it?  All this and more in the first of a series on reading original research for residents.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Journal_reading_podcast_final.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migraine Headaches 60 mins – “Learn to identify and avoid your unique migraine triggers by looking at the most common triggers: food, odors, additives and deficiencies. All the information provided during this program will relate to safe treatments, which are available without the side effects that often come from taking prescription drugs. For example, you will learn about a histamine-free diet, which resulted in 68 percent of patients having half as many migraines. We will look at other natural treatments, such as: root powder, a single B vitamin, coenzyme Q10 and a medical plant. Taken together, these safe techniques have the potential to reduce migraines from three times a week to once every other month. In this program, Blake will outline some of the many safer, natural remedies for migraine headaches with the goal of helping you to become free from migraine pain. For more information, visit: www.DrSteveBlake.com.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Murders and Social Media 26 mins – “Violent acts being filmed and posted to social media have many asking whether it’s possible to reverse the trend of violent video sharing.” At the link find the title, “April 28: Facebook isn’t doing enough to control violent posts, says expert. 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170428_95550.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Americans 39 mins – “Sarah Eagle Heart, of the Oglala Lakota tribe, is a Native American activist, educator, storyteller and all-around badass. She is also the first Native American guest on The Mash-Up Americans. She schools Amy and Rebecca on the Indian boarding school era, how she took down a totally racist Homecoming tradition as a teenager, and why identifying as American is both a point of pride and pain. They also discuss the virtues of a matcha latte.” Are We All Immigrants? Nope; Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files EagleFull-42d911a2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil Barofsky 61 mins – “Neil Barofsky talked about his book, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street, his account of serving as special inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He described his efforts to prevent fraud and abuse in the $700 billion allocated for TARP. He detailed his establishment of SIGTARP, the office that employed 140 and won criminal convictions of 18 people, and was continuing work on 153 pending civil and criminal investigations when he resigned in 2011. He related conflicts with Treasury Department officials as his office tried to protect taxpayers from losses in the programs. He also detailed his prior jobs and what it was like to work for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Mr. Barofsky is a senior fellow at the New York University School of Law where he received his law degree in 1995. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for eight years.:” At the link you can purchase a download for $.99; however, a copy is also included in the blog archive.

Networked World 62 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter is one of the world’s top foreign policy thinkers, admired by influential global leaders such as Joe Biden, Condoleeza Rice and Eric Schmidt. …She was among the first to see how networks are overturning traditional hierarchies, upending international diplomacy and transforming patterns of global power and politics. Now once again, with the launch of her new book ‘The Chessboard and the Web’, she has moved ahead of conventional thinking and came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share her insights. The power of networks, she explained, has grown so quickly with the advance of digital technology that we have barely begun to fully understand it and see how it can transform our world. …Slaughter was joined by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and connectivity expert Geoff Mulgan. Steering the conversation was the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.” At the link find the title,”Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North American Earliest Humans 27 mins – “Evidence of human inhabitation of North America is quite sparse and quite contentious. So far the oldest indigenous Americans are thought to have migrated to the continent via the Beringia land bridge between Siberia and Alaska 40,000 – 17,000 years ago. But new analysis of Mastodon bones, tusks and teeth, as well as large stones, found in California, could be revealing hominin activity 130,000 years ago. The discovery of what looks like man-made breaks in the bones, and stones being brought in to be used as hammers and anvils, tied in with new dating techniques is intriguing paleoanthropologists around the world….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Sensing Biohack 26 mins – “Most of us are content to use our existing five senses to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch our way through the world. But an increasing number of people called biohackers are not satisfied with watching the everyday brilliance of a sunset or petting a silky kitten. They want infrared vision and electromagnetic fingertips. “Why wouldn’t I want to add one more sense to the ones I already have and enjoy so much? The ability to feel just a little bit more?” Nic Fox asked reporter Catherine Girardeau. Fox has a device embedded in his chest that vibrates when he faces magnetic north. To understand more about these would-be cyborgs we turned to Kara Platoni, author of We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time. Platoni is a science reporter and a lecturer at University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She describes how many biohackers feel the future hasn’t gotten here fast enough. They’re ready to be cyborgs now.” At the link find the title, “Making Senses: How Biohackers Are Using Artificial Perceptions to Enhance Reality, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Distillations219_0406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nurse Student News 42 mins – “Every ICU has a slightly different requirement as far as what you are assessing as the RN. Even though every patient is unique, there is a general ICU assessment that will work for most. In this audio only version, we will go through a basic ICU assessment and cover Neuro, Cardiac, Respiratory, GI/GU, Skin, and other miscellaneous items that will help you form a plan and help you attempt to form your own assessment “flow”.” At the link find the title, “The ICU Assessment, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files Assessment.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Plant Business 12 mins – “Producer Christine Driscoll meets an alleyway plant dealer and discovers an industry right under our noses.” At the linkf idn the title, “The Hide Rug of the Plant World, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT3904896235.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Publishing P1 39 mins – “Publishing and chess would not seem obvious soulmates, but they share much in common. Like chess masters, publishers almost never make a quick strike that leads to victory. It’s possible to win chess in as few as two moves, though most tournaments last much longer. At the London Book Fair earlier this month, the reputations of many publishers exhibiting may have rested on foundations that are decades, even centuries old. But this is 2017, and resting anywhere or on anything is no longer a reliable business strategy. In the dynamic open access publishing environment, especially, nothing stands still for long. Like chess, CCC’s Christopher Kenneally noted for an SRO audience at an OA forum, the winning move for open access requires a thoughtful strategy. He spoke with a panel including — Caroline Burley, Journals Operations Manager, Publishing Services & Production, for the Royal Society of Chemistry. David Prosser, the Executive Director of RLUK, the representative body for the UK’s leading research libraries. Brett Rubinstein, Head of Business Development and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) Sales at IOP Publishing, a leading scientific society promoting physics and with a worldwide membership of around 50,000. Amanda Ward, Head of Program Management for the Open Research Group Business Operations at Springer Nature.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Publishing P2 44 mins – “At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, and IOP Publishing, as well as Research Libraries UK (RLUK). In 2016, London Book Fair attendees heard that the rise of open access business models has created a wealth of opportunities to serve author communities online. “As we look at what kind of services that we provide to authors, we want to look  how they can cite and share their articles as well as how they can get greater impact value from the article,” Fiona Hutton, Executive Editor and Business Development Manager, Open Access (OA), at John Wiley & Sons Ltd., told CCC’s Chris Kenneally.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic in Canada 24 mins – “Don MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.” At the link find the title, “April 25: Drug controls are ‘absolutely pathetic,’ activist says regulation will save lives, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170425_78716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Treatments 41mins – “Join Howard and Dan as they ride off into the sunset, astride two COWS, guns loaded with naloxone bullets, while they snack on bitter almonds and read their tattered copy of the Journal of Medical Takatsubo. So long, suckers!” At the link find the title, “March 2016 – Vaya Con Dios, Mi Babu,” right-click “Media files 250931573-acmt-march-2016-vaya-con-dios-mi-babu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organized Crime 38 mins – Three short presentations from the National Institute of Justice about organized crime. At the link find the titles, “1 of 4: International Organized Crime: Recent Developments in Policy and Research, Jun, 2010,” [Part 2 is missing] “3 of 4: International Organized Crime: Recent Developments in Policy and Research,” and “4 of 4: International Organized Crime: Recent Developments in Policy and Research” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Link(s) As” from the pop-up files.

Paradigm Shift 52 mins – “…New paradigms emerge after a period of crisis in science, when theories fail to describe what scientists observe about the natural world, noted moderator Chris Kenneally. “All of us are living today in such a period of crisis, but the revolution is not a scientific one. It is a technological revolution, first, as well as a social revolution, and a media revolution, too,” he said. “The World Wide Web is the flashpoint, and devices likes smartphones and laptops and platforms like Amazon and Facebook provide the artillery and the battlefields.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Play Deprivation 57 mins – “What if your boss came into your office and told you to spend more time on…play? Play is a vital part of the human experience, essential not only in childhood but throughout adulthood as well. In a state of play, we are open to possibility and new ideas – critical capabilities for any leader. On December 9, Dr. Stuart Brown, the founder of the National Institute for Play and author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul, will draw from decades of research to illustrate the benefits of play starting in early childhood development all the way throughout the human life cycle. Dr. Brown will introduce the applications of play in the workplace and for leadership development. Together, he and Host Kate Ebner will explore the benefits of play at work, school and in the home. Tune in for a show you’ll want to share with your boss, spouse, child’s teacher, friends and more.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Strategy 36 mins – “Michael Rose, Content Strategist, gives us some top tips of content and our podcasts. Areas discussed: Definition of Content Strategy Content Strategy for podcasters Writing shownotes before recording Classic journalist techniques for writing – the inverted pyramid The anatomy of a post SEO and your shownotes The difference between categories and tags in WordPress Some recommended podcasts on content from Michael: Boxes and Arrows Content Talks Michael also recommends these books: Content Strategy for the Web – Kristina Halvorson Elements of Content Strategy – Erin Kissane And, for good measure, a couple of useful links on the inverted pyramid style: Inverted Pyramid Inverted Pyramid for the web.” At the link find the title, “#29: Content Strategy for Podcasters – Michael Rose, 2011,” right-click “Media files pa029-michael-rose.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pop Culture in Classrooms 33 mins – “Our guest this week is Matt Brady.  Along with his wife Shari, these two high school science teachers have been working to bring pop culture into the classroom to increase student engagement and understanding of science.  Their website The Science Of helps broadcast these ideas and strategies with the goal of providing a place for popular culture to act as a springboard to science education, discussion and information.  Matt joins us to talk about teaching science with pop culture, discuss how this approach can help connect teachers to their students, and share with us his favorite pop culture references used in his science classroom.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prophets of Doom 255 mins – “Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora’s Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.” At the link find the title, “Show 48 – Prophets of Doom, Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files dchha48_Prophets_of_Doom.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racists Ideas in America 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”  Our speaker is University of Florida Assistant Professor of African American History, Ibram X. Kendi.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radical Right 68 mins – “Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right; Twitter @JaneMayerNYer Who are the people bankrolling our political system? Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country. She traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys and uncovers their influences on policies related to climate change, the economy and more. Mayer also discusses the results of the 2016 election and what the future might entail if these elite billionaires continue to drive decisions at the state and federal levels.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Researcher Publishing 46 mins – “For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors to establish themselves as the partners, customers, and even competitors of publishers. As part of the Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum at last week’s London Book Fair, Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong moderated a panel discussion that explored how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing, and finding new roles in publishing far beyond the laboratory bench. The RSPF is presented by the UK’s Publishers Association and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Roger Bacon 43 mins – “The 13th-century English philosopher Roger Bacon is perhaps best known for his major work the Opus Maius. Commissioned by Pope Clement IV, this extensive text covered a multitude of topics from mathematics and optics to religion and moral philosophy. He is also regarded by some as an early pioneer of the modern scientific method. Bacon’s erudition was so highly regarded that he came to be known as ‘Doctor Mirabilis’ or ‘wonderful doctor’. However, he is a man shrouded in mystery. Little is known about much of his life and he became the subject of a number of strange legends, including one in which he allegedly constructed a mechanical brazen head that would predict the future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian – US History 41 mins – “In recent years, the White House’s relationship with the Kremlin has dominated the headlines in America —  from Syria to Ukraine. According to CNN, Vladimir Putin denounced last night’s U.S. airstrike against Syria (a response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack earlier this week) as “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law.” In addition, an FBI probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians in the 2016 election has turned into a full-blown political scandal.  It can be tempting to view these events through the familiar lens of the Cold War, but in this episode, Joanne, Ed and Brian probe the deeper history of our relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Cyberattacks 49 mins – “In the inaugural show of HackerNinjaScissors, Bret Padres interviews Robert M Lee. Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos where he has a passion for control system traffic analysis, digital forensics, and threat intelligence research. He is also a non-resident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure. For his research and focus areas, Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016).” At the link find the title, “HackerNinjaScissors – Robert M Lee – Cyber Threat Intel, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files HNS_Podcast_1_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salt and Sugar Effects 28 mins – “The food we eat is the greatest cause of death and illness worldwide. The main culprits – salt, sugar and fat – are now so embedded in our diet, in the form of processed foods, that most of us consume far too much. Yet Professor Graham MacGregor doesn’t believe it’s up to us to reverse this situation. It’s up to the food industry, he says, who manufacture the processed foods, to take the ‘rubbish’ out. Now Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine, Graham MacGregor has spent much of his career campaigning tirelessly to persuade the food industry to do just that – to reduce these demons in our diet – firstly salt, and now sugar. And he’s had remarkable success. As a nation we now eat thirty thousand tonnes less salt each year than we did fifteen years ago, saving the NHS a staggering £1.5 billion per year. Blood pressure lies at the heart of this huge saving and, as Graham explains to Jim al-Khalili, blood pressure is not a natural consequence of ageing. High blood pressure is simply a consequence of too much salt.” At the link click “Download” and select high or low quality to automatically download the file.

Sanctuary City History 31 mins – “In this History Grab Bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in the news. They’ll look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, and look at America’s history of boycotts all the way back to the Boston Tea Party. They’ll also talk about why it’s so hard for presidents – from Nixon to Trump – to actually shrink the federal government. Plus, footnotes!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Debt Payoff 47 mins – “…In this episode, we give a rundown of the various programs and strategies you can use to delete, pay off, or refinance your student loans.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sepsis Cocktail Controversy 16 mins – “The Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis first, then listen to this interview with Paul Marik: Note to Listeners: I took down the original version and put up this edited version. The only difference from the original is some additional comments added at 13:03 to give a more accurate perception of the current level of evidence of this therapy. Please, please read the Pulmcrit post listed above before listening.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Philanthropy 79 mins – “Why are Silicon Valley’s nonprofits struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the world? In addition to national or global causes, why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues? And why hasn’t more entrepreneurial ingenuity been harnessed to solve local problems? A new report, “The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy,” by Alexa Cortés Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant, found that despite a nearly $5 billion boom in philanthropy in Silicon Valley—driven by a 150 percent increase in individual giving from 2008 to 2013—the region’s nonprofits are struggling to keep up with growing demand for their services, having less than three months’ cash on hand. The report reveals a shocking prosperity paradox in Silicon Valley with skyrocketing wealth found alongside growing displacement of vulnerable populations and declining quality of life. Even as Silicon Valley boasts more than 76,000 millionaires and billionaires, its middle class is shrinking—nearly 30 percent of residents (roughly 800,000 people) rely on some form of public or private assistance to get by. Our panel, comprised of prominent philanthropists and local nonprofit leaders, will take a deeper look into Silicon Valley’s giving culture.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slavery and Civil War 71 mins – “Bridget Ford, Professor of History, California State University, East Bay; Author, Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland Americans today worry that social and political divisions threaten our democracy and our futures together, bound by one nation. Bridget Ford will offer valuable historical perspective from the Civil War era, this country’s greatest test of unity and moral purpose. Drawing from her recent book, Bonds of Union, Ford will show how diverse Americans worked to create a stronger, more inclusive nation that prevented the country’s permanent dissolution. Her talk will focus on the establishment of publicly funded schools for all children, and the new Republican Party’s critical involvement in that effort in the 1850s. She will argue that the United States has a longer, deeper history of imagining an inclusive society than we typically imagine, one that stretches back to the decades before the Civil War.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snake Bites P2 27 mins – “In part two of the episode, we look at what to carry for snake bite during disaster response. Basic wide bandages, duct tape, quick clot bandages and general first aid supplies are what Dr. Ben Abo (benabo@ufl.edu) carries when traveling to wilderness locations. Dr. Joe Holley and the Tennessee Task Force One USAR Team carry CroFab – the synthetic pit viper antivenin. For non-indigenous snakes, such as exotic pets that get loose, many systems have to reach out to local and regional zoos to get the necessary venom treatments for exotic snakes. In the Miami region, there are special venom teams such as Venom One. Poison centers around the country can reach out to them and gain access to specialized knowledge and logistical assistance to transport the antivenin for a specific bite. Dr. Ben Abo makes the comment that with Venomous bites, logistics saves lives. Miami-Dade County Venom One SiteAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spouse Abuse 28 mins – “On a hot summer night 22 years ago, Attiya Khan ran through the streets fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet and filmed the process.” At the link find the title, “April 25: ‘Has it affected him?’ Woman confronts her abuser in documentary ‘A Better Man’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170425_60101.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Structural Integrity Exams 4 mins – “New laser technique detects metallic structural defects.” At the link find the title, “Episode 764 – ‘Super’ Metallic Laser Detector,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_April24_2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Addiction 46 mins – “Some people argue that sugar should be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, on the grounds that it’s addictive and toxic. How much sense does that make? We hear from  a regulatory advocate, an evidence-based skeptic, a former FDA commissioner — and the organizers of Milktoberfest. Below is a transcript of the episode, modified for your reading pleasure. For more information on the people and ideas in the episode, see the links at the bottom of this post. And you’ll find credits for the music in the episode noted within the transcript.” At the link find the title, “There’s a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics podcast042617.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Jewish Justices 64 mins – “Dr. Dalin will cover the lives, legal careers, judicial legacies, and Jewish background of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2010. He will also discuss how Woodrow Wilson’s historic appointment of Louis D. Brandeis in 1916 began the tradition of a “Jewish Seat” on the Supreme Court, and the role that antisemitism did or did not play in these eight Justices’ legal careers and Senate confirmation hearings.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sydney Science March 27 mins – “Ian Woolf speaks with John Hewson, Simon Chapman talks about public health and politics, Ian Woolf speaks with Mike Hall, Jonica Newby talks about appreciating science, Ian Woolf speaks with Angie.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Savae Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taxes in America 69 mins – “Are Americans overtaxed? How does the average American feel about the tax system and tax reform? Vanessa Williamson of the Brookings Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Read My Lips. Williamson shares the results of her survey of American attitudes toward taxation and government spending. People misperceive much about who pays what and the structure of the tax system, particularly the payroll tax. But some of what appears to be errors–about foreign aid and government waste for example, come from the average person’s definition of these terms being different from the narrow meaning.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Prevention 38 mins – “Defending against terrorism requires more than stopping or catching terrorists. Just as important as military and law-enforcement actions against active terrorists are broader government and community efforts to prevent individuals from adopting extreme ideologies in the first place, and countering the attraction of violent methods for those already radicalized. Counterterror expert Matthew Levitt discusses a new bipartisan report that aims to help the new U.S. administration improve and broaden our efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (PCVE). Read their report at http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pcve.” At the link find the title, “Countering Violent Extremism with Matthew Levitt, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 316293985-the-washington-institute-countering-violent-extremism-with-matthew-levitt.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Terrorism Studies 68 mins [4 parts] – Four short presentations from the National Institute of Justice by Dr John T. Picarelli, Dr Michael Kenney, Dr Laura Dugan, and Irish Prime Minister Richard Troy about finding and applying the best research. At the links find the titles, “nijconf2009-terrorism-studies-dugan…kenney…piarelli…troy” right-click the associated media files and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus.

Transition Management 57 mins – “Baby Boomers aren’t interested in retiring from life just because they’ve ended a chapter of their careers. And why should they be? Today, people are living longer than ever before, and the post-career years now offer unprecedented opportunities for a deeply fulfilling life well beyond retirement. Join Host Kate Ebner for an eye-opening conversation with legendary coach and executive educator, Richard Leider, and co-founder of Fast Company, Alan Webber, who have literally written the book on re-imagining life. Inspired by Leider’s work, Life Reimagined is a ground-breaking venture by AARP that invites people of all ages to a journey of self-discovery and meaningful contribution. Rather than accepting the later years as a time of dwindling quality of life, Life Reimagined offers a map for navigating life, tapping into purpose to connect you with the resources, perspective and support needed for vitality, growth and fun at any age. Tune in to learn how to re-imagine your own life.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transition Strategies 57 mins – “You may have an inspiring vision or goal, but do you have the courage to act on it? Join Host Kate Ebner and Master Leadership Coach Chris Wahl for a powerful conversation about how to move in the direction of your vision, even when circumstances seem to conspire against you and the path isn’t obvious. An expert on adult development and personal transformation through leadership, Chris Wahl brings a compassionate and motivating perspective to the topic of navigating personal and professional transitions. Wahl is a pioneer in the field of coaching and founder of Georgetown’s well-known leadership coaching program that is renowned for delivering transformational learning experiences. You will learn how to approach your own transition with courage, humor and perspective.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma Medicine 30 mins – “The science of trauma resuscitation has undergone a fairly massive evolution in the past decade.  This talk was our attempt to summarize the best-of-the-best in trauma literature from the past several years, and package it into a series of clinically useful recommendations (i.e., our evidence-based opinions).  This talk was live peer reviewed by trauma surgery deity Karim Brohi, who gave us a thumb’s up (although you kind of had to be there).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Asia Reaction 64 mins – “Michael Wesley, Jane Golley and Warwick McKibbin from the Australian National University discuss what Asia should do in the age of US President Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: What should Asia do in the age of Trump? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_TrumpAsia_2604_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Canada Relations 20 mins – “Trade relations between Canada and the U.S. are heating up with recent tariffs imposed on importing soft lumber into the states. Is the dairy industry next?” At the link find the title, “April 26: Trump targets Canada’s lumber and dairy industry trade, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170426_23859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Religion 30 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The End of Values Voters, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8025365410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Middle East 58 mins – “A distinguished panel will discuss their perspectives on Donald Trump’s presidency as well as policies and actions which may lead to peace or further conflict in the region. Alon Sachar has worked to advance Middle East peace under two U.S. administrations and cowrote A Path to Peace (with Senator George Mitchell). Maher Kalaji is a frequent contributor to our Middle East forum, and Eddy Simonian, an Assyrian Christian, wrote his master’s thesis on Lebanon’s sectarian conflict. Along with moderator Banafsheh Keynoush, the three panelists will present their perspectives on the potential effects of Trump’s words and actions in the Middle East.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 27 mins – “Trump’s famously adversarial relationship with the media has created obstacles for reporters covering Trump. So how has the last 100 days been?” At the link find the title, “April 27: Washington journalists share challenges covering 100 days of Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_56959.mp3” select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Government Resisters 20 mins – “We have a president in the United States. We do not have a king. We do not have a dictator.” At the link find the title, “April 27: Why this U.S. civil servant runs a rogue Twitter account against Trump,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_27177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Impact 62mins – “As Donald Trump approaches the first 100 days of his presidency, things couldn’t be worse. His administration has been more gaffe-prone, incompetent and unstable than any other in American history. Trump has been engulfed in a scandal over his campaign’s links to Russia, his first choice for National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign within weeks, and other senior officials remain under investigation for dodgy dealings with the Kremlin. And what of Trump’s key policies? Despite a Republican majority, his efforts to repeal Obamacare foundered in Congress, while his controversial ‘travel ban’ was deemed unconstitutional and blocked twice in the courts. Meanwhile, Trump has kept busy bragging about the size of his inauguration crowd and tweeting crackpot wiretapping allegations. And when it comes to foreign policy, he has been just as reckless and haphazard as his critics predicted. He has flip-flopped on NATO and has taken a bizarrely belligerent stance against longstanding allies such as Germany and Mexico. Make America great again? Quite the reverse – Trump is leading the USA towards disaster and decline. That’s the hand-wringing liberals’ view of Trump, but have they got him right? In the eyes of his supporters, he’s the first president in history to actually follow through on his campaign promises. Trump pledged to shake up the system and put America first. He vowed to withdraw from disastrous trade deals which harm blue-collar workers like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to protect America’s borders with hardline immigration policies and to get tough on China and North Korea. And that’s what he’s done. And while the Washington establishment has tried to block him at every step, he has prevailed. But moderates need not despair. Trump was initially deplored for his isolationist foreign policy, but he is proving himself to be remarkably flexible. He has finally reasserted American global leadership by enforcing the ‘red line’ against chemical weapons and retaliating against Assad’s barbaric attacks. After standing up to Assad and Russia where Obama never dared, Trump and select has proved himself to be no Kremlin lackey. So will Trump restore America to greatness? Or will he send it to the dogs?” At the link find the title, “Trump is Making America Great Again, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Supporter 27 mins – “Joe Borelli is a New York City councilman who spoke on behalf of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign – he was thrilled when Trump won the election last November, and approached the Trump presidency with high expectations. Over the first 100 days of the Trump Administration Joe recorded his impressions of the new president, starting with a visit to the Inauguration in Washington on 20 January.” At the link find the title, “Me and the President, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p0515fvl.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Supporters 12 mins – “No other president has kept campaign promises the way Donald Trump has, say young Republicans.” At the link find the title, “April 27: How these young Republicans rate Donald Trump’s 1st 100 days, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_16312.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkey Future 32 mins – “Can Turkish democracy – and Turkey’s strategic relationships with Europe and the United States – survive Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing consolidation of domestic political power? Three Turkish experts, including the author of a timely new book on Erdogan’s rise and ambitions, discuss the country’s likely future.” At the link find the title, “Turkey’s New Sultan? With Soner Cagaptay, Gonul Tol, and Amberin Zaman, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319291275-the-washington-institute-turkeys-new-sultan-with-soner-cagaptay-gonul-tol-and-amberin-zaman.mp3 Turkey’s New Sultan? With Soner Cagaptay, Gonul Tol, and Amberin Zaman” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ultrasound Rant and Intro 27 mins – “In this episode, I talk about a few topics that I have wanted to ramble about related to Ultrasound. How much US is too much for the resident? Can you do “too much” ultrasound? Is there a role for the FAST exam in stable trauma patients? Is the US the new stethoscope, and is it just an extension of the physical exam? Hear what I think.” At the link find the title, “Episode 12: Ultrasound Rants and Ramblings, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files US_rant.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Victim Compensation 19 mins – “Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, known as the Master of Disaster, has been charged over the years with deciding just how much a life is worth — compensating victims of tragedy.” At the link find the title, “April 28: What’s life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170428_95112.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Game Impact on Muslims 40 mins – “Ahmed reveals his nerdy side in this special video game themed episode. In Level 1, Ahmed talks to his cousins, siblings Nyle and Basim (of the Kominas!) Usmani, about how video games bring them together and why killing brown folks in Call of Duty makes them feel nauseous. In Level 2, Ahmed calls up Rami Ismail, co-founder of Dutch indie game studio Vlambeer, to get an insider’s take on the cultural insensitivity of first-person shooter games set in the Middle East and how being Muslim affects the way he designs his games. Level 3 is not in the podcast at all — IT’S AN ESSAY. Ahmed writes about playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the first time. Read it at bzfd.it/2pF5ox5.” At the link find the title, “Episode 22: The Third-Act Nuke,” right-click “Media files PPY8077339356.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Therapy 51 mins – “Virtual reality has the potential to be far more than fun and games.  It can be a powerful therapy to treat phobias and anxiety disorders. This week we’re joined with a double whammy of experts:  Dr. Robert Reiner, Executive Director and founder of Behavioral Associates, and Dr. Eva Zysk, Psychology Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

What Is the Mind 47 mins In this episode we focus on the most recent 5 years of Brain Science, looking back at our guests and topics with a focus on the question What is Mind? Since there is no consensus about this deeply human question, I am sharing how my own thoughts have grown and evolved over 10 years of reading, talking to scientists and philosophers and creating this podcast. Since this is part 2 of our 10 years celebration, I have also included some more listener feedback. Thanks to everyone who has sent me feedback since the show started in December 2006. You are the reason I hope to continue to create new episodes in 2017 and beyond. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.” At the link find the title, “BS 131: What is Mind? part 2 of our 10th Anniversary Retrospective,” right-click “Media files BS131_What_is_Mind_.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistleblowing 48 mins – “Recorded at Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression, Paul Kennedy hosts a panel on why whistleblowers are vital to the public interest…and how their exposure of wrongdoing can ultimately be helpful, even to their workplace.” At the link find the title, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170428_60929.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 68 mins – “Chris Whipple, Documentary Filmmaker; Author, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @joegarofoli—Moderator Can Donald Trump, the ultimate outsider, learn how to be an effective president? According to author and documentarian Chris Whipple, Trump cannot be effective unless he empowers a strong chief of staff to take charge of his White House and execute his agenda. Drawing on his extensive interviews with two former presidents and 17 living chiefs of staff, Whipple says this is one of many lessons learned by such diverse figures as Dick Cheney, Rahm Emanuel, Donald Rumsfeld and Leon Panettta. Whipple says chiefs of staff, often referred to as “the gatekeepers,” can make or break an administration. Whipple will offer new insight into our understanding of presidential history—from how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, the press and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution to how Watergate, the Iraq War and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might, conversely, have been prevented by a more effective chief. Come hear a fascinating look at this unique fraternity and the inner workings of the White House. *THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE*” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Leaders 57 mins – “Women comprise roughly half of the workforce, but only 3.2 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs. Only 14.4% of executive officers in the Fortune 500 are women. Meet two talented senior executive women who are working to change those numbers. Senior Vice Presidents Karen Dahut and Susan Penfield of Booz Allen Hamilton are bringing along the next generation of women leaders inside the firm and beyond. Join Host Kate Ebner to hear the advice, wisdom and perspective of these two savvy executives whose visions of leadership are as much about giving back as about moving forward. Whether you are an aspiring professional woman or simply want to learn from top leaders whose personal experience yields lessons for us all, you’ll be inspired.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Clothing Production 76 mins – “Elizabeth Pape, founder of the women’s clothing company Elizabeth Suzann, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about starting and running her company–a manufacturer and seller of high-end women’s clothing in Nashville, Tennessee. The conversation chronicles the ups and downs of her entrepreneurial story, the recent evolution of the women’s clothing market, and the challenge of competition from lower quality, lower-priced products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One 45 mins -”April marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’s entry into World War I. So on this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss how this oft-forgotten war set the stage for the American century. We’ll explore how Woodrow Wilson led a decidedly isolationist country into war. We’ll also discuss the repressive ways Wilson and his administration cracked down on anti-war sentiment.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Research 3 mins – “Scientists take steps to prevent birth defects caused by Zika virus.” At the link find the title,Episode 765 – Countering Birth Defects in Zika Virus,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_April26_2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 286 – May 5, 2017: Abbott and Costello, Addictive Technology, Age Extension Food, AI Hazards, AI in Canada, Alcohol Use by Muslims, Ancestry and DNA, Anthony Doerr Author, Art of Organizing, Ballet Body, Barbara Corcoran, Beavers in New England, Birthing, Kits, Black Reporter, Blind History Lady, BMI Misuses, Brain Evolution, Brain Sharpness, Bug Detector Dogs, Canadian Freedom of Information, Cannibalism, Child Welfare Problems, China and Trump, Choline Value, Climate Change Impacts, Communications and Economics, Confederate Flag, Crop Threats, CSA Movement, Cuban New Cancer Treatment, Cyberspace Geopolitics, Daycare Shortage in Canada, Death Penalty Opponent, Diagnostic Error Prevention, Digital Evidence, Digital Marketing, Earth 2.0, Ebola Epidemic Story, EU Future, Facebook Murder, Financial Service Sector, Fox News, French Election, French Extreme Right, Geologist Story, Georgetown Slaves, Glaciology Research, Global Civil War, Health Workers Free Speech, Henrietta Lacks, Immigrants in America, International Digital Rights, IRS History, JetBlue Success, KGB in Canada, Laboratory Technologists, Liberation Medicine, Lionfish Control, Med Students, Medical Marijuana Lessons, Medical Student Finances, Mexico Wall Facts, Milwaukee Today, Mind Body Union, Money Uses, Museum of Failures, Networking Trends, Neuroanatomy, Neurosurgeon, Office Lens App, Oil Sponge, Osage Murders, Philanthropy Politics, Politics and Science, Polygamy in Canada, Print vs Digital, Processed Food, Product Management, Psychedelic Research, Psychic Warriors, Public Health Bureaucracy, Racism in Canada, Ragwort, Ransomware in Hospitals, Referendums, Republican Concepts, River Course Change, Robert Reich Lecture, Russian Cyberthreats, Russian Psychological Operations, School Choices, Science Communication, Scientific Resistance, Social Change and Startups, South Africa Debt, Spider Bite Case, Street Drugs, Toxic Neighborhoods, Treadmill History, Trump Oligarchy, Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Urban Problems, US Navy Priorities, Veto History, Vicente Fox Speaks Out, Virtual Competition, Walls and Fences, Walt Whitman, Warfare Technology, Water Overview, Weight Control, White House Operations, Wine Corks

Exercise your ears – the 120 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 431 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 14,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 14,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Abbott and Costello [2 parts] – “The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame. Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.Abbott and Costello, Part 2” At the link find the title, “Abbott and Costello, Part 1, Apr, 2017,“ right-click “Media files 2017-04-24-symhc-abbot-and-costello-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Addictive Technology 52 mins – “Marketing professor Adam Alter begins his new book by noting that Steve Jobs didn’t let his own children use an iPad, a product he invented, because he was worried they’d get addicted to it. That’s what Alter’s book is about: our increasing addiction to technology. These days, we aren’t just hooked on substances, like drugs and alcohol. We’re addicted to video games, social media, porn, email, and lots more. Alter joins us Monday to explore the business and psychology of irresistible technologies. Adam Alter is a an associate professor of psychology and marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His writing has appeared the New York Times, the New YorkerAtlantic, and many other publications. His new book is called Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age Extension Food 22 mins – “You see the headlines all the time linking nutrition to health and aging, but it’s not so easy figuring out where the science is behind them. This podcast examines the connections between nutrition and longevity through the eyes of scientists researching the question.” At the link find the title, “Feb16, 2017 Finding the Nutritional Key to Longevity,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Hazards 69 mins – “AI technologies have the potential to vastly enhance the performance of many systems and institutions, from making transportation safer, to enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnosis, to improving the efficiency of food safety inspections. However, AI systems can also create moral hazards, by potentially diminishing human accountability, perpetuating biases that are inherent to the AI’s training data, or optimizing for one performance measure at the expense of others. These challenges require new kinds of “user interfaces” between machines and society. We will explore these issues, and how they would interface with existing institutions….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Canada 20 mins – “The Bank of Canada’s Carolyn Wilkins is concerned Canada is slow in adapting to automation — a shift that will impact future jobs.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Bank of Canada urges government to embrace automation economy, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_54844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Use by Muslims 30 mins – ““Muslims don’t drink” — how many times have you heard that before? In the first of a series of episodes about intoxicants, Ahmed invites Barnard Professor of Religion, Najam Haider, to provide some context about the role of alcohol in Islam. They talk about intoxicated Sufi mystics, coffee addiction, and why tiramisu can tear a relationship apart. And be sure to stay tuned for more episodes on American Muslims’ relationship to alcohol and weed!” At the link find the title, “Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9646605017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancestry and DNA 40 mins – “Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Clayton always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother’s words, “black, white and American Indian.” Like many black Americans, her immediate family didn’t have exact information on their roots — that heritage is difficult to trace through ancestors forced into the American slave trade. What little information Tracy’s family might have had was lost in a courthouse fire. Tracy says she didn’t think about her ancestry very often until she moved to New York City, where she’s the co-host, with Heben Nigatu, of the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. New Yorkers, Tracy noticed, take pride in their ethnic identity. A number of her friends hang flags in their window, or march in pride parades based on their country of origin. With the help of DNA ancestry tests and experts on DNA and race, Tracy explores her own ethnic background. She accidentally upends her family lore — it turns out her she has very little Native American ancestry — and she also discovers why the mix of “black, white and American Indian” is such a common heritage myth among black Americans….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anthony Doerr Author 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Anthony Doerr, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See tells the stories of two teenagers swept up in the brutality of World War II. Much has been made of the fact that the book was a ten-year journey for Doerr, but during our conversation, it became clear that that novel was just one facet–and one result–of his free-range inquisitiveness and sense of wonder. Anthony Doerr stood to one corner of the stage with an excitable restlessness, beside a giant screen and a variety of slides, which he used to help tell the story of how his ten-year novel came to be.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art of Organizing 74 mins – “Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as “KonMari”) is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that “spark joy” — as well as choosing a dedicated place to store them. Going far beyond a typical tidying how-to, her method is a way of life and a state of mind. Marie captured the findings in her mega-best-selling books, including The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and its follow-up, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. Her books have sold more than seven million copies and have been published in more than forty countries. Kondo’s methods have become so famous that her last name has become a verb, ‘Kondo-ing,’ and people who share her specific values are referred to as ‘Konverts.’ She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Marie is also the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of KonMari Media Inc. (“KMI”), a US-based startup with a mission to “Organize the World” by combining the power of technology and a network of Konverts and partner organizations. KMI also recently launched a KonMari Consultant Training Program and certification process….” At the link find the title, “#234: Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Marie Kondo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ballet Body 48 mins – “Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.” At the link find the title, “Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523980570.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barbara Corcoran 54 mins – “Barbara Corcoran grew up in a working-class Irish Catholic family in Jersey – with nine brothers and sisters. But she used her charisma to conquer the streets of Manhattan and build the real estate company, The Corcoran Group. She then reinvented herself as a shark – on Shark Tank.” At th elink find the title, “Real Estate Mogul: Barbara Corcoran, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170424_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Beavers in New England 58 mins – “Beavers (Castor canadensis) have been in North America for two million years. Their ponds ease flooding downstream, and support large numbers of bird species, fish, amphibians, and otters. They are a keystone species to an entire eco-system. Humans and beavers have a long history together because they like to live in the same places, but the way we’ve built our infrastructure has almost guaranteed our two species will be locked in eternal conflict.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birthing Kits 7 mins – “TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women’s health care. In this quick, inspiring talk, she presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery — no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Reporter 60 mins – “April Ryan has spent her career as a journalist and White House correspondent bringing the news to her readers. But lately she has been in the news quite a bit as a subject, not the creator. In this conversation TD Jakes and April Ryan cover everything from her recent altercations with Sean Spicer, to how she is managing to raise young, capable, black girls in today’s society.” At the link find the title, “Guest April Ryan: It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ7273388847.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind History Lady 27 mins – “Peggy Chong has been in many places and many states and it has been a while since she has been in Minnesota so it was nice to meet up with her and talk about her work and passions. Peggy is known as, “The Blind history Lady,” as her work over the years has brought about her books and articles about people in history who were blind and nearly lost until Peggy dug up the articles and stories from relatives and schools to breathe some life into the lives they lived. Peggy has a series called, “The Blind History lady presents” on the webAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BMI Misuses 26 mins – “The Body Mass Index (BMI) determines the weight of health care plans, medical insurance, even eligibility for surgery. But some doctors say it’s bogus.” At the link find the title, “April 20: BMI ‘obsolete’ and doesn’t measure health, says doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_37096.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Evolution 64 mins – “How many neurons does the typical human brain contain? The oft-quoted number of 100 billion turns out to have been a guess that was wrong! By a lot! Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is the Brazilian neuroscientist who developed a revolutionary new technique for accurately counting the neurons in brains of all sizes. She shocked the scientific community when she determined that the average human brain contains only 86 billion neurons, but we still have more neurons in our cerebral cortex than any other species. Learn what all this means in Brain Science 133.” At the title, “BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel,” right-click “Media files 133-BS-SuzanaHerculano-Houzel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Sharpness 69 mins – “To celebrate Episode 100 of the Brain Science Podcast I combined an interview about Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez with several contributions from listeners from around the world. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.” His co-author, Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg was interviewed back in BSP 18.” At the link find the title, “BSP 100 Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez,” right-click “Media files 100-BSP-BrainFitness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bug Detector Dogs 39 mins – “This week, Jerry and Bryan discuss Jerry’s trip to New Mexico and why it’s important to grow your pest control arsenal. The guys also chime in on whether they prefer bed bug or termite jobs.” At the link find the title, “WPTC16 New Mexico, Tools, and Bed Bugs vs Termites,” right-click “ “Direct download: WPTC-April9.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Freedom of Information 26 mins – “The Current looks into the case of the disappearing government emails and the fight between privacy and the public’s right to know.” At the link find the title, “April 18: Do politicians avoid leaving an email trail to dodge freedom of information requests? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_91840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 52 mins – “Scientists have long regarded cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. In Western culture, it’s regarded as the ultimate taboo, the subject of horror movies or sensational tales of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism, says zoologist Bill Schutt, is even more intriguing, and more normal, than the misconceptions we often accept as fact. Schutt has written about the natural and cultural history of cannibalism, and he joins us Thursday to talk about it. Bill Schutt is a vertebrate zoologist, author, college professor, and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. His new book is called Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Welfare Problems 57 mins – “A recent Concord Monitor series examines the many problems at New Hampshire’s Division of Children, Youth and Families, including child abuse cases where at least eight children died in the last half-decade. The drug crisis, high staff turnover, limited funding, and restrictive policies all present challenges as the state looks to reform. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and Trump 9 mins – “As the American media spin out over a potential conflict with North Korea, the tenor in China has been relatively calm. Brooke speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina.com and co-host of its Sinica Podcast, about how the Chinese media have been reporting on the latest peninsular showdown and the Trump presidency more broadly.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Policy 57 mins – “As a career U.S. foreign service officer and the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. State Department, Susan Thornton has had a hand in the China policy of three successive American administrations. She was stationed in China for the years 2000-2007, and since then has held leadership positions in Washington connected to U.S.-China relations. Before 2000, she specialized in and was stationed in post-Soviet states, including Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. She is an excellent interpreter of how U.S.-China relations have developed in the 21st century, and a key player in current U.S.-China policy. In this podcast: What really happened at Mar-a-Lago? Was the Trump team prepared? Was the timing of the Syria strike intentional? How does the U.S. administration plan to press China on North Korea, and will it continue to criticize China on human rights? This podcast was recorded live on April 12 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with the help of that university’s chapter of Global China Connection.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the podcast.

Choline Value 44 mins – “It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body. And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.” At the link find the title,”Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine, Apr, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SDS177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impacts 13 mins – At the link find the title, “235 EE 8 ways climate change puts your safety at risk, Apr17, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_235-ha3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Issues 72 mins – “Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday’s March for Science in Washington’” At the link find the title, “March For Science Special, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20170422_42117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communications and Economics 28 mins – “Economist Hal Singer discusses a report he co-authored suggesting the Federal Communications Commission should pay more attention to economics in weighing issues and making rules. He says the FCC lags behind other agencies in using economic analysis.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Hal Singer, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.462879.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Flag 24 mins – “On June 27, 2015 Bree Newsome, wearing a safety helmet atop her braids, climbed up the flag pole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol,  unhooked the Confederate flag fluttering at the top, and climbed back down. She was calm as she was arrested by two police officers waiting at the bottom. Newsome removed the flag  ten days after white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine black worshippers attending bible study at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the link find the title, “Activist Bree Newsome on taking down the Confederate flag and the legacy of oppression, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170417.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crop Threats 48 mins – “How having every kind of food year-round could one day – maybe now – imperil our food supply.” At the link find the title, “Our Food Supply: Always In Season, Always At Risk, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524748819.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CSA Movement 89 mins – “Dan Guenthner of Common Harvest Farm, along with his wife Margaret Pennings, has been a CSA farmer since before CSA was even really a thing – 1990, to be exact. With twelve acres of vegetables and a 200-member CSA in Osceola, Wisconsin, just outside of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Dan and Margaret take a thoughtful approach to how they engage with their CSA membership, the farming community, and their farm’s land and production systems. Dan reflects on the CSA movement, and how it has grown and changed since its inception, and the challenges that even CSA farms with a deep focus on community have faced as local and organic produce has become more widely available. We discuss some of the ways that Dan and Margaret have built their CSA on community organizing and shared values in an effort to break out of the marketing paradigm, and how they are working to get even deeper into this heart of the CSA movement now. Dan also digs into how he has built the production system at Common Harvest Farm, including a foray into draft animal production, and the investment strategy that has supported the development of a highly efficient farm, in terms of both labor and energy use.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban New Cancer Treatment 28 mins -”Cuba’s biotech industry is booming. And in a revolutionary first, its lung cancer treatment is being trialled in the US. So with limited resources, how has Cuba done it?” At the link find the title, “Cuba’s Cancer Revolution, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p050jgvz.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberspace Geopolitics 35 mins – “Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at CFR, discusses the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” 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.

Daycare Shortage in Canada 26 mins – “In January, Shelley Sheppard’s 16-month-old son died in an unlicensed daycare. Sheppard’s voice is among many advocates calling for safe, affordable daycare.” At the link find the title, “April 18: ‘I promised Mac I would protect him’: Grieving mother’s plea to B.C. premier for daycare reform, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_15476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Penalty Opponent 42 mins – “Sister Helen Prejean is a well-known anti-death penalty advocate who has ministered to prisoners on death row. She began her prison ministry in 1981 by becoming pen pals with Patrick Sonnier, a convicted murder who was sentenced to death by electrocution in Lousiana’s Angola State Prison. Since then, she has witnessed 5 executions and founded the victim’s advocacy group “Survive” in New Orleans. She continues to counsel inmates on death row as well as the families of murder victims. Sister Prejean speaks out against the death penalty through lecturing, organizing and writing, and she is the author of two books on the subject. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States was an international best seller, and it was developed into the 1996 motion picture for which Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best actress. Her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, tells the story of two men whom she accompanied to their executions. That book examines the evidence uncovered in those investigations, including evidence no jury ever heard, and sought to illuminate the flaws that can lead to the deaths of innocent people. When Sister Prejean visited the University of Iowa, Erin Renfrew, Ethan Forsgren, Corbin Weaver, and Greg Yungtum saw an opportunity to talk with her about why the death penalty is something medical students should think about and understand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Diagnostic Error Prevention 24 mins – “After a string of misdiagnosis cases in the news, The Current looks at how diagnostic errors happen in hospital ER rooms — and what to do about it.” At the link find the title, “April 20: Can anything be done to prevent hospital misdiagnoses? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_10455.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Evidence 35 mins – “Social Media is a big deal in the legal profession. Not only is it being used to promote law practices but it’s increasingly being used as digital evidence in courtrooms. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Craig Ball about the intricacies of preserving digital evidence. Their discussion includes whether or not to hire a professional to do the preservation and tools that you can use to gather and preserve digital evidence. Craig Ball is a longtime adjunct professor teaching Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. He writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics.” At the link find the title, “Practical Approaches to Preserving New (and Not-So-New) Media, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_78.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Marketing Future 62 mins – “…Digital marketing is constantly evolving with incredible advancements in technology, partnerships, acquisitions and new strategic thinking. Ad-blocking, artificial intelligence, programmatic media buying, and big data are constant buzzwords we hear about the marketing landscape. Join this panel of experts across agency, publishing and technology as they discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for the next year….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earth 2.0 P2 40 mins – “In pursuit of a more perfect economy, we discuss the future of work; the toxic remnants of colonization; and whether giving everyone a basic income would be genius — or maybe the worst idea ever.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Epidemic Story 26 mins – “Out of Africa: Life and death lessons about the Ebola outbreak from a Canadian doctor who made a difference.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Canadian doctor Rob Fowler recognized for life-saving treatment in Ebola outbreak, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_69309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Future 80 mins – “On April 21, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted EIB President Werner Hoyer for a speech and conversation on Europe’s growth outlook and the future of the European Union. Hoyer reflected on the institutional turning point that the EU is experiencing at the moment, the theme of the recent European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of the Union. The EIB’s role as the EU Bank, in the Juncker Plan, in boosting investment and productivity in Europe, and in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and climate financing globally will also be covered..” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Murder 48 mins- “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence Facebook under fire again this week after its Easter murder video. Zuckerberg’s talking. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524744891.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Services Sector 64 mins “Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fox News 10 mins – “Amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O’Reilly, Fox News has ditched the bombastic, blustery face of the channel and its biggest moneymaker. So where does this leave Fox? Brooke talks with Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a biography of Fox founder Roger Ailes (who also left in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal last year), about the future of the network and the lasting effects of the Fox brand of partisan provocation on American politics.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

French Election Process 47 mins – “France readies for a high-stakes election that could lead to the end of the European Union itself. We’ll look at the populist wave and France.” At the link find the title, “France’s Presidential Election And The Future Of Europe, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524915613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Extreme Right 56 mins – “Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.” At the link find the title, “Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170421_13428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geologist Story 28 mins – “Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli visit with John Ridley, professor of Geology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Geologist John Ridley, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 121116_science_studio_complete.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgetown Slaves P2 32 mins – “In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what – if anything – they’re owed.” At the link find the title, “#767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two,” right-click “Media files 20170426_pmoney_pmpod767.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glaciology Research 82 mins – “During my visit to DLR’s Earth Observation Center earlier this year I also talked to Dana Floricioiu about her work in glaciology. We discuss a couple of her recent publications, and then focus on her trip to the Darwin Glacier in Antarctica. Together with a team of fellow scientists, she camped on the glacier for three weeks to conduct various in-situ experiments. We discussed the work, but also life on the glacier….” At the link right-click “Download MP3ile Directly” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Global Civil War 56 mins – “Trumpism. Hindu nationalism. ISIS. People everywhere seem fed up with the status quo, and their anger and intolerance are finding political expression. Pankaj Mishra thinks the globalized anger is the legitimate offspring of the Enlightenment itself.” At the link find the title, “Globalized Anger: The Enlightenment’s Unwanted Child, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170418_98678.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Workers Free Speech 20 mins – “What happens when health care professionals are punished for speaking out about health care? For Saskatchewan nurse Carolyn Strom who criticized her grandfather’s care on Facebook, it means a $26,000 fine.” At the link find the title, “April 17: Saskatchewan nurse fights $26K fine for criticizing grandfather’s care on Facebook, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_89377.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Henrietta Lacks 35 mins – “With all the recent talk about HBO’s upcoming film, we decided it would be good time to re-run our story of one woman’s medically miraculous cancer cells, and how Henrietta Lacks changed modern science and, eventually, her family’s understanding of itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Ragwort – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in America 52 mins – “Ali Noorani says America’s debate over immigration isn’t just a political issue, it’s a cultural one. Noorani directs the National Immigration Forum, and he says at the heart of the debate is fear about jobs, security, and our identity as a nation. So, Noorani set out to look for solutions not in the halls of government, but in churches, businesses, and communities across the country. Noorani is in Utah this week; he’ll join us to talk about meeting the challenge of American immigration. Ali Noorani is executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group for immigrants and immigration. He’s the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Digital Rights 68 mins – “UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, is joined in conversation by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and Adviser to the Cyberlaw Clinic, about his upcoming thematic report on digital access and human rights, as well as the most burning issues regarding free speech online and digital rights including encryption, fake news, online gender-based abuse and the global epidemic of internet censorship.? At the link find the title, “The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur, A” right-click “Media files 319924062-berkmanklein-the-international-state-of-digital-rights-a-conversation-with-the-un-special-rapporteur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

IRS History 27 mins – “When Congress imposed the first personal income tax on Americans in 1861, nothing happened – because there was no agency to collect it! The following year saw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, or as you know it today, the Internal Revenue Service. Today, the IRS is a massive federal bureaucracy charged with collecting taxes, doling out credits, and capturing and jailing tax cheats.  On this episode, Joe Thorndike, Director of the Tax History Project, walks us through the history and role of the IRS. ” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JetBlue Success 41 mins – “Recorded on February 14, 2017 CEO Robin Hayes and Hoover Institution board member Joel Peterson talk to Peter Robinson about how JetBlue has remained successful, despite all the regulations, competition, and pitfalls of running an airline. Peterson and Hayes argue that consolidation and the limited number of airlines in the United States have allowed for sustainable operating margins. JetBlue continues to have double-digit operating margins and great customer loyalty by focusing on safety, culture, and delighting customers. JetBlue has been voted best airline for customer satisfaction by JD Power for twelve years in a row. …JetBlue, which wants to use technology to improve customer relations and track equipment, has invested in FLYR to study how the pricing method can be disruptive and thus improve ticketing. JetBlue’s keys to success and longevity are a great culture, innovation, great products, and maintaining cost advantages. JetBlue seeks to create a culture in which all employees are empowered to improve customers’ experiences, from the time they check-in to the time they pick up their bags.” At the link find the title, “How JetBlue Does It, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425-hayes-peterson.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

KGB in Canada 24 mins – “The real-life Canadian spy story of KGB agent Yevgeni Brik who becomes a double agent for the Mounties during the Cold War era puts James Bond movies to shame.” /at the link find the title, “April 17: How a spy betrayed the KGB and was double-crossed by RCMP cop, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_54432.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laboratory Technologists 61 mins – “In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia.” At the link right-click “…download TWiM#150….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberation Medicine 53 mins – “Dr. Paul Farmer is sort of the rock god of global health.  He’s an incredibly busy and influential guy, so when he flew in from Liberia to spend the entire day here with us at the Carver College of Medicine, it wasn’t easy to keep the stars from our eyes.  Of course, he’s a physician, but he’s also a medical anthropologist, chief of Brigham and Women’s Division of Global Health Equity, professor of medicine at Harvard, and the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.  One of the things you notice about Dr. Farmer is that although he’s clearly a celebrity in his field, it doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm, idealism, and the pleasure he takes in meeting students who share his passion for understanding and changing how healthcare is delivered to the world’s neediest people. What’s more, he’s the founding director of Partners in Health, an international non-profit that provides direct healthcare services, research, and advocacy to the sick and impoverished around the world in places like Liberia, Haiti, and here in the US.  So, yes, he has things to do. All of which is to say that it’s a particular honor that Petra Hahn, Katie Ryken, Josh Bleicher, Jordan Harbaugh Williams, and Greg Yungtum got to chat with him for this week’s show to explore the differences between charity, development and liberation medicine; it’s Dr. Farmer’s emphasis on the latter, and his view that the poor deserve preferential treatment, that makes him such a force in global health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Lionfish Control 30 mins – “Perhaps it’s cold comfort but it turns out that we human beings are not the only species on earth hell-bent on destroying our own habitat. We share that ignominious honor with the venomous, carnivorous, and highly invasive lionfish. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk about what these marine invaders are doing to the ocean’s coral reefs, and what is being done to reduce the damage. Our guests today all are working in Bermuda, one of the regions of the world where these creatures are wreaking havoc on the coral reef. First we hear from Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot the company that makes the robotic vacuum-cleaner, Roomba, and his wife, biologist Erika Angle — together they have devised a way to use vacuum robot technology to catch the intrusive but tasty lionfish. Then we’re joined by Jeremy Pochman from 11th Hour Racing, who tells us about how his organization is leveraging the America’s Cup, set to take place in Bermuda this June, to raise global awareness about the problem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Hobbies 42 mins – “After listening to our recent show that featured a review of a wrist-worn device that you can shock yourself with to punish you for engaging in bad habits, listener Paulius drops us a line to ask what Amy Young, Corbin Weaver, Aline Sandouk, and John Pienta do to reward themselves when they do the right things.  Like watching YouTube videos of people doing things well.  Or turning your life into a video game. Next, Amy attempts to learn some sort of lesson about clinical medicine as a result of her recent nasty bike wreck, aside from, “Being in a nasty bike wreck isn’t at all a good idea.” And Dave’s fear of someday ending up on YouTube video recorded while he recovers from anesthesia leads to a discussion on online privacy.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Podcasting 52 mins – “This week, Dave, Aline Sandouk, John Pienta, Doug Russo, and Tony Rosenberg reflect upon the joy that podcasting brings, as we were recording the show on International Podcasting Day (Sept. 30).  Something else to celebrate: Doug (and Rob Humble) got to chill with an actual hobbit.  Or maybe it was Sean Astin, it isn’t entirely clear. But whoever it was, Samwise was in Iowa stumping for Hillary Clinton. Hobbitses are very liberal, what with their hairy feet and pipeweed. Meanwhile, Doug was listening to the recent show in which Mark Moubarek discussed Rhoto eye drops, and bought some for us to “do.” After the burning subsides, we discuss the advice from an attending overheard recently: should everyone really try to know everything?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana Lessons 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 click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Student Finances 52 mins – “Do you, dear students, have tons of money? No? Weird. Luckily, Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast joins us on the show this week.  Joe was a financial advisor for many years, he was known as the Money Man on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and he’s a financial contributor in a bunch of places around the print and web news media. He and his wife Cheryl, a pediatrician, have gone through all the stages that pre-meds and med students go through. So we asked him to join us to talk about the strategies they employed to claw their way back from med school debt, educating yourself about how money works, having fun with  managing your money, and why it’s particularly important for doctors to understand money.  Joe’s got plenty of information, resources and ‘fintech’ apps to recommend for succeeding in this area that many people (never mind med students) have not adequately explored.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Wall Facts 27 mins – “Is the U.S. border with the Mexico really an open border? Is all the talk of building a wall for real, or is it just a metaphorical wall? And who’s really crossing illegally? We separate fact from fiction with the help of Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA. Plus, Maria explains how cows can complicate things.” At the link find the title, “191: The four myths of Trump’s wall, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319743908-decodedc-191-the-four-myths-of-trumps-wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Milwaukee Today 49 mins – “We are in majority minority Milwaukee on our national listening tour, talking about race in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Listening To A Divided Milwaukee, Apr, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_525095753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Body Union 58 mins – “BSP 115 is an interview with Evan Thompson about his new book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “BSP 115 Evan Thompson: Eastern Philosophy meets Western Neuroscience,” right-click “Media files 115-BSP-Thompson.mp3,” and select “’save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Uses 26 mins – “How do you spend your money? On food, transportation, or housing? On shoes, cars, coffee, fancy restaurants? You might think you use money just to, you know, buy stuff. But as Neeru Paharia explains, the way we spend often says a lot about who we are, and what we want to project. We use money to express our values — by going to the local coffee shop instead of Starbucks, or by boycotting — or buycotting — Ivanka Trump shoes. We delete Uber; we refuse to fly United. We seek out or avoid Chick-fil-A. This week on Hidden Brain, the ways we use our money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Episode 69: Money Talks, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425_hiddenbrain_69.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum of Failures 56 mins – “How to identify and curb tech addiction and overuse. Why we should stop scrolling and start connecting. A tour through the Museum of Failure. A tax on robots. And, is Silicon Valley full of psychopaths?” At the link find the title, “353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths,” right-click “Media files spark_20170423_73118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Trends 61 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter is one of the world’s top foreign policy thinkers, admired by influential global leaders such as Joe Biden, Condoleeza Rice and Eric Schmidt. A former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton in the State Department, she hit the headlines in 2012 when she published an article in The Atlantic called ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’. The piece went viral and sparked off a massive debate about the future of work-life balance. But long before this, Slaughter was hailed in political circles for her understanding of the emerging world of networks. She was among the first to see how networks are overturning traditional hierarchies, upending international diplomacy and transforming patterns of global power and politics. Now once again, with the launch of her new book ‘The Chessboard and the Web’, she has moved ahead of conventional thinking and came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share her insights. …Slaughter was joined by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and connectivity expert Geoff Mulgan. Steering the conversation was the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroanatomy 58 mins – “BSP 118 provides an accessible introduction to neuroantomy for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an edited version of BSP 32, which was a discussion of “Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain” by David Bainbridge.” At the link find the title, “BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone,” right-click “Media files 118-BSP-neuroanatomy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurosurgeon 44 mins – “Under ordinary circumstances, the brain is a hard organ to reach. Sheathed in thick, hard bone and other protective layers, it’s not just “the most complex structure we know of in the universe,” as the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard puts it, it’s also one of the most heavily defended. When things go wrong within—and they do—surgeons like Dr. Harry Mushlin have to break through those biological barriers. “When you get there, it’s excitement, because you’re somewhere very special. It’s the hub of who we are, and what makes you you,” Mushlin, a pediatric neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, tells us in this episode of Working, which you can listen to via the player above. “I remember that first time. They took off the bone in the head and … there was the cortex with all the little vessels and the grooves. It’s very pristine. It’s very clean. It shines.” At the link find the title, “In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1521828047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Lens App 6 mins – “Here is a quick overview of the new Office Lens App from Microsoft.This is a Free app that captures text and enables one to utilize the image/text in a variety of ways. From OCR to PowerPoint this new app seems to do it all especially when exported to a word processing app such as Microsoft Word itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Sponge 12 mins – “On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 people and setting off a gusher of oil deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. The damaged well leaked more than 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf over 87 days, reaching as far as the shores of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It was the largest oil spill in U.S. history. It’s been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Could a sponge developed by Argonne National Lab help stop the next big oil spill from becoming a catastrophe?” At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osage Murders 38 mins – “Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe. Journalist David Grann tells the story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Philanthropy Politics 72 mins – “David Callahan holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton and is the author of seven previous nonfiction books, including The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead and Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking America. Callahan’s latest investigation focuses on what he calls the secretive world of elite philanthropists—and how they’re quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists, such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Charles Koch, Callahan says thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes, converting fortunes into influence, with deep impact on government policy. Emmett Carson, president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, now with $8 billion in assets, has become a major player in Bay Area and national philanthropy, especially for tech givers, and will give his perspective on the philanthropic world. Come hear about a power shift in American society that Callahan says has implications for us all.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Science 106 [2 parts] ­ “StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurston.” At the link find the title(s), “StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1),” and “…(Part 2)” April, 2017, right-click “Media files 318834063-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-1.mp3,” and “Media files 319934489-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-2.mp3,” then right-click “Save Link9s) As” from the pop-up menu.

Polygamy in Canada 15 mins – “Is the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter’s guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Freedom to practice polygamy in Canada on trial in small B.C. community, 2017,” right-click “Media files, current_20170421_35483.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Print vs Digital 15 mins – “…Bill O’Reilly, the gold standard in conservative cable TV for two decades, and the creator of the so-called ‘no-spin zone’ has now entered the no job zone,” reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “After the New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox had settled multiple sexual harassment claims, the network told him not to return from his vacation. “But in addition to his TV presence, O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years – and that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. O’Reilly’s Killing series, written with Martin Dugard, has been a consistent bestseller with roughly 15.5 million copies in print worldwide. The most recent title, Killing the Rising Sun, was the top-selling adult nonfiction book in 2016, selling over one million print units.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Processed Food 30 mins – “’The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead.’ Beatrice Trum Hunter may not have coined that phrase, but she’d certainly agree with it. Long before Diet For a Small Planet and the Moosewood cookbooks, she was writing about food safety and nutrition. Her first book, The Natural Foods Cookbook, was published in 1961 and she’s published over 20 since. Beatrice promotes natural, unprocessed foods above all else- think butter, not margarine, and stay away from the white flour and sugar. She was also an early activist against pesticides and helped Rachel Carson with research for Silent Spring.” At the link find the title “From Nutrition to Ice Crystals,” right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 46 mins – “I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing guests with incredible insights for us product managers and innovators and today’s guest cuts through a lot of noise and presents clear principles for creating more successful products. My guest is the Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Innovation for Snap-on, the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. His role is to drive innovative products, solutions and processes that fundamentally change the markets Snap-on serves and enhance customer perception of its brands. He has helped to create, support and institutionalize a culture at Snap-on that embraces creativity, risk, change and fearless innovation. As you hear in the interview, prior to joining Snap-on, he spent 4 years in Marketing at PepsiCo, most recently as the Director of Innovation for the Frito-Lay Convenience Foods division. Before joining PepsiCo, he was Marketing Director of New Products at Kraft Foods. He has over 20 years of experience focused on new product development, marketing and innovation. His name is Ben Brenton and I expect you’ll find what he shared to be as valuable as I did.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Psychedelic Research 56 mins[8 min lead] “Psychedelics are endlessly fascinating: the preliminary research shows so many therapeutic benefits — yet there’s so much we still don’t know.” At the link find the title, “Breaking the Psychedelic Research Logjam with Dr. David Nichols, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS176.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychic Warriors 48 mins – “A new book tells the secret history of the federal government’s long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Secret Government Research Into Unexplained ‘Phenomena’ Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524559691.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Health Bureaucracy 15 mins – “Conflict is bad; compromise, consensus and collaboration are good — or so we’re told. Lawyer and bioethicist Jonathan Marks challenges this conventional wisdom, showing how governments can jeopardize public health, human rights and the environment when they partner with industry. An important, timely reminder that common good and common ground are not the same thing.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Canada 20 mins – “Last September Veldon Coburn exposed racist online comments made by an Ottawa police sergeant about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Now the two men are meeting in person.” At the link find the title, “April 20: ‘I want to understand’: Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_83363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ragwort 6 mins – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link you can listen, but registration is required before downloads can be made; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Ransomware in Hospitals 60 mins – “In 2016, more than a dozen hospitals and healthcare organizations were targeted by ransomware attacks that temporarily blocked crucial access to patient records and hospital systems until administrators agreed to make ransom payments to the perpetrators. Emerging online threats such as ransomware are forcing hospitals and healthcare providers to revisit and re-evaluate the existing patient data protection standards, codified in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that have dictated most healthcare security measures for more than two decades. This talk looks at how hospitals are grappling with these new security threats, as well as the ways that the focus on HIPAA compliance has, at times, made it challenging for these institutions to adapt to an emerging threat landscape….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Referendums 13 mins – “Over the past year, the world has seen a number of consequential political decisions being made not by state leaders, but by a popular vote: expanded powers for Turkey’s president, peace deal in Colombia, Brexita new constitution in Thailand, and a vote in Hungary on migrant quotas, among others. But if we look back at history, referendums have also been a favorite tool of dictators and despots. Where did the current trend come from? And what does it mean for people to take government into their own hands? Brooke talks to Matt Qvortrup, professor of applied political science and international relations at Coventry University in the UK, author of the book Referendums and Ethnic Conflict, and editor of an essay collection called Referendums Around the World.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Republican Concepts 56 mins – “Trump was the chaos candidate, but he’s finding little success as the chaos president. He’s turned off Democrats and the Freedom Caucus, failed to pass a new health care law, and faced blockades in the courts against his travel ban. We call up veteran GOP strategist Mike Murphy to discuss the impossible spot the White House is in, and why Democrats shouldn’t blockade Neil Gorsuch. Murphy’s podcast is Radio Free GOP.” At the link find the title, “Where Is the Republican Resistance? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8196425845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

River Course Change 26 mins – “One of Yukon’s rivers is missing and scientists say they know the culprit behind the mystery — climate change.” At the link find the title, “April 19: How a Yukon river suddenly vanished in 4 days, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_29344.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Reich Lecture 56 mins – “Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility” At the link find the title, “The Rise of the Anti-Establishment: Where do we go from here?”right-click “Media files ideas_20170420_34786.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Cyberthreats 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Psychological Operations 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy.” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 58 mins – “A Senate bill proposes allowing parents to use public education funds for alternative educational expenses, from private school tuition to computer equipment. A growing number of states have adopted such measures but not without plenty of debate.  We’ll take a look at that discussion here, and around the country.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Communication 26 mins – “Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change. On this program, we’ll talk to John C. Besley, Associate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.  He studies how our perceptions of science & technology can potentially have health or environmental impacts.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Resistance 26 mins – “Part 1: Environmental engineer Siddhartha Roy is baffled when the state of Michigan insists the water in Flint is safe to drink despite his scientific evidence. Part 2: Sociologist Ada Cheng learns a surprising lesson about resistance while studying human rights violations in Hong Kong.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Change and Startups 68 mins – “Sam Altman, 31, has been one of Silicon Valley’s brightest stars for years as a founder, investor and president of Y Combinator. But, more recently, Sam and Y Combinator have both been making headlines for their involvement in some of today’s most contentious political and social issues. Y Combinator’s new “basic income project,” based in Oakland, will give 100 families a minimum wage with the goal of exploring alternatives to the existing social safety net. Sam has also been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and has backed “track Trump,” an online tool that monitors the promises President Trump delivers on, and those on which he comes up short. Y Combinator also recently welcomed the ACLU into their winter 2017 class and will help the ACLU turn its recent $24 million donation haul into concrete actions and organizational growth. Finally, Sam is in the beginning stages of a new project focused on finding a way to reduce housing costs through the creation of a smart city prototype. Sam was named president of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s largest startup incubator, in 2014. Y Combinator’s portfolio includes heavyweights, such as Airbnb, Dropbox and Stripe. Sam began his tech career as CEO of Loopt, which was acquired in 2012 and was included in Y Combinator’s first round of funded companies in 2005. Sam is also a personal investor in several of today’s most successful startups, including Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Asana and Pinterest. Join INFORUM, Sam and moderator Nellie Bowles of Vice for an insightful and timely conversation about tech, politics and everything in between.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Africa Debt 46 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status. How markets aren’t responding predictably to recent economic events. Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari’s beef with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon over how to prevent another banking crisis.” At the link find the title, “The Liquidity Edition, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5932832492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spider Bite Case 106 mins – “Jonathan from the podcast Arthro-Pod joins the TWiPerati to solve the case of the Peruvian Woman With Inguinal Insect Bite, and discuss warm autoimmune hemolytic anemic that develops after babesiosis.” At the link right-click “Download TWIP#131,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Street Drugs 59 mins – “Drugs, especially ones that are created with an array of toxic chemicals and sold on the street, pose serious health threats. Learn about the very real dangers from the latest designer and adulterated street drugs with Dr. Kathy Vo, a UCSF emergency medicine expert. Recorded on 03/22/2017. (#32085)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Neighborhoods 56 mins – “At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal. And to see some of what you’re hearing, we’re also on Instagram @revealnews.” At the link find the title, “Toxic burden, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Toxic-burden-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treadmill History 27 mins – “If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. But how far have we really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment?” At the link find the title, “April 17: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_87808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Oligarchy 24 mins -”Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Building the Wall: A theatrical response to the age of Donald Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170421_99414.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuskegee Syphilis Study 45 mins – “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world’s most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.” At the link find the title, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-19-symhc-tuskegee-study.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Urban Problems 88 mins – “For the first time in history, more people live in urban settlements than outside of them. The concentration of people, power, and wealth in cities creates many possibilities for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. Public policy decisions of city-level governments affect the crucial well-being of local residents, while also impacting transnational issues such as climate change and global finance and trade. Yet cities differ in their vulnerability and resilience to negative economic and demographic trends, security threats, and natural disasters. They also vastly differ in their effectiveness, capacity, and will to deliver essential and adequate public goods and services to their residents….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Navy Priorities 60 mins – “On April 27, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted an event focused on the coming priorities for the U.S. Navy. Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, opened with remarks before turning to a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veto History 27 mins – “The presidential veto is one of the cornerstones of the system of constitutional checks and balances the framers used to prevent the misuse or abuse of power within any branch of government. How has the veto been used historically and more recently? In this episode we cover the basics of the veto.” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vicente Fox Speaks Out 71 mins – “To the American public, Vicente Fox may be Mexico’s most well-known, modern politician. Prior to becoming president, he received a top management diploma from Harvard Business School and went on to become president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Latin America. He has most recently made national headlines by telling President Trump that Mexico “will not pay for that [expletive] wall,” and continues to engage President Trump on social media. Fox was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Currently, he is actively involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for less favored people through his organization Centro Fox. What are the realities and possibilities for the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico? Here’s a rare chance to get a unique perspective from one of Mexico’s most prominent and outspoken thought leaders.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Competition 56 mins – “Shoppers with Internet access and a bargain-hunting impulse can find a universe of products at their fingertips. In this thought-provoking exposé, Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi invite us to take a harder look at today’s app-assisted paradise of digital shopping. …The changing market reality is already shifting power into the hands of the few. Ezrachi and Stucke explore the resulting risks to competition, our democratic ideals, and our economic and overall well-being.” At the link find the title, “Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 316270352-berkmanklein-virtual-competition-promise-and-perils.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls and Fences 49 mins – “From internal barriers to border fences, do walls built for political purposes create bigger problems than they solve? And what is it like to live next to them, asks Cathy Gormley-Heenan, of Ulster University. She meets residents and experts in Belfast, Israel-West Bank, and on the US-Mexican border, to find out why we are still building walls and what impact they have.” At the link find the title, “Walls and Peace, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04zd3cy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walt Whitman 34 mins – “Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn’t start out particularly well.” At the link find the title, “Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-17-symhc-walt-whitman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warfare Technology 58 mins – “[Washington Times] columnist Bill Gertz looks at how America can win the information-technology wars. He is interviewed by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Bill Gertz, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473670.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Overview 105 mins [2 parts] – “[Part1]Dive into the world of water, on Earth and in the cosmos, when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis at the Beacon Theater….[Part 2]Navigate the stormy seas of greed, politics, economics and the science of water with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their guests Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis in Part 2 of our show from The Beacon Theater” At the link for Part 1 click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Weight Control 58 mins – “Many of us are aware we could be at a healthier weight. Perhaps we’ve even tried to drop some pounds but found that we were always feeling hungry and grumpy on a diet. Perhaps counting calories could help us lose weight for a while, but we gained it back again. We spoke with endocrinologist (and “obesity warrior”) Dr. David Ludwig. Find out why the diet recommendations of the past several decades have been exactly wrong to help most of us control our weight, and why a low-fat diet may actually make you hungry….” At the link find the title, “Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry (Archive), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1020-HungryArch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Operations 37 mins – “Former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco is well acquainted with the privilege — and sleeplessness — of working in the White House: “I basically ran on adrenaline, almost, for six years,” she says. Mastromonaco began as President Obama’s director of scheduling and advance, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations. Her responsibilities ran the gamut from overseeing the confirmation process for Cabinet secretaries to managing the president’s daily schedule and foreign travel….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Corks 4 mins – “A riend recently came to me with the following story. He’d taken an important client to dinner where he ordered wine — not the most expensive on the list, but certainly not the cheapest, either. To his horror, it arrived with … a screw top. That meant no waiter ceremoniously fussing with a corkscrew. No satisfying pop. No cork to examine. Just a quick twist of the wrist and a slight metallic “click” as the seal was broken. The waiter, who you can imagine had dealt with this situation before, said some of the finest wines in the world were bottled with screw tops. My friend wasn’t so sure….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Research 49 mins – “Zika has been in the news, if you haven’t noticed, as a neglected tropical disease which has been linked to a frightening surge in birth defects in Central and South America.  The response to Zika is going to depend upon the science–which is very much up in the air–along with  economic and cultural factors.  Chief among those are huge income disparities, population complexities, and limits on access to family planning options.  On today’s episode, Ellie Ginn, Marielle Meurice, Kevo Rivera, and Jessica Waters meet up with one of the researchers who is fighting this bug.  Dr. Selma Jeronimo isn’t a household name in the US, but she is becoming one in her home country of Brazil.  She is the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Rio Grande do Norte, and a professor of biochemistry and medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal.  Her job is investigating Brazil’s endemic diseases. With Zika now spread to more than 20 countries including the United States, we took advantage of her faculty appointment at the University of Iowa and her long-time collaborations with Iowa faculty and students, to have her on the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 285 – Apr 28, 2017: Afghanistan Soldiers, AI and Law, Airline Passenger Bumping, Angels in Night Vale, Animal Research, Artificial Retina, Astronomer Herschel, Australia Archeology, Australia Minimum Wage, Bannon Politics, Beavers, Blind Physics Major, Blueberry Farming, Boycotts, Business Progress, Cancer in Your Genes, Carbon Free Power, City Trends, Climate and Energy issues, Climate Change and Biology, Colorado River, Compulsions, Computer-aided Design, Congo Crisis, Consciousness Defined, CRISPR Uses – Problems, Cuba, Documentary Film Tricks, Domestication Experiment, Driverless Car Hacking, Driverless Energy Savers, Drug Abuse Background, Earth 2.0, Eating Disorders, Eco-Village, Education Trends, Eleanore Roosevelt and Friend, Emergency Doctor, End of Life Ed, Execution Problems, Federalist Society, Female Genital Cutting, Female Socialization, Financial Technology Industry, Friendster Lessons, Genetic Testing, Georgetown Slaves, Georgia State Political Race, Gerrymandering and Disease Experiments, Gettysburg Battle, Going Viral, Holocaust Escape Tunnel, Human Rights, Immigrants in Vermont, Immigration Law Locally, Impeachment Possibility, Islamic Contrasts, James Baldwin, Jonestown Tragedy, Joyce Carol Oates, Junk Business Founder, Lexicographer, Manufacturing Hazards, Marijuana Addiction, Medical Errors-Problems, Musical Doctor, North Korea Control, Poisons in Nature, Political Donations in Canada, Political Failure, Political Populism, Pre-K Education, Product Psychopath, Questions to Ask, Religious Freedom, Roughhousing Kids, Russia Apartment Building Bombings, School Voucher Program, Snake Bites, Social Media Impact, Solitary Confinement, Specialty Crops, Starshot Project, Storytelling, Superman and the Klan, Tax Reform, Trump Power Struggles, Trump Transparency, United Passenger Ejection, Venezuela Chaos, Video Games, Violent Crime Decline and Overdoses, Vulnerability, Women in Agriculture

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Afghanistan Soldiers 52 mins – “Afghanistan, strategically located between South, Central and West Asia has been invaded and fought over by the world’s superpowers for centuries. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the British Empire, the Soviet Union have all tried and failed to control Afghanistan. And war rages in the country today: the US-led military coalition has been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, and conflict has become the longest war in US history. Dawood Azami talks to the British, Russian, American and Afghan fighters and soldiers who fought in what some historians have called the Graveyard of Empires….” At the link find the title, “A Soldier’s Eye View of Afghanistan, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04z6y6g.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Law 34 mins – “A number of lawyers are nervous about artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs in the near future, but most don’t understand AI. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Mark Tamminga who defines artificial intelligence and what its growing popularity means for lawyers. Their discussion includes the big players in the AI industry, the future of technology, and what Mark would say to lawyers concerned that robots will take their jobs. They also talk about the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference 2017, for which Mark and Sharon are co-chairs. This year’s focus will be artificial intelligence and its role in the legal industry.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Defining Artificial Intelligence as a Legal Tool, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_112.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Passenger Bumping 24 mins – “Kim Jong-un’s leadership of North Korea is raising questions after the murder of his brother this week, the execution of his uncle in 2013, and the recent testing of a nuclear- capable missile.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: Why Trump needs to develop a North Korea policy now: analyst, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170215_55722.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Angles in Night Vale 29 mins – “The angels go to the Hall of Public Records. The voice of the Faceless Old Woman was Mara Wilson.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 106-Filings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Research 60 mins – “This week we’re revisiting animal research. There’s no denying animal research has done amazing things for both humanity and the animals we live and work with. But there are also good reasons why it makes people uncomfortable. We’ll talk with philosopher John Hadley about the different philosophical perspectives on animal research, and how scientists might be more open about their practices. We’ll also speak with philosopher Janet Stemwedel about current practices regulating research in the United States, how reducing animal use dovetails with issues of scientific reproducibility, and how we can have better, more productive conversations on what is often a hot button issue.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Retina [2nd item] 27 mins – “The naked mole-rat never ceases to amaze. A new study shows that when it gets stuffy in their underground burrows, this mouse-sized wrinkly mammal is able to metabolise fructose – just as plants do – and by this bypass the need for oxygen for up to 18 minutes. In a new study scientists have created an artificial retina. The retina is a light-sensitive layer of the eye which is essential for sight. The artificial retinas are able to mimic the abilities of living tissue, reacting to light and electrical signals. In the future, scientists hope that these retinas could save the sight of many. Virtual reality (VR) is not only a fun gimmick for gamers, but could be used to train dentists in dental surgery. Our reporter Marnie Chesterton visits the VR World Congress in Bristol in the United Kingdom and tries out the technology and discovers first-hand the all too real experience of dental surgery. Lastly, with 800 million people living near a volcano, spotting eruptions in advance can be crucial. We talk to the scientists working on the technology that allows us to spot them from space with satellites. And, reporter Anand Jagatia heads to Iceland which homes the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused disruption to the air space back in 2010.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomer Herschel 57 mins – “In 1782, William Herschel entered the service of his Royal Majesty, King George III of the United Kingdom.  Over the next 20 years, he, along with his brother Alexander, would build hundred of telescopes including the largest research instruments in Europe as well as create the largest catalogue of deep sky objects ever compiled.  Assisting him in this was his sister, Caroline Herschel, who would become an exceptional astronomer in her own right. He would seek to answer questions about the Sun’s motion through space, the behavior of variable stars, the nature of stellar spectra, the shape of the Milky Way galaxy and the Sun’s position in it and the composition of nebulae. In 1788, he married Mary Pitt (nee Baldwin) and, in 1792, fathered a son, John Herschel, who would go on to be the preeminent scientist of the mid-18th century; competing his father’s catalogue work by extending his observations to the Southern Hemisphere and doing much to create the technology of photography as well as making significant contributions to the philosophy of science. John and his wife, Margaret, would have 12 children, three of whom would become scientists that would make significant contributions during their lifetimes.” At the link right-click Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia Archeology 56 mins – “When did humans arrive on this ancient continent? 4,000 years ago, as they thought in 1964? 30,000 years back, as the Lake Mungo finds suggested? 49,000 as indicated by Giles Hamm’s discovery, published last year? Or even further back? A revolution in understanding is underway: of genetics, dating, and analysis of human behaviour. The Science Show brings it all together and traces the history of the first Australians.

Australia Minimum Wage 45 mins – “Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Sally McManus, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_McManus_2903_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon Politics 49 mins – “President Trump’s top advisor Steve Bannon is a big fan of the book “The Fourth Turning” and its dark message of political upheaval. We’ll check it out.” At the link find the title, “Political Upheaval, By Design, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523427760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beavers 29 mins – “Beaver (Castor canadensis), have been kicking around in North America for 2 million years. Ecologically they do all sorts of great things: their ponds ease flooding downstream, and support large numbers of bird species, fish, amphibians, and otters. They’re what’s called a keystone species, as in the keystone to an entire eco-system. But they’re also the world’s second largest rodent and a nightmare for property owners. Humans and beavers have a long history together because they like to live in the same places, but the way we’ve built our infrastructure has almost guaranteed our two species will be locked in eternal conflict.” At the link find the title, “Episode 36: Leave it to Beavers, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5816971-episode-36-leave-it-to-beavers.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Blind Physics Major 31 mins – “Jamie Principato is a Physics Major at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is working on a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program for transition age B/VI students. Jamie talks about how she got interested in the sciences as a young child during conversations with her father. Her desire to become a Physics Major did not happen until she found the beauty in Mathematics and the determination to seek the field she desired and not to settle for less. Jamie has transitioned from high school to home school and to college. She shares her experiences and encourages others not to settle for less than what they really want.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blueberry Farming 78 mins – “Susan and Harley Soltes of Bow Hill Blueberries raise five acres of high-bush blueberries on the northern edge of the Skagit River Valley in western Washington. Susan and Harley bought the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit County in 2011, transitioned the farm to organic, and launched a new line of value-added products along with their fresh and frozen berries. Harley shares the details of organic blueberry production, from weed control and management of mummy berry and spotted wing drosophila through the GAP-certified harvest that provides access to institutional markets. Bow Hill’s blueberry bushes were mostly planted in the 1940s, which provides a great marketing opportunity – heirlooms! – but also presents challenges when it comes to keeping the harvest crew happy, and Harley and Susan dig deep into how they work with their labor crew to maximize the harvest and keep worker satisfaction high. Susan walks us through how they market their fresh and frozen berries to institutions including Microsoft’s food service and the Seattle Seahawks, as well how they created their unique line of value-added products, and how they have established a differentiated presence in the marketplace, even though Washington State is the United States’ largest producer of organic blueberries. We also discuss how Bow Hill has developed and enhanced their u-pick market and on-farm sales, as well as how they’ve turned purslane to their advantage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Boycotts 33 mins – “In this History Grab Bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in the news. They’ll look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, and look at America’s history of boycotts all the way back to the Boston Tea Party. They’ll also talk about why it’s so hard for presidents – from Nixon to Trump – to actually shrink the federal government. Plus, footnotes!” 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.

Business Progress 15 mins – “In this episode we help you take a hard look at your business and its forward movement or lack there of. If you have a vision for where you want your business to be, if you want your business to grow and prosper don’t miss the four crucial questions covered in this show.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar to download the file.

Cancer in Your Genes 72 mins – “Cancer might be in your DNA. Cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA gene came roaring into our collective consciousness when Angelina Jolie candidly shared her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent inherited cancer. How does a BRCA mutation affect the risk of cancer for both men and women? How are genetic cancers different than other cancers, and who should be tested? Join us for a panel discussion on genetic cancer, treatment and prevention. Genetic counselors from Color Genomics will be on hand to demonstrate how testing works.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Free Power 58 mins – “California has committed to getting one-half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. But clean energy advocates say the state could be more ambitious and shoot for 100% clean electricity. Still, not everyone agrees on how the existing energy grid can integrate new technologies, or whether getting to 100% is even technically possible yet. On today’s program, we hear how smart technology and the “Internet of things” can be part of the solution, while making our lives greener, safer, and more convenient. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Trends 80 mins – “Urbanist Richard Florida asserts that back-to-the-city movement ushered in by the young, educated, and affluent has resulted in “winner-take-all-urbanism,” with a small group of winners and a much larger span of losers. In his new book, “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It“, Florida discusses these profound challenges that threaten the economic future of cities and how they can be addressed. Florida writes that cities remain the most powerful economic engines the world has ever seen and the only way forward is to devise a new model of urbanism that encourages innovation and wealth creation while generating good jobs, rising living standards, and a better way of life for everyone. On Tuesday, April 18, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted Florida to discuss his prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Energy Issues 97 mins – “In December 2015, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The agreement went into effect last November, and countries are now in the process of developing policies that will achieve their commitments, or Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs). President Trump has begun to roll back Obama-era policies that sought to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but so far the United States remains a party to the agreement. On April 19, the newly-launched Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate hosted a panel discussion on the role of carbon pricing in the implementation of the Paris goals, with opening remarks from Lord Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics and Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, the co-chairs the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. They shared their thoughts on carbon pricing and other policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, including the objective to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.” After the discussion, Brookings Vice President Kemal Derviş moderated a panel discussion and took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from th pop-up menu.

Climate Change and Biology 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, titled “Biology and Climate Change.”  Our speaker is Professor Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado River 26 mins – “New Yorker staff writer David Owen says that convoluted legal agreements and a patchwork of infrastructure determine how water from the Colorado is allocated. His new book is Where The Water Goes….At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compulsions 46 mins – “We talk to science writer Sharon Begley about her new book “Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions.” At the link find the title “175 Sharon Begley – Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions” right-click “Media files a18339e2-cebe-4014-bfd4-a3a0e84f2978.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer-aided Design 58 mins – “We have an interview today with Scott Tarcy of CAD Design Help. I love that we’re going to bring in somebody else who has a different CAD design view. Somebody else really who is trying to do something similar that we are in helping to be a resource for people interested in 3D printing in one way or another. His focus is a little more in the CAD side of things. It’s a bit of a cross section. He’s more of an engineer, actually is a degreed engineer, a mechanical engineer. He has worked inside a couple of different corporations, doing real serious engineering work on products. He’s complimentary to what we do on WTFFF and 3D Start Point and we thought it would be good to have him on. He’s a great resource and he’s got a podcast. It’s called The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast. I think he’s 24 episodes into it or something at this point. I think it’s really an interesting model of who he’s talking to that’s very different than who we’re talking to. There’s plenty of room in the space for someone else with a little different perspective.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Congo Crisis 96 mins – “Despite being required to step down after his second term ended in 2016, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila, relying on a dubious reading of the constitution, remains in office, due in part to the failure to hold elections last year, which would have allowed the selection of a replacement. New elections are now set to take place by the end of 2017. In the interim, President Kabila was to lead a transitional government, but talks on that matter have since broken down. As protests of his continued rule surge, violence is also increasing. The United Nations, under heavy pressure from the incoming Trump administration, is now also considering decreasing its peacekeeping commitment to the country.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Defined 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Uses – Problems 58 mins – “It’s a prime example of fundamental research leading to a revolution. For nearly two years, CRISPR gene editing has been a hot topic. The technology has allowed almost any hospital or small lab to undertake gene editing, a process previously only undertaken in the largest labs and costing a bomb. And it all came from fundamental curiosity and basic research with no obvious application. Peter Fineran and Adrian Patterson at the University of Otago in Dunedin describe how bacteria protect themselves against viruses by guiding proteins to destroy the DNA of an invading virus and how this process has been copied in the technology which now puts gene editing in the hands of so many.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba 45 mins – “Guest podcast host, Tom Gjelten of NPR, speaks with Diane Rehm and her tour guide in Cuba, then a conversation with Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College on how Americans have lost faith in expertise and why this development is so troubling….” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Documentary Film Tricks 26 mins – “In 1999, a nature documentary called Wolves came out in IMAX theaters. The film was designed to combat the misinformation campaigns of the ranching and hunting lobbies, which portrayed wolves as vicious killers. The filmmakers wanted to show a wolf pack interacting in complex, subtle ways.But filming the intimate lives of wild wolves is nearly impossible because they don’t tolerate the presence of people. So the show’s producers went to game farm, “rented” wolves who were more used to being around humans, and constructed an artificial den with cameras inside. And in the movie there are these amazing close-up shots of puppies cozying up against their mother’s belly….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestication Experiment 33 mins – “Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research.” 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.

Driverless Car Hacking 7 mins – “What if someone could hack into a driverless car and slam on the brakes? Some day in the future, you’ll hail a cab, then a few minutes later, a driverless, autonomous vehicle will pull up to the curb. You’ll hop into the back seat and off you go, leaving the driving to the computer. Not so fast. Driverless cars are indeed coming. Automakers are already road testing them in select US cities with standby drivers ready to take control of the steering wheel if anything goes haywire. But let’s face it. Even though automotive engineers are developing some amazing navigational technologies to function flawlessly in a driverless vehicle, it could take a while to persuade passengers to take a leap of faith and turn over the wheel to a robot. In addition to the daunting task of designing smart, driverless cars, there’s another potential pitfall that hasn’t been much talked about. And that’s the considerable risk that the software being designed to autopilot the future fleet of autonomous vehicles could be hacked. “Driverless cars have all of the problems of regular car security, and then you add in a bunch more computers and sensors and take the human out of the front seat, altogether, so it’s a difficult problem,” says automotive security researcher Charlie Miller….” 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.

Driverless Car Impact 6 mins – “Of all the questions swirling around the rise of self-driving cars, from how safe they’ll be to how we regulate them, one essential question is often overlooked. What will self-driving cars mean for the environment? Backers of the technology argue that autonomous vehicles will drive more efficiently than humans do — no more slamming on breaks or gunning it at yellow lights — so they’ll save gas and reduce pollution. But early research reveals a wide range of emissions possibilities for driverless cars. A 2016 report found that automated vehicles could reduce fuel consumption by as much as 90 percent, or increase it by 200 percent.” 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.

Drug Abuse Background 56 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he’d like to revamp the War on Drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.” At the link find the title, “This American War on Drugs, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm041417pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 12:00 AM

Earth 2.0 42 mins – “If we could reboot the planet and create new systems and institutions from scratch, would they be any better than what we’ve blundered our way into through trial and error? This is the first of a series of episodes that we’ll release over several months. Today we start with — what else? — economics. You’ll hear from Nobel laureate Angus Deaton, the poverty-fighting superhero Jeff Sachs; and many others.” At the link click the circle with three dpts, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eating Disorders 57 mins – “The Internet, social media, and increased awareness both help and hinder eating disorder treatment and management. And now, as more men and pre-teens are diagnosed with eating disorders, approaches toward resolving these problems are constantly evolving.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eco-Village 69 mins – “After more than 12 years of case study research on organic and biodynamic family farms, intentional communities, and resilient and regenerative design thinking, James Ehrlich founded ReGen Villages. At the forefront of automating thriving abundance for healthy families, ReGen is a Stanford University spin-off company which develops technology-integrated residential areas. Starting with pilot communities—one in Almere, Netherlands and the other at Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah—ReGen Villages intends to reduce burdens on municipal and national governments, creating self-reliant neighborhoods that can power, feed, hydrate and digest their own organic waste. Ehrlich will discuss his inspirational research on farm-to-table communities, detailing his greater vision and plans to realize solutions for the next 2–3 billion people who will live on Earth by 2050. As a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for 25 years, primarily in the video game and entertainment technology area, Ehrlich designed worlds that made sense. Recently appointed to the U.S. State Department’s joint task force on the nexus of food, water, energy and waste, the genesis of Ehrlich’s personal research came from over a decade of case studies on organic and biodynamic family farms and their connection to the strongest communities around the world.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Trends 14 mins – “…We discuss two major trends that we observed along with three emerging trends. The two major trends were hold-overs from our previous sessions: online learning and augmented reality and virtual reality. There were a variety of resources that focused on strategies and tools for effective online learning….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Friend 53 mins – “we’re telling the story of the unconventional relationship that deeply influenced Eleanor Roosevelt. When FDR entered the White House in 1932, Eleanor feared her independent life would take a back seat to the ceremonial role of first lady. But on the campaign trail she had met Lorena Hickok, a feisty reporter who would become her adviser, confidante, and lover. Biographer Susan Quinn joins Doug to explain how Eleanor and “Hick” used their bond to better depression-ravaged America.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Doctor 24 mins – “Emergency room doctor James Maskalyk looks at how societal and personal issues emerge in the ER — from a hospital in Toronto and another in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.” At the link find the title, “April 13: From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_99020.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

End of Life Ed 27 mins – “Teens already learn sex ed in school, so why not death ed too? The Current speaks to a palliative care doctor who says high school students should be taught about death and dying.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Why an ICU doctor says death ed is as essential as sex ed in high school, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_69294.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Execution Problems 48 mins – “Arkansas says it will execute seven death row inmates by the end of the month. Why the rush? The lethal injection drugs are set to expire. We’ll look at the controversy.” At the linkf idn the title, “Arkansas Rushes Death Penalty For 7 Inmates, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523781361.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federalist Society 38 mins – “…One man is responsible to a considerable extent for choosing a third of the justices on the Supreme Court, including Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in Monday. That’s what Jeffrey Toobin reports in his latest article in The New Yorker called “The Conservative Pipeline To The Supreme Court.” The article is about Leonard Leo, who Toobin says served in effect as president Trump’s subcontractor on the selection of Gorsuch. Leo also played a crucial part in the nominations of Justices Roberts and Alito. Leo is executive vice president of The Federalist Society, a national group of conservative lawyers, which Toobin also writes about in his article. The society was co-founded by law students in 1982. One of their faculty advisers was Antonin Scalia, who Justice Gorsuch has now replaced on the court. Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a senior legal analyst for CNN….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Genital Cutting 24 mins – “Many young girls face female genital mutilation in Tanzania. But now a safe haven, run by a local woman, serves as a refuge to help these girls escape the painful and potentially deadly tradition.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Tanzanian safe house helps courageous girls escape female genital mutilation, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_27571.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Socialization 39 mins – “Women talk to each other about more or less everything – dreams, diets, sex lives and insecurities. But there are some things women will only talk to another woman about. Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, talks with 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan about her new book – “You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships.” At the link find the title, “A Little More Conversation: How Women Talk To Each Other, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170420_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Technology Industry 15 mins – “The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit and payments. Commonly referenced subsectors associated with fintech include marketplace lending, mobile payments, digital wealth management, and distributed ledger technology….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendster Lessons 42mins – “In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. He and his website were at the forefront of an industry that would eventually be worth more than $400 billion. So, what went wrong?” At the link find the title, “Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7039121697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Testing 58 mins – “If you had a crystal ball that told you your future, would you look? Many of us are doing the next best thing: genetic tests. By examining your DNA you can find out your risks of certain diseases, how certain drugs might affect you and hidden secrets from your past. But does this knowledge come at a price, and can that information be used against you? This week, the Naked Scientists examine the secrets and surprises we might find when we probe our DNA.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgetown Slaves P1 26 mins – “For the residents of a small Louisiana town, there’s always been a question about their past: How’d they get there? Solving the mystery only raised more questions.” At the link find the title, “#766: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One,” right-click “Media files 20170421_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgia State Political Race 42 mins – “After taking a beating in November, some Democrats woke up Wednesday with Georgia still on their mind. Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old political novice, fell just short of a shocking victory in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. But how much can one well off Atlanta suburb can tell us about the future direction of the country? And what’s the path forward for Democrats seeking to capture 24 seats in the House in 2018? Joining 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan is Andra Gillespie, professor of political science at Emory University, Jessica Taylor, lead digital political reporter at NPR, Domenico Montanaro, lead political editor at NPR, Stephanie Murphy, U.S. representative (D) for Florida’s 7th congressional district and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.” At the link find the title, “In Search Of A Bellwether, Democrats Look To The House, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170419_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Gerrymandering & The Legacy of Disease Experiments 28 mins – First a Civics 101 lesson on gerrymandering, followed by “Sushma Subramanian wrote about the legacy left behind in Guatemala, 70 years after American researchers infected locals with syphilis and gonorrhea in her article “Worse Than Tuskegee”.  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gettysburg Battle 90 mins – “It was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, and the high tide for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Going Viral 12 mins – “We often hear about something becoming so popular is goes “viral.” But what does that mean and why does it happen? National Press Club member Matthew Ballard discusses this topic with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic who writes about economics and media. They discuss the science behind why some songs, books or movies become very popular and why certain headlines get more attention than others. They also talk about Thompson’s new book, “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Escape Tunnel 8 mins – “…Shortly after the Nazis invaded Lithuania in June 1941, they started bringing groups of Jews from the nearby city of Vilnius, known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania, to the Ponar forest. The Nazis lined them up, shot them at close range, and tossed the bodies into pits. The unfinished fuel tank site, which was used as an execution site for Jews from the Vilna region. … the Germans recruited a group of 80 Jewish prisoners to exhume the bodies and burn them, in order to hide the evidence. …The prisoners knew that when they finished their job, they would be shot. So they came up with a plan. Every night, for 76 nights, they dug a tunnel under the Nazis’ feet. The tunnel went from the burial pit, where they were housed, 100 feet into the forest. They dug the tunnel using spoons and their bare hands. Then on the last night of Passover, April 15, 1944, the time had come. The prisoners cut off their shackles with a smuggled-in file, and shuffled through the narrow passageway in the ground. When they emerged from the tunnel, the Nazis started shooting. Only 12 prisoners made it out and joined a partisan unit in the forest. …Last year, an international group of archaeologists found the legendary escape tunnel. They didn’t want to disturb any human remains at the burial pits, so instead of digging, the archaeologists used radar and radio waves to scan beneath the ground. What they found dovetailed exactly with the survivors’ verbal accounts. The archaeologists’ discovery is the subject of a new documentary from the program Nova.” 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.

Holocaust Story 36 mins – “On this week’s podcast we pick up two very different takes on the impact of war: Xan Brooks’s debut The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times is a novel set in England after the first world war, while Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man is his account of surviving Auschwitz during the second world war….” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human rights 110 mins – “While the potential benefits of collecting vast amounts of metadata for governments and businesses are obvious, this data collection also poses a number of difficulties regarding internationally recognized rights to privacy, information, expression, and association. Confusion over the boundaries between “good” and “bad” uses of the World Wide Web is growing, with different national authorities intervening to regulate and mediate areas of conflict and competition with little to no normative consensus at the international level. Moreover, while experts recognize the need for greater international cooperation to facilitate investigation and prosecution of a wide range of violations—from cyber theft to terrorist attacks and war crimes—the necessary standards and protocols for applying technology to facilitate effective accountability are lacking. The fourth Annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture hosted by the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and The Hague Institute for Global Justice sought to address these issues, focusing on the intersection of technology, accountability, and international law….”At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in Vermont 48 mins – “Fears on the farm. How President Trump’s immigration crackdown could impact Vermont’s dairy industry.” At the link find the title, “Big Worries In Vermont’s Dairy Industry, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523781375.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Locally 27 mins – “Since the election of Donald Trump, immigrants and their lawyers have been preparing for the worst. In part 2 of our series on the role some local police play in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, we spend time with the immigrant community in Frederick County Maryland, one place that’s been helping the feds since 2008. Minor offenders who were allowed to remain under the Obama administration are getting their papers together, avoiding the police and getting ready to be deported after living for years in the US.” At the link find the title, “189: What’s the difference between Trump and Obama’s immigration rules?” right-click “Media files 317529356-decodedc-189-whats-the-difference-between-trump-and-obamas-immigration-rules.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment Possibility 36 mins – “When the Founding Fathers laid out their plans for a new kind of government, they also installed an executive kill switch. Article Two, Section Four of the U.S. Constitution says presidents shall be impeached and removed from office if they commit “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Ever since President Donald Trump took office, Americans have been outraged by what they see as his financial conflicts of interest and his campaign’s links to Russia. Many have called for President Trump’s ouster. Allan Lichtman, dubbed ‘Prediction Professor’ for accurately calling every presidential election since 1984, is out with a new book and a bold prediction: that President Trump will soon get the boot. Will Allan Lichtman be proven right again? Lichtman joins 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan along with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of The National Constitution Center, to discuss the plausibility of the impeachment.” At the link find the title, “Truncating Trump: Is Impeachment Plausible? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170417_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Contrasts 56 mins – “Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, an American Muslim and self-described liberal, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitable.” At the link find the title,”Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 2, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170412_80960.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin P2 58 mins – “Continuing on I Am Not Your Negro, “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), and The Fire Next Time (1963). We (and Law Ware) discuss Baldwin’s critique of the American dream, how to oppose the inhumanity of others without becoming inhuman yourself, and Baldwin’s take on religion. Plus, was the the documentary actually good as a film? This continues part 1, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Supplement this with the Phi Fic discussion (featuring Mark!) on Baldwin’s short stories “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” (1960) and “Sonny’s Blues” (1957).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jonestown Tragedy 42 mins – “On Nov. 18, 1978, an itinerant preacher, faith healer and civil rights activist named the Rev. Jim Jones led more than 900 of his followers to kill themselves by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at their Jonestown settlement in the jungle of Guyana. Nearly 40 years later, questions still linger regarding the Jonestown massacre and the man who inspired it….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joyce Carol Oates 58 mins – “...The writer Joyce Carol Oates grew up on a farm, tending chickens in what she describes as a very desolate part of upstate New York, and grew up to write around 90 (and counting) novels and collections of essays and short stories, many of them while teaching at Princeton University. She’s won many, many awards, including the National Book Award, the Pen/Malamud Award and the National Humanities Medal. Her powerful new novel, A Book of American Martyrs, begins with a terrible act of violence – and then deals with its complex aftermath. Today’s conversation starts there, weaving through the political and religious landscape of America, past and present. We also talk about whether writing, for Joyce, is as “effortless” as critics have described the experience of reading her. Trump comes, up, inevitably but briefly….” At the link find the title, “94. Joyce Carol Oates (Writer) – Oh, That’s Socialism, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP2471865598.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Junk Business Founder 43 mins – “Brian Scudamore didn’t dream of a life hauling away other people’s trash. But when he needed to pay for college, he bought a $700 pickup truck, painted his phone number on the side, and started hauling. Now 1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes over $200 million in annual revenue.” At the link find the title, “1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Brian Scudamore, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170414_hibt_podcast.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lexicographer 58 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Kory Stamper is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, often seen on their “Ask the Editor” video series. Her funny and fascinating book Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is about the how the sausage of dictionaries is made, and about the slipperiness of words themselves. This is not a “prescriptivist” manifesto, fussily criticizing people’s misuse of apostrophes or words like “irregardless.” On the contrary, like any lexicographer worth her salt (and salt, as Kory will tell you, was once so valuable it was used as money, which is where we get the word “salary” from…) Kory’s a professional “descriptivist”, painstakingly trying to pin down how words are actually used even as they try to wriggle away from her.” At the link find the title, “95. Kory Stamper (Lexicographer) – Lair of the Level 10 Word Mage,” right-click “Media files PP8415028636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing Hazards 48 mins – “When Alabama drew auto jobs south, it also got low wages and lots of injuries. We’ll look at the message for American manufacturing.” At the link find the title, “Alabama: A New Detroit, Or A New Bangladesh? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523552888.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Addiction 22 mins – “As the government moves to legalize marijuana use, specialists in addiction say we need to confront the dependency issues we already face with the drug.” At the link find the title, “April 13: Will legalized marijuana lead to more addictions? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_77848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Errors Problems 27 mins – “The US state of Arkansas has scheduled 8 executions by lethal injection, because one of the drugs they use, Midazolam, reaches its sell-by date at the end of April. There have been various challenges to the death penalties – including stays of execution and the drug companies trying to sue the state of Arkansas for misleading them about what the drug was being used for when they bought it. We talk to campaigning organisation Reprive and an Arkansas-based doctor. There has been a spate of forest fires in Chile which have destroyed whole communities. Jane Chambers reports on the health effects of the fires – as well as the expected burns and lung problems, there are worries about infections spread by rats fleeing from the burning hills. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a global challenge to halve the number of medication errors around the world over the next five years. The cost of medication errors has been estimated at US$ 42 billion annually and in developing countries it is thought as many as 1 in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. Dr Neelam Dhingra from the WHO tells us about the human cost of medical errors.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musical Doctor 19 mins – “Melissa Palma wanted to start SloCCOMP strong, so she spoke with the ever popular Peter Rubenstein, PhDRuby, as he is known (but don’t tell him, he doesn’t know), has been at the Carver College of Medicine teaching biochemistry for a long time, and has seen a few different curricula come and go.  But it’s his passion for teaching and his accessibility to the students that makes him a favorite.  That and his penchant for putting biochemistry to music.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Control 21 mins – “As the U.S. faces a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea, president Donald Trump’s latest tweets show his patience is wearing thin with China and has issued an ultimatum – fix it, or the U.S. will.” At the link find the title, “April 12: Can China help de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and North Korea? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170412_76081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poisons in Nature 59 mins – “Substances that might seem innocent can be toxic. Dr. Kent Olson is the Medical Director of the San Francisco Poison Control System. He helps us understand when plants and fungi can be toxic and how to avoid misbegotten uses of herbal medications. Recorded on 03/15/2017. (#32084)” [Visual aids are useful, in addition to the audio portion.] At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Donations in Canada 26 mins – “B.C. is being called the “Wild West” of political fundraising. The province’s unique rules have allowed the B.C. Liberal Party to rake in massive amounts of cash.” At the link find the title, “April 12: B.C. Liberals face heat over ‘cash-for-access’ fundraising ahead of election, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170412_34632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Failure 62 mins – “Has the political establishment failed America? Whether they voted for Trump or Sanders or none of the above, millions of Americans say the answer is yes – and that the system benefits the elites at the expense of everyone else. Others say that despite its flaws, the political establishment has been a force for unparalleled stability, prosperity and equality — and that it is now the only thing standing between America and the abyss. Is it time for the old guard to come to the rescue or to make way for a new political reality? Arguing in favour of the motion were Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and William Howell of UChicago. Arguing against the motion were Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post and Eric Oliver of Uchicago.” At the link find the title, “Has the Political Establishment Failed America? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Populism 85 mins – “The political establishments in the United States and Europe woke to a new reality in 2016. From the UK’s Brexit decision and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, to creeping authoritarianism in Hungary and Poland and the rise of far-right parties across the continent, there was a dramatic resurgence of nationalist, anti-elite, and anti-immigrant currents. On both sides of the Atlantic, populists promised to give voice to the grievances of the people—the alleged “losers” of globalization who faced unemployment, socioeconomic immobility, a declining quality of life, and the erosion of traditional values. As several elections have revealed, populists channeled this dissatisfaction through platforms of economic nationalism and protectionism, challenging political establishments which they depicted as out of touch and a liberal international order—with the U.S. and Europe at its core—described as ineffective, unfair, or both….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pre-K Education 139 mins – “In 2015, 42 states and the District of Columbia spent $6.2 billion in state funds on pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, a fact that represents a growing commitment to pre-K as a way to help children from disadvantaged families increase their school readiness. But while numerous studies have documented the success of pre-K programs in preparing students for elementary school, inconclusive evidence about the sustainability of pre-K benefits as children move through their school years is raising important new questions for scientists, educators, and policymakers alike. How can states optimize their pre-K programs to provide both the strongest early learning boost and a solid foundation for future learning?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Psychopaths 46 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!” Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Questions to Ask 48 mins – “We talk to a college dean whose graduation speech on asking the right questions and living a full life has gone viral way beyond campus.’ At the link find the title, “Wait, What?’ (And Other Big Questions), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523739187.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religious Freedom 57 mins – “We’re delighted to Kristina Arriaga with us to talk about the intersection of religious freedom and women’s rights around the world. Kristina Arriaga is a commission on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Before joining the Commission, she was the executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a firm that defends the free expression of all religious traditions in the United States and abroad. Ms. Arriaga began her career in Washington, working for a U.S. ambassador here, Jose Sorzano, at the Cuban American National Foundation. And afterwards, served as an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, where she worked to raise awareness of the plight of political prisoners. She is a recipient of the Newseum’s 2017 Free Expression Award, and was featured by The Federalist as one of seven most amazing women of 2016….” 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.

Roughhousing Kids 21 mins – “A new community reference guide in Quebec is advising daycares to allow roughhousing saying it helps build better social skills.” At the link find the title, “April 13: Roughhousing benefits kids, suggests Quebec daycare guide, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_78380.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia Apartment Building Bombings 62 mins – “Ira talks to Russian reporter Anna Nemtsova in Moscow about the recent subway bombing in St. Petersburg and the conspiracy theories she heard from Russians as soon as news about the bombing started to spread. Anna Nemtsova is a correspondent for The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Back in 1999 there was a series of bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and across Russia. 300 people died. It happened just as Vladimir Putin was coming to power. And there was a question whether Putin or other people in the Kremlin might have been involved. Producer Robyn Semien talked to reporters who covered the bombings and reviewed the evidence…” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Voucher Program 7 mins – “Opponents of a school voucher bill say the proposal would violate the state constitution by allowing public money to be used at private, religious schools. The Republican-backed bill would create Education Freedom Savings Accounts, allowing parents to use public money for a broad range of education expenses, including tuition at private schools. Families would get roughly $3,400 dollars per child, or 90 percent of the average per-pupil state adequacy grant….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snake Bites P1 36 mins – “We have Dr. Ben Abo (benabo@ufl.edu) on the show tonight to talk about some common myths about snake bite injuries. Before he comes on, Kyle Nelson (@WxKyleNelson), our resident severe and disaster weather expert, joins us to talk about the upcoming severe weather roundup. Also on the call is Dr. Joe Holley calling in from his home base in Memphis. First are the old myths about coral snakes in North America. The rhyme about  “Red touch black, safe for Jack. Red touches yellow, kills a fellow” is only true for one variety of coral snake in North America. It’s also a myth that coral snakes have to “latch on” for the venom to transmit. The coral snake venom is a neurotoxin and the effects can be delayed for hours after the bite. The only treatment is the antivenin for that particular bite. There are often permanent effects depending on where the bite is located.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Impact 27 mins – “Millions of people around the world use social media every day to stay in touch with friends and family. But ironically, studies have shown that people who spend more time on these sites feel more socially isolated than those who don’t. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effects that social media has on us, and how FOMO — or, the fear of missing out — can lead to actually missing out.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 68: Schadenfacebook,” right-click “Media files 20170417_hiddenbrain_68.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement Elimination 37 mins – “Evidence suggests isolating inmates inflicts permanent mental harm. So why does the U.S. have roughly 100,000 prisoners housed in solitary confinement, spending 23 to 24 hours per day alone in an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell? Joining 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan to discuss solitary confinement is Dan Edge, director of the documentary “Last Days of Solitary”, Brian Nelson, prisoners’ rights coordinator at Uptown People’s Law Center and Andrew Cohen, senior editor at the Marshall Project.” At the link find the title, “Cruel & Ineffective: Ending Solitary Confinement, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170418_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement Reduction 116 mins – “Inside one state’s ambitious attempt to decrease its use of solitary — and what happens when prisoners who have spent considerable time in isolation try to integrate back into society.” At the link find the title, “Last Days of Solitary, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318676436-frontlinepbs-last-days-of-solitary.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Specialty Crops 57 mins – “What are Specialty Crops?  These are the crops of the produce aisle, fruits, vegetables, nuts.  These are high-value crops that receive relatively little research funding compared to other types of the big-ag crops, things like corn, wheat, sugar and soy.   Helena Bottemiller-Evich is the Senior Food and Ag Reporter for Politico, and asks the question, “Why is the government not putting more funding into the foods we are supposed to be eating?”   Helena discusses the paradox of funding for fruits and veggies and shares great stories of iceberg lettuce, post-harvest packaging, tribal thinking, and how we communicate topics like biotechnology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Starshot Project 35 mins – “On 12 April 2016, Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and physicist Yuri Milner announced a new and ambitious initiative called Breakthrough Starshot. Kickstarted with $100 million, the initiative aims to develop and demonstrate new technology, which will enable unmanned space flight at 20% of the speed of light, in the hope of laying the foundations for a mission to Alpha Centauri – our closest star system. But how does this proposed technology work? And what are some of the barriers and challenges in the way?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Storytelling 20 mins – “Storytelling has been around for thousands of years, but it’s a practice that’s now widely used by communities and organizations as a way of initiating change at the international, national, state and local levels. Press Club member Kathy Bonk is the Executive Director of the Communications Consortium Media Center, where she’s directly involved with storytelling. In an interview with Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Mike Hempen, she discusses how and why communities use storytelling to empower their residents. She also offers advice on how journalists can benefit from grassroots storytelling initiatives.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superman and the Klan 10 mins – “Mr. Akai had a secret – and every kid in the neighborhood knew it.” At the link find the the title, “Episode 51: Kid Stuff” and click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar to download the file.

Tax Reform 66 mins – “On the eve of the annual tax deadline, here’s a program that promises to provide ammunition for the next time you complain to elected officials about the hassles and inequities of the U.S. tax system. Noted journalist T.R. Reid points out the following: Last year, Americans spent more than 6 billion hours and $12 billion filing their taxes. In the Netherlands, the average filing time is 15 minutes; in Estonia, it takes 7 minutes. According to Reid, Congress has given its members various tax breaks and deductions that other Americans never receive. In Slovakia, by contrast, government representatives pay 5 percent more in tax. Reid goes on to say that U.S. billionaires can pay relatively very little tax—and sometimes no tax at all. France, Norway and Switzerland all have wealth taxes designed to reduce economic inequality. Historically, there have been total rewrites of the U.S. tax code every 32 years—in 1922, 1954 and 1986. This means the next rewrite is due in 2018, and Congress and President Trump will need to begin revamping the code this year. Can they write a new tax code that is both fair and simple? Can they cut tax rates and still bring in the revenue required? According to Reid, this can be done. In this program, he’ll detail exactly how America can rewrite the tax code, in this case learning from other democracies around the world.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Power Struggles 30 mins – “Do staff tensions interfere with Trump’s ability to govern? And are these rivalries by Trump’s design? White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talks to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about what it’s like to work for Trump — and to get fired by him.” At the link find the title, “Do power struggles in the White House make Trump a more effective president? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58f99178e4b00249e689f9e8_1351620000001-300030_t_1492750720516_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Transparency 15 mins – “Breaking from an open government initiative started by President Obama, the White House announced last Friday that visitor logs will no longer be published due to “national security concerns.” It’s the latest move in a plethora of actions the White House has taken to make historically public data, private. Bob speaks to Alex Howard, Deputy Director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit advocate of open government, about the newly privatized logs, covert meetings at Mar-a-Lago, and secret ethics waivers that are allowing former lobbyists to shape policy from within the administration.” At the link find the title, ”Closing the Blinds, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm042017pod-extra.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

United Passenger Ejection 48 mins – “The shocking video of a passenger bloodied and dragged off an overbooked United flight lit up social media. Everyone’s asking — what rights do airline passengers have?” At the link find the title, “Passenger Rights And The United Scandal, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523739173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Chaos 21 mins – “As Venezuela president Nicolaus Maduro tightens his grip on power, many are saying the country is becoming increasingly unlivable — and it’s not just democracy at stake, it’s survival.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Can Venezuela protests break authoritarian rule of President Maduro? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_81471.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Games 60 mins – “Asi Burak is the author of Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World. He is also the founder of Games for Change. He talks with Leo Laporte about the many ways video games can be used to foster positive change in the world.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Crime Decline and Overdoses 38 mins – “Dara Lind looked into how those tensions may affect the rate of homicides being solved. She wrote about it for Vox: “Police Are Solving a Lot Fewer Murder Cases Than They Used To.” Anne Marie Zanfagna is a New Hampshire based artist who has begun painting portraits of those who have died because of drug overdoses in the state. Read more and see pictures of Anne Marie’s paintings here: Portraits of Those Killed By Heroin Bring Healing and Awareness ….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulnerability 20 mins – “Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Agriculture 34 mins – “Women have been part of agriculture since the beginning of time. Today’s guest is passionate about showing how the roles of women have progressed and increased in this field. Born and raised in Iowa, Marji Guyler-Alaniz studied Graphic Journalism and Photography in college. Recently, she had a lot of surprises and transitions in her life in a span of only four years – from insurance to photography to owning a company and being a TV hostess. Today, Marji is the president of Farmher, a company that came about as a result of her passion in shining the light on women in agriculture. On today’s episode, Marji recounts the Super Bowl advertisement that inspired her to start capturing images of women in agriculture. She shares the exciting story of how she built her brand from scratch and how Farmher has progressed from a hobby to a brand with a regular TV show. She also narrates the quick progression of her journey with Farmher, talks about her mission and vision, and points out her considerations when making decisions.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode”under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 283 – Apr 14, 2017: 3D Printers, Addiction Treatment, Air Pollution, Airline Reservation System, Alzheimer’s Treatment, Antarctic Cyanobacteria, Aphra Behn Female Writer, Arctic Thaw, Automation and Work, Banking Alternatives, Black Women at Work, Brazil’s Street Children, Breast Milk, Brexit, Buffalo Problems, Canadian Conservation Party, Canadian Gold Coin Theft, Cellphone Hazard, Children at Sea in 1800s, Chinese Political Trends, Chris Hayes, City Archeology, Climate Change, Confidence Interval Defined, Courage and Compassion, Creative Process, Cybersecurity Training, DARPA, Darwin Impact, Deception, Disruption Resistance, Dyslexia, Electric Propelled Spacecraft, Emotional Support Animals, English Language Training, Environmental Activist Teenagers, EU Concerns, FCC Trends, Female Chief of Staff, First Child in White House, Free Trade Under Fire, French Politics, Futurology Gender Identity, Georgia Country, Global Health, Globilization Zero, Green Building, Heroin Addiction Movie, Horror Movie Production, Human Culture Evolution, Identity Theft Services, Individual Sustainability Efforts, Internet Privacy, Investing by Religion, Investing for Millennials, Iranian Threat, Iraq Issues, Jackson-Biddle and Money Control, Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar, Kushner 666 Bldg, LGBTQ Rights, Life Extension, Lysosome Storage Diseases, Micronutrient Deficiencies, Morality Pills, Museum Exhibit Creator, Muslim Women, Muslims in France, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Nuclear Weapon Control, Nudging Process, Obamacare Repeal Debate, Omega 3 Fat, OSS History, Oxidative Stress, P.J.O’Rourke, Panama Papers, Pollster Greenberg, Power Rangers Creator, Preacher and Friend, Presidential Mental Health, Principia Publication, Profiling and Targeting, Rat Control, Reconstruction Era, Retirement Tools, Richard Simmons Disappears, Russia, Russian Demonstrations, Satellite Testing, School Choices, Seismic Trends, Self-Driving Cars, Septic Shock Treatment, Sex Trafficking, Sierra Nevada Deterioration, Smell Science, Somalia School Solution, Styrofoam Research, Survivalist Economics, Syria, Telomere Effect, Terrorists Home Grown, Testosterone, Touch Science, Trump Climate Rollback, Tyranny Explained, UN Security Council, Voice Operated Devices, Water Crisis, Weapons of Math Destruction, Weapons Systems Budget, White Privilege

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3D Printer 7 Sins 25 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Pioneer 41 mins – “An incredible interview with one of the earliest adopters and mover and shaker in 3D printing, Ron Hollis. He’s been fascinated with 3D printing since the early ’90s back when it was only referred to as rapid prototyping. He has a wealth of knowledge and business lessons to learn from such as how current 3D print companies should follow his business model with Quick Parts and how they are missing out on utilizing a key asset of their business. It was fascinating to hear about where everything we are doing today came from and why this economy has worked, along with some surprises that came from potential business failures.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Rankings 28 mins – “In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about Make Magazine’s Printer Shootout and their point ranking system. A lot of people use this as a factor in choosing which 3D printer to buy, and it sometimes is misleading and can lead to a lot of frustration. Their ranking system is too tight and doesn’t necessarily accurately show what users need, at least not consistently.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Support 48 mins – “We have a returning guest today, Buzz Baldwin from 3D Printlife. He’s got something new to talk about today, which is why we wanted to have Buzz back on, because so many things have changed. We saw him at CES earlier this year and said when he was ready to launch Life Support we would have him back on the show. Buzz illuminates what 3D Print Life Support is all about, and teh details of 3D Printlife’s new Kickstarter Campaign.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Treatment 11 mins – “Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 7 mins – “232 EE How Bad Is the Air Pollution Where You Live?” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_232-co5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Reservation System 4 mins – “C.R. Smith and SABRE. Today, we rattle sabres.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 3117: C.R. Smith and SABRE, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170330.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment 27 mins – “Flashing lights treat Alzheimer’s mice by Ian Woolf, Professor Stuart Kauffman reads from The surprizing story of Patrick, Rupert, Sly and Gus – evolutionary niches and complexity. Quantum computing made simple by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Cyanobacteria 18 mins – “In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and the location of the South Magnetic Pole. But the team also brought back some mysterious life forms living at the bottom of a lake. It took nearly 60 years for scientists to work out what they really were: cyanobacteria. Dr Anne Jungblut is a microbiologist studying cyanobacteria today at the Natural History Museum. In this episode, we visit the museum to learn more about these microbes, and see the very samples that Scott’s team brought back over 100 years ago….” 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.

Aphra Behn Female Writer 37 mins – “There’s really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.” At the link find the title, “Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-27-symhc-aphra-behn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Thaw 30 mins – “What happens in the world’s most northerly town when the permafrost de-frosts? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough visits Svalbard to find out. Longyearbyen, a three hour flight north of Oslo, is a mining town of just 2000 people, but a pretty high proportion of them are research scientists. They cluster in this relatively sheltered corner of the enormous Svalbard archipelago to study the geology and wildlife. As the Arctic rapidly warms nature is changing with it and there’s nowhere better to study the impacts. Can Arctic plant species survive a warmer, wetter climate? Can reindeer, fox and polar bear adapt to the new conditions? And how are the people enjoying the relatively balmy new climate? Nordic scholar, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough meets the stoical residents and experiences the 24 hour darkness of the Arctic winter for herself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automation and Work 56 mins – “Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there’s still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.” At the link find the title, “350: Disappearing trades, automation and more,”right-click “Media files spark_20170326_83967.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banking Alternatives 58 mins – “Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Lisa Servon, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467298.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Women at Work 44 mins – “When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.” At the link find the title, “Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522080792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil’s Street Children 27 mins – “Captains of the Sands, a Brazilian novel about street children written 80 years ago, still resonates in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Brazil’s modern-day Captains of the Sands, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ym8f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Milk 10 mins – “Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 21 mins – “Yesterday, Britain’s European breakup became official as Theresa May, the British PM, delivered the official letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But the fallout personally is just beginning.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Britons confront political and personal fallout from EU breakup, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_96614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 46 mins – “The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We’ll look at the road ahead.” At the link find the title, “Brexit Formally Begins, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521933859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Problems 6 mins – ““I couldn’t afford to pay my heat bill. My gas got turned off,” says Bob Cook, who lost his $30,000-a-year job a few years back while working in the computer industry. “I had to stay warm by using a small electric heater and have a blanket around myself to stay warm in the winter,” says Cook. “This happens to families.” Buffalo is a cold city, a poor city and a city with a lot of old homes. Today, Cook has a new job working with PUSH Buffalo, a community-based organization that helps low-income residents weatherize these houses. “Our program talks to anybody who wants to look at getting insulation,” says Cook.” 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.

Canadian Conservation Party 24 mins – “Not all Canadian conservatives are liking the looks of the Conservative Party leadership candidates. According to Conservative Scott Gilmore, the party today has strayed too far from the centre and he’s proposing a brand new conservative party.” At the link find the title, “March 31: It’s time for red and blue Tories to part ways, says Conservative Party member, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_25583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gold Coin Theft 18 mins – “Just how did thieves make off with a giant $1 million dollar gold Canadian coin from a Berlin museum, remains a mystery. But it was a heist that proved once again that the world’s priceless artifacts are seldom safe in their museum hideaways.” At the link find the title, “March 29: How did thieves steal gigantic $1M Canadian gold coin from Berlin museum? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170329_15073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellphone Hazard 49 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170324_10075.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children at Sea in 1800s 9 mins – “Carolyn Paul discusses new insights into a sea voyage to Calcutta undertaken by Lancet founder Thomas Wakley when he was just 11 years old.” At the link find the title, “Wakley at sea: The Lancet: March 30, 2017,” right-click “Media files 30march_wakleyatsea.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Political Trends 89 mins – “China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China’s leaders have also implemented far-reaching governance reforms designed to promote government transparency and increase public participation in official policymaking. What are the motivations behind these reforms and, more importantly, what is their impact on China’s political trajectory? This puzzle lies at the heart of a new book by Jonathan Stromseth, Edmund Malesky, and Dimitar Gueorguiev, “China’s Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017).” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chris Hayes 69 mins – “Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, “All in with Chris Hayes”; Editor at Large, The Nation; Author, A Colony in a Nation; Twitter @chrislhayes In conversation with Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones; Twitter @ClaraJeffery Emmy Award–winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a colony and a nation. He says America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality hasn’t improved since 1968. Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the colony and the nation. In the nation, we venerate the law. In the colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. He asks how and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Come hear Hayes’ insights on the threats to American democracy and how to preserve justice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Archeology 32 mins – “In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a figure expected to increase to 66% by 2050. But life for Homo sapiens wasn’t always like this. Rewind 200,000 years and our early human ancestors were fully or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, often living in small communities. But what happened between then and now? Why did humans choose to move to villages and then cities? And what has this dramatic change in lifestyle done to our health and our relationships with others? This week, Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death, to explore the shift our ancestors took from hunter gatherers to city-dwellers, and the clues they left behind.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 48 mins – “As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in NYC 17 mins – “According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel’s recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change in the City, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 120409climate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confidence Interval Defined 36 mins – “In episode 343, Mike and James talk about a paper they recently published about how we need to think about confidence intervals and how one can think overall about the results of clinical trials. The bottom line is to be more pragmatic and less dogmatic and remember the answers are rarely yes and no. Show notes Are potentially clinically meaningful benefits misinterpreted in cardiovascular randomized trials? A systematic examination of statistical significance, clinical significance, and authors’ conclusions.” At the link right-click “Download this Podcast” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Courage and Compassion 69 mins – “Come hear a true interfaith story of courage, compassion and rescue during the Holocaust. A Catholic couple in the Netherlands, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Process 102 mins – “If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you….

Cybersecurity Training 4 mins – “The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent of the US National Security Agency. “I’m not the most athletic person,” says 16-year-old Shalev Goodman, one of the kids working on a laptop, wearing a bandana on his forehead and his hoodie pulled up. “I do want to give something to the country. So cyber is a good thing to do.” The Magshimim after-school program — for gifted high schoolers from underprivileged parts of the country — teaches computer programming, coding, encryption and how to defend a computer network against hacking. The program is overseen by Israel’s defense establishment and co-sponsored by the Rashi Foundation, a philanthropic group. It’s part of Israel’s efforts to invest in youth as a way to build up the country’s cybersecurity prowess….” 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.

DARPA 46 mins – “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, develops innovative technologies for the military. Its innovations led to the Internet, communication satellites, stealth aircrafts, drones, and driverless cars. Sharon Weinberger’s book, ‘The Imagineers of War,’ tells the untold story of DARPA. Also, we say goodbye to ‘Fresh Air’ producer John Sheehan.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darwin Impact 22 mins – “Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.” At the link find the title, “150 Years of the Origin of Species, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 121109darwin150.mp3” and select “save Link As” From the pop-up menu.

Deception 30 mins – “Everybody lies. This is not breaking news. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.” At the link find the title,”Ep. 66: Liar, Liar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_hiddenbrain_66.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Resistance 24 mins – “The more disruptive the idea, the more pushback it’s likely to receive. It’s been true again and again of many innovations: from margarine to tractors; recorded music to coffee. The Current looks into why people resist technology.” At the link find the title, “March 30: From coffee to tractors: Why fear of loss inspires resistance to new technology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_59940.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Dyslexia 58 mins – “his post has been corrected and revised to reflect the following:  The House Finance Committee recently approved funding for a position to work with the N.H. Dept. of Education to fulfill aspects of the state’s new “Dyslexia Law.”   The position was not originally in the Governor’s version of the budget. The full House votes on this next week, and, after that, the state senate will makes its own budgetary decision on the position….Once described as ” word blindness,” dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read accurately and fluently. It’s surprisingly common, but early screening and intervention can make a major difference.  The new law requires school districts do just that.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Electric Propelled Spacecraft 99 mins – “During my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall, I talked to Jose Gonzalez del Amo, who is the head of the Electric Propulsion Lab. We discussed the basics of electric propulsion, the pros and cons compared to chemical engines, different engine styles and their use cases, as well as the work ESA performs in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Support Animals 48 mins – “Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?” At the link find the title, “Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521818268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

English Language Training 61 mins – “Since the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, community-based groups have been working with states to ensure that English Learners (ELs) are appropriately included in the state accountability system. These systems are complex, leading to questions about the best practices states should adopt and processes to hold schools and states accountable for ELs’ achievement in the fairest and most accurate manner. This webinar, with MPI’s Delia Pompa and Margie McHugh, and Susan Lyons from the National Center for Assessment, provides an overview of the decisions states are making. MPI has released a related set of 13 state fact sheets that provide a sketch of EL demographics, student outcomes, and accountability mechanisms under ESSA and its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). These fact sheets (covering California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) are on MPI’s web page, English Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The web page offers one-stop access to a number of resources that could help policymakers, community groups, parents, and others understand ongoing issues surrounding implementation of ESSA regulations at the state level. On a windy, winter day, we walk the streets of Buffalo’s lower west side, a neighborhood rich with immigrants and refugees. It’s where PUSH — which stands for People United for Sustainable Housing — concentrates its work.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Activist Teenagers 58 mins – “James Coleman, Senior, South San Francisco High School; Alliance for Climate Education Action Fellow Lou Helmuth, Deputy Director, Our Children’s Trust President Trump’s bold dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Some are marching in the streets. Others are taking the federal and state governments to court, attempting to apply an ancient legal doctrine to the climate fight. It’s a longshot move that has been inching its way through U.S. courts for years and is now moving forward in Oregon. Digital natives are known for short attention spans and thinking that being a “clicktivist” qualifies as civic engagement. Do teenagers have a chance to be heard and make an impact on an issue so complex and massive as the world’s energy system? How are young advocates using social media to advance their cause? Join us for a conversation about kids confronting powerful institutions and finding their own power and voices. High school students who attend this event are eligible to apply for Climate One’s $12,000 Students on Ice scholarship….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Concerns 61 mins – “As European leaders prepare to meet in Malta early next month, their search for means to reduce the number of boats departing the Libyan coast is becoming ever more desperate. In the year since the Valletta Summit, the European Union and Member State governments have ramped up cooperation with origin, transit, and hosting countries, yet questions remain over how effective these partnerships have been and how far they can be reasonably be pursued. Faced with mixed results thus far, there is a growing chorus calling for offshore processing for asylum seekers and greater efforts to bolster Libyan capacities in “pulling back” boats headed towards Europe.” At the link right-click Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

FCC Trends 37 mins – “Congress just voted to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules that prevent your internet provider from selling your personal data to the highest bidder. Last week, Radio Motherboard talked to Mignon Clyburn—the only Democrat on the commission—who is still fighting to protect your privacy. Motherboard Contributing Editor Sam Gustin and Senior Staff Writer Jason Koebler spoke with Clyburn about privacy, net neutrality, broadband access and competition, the future of the FCC, and what it means to resist President Trump from within the executive branch.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Chief of Staff 37 mins – “On today’s show: We spoke with Alyssa Mastromonaco , former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Obama White House and author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? , co-authored with Lauren Oyler . “The Staten Island Ferry Disaster” from producer Ryan Sweikert . Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Elizabeth Lesser is a founder of the Omega Institute and Omega Women’s Leadership Center and presented a TED talk titled “Take ‘The Other’ to Lunch” in which she advocates opening up dialogue between people who disagree with each other over lunch.” At the link right­click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Child in White House 27 mins – “This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?” At the link find the title, “Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58ddcbb4e4b065061af15e74_1351620000001-300040_t_1490930628883_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Trade Under Fire 34 mins – “Recorded on December 2, 2016 Professor Douglas Irwin defends the benefits of free trade and explains why protectionism, high tariffs, and currency wars could cause economic problems. Irwin explains the misconceptions around trade surpluses and deficits and the historical consequences and benefits of trade. He talks about an absolute versus comparative advantage with trade and why and how a trade deficit with China still benefits the United States. Irwin refers to Adam Smith’s view of trade in explaining the absolute advantage of trade. Smith argued for unregulated foreign trade, reasoning that if one country can produce a good, for example, steel, at lower costs than another country, and if a different country can produce another good, for example, an iPhone, at lower costs, then it is beneficial to both parties/countries to exchange those goods. This has become known as the absolute advantage argument for both international and domestic trade. Irwin notes that trade still benefits the United States enormously and that striking back at other countries by imposing new barriers to trade and/or ripping up existing agreements would be self-destructive. Finally, Irwin talks about problems within the American economy, how too many people are not working, which cannot be blamed entirely on the trade deficits. Some reasons people cannot find jobs are mechanization, efficiency, productivity, technology, and skills. Irwin discusses a few options for helping people with limited education and few skills survive, including paying a basic wage, improving our educational system, and reducing regulations so the costs of hiring an employee are not as steep.” At the link find the title, “The Historical Benefits of Trade, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328-irwin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Politics 60 mins – “Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.” 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.

Futurology 83 mins – “Amy Webb is the author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream. She is the Founder of The Future Today Institute, and a futurist who has only been wrong once. She talks to Leo about being a futurist and the hard work involved in accurately predicting the future.” At the link right-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select
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Gender Identity 59 mins – “Many people struggle with basic questions about gender and labels, including the concept of a transgender identity. While debate around recent legislation has brought the issue into the spotlight, social media and the internet have played a key role in shifting the culture’s perspective on gender for several years. On this edition of The Exchange, we’ll look at the terms, the biology, and the emotional aspects of gender identity.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 330

Georgia Country 75 mins – “Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, Georgia is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, and to the south by Turkey and Armenia. Though formerly part of the former Soviet Union, it declared independence in 1991, and for more than 25 years, its government has been a representative democracy. In 2008, Georgia had a five-day military confrontation with Russia over two provinces supported by Russia, which ended in a cease-fire agreement. Today, Georgia seeks strong economic ties with Silicon Valley and the U.S. Come hear from Georgia’s government representatives about this unique country as well as their thoughts on Russia, the region and the future of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health 75 mins – “Private investment in health R&D by pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations, and venture capital firms, among others, can help to save lives and boost the health of entire regions. But some countries’ health governance infrastructures, management capacities, regulatory processes, and policy conditions are better equipped to utilize this private funding than others. What governance factors promote an investment-friendly environment for the private sector? And how can countries attract more private sector health financing?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization-Zero 16 mins – “Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US’s view of the world — and the world’s view of the US — is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Building 23 mins – “Lots of people like the idea of building green, or a least a greener. And although the term green building is often used, many of us are not quite sure exactly what green building is or where to go to get easy to understand information about green building.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Addiction Movie 31 mins – “On today’s show: Director Michael Venn , Producer Karlina Lyons and Recovery Advocate Sandi Coyle talk about their new documentary The Heroin Effect . The film premieres Thursday, March 30th at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. “The Golden Age of Black Baseball” – Before Jackie Robinson, there were the Negro Leagues — home to some of the greatest untold stories in baseball. Listen to this story again at prx.org . Lez Zeppelin . All girls. All Zeppelin. We talked to Steph Paynes , founder and lead guitarist about playing the music of Led Zeppelin. You can see them live on Friday, March 31st at The Flying Monkey . And Saturday, April 1st at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA. 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop – Mario Batali” At the link r