Media Mining Digest 314 – Nov 17, 2017: 3D Bioprinting, African Agriculture, Aged Care in Australia, American Troops in Africa, Astronaut Kelly, Autonomous Cars, Ayn Rand, Bee Dieoff, Black Hat Conference, Black Lives Matter Founder, Blind College Student, Broadband in New Mexico, Captain Khan’s Father, Checklist Creation, China’s Leadership Change, Chinese Investing, Disaster Recovery, Discrimination Problems, Ebola and Eye Disease, Farming Business, Farmland Zillow, Fire in Large Buildings, Fish Farms on Land, Gravity Wave Detection, Greek Prime Minister, Gun Violence, Head Transplants, Microbiome Research, Migrant Health Issues, Ocean Acidification, Oysters in New York, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Racism on Campus, Ruminant Revolution, Russia Sports Doping, Science Cool Tools, Sex Activity by the Handicapped, Sexual Violence, Sharing Cities, Simpsons, Soldiers of Fortune, Soviet Female Sniper Corps, Technology Change Resistance, Teen Angst, Teen Anxiety Crisis, Terrorism Control in U.S., Testing New Medicines, Trump Dissected, UFO’s, Uganda Bananas, Unemployment Rates, Wine Country Wildfires, Women Motorcyclists, Workplace Relations

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3D Bioprinting 33 mins – “This episode we take on a future full of bioprinted replacement organs. You asked for more hopeful futures, this is about as hopeful as they get! We start by hearing a bit about what the current organ donation market is like from Christine Gentry, who donated a kidney to a stranger. Then we talk to Dr. Anthony Atala, the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and of the world’s leading regenerative medicine specialists. Dr. Atala has implanted organs grown from the cells of patients themselves in clinical trials. Then Kelly and Zach Weinersmith join us to talk about what they learned while writing a chapter about bioprinting for their new book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. And finally, we get an impassioned indictment of 3D printing file formats from Meghan McCarthy, Project Lead for the NIH 3D Print Exchange.” At the link find the title, “Easy Bake Organs, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advertisement Tracking 35 mins – “This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates.” At the link find the title, “#109 Is Facebook Spying on You?” right-click “Media files GLT8773340180.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Agriculture 43 mins – “In today’s podcast we speak with science journalist and author Mark Lynas. Mark has been a central figure in the discussion of biotechnology, particularly in regard to its role in ensuring food security in the Developing World. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s you could find Mark destroying test plots of genetically engineered crops. Later he would reconsider his view, and support the technology, especially as it can be applied to help issues of food security. Mark discusses the situation on the ground in Africa, the various threats to production, the innovations that can address them, and the resistance toward adoption of new technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aged Care in Australia 60 mins – “Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt addresses the National Press Club on the topic ‘Australia’s New Age of Opportunity’” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Ken Wyatt, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_KenWyatt 2510_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Brain 66 mins – “Dr. John Medina has spent his career in bio-engineering, but he also has a deep interest in how the brain works. In his latest book Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, he presents our knowledge brain aging in an engaging manner that can be enjoyed by readers of all backgrounds. This month’s episode of Brain Science (BS 138) we discuss some of the most important principles for nourishing brains as we age. He describes what he calls the “dopamine lollipop,” which is the surge of dopamine created by activities such as teaching and physical activities like dancing. Some of his ideas reinforce what we have discussed in previous episodes, but there are new ideas that are relevant to listeners of all ages.” At the link right-click “FREE audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Investing 39 mins – “Chris Narayanan is a US Marine Corps veteran, and the President & CEO of GA Capital, a veteran-owned investment banking firm that provides services to both companies and investors linked to the agribusiness supply chain. Chris obtained hands-on experience in the agricultural industry by being a ranch hand in his youth and working at investment banks that had agribusinesses as one of their largest clients. Because of his experience, Chris has developed extensive knowledge in valuing different types of agricultural companies and enterprises to measure investment suitability. In this episode, Chris shares his experience working on Wall Street as an investment banker. He talks about his background in agriculture and how he ended up founding his own investment banking company that primarily services that business category. He also shares tips and ideas regarding investment banking as well as his insight on the future of agricultural business investments.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 076: Investment Banking in Agriculture with Wall Street Cowboy Chris Narayanan of GA Capital Final,” right-click “Media files 07620Investment20Banking20in20Agriculture20with20Wall20Street20Cowboy20Chris20Narayanan20of20GA20Capital20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Background 53 mins – “On the eve of Ken Ford’s induction into the Florida Inventor’s Hall of Fame, co-host Dawn Kernagis convinced IHMC’s director and CEO that it was the perfect time to have the chairman of STEM-Talk’s double secret selection committee take a turn as a guest on the podcast. Today’s show features part one of Dawn’s two-part interview with her STEM-Talk co-host Ken Ford. …In this episode, Ken will share some of the pioneering work underway at IHMC. Dawn also asks Ken about highly vocal critics of AI such as Elon Musk. Episode 50, the second part of Dawn’s interview with Ken, will transition to a conversation about Ken and IHMC’s research into human performance. Their conversation will cover exercise, the ketogenic diet and ketone esters with the goal of extending health span and perhaps longevity. In terms of background, Dr. Ken Ford is a co-founder of IHMC, which has grown into one of the nation’s premier research organizations with world-class scientists and engineers investigating a broad range of topics. Ken is the author of hundreds of scientific papers and six books. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society, and the National Association of Scholars.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Object Recognition 26 mins – “Deep learning can seem like magic. But behind that magic there’s often drudgery — painstakingly labeled data is key to many deep learning projects. “It’s something that has slowed down our industry because the reliance on human annotated data … it’s physically slow,” says Matt Scott, co-founder and CTO of Malong Technologies in a conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz. New techniques promise to free humans from this task, and set deep learning loose on a far broader set of problems — like automatically recognizing the products in our shopping carts — Scott explains. Founded in 2014, Malong — based in China — developed an AI algorithm that learns from the web’s own data, allowing it to classify images that are both “noisy” and unlabeled. “That’s sort of the context of the problem space we’re working in — how can we access this large-scale data that exists on there on the web, for example,” Scott said. Earlier this year, Scott and his team entered the WebVision challenge hosted at the CVPR computer vision conference. Competing against more than 100 companies and academic labs, Malong emerged victorious, achieving a 94.78 percent recognition rate. By contrast, human recognition clocks in at 95 percent. The platform Malong has built on this technology, Product AI, can take a small photo of a product, and then apply deep learning to parse through images and identify what it’s looking at. “To get to the next level, we’re going to have to break past the barrier of human annotation,” said Scott. “Now we are in this new area where we are not limited.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

al-Shabaab in Somalia 29 mins – “Somalia’s information minister says the Somali people are more united than ever before to fight al-Shabaab.” At the link find the title, “Oct 25 Mogadishu attack unites Somalis against al-Shabaab, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171025_28517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon HQ Relocation 83 mins – “On Thursday, October 19, the Metropolitan Policy Program and CityLab co-hosted an event to address the implications for all cities beyond Amazon’s HQ2 transaction, and delve into what cities can learn from Amazon’s wish list concerning preparation for the disruptive nature of tech and retail, investment in local talent, quality infrastructure, and place-making.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Troops in Africa 48 mins – “The four American Green Berets who died in Niger. We’ll look at the mission, and the uproar over President Trump’s comments on their deaths.” At the link find the title, “Questions Swirl After 4 U.S. Troops Die In Niger, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_558816241.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Kelly 46 mins – “Former astronaut Scott Kelly joins us to talk his out-of-this-world year in space, and where we might be headed next – think Mars.” At the link find the title, “Astronaut Scott Kelly’s View From Space, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_558608953.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Cars 29 mins – “On the last episode of StartUp, we followed the government-sponsored desert race that launched the self-driving car industry. This week, we see what the industry looks like today. You’ve probably heard that Google, Uber, and Tesla are pumping resources into developing autonomous vehicles. But there are plenty of smaller, younger companies in the space. What are they doing to keep up with the major players?” At the link find the title, “The Race for a Driverless Future (Season 6, Episode 8), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT8784603782.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ayn Rand 65 mins – “Jennifer Burns of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her biography of Ayn Rand, Goddess of the Market. They discuss Rand’s philosophy, her influence, her relationship with the conservative movement, and the intersection of her personal life with her philosophical principles.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bee Dieoff 33 mins– “What is killing the bees? And will we have enough food to eat if the bee-pocalypse becomes worse? We speak to Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology and Bumblebee ecologist at the University of Sussex, Judy Wu-Smart, Research Entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Steve Ellis, a beekeeper in Barrett, Minnesota.” At the link find the title, “The Bee-pocalypse, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5815367896.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 19 mins – “Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Figuring that out won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize.” At the link find the title, “#803: Nudge, Nudge, Nobel,” right-click “Media files 20171101_pmoney_pmpod803.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Hat Conference 39 mins – “The Communicators interviews four researchers at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, about cybersecurity and how hackers operate.” At the link find the title, “Communicators at the Black Hat Cybersecurity Conference, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.485389.MP3-STD.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lives Matter Founder 64 mins – “Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors, and founder of its international arm Rodney Diverlus address the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Black Lives Matter founders, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_BlackLives_0111_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind College Student 21 mins – “In this SSB Success Story Leah Martinson talks about how she navigated the transition from high school to college and to the workplace. How the services at SSB assisted her decision making and helped support her goal of owning her own business as an Integrative Health Coach. Leah graduated high school and became a Massage Therapist and realized that she wanted more, and she pursued her college career at the University of Minnesota and became a Certified Health Coach and now provides services to students within the very same program. Leah also works with an organization and balances her time between work and home. Becoming a mom has changed her life and Leah is always looking for that creative solution as her business she says is always going to be a work in progress….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Michigan 29 mins – “After being told by the large telephone incumbent that he could pay a nominal fee in rural Michigan to get phone service, John Reigle built a home. And when the telephone company changed its mind after quoting an outrageous price, he created a cooperative that is building fiber networks in a very rural region of Michigan. General Manager Ron Siegel of Allband Communications Cooperative joins us for episode 276 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We talk about the realities of connecting the most rural unconnected, while fighting for what meager support is available from state and federal sources. Along the way we talk about how the cooperative grew up and where its future lies in an uncertain time for local networks as the federal government showers money on the biggest incumbents that aren’t really investing in rural America.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in New Mexico 26 mins – “The Kit Carson Electric Cooperative serves rural north central New Mexico and has been an early investor in a fiber-optic network that has brought high quality Internet service to a state largely stuck with 90’s era DSL from incumbent CenturyLink. Luis Reyes, CEO of Kit Carson, joins us for episode 277 to discuss how the utility is ensuring its members all have high-quality Internet access available and some of the lessons they have learned in building the network. They have seen population growth and a rise in small businesses, especially people who can work from home. One of they key lessons is how to manage sign-ups. They have a significant waiting list, from a combination of greater demand than expected and the challenges of managing the home install process. Finally, we talk about how Kit Carson is working with another local cooperative to expand that high-quality access in New Mexico.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burr Conspiracy 19 mins – “We’re revisiting an episode from previous hosts! In March of 1805, Burr left the political sphere and moved west, but his story doesn’t end there.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: A Conspiracy Starring Aaron Burr, Oct , 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-20-symhc-classic-burr-conspiracy.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous Native Rights – “Why has inequality for Indigenous women been a part of law for more than 140 years?” At the link find the title, “Nov 2 | ‘This is our birthright’: Indigenous senators call on PM to end discrimination against women in Indian Act, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171102_81572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Captain Khan’s Father 24 mins – “We all need to be heartened that the majority of America, majority of the world stands with fairness” At the link find the title, “Oct 24 ‘I know what it feels like to live under authoritarian regimes’: Khizr Khan, father of slain U.S. soldier, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171024_35337.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Change My View 72 mins– “For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, the internet community called Change My View offered something amazing, a ready-made natural experiment that had been running for years. All they had to do was feed it into the programs they had designed to understand the back-and-forth between human beings and then analyze the patterns the emerged. When they did that, they discovered two things: what kind of arguments are most likely to change people’s minds, and what kinds of minds are most likely to be changed.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 112-Change My View_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Checklist Creation 51 mins – “The simple “to-do” list may be one of humanity’s oldest tools for keeping organized. But checklists are also proving essential in many modern-day workplaces, from operating rooms to the cockpits of jumbo jets. This week, we explore the power of the humble checklist to help us stay on track and focus on what’s important, particularly when pressure is intense and the stakes are high.” At the link find the title, “Check Yourself, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171030_hiddenbrain_hb_pr_86-5_checklists.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China’s Leadership Change 132 mins – “On November 2, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a two-part event to analyze the outcomes of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 19th Party Congress “ At the link Double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Investing 21 mins– “A Chinese company pays millions of dollars for a failing hotel in a small, rural town. We follow the trail of money, and it explains the world economy.” At the link find the title, “#802: The Hotel at the Center of the World,” right-click “Media 20171027_pmoney_pmpod802.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chipotle Founder 52 mins – “In 1992, Steve Ells was a classically trained chef working in a high-end restaurant in San Francisco. But after eating a burrito at a local taqueria, he got an idea: to sell burritos and earn enough money to open his own gourmet restaurant. The first Chipotle opened in Denver the following year. Bringing his culinary training to taqueria-style service, Steve Ells helped transform the way we eat fast food. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Alexander Harik turned his mom’s recipe for za’atar spread—a fragrant Middle Eastern condiment—into Zesty Z: The Za’atar Company.” At the link find the title, “Chipotle: Steve Ells, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171027_hibt_newchipotle.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coincidences 51 mins – “Coincidences can make the everyday feel extraordinary. But are they magical, or just mathematical? On this week’s Radio Replay, we explore our deep fascination with these moments of serendipity. New research suggests they reveal important things about how our minds work, and have a far more powerful effect on our lives than any of us imagine. We’ll also explore the phenomenon of “implicit egotism” — the idea that we’re drawn to people and things that remind us of ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: What’s In It For Me? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171027_hiddenbrain_hb_radio_replay_what_s_in_it_for_me_-5cb71c4e-43ac-4b1c-93c5-b50e793929fb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservative Erickson 46 mins – “Big red state conservative voice Erick Erickson joins us to talk Trump, White House stability, and the country.” At the link find the title, “Erick Erickson Talks America Now, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_558346102.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DARPA Grand Challenge 46 mins – “In 2004, the U.S. government held a race unlike anything that had come before it. It was called the DARPA Grand Challenge, and it followed a 150-mile route through the rugged Mojave Desert. The participants were cars, trucks, ATVs, and one motorcycle. The catch? Each vehicle was required to drive itself—no remote control, no human intervention. Dozens of engineers and robot enthusiasts worked relentlessly to make it happen. The Carnegie Mellon team was a favorite, but every team faced hurdles—from smashed sensors and exploding toilets to poorly placed tumbleweeds. Was the Grand Challenge too grand for its time?” At the link find the title, The Grand Challenge (Season 6, Episode 7), Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5217659928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaurs with Feathers 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the development of theories about dinosaur feathers, following discoveries of fossils which show evidence of feathers. All dinosaurs were originally thought to be related to lizards – the word ‘dinosaur’ was created from the Greek for ‘terrible lizard’ – but that now appears false. In the last century, discoveries of fossils with feathers established that at least some dinosaurs were feathered and that some of those survived the great extinctions and evolved into the birds we see today. There are still many outstanding areas for study, such as what sorts of feathers they were, where on the body they were found, what their purpose was and which dinosaurs had them.At the link find the title, “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Recovery 12 mins– “Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20 and caused unprecedented damage affecting the island’s 3.4 million inhabitants (see Figure 1Figure 1Streets in Puerto Rico Blocked by Debris from Hurricane Maria.). Though no one in Puerto Rico was spared at least some impact, the poor and vulnerable were disproportionately affected. Loss of communication and electricity, scarcity of water, isolation of some residents, slow coordination of the aid that has been sent, and the magnitude and scope of the necessary repairs all merit a call for help from and the engagement of the global community. Indeed, Puerto Ricans and U.S. Virgin Islanders are U.S. citizens and expect the same federal aid and support during natural disasters as the rest of the United States. In contrast to sudden disasters, hurricanes often allow officials and populations a window of opportunity to prepare, evacuate people, and update emergency plans. Yet our infrastructure, including the health care infrastructure, was already in crisis, and the much milder hit from Hurricane Irma 2 weeks earlier had caused a partial collapse of the power system. In addition, the island’s economic situation, causing concerns about lack of income or reductions in wages, fueled a sense of uncertainty and despair among many Puerto Ricans, as we were faced with the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century. We prepared for the worst while hoping for the best — and we got the worst.” At the link right-click “Download” from under the author’s picture and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discrimination Problems 53 mins – “Let’s examine our complicated relationship with legacy. Featuring: Revisionist History, Fresh Air, Code Switch, The Secret Life of Canada, Cosby Unraveled, Stuff You Missed in History Class.” At the link find the title, “From Cosby to Wonder Woman: complicated legacies,” right-click “Download From Cosby to Wonder Woman: complicated legaciesand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doug Wilder 24 mins – “Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder (D) explains to Chuck Todd why he is withholding his endorsement in the tightening race for governor.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola and Eye Disease 27 mins – “[First of three items.]Around a quarter of survivors of the Ebola outbreak that started back in 2014 in West Africa have developed eye problems, including uveitis and cataracts. Dr Jessica Shantha and Dr Steven Yeh, both assistant professors of ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta US talked to Claudia Hammond about how they’ve been studying and treating the conditions. Loneliness is a huge problem amongst carers. Connecting via social media is a solution for some, but not everyone is comfortable with the technology. Roland Pease has been to Bath University to meet a team working on a project using a simple radio-like box to connect up carers so they can talk to each other. The microbiome, our personal mixture of bacteria and other microbes, varies a lot between individuals and still no one knows what’s ideal. Greg Gloor, Professor of Biochemistry at Western University in Canada and colleagues have been studying 1000 people in China from the age of three to over a hundred, including an impressive two hundred over 95 year olds. Could their microbiome hold the secrets to a long and healthy life?” At the link find the title, “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Technology 48 mins – “This podcast is a reflection by Dr. Wesley Fryer on some of the educational technology related challenges as well as aspirations he currently has as a school director of technology, technology integration coach, and after-school “STEAM Studio” co-teacher. These challenges include cultivating a school learning culture supportive of creativity, innovation, whimsy, and cross-curricular connections. They also include helping students transition into and succeed within a comparatively open-ended and less structured after-school learning environment, where they are invited to create, play, and express themselves while developing both digital literacy as well as artistic skills. Last of all, the challenges and aspirations include more “geeky” topics like planning for school infrastructure fiber optic line upgrades, managing bandwidth on a network with increasing numbers of IP-based surveillance cameras, learning about traffic and packet analysis tools, and firewall access reporting. Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to many of the referenced resources from this podcast including Dr. Mitch Resnik’s new book, “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play” and the upcoming (October 2017) free online class “Learning Creative Learning” by the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten Group.” At the link find the title, “Podcast455: EdTech Struggles and Aspirations , Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-09-21-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Business 80 mins – “Today we’re digging back into the archives for one of my favorite interviews, our very first episode of the Farmer to Farmer Podcast, with my good friend Liz Graznak. This one was recorded in early October of 2014. In 2014, Liz was farming a little over seven acres of ground in central Missouri, and selling her certified organic produce through a CSA, farmers market, and to restaurants and grocery stores. In her fifth year of running her farm, Liz reflects on the challenges and rewards of running a business, managing employees, and doing all of the other stuff that isn’t farming, but is absolutely integral to it. We dig into some post-harvest handling, talk about winter production, and discuss how her two-year-old has changed life on her farm. Liz also shares her experience becoming part of her very conventional rural neighborhood.” At the link right click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in New York 79 mins – “Wendy and Asher Burkhart-Spiegel raise about twelve acres of vegetables at Common Thread CSA in Madison, New York, in the central part of the state. With twenty years of experience doing CSA, Wendy and Asher have continued to emphasize CSA in their current operation, with additional sales at farmers markets and to wholesale accounts. At Common Thread, Wendy and Asher maintain a community-focused vision for the farm. Prior to Common Thread, Wendy and Asher managed a non-profit CSA farm in Poughkeepsie, and we talk about how moving to their own farm had an impact on the experience of engaging with the community, as well as other aspects of their farming experience. We dig into their programs for subsidizing shares, their education-focused apprenticeship program, and the realities of an increasing minimum wage in New York. Out in the field, Wendy and Asher share their development of a tractor-scale permanent raised bed system, and how they’ve sourced and modified tools to support that system. We also talk about the solutions they’ve found for successfully cultivating in their raised bed system, season extension in the field and the cooler, and the planning they do for CSA program that includes boxed deliveries and free-choice on-farm pickup.” At the link right click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Smart 69 mins – “Farmer Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa talks about farm startup, growth, and unique ways to sell your product.” At the link find the title, “FSFS119: Starting and Growing an On Site Farmstand and Farm with Jenny Quiner of Dog Patch Urban Gardens,” right-click “Media files FSFS_119_2017_Jenny.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmland Zillow 61 mins – “Steven Brockshus is the CEO and Founder of TERVA, an online real estate marketplace dedicated to empowering farmland professionals with knowledge, insights, and data. They aim to build a marketplace not only to educate, but to also connect with people looking to buy and sell farmland. He aims to bring the agricultural real estate industry online to shift the industry and how people interact and think about farmland. In this episode, Steven shares his story on how he started TERVA as well as the moments and people in his life that inspired him to do so. He talks about what it can do now and what it sets to do for farmers in the future, and why TERVA is a great resource for those planning to retire on the countryside.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Fire in Large Buildings 24 mins – “Fire is a rare but persistent danger in tall buildings. There have been several major high rise fires around the world in recent years, notable among them the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 80 people. That event highlights the risks that may be presented by the materials used in construction and rehabilitation. To explore the connection between building materials and fire risk, we talk with Robert E. Solomon, Division Manager for Building Fire Protection of the National Fire Protection Association.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Farms on Land 30 mins – “A new study suggests farmed fish could be key to feeding a growing global population. Fish are an efficient source of protein and already over half the fish we now eat are farmed. However, this phenomenal growth in the production of salmon and other popular seafood has had a detrimental effect on their wild cousins. Wild salmon numbers have fallen and conservationists blame the fish farms for the spread of disease, sea lice and the pollution of habitats. Most farmed fish also require a diet which includes smaller wild fish in order to help them create Omega-3 which has well documented health benefits for us all. This too has an impact on the wild fish stocks with many key species now under pressure. Tom Heap investigates the dramatic and novel approaches which the industry may need to adopt in order to keep up with our appetite for fish suppers and it seems the best solution for the health of our oceans might be to take the fish we eat and the food we need to feed them out of the sea altogether.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Forward 27 mins – “On paper it doesn’t make any sense. One out of every six people in the United States lack access to sufficient food, yet 40 percent of the food produced in this country goes to waste. These statistics may be staggering, but they aren’t unique to the U.S. According to the new documentary WASTED: The Story of Food Waste, more than 1.3 billion pounds of food gets thrown away across the globe each year, while 800 million people worldwide go hungry. But Rick Nahmias wasn’t thinking about these stunning figures while walking through his neighborhood in Valley Glen, California in January 2009. He was a photographer who’d worked extensively with the state’s migrant workers, but on that day he was just trying to get some exercise for his dog, Scout. Glancing at the citrus trees in the yards around him, he realized that most of the fruit — food that could feed otherwise hungry people — would fall to the ground and go to waste unless someone did something. So he did. With the help of just one other person, Nahmias set to work picking tangerines from a single backyard. By the end of the day, they’d harvested more than 100 pounds of fruit. And Nahmias knew he’d stumbled onto an idea with enormous potential. Nahmias used that idea to launch Food Forward. During the past 8 years, Food Forward has rescued more than 42 million pounds (over 140 million servings) of produce. The organization has moved beyond just harvesting backyard fruit trees and today works with public orchards and farmers markets to take food that would otherwise be wasted and use it to help hunger relief agencies across eight Southern California counties. Each month, food recovered by Food Forward feeds more than 100,000 people. And Nahmias says it’s just the beginning. Tune in and learn more about his two-birds-one-stone solution for fighting hunger and food waste.” At the link find the title, “Feeding Others by Fighting Waste, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Crazy_Good_Turns_Food_Forward.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Funeral Costs 16 mins – “Today on the show: death. We have four stories about how people prepare for death and what they leave behind for the living.” At the link find the title, “#801: The Death Show Friday, October 20, 2017, right-click “Media files 20171020_pmoney_pmpod801v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genocide 49 mins – “Recorded on February 14, 2017 Norman Naimark, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an expert on Eastern Europe and genocides throughout history, brings his considerable expertise to Uncommon Knowledge to discuss the history of genocides from ancient to modern times. Peter Robinson sits down with Naimark to discuss his latest book, Genocide: A World History….” At the link find the title, “Genocides: A World History featuring Norman Naimark, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171011-naimark.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gorbachev 59 mins – “Author and professor emeritus at Amherst College William Taubman discusses his biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last man to lead the Soviet Union.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with William Taubman, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.486360.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Wave Detection 7 mins – “There was a new announcement from LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, recently. Gravitational waves were first predicted by Einstein. They’re ripples in the fabric of space that move at the speed of light, created by huge events – like colliding stars or black holes. Despite the magnitude of these events, Einstein thought it would impossible to observe them. However, 100 years later, scientists did find them. Two black holes collided, creating gravitation waves that were picked up by LIGO. This week, they announced a fifth detection. But this one is different, as Astronomer Royal, Professor Lord Martin Rees explained to Graihagh Jackson. …The announcement was made last Monday and the lead paper has 3,000 authors which is, I think, a record at least for astronomy, and those are the 1300 authors involved in the LIGO experiment and the gravitational wave experiment called VIRGO in Italy. Plus also the many hundreds involved in the other observatories which have looked in all other wavebands for evidence of this follow-up. They’ve been observing this object, which is in a galaxy about 100 million light years away for the last couple of months – it was actually detected on August 17th.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Prime Minister 74 mins – “On Wednesday, October 18, Foreign Policy at Brookings and Brookings’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy hosted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 29 mins – “This week on The Bookshelf, author Joe Hill of Exeter, N.H. joins Peter Biello in studio. Hill’s new book, Strange Weather, is a collection of four short novels. In one, the sky rains needles that rip to pieces anyone unlucky enough to be outside. In another, a skydiver gets stuck on a cloud. And in a story without any supernatural connection, people with easy access to guns use them to devastating effect. Joe Hill is the author of many works, including the novels Horns, NOS4A2, and The Fireman.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome 56 mins – “Gut Revolution seeks to sort the facts from the faeces in an observational series that follows two people with debilitating gut issues on their quest for better health. Garry has tried it all to lose weight, from the Biggest Loser to meal replacement shakes. And despite temporary victories, the kilos always pile back on. Are Garry’s gut bacteria keeping him fat and can the Gut Revolution help him? Nutrition scientist Dr Joanna McMillan and her team of experts explore new and controversial science that suggests gut bacteria might just be affecting our appetites and moods.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Head Transplants 28 mins – “Stephen Juan talks with Lachlan Whatmore and Ian Woolf about keeping a severed head alive , Head transplants – HEAVEN? by Ian Woolf, RE: Your brains by Jonathan Coulton.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanitarianism 49 mins – “Information communication technologies and the data they produce are transforming how natural and manmade disasters alike unfold. These technologies are also affecting how populations behave and organizations respond when these events occur. In this talk, Nathaniel Raymond — founding Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health – addresses the ethical, legal and technical implications of this pivotal moment in the history of humanitarianism.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infidelity 66 mins – “Ten years ago therapist and author Esther Perel took a big turn in her career. She was a psychotherapist known for her clinical work with intercultural and interfaith couples. She has since turned her attention to relationships and sex. In 2007 she wrote a book titled Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. In 2013 she did a TED Talk, The Secret to Desire in the Long Term Relationship, which has been viewed more than ten million times. Two years ago, she gave another popular TED talk, Rethinking Infidelity. That talk led to a new book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Debbie talks to Esther about marriage, polyamory, and adultery. “Many affairs, if they were not discovered and they were left alone, they would die a natural death.” At the link find the title, “Esther Perel, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Esther-Perel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation Outside Silicon Valley – “During some recent travels, I started noticing the comments and suggestions that “being part of Silicon Valley must be exciting”. As I paid more attention, it came across as almost hero worship of Silicon Valley and the companies its has launched. It’s like people believe that innovation outside Silicon Valley is a rare if not impossible occurrence. Innovation can come from anywhere such as the result Hurricane Katrina, a taxi drive in NYC working on new medical innovations and the solution to predictors killing livestock in Africa. While many of these innovations start out as solutions to immediate hyper local issues, they can and do turn into products and services that we all benefit from….Remember that innovation does not equal technology. There are an unlimited number of ways to apply innovation to what you do….” At the link find the title, “Innovation Outside Silicon Valley S13 Ep34, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Innovation Outside Silicon Valley_S13_Ep34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link find the title, “Innovation Outside Silicon Valley S13 Ep34,” right-click “Media files Innovation_Outside_Silicon_Valley_S13_Ep34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Nuclear Deal 48 mins – “On Friday, President Trump came out swinging, rhetorically, on the Iran nuclear deal. Said he won’t certify Iran’s complying, even though everybody basically says they are. Said it’s terrible. Said Congress needs to fix it. Said he could still pull the US out. Now what? European allies are not buying what Trump’s selling. His own administration is divided. Critics say he’s risking war. This hour, On Point: Beyond North Korea. President Trump goes after Iran.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jimmy Fallon, etc 48 mins – “Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: Jimmy Fallon On The School Of ‘SNL’ And His Tendency To Smile Too Much: “There was a report card from kindergarten and the comment from the teacher was, ‘Jimmy smiles too much,’ ” Fallon says. “I think I would smile even when I was getting yelled at.” On The Centennial Of His Birth, A Look Back At Thelonious Monk’s Jazz Legacy: The jazz legend would have turned 100 today. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Monk’s music is “universally beloved, by jazz musicians across the stylistic spectrum who might agree about little else.” A Scholar And His Octogenarian Dad Take On Homer’s ‘Odyssey’: A few years ago, scholar Daniel Mendelsohn’s dad made an unusual request: He wanted to take his son’s seminar on Homer’s Odyssey. Mendelsohn looks back on that experience in his new memoir.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Language Learning 77 mins – “Many of us have studied a foreign language in school at some point, but far fewer of us seem to actually speak a foreign language as adults. What gives? Well, there are many potential reasons — it could be that conversation isn’t emphasized as the much-easier-to-grade reading and writing assignments, it could be the poor choice of languages that depend on your school, or it could be that we don’t always see quick enough growth to stay motivated. A classroom still can be a good place to start learning a language, but it’s clearly not without its drawbacks. Luckily for us language nerds, we have the internet now, and with it come nearly limitless choices on how to move forward.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Learning Process 30 mins – “In one of the most important, surprising and foundational podcast episodes a teacher can listen to, Dr. Robert Bjork from UCLA shares what research teaches us about how we learn. What are teachers doing wrong? How can we get our students to retain what we teach them? Don’t miss this episode with Tim and Scott. The Bedley Bros recommend ListenWise for every classroom. Curated NPR stories for the classroom with comprehension questions. Sign up for free today at http://www.listenwise.comAt the link double-click “Download Episode” and select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leonardo da Vinci 47 mins – “Leonardo da Vinci was the most creative genius in history, says historian Walter Isaacson in a big new biography, and it’s hard not to believe. The man who painted the Mona Lisa was a volcano of inquiry and creativity in anatomy, mechanics, art, optics, music, birds, flying machines, geology, weaponry, the human heart. He reached across disciplines like no one before and few since. Science, art, humanities, technology. This hour, On Point: Walter Isaacson lights up Leonardo da Vinci.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Listenwise Founder 29 mins – “Tim and Scott chat with innovator and entrepreneur Monica Brady-Myerov as she shares about the power of Listenwise, a free resource for teachers to use with their classes. Listenwise curates NPR podcasts and organizes them by subject and teaching standards. And check out the quizzes! Visit http://www.listenwise.com to sign up for free! Be sure to register your class for Global School Play Day and join the world-wide movement to return unstructured play back to this generation of youngsters. It’s free and it’s powerful. Visit http://www.globalschoolplayday.comAt the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manafort Arrest 19 mins – “What do developments in the Mueller investigation mean for Trump? Are indictments proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election? Reporter Matt Zapotosky answers these questions on a special break-in episode.” At the link find the title, “Special episode: Trump’s associates have been indicted. Can Trump himself emerge unscathed?, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59f7cc0de4b0dc47945919f3_1351620000001-300040_t_1509411864278_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mediatization 58 mins – “[5 mins poor sound at start]Social and communication theorists Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp draw on their recent book “The Mediated Construction of Reality” (Polity 2016) to explore what happens to the concept and practice of ‘social order’ in the era of datafication. Today we are living in an era not just of mediatization, but deep mediatization where every element of social process and social life is composed of elements that have already been mediated. This shifts the question of media’s ‘influence’ on the social into a higher-dimensional problem. Datafication is a good example of this, and its tension with classical forms of social phenomenology will be discussed in detail in the talk. Developing particularly the social theory of Norbert Elias (and his concept of ‘figuration’), Couldry and Hepp explore how social theory can help us grasp the deep conflicts that exist today between our material systems of interdependence (particularly those focussed on information technology and data processing systems) and the normative principles such as freedom and autonomy. Such conflicts as legal theorists such as Julie Cohen note are crucial to the life of democratic subjects and the orders (democratic or not) that they inhabit.” At the link find the title, “https://soundcloud.com/berkmanklein/deep mediatization social order in the age of datafication?” right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome Research 43 mins – “Jack Gilbert talks about his studies on microbiomes of all sorts. He describes the origin of the Earth Microbiome Project, which has ambitions to characterize all microbial life on the planet, and talks more specifically about the built microbiome of manmade ecosystems such as hospitals. Gilbert explains how advances in scientific techniques have driven past microbiome-related discoveries and will continue to do so in the future.” At the link find the title, “068: Microbiomes everywhere with Jack Gilbert,” right-click “Media files MTM068.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Health Issues 58 mins – “ In Iowa and many other states, migrant workers are a big part of the economy. Many of these people don’t have time for and can’t afford regular medical care. But leaving them without care isn’t an option, either. Fortunately, there are organizations which engage with this population. The Carver College of Medicine, for instance, has a very strong emphasis on learning through serving the medically underserved. By setting up migrant health clinics where those workers live–in their often temporary and extremely basic housing communities–students can learn about the practice of medicine outside a doctor’s office or hospital while bringing badly needed healthcare to those who’d otherwise forgo it. Second-year med student Jesse White suggested a show on working with these populations. Joined by fellow second-year Erin Steele and retired Physician Assistant Peg Bouska, we discuss the non-ideal world of practicing medicine without the right spaces, equipment, systems, and tools…and what students learn about medicine by doing so.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Acidification 24 mins – “People in two communities – one in Alaska, one in New York State – wrestle with questions about energy and the environment. We listen in on democracy close to home. Stories by John Biewen and Jon Miller, edited by Deb George.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oysters in New York 48 mins – “…In 2013, the federal government launched its Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and staged an architectural competition called Rebuild by Design. Orff’s firm SCAPE submitted an oyster-centric proposal called Living Breakwaters.The project received 60 million dollars of funding and will be carried out by the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. Now SCAPE is in the process of designing artificial oyster reef breakwaters off the south coast of Staten Island, which was once an epicenter of the city’s oyster economy and was also hit particularly hard during Sandy.The design has evolved a lot from the original rope-based proposal. The plan now is to build a necklace of offshore breakwaters out of large rocks and stones, and seed them with oysters so they grow into reefs.Much like a natural oyster reef, the Living Breakwaters are designed to  break up dangerous waves before they reach the shore. These will reduce coastal erosion, build beaches, and make storms less dangerous, but they won’t keep flood water out altogether.This project also aims to enhance the coast by reviving its ecosystem. In addition to reducing waves and filtering water, the living breakwaters will provide some of the habitat that oyster reefs once did. With the help of marine scientists, the landscape architects designed pockets within the breakwater structure they call “reef streets,” that provide shelter for juvenile fish. Of course, to realize this vision, Living Breakwaters is going to need a lot of oysters….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Accommodation 31 mins – “Things in Britain are changing rapidly. In Scotland the MacAlpin dynasty is rising, and with it comes the merging of the Scottish and Pictish cultures. A similar blending is happening in the Anglo Saxon regions. As we’ve see in the last few episodes – cities are changing, economies are emerging. And the sudden appearance of new placenames – some which are Danish and others that are a blend of Danish and Old English – tell us that cultures are changing too.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Pence 43 mins – “Though President Trump ran as an outsider, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer describes his vice president as “the connective tissue” between Trump and the billionaire donors in the Republican party.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 19 mins – “We need power as soon as possible. Otherwise, this is going to become a time bomb.” At the link find the title, “Nov 2 Puerto Rico still without power more than a month after Hurricane Maria, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171102_90496.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism on Campus 21 mins – “Racism, free speech, disciplinary decisions and the controversy engulfing Dalhousie University.” At the link find the title, “Oct 30 | ‘I have sex. Get over it’: Disability activists call for sex education, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171025_86738.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruminant Revolution 37 mins – “Dr. Peter Ballerstedt is a Doctor of Animal Nutrition and is an expert in forage and ruminant nutrition in agriculture. He stepped out of the agriculture industry for some time and ventured in the tech world for many years. He came back because he realized a fantastic source of health could be found through leveraging animal agriculture, specifically ruminants. A stern believer in grass-based animal nutrition, Peter calls this – the potential of ruminants to lead the way towards healthier diets – the Ruminant Revolution. In this episode, Peter discusses what his Ruminant Revolution is all about. He addresses the need for ruminants and why it’s one of the best sustainable options to support an ever-growing human population. He also dives in on some facts regarding cultivable lands and current innovations in the ruminant agriculture industry.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 077: A Ruminant Revolution with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt,” right-click “Media files 07720FOA20A20Ruminant20Revolution20with20Dr.20Peter20Ballerstedt20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian and the West 57 mins – “Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.” At the link find the title, “Russia and the West: A Historical Perspective,, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171025 Russia and the West.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia Sports Doping 60 mins – “On Thursday, Oct. 19, director Bryan Fogel, visited Washington for a screening of “Icarus” hosted by Governance Studies at Brookings. After the screening, Fogel joined a panel alongside “Icarus” producer Dan Cogan, Brookings Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes, Brookings President Strobe Talbott, and The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe to discuss the similarities between Russia’s doping scandal and compromise of the 2016 U.S. election, as well as the societal implications of these corruptions.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Cool Tools 46 mins – “Our guest this week is Simon Quellen Field. Simon is a chemist and former Google software engineer and is the author of over a dozen books, including Gonzo Gizmos, Return of Gonzo Gizmos, Culinary Reactions, Why is Milk White, Elements Vault, Why There’s Antifreeze In Your Toothpaste, Electronics for Artists and, most recently, Boom!: The Chemistry and History of Explosives. He’s the author of the science toy website SciToys.com and several novels.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Activity by the Handicapped 36 mins“People don’t know how to understand disabled bodies as desirable.” At the link find the title, “Oct 30 | ‘I have sex. Get over it’: Disability activists call for sex education, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171030_92687.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Assaults on Campus 51 mins – “The origins of the viral anti sexual harassment campaign” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harrassment Stories 48 mins – “With two short words, women around the world are shining a light on the pervasive nature of sexual harassment and assault.” At the link find the title, “#MeToo: Women Share Stories Of Sexual Harassment, Assault, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_558587763.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Violence 21 mins – “If we are too careless with our language, we trivialize the real assault problems and the victims of real assault.” At the link find the title, “Oct 24 ‘Unfair to men’: Margaret Wente criticizes #MeToo campaign for ramping up outrage, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171024_78908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Cities 49 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions using commons thinking. Whether it be the grassroots artist organization Club Cultural Matienzo (CCM) that formed in Buenos Aires to build a cultural commons for the local arts scene in wake of a tragic nightclub fire, or land stewardship activists in Brooklyn reclaiming public space for urban farming and community gardening, Sharing Cities is filled with projects and policies ready to replicated and implemented in your community. You can Contribute to Shareable for a hard copy or E-Book copy, or download a free pdf of Sharing Cities from Shareable.net:…With the backdrop of worsening income inequality, climate change, and fiscal challenges, the growth of self-organized, democratic, and inclusive means for city dwellers to meet their own needs by sharing resources couldn’t be more relevant. These cases and policies taken together offer a new vision for cities that puts people – not the market, technology, or government – at the center, where they belong. More than that, the book represents a claim on the city run by people – a claim increasingly being made by city-residents the world over. This book was written for a broad audience, but may find special resonance with those who share this people-first vision of cities and want to act on it. Written by a team of 15 fellows with contributions from 18 organizations around the world, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” not only witnesses a movement, but is a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to a range of challenges cities face such as affordable housing, sustainable mobility, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 60 Neal Gorenflo “Sharing Cities” right-click “Media files 59ea2c218a8698db4cadfd9d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simpsons P1 54 mins – “For our 999th and 1,000th episodes, we go down the rabbit hole on a TV show that quite literally altered popular culture as we know it. The Simpsons has been around since Josh and Chuck were in grade school, and is still cranking out episodes today. Join us for two very special episodes as we pay tribute to The Simpsons, and celebrate a milestone of our own – numbers 999 and 1,000!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simpsons P2 64 mins – “Today concludes our two part celebration of one of the greatest TV shows of all time – The Simpsons! It also officially marks our 1,000th episode. Can you believe it? We sure can’t. So join us today as we wrap up our tribute to America’s favorite TV family and hit the 1,000 mark.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soldiers of Fortune 54 mins – “An estimated 200 American volunteer soldiers have joined the fight against the Islamic State. They’re part of a much longer tradition of freelance fighters, like early 19th century American privateers who fought in Latin America’s wars of independence and those who participated in the Spanish Civil War. On this episode, Ed, Brian and Joanne explore when and why Americans signed up to fight for other countries’ causes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soviet Female Sniper Corps 54 mins – “Dr. Lyuba Vinogradova discusses her research and the resulting book that covers the young women of Stalin’s USSR, who are conscripted to the Sniper Corps.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_206-102017_8.40_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Civil War with Picasso 43 mins- “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the context and impact of Pablo Picasso’s iconic work, created soon after the bombing on 26th April 1937 that obliterated much of the Basque town of Guernica, and its people. The attack was carried out by warplanes of the German Condor Legion, joined by the Italian air force, on behalf of Franco’s Nationalists. At first the Nationalists denied responsibility, blaming their opponents for creating the destruction themselves for propaganda purposes, but the accounts of journalists such as George Steer, and the prominence of Picasso’s work, kept the events of that day under close scrutiny. Picasso’s painting has gone on to become a symbol warning against the devastation of war.” At the link find the title, “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Story Telling 38 mins – “One of the most effective ways to change people’s minds is to put your argument into a narrative format, a story, but not just any story. The most persuasive narratives are those that transport us. Once departed from normal reality into the imagined world of the story we become highly susceptible to belief and attitude change. In this episode, you’ll learn from psychologist Melanie C. Greene the four secrets to creating the most persuasive narratives possible.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 113-Narrative_Persuasion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Policy 44 mins – “In his recent book Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, civil liberties activist and former intelligence official Timothy Edgar calls for a renewed conversation on mass surveillance reform in the global and digital age. This month, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Edgar on his new book at the Hoover Institution’s regular book soiree. They discussed Edgar’s work as both an ACLU lawyer and an intelligence official in the Bush and Obama administrations, the substantive reform agenda Edgar envisions for mass surveillance, the nuances of protecting privacy in a global landscape, and much more.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Hoover Event mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syria’s Fall and ISIS Appearance 36 mins – “Panelists will discuss National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, as well as the Syrian war and its political and social consequences.” At the link find the title, “Documentary Screening and Discussion of ‘Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS’, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171025 Screening of Hell on Earth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War Reporter 36 mins – “Panelists will discuss National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, as well as the Syrian war and its political and social consequences.” At the link find the title, “Documentary Screening and Discussion of ‘Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS’, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171025 Screening of Hell on Earth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teacher Training 46 mins – “This podcast features a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s opening keynote address at the 2017 KVATE (Kaw Valley Academy of Technology and Education) Conference on July 24, 2017, in St. Marys, Kansas. The title of the keynote was, “Inspiring Student Creativity with Media.” In addition to highlighting examples of “WOW work” by students (borrowing a wonderful term from Seesaw professional development coordinator Angela Gadtke @MrsGadtke) the keynote also included a “digital magic trick” demo using the new iOS app by Microsoft, “Seeing AI.” Google Slides shared during this keynote, including links to all referenced student examples and other resources, are available in the podcast shownotes or directly using the shortened web link http://wfryer.me/kvate2017. Check out the podcast shownotes for additional KVATE resources and links. If you listen to this podcast, please provide feedback to Wes either with a comment on this post or by sending a Twitter reply to @wfryer. Thanks for listening to Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcasts! Please subscribe using PocketCasts or in your own favorite podcatcher application.” At the link find the title, “Podcast454: Inspiring Student Creativity with Media #KVATE2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-25-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Impact 45 mins – “Net impresario Tim O’Reilly now recognizes how the short-term focus of digital business is draining the real economy. Its algorithms have been programmed to extract value from us all. For O’Reilly, however, the solution is not to eliminate algorithms, but to write better ones. If there’s an argument to made for technosolutionism, O’Reilly makes as good a case as there is. Rather than confronting O’Reilly on their differences, Rushkoff engages him, pushes gently, finds common ground, and looks to develop a shared approach to our economic woes. Also, Rushkoff opens the show with a question: while the advance of technologies and our eagerness for the new may be inevitable, where in the process of on-boarding might we fold in human values?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 61 Tim O’Reilly “Solving for Economic Inequality?” right-click “Media files 59f94a91d845458729b3212f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Change Resistance 4 mins – “….The history of technology is filled with inventions that looked good, then got put on hold until we caught up with them. Take feedback control: Hellenistic engineers invented all kinds of liquid-level controllers during the last few centuries BC. They created devices to control the level of oil in a lamp or the flow of liquid into a water clock. They invented a bowl that refilled itself automatically as guests ladled wine from it. Then the Romans took over Egypt (where all this invention was going on), and feedback control vanished from the human scene for two millennia. It could’ve served all kinds of needs, but it disappeared. Imperial Rome didn’t want the control of anything out of imperial hands. Not until the extraordinary epoch of 18th-century revolution could this radical idea resurface to regulate liquid levels in steam boilers and to keep windmills facing into the wind….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Angst 51 mins – “Debbie talks to author and researcher Brene Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.” At the link find the title, “Brené Brown,” right-click “Media files Brene-Brown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Anxiety Crisis 46 mins – “American teens are suffering record anxiety. We’ll look at why. And what helps?” At the link find the title, “Teen Anxiety On The Rise, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_558827150.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Control in U.S. 29 mins – “Reporter David Nakamura helps us answer: Can Trump keep us safe from terror attacks? We talk to an expert to learn how terrorist groups recruit. Plus, we examine how much power presidents have to influence counterterrorism policy.” At the link find the title, “How much power does a president have to prevent terrorist attacks? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 9fbdd4be4b0a1537114fb4b_1351620000001-300040_t_1509678422706_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Testing New Medicines 49 mins – “Clinical trials to evaluate new drugs are typically built around one design, the randomized controlled trial, but this method has come under scrutiny in recent years for being expensive, lengthy, and cumbersome. In this podcast you’ll hear from experts asking if alternative designs would be better for determining the safety and efficacy of new therapies. This podcast was produced following a conference on this topic held in partnership between the NYU School of Medicine and the Academy. It was made possible with support from Johnson and Johnson.” AT the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Podcast 49 mins – “We adventure with the overlanding couple behind Let’s Not Panic, talk traveling while black and female with Aminatou Sow, and hear tales of survival from the Outside Podcast. Plus, a National Geographic explorer tells us her podcast picks for trekking to far-flung locales.” At the link find the title, “Adventure Times! Podcasts Celebrating Travel and Exploration (Encore), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171102_biglisten_ep_31_repod-7d92f83b-22db-44df-a8c6-32410defa4ab.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Debate with Gingrich 98 mins – “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Kimberly Strassel debate E.J. Dionne and Andrew Sullivan at the bi-annual Munk Debates in Toronto. The topic of the debate is the Trump presidency and its effect on the future of American democracy.” At the link find the title, “E.J. Dionne and Newt Gingrich Debate Future of American Democracy, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.488866.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Dissected 38 mins – “Republicans and Trump, after the indictments: Michelle Goldberg, op-ed columnist at The New York Times, looks at why some Senate Republicans have broken with Trump—and why the rest have not, even after special counsel Robert Mueller has made it clear he’s just getting started with criminal charges against Trump’s associates. Also: Tony Schwartz knows a lot about Trump—in fact, he wrote Trump’s bestselling memoir The Art of the Deal. That classic of modern literature spent forty-eight weeks in 1987 on the Times best-seller list, and more than a million copies have been sold. When Mueller’s prosecutors close in on Trump, will he become more cautious and careful? Schwartz’s answer is a short one: “Not a chance in hell.” Plus: The arrest of Trump’s campaign chief Paul Manafort on Monday on multiple felony charges is only the beginning of the results of the work of special counsel Robert Muller. The political implications for Trump are ominous. Bob Dreyfuss explains.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the bog archive.

UFO’s 64 mins – “On this week’s episode, Nathan, Brian and Ed discuss things in the sky we can’t explain – unidentified flying objects. What the heck are they? And what do they say about American history?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uganda Bananas 54 mins – “Uganda is at an interesting precipice.  They have invested in biotech solutions to solve problems in their central food staples, namely the matooke. The matooke is a starchy banana, and while a cornerstone of the diet, it is threatened by disease.  Most people are farmers, and tend to ‘gardens’ of 2-3 acres, these are subsistence farmers that use the gardens to feed their families. Xanthamonas bacterial wilt can destroy entire stands of trees.  But scientists in Uganda have used breeding and genetic engineering to generate genetic lines that stop major diseases. The sad part is that the improved plants are not allowed to be distributed due to the lack of a national biosafety law.  The second part of the podcast is an interview with Dr. Clet Masiga. He is a trained crop scientist, but also a farmer, and I spoke to him on his farm about the needs of Ugandan farmers, changes in policy, and broken down cars. Most of all, you need to understand that providing the best technology to people in need is simply justice. Justice.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unemployment Rates 7 mins – “According to GAO’s analysis of data in the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), on average, low-wage workers worked fewer hours per week, were more highly concentrated in a few industries and occupations, and had lower educational attainment than workers earning hourly wages above $16 in each year GAO reviewed—1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2016. Their percentage of the U.S. workforce also stayed relatively constant over time. About 40 percent of the U.S. workforce ages 25 to 64 earned hourly wages of $16 or less (in constant 2016 dollars) over the period 1995 through 2016. The combination of low wages and few hours worked compounded the income disadvantage of low-wage workers and likely contributed to their potential eligibility for federal social safety net programs. About 20 percent of families with a worker earning up to the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour), 13 percent of families with a worker earning above federal minimum wage to $12.00 per hour, and 5 percent of families with a worker earning $12.01 to $16 per hour were in poverty in each year GAO reviewed (see figure).The extent of poverty varied considerably by the type of family in which a worker lived. For example, single-parent families earning the federal minimum wage or below comprised a higher percentage of families in poverty. In contrast, married families with no children comprised the lowest percentage of families in poverty, and generally had family incomes at or above the poverty line.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Game Value 28 mins – “If you’ve ever played video games, or swapped tiles around on Candy Crush, you know the feeling of winning. Like a light in your brain, a mental fist pump. But you probably also know that guilty feeling after realizing you’ve spent 30 minutes plugged in. That worry, when your kid spends hours on the console. Jane McGonigal, game researcher and futurist, is here to take away some of that guilt. She’s a champion of gaming as a form of self-help. Because, Jane says, that light you feel when you unlock a level – that’s your mind being altered. Slightly.

Wine Country Wildfires 48 mins – “Toting up the damage and lessons learned from the deadly, devastating California wildfires.” At the link find the title, “California Fires Leave Dozens Dead, Communities In Ruins, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_559091725.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Motorcyclists 38 mins – “Ana Carrasco recently became the first woman to win a world championship motorcycle race, sparking a conversation about the rising numbers of women riding motorcycles for sport and leisure. E&B look at the future, present, and past of women who ride.” At the link find the title, “Motorcycle Mavens, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-25-smnty-motorcycling-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Right to Vote 4 mins – “. Following an arduous, decades long effort by suffragists, in 1919 the U. S. Congress passed the nineteenth amendment giving women the right to vote. But the battle wasn’t over. The amendment still had to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. And there remained strong pockets of opposition, primarily in the South….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

WWII Shanghai Battle P4 33 mins – “The Chinese Nationalist forces have pulled back from the coast, yet are determined to establish their own Maginot Line. But as both sides have reinforcements in route, the fighting around Shanghai will continue. Thus giving the world, its first large clash, using modern weapons within a civilian population, five years before Stalingrad.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_207-103017_7.31_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 313 – Nov 10, 2017: 3D Printing for the Blind, Addiction Story, African History, al Shabab, Altruism, Antiviral Drugs, Arthritis Control, Bitcoin World, Blindness for Beginners, Bounty Hunter, Catastrophe Reporting, Celiac Disease, Chickens and Antibiotics, Decision Making, Diet and Hunger, Digital Transformation, Drug Testing of Hair, Education Stratification, Elderly Exercise, Farmsteading, Federal Court Judge Appointments, Government Digital Access, Gravity Waves, Gut Microbiome, Honey Bee Impact, Immune Cell Cancer Treatment, Koch Brothers Christmas Story, Koch Brothers Mystery Hour, Korean Spy, MalwareBytes Founder Interview, Medical Education Technology, Medical Stewardship, Migrant Worker Conditions, Navajo People, Neurogastronomy, New Hampshire Drinking Water, Pace Trial Controversy, Palliative Care, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Race and Politics, Recycling Effectiveness, San Francisco Sea Rise, Sex Assaults by Leaders, Solitary Prison PTSD, Teenage Suicides, Vagina Creation, Voting Rights Law, War Declaration Powers, Water Potability, Whistle Blowers, Wine Tainted by Smoke, Worker Relations

Exercise your ears: the 96 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 562 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 18,030 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Print Hacking 32 mins – “We are going to talk about hacking and making today. It’s hacking in a general sense. It’s a definition. Broadly used hacking is the way we’re talking about it today; involved in everything from real hackers in makerspaces to even also incubator-level hacking with software and life hacking. Anil Pattni who I got to meet at the FREECon, the Freelance Conference in Austin, Texas which we went to. It was so interesting to meet him. It was ironic because he started doing some of the first OC Maker Faire stuff here in Orange County, California and yet we met him in Austin, Texas which is where he is now. It was like, “How did we not meet you before?” that kind of thing. He’s been running a lot of Meetups. He did 200 Meetups. They were one of the first hacker Maker Faire things that happened on MeetUp.com. Those really all happened in Southern California. They happened all in Orange County here….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing for the Blind 18mins – “Caroline Karbowski is a senior in high school with a passion for 3D imaging that led her to a 2nd place finish in the Tech Olympics. Her project is called See3D, which creates 3D images for the blind to feel and understand more clearly the shape and construct of something they never could have conceived without the added information the 3D image offered. Caroline somehow had a passion for Braille and taught herself so she could read in the car without getting dizzy, and later she came up with See3D and although this may seem like a natural progression, Caroline is not Blind, nor visually impaired. Caroline has pursued her passion and is now taking SEE3D to another level and bringing more opportunities for others to get involved in the See3D project. And you can too! Go to her web site at www.See3D.org and find out more and how you can request a model or how you can become part of the See3D providers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Activist Mckesson 68 mins – “DeRay Mckesson, Host, “Pod Save the People”; Civil Rights Activist and Organizer Dan Pfeifferwith Co-Host,”Pod Save America”; CNN Contributor; Former Senior Advisor for Strategy and Communications for President Barack Obama—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “DeRay Mckesson: Power of the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171019_DeRay Mckesson_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Smith Economics 58 mins – “On Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. We discuss the foundational text of modern economics, first published in 1776. How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth? Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up? …For more on Smith’s moral views, listen to our ep #45. For a longer treatment, Econtalk recorded a six-part series on The Theory of Moral Sentiments. We also covered economics in our ep #123. For some potential alternatives to the stupefying effects of the division of labor, check out ep #83 on New Work and ep #103 on Thoreau.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Story 24 mins – “As Ontario earmarks over $200 million to battle the opioid crisis, some doctors say this money should go directly to treatment, not harm reduction.”Oct 16 Opioid crisis needs treatment not harm reduction, says addiction specialist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171016_31811.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African History 20 mins – “In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ruler of the Mali Empire whose vast wealth built the legendary libraries of Timbuktu. And consider which other history lessons we might unwittingly overlook.” At the link find the title, “The powerful stories that shaped Africa Gus Casely-Hayford, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GusCaselyHayford_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

al Shabab 7 mins – ““I’d be very surprised if this is not an attack by al-Shabab,” former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski says about the Mogadishu bombing which killed over 300 people.” At the link find the title, “Oct 16 Extremist group al-Shabab likely behind Somalia bombing, predicts terror expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171016_77258.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism 30 mins – “When you think of the values emblematic of politics in the Occident, does the term “altruism” come to mind? Probably not lately. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio believes that a participatory culture with altruism at its core will be key to digging ourselves out of the mess that is our current political climate. This week we are speaking with one of the world’s leading environmental voices, George Monbiot. Acclaimed author, journalist, and activist, Monbiot talks to host Alex Wise about his latest book, “Out Of The Wreckage: A New Politics In The Age Of Crisis.” He discusses what he sees as lessons from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, why a growth-orientation on both right and left are incompatible with sustainability, and how we can infuse more altruism into our culture and politics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antiviral Drugs 18 mins – “In this episode of Contagious Thinking Elihu and Connor talk with Steve Polyak from the University of Washington in Seattle USA about how some drugs stop viruses from infecting us. In particular we chat about his work on a drug Arbidol that can block many viruses and is actually an over-the-counter medicine in Russia and China. All life lives in a sea of viruses, and some of those viruses can make us sick. Humans have thus developed many ways to stop these rare viruses causing illness. One major important example are vaccines. Another are a class of medicines called antivirals that stop a virus from making new viruses when they get inside our cells. Some of these antivirals can control an infection successfully for the lifetime of an individual, like with HIV and others – like for hepatitis C virus, an important long term infection – can cure an infection so that there is no more virus in your body. But have you ever wondered what it takes to make antiviral drugs? Steve gives us a glimpse of the work scientists worldwide do to understand how small molecules can mess with viruses. Steve is in the UK as a Cheney Fellow at the University of Leeds where he’s working with Professor Mark Harris and others. Steve’s lab’s investigations focuses on the important work of pinning down the mechanism by which Arbidol and other similar drugs can attack lots of different viruses. Here Steve also dishes out lots of important advice for scientists young and old. Find out more about Steve’s Arbidol work here: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26739045 And find out more about the work being carried out at the Centre for Virus Research here: www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow above the sound bar and select “Save” from the pop-up menu.

Arthritis Control 75 mins – “Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience; Research Scientist; Author, Arthritis Relief, Understanding Fats and Oils: a Scientific Guide to their Health Effects, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease; Co-Author, Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses, 4th Edition. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “A Natural Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis, Oct, 2017, Steve Blake, Sc.D.,” right-click “Media files cc_20171017_A Natural Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” the pop-up menu.

Author Walter Isaacson 92 mins – “Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. …In this episode, you learn life lessons and tactics from not just one person — because Walter has lived a fascinating life — but also from Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. Walter ties it all together beautifully.” At the link find the title, “Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin, Oct, 2017,” right-click “ At the link find the title, “Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 64d6f30c-7c2c-4982-bc35-4f1d40f25190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 60 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by economist Tim Harford to discuss: Richard Thaler’s Nobel prize; Tim Harford’s book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy; Brexit.” At the link find the title, “The Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers Editionehavioral Economics, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9844014680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Benzodiazepine Use 53 mins – “In this episode, we will discuss the current state of benzodiazepine use, expected trends in prescribing, and risks associated with use. Lastly, we will discuss techniques for ensuring that a benzodiazepine taper is performed in a safe manner with lowest risk of harm.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 068-Benzo_taper.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin World 118 mins – “Ben Fitts founder of Crypto Gulch joins us today to discuss his new company and cryptocurrency in general. Ben and I have worked together in various ways since the 1990s on many projects and business ventures. So when he told me that he was launching a cryptocurrency mining service I was quick to want to learn more. Over the past few months we have worked together to determine the best path forward for Crypto Gulch from a service and pricing structure. While I have no official ownership position in Crypto Gulch Ben has been very open to my advice on some tweaks and I feel together we have set things up in a very good way. Ben is also very tied into cryptocurrency and let me know about a lot of really interesting things going on in the space during this interview. This includes some thoughts on Dubai’s new currency EM Cash and a potential new Russian coin called the cryptoruble. We also discuss another pending Bitcoin fork, wallets, exchanges and more. I am pretty sure this interview will be very informative on cryptocurrency in general and will also give those interested a better understanding of Crypto Gulch at the same time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blindness for Beginners 30 mins – “Comedian Tom Skelton, Blogger Joy Addo and BBC journalist Mani Djazmi join Peter White to offer tips and advice for young, visually impaired people on a range of subjects including looking good, eating out, and staying safe on a night out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bounty Hunter 96 mins [2 parts] – “Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.[P2] Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.[P2]” At the link find the title, “#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7804818405.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for “#108 The Skip Tracer, Part II” and “Media files GLT9226577712.mp3”.

Broadband in Garrett County, Maryland 23 mins – “Maryland may be home to our nation’s bustling, urban capital, but on the other side of the state are the Appalachians and many rural communities that struggle with poor Internet access. One of those communities is Garrett County. Residents, businesses, and institutions have limped along for years using outdated connections.  Some people don’t have any access to the Internet; all that is changing. …Cheryl, Nathaniel, and Christopher discuss the project that combines fiber, fixed wireless, and TV white space technologies in order to reach people and businesses across the county. They also talk about how a significant portion of people in the rural community simple can’t afford the high cost of satellite and how mobile Internet access just doesn’t cut it in a rural area like Garrett County. Cheryl describes how the project is an economic development initiative and Nathaniel shares more details about their need to combine technologies and the results.” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Kidnapping 38 mins – “In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her mother, Lorinda Stewart, spent 460 days doing everything in her power to bring her daughter home.” At the link find the title, “Oct 17 ‘Hope is something that I never gave up on’: A mother’s fight to free daughter Amanda Lindhout 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171017_84198.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Catastrophe Reporting 54 mins – “Elizabeth Kolbert, Writer, The New Yorker; David Roberts, Reporter, Vox, and Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on September 22, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Elizabeth Kolbert and David Roberts: Covering Catastrophe, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171015_cl1_CoveringCatastrophe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Celiac Disease 43 mins – “In the 1930s, a Dutch pediatrician named Willem Dicke began to study a mysterious, often-fatal disease that was afflicting his patients. Children were losing weight and becoming malnourished despite consuming plenty of calories. The symptoms were intense and widespread. Willem Dicke suspected the illness was somehow related to the children’s diet. But it wasn’t until years later that he found the proof he was looking for. It came in the form of a grotesque natural experiment produced by the Second World War. In 1940, Germany had invaded and occupied the Netherlands. In 1944, Dutch railway workers held a strike in support of the Allies. This prompted the Nazis to cut off food shipments to Dutch civilians. Some people resorted to eating grass or tulip bulbs; thousands died of starvation. But Willem Dicke noticed something strange. His pediatric patients who’d been sick before the war … That’s right, grains. Which the kids hadn’t been eating during the Hunger Winter — but now, after bread came back, they were. So Dicke ran a little experiment. And that is how our modern understanding of celiac disease came to be. Even today, it’s still somewhat mysterious. But one thing that isn’t mysterious at all is the trigger…” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chernow on Ulysses S Grant 63 mins – “Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Alexander Hamilton and Grant In Conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law; Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards Jury. This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “An Evening with Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171017_Ron Chernow Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chickens and Antibiotics 49 mins [2 parts] – “Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World EatsAt the link right-click the arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu for Part 1. Do the same for Part 1 here.

Children and Nature 68 mins – “Richard Louv, Author, Last Child in the Woods; Chairman Emeritus, the Children & Nature Network; Twitter @RichLouv with Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority—Moderator. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017” At the link find the title, “Richard Louv: The Hybrid Mind, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Richard Louv_Podcast.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comics History 45 mins – “Before there were superheroes, a Swiss teacher inadvertently invented the first sequential art comics in the Western world.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Live at NYCC: Rodolphe Töpffer and the First Comic Book, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-16-symhc-live-nyc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creating Great Choices 60 mins – “Jennifer Riel, Adjunct Professor, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto with Roger Martin, Acclaimed Author; Consultant; Professor; Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology for the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Creating Great Choices Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Making 27 mins – “From the most trivial to the most serious, decisions are central to our lives. But how the brain makes up its mind about what to do remains one of neuroscience’s greatest mysteries. Step forward the International Brain Laboratory (IBL). It’s a new, ambitious project that will combine scientific expertise from 21 labs across the globe, with the express aim to bring us closer to understanding what goes on in the brain when we make decisions – big and small. But what do we already know about how decisions are made? How does the IBL hope to add to this picture? And what can these new insights in decision-making reveal about the likes of intelligence, addiction, and disease?To discuss all this and more, Ian Sample speaks with two scientists at the heart of the IBL; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s associate professor Anne ChAt the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet and Hunger 66 mins – “This week we have my good friend Mark Sisson on the show! Mark is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, Primal Kitchen (their mayonnaise is fantastic) author of The Primal Blueprint, The Primal Connection, Primal Endurance, and more. Listen in as we discuss what Mark has been up to, his new book, the keto diet, benefits o3f keto, electrolytes, keto supplements, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP)” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Transformation 26 mins- “ Digital transformation is a journey. It is not a destination. And heading down the road to digital transformation can feel like traveling without a guide or a map. The way ahead promises renewal and reward even as it threatens turmoil and disruption. Digital transformation can shorten the lifespan of an enterprise and it can restore its vitality. But there are no guarantees. Last week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, executives from Copyright Clearance Center and its London-based subsidiary Ixxus shared how data-driven, practical solutions can accelerate digital transformation, and why knowledge engineering is the next leg of our profession’s ongoing digital transformation journey.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Testing of Hair 39 mins – “In the messy world of child protection services, the Motherisk Lab was supposed to be a pillar of objective reality — until a judge ruled their tests unreliable.” At the link find the title, “Oct 20 Motherisk investigation reveals concerns over ‘unreliable’ tests long before lab shut down, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171020_35709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Stratification 30 mins – “The official subject matter of Sea Change Radio is environmental sustainability. This week, however, we are deviating from that to talk about a topic that we believe is inextricably linked to sustainability: stratification in education. We are talking with law professor, civil rights advocate, and educational diversity expert, Prof. John C. Brittain, about educational practices that perpetuate social, racial, and socioeconomic exclusiveness. Elite private schools were once restricted to wealthy white young men. Since the 1960s we have seen some progress at these schools – they all admit women, most have scholarship programs to make room for the non-wealthy, and they generally boast of need-blind admissions practices. But there is one hidden practice, often overlooked, which runs counter to all of that progress: the practice of legacy admissions. That is, giving preference to applicants who have a family connection to the school. The majority of elite educational institutions in this country do this. For example, in 2017, a full 41% of Harvard’s incoming freshman were legacies. Logic tells us that generation after generation, this sort of admission preference can’t be doing much for these schools’ demographic diversity. Professor Brittain and host Alex Wise discuss how legacy admission practices serve as affirmative action for the privileged, the irony that the practice thrives in the United States which holds itself up as a model meritocracy and how schools’ justifications for the ongoing use of legacy preferences don’t hold up to a reasoned analysis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elderly Exercise 31 mins – “There’s a crisis in old age care – not just in the UK, around the world, as population demographics shift, and the proportion of older people increase – there’s a worry about who’s going to look after them, and how much is it going to cost? However, a new analysis on bmj.com says this picture need not be so gloomy – they say that encouraging exercise in older people could save billions – by keeping frailty at bay and increasing healthy life expectancy. We’re joined by two of the authors of that analysis – Scarlett McNally, consultant orthopedic surgeon at Eastbourne District General Hospital, and Muir Gray, public health doctor.” At the link find the title, “Exercise in old age – “we need kendo classes in Huddersfield” Oct, 2017, right-click “Media files 347484685-bmjgroup-exercise-in-old-age-we-need-kendo-classes-in-huddersfield.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition Issues 28 mins – “Australian Government will target asylum seekers from space, Driver’s license database plundered for face recognition surveillance. Tim Norton from Digital Rights Watch talks about the new face recognition capability of the Australian Government.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmers Business Network 42 mins – “Charles Baron is the Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, an idea conceived by farmers for farmers. The company aims to gather unbiased and objective information with regards to agronomics and commodities. The idea is to pool available data from individual farmers, so every farmer in their network would benefit from them. The company started three years ago with just 3-4 farms, but through word of mouth and good service, they now have close to 4,700 farms within their network. Charles and his team plan on ultimately expanding his reach outside the U.S. and continue to improve their data interpretation and gathering services. In this episode, Charles explains the idea behind Food Business Network, what drove him to become a farmer, and the problems farmers face in the U.S. that go unnoticed. He also shares how his company managed to grow their network to what it is now, and their outlook for the future of their company.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Principles 88 mins – “When you look at a farm like Conor Crickmore’s Neversink farm which grosses around $350k on 1.5 acres, it’s not about modeling exactly what Conor does, it’s about modeling his approach, using his base principles. That’s the focus of today’s show, farming base principles with Conor Crickmore.” At the link find the title, “FSFS118: Base Principles Which Make Neversink Farm Successful with farmer Conor Crickmore, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files FSFS_118_2017_Conor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmsteading 105 mins – “Greg Burns joins me to talk about what farmsteading has been like this past year touching on what’s gone right and what hasn’t.” At the link find the title, “GFL77: Practical Farmsteading with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_77_2017_GregBurns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmsteading 105 mins – “Greg Burns joins me to talk about what farmsteading has been like this past year touching on what’s gone right and what hasn’t.” At the link find the title, “GFL77: Practical Farmsteading with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm” right-click “Media files GFL_77_2017 GregBurns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Court Judge Appointments 36 mins – “Dahlia is joined by Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to talk about the federal judiciary and how Donald Trump is speedily filling the vacancies on the federal bench.” At the link find the title, “The Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump Era, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7725440820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom of the Press in Middle East 63 mins – “Janine Zacharia,;Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University; Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Washington Post; Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Former Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Jonathan Curiel, Fulbright Scholar; Reuters Fellow, Oxford; Journalist. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 16, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Deteriorating Freedom of the Press in the Middle East, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171016_Deteriorating Freedom Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Digital Access 72 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America In Conversation with Megan Rose Dickey and Reporter, TechCrunch. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology for the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Anne Marie Slaughter_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grandmothers 18 mins – “Baby horses and giraffes walk soon after they’re born, and they can feed and take care of themselves pretty quickly, too. A one-year-old person, on the other hand, is basically helpless. But humans go on to live much longer than most other mammals, and scientists have long been trying to piece together why this is the case. One theory, called the grandmother hypothesis, claims that grandmas are the key to why humans live so long. Unlike most other species, human females live long past their childbearing years and so can help raise their grandchildren, allowing their daughters (or daughters-in-law) to have another baby before the first one can take care of itself. As warm and fuzzy as this idea sounds, it turns out to be pretty controversial. In this episode of Distillations we explore the grandmother hypothesis and find out what the debate is all about.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Wave Detection 14 mins – “257 – 6 Reasons Why LIGO’s Gravitational Wave Discovery is Important” At the link find the title by that number, right-click “Media files ede_257-ap4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Waves 27 mins – “In the short window of time between the VIRGO gravitational wave detector being switched on, in Pisa in Italy, and the LIGO detector, in the US, being switched off for an upgrade, the teams detected the signal they had hoped for, but dared not expect. A space-altering gravity ripple, followed by a gamma ray burst signal and when the World’s telescopes turned to the Hydra constellation they also saw an optical flash. These signals were from two neutron stars, having danced a death spiral and crashed into one another 130 million years ago. It’s been nicknamed a ‘Bling Nova’, because this massively energetic reaction, is where lots of the gold, platinum and heavy metals in the Universe come from. Whale and Dolphin Brain-size – A large brain, relative to our size, underpins sophisticated social structure in humans. Things like language, shared goals, teaching, consensus decision-making and empathy require great intelligence. Whales and dolphins also have exceptionally large and anatomically sophisticated brains. But until recently it has been unclear whether large brain size is linked to social structure in these marine mammals. A recent study suggests that large brains might similarly have arisen to provide the capacity to learn in response to the challenges of social living” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome P1 57 mins – “Gut Revolution seeks to sort the facts from the faeces in an observational series that follows two people with debilitating gut issues on their quest for better health. 26-year-old mother of two Melissa has been battling a painful case of irritable bowel syndrome for the past two years. She’s seen all the doctors and had all the investigations but no one has been able to help her. Can the latest science driving the Gut Revolution provide any answers? We follow Melissa over her transformational six week journey as our team of experts design an intervention that literally changes her life.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Head Covering Legality 24 mins – “What do Muslim women in Quebec make of Bill 62 — the new law barring anyone with a face covering from giving or receiving public services?” At the link find the title, “Oct 20 | ‘It’s just against our Constitution’: Muslim women respond to Quebec’s Bill 62, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171020_78802.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honey Bee Impact 27 mins – “In this episode we travel to a world without bees. And not just honey bees, all bees. You’ve probably heard a lot of doom and gloom predictions about what might happen if honey bees went extinct. Mass famine! The end of coffee! World economic collapse! But is that all true? (Probably not.) And how likely is a honeybee extinction anyway? (Extremely unlikely.) Plus, what about all the other bees in the world? We ponder these questions and more in this episode. To walk us through what might happen to agriculture if bees went away, I talked to Marcelo A. Aizen, a researcher who studies plant pollinator interactions. His research suggests that the loss of honeybees might not be as dire as everybody claims. And to talk about the more neglected bees out there, I called up Elaine Evans, a professor at the University of MInnesota’s Bee Lab, and Paige Embry, the author of the forthcoming book Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.” At the link find the title, “Buzz Off, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immune Cell Cancer Treatment 14 mins – “After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer — but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature’s? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is creating nanoparticle treatments that bind to immune cells, your body’s first responders, to precisely target cancer cells without damaging healthy ones.” At the link find the title, “We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer Elizabeth Wayne, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ElizabethWayne_2017U.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Shaming 75 mins – “Author and journalist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how the internet has allowed a new kind of shaming via social media and how episodes of bad behavior live on because Google’s memory is very, very good. McArdle discusses the implications this new reality has on how we behave at work and how people protect and maintain their reputations in a world where nothing is forgotten and seemingly little is forgiven.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran-U.S. Diplomacy 26 mins – “On October 13, President Trump announced a new Iran strategy, including decertifying the 2015 nuclear deal and asking for changes from Congress and from international partners. Does this mean the end of the nuclear deal? What comes next for the executive branch and for Congress? Can the administration bring our allies on board for a comprehensive push to counter the full range of Iran’s destabilizing activities? Institute scholar and former National Security Council senior official Michael Singh joins us to dig into the details of the Trump administration’s new Iran policy, from the nuclear agreement to terrorism sanctions, and to explain how the White House can turn the broad outlines of strategy into successful policy that advances American interests. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Islamic Politics 36 mins – “Political Islam has been radically shifting in the past four years since the Egyptian coup and the emergence of ISIS, consequently challenging how we understand Islamist movements and their impact. To evaluate the evolution of mainstream Islamist groups and the obstacles they face in governance, Brookings Senior Fellows Shadi Hamid and Will McCants led an initiative to assess these movements across 12 countries, compiling field research from a group of leading specialists in their recently released book Rethinking Political Islam. Benjamin Wittes interviewed Shadi and Will on their book, discussing the scope of the volume, the common themes across the major movements, and the nuances of movements in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Syria.” At the link right-clickDirect download: Rethinking Political Islam.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kasparov’s Arrest in Russia 56 mins – “In 1917, Russia’s tsarist dynasty was overthrown and a Communist government took power. A century later, Russia is very much the state of Vladimir Putin, who rules as a strange hybrid of tsarism, Stalinism and post-Cold War turbocharged capitalism.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171017_21992.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Koch Brothers Christmas Story 14 mins – “It’s Christmas time, but our heroes Charles and David Koch are down in the dumps! With their oil empire under siege and the Wheelchair Man leaving a lump of coal in their stockings, Chuck and Davey are considering the nuclear option! Can a mysterious old windbag help the boys right the ship and get back to rolling in the green? Written By and Starring: Gary Pascal, Brad Einstein, Charles Pettitt, Shannon Noll, Libby Schreiner, Tom Fell, and Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Hour 42 mins – “The liberal media is at it again, poisoning the roots of Chuck and Davey’s political network! Can the boys emerge from the shadows and win back the public’s trust? Featuring musical guest Rich Jones performing his single, “Chicagoland.” Written By and Starring: Gary Pascal Brad Einstein Charles Pettitt Shannon Noll Libby Schreiner Tom Fell Amy Thompson Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Show 43 mins – “Someone’s stealing American goods and shipping them to the Other World. It sure isn’t our Koch Brothers! The astute octogenarians must seek the secrets: who could be behind behind these shrouded sales? Written by and Starring: Gary Pascal Brad Einstein Charles Pettitt Shannon Noll Libby Schreiner Tom Fell Ryan Asher Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean Spy 24 mins– “He was wildly brave and very clever and yet he didn’t have any moral underpinnings. He was perfectly happy sitting in on torture.” At the link find the title, “Oct 18 ‘Perfectly happy sitting in on torture’: Meet the U.S. spymaster from the Korean War, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171018_61759.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean War 32 mins – “This week author and journalist Blaine Harden joins us to discuss his book ‘King of Spies,’ and how the Korean Peninsula continues to be impacted by a war fought more than 50 years. It created the De-Militarized Zone along the 38th Parallel and tensions for every U.S. President since Harry Truman.” At the link find the title, “Episode 32: Blaine Harden on the Korean War, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBHAR1020.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Kowloon Walled City 56 mins – “The infamous “Walled City of Kowloon” was once the most populous spot on the planet. With 1.2 million people per square kilometre, it was a gigantic squatter’s village. Paul Kennedy speaks with photographer Greg Girard, and urban designer Suenn Ho.” At the link find the title, “Dark tower of dreams: Inside the Walled City of Kowloon, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171018_17451.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linguistics 36 mins – “John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.” At the link find the title, “Whence Baby Mama? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1814999036.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malware Bytes Founder Interview 68 mins – “Malwarebytes – Michael Sherwood and Alex Smith” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Education Technology 48 mins – “Carle Illinois is hoping to change the way medicine is taught, focusing on engineering and medicine together. This is our discussion with the dean, Dr. King Li” At the link find the title, “256: A Look at Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Dean Li, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PMY256.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Stewardship 44 mins – “Who better to kick off a series on all things health and evidence than the exceptional and erudite Editor-in-Chief of The BMJ, Dr Fiona Godlee. In this episode, Fiona chats to Ray about the BMJ’s ongoing and often controversial campaigns to change medicine – and broader society – for the better. She also looks to a future that addresses the distorting influence of industry funding on health evidence and outcomes, and let’s us in on what drives and inspires her to achieve so much in her influential role at the helm of one of the world’s oldest, most popular and prestigious journals.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Worker Conditions 54 mins – “Blanca A. Bañuelos, Co-Director, Migrant Unit at California Rural Legal Assistance Inc.; Gabriel Thompson, Author, Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture, and Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on September 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Chasing the Harvest in the Heat, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171022_cl1 ChasingHarvest.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mole Day 9 mins – “It’s Mole Day! Celebrated on October 23, Mole Day recognizes Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic unit of measurement in chemistry. We discuss mole day, reminisce on how we have celebrated it, and celebrate the founder of the National Mole Day Foundation: Maurice Oehler (a Wisconsin Science Teacher).” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Indian Legal System 42 mins – “Today on the NativeTalk.net Radio program, we begin with a few fun items on how the gender of your children affects how fathers specifically interact with daughters vs sons, and a crazy man in Kentuky who has built a life size replica of Noah’s Ark somehow believes Noah included dinosaurs in the list of animals he brought on board. …Then Cliff goes over a subject that has always bothered him, which is the lack of justice on Native reservations and how non-members are essentially able to get away with not murder, but pretty much everything else. The rule of law is discussed, as well as the reasons behind why and how the problems continue to exist even to this day. In the second segment, we hear Cliff’s mother, a tribal elder, discuss her trip to the Oregon coast and her experience with a rock formation which happens to be the same one featured in todays Old Indian Legend ‘A Potlatch On The Oregon Coast.’” At the link find the title, “Native Legal System & Cliff Reads An Old Indian Legend, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files native-legal-system-cliff-reads-an-old-indian-legend.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Navajo People 51 mins – ““Growing up and not speaking the language, I felt this loss or this void,” Nanobah Becker explores what “I Speak Navajo” means today. Nanobah Becker discovered that the voices of her grandfather and great-grandfather were among a collection of recordings in the ethnomusicology department, while she was studying at Columbia University. Knocking on the door that day and asking for them back began a process of cultural realisation for her whole family. Nanobah is a Navajo film maker who didn’t learn Navajo. For her parents generation, those who did speak their own language at school were beaten, had their mouths washed out with soap and forced to wear signs around their necks, “I speak Navajo”. Today though, “I speak Navajo” is a sign of honour. This resurgence of Navajo culture has created a new pride amongst the Navajo nation, but it is still in a precarious position. With the loss of speaking generations, it is now imperative that this youngest generation learn and pass on to their children to ensure the survival of the Navajo language. Those of Nanobah’s generation that are struggling the most; without their own language they are often considered “not Navajo enough” by their own clans. She travels from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Window Rock and Tahajilee in the Navajo Nation, to ask what “I speak Navajo” means to remaining generations. They meet musicians, artists and native speakers from a variety of backgrounds, learning along the way that there is real power of language and music.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neoprene 6 mins – “Neoprene: Chemistry in its element, Oct, 2017.” At the link find the title by that name, right-click “Media files Ciie_Neoprene.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurogastronomy 51 mins – “Food is understood to motivate behavior. But it’s not just hunger that does it — not just the need for physical sustenance. People who get their nutritional needs met with a bland, uninspiring diet will still have their thoughts consumed by fantasies of flavor – dreamt-of meals of smorgasbords of exotic cuisine. Few “lost in the wilderness” stories or prison sagas don’t feature food becoming a borderline obsession, even among well-fed people. Neurogastronomy is the study of flavor perception — a new, interdisciplinary field at the conjunction of psychology, neuroscience and food science. Its proponents’ interests go broader still, into areas of environmental sustainability and population-level health systems. Dr. Tim McClintock, Ph.D. and Dan (Dong) Han, Psy.D. are colleagues at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where McClintock is a Professor of Physiology and Han an Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. They are each at the forefront of the ripening movement to apply (and extend) our understanding of how smell, taste, and texture combine to create flavor.” At the link find the title, “#202 – What is Neurogastronomy? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS202.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Drinking Water 5 mins – “A Senate advisory commission next month will choose to fund several major projects improving drinking water across New Hampshire communities.More than $200 million from a settlement with Exxon-Mobil over MTBE contamination has been set aside for funding these projects. Robert Scott is the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services. He’s also on the Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him about issues with drinking water in the state.” At the link right-click the play button and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Models 22 mins – “Open Access business models are a well-established reality for scholarly publishers in 2017. Yet Open Access continues to cause disruption for all stakeholders. At research universities particularly, tracking Article Publication Charges (APCs) brings costly inefficiency to the manuscript submission workflow for authors, funders and university staff. Last week at the Frankfurt Book, Copyright Clearance Center presented an Open Access Master Class in University APCs. In a discussion with CCC’s Chris Kenneally, publishing consultant Maurits van der Graaf and Ringgold President Laura Cox discussed why business-minded application and standards can serve to streamline the workflow for everyone.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oslo Accord 57 mins – “On October 17th Intelligence Squared staged a pre-theatre discussion, ‘Can We Bring Peace Between Enemies?’ before a performance of the award-winning play Oslo. The play is a political thriller which tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated top secret talks culminating in the groundbreaking Oslo Peace Accords. The discussion took place at the Harold Pinter theatre, and brought together James Rubin, former Assistant Secretary of State for the US State Department, William Sieghart, founder of an NGO which works with leaders from all parties on both sides of the divide in the Israel/Palestine conflict, and award-winning CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward. Chaired by Jonathan Freedland, they discussed their experience of against-the-odds peace negotiations and what lessons can be learned from the past that apply to the political climate today.” At the link find the title, “Oslo: Can We Bring Peace Between Enemies? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pace Trial Controversy 68 mins – “David Tuller returns to discuss his efforts to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV special” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care 59 mins – “Although lifespans have been increasing, so has the burden of chronic disease. When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, cirrhosis, kidney disease, heart failure or Parkinson’s, medical science may not have a cure. But doctors shouldn’t say, there’s nothing more we can do. Instead, they should ask, how can we help this patient live better, if not longer? That is the goal of palliative care. What Is Palliative Care? Many people imagine that palliative care is strictly for the very end of life. But they are underestimating its usefulness in so many other situations. Helping patients focus on what is most important to them can help them live better, whether their prognosis is for a few months or for a number of years. When expected life span is limited, it may make sense for doctors to discontinue drugs that are intended to help keep patients healthy in the long run and to maintain the medicines that help people feel better, including pain medications.” At the link click “Download MP3,” and select “MP3 Version” from the shopping list to get a free download of the audio file.

Prince’s Philanthropy 22 mins – “”If you pretend it’s not happening then you actually open the door for the [Steve] Bannons and neo-Nazis and other people to kind of prey on that and make it worse.” At the link find the title, “Oct 19 The ‘whitelash’ of Trump politics: CNN commentator Van Jones, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171019_20895.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 32 mins – “This week on the show, Patri Ramirez Gonzalez from the Puerto Rico/Detroit Solidarity Exchange Network talks about grassroots plans to save family farmers and the ecosystem in Puerto Rico, and Trishala Deb, Asia regional director for Thousand Currents, a grant-making organization with partners across the world, shares hard won lessons from grassroots activists in Asia. Then from food justice and grassroots brilliance we’ll hear from David Galarza Santa, a labor and community activist, about a Puerto Rican plan to recover, revitalize and resist calls for electricity privatization by building back different.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race and Politics 32 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment. Stick around after that interview to hear Trumpcast produer Jayson De Leon chat with Slate’s Jordan Weissmann about the two health care executive orders Trump signed on Thursday.” At the link right-click “The Obama Backlash in Two Parts, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5784445153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Effectiveness 30 mins – “Where do the contents of our bins end up? Tom Heap lifts the lid on the recycling industry to find out what happens to our waste beyond the kerbside collection. What does ‘recycling’ mean? Are bottles and tins and plastic packaging recycled when they’re collected from our homes? They might well be taken to the local MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) and separated out into different waste streams, but what happens then? Embarking on a road journey along the recycling chain, Tom Heap tracks his own domestic recycling refuse to find out how much – or how little – of it is actually recycled. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resilient Leaders 48 mins – “What do Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ernest Shackleton, and Abraham Lincoln have in common, aside from being historical figures you’ve probably heard of? That’s the question my guest today tries to answer in her new book Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times. At a time when trustworthy leadership seems in short supply, it examines what real leadership is and how it comes about. Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School whose research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact.” At the link find the title, “120. Nancy Koehn (Historian) – Holdin’ on for a Hero, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5329917651.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Branson 46 mins – “Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman, the Virgin Group In Conversation with Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit. This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Sir Richard Branson: Finding My Virginity, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171014_Sir Richard Branson Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Revolution 65 mins – “Gregory Afinogenov received his PhD in History from Harvard University, and is now an assistant professor in Imperial Russian History at Georgetown University. Greg sits down with Brett to discuss the October Revolution and the Soviet Union. Topics Include: Joseph Stalin, The Bolsheviks, The failures and fallacies of western liberal propaganda, the Cold War, the Space Race, George Orwell, Trotsky v. Stalin, Holodomor, The successes of the Soviet Union, what leftists of all stripes can learn from the Russian Rev, and much more!” At the link right-click the down-p9nting arrow under the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Francisco Sea Rise 10 mins – “When a raindrop falls in San Francisco, it has two choices: flow east into the San Francisco Bay, or west into the Pacific Ocean. A ridgeline divides the city into two, slicing through the Presidio, hugging the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park, and skirting Twin Peaks. As the land drops off in either direction, the elevation difference doesn’t just drive raindrops downhill—it also moves human waste.” At the link find the title, “Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-84b00ba8-e808-4741-b270-e24984929ad1-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults by Leaders 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?” At the link find the title, “Impunity for Men Like Trump, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4236311398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shaming on Internet 75 mins – “Author and journalist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how the internet has allowed a new kind of shaming via social media and how episodes of bad behavior live on because Google’s memory is very, very good. McArdle discusses the implications this new reality has on how we behave at work and how people protect and maintain their reputations in a world where nothing is forgotten and seemingly little is forgiven.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snail Control 27 mins – “This is a big story about a little snail. Biologist Helen Scales relates an epic tale that spans the globe and involves calamity, tragedy, extinction and we hope, salvation. It stars the tiny tree-dwelling mollusc from French Polynesia, Partula, a snail that has captivated scientists for centuries. Like Charles Darwin studied finches on the Galapagos, Partula became an icon of evolution because, in the living laboratories of the Pacific islands, it had evolved into multiple species. But a calamity drove Partula to extinction, when a botched biological control, the predatory Rosy Wolf Snail, was introduced. It was supposed to eat another problem mollusc, but in a cruel twist, devoured tiny Partula instead. An international rescue mission was scrambled to save a species and from just one or two rescued individuals, populations of this snail species have been built up over thirty years in captive breeding programmes in zoos around the world. And now, in the nailbiting sequel, we track Partula’s journey home.” At the link find the title, “SOS Snail, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05jtw0n.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Prison PTSD 60 mins – “Terry Allen Kupers, M.D. Psychiatrist and Professor Emeritus, the Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology; Author, Solitary (Forthcoming). This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It, right-click “Media files cc_20171017 Solitary Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Week 46 mins – “Design is increasingly an aspect of product management, not just product teams. More of us are familiar with user experience and its impact on design, but where does design really begin? Every true user experience expert I have talked with about this has the same answer and that’s with the user of the product or the person with the problem that we wish to solve with a product. How we actually get insights from users can be the difference between product success and failure. To explore the right way to get insights, I talked with Brian Baker at the First User Group, which is a strategic innovation firm providing business strategy and cutting-edge product design in digital, consumer electronics, and consumer packaged goods. He has delivered over 100 products to brands we would all recognize and it is likely we have encountered one or more of his products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Economics 58 mins – “Joel Solomon, Chairman, Renewal Funds, In Conversation with Esther Park, CEO, Cienega Capital. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171019_The Clean Money Revolution Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Suicides 24 mins – “Half of adolescents who die by suicide have a history of self harm. And in the UK, the rates of adolescents who commit suicide jumped from 3.2, to 5.4 per 100 000 between 2010 and 2015. The national suicide prevention strategy recently expanded its scope by aiming to reduce self harm rates as a common precursor to suicide. Therefore it’s important that we have an accurate measure of rates of self harm in the population, and new research published on bmj.com aims to do that.” At the link find the title, “70% rise in incidence of self harm in teenagers, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 347613811-bmjgroup-70-rise-in-incidence-of-self-harm-in-teenagers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump-Russian Connection 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Business Insider’s Natasha Bertrand about Trump’s tweet this morning regarding the Steele dossier and why the firm behind it refused to testify to the House Intel Committee on Wednesday.” At the link find the title, “Hello Dossier, My Old Friend, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3257188369.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vagina Creation 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking at the social and biological science of female sex organs. We’ll talk to Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Institute for Regenerative Medicine, about the creation and use of lab-grown vaginas. Biology professor Marie Herberstein exposes the bias against female genitalia in scientific studies. And science writer Emily Anthes tells us about the history and promising future of female condoms.” At the link find the title, “#444 The V-Word (Rebroadcast),” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vienna Congress of 1815 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the conference convened by the victorious powers of the Napoleonic Wars and the earlier French Revolutionary Wars, which had devastated so much of Europe over the last 25 years. The powers aimed to create a long lasting peace, partly by redrawing the map to restore old boundaries and partly by balancing the powers so that none would risk war again. It has since been seen as a very conservative outcome, reasserting the old monarchical and imperial orders over the growth of liberalism and national independence movements, and yet also largely successful in its goal of preventing war in Europe on such a scale for another 100 years. Delegates to Vienna were entertained at night with lavish balls, and the image above is from a French cartoon showing Russia, Prussia, and Austria dancing to the bidding of Castlereagh, the British delegate.’ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights Law 62 mins – “The modern day voting rights movement was born out of the precipitous clash of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the American legal system. Through marches and sit-ins, activists pushed America to live up to the values expressed in her Declaration, ultimately leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. For almost 20 years, these provisions were used to expand voting rights for black Americans in various states. Yet, their very expansiveness raised serious constitutional questions over states’ rights and the equality of states.” At the link find the title, “The evolution of voting rights, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3850237384.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Declaration Powers 16 mins – “What does the Constitution say about the president’s ability to wage war and what is the role of Congress?” At the ink find the title, “11- War Powers,” right-click “Media files Trump Con Law_Ep_11_War_Powers_part_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Potability 54 mins – “Our guest today is Faber Dewar, the CEO of Drink Up, a California-based company that offers a new option in clean, healthy drinking water. Tune in to learn how Drink Up’s proprietary system not only purifies tap water, but can add vitamin boosts at a fraction of the cost of bottled water. Drink Up also partners with water.org, and you will learn why Faber and the whole Drink Up team are committed to pure, affordable drinking water for everyone.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistle Blowers 36 mins – “WikiLeaks has ushered in a new age in whistle blowing: Modern leakers such as Chelsea Manning – who’s story is the focus of our current episode – expose huge amounts of confidential information. But can these mega-leaks really influence the actions and policies of governments?” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 10: The Whistleblowers, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Se2 Ep01_The Whistle Blowers_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Tainted by Smoke 12 mins – “Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa. But now, amid the charred, empty spaces that scar northern California’s winegrowing region, under skies yellowed by smoke, Goldschmidt has a race to win.” At the link find the title, “How Climate Change and ‘Smoke Taint’ Could Kill Napa Wine, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-b0e96577-09d4-4283-aea1-305773cb2be1-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Worker Relations 62 mins – “Labor’s employment and industrial relations spokesman Brendan O’Connor addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Brendan O’Connor, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Oconnor_1810_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 311 – Oct 27, 2017: ACLU 2017 Lawsuits, AI Future, Anti-Racists Action Network, Battery Developments, Berkeley Free Speech Controversy, Bulgarian Exodus, Cancer Survirors, Climate Change Adaptation, Conservative Tribalism, Coral Reef Protection, Cultural Differences, Cyberwar, Dealing with Jerks, Democratic Republic Structure, Disinformation, Dying Process, Fertilizer Research, Food Crisis Is Coming, Gerrymandering Future, Gun Control Lobby, Hip Hop on Rikers Island, Medical Post Bac Programs, Muslim Hip Hop, NSA General Counsel, Poverty Solution, Precision Medicine, Putin Background, Ranger Bank Robber, Refugees in Bangladesh, Retina Replacement, Sectarian Violence in Britain, Solar Energy and Minorities, Spouse of Doctor, Universal Basic Income, VR Uses, War with Machines, White Supremacy Discussion

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ACLU 2017 Lawsuits 51 mins – “As next week marks the opening of the 2017 term at the high court, Dahlia Lithwick speaks with David Cole, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, about some of the cases in this upcoming term, including Trump’s travel ban, a civil rights case of gay couples versus those of religious dissenters and more. Cole also discusses how citizen activism is more alive than he’s seen is his lifetime, something he illustrates in his new book, now out in paperback, Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law.” At the link find the title, “The Supreme Court Term RBG Is Calling “Momentous”, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4272840834.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Future 71 mins – “What has artificial intelligence (AI) brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of AI is the story of intelligence—of life processes as they evolve from bacteria to humans, where life processes define their own software, to technology, where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know that AI is transforming work, laws and weapons as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising important questions.At the link find the title, “Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170926_Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anti-Racists Action Network 68 mins – “Mic Crenshaw is a hip hop artist and co-founder of the Anti-Racist Action Network that arose and was active in the 80s and 90s. The ARA is an anti-fascist organization dedicated to community defense against organized racism and fascism. Mic joins Brett to discuss the founding of the Anti-Racist Action Network and to discuss antifascism generally. Topics Include: ARA, Mic’s experience fighting fascists, the differences between antifa then and now, the role of violence in our collective fight for liberation, the Portland train stabbings and Mic’s connection to the event and one of the victims, the link between late capitalism and the conditions that give rise to fascism, the white supremacy inherent in policing, and much more.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotics in Farm Animals 21 mins – “…The Animal Health Institute found Levy and offered to fund a study on behalf of farm antibiotics. That was why there were tubes of poop-stained sample swabs in the Downings’ refrigerator. They were tools that would help Levy establish, or disprove, whether resistance could migrate through the environment, from animals that had received antibiotics, to animals and people who had not. Growth promoters’ proponents hoped the answer would be no….The Downings accepted the challenge—for fun and out of curiosity, and because being unconventional had never worried them before…. There was one footnote to what Levy had found, and for years it would influence efforts to control farm antibiotic use: The Downings had not gotten sick. There are many strains of E. coli, and the one that resided in the chickens’ guts and crossed to their owners was not a disease-causing one. Instead, it was a commensal, one of the range of benign bacteria that occupy the gut and pervade the world without causing illness. On the scientists’ side, this did not diminish therisk; it only made the bacterial traffic more complicated. But it would allow those who chose not to believe in the threat to downplay the danger.” At the link find the title, “How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-dab78f73-b9c2-4024-81de-66a079702dff-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 9 mins – “When Alexander Fleming came back from a Scottish vacation in the summer of 1928 to find his London lab bench contaminated with a mold called Penicillium notatum, he kicked off a new age of scientific sovereignty over nature. Since then, the antibiotics he discovered and the many more he inspired have saved millions of lives and spared immeasurable suffering around the globe. But from the moment it started, scientists knew the age of antibiotics came stamped with an expiration date. They just didn’t know when it was. …In 2013, then-director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden told reporters, “If we’re not careful, we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era.” Today, just four years later, the agency says we’ve arrived. “We say that because pan-resistant bacteria are now here” says Jean Patel, who leads the CDC’s Antibiotic Strategy & Coordination Unit. “Folks are dying simply because there is no antibiotic available to treat their infection, infections that not too long ago were easily treatable….” At the link find the title, “The Post-Antibiotic Era Is Here. Now What? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-ac3643ca-b551-44db-826e-f0015702de4d-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Language Threat 9 mins – “At the time of white settlement, there were hundreds of indigenous languages spoken in Australia. Today just a few dozen remain. Fifteen are being passed on to children as a first language. They are very different from each other. So how do people learn a language that is not written? Steven Bird is using technology and working with remote Aboriginal communities to preserve languages, world views and culture for future generations.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Battery Developments 9 mins – “At Tesla, Peter Carlsson spent nearly five years at Elon Musk’s side, locating various parts of the Model S as the electric car company’s global supply chain manager. “The overarching goal of Tesla is to help reduce carbon emissions, and that means low cost and high volume,” Musk said back in 2006. “We will also serve as an example to the auto industry, proving that the technology really works and customers want to buy electric vehicles.” Now, as Tesla builds its Gigafactory in the Nevada desert, the company is recapitulating that mission, aiming to reduce not just the energy consumed by its cars, but the energy used to build its battery in the first place. Tesla says the factory will employ rooftop solar and wind turbines for energy, along with a closed loop water system. But Carlsson, who left Silicon Valley in 2015 for his native Sweden, wants to make his own progress toward the goal of green batteries. In May, Carlsson and fellow former Tesla executive Paolo Cerruti announced plans to build their own $4.5 billion electric battery plant to power electric cars, trucks, ships and, of course, a few Swedish snowmobiles. “We will produce a battery with significantly lower carbon footprint than the current supply chains,” Carlsson said during a September visit to his office in downtown Stockholm. His startup firm Northvolt is raising $120 million for the first phase of the plant, which Carlsson says will produce 32 Gigawatt-hours when fully running in 2023. How will they do it? Raw materials like graphite and nickel will be sourced from deposits in Sweden, while cobalt will come from a huge refiner in Finland. Renewable energy will flow from Sweden’s hydropower dams. Waste heat will be recycled to keep factory neighbors warm in the winter. Old batteries will get new life through recycling….With Carlsson, a bit of Silicon Valley’s hard-charging corporate DNA has been inserted to Sweden’s cooler corporate tech culture. Sweden is one of the greenest countries on the planet, but whether Northvolt can turn that ethos into a successful car battery might depend more on future European and American car buyers.” At the link find the title, “Can This Tesla Alum Build the World’s Greenest Battery? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-fb763dee-ee7f-4c22-bf89-185857bd8304-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Battery Research 6 mins – “Many appliances used around homes and gardens run off rechargeable batteries. Typically, these cordless drills, hedge cutters, vacuum cleaners and sanders take up to 4 hours to charge then deliver their charge in 20 minutes. A new battery technology would see an end to this. The battery uses carbon nano materials and graphene, with energy stored within an electrolyte. The cells are known a C-ion cells. As well as domestic appliances, the technology has application for stabilizing electricity grids which may be fed by intermittent sources such as wind.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Berkeley Free Speech Controversy 63 mins – “During his tenure as chancellor at UC Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks navigated some of the most challenging free speech controversies in the contemporary United States. In one of the most telling episodes, a February 2017 speech by the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was shut down amid a riot by left-wing “antifa” protesters. In this talk, Dirks will reflect on challenges such as these as well as the ideological challenges to the liberal norm of free speech and the threat posed to universities by these contemporary disputes.” At the link find the title, “Nicholas Dirks: Free Speech and the University Under Assault, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171002_Nicholas Dirks Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohub Project 62 mins – “The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has an audacious vision: to “enable doctors to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime.” This vision may sound outlandish at first. However, when one considers how far medicine has come in the past 100 years, this vision doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Co-presidents Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake will share insights into their quest to end disease, from advancing basic science and expanding humankind’s understanding of fundamental truth to building new technologies that can radically accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.” At the link find the title, “Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and the End of Human Disease, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170925_Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Book 74 mins- “Michael Casey is a Senior Advisor for the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT. Prior to that, he was a Senior Columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He spent 18 years covering global economic and financial trends and co-authored The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain are Challenging the Global Economic Order with Paul Vigna.  In this episode, Michael and I discuss:  His journey from the Wall Street Journal to the MIT Digital Currency Initiative His perspective on ICOs/token sales And how his co-author, Paul Vigna, became motivated to write a book on Cryptocurrency” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Rules 25 mins – “John Medina is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.” His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: “Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.” Dr. Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine…More on John Medina and “Brain Rules” at brainrules.net.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Politics 62 mins – “Is Britain facing an identity crisis? The traditional dividing lines of left and right seem to be dissolving into new political tribes – metropolitan liberals versus the culturally rooted working classes, graduates versus the uneducated, the young versus the old. In June’s general election, traditional Labour heartlands like Mansfield went Conservative, while wealthy areas such as Kensington swung to Corbyn. Britain seems utterly confused about its politics. As the far left and Eurosceptic right have gained strength, much of the country has been left feeling politically homeless. So what’s going on? How will these new alignments play out as the country faces the historic challenge of leaving the EU and forging a new relationship with the rest of the world? Are the Conservatives really up to the job, as they bicker over what kind of Brexit they want and jostle over who should succeed Theresa May? Is it now unthinkable that Jeremy Corbyn could be the next prime minister? Looming over the current turmoil is the biggest question of all: What kind of Britain do we want to live in? What are the values that should hold our society together? We were joined by Ken Clarke, the most senior Conservative voice in Parliament; Hilary Benn, Labour MP and Chair of the Brexit Select Committee; and Helen Lewis, deputy editor at the New Statesman and prominent voice on the left. Alongside them was David Goodhart, author of one of the most talked about analyses of post-Brexit Britain, and Anand Menon, a leading academic thinker on Britain’s fractious relations with the EU. The event was chaired by Stephen Sackur, one of the BBC’s most highly regarded journalistic heavyweights.” At the link find the title, “The Great Realignment: Britain’s Political Identity Crisis, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bulgarian Population Decline 28 mins – “What’s it like to live in the country with the fastest-shrinking population in the world? Ruth Alexander reports.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C-40 Project 7 mins – “Maybe the United States is sticking with the Paris Climate Agreement? Maybe it isn’t? But even if the US bails out of the international accord to limit climate change, well, nations aren’t the only players. If every city with a population over 100,000 stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the reductions required. But that’s no small if. “It requires drastic action in the next three or four years,” says Michael Doust, program director for measurement and planning at C40, a coalition of 90 cities trying to fight climate change. “The decisions city leaders are going to make are really going to set the tone.” So after last year’s Deadline 2020 report, in which C40 detailed the reductions cities would have to make to keep warming below 1.5 degrees by 2050, many city leaders had one critical question: How? On Monday at “C40 Talks,” part of a series of Climate Week events in New York, C40’s steering group cities announced a step toward an answer, with plans for the leadership team—New York, Paris, Mexico City, Durban, and others—to prepare and share detailed climate roadmaps as a way to spin up everyone else….” At the link find the title, “Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-3f229ae5-4039-478a-bd9a-e872cb6850c5-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C-Span Radio 42 mins – “C-SPAN Radio was launched on October 9th, 1997. To mark the 20th anniversary, we spoke with C-SPAN Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb about the creation of the radio station, the evolution of C-SPAN, and the importance of our mission.” At the link find the title, “Episode 30: C-SPAN Executive Chairman Brian Lamb on the Creation of C-SPAN Radio,” right-click “Media files SBLAM1006.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Story 69 mins – “In 2011, when she was in her late 50s, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim Barringer asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Maynard shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn’t mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Maynard imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. During the 19 months that followed, as they battled his illness together, she discovered for the first time what it really meant to be a couple—to be a true partner and to have one. This is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Maynard’s return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.” At the link find the title, “Joyce Maynard: Love, Loss and The Best of Us, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Joyce Maynard Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Survivors 60 mins – “Cancer treatments have become so successful that the number of cancer survivors will reach an estimated 20 million in the United States by 2026. Psychotherapist Cheryl Krauter will offer insights from her book Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, reaffirming that a big step towards recovery involves having survivors speak up about how cancer has touched their lives. Krauter is a marriage and family psychotherapist with almost 40 years of experience. Her own voyage through cancer, combined with her experience as a therapist, brings a unique perspective to her clients. Focusing on and helping others has been an important part of her recovery.” At the link find the title, “Surviving The Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170921_Surviving the Storm Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Che Guevara 28 mins – “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. His face can still be seen all over Cuba. For the Cuban Government, he is a symbol of rebellion and revolution, an icon of socialism and sacrifice. A doctor from Argentina, Guevara fought in the Cuban revolution and became a member of the government. But he left to spread socialist revolution first in the Congo, then in Bolivia where he was executed by a soldier on 9 October 1967. Five decades after his death, how important is El Che for young Cubans today?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Eric Ripert 112 mins – “Eric Ripert (@ericripert) is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. In 1995, at just 29 years old, he earned a four-star rating from The New York Times. Twenty years later and for the fifth consecutive time, Le Bernardin, where Eric is the chef and a co-owner, again earned the highest rating of four stars, becoming the only restaurant to maintain this superior status for such a marathon length of time. In 1998, the James Beard Foundation named him Top Chef in New York City and, in 2003, Outstanding Chef of the Year. In 2009, Avec Eric, his first TV show, debuted and ran for two seasons, earning two Daytime Emmy Awards. It returned for a third season on the Cooking Channel in 2015. Eric has also hosted the show On the Table on YouTube, which debuted in July 2012, and he has appeared in media worldwide. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line, Avec Eric, and several other books. In this episode we discuss: daily routines, conquering weakness and anger, mindfulness and meditation, the art of hiring, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “Eric Ripert — Lessons in Mastery and Mindfulness, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files f0fac20b-a76f-4e97-b013-37919a8e032e.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Circadian Rhythms Nobel Prize 16 mins – “The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.” At the link find the title, “Nobel Prize Explainer: Circadian Rhythm’s Oscillatory Control Mechanism, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Adaptation 12 mins – “We continue to not hit our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” At the link find the title, “Oct 4 | Canadian government gets ‘failing grade’ in climate change planning, says environment commissioner, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171004_14734.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatism Tribalism 27 mins – “Charlie Sykes had been a proud Republican for decades. Then he had an on-air confrontation with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump that changed everything.” At the link find the title, “Oct 5 | How the right went wrong: Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171005_38088.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservative Politics 91 mins – “Graham-Cassidy goes down, Republicans embrace Roy Moore, and Trump lies about his tax plan. Then Senator Chuck Schumer joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic strategy on taxes, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about Zuckerberg v. Trump.” At the link find the title, ““A cannibal who’s for single-payer.”Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0d09dd9e-3993-4b81-a5ad-9bb9b9370f52.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constantine the Great 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life, reputation and impact of Constantine I, known as Constantine the Great (c280s 337AD). Born in modern day Serbia and proclaimed Emperor by his army in York in 306AD, Constantine became the first Roman Emperor to profess Christianity. He legalised Christianity and its followers achieved privileges that became lost to traditional religions, leading to the steady Christianisation of the Empire. He built a new palace in Byzantium, renaming it Constantinople, as part of the decentralisation of the Empire, an Eastern shift that saw Roman power endure another thousand years there, long after the collapse of the empire in the West” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coral Reef Protection 58 mins – “Off Australia’s northeast coast lies a wonder of the world; a living structure so big it can be seen from space, more intricate and complex than any city, and so diverse it hosts a third of all fish species in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef as we know it — 8,000 years old and home to thousands of marine species — is dying in our lifetime.Can We Save the Reef? is the epic story of Australian and international scientists who are racing to understand our greatest natural wonder, and employing bold new science to save it.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryo-electron Microscopy Nobel Prize 11 mins – “The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that can determine high-resolution structures of biomolecules in solution. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that can determine high-resolution structures of…” At the link find the title, “Nobel Prize Explainer: Catching Proteins in the Act, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media file podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Illness Mystery 12 mins – “…the US Department of State recalled non-emergency personnel and families home from the embassy in Havana, citing injuries and illness among 21 people—“hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping” according to a statement from secretary of state Rex Tillerson. Those 21 people weren’t just cultural attachés. Some of the hardest-hit victims were US intelligence operatives, according to an AP story on Monday. Which is to say: Someone in Cuba has been remotely doing something mysterious to US spies’ ears and brains. Call it spook action, at a distance. Most of the reporting on this story so far has talked about some kind of a “sonic weapon” or “sonic attack,” maybe a side effect of a surveillance technology. The problem is, physicists and acousticians don’t know how ultrasound (high frequency) or infrasound (low frequency) could do what the State Department says happened to its people. That leaves two possibilities: a new sci-fi sound gun or something else….” At the link find the title, “Were US Diplomats in Cuba Victims of a Sonic Attack—or Something Else? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-471f9421-dee9-46a7-85eb-379e0f4127e8-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cultural Differences 55 mins – “Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberwar 37 mins – “Motherboard speaks to Ben Makuch, the host of VICELAND’s Cyberwar, about how he may have come face-to-face with a Russian DNC hacker.” At the link find the title, “Cyberwar, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Impact 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about the end of DACA, its political motivations, and what this all means for the dreamers. Do you have a question for us? Send us a tweet @realTrumpcast or use the #AskTrumpcast hashtag.” At the link find the title, “800,000 Hostages, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9113371355.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dealing with Jerks 66 mins – “Are you stuck in a position where you need to handle demeaning and disrespectful people (i.e., jerks)? If so, you need to attend this talk by Stanford professor Robert Sutton. Besides being hilarious, Sutton’s talks are generally insightful, clear and useful. Sutton will teach us field-tested, evidence-based techniques for dealing with the jerks in our lives—especially bosses, co-workers and customers. He’ll discuss how to escape, endure, outwit, battle and disempower people who leave us feeling demeaned, disrespected and de-energized. He’ll also address how to keep our own inner jerk from rearing its ugly head. He’ll draw on his new book, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt, inspired by thousands of emails and conversations. The American Management Association and Businessweek named Sutton one of the ten top management leaders and professors. He is a co-founder of the d.school at Stanford, a fellow at IDEO and a guest on major TV networks….” At the link find the title, “Save Your Sanity: Dealing with Jerks at Work and Elsewhere, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171002_Saving Your Sanity Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democractic Republic Structure 66 mins – “In commemoration of Constitution Day 2017, we will explore what James Madison would think of today’s presidency, Congress, courts, and media and how we can resurrect Madisonian values today.” At the link find the title, “What would Madison think today? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP6836023159.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dirigible Aircraft Carrier 31 mins – “The loss of the U.S.S. Akron was the biggest single tragedy in aviation history at the time that it happened.” At the link find the title, “U.S.S. Akron, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-04-symhc-uss-akron.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disinformation 30 mins – “Disinformation. It sometimes manifests in theatrical shows of ignorance, like Senior Republican Senator James Inhoffe bringing a snowball to the Senate floor as “evidence” that global warming is a hoax, or the persistent denial coming out of the ill-informed head of the current president that Harvey and Irma are unrelated to climate change. But where does the disinformation start? Sometimes the seeds of willfully inaccurate right-wing talking points are planted by more mainstream conservative thinkers like George Will, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, or the latest star of the right wing elite, NY Times opinion columnist, Bret Stephens. Under cloak of sophisticated language, these opinion columnists bury grains in the fertile right-wing psyche that grow into dangerously thorny vines of falsehood. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with DC-based science communicator, Aaron Huertas, to discuss what disinformation Bret Stephens has sown lately regarding the climate. We talk about Stephens’s disregard for solutions that could fight climate change, examine the weaknesses in his research, and ponder what motivates him to reach his simplistic and misleading conclusions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor with ADHD 34 mins – “…David is part of our Facebook Hangout Group. He’s happy to share with us his struggles in getting into medical school. David is a former member of the military and current med student. We discuss his journey with ADHD, PTSD and what made him successful getting into med school. He talks about what he did for his personal statement and what’s he’s doing now in medical school to make sure he’s succeeding.” At the link find the title, “252: Navigating the Premed and Med School Path with ADHD,” right-click “Media files PMY252.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Dying Process 41 mins – “In this presentation, Dr. Staci Mandrola presents her original “4 Horsemen” concept which gives an idea of when people go from having years to months of time left and how treatments should be taken into consideration when the time frame becomes months or less. She also discusses code status, goals of care and how to approach these treatments. Some items in this lecture may have come from the lecturer’s personal academic files or have been cited in-line or at the end of the lecture.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Warning System 6 mins – “On Monday night, residents of the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Westwood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and parts of the San Fernando Valley experienced a mild earthquake—a magnitude 3.6. Most people slept through the temblor and no damage was reported. But a select group of 150 LA residents got a text alert on their mobile phone a full eight seconds before the quake hit at 11:10 pm—enough time for people to drop, cover, and hold on. Along with a pinned location of quake’s epicenter, the text gave its magnitude and intensity, the number of seconds left before the shaking, and instructions on what to do. The system detects an earthquake’s up-and-down p-wave, which travels faster and precedes the destructive horizontal s-wave, and converts that signal into a broadcast warning. Other parts of the world have similar systems—but accessible to a wider population. On Tuesday afternoon, Mexico City sirens blared a few seconds before a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the capital, flattening hundreds of buildings and killing at least 200 people. When an 8.1 magnitude quake hit on September 7 off the coast of Mexico, the SASMEX alert system collecting data from sensors along Mexico’s western coast gave residents more than a minute’s warning from sirens and even news reports on radio and TV. A complementary smartphone app is used by millions of Mexicans. And Japan also has a sophisticated earthquake text-alert system, giving tsunami and earthquake warnings to the entire nation. So why is the US earthquake system stuck in beta mode with only a lucky few getting an earthquake heads-up? The LA residents received their early warning as part of a pilot study conducted by the US Geological Survey and Santa Monica-based Early Warning Labs. But experts say lack of money and bureaucratic inertia has stymied the USGS ShakeAlert warning system, despite a decade of promises and positive trial runs. The USGS has only installed about 40 percent of the 1,675 sensors it needs to protect seismically vulnerably areas of the West Coast in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle, says Doug Given, who coordinates the ShakeAlert system at the USGS Pasadena office. “We still don’t have full funding,” says Given. “We are on a continuing resolution through December 8 and are operating at the level of last year’s budget.” At the link find the title, “The United States Needs an Earthquake Warning System Already, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-7779b828-7217-4708-b24e-848fcd279dad-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy and Grief 69 mins – “Join Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., and Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., in a humorous, poignant and practical conversation about the need for identity, gratitude and compassion when forging connections in life’s scary, awful and unfair moments. Sharing personal stories and research, Crowe and Kalanithi will unpack idiomatic expressions in the world of suffering and offer practical tips about being there for the people we care about when it matters most.” At the link find the title, “There Is No Good Card for This, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171005_There is No Good Card_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evolutionary Biology 44 mins – “Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution.Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and…” At the link find the title, “Does Evolution Repeat Itself? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Small Farms 57 mins – “Ted Genoways – award-winning author of The Chain (2014) – follows a family through a year in the life of their farm. Genoways catalogs the day-to-day struggles of the Hammond farm in a pivotal time frame: in 2014-2015, mild weather and heavy rainfall led to higher-than-expected yields, depressing crop prices and lowering profits, while encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies added to the threats facing the Hammond farm. Genoways demonstrates that family farms are far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events; the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international détente.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Fertilizer Research 6 mins – “For the last 100 years, ever since German chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch figured out how to pluck fertilizer out of thin air with brute-force chemistry, farmers have relied on an imperfect product to make their plants grow: fertilizer. Production of the stuff burns through 3 percent of the world’s natural gas annually, releases tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and runs off into rivers and streams and aquifers. Relying on fossil fuels to grow food was never exactly sustainable.” At the link find the title, “With Designer Bacteria, Crops Could One Day Fertilize Themselves, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-d58bb8e2-0a56-4596-8d28-63ff3853af79-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Floating Islands 42 mins – “This week, floating cities, malaria-free mosquitos, and using evolution to inspire aircraft design.” At the link find the title, “Nature Podcast: 5 Oct 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Food Addiction 27 mins – “Is being addicted to food the same as being addicted to crack?” At the link find the title, “Can you be addicted to food? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20170909_77999.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Crisis Is Coming 18 mins – “Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: “We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system’s structural capacity to produce food,” she says. “People could starve and governments may fall.” Menker’s models predict that this scenario could happen in a decade — that the world could be short 214 trillion calories per year by 2027. She offers a vision of this impossible world as well as some steps we can take today to avoid it.” At the link find the title, “A global food crisis may be less than a decade away Sara Menker, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SaraMenker_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering Future 57 mins – “Michael Morley and Daniel Tokaji join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss Supreme Court arguments in a potential landmark case about gerrymandering.” At the link find the title, “The future of gerrymandering, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8293599854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Health Care Delivery Direction 90 mins – “America’s health-care system is the most expensive in the world, and it continues to face large transformations. What should these transformation look like? How can the health-care system be improved to provide patient-focused care? Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel seeks to answer these questions by looking at success on all levels, from individual physicians to for-profit companies. In a time of great change in the American health-care system, Dr. Emanuel shines a bright, diagnostic light on the state of American health care and how it should be best structured to serve the American people. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is the former chief health policy advisor to the Obama administration, and the chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. His goal is to transform American health care into a system that provides higher-quality, lower-cost care.” At the link find the title, “Obamacare Architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: Where Is Health Care Headed? (SF), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170926_Ezekiel Emanuel_SV Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hillary Clinton Interview 48 mins – “What Happened.” At the link find the title, “Hillary Clinton, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files de80ea4b-8d9f-4e8a-b1bd-57558c26be76.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip Hop on Rikers Island 51 mins -”MC and producer Ryan Burvick takes us behind bars on Rikers Island, New York’s largest and troubled Jail. He leads a music production programme there called Beats, Rhymes and Justice, which helps inmates write rhymes, make music and imagine their future off the island in a different light. We hear from three of its students, all aged between 18-21 and awaiting trial.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hope in Prison 35 mins – “How do inmates with profoundly long sentences cope with their realities, and maintain a sense of hope and well-being as the years pass?” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Horizontal Identity 66 mins – “If you’re like most people, you wish you had the ability to make a difference, but don’t have the credentials, a seat at the table or can’t get past the gatekeepers. Innovation expert Nilofer Merchant reveals that we have now reached an unprecedented moment of opportunity for your ideas to “make a dent” on the world. The power is no longer determined by your status, but by “onlyness” — that spot in the world where only you stand in, a function of your distinct history and experiences, visions and hopes. She says that this new ability is already within your grasp, but to command it, you need to know how to meaningfully mobilize others around your ideas. Join us as Merchant, in conversation with Kara Swisher, shares some inspirational stories that reveal proven strategies to unleash the might of a new idea, no matter how weird or wild it may seem.” At the link find the title, “John Yoo: War with the Machines, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170919_Nilofer Merchant Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Influential Mind 68 mins – “We all have a duty to help and affect others―from the classroom to the boardroom to social media. But how skilled are we at this role, and can we become better? While many people rely on data and debate, neuroscientist Tali Sharot explains that our instincts can fail us. She argues that appealing to our emotion and curiosity are more compatible with how our minds work. In her new book, The Influential Mind, Sharot reveals how people influence and persuade each other—and how we can all get better at doing so. Join us for a discussion on the power of influence and behavior in our increasingly interwoven world—and how we can all make our minds work better.” At the link find the title,”Inside the Human Mind, with Tali Sharot, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171005_Tali Sharot_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean Adoptions 22 mins – “Our friends at The Sporkful have a new series about the complications of trying to pass culture to your kids through food. We’re bringing you one story from that series about Korean adoptees.” At the link find the title, “LST Presents: Your Mom’s Food, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files f3931eab-f60f-4c38-8c5e-f1e834fd1877.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kurds Review 75 mins – “Brett sits down with Dr. Thoreau Redcrow, an expert on these issues, to discuss The Rojavan Revolution, the history of Kurdish repression in Turkey, and how the Kurds in Northern Syria (i.e. Western Kurdistan) are building socialism against all odds. Dr. Redcrow is an American with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. He did his dissertation while embedded with the PKK in Kurdistan in 2014, coinciding with the emergence of ISIS.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Project 12 mins – “In March 1946, scientists began tracking almost every British baby born in a single week. What they discovered would change how we are born, grow up, raise children, live and die. Helen Pearson’s 2016 book, The Life Project, is the story of this incredible project and the remarkable discoveries that have come from it. It was named best science book of the year by The Observer and was a book of the year for The Economist. As Chief Magazine Editor for the world’s leading science journal, Nature, Pearson oversees all its journalism and opinion content. Her own stories have won accolades including the 2010 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award and two best feature awards from the Association of British Science Writers.” At the link rind the title, “Lessons from the longest study on human development Helen Pearson, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files HelenPearson_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LIGO Project Nobel Prize 18 mins – “The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” At the link find the title, “Nobel Prize Explainer: Gravitational Waves and the LIGO Detector, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lonely in Lagos 51 mins – “Poet and journalist Wana Udobang travels round her home city, Lagos, speaking to people who are lonely and isolated in Africa’s most populous city. She meets a young gay man who opens up about his feelings of isolation in the light of strict laws on homosexuality, meets a group of displaced women who are coming together to combat loneliness in poverty, and visits a cycling club and an elderly community centre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mao-ism 82 mins – “The Red Plains Revolutionary Group is a multi-tendency communist organization with an intrinsically Maoist inflection. Brett sits down with members of the group to discuss the philosophy of Maoism, and how that philosophy is inseparable from the practice of Maoism. Other topics include: The Black Panther Party, Antifascism, Peru and India, Leninism, Third Worldism, and what organizing looks like in a Maoist context.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.  

MD vs PA Education 58 mins – “Savanna Perry is a PA who helps pre-PA students get into PA school? We chat to discuss the differences in the career field to help you decide. Savanna runs a podcast, The Pre-PA Club Podcast, and a website called The PA Platform. She’s also going to post this conversation on her podcast this week. We talk about some of the differences between being a PA and a physician as well as the differences between a PA student and a medical student, and finally, the differences between being a pre-PA and being a pre-med. Maybe you’re questioning yourself whether you want to be a physician or PA is enough for you. Or maybe you’re a pre-PA right now and thinking if you should go on to be a physician. We’re going to talk about the traits and characteristics you’re going to need to be a successful PA or a physician.” At the link find the title, “254: MD vs PA! Let’s Talk About it with a PA to Help You Decide,” right-click “Media files PMY254.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Post Bac Programs 45 mins – “Dr. Glenn Cummings is the Associate Dean and Director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. We discuss mistakes students make and so much more about postbacs. If you’re a nontraditional student, you will certainly get a lot of information from this. And even as a traditional student, there will be plenty of information for you as well. Also, don’t forget to check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. One quick thing which we didn’t get to talk about in the interview is if you’re thinking about applying to postbac programs, there is now a centralized application service for postbac programs. Not every postbac is participating in yet. As you’re doing your research and looking at postbac programs, figure out if they’re taking part in PostBacCAS. Or learn if you need to individually apply to that postbac program. From a PhD in American Literature, Glenn has been a pre-health advisor for seventeen years now. And he started for two reasons. First was he wasn’t happy with the research he did in graduate school. He knew it just wasn’t where he was headed. Second, he really wanted to do the advising piece.”[ “Postbac means “post college” but not graduate school.” At the link find the title, “253: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Postbac Programs,” right-click “Media files PMY253.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Milk Regulation 26 mins – “What does the government have to do with the price of milk? Turns out – everything. For decades, government subsidies have tried to balance supply and demand for a commodity that is produced every day, at least twice day, everywhere – and has only hours to go from the cow to the store shelf. This week, Amy Mayer of Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media explains how that support has changed and what the farmers think about it.” At the link find the title, “213: Got milk subsidies? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 3e65c26-a5b1-436c-93b8-d8730218d062.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muharram and Ashura 44 mins – “This episode, we hear from Shias who are observing Muharram and Ashura — the commemoration of the death of the prophet’s grandson Hussein — and we talk about the power of grief to transform and empower. Plus: A conversation about what it’s like for Shia students to be in the minority in MSAs and other Muslim communities on college campuses.” At the link find the title, “Episode 36: Every Day Is Ashura And Every Land Is Karbala,” right-click “Media files PPY9306825449.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Hip Hop 38 mins – “Umi says shine your light on the world, so in this episode, we explore why for so many Black American Muslims, hip-hop feels like home. Ahmed invites Dr. Su’ad Abdul-Khabeer and musician Salima Ra, into the studio to share one album, one song, and one lyric that they’re listening to right now. Then, we talk about Dr. Su’ad’s book, “Muslim Cool — Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States.” Afterwards, we call up Al-Taw’am, the badass twin dancers you may have seen in a Brother Ali or Mona Haydar video. The two 19-year-olds talk about how they respond to folks who say dancing is unIslamic and why it’s important to build spaces for Black Muslims to express their culture.” At the link find the title, “Episode 32: “A Dope Lyric Over A Tight Beat? That’s Like An Ayah” right-click “Media files PPY9705231284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Napoleon 60 mins – “How should we remember Napoleon, the man of obscure Corsican birth who rose to become emperor of the French and briefly master of Europe? As the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaches in 2015, Intelligence Squared brought together two of Britain’s finest historians to debate how we should assess Napoleon’s life and legacy. Was he a military genius and father of the French state, or a blundering nonentity who created his own enduring myth? Was his goal of uniting the European continent under a common political system the forerunner of the modern ‘European dream’? Or was he an incompetent despot, a warning from history of the dangers of overarching grand plans? Championing Napoleon was historian Andrew Roberts, author of, among other books, ‘Napoleon the Great’, ‘Napoleon and Wellington’, and ‘Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble’. Opposing him was fellow historian Adam Zamoyski, author of, among other books, ‘1812. Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow’ and ‘Rites of Peace.” At the link find the title, “Napoleon The Great? Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NSA General Counsel 57 mins – “We have a special treat in this off-cycle episode!  NSA GC Glenn Gerstell is in Austin to speak to our students here at UT, and (no doubt against his better judgment) he agreed to sit for an interview with Professors Chesney and Vladeck.  The conversation focuses in particular on the nature, operation, and criticisms of Section 702 collection authority.  As you probably know, Section 702 is scheduled to expire at the end of December, and there is certain to be a fascinating, high-stakes Congressional fight over its renewal in the months ahead. Tune in for our discussion of targeting, minimization, “backdoor” searches, database queries, masking, unmasking, and many other key elements in the debate! At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutritional Eating 59 mins – “For decades, epidemiologists have noted that people who eat breakfast seem to weigh less and live longer. But it hasn’t been clear if eating breakfast helps people stay healthy, or if healthy people tend to eat breakfast. How much does that matter when people in the US appear to have switched from eating three meals every day to eating or snacking multiple times a day? Does when you eat affect your health?” At the link click “Download the MP3,” right-click “Chose CD or MP3,” and after selecting”MP3” select “Checkout” to download the file.

Peer Review in Medicine 15 mins – “One of the hurdles that anyone who submits research or analysis to The BMJ has to deal with is peer review. The problems of the process, and some of the potential solutions, was a big part of the Peer Review Congress which took place last week. In this interview, Sophie Cook, The BMJ’s UK research editor, talks to Lisa Bero, who’s a professor of evidence based medicine at Sydney University, and spends a lot of time investigating the integrity of health research.” At the link find the title, “The problems with peer review, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 343060321-bmjgroup-the-problems-with-peer-review.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Reversal 49 mins – “Leila Janah is the CEO and founder of Samasource, Samaschool, and LXMI. Her new book, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, details her journey to bring tech jobs to people living in poverty around the world.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Solution 74 mins – “According to serial social entrepreneur Leila Janah, giving work is the most effective means of reducing poverty, and she and her company, Samasource, are a big part of the solution. Janah and her team go into some of the world’s poorest communities—from right here in California all the way to Kenya—and train individuals in digital work for tech titans like Google and Microsoft. Samasource’s model—which addresses the causes, not just the symptoms, of poverty—gives work, not aid, helping individuals access dignified, steady, fair-wage work and ensuring they can gain the tools to change their own lives for the better. Janah’s new book, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, shares the stories of those who have benefitted from Samasource’s groundbreaking business model and demonstrates how entrepreneurs and individuals can be a part of the movement to eradicate poverty across the globe.” At the link find the title,”Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, with Leila Janah, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171003_Inforum Leila Janah Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Precision Medicine 30 mins – “This week we discuss precision medicine and genetic testing with Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer at Color Genomics, which provides genetic testing for hereditary cancer and high cholesterol risks as well as preventative health services, including genetic counseling. We spoke to her about recent breakthroughs in cancer research and precision medicine, the benefits of testing for cancer-causing gene mutations, and what it means for patients, families, and medical providers.” At the link find the title, “Episode 27: Dr. Jill Hagenkord on Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing,” right-click “Media files SBHAG0915.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Ethics 74 mins – “Richard Painter is recognized as one of the leading experts and commentators on presidential ethics. He served under President George W. Bush and was vice chair at the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C. He will reflect on his time in the White House and offer his thoughts on issues facing the current administration.” At the link find the title, “Richard Painter: Ethics Standards and the President, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170919 Richard Painter Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Pardon Law 27 mins – “Brian Kalt and Margaret Love join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen in a broad-ranging discussion about the President’s constitutional powers to issue pardons.” At the link find the title, “Presidential pardons and the rule of law, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8563626822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin Background 30 mins – “This week we look into the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Sam Greene, the Director of the Russia Institute at King`s College London. We spoke with him about how Putin’s time in the KGB shaped his political philosophy, his rise to power in Moscow, and how Putin views his role in the Russian Government.” At the link find the title, “Episode 28: Sam Greene on Vladimir Putin,”right-click “Media files SBGRE0922.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rainforest Connection 28 mns – “Do you have a drawer somewhere filled with old cellphones collecting dust? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to put those phones to good use? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Topher White, is making a difference using those dormant phones. His organization, Rainforest Connection up-cycles defunct phones with solar charging technology and then places them strategically in rainforests all over the world to monitor human activity like poaching and deforestation. After listening to how Rainforest Connection is making use of old phones, you may find yourself digging around that drawer to see what you’ve got to send them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ranger Bank Robber 26 mins – “A daring daylight bank heist carried out by members of an elite U.S. military squad is the incredible true story of Ranger Games.” At the link find the title, “Oct 4 | The incredible story of how a U.S. commando betrayed his family and robbed a bank, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171004_81937.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Bangladesh 19 mins – “Nothing prepared me for seeing it because the simplest way to describe it is that there were people absolutely everywhere.” At the link find the title, “Oct 5 ‘It’s a mass of humanity’: CBC’s Nahlah Ayed on Rohingya refugee crisis, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171005_36965.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retina Replacement 4 mins – “Until now, replacement retinas have consisted of hard materials, which can lead to inflammation or scarring. A PhD candidate at Oxford University, Vanessa Restrepo-Schild has led a team producing a new synthetic, double-layered retina which closely mimics the natural human retinal process. The replica retina consists of soft hydrogels and biological cell membrane proteins.  The cells act as pixels, detecting and reacting to light to create a grey scale image.  Currently Vanessa is trying to incorporate the photoreactive cells with cultured cells, which might be able to stimulate the neurons at the back of the eye as does a working retina.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salt and Sugar and Hearts 58 mins – “Is cholesterol the main problem leading to clogged arteries and heart attacks? It certainly is important, but a brand-new study suggests that inflammation may also be critical. The study was called CANTOS (for Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcome Study). Canakinumab (Ilaris) is a medication that is approved for treating inflammatory diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Although it has no impact on cholesterol, it reduced heart attacks and strokes. Lead author Paul Ridker, MD, explains the findings. We’ve long been told to cut back on salt. But should you really throw out your salt shaker and eat only low-sodium food? One researcher urges us not to go overboard. Sodium is an essential nutrient, and a stringent low-salt diet can have some unexpected complications.” At the link click “Download the MP3,” right-click “Chose CD or MP3,” and after selecting”MP3” select “Checkout” to download the file.

Secretarian Violence in Britain 27 mins – “Manveen Rana uncovers hate speech, sectarianism and support for Pakistani militant groups in some of Britain’s Urdu language newspapers, radio stations and TV channels.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Simplifying Science 62 mins – “On 2nd October, Intelligence Squared brought together two of the world’s best-loved masters of explaining and popularising science, who lifted the lid on the technology we love and on the cutting edge of current scientific research. Randall Munroe is a physicist who once built robots for NASA. His webcomic xkcd uses simple cartoons and diagrams to make science funny, touching and incredibly clear. It gets a billion hits a year. In his latest series, Munroe has simplified the workings behind everything from space rockets to smartphones, while using only the thousand most common words in the English language. On stage with Munroe was Oxford’s professor for the public understanding of science Marcus du Sautoy, who has won a wide following through his bestselling books and TV programmes explaining the elegance and complexity of mathematics. While Munroe unpicked the detailed mechanics behind such technological breakthroughs as the large hadron collider at CERN, du Sautoy will examined some of the broader, philosophical questions about the nature — and limits — of scientific enquiry itself. Join Munroe and du Sautoy for this far-reaching exploration of the technology that drives our world, and have your chance to put your questions to two of the sharpest minds in science.” At the link find the title, “Randall Munroe with Marcus du Sautoy on Making the Complicated Simple” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Equality 21 mins – “The student protest of a university event which asked if social inequality is “a real problem,” raises questions about a lack of diversity in Canada’s academic institutions.” At the link find the title, “Oct 6: U of T students protest lack of diversity on all-white social inequality panel, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171006_92073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy and Minorities 29 mins – “Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio, Gilbert Campbell III, the Co-Founder of Volt Energy, is here to remind us that sustainable energy is good, not only for the earth, but also for business. Campbell’s company, based in Washington, D.C., builds and operates solar projects, electric-vehicle charging stations, and offers energy storage solutions. We discuss how Volt Energy’s business model works, why there are not nearly enough minority-owned businesses in the renewable energy space, and the challenges of interacting with a new Administration that is openly hostile to science and minorities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soviet Containment Policy 15 mins – “…During the late 1940s, his writings inspired the Truman Doctrine and the U.S. foreign policy of “containing” the Soviet Union. His “Long Telegram” from Moscow during 1946 and the subsequent 1947 article “The Sources of Soviet Conduct” argued that the Soviet regime was inherently expansionist and that its influence had to be “contained” in areas of vital strategic importance to the United States. These texts provided justification for the Truman administration‘s new anti-Soviet policy. Kennan played a major role in the development of definitive Cold War programs and institutions, notably the Marshall Plan….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Needs Education in Canada 75 mins – “The Currents hosts a special live, national call-in show, exploring the question: Is the public school system working for kids with special needs?” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for October 3, 2017 – A National Call-In Special (Eastern Time Zone), Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171003_41138.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spouse of Doctor 46 mins – “Today’s podcast is special because this is not only for you as premeds, but also, for your significant other. Share this podcast with your loved one who is going through this process with you. This will help both of you. Sarah Epstein is a Marriage and Family Therapist and her husband is a second-year emergency medicine resident. They started dating when he was starting to study for the MCAT. Sarah is the author of Love in the Time of Medical School. We talk about how you can keep your relationships strong. In her book, she talks about helping keep relationships going through the stressful time of being a premed, being a medical student, and being a physician.” At the link find the title, “251: How to Protect Your Relationships as a Premed and Med Student,” right-click “Media Files PMY251.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer of My Dream 32 mins – “David Mallett stops by the Folk Show with a sample from his tender heart” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sun Studies 28 mins – “Lucie Green studies the sun – that giant, turbulent ball of burning gas at the centre of our solar system. Her first ambition was to become an art therapist, but she soon switched from art to astrophysics, and before long had fixed her gaze on our local star. It may be 93 million miles away, but the sun’s extensive and ever changing magnetic field determines the ‘weather’ throughout our solar system. Under a worst-case scenario, bubbles of super-hot plasma and streams of high energy particles – spat out when the surface of the sun erupts – can hurtle towards planet earth, damaging communication and navigation satellites and bringing down electrical power supplies.Thanks to the work that Lucie and others have done to raise awareness of these coronal mass ejections, solar belches as Lucie likes to call them are now a recognised threat to national security, alongside flooding, pandemic flu and terrorist attacks.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Tanzania 60 mins – “Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land of geographical extremes and extraordinary wildlife. Don will provide examples of his outstanding collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania and its people, wildlife and environment. Join us for an incredible odyssey though the eye of an explorer.” At the link find the title, “Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Tanzania Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Company Regulation 24 mins – “This week we examine the debate over regulating some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google and Amazon. Our guest is David McCabe, who covers the intersection of technology, policy, and politics for Axios.” At the link find the title, “Episode 29: David McCabe on Regulating Technology Companies,” right-click “Media files SBMCC0929.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tet Offensive 66 mins – “Journalist Mark Bowden: The Vietnam War’s Turning PointMark Bowden hasn’t written a book about a military battle since his No. 1 New York Times best seller Black Hawk Down. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the Vietnam War. By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet Gen. William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war where, he stated, “the end begins to come into view.” The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the Tet Offensive included attacks across South Vietnam, but the most dramatic and successful would be the capture of Hue, the country’s cultural capital. At 2:30 a.m. on January 31, 10,000 National Liberation Front troops descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. By morning, all of Hue was in Front hands save for two small military outposts. The commanders in country and politicians in Washington, D.C. refused to believe the size and scope of the Front’s presence….” At the link find the title, “Journalist Mark Bowden: The Vietnam War’s Turning Point, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170925_Mark_Bowden_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the popup menu.

Trump Political Impact 69 mins – “How did we get here? And what do we do now? In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, even the most seasoned political pundits and policy wonks were left reeling. Brookings Senior Fellow Thomas E. Mann has co-authored a new book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported, to answer both how President Trump came to be and where everyone else can go from here. Mann provides a roadmap to understand politics’ latest existential crisis, and a call to action to become more politically engaged. Mann, along with E.J. Dionne and Norman Ornstein, contend that while Donald Trump’s personality and disposition are quite unique, the rise of “Trumpism” began decades ago. Their book provides a historical understanding of the political movement that has surprised nearly everyone.” At the link find the title, “Thomas Mann: One Nation After Trump, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170921_Thomas Mann Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 24 mins – “A universal basic income isn’t a new idea, but it’s getting traction in politics today. It’s a different type of safety net: free cash from the government, with absolutely no strings attached. It’s never been tried in the US in a pure form, but we have had experiments that came close. Ioana Marinescu, a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, walks us through some of those experiments, and tells us how this whole idea might work.” At the link find the title, “212: What if the government gave everyone free money? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 48376c96-211f-4e21-b48d-32d3c2742358.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vision Care 58 mins – “Being able to see is something most of us treasure, especially if we imagine being deprived of good vision. But do we know how to take care of our eyes to keep them healthy and working well? Our guest, Dr. Peter McDonnell, is an ophthalmologist. He describes the most common problems that can rob us of our eyesight and what we can do to prevent them.” At the link click “Download the MP3,” right-click “Chose CD or MP3,” and after selecting”MP3” select “Checkout” to download the file.

VR Uses 58 mins – “Imagine you could make a copy of a loved one. A digital clone with a life of its own – their Avatar. That’s the dream of biomechanical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen, and he says we have the technology to do it right now in the form of Virtual Reality. VR might be thought as way to play games but as Jordan discovers, it’s so much more. VR is being used to face phobias, to combat trauma and in the case of one Newcastle man, Angus, help to re-verse the effects of a catastrophic spinal injury.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War with Machines 63 mins – “The way we wage war is changing. There are various national security challenges in our modern world, such as international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The advent of new technologies such as drones, autonomous robots and cyber weapons are quickly developing in response to these threats. What are the consequences of using these new technologies? Are they an effective means of solving complex security problems? John Yoo is a professor at Berkeley Law School. Previously, Yoo served as deputy assistant attorney general under the George W. Bush administration. Join us as he discusses both the future of war and how technology can make it less destructive.” At the link find the title, “John Yoo: War with the Machines, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171002_John Yoo Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacy Discussion 80 mins- “Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to discuss white supremacy, Democrats in Texas, and the 2016 election coverage. Plus, the team takes questions from the audience. This show was recorded as part of the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast Live From the Texas Tribune Festival, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5592529138.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 312 – Nov 3, 2017: 3D Printing in Disasters, Addiction Story, Authority and Power, Aviation Jobs, Background Music, Berkeley Free Speech, Blind Teenager, Brain Research, Burnout in Medicine, Cargo Bikes, Citrus Greening Disease, Climate Change Resistance, Coal Community Problems, Concussions in Teen Sports, C-Section Phenomenon, Domestic Violence in Peru, Dyslexia Problem, Education Innovation in Tasmania, Electric Vehicle Trends, EPA War, FDA Operation, Ferguson Incident, Food Activist, Food Storage in Africa, Fred Korematsu v. U.S., Free Speech, Genocide, Guardianship Problems, Hospital Response to Disasters, Human Rights Researcher, Hunger Worldwide, Investing Fundamentals, Journalists vs President, Koch Brothers Mystery Hour, Mass Incarcerations, Mass Shooting Prevention, Men of Steel, Mental Health Industry, Messy Men vs Women, Microsoft CEO, Mountain Rescues, Muhammad Ali, North Korea Capitalists, NRA Politics, Nursing Profession, Opioid Refugees, Organ Transplants, Orphan Diseases, Pollution Control, Presidential Libraries, Prison Rules, Privacy and Surveillance, Producer Darren Aronofsky, Psychology of Hate, Puerto Rico Economics, Redhat’s Blockchain Initiative, Seal Team Leader, Sex Assault Prevention App, Sexual Harassment, Smart Phone Generation, Tech Megatrends, Tribal Marijuana, Trump as a Distraction, Venezuela in Crisis, Voter Fraud in New Hampshire, Willie Grimes Saga,

Exercise your ears: the 112 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 551 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,430 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printing in Disasters 30 mins – “Tom and Tracy reads out a statement by Dr. Eric James of Field Ready to spread the word and get some help for their GoFundMe for those who feel so inclined to donate. It would help the use of 3D printing in disaster zones that Field Ready is working with right now due to the recent hurricanes. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us a message at info@3dstartpoint.com or on our facebook or twitter!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Story 53 mins – “Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and opiates. Learn how these drugs can affect our lives, with guest host Geoff Turner. Feat: Love + Radio, On Drugs, Stoner, Note to Self, Embedded, The Mortified Podcast” At the link find the title, “Podcast Playlist is on Drugs,” right-click “Download Podcast Playlist is on Drugsand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act 57 mins – “After the Graham-Cassidy Bill proposed by Republicans — their latest Repeal and Replace effort — failed to garner enough votes recently, patients, healthcare providers, and insurers still face plenty of uncertainty before open enrollment begins November 1. Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders’s single-payer proposal continues to gain fans. We’ll get the latest on how national politics is shaping the health care debate across the country.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Overview 56 mins – “In 2016, the world champion Lee Sedol was beaten at the ancient boardgame of Go – by a machine. It was part of the AlphaGo programme, which is a series of artificially intelligent systems designed by London-based company DeepMind. AlphaGo Zero, the latest iteration of the programme, can learn to excel at the boardgame of Go without any help from humans. So what applications could AI learning independently have for our day-to-day lives? Katie Haylor spoke to computer scientist Satinder Singh from the University of Michigan, who specialises in an area within artificial intelligence called reinforcement learning.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arianna Huffington 98 mins – “Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post. She has been named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People and Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, Arianna moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge with an M.A. in economics. In late 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, she won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. In August of 2016, she launched Thrive Global with a mission of ending the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to well-being. Arianna serves on a lot of boards — including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity — and she is the author of 15 books, including Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time. This is a wide-ranging conversation, and we get into plenty of tactics. Arianna is an expert storyteller and very funny – enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Arianna Huffington, Media Maven, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5df0860b-2537-4101-a5c0-834586573b3a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Authority and Power 51 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about the relationship between the police and the public. Last week, Alex Wubbel’s arrest video went viral. She’s, of course, the nurse that wouldn’t allow Salt Lake Police Detective Jeff Payne to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. The video showed what many saw as unreasonable escalation on Payne’s part. We’re using this as a jumping off point to explore how power and authority are wielded by American police, and what that means for those they are called to protect. At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Jobs 39 mins – “What Would You Do Different In Your Career? Welcome to the informational, inspirational, and transparent podcast about aviation careers. In this episode, Robert Guyer and Carl Valeri answer your questions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Background Music 31 mins – “Public bathrooms are noisy, poorly designed, and often nonexistent. What to do?” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Berkeley Free Speech 53 mins – “Universities are supposed to be dedicated to the exchange of ideas. But according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, campuses now skew so far to the left that they’ve become “political monocultures” . At the ink find the title, “The Politics of the Professoriat: Political diversity on campus, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170908_46795.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biochar 120 mins – “Today my guest Gloria Flora will helps shed some light on the reality of biochar. Gloria’s the founder and past director of the US Biochar initiative, so she has an extensive knowledge base when it comes to biochar, but she’s also worked for the US Forest Service and she’s a permaculturalist, so she gets how biochar fits into the larger whole.” At the link find the title, “VOC235: Practical Tips, Ideas and Technologies for Homescale Biochar with Gloria Flora, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files VOC_235_GloriaFlora.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Teenager 38 mins – “At just four-years‐old, Molly Burke’s world became a little bit darker: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision. Despite this, and the ensuing obstacles and hardships she faced, it wasn’t long before she began bringing light into the lives of others. Molly began public speaking at the age of five as an ambassador for The Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada. Since then, she has inspired hundreds of thousands with her story. Over the years, as Molly’s vision deteriorated, her confidence and optimism only strengthened; but not without struggle or adversity. As a student she was tormented by bullies, and struggled with depression and anxiety. It wasn’t until she found the strength to face her challenges, and the courage to reach out to others, that she came to find her purpose – bringing hope to others Read more on Molly’s About Page and be sure to check out her entire web site MollyBurkeOfficial.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Lymphatic System 27 mins – “The discovery of the brain’s “waste disposal” system could transform our understanding of neurological conditions. Until now there was no evidence of the lymphatic system in the human brain – that’s the network of vessels which also transports part of the immune system around the body. The American researchers hope that this knowledge may eventually add to our understanding of brain conditions like multiple sclerosis. It’s Divali this week – and the Hindu festival is celebrated with prayers, food and fireworks. But in India firecrackers have become so popular that there is a spike in air pollution – serious for anyone with lung problems like asthma. The sale of firecrackers has been banned in Delhi – in the hope of preventing a toxic smog from blanketing the city. But some residents are more concerned with everyday pollution from cars and industry. A drug trial for an eye condition called uveitis has been stopped early because it was working so well. It affects one in six children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis – where the immune system attacks the lining of the joints. This new treatment could stop children going blind but the cost may be too high for patients in some developing countries.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Research 127 mins – “The TWiVers discuss the declining readability of scientific texts, and review the use of self-inactivating rabies virus for tracing neural circuits. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Brianne BarkerAt the linkright-click “TWiV 461” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brewmaster 24 mins – “Science degrees can be found in the most intriguing careers. This week we talk with Becca Ransohoff, an analytical chemist for MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio. In June, MadTree released Entropic Theory (a hoppy, juicy IPA) with a special can launch party whereby a portion of the proceeds were donated to iSPACE, a local non-profit that promotes education of science,  engineering, technology and math for kids.  Also a product of science and research, MadTree invested over two years of planning and testing to develop Entropic Theory.  Becca joins us to talk about Entropic Theory and the science behind its creation, while describing her job as an analytical chemist at MadTree Brewing.” At the link right-click “download the mp3” on top of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhism 46 mins – “We talk to journalist, scholar, and prize-winning author Robert Wright about his latest book Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.” At the link find the title, “Why Buddhism is True, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 73bedac7-4caa-437f-ac3f-aca5f21742b6.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burnout in Medicine 57 mins – “While the role of a physician has always been demanding – there’s a spike now in doctors who say they’re overwhelmed, and spending more time in front of computers than tending to patients. That’s contributing to a burnout epidemic, leading to high turnover, early retirement, and greater malpractice risk. We’ll find out how doctors in New Hampshire are coping.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C-Section Phenomenon 28 mins – “Brazil is the C-section capital of the world. In a country where caesareans account for over half of all births and 88% in the private sector. BBC correspondent Julia Carneiro investigates what some call the “C-section epidemic” and examines recent government measures to counter a C-section culture which remains dangerously strong.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cargo Bikes 24 mins – “Our guest this week is Nicole Harkin. Nicole lives in Washington, DC with her family. She recently published her first book, Tilting: A Memoir, and she’s currently working on a mystery set in Berlin. She also runs a small photography business focused on family portraiture. She is from Montana and before becoming a writer worked in government oversight.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charter Schools 58 mins – “Progressive Policy Institute senior fellow David Osborne examines the charter school movement and offers his outlook on the future of public education in his book, [Reinventing America’s Schools]. He is interviewed by Chester Finn.” At the link find the title, “After Words with David Osborne, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.484772.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citrus Greening Disease 46 mins – “Florida’s orange industry is feeling the squeeze from disease, hurricanes, and climate change. Can it be saved?” At the link find the title, “The Squeeze On Florida’s Orange Crops, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_555981398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Deniers 56 mins – “Global warming is “Fake News”, a “Chinese Hoax”. So says a richly funded Conservative movement that’s become a world-wide campaign. In her book, “The Merchants of Doubt”, Naomi Oreskes traces how this propaganda war started and how to fight it.” At the link find the title, “Decoding the resistance to climate change: Are we doomed? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170914_66265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Resistance 56 mins – “The evidence is everywhere: forests retreating, glaciers melting, sea levels rising. And we’re only just beginning to feel the strain of climate change. Despite all of these dire events and projections, the attacks continue — on climate scientists.” At the link find the title, “Are We F–ked? Decoding the resistance to climate change, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170907_37544.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Community Problems 29 mins – “Residents of coal country are getting sick, but not everyone is convinced of the cause. Our Newsy colleague Zach Toombs explains what the science says and what the government is — or is not — doing about it.” At the link find the title, “216: A coal community divided,” right-click “ Media files 4f1062e3-14a5-4d1b-aff2-fb78c2fcb3ad.mp3” and select “ave Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comedian Bill Burr 75 mins – “This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans alive, and someone that many of you requested for years. Rolling Stone called Bill “the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor,” and when we were finally able to talk, he did not disappoint. In this wide-ranging conversation we explore: How Bill found his way into standup comedy Why he enjoys going for an encore after he’s been booed The transformation from a “squeaky clean” comedian to offending everyone How learning can serve as powerful therapy The importance of enjoying success And much, much more ….” At the link find the title, “Bill Burr — The Comedian’s Comedian, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 57237382-d25d-4608-a5b8-63afd50fccfd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communicators Roundtable 24 mins – “Three reporters who cover telecommunications and technology talk about this fall’s top telecommunications and technology issues facing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress and communications companies.” At the link find the title, “Communicators Reporters Roundtable, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.486602.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Repair Business 55 mins – “A Show for Computer Repair Techs by Computer Repair Techs interviews MikeWise from Clockwork Networks. At the link right-click “Direct MP3 Download: Podnutz Daily #490 – Mike Wise from Clockwork Networks” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussions in Teen Sports 58 mins – “The research keeps piling up about concussions and contact sports, especially football, and some parents are reconsidering whether to let their kids play the game.  We discuss the latest research and its ramifications for parents, athletes and athletic trainers. Plus, current thinking on the recovery process, and how schools are assessing whether students are ready to return to play – or to the classroom.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Writing 54 mins – “Murder mysteries are conventionally thought of as staples of beach and cottage reading – not particularly taxing on the intellect. But that belies the depth and variety of crime writing today, as well as its ubiquity in both pop and literary culture.” At the link find the title, “The art of crime fiction & what it says about human nature, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170905_78437.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet and Health 49 mins – “We all want to make good health decisions, but every day a new study comes out that seems to change the game. Fat’s bad for you; then it’s good. Count calories. Don’t. Add in all the marketing and news media, and it’s hard to tell the good stuff from the snake oil. James Hamblin is a doctor-turned-journalist, and in his writing for The Atlantic magazine he wades through the noise to find the signal. He joins us Tuesday to help us better understand how to listen to and take care of our bodies. James Hamblin is an MD and a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about behavioral health, nurition, culture, and preventative medicine. He’s also the host of a video series and a book, both of which are called If Our Bodies Could Talk At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 27 mins – “Indonesia has just conducted its first ever national survey on domestic violence. It found that 41% of women had experienced some form of domestic abuse. We hear about the work of a pioneering crisis and counselling centre offering holistic support, the first organisation of its kind in Indonesia. In Behind Closed Doors Claire Bolderson reports from three different countries: Kenya, Peru and Indonesia. The issue that unites them all is domestic violence. It’s not that the problem is unique to these countries – the World Health Organisation estimates that one third of women worldwide suffer physical or sexual violence by a partner – but in each of the three countries, we hear about different and often inspiring solutions aimed at combating it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drummer Stewart Copeland 72 mins – “Stewart Copeland (@copelandmusic) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top ten drummers of all time. He’s a founding member of The Police, and an inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this conversation, we delve into lessons for surviving the music industry, why entrepreneurs (and self-directed artists) never get a day off, how The Police developed their unique sound, the decision that changed everything, and much more….” At the link find the title, “#262: The CIA, The Police, and Other Adventures from Stewart Copeland, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 438e7af7-6545-48d1-99a3-f21bc272f2d0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dyslexia Problem 53 mins – “Public schools are denying children with dyslexia proper treatment and often failing to identify them in the first place.” At the link find the title, “Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files hardtoreaddoc_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Innovation in Tasmania 10 mins – “The national average for young people entering university is about 40%. In Tasmania it has been 5%. The University of Tasmania has been somewhat invisible, with many people oblivious to it being a major employer, unaware of its contribution to Tasmanian industry, and unaware of the options which open up for graduates. To turn this around, the university is offering a new style of course, the two-year Associate Degree, being cheaper and shorter than a bachelor’s degree, with clear vocational outcomes. Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen describes what led to the new courses being offered and what the university hopes to achieve.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Vehicle Trends 45 mins – “General Motors lays out an all-electric future. Twenty new electric car and truck models by 2023. Are gas and diesel engines going the way of the horse and buggy?” At the link find the title, “Zooming Toward An Electric Car Future, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_555639412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EPA War 58 mins – “How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the Environmental Protection Agency to running it and rolling back years of policy.” At the link find the title, “War on the EPA ,Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 347351215-frontlinepbs-war-on-the-epa.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fact v Fantasy 29 mins – “It might seem increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction these days, but Studio 360 host and author Kurt Andersen says the dilemma is old — and one that’s exacerbated by unique characteristics of America. Oh, and cosplay and the Internet. Andersen sat down with Nerdette to discuss his new book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. He’s also obsessed with maps, so we put him on the phone with geographical expert Anne Knowles, who told us all to get lost — in the literal sense.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDA Operations 58 mins – “Join Dan & howard as we talk with Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone (@JMPerroneMD) about the FDA and taking on “Big Pain” during her time on the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management committee. Don’t drink the raspberries . . . Brought to you by BrownApron. Stay healthy true believers!” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save As” from the pop-up menu.

Ferguson Incident 28 mins – “Going beyond the headlines of the Ferguson story. We’ll talk with one of the directors of the documentary Whose Streets?. As the news cameras left Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of Michael Brown, Sabaah Folayan and her team stayed on to document what happens to people subjected to police violence as a matter of routine. And an F Word from me on surveillance. If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention and if you are, well the feds know about it.” At the link right-click “Download this Incident” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Activists 38 mins – “A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Both examples are seemingly positive portrayals of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this picture? Playing for Team Human today is Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: the Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. In the book, Fisher tackles the big question of why chronic hunger and food insecurity persist despite the efforts of food banks, pantries, and charity. Fisher’s suggests that our effort to solve hunger with charity is missing a crucial component that would transform stopgap measures into long-term solutions. Join Douglas and Andy as they take a critical look at the what Fisher calls the “non-profit industrial complex,” while looking toward a future where social equity figures into the equation of ending hunger in America. Purchase Big Hunger from your favorite local book seller or at bighhunger.org.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 59 Andy Fisher “Big Hunger” right-click “Media files 59e405139739f65d3b024738.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Storage in Africa 25 mins – “Simple solutions can sometimes have tremendous impacts. In this episode Bret Rierson from the World Food Programme discusses a solution to enhancing food security in Africa and around the world. Most African farmers are small acreage subsistence farmers. They eat and trade what the produce. A simple hermetically-sealed, in-home grain silo can protect a harvest from insects, preserving the yield for longer term use, or sale in more favorable market windows. This solution can aid in the transition from subsistence farming to surplus farming. This simple solution changes the lives of those in need, and ensures food security throughout the developing world.” At the link right-click ‘Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Preservation P2 51 mins – “The Siamese Rosewood tree is now so valuable that two small pieces carried in a rucksack are worth $500. This kind of money means that armed criminal gangs up to a hundred strong have stripped the forests of Thailand bare of the Rosewood. Nearly all of it is destined for the Chinese rosewood ‘hongmu’ furniture market. And, in the north-west of Thailand, the Karen people are trying to create a ‘peace park’ to preserve their natural habitat. Can they stem the storm of exploitation and destruction and keep their forests alive and vibrant?” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fred Korematsu v U.S. 53 mins – “What happens when the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, seems to get it wrong? Korematsu v. United States is a case that’s been widely denounced and discredited, but it still remains on the books. This is the case that upheld President Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of American citizens during World War II based solely on their Japanese heritage, for the sake of national security. In this episode, we follow Fred Korematsu’s path to the Supreme Court, and we ask the question: if you can’t get justice in the Supreme Court, can you find it someplace else?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Speech 52 mins – “Facebook is under fire for allowing Russian propagandists to buy ads during the 2016 election. This week, how we do and don’t hold tech giants accountable….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Food 39 mins – “Following WWII, France–particularly Paris–became the world’s most stylish tourist destination and capital of fine dining. Americans were smitten. Justin Spring follows the lives of six American writers-adventurers who adopted Paris as their home, and tells how they transformed the way Americans talk and think about food and the way they eat.” At the link find the title, “Episode 283: Gourmands Way…,” right-click “Media files e1b380f1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genocide 49 mins – “ … Norman Naimark, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an expert on Eastern Europe and genocides throughout history, … considers genocides to be “the crime of crimes, worse than war crimes or crimes against humanity,” Naimark defines genocide as “intentional killing of a group of people as such,” meaning that the intention is to eliminate that group completely. He stresses the difference of this definition from warfare, as in war two sides are killing each other with the intention of subjugation rather than extermination. He goes into detail about a few incidents that he considers genocides, including but not limited to Nazi Germany, Stalin’s genocide of the kulaks, the Armenian genocide in the early 1900s, the Carthage genocide in 146 BC, the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s, and the Yuki genocide in California in the 1850s. Naimark argues that as genocides occur in contemporary society, sovereign states have a responsibility to protect their citizens; if they fail to do so the international community has a moral and civic obligation to step in to stop those genocides from occurring. Granted, he argues, that the cost of intervention needs to be assessed before stepping in but that overall each country has a national obligation to prevent the systematic extermination of people. Interested in buying Norman Naimark’s latest book, Genocide: A World History? “ At the link find the title, “Genocides: A World History featuring Norman Naimark, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171011-naimark.mp3” nd select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guardianship Problems 46 mins – “Court-approved guardians—strangers swooping in and taking over the lives of elderly people who are helpless to stop them. We’ll dig in on who, why and how.” At the link find the title, “Who’s Guarding Against The Guardians? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_555981372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Response to Disasters 38 mins – “As the Atlantic Hurricane season continues unabated White Coat, Black Art tells the story of how hospitals cope when natural disasters strike.” At the link find the title, “Floods Fires Hurricanes and Hospitals, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat 20170922_64364.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights Researcher 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University History Department, and is titled “Human Rights and Violent Internal Conflict.” Our speaker is David Cingranelli, Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hunger Worldwide 92mins – “On October 16, the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution hosted a public event to coincide with World Food Day, where they provided an update on their Ending Rural Hunger project, which examines food and nutrition security needs, policies, and resources around the world.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Ideology 75 mins – “ Ideology is an important concept in leftist political philosophy. It has a colloquial meaning as well as a more nuanced philosophical meaning. Brett sits down with two of his comrades, Brendan and Miles, to discuss the concept.” At the link find the title, “Ideology: Capitalism and Liberal Culture, “ right-click “Media files ideology_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Overview 41 mins – “Paul compares the asset class returns of his recommendations with the average returns of the same asset class funds. An understanding of the last 9 months may or may not give you a peek into the future performance of these ETF selections. He also discusses holding emergency money in a money market account or just as part of the long term portfolio. And he addresses the risk and return of his Monthly Income Portfolio at Vanguard.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Fundamentals 52 mins – “In this fun conversation between two old friends and colleagues, Tom Cock of Vestory.com and Paul discuss their 401k Project, John Bogel, and answers to listener/investor questions about newsletters, currency, IRAs, annuities and more. Tom and Paul produced a radio show together for more than a decade. You can also access Vestory’s free video courses on “Real Retirement Investing” online at TalkingRealMoney.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalists vs President P1 15 mins – “Last week Brooke was at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event that gathers hundred of speakers and thousands of citizens to discuss big issues of the day, ranging from education to climate change to politics. She moderated a couple of sessions: One with two great journalists from two very different places with two very different briefs. One of those journalists was Amy Chozick, a national political reporter for the New York Times, the other was Evan Smith, the  co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune. The question at issue turned on President Trumps continuous attacks on the press, and on truth, basic facts. Does it affect the way they practice journalism? And if so, how?” At the link click the circle with three dots and select “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalists vs President P2 26 mins – “When Brooke was at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin last week, she moderated two sessions, one with reporters and one with couple of US Representatives from Texas. Democrat Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, and Republican Will Hurd of Helotes. The two – who didn’t much know each other a year ago –  made headlines in their state when, stranded by a snowstorm, they found themselves sharing a rented Chevy Impala for the sixteen-hundred mile drive from San Antonio to Washington. Brooke asked them roughly the same question she asked the reporters; how do the constant attacks by the President on journalism, on facts, influence how you do your job and how you deal with the press? Does it affect your point of view?  **Correction: At one point, Representative Will Hurd refers to a recent missile launch by Iran as an example real news that is worth reporting. In fact, it was the opposite.**” At the link click the circle with three dots and select “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kellogg-Briand Pact 45 mins -”The Kellogg-Briand Pact is often remembered as a failure; signed in 1928 to outlaw war, it was followed in just over a decade by one of the deadliest conflicts in history. But Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro see the Pact differently. In their new book, “The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World,” they argue that though it did not successfully end all war, the Pact changed the way states resolve disputes, reduced the likelihood of conquest, and set of a chain of events that led to the modern world order. On September 11, they sat down with Jack Goldsmith at the Hoover Book Soiree to discuss their book and its implications.” At ” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Puerto Rico Economics 15 mins – “Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Wednesday morning, we have only scarce images and reports from which to comprehend the scale of devastation in Puerto Rico right now. Perhaps due to disaster fatigue, perhaps due to the territory’s second-class status, the media coverage has been perfunctory.” At the link click the circle with three dots and select “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Show P1 14 mins – “The American Dream is under attack! Join boy detectives The Koch Brothers as they use their billions of dollars in corporate revenues and shadowy government influence to solve the country’s most harrowing crimes – crimes they themselves most certainly didn’t commit! Chuck and Davey are trapped in time-out, dreaming of the ungoverned land rights that continue to elude them. But when they heed the beckoning call of a mysterious trickster, our heroes are about to get a whole lot more than they bargained for!” At the link right-click “Download MP3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Show P2 24 mins – “It’s the thrilling conclusion of Episode 11: The Precarious Peril of the Public Parks! In the land rights utopia of Never-Ever-Federal Land, Chuck and Davey are quickly finding that it’s more haunt than jaunt! Can they escape the dastardly roughrider Teddy Roosevelt before the National Parks system extends its icy grip around the neck of freedom?” At the link right-click “Download MP3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lion Fish Invasion 51 mins – “As part of the BBC Life Stories season, exploring our relationship with the natural world, we travel under the sea in pursuit of a major ecological threat to Western Atlantic coasts – the Lionfish. The species, which recently spread from its natural territory in the Pacific to Atlantic waters, is aggressive, exotic and very, very hungry. How did the lionfish go from being an aquarium favourite to the scourge of an aquatic ecosystem that eats everything in its path?” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martin Luther 52 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about Martin Luther. In the 16th century, he ignited a movement to rethink the traditions and beliefs of Christianity. He came to be seen as a heretic or revolutionary, but the historian Craig Harline said Luther never set out to be either of those things. He began as a cranky friar who obsessed about the fate of his soul. He went looking for answers, and when he found them, refused to keep his mouth shut. Harline has just written a new book called A World Ablaze. Craig Harline is a professor of history at Brigham Young University. His book A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarcerations 58 mins – “Harvard University proessor Danielle Allen examines mass incarceration through the lens of her cousin Michael A., who served 11 years in prison at age 15. Her book, [Cuz], traces both their journeys growing up. She’s interviewed by author Wes Moore.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Danielle Allen, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483921.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shooting Prevention 62 mins – “Las Vegas becomes the site of the worst mass shooting in American history, Trump attacks hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and Tom Price’s flights of fancy come to an end. Then Ta-Nehisi Coates joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.” At the link find the title, ““What’s your plan to stop mass shootings?” Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 82bb27c0-45ac-4c35-8c54-.d41e209d1232.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shooting Reporting 8 mins – “On Sunday night, a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas, NV. Since then, reports of deaths and injuries have been mounting, making for what’s being called “the deadliest mass shooting” in modern American history. Amid the tragedy, we’re seeing a spate of familiar media tropes: from offers of “thoughts and prayers” and tussles over the appropriate time to talk about gun control to mis-identification of perpetrators and publication of unconfirmed reports. Brooke recalls some points from On the Media’s Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Active Shooter Edition to remind us that, while this latest tragedy might feel unique, the media is recycling a playbook that we’ve seen all-too-many times before.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Massey Lectures 58 mins – “In 1970, outspoken Harvard biologist George Wald became the first natural scientist to give the CBC Massey Lectures. Lewis Auerbach produced the 1970 Wald lectures. He tells the remarkable backstory of Wald and his Massey talks.” At the link find the title, “Choose Life: The Lost Massey Lecture by George Wald, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171004_36425.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Men of Steel 51 mins – “On the next Snap…”Man of Steel.” When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force, what is left standing? [with] Sharp Dressed Man – Glynn discovers discovers the man behind the man he wants to be. Producer: Pat Mesiti Miller The Price Of Silence – How did Ben Holmes disappear and then reappear with a bang? Producer:Davey Kim Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio Old Time Strong Man – What happens when a five-foot-seven, 42-year-old from Queens decides to become a superhero? This story comes from the documentary Bending Steel. Also check out Chris Wonder Schoek and Unconventional Athletes. At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Mental health Industry 60 mins – “Investigative journalist Art Levine reports on the mental health industry in his book, [Mental Health, Inc]. Mr. Levine is interviewed by Dr. Jeff Lieberman, psychiatry director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and author of [Shrinks].” At the link find the title, “After Words with Art Levine, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.484819.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Messy Men vs Women 48 mins – “ Are men actually messier than women? Or is that just some sexist stereotype? E&B break down the surprising research behind who makes more ‘ew.’” At the link find the title, “ Are Men Messier Than Women? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-18-smnty-messy-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Metric System 27 mins – “Back in the late 1990s, NASA launched the Mars Climate Orbiter to further explore the mysteries of the red planet. The satellite cruised for close to a year, then fired its main engines to enter orbit around Mars. It disappeared behind the planet and never reappeared. The Orbiter had crashed into Mars.Scientists at NASA began to pour over the data, looking for clues about what went wrong. They eventually discovered that a simple conversion error was to blame. NASA was using the metric system, the international standard, for its calculations. But one of their contractors was using U.S. Customary Units, which is the proper term for the American system of inches, pounds, and gallons. Years of planning and hundreds of millions of dollars were lost, all because someone did the right calculation but in the wrong units….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microsoft CEO 60 minsSatya Nadella is one of the world’s most inspirational business leaders, as much a humanist as a technologist and executive. On September 28th, he comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to discuss his personal journey from a childhood in India to becoming CEO of Microsoft, the culture change that he has driven inside his legendary technology company, and the transformation that is coming to all our lives as we face the most disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. While many people worry about the negative impact of exponential digital growth – from automation taking over our jobs to the increasing power that algorithms are having over our lives – Nadella will proffer his optimistic vision of the future, which he sets out in his forthcoming book Hit Refresh. He will argue that, as technology upends the status quo, the very human quality of empathy will become increasingly valuable. And he will explain how people, organisations and societies must transform in their quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal.” At the link right the title, “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on hitting refresh and seizing the opportunity of the digital revolution, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Million Dollar Question P2 27 mins – “What’s the best way to spend $100 million to fix one huge problem in the world today? That is the challenge laid down by the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, distributors of the “genius grant”. Ed Butler and a panel of expert guests hear the details of four of the final eight challengers, with ideas to transform the quality of the food we eat and to train eye surgeons to restore sight to vast numbers in Nepal, Ethiopia and Ghana. Is $100 million enough to tackle these challenges and what are the consequences, intended or not, of philanthropy on such a big scale?” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mountain Rescues 57 mins – “N.H.’s beautiful Presidential Range attracts hikers in all seasons. Mt. Washington holds the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather” yet hikers and climbers are attracted year-round to the challenging terrain. It’s also been the scene of hundreds of accidents, including the one that took the life of Kate Matrosova in 2015. We examine Matrosova’s story and the lessons learned about risk-taking and decision-making.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muhammad Ali Biography 50 mins – “Jonathan Eig talks about his new biography of Muhammad Ali, which draws on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says 50 years after the ‘Summer of Love,’ we’re still using language popularized by hippies. Roz Chast talks about her new book of cartoons, ‘Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.’” At the link find the title, “Best Of: The ‘Radical’ Life Of Muhammad Ali Cartoonist Roz Chast, Oct, 2017, click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Capitalists 24 mins – “Capitalism isn’t supposed to exist in North Korea. But all over the country, small businesses are popping up, growing the nation’s economy. And much of that money is going straight to the country’s nuclear program.” At the link find the title, “#800: North Korea’s Capitalists,” right-click “Media files 20171013_pmoney_pmpod800.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Northern Hydro-electric Project 58 mins – “The decision on the hydro-electric transmission project, which would bring power from Canada to New England, has been postponed yet again. We review the goals of this $1.6 billion proposal and examine how the debate around it has changed since it was first presented in 2010.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nostalgia 29 mins – “Is nostalgia an emotion that’s bitter, or sweet? Why are we so often pulled into memories of the past? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk about what prompts us to feel nostalgic, and the harms and benefits of this emotion. Plus, how Donald Trump employed nostalgia to win the 2016 presidential campaign.” At the link find the title, “The Good Old Days, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171016_hiddenbrain_hb_clay_routledge-mix_5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NRA Politics 50 mins – “Journalist Mike Spies says the NRA’s push to allow guns on college campuses, in daycare centers and in bars is part of an effort to “normalize gun carrying as much as possible in public life.” Also, rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the album ‘Trip’ from singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Blade Runner 2049’ starring Ryan Gosling.” At the link find the title, “NRA-Backed Gun Laws & The State Legislature, Oct 2017,” right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nursing Profession 29 mins – “On this edition of Science Studio, we feature a different kind of guest – a nurse! The first nurse to ever be in the studio with us, Pat Castiglia, former Dean of Nursing at the University of Texas at El Paso, shares with us her extensive study and practice in the nursing field as well as what her future endeavors hold in this science realm.” At the link right-click the play buton and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open The Books.com 58 mins – “Adam Andrzejewski discusses Open The Books, a watchdog organization he founded that tracks government spending at the federal, state, and local levels.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Adam Andrzejewski, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.484504.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Refugees 58 mins – “As overdoses and deaths continue, New Hampshire physicians are responding to criticism that they’ve overprescribed. Now, some patients with chronic pain find themselves cut off from access to medications, left without other treatment options, and feeling that the anti-opioid push has gone overboard.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants 57 mins – “The organ donation system is complex, and often misunderstood – with a waiting list that is long, and constantly shifting. But living donations, high-risk donors, and new scientific developments in tissue growth are making new strides in addressing the need.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orphan Diseases 27 mins – “Ian Stedman had red eyes, migraines,skin rashes and joint pain all his life. Dozens of MDs failed to diagnose him. So, he lived with it. When his daughter was born with the same symptoms, he turned to “Dr. Google” and diagnosed his own rare disease.” At the link find the title, “One in a million, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20171005_13331.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Cartoons 60 mins – “[Washington Post] Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes talks about her work and how it has changed since the rise of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Ann Telnaes,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Comedy 40 mins – “From Jimmy Kimmel on health care to Trevor Noah on police shootings, late night comedy is getting serious.” At the link find the title, “Late Night Television Turns From Funny To Somber, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_556202238.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollution Control 27 mins – “Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator, and Commission leads Philip Landrigan and Richard Fuller join Gavin Cleaver for a discussion of the problems of pollution and the solutions available.” At the link find the title, “The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health: October 19, 2017,” right-click “Media files 19october_pollution.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Chester Arthur 58 mins – “Journalist Scott Greenberger discusses his book, [The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Scott Greenberger, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.486171.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Libraries 59 mins – “Author and former congressional staffer Anthony Clark discusses his book, [The Last Campaign], in which he takes a critical look at U.S. presidential libraries and the National Archives and Records Administration, which operates them.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Anthony Clark, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.484478.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Rules 30 mins – “The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays. Meet Andrew Sabatino (Drew Down) and Arthur Snowden (AR), two guys whose close friendship often challenges the unwritten rules of race relations on the inside. Thanks to Drew Down and AR for sharing the story of their friendship. It’s a big deal to talk about race in prison, so thanks also to Lonnie Morris, Lemar, Phil Melendez, Wayne Boatwright, Charlie and Mesro El-Coles for stepping up.” At the link find the title, “Unwritten, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files Unwritten_A.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy and Surveillance 56 mins – “More and more our lives are online. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we leave a digital trail. Cameras follow us as we walk through the city. Financial transactions are recorded be it banking or buying groceries, buying anything. And some people choose to document their lives on social media. Our data is valuable. Profiles are assembled. What about privacy? Does it exist anymore? A human right or an outdated custom?  When political messages are unregulated and targeted, is democracy under threat? This discussion was held as part of Brisbane’s World Science Festival 2017.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Producer Darren Aronofsky 128 mins – “Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler (the third U.S. film in history to win the esteemed Golden Lion award), Black Swan (which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and garnered four other Oscar nominations), Noah (His biblically inspired epic that opened at number at the box office and grossed more than $362,000,000 worldwide), and his latest, mother!, a psychological horror-thriller film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer. In this episode, we explore a wide range of topics, including: His creative process and “nomadic writing” Work environment and highly unusual desks The “Month of Fury” How to navigate tough conversations over creativity and control Psychedelics Dealing with critics And much more….” At the link find the title, “#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art, “ right-click “Media files d1969bd1-650c-448e-b4a2-273e3d81619b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychology of Hate 56 mins – “We talk to clinical psychologist Ali Mattu about the psychology of dehumanization and hate.” At the link find the title, “The Psychology of Hate, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 1dd1dc50-5e32-4fac-8fa8-31183df17027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Utility Commissions 30 mins – “Mark Jamison, a conservative visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses how technological advances such as 5G and apps lessen the significance of the net neutrality debate.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Mark Jamison, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.486083.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Economics 15 mins – “Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Wednesday morning, we have only scarce images and reports from which to comprehend the scale of devastation in Puerto Rico right now. Perhaps due to disaster fatigue, perhaps due to the territory’s second-class status, the media coverage has been perfunctory. While the coverage to date has focused on the flooding and widespread power outages on the ravaged island, Rutgers professor Yarimar Bonilla says there’s an important context to the problems with the electric grid. She and Bob discuss how the damage from Maria is related to the debt crisis, and how it may provide an excuse to justify another wave of privatization on the island.” At the link click the circle with three dots and select “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Redhat’s Blockchain Initiative 21 mins – “RedHat is a global software company providing open-source software solutions to enterprises. I spoke with Rich Feldmann who is the Global Director of Financial Services and is in charge of RedHat’s Blockchain initiative. In this episode, we discuss: RedHat’s Blockchain strategy; An interesting project RedHat is working on with BlockApps, a “Blockchain-As-A-Service” company, And how cryptocurrency exchanges could leverage RedHat’s expertise, if the conditions are right” At the link find the title, “017: How RedHat is Quietly Transforming Enterprise Blockchain with Rich Feldmann,” right-click “Media files Richard_Feldman_final.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter in Turkey 58 mins – “[New York Times Magazine] contributor Suzy Hansen reports on the world’s view of America’s power and influence and her own view of the U.S. in her book, [Notes on a Foreign Country]. She’s interviewed by Elmira Bayrasli of the New America Foundation.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Suzy Hansen, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483799.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seal Team Leader 68 mins – “Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. Trust me, it’s fantastic. In this talk he discusses: The success mindset; How to stop laziness and procrastination; Behaviors that lead to failure; His exact workouts; How he adapts his training when he’s on the road; And much, much more …Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi–some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Jocko is also the co-author of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win — which I loved.” At the link find the title, “Discipline Equals Freedom — Jocko Willink, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 95fe892c-1309-421a-be21-7297b0698dd1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault Prevention App 5 mins – “A free smartphone app developed at the University of New Hampshire to help prevent sexual assault and provide assistance to victims is now available nationwide. The app – uSafeUS – was unveiled at an event on the UNH campus in Durham last week. It’s a national version of an app that was made available to students on 21 college campuses across New Hampshire last fall. Sharyn Potter is a professor of sociology and executive director of research at the Prevention Innovations Research Center at UNH, and helped develop the app. She joined NHPR’s All Things Considered.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 66 mins – “Gretchen Carlson may have been fired last year from her job at Fox News, but it hasn’t slowed her down one bit. After filing and settling a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss at Fox for a reported $20 million, Gretchen has transitioned from journalism to advocacy. She joins Katie and Brian to discuss her new book, the recent bombshell allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her advice for others facing sexual harassment at work. Plus, she recalls what it was like to be crowned Miss America at age 22 and the nerve-racking prank that unexpectedly launched her career in television.” At the link find the title, “41. Gretchen Carlson Takes Her Power Back,” right-click “Media files d9d73e7b-88a9-4fee-9294-1bbf2892e876.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Phone Generation 51 mins – “Five years ago, psychologist Jean Twenge noticed that teenagers were acting differently than the Millenial generation that preceded them. They were more depressed, and more suicidal. They sought less independence from their parents, hung out less with friends, and were less interested in sex. All these behaviors coincide with a pivotal cultural moment: 2012 was the first year a majority of Americans owned smartphones. Twenge joins us Wednesday to explain what she’s learned about today’s super-connected kids. Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Her new book is called iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—and What That Means for the Rest of Us At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Megatrends 39 mins – “Technology megatrends, or what some call long range technology roadmaps, are an important input into your strategic thinking as you build your innovation pipeline. I’ve been researching, tracking and presenting on technology megatrends for the last 30 years of my career.During a live show broadcast on Facebook, a member of the audience asked about what technology trends would have major impact on businesses. Rather than just giving a quick off hand answer, I took on objective of giving you insight into the technology megatrends that I’m tracking. The megatrends will have significant impact on society, governments, businesses industries and career.” [PDF with slides is also available when you submit your name and email.] At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Paxton 33 mins – “Tom Paxton joined us to select a few tunes for The Folk Show and to talk about some of his early influences during his fifty plus years as a folksinger. He’ll be coming this way for appearances in Manchester, New London and Sandwich this autumn.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trees in Trouble 58 mins – “The fall foliage season is sweeping through New Hampshire, causing residents and leaf-peepers to appreciate anew the forests in the state. The colors of the season are a function of forest health, and we look closely at efforts to restore and protect three iconic tree species: elm, ash, and chestnut. And a new report finds that New England is losing 65 acres of forestland per day.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tribal Marijuana 43 mins – “In recent years, many Native tribes have found a measure of prosperity in casinos and hotels. However, some tribes missed out and were unable to capitalize on that industry for a variety of reasons. Often, their location was a factor and being far from population centers made casino profits difficult to realize. Now there is a new industry popping up, the Marijuana production, distribution, and sale. Many tribes are jumping headfirst into Marijuana, determined not to again miss out on what could be the next big thing for tribal prosperity. Then, we discuss the Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo. They have had many protestors over the caricaturized mascot over the years, but when one of the protest leaders is arrested for defrauding the very people he claims to represent, it can hurt your cause considerably. Finally, we discuss the New World tapestry which was hand woven by the British royals, and while it professes to show the history of the ‘New World’ (America), it also shows dozens upon dozens of incredibly stereotypes and incorrect depictions of Tribal Natives. Of course, the royal family is standing by their creation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at tne end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Trump as a Distraction 44 mins – “We talk to renowned psychiatrist Allen Frances about his latest book Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files a3c12b7c-e755-46f2-84c5-64ac0a798040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Lobbyists 49 mins – “‘New York Times’ reporter Nicholas Confessore explains how Trump’s election was a boon to those with access to the president. “If you had a Trump connection, you could write your own ticket,” he says. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘American Made’ starring Tom Cruise.” At the link find the title, “Lobbying In Trump’s Washington, Sept 2017,” right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Attorneys 58 mins – “Former federal prosecutor and George Washington University Law School professor Randall Eliason, who writes the “Sidebars” blog at Sidebarsblog.com, talks about the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), as well as other prominent cases.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Randall Eliason, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.486529.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela in Crisis 58 mins – “Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher is an American political theorist, commentator, and activist. He is an Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is the author of three books: We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela, Decolonizing Dialectics. Brett interviews Dr. Ciccariello-Maher on the history of, and the current situation in, Venezuela. Topics Include: Hugo Chavez, the Constituent Assembly, the opposition, the Venezuelan Communes, the concept of dual power, Jacobin Magazine, the Bolivarian Revolution, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Venezuela in Crisis: Defending the Bolivarian Revolution, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Venezuala.L.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam by Ken Burns 30 mins – “Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joins Chuck Todd to talk about “The Vietnam War,” his latest film produced with Lynn Novick. He talks about shedding pre-conceived notions, and about the reverberations of the war today.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save file” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Fraud in New Hampshire 58 mins – “It’s not primary season, but voting is top of mind in New Hampshire these days. With the passage of the controversial new voting law SB 3 and its first test in the courts and at the polls earlier this week, Granite State voters are split on whether or not the law is necessary, or simply a tactic to suppress students (and others) from casting ballots. As that story continues to develop, Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s participation on President Trump’s election commission continues to generate controversy. That group met in New Hampshire this week amid protest from activists and pushback over new, unfounded claims of voter fraud in the state during the 2016 election. On this episode of The Exchange, we take a look at the continuing debate over SB 3, dive into the data behind those unproven fraud claims, and invite listeners to weigh in with thoughts and questions about the integrity of New Hampshire’s election process.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wikipedia Future 89 mins – “Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, joins Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler for a conversation about the future of Wikipedia and global crowdsourced knowledge.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Willie Grimes Saga 57 mins – “A new book by Concord native Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man, tells a story of wrongful conviction and exoneration. We learn about the saga of Willie Grimes, imprisoned for 24 years for a rape he did not commit, and his legal fight for freedom. Rachlin says it’s one of many similar cases in recent years, thanks to expanded use of DNA evidence.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Wide Web Creation 4 mins – “The early 1990s were an exciting time for computer scientists as they witnessed the growth of what amounted to a shiny new toy: the internet. It was a giant erector set; an ever-expanding collection of computers linked together and ready to talk. But by itself, the internet was nothing more than an electronic delivery service. It was good at getting packages from here to there, but it had no interest in their contents. That left the door open for creative minds to experiment with what to put inside those packages.One pretty obvious idea was text; for example, research papers. But sending text alone wasn’t enough. Pages of text have titles and paragraphs and all manner of formatting information. To reconstruct a page required instructions. And in 1989, while working at the European research agency CERN, Tim Berners-Lee devised the Hypertext Markup Language for just that purpose. It seemed like a good start, though other alternatives were being floated at the time. Still, Berners-Lee had high hopes for his creation. He went so far as to propose a name for computers that would share information using his newly defined packages: the World Wide Web….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of Episode 3145” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yeast, etc 42 mins – “Join top food writer Chris Nuttall-Smith for an obsessive, fascinating journey through the hidden stories of the things we eat. Like the importance of yeast in our diet….” At the link find the title, “New and Notable: Get Cozy Edition, Best podcasts for fall 2017,” right-click “Download New and Notable: Get Cozy Edition” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 310 – Oct 20, 2017: Actor Bill Macy, Addiction Story, Aging and Disease-Gawande, American Chestnut, Asthma Commission, Atheism, Bankruptcies, Bitcoin ATMs, Blackout Preparation, Boosting, Cancer Drugs Questions, Canola Makes Fish Oil, Chatbots, Christian Socialism, Clean Technology, Climate Action Plan in California, Common Carrier Law, Conservative Writer Shapiro, Coomassie Blue Dye, Cryptocurrency Trade, Cuban Revolution, Depression Control, Diagnosing Multiple Diseases, Education Crisis, Egoism, Employment Decline, Equifax Hack, Extreme Weather Hospitals, Farming and Cancer, Farming Poultry, Farming Tomatoes, Flood Insurance Program, Food Maps Tampering, Fraud Prevention, Gun Control, Health Globally, Heifer International, History Value, Hurricane Harvey Response, Hurricane Sex Trafficking, Immigration, Indigenous Canadian Anniversary, Individualism, Johnny Appleseed, Kurdish Repression, Life Extension, Medical Effectiveness, Medical Scribes, Mexicans in Court, Microsoft CEO, Middle East Crisis, Monetary Policy, National Security, Pre Kindergarten Importance, Pregnant in Prison, Racism in Medicine, Relationships, Rest and Relaxation, Sex Columnist Savage, Sex.com Lawsuit, Sleep Needs, Survival Farming, Syrian Reporter, Trump Psychology, Vegetative State, White House Counsel, Woolly Mammoth, Work Future, WWII Shanghai

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Actor Bill Macy 89 mins – “In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy (“Maude,” “The Jerk,” “My Favorite Year”) for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Norman Lear to Steve Martin. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the screen with Art Carney (and Lily Tomlin). PLUS: “Oh! Calcutta!” Remembering Joe Bologna! Gilbert plays a Spaniard! William H. Macy changes his name! And Bill convicts Bialystock and Bloom!” At the link find the title, “#172 Bill Macy, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7890695d-999d-4780-9527-759bf5320229.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Actor Rob Paulsen 105 mins – “Gilbert and Frank dial up legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs,” “The Tick,” “Pinky and the Brain”) for a compelling discussion of essential topics, including the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of Steven Spielberg, the versatility of Mark Hamill and the professionalism of June Foray. Also, Roddy McDowall holds court, Orson Welles hits the sauce, Sir John Gielgud cuts to the check and Rob stars in a $500,000 “in-joke.” PLUS: Lorenzo Music! Robert Ridgely! The man behind The Brain! Gilbert tangles with the Ninja Turtles! And Paul Williams “meets” Michael Caine!” At the link find the title, “#173 Rob Paulsen, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files e5af8528-36e9-4744-bf16-56aa31937902.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Story 46 mins – “In a new documentary, filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie offers a deeply personal examination of the trials and extraordinary costs of opiate addiction. It’s about the lives of several young people struggling to get and stay clean. It’s about a family grieving the loss of their son to an overdose. And it’s about the doctors and therapists fighting to save lives. Mackenzie will join us to talk about her film and the harsh reality faced by a generation of young people struggling to survive America’s opioid crisis. On Tuesday, September 26, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are hosting a screening of Jenny Mackenzie’s film Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation. That’s at the Main Downtown Library in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, and Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A with Ms. Mackenzie and several of the film’s subjects.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging and Disease-Gawande 49 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Atul Gawande recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. He is a surgeon, public health researcher, and has written four New York Times bestsellers including most recently, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Inside Being Mortal, Gawande opens up about how medical school taught him to fight disease and infirmity but not how to talk with patients about the slow decline of aging – or how to approach the end of life. The book journeys through the history of “medicalizing” death to new, innovative approaches that create more autonomy in the lives of our aged population without sacrificing safety.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Chestnut 37 mins – “The American Chestnut dominated the Appalachian landscape, ranging from Georgia all the way to Maine.  In the late 1800’s a pathogen imported on a tree to the Bronx Zoo spread rapidly into wild populations, destroying millions of trees, and radically changing the forest.  There are natural sources of resistance to the pathogen that are being introduced to the American Chestnut with traditional breeding.  Transgenic solutions have also been developed.  Dr. Jared Westbrook is leading breeding efforts to integrate the multiple types of resistance with the hopes of restoring this important tree in North American ecology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Archeologists in Transportation 22 mins – “Almost every infrastructure system has its foundation in the earth, and the earth can hide interesting and important secrets from the past. This creates what is perhaps a surprising role for archeology in infrastructure construction. To anticipate, identify and preserve valued subsurface finds, many infrastructure agencies engage archeologists as full-time professionals or contractors. In this interview we learn about the archeology-infrastructure connection from James Robertson, who is senior archeologist with the Michigan Department of Transportation.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asthma Commission 20 mins – “Discussion with two authors of a new Lancet Commission about the need for a new approach to prevent, manage, and cure asthma.” At the link find the title, “Asthma Commission: The Lancet: September 11, 2017,” right-click “edia files 11sept_asthmacommission.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atheism 75 mins – “Dan Arel is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Secular Activist; and Parenting Without God. He has also written for The Hill, The New Arab, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, AlterNet, Time Magazine, Salon, and many others. He hosts the Danthropology Podcast, a weekly show that covers politics, religion, and current events. Dan can be found around the country speaking on issues such as social justice, political activism, and secular issues. Topics Include: Atheism, Differences between the far left and far right, doxing, The October Revolution, different leftist tendencies, talking to regular working class people, leftist podcasters, hip hop, and more!” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bankruptcies 22 mins – “It might just be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.” At the link find the title, “#648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171004_pmoney_pmpod648rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Berkeley Free Speech Week 25 mins – “Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos recently released a list of speakers for his upcoming “Free Speech Week” at University of California Berkeley, a four-day event featuring Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and a host of other conservative voices. Yet, according to Berkeley officials, the Berkeley Patriot, the on-campus student publication that invited Yiannopoulos in the first place, has flubbed basic logistical planning and put “Free Speech Week” in jeopardy. And if it falls apart, says historian Angus Johnston, then it will look like Berkeley had planned to censor the event all along. He and Brooke speak about why news consumers should focus less on the issue of campus free speech and more on Yiannopoulos’s PR strategy.” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin ATMs 26 mins – “To celebrate The Blockchain Show’s 50th Episode, The Blokechain Boys,  Mark & Ian, meet up in South London and go hunting for Digital Gold in them thar Surrey Hills. ” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blackout Preparation P1 204 mins – “Steven Harris returns to TSP for his 9th visit. Today he joins us to discuss how to deal with a large scale black out like the North Eastern United States is currently dealing with. Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA. Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation. Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 2 in this series soon.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blackout Preparation P2 210 mins – “ …Today we continue on yesterday’s topic and focus on recharging batteries, keeping cell phones and computers running, keeping the TV set operating and more. Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 3 in this series soon.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Uses 34 mins – We present the past month’s price fluctuation in CryptoCurrencies and the blockchain blockade in China in the Queen’s English for y’all as the frightfully British Blokechain Boys are back to keep Ethan company.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Preservation 32 mins – “Our guest this week is Rebecca Romney. Rebecca is a rare book dealer at Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn. She got her start with Bauman Rare Books, managing their Las Vegas gallery. She is known for her appearances on the HISTORY Channel’s show Pawn Stars, where she evaluates books as the show’s only female expert.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boosting 24 mins – “Eric’s always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level.” At the link find the title, “On That Lo Life $hit,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain vs the Chip 65 mins – “The field of neuroscience has been collecting more and more data, and developing increasingly advanced technological tools in its race to understand how the brain works. But can those data and tools ever yield true understanding? This episode features neuroscientist and computer scientist Eric Jonas, discussing his provocative paper titled “Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?” in which he applied state-of-the-art neuroscience tools, like lesion analysis, to a computer chip. By applying neuroscience’s tools to a system that humans fully understand (because we built it from scratch), he was able to reveal how surprisingly uninformative those tools actually are. Julia and Eric also discuss the related question: what kind of tools would we need to really understand the brain?” At the link right-click “Download audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Louisville 28 mins – “Back in June, Louisville had a close call with missing a key opportunity to build municipal fiber to local anchor institutions at a substantially reduced cost. An anti-muni broadband group pushed hard to disrupt the project but city staff educated metro council-members and moved forward with a unanimous vote. Louisville Chief of Civic Innovation Grace Simrall and Civic Technology Manager Chris Seidt join us for episode 273 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss the project and the importance of educating local decision-makers well in advance of they decisions. We talk about the network extensions Louisville is building to connect key anchor institutions and internal city offices. The network will not only save on connectivity costs by reducing leased lines but also provide increased security and opportunities for efficiency. We also discuss the key points Grace and Chris made to the Metro Council in arguing for this investment.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Drugs Questions 24 mins – “The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of life for patients, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Even where drugs did show survival gains over existing treatments, these were often marginal. To discuss that, we’re joined by Huseyin Naci, assistant professor of health policy at the London School of Economics.” At the link find the title, “There’s no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 345498216-bmjgroup-theres-no-clear-evidence-that-most-new-cancer-drugs-extend-or-improve-life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canola Makes Fish Oil 37 mins – “Andry Andriankaja is an agronomist that specializes in the field of plant biotechnology. Carl Andre is the research manager for the EPA-DHA Canola project at the BASF Plant Science Department who studied how plants convert simple sugars to oil as well as plant lipid metabolism.  They are working together on a big project in biotechnology that will innovate the way we eat and provide our body with nutrients: making the typical canola plant naturally produce EPA and DHA, two types of Omega 3 fatty acids. We all know what Omega 3 fatty acids are and what they can do for the body, but we’re often forced to either eat their food sources or buy fish oil supplements. What if we can consume omega 3 fatty acids in products we’re already eating? Andry and Carl are now working on that answer and have been working on it for the past 10 years.In this episode, Andry and Carl discuss their big project, why they chose the canola plant as their host, and what it took for them to get this far. They also discuss  their vision with regards to the importance of plant biotechnology in the near future.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chatbots 38 mins – “Goodbye Websites, Hello Chatbots – September 22nd, 2017 by Kym McNicholas On Innovation” At the link find the title, “Goodbye Websites, Hello Chatbots – Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 343603736-kym-mcnicholas-on-innovation-goodbye-websites-hello-chatbots-september-22nd-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Christian Socialism 69 mins – “Matt Bernico is the assistant professor of Media Studies at Greenville College, where his teaching and research concerns cultural studies, media theory, and the history of science and technology. Dean Dettloff is a Catholic PhD candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies, where his research deals with the intersections of media theory, religion, and politics. Together, they host the Christian Socialist podcast “The Magnificast”. Brett sits down with Matt and Dean to discuss the philosophy of Christian Leftism. Topics include: Key figures on the Christian Left, Marxist Materialism, political violence and pacifism, Nietzsche, New Atheism, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Technology 23 mins – “The management and removal of industrial waste is a concern that faces companies and governments around the world. In this podcast you’ll hear from entrepreneurs in New York participating in the state’s Proof of Concept Centers program, who are creating technologies focused on the handling of industrial waste. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Action Plan in California 51 mins – “Some environmentalists said the law extending California’s cap and trade system to 2030 is a sellout to the oil industry and it shortchanges disadvantaged communities that breathe the dirtiest air. How do California’s climate moves play into national politics and policy? Will climate and energy play a meaningful role in the upcoming midterm elections? Will companies make energy policy more of a priority? We look back at how Gov. Schwarzenegger set the tone and how his past leadership continues to influence California’s policies today.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Climate Change in Alaska 6 mins – “Alaska has warmed more than twice as fast as rest of the country — winters in Anchorage are 6 degrees warmer than they were 70 years ago. And that’s impacting life there in many ways, from commerce to recreation to the city’s ability to take in climate migrants. Consider commerce. The Port of Anchorage is a lifeline for Alaska. “Ninety percent of all inbound cargo coming into Alaska comes via marine vessel; about half of that cargo comes through the Port of Anchorage,” says Jim Jager, the port’s spokesperson. The port has a big problem: Its steel pilings are crumbling, being eaten away by microbes.  “Our challenge is getting the docks replaced before they rust away,” says Jager, who estimates that the port has about 10 years to fix the problem. The port is spending $700 million on the project, with funding coming from a range of sources. The problem isn’t being caused by climate change, but warming temperatures are making things trickier.  Alaska’s warming weather means nearby glaciers are retreating fast. Those glaciers don’t just hold water frozen in place; they hold rocks, sand and dirt. “In a traditional Alaskan winter, all of that sedimentation is kind of frozen in place, and what comes down off the glaciers is minimized,” says the port’s director, Steve Ribuffo. But the warmer things get, the more silt flows down into the port. And that can mean more time and money devoted to dredging. Then, there’s the threat from rising sea levels.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Common Carrier Law 29 mins – “The modern fight over network neutrality isn’t a few years old. It is well over 1,000 years old across a variety of infrastructures and is totally wrapped up in a legal concept known as common carriage that has governed many kinds of “carriers” over the years. Few, if any, are as conversant in this subject as Barbara Cherry – a lawyer and PH.D in communications. She has worked in industry for 15 years, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years, and is currently a professor in the Media School at Indiana University. One of the key points of our conversation is regarding the problems with media shortening the Network Neutrality policy fights as turning the Internet into a “public utility.”  Barbara helps us to understand how common carriage is distinct from public utility regulation and why common carriage regulation is necessary even in markets that may have adequate competition and choices. We also talk about the history of common carriage and the importance of what might seem like outdated law from the days of the telegraph.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Conservative Writer Shapiro 52 mins – “When he speaks at universities across the country, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro draws fierce opposition for his strongly held opinions. He despises identity politics, opposes the ideas of safe spaces and microaggressions, and rejects the concept of white male privilege. He relishes attacking liberals, but has himself been targeted by the alt-right. Shapiro is speaking at the University of Utah this week, and he joins us Tuesday to discuss his thinking on society and politics. Ben Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinions web site. He’s also a nationally syndicated columnist, the host of the podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, the former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, and the author of several books, including Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences AmericansAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coomassie Brilliant Blue Dye 6 mins – “Kat Arney explains how an attractive blue dye, with a name inspired by the British Empire’s military exploits, became the basis of a fundamental lab technique” At the link find the title, “Coomassie brilliant blue: Chemistry in its element, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Coomassie_blue.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Trade 51 mins – “Sarah imagines there’s no countries and cuts the head off the snake whilst Mark boldly goes where no-one (apart from many thousands of Trekkers) has gone before and Ian takes on Brum and ‘Bama and we round up the Blockchain events heading to your town (if you live in Dublin, Barcelona, London or Orlando) in the next two weeks.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Revolution 72 mins – “Brett sits down with repeat guests Phil (from our first ever episode) and Brendan (From our episode entitled “Ideology: Capitalism and Liberal Culture) to discuss Phil’s recent trip to Cuba, the gains of the Cuban revolution, US imperialism, and the future of socialism in Cuba (and the world!).” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

D.B. Cooper 42 mins – “For more than four decades, one of America’s most astonishing whodunits has gone unsolved. “D.B. Cooper” was on a flight from Portland to Seattle when he handed over a bomb threat. The airline gave him $200,000 and the hijacker parachuted from the plane, never to be seen again. Cooper evaded one of the most extensive manhunts of the 20th century and has become the stuff of legend. Investigative journalist Geoffrey Gray joins Doug to separate myth from fact in the case of D.B. Cooper. (Rebroadcast) Geoffrey Gray is an investigative journalist with New York Magazine and the author of Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Axelrod Interview 88 mins – “David Axelrod is a renowned Democratic political strategist, most notably for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. These days, he runs the nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and hosts a hit podcast, The Axe Files, where he interviews major political figures. In this special crossover episode, Katie and Brian turn the tables on “Axe” and get his own story, including his early days in gritty Chicago journalism, his father’s death from suicide, and his family’s efforts on behalf of his daughter, Lauren, who has epilepsy. Plus, they discuss his former client, Hillary Clinton, and the future of the Democratic party.” At the link find the title, “39. David Axelrod: Axe Files Crossover, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5ee815e8-b1b4-4084-8566-5c412b2862bf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Party Failures 77 mins – “Chelsey Gentry-Tipton is the Nebraska Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair and Anthony Walraven is an activist from Peoria, Illinois who recently ran for City Council in his city. They sit down with Brett to discuss the modern history of the Democratic Party, Bill Clinton’s Third Way strategy, the Hillary vs. Bernie primary, the role of race and class in the party, the limitations of the Democratic Party, lessons learned from the humiliating loss to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the future of the party, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Depression Control 35 mins “In the USA, when googling “depression” patients will be presented with a link to the PHQ-9 screening test. Google has developed this in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness – and Ken Duckworth, the alliance’s medical director, debates the merits of this approach with Simon Gilbody, from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Also joining this podcast is David Gilbert, mental health services user and director of InHealth Associates, who argues that it’s only through patient involvement that real improvements to mental health can be obtained.” t the link find the title, “Googling depression, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 341875774-bmjgroup-googling-depression.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diagnosing Multiple Diseases 6 mins – “Recent advances in science and technology are making it possible to simultaneously test for multiple infections at the same time. We talk about the potential benefits to patients and challenges with bringing this technology to a doctor’s office near you.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or “Learn More” for more details.

Disease Global Burden 29 mins – “In this special podcast we talk to GBD guru Chris Murray, representatives from exemplar countries Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru, and The Lancet’s editor Richard Horton.” At the link find the title, “Global Burden of Disease 2016: The Lancet: September 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 14sept_gbd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Research 52 mins – “The devastation wrought in Mexico City by a recent massive earthquake may have rattled more than a few nerves along the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City is, of course, overdue for a significant seismic event. So are other places in the United States, such as Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, even New York City. In a new book, science writer Kathryn Miles tours the country in search of the latest research on America’s next big earthquake and what’s being done to address the threat. She joins us Wednesday to talk about it. Kathryn Miles is the author of several books, including her newest, Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economist Larry Summers 50 mins – “He’s been U.S. Treasury Secretary, a chief economist for the Obama White House and the World Bank, and president of Harvard. He’s one of the most brilliant economists of his generation (and perhaps the most irascible). And he thinks the Trump Administration is wrong on just about everything.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Crisis 89 mins – “On October 4, Brookings co-hosted a panel discussion on Education and Learning for a changing world. The event opened with a presentation on LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise, the topic of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2018. A panel featuring experts on system-wide reforms to improve education quality, funding for global education, and delivering basic education in poor countries followed.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.  

Egoism 75 mins – “Dr. Bones is an Egoist, Communist, Insurrectionary Anarchist, Conjurer, and Gonzo Journalist. He joins Brett on the podcast to discuss his philosophy of Egoist-Communism inspired by the works of Max Stirner. Topics Include: Egoism, The Union of Egoists, Insurrectionary Anarchism, The G20 riots in Hamburg, critiques of Marxism and Anarcho-Communism, an open invitation for Brett to come to Florida to eat Alligator and drink copious amounts of alcohol in a graveyard, and MUCH much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Employment Decline 4 mins – “For the first time in seven years, the economy has lost jobs – 33,000 of them in September, according to numbers out today from the Labor Department. Economists say the weather may be to blame, specifically hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Bad weather meant hundreds of restaurants and bars closed down and food service workers couldn’t work. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate continued to shrink. It’s now at 4.2 percent. Economists say a rate that low – basically anything below 5 percent – represents full employment. But that average may hide some things, namely the disproportionate level of unemployment experienced by African-Americans.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax Hack 20 mins – “For most of our lives, Equifax has been slurping up our financial data. Now the company’s been hacked and our data is loose. Today, we trace this mess back to two brothers and one fateful decision.” At the link find the title, “#798: Bad Credit Bureau, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171006_pmoney_pmpod798.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extinction Reversal 56 mins – “In labs around the world, scientists — using the latest biotechnology — are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.” At the link find the title, “Undoing Forever: The implications of de-extinction (Encore June 19, 2014), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170929_65600.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extreme Weather Hospitals 37 mins – “As the Atlantic Hurricane season continues unabated White Coat, Black Art tells the story of how hospitals cope when natural disasters strike.” At the link find the title, “Floods Fires Hurricanes and Hospitals, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat 20170922_64364.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Small for Chefs 64 mins – “Utilizing his experience as a chef Evan Chender has set out to produce niche crops for chefs such as edible flowers and more exotic cultivars and types of vegetables. It’s this niche approach which has given him an edge in his market place. While a lot of other farmers just grow salad mix, Evan stands out because he produces crops that others don’t. . Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone  Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS115: Knowing and Growing What Chef’s Want and What’s Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Small Productivity 79 mins – “Farmer and consultant Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about improving farm productivity and profitability through better processes….Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone  Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS113: Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick, right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Small vs Large 56 mins – “In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved.  He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension.  It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes – because things always don’t go as planned and that tool that you bought, doesn’t always work as well as expected. …KLearn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone  Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS114: Start with What You Can and Grow – Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming and Cancer 32 mins – “Lou Roman talks about his experience being diagnosed with cancer and starting a farm after he found out.” At the link find the title, “GFL75: Overcome: Battling Cancer While Starting a Farm with Lou Roman, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_75_2017_LouRoman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Poultry 60 mins – “Today Darby Simpson and I will take a deeper look at poultry feed, current prices, current customer perceptions, and how that might change what Darby is doing on his farm.” At the link find the title, “GFL73: Which Poultry Feed Is Best – Inside the Numbers and the Ideology – Grass Fed Life, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_73_2017_Darby.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Tomatoes 88 mins – “Dave Chapman got his start at Long Wind Farm in 1984 with a team of oxen, a diverse array of vegetables, and a roadside stand in East Thetford, Vermont. Today, he only grows tomatoes – and lots of them! With 2.5 acres of greenhouses, Dave and his crew produce certified organic, soil-grown tomatoes all year ‘round. Dave digs in to the nuts and bolts of producing tomatoes in protected culture. He shares the details of his high-tech greenhouse system, Long Wind Farm’s fertility management strategies, and how Dave learned to get out of the way of his farm’s success while managing business and personal goals that were often in conflict with each other. Dave also shares his views on the current state of the National Organic Program, organic hydroponics, and the organic livestock rules, and talks about the action being taken to try to change the situation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flood Insurance Program 21 mins Bill Pennington’s house floods a lot: Three times in the last three years. And every time his house floods, the government pays to help him repair the damage. Is something wrong here?” At the link find the title, “#797: Flood Money, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170929_pmoney_pmpod797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flood Maps Tampering 30 mins – “The Federal Emergency Management Agency maps flood plains across the country. The maps are intended to show which areas are likely to flood so that local governments can better plan for disasters. They also determine who must buy flood insurance, and at what rates. But there are problems: Many of them are outdated and don’t take into account the anticipated effects of climate change. And if you have enough money and enough political power, you can get your condo or your city moved off the map, even if you are in the eye of a storm. Host Jimmy Williams talks to two experts on why these maps don’t tell the true story of where floods are happening now and in the future.” At the link find the title, “211: The problem with FEMA’s flood maps, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files c982a5d1-dd70-49f8-9283-d34183dd5476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fraud Prevention 13 mins – “Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.” At the link find the title, “What really motivates people to be honest in business Alexander Wagner, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AlexanderWagner 2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gay Hero vs President Ford 64 mins – “One morning, Oliver Sipple went out for a walk. A couple hours later, to his own surprise, he saved the life of the President of the United States. But in the days that followed, Sipple’s split-second act of heroism turned into a rationale for making his personal life into political opportunity. What happens next makes us wonder what a moment, or a movement, or a whole society can demand of one person. And how much is too much?  Through newly unearthed archival tape, we hear Sipple himself grapple with some of the most vexing topics of his day and ours – privacy, identity, the freedom of the press – not to mention the bonds of family and friendship.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grape Flavor 27 mins – “So we have a treat for you – The Nod (another show from Gimlet Media) did a great episode on the science of purple drink. We wanted to share it with you so the next time you’re eating Jolly Ranchers or Skittles you’ll know what you’re tasting. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Science Vs Presents: I Want That Purple Stuff,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gritty People 7 mins – “How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren’t enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.” At the link find the title, “The boost students need to overcome obstacles Anindya Kundu, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnindyaKundu_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control 22 mins – “In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Rosanne Cash is calling out country musicians who get too cozy with the NRA.” At the link find the title, “Oct 5 | Las Vegas shooting: what’s the impact on country music, gun culture and NRA? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171005_69203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Globally 29 mins – “In this special podcast we talk to GBD guru Chris Murray, representatives from exemplar countries Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru, and The Lancet’s editor Richard Horton.” At the link find the title, “Global Burden of Disease 2016: The Lancet: September 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 14sept_gbd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heifer International 44 mins – “David Norman is the Senior Vice President of Investments Programs at Heifer International, a company that promotes a “pay it forward” approach to sustainable agriculture. Their mission is to end world hunger and poverty while also taking care of the planet by working with communities. This approach seems to be a great answer to the issue of food security and sustainability, as Heifer is driven by the “teach a man to fish” philosophy which ensures the families they help are all able to contribute to eradicating world hunger.In this episode, David explains what Heifer International is all about, it’s humble beginnings, and its mission. He also shares the different challenges they face with every program as well as some of the successes that made it all worthwhile.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

History Value 56 mins – “Has the future ever looked like the past? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters. A discussion from the Stratford Festival, featuring historian Margaret MacMillan, former politician Bob Rae and journalist Karin Wells.” At the link find the title, “Rear View Mirror, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170821_84676.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Harvey Response 37 mins – “In this episode, we look at the weather remnants of Hurricane Irma and the final tally of flooding and wind damage across the southeastern United States. We then pivot and return to Texas to look at the recovery and rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Harvey. On the show this week are Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert; B.J. Schneider, author, paramedic, and Katrina survivor; and Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com. Kevin and B.J. both had experiences to relate regarding the recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Kevin worked to rebuild critical networking infrastructure in Rockport, Texas as he rewired police, fire department, and other important structures to return internet capabilities to the cities first responders and 911 center. B.J. has been cycling plant safety professionals into east Texas to give local safety experts an opportunity to tend to their personal affairs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane on Vieques PR 5 mins – “A New Hampshire mother is still trying to get ahold of her daughter after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last week. Valerie Mowbray, from the town of Holderness, has been unable to make contact with her daughter Moria since the category 5 hurricane hit the Island of Vieques. Outside of a few Satellite phones, there is no way for those stranded to communicate with anyone off the island. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Mowbray by phone on Monday.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Recovery in Houston 99 mins – “Mike Centex on Hurricane Harvey and CAC Teams – Mike is a PermaEthos founder and MSB member, a past presenter at TSP workshops and more recently a new Citizens Assisting Citizens team member when he found himself at ground zero of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Upon hearing the “Get Out, Get Out, Get Out” warnings from Jack Spirko, Mike, knowing he was based in a high elevation, flood free area, set up the first CAC Team safe haven/FOB in Houston the Day Harvey made landfall. He and his entire family spent the next 10 days coordinating CAC Team efforts to direct rescuers, donations and supplies, safely, to the accessible locations in need around Houston and the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. Having lived in the area a lifetime, his knowledge of the area and roadways was extremely beneficial to CAC Team responders coming in from out of state. With the assistance of Steven Harris and the entire CAC team nationwide, Mike and his family housed CAC responders, maintained constant contact on current needs and impacted areas, personally accompanied delivery of over 5,000 pounds of donated supplies to Houston area evacuation shelters. Mike monitored flooding and road conditions around the Beaumont impacted area and he helped the CAC Team to guide additional tons of supplies to CAC responders on the ground in and around the flooded areas of Beaumont. At the same time, Mike’s Wife and children assembled 100’s of emergency hygiene and disaster cleanup kits on their dining room table, that were immediately distributed to flood victims in the Humble/Kingwood area of Houston. Mike Video Chronicled the events from the day before landfall through the aftermath on his YouTube channel “Mike Centex Life”. Mike journaled extensively during the disaster and has learned many valuable lessons on how best to respond, communicate, and manage internal and external operations in the middle of an ongoing disaster area. He also shows how clear communications with those coming into a disaster area can make the difference between delivering the supplies needed by victims and not showing up from a multi-state commute with prom dresses and winter coats for victims of a summer hurricane.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Sex Trafficking 6 mins – “The Caribbean and the American South are struggling to recover in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes. Food has to be delivered, houses rebuilt, roads cleared and electricity restored. But for law enforcement, there’s another concern after a place gets pummeled by a natural disaster: It becomes ripe grounds for human trafficking.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Hydroponics 45 mins – “Joe Swartz is the Vice President of Commercial Sales and Technical Support at American Hydroponic, a.k.a AmHydro. AmHydro is a small company in the United States that designs and builds innovative hydroponic systems, a soil-free way to grow plants, and have been doing so for the last 30 years. Joe Swartz himself came from a family of farmers, and started researching the science of hydroponics when he saw the traditional methods of farming were no longer paying the bills during the real estate boom of the late 80s. After purchasing the family farm from his father, Joe put his formal education and passion in agriculture  to good use and invested time and money into researching and experimenting with different hydroponics system operations. Some said he was a genius, some called him otherwise. Regardless, with hydroponics AmHydro has slowly and steadily made a huge and growing impact towards preserving the environment. In this episode, Joe tells us all about hydroponics, its advantages and disadvantages, why hydroponics farming is still farming, and how to turn it into a profitable business.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Enforcement 68 mins – “In a highly polarized atmosphere on immigration where federal lawmakers are largely paralyzed on policy change, states and localities in recent years have increasingly taken on a larger role in challenging Washington’s immigration authority. With the Trump administration focused on cracking down on “sanctuary” cities and enticing law enforcement agencies to take a greater role in immigration enforcement, politicians and policymakers in communities across the United States are lining up on opposing sides of the issue. Even as some states and cities are declaring themselves sanctuaries, others are rushing to bar jurisdictions from noncooperation with federal immigration authorities. In this panel, the President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the President of the National Sheriffs’ Association discuss immigration enforcement on a panel with immigration attorneys. Themes include the growing patchwork of stances on immigration from states, counties, cities, and even universities and local school boards; what is driving the pattern of increasingly active and litigious states in the immigration space; what the legal landscape is for state/local action; and how the administration may seek to further engage state and local jurisdictions in immigration enforcement. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Mapping 78 mins – “During the first six months of the Trump administration, arrests of noncitizens identified for removal rose nearly 40 percent over the same period a year earlier. At the border, apprehensions fell by nearly 50 percent from the first half of 2016, as fewer people sought to enter without authorization. And the White House announced plans to seek funding for thousands of Border Patrol agents and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, and build new immigrant detention facilities. In this panel, a high-ranking ICE official, the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a senior Department of Homeland Security official discuss the many immigration law enforcement and detention policy changes that have been occurring under the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy Under Trump 82 mins – “Within days of taking office, President Trump ordered sweeping changes to immigration enforcement both at the border and within the United States, kicking off dramatic changes in how unauthorized immigrants, would-be refugees, and international travelers are handled. In this discussion, a high-ranking former Bush administration Department of Homeland Security official, former Mexican Ambassador to the United States, and Brookings Institution scholar examine the administration’s initiatives, ranging from the contested travel ban and reductions in refugee resettlement to changes in enforcement policy and practice, repointing the legal immigration system into one focused on “merit-based” admissions, building a border wall, and more. This fast-paced panel, moderated by MPI’s Doris Meissner, discusses the policies and ideas, challenges in their implementation, and responses from states, Congress, the judicial branch, and other actors.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Relief Problems 85 mins – “More than 1 million people in the United States receive temporary forms of humanitarian relief. Additionally, each year, tens of thousands are granted asylum or admitted as refugees. The Trump administration has sought to reduce these protections, by temporarily halting refugee admissions and reducing the number of refugee admissions to less than half of the prior level. Other forms of humanitarian relief, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), are under threat from the administration, the courts, and Congress. In this panel, the Presidents of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS, joined by the head of Hispanic and Migration Affairs at the Mexican Embassy, discuss the current state of humanitarian relief and the implications of the administration’s policy decisions for the most vulnerable immigrants, including refugees, TPS recipients, and children.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Anniversary 56 mins – “Three Indigenous PhD students (Réal Carrière , Keri Cheechoo and Cherry Smiley) share their insights at a public forum hosted at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme: “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands.” At the link find the title, “Decolonization: The Next 150 on Indigenous Lands, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170919_54234.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Individualism 63 mins – “David Bosworth is a professor in, and the former director of, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Program. His fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural essays have been published in numerous journals. His collection of short fiction, The Death of Descartes, was selected by Robert Penn Warren for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and won a special citation from PEN and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. His novel, From My Father, Singing was a recipient of the Editors’ Book Award. Bosworth’s work has been reviewed or discussed in Newsweek, New York Times Book Review, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Nation, and elsewhere. He has given readings, lectures, held workshops, and conducted colloquia at various locales, including Harvard University, Pomona College, Boston College, University of Louisville, and the New America Foundation. Brett and David sit down to discuss American Individualism, its philosophical roots, and its cultural manifestations. Topics include: The Enlightenment, American culture, The philosophical and historical roots of Individualism, the connections between individualism and capitalism, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Paine, and how 40 years of capitalist decadence has given rise to Donald “The U.S. Id Monster” Trump.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Johnny Appleseed 43 mins – “The image of Johnny Appleseed walking around in rags, barefooted with a bindle, planting apple trees and moving on is actually pretty accurate.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Life of Johnny Appleseed, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-09-30-symhc-classic-johnny-appleseed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kurdish Repression 75 mins – “Brett sits down with Dr. Thoreau Redcrow, an expert on these issues, to discuss The Rojavan Revolution, the history of Kurdish repression in Turkey, and how the Kurds in Northern Syria (i.e. Western Kurdistan) are building socialism against all odds. Dr. Redcrow is an American with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. He did his dissertation while embedded with the PKK in Kurdistan in 2014, coinciding with the emergence of ISIS.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 29 mins – “Brain Science on Living as Long as Possible – John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was the founding director of two brain research institutes: the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, at Seattle Pacific University, and the Talaris Research Institute, a nonprofit organization originally focused on how infants encode and process information.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linguistic Diversity 41 mins – “We explore votes for English, Indonesian, and … Esperanto! The search for a common language goes back millennia, but so much still gets lost in translation. Will technology finally solve that?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men

Linux Disc Cloning 36 mins – “We discuss backup and disaster recovery options that involve cloning your computer’s entire hard drive. We discuss five Linux-based options for cloning hard drives. We make our recommendations of which to use, but we don’t quite agree.” At the link right-click MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Mission 56 mins – “The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. We’ll be driven by a desire to find life — or what remains of it — and to colonize the planet.” At the link find the title, “Generation Mars- Part One, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170825_69011.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Mission 80 mins – “Today’s guest on STEM-Talk is Dr. Chris McKay, a leading astrobiologist and planetary scientist with the Space Science Division of the NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Chris’s interview covers a diverse range of topics ranging from the origins of life to the possibility of manned missions to Mars. For the past 30 years, Chris has been advancing our understanding of planetary science. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1975 with a degree in physics and earned a doctorate in astrogeophysics at the University of Colorado in 1982. He was a co-investigator on the Huygens probe to Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005, the Mars Phoenix lander mission in 2008, and the current Mars Science Laboratory mission. His research at NASA has focused on the evolution of the solar system and the origin of life. He also has been heavily involved in NASA’s Mars missions including the current Mars rover — Curiosity. In addition, Chris has thought deeply about the human exploration of Mars. He has spent considerable time studying polar and desert environments to better understand how humans might survive in Mars-like environments. His research has taken him to the Antarctic Dry Valleys, the Atacama Desert, the Arctic, and the Namib Desert. In 2015, the Desert Research Institute named Chris the Nevada Medalist, which is the highest scientific honor in the state.” At the link right-click “Episode 46: NASA’s Chris McKay talks about the search for life in our solar system and travel to Mars, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 046_STEM-Talk_McKay.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martha Stewart Interview 63 mins – “Martha Stewart has dominated all things domestic for nearly 35 years. But what about the woman behind the empire? Katie and Brian pay a visit to Martha’s pristine office for a candid conversation over some apple-cranberry crisp. Martha recalls what it was like growing up in New Jersey as one of six kids, getting her first book deal, serving time in prison and what it was like to work on a TV show with Donald Trump. Plus, she discusses her new cookbook and her collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Nothing is off-limits. It’s a good thing.” At the link find the title, “40. Martha Stewart Speaks Her Mind, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files fd93efc9-d245-472d-8991-3838cef78021.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Care Effectiveness 56 mins – “On Wednesday, October 4, Brookings hosted a group of panelists to discuss why the government’s response to problems in the U.S. health care system has been inadequate, and what can be done to ground health care in firm, reliable science.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.  

Medical Scribes 27 mins – “As part of CBC’s Workshift series: medical scribes making a doctor’s job easier, a family MD who records office visits so patients can listen back from home and Dr. Brian Goldman weighs in on the fax machine.” At the link find the title, “From ER to office How the practice of medicine is changing, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20170929_60927.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexicans in Court 43 mins – “Civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys.” At the link find the title, “Hernandez v. TexasHernandez v. Texas, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-09-27-symhc-hernandez-v-texas.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microsoft CEO 26 mins – “We fundamentally believe that Dreamers are part of our society and participate in our economy in a very productive way.” At the link find the title, “Oct 2 | Why Microsoft is challenging Donald Trump in court: CEO Satya Nadella, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171002_35042.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Crisis 97 mins – “On October 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted an event examining the crises across the Middle East and North Africa. Panelists included Brookings experts John Allen, Daniel Byman, Mara Karlin, and Federica Saini Fasanotti. Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings senior fellow, moderated the discussion.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.  

Monetary Policy 96 mins – “On October 4 at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo reflected on his years as a monetary policymaker, particularly his questions about the usefulness of some often-used concepts and tools of monetary policy that rely on variables that are unobservable, such as the gap between actual and potential output and inflation expectations.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

National Security 76 mins – “When it comes to Russia, Iran and North Korea, the world’s hotspots do not lend themselves to easy solutions. Veterans of the Obama administration join Chuck Todd live on stage at the 92Y to discuss the prospects for the Trump White House. Featuring insights from Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), Former Amb. Mike McFaul, Former Amb. Wendy Sherman & Jeremy Bash, this audio recording has been lightly edited for clarity and pacing.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ozone Project 29 mins – “This week, we feature a bevy of scientists in our studio: Dr. David Dubois, professor of Plant and Environmental Science at NMSU and New Mexico’s State Climatologist, Dr. Michael DeAntonio, professor of Physics at NMSU, and Dr. Gary Morris, professor of Physics at St. Edward’s University. Their latest collaborative project is centered around testing air quality and ozone levels through the use of weather balloons.” At the link right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paul Ehrlich 30 mins – “Though they lived decades apart, Adolphe Dessauer and Abdelwahhab Azzawi share similar stories. They were both esteemed physicians who faced violence and persecution in their home countries. They both sought refuge abroad and found safety, only to find themselves facing a new struggle—getting permission to practice medicine in their new homes. Dessauer, a Jewish doctor, fled Germany for the United States in 1938. Azzawi, a 36-year-old ophthalmologist from Syria, found asylum in Germany in 2015. Both men’s lives were spared through the generosity of their new countries, but they had to struggle to give back in the most meaningful way they could—by sharing their medical expertise. In 2016 every American Nobel laureate in science was an immigrant. And it wasn’t just that year; U.S. winners often are born abroad. Yet as global an enterprise as science has become, navigating bureaucracy and straddling boundaries seems to be as difficult in the 21st century as during World War II. This podcast was inspired by a painting once owned by Adolphe Dessauer.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Peace Keeping 56 mins – “We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters — nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm, Arne Kislenko and Daniel Eayrs in conversation from the Stratford Festival.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Peace, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170814_66151.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Permaculture Business Success 106 mins – “Today’s show is another remarkable story of another entrepreneur, a permaculture entrepreneur. It’s the story of someone who went from being an anti-money activist to running a $1M permaculture design and build business. A business that catches millions of gallons of water, builds soil on hundreds of acres, plants hundreds of useful trees every year, restores native habit, redesigns our cites our schools and new developments. If you don’t think that permaculture based business can be profitable or be big, here’s an example of one to change your mind…” At the link find the title, “REPLAY: Building A Million Dollar Permaculture Business – Ecologically, Socially, and Financially Sustainable with Erik Ohlsen [CD5], Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files CD5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Philosophy History 56 mins – “Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel “Hayy ibn Yaqzan”. It may be the most important story you’ve never heard.” At the link find the title, “The Self-Taught Philosopher (Encore May 16, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170921_95477.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Phosphorus Chlorides 8 mins – “Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons” At the link find the title, “Phosphorus chlorides: Chemistry in its element, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Phosphorus_chlorides.mp3,” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pre Kindergarten Importance 49 mins – “There is no debate that a good education is a critical component of raising smart, well rounded, successful children. But cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children as young as 3 years old to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. In essence, pre-K may actually be the most important year. Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. In this episode, Harvard education researcher Suzanne Bouffard explains the sometimes surprising ingredients that make for a great pre-k program. What should you look for in a classroom? How should a teacher interact with young children? What can you do at home to help support a young child’s learning? All this and more in this episode of Smart People Podcast.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pregnant in Prison 36 mins – “How should we be treating imprisoned pregnant women? Perhaps we could start by not shackling them to the hospital bed during labor.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Producer Brian Koppelman 50 mins – “Brian Koppelman makes media. A lot of media. Films, tv shows, podcasts, records. As for movies he co-wrote Oceans 13, and Rounders. He produced The Illustionist and The Lucky Ones, and he’s directed many others. His podcast on Slate, which covers pop culture and politics is called The Moment. He’s the co-creator and show runner for the TV show Billions, which is about to start it’s second season on Showtime. If that’s not enough Brian Koppelman for you, he’s also a prolific and verocious tweeter. On this podcast, Debbie talks to Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer. “I realized I would become toxic, and that something would die in me. And that if I allowed that to happen, that toxicity would spread to those that I loved.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Koppelma” right-click “Media files Archive-Brian-Koppelman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profanity 56 mins – “Profanity was once considered rude and crude — a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.” At the link find the title, “Expletive Repeated: Why swearing matters (Encore March 16, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files dieas 20170922_76575.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria 15 mins – “Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Wednesday morning, we have only scarce images and reports from which to comprehend the scale of devastation in Puerto Rico right now. Perhaps due to disaster fatigue, perhaps due to the territory’s second-class status, the media coverage has been perfunctory. While the coverage to date has focused on the flooding and widespread power outages on the ravaged island, Rutgers professor Yarimar Bonilla says there’s an important context to the problems with the electric grid. She and Bob discuss how the damage from Maria is related to the debt crisis, and how it may provide an excuse to justify another wave of privatization on the island.” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Medicine 18 mins – “Rebecca Cooney is joined by Mary Bassett, Tené T Lewis, Nwando Olayiwola, Esther Choo, Jennifer Okwerekwu, and Barron Lerner.” At the link find the title, “Listen in—the conversations we need to have about racism, health, and medicine: September 1, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01sept2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Relationships 60 mins – “Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn’t possibly surprise us, the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with someone who may not share them at all, and how much we’re willing to risk for someone we may never see again.” At the link you can listen and purchase the audio file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Resistance in the 60s 74 mins – “Doug Paterson is a lifelong revolutionary who has been active as an organizer and agitator since the 1960s. He is an absolute fountain of wisdom and experience. Brett sits down with Doug to discuss theater-as-resistance, campus activism in the 60s, fighting cops in the streets, the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, draft dodging, parallels between the 60’s and today, how to reach out to (and organize in) rural areas, and the continued relevance of Karl Marx in today’s world.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rest and Relaxation 50 mins – “Friday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, the Atlantic, and Slate.com, among many others. He’s the founder of the Restful Company, a consulting group inspired by his book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less [Indie bookstores|Amazon]. Also, check out his blog Deliberate Rest.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Health Care 12 mins – “Michel Kazatchkine joins us to talk about Russia’s health system and struggles with HIV/AIDS in the context of its unique history.” At the link find the title, “Russia—history and health: The Lancet: Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28september_russia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Fraud 29 mins – “On paper, the Japanese anaesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii was a dazzling model of scientific productivity. Over two decades, he held posts at five institutions, associate positions at two more, and published more than 200 papers. In some years, he published a dozen randomised control trials – and it was this superhuman publication record that started to arouse suspicion among some of his colleagues. But it was only when a British doctor began scouring through the statistics in his papers that the phenomenal scale of Fujii’s scientific fraud became clear. In 2012, an inquiry by the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists concluded that he had fabricated a total of 172 papers over the past 19 years – making him, by numbers, the biggest scientific fraud in recorded history. In many cases, they found no records of patients and no evidence medication was ever administered. “It is as if someone sat at a desk and wrote a novel about a research idea,” they wrote in their report. This week, Hannah Devlin speaks with some of the statistical vigilantes who are scouring datasets to identify cases of fraud and poor scientific practice. These include the consultant anaesthetist John Carlisle, from Torbay Hospital in Devon, who details his role in the Fujii scandal. Hannah also speaks to a PhD student from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Michèle Nuijten, about software she has helped develop to “spell-check” statistics found in psychology papers. And finally, we hear from the University of Cambridge’s Winton professor for the public understanding of risk, David Spiegelhalter, who is also president of the Royal Statistical Society, about the dangers of statistical malpractice.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Columnist Savage 63 mins – “Dan Savage has dished out love and sex advice in his syndicated Savage Love column for over 25 years. He’s blunt, hilarious and empathetic– and not just in his writing! Dan joins Katie and Brian to discuss working at Ann Landers’ desk, being “monogamish” and the sex questions he gets asked the most. He also recalls what it was like to come of age during the AIDS epidemic. Plus, two words that Katie never expected to hear on the podcast.” At the link find the title, “38. Dan Savage: Sex and Candor, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8ca59587-82c3-41f2-8118-441e6f412200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex.com Lawsuit 33 mins – “Gary Kremen owned one of the most valuable domain names in the history of the internet. And then one day, he lost it in the most unusual way. For years, Gary fought to win back his domain “sex dot com.” The legal battle transformed the way the courts treat virtual property. But in the end, was his lengthy and expensive crusade worth it?” At the link find the title, “Sex Dot Con (Season 6, Episode 2),” right-click “GLT5434788376.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Needs 31 mins – “If you could compare the person you were before you became sleep deprived to the person after, you’d find you’ve definitely become…lesser than. When it comes to sleep deprivation, you can’t trust yourself to know just how much it is affecting you. You feel fine, maybe a bit drowsy, but your body is stressed in ways that diminish your health and slow your mind. In this episode, we sit down with two researchers whose latest work suggests sleep deprivation also affects how you see other people. In tests of implicit bias, negative associations with certain religious and cultural categories emerged after people started falling behind on rest.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 110-Sleep_and_Bias.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Farm Concepts 107 mins – “In this episode Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics joins me to talk about greens production, employees, and learning from big farms…. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone  Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS116: Continuous Improvement – Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sodium Dichromate 7 mins – “Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts” At the link find the title, “Sodium dichromate: Chemistry in its element, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Sodium_dichromate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power in New Hampshire 5 mins – “The town of Brentwood, which has a population of about 4,500, celebrated its transition from fossil fuels to solar energy Saturday, Sept. 16. A public ribbon cutting commemorated the recent installation of a ground-mounted solar array that will offset nearly 100 percent of the town’s municipal electric load. Malcolm Allison is member of both the solar and budget committees in Brentwood. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him by phone.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports Bra History 26 mins – “Among the most important advances in sports technology, few can compete with the invention of the sports bra. Following the passage of Title IX in 1972, women’s interest in athletics surged. But their breasts presented an obstacle. Bouncing breasts hurt, as women getting in on the jogging craze found out. Then some friends in Vermont had an idea to stitch a couple jock straps together to build a contraption to keep things in place. This featured story was produced by Phoebe Flanigan and edited by Peter Frick-Wright, with music by Robbie Carver and Dennis Funk. XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History was originally aired on the Outside podcast, a production of Outside Magazine and PRX.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survival Farming 84 mins – “Here are Nine Mile Farm we have pretty much settled into our selected systems on a lot of things at this point almost 5 years into the journey.  Our ducks run on a clock work like system, feeding, paddock shifting, egg collection, etc are all quite fine tuned at this point. The trees require very little maintenance and most of our desired infrastructure is now installed.  Still we are constantly trying and testing out new things.  This year we have found some really great gems of knowledge and we have also come up with some quite refined plans for our future. A lot of the new stuff is going to be built in winter, because here in north Texas that is the most pleasant time of year for construction work and out door projects.  Today I am going to do an old school sort of “chat with Jack” episode on what has worked well this year and where we are taking that knowledge to in the future.” [Mention is made of Ipomoea aquatica as good food source.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Reporter 18 mins – “Despite having fled her country after being shot, Reem al-Halabi has set up a new radio station outside Syria.” At the link find the title, “Oct 6: Journalist who risks life in Syrian war shares her story, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171006_76383.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Stories 48 mins – “Destruction and displacement — that’s the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon” At the link find the title, “Savign Syria: Keeping war-torn culture alive (Encore March 24, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170925_30243.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press P1 25 mins – “Last week Brooke was at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event that gathers hundred of speakers and thousands of citizens to discuss big issues of the day, ranging from education to climate change to politics. She moderated a couple of sessions: One with two great journalists from two very different places with two very different briefs. One of those journalists was Amy Chozick, a national political reporter for the New York Times, the other was Evan Smith, the  co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune. The question at issue turned on President Trumps continuous attacks on the press, and on truth, basic facts. Does it affect the way they practice journalism? And if so, how?” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press P2 26 mins – “When Brooke was at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin last week, she moderated two sessions, one with reporters and one with couple of US Representatives from Texas. Democrat Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, and Republican Will Hurd of Helotes. The two – who didn’t much know each other a year ago – made headlines in their state when, stranded by a snowstorm, they found themselves sharing a rented Chevy Impala for the sixteen-hundred mile drive from San Antonio to Washington. Brooke asked them roughly the same question she asked the reporters; how do the constant attacks by the President on journalism, on facts, influence how you do your job and how you deal with the press? Does it affect your point of view? **Correction: At one point, Representative Will Hurd refers to a recent missile launch by Iran as an example real news that is worth reporting. In fact, it was the opposite.**” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Impact on Law 45 mins – “President Trump’s conduct in office draws a sharp contrast between laws that formally restrict the presidency and the institutional norms that presidents have historically followed. For the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic, Jack Goldsmith addressed that distinction in his article Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency? To help answer that question, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Goldsmith last week on his latest article, discussing President Trump’s errant behavior in office and its impact on future presidencies, the difference between violations of norms and violations of law, and the changing landscape of journalism under the Trump presidency.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Draft_Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Trump Psychology 54 mins – ““Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is.” – Dr. Allen Frances This week on the show we interview one of the men who literally wrote the book on mental illness as we answer the question – Is Trump crazy? And what does it say about America that he was elected to the highest office in the land? Psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Frances explains American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Dr. Allen Frances chaired the task force that produced the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, which is is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.  He then became critical of later versions, and he warned that we are currently “over-treating” mental disorders and finding problems where there are none. Dr. Frances is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VA Medical Center Quality 6 mins – “Health care quality measures provide standard data that help inform consumers about which providers are most likely to deliver high quality care. They also help providers improve the care they give patients. To help veterans make informed choices, Veterans Affairs reports on 110 of these measures for VA medical centers on its website (as of June 2017). We found that information on these measures is in two separate parts of the site. The easily-accessible page contains 15 of the 110 measures. The other, older page contains 100 measures, but is hard to find and to understand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or “Learn More” for more details.

Vegetative State 26 mins – “In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?” At the link find the title, “The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 06-40637-gnl.sci.170906.ms.the_grey_zone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Counsel 36 mins– “Last month, Lawfare and Foreign Policy hosted an event on lawyering for the Trump presidency. Susan Hennessey spoke with former White House Counsels Bob Bauer, who served in the Obama administration from 2010 to 2011, and A.B. Culvahouse, who served in the Reagan administration from 1987 to 1989, in a lively discussion on providing legal support when your client is the president. They talked about the distinction between a president’s personal counsel and White House counsel, the challenges of defending a president during an investigation, and the quotidian aspects of the role of the White House Counsel.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 10072017_Bar Review Live.mp3” and select “ave Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Woolly Mammoth Project 51 mins – “What if you could take the DNA of an ancient creature and bring it back to life? It sounds like the plot of Jurassic Park, but you can’t actually rebuild a dinosaur. You could to it with a woolly mammoth though. The writer Ben Mezrich has a new book about the scientists and researchers who are working to insert DNA from a mammoth hair sample into an elephant embryo. Wednesday, he joins Doug to tell the story, and to explain how the results could actually help save the world. Ben Mezrich is the author of 18 books, including The Accidental Billionaires , which was the basis for the film The Social Network and Bringing Down the House, which was made into the film 21. His new book is called Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic, Extinct Creatures.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Future P1 48 mins – “AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up — to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. Part 1 of 3.” At the link find the title, “Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work, Part 1, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170913_76872.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Future P2 48 mins – “Digital platforms have been well received by customers, but for workers, they often have a dark side. And they present a major challenge for governments who are grappling with how to regulate them.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Work, Part 2: The highs and lows of digital platforms,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170920_16728.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Work Future P3 48 mins – “In Part 3 of her series on the future of work, Jill Eisen looks at the promise of technology — and how it can lead to a better world.” At the link find the title, “Less work and more leisure: Utopian visions and the future of work, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170927_35568.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WWII Shanghai P3 19 mins – “The Japanese are unloading men and material at a frustratingly slow rate, due to the tides. Until they are ready to launch their assault, their navy and air force keep Chiang Kai-Shek’s forces pinned down.” At the link right-click ‘Direct download: Episode_203-10317_8.38_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 309 – Oct 13, 2017: African Knowledge Crisis, African Migrant Trail, Aging Research, Barbara Kingsolver on Climate Change, Big Data Conspiracy, Blind Podcaster, Broadband Problems and Trends, Cardiac Surgeon, Cerebral Palsy Teen Qeen, Cervical Cancer, Chinese Teaching Methods, Civil War Soldier Life, Classical Music Exams, Computer Coders, Conservation and Technology, Constitutional Crisis, CPR Improvement, CRISPR Ethics, Cyber Security, Equifax Breach, Every Student Succeeds Act, Farming in the U.S., Fear Control, Forensic DNA Searches, Forest Preservation, GMO Food Hazards, Greece Report, Green Sports Alliance, Hate Speech, Homeless Natives, Hurricane Islands Crisis, Hurricanes and Health, Impeachment, Income Disparities in U.S., Inequality and Race, Informal Anarchists, Institutional Power, Irrational Voting, Israel Visit, Ivanka Trump, Mushroom Poisoning, NASA Future, Nomadic Life in U.S., North Korea Prisoner Story, Populism, Puerto Rico Post Hurricane, Putin’s Background, Racial Reconciliation, Racism Discussion, Seaweed Solution, Sinclair Broadcasting Takeover, Vaccine Use Resistance, Vegan Lifestyle, Venezuela Turmoil, Waste Control in Texas, Whale Rescues, White Supremacist Movement, Work Future, Zapatistas

Exercise your ears: the 132 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 588 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,430 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

African Knowledge Center 12 mins – “How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn’t, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò — it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa’s current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.” At the link find the title, “Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files OlufemiTaiwo_2017G.mp4” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Migrant Trail 28 mins- “Panorama investigates the African migrant trade and reveals the extraordinary scale of people-smuggling across sub-Saharan Africa – a multibillion-pound industry described by some as a new ‘slave trade’. As the EU desperately tries to cut the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, reporter Benjamin Zand investigates how hundreds of millions of euros of EU funding is being spent and asks if EU efforts to tackle the smugglers could be leaving some migrants in an ever more dangerous limbo. He reveals how hard it will be to stop the trade, which employs millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries. Ben traces the smuggling route from the shores of Libya, the gateway to Europe and one of the most brutal places on the migrant trail, back through the ghettos in the deserts of Niger, where the local economy is dependent upon human trafficking. He finishes the investigation in Nigeria, where many begin their journey and where young girls are committing themselves to years of prostitution to pay their way to Europe. On his journey Ben hears the tragic stories of the migrants themselves and confronts the smugglers making fortunes from this criminal trade.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Research 27 mins “In 2015 Liz Parrish performed a risky experiment – on herself. She took a gene therapy entirely untested on humans in the hope of “curing” what she says is a disease: ageing. Her gamble was criticised by some in the scientific community, but she is not the only one that thinks scientific advances will help humans live longer healthier lives.” At the link find the title,”Forever Young, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05glv3v.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Research 28 mins – “Fish and flies young again by Ian Woolf, Patrick Wang talks rocket science with SpaceOps Australia.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 42 mins – “Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for 27 years and is currently its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Alltech is a company that helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment. He works with the company’s research department focused on developing nutrition-based technologies that will capitalize on insights gained through Alltech’s investment in nutrigenomics. Aidan’s main tasks as CIO is to spearhead Alltech’s projects in multiple facets of the agricultural industry, make sure they’re always on the cutting edge when it comes to current technology, as well as incorporating new technologies into how food is produced in the future. On today’s episode, Aidan shares how he became Alltech’s CIO and how the company decides which innovation to invest in. He also explains the disruptive technologies that will greatly affect the agricultural industry in the near future.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Agronomist Interview 44 mins- “Do we take basic decision making for granted? Do we just assume that our practices in the past should be our practices in the future? Using data based information, there may be ways to become more efficient and productive while saving money and resources. Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag is one of those people who questions basic assumptions. He focuses on agronomy or soil management and crop production. He has been a guest on a past episode, but we mostly discussed the cannabis industry. Today, Dr. Curt Livesay shares his data based process especially around the subject of nitrogen use. We look at nitrogen efficiency and getting the desired amount of nutrients without creating waste. We also talk with Scott Wettstein, a farmer from Lidgerwood, North Dakota. If you like thinking for yourself, this is a great episode for you.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Rules of Engagement 12 mins  – “Science fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking — but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence displayed by insects and fish schools, seeking to understand their rules of engagement. In a visionary talk, she presents her work creating artificial collective power and previews a future where swarms of robots work together to build flood barriers, pollinate crops, monitor coral reefs and form constellations of satellites.” At the link find the title, “What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files RadhikaNagpal_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ai Weiwei’s Documentary 33 mins – “”This is by every aspect [a] human crisis … The world let this happen right in front our eyes.” At the link find the title, “Sept 28 | ‘Human crisis’: Ai Weiwei’s documentary showcases plight of refugees, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170928_13449.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Capone 48 mins – “The gangster Al Capone had a short, famed time on top. The Brooklyn kid who went to Chicago in the heart of Prohibition, built a crime empire there, had hundreds murdered, made a mint, and ended up in Alcatraz. What he wanted, says biographer Deirdre Bair, was the American Dream. What he got was bootlegging, brothels and infamy. And the syphilis that killed him. This hour On Point, Al Capone’s story from the inside, the family side, with biographer Deirdre Bair.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Relocation 46 mins – “Cities across the country court Amazon for its new headquarters. Wisconsin signs a $3 billion deal to snag Foxconn. We look at the competition for marquis employers.” At the link find the title, “From Amazon To Foxconn: Major Companies Making Moves, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_552399867.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Exceptionalism 57 mins – “Orthodox kookiness: the true American exceptionalism? Writer Kurt Andersen and host Jason Gots discuss America’s 500 year old tendency toward passionate belief in the preposterous in this, Big Think’s latest brain-fertilizing podcast. Writer and media polymath Kurt Andersen is the NY-times bestselling author of the novels Heyday, Turn of the Century, and True Believers, and he’s the host and co-creator of the Peabody-award winning public radio show Studio 360. Kurt’s latest book Fantasyland – How America Went Haywire – is a 500 year history of a different kind of American exceptionalism.” At the link find the title, “117. Kurt Andersen (writer) – The Sleep of Reason, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8695786131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atheist Comedian Shaffir  59 mins  – “ Today’s guest Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comic and the host of Skeptic Tank – a super popular weekly podcast that’s on its 299th episode (at this writing). Ari grew up orthodox Jewish, spent two years in a yeshiva in Israel, and then turned into an atheist comedian who did an outrageous web video series called “The Amazing Racist” and runs a yearly “Shroomfest” where he’s like a benevolent Dionysus, presiding over a worldwide three-day celebration of psilocybin mushrooms. He co-created and hosts Comedy Central’s storytelling series “this is not happening”. And he got a two part comedy special on Netflix called “Double Negative”.Ari and Jason talk about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, growing up and growing out of bad habits, the transgender bathroom debate, and much, much, much more.” At the link find the title, “111. Ari Shaffir (Comic) – The Golden Age of Trolling, Aug, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP9971540246.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autistic Jobs 22 mins – “The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic” by Sarah Carr | Sept. 22, 2017” At the link find the title, “Slate Voice: “The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic,” right-click “Media files PPY2483621797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Avocado History 27 mins – “The avocado is the food that unites a nation but could it be facing the political fight of its life? From guacamole and chips at fast food chains to wellness bloggers and movie stars – avocados are eaten by all demographics in the US. The little fruit are big big business with about four billion consumed a year. But, the US consumer’s appetite depends on imports and the biggest producer is directly south of the border – Mexico. With uncertainty over Nafta (North America Free Trade Agreement) and no weakening of President Trump’s rhetoric over the douthern Border, is the avocado facing a less certain future.” At the link find the title, “The Avocado Wall, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05hhfzg.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Backing Up Hard Drives 36 mins – “In today’s world of Internet insecurity, it’s more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That’s why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux — because it’s safe. Well it’s safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations.” At the link find the title, “Going Linux #309 · Today’s Security Technology,” right-click “Media files glp309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon-Moore-Trump 49 mins – “Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary. Moore vs Strange. Bannon vs Trump. We’ll unpack the results from Alabama’s special election.” At the link find the title, “What Roy Moore’s Alabama U.S. Senate Primary Win Means For The GOP, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_554027265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barbara Kingsolver on Climate Change 24 mins – “Because climate change is really, really terrible, let’s face it. This is not going to end well.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27  ‘This is not going to end well’: Author Barbara Kingsolver on climate change, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_63661.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bertrand Russell 22 mins – “Michael Sandel on Bertrand Russel, Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data Conspiracy 24 mins – “This week we examine the debate over regulating some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google and Amazon. Our guest is David McCabe, who covers the intersection of technology, policy, and politics for Axios.” At the link find the title, “Episode 29: David McCabe on Regulating Technology Companies, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBMCC0929.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Podcasters 64 mins – “Allison Hartley and Jeff Thompson join Bryan Fischler on this 7th Episode of That Blind Tech Show. With the release of the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus, a lot of people are interested in stepping up and shining their new apples. With the new iPhones came the release of the new iOS 11 and it’s all about the accessibility on this episode of That Blind Tech show. From Allison’s new Apple Watch Series 3, to the New High Sierra on Jeff’s iMac to Bryan’s Demonstration of NFB Newsline on Amazon’s Echo Dot, this episode brings out more than just Apples, yup, the entire orchard is coming out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in California 28 mins – “With the right policies and local investment, Spiral Internet could bring high quality Internet access to much of northern California. Spiral is a small private company and its CIO, Michael Anderson, talks with us today for episode 267 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Michigan 40 mins – “When policy and decision makers discuss how to improve connectivity in the U.S., they often compare Internet access in other parts of the world to connectivity in America. We can learn from efforts in other places. Benoit Felten, CEO of Diffraction Analysis, has analyzed business models, approaches, and infrastructure development all across the globe. His company has studied infrastructure and Internet access from short-term and long-term perspectives through the multi-faceted lens of international economies. Benoit joins us for episode 266, his second appearance on the Community Broadband Bits podcast. In addition to development of infrastructure, Christopher and Benoit get into competition, quality of services, and how it varies from place to place. Benoit has recommendations based on his years of analysis from different communities and cultures around the world. Be sure to also check out episode 21, in which Benoit and Christopher discuss Stokab.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Problems and Trends 26 mins – “After a friendly coup in the offices of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Hannah has taken the podcast host chair from Christopher for episode 271 of the Community Broadband Bits. Hannah grills Christopher on where he has recently traveled, interesting lessons, and recent news around community broadband….The conversation starts with a discussion of why recent travels strengthened our belief that full fiber-optic networks are the best approach for the vast majority of America in the long term. Christopher and Hannah discuss the future of low-latency networks and what is more cost-effective over decades rather than just over the first few years. They go on to discuss their fears of the FCC legitimizing satellite and mobile wireless connectivity as good enough for carrier of last resort in rural regions. The show wraps up with a discussion about One Touch Make Ready in Louisville and Madison’s RFP for a fiber network partner.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bryan Clay 33 mins – “Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It’s what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of “Greatest Athlete in the World.” But his training only prepared him to win – it didn’t teach him to deal with failure. That’s something he had to learn on his own. With no coach. No spotlight. And no money.” At the link find the title, “Up From the Ashes: Bryan Clay, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1748634017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building with Mud 13 mins – “”There are a lot of resources given by nature for free — all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them,” says architect Anna Heringer. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures from China to Switzerland, Bangladesh and beyond. Visit an awe-inspiring school, an elegant office and cozy social spaces — all built from natural materials — in this delightful talk.” At the link find the title, “The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings Anna Heringer, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnnaHeringer_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiac Surgeon 58 mins – “Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts — revealing how they function, how we can look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when they go wrong. Nikki is one of Australia’s elite group of female heart surgeons and she passionately believes that many of her patients could have avoided becoming another ‘heart casualty’ — if only she could have shown them earlier how to take care of the one remarkable organ that makes us all tick. She takes us behind the scenes in her operating theatre to give us a privileged look at what happens in these high-stakes operations and we meet the patients who are hoping to have their lives transformed.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cerebral Palsy Teen Queen 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes 13-year-old Autumn Bishard to the show. Autumn, who lives with cerebral palsy, was named National American Miss Pennsylvania Junior Teen for 2013, while also winning the spirit award and being named the fourth runner-up for the spokes model competition. She will discuss her recent title, and how she plans to use the platform to empower all girls to be the best they can be no matter what struggles or obstacles get in their way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cervical Cancer 20 mins – “Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has the highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Earlier this year, the Microbiology Society funded one of our members, Dr Ramya Bhatia, to travel to Malawi as part of a research collaboration between Nkhoma Hospital and the University of Edinburgh. In this podcast, Ramya talks to us about her time in Malawi, and Nkhoma’s highly successful cervical cancer screening programme.” At the link click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Teaching Methods 22 mins -”Journalist Lenora Chu compares cultures and classrooms in her book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve.” At the link find the title, “Sept 29 | What the West could learn from Chinese teaching methods: author Lenora Chu, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170929_11990.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Science 12 mins – “255 – Citizen Science with NASA GLOBE” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_255-vk4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Society 27 mins – “Civil society, I think, has to provide the seedbed for these spaces of richer public discourse.” At the link find the title, “Sept 25 | ‘Create a national public discourse that is open’: Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170925_25614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Soldier Life 177 mins – “We mostly get the view from the top when it comes to the American Civil War – that is, the view from the political leaders and generals. We usually get only scattered glimpses of what it was actually like to be an enlisted man or lower-level officer in a Civil War Army. In this episode, we’re zooming in on the perspective of the common soldier.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Classical Music Exams 28 mins – “British music schools run the largest instrumental exams around the world, with well over a million candidates each year taking grades from Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Russell Finch follows an examiner to one of the fastest growing markets for music exams -Thailand – where he meets some of the candidates taking British music exams today. He hears their stories and finds out what they want to get out of their music learning, and why the grading system is important. He explores the reasons why British institutions are dominating music education internationally and the effect of this worldwide, homogenised approach to music learning.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Coders 17 mins – “Silicon Valley has a gender issue. That’s hardly breaking news. But things have escalated recently. Some examples from the last few weeks: The Ellen Pao saga. The James Damore memo at Google. The ouster of Uber’s CEO. The frat-house behavior at SoFi. The utter lack of consequences for VR startup Upload. Sometimes it’s straight-up harassment. And sometimes problems stem from the bro bubble – nice guys, but they’re all the same guys. Everyone else “isn’t a good fit.” Ellen Ullman has seen both. She started programming in 1978, when she wandered past a Radio Shack and taught herself how to code on the first personal computer. Ellen’s new book, Life in Code, is full of great and awful stories. Her love of the work. The joys of hunting down a bug. But also, the client who would rub her back while she tried to fix his system. The party full of young men drinking beer, including Larry Page, who offered her a job on the spot. Forget about appealing to the tech elite, she says. We have to invade the culture. Find allies where we can, and build an army of programmers focused on our shared humanity.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservation and Technology 64 mins – “There is an accelerating effort among scientists, forest and wildlife managers as well as technologists and interest groups from NASA, Google and the Jane Goodall Institute to harness new technologies. These technologies, which include satellite sensors, drones, camera traps and DNA detectors, can be used to improve and maintain forest and wildlife conservation; fight and expose illegal, unsustainable practices; and prevent the use of dangerous fuels and chemicals. Our panel will discuss what is new and what is working in this area. They will also discuss what 21st century technology might soon be available to protect and create healthy and safe environments in the Bay Area and throughout the world.” At the link find the title, “Can Technology Drive Conservation? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170927_Can Technology Drive Conservation_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Constitutional Crisis 47 mins – “Was our Constitution made for this much economic inequality? One big thinker says no.” At the link find the title, “Does Our Constitution Hold Up Today?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CPR Improvement 19 mins- “You are doing CPR wrong, or so says Felipe Teran, an ED resuscitation sonographer. Felipe has just started as a Resus/ED attending at University of Pennsylvania..” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CISPR Ethics 28 mins – “Jennifer Doudna’s research has transformed biology. And this is not an understatement. Her work has given us the tools to edit genes more precisely than ever before. Her scientific career began with work to understand the actions of RNA, part of the machinery of every cell. But, after a meeting in 2005 with a colleague at the University of California, Berkeley, where Jennifer is currently a professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology, she changed her direction of research. Through collaborations all over the world she’s since developed the gene editing system called CRISPR/cas9. She’s been awarded multiple prizes for her work. The CRISPR/cas9 system has created opportunities that could be used for both for good and for ill. Unlike many scientists who leave the ethical implications of their research to others, Jennifer Doudna has decided to engage with her critics. She talks to Jim al-Khalili about her decision to do this.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Security 27 mins – “Can we Control the Dark Side of the Internet? The Internet is the world’s most widely used communications tool. It’s a fast and efficient way of delivering information. However it is also quite dumb, neutral, treating equally all the data it passes around the world. From data that forms scientific research papers, the wealth of social media to keep us all connected with friends and relatives, entertainment or material we would rather not see- from political propaganda to horrific violence, the Internet makes no distinction. Is it time to change that? And can we? In this programme Aleks Krotoski looks at whether it’s possible to use technological fixes to regulate the internet or whether a more political approach is needed to governance of this vital but flawed communications medium.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Remnick on Clinton P1 28 mins – “David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. In the first installment of a two-part interview, he sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether Hillary hatred has gone too far, Ta-Nehisi Coates and writing about race in 2017, and why Obama is cashing in on Wall Street.” At the ink find the title, “David Remnick (Part 1), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7437633284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deportations Impact 9 mins – “Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal as Geraldino explains how the sudden absence of a mother, a local business owner or a high school student ripples outward and wreaks havoc on the relationships that hold our communities together.” At the link find the title, “What we’re missing in the debate about immigration Duarte Geraldino, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files DuarteGeraldino_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Disruption 72 mins – “How do we present and disseminate news to ever-changing consumers, hungry for fast and smart information in the digital age? It’s a question that gnaws at every news organization today, from legacy newspapers like the New York Times to online startups like BuzzFeed. What’s the best way to reach and engage people when there’s an avalanche of information coming their way? To get at this question, our host Tom Ashbrook hosted a panel discussion with a few journalists turned technologists — Washington Post’s director of strategic initiatives Jeremy Gilbert, Vox.com director of programming Allison Rockey, and Gannett SVP & chief transformation officer Maribel Perez Wadsworth — at the Public Radio Content Conference in Washington. They dove into their strategies for engaging digital audiences with information they crave.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Length 34 mins – “In part two of this two-part episode, Dr. Richard Bradley shares some of the special needs for extended incidents like Katrina or the Oso, Washington mudslide incident. He talks about the needs for things like food for responders and safe food storage in a disaster setting. This means that IST managers have to have a good handle on all sorts of logistics from food needs to shelter and more for teams on the ground. Kyle Nelson asks Rich about lessons learned at these major events. Rich shares the important lesson of treating exercises like real disaster events so you can have a handle on what you need to have everything in your kit. He also talks about the importance of training outside your discipline so you can not only be prepared for your own involvement in rescues but also to help you prepare to support others in other disciplines. One of the most important things that Federal USAR and IST groups do is to engage in after action reports and “hot washes” right at the end of the incident to see where improvements can be implemented in future deployments. One of the common places that get dropped is the ongoing documentation needed by each team in their unit logs. It is the only permanent record of what happened deep inside the disaster incident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earth Past Extinctions 56 mins – “This week on the show we interview award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen about his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions. In his book and in this interview, Peter takes us on a tour of the 5 ways that the Earth has died, as well as what may be to come. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave and casts our future in a completely new light. Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe, Aeon, among other publications. A graduate of Boston College, he was a 2015 journalist-in-residence at the Duke University National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and a 2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellow.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Vehicle Preparations 57 mins – “Today’s episode was originally, Episode-283- Emergency Vehicle Preperations and was originally published on September 24th, 2009. The following are the original show notes from that episode. Today we take a look at emergency vehicle preparations. As I discuss these please note that item one is your bug out bag, (BOB) hence something in your BOB such as a first aid kit or pair of gloves, etc won’t be mentioned today. We will be doing another show on BOBs soon. Today we are focused on turing your daily drive in to a proper bug out vehicle (BOV) and making sure you can deal with day to day inconveniences as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Enemy Combatants 53 mins – “In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore three big national security law developments from the past few days. First up: the news that the FISC, on two separate occasions, issued orders authorizing surveillance of Paul Manafort’s communications.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enemy Combatants, Drones and Jones’ Act 62 mins – “…In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney do talk at length about various legal issues raised by the devastation in Puerto Rico, including the possibility of an Insurrection Act invocation.  In addition, they renew attention to the as-yet-unnamed U.S. citizen who apparently remains in U.S. military custody as an enemy combatant in Syria or Iraq, urging the media to keep a focus on this important situation.  On a related note, they also explore the significance of the Trump administration’s potential revisions to the Obama-era policy guidance regarding the use of lethal force outside of areas of “active hostilities.”…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

Equifax and Encryption 129 mins – “This week, Father Robert and Steve follow more Equifax breach fallout, look at encryption standards blowback from the Edward Snowden revelations, examine more worrisome news of the CCleaner breach, see that ISPs may be deliberately infecting their own customers, warn that turning off iOS radios doesn’t, look at the first news of the FTC’s suit against D-Link’s poor security, examine a forthcoming Broadcom GPS chip features, warn of the hidden dangers of high-density barcodes, discuss Adobe’s disclosure of their own private key, close the loop with our listeners, and examine the results of DOM fuzzing at Google’s Project Zero.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax Breach 22 mins – “This much we know: The Equifax data breach is bad. How can the credit bureaus, who have been described as the “plumbing” of our financial system, show so little regard for the people whose data they collect? New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson says it’s simple: We are not their customers, we are their product. Morgenson writes the Fair Game column. Her most recent book is Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.” At the link find the title, “Credit Where Credit Is Due, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9451177018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ET Life Search 59 mins – “Will we soon find evidence of alien life? Scientists are currently in the throes of an unprecedented search for ET — and an answer to this long-pondered question may come sooner than you think. Right now researchers are hunting for extra-terrestrial life on several fronts. To find out just how close we might be to a breakthrough, astrophysicist Dr Graham Phillips visits telescopes, swims among the stromatolites on the remote West Australian coastline, and chats with scientists from around the world. He even talks to an eminent astrophysicist who suggests we may have already inadvertently stumbled on evidence of alien mega technology out in space.” At the link right-=click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Every Student Succeeds Act 14 mins – “As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes full effect this fall, educators might be curious to know how this new legislation affects STEM education. To help us navigate through ESSA, we welcome James Brown to the show. As executive director of the STEM Education Coalition, James works with the Coalition to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.  James joins us to talk about ESSA, how it impacts states and STEM education, and how teachers can get more involved as this law rolls out.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Use by Russia 47 mins- “Facebook now reaches a quarter of the world’s population. Two billion people. It’s a mind-boggling number, and it’s growing. So are questions. Abroad, about how Facebook will protect privacy or abet authoritarian oversight. At home, about Facebook’s role in American politics. In the 2016 campaign. About Russian ad buys, propaganda and manipulation. And ads themselves. Targeting hate groups. Up next On Point: Facebook under scrutiny, in politics and the world.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in U.S. 47 mins – “We know the picture book American family farm is sweeter in the book than in the field. Ag is a big, tough business. No farmer is immune to its tough demands. Nebraskan writer Ted Genoways went back to the farm to ask how all that’s working these days. He’s crafted a remarkable portrait of families in far flung fields, completely plugged in to the world. This hour, On Point: Tough issues down on the farm.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fear Control 12 mins – “Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we’re doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created “Colour in Faith,” a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other’s houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. “We’ve proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm,” Alibhai says.” At the link right-click “Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow Nabila Alibhai, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files NabilaAlibhai_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic DNA Searches 79 mins – “Familial DNA Searching: Issues and Answers, Nov, 2011 – Panel at the 2011 NIJ Conference” At the link find the same title as what’s in the quotes, right-click “Media files nijconf2011-familial-searching.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Forest Preservation P1 53 mins – “It is Saturday morning in Pontianak in West Kalimantan in Indonesia, at a songbird competition. In every district across Indonesia you’ll find these, large and small. Here there are 60 cages hung up above head height under the corrugated metal ceiling of an open sided building. It is hot here, right on the equator, and over 100 young men are cheering and shouting, focussed, on their birds, and on winning. It sounds like a boxing match with added birds singing at the tops of their voices. This passion for birdsong has swept the country since it was encouraged in the 1970s, by a government keen to build a new leisure activity for Indonesians. No one could have predicted how out of hand it could get. What was once a solitary and poetic pastime, having a songbird in your house or garden, has become an industry in which real money can be made by training a winning bird. It is known here as chirping mania and is one of the biggest threats to Indonesia’s forests which have gradually fallen silent as millions of birds every year are trapped and sold illegally. Can the forest survive without birds?” At the link find the title, “The Silent Forest – Part One,24 Sep 2017,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Proof Identities 136 mins – “Uber’s new CEO says that there is a “high cost to a bad reputation” after London kicks it to the curb. Apple’s iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit’s first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC’s Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms – has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades?” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Food Hazards 86 mins – “Though it’s routinely claimed that producing new foods through genetic engineering is no riskier than traditional breeding—and that questioning the safety is tantamount to denying the reality of climate change—many experts assert that the facts do not support such claims; and according to the analysis in Steven Druker’s book, the claims rely on multiple misrepresentations. The Royal Society of Canada and several other scientific institutions have stated that bioengineering entails higher health risks, and several studies in peer-reviewed journals have detected harm to animals that consumed GMOs. The hazards are especially striking in light of the lessons from computer science about the unavoidable risks of altering human-engineered information systems that are much simpler and far better comprehended than bioinformation systems.Steven M. Druker is a public interest attorney who initiated a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that revealed the agency had covered up its own scientists’ warnings about the risks of genetically engineered foods and then misrepresented the facts. He has served on the food safety panels at conferences conducted by the National Research Council and the FDA; spoken at numerous universities, including Harvard, Columbia and Cornell; and met with government officials worldwide, including the heads of food safety for the U.K., Canada, France, Ireland and Australia. Druker received his law degree from UC Berkeley, where he was elected to both the California Law Review and the Order of the Coif (the legal honor society).” At the link find the title, “How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Underestimated and Misrepresented, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170815_How the Health Risks of GMOs_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Gender Memo 34 mins – “This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.” At the link right-click “ Media files GLT8821084677.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Green Wall 27 mins – “Can Africa’s Great Green Wall beat back the Sahara desert and reverse the degrading landscape? The ambitious 9 miles wide and 5000 miles long line of vegetation will stretch all the way from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Thomas Fessy is in Senegal where the wall has already begun to evolve into a series of forests and garden communities. He meets the planners, planters, ecologists and local villagers to hear how its early progress is reversing years of poor land use, turning nomads back to farmers, empowering women and creating healthy ecosystems for rain fed agriculture. But can it meet its ambition to stabilize an unstable region, reverse the growing trend of migration, fight the effects of climate change and ensure this big African dream doesn’t die in the sand?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greece Report 28 mins – “From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they’d voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Sports Alliance  44 mins – “People who are involved in the sports world have seen the benefits of greening their professions. Many athletes and executives gathered at the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, CA where they shared ideas for reducing food waste, running stadiums on clean energy and encouraging fans to reduce their carbon impact.” At the link find the title, “The Greening of Professional Sports, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170924_cl1_Greening Pro Sports PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern Latin American and Mexican history, including more specialized history courses on global capitalism, drugs and narcotics, Latin American revolutions, and the Cold War in Latin America. He to get thesits down with Brett to discuss the Mexican Revolution, Zapatismo, the EZLN, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Hate Speech 58 mins – “Shannon Gilreath and Keith Whittington join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if the courts can regulate hate speech.” At the link right-click “Media files PP3823369676.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

History of Man 72 mins – “Today’s guest Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. Peter’s new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’. At an anxious moment in Western history, Frankopan encourages us to take a historical perspective, understanding how change happens in societies and how people typically react to it. This conversation unpacks the fascinating and dense history of the Silk Road countries and digs deep into the economic and social forces that shape our lives.” At the link right-click “Media files PP4346682845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Natives 44 mins – “…When it comes to homeless, it seems everyone wants to help them and be a part of solving the problem, but ONLY if it doesn’t occur in THEIR neighborhoods. Kitsap County in Washington state has recently made permanent what was a temporary ordinance allowing homeless encampments on religious property and other non profit lands. Unfortunately, no one has actually built any, and no progress has been made. So what about tiny homes situated in a ‘tiny village’? This is what residents of Port Orchard are against, who are faced with the reality of having homeless neighbors. Fortunately, the nearby Suquamish tribe is moving forward as the torch bearer housing homeless from their own tribe, essentially bringing them home and teaching them what they need to be productive in society. We talk about all this and more on this edition of the NativeTalk.net radio podcast.” At the link find the title, “Fall is Here & Homeless Natives in Tiny Homes,Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files fall-is-here-homeless-natives-in-tiny-homes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Design 12 mins – “So this week I have a project update. I told you about the trouble that I had getting my house plan started a few weeks ago in BYHYU 079– My House Plans– Back To The Drawing Board (Literally!) But now, I have a good report. I’ll tell you about the treasures that I’ve found since recording that episode, including a markup tool that I used to tweak my house plan and the person that I’ve got helping me.” At the link click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Irma Impact 47 mins – “The Caribbean after Irma. We’ll look at devastated islands and the way forward.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Islands Crisis 21 mins – “As Caribbean Islands continue to reel in the wake of hurricane Maria and Irma, some leaders are urging the international community to help.” At the link find the title, “Sep 29 | Hurricane-stricken Caribbean islands plea for international help, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170929_49054.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricanes and Health 56 mins- “From the TWiM team, a discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating.” At the link right-click ”TWIM#161” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizens Guide, and the complexities involved in removing a President from office.” At the link find the title, “The Fine Points of Impeachment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1577635062.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Disparities in U.S. 73 mins – “Gabriel Zucman of the University of California, Berkeley talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on inequality and the distribution of income in the United States over the last 35 years. Zucman finds that there has been no change in income for the bottom half of the income distribution over this time period with large gains going to the top 1%. The conversation explores the robustness of this result to various assumptions and possible explanations for the findings.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inequality and Race 7 mins – “How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren’t enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.” At the link find the title, “The boost students need to overcome obstacles Anindya Kundu, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnindyaKundu_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Informal Anarchists 75 mins – “Content Warning: Descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Please be advised. NSA Disclaimer: Revolutionary Left Radio does not advocate the use of political terrorism, the initiation of violence, or the breaking of any laws. This is a scholarly, journalistic approach to the theory and history of the FAI, not advocacy of them or their methodology. Dr. Bones is an Egoist-Communist, Conjurer, Occultist, and Gonzo Journalist who writes for The Conjure House and Gods and Radicals. Brett sits down with Dr. Bones to discuss the FAI (the Informal Anarchist Federation). Topics Include: Political terrorism, Propaganda of the Deed, Antifa, the history of insurrectionary anarchism, Red Brigades, Nihilism, Cell Structure, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Institutional Power 28 mins – “Mark Lilla made a lot of liberals bristle with his New York Times op-ed, “The End of Identity Liberalism.” But Lilla insists that what he’s suggesting should not make the bleeding hearts clutch their hemp necklaces in horror. His premise is simple: To make meaningful gains, Democrats need institutional power (i.e., election wins). And far too often, Lilla says, liberals have sacrificed such ends for what he calls “noble defeats.” Lilla’s book is The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.” At the link find the title, “Mark Lilla’s Advice for Liberals, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8655960358.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irrational Voting 44 mins – “Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back for the Trumpcast Book Club to discuss Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land.” At the link find the title, “Strangers in Their Own Land, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6752217286.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel Visit 16 mins – “Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander” At the link find the title, “Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up! Sept, 2017, right-click “Media files mp_505_9_19_17.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ivanka Trump 30 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison about Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and just what life in the administration has been like for the First Daughter.” At the link find the title, “The Last Person Standing, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8523176163.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan vs North Korea 48 mins – “With North Korean missiles zooming overhead, how does Japan prepare, defend and respond? Japan’s tough challenges, military and diplomatic.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jeff Garlin Comedian 40 mins – “Today, one of our wildest episodes ever, with comedian Jeff Garlin, who cuts one of our surprise clips short to call B.S. on neuroscience and complexity. Wikipedia succinctly describes Jeff Garlin as a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host and author. You might know him best from Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he produced and acted in as Larry David’s friend and manager Jeff Greene, whose relationship with his wife was one of the most harrowing things I’ve ever seen on television. Jeff co-wrote, directed, and stars in the 2017 film Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie as the befuddled yet capable Detective Handsome.” At the link find the title, “108. Jeff Garlin (Comedian) – K.I.S.S.,Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5087918517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kant’s Categorical Imperative 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how, in the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) sought to define the difference between right and wrong by applying reason, looking at the intention behind actions rather than at consequences. He was inspired to find moral laws by natural philosophers such as Newton and Leibniz, who had used reason rather than emotion to analyse the world around them and had identified laws of nature. Kant argued that when someone was doing the right thing, that person was doing what was the universal law for everyone, a formulation that has been influential on moral philosophy ever since and is known as the Categorical Imperative. Arguably even more influential was one of his reformulations, echoed in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in which he asserted that humanity has a value of an entirely different kind from that placed on commodities. Kant argued that simply existing as a human being was valuable in itself, so that every human owed moral responsibilities to other humans and was owed responsibilities in turn.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kurdish Independence 35 mins – “ Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to seek national independence – and their neighbors, as well as the Baghdad government, have responded with a rapidly escalating war of words. Iraqi politics expert Bilal Wahab joins us to explain what comes next, whether armed conflict can be avoided, and how the United States can best approach the rising tensions between its vital partners, the Iraqi Kurds and the Iraqi national government. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lady Lamb 49 mins – “Lady Gaga danced large at the Super Bowl. But we’re talking with a different lady today. Lady Lamb. Singer, songwriter out of Maine and Brooklyn. Now she tours the world. A kind of indie mystic visionary. An ecstatic seer. A new psalmist. Her new album is “Tender Warriors Club.” She’s singing that we need to be tender – with ourselves and others – to be truly strong.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Qualities 39 mins – “Have you noticed leaders in your organization sound and look different from other employees? It’s not always true for all organizations, but leaders often talk differently — they are optimistic when they speak, they ask insightful questions, and they tend to focus on what is most important. To explore the topic of what leaders sound like – also known as, how to talk like a leader, I spoke with Tom Henschel, a professional actor who is now an executive coach. He works with clients primarily on achieving the look and sound of leadership. He’s a communication skills coach and has been running his company, Essential Communications, since 1990.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leopard Seals 28 mins – “Marine ecologist Tracey Rogers talks to Jim Al Khalili about her research on one of Antarctica’s top predators. This is the leopard seal – a ten foot long killer which glides among the ice floes in search of prey ranging from other seals to penguins to tiny krill. Tracey’s research has encompassed the animal’s prolific and eerie underwater singing to radical changes in its diet that appear to be linked to climate change. Now a senior researcher at the University of New South Wales in Australia, Tracey first encountered the species as a less than successful seal trainer at a zoo in Sydney. There she met a giant female leopard seal named Astrid. Astrid’s singing one Christmas day in the early 1990s set Tracey on the path to become the world’s authority on this Antarctic species. Tracey tells Jim how her first expedition to study leopard seals was met with almost universal scepticism until she dropped an underwater microphone into the water. In the following 25 years, she has worked to decode the meanings and qualities of the leopard seal song and explored the changes being forced upon the species by climate change. Tracey describes what made her return to Antarctica again and again and tells the story of how she almost met her end in the perilous shifting world of the pack ice. And then there’s the time a leopard seal mistook her for a penguin. There is a longer version of this interview in the podcast of this episode – more on the seal vocalisations and how Tracey saved the life on a young colleague who fell into the freezing sea.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Love Online 24 mins – “So you’ve finally matched with someone you like on Tinder. Your chats are funny, smooth, comfortable. When you meet in person, you sit at a bar for five hours without noticing the time. “That was so fun! Let’s do this again!” “Yeah, sure!” “How about next Tuesday?” Then… radio silence. Ghosted. Or maybe the fadeaway is more subtle. You try to make plans, and they’re into it, but they’re so busy. A project needs to be finished at work, then friends are in town. Yeah, you’re being simmered. Online dating has given us a lot of new ways to get dumped. Or, you know, not. Esther Perel is our guide to this treacherous terrain. She is a renowned psychotherapist and author. Her new book is called The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, and her podcast is Where Should We Begin. She’s giving us a two-part therapy session on how tech is changing romance, relationships, and our expectations of each other. So listen in, even if you’re like Manoush and met your partner over 10 years ago, when things weren’t so complicated.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manafort Investigation 21 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent & current CNN Legal and National Security analyst, Asha Rangappa, about the Manafort wiretap & the more detailed account of the raid on his home earlier this summer.” At the link find the title, “Cornering Manafort,, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6699217340.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martial Arts 40 mins – “Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menstruation 28 mins – “Periods are a taboo subject in many parts of the world. But for some Tanzanians, like BBC reporter Tulanana Bohela, a girl’s first period is celebrated. When she got her first period her female relatives gathered round to shower her with gifts. They sat her down and gave her life lessons on how to be a woman. One of those lessons was that she must keep her periods secret.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Diet 44 mins – “Nutritional science might be about the toughest subject to study in the world.

Multiple Sclerosis Treatments 48 mins – “Dr. Tommy Wood is a U.K. trained MD/PhD who now lives in the U.S. He has spent most of his academic career studying ways to treat babies with brain injuries, but has also published papers on multiple sclerosis, as well as nutritional approaches to sports performance and metabolic disease. Today’s conversation is the first of a two-part interview we did with Tommy. Part two will upload to iTunes on Oct. 10….” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Mushroom Poisoning 58 mins – “Join Howard & Dan as they welcome Dr. Bryan Judge to discuss the problems with the sex organs of the world’s largest organism. Also, Bryan shares his very special recipe for “sun tea”. At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

NASA Future 53 mins – “Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart again series, we answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future missions of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nomadic Seniors in U.S. 46 mins – “Older Americans, on the road. Looking for work, for a living. Out of campervans and trailers. We’ll talk with the author of “Nomadland.” At the link find the title, “On The Road With America’s Nomadic Seniors, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_554039342.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Leadership 31 mins – “As tensions with North Korea rise, this week we examine the history of that country’s ruling Kim family. We spoke to Jean H Lee, author of “Kings of Communism: Inside Kim Jong Un’s Bloody Scramble to Kill of His Family” in the September edition of Esquire Magazine. She also led the Associated Press’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013 and opened the AP’s Pyongyang bureau in January 2012. We spoke with Ms. Lee about the Kim family’s rise to power, the idea of North Korea as an absolute monarchy, and the message Kim Jong Un sent with the assassination of his brother in February.” At the link find the title, “Episode 25: Jean H. Lee on the Rise and Rule of North Korea’s Kim Dynasty,” right-click “Media files SBLEE0825.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Prisoner Story 12 mins – “In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days — and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.” At the link find the title, “What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea Euna Lee, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files EunaLee_2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korean Tactics 46 mins- “The escalating tension between North Korea and the United States has risen to an unprecedented level. Earlier this month, Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, gave a lecture at a private function on the complicated strategic and political risks that North Korea’s missile and nuclear capabilities present. He talked about the complex relationship among North Korea’s allies and adversaries, the impact of sanctions against Pyongyang, and the past and future role of the United States in addressing North Korean aggression.” At the link find the title, “Stephan Haggard on North Korea and the Tactical Divide,’” right-click “Direct download: Steph Haggard Edit Two.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paralympian Story 10 mins -“When Rick Hansen reached out to 10-year-old Patrick Anderson, he inspired a young boy to become the world’s best wheelchair basketball player.”  At the link find the title, ““Sept 28 | How a life-changing phone call from Rick Hansen inspired a legendary paralympian, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170928_94775.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkinson’s Helped by Exercise 58 mins – “Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult for people to move. In addition to tremors or twitches, people with Parkinson’s often feel stiff and find it difficult to walk easily. Their handwriting shrinks, and their voice may become hoarse or soft. While there are medications to treat Parkinson’s disease, recent research suggests that patients with this condition can benefit greatly from forced exercise: that is, exercising quite a bit faster and harder than they normally would choose. Dr. Jay Alberts tells us how he discovered these benefits on a tandem bike ride with a patient. Then he describes his research and its implications. Patients doing forced intense exercise had about 30 percent improvement in their symptoms compared to those doing voluntary exercise. You’ll learn about a program at the YMCA that is designed to provide forced exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. Kathy Helmuth explains how she and her colleagues have implemented the program at the Sarasota, FL, YMCA. People with Parkinson’s disease are not the only ones to reap unexpected benefits from intense exercise. Dr. Jordan Metzl tells us about high intensity interval training and how it affects the brain as well as the muscles. In his popular group training in New York City, participants have a huge range of ages and fitness, and all have fun and improve their health.” At the link click “Download the mp3” to get instructions on how to get the free MP3.

Philappino Environmentalism 30 mins – “Meet Gina Lopez, the radical green activist who suddenly found herself appointed Environment Minister for the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte was elected President with the promise to cut crime by killing thousands of criminals. He lived up to expectations, initiating a vicious war against suspected drug dealers, ignoring the protests of international human rights groups. But Duterte wasn’t just tough on street criminals, he also planned to crack down on the environmental abuses of large corporations perceived to have exploited the people and landscape of the islands. To achieve those ends he offered radical green activist, Gina Lopez the office of Environment Minister. Flushed with sudden and unexpected power Lopez removed licences from mining companies she suspected of abusing the environment. Peter Hadfield tells the story of what happened next.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics History Report 58 mins  – “Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science.” At the link find the title, “ 98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Populism 80 mins – “Author and professor Philip Auerswald of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rise of populism in the United States and throughout the world. Auerswald argues that the rise of cities and the productivity of urban life has created a divergence in experience and rewards between urban and rural areas around the world. Auerswald ties these changes to changes in voting patterns and speculates about the sources of the increasing productivity of metropolitan areas. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PTSD 28 mins – “P.T.S.D.: It’s a major concern within our society, not just for our vets returning from war zones, but for anyone who faces a traumatic experience throughout their lifetime. But we’ve come a long way in understanding how to better treat patients with this chronic problem. Hector Garcia enlightens us on the history of P.T.S.D. and the treatments that have been discovered to be very useful in treating our veterans and other affected individuals.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Post Hurricane 48 mins – “A flattened Puerto Rico and how Washington is looking out—or not—for the U.S. territory.” At the link find the title, “Washington’s Responsibility To A Devastated Puerto Rico, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_553791221.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Putin’s Background 30 mins – “This week we look into the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Sam Greene, the Director of the Russia Institute at King`s College London. We spoke with him about how Putin’s time in the KGB shaped his political philosophy, his rise to power in Moscow, and how Putin views his role in the Russian Government.” At the link find the title, “ Episode 28: Sam Greene on Vladimir Putin,” right-click “Media files SBGRE0922.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Reconciliation 20 mins – “In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with people who think differently from us. “Conversations stop violence, conversations start countries and build bridges,” he says.” At the link find the title, “A black man goes undercover in the alt-right Theo E.J. Wilson, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files TheoEJWilson_2017X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Reconciliation Technique – “Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we’re doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created “Colour in Faith,” a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other’s houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. “We’ve proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm,” Alibhai says.” At the link find the title, “Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow Nabila Alibhai, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files NabilaAlibhai_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Discussion 22 mins – “Not seeing race does not end racism … We have to see race in order to see how racial power dynamics continue to be perpetuated.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27 | Why journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_86680.mp3” and select “Save Link As’” from the pop-up menu.

Radio Telescope Pioneer 28 mins – “Octopolis and DolphinAttack by Ian Woolf, Claire Hooker tells the first part of the story of Ruby Payne -Scott, pioneer radio-astronomer.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Part 2 (28m) is here.

Robot Research 56 mins – “Today’s podcast features Ken Ford and Dawn Kernagis interviewing their colleague, Dr. Jerry Pratt, a senior research scientist at IHMC who heads up the institute’s robotics group. In 2015, Jerry led an IHMC team that placed second out of 23 teams from around the world in the first-ever DARPA Robotics Challenge. IHMC also placed first in the competition which featured humanoid robots that primarily walked bipedally and first among all U.S. Teams. Jerry is a graduate of MIT, where he earned a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science in 2000. As a graduate student at MIT, Jerry built his first robot which was also one of the first bipedal robots that could compliantly walk over rough terrain. As you will learn in today’s interview, it was called “Spring Turkey” and is on display in MIT’s Boston museum. The second robot he built as a graduate student was called “Spring Flamingo,” and is on display in the lobby of IHMC’s Fred Levin Center in Pensacola. After graduation, Jerry and some MIT colleagues founded a small company called Yobotics, which specialized in powered prosthetics, biomimetic robots, simulation software and robotic consulting. He joined IHMC in 2002 and has become a well-known expert in bipedal walking. His algorithms are used in various robots around the world. Recent work on fast-running robots has resulted in ostrich-inspired running models and robot prototypes that are currently believed to be the fastest running robots in the world. Jerry has six U.S. patents and was inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. He lives in Pensacola with his wife Megan and their two children. He and he wife founded a science museum called the Pensacola MESS Hall, which stands for math, engineering, science, and stuff. The MESS Hall is a hands-on science museum for all ages that just celebrated it’s five-year anniversary.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

School Segregation  73 mins – “Across the country, the challenges of growing extremism, xenophobia, violence and filter bubbles, alongside a lack of mutual understanding and collective responsibility, plague communities and the country at large. Can public education be a part of the solution, or will it crumble in today’s political climate? Over the last 30 years, education reform has drastically changed American schools: The slashing of public dollars, the backlash against racial integration, test-and-punish policies, and other shifts have increased inequities and caused other divisions within our public school system. In just the past decade, the per-student funding gap between rich and poor schools has grown 44 percent, and public schools are more segregated by race and class today than they were shortly after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Trump administration heralds school choice and vouchers as the best solution to issues facing education, but access to and the quality of these systems are hotly debated. This leaves the American public with lots of questions: Can the promise of public education stand up to the current state of the country? Are there ways to uphold public schools as a bastion of democracy, civic engagement and inclusion? How can parents and citizens help revive the promise of public education? How can choice policies improve to serve disabled students, black children and English learners more equitably? Join Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine journalist, and Kristina Rizga, Mother Jones reporter and author of Mission High, as they reflect on their extensive reporting in schools—as well as their personal experiences. As they look ahead to the future of schools in America, Hannah-Jones and Rizga will highlight the key, largely invisible forces that are slowly eroding the promise of public education and the intentions and money that drive some of these promises.” At the link find the title,”Back to School: What Is the Purpose of Public Education?, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170824_Inforum_Back to School for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seaweed Solution 56 mins – “Professor Tim Flannery investigates how seaweed is helping to save the world – from growing the foods of the future, helping clean polluted water and even combating climate change. Growing seaweed is now a ten billion dollar a year global industry. Tim travels to Korea to see some of the biggest seaweed farms in the world and meets the scientists who are hoping to create a seaweed revolution here in Australia.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Sinclair Broadcasting Takeover 47 mins – “The fiery conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking over local TV across the country. The FCC just gave them a bigger green light.Americans are more likely to get their news from local television stations than from cable or network programs. But that could change. The Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, is snapping up more. And it’s making them carry Sinclair’s own programming, often with a conservative slant. The FCC so far approves. This hour On Point: Sinclair Broadcasting on the march, and what it means for local TV.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steven Spielberg   50 mins – “Steven Spielberg doesn’t like to talk about filmmaking much, but he talked (and talked, and talked) to documentary filmmakerSusan Lacy, who sits down with Kurt Andersen to discuss her definitive portrait of the master. Any classical musician will tell you the worst place to hear a concert is not from the nosebleed seats – it’s from the stage. And BoJack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg tell Kurt about how cartoon characters can get away with saying particularly despicable things, and why Harvard Lampoon alumni are not always the smartest or the funniest.” At the link right-click “Harvard’s Full of Morons, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4961684714.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Strong Island Documentary 50 mins – “Aisha Harris sits down with Yance Ford, director of the stunning and incredibly personal Netflix documentary, Strong Island. And Indiewire editor, Kate Erbland, joins us to discuss the numerous sexual assault allegations connected to both the national theater chain Alamo Drafthouse and the long-running pop culture website, Ain’t It Cool News.” At the link find the title, “#62: “Strong Island” Director Yance Ford, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5202158300.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synesthesia  60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at people with brain abilities that appear superhuman. We speak with Craig Stark, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California Irvine, about hyperthymesia and people who possess an extremely detailed autobiographical memory. Then we talk with Jamie Ward, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, about synaesthesia, multi-sensory substitution, and people who see sounds, taste words, and hear colours.” At the link find the title, “#441 Superhuman,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teaching the Disabled  21 mins – “The needs are growing, and they are growing in our ‘average’ students as well … We are expected to take on a far more parenting type of role.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27 | Meeting all students’ needs in inclusive classrooms is challenging, say teachers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_50935.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 12 mins – “We discuss four trends [in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences]: hardware and software, instructional design and design in general, online teaching and learning, and security issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Murderers 49 mins – “The United States is the only country to sentence children to full life terms in prison. In many states, until recently, under-18s convicted of certain crimes were automatically locked up for life without the possibility of parole. But the US Supreme Court has now banned those mandatory sentences – and the approximately 2,000 Americans who were given them stand a chance of getting out. Elizabeth Davies travels to the United States to meet some of those given life sentences as teenagers. How are they dealing with the prospect of freedom after believing they’d spend their entire lives in prison?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

That Blind Tech Show 60 mins – “Bryan Fischler is joined by Allison Hartley and Jeff Thompson for coverage of the Fall Apple Event where the new iPhone 8, 8+ and the iPhone 10 were announced. The Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV4K and iOS 11 are all just around the corner.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Ban Impact 31 mins – “Trump’s immigration policies have mucked up a lot of lives. In this episode, SSSS producer Megan Detrie shares some stories from her reporting in Michigan with the Iraqi Christian community. Specifically, the Chaldean Christian immigrants and community leaders who are dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected ICE raid this summer. Four months later, these folks are still in detention, and their lawyers are arguing that they can’t be sent to Iraq because they are likely to face persecution by ISIS. Also! Donald Trump signed a new travel ban this Sunday. So we talk to Baher Azmy from the Center for Constitutional Rights about why he thinks the ban will be struck down again.” At the link find the title, “Episode 35: Banned Again,” right-click “Media files PPY2148923465.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaccine Use Resistance 36 mins – “Last week we explored the science behind vaccine safety. This week we try to understand where these fears came from, and why they persist. We speak to three historians: Prof. Nadja Durbach, Prof. Elena Conis, and Prof. Robert Johnston. And a concerned mom named Noelle.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1489776495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegan Lifestyle 54 mins – Did you know what we put on our plates has a major impact on our planet’s health? The kinds of foods we grow, produce, and eat have the biggest environmental impact of any human activity. Tune in today as we talk with Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, as we discuss the environmental and human health benefits of a plant-based diet.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Turmoil 26 mins – “Earlier this month, President Trump addressed the deepening political and economic crises in Venezuela stating that the U.S. may consider “military options” if the situation gets worse. This week we spoke to Francisco Toro, a Venezuelan journalist and the Executive Editor of English-language blog Caracas Chronicles, about the current state of affairs in Venezuela and the rapidly deteriorating quality of life for those who remain in the country.” At the link find the title, “Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuelaright-click,” right-click “Media files SBTOR0818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control in Texas 59 mins – “Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is not messing around when they ask people not to litter in the Lone Star state! In 2010, more than 840 litter cleanup events were held across the state, featuring more than 74,100 volunteers. All told, 6,219 miles of highway were cleared of litter and debris, totaling a little more than eight million pounds of trash! But that’s only one of many outstanding programs run by KTB, and today, we’ll talk with their Executive Director, Cathie Gail. We’ll discuss their education and training opportunities; their impressive affiliate network; and even their clay shoot fundraiser with the Texas Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Use Engineer 26 mins -”This week we hear stories on how a bat varies its heart rate to avoid starving, giant wombatlike creatures that once migrated across Australia, and the downsides of bedbugs’ preference for dirty laundry with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks Jocelyn Kaiser about her guide to preprint servers for biologists—what they are, how they are used, and why some people are worried about preprint publishing’s rising popularity. For our monthly book segment, Jen Golbeck talks to author Sandra Postel about her book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whale Rescues 26 mins – “Why Canadian whale rescuers say they’re drowning in bureaucracy over a new government policy.” At the link find the title, “Sept 26 | New whale rescue policy drowning in bureaucracy, say critics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170926_96447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacist Movement 47 mins – “Charlottesville was rough enough. Now, far-right rallies are planned for nine more cities across the country this weekend. White supremacists have expressed gratitude for and encouragement from President Trump’s remarks this week. Steve Bannon has now called them clowns, but he’s encouraged them in the past. Who are they? Charlottesville saw old-fashioned swastikas and KKK regalia. But also polo shirts and chinos. This hour On Point: Who is the white supremacist movement now?” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Future 47 mins – “Making a living in a digital future. Featuring: Planet Money, Raw Data, Cited, Marketplace, Containers…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Work,” right-click “Download The Future of Work” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wuthering Heights 48 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and her only novel, published in 1847 under the name ‘Ellis Bell’ just a year before her death. It is the story of Heathcliff, a foundling from Liverpool brought up in the Earnshaw family at the remote Wuthering Heights, high on the moors, who becomes close to the young Cathy Earnshaw but hears her say she can never marry him. He disappears and she marries his rival, Edgar Linton, of Thrushcross Grange even though she feels inextricably linked with Heathcliff, exclaiming to her maid ‘I am Heathcliff!’ On his return, Heathcliff steadily works through his revenge on all who he believes wronged him, and their relations. When Cathy dies, Heathcliff longs to be united with her in the grave. The raw passions and cruelty of the story unsettled Emily’s sister Charlotte Bronte, whose novel Jane Eyre had been published shortly before, and who took pains to explain its roughness, jealousy and violence when introducing it to early readers. Over time, with its energy, imagination and scope, Wuthering Heights became celebrated as one of the great novels in English.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zapatistas – Alexander Avina is an assistant professor of history at ASU. His research focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, primarily the post-1940 period.  His first book, titled Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside is a political history of rural guerrilla movements led by schoolteachers that emerged in the state of Guerrero during the 1960s and 70s.  His next book project explores the links between counterinsurgency, state terror, and the development of a transnational narcotics economy in the southwestern Mexican highlands in the 1960s.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zero Waste International Assoc – “Imagine a world where nothing is discarded into the land, air or water that could harm humans, animals or the planet. That is the goal of a “zero waste” philosophy. Today we are joined by Leslie Lukacs, who has presented at the Zero Waste International Association (www.zwia.org) conference for the past 3 years, and is a founder and principal of L2 Environmental (www.L2environmental.com). Leslie will help us understand how businesses, communities, and venues can implement zero waste principles, and what everyday people can do to make strides toward a zero waste lifestyle.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 308 – Oct 6, 2017: 9-11 Injuries, AI Use at Paypal, American Empire, American Enemies, Apartheid Decline, Automation Disruption, Blindness Story, Bone Health, Brain Protein Calendars, Brazilian Indian Massacre, Canvas Strategy, Capitalism Upgrade, Climate Change Deniers, Cold War History, Corruption Control, Cyberlaw, Dalai Lama, Degradable Bags, Democracy at Risk, Digital Doctors, Disaster Recovery, Equifax, European Future, Extreme Weather, Facebook Etiquette, Fake News in Ukraine, Farming on 2.25 Acres, Fungal Diseases, Go Green Initiative, History by Malcom Gladwell, Hookup Culture, Houston Hurricane Recovery, Human Trafficking, Hurricane Damage Costs, Independent American Voters, Information Aversion, Investigative Reporter Apuzzo on Trump, Investment Principles by Dalio, Islamic Politics, Japanese Cool Tools, Jazz Artist Fred Hersch, Katy Tur, Lead Hazards, Legal System Flaws, Medicare Discussion, Mortgage Fraud, Moth 500th Episode, Nanoparticles in Water, No Wanks, North Korea Nukes, Not Dead Yet, Opioid Epidemic in Ohio, Palliative Care Specialty, Postsecondary Education, Prison Radio, Qatar Crisis, Rape Kit, Refugees in Uganda, Robot Training, San Quentin life, Saudi Arabia in Transition, Sex Assaults on Campus, Sleep Needs, Solar Power Paint, Somalia Story, Stewardship, Suicide Prevention, Super Size Me 2, Sustainability Development Goals, Synchphonia App, Tales from the South, Terrorism Prevention, Transgender Stories, Turkey-Russia Relations, Universal Basic Income, Venomous Bites and Stings, Virtual Reality, Work Trends

Exercise your ears: the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 500 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,430 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Scanning Problems 44 mins – “Scott Tarcy of CAD Design Help is an expert in doing engineering and CAD work in general. Scott has a lot of experience working with CAD files in his CADDesignHelp.com company. He has a unique perspective and has a lot of experience. Scott was very interested on our recent episode on the Matter and Form desktop 3D scanner. He was surprised that we were so pleased with it and that it actually worked for us because his experience with desktop 3D scanners has really not been that great. We’re going to talk about that in this episode. Also about really the details, ins and outs of working with CAD files that have been 3D scanned and how you can and cannot work with them. He’s also going to tell us about this new 3D Print The Future TV Show that they filmed several episodes of the first season and it launches on Amazon Instant Video. You’re going to hear about that as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

9-11 Injuries 51 mins – “Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, first responders rushed to ground zero in Manhattan, where they braved dangerous conditions to rescue people buried in the rubble, retrieve the remains of the dead and clear the debris. Among them was demolition supervisor John Feal. Feal arrived at ground zero on Sept. 12; just five days later, he was seriously injured when an 8,000-pound piece of steel fell and crushed his foot. He became septic from the deeply infected wound, and nearly died. The accident cost Feal half his foot — and his job. His despair grew deeper when the government denied him medical compensation for his injury. Honoring The Other Fallen Of Sept. 11: Sickened Ground Zero Volunteers Speaking with other first responders, Feal realized that he was not alone. Not only were others also being denied money to help pay for their injuries and illnesses, but the trauma was ruining people’s lives. “They were losing their homes,” he says. “They were getting divorced, or separated, or their kids were in rehab for drugs because Daddy or Mommy were miserable.” Feal formed the FealGood Foundation, which advocates on behalf of emergency personnel. He also began working to pressure Congress to pass a bill that would provide compensation for medical care and monitoring for first responders. On Dec. 22, 2010, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was passed.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Status 58 mns – “A month after the attacks on Sept. 11, President Bush authorized strikes against Al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.  Those limited attacks have since grown into an enormous commitment, amounting to thousands of American lives and billions of dollars. Meanwhile, President Trump recently renewed American involvement there, vowing victory….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Use at Paypal 23 mins – “The next time you don’t recognize a transaction listed on your monthly Paypal statement, rest assured: AI will likely identify the culprit and help ensure it won’t happen again. With advances in machine learning and the deployments of neural networks, logistic regression-powered models are expanding their uses throughout PayPal, Vadim Kutsyy, a data scientist at the online payments company, told host Michael Copeland on this week’s edition of the AI Podcast.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alvin Chipmunks Creator 58 mins – “Years after his father created a hit singing group of anthropomorphic rodents called The Chipmunks, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. made it his mission to revive his dad’s beloved characters. Over the last 40 years, Ross Jr. and his wife Janice have built The Chipmunks into a billion dollar media franchise – run out of their home in Santa Barbara, California. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Daniel Clark-Webster and his three friends came up with RompHim – a company specializing in male rompers.” At the link findthe title, “The Chipmunks: Ross Bagdasarian Jr. & Janice Karman, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170915_hibt_chipmunks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Empire 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and is titled “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire.”  Our speaker is author and journalist, Stephen Kinzer.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Enemies 47 mins – “As tensions rise with North Korea, Brian, Ed, and Nathan return to our episode on enemies. What distinguishes friend from foe – both at home and abroad – and how has America dealt with our adversaries across time?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apartheid Decline 32 mins – “Back in the 1980’s, when Louis Smuts was growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, his family couldn’t go outside together without risking arrest. “My mother would always walk behind [my father] wherever they went,” he recalls. And in the car, she would sit in the back and pretend to be the family maid. At the time, Smuts didn’t understand that only white people could move freely in the city, while black South Africans were pushed to the outskirts. The country’s white-ruled government called this system by the Afrikaans word “apartheid,” meaning “separateness.” Under apartheid, white people had access to the best schools, jobs and healthcare. Smuts’ father was white and his mother was colored—a South African term for people of mixed race. They had gotten married in neighboring Swaziland, but back home their marriage was illegal. Apartheid leaders claimed that segregated cities were better for everyone, and apartheid was strictly enforced. Police would patrol neighborhoods to make sure that white people and black people weren’t living together. But the system was never airtight, and people found creative ways to slip through the cracks.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apocalypse Alternative 57 mins – ”For this week’s Team Human, Douglas is out on the road in Austin, Texas where he caught up with longtime friend and cyberculture pioneer, Jon Lebkowsky. Jon and Douglas first look back on the promise of the early cyber revolution, and then look forward to the ways in which those quirky fringe elements might be folded back into the work of promoting justice, solidarity, and even a bit of ambiguity… Whether manifested in platform cooperatives, consensus building tools like Loomio, or in the spirit of Occupy, Lebkowsky and Rushkoff retrieve the thread of radical potential as it has evolved from those early days of the internet. Douglas begins today’s show discussing his recent meeting with a group of billionaires whose fears of future social unrest have left them scrambling for apocalypse strategies to protect their wealth and lifestyle. Find out what the “insulation equation” is as Douglas challenges these executives to forgo the Walking Dead scenarios and join team human!” At the link find the title, “Ep. 55 Jon Lebkowsky “Folding the Fringes,”right-click “Media files 59c1fb320f976e1323e1dd0f.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Automation Disruption 56 mins – “AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up — to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. Part 1 of 3” At the link find the title, “Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work, Part 1, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170913_76872.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Vehicles Impact 56 mins – “We’re racing down the highway to autonomous cars, whether it takes 10, 20 or 30 years. But what happens to our economy, the shape of our cities, and even our century-old car-centric culture once the vehicles arrive?” At the link find the title, “Autonomy: The unexpected implications of self-driving vehicles, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170912_27705.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biogas Production 6 mins – “The fuel in natural gas and biogas is methane, produced by microorganisms. Mike Manefield has developed a synthetic molecule which when applied to a feedstock as a crystal, substantially increases the production of methane. Feedstocks can be anything organic, be it food waste, animal waste or crop residue. Some experiments using coal have increased gas production by 18 times. While anaerobic digesters are few in Australia, Germany has 16,000. Mike Manefield says 5% of the world’s energy comes from anaerobic digestion which shows the potential of his ‘magic’ synthetic crystals.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blindness Story 39 mins – “Blind Abilities brings you another installment in the series, presented by AT&T and Aira featuring individuals who have influenced the blindness community through their passions and their actions. This installment introduces Belo Cipriani. belo is an author, an eloquent advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, and so much more. Join Jeff and Pete as they explore Belo’s story, beginning with the tragic assault that led to his blindness, to his rehabilitation at Orientation College for the Blind (OCB), finishing his Masters Degree, writing his book: “Blind, A Memoir”, and his life as a gay blind person. Belo offers a deep look at his thoughts, his fears and his noteworthy attitude that its great to be blind.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bone Health 58 mins – “Osteoporosis, weakened bones, affects about 10 million Americans. But low bone density is even more common. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about half of adults over 50 are at risk for a fracture. …Some of the factors that lead to osteoporosis can’t be avoided. Genetics is chief among these. If your grandparents and parents suffered from weak bones and fractures, your chances of osteoporosis are higher than average. …That doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do, however. It just may mean you’ll have to try harder to keep your bones strong. Getting adequate amounts of vitamin D and calcium is important. Not smoking-or quitting if you do smoke-is just as critical. Exercise throughout our lives sends crucial signals to our bones that we need them and helps keep them strong. To get the best benefit from exercise, it should be something in which the foot hits the ground: walking, skipping, jumping, dancing, tennis, etc. Other forms of exercise such as swimming or biking are also good for your health, but they do less to keep your bones strong. Learn how doctors detect osteoporosis with DXA technology, and how they treat it if they discover you have it. You’ll also find out why men too need to be concerned about bone health. This Week’s Guest: Abby G. Abelson, MD, FACR, is Chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute and Education Program Director in the Department of Rheumatologic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic. Her book is The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Osteoporosis.” Follow the instructions at the web site to download the free MP3.

Bored and Brilliant Project P1 21 mins – “Today, the first book to be born out of a crowdsourced podcasting movement – our movement, dear listeners – is here. In 2015, tens of thousands of you joined me in an experiment. Could we separate from our devices just a bit, and turn them from taskmaster to tool? Could we make space for boredom, and let the brilliance in? Together, we found the answer. YES. Enter Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. Today, we connect with Liam and Vanessa, who took part of the original challenge, to hear the surprising places the last two years have taken them.Plus a new conversation with tech-star and NTS friend Tristan Harris, a designer once tasked with sucking your eyeballs to the screen. Now, he’s fighting the good fight to reclaim your brain.” At the link find the title, “Attention Please, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself090517_cms792757 pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bored and Brilliant Project P2 21 mins – “José Cruz is a college student, research scientist, and phone power-user. He spent 6 hours in one day on his screen. So he wanted to cut back, make more time for research, reading, and mental drift. We gave José a copy of Manoush’s new book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. The book has a week of challenges, and José did them all. He recorded the journey. It wasn’t easy, but boy, was there a payoff. Plus, seventh grade teacher-turned-neuroscientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang explains why José’s week of struggle and revelation makes total neurological sense. And what we can all learn about the link between single-tasking and innovation.” At the link find the title, “Eavesdropping On Epiphany, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself091317_cms795540_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Damage 24 mins – “This year’s lecturer is Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore. A Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge and Director of Medical Studies at Downing College, he is the youngest person to give the Reith lectures. He explores the concepts of the brain in his Reith series entitled ‘Mechanics of the Mind’ and evaluates how our brains have shaped our behaviour and our society. In this lecture entitled ‘The Divinest Part of Us’, Professor Colin Blakemore discusses how the theory of the mind mirrors man’s social development; from Plato’s genetically-controlled meritocracy of the mind, to Franz Joseph Gall’s view of character showing through the shape of the human skull. Professor Blakemore delves into the idea of miraculous mind and explains how the scientific world has not always thought that highly of the brain.” At the link find the title, “The Divinest Part of Us, Nov, 1976,” right-click “Media files p02r7sr3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Protein Calendars 54 mins – “Seth Grant has made a career by combining his skills in molecular biology, medicine and neuroscience. Brain Science listeners may remember him best for his explorations of the evolution of the synapse (BSP 51) and in BSP 101 he told us about how small genetic changes related to synapse proteins can influence learning, but this month he shares a new paper, which describes what he calls the “genetic lifespan calendar.” The key idea is that the genes in both the mouse and human brain appear to follow a predictable schedule. Grant’s team also found that they could predict the age of a brain by looking at its transcriptome (which mRNA is present). It is important to emphasize that this is a surprising new discovery. If it is replicated by other researchers, it could open up entirely new research approaches. In this month’s podcast Dr. Grant explains how the research was conducted and some of its important implications. Dr. Grant has a long time interest in schizophrenia so he is particularly excited about how this research might explain why schizophrenia, which has a larger genetic component, usually emerges in young adulthood. We also touch briefly on the fact that there seems to be different calendars for males and females. Grant observed,”this points to the bigger picture of things. There is an organization, an architecture, that is embedded in our genome, that controls not just where every molecule is in your brain and how they’re all assembled together, but when and how they change throughout the lifespan.  It is truly a most extraordinary programming of the genome that gives this remarkable complexity of the brain in both space and in time.  And I think this is just a fantastically exciting area.”  At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazilian Indian Massacre 15 mins – “By protecting large swaths of the Amazon, this is a climate assurance for all of us.” At the link find the title, “Sept 15 | Why Brazil’s Indigenous land — home to uncontacted tribes — needs to be protected: researcher, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170915_14864.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canvas Strategy 23 mins – “My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use. In this particular episode, I’m going to share an overarching strategy that has been used by many of the greats. That includes Ben Franklin, legendary NFL coach Bill Belichick, and many, many more. It is also how I built my network, how my first book hit the tipping point, how I became successful at angel investing, and the list goes on. Of course, if you’re interested in the networking part of it, you can also read the blog post and listen to the episode, How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time. But that is additional credit. The secret to all of the above is the “canvas strategy.” And in this episode, Ryan Holiday, author of the new book, Ego Is the Enemy, will teach you how to apply canvas strategy to your life. (The book is also the newest addition to my book club, which can be found at audible.com/timsbooks.) Please enjoy this excerpt with Ryan Holiday from Ego Is the Enemy.” At the link find the title, “#165: The Canvas Strategy — What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common,” right-click “Media files e2d9fe52-6004-438a-8eaf-0acf355aca34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Upgrade 68 mins – “Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust and Prosperity – The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers analysis and solutions to our nation’s most critical issues. In the 75 years since its inception in 1942, CED has addressed national priorities that promote sustained economic growth and development aimed at benefitting all Americans. These activities have encompassed the Marshall Plan in the late 1940s, education reform in the past three decades and campaign finance reform since 2000. CED’s research findings are coupled with multipronged outreach efforts throughout the country and abroad, achieving tangible impact at the local, state and national levels. With a new administration and Congress in office, and an ever-changing world anxious about its future, join a high-level conversation on how to ensure business and policy leaders can generate prosperity for all and make capitalism sustainable for generations to come.” At the link find the title, “Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust and Prosperity, May 12, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170512_Sustaining_Capitalism_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cargo Ships 52 mins – “In our globalized world, it only takes a click to buy something from China and have it delivered right to your doorstep. But that product sailed across the ocean on a cargo ship before it got to you. Over 90 percent of global trade travels across the ocean by ship. In this episode, we’ll step on board some of these ships and meet the sailors who work there. What’s it like to live for months at sea, isolated with only your co-workers? And when a ship stops in the USA, how do sailors spend the few precious hours they have on shore?” At the link find the title, “Truckers of the High Seas, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files Truckers_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cassini Project Ends 9 mins – “253 EE Why NASA Is Crashing Its Cassini Spacecraft into Saturn…” At the link find the title quoted above, right-click “Media files ede_253-cy5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cassini Project Ends 48 mins – “The Cassini spacecraft and all it’s taught us about Saturn and its many moons before it burns up.On Friday morning, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft takes one last turn over Saturn and dives to a fiery destruction, like a meteor burning up in the atmosphere of the ringed planet. It will be a long-planned end to Cassini’s 20-year exploration of Saturn, its rings and its many moons. Sixty-two moons at latest count. Tracking lunar oceans, lakes, geysers and maybe cradles of life.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China in the Arctic 27 mins – “A Chinese research vessel that went through the North West passage this summer has critics worried about potential consequences to Arctic sovereignty.” At the link find the title, “Sept 15 | Critics fear China’s foray into Northwest Passage endangers Arctic sovereignty,” right-click “Media files current_20170915_89362.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Deniers 56 mins – “Global warming is “Fake News”, a “Chinese Hoax”. So says a richly funded Conservative movement that’s become a world-wide campaign. In her book, “The Merchants of Doubt”, Naomi Oreskes traces how this propaganda war started and how to fight it.” At the link find the title, “Decoding the resistance to climate change: Are we doomed?, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170914_66265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold War History 15 mins – “Angela Stent on George Kennan The Reith Lectures Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Columbian Bicyclists 28 mins – “Colombia is a country of passionate cyclists. The first bike races took place in Bogota in 1894 and by 1898 it was one of the first countries to have two purpose built velodromes. In the 1950s the great Vuelta a Colombia, a tour of Colombia, was born – 35 cyclists covered an extraordinary 779 miles in 10 stages. All over the country people listened to the commentary on radios and it began to link up Colombians in a common cause.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Commuting History and Data Collection 47 mins – “In this week’s roundtable discussion, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss the history behind 3 stories in the news: our lengthening work commutes, the massive data breach at Equifax, and the Census Bureau’s latest numbers on income inequality in America.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Corruption Control 174 mins – “On September 18, 2017, Brookings hosted an event to discuss new developments in how transparency, accountability, and participation initiatives can contribute to reducing corruption and achieving sustainable development.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Cyberlaw 61 mins – “Berkman Klein Center Faculty Chair Jonathan Zittrain discusses the development of the Internet — from its earliest stages to its present manifestations — as a technology for good or harm, depending on the human forces that wield it.” At the link find the title,”Jonathan Zittrain on Technology for the Social Good, Sep 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save target as” from the pop-up menu.

Dalai Lama 72 mins – “Though he holds no official worldly rank, the Dalai Lama is widely seen as one of the most insightful leaders of the modern era. His emphasis on nonviolent protest, compassion, and reason are the foundation of his teachings. With these values, Dr. Robert Thurman believes there is a powerful hope for reconciliation, peace and enlightenment. In his book, Dr. Thurman gives the detailed life story of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, from his early childhood and escape into exile, to conflicts with the Chinese Communist Party, and finally, his role as a truly global inspirational figure with special insight on Tibetan culture and identity. Dr. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and president of the Tibetan House U.S. He has popularized the Buddha’s teachings in the West and has authored several books on Tibet, Buddhism and most recently his good friend the Dalai Lama XIV. Dr. Thurman is also the first westerner to be ordained a Tibetan monk by the Dalai Lama.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Robert Thurman: Reflections on Peace and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170911_Robert_Thurman_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Degradable Bags 6 mins – “When school student Angelina Arora saw all the plastic bags being carried out of a supermarket, she was reminded of the environmental damage produced by these one-use conveniences. She went looking for an alternative and began testing compounds made from everyday chemicals found in the home. She tested 6 substances and ran them through 5 tests. She experimented with different amounts of glycerine for endurance and vinegar as a binder. Angelina’s experiment led her to be chosen as a finalist in this year’s BHP Science and Engineering Awards.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Delusion Disorder 26 mins – “Trapped in a frightening world created by her brain, a person with delusional disorder shares what it’s like to live in fear.” At the link find the title, “Sept 14 | Delusional disorder: The undiagnosed, understudied mental illness, 2-17,” right-click “Media files current_20170914_30489.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy at Risk 68 mins – “Competitive and fair elections are the ultimate guarantor of American democracy. Yet they are facing an increasing number of challenges. The Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to Super PAC and secret money in U.S. elections. The 2016 election cycle witnessed the greatest outpouring of big money in American politics in history. The top 100 donors to Super PACs gave $1 billion, or an average of $10 million per donor, of the $1.8 billion total given to these groups. The massive sums of money raised for elections are not the only threats to their integrity.  Politicians who gerrymander distort electoral districts” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Doctors 76 mins – “Dr. Robert Wachter discusses his book “The Digital Doctor” that explores the complex interaction of medicine and information technology. Medicine is both an enormous business and a distinctly human endeavor which makes the interaction of medicine and information technology very complex. Recorded on 06/01/2017. (#32349)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Recovery 46 mins – “In the wake of NASA’s most recent mission to Saturn, we’re heading out of this world. Spaceships run on several things: fuel, physics and cash. But that last category accounts for a lot of things, like people, equipment, maintenance and time. What’s the breakdown? And what’s the value of the images and info gathered in space? Can we measure it? And, we take a look at why our Social Security numbers are tied to everything and what happens when those nine digits fall into the wrong hands. Plus, when it comes to disasters, should we invest in disaster preparedness or disaster relief? Oh, and we have a special appearance by a fizzy beverage that’s making a comeback.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar to get the audio file.

Diversities and Averages 30 mins – “Professor of Sociology and Director of the London School of Economics Ralf Dahrendorf gives his fourth Reith lecture from his series entitled ‘The New Liberty’. In this lecture entitled ‘On Difference’, Professor Ralf Dahrendorf discusses the concept of diversity and averages. Evaluating the socialist philosophies of different countries, he dissects the averages that are found in society and contemplates what will happen when developing countries try to reassess their status as developed countries.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Power in Hew Hampshire 58 mins – “The decision on the hydro-electric transmission project, which would bring power from Canada to New England, has been postponed yet again. We review the goals of this $1.6 billion proposal and examine how the debate around it has changed since it was first presented in 2010.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax 151 mins – “Qualcomm (which is a TWiT sponsor) says Android beats iPhone. Samsung wants a folding phone. Everybody hates Silicon Valley, especially Facebook – most especially, the ex-Googlers who founded Bodega. Oxford commas, “they” as a neutral singular pronoun, and how to pronounce cuneiform. Pharma bro: do not pass go. Blueborn attack could affect 5 billion devices. Equifax – now that none of our information is private, what’s next? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review. Welcome Alexis Ohanian Jr.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax Mess 47 mins – “The story of how Equifax exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans to a lifetime of fraud and abuse can kind of make your head explode. We have to deal with credit rating agencies to operate in this world. And then, a giant one turns around and effectively throws our security and privacy in the street, and now we all have to scramble to have a prayer of not getting burned. While they still make money. Off us.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Future 162 mins – “On September 15, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE), in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, hosted a half-day conference on the future of Europe and trans-Atlantic relations. Ahead of the critical elections in Germany, and following dramatic elections in France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, CUSE scholars examined shifting dynamics across Europe and evolving views about the Euro-Atlantic partnership.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Exploration 30 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is distinguished Professor of American history, Dr Daniel J Boorstin, the twelfth Librarian of Congress. In his Reith lectures, entitled ‘America and the World Experience’, he explores how the USA developed into the superpower it is today. In this first lecture entitled ‘The Birth of Exploration’, Dr Boorstin explains why the desire to journey to new and undiscovered lands was important in the development of the United States of America. He considers the difference between a ‘frontier’ and ‘the wilderness’ for the first colonisers of the continent and explains how a community spirit of adventure made it all possible.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extreme Weather 54 mins – “From Katrina and Sandy to Harvey, Irma and José – how is climate change fueling these increasingly destructive hurricanes? Greg Dalton and his guests delve into the politics, costs and human causes of the megastorms pummeling our planet.” At the link find the title, “Harvey and Irma: A Hurricane’s Human Fingerprints, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170917_cl1_Harvey and Irma PODCAST.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Etiquette 56 mins – “The Internet has been billed as the great equalizer, breaking down barriers and increasing access to information and ideas. At the same time, it has allowed for the proliferation of abuse online – whether in the form of hate, harassment or offensive content. The freedom to express oneself is an important principle, but should it persist unfettered? How and where should we draw the line, and who – or what – should play a role in moderating online debate? Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management, and Jonathan Zittrain, Faculty Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard professor, discuss online abuse and the role that technology can play in addressing it.” At the link find the title, “The Line Between Hate and Debate on Facebook, Sep 2017” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save target as” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 52 mins – “How did we end up here? How did America get to this post-truth moment, where the line blurs between reality and illusion? In a new book, radio host and author Kurt Andersen lays out a timeline for how we lost our collective mind. And really, it’s nothing new. America, Andersen says, has always been a country of true believers, wishful dreamers, hucksters and suckers, and we’ve always been uniquely susceptible to fantasy. Andersen joins us Wednesday to explore the 500-year history of a country going haywire. Kurt Andersen is the co-creator and host of the radio program Studio 360, which can be heard Sundays at noon on KUER. He’s also a columnist, critic, and the author of numerous books. His newest is Fantasyland–How America Went Haywire: A 500-year History At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Fake News in Ukraine 28 mins – “Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine’s fight against fake news teach the US?” At the link find the title, “Ukraine vs. Fake News, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170821_roughtranslation_ep2ukraine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 2.25 Acres 76 mins – “Laura Davis farms about two-and-a-quarter acres of vegetables at Long Life Farm in suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, with her husband, Donald Sutherland. Laura started farming after she was laid off from her 30-year career in the medical device business, and she and Donald farm full time, selling their produce to a CSA and two farmers markets. Laura was attracted for farming through a passion for soil science, and has put a lot of effort into re-mineralizing her soils. We discuss her approach to improving the soil in order to improve her crops, and the reduced insect and disease pressure she’s seen on her farm as a result. Laura also shares her experience with a recent foray into no-till production. Laura is also an organic certification inspector, and we discuss the ways that being a certified organic farm from very early on fit into Long Life Farm’s business strategy. Laura shares her tips for record-keeping and staying in your certification agency’s – and your inspector’s – good graces.” At the link right-click “Download this Epis