Mining Digest 364 – Nov 9, 2018: 3D Printing and Amazon, Activist Investors, Aerobic Exercise Value, Animal Feed from Bugs, Aquaculture Improvement, Author Alexandra Levit, Automating Inequality, Autonomous Tractors, Barriers to Equality Panel, Blockchain for Startups, Botswana Families Shrink, Brain Fitness, Campaign Finance Experiment, Cancer in Kids, Cool Tools, Data Use in Universities, Disability Issues, Educating Immigrants and Refugees, Elvis Costello Interview, Environmental Movement, Fake News Discussion, Female Anger, Gender Pay Gaps, Grief Responses, Hate Crimes, Health Leads, Helping Others, Hostage Crisis, Immigrant Integration, Immigration and Law Keynote, Itzhak Perlman, Jamal Khashoggi Murder, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Magic Card Game, Malaria Vaccine, Medical Coaching, Microbiome Discussion, Military Commissions, Music Can Heal, Neoliberalism, Neuroscientist Kandel, Neurosurgeon Bob Hariri, Nitrogen Fixing Corn, Ocean Conservation, Population Growth Support, Psychedelics by Pollan, Puerto Rican Hurricane, Reservation Life, Restaurant History, Revenge Porn, School Shooting Protection, Seriously Ill Conversations, Sexism in Social Media Panel, Social Good Software, Social Isolation, Soft Robots, Spanish Flu, Spinal Cord Injury Repair, Stories from the Soil, Stunt Woman, Synapse Evolution, Trumps War on Justice, Violent Urges, Weight Management, Whistle-blowing, Who Are We, Women in Politics and Work Panel

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3D Printing Adoption 16 mins – ““What does it going to take for 3D printing to top and be more wisely adopted by manufacturers of products to become a more integrated and integral part of manufacturing around the world?” This is the question that Tom was inspired to answer while watching an interview of the CEO of MarkForged, Greg Mark. Struck by his answer that points to the role of engineers, Tom goes and gives his take on how these engineers will be the path to the 3D Print tipping point. He touches on the aspects of manufacturing, prototyping, and the demands of the consumer market to point out other factors that could push the industry besides engineering.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

3D Printing and Amazon 33 mins – “There are several markets now that are very viable for 3D printing, and that’s what Steve Crimi, CEO of Goldsol, Inc., is looking at right now. Steve, along with his business partner and wife, Brenda, sells lots of different products on Amazon in particular. He has spent his lifetime owning and operating successful businesses in the industries of electrical, energy efficiency, and LED lighting. Steve recognizes that 3D-printed end-use products, not just prototyping, are here to stay, and it’s a very big market in and of itself. Very recently, the US government is charging product importers a tariff of 10% percent, increasing to 25% at the beginning of next year. The vast majority of products purchased in the United States being imported, Steve knows importation may just not be cost effective anymore. Steve takes a look at how import tariffs may accelerate 3D-printed consumer goods.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Activist Investors 14 mins – “In a talk that’s equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world’s top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbook and put pressure on companies to drive positive change. “It’s your right to have your money managed in line with your values,” Shandal says. “Use your voice, and trust that it matters.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advice on Advice Giving 50 mins – “Cheryl Strayed, one of the most exciting and uplifting authors of our time, is funny, down to earth, complex, and the perfect person to offer Alan Alda solid advice about how to give good advice. She’s the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and the co-host of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column, and she’s the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section. Her novel, Wild, about her life in the wake of tragic events, is a well-known bestseller and a feature movie.” At the link find the title, “Cheryl Strayed Shares Her Advice on How to Give Advice, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4d798628-2a5b-4f41-85a4-f712d74e029c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aerobic Exercise Value 68 mins – “This episode is a special edition of Bulletproof Radio because a good friend and mentor, Charles Poliquin, a man who has helped elite professional athletes and Olympians win hundreds of medals, passed away unexpectedly. Charles was a knowledgeable biohacker, and a wealth of knowledge and was always eager and willing to share it. We lost an amazing biohacker when he passed but I am grateful to be able to share his amazing knowledge one more time in this episode. During this episode, we discuss how too much aerobic exercise may be destroying your body, but weightlifting can save it! World-renowned strength and conditioning educator, Charles Poliquin, reveals what he’s learned to tune the human body to its optimal working state using his decades of experience and knowledge training elite professional athletes and Olympians who have won hundreds of medals. Everything you think you know about exercise and its effects on the human body is wrong and Charles is here dispel those commonly believed myths that have been breaking down your body on the cellular level and making you susceptible to degenerative brain diseases later on life.” At the link find the title, “Special Edition: Aerobic exercise may be destroying your body – Charles Poliquin #537, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 664a0393-fbed-4954-8d77-2c1ac1cfdc1f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Management 17 mins – ‘Many artificial intelligence researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at all tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we’re restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing the concrete steps we should take today to ensure that AI ends up being the best — rather than worst — thing to ever happen to humanity.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Ai Weiwei 75 mins – “Family environments and “diversifying experiences” (including the early death of a parent); intrinsic versus extrinsic motivations; schools that value assessments, but don’t assess the things we value. All these elements factor into the long, mysterious march towards a creative life. To learn more, we examine the early years of Ai Weiwei, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Maira Kalman, Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Egan, and others. (Ep. 2 of the “How to Be Creative” series.)” At the link find the title, “355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2bbc06ac-4b9b-4d85-ae9e-827c625fdb06.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Truths 49 mins – “American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Feed from Bugs 33 mins – “What do we use to feed our food?  From cattle to fish, livestock require substantial inputs to thrive, and a substantial part of that is their feed.  This has measurable impacts from the environment to producer costs.  Sam Glickstein of Biotrophics has a solution.  Sustainability might be surprising, but he offers an excellent solution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Aquaculture Improvement 26 mins – “Tony Chen is the Co-Founder of Manolin Inc., a new startup in the aquaculture space. Manolin is a software company that aims to accelerate resource sharing between salmon farms as well as prevent and manage sea lice outbreaks through digital health management. Before co-founding Manolin, Tony was developing software for the U.S. government and was only interested in aquaculture as a hobby. His fascination grew to new heights when he discovered how oyster farming works and the plight of its farmers. Tony joins me today to share his thoughts on aquaculture and why he thinks it’s going to radically change the way we look at agriculture in the near future. He explains what aquaculture is all about, how he believes it can contribute to solving the world food production crisis, and how their company aims to help ocean farmers. He discusses some of the issues of aquaculture and how they tie with the ocean’s current problems. He also describes why they worked with HATCH among other startup accelerators in the industry.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 120: Data to Improve Aquaculture Farms with Tony Chen of Manolin, Sept, 2018,”” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Seeker Policy 76 mins – “The administration has acted strongly and quickly to restrict the pathways to seek and gain asylum in the United States. In Matter of A-B the Attorney General overturned a Board of Immigration Appeals case in an attempt to eliminate domestic and gang violence as grounds for granting asylum. Such serious harm is often one of the central reasons why asylum seekers, especially from Central America, flee. Other new policies include criminally prosecuting asylum seekers who cross the border unlawfully for the first time; pushing back families without valid visas who seek asylum at ports of entry (despite laws that allow people to apply for protection at legal crossing points); detaining families, including pregnant women, while they pursue an asylum claim; and imposing case completion quotas on immigration judges so that they issue asylum and other immigration decisions more quickly. Whither asylum? This panel–including Georgetown Law Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz; Dilley Pro Bono Project Managing Attorney Shalyn Fluharty; Immigration Reform Law Institute Director of Litigation Christopher J. Hajec; and U.C. Hastings College of the Law Bank of America Chair Karen Musalo–discussed the legal issues underpinning the asylum system changes and the immediate and longer-term effects of the administration’s actions on the U.S. asylum system. They also considered whether the new policies are in conflict with the international treaties to which the United States is signatory and other international law obligations.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Author Alexandra Levit 50 mins – “This week, we speak with Alexandra Levit. Alexandra conducts primary workplace research on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. She is a former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes. Alexandra has authored many books, but Alexandra’s latest book, Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future hits store’s shelves on October 28th. Check it out! To find out more about Alexandra, head over to her site at: humanityworksbook.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automating Inequality 78 mins – “Virginia Eubanks joins us for a rousing conversation about her timely and provocative book, Automating Inequality. In Automating Inequality, Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.” At the link find the title, “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 519697860-berkmanklein automating inequality how high-tech tools profile police and punish the poor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Tractors 34 mins – “Zack James is the Founder of Rabbit Tractors, a team that designs and builds swarm-enabled, compact, and autonomous farm equipment. His company’s aim is to help farmers save time and money while increasing productivity. He has a degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and attended University of Michigan Law School with a focus on corporate governance and securities. Zack joins me today to share his company’s ideas and solutions when it comes to increasing farm efficiency. He introduces the concept of Rabbit Tractors, describes how they developed the idea and explains how it can improve farm productivity. He also describes how they incorporated autonomy in their technology and how farmers can simply run their machines with smartphones.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 118: Autonomous, Swarm-Enabled Tractors with Zack James of Rabbit Tractors, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files FOA_118 Autonomous Swarm-Enabled Tractors with Zack James of Rabbit Tractors_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barriers to Equality Panel 74 mins – “In this panel debate Dr Susan Milner, Dr Rita Griffiths, Professor Professor Nira Yuval-Davis and Professor Jane Millar OBE FBA discuss barriers to equality; gender pay gap; childcare costs; poverty; Universal Credit; and loneliness. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Barriers to Equality, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515100162-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on barriers to equality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Becoming Better 12 mins – “What if your attachment to being a “good” person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior — like why it’s hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes — and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. “In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow — except in this one, where it matters most,” Chugh says.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Trends 45 mins – “The future gets closer every day, and many argue that technology will radically change the world for the better in the next 20 years– if we have the courage to let it.  Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and host of the Fringe FM Podcast.  He shares his provocative view of how technology is shifting life and priorities, and how the strangling force of regulation stands to slow progress.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain for Startups 7 mins – “We’re living in a golden era of innovation, says entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan — but venture capital hasn’t evolved to keep up, and startups aren’t getting the funding they need to grow. In this quick talk, she shares the story of how her company became part of an entirely new way to raise capital, using the powers of cooperation and cryptocurrency.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boiling Amazon River 16 mins -”When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown … and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Botswana Families Shrink 24 mins – “Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment – could President Trump’s ‘ global gag rule’ threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate” At the link find the title, “Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 25-35434-gnl.sci.181026.gj.falling fertility lessons learnt from botswana.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Fitness 69 mins – “I have been using the SharpBrains website as a source of information and ideas since the early days of my Brain Science Podcast, so it seemed fitting to invite SharpBrains co-founder Alvaro Fernandez to be my guest for Episode 100.   We talked about the second edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, which he co-authored with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg (BSP 18). The goal of this book is to give people from all backgrounds a practical guide for evaluating the current science and establishing their own “brain fitness” regimen, much in the way that each of us must choose a physical fitness that meets our individual needs and lifestyle.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 44 mins – “As crunch time approaches, we talk through some worst-case Brexit scenarios: for the government, for the economy, for Remainers, for Europe. Have the negotiations been a humiliation for Britain? Is the Tory Party facing an existential crisis? And what might go wrong if the marchers for a ‘people’s vote’ got their way? Plus we speculate about what a no-deal Brexit would mean for Britain’s service economy. With Diane Coyle, Helen Thompson and Chris Bickerton.” At the link find the title, “How Bad Could it Get?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Finance Experiment 30 mins – “Seattle is running the country’s most radical experiment to fix campaign finance. Last year, the city sent every resident $100 that they could donate to the local campaign of their choice. Seattle flooded its election with small donations to try to drown out the influence of big money in politics. In the first episode of our second season, we set out to discover if Seattle’s experiment made a difference for who decides to run for office, how candidates interact with voters, and who donates to campaigns. We also come across some talking dogs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer in Kids 32 mins – “Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States and Europe. Despite prevailing increases in overall survival rates, it continues to be one of the most challenging diseases to treat. This podcast will discuss the latest advancements in pediatric cancer research and how they can lead to newer, faster, and better treatments for children and adolescents with cancer. This podcast was produced using excerpts from the 2018 Sohn Conference: Accelerating Translation of Pediatric Cancer Research on this topic held in partnership between the Sohn Conference Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.” At the link left-click “Download this episode,” select “Save File and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Car Crash Reduction 18 mins – “The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was among the winners of the 2017 Federal Highway Administration biennial National Roadway Safety Award in the category of Infrastructure and Operational Improvements. DelDOT’s winner was systematic deployment of a high-friction surface treatment that substantially reduced road departure crashes, especially in wet weather. In this podcast we learn about this surface treatment and DelDOT’s overall highway safety plan from the agency’s Chief Traffic Engineer, Mark Luszcz.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CBD Oil 49 mins – “CBD products are all the rage. What you need to know about the marijuana ingredient that’s being used for conditions including insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Change Has Accelerated 17 mins – “For tens of thousands of years our ancestors understood the world through myths, and the pace of change was glacial. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries. Why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and AI 49 mins – “Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognitive-Emotional Brain 69 mins – “In The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration neuroscientist Luiz Pessoa argues that emotion and cognition are deeply intertwined throughout many levels of the brain. In a recent interview (BSP 106) Pessoa and I focused on recent discoveries about the amygdala and Thalamus that challenge traditional assumptions about what these structures do. The amygdala processes more than fear (and other negative stimuli) and the Thalamus is more than  a mere relay station. This a fairly technical discussion but Pessoa did a good job of making the material accessible to all listeners. The reason I think these concepts matter is that not only do they challenge overly simplistic notions of how the brain works, but they also challenge our tendency to see emotion and cognition as separate and often opposing processes.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Connectome 42 mins – “The Human Connectome is a description of the structural connectivity of the human brain, but according to Olaf Sporns, author of Discovering the Human Connectome, this description  must include a description of the brain’s dynamic behavior. I first talked with Sporns back in BSP 74, but BSP 103 gave us a chance to talk about recent progress in connectomics. Sporns sees the study of the brain’s connections as fundamental to understanding how the brain works. “It will allow us to ask new questions that perhaps we couldn’t ask before. It will be a foundational data set for us, just like the genome is. We will not be able to imagine neuroscience going back to a time when we did not have the connectome, but it will not give us all the answers.” In his first book, Networks of the Brain, Sporns described how Network Theory provides important tools for dealing with the large data sets that are created by studying complex systems like the human brain.  In BSP 103 we discuss both the challenges and the promise of Discovering the Human Connectome.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Discussion 55 mins – “What is consciousness? Why does it even exist? It has long been treated as the byproduct of biological complexity. The more complicated the brain, the more self-aware. Other thinkers have seen consciousness as totally distinct from the body — dualism. But maybe consciousness, like space and time, mass and energy, is just a basic characteristic of the universe. Maybe it’s a fundamental property of matter. Welcome to the concept of “panpsychism”. IDEAS producer Naheed Mustafa in conversation with philosopher Philip Goff.” At the link find the title, “Panpsychism and the Nature of Consciousness, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-AwCVxgrs-20180913.mp3” and select ‘Save Link ass” from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools 26 mins – “Our guest this week is Carl Bass. Carl has been designing and making buildings, boats, sculpture, and machinery for the last 40 years. He is the former CEO of Autodesk and now spends his time researching the boundaries of digital fabrication in his shops in Berkeley and with a number of companies he’s working with.” At the link left-click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Minds 54 mins – “Truth and lies. Ideology and imagination. Politics and polarization. Novelist Salman Rushdie, performance artist Andrea Fraser, filmmaker Charles Officer, and musician Iskwé wrestle with making sense of our chaotic world through their work. This AGO Creative Minds event was recorded earlier this year at Toronto’s Massey Hall, and was moderated by CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti.” At the link find the title, “Creative Minds: Can art speak truth?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-SsecAHwy-20180910.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Use in Universities 69 mins – “Universities have automated many aspects of teaching, instruction, student services, libraries, personnel management, building management, and finance, leading to a profusion of discrete data about the activities of individuals. Universities see great value of these data for learning analytics, faculty evaluation, strategic decisions, and other sensitive matters. Commercial entities, governments, and private individuals also see value in these data and are besieging universities with requests for access. In this talk, Christine L. Borgman discusses the conflicts & challenges of balancing obligations for stewardship, trust, privacy, confidentiality – and often academic freedom – with the value of exploiting data for analytical and commercial purposes. For more information about this event visit: https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018-10-09/open-data-grey-data-and-stewardship Photo by @AlyssaAGoodman” At the link find the title, “Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship: Universities at the Privacy Frontier, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 514752984-berkmanklein open data grey data and stewardship universities at the privacy frontier.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Director Peter Bonerz 90 mins – “Actor and director Peter Bonerz shares his views on the state of television comedy, the pros and cons of laugh tracks and the rights and wrongs of improvisational theater and looks back on his decades-long friendships with Bob Newhart and Suzanne Pleshette. Also, Redd Foxx changes his tune, Carroll O’Connor cashes a check, Woody Allen brings down the house and Peter directs Gilbert in an episode of “Wings.” PLUS: Rod Serling! Captain Kangaroo! The wit and wisdom of Buck Henry! Murphy Brown meets Walter Cronkite! And Peter remembers the late, great Bill Daily!” At the link find the title, “#230 Peter Bonerz, “ right-click “Media files 55fde90b-9360-432b-8be1-e75ed289892e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Issues 51 mins – “Rachel Gershon — Senior Associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School — discusses the nature of disability and disability determination; the resulting limitations in data availability; and implications for public policy. This year, several states applied for and received permission from the federal government to implement work requirements in their Medicaid programs. Policy designs vary by state, but all states build in considerations for people with disabilities. These considerations include exemptions and exceptions from work requirements for individuals unable to work due to a disability. Due to the nature of disability and the nature of disability determination processes, states will face limitations in identifying all individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Medical claims do not necessarily provide enough information to determine a person’s ability to work. Medical diagnoses and disability determinations both can lag symptoms by months or years. As a result, relying on claims or disability determination data could leave out individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. At the same time, waiting for a diagnosis or a disability determination is a critical time period for individuals with disabilities to be able to access health care.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless World 12 mins – “What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks of suspended magnetic pods that could help make the dream of a dynamic, driverless world into a reality.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecosystem Management 15 mins – “Human growth has strained the earth’s resources, but as Johan Rockström reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine “planetary boundaries” that can guide us in protecting our planet’s many overlapping ecosystems.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educating Immigrants and Refugees 61 mins –It is generally recognized that successful long-term immigrant integration requires a broad understanding of U.S. culture and systems, combined with strong English proficiency and other basic skills. For the past 50 years, English instruction classes provided via state adult education systems have been the default mechanism to meet immigrants’ English acquisition—and, to a limited extent, integration—needs. However, this federal-state partnership system meets less than 4 percent of adult learner needs nationally and suffers from serious flaws in the nature and design of instruction when viewed through an immigrant integration lens. Leeway within the system to support successful integration has steadily narrowed in recent years, particularly with passage in 2014 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which instituted mandatory performance measures for adult education programs that focus mainly on employment outcomes and the attainment of postsecondary credentials, placing no value on other essential integration skills or topics. Taking stock of weaknesses in the WIOA-driven design of most current programming, MPI analysts draw on research from the integration, adult education, and postsecondary success fields in arguing for the adoption of a new “English Plus Integration” (EPI) adult education program model. Seeking to make more effective use of immigrant adult learners’ time in a formal program, the model would maintain a central focus on English language acquisition while also building skills and critical systems knowledge to support continued learning long after program exit and speed integration success along multiple individual and family dimensions….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elvis Costello Interview 83 mins – “A conversation with the iconic singer-songwriter, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “How to Be Creative.” At the link find the title, “Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 829bbda0-b437-4b96-814b-755cf6bb3d1b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Value 45 mins – “Yale Professor Paul Bloom doesn’t think empathy is such a good thing. He’s even written a book about it called, The Case Against Empathy. However, he does have an interesting theory about what he calls rational compassion. Paul and Alan Alda discuss their views for and against empathy and find out that they have more in common than they thought.” At the link find the title, “Is Empathy Good or Bad? A Conversation with Paul Bloom, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5b7c106a-b926-4629-bb60-1f6d19e23a2d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Movement 53 mins – “It was a simple file folder, enigmatically labelled “B”. But it was the key to learning how a small secret society of key scientists in the federal government in the 1920s, thwarted an ill-conceived plan to move Plains Bison into Wood Buffalo National Park because it would have mixed incompatible species. But the “Brotherhood” did much more than that. Author and naturalist Briony Penn tells the story of the B, and how over the decades they quietly shaped the environmental movement and how we think about nature.” At the link find the title, “The Bison and the “B”, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jHuvR25B-20180921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 44 mins – “We try to uncover the truth about fake news with Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian, and Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power. Why have elections around the world been so easy to hack? Can newspapers survive the age of ‘free’? And is anonymity a friend or an enemy to democracy? Big questions, big answers.” At the link find the title, “Democracy Hacked, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Anger 49 mins – “The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. We’ll have it with author of the new book ‘Rage Becomes Her.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financing for Life 56 mins – “These 10 important lessons should be considered when putting to work the “2 Funds for Life” portfolio in your portfolio. Paul focuses on the likely long-term gains and the likely short-term losses, answers questions, and discusses the other sources of information on the strategies.” At the link right-click “Download” for “2 Fund for Life:….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Perfect Podcast 22 mins – “Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty. Dylan looks at ways that bills in Congress, actions in your everyday life, and everything in between can help bring about a more perfect future.” At the link find the title, “Introducing Future Perfect, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 652e6646-956c-4426-8c0b-fa998a6d1385.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gary Hart Presidential Campaign 24 mins – “Matt Bai, author of “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid” & Jason Reitman, director of “The Front Runner” sit down with Chuck to discuss the story of Gary Hart’s embattled 1988 presidential campaign. At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘”Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Gender Pay Gaps 64 mins – “In this IPR Lecture Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia) explores the history of the gender pay gap. This IPR Lecture took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “Prof Emma Griffin: The History of Gender Pay Gaps, Oct, 2018,” righ-click “Media files 514644897-uniofbath-prof-emma-griffin-the-history-of-gender-pay-gap.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Generation Unlimited 14 mins – “A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it’s the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030..” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grief Responses 14 mins – “In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death, “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness. A year after her death, Jason offers candid insights on the often excruciating process of moving through and with loss — as well as some quiet wisdom for anyone else experiencing life-changing grief.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes 52 mins – “Incidents of hate crimes against religious minority communities have surged alarmingly high in the last couple of years. The FBI reported an almost 20% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes and the ADL recorded a 57% increase of anti-Semitic incidents last year alone. It is critical to build bridges across line of religious difference. During this session, the panelists will discuss best practices from the findings of our recent report, Pluralism in Peril: Challenges to an American Ideal. Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will also join this panel.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Health Leads l6 mins – “Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that — and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Helping Others 51 mins – “How do you talk to a member of a deadly gang? How do you help someone leave that life, and why did they join it in the first place? The answers are surprising. And they throw light on how to communicate with anyone. In this episode of Clear+Vivid Alan Alda has a lively and eye-opening conversation with Father Greg Boyle who tells how his Homeboys Industries in Los Angeles has been a lifeline to thousands of young people escaping the deadly culture of gang life. And how he answers violence with tenderness.” At the link find the title, “Father Greg Boyle on Compassion, Kinship, and Real Ways to Help Others, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3a82da18-89bf-42a6-8cd0-3a2048f84c68.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

History of Life 44 mins – “We talk to science writer David Quammen about his new book The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. [Charles Darwin’s theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life–but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that. Now two pioneering scientists draw on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology to deliver an eye-opening narrative using a generation’s worth of insights culled from new research.]” At the link find the title, “A Radical New History of Life, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6ed2506f-8d0c-42f6-a254-849f16e9f294.mp3” and select save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Hostage Crisis 48 mins – “Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator who has used communication to save lives. Alan Alda interviews Chris about his experiences and they discuss intense situations where empathy has been successfully used as a tool to guard against the unthinkable. Alan also has a few tricks up his own sleeve as he lures Chris into a role play situation to see how well he does under pressure.” At the link find the title, “Hostage Crisis: How to Negotiate Through the Unthinkable with Chris Voss, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3c9bd6d2-d60f-4082-b554-e7dcc2c80ca8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Family Detentions 49 mins – “The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Integration 62 mins – “Can tiny tweaks in how public policy is designed and how services work really “nudge” us to become better citizens? An increasing number of governments think so. Policymakers have used behavioral insights—an interdisciplinary, research-based approach to policy design grounded in understanding how people make choices in practice—to great effect to inspire people to become organ donors, encourage them to pay their taxes on time, and more. But while behavioral insights have been adopted in everything from education to health policy, their application in the field of immigrant integration has so far been limited. Could this method be used to promote social mixing and reduce inequality between those with and without a migrant background? Emerging experimental and real-world evidence suggests a range of ways a behavioral lens could to help policymakers reach their integration goals, from fostering open-mindedness among young people and reducing classroom segregation to encouraging immigrants to become citizens.  On this webinar, speakers—Meghan Benton, MPI Assistant Director for Research in the International Programme; Antonio Silva, Behavioural Insights Team Senior Advisor; Laura Gonzalez-Murphy, New York State Department of State Director of Immigration Policy and Research; and Will Somerville, Unbound Philanthropy UK Programme Director and MPI UK Senior Fellow—explored what untapped potential behavioral insights may hold for integration policy, and how policymakers can start fitting this approach into their work. The webinar marked the release of an MPI Europe-Behavioural Insights Team report, Applying Behavioural Insights to Support Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion, produced under the framework of MPI Europe’s Integration Futures Working Group.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration and Law Keynote 40 mins – “L. Francis Cissna, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), delivered the keynote at the 15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on October 1, 2018. In his remarks, he discussed his priorities for USCIS; the proposed public charge regulation; USCIS’s role in the administration of the U.S. asylum and refugee admission system, including recent developments and operational challenges; policy changes surrounding the adjudication of applications and notices to appear; and USCIS’s work in identifying cases that may be referred for denaturalization.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Education 59 mins – “Getting recently arrived immigrants and refugees into work has long been considered the lynchpin of successful integration, with the legitimacy of migration and asylum systems often linked to positive economic outcomes. Spurred in part by the European migration crisis, significant social innovations and public-sector investments have focused on assessing newcomers’ existing skills, matching them with available jobs, and providing training to those in need. But with labour markets increasingly characterized by technological disruption and the flexible but precarious “gig economy,” this model risks being severely upended. This Migration Policy Institute Europe webinar marks the release of two publications produced in the framework of its Integration Futures Working Group. Jobs in 2028: How Will Changing Labor Markets Affect Immigrant Integration in Europe? examines possible scenarios for how social, economic, and technological trends could affect jobs, labor market policy, education and social policies, and migrant integration. The second report, Tech Jobs for Refugees: Assessing the Potential of Coding Schools for Refugee Integration in Germany, explores the potential of coding schools for refugees to help alleviate skills shortages and provide a pathway to work—for more than only a high-skilled minority. Join the experts for a discussion of key questions: How can governments equip newcomers—and indeed citizens—with the skills to thrive in the job markets of the future? How can governments prepare public services and contribution-based benefit schemes for a changing world of work? And for those unable to find work, what are the alternative ways that newcomers can meaningfully and measurably contribute to society?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy Restrictions 49 mins – “So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy Trends 79 mins – “Immigration has played an uncommonly prominent role in elections and on Americans’ TV screens since the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent coverage has been non-stop due to family separations and zero-tolerance policies at the border. Heading into a highly contested election season, campaign strategists contend that immigration is the single issue that could move the conservative base and save GOP majorities in Congress. Yet polling shows a larger share of people say immigration is good for the nation than at any point since 2001. What role is immigration likely to play in the November mid-terms? Underneath national debates, the immigration landscape continues to fracture under the pressure of communities embracing different policies of cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, protection of vulnerable immigrants, and more. The federal government is pushing back by threatening to withhold federal dollars and heading into court to challenge state and local policies it views as harmful. This panel–with MPI Senior Fellow Doris Meissner, Democratic Political Strategist Maria Cardona, the New Center’s Co-Chair William A. Galston, Vox Senior Reporter Dara Lind, and Barry Jackson, Former Chief of Staff for Speaker Boehner and Senior Staff to President George W. Bush–assesses these and associated political and policy trends.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Itzhak Perlman 44 mins – “In this delightful and spirited conversation, Alan Alda talks with his good friend the world-renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman. They explore the power of spontaneity in both music and acting, and what happens when a musician talks to the audience.” At the link find the title, “Itzhak Perlman on the Spontaneity and Connection of Performance, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 36bb4ae1-9ab6-47c9-afab-d9f67098b56f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jamal Khashoggi Murder 57 mins – “Tommy and Lovett discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s October surprise, Democrats carping about Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising, GOP voter suppression tactics, Kushner’s taxes and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then they talk with the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 26th congressional district, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.” At the link find the title, “”Ride or die with dictators.” Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4cc122a8-4a6c-428f-adb0-94971f352410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Dean 49 mins – “Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Judy 46 mins – “Every day, 10 million Americans watch Judge Judy on TV. Her style is direct and to the point. Her job is to know how to quickly separate fact from fiction. She talks with Alan about justice and what it’s like for a judge to have such an impact on the lives of others.” At the link find the title, “Media files 39b69a8c-1644-4023-8e87-1f331a18b47b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh and Supreme Court 59 mins – “After the spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the already deep political divide in the country seems to have calcified. To try to understand where this rancorous political moment came from — and where it might be going — Katie and Brian talk with two experts. First, they welcome back to the show Rebecca Traister, author of the new book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Rebecca explains why she’s so devastated about the new Supreme Court justice, and she reckons with the fact that women have been on both sides of this bitter political debate. Then they turn to Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law expert and Harvard Law professor, for a legal perspective. What will happen to the Supreme Court as an institution, and what does that mean for the American people?” At the link find the title, “79. Women’s Anger and the Supreme Court, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3362bf30-202d-47b5-9f6f-2aac604df9d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Investigation 58 mins – “Making big decisions about other people’s lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did.” At the link you can listen but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Learning and Innovation 56 minsIn this episode, we are joined by author and professor, Ed Hess. Ed has published several notable books on learning and innovation including Learn or Die and his most recent work, Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age. Ed is currently a professor, Batten Executive-in-Residence and Batten Faculty Fellow at the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia. The company of the future in the smart machine age is one where innovation is the strategic differentiator – as operational excellence is going to be primarily technology enabled; How human learning underpins both operational excellence and innovation; Why mitigating and overcoming fear and ego is the key to becoming a better learner…. ‘Unbossing’ and how to create an idea meritocracy by devaluing the hierarchy of empowerment. How the future of technology will humanize business, help people to overcome their own personal limitations and develop as highly creative, intuitive, and innovative human beings. How changing our mental models can help us develop listening and engagement skills to connect with others to drive innovation.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libertarian Gary Johnson 51 mins -”Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, likes to say that most Americans are libertarians but don’t know it yet. So why can’t Libertarians (and other third parties) gain more political traction?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magic Card Game 49 mins – “Twenty-five years ago, the card game Magic: The Gathering hit store shelves. More than 30 million people are still playing in this fantasy battle world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaria Vaccine 46 mins – “To eliminate malaria, you have to stop transmission, and that’s what Carolina Barillas-Mury hopes to do. Her work on the interaction of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum may lead to a transmission-blocking vaccine. …The Culicines and Anopholines are two major groups of mosquitoes that carry disease. The culicines have recently spread around the world, but the Anopholines species moved from Africa into South America one hundred million years ago, but malaria only moved into the New World a few hundred years ago with the slave trade. The relationship between the mosquitoes and malaria parasites has been evolving much longer in Africa than it has been with the specific population of mosquitoes in South America – one of the reasons why the disease is less devastating in South America. The ‘invisibility gene,’ pfs47, is expressed in the banana-shaped ookinete and helps the malaria parasite to avoid detection by the mosquito immune system. The pfs47 malarial gene is adapted for the localized mosquito populations from the same region as the parasite; if an African mosquito is infected with a South American parasite, the parasite is more likely to be recognized and killed than if the African mosquito is infected with an African parasite. The most immunogenic proteins in parasites may produce an immune response, but this immune response may not block infection. New vaccines are concentrating on where antibodies bind, to ensure there is a biological effect of the immune response, and this is why Barillas-Mury has used a modified Pfs47 protein to generate immune responses, rather than its native form.” At the link find the title, “092: A new type of malaria vaccine utilizing the mosquito immune system with Carolina Barillas-Mury, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaria Vaccine 7 mins – “The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago — yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she’s combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mango History 36 mins – “The mango is an incredibly important fruit worldwide, yet little is known about its precise origins or domestication. Today’s podcast explores this important fruit with Dr. Emily Warschefsky, who studied this fruit during her doctoral training. She reveals a surprising background story about this popular fruit.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Coaching 62 mins – “Coaching is an integral part of sports, it’s often used by corporate executives, and even helps people manage ADHD.  But until recently coaching wasn’t something physicians used to achieve their goals.  For this show, Mark Moubarek, Aline Sandouk, and Amy Young talk with Georgetown University faculty member Maggi Cary and Georgetown student Jack Penner.  Dr. Cary is a certified coach specializing in leadership coaching for healthcare professionals. But a serendipitous acquaintance with Jack lead to him becoming a client.  Recognizing its value for him as a student–in dealing with the so-called hidden curriculum and impostor syndrome, among other things–they have put together a  pro-bono arrangement for twelve Georgetown student with area coaches.  These relationships have allowed students to address areas of concern for them without the fears they may have in reaching out to faculty or peers, such as raising red flags or competitive issues.  It has also allowed them to get some of the individual attention they may be missing in education systems that are focused more on mass production of doctors.  And as medicine itself moves away from the idea that the doctor is the captain of the ship and towards a more integrative model of cooperation between medical professionals, more doctors are excited about learning leadership, management, and even surgical skills that encourage and value the input of their teammates.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Innovations 18 mins – “Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meteorologist 22 mins – “Today, we’re looking skyward to explore the life of geologist Ursula Marvin, who used her exceptional ability to identify minerals to study asteroids. Planetary geology wasn’t a field that welcomed women but Marvin never let that stop her. In the 1970s, she became the first woman to travel to Antarctica to hunt for meteorites. Also, another story from our continuing series on vanity plates.” At the link find left-click the “Listen” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome Discussion 56 mins – “There are trillions of them on — and in — our bodies. Microbes have existed on earth for more than three and a half billion years. Makes you wonder who’s playing host to whom, and whether we humans are merely vessels for these tiny survivors. They influence everything from intestinal disorders to mental health conditions — and we’re only just beginning to understand their power over us. Contributor Stephen Humphrey journeys into the mysterious world of the microbiome.” At the link find the title, “Planet You: The mysterious world of the microbiome, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-ZoUiTe18-20180918.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Family Separations 88 mins – “Whether at the border or in the interior, the government is taking a hardline stance: separating arriving migrant families in a bid to deter future flows from Central America; stepping up pressure on “sanctuary” jurisdictions; increasing focus on denaturalization; and releasing a public-charge ruling that could deter vast numbers of legal immigrants and their U.S.-citizen dependents from accessing public benefits. What legal and political issues do these policies raise? What is their impact likely to be? And how are immigrant communities and their representatives reacting? Muzaffar Chishti, Director of MPI’s office at NYU School of Law, moderated a discussion on these issues between “The New Yorker”‘s Staff Writer Jonathan Blitzer; Ur Jaddou, Former Chief Counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; James F. Peterson, Judicial Watch Attorney; and Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The panel was opened by remarks from Georgetown Law Center Dean William Treanor.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Commissions 89 mins – “There’s no shortage of news this week, but comparatively little of it is national security law news, and so we are back with a fresh deep dive episode.  For better or worse, it’s our longest episode yet (topping out a bit over 1:20). So find a comfy spot, pop in the headphones, and prepare to dive deep, deep, deep into the history of military commissions in the United States!  Get ready for Ex Parte Milligan, Ex Parte Quirin, and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and much more besides!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Can Heal 39 mins – “Surprisingly, Renée Fleming has been using her iconic voice to help scientists discover how music heals us. Alan talks with Renée about their mutual interest in science, her new starring role in Carousel, and what it’s like to really be present as a performer.” At the link find the title, “Renée Fleming and the Healing Power of Music, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4a35b668-2adc-4aa3-83b0-25ef831568d2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil Armstrong 54 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz.” At the link find the title, “First Man – Celebrating Neil Armstrong, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2ad9ab41-e03c-4cf4-b74b-b71ce3b581f2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neoliberalism 56 mins – “Deregulation. Infinite growth. Self-correcting markets. All are hallmarks of neoliberal thinking. But they’re more than just assumptions about the economy. They undergird much of the most influential thinking about governance right now, and dominate political and economic thinking everywhere. The results, according to some, have been disastrous. Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey asks four experts about the rise and rule of neoliberal thought, and what it may mean for societies around the world.” At the link find the title, “Is Neoliberalism destroying the world?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-sYakMT5w-20180926.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroscientist Kandel 62 mins – “Today’s guest is an Austrian-American who emigrated from Vienna to Brooklyn in 1939 at the age of 9, Dr. Eric Kandel will celebrate nearly nine decades of curiosity, study and incredible scientific discovery at his upcoming 89th birthday on November 7 (about the time this podcast will air). Dr. Kandel is a renowned neuroscientist with a psychiatric background who is considered one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. Dr. Kandel has been described by a colleague as: “one of the truly great intellects, … one of the greatest scientists and greatest neuroscientists of the last 100 years.” “…[He has] this wonderful far-reaching mind that is not afraid … to ask questions, to be integrative, to take a bold leap of imagination.” Today, Dr. Kandel tells us about his research on the biological foundations of memory and his newest book, “The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell us About Ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Unusual Brain of Dr. Eric Kandel #538, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 231994ad-9c62-44f1-9218-18f0f4ae285e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurosurgeon Bob Hariri 56 mins – “Dr. Hariri is an amazing human being with 30 years of experience as a neurosurgeon and a medical entrepreneur. He has created a huge number of startups that have been innovating at the very forefront of how we can gain control of our own biology. Dr. Hariri’s work has now expanded to include anti-ageing, longevity and stem cell treatments particularly with a company called Celularity which is pioneering some of the most innovative ways we can live longer than we ever thought we could.” At the link find the title, “100 Years Old is the New 60 – Dr. Bob Hariri #539, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1accc7aa-0f01-4228-96e3-cf99728e8e1c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Zealand Maori 49 mins – “Emmy Rakete, a Māori communist and organizer from New Zealand, joins Breht to discuss Māori indigenous history in Polynesia, Marxism-Leninism, Prison Abolition, Colonialism, Climate Change, culture, and much more! Learn about and support her prison abolitionist organization PAPA here: https://papa.org.nz/publications/ Read the free PDF version of the book “Abolitionist Demands” that she contributed to and recommended in the interview here: https://papa.org.nz/assets/bca4acc165/Abolitionist-Demands.pdfAt the link find the title, “Polynesian Politics: Māori Indigenous History & Marxist Prison Abolition, Se” right-click “Media files New_Zealand.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrogen Fixing Corn 36 mins – “Nitrogen is required for plant growth, and is a significant input in terms of cost and environmental impact. While plants are literally surrounded by nitrogen, it is present in the atmosphere in an unusable form. Some plants (like legumes) have the ability to fix nitrogen, converting it from a gas into a form the plant can use. The idea of somehow moving this important trait from legumes (or microbes) to grain crops has long been considered a holy grail of plant biotechnology.  However, the problem is much more complex, and after decades of research it has not been possible.  But a land race of maize deep in the heart of corn’s domestication region, selected and cultivated by Indigenous People, may have solved this problem. Researchers, led by Dr. Alan Bennett at UC-Davis identified this type of corn that produces aerial roots that exude a clear mucilage. This carbohydrate-dense liquid hosts nitrogen-fixing bacteria that render atmospheric nitrogen usable by the plant.  The hope is that the study of the genes that control the plant’s association with the microbes, and study of the microbial communities, may bring about new technologies to help crop plants be less dependent on supplied nitrogen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Conservation 12 mins – “David Lang, the creator of an open-source underwater robotics platform, shows us how we can all do our part to save the oceans. Each and every one of us can take steps to help protect the future of these environments, and with the right tools, anyone can become a visionary in this fight. David Lang is the co-founder of OpenROV, manufacturers of underwater drones, and OpenExplorer, a platform for connected exploration as well as an entrepreneur and writer. David is also a TED Senior Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer. His TED talk on DIY robotics and ocean exploration has garnered more than one million views. His writing has been featured on BackChannel, MAKE, and Popular Mechanics. His first book, Zero to Maker, chronicled his journey from underskilled beginner to underwater robot manufacturer. David’s story of career reinvention and adventure has drawn a lot of attention. His work and company has been written about and featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and dozens of other popular outlets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Industry 59 mins – “We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So what are you going to do about it?” At the link find the title,”356. America’s Hidden Duopoly, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 69521e8d-df4f-40bc-b552-f4c97707cbd6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics Improvement 48 minsOur latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten.” We Americans may love our democracy — at least in theory — but at the moment our feelings toward the Federal government lie somewhere between disdain and hatred. Which electoral and political ideas should be killed off to make way for a saner system?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Population Growth Support 13 mins – “By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change? In a talk packed with wit and wisdom, science journalist Charles C. Mann breaks down the proposed solutions and finds that the answers fall into two camps — wizards and prophets — while offering his own take on the best path to survival.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Harding 44 mins – “Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond. Historian Nicole Hemmer helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding.” At the link find the title, “Warren G. Harding: Love and scandal, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5bc4a89ae4b078f0fafdfc1b_1351620000001-300040_t_1539614877512_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelics by Pollan 54 mins – “In his book “How to Change Your Mind”, Michael Pollan explores how psychedelic drugs have been used to enhance spiritual experiences and treat many conditions from depression to anxiety. He speaks to IDEAS producer, Mary O’Connell.” At the link find the title, “Shaking the snow globe: Michael Pollan on the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-86hTzBIh-20180925.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane 36 mins – “Early on the morning of September 20th, 2017, a category four hurricane namd Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. It was a beast of a hurricane — the strongest one to hit the island since 1932. Wind speeds hit 155 miles per hour, making it almost a category five. Daniel Alarcón went down to Puerto Rico to report on the aftermath of the storm. He wrote a piece for Wired about the almost year-long struggle to get power working on the island, and the utility worker who became a Puerto Rican folk hero. Jorge Bracero – The morning after the hurricane, lots of people woke up and surveyed the damage done to their homes. One of them was a man named Jorge Bracero, from the capital city of San Juan, who  was completely caught off guard by how bad this storm was. Jorge works at the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the public utility that provides electricity for nearly the entire island. When he got to work, he made his way over to a big computer screen that showed the outline of Puerto Rico. Every single line was down, which had never happened before.

Racism 54 mins – “Decades after the civil rights era, the post-colonial movement, and the beginning of the multiculturalism project, racism that had lain in the shadows of Western democracies is out in the open and thriving. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, conversations about the history and persistence of racism and an ideology of whiteness that lies behind it.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on Race and Racism, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-j1OjvwH1-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 27 mins – “Bethany Yellowtail—fashion designer, business owner, and general badass—is a Mash-Up to Know. She is the owner and designer of B.YELLOWTAIL, a fashion line, and the leader of B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE, a platform for the work of Native artisans of different nations. Rebecca and Amy try not to fan girl too hard about her beautiful clothes and amazing work, and they get to the heart of why dating as an Indigenous woman in LA is just as challenging as it sounds.” At the link find the title, ‘Bethany Yellowtail Won’t Quit, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4963da8f-1ba1-4ab5-87a4-73463bb9ce4a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Restaurant History 56 mins – “There’s a lot more happening at a restaurant than simply ordering from a menu and getting your food. Restaurants are sites of self-expression – spaces in which status and distinction are performed and lines between class, race, and gender are reflected and reinforced. Contributing producers Michelle Macklem and Zoe Tennant explore how we’ve gone from dining in to dining out, and what dining out reveals about our identities.” At the link find the title, “The Restaurant: A Table Divided (Encore May 21,2018), Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-a57u9qV9-20180912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revenge Porn 10 mins – “I had about five minutes before I was set to deliver a talk to a bunch of business owners about visibility and being on camera. After all, I was the so-called expert there, the former 20-year television news anchor and life and business coach. I happened to take a look down at my cell phone just to catch the time, and I noticed that I had a missed call from my ex-husband. I can still hear his voice. “Darieth, what is going on? I just got a call from some strange man who told me to go to this website, and now I’m looking at all of these photos of you naked. Your private parts are all over this website. Who’s seen this?” …My manipulative, jealous, stalker ex-boyfriend did exactly what he said he would do: he put up a website with my name on it, and he posted this. And this. And several explicit photos that he had taken of me while I was asleep, living with him in Jamaica. For months prior to that, he had been sending me threatening text messages like this. He was trying to make me out to be some sleazy, low-life slut. He had even threatened to kill me. He told me that he would shoot me in my head and stab me in my heart, simply because I wanted to end the controlling relationship. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I didn’t even know what to call it. You might know it as cyberharassment or cyberbullying. The media calls it “revenge porn.” I now call it ‘digital domestic violence.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Connections 12 mins – “We’re far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct like that can have consequences. Learn more about how we’re biologically hardwired to project intent and life onto machines — and how it might help us better understand ourselves.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rock Climbing 12 mins – “Imagine being by yourself in the dead center of a 3,000-foot vertical cliff — without a rope to catch you if you fall. For professional rock climber Alex Honnold, this dizzying scene marked the culmination of a decade-long dream. In a hair-raising talk, he tells the story of how he summited Yosemite’s El Capitan, completing one of the most dangerous free solo climbs ever. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is known as much for his humble, self-effacing attitude as he is for the dizzyingly tall cliffs he has climbed without a rope to protect him if he falls. Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films, including the Emmy-nominated Alone on the Wall. He is the subject of the documentary feature Free Solo, which was released by National Geographic Documentary Films….” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Silverman 46 mins – “Alan Alda talks with comedian Sarah Silverman about how she befriended someone who was hateful toward her on Twitter, and how her new series on Hulu challenges her to connect with people that she doesn’t agree with. Her question to us is “Can Americans put down their “porcupine needles” and really listen to one another again?” At the link find the title, “Sarah Silverman and the Joy of Enjoying People You Don’t Agree With, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6b39cf6d-b5fb-4c60-bbe3-fb40df4ce27a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Shooting Protection 60 mins – There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these tragedies and try to use that knowledge to save others.” At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seriously Ill Conversations 44 mins – “Alan talks with Kate about the awkward, funny, and often misguided, ways people approach the subject when they know someone is seriously ill. New York Times Bestselling author and Duke University divinity professor, Kate Bowler tells Alan how stage 4 cancer led her to write a humorous, and graceful book about communicating with someone who’s received the worst possible news.” At the link find the title, “Kate Bowler and How to Handle the Worst News of All, J” right-click “Media files 8a970459-4188-42f4-974b-7b5516cffaf2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Set Designer Lessons 11 mins – “You don’t have to work on Broadway to design a set, says creative director David Korins — you can be the set designer of any space in your life. Sharing insights from his work on hits like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” Korins offers a three-step process to start creating the world you want to live in.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism in Social Media Panel 58 mins – “In this panel debate Olivia Dickinson (Let Toys Be Toys), Azmina Dhrodia (Amnesty International), Stephanie Boland (Prospect) and Dr Leda Blackwood discuss social media and everyday sexism. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Social Media and Everyday Sexism, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515126703-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on social media and everyday sexism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Good Software 59 mins – “The Berkman Klein Center geeks primarily engage in specific project support, software development and data science, and other ad-hoc technology activities at the Center. They also build amazing tools to support projects and center wide goals. In this talk they discuss and demo some of the tools we produce, including TagTeam and Media Cloud.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast. An online video version is also available at that link.

Social Isolation 56 mins – “The forces of division have been tearing America’s social fabric for decades. But a new coalition of community builders with a new set of beliefs is rising to turn things around.” At the link find the title, “The Cultural Revolution We Need, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4736cff3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soft Robots 9 mins – “Robots are designed for speed and precision — but their rigidity has often limited how they’re used. In this illuminating talk, biomedical engineer Giada Gerboni shares the latest developments in “soft robotics,” an emerging field that aims to create nimble machines that imitate nature, like a robotic octopus. Learn more about how these flexible structures could play a critical role in surgery, medicine and our daily lives.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Flu 56 mins – “In 1918, Spanish flu wiped out more people than World War 1. Now, a century on, we’re asking why this pandemic packed such a punch, where flu came from in the first place, and how flu vaccines are made. Plus, fossilised fats from the world’s first animals, a look at the IgNobel prizes, genes linked to hypertension, and the computer game that gets kids into engineering…” At the link find the title, “Flu Do You Think You Are?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files flu-do-you-think-you-are.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Cord Injury Repair 27 mins – “Four people with paraplegia were recently implanted with electrodes in their lower backs. They all regained movement below their injuries, and two walked again. This week Nicola Davis investigates this technique – epidural stimulation – and other approaches for treating spinal cord injuries” At the link find the title, “A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 11-52394-gnl.sci.181012.gm.a step in the right direction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stalin 150 mins – “Justin and Jeremy from Proles of the Round Table join Breht to elucidate the Marxist-Leninist perspective on Joseph Stalin.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save file” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Stanford Prison Experiment 37 mins- “This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of a show about human nature and circumstance, “Fear Thy Nature.” …The episode is about how profoundly human behavior is influenced not only by our inner bearings but our outer circumstances. It centers on the fascinating show Sleep No More, created by the British theater group Punchdrunk; and the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which student volunteers were asked to play the role of inmates and prison guards. What do the SPE and SNM have in common? Give a listen to find out.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar.

Stories from the Soil 21 mins – “ Jim Loar is CEO and President of Cool Planet, an innovations company that seeks to improve upon the current agricultural technologies we have today to facilitate increased profits and crop production at a low cost in a sustainable manner. …Jim joins me today to discuss his ideas around soil health and why he says it’s the future of agricultural innovations. He explains what soil health is and what exactly makes soil healthy. He introduces a new project called Stories From The Soil and describes its purpose and what he wants it to achieve. Jim also discusses how improving soil health benefits not only the environment but also the economy around the agricultural industry.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 119: Stories from the Soil with Jim Loar of Cool Planet, Sept 2018,” right-click “Media files FOA_119_Stories from the Soil with Jim Loar of Cool Planet Final_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Story Corps Founder 22 mins – “Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stunt Woman 9 mins – “Over the course of her fearless career, extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has pushed the limits of the human body. She’s jumped through broken glass, toppled from great heights and built gizmos to provide a boost along the way. Backed by footage of her work, Streb reflects on her lifelong quest to defy gravity and fly the only way a human can — by mastering the landing..” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synapse Evolution 66 mins – “Early in his career Seth Grant helped develop the transgenic mice that Eric Kandel used in his studies of how memory works. Since then he has combined his skill in genetics with his work on isolating the proteins that form the functional components of the synapse. (The synapse is a key component in the nervous systems of all multi-cellular animals.) When we last talked back in BSP 51 I was particularly struck by how many of these proteins actually evolved with single celled life–long before the arrival of nervous systems. Recently Grant’s work has focused on the discovery that the vertebrate synapse is actually much more complex than the one present in invertebrates. For BSP 101 we got together to talk about two papers he and his collegues recently published in Nature Neuroscience. These papers explore how small changes in the synapse proteins effect learning in measurable ways. Grant has a special gift for making complex ideas clear, which means that this interview can be enjoyed by all listeners, even those who are new to the Brain Science Podcast and neuroscience.” At the link find the title, “BS 150 Seth Grant Explores the Synaptome, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 150-BS-Grant.mp3” and select “save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synaptome 61 mins – “BS 150 is my 4th interview with Dr. Seth Grant, the molecular biologist who has discovered surprising things about the evolution of the synapse, including the fact that vertebrates have much more complex synapses than invertebrates. In this interview we talk about his latest paper in Neuron in which his team has developed a method for mapping the synapses across the entire mouse brain. This is called a synaptome and reveals that there is surprising diversity depending on which part of the brain is examined. We discuss the implications of this discovery and how it suggests a new theory of how memory works. Even though this is a follow up to last year’s interview (BS 137), Dr. Grant provides all the background that a new listener will need to appreciate his work. At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Tina Fey 31 mins – “Two icons of improv and comedy together on the same podcast. Alan Alda and Tina Fey – do we need to say more? This episode was originally recorded live on stage. Tina also joined Alan in studio to answer 7 questions about herself. Her answers are profound and funny and show why she’s one of the great comedians of all time.” At the link find the title, “Tina Fey and the Transformative Power of Improv, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files fc93342a-5503-490d-94c9-070ba7330fe7.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Immigration Crackdown 78 mins – “In its first year and a half, the Trump administration tested the limits of its power to reduce immigration, targeting longstanding humanitarian programs and scrutinizing immigration benefits. These unprecedented actions included deciding to end Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure for nationals from seven countries, attempting to terminate DACA, introducing new limitations on applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, releasing several iterations of the much-litigated travel ban, slashing refugee resettlement numbers, tightening visa screening guidelines, and changing H-1B processing. Many of these actions, as well as the way decisions have been implemented, have been challenged in the courts. In a discussion moderated by CLINIC Director of Advocacy Jill Bussey, CARECEN Executive Director Abel Nunez, International Refugee Assistance Project Staff Attorney Julie Kornfeld, and Council for Global Immigration Director of Government Affairs Rebecca K. Peters discussed the legal questions presented in litigation, as well as the consequences of these actions domestically and abroad.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Key Phrases 56 mins – “We talk to the historian Sarah Churchwell about the origins of some of the ideas churning up politics in the age of Trump: ‘America First’, ‘Make America Great Again’, ‘Fake News’. Where do these phrases come from and what do they mean? We try to unpick the racism from the isolationism and the anti-immigrant from the anti-elitist sentiment. Plus we discuss whether fascism in America was a real threat in the 1930s and whether it’s a real threat today. With Andrew Preston, historian of US foreign policy. Next week: the midterms!” At the link find the title, “America First?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumps War on Justice 120 mins – “FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, this two-hour documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team traces Trump’s unprecedented war against the special counsel, the FBI, and even his own attorney general.” At the link find th title, “Trump’s Showdown, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 513344037-frontlinepbs-trumps-showdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Urges 56 mins – “How does a just society reconcile the desire for peace, with the desire, most often by men, for violence? How much does nature stir boys, men, to fight? And to what extent can they control that stirring? Author Daemon Fairless takes IDEAS producer Mary Lynk on a road trip to try and unlock why some men are drawn to violence. They meet up with a science teacher, a MMA fighter, and a serial killer, who are profiled in his new book: Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men.” At the link find the title, “Taming the Beast: Are violent urges part of men’s nature? (Encore May 2, 2018), Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-JXcpU0ou-20180918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violinist Micarelli 50 mins – “Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weight Management 60 mins – “Drew Manning is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons From Gaining And Losing 75 Lbs On Purpose. In this episode, we talk about Drew’s winding journey of fitness, faith, failure and feats of self-awareness. He’s best known for his year-long Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment that went viral, garnered national attention, and led to appearances on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and more. His experiment also became a hit TV show called “Fit to Fat to Fit,” and aired on the A&E and Lifetime channels. In the 7 years since that experiment, Drew has helped thousands of people learn to live a healthy lifestyle and transform their lives.” At the link find the title, Empathy: the Unexpected Key to Transforming Lives, Drew Manning #534, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 551a9418-56f5-492a-ab73-adb27cb079ce.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistle-blowing 12 mins – “Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they’ve shared information that has shaped society — and why they need our trust and protection.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Who Are We 60 mins – “Mistaken Identities: The Conflict Over Culture, Class, Gender and Nation with Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray – Race, religion and identity are being talked about as never before. While minority groups raise their voices for recognition and inclusion, others feel that their culture is being eroded. In these increasingly febrile times, Intelligence Squared brought together two of the world’s most prominent thinkers to debate the issues that are polarising our society. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, unpicked the very notion of identity. He argues that our outdated prejudices taint the way we understand concepts of race, class, nationality and sexuality. Race, he claims, is a fiction based on Victorian-era pseudoscience. Appiah urges us to question and rethink our assumptions in order to build a more tolerant and accepting society. But how helpful is this viewpoint to those who face the reality of racism and feel the brunt of discrimination on a daily basis? In conversation with Appiah was John Gray, one of Britain’s most provocative and original commentators. In contrast to Appiah, Gray argues that categories like race are not just ‘mistakes’; they come about as the result of concrete political situations which cannot just be wished away by a philosopher in his ivory tower. Gray also contends that liberals who seek to undo traditional notions of identity have become even more dogmatic, intolerant and illiberal than the conservatives whom they criticise. In their hypocrisy, they have created a new hierarchy of identity which privileges ethnicity, gender and sexuality over nation and religion.” At the link find the title, “Mistaken Identities: The Conflict Over Culture, Class, Gender and Nation with Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Politics and Work Panel 82 mins – “In this panel debate Dr Ana Weeks, Gita Sahgal, Professor Sarah Childs, Dr Farah Mihlar and Dr Emma Carmel discuss the role of women in politics and work. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on the Role of Women in Politics and Work, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515089089-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on the role of women in politics and work.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Mining Digest 363 – Nov 2, 2018: Americans in Combat, Arctic Shipping, Canada Trade Agreement Discussion, Cancer in Dense Breasts, Communicating with Alan Alda, CRISPR Gene Editing, Cybercrime Stalking, Digital Arms Race, Disaster Preparation, Economic Growth Goals, Fighting Online Extremism, Financial Crisis of 2008 Review, LNG Project in Canada, Food Research Questioned, Gender Bias in Medicine, Identity Podcasts, Immigrant Family Separation, Immigrants Value, Immigration Restrictions, Investment Strategies, Ivory Burning in Canada, Kavanaugh vs Ford, Leadership Failure, LNG in Canada, Marijuana Investing, Minimalist Living, Mountain Top Removal Problem, Muslims in China, Myers-Briggs Tests, Nuclear Weapons Use, Nursing Home Deaths, Ocean Reserve Creation, Online Shopping Trends, Opioid Crisis in Libraries, Pharmaceutical Conflict, Populism Growth, Private Government, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Random Selection of Officials, Reading Online Impact, Russian Poisonings, Science Pushes Boundaries, Sexual Harassment, Slow Journalism, Social Media Destructiveness, Soldiers and Scouts, South African Transformation, Suicide Awareness, Syrian War at 7 Years, Team Building with Strangers, Trump and Fear, Venezuelan Refugees, Veteran War Stories Needed, Voting Rights Concerns, West Virginia Stories, Wound Healing Invention

Exercise your ears: the 99 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 600 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double (ctrl-click) individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 23,035 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 140GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get the discarded material, too, using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 496 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

African Medicine 27 mins – “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks about the just-issued Goalkeepers Report, tracking progress against poverty and disease even as the population keeps rising.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Americans in Combat 28 mins – “In his new book The Fighters, C.J. Chivers explores the human cost of U.S. foreign policy following the 9/11 attacks – the price paid by the low-ranking soldiers that were sent to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.” At the link find the title, “War erases what a human life could be, says Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-i8YCEVCS-20180911.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Shipping 22 mins – “Almost all of the Canadian Arctic is unmapped. Researchers are hoping to fill the uncharted gaps with a new Canadian technology, to keep the increasing ship traffic passing through the territory out of danger.” At the link find the title, “Researchers use ‘HydroBall’ technology to chart Arctic waters missing on maps, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-PRBFTXfy-20180911.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birth Order Issues 26 mins – “Could the overlooked middle-born child really become obsolete? A recent study suggests families are no longer having more than three kids.” At the link find the title, “Smaller families are pushing ‘the middle child’ into extinction, study suggests, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-28lHReWq-20180912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Klansman 19 mins – “Ron Stallworth was the first African-American detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department – and he also ran a sting operation that infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.” At the link find the title, “The true story behind BlacKkKlansman: How a black police detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-qTA6MMK2-20180926.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blood Pressure Control 60 mins – “High blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. A recent change in guidelines urges doctors to treat people whose blood pressure would not have been considered particularly high a few years ago. (Here is a link to the guidelines, published in March 2018.) Most of the time, that treatment consists of prescription medications, all of which have some potential side effects. Is there a different way? The European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Hypertension have just published their new guidelines. Unlike the American medical societies, the Europeans declined to lower the threshold for treatment. It remains at 140/90 for most patients.” At the link left-click “Download the mp3,” select “Choose CD or mp3” from the next screen to get the free podcast.

Brazil Museum Fire 26 mins – “After Brazil’s National Museum lost 90 per cent of its collection in a devastating fire earlier this month, museum expert Robert Janes suggests culling collections so that resources can be devoted to protecting irreplaceable material.” At the link find the title, “Brazil’s museum inferno signals a need to better manage collections, says expert, “ right-click “Media files current-WrkR3KN4-20180910.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Politics 26 mins – “As Brazilians head to the polls Sunday, a dramatic election campaign – where one candidate is in prison, and another was stabbed – could deliver a watershed moment in the country’s history.” At the link find the title, “Could Brazil be about to elect ‘the Tropical Trump’?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “ Media files current-0wTd49fE-20181005.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement 15 mins – “Trade experts from all three countries weigh up the wins, losses, and the fine detail of the new United States-Mexico-Canada deal.” At the link find the title, “Who are the real winners and losers in the USMCA deal?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8Pxom2zH-20181002.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada Trade Agreement Discussion 21 mins – “As details of the new USMCA trade deal emerge, one Canadian dairy farmer argues that the stability of Canada’s supply management system is being eroded.” At the link find the title,”’Death by a thousand cuts’: Canadian dairy farmer disappointed by USMCA deal, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9QQ8lITF-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Politics 26 mins – “Parties outside the federalist-sovereigntist axis are expected to make gains in the Quebec provincial election, which some experts argue will mean a reshaping of the political landscape.” At the link find the title, “Quebec politics moving away from sovereignty debate, says pollster, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-AGSO2Hrm-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer in Dense Breasts 18 mins – “Most women aren’t routinely informed if they have dense breasts, but the condition can mean cancers are less likely to show up on mammograms. Kathy Kaufield, a cancer survivor and advocate, wants doctors to be mandated to tell women.” At the link find the title, “Telling women they have dense breasts could save lives, says cancer survivor, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-1nfyFj8B-20180912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer in Dense Breasts 27 mins – “More than 40 per cent of Canadian women have dense breasts that increase the risk of breast cancer and render many of those cancers invisible on a mammogram. It’s a surprisingly common problem that experts say should be getting much more public attention.” At the link find the title, “The hidden dangers of dense breasts, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-9fsYSX1X-20180914.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Case Deaths P1 39 mins – “Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold.” At the link find the title, “EP 1: Hide and Seek, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5870933706.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comic Books in School 11 mins – “Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher’s toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education — and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communicating with Alan Alda 27 mins – “Alan Alda is best known for his 11 seasons on MASH but he’s also forged a second career as an expert in communication. He tells Dr. Brian Goldman it began with hosting Scientific American on PBS, where he talked to some of the world’s smartest people and helped them get their ideas across. About a decdade ago the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science was established. It’s trained more than 13,000 doctors and health professionals, using improvisation as a key tool. Alda also talks about his new podcast, Clear and Vivid which is all about human relationships, and he reveals why he went public with this diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease this summer.” At the link find the title, “How Alan Alda went from playing a doctor on TV to teaching doctors about empathy, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-9XFINDeK-20180921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Con Man of the 1920s 24 mins – “Edgar Laplante was a world-class grifter. It won him world-class women; adulation from royalty and presidents, and it eventually landed him in prison.” At the link find the title, “King Con: Man successfully impersonates Indigenous leaders his whole life, acquiring riches and fame, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8TkzCzzC-20180921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooling with Outer Space 13 mins – “…Cooling systems today collectively account for 17 percent of the electricity we use worldwide. This includes everything from the air conditioners I so desperately wanted during my summer vacations, to the refrigeration systems that keep our food safe and cold for us in our supermarkets, to the industrial scale systems that keep our data centers operational. Collectively, these systems account for eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But what keeps me up at night is that our energy use for cooling might grow sixfold by the year 2050, primarily driven by increasing usage in Asian and African countries….” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Scenes and Vultures 11 mins – “Can a bird that symbolizes death help the living catch criminals? In this informative and accessible talk, forensic anthropologist Lauren Pharr shows us how vultures impact crime scenes — and the assistance they can provide to detectives investigating murders. (This talk contains graphic images.)” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Gene Editing 92 mins – “CRISPR is a family of DNA sequences in bacteria and archaea that are a part of these organisms’ cellular defense system. A recent discovery showed how this mechanism can be used to edit genes much more easily than legacy methods. In this episode I chat with Sam Sternberg about the naturally occuring CRISPR systems, how they work, and how CRISPR together with its associated enzymes can be used to cut, and subsequently, edit, DNA. We conclude the episode with an outlook on the potential use in medicine. Check out Sam’s book A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybercrime Stalking 25 mins – “The rise of technology has created new avenues for domestic abusers to target victims. An Edmonton woman shares her story of how her ex-boyfriend sent men to her house for sexual encounters by setting up a fake online dating account.” At the link find the title, “How domestic abusers are leveraging technology to harass, control, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aFDlsqTC-20180917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dealing with Death 16 mins – “With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality — and peace with death. Life is an enormous gift, Levine says: “You enrich it as best you can, and then you give it back.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Arms Race 21 mins – “Charlie Angus, the NDP MP questioning a Canadian company’s role in the Brexit vote, has warned that Canada is not immune to efforts to undermine elections.” At the link find the title, “’Very naive’ to think election interference can’t happen in Canada, says MP Charlie Angus, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-C2Nf9FIP-20181004.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Arms Race 24 mins – “A new study about Star Wars: The Last Jedi suggests the rhetoric that surrounded its release in 2017 was in part the product of organized twitter campaigns by activists, bots and even Russian trolls trying to advance wider political agendas.” At the link find the title, “Russian trolls ‘pushed their agenda’ with Star Wars critiques, study suggests, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8Tre5uo1-20181008.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Preparation 77 mins – “We just had one hell of a hurricane in the Carolinas and the problems there are far from over.  Storm season is still upon us and there will likely be at least one more major storm impact this year. Next up, well winter is on the way, blizzards and ice storms are soon to follow.  Next thing you know it will be spring, time for mudslides, tornadoes and other “fun stuff”.  Then back to summer, forest fires, more storms and it just goes on. If you think about it we don’t have a disaster season, we have seasons with disasters that are more common during them, and even that rule gets broken.  You don’t think of winter and tornadoes but in 2015 in the three days following Christmas we had the December 2015 North American storm complex.  In three days we had a total of 32 tornadoes confirmed, 60 people died and hundreds of homes were destroyed. To be blunt, shit happens!  And depending on the size of the shit, you are going to be your own first responder for hours, days or at times even weeks.  As I say in Spirko’s 7th Law of Life.  “Preparedness for hard times, is nothing more than being a responsible adult.”  Today we talk about the most basic preps that every grown ass adult should put into place for themselves and their family.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Growth Goals 16 mins – “What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole — where people are falling short on life’s essentials — and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet’s ecological limits.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Technology 71 mins – “…If we had a show title based on the show conversations, it would likely be Miguel’s comment, “The boy turned away from Linux, I thought he was doomed!” Miguel and Wes also discussed the importance of students learning how to effectively and responsibly create video today, the recent European Human Rights Court ruling finding the mass surveillance of Great Britain’s GHCQ intelligence organization illegal that was originally highlighted by Edward Snowden, and the prospect of worldwide surveillance through drone monitoring. The Australian government’s new anti-encryption legislation, an FBI alarm on student data privacy, the launch of FireFox’s “Privacy Monitor,” and the feared demise of Evernote as a notetaking cloud platform were also discussed. Miguel set a new global record for podcast “Geek of the Week” shares, including Paranoia Works for personal encryption of data, the book Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez, Glary Utilities for WindowsOS management, an Amazing 1Note Link from Microsoft, the TCEA TechNotes Blog, and Joplin Notes. Wes’ Geek of the Week was “Learning Creative Learning,” a Free online course by MIT Media Lab starting 9 Oct 2018.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Medicine 60 mins – “How well do doctors follow the evidence in choosing treatments? Might they be swayed by their relationship with a pharmaceutical or device manufacturer? …Doctors have been advocating evidence-based medicine for a few decades, but a surprising amount of medical practice is based on tradition. How can you sort out the value of evidence-based medicine from eminence-based medicine? (That is, what the most influential experts recommend, based on their own experience or beliefs.)” At the link left-click “Download the mp3,” select “Choose CD or mp3” from the next screen to get the free podcast.

Execution Drug Cocktails 28 mins – “Fearing a public backlash that could harm their sales, pharmaceutical companies have increasingly tried to block U.S. officials using their drugs for lethal injections. That has left states “scrambling” for an alternative, says one advocate.” At the link find the title, “Use of fentanyl to execute U.S. death row prisoners a risk to public safety: advocate, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-AJrW2F9v-20180910.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDIC Functions 48 mins – “Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She warns that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fighting Online Extremism 14 mins – “Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment — including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. “If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong,” Green says. “We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crisis of 2008 Impacts 24 mins – “Ten years after the financial crash, many people are still struggling with the aftermath. One man’s dream home turned into a nightmare that lasted ten years.” At the link find the title, “The financial crisis happened 10 years ago – that’s how long it took this man to sell his house, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-gvE3hjzF-20180914.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crisis of 2008 Book 49 mins – “It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and the nightmare of the global financial crisis. The author of the book “Too Big to Fail” takes us back to those frightening days. At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Research Questioned 19 mins – “Brian Wansink, an expert in eating behaviour, became a daytime TV darling that used science to promote eating smaller portions. Now his theories are being questioned after 6 studies were retracted in one day.” At the link find the title, “Brian Wansink, researcher behind 100-calorie snacks, discredited after 13 papers retracted, Sept, 2018,” right-click”Media files current-4L6edYtd-20180921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fossil Blackmarket 49 mins – “A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We’ll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frankenstein and Zombies and Medicine 27 mins – “This week: The surprising intersection between the worlds of medicine and monsters” At the link find the title, “Of Monsters and Medicine, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-JAw15uDs-20181004.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Functional Medicine 53 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Elizabeth Boham. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center is Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. Her DVD, Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Bias in Medicine 19 mins – “Canadian Donna Strickland became the third woman ever to win the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. A UBC professor explains how she’s working toward inspiring more underrepresented young students to pursue the field.” At the link find the title, “3 women have a Nobel Prize in Physics. This UBC professor aims to eliminate the gender bias, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-rfD2TuKS-20181003.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Goal Setting 12 mins -”Our leaders and institutions are failing us, but it’s not always because they’re bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr — often, it’s simply because they’re leading us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with “Objectives and Key Results,” or OKRs — a goal-setting system that’s been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can mean the difference between success and failure — and how we can use OKRs to hold our leaders and ourselves accountable.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Test By Cellphone 5 mins – “Children who live in rural areas can have a hard time getting to the doctor — much less to an audiologist’s clinic for expensive, complex tests to check their hearing. The result for too many kids is hearing loss caused by ear infections and other curable or preventable problems. That’s why ear surgeon and TED Fellow Susan Emmett is working with 15 communities in rural Alaska to create a simple, low-cost test that only requires a cell phone. Learn more about her work and how it could change the lives of children who don’t have access to hearing care.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human History 58 mins – “With the international sensation, critical favorite, and New York Times bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari unleashed a global phenomenon. His electrifying debut resonated with notable public figures: the book was lauded by President Obama, Bill Gate, Sebastian Junger, and Mark Zuckerberg. In this episode we discuss Sapiens, as well as his newest endeavor, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. In Sapiens, Harari showed us how the human race came to rule the planet. In Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, he offers a spellbinding glimpse of the (near) future. A future in which the zeal to upgrade humans into gods could threaten humanity’s supremacy, meaning, and very existence. And not even rabid science fiction fans will be prepared for Harari’s vivid, original, and endlessly surprising vision of tomorrow. This is the shape of the new world as Harari envisions it, where the gap between those who get onboard and those left behind will be bigger even than the gap between Sapiens and Neanderthals. This is the next stage of evolution.” At the ink right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Tattooist 27 mins – “During his time in Auschwitz, Lale Sokolov was forced to tattoo other prisoners with their concentration camp serial numbers. Despite the horror that surrounded him, Sokolov fell in love, and survived. But it wasn’t until decades later that he told his story to the writer Heather Morris.” At the link find the title, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and the love that helped him survive, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-UkbryHQx-20180925.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up up menu.

Homesteading Updated 67 mins – “…Computers are continuing to become better, smarter, faster and cheaper.  Anything you want from lobster tails to fine silk can be delivered to your home in 12-24 hours from the almighty Amazon.  You can understand when it comes to homesteading why some people are like, why bother? The other side though is pretty amazing.  We have people on YouTube documenting their homesteading journeys with hundreds of thousands of people following them.   A few such people have more than a million followers.  Sites like Pinterest and Instagram are full of pictures and short videos of everything from “square foot gardens” to urban chicken tractors.   Celebrity Chefs like Guy Fieri show off their backyard flocks and compost piles. Yes even in a world of high speed processors and “Door Dash” food delivery the back yard homestead is thriving in 2018.  Today we discuss ways to be a practical homesteader in the modern world.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identity Podcasts 54 mins – “We’ve got a story of self-discovery that begins with a blonde wig, a pastor who created her own city of refuge and a journalist who helped revolutionise the newsroom. Featuring: It’s Not a Race, Politically Re-active, The Mortified Podcast, Bitchface, Remade in America with Bassem Youssef, RUDE podcasts, The Stoop.” At the link find the title, “Podcasts about identity: How who we are shapes our world,” right-click “Download Podcasts about identity: How who we are shapes our world” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Family Separation 49 mins – “The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants Value 8 mins – “Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin. In a personal talk, he breaks down the mischaracterizations and limited narratives of immigrants and shares the stories of the worlds they belong to. “We’re walking melting pots of culture,” Rain says. “If something in that pot smells new or different to you, don’t turn up your nose. Ask us to share.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Restrictions 49 mins – “So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Guidance 59 mins – “As Paul is preparing to release a new investment strategy, in this podcast he discusses the nature of hypothetical returns. What numbers can we trust and what numbers might be unfairly biased? Also, he addresses 7 questions from his readers and listeners.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Strategies 52 mins – “This is the first of a three-part series, laying the foundation for the upcoming “2 Fund for Life” strategy.  In this podcast, Paul discusses the mutual fund, index fund and target date fund, which have been responsible for some of the greatest wealth building for the average investor. In the case of the mutual fund and the index fund, Paul talks about the advantages and disadvantages of each. In the case of the target date fund, he focuses on the advantages. The next in the series (in two weeks) will cover the advantages and disadvantages of the target date fund.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ivory Burning in Canada 27 mins – “The creators of the Anthropocene project are using large-scale photography, film and installations to illustrate just how much impact humans are having on the planet – documenting landscapes many people normally don’t see.” At the link find the title, “Anthropocene project highlights the apocalyptic beauty of humans’ effect on the planet, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8BnR8UEj-20180926.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Dean 49 mins – “Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us. Guests John Dean, former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. Best known as a key witness for the prosecution in the Watergate scandal. (@JohnWDean)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh vs Ford 90 mins – “Jon, Dan, and Erin Ryan discuss the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Then Katie Couric talks to Jon about her new podcast documentary that reflects on the tenth anniversary of her famous interviews with Sarah Palin.” At the link find the title, “”We believe Christine Blasey Ford.”, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files fe1bf614-1117-4d75-b1b3-325f16de4225.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Failure 61 mins – “This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.John Hennessy has been called the “godfather of Silicon Valley.” From his early days as a computer scientist to serving as the 10th president of Stanford University, Hennessy reflects on the core elements of his leadership philosophy. Focusing on the journey rather than the destination, Hennessy details the pivotal role that humility, authenticity, courage, collaboration, innovation and curiosity have all played in his successful career as a tech entrepreneur, academic and administrator.” At the link find the title, “John Hennessy: Why Leading Matters,Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180927_FEA_John Hennessy for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LNG in Canada 24 mins – “The liquefied natural gas project announced for B.C. has been hailed by some as an economic boon, but one environmentalist warns that energy development could overtake its usefulness.” At the link find the title, “China’s development could undermine $40B natural gas investment, warns environmentalist, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-7utr4GfR-20181003.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Podcasts 53 mins – “Part two of our two part series about recreational substances. Weed is going to be legal in Canada very soon. So, let’s take a closer look at the controversial plant with fascinating stories from Stoner, Endless Thread and Unladylike. Planet Money: The Indicator, Stoner, Unladylike, Stance, Sickboy, 2 Dope Queens, Endless Thread.” At the link find the title, “Podcasts about Marijuana, right-click “Download Podcasts about Marijuanaand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Investing 26 mins – “Cannabis companies have had a wild ride on the stock market, with share prices soaring and plummeting before legalization next month. One investor has enjoyed huge success, but experts warn the odds are against average individuals.” At the link find the title, “This man made $1M investing in cannabis – but expert warns it’s a lottery, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cAzVFTZI-20180927.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Me Too Movement 52 mins – “Today’s podcast focuses on what’s next in the Me Too conversation – for the victims, the accused, and the movement itself? Anna Maraia Tremonti was joined by Maclean’s Anne Kingston and criminology professor Neil Boyd. We have also included highlights from today’s national call-in portion.” At the link find the title, “Where should the #MeToo conversation go next?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3I8Fs3Oy-20180924.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minimal Life Style 26 mins – “Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.” At the link find the title, “#26 – The Minimalists, Sept, 2018,” right-click “ right-click “Media files ed8063f3.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minimalist Living 25 mins – “In a world of stuff, there’s a movement that sells the idea of space as a path to happiness. But some critics see this lifestyle trend as self-centered, and say it includes its own kind of consumerism that only people with money can afford.” At the link find the title, “Minimalism: Upper-class luxury or liberating lifestyle?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-j8r0snDC-20180919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mountaintop Removal Problem 14 mins – “Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hendryx presents his research and tells the story of the pushback he’s received from the coal industry, advocating for the ethical obligation scientists have to speak the truth.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims in China 27 mins – “Uighurs who have made refugee claims in Canada are anxiously waiting to find out if they’ll be deported back to China, now that the country is doubling down on its suppression of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.” At the link find the title, “Uighurs in Canada fear deportation after China’s crackdown on Turkic Muslims, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-J5CMSPjc-20180913.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myers-Briggs Tests 24 mins – “Using the Myers-Briggs personality test is a way to engineer a workforce while appearing to care about employees’ self fulfillment, says Merve Emre, the author of The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.” At the link find the title,”Myers-Briggs tests in the workplace help the employer, not the employee, says author, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pjKADs79-20180926.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapons Use 51 mins – “In 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov prevented what could have been a devastating nuclear war by trusting his gut instinct that the algorithm in his early-warning system wrongly sensed incoming missiles. In this case, we praise Petrov for choosing human judgment over the automated system in front of him. But what will happen as the AI algorithms deployed in the nuclear sphere become much more advanced, accurate, and difficult to understand? Will the next officer in Petrov’s position be more likely to trust the “smart” machine in front of him? On this month’s podcast, Ariel spoke with Paul Scharre and Mike Horowitz from the Center for a New American Security about the role of automation in the nuclear sphere, and how the proliferation of AI technologies could change nuclear posturing and the effectiveness of deterrence. Paul is a former Pentagon policy official, and the author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons in the Future of War. Mike Horowitz is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nursing Home Deaths 27 mins – “’Provide good quality care, not just any care,’ nursing home advocate says of Wettlaufer inquiry lessons” At the link find the title, “What families can learn from Wettlaufer inquiry into nursing home care, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-bAGfbYkU-20180928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Reserve Creation 13 mins – “What if we could save the fishing industry and protect the ocean at the same time? Marine ecologist Enric Sala shares his bold plan to safeguard the high seas — some of the last wild places on earth, which fall outside the jurisdiction of any single country — by creating a giant marine reserve that covers two-thirds of the world’s ocean. By protecting the high seas, Sala believes we will restore the ecological, economic and social benefits of the ocean. “When we can align economic needs with conservation, miracles can happen,” Sala says.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Twilight Zone 10 mins – “What will we find in the twilight zone: the vast, mysterious, virtually unexplored realm hundreds of meters below the ocean’s surface? Heidi M. Sosik of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution wants to find out. In this wonder-filled talk, she shares her plan to investigate these uncharted waters, which may hold a million new species and 90 percent of the world’s fish biomass, using submersible technology. What we discover there won’t just astound us, Sosik says — it will help us be better stewards of the world’s oceans. (This ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of The Audacious Project, TED’s new initiative to inspire global change.)” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Shopping Trends 49 mins – “Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis in Libraries 12 mins – “Public libraries have always been about more than just books — and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she’s put it to use to save patrons’ lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmaceutical Conflict 57 mins – “Americans take a lot of medications. We appear to have adopted the advertising-based attitude that there is a pill for every ill. But while some medicines may be helpful or even essential in some circumstances, a lot of people end up taking too many of them. Sometimes doctors end up prescribing one drug to counteract the side effect of another. This prescribing cascade can really add up, especially for older adults who may be more susceptible to side effects. What can be done? Have you asked if you really need that pill?” At the link left-click “Download the mp3,” select “Choose CD or mp3” from the next screen to get the free podcast.

Populism Growth 27 mins – “As the West grapples with the rise of populism, experts argue that mainstream politicians should listen to the public’s grievances, even if they don’t adopt their solutions.” At the link find the title, “’A broken clock is right twice a day’: Politicians need to listen to their voters’ fears, says author, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-gJQXitrb-20180919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Private Government P1 55 mins – “The U. of Michigan prof joins us to discuss Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) (2017) and “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999). What is government? Liz points to the historical use of the term to refer to not just the state, but any organized power relations, including the relation between a firm and its employees. What is it for something to be private? The term is relative, meaning that something is not private in itself but private with regard to some people: it’s not their concern. A state can be a public government if it’s nominally responsive to the concerns of the people, i.e., if it’s representative. A tyranny would be a private government. With these terms in place, Liz wants to describe companies as private governments, and hence we should use the scholarship of political science to evaluate them and try to make them more just, more accountable to the people whose lives they affect….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Private Government P2 63 mins – “Continuing on Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (2017) and “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999). Should the amount of respect that a worker gets be proportional to his or her market value? Our guest tells us more about how all citizens have the right to have their interests considered and what this means for how the relationship between employers and employees might change. We talk health care, income inequality, Tyler Cowen, libertarianism, and more. Start with part one. We’ll do some post-guest discussion to more thoroughly cover the text in part 3, but you needn’t wait: Get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Private Government P3 66 mins – “Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan continue to discuss “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999) and how it lays foundations for Private Government (2017). We connect Anderson’s idea of democratic equality with Rawlsian liberalism, with luck egalitarianism, Kantian alienable autonomy, Adam Smith, communism, and more. Is her idea of the economy as “cooperative, joint production” sensible or creepy?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 21 mins – “A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the population of the U.S. territory is in the grips of a mental health crisis.” At the link find the title, “One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico crisis hotline receiving 600 calls a day, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Bqj8MzPU-20180917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Random Selection of Officials 10 mins – “If you think democracy is broken, here’s an idea: let’s replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials — a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of the crowd and entrusts ordinary people with making balanced decisions for the greater good of everyone. Sound crazy? Learn more about how it could work to create a world free of partisan politics.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reading Online Trends 49 mins – “Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Children Separation – “An 11-year-old girl has been granted refugee status in Canada due to the risk of facing FGM in her native Sierra Leone. Her mother and young brother have not been granted permission to stay, leaving her mother with an impossible choice.” At the link find the title, “Facing FGM in Sierra Leone, girl wins refugee status, but her family could still be deported, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8QrhP8cr-20180917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Fake News 5 mins – “When facts are false, decisions are wrong, says editor and TED Fellow Olga Yurkova. To stop the spread of fake news, she and a group of journalists launched StopFake.org, which exposes biased or inaccurate reporting in order to rebuild the trust we’ve lost in our journalists, leaders and institutions. Learn more about the fight against misinformation as well as two critical ways we can ensure we’re not reading (or sharing) fake news.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Poisonings 24 mins – “The alleged poisoning of a member of Pussy Riot, along with the appearance of two alleged poisoners on Russian state TV, is a message to the West, says Putin critic.” At the link find the title ,“Allegedly poisoned Russian activist’s life could depend on Canada’s response: Browder,, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-fZxeS8fH-20180914.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Pushes Boundaries 14 mins – ““You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science,” says Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the case that researchers must be free to present uncomfortable truths and challenge the thinking of the day — and that we all have a duty to speak up when we see science being stifled or suppressed.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Harassment Apologies 21 mins – “Two prestigious platforms have garnered backlash in recent weeks after featuring personal essays penned by disgraced radio hosts, reflecting on the aftermath of sexual assault and harassment allegations in the era of #MeToo.” At the link find the title, “How publishers have ignited the debate on redemption in the #MeToo era, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dV1lSxHL-20180918.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 8 mins – “The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently released a report on sexual harassment of women working in academic sciences, engineering, and medicine.1 Its findings are deeply disturbing: sexual harassment is common across scientific fields, has not abated, and remains a particular problem in medicine, where potential sources of harassment include not just colleagues and supervisors, but also patients and their families. To highlight one statistic, as many as 50% of female medical students report experiencing sexual harassment. Imagine a medical-school dean addressing the incoming class with this demoralizing prediction: “Look at the woman to your left and then at the woman to your right. On average, one of them will be sexually harassed during the next 4 years, before she has even begun her career as a physician.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slow Journalism 27 mins – “Journalist Paul Salopek has been trekking the world by foot retracing our ancestors journey out of Africa. The National Geographic Fellow estimates he’s walked 12,000 km in over five years – only a third of the way along his global walk.” At the link find the title, “How the daughter of an African revolutionary learned about racism in a Canadian playground, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HWsD1WrY-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Destructiveness 26 mins – “He’s a Sillicon Valley pioneer and a scientist employed by Microsoft – but Jaron Lanier is calling on all of us to take back control and abandon social media for good. He says the catastrophic losses of personal dignity are not worth it.” At the link find the title, “Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-QmRQ8733-20181005.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power 99 mins – “Shawn became intrigued with self-sufficiency around the 2008 financial crisis. Working in and around the power generation market for 18 years led him to increase his knowledge of renewable energy generation. In 2012 he purchased an off grid home and he designed and installed his own off grid solar photovoltaic system. Shawn, his wife, and two daughters have lived off grid since 2012 in Middle Tennessee where they utilize solar pv, solar thermal, rainwater catchment, and other appropriate technologies to live a more self-sufficient and positive cash flow lifestyle. In 2017 he started a consulting business, Hack my Solar, to help others identify and implement ways to increase their personal energy independence.  He joins us today to discuss when solar power makes sense and equally when it doesn’t.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soldiers and Scouts 93 mins – “An expert on rationality, judgement, and strategy, Julia Galef notes that “our capacity for reason evolved to serve two very different purposes that are often at odds with each other. On the one hand, reason helps us figure out what’s true; on the other hand, it also helps us defend ideas that are false-but-strategically-useful. I’ll explore these two different modes of thought — I call them “the scout” and “the soldier” — and what determines which mode we default to. Finally, I’ll argue that modern humans would be better off with more scout mode and less soldier mode, and I’ll share some thoughts on how to make that happen.” Galef is founder of the Update Project and hosts the podcast Rationally Speaking.” At the link find the title, “Julia Galef: Soldiers and Scouts: Why our minds weren’t built for truth, and how we can change that, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files salt-020180912-galef-podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South African Transformation 24 mins – “The daughter of an ANC guerrilla in exile, Sisonke Msimang grew up moving from country to country. The author says it gave her an outsider’s perspective, and framed her understanding of “home.” At the link find the title, “How the daughter of an African revolutionary learned about racism in a Canadian playground, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-hLDpPgxB-20180928.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suicide Awareness 12 mins – “Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide — but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he’s on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. In this deeply personal talk, Forbes shares his approach to helping a group of traditionally silent men in his community open up about their struggles. “We can all be life preservers,” he says.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War at 7 Years 18 mins – “Syrian civilians in Idlib are preparing for the worst as Russian and pro-regime forces threaten an all-out bombing campaign to retake the region. Alaa Alakel, who lives in Canada but has family in the Syrian province, can only watch and wait in agony.” At the link find the title, “Ryerson student’s morning routine: Checking whether her family in Idlib are still alive, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dar66F3h-20180910.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Building with Strangers 13 mins – “Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies “teaming,” where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Theater Role in Democracy 13 mins – “Truth comes from the collision of different ideas, and theater plays an essential role in showing us that truth, says legendary artistic director Oskar Eustis. In this powerful talk, Eustis outlines his plan to reach (and listen to) people in places across the US where the theater, like many other institutions, has turned its back — like the deindustrialized Rust Belt. “Our job is to try to hold up a vision to America that shows not only who all of us are individually, but that welds us back into the commonality that we need to be,” Eustis says. “That’s what the theater is supposed to do.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Fear 27 mins – “Legendary U.S. journalist Bob Woodward described the interactions between Donald Trump and his inner circle in the White House as resembling ‘the absence of a reasonable logical process’ in a Canadian exclusive interview with The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti.” At the link find the title, “Bob Woodward paints picture of chaotic White House under Donald Trump in new book, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-DtufMR6T-20180912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuelan Refugees 19 mins – “The economic situation in Venezuela is pushing civilians to the brink of desperation. As advocates warn that the exodus could rival the migrant crisis coming out of Syria, Venezuelans around the world fear for their loved ones back home.” At the link find the title, “Venezuelans ‘selling their hair’ to feed their families, says CBC reporter at border, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dPMReq3j-20180911.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veteran War Stories Needed 14 mins – “Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain — who went on to write “The Other Wes Moore” — explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it’s just not sufficient. It’s a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights Concerns 46 mins – “In her new book, author and academic Carol Anderson explores the history of voter suppression in the U.S., and argues that a resurgence of those tactics affected the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” At the link find the title, “Laws to suppress black vote in U.S. are being drafted with ‘horrific efficiency,’ says author, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-15tu9JPv-20180918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

West Virginia Stories 56 mins – “We’re excited to announce that West Virginia Public Broadcasting has invited Us & Them to be a regular part of their radio programming. Starting this week, West Virginia audiences are going to hear stories about America’s culture divides — many that our devoted podcast listeners have been enjoying since 2015 – but now… On The Radio!!! Can you tell that we’re excited?” At the link find the the title, And Now… on the Radio!, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsandThem 69_AndNowonthe Radio 09.27.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wound Healing Invention 7 mins – “Working out of her garage, Anushka Naiknaware designed a sensor that tracks wound healing, becoming the youngest winner (at age 13) of the Google Science Fair. Her clever invention addresses the global challenge of chronic wounds, which don’t heal properly due to preexisting conditions like diabetes and account for billions in medical costs worldwide. Join Naiknaware as she explains how her “smart bandage” works — and how she’s sharing her story to inspire others to make a difference.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click the download arrow, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Mining Digest 362 – Oct 26, 2018: Advertising Agencies, African Democracy, AI Ethical Dilemmas, America Imperiled, Capitalism Is Broken, Carbon Pollution and Food, Children Online, Chinese Competition, Civil Rights War, Concussions and Helmet Technology, Death and Dying, Democracy Crisis, Digital Impact on Brains, Drone Warfare, Employee Ownership, Ethical Dilemmas, Evernote Founder Interview, Facebook Security Breach, Female Astronaut, Female Calculators, Financial Crises Potential, Foreign Service Work, Free College Future, Health Maintenance, Hoarding and Online Shopping, Honey Bee Colony Collapse Fix, Hospital Closings, Innovation Help from GE, Internet Age or Not, Investment Wisdom, Jihadi Violence, Job Changing, Kavanaugh and Teenage Impressions, Lawrence Levy of Pixar, Leadership Traits, Liberalism vs Illiberalism, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, Male Stereotypes, Mass Extinctions, Migrations Pathways Enhancement, Mobile Economy, Networking Power, PJ O’Rourke Commentary, Podcast Bubble Bursting, Privacy Perspectives, Psychedelic Drugs, Rape Experience, Robocall Resistance, Rule of Law, Self Awareness, Sexual Harassment History, Sharing Economy, Silicon Valley Godfather, Trading Market Protectionism, Trump Psychoanalysis, Truth Decay, Voting Process Changes, Wim Hof Method, Women’s Anger

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Advertising Agencies 66 mins – “Advertising agencies are caught between fee-cutting clients and profit-hungry owners. In the meantime, their creative workloads are growing, driven by increased TV, digital and social advertising. How do agencies generate profit margins under these circumstances? Through downsizing, salary freezes and ‘juniorizing.’ Agencies are disinvesting in capabilities at a time when their clients’ marketing challenges have never been greater. This is Madison Avenue Manslaughter, documented in detail by Michael Farmer, who has been working in the industry for the past 25 years. Farmer, who was formerly a Director of Bain & Company, provides a gripping analysis of advertising agencies and their deteriorating situation. Prior to founding Farmer & Company in 1992, Michael Farmer was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a Director of Bain & Company.  He headed (in turn) Bain’s Munich, Paris and London offices during Bain’s decade of European expansion in the 1980s.  He has been committed to bringing Bain-like analytical and strategic disciplines to the advertising industry….”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Democracy 118 mins – “On September 20, the Africa Security Initiative at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the state of elections and democracy across Africa. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

AI Ethical Dilemmas 63 mins – “On Friday, Sept. 14, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the ethics of AI and how society should handle various ethical dilemmas of the automated age.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

AI Potentital 48 mins – “Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.” At the link find the title,”What Does The Future Of Tech Hold? AI Crisis Awaits, Former Google China Head Says, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651205218.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

America Imperiled 68 mins – “On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker discussed these themes of his latest book, “The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World” (Knopf, 2018)” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

American Pie Song 15 mins – “It was late in 1971 when the singer-songwriter Don McLean released his song, “American Pie.” Today, everybody still seems to know all the words… but nobody seems to know what those words really mean. Who is the “jester [who] sang for the King and Queen/In a coat he borrowed from James Dean?” And what was it that “touched [the singer] deep inside/The day the music died”? Don McLean himself helps break down the song, as well as author Raymond I. Schuck. And the singer Garth Brooks talks about his love for the song, and performing it onstage with McLean. “American Pie” was recently chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry.” At the link find the title, “Don McLean’s “American Pie”, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4393633842.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry Demise 48 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry.  In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway, and how you can help avoid these pitfalls, no matter what business you are in.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Surgery 21 mins – “What if you had two choices. Either risk death, or start over in a completely new life. Now imagine you had to make that decision for your child. Check out more of Amy Roost’s work here and her podcast Fury here. Read Amy Roost’s article on what may have caused each of h40 minser children to have brain malformations in Dame Magazine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Detroit 41 mins – “This week on the podcast, we get insight into a community network that puts extra emphasis on the word “community.” Diana Nucera, Director of the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP) talks with Christopher about how the people in her city and their diversity are the driving forces behind the connectivity they have created. Diana and Christopher review the origins of the DCTP and some of the challenges Diana and her group have had to contend with to get the project this far. She also describes how the program is doing more than providing Internet access at a reasonable cost and how perspectives about technology extend into many other areas of life. Those perspectives influence how people use or don’t use the Internet, which in turn, impact digital inclusion. Getting people online is only one ingredient in the recipe for digital equity. In addition to information about the specific ways stewards in the program help expand it, Diana describes how they and other participants in the program have benefitted in unexpected ways. She shares the progress of the DCTP and, most importantly, some of the valuable lessons that she’s learned that can help other communities who may decide to establish similar programs to help improve digital inclusion on a local level.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Fires 49 mins – “Think this is a record fire year? Given all the news coverage lately it may be surprising that the number of fires and acres burned in the United States is actually down this year from 2017. But the intensity and nearly year-round timing of the fires in the American West has entered a new chapter. Drought, high temperatures and winds, as well as extensive building near forested lands, are creating a volatile combination for super fires different than what we have experienced before. “We are setting new modern records, and it seems like the old rules are out,” a Cal Fire official told the San Francisco Chronicle. Scientists say climate change is creating conditions for stronger fires that are likely to occur more frequently. What role has Smokey Bear played in creating these conditions? Is President Trump correct that thinning forests would dampen fires? What happens to people and watersheds after the fires recede from the headlines? Join us for a conversation about this infernal summer and how to manage life near forests.” At the link find the title, “The World On Fire, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180923_cl1_TheWorldOnFire.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism is Broken 57 mins – “Our guest this week believes capitalism is broken, and he makes a pretty good argument to support this. He explains how capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid-for political establishment. Neither of these outcomes serves the needs of our society. Our guest this week believes he has the solution – a cure for capitalism. In this episode, world renowned economist, Dr. Richard Wolff, offers a fair critique of capitalism and advocates for a worker cooperative based economy. This solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers directing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. According to Dr. Wolff, what most people don’t realize is that worker cooperatives are actually larger than conventional businesses, survive at least as long as other businesses, and have more stable employment. Tune in and get your smart people economics fix! Dr. Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including his newest, Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. He is also the founder of Democracy at Work, a 501(c)3 organization that conceives, creates, and distributes content aimed at demonstrating why, and how, democratizing the workplace is a feasible solution to a new and better economic system.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Pollution and Food 50 mins – “Can a menu at a fancy restaurant be a map for solving the climate challenge? A handful of high-end chefs are using their restaurants to show how innovative grazing and growing practices can cut carbon pollution. Anthony Myint, co-owner of The Perennial, asks “What would it look like if you had … environmentalism right up there with deliciousness, as your top priorities?” Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef, pushes to move beyond the restaurateurs who she says only pay lip service to responsibly sourcing their food. Theirs is an uncompromising approach to cutting carbon while maintaining the best of the best.” At the link find the title, “Can a menu at a fancy restaurant be a map for solving the climate challenge? A handful of high-end chefs are using their restaurants to show how innovative grazing and growing practices can cut carbon pollution. Anthony Myint, co-owner of The Perennial, asks “What would it look like if you had … environmentalism right up there with deliciousness, as your top priorities?” Dominique Crenn, a two Michelin star chef, pushes to move beyond the restaurateurs who she says only pay lip service to responsibly sourcing their food. Theirs is an uncompromising approach to cutting carbon while maintaining the best of the best.” At the link find the title, “Farm to Table 2.0: Chefs Cutting Carbon, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180916_cl1 FarmToTable.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children Online 37 mins – “Today’s teens are the first humans who have spent their entire lives online. Join Veronica Belmont and Manoush Zomorodi as they explore what kids are facing on the interwebs, how they’re using social media for good, how they’re handling cyberbullying, and how parents can keep up. Parkland, Florida’s Cameron Kasky discusses how he uses social media as a platform for activism; tech journalist Alexandra Samuel talks about Lil Tay and and the the role parents can play as they help their children navigate the internet; and Common Sense Media’s Sierra Filucci gives us an exclusive look at data from a new study about technology’s impact on our youth….Finally, here’s a short film by Darren Pasemko and Mozilla’s Brett Gaylor demonstrating just how much technology has come into family life.” At the link find the title, “Kids These Days, Sept, 2018” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/10277382/71b5ec34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Competition 61 mins – “China has emerged as the most formidable long-term competitor that the United States has ever faced. The competition, unlike the previous one with the Soviet Union, extends beyond traditional geopolitics into trade and investment, technology, and civil society—realms where the two countries are already closely intertwined. Competing effectively without sacrificing the benefits of this integration and the potential to cooperate on climate, health and other global issues of common concern, or escalating into all-out hostilities, is a complex challenge that cannot be left only to the current administration; it will likely require all the wisdom and expertise that U.S. society can muster.” At the link find the title, “Preventing Cold War II: A Game Plan for Healthy Competition with China, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180917_MLF_Coldwar China For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Rights War 72 mins – “During his 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump posed this question to African-Americans, asking them what they had to lose in voting for him. To Fox News host Juan Williams, this comment struck a nerve. While President Trump considers himself a protectorate for African-American communities around the nation, Williams argues that Trump’s record of racist remarks and his reluctance to condemn acts of racialized violence demonstrates otherwise. Williams illuminates all the rights and privileges that communities of color fought for in the past, rights he now believes should be relentlessly protected today. He focuses on key components of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and lesser known heroes such as Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph and Everett Dirksen. Join us for a powerful conversation about the war on civil rights and where America can move forward.” At the link find the title, “Juan Williams: The War on Civil Rights, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181927_FEA_Juan Williams For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Mindfulness 49 mins – “When Christiana Figueres was herding 196 countries into the historic Paris climate accord, she tapped a secret source of personal sustainability. After the pact was finished, she told a reporter in Davos, Switzerland that the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh “literally fell into my lap” when she was going through a deep personal crisis. “This has been a six-year marathon with no rest in between,” she told The Huffington Post. “I just really needed something to buttress me, and I don’t think that I would have had the inner stamina, the depth of optimism, the depth of commitment, the depth of the inspiration if I had not been accompanied by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.” In conversation with Greg Dalton and recorded for the Climate One podcast and radio show, Figueres will reflect on how mindfulness contributed to realizing the Paris climate accord.” At the link find the title, “Christiana Figueres: Mindfulness and the Paris Climate Agreement, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181007_cl1_Mindfulness and Climate Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Case Series 7 mins – “Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook: A podcast about a cold case that’s changing how murders will be investigated forever.” At the link find the title, “Bear Brook: The Trailer, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8906595250.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Security Issues 125 mins – “This week we discuss yet another treat from Cloudflare, the growing legislative battle over Net Neutrality, the rise of Python malware, Cisco’s update report on the VPNFilter malware, still more Chrome controversy and some placating, the rapid exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities, the first UEFI rootkit found in the wild, another new Botnet discovery, the danger of the RDP protocol, a nasty website browser trick and how to thwart it, a quick update on recent non-fiction and science fiction, and then a look into the recent massive 50 million account Facebook security breach.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussions and Helmet Technology 48 mins – “Discover more about the latest in concussion research and helmet technology with hosts Gary O’Reilly, Chuck Nice, Dr. Samuel Browd, Co-Founder of VICIS, Richard Brandt, PhD, CEO of Sports Science, and Dr. Roger Härtl, neurosurgeon for the New York Giants.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI – Protecting Your Dome: Concussions & Helmet Technology, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 9014937f-f702-45e4-94f7-a87b997d3cd6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Croatia President 48 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.” At the link left-click the down-pointing, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Attack History 33 mins – “The French telegraph system was hacked in 1834 by a pair of thieves who stole financial market information — effectively conducting the world’s first cyber attack. What does the incident teach us about network vulnerabilities, human weakness, and modern-day security? Guests include: Bruce Schneier, security expert.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Cybersecurity 60 mins – “Although the digital age has brought about marvelous innovation, it has also created a new way for thieves and terrorists to disrupt life as we know it. A recent study determined that approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. And in addition to that, our companies, our infrastructure, and our government is under constant attack from cyberterrorism. So what can you do to protect yourself? This week we brought on an expert to help us answer that question. Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyber terrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Morgan is a highly decorated former state trooper, police officer and detective….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death and Dying 69 mins – “Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. But how can we sit with something that is so uncomfortable? And how can utilize the unavoidable nature of death to live a more rewarding life?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Deliberate Practice 49 mins – “For more than thirty years psychologist Anders Ericsson, an expert on the field of professional development, has studied the people who stand out as specialists in their fields. In fact, Ericsson’s research was used as the basis for Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000 Hour Rule” – which essentially states that it takes on average 10,000 hours of doing something to become an expert. In reality, Ericsson’s research shows that there is nothing magical about the number of hours you put in, but over time he has come to understand that we are all capable of extraordinary feats. In this interview, Ericsson explains what the research actually says about the infamous “10,000 hour rule” and how that number can be greatly decreased (or increased) depending on the type of practice you are doing. Specifically, by utilizing deliberate practice with the help of a trained professional, one can drastically improve their results. Deliberate practice can be applied equally well to everything ranging from business skills and sales to sports and music…and it works! Anders recently wrote an incredible book on the topic titled, PEAK: Secrets From The New Science Of Expertise.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Crisis 19 mins – “Global economist Dambisa Moyo says democracy is in crisis around the world. In her book Edge of Chaos, she explains how voter participation rates are low, money is seeping into politics via big donations, and political freedoms have declined. “We do have democracy on paper, but in terms of the efficacy and efficiency of the democratic process, I think there are deep concerns.” In her conversation with guest host and journalist Susan Page, she also describes the hurdles she’s overcome to work in a field dominated by men.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is in the blog archive.

Digital Impact on Brains 49 mins – “Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?” At the link find the title, “The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652278041.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doris Kearns Goodwin 62 mins – “Are leaders born or made? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon her research of four U.S. presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized by others as leaders. Goodwin explains how no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Set apart in background, abilities and temperament, these four men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships.“ At the link find the title, “Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181002_SV_Dorris Kearns Segments For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Drone Warfare 51 mina – “Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. This week we speak with Andrew Cockburn, author of the new book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, as he helps uncover the real and extraordinary story about drone warfare and the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Additionally, we discuss what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy — and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn — have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare. Andrew Cockburn is the Washington Editor of Harper’s magazine and the author of many articles and books on national security, including the New York Times Editor’s Choice Rumsfeld and The Threat. He is a regular opinion contributor to the Los Angeles Times and has written for, among others, the New York Times, National Geographic and the London Review of Books.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. .

Employee Ownership 72 mins – “THE 3rd WAY is a very big idea. In the information age, you simply cannot get ahead on wages alone. In addition to your labor, you must acquire capital (stock, real estate, technology, etc.). Now the middle class is in crisis. Median wages adjusted for inflation have decreased steadily for decades. The middle class is simply not sharing in the nation’s capital centered economic growth. Widespread current discontent is destined to lead to serious unrest unless we promptly put the correct solutions in place. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the rich, the banks, and large corporations, resulting in plenty of anger and resentment, yet offering few practical solutions. Playing the blame game overlooks the root cause of the problem, which is structural in nature: American capitalism does not have enough wealth-making capitalists. Exponential advances in technology relentlessly exacerbate the ever widening chasm between the productive power of capital vs. labor. An innovative system to re-link these fundamental forces must be expeditiously ordained to equitably share the capitalist blessings of wealth and avert a looming social calamity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethical Dilemmas 51 mins – “This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplacedevelops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evernote Founder Interview 51 mins – “What is it like to be a co-founder of one of the largest, most innovative tech companies on the planet? What are the necessary ingredients of a successful startup? How can people better leverage technology to be more productive? These are just a portion of the questions we get answered by our guest this week, VP of Marketing and Co-Founder of Evernote, Andrew Sinkov. Join us as we discuss how Evernote went from a company on the brink of bankruptcy, to one of the most used and most loved tech companies around. Evernote builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today. As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you wrtire free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world. Whatever you’re working toward, Evernote’s job is to make sure you get there. Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founder in 2007, Evernote products reach more than 100 million users worldwide – wither nearly 400 employees and growing.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everyday Activists 68 mins – “Just as American protests and demonstrations have garnered global attention in recent years, so have many popular and renowned leaders that are well versed in the ways of community organizing. But what can the average American do to make sure their voice is being heard in a way that is both knowledgeable and safe? What steps, large or small, can you make every day to be part of a revolution? Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All is a direct and easy-to-read guidebook for those who are looking to make lasting change but aren’t sure where or how to get started. Co-authors Elisa Camahort Page and Carolyn Gerin will join INFORUM to discuss key issues such as navigating the government and elections, protecting yourself on both the frontlines of a protest and on the Internet, knowing your rights in the workplace, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned activist, a newcomer considering joining your first demonstration or just curious about how you can help a cause you care about, the conversation is sure to be enlightening.” At the link find the title, ‘A Road Map for Revolutionaries: Tools for Everyday Activists, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180924_INF Revolution EXPLICIT For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Security Breach 125 mins – “This week we discuss yet another treat from Cloudflare, the growing legislative battle over Net Neutrality, the rise of Python malware, Cisco’s update report on the VPNFilter malware, still more Chrome controversy and some placating, the rapid exploitation of 0-day vulnerabilities, the first UEFI rootkit found in the wild, another new Botnet discovery, the danger of the RDP protocol, a nasty website browser trick and how to thwart it, a quick update on recent non-fiction and science fiction, and then a look into the recent massive 50 million account Facebook security breach. “ At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Astronaut 57 mins – “Today’s podcast guest, Anousheh Ansari, has a very unique story. She grew up in Iran and lived through the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970s and the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. In 1984, she immigrated to America at the age of 16. She went on to become a successful serial entrepreneur and active proponent of world-changing technologies. She currently is the co-founder and CEO of Prodea Systems, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm. On September 18, 2006, the day her company, Prodea Systems, launched, she—literally—launched into space. Anousheh’s 11-day space expedition was the accomplishment of a childhood dream. She became the first female private space explorer, the first astronaut of Iranian descent, the first Muslim woman in space, and the fourth private explorer to visit space. Going into space gave her a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humanity in our world—a perspective she has been sharing as a “space ambassador” ever since.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Calculators 48 mins – “Discover more about NASA’s “Hidden Figures” as Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with author Margot Lee Shetterly, Janelle Monáe, comic co-host Sasheer Zamata, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, NASA systems engineer Tracy Drain, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.” At the link find the title, “Hidden Figures, with Margot Lee Shetterly and Janelle Monáe, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 35a29166-f965-4362-b448-8eba2c240b47.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crises Potential 47 mins – “Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.” At the link find the title, “Would The U.S. Be Able To Endure Another Financial Crisis?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_653399823.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crisis 2008 P1 151 mins- “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P2 98 mins – “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P3 82 mins – “On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Financial Crisis 2008 P4 83 mins – “Ten years after the lowest moments of the worst financial crisis and deepest recession in generations, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretaries Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson—chief architects of the rescue that prevented a repeat of the Great Depression—look back and look ahead in an interview conducted by Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times and CNBC.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Finnish President 79 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Sauli Niinistö of Finland for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Foreign Service Work 71 mins – “Barbara stephenson It’s been a challenging year, the Department of State and its diplomats often finding themselves sidelined and starved for resources. Ambassador Barbara Stephenson will discuss the importance of fully deploying the Foreign Service so they can do their work on behalf of the United States—at our 273 embassies and consulates around the world. Stephenson will discuss concrete examples of the important work carried out by American diplomats overseas and lay out the argument that maintaining global leadership through effective diplomacy is the most cost-effective way to keep America secure and prosperous.” At the link find the title, “What Diplomats Do and Why It Matters, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180925_MLF_What Diplomats do and Why it Matters for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fossil Hunting 49 mins – “A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We’ll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.” At the link find the title, “A Cretaceous Caper In The World Of Fossil Hunting, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651929445.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free College Future 120 mins – “On Sept. 20, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted Harris for a presentation on the results of his unusual experiment. A distinguished panel also discussed the broader national landscape of research and policy on free college. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Fungi Uses 27 mins – “From making violins sound beautiful, to beer and bread, to creating life-saving medicine, fungi have an array of very useful attributes. This week, a report demonstrates just how little we know about this kingdom of life and what we are set to gain if we tap into fungi as a resource. Hannah Devlin investigates.” At the link find the title, “Are fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin? – Science Weekly podcast, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 12-54446-gnl.sci.180914.gj.are_fungi the secret to a sweet sounding violin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Economic History 61 mins – “It’s been ten years since we saw suddenly unemployed Lehman Brothers bankers carrying their possessions out of their offices in boxes; since whole neighbourhoods in suburban America turned into empty ghost towns; since the British and American governments pumped trillions into the banking system, saving some institutions and abandoning others. The crash of 2008 and 2009 shook the very foundations of modern capitalism. So where are we today? Although we may have been spared a second Great Depression, post-crisis productivity has flatlined and the last decade has seen Britain’s worst pay squeeze since the nineteenth century. And according to some, the seeds of today’s political upheavals, from Brexit to Trump to the Corbyn surge, were sown during the 2008 crash, which irreparably damaged public trust in the establishment and its institutions. Has enough been done to regulate the banks and protect our economy from future shocks? Is it only a matter of time before we face a new, even worse crash? And did we let the crisis go to waste by failing to rethink the system and rebalance the economy away from financial services?” At the link find the title, “Ten Years On: The Financial Crisis and the State of Modern Capitalism, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Economy 60 mins – “In this week’s episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, Mariana Mazzucato, UCL economics professor and author of The Value of Everything, sat down with the UK Labour MP Stella Creasy in a wide-ranging discussion of how real wealth is created in our economy. Mariana Mazzucato is Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.” At the link find the title, “Mariana Mazzucato and Stella Creasy on Making and Taking in the Global Economy”, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Trends 62 mins – “….In our episode this week we talk with former Google data scientist and author, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Seth explains exactly how the internet provides a window to the soul and how we can use this data to answer some of the most difficult, and most interesting questions of our time. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying…..” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Maintenance 62 mins – “There is a new paradigm in the field of health and wellness. It’s one that involves looking at the human holistically and trying to get to the core of health, rather than simply masking symptoms with drugs, pills, and potions. And luckily, today we have more testing and laboratory capabilities at our fingers than ever before – and it’s improving every day. This week we speak with Dr. Matthew Accurso on how to use modern science to achieve optimal performance through cutting edge labs and lifestyle programs. Dr. Accurso has helped spearhead some of the largest performance enhancing seminars ever conducted in the United States and Canada helping thousands overcome mental and physical barriers. Dr. Accurso now does concierge customized high performance health consulting at elevays.com.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hoarding and Online Shopping 49 mins – “Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.” At the link find the title, “The Link Between Online Shopping And Hoarding, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652253565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hollywood and Politics 49 mins – “In this Intelligence Squared podcast we were joined by Peter Biskind, cultural critic and author of The Sky Is Falling, alongside the New Statesman’s Helen Lewis, in an examination of how popular culture has fuelled extremism in our politics.” At the link”Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honey Bee Colony Collapse Fix 8 mins – “The bees, as you’ve probably heard, are dying, in massive numbers. Termed colony collapse disorder, the die-off counts among its causes a parasite aptly named Varroa destructor. A flat, button-shaped, eight-legged critter no more than 2 millimeters long, varroa mites invade honeybee hives around the world in droves, latch onto their inhabitants, and feed on their tissues, transmitting devastating RNA viruses in the process. The worst of these diseases is deformed wing virus, believed to be one of the largest contributors to the devastation of honeybees worldwide. Named for the shrunken and misshapen wings that develop in affected bees, DWV robs its hosts of flight, undermines their immune system, and halves their lifespan… But in a study recounted today in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers present evidence for a surprising solution to DWV: mushrooms. The discovery has implications not just for honeybee populations, but also the food systems, economies, and ecosystems that rely on their healthy activity. The mushrooms in question belong to the genera Fomes and Ganoderma, better known to fungus fans as amadou and reishi. The former commonly grow on trees, in the shape of a horse’s hoof. The latter have long been prized in traditional medicine circles and are a common sight at Asian markets and health food stores. Both belong to an order of fungi known as polypores, extracts of which have been shown in numerous studies to possess potent antiviral properties against dangerous infections like swine flu, pox viruses, and HIV.” At the link find the title, “A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees from a Killer Virus, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-98ca6179-14c0-43cc-bd05-e10273ce0f16-encodings.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Closings 5 mins – “In this podcast, we discuss what trends GAO found in rural hospital closures.” At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” to get the podcast. A 40-page PDF report is also available at the same link.

Identity Politics 66 mins – “Today’s movement against marginalization is fueled by an unequivocal desire for the system to recognize and incorporate identity. However, identity politics has caused deep fragmentations in American society that are predicated on the belief that one group’s inclusion means the other’s exclusion. In his new book, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment, Francis Fukuyama, best-selling author and renowned political scientist, addresses the issues of identity politics.  Fukuyama argues that our connection to personal identities has disconnected us from universal understandings of human dignity. He agrees that identity is fundamentally democratic and is indeed a pillar of fledgling democracies. However, narrow identities can pit groups against one another and manipulate people’s ability to recognize or seek out mutually inclusive solutions. Fukuyama is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has written a number of successful works on developmental and international politics. Come listen to him deliver a provocative examination of identity and its connection to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181004_FEA Fukuyama For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Restriction 48 mins – “So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.” At the link find the title, “A Son Of Immigrants Makes The Case For Tighter Immigration Policy, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651591459.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Foreign Policy 95 mins – “In light of these events, on September 13, The India Project hosted a panel of experts to look at the current state of Indian foreign policy. Panelists discussed the “two-plus-two dialogue,” India’s engagement with neighboring countries, and Indian relations with major powers, including China and the United States.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Innovation Help from GE 68 mins – “You may think the world is racing ahead too fast, but it will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, the former vice chair and head of marketing and innovation at General Electric (GE). Comstock spent 30 years at GE and wants to share lessons from her career as a “changemaker in chief.” But confronting the relentless pace of progress is difficult. To thrive in today’s world, every one of us has to become ready for change. For Comstock, the concept of being “change ready” calls for the courage to defy convention, the resilience to overcome doubts and the savvy to know when to go around corporate gatekeepers to reinvent what is possible. Join us for an inspiring evening with one of today’s foremost innovation leaders.” At the link find the title, “A Guide to Innovation with Beth Comstock, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_FEA_Beth Comstock For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Age or Not 49 mins – “Memes, tweets, stories, DMs, emojis, face filters, viral dog videos—as a culture, we seem to be at the peak of the Internet age. Or are we just getting started? The online series “Internetting with Amanda Hess” is, according to The New York Times, “everything that’s weird, wrong and totally sad about internet culture.” It’s an emoji- and insight-filled look at a place where we all spend a lot of time. Join us for a live discussion with Hess. She will dissect intersections of race, gender and feminism that exist within the digital frameworks of society. She might also share a gif or two … or ten. Hess will be in conversation with writer Thomas Page McBee, author of Amateur, a book that examines modern masculinity through the lens of his own experience as a transgender man, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of Teen Vogue and author of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America.” At the link find the title, “Internetting with Amanda Hess and The New York Times, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180927_INF Internetting for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Wisdom 66 mins – “Paul discusses George Sisti’s comments about the best mutual fund, best “safe” withdrawal rate, and why “working harder” doesn’t seem to help investors. And he answers questions from readers and listeners.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Economic Diplomacy 92 mins – “ the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted a panel of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Japan’s regional economic diplomacy in Asia.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Jihadi Violence 90 mins – “…the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) presented a discussion of alternative strategies and justice issues for countries affected by jihadi violence.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Job Changing 48 mins – “Our guest this week is Mike Lewis, Founder and CEO of When To Jump. When Mike was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward? Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. Out of these stories came When To Jump, a community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question we all think about: when is the right time to go do what you really want to be doing? Mike is the author of the brand new book, When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want, and he is also the host of the new hit podcast, When To Jump.” ”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kerry 67 mins – “Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry embodies a myriad of life experiences that few can credit themselves with. After graduating college at Yale, he enlisted in the Vietnam War and later served as a national representative for the anti-war movement. His career in public service includes serving 28 years as a U.S. senator, running as the Democratic candidate for president in 2004, and acting as U.S. secretary of state under President Obama. Kerry helped combat ISIS in the Middle East, negotiated the Iran deal, and advanced the fight against climate change with the Paris Agreement. In his profound and telling memoir, Every Day Is Extra, Kerry delves into these accounts as well as many other stories to convey his authenticity and depth. Few accounts contain such broad perspectives in a single tale, where he finds himself at the forefront of the anti-war movement; the growth of hyper-partisanship in Washington, D.C.; and the complexities of American leadership and diplomacy in the international arena. Come listen to Secretary Kerry tell a candid story of a life in public service that has stretched on for 50 years.” At the link find the title, “John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180913_FEA_John_Kerry_For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh and Teenage Impressions 49 mins – “Teens and the Kavanaugh hearings. What do they think about how Washington is handling this moment? What lessons are they learning? We’ll ask teenagers from around the country.” At the link find the title, “What Teenagers Think Of The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_651903976.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Hearings Media Coverage 49 mins – “The media’s coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination and the allegations against him. David Folkenflik speaks with Jane Mayer, Jane Coaston and Kelly McBride.” At the link find the title, “How The Media Is Covering The Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652758169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanugh Hearings Dissection 49 mins – “Meghna Chakrabarti hosts a special live broadcast with analysis following the testimonies of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. She’s joined by David Savage, Mike Allen and Ginger Gibson.” At the link find the title, “Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_652409662.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lawrence Levy of Pixar 55 mins – “In this episode we discuss the never-before-told story about Steve Jobs and the improbable success of Pixar. The story is revealed by our guest this week Lawerence Levy, author of the brand new book, To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History. Levy is the former CFO of Pixar and a close friend of Jobs who has never spoken publicly about their relationship. After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track. What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. In this episode we discuss how Levy, working closely with Jobs and the Pixar team, produced and implemented a highly improbable roadmap that transformed the sleepy graphics art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. We get to hear a first-hand account of Pixar’s stunning ascent, how it took risks, Levy’s enduring collaboration and friendship with Jobs, and how Levy came to see in Pixar deeper parallels that apply to all aspects of our lives. ALSO – stick around to the end as we learn how Lawrence has shifted gears entirely and left corporate life to study Eastern philosophy and meditation and cofounded Juniper Foundation to pursue this work….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Traits 60 mins – “For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us.  Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberalism and Illiberalism 118 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted Robert Kagan and Norman Eisen in a conversation, moderated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, about their books and about the cycles of democracy and illiberalism—including the current rise of illiberalism in the United States and Europe—what that means, and how to fight it.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti 67 mins – “With technology, the economy and the world moving so fast, Eric Garcetti, the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, California’s largest city, will discuss Washington’s inability to prepare Americans for the future. Garcetti, who is considering a presidential run, argues that while Washington sows division—urban versus rural, coastal versus heartland, immigrant versus native citizen—the real division in this country is between Washington and the rest of us. Garcetti is the chief executive of a government that serves 4 million people and also oversees the nation’s largest municipal utility and seaport as well as one of the nation’s busiest airports. Garcetti is also a leader among his peers, serving as chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ infrastructure task force and as co-chair of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, which organized 407 Climate Mayors, representing 70 million Americans, to commit to the goals of the Paris Agreement after President Trump’s withdrawal from the accord. He is the advisory council chair of Accelerator for America, a nonprofit that identifies and supports local initiatives that create opportunity so they can be replicated city by city, nationwide. Under his watch, Los Angeles has created a record number of jobs, and Garcetti has worked to expand immediate and future opportunity by leading and signing into law an increase of Los Angeles’ minimum wage to $15 by 2020, cutting Los Angeles’ business tax, and making two years of community college free. He also led the nation’s largest anti-homeless and affordable housing initiatives and spearheaded the passage of the nation’s largest local infrastructure plan—the $120 billion Measure M. Los Angeles was named America’s top digital city in 2016 and 2017 by the Center for Digital Government and, this year, the Bloomberg Foundation selected Los Angeles as the only city to receive its top gold certification for excellence in city governance.” At the link find the title, “Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181004_FEA_Mayor Garcetti For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Male Stereotypes 48 mins – “You’ve certainly heard some variation of the phrase “be a man.” But what does that even mean? This week, we question our existing definitions of masculinity. We’ll meet a man who works in a field traditionally considered “women’s work.” And we’ll hear from a researcher who says manhood is “hard to earn and easy to lose.” At the link find the title, “”Man Up”, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20181001_hiddenbrain_hb_man up final podcast mix with tweaks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Mali President 85 mins – “…the Africa Growth Initiative and the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings hosted His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, president of Mali and co-founder of the G-5 Sahel.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Mass Extinctions 56 mins – “Did you know our world has ended five times? It has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. And in each of these catastrophic occurrences, climate change has been the culprit. You may be wondering, how do asteroids have anything to do with climate change? We will leave the details to our guest this week, but essentially there is a triggering event (asteroid, volcano, humans) that causes the oceans to become more acidic and very soon after the entire world dies. This is what happens every time…and it may be happening again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migration Pathways Enhancement 57 mins – “On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 26, the UN Special Representative for International Migration will launch the final phase of preparations for the historic adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco in December 2018. As the global compact moves from the realm of ideas and into reality, the focus of states and UN bodies is shifting from design to implementation. This podcast considers two central objectives of the compact: enhancing the availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration, and investing in skills development. Experts from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the Germany Development Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, or GIZ) discuss concrete ideas for implementing these objectives. Panelists examine how migration pathways can be expanded, including through bilateral and regional agreements, to meet the needs of labor markets in destination countries while safeguarding migrants against abuse. The podcast also draws on lessons from previous migration partnerships to assess the potential of “skills partnerships,” a concept proposed by the compact that aim to facilitate the training and development of skilled workers who can fill labor market gaps in both countries of origin and destination. The discussion draws on research conducted for the project, Towards a Global Compact for Migration: Rethinking the Links between Migration and Development, by MPI and GIZ, and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Economy 55 mins – “The smart phone is our most treasured tech device. If you don’t believe me, try leaving it turned off for a full day and see how many times you yearn for it! This obsession with our phones is creating a massive amount of data that is being harnessed by companies to drive their business decisions in the ever expanding $3.3 trillion dollar mobile economy. In our episode this week, mobile economy expert Anindya Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers. Drawing on his extensive research in the US, Europe, and Asia, and many relevant case studies, Anindya explains how businesses can harness the power of a data-driven mobile economy. Ghose discusses several behavioral contradictions displayed by consumers in the mobile economy. For example, people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable and they value certainty. People find advertising annoying, but also they fear missing out. People value their privacy, but they also increasingly use their personal data as their currency. Ghose demystifies how firms can resolve such behavioral contradictions and delight consumers at the same time. He makes a compelling argument that mobile advertising – done well – is far from a creepy and futuristic intrusion into our personal lives. Anindya Ghose is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the Director of the Center for Business Analytics at NYU Stern.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

New York Times Editor 20 mins – “In an era when the mainstream media is under attack, New York Times Deputy Managing Editor Rebecca Blumenstein is heartened because more people are paying for news. “Our circulation has almost doubled. People have realized that facts have value,” she says. In her Off Stage conversation with USA Today’s Susan Page, she talks about fake news, covering Trump, and what advice she would give to young women entering the news business.” At the link you can listen,but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

P.J. O’Rourke Commentary 68 mins – “P.J. O’Rourke’s commentary and satire have earned him plaudits from around the world. But now O’Rourke is tackling another issue: money. In his new book, None of My Business, he tackles the politics behind how you should conduct your businesses, investments and finances. With chapters such as “How I Learned Economics by Watching People Try to Kill Each Other” and proposals such as a 200 percent tax on celebrities, O’Rourke clearly holds a unique perspective on the proper ways we can spend our money. Where traditional advice goes one way, O’Rourke turns the other. O’Rourke is a best-selling author and the H.L. Mencken research fellow at the Cato Institute. Having written a number of successful books on subjects ranging from politics to cars to economics, he now tackles the chaos within the world finance and business. Come listen to him explain why “he’s not rich and neither are you.” At the link find the title, ‘P.J. O’Rourke: The Politics of Money, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_FEA_PJ O’Rourke For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Bubble Bursting 144 mins – “Podcasting Bubble BurstingAt the link left-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Perspectives 164 mins – “On September 24, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted experts for a half-day forum on the development of the “Cybersecurity Framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and privacy risk management. Through keynotes and panel discussions, experts shared their perspectives on the current and future state of privacy practices from both an implementation and policy perspective, as well as the potential domestic and international impact of this privacy framework.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Professional Speaker 56 mins – “Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile because they discovered and exploited their unfair advantage―and with the help of our guest this week, you can do the same. This week we have the pleasure of picking the brain of bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, Garrison Wynn. Garrison has worked with some of the world’s most effective corporate leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelic Drugs 115 mins – “Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry and pharmacology of tryptamines at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and Vice, and he is the creator of the television series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, which recently completed its second season, and it is absolutely one of my favorite series of the last five years. Hamilton is exceptionally good at explaining complex subjects simply and making science sexy, as you’ll discover in this episode.” At the link find the title, “#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More,” right-click “Media files 075a784d-842a-4275-85e8-706db7dfe572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rape Experiences 55 mins – “Nearly a quarter century ago, a group of women accused a prominent playwright of sexual misconduct. For the most part, the allegations went nowhere. In 2017, in the midst of the #MeToo movement, more women came forward to accuse the same playwright of misconduct. This time, everyone listened. On this episode — originally broadcast in February 2018 — we explore the story through the lens of social science research and ask, “Why Now?” What has changed in our minds and in our culture so that allegations of sexual harassment and assault are being taken more seriously than they were in the past? A note: This story includes descriptions of sexual harassment and assault. It may not be suitable for all listeners.” At the link find the title, “Why Now?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180921_hiddenbrain_why_now_sept_2018_rebroadcast_final_mix-4114abbb-31ec-4392-93dc-a9dde8812f41-28c262c8-d3e6-4c6c-95df-5482377429e8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robocall Resistance 39 mins – “Caller ID spoofing, robocalls, and general spam phone calls are one of the hassles of 21st century life. This week on Community Broadband Bits, Christopher and Richard Shockey of Shockey Consulting talk about how the problem has progressed and what leaders in telecommunications are doing about it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rule of Law 186 mins – “…Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution hosted a half-day event on the rule of law, featuring three bipartisan panels of prominent experts.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Sarah Moss 39 mins – “Hailed as one of the best British novelists writing today, Sarah Moss is our very special literary guest on TRD this week. She joins Ray to explore the intersection between fiction and health, and to talk about the doctors, patients, parents and families she portrays so vividly in her five highly acclaimed novels. The role of the writer, Sarah says, is to ‘ask hard questions beautifully’. She certainly does this through her own exploration of individual lives and struggles within clearly defined social structures past and present. From the first female doctors to forge careers against incredible odds in the 19th century to the challenges of working mums and stay-at-home dads in the 21st century – the terrain she covers is immense. Here she talks to Ray about the research and reflection that goes into illuminating both historical and contemporary medical worlds that share common themes and raise critical questions about the way we live today. Her comments on the British National Health Service (the NHS) are timely and heart-felt. She also shares her thoughts on the diverse origins of her storylines, which include both her personal experiences of early motherhood and her political response to news reports from warzones around the globe. Sarah’s novels include The Tidal Zone (Granta 2016), Signs for Lost Children (Granta 2015), Bodies of Light (Granta 2014), Night Waking (Granta 2011) and Cold Earth (Granta 2009). She also published a non-fiction book called Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland (Granta 2012), which explores her experiences as a resident of Reykjavik.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Palin Interview P1 57 mins – “The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later is a two-part documentary series from the Katie Couric podcast. For this special series, Katie and Brian look back at Katie’s interviews with then vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the impact those conversations had on the 2008 election. Plus, they consider the path Palin may have paved for the rise of Donald Trump. In Part One, Katie and Brian go behind the scenes with top officials from the McCain and Obama campaigns and cover Palin’s extraordinary emergence on the national stage: her selection as John McCain’s running mate (which almost didn’t happen) and her electrifying speech at the Republican National Convention. And of course, they examine the interviews heard round the world and consider why they struck such a chord.” At the link find the title, “77. The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later: Part One, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 67eb56f9-a66d-4dfc-94b3-06b38f9b7a5d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self Awareness 50 mins – “Although mindfulness gets a lot of ‘air time’ these days, many people are overlooking the fact that in our closely integrated society it is just as important that we recognize how we present ourselves to the world and to others. Humans naturally have many blind spots that don’t allow them to take a true inventory of their own strengths AND weaknesses, and this can lead to problems in our interactions and our relationships. This lack of self awareness can become particularly problematic in the workplace, where leaders often don’t even know the biases, opinions, and attitudes they are forcing on their teammates. In this episode we speak with Dr. Shelley Reciniello to learn how to become more self aware in order to work better with others and to grow as individuals. Dr. Shelley is the author of the new book, The Conscious Leader: Nine Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-Awake and Productive Workplace. Psychoanalytically trained, Dr. Shelley graduated with honors from Douglass College in New Jersey and she has a Clinical/Social Psychology Doctorate from the Graduate Faculty of the New School For Social Research, where she was a New School Scholar, and recipient of the New School Alumni Fellowship.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment History 27 mins – “News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves.” At the link find the title, “How Women in the Media Are Tackling #MeToo, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 72ba902d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 43 mins – “Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples — including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France’s BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Arun explains the basics of what he’s coined “crowd-based capitalism” — a new way of organizing economic activity that will replace the traditional corporate-centered model.   As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism shows us how the economy, government regulation, employment, and our social fabric will change. Arun describes the intriguing mix of “gift” and “market” in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clearly defines the array of emerging on-demand platforms. Equally important, he puts forth policy choices and proposes possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Godfather 62 mins – “John Hennessy has been called the “godfather of Silicon Valley.” From his early days as a computer scientist to serving as the 10th president of Stanford University, Hennessy reflects on the core elements of his leadership philosophy. Focusing on the journey rather than the destination, Hennessy details the pivotal role that humility, authenticity, courage, collaboration, innovation and curiosity have all played in his successful career as a tech entrepreneur, academic and administrator.” At the link find the title, “John Hennessy: Why Leading Matters, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180927_FEA John Hennessy for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sulawesi Tsunami 26 mins – “The Indonesian Island of Sulawesi has been battered by natural forces. First an earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and now a volcanic eruption. Science in Action looks at the multiple geological factors that put the people of Sulawesi in such danger. Hayabusa 2’s MASCOT Lander – The Japanese spacecraft has successfully dropped the German-French observation robot and landed it on an asteroid, 300 million kilometres away, as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system. The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa 2 and headed to the asteroid Ryugu.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan and Chinese Politics 93 mins – “On September 11, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with J. Michael Cole, a Taiwan-based security analyst, and Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Bush exploring the means that China seeks to manipulate Taiwan politics and the implications for relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait and for U.S. policy.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Technological Aid 45 mins – “…Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. mart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? This week we speak with Tom Davenport as we discuss these issues and his new book, Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines. You will hear how Tom actually reframes  the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Stienstra’s Sierra Crossing 62 mins – “Tom Stienstra explores how trail blazers crossed the 70-mile Sierra Nevadas from east to west from the perspective of early pioneers and explorers. Share the long trek that starts from the flank of Mount Whitney at 14,497 feet—the highest point in the lower 48. Find the path that goes over the Sierra Crest, down 5,000 feet into Kern Canyon, up to a notch in the Great Western Divide to Sequoia National Park at the foot of the western Sierra. Walk in the footsteps of trailblazers, explorers and pioneers across a pristine landscape that looks much like it did 5,000 years ago. Marvel at the beauty, the challenges and courage of the people who settled the land and the explorers who joined them.” At the link find the title, “Tom Stienstra’s Sierra Crossing, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180920_MLF_Tom_Stienstra_for_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trading Protectionism 92 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a panel of experts to examine the challenges facing the rules-based trading system in this geopolitical moment.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Trump and Rosenstein 48 mins – “Turmoil in Washington and Rod Rosenstein after the explosive New York Times report he suggested secretly recording the president. Now what for the Mueller investigation?” At the link right-click the down-pointing link and select “Save As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Enforced Silence 30 mins – “President Donald Trump has had many roles in his life: Real estate scion, reality show star, Oval Office holder. But through it all, one thing has remained consistent. He tries to control what information becomes public about himself and his business. In the latest episode of Trump, Inc., our podcast with ProPublica, we’re looking at the ways Trump has tried to buy and enforce silence — and how it matters more than ever now that he’s president. We talk to The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow about just one of the tactics used by those helping the president: the “catch and kill.”  At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Psychoanalysis 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.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Truth Decay 68 mins – “Michael D. Rich, President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “truth decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Truth decay has led to the erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and disengagement from political and civic institutions. Concerned about truth decay’s effects on evidence based policy-making, RAND launched an in-depth research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. Rich will share findings from RAND’s initial exploration, including a research agenda to help find solutions to the challenges posed by truth decay. Former President Barack Obama thinks RAND’s report is so important that he added it to his summer reading list.” At the link find the title, “Michael D. Rich, President and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, will discuss the phenomenon RAND is calling “truth decay”—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. Truth decay has led to the erosion of civil discourse, political paralysis, and disengagement from political and civic institutions. Concerned about truth decay’s effects on evidence based policy-making, RAND launched an in-depth research initiative to study the causes and address the consequences. Rich will share findings from RAND’s initial exploration, including a research agenda to help find solutions to the challenges posed by truth decay. Former President Barack Obama thinks RAND’s report is so important that he added it to his summer reading list.” [Report available at rand.org.] At the link find the title, “RAND Corporation CEO Michael Rich: Fighting Truth Decay in America, Oct, 2018,” right-click ”Media files cc_20180925_FEA Michael Rich Rand For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undocumented Immigrant 54 mins – “What does it mean to be American? How is that story best told and understood?” At the link find the title, “Citizenship Without Certainty, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5c29429c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Process Changes 48 mins – “The 2016 U.S. presidential election blew up our ideas about influence campaigns in the age of screens. Two years later, Veronica Belmont and Baratunde Thurston examine how the internet is changing our minds, our votes, and our democracies – all over the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Scott Shane details the United States’ long history with election meddling. Paris correspondent for the Washington Post, James McAuley, shines a light on how other countries are managing the changing dynamics of online political campaigns. And speculative fiction authors Malka Older and Genevieve Valentine describe what elections may look like in the future, with advances in technology….And, really: it shouldn’t be hard to participate in politics. Mozilla is out to make it a little easier. Go to mozilla.org/vote to get Firefox features to help you counter misinformation as you browse the Web and lessen the ability for those behind political ads to microtarget you on Facebook.” At the link find the title, “What to Expect When You’re Electing, Oct, 2018” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/10478520/97e209a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Reporter 66 mins – “April Ryan: Under Fire in the Trump White House – Many in the press feel President Trump’s administration has decidedly waged war against them. The president and his former top aide referred to media as the “opposition party” and took the unprecedented step of banning cameras from the White House press briefing.  Forced to adjust under a new environment, veteran White House reporter April Ryan knows the chaos within the briefing room and the struggle to ask the difficult questions in the face of unprecedented scrutiny. Her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, brings readers into the Trump White House to experience the difficulty of contemporary journalism. April Ryan has served as a White House correspondent since 1997 and recently joined CNN as a political analyst. In 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan the journalist of the year. Come listen to a conversation about the struggle to proclaim the truth and the war on information under the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “April Ryan: Under Fire in the Trump White House, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20181001_FEA_April_Ryan_For_Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wikipedia Battle 55 mins – “(starts about halfway point)…The hosts are then joined by Katherine Maher, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, best known for, well, Wikipedia: the fifth-most-popular website on the planet. Maher talks to Oremus and Glaser about how it all works: how a community of millions of volunteer editors is able to pull fact from fiction, how a site dedicated to trying to be correct deals with false news, how the site deals with harassment within its editor community, how its relationship with Google is changing, and why diversity is important in writing the web’s massive nonprofit encyclopedia.” At the link find the title, “Fact And Fiction on Wikipedia, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3049897599.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wim Hof Method 69 mins – “Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forebears? Or even more importantly, can we tap into our evolution and increase our mental and physical resilience? This week on the show we interview investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney (scottcarney.com). In his New York Times best selling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us, Scott tries to figure out if it is possible to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. In this episode, Scott tells us about his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending, 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Media 58 mins – “News reporters have covered the #MeToo movement since it gained ground one year ago. But journalists haven’t just written about the movement, some have experienced sexual harassment and violence themselves.” At the link find the title, “How Women in the Media Are Tackling #MeToo,” right-click “Media files 72ba902d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Anger 27 mins – “Rebecca Traister’s new book “Good and Mad” details how women’s anger has erupted into the public conversation. In this Off Stage interview on women, she tells guest host Susan Page why women are “furious.” At the link find the title, “Off Stage 3: The Year of the Woman, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files c4a95c5a.mp3” and select “Save Link as from the pop-up menu.

Yerdle Founder 59 mins – “Our guest this week, Adam Werbach, has been on the cutting edge of the environmental and sustainability movements for two decades. Adam is an environmental activist, author, and entrepreneur. In 1996, Adam became the youngest person ever elected as national president of the Sierra Club, at the age of 23. He is currently the President and Co-Founder of the sharing startup Yerdle, which is a for profit company with a mission of “reducing the number of new things we all have to buy by 25%.” Adam is the author of the books, Act Now, Apologize Later and Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto.  He is also a frequent contributor toThe Atlantic, serving as the magazine’s online “sustainability expert. ”   At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Mining Digest 361 – Oct 19, 2018: Asylum Crackdown, Athletic Ability, Bergen-Belsen Children, Brexit Issues, Cancer Antibody Therapy, Cannabidiol Controversy, Celiac Disease, Central Banks, CISCO Creation, City Evolution, Congo War Documentary, Conservatives and Immigration, Counterterrorism Research, Creative Focus Workshops, Democracy Declines, Drinking in College, Drug Resistance, Drug Seizures at Sea, Electric Cars in England, Facebook Mistakes, Federal Government Operation, Guns and Industrial Revolution, Home Runs Change, Immigrants in Britain, Kavanaugh Testimony, Laser Physics, Leonard Bernstein, Loneliness, Migraine Headaches, Money Supply Changes, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Net Neutrality in California, Obesity Epidemic, Offensive Behavior on Campus, Overdiagnosis in Medicine, Physician Burnout Help, Power Ranger Producer, Protein Evolution Uses, Psychology of Warnings, Racism, Refugee Stories Documentary, Robert Redford, Rule of Law Problems and Solutions, Scott Hassan of Google, Senate and Supreme Court Futures, Supreme Court Politics, Survival Skills, Tom Hanks, Trump Administration Operations, Undocumented Immigrant, Violinist Micarelli, White Nationalism, White Working Class, Wireless History

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9th Amendment 36 mins – “The first eight amendments to the U.S. Constitution are literal, straightforward, and direct. But when we get to Amendments nine, 10, and 11, things get… hazy. These are some of the least literal amendments in the Constitution: they mean more than they say, and what they say is often extremely confusing. So in the third episode of the new More Perfect season we take these three blurry amendments and bring them into focus, embarking on a metaphorical, metaphysical, and somewhat astronomical journey to find the perfect analogies to truly understand each one. Episode Three reaches for lofty metaphors of moon shadows, legal penumbras, and romantic relationships — as well as more guttural, frankly gross ones, like the human appendix, to describe the three amendments that define the nature of our union and the powers of the government and the people.

Asylum Crackdown 36 mins – “We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.” At the link find the title, “#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20181001_pmoney_pmpod867_2.mp3”

Asylum System in U.S. 59 mins – “The United States has a long tradition of offering humanitarian protection to those in need. Yet in recent years, a confluence of factors has led to a large and growing backlog of asylum cases, with many applicants waiting years for a decision. This slowdown has both harmed those eligible for protection and invited misuse, with some claims filed to secure the right to remain in the country and receive the work authorization granted when cases are delayed. Faced with a system in crisis, the Trump administration has taken a number of actions to narrow access to asylum in the United States. These include largely eliminating gang and domestic violence as grounds for asylum and introducing a “zero-tolerance” approach to border enforcement that entails prosecuting all first-time border crossers, including adult asylum seekers, for illegal entry—a policy that for a time led to the separation of apprehended parents from their children. This webinar marks the publication of an important MPI report that analyses the factors that have brought the U.S. asylum system to a crisis point and proposes common-sense steps that can be implemented now to jump-start rescuing it. The report co-authors, Doris Meissner, Faye Hipsman, and T. Alexander Aleinikoff, and commentator Eleanor Acer from Human Rights First discuss the findings and measures that focus on the affirmative asylum system as the path to restoring timeliness and fairness to the system, while also deterring abuses.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Athletic Ability 59 mins – “There are a lot of factors that go into greatness, many of which are not obvious. A variety of Olympic and professional athletes tell us how they made it and what they sacrificed to get there. And if you can identify the sport most likely to get a kid into a top college — well then, touché! (Ep. 3 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)” At the link find the title, “Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete (Ep. 351), Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7f529e36-b3de-4d78-b31d-a4b9f479f2a9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bergen-Belsen Children 50 mins – “In April 1945 a 15-year-old Dutch Jewish girl, Hetty Werkendam, was interviewed by the BBC in the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen shortly after its liberation by the British. Mike Lanchin travels to the site of Bergen-Belsen in Germany with the now 88-year-old Hetty and her family. Hetty vividly recalls the deprivations of the camp, and of seeing the dead bodies piling up outside the children’s barracks. Hetty says its a story that needs to be told again and again in order not to be forgotten by the next generation.” At the link find the title, “The Children of Belsen, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files p06m6zkd.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Issues 21 mins – “Charlie Angus, the NDP MP questioning a Canadian company’s role in the Brexit vote, has warned that Canada is not immune to efforts to undermine elections.” At the link find the title, “’Very naive’ to think election interference can’t happen in Canada, says MP Charlie Angus, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-C2Nf9FIP-20181004.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 22 mins – “When Fairpoint wouldn’t give folks in Crestone, Colorado, what they needed after repeated requests, they decided to take care of it themselves. By 2012, Ralph Abrams and his band of Internet pioneers had created Colorado Central Telecom, providing affordable, dependable fixed wireless service to premises throughout the region at much faster speeds than Fairpoint could ever deliver. In this episode of the podcast, Maisie Ramsay, Marketing and Business Development from the company, tells us more about the company and their work. Colorado Central Telecom has been delivering Internet access to subscribers for a relatively short time, but it’s clear they have the needs of the community in mind. They’ve made steady investments in their equipment in order to improve their services and have even picked up some fiber network resources. Maisie describes some of the challenges of working in a mountain geography such as the San Luis Valley and the technologies they employ to get past the hurdles Mother Nature has created. Maisie also talks about some of the collaboration Colorado Central Telecom is pursuing. It’s clear that the company has a goal — to bring better connectivity to the people in the region — and doesn’t mind sacrificing a little as a way to improve the situation for the whole region. No wonder they were named Service Provider of the Year at the 2018 Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Michigan 22 mins – “Great Lakes Energy (GLE) in Michigan decided in late 2017 to approve a plan to incrementally deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to cooperative members, beginning with a pilot project in Petoskey. This week, Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Energy Optimization from GLE joins Christopher to talk about what could possibly become the largest FTTH project in the state. GLE anticipates offering its symmetrical Truestream Internet access to members in the pilot area as early as the end of October. The planning process, however, has involved several feasibility studies and at least two years of planning in addition to several more years of contemplation. Shari explains how the region GLE serves covers many different types of geographies, subscriber income levels, and different levels of Internet access competition. Some folks have only dial-up, while others have the option of cable Internet access. One of the challenges GLE faces is educating potential subscribers about the differences between what they have now and the potential with Truestream. She explains that the cooperative has decided to approach deployment with a flexible incremental approach, carefully examining demand as they deploy to determine where they go next across their service area. There’s a significant portion of seasonal homes in this northern section of the lower peninsula, and GLE sees that high-quality Internet access can help boost local economic development if those seasonal visitors have the ability to stay longer by working from the cabin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Antibody Therapy 21 mins – “James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of inhibition of negative immune regulation, the basis of new drugs against cancer.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannabidiol Controversy 49 mins – “CBD: What It Does, Who It’s For And Where It’s Headed – CBD products are all the rage. What you need to know about the marijuana ingredient that’s being used for conditions including insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Celiac Disease 59 mins – “Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s reaction to the protein in gluten damages the digestive tract. This disorder is far more common than doctors once thought. According to current statistics, as many as 1 person in 120 or 140 has celiac disease. Since susceptibility is partly determined by genetics, people with a family member who has celiac disease are consequently at much higher risk of the disorder. Celiac disease can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, but it also damages numerous other body systems. An inability to absorb vitamins and minerals can result in nutritional deficiencies that may affect the blood, bones, brain or skin. Anyone with severe anemia or unexpected osteoporosis should be tested for this condition.” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” click “Chose CD or MP3 Version,” then left-click the MP3 to get the free podcast.

Central Banks 22 mins – “We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.” At the link find the title, “#864: The Central (Bankers’) Question, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180914_pmoney_pmpod864_v_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Jose Andres 42 mins – “When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, chef José Andrés and the groups he founded, World Central Kitchen and Chefs for Puerto Rico, sprung into action. “We began serving hospitals, because the doctors and the nurses — nobody was feeding them,” Andrés says of the initial effort. But then calls started pouring in from places that were hours away from San Juan. Andrés says the message was clear: “The island is hungry. With one restaurant alone, we have not enough.” So Andrés and his group expanded their operation, commandeering kitchens from restaurants, schools and even a basketball stadium. “At one point, we had 18 kitchens functioning at the same time,” he says. “We would [serve] over 150,000 meals a day.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CISCO Creation 63 mins – “In the pre-Internet 1970’s, Sandy Lerner was part of a loosely-knit group of programmers that was trying to get computers to talk to each other. Eventually, she and Len Bosack launched Cisco Systems, making the routing technology that helped forge the plumbing of the Internet. But when things turned sour at the company, she was forced to leave, giving her the chance to start something entirely new: an edgy line of cosmetics called Urban Decay. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Justin Li created a solution for staying cool and hydrated in the heat with IcePlate.” At the link find the title, “Cisco Systems & Urban Decay: Sandy Lerner, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180928_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Evolution 29 mins – “”Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?” These are the questions from Laura Flanders’ opening statements at the Transnational Institute’s convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018. Music spotlight: disco remake of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” by Jason Eli Featuring Nathan Haines-Flute/Horns & Cherie Mathieson-vocals.” At the linkf idn the title, “Transformative Cities: Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep214_tni.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congo War Documentary 54 mins – “THIS IS CONGO, a new documentary film, attempts to wrap its mind around the incomprehensible realities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, almost 60 years after it was founded. At one point, commenting on one of the more incomprehensible recent events, a high-ranking military officer remarks: “They will say, “This is Congo” But when will they ask “Why? why is Congo like this?” Where do we begin? Where can we begin? For as long as I can remember, the news out of Congo has been bad. But my memory of the news only goes back about two decades, to when I started paying attention. The cycle of violence is a funny thing. It has its own momentum. People get swept up in it for personal reasons, or manipulated by politicians fanning the flames of old resentments. Ask anyone on either side of a blood feud where it started—who threw the first stone, and when the sun goes down, they’ll still be talking. Where does Congo’s trouble begin? Why is the country in a seemingly unending state of war between marauding rebel groups and marauding government soldiers, the people’s lives torn to shreds in between? And even if the people of Congo could fully trace this nightmare to its roots, how could they save the tree? My guest today is documentary filmmaker Daniel McCabe. His new film THIS IS CONGO asks all of these questions and more.” At the link right-click “Media files PPY6453404257.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatives and Immigration 24 mins – “Thanks to MP Maxime Bernier’s tweet last week claiming diversity will ‘destroy’ what makes Canada great, the Conservative Party has been beset with debate over politics of immigration, identity, and what it means to be Canadian.” At the link find the title, “Conservatives are coddling far-right in multiculturalism debate, says Liberal advisor, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-sc65HBBl-20180822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cookbook Author 140 mins – “Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, chef, and teacher who is masterful at turning complexity into simplicity. Her first book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, is a New York Times bestseller, was a James Beard Award-winner for Best General Cookbook, was named as Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and is soon to be a Netflix original documentary series produced by Jigsaw Productions. Samin has been called “The next Julia Child” by NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and she has been cooking professionally since 2000. This episode is about much more than cooking. It’s about the creative process, creative highs and lows (and how to push through those lows), rejection, vulnerability, and much more. If you liked the Brandon Stanton episode, you’re going to love this one. Please enjoy!” At the link find the title, “#339: Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher, Oct, 2018, “ right-click “Media files b6e38cae-01a6-4748-97be-1047a34a303b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Counterterroism Research 95 mins – “Do the counterterrorism partnerships that Washington has developed with Middle Eastern states since the 9/11 attacks helped or hindered the global war on terror? Four leading CT scholars debate the past success and future utility of counterterrorism partnerships in this latest episode of Near East PolicyCast. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. At the link find the title, “Counterterrorism Partnerships with Levitt, Tankel, Bacon, and Mendelsohn, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 507510675-the-washington institute counterterrorism partnerships with levitt tankel bacon and mendelsohn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Focus Workshops 62 mins – “On an earlier episode of this show the Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk said something that I’ve never forgotten. He said that writing programs shouldn’t teach about plots or characters or how to structure a story. Instead, they should teach writers to manage their own psyches. To be the captains of their own creative ships across the rough daily waters of fluctuating emotions and energies. This kind of self-management, he suggested, is what makes the difference between people who keep producing art and those who don’t. My guest today is Jessica Abel. She’s an accomplished artist herself—a graphic novelist who did a kind of graphic docu-novel called OUT ON THE WIRE about how some of the greatest radio shows and podcasts are made, including Snap Judgment, Radiolab, and This American Life. In the course of figuring out how to steer her own creative ship she’s learned invaluable lessons about how to help others do the same. Her most recent book GROWING GILLS and her Creative Focus Workshops offer creatives a personalized process for figuring out what they want to make and how to balance those goals with the rest of their busy lives.” At the link right-click “Media files PPY9281296546.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Criminal Justice Reform 25 mins – “30 Issues in 30 Days continues: In 2018, Cuomo tried to pass a comprehensive package of criminal justice reforms, but it never got past the Republican controlled State Senate. Scott McNamara, D.A. for Oneida County and former president of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, and Roger Clark and Nick Encalada-Malinowski of Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) debate: Is New York ready for these reforms, and could they pass if Democrats take the Senate in November?” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Declines 37 mins – Atlantic journalist Anne Applebaum says the changes taking place in Poland — including a rise of conspiracy theories and attacks on the free press — mirror similar shifts happening in the U.S.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dred Scott Case 56 mins – “This week, we uncover the life of Harriet Scott, the wife and co-plaintiff of Dred Scott in the infamous case Dred Scott v. Sanford. Although much is known about the case itself – in which the Supreme Court held that African Americans were not citizens of the United States – little attention has been devoted to the people who brought the case before the Court and lived with the devastating consequences. Guests: Martha S. Jones – author and professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Lea VanderVelde – professor at Iowa College of Law and author of the definitive biography on Harriet Scott. Guest hosted by Lana Ulrich.” At the link right-click “Media files PPY9482805846.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drinking in College 48 mins – “College drinking culture today. Students talk about their habits and attitudes around alcohol.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Drug Resistance 22 mins – “Encore edition: What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new weapons in the fight against evolved bacteria-from cutting-edge diagnostic tests to revolutionary gene-editing techniques.” At the link find the title, “Battling the Superbugs, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7893822971.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Seizures at Sea 22 mins – “The Canadian Forces says it conducted an investigation into allegations of detainee mistreatment by its U.S. Coast Guard partners in an operation aimed at capturing drug smugglers at sea, but did not find evidence of the reported mistreatment.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Coast Guard acted ‘legally and ethically’ in anti-smuggling co-op, Canadian Forces review finds, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-l9zs0WGq-20181004.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Virus Discussion 119 mins – “The TWiV team discuss the biology of Ebola viruses, and how localization of the membrane proteins of vaccinia virus drive function: the fusion machinery sits at the tips of virions, and binding proteins are at the sides. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne BarkerAt the link right-click “Download TWiV 507” and select “Save Link Asfrom the pop-up menu.

Edith Wharton 42 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the works of Wharton (1862-1937) such as The Age of Innocence for which she won the Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to do so, The House of Mirth, and The Custom of the Country. Her novels explore the world of privileged New Yorkers in the Gilded Age of the late C19th, of which she was part, drawing on her own experiences and written from the perspective of the new century, either side of WW1 . Among her themes, she examined the choices available to women and the extent to which they could ever really be free, even if rich.” At the link rightclick “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Cars in England 28 mins -”Is the time finally right to buy an electric car? Peter Gibbs and Robert Llewellyn hit the highway to discover the pros and cons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” as from the pop-up menu7.

Evidence Based Medicine 41 mins – “This week’s guest has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of Sydney, Alexandra Barratt’s journey from clinician to journalist to global advocate for evidence based medicine and shared decision-making is a fascinating one. Here she talks with Ray about her varied career and the reasons she’s ended up challenging conventional wisdom. She also talks about her research into the pros and cons of breast cancer screening and questions the widely-accepted idea that early detection is always the best medicine. For show notes and a complete transcript of this episode, visit australia.cochrane.org/trd.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Mistakes 45 mins – “Businesses are leaving Facebook in droves, but not for the reasons you may think. In this episode of Komando on Demand, you’ll find out why Kim Komando, along with celebrities like Cher and businesses like Mozilla and Pep Boys are abandoning Facebook. Kim also talks about what you need to know about Facebook’s controversial new posting guidelines for businesses and gain fresh marketing ideas.” At the link find the title, “Why businesses are leaving Facebook in droves, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files KOD_LEAVING_FACEBOOK_FINAL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Government Operation 43 mins – “Lewis’ new book, The Fifth Risk, examines three federal departments under Trump: energy, agriculture and commerce. He warns that half of the top 700 positions in the administration remain unfilled.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Finnish President 82 mins – “On September 27, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted President Sauli Niinistö of Finland for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. President Niinistö has served as president since 2012 and recently won re-election in January 2018. He has a longstanding career in public service, including as speaker of parliament, minister of justice, deputy prime minister, and minister of finance. In a keynote address, “A Stronger Europe: Our Common Interest,” President Niinistö spoke to the challenges facing Europe today and the critical role of the Euro-Atlantic partners in meeting these rising challenges. Following the president’s remarks, Strobe Talbott, former president and current distinguished scholar at Brookings, joined President Niinistö on stage for a conversation on these themes. Questions from the audience followed the discussion.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gardens in Town 26 mins – “Lowell has seen better days. Once a bustling mill town, in the 1920s and 30s it was hit hard by broad shifts in manufacturing that rocked the northeast United States. In the decades since, an influx of immigrants from all over the world has moved in, making Lowell a vibrant place to live despite the departure of industry. However, it remains a largely low-income city, and in the past few years an effort to address urban access to fresh food has brought community gardens to some of the poorest neighbourhoods. Community gardens have a reputation for improving neighbourhoods, transforming blight, and lowering crime rates. With the city’s large immigrant population, each garden serves a diverse array of neighbours, from Puerto Rican to Burmese, each investing their sweat equity into making Lowell a liveable home. Sounds idyllic, right? So why are tomatoes disappearing in the middle of the night? What is captured on the security cameras that monitor the chain link fences bordering the gardens? And, as property values rise, could the gardens themselves be to blame? Alexis Pancrazi talks to recent immigrants, long-time Lowellians, and a local historian to try to get a better picture of how the gardens are part and parcel of the city’s efforts to reinvent itself, and makes some surprising discoveries along the way about how community gardens can impact individual lives and a city at large.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Greek Folk Music 60 mins – “While you live, shine. Have no mourning at all. Life exists a short while And time demands its fee. – From a 2000 year old tombstone in (then) Greek-speaking Asia Minor I’d like to do a little free-association exercise with you. I’m going to say three words and I’d like you to speak or write down all the words that come to mind as a result. No filtering. No judgment. Ready? American Pop Culture. Go! . . . Ok. Here’s what I got: Kanye Trump Gun Meme YouTube That’s pretty sad, I suppose. And maybe it anecdotally, non-scientifically supports a claim made by my guest today that culture and music, once mutually dependent, have become totally unmoored and lost in the age of globalism. And that the sounds we make and market today just don’t have anything like the healing power that was music’s purpose for thousands of years. Christopher C. King is a writer, Grammy—winning music producer, and something of an ethnomusicologist. His obsessive collecting of rare ‘78s led him to discover the music of Epirus, a region of northwestern Greece. To his ears, the playing of Kitsos Harisiadis, Alexis Zoumbas, and other Epirote masters virtually unknown outside of Epirus had an elemental power transcending even that of Delta Blues legends like Robert Johnson and Skip James. In Epirus, King found something he thought had been lost in the world: a musical culture with unbroken roots stretching back into prehistory. And some clues, perhaps, as to why we make music in the first place. Christopher’s new book is Lament From Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest surviving Folk Music.” At the link right-click “Media files PPY4647467083.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Groupon Founder Interview 30 mins – “The Story: Alex is back in the host’s chair to introduce a new show from Gimlet – his own! It’s an interview show called Without Fail where Alex talks to people who have made a big bet and either won or lost. When Andrew Mason started Groupon 10 years ago he was in his mid-20s, fresh out of grad school, and running a company for the first time ever. Within 2 years Groupon was called the fastest growing company in history. And then just as rapidly. And just as dramatically. Its fortunes changed. This dream rise, the nightmare fall, all in this incredibly short time-span – it’s like a startup fable. But it actually happened. To a real guy! In part one of this two-part conversation, Andrew talks with Alex about Groupon’s rise. How it started as a website designed for something completely different, what it felt like when it finally caught on and started to grow, and Andrew’s own conflicted feelings about being a CEO.” At the link find the title, “Without Fail – Groupon’s Andrew Mason, pt. 1, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT1319340590.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guns and Industrial Revolution 55 mins – “When you think of the industrial revolution what comes to mind? Steam engines probably. Lone genius inventors. Factories and coal mines, perhaps. And depending on your professional interests and political leanings, either suffering laborers in sweat shops or the Great Onward March of Civilization. Did anybody think of guns? According to my guest today Stanford historian Priya Satia, guns are inextricably bound up with industrialization and it is our long and ever-changing relationship with these tools, toys, trade goods, status symbols, and instruments of war that makes them such a persistent fact of life to this day. Priya Satia’s latest book is EMPIRE OF GUNS: the Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution.” At the link find the title,”153. Guns: The Genie and the Bottle – Priya Satia (Historian), Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5660791796.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Home Runs Change 32 mins – “Astrophysicist and sports data scientist Meredith Wills talks about why a subtle change in major league baseballs may be behind the jump in home runs after 2014.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in Britain 27 mins – “When someone in Jamaica emigrates to the UK, it is said they have ‘gone to foreign’. Over the past 70 years several hundred thousand Jamaicans have done this, following in the footsteps of the so-called ‘Windrush generation’ who first arrived in Britain in the late 1940s. But the spirit of adventure and optimism those early pioneers bought with them has changed over the years and a recent political scandal now finds some of them unwanted and rejected by Britain. Following changes to immigration law and failing to comply with citizenship requirements, they have been designated illegal immigrants. On returning from holiday in the Caribbean, some of the children of the Windrush generation (now in their 50s and 60s) have been refused entry back to Britain, and others have been deported from Britain back to the Caribbean. For Crossing Continents, Colin Grant travels to Jamaica to meet two men who, despite having lived in the UK for decades, working and paying taxes, find themselves in limbo, trapped and unable to return to the place they call home. What happens when you are stranded in a place you were never really familiar with, an island which you have little memory of, and may not have returned to for half a century? Grant hears of their endeavour to return to the UK and how they have struggled to keep up hope in the face of a very painful and public rejection.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Green OCD 38 mins – “For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An ‘Invasive Weed’ Inside His Mind. The Turtles All The Way Down author says OCD “starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you’re able to have.” Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2017.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Jon Batiste 45 mins – “Music came naturally to Jon Batiste, the leader of Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Growing up outside of New Orleans as part of a large musical family, he says, “I picked up on all of these things that are integral to who I am as a musician without necessarily studying them.” By the time he was 8 years old, Batiste was fronting and singing lead for his family’s band. Looking back, he says, the band was “a real celebration of our family.” But after about a year, Batiste’s introverted nature got the best of him. He quit singing and instead began focusing on musical instruments — first drums and percussion and then, when he was 11, piano. Batiste developed a unique style at the piano that combines a clearly articulated touch with strong emotions. He likens his playing to making gumbo: “You put everything in the pot and in the moment, you just fly.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Accusations 48 mins – “Kavanaugh and his accuser. Florence’s path of destruction. North Korea talks. We’ll unpack it all with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett in a special edition of the Week in the News. Guest – Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News. Author of “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency.” (@MajorCBS)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Accuser 49 mins – “Echoes of Anita Hill as the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward. We’ll look at #MeToo, justice and the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh FBI Investigation 98 mins – “Governor Jerry Brown signed two bill regarding police transparency. Plus the White House agreed to an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. And the electric scooter fight isn’t the first battle for L.A.’s streets.” At the link find the title, “Police Transparency, FBI investigations and a battle for LA’s streets, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files KPC5979819284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Hearings 66 mins – “Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss the renewed FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake’s change of heart, and the shifting politics of Supreme Court nominations. Then Jon F. talks to Ana Maria Archila about confronting Jeff Flake in an elevator and the importance of direct engagement.” At the link find the title, ““Hold the door!” Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2f0e87e7-9671-402b-91b5-a14993ac24ae.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Testimony 48 mins – “The FBI background check on Brett Kavanaugh is in. Senators begin their review. Plus, a forensic legal examination of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony. Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, has a detailed analysis challenging what Kavanaugh said. We’ll hear him and get pushback.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Laser Physics 29 mins – “Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the Nobel Prize for finding ways to control and enhance laser light, leading to numerous common applications.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leonard Bernstein 27 mins – “Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein is perhaps the most influential American musician of all time. A champion of cultural inclusivity, he tore down musical barriers to declare the symphony hall open to all and offered the classical music world a dynamic new model of what a maestro could be. As a conductor he achieved early worldwide acclaim, as a composer his work defied genre divisions and brought him popular and critical success, notably with his most well-known work West Side Story. As an educator, he opened up the world of classical music to generations of American children through his long running series of television lectures. On the centenary of his birth, musician and broadcaster Jon Tolansky meets the people who continue to be inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s all-embracing approach to music and life.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loneliness 26 mins – “The idea that loneliness mainly strikes older people has been challenged by the biggest ever study on the topic. Across the world 55,000 people completed the Loneliness Experiment devised by the British universities of Manchester, Brunel and Exeter. People from 237 different countries, islands and territories took part in the study. In cultures where independence is valued – like the UK and US – people are less likely to tell a colleague about their loneliness. In countries like Italy the role of extended families helps to reduce feelings of loneliness. New Zealand was another place with lower levels of loneliness – perhaps an influence of collective Maori culture. The study found that young adults aged 16 to 24 who chose to take part felt lonely more often than older people. When loneliness becomes chronic it can have a serious impact on health and well-being. 96-year-old Jack King lives alone in Eastbourne on the English south coast. Since his wife died in 2010 he says the days feel long. He writes and plays music and his computer helps him to keep in touch with his family. Joining a social club and having a conversation with strangers can help combat loneliness too.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migraine Headaches 58 mins – “Nearly 40 million Americans know the nausea and throbbing pain of migraine headaches. This debilitating condition that can create one-sided head pain may make it difficult or impossible to carry on with work or everyday tasks….There are drugs that can be used to treat migraine headaches, but the FDA recently approved the first drug specifically to prevent them. What should you know about Aimovig, the brand name for erenumab? How does it work? We’ll also discuss price and whether insurance companies are likely to pay for it…. This Week’s Guest: Jennifer S. Kriegler, MD, is director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. She is part of the Center for Neurological Restoration and the Headache Section of the Neurological Institute in the Department of Neurology of the Cleveland Clinic.” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” click “Chose CD or MP3 Version,” then left-click the MP3 to get the free podcast.

Money Supply Changes 22 mins – “We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money… All of it.” At the link find the title, “#866: Modern Monetary Theory, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180926_pmoney_pmpod866v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mountain Climbing 50 mins – “In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Explore the world of mountaineering as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly take a mental expedition to the world’s highest peaks alongside world-record breaking mountain climber Vanessa O’Brien and mountain guide and physician Alan Oram, D.O.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI – Conquering Mountains, with Vanessa O’Brien, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7b26419e-9021-4664-9b1b-bd777c48830d.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myers-Briggs Test 48 mins – “Did you ever see the 1951 Disney version of Alice in Wonderland? Where the caterpillar, voiced by actor Richard Haydn, sits laconically on his giant toadstool, wreathed in hookah smoke, peers at Alice under his drooping eyelids and says: Who….Aaaaaaah…..you….? Even as kid, I felt the existential impact of that question. Not, “hey kid, what’s your name?” But who, fundamentally, are you as a person? What are you like? Were you born that way? How much of that can you change? All those chilling, thrilling, bottomless, ego-gratifying questions. But what happens when the murky philosophy and psychology of the self meet good-old American pragmatism and business? Something very weird indeed. I’m here today with Merve Emre—she’s an associate professor of English at Oxford University and she’s the author of The Personality Brokers. It tells the strange history of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator—a mother-daughter psychological cottage industry that, 70 years in, still has people calling themselves introverts or extraverts, feelers or thinkers, and pondering what that might mean for their lives and their careers.” At the link right-click”Media files PPY8177600972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Talk in Alaska 33 mins – “Recently we’ve been talking about Alaska, and this week Cliff shares his experiences with the visit, what happened, what he saw, and a whole lot more. So if you’ve ever wanted to visit Alaska, or just want to know what someone else thought of life up there – this is a good one to listen to. Hope you enjoy the audio file, and if you have any comments yourself email them to podcast@nativetalk.net or call the message line at 970-278-5791. We’ll be back next week with more stimulating Native Talk Radio. See you then!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 29 mins – “Neil DeGrasse Tyson Examines The ‘Unspoken Alliance’ Between Science And War – In his new book, Accessory to War, the astrophysicist argues that people who work in his field are often complicit to military development — despite being overwhelmingly liberal and anti-war.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 48 mins – “A law to restore net neutrality in California has been signed but it was met with federal pushback, Los Angeles and NIMBYism, Gen Zers rev up for midterms.” At the link find the title, “The fight for net neutrality begins, the fight against homelessness, the politics of Gen Z, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files KPC4274991173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity Epidemic 48 mins – “The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Offensive Behavior on Campus 27 mins – “On The Gist, guest host John McWhorter considers campus safe spaces. In the past few years, college campuses have been shifting away from havens for free speech to safe spaces that bar divisive speakers from campus. But is this the right move, or are we damaging the growth of college students by creating these spaces rather than offering intellectual challenges. Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt explore this in their new book The Coddling of the American Mind. Lukianoff joins us on the Gist to discuss.” At the link find the title, “College-Aged Coddling, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3595580146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Overdiagnosis in Medicine 29 mins – “The Preventing overdiagnosis conference covers how physicians, researchers and patients can implement solutions to the problems of over diagnosis and overuse in healthcare. If you’re a doctor on twitter, you’ve probably come across our guest – Vinay Prasad, assistant prof. of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and author of the…” At the link find the title, “Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 – Vinay Prasad, right-click “Media files 338573599-bmjgroup-preventing-overdiagnosis-2017-vinay-prasad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry 41 mins – “This week saw the latest Preventing Overdiagnosis conference – this time in Copenhagen. The conference is a is a forum where researchers and practitioners can present examples of overdiagnosis – and we heard about the various ways which disease definitions are being subtly widened, and diagnostic thresholds lowered. In this podcast we talk to Allen Frances, psychiatrist and former chair of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. We also hear from friends of the podcast, Steve Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz about the way in which some disease awareness campaigns fuel inappropriate diagnosis.” At the link find the title, “Preventing overdiagnosis 2018 – Part 1, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 490039446-bmjgroup-preventing-overdiagnosis-2018-part-1.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Review Editor 46 mins – “…This summer, Emily Nemens was named the new editor of The Paris Review. She’s a poet, short story writer, essayist and illustrator who previously co-edited the Southern Review. At 34, she’s a fresh new steward for the this venerable old literary gatekeeper. And it’s an opportune moment to ask, or re-ask the questions: who is a literary magazine for, what is it supposed to do, and how can it do that better?” At the link right-click “Media files PPY9647537226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Burnout Help 19 mins – “The Prevalence of Burnout in the Physician Community, Allison talks about there are bad days as much as there are good days, which is highly prevalent in the physician community. In fact, 42% of physicians in the 2018 Medscape Report are burned out. Based on personal experience, Allison is passionate when it comes to this topic. She also works in the field of Neurology which ranks second on the list of fields that are most likely to experience burnout, second to Critical Care. More and more people are now researching burnout due to its prevalence in the community of physicians, residents, and medical students. Allison describes how burnout has affected her emotional wellbeing, feelings of self-worth, and even the ability to care for herself. “If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of other people well. All too often as physicians, we are sacrificing our own wellbeing so that we can take care of other people.”…”Burnout is prevalent at every stage of the game. Unfortunately, suicide rates are high among med students and physicians.” We can’t fix the systemic issues and reason we’re discussing it now so as you’re going through this process, you get into a position of power where you can make some of these differences. It may be not on a national scale, but on a local scale, specifically for your hospital…. While we don’t know the fix for this, one thing’s for sure: talking about it helps. Welcome to MedDiaries…When you’re having a down moment, call 1-833-MYDIARY and leave an anonymous voicemail. …Under the MedDiaries umbrella, we’re going to have four podcasts: The Premed Diaries; Med Student Diaries; Resident Diaries; Physician Diaries….” At the link find the title, “300: Burnout in Medicine and Our Newest Project to Help With It! Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PMY300.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Rangers Producer 44 mins – “As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” we check back with Chris Waters who created Constructed Adventures, elaborate scavenger hunts for all occasions. (Original broadcast date: March 27, 2017.)” At the link find the the title, “Power Rangers: Haim Saban, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180921_hibt_powerpod4.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protein Evolution Uses 14 mins – “Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical applications.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychology of Warnings 36 mins – “After a disaster happens, we want to know whether something could have been done to avoid it. Did anyone see this coming? Many times, the answer is yes. So why didn’t the warnings lead to action? This week, we explore the psychology of warnings with a visit to a smelly Alaskan tunnel, a gory (and fictional) murder plot, and even some ABBA.” At the link find the title, The Cassandra Curse, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180917_hiddenbrain_hb_cassandra-final_mix.mp3” and select ‘Sav Link as: from the pop-up menu.

Racism 54 mins – “Decades after the civil rights era, the post-colonial movement, and the beginning of the multiculturalism project, racism that had lain in the shadows of Western democracies is out in the open and thriving. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, conversations about the history and persistence of racism and an ideology of whiteness that lies behind it.” At the link find the the title, “The Enright Files on Race and Racism, Oct, 2018,”right-click “Media files ideas-j1OjvwH1-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Stories Documentary 56 mins – “Imagine you’re a father or a mother of three kids. Your city is in the middle of a civil war. At any time a rocket might burst through your wall. Soldiers might round your family up, or kill them in crossfire. What do you do? You leave, of course. You do whatever you have to do to get your kids to safety. There will be many deadly risks along the way. But you know what’s the worst? The not knowing. The constant thoughts inside your head of everything that might go wrong, everything you hope will go right. The trusting looks on your kids’ faces, when, in fact, they have no idea where they’re going or why. Since 2011, an estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes. They and refugees from other troubled nations like Eritrea and Somalia have been trying to migrate Westward and northward, to Turkey, then to Europe. Many have died along the way. Many thousands of others have been detained in refugee camps while nations decide what to do with them. I’m here today with filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo. Their new documentary, IT WILL BE CHAOS airs on HBO this month. It follows Eritrean, Somali, and Syrian refugees on their harrowing journeys to new lives in Europe.” At the link right-click “Media files PPY7808037525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Redford 37 mins – “Redford has announced that he’s retiring from acting, and that his role in the new film The Old Man and the Gun, will be his last. In 2013, he said it was “sort of weird” being known for his looks. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rule of Law Problems and Solutions – “On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution hosted a half-day event on the rule of law, featuring three bipartisan panels of prominent experts.” At the link find the title, “The state of the rule of law in the US: Where are we now, and what is to come?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20181003_Falk_Rule_of_Law_Full.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Palin 46 mins – “In the second and final chapter of their documentary series, Katie and Brian explore what happened after the Palin interviews aired: from the struggles of the McCain campaign to Sarah Palin’s decision to start “going rogue.” Plus, they explore how Palin helped usher in a new brand of American politics— and President Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, 78. The Palin Interviews, 10 Years Later: Part Two, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 9c4b6a26-c424-46c0-922f-a89ebc4aa702.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scott Hassan of Google 13 mins – “Everyone knows Larry Page and Sergei Brin, but who really came up with the idea of creating the Google search engine? Meet Google’s unknown third creator, Scott Hassan.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Senate and Supreme Court Futures 44 mins – “Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons join Jeffrey Rosen in a conversation recorded live earlier this week at The Atlantic Festival in Washington D.C. The senators discuss their important role in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, including their last-minute agreement to pause the nomination to allow for an FBI investigation of the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. They also share their hopes and fears for the future of the Senate and the Supreme Court, and how political tribalism today threatens the legitimacy of these American institutions.” At the link find the title, “Senators Flake and Coons: The Future of the Senate and the Supreme Court, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7155895631.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Education in India 18 mins – “Sex advice for the land of the Kama Sutra. This episode discusses sex in a detailed way. Kalki meets Dr Mahinder Watsa, the 94-year-old who writes the sex advice column in The Mumbai Mirror.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Operations 66 mins – “In a special episode recorded live at Slate Day during Tribfest in Austin, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of Boston University Law School, Cristina Rodriguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck professor of law at Yale Law School, Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross professor of law at the University of Texas Law School and Adam White, director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School for a deep dive on the fallout from the Kavanaugh hearings and the future of the Supreme Court absent a swing justice.” At the link find the title, “Live from Austin, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT8652625375.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Politics 47 mins – “Could the Kavanaugh nomination controversy damage the Supreme Court itself? We’ll look at the effect ever-deeper politicization is having on the high court.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Survival Skills 47 mins – “Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Tom Hanks 48 mins “We’ll talk with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter. Guest – Tom Hanks, acclaimed actor, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” Director, screenwriter, producer and author of “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” now in paperback. (@tomhanks)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Operations 82 mins – “Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, and Jamelle Bouie are back together in Texas to chat about Brett Kavanaugh, reporting on The White House, and the many investigations that may spring up if the Democrats take the House after midterms. Guests: Ana Marie Cox and Ashley Parker.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast Live From The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, TX, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3727041868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Reporting 43 mins – “Lewis’ new book, The Fifth Risk, examines three federal departments under Trump: energy, agriculture and commerce. He warns that half of the top 700 positions in the administration remain unfilled.

U.S. History Book Author 48 mins – “As Alexander Hamilton put it, the American Experiment puts to the test the question “of whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice…or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.”This question surfaces throughout Jill Lepore’s brilliant new history of the United States: These Truths. Our conversation took place during the live-streamed, virally-watched Senate Judiciary hearing on allegations that nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed sexual assault while in high school. Jill comments on this historical moment and much more. As she puts it in the book’s epilogue: A nation born in revolution will forever struggle against chaos. A nation founded on universal rights will wrestle against the forces of particularism. A nation that toppled a hierarchy of birth only to erect a hierarchy of wealth will never know tranquility. A nation of immigrants cannot close its borders. And a nation born in contradiction, liberty in a land of slavery, sovereignty in a land of conquest, will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history.” At the link find the title, “164. Jill Lepore (Historian) – Why America keeps going to pieces, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9184642247.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. History Book Author 49 mins – “American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding. Guest – Jill Lepore, professor of American history at Harvard University and staff writer at the New Yorker. Author of the new book ‘These Truths: A History of the United States.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Undocumented Immigrant 48 mins – “Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when he outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is “Dear America.” Guest – Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker. Founder and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that focuses on immigration, identity and citizenship. Author of “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen.” (@joseiswriting)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Violinist Micarelli 50 mins “Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us. Guest – Lucia Micarelli, violinist. Her new album “An Evening With Lucia Micarelli” will be released Sept. 28. (@theloosh)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Washington University President 36 mins – “What’s it like to be a woman who leads a university of 55,000 students? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Ana Mari Cauce, the president of the University of Washington, who progressed from assistant professor to president, all at the same institution.” At the link find the title, “Ana Mari Cauce, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT5568183168.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Weed Electrocution 29 mins – “Andrew Diprose is the CEO at Rootwave, a UK tech startup that aims to provide a sustainable and efficient solution to weed problems by zapping them from the root up. The goal is to reduce weeds without using chemicals which could help solve soil contamination issues. His role is to lead the product and technology department, making sure the technology is safe and effective when it is commercially available in 2020. Andrew joins me today to discuss Rootwave, what inspired him to start this type of technology, and how it works. He explains the need for clean methods of killing weeds relative to soil health and describes some of the ways this technology is superior to the conventional means of removing weeds in farms. He also shares his prediction of what agriculture will look like in the future.” At the link left-click select “Save file” and “OK from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalism 42 mins – How A Rising Star Of White Nationalism Broke Free From The Movement – Derek Black was following in his father’s footsteps in the world of white nationalism until he had a change of heart. As the son of a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Derek Black was once the heir apparent of the white nationalist movement. Growing up, he made speeches, hosted a radio show and started the website KidsStormfront — which acted as a companion to Stormfront, the white nationalist website his father, Don Black, created.Race. How America’s White Power Movement Coalesced After The Vietnam War “The fundamental belief that drove my dad, drove my parents and my family, over decades, was that race was the defining feature of humanity … and that people were only happy if they could live in a society that was only this one biologically defined racial group,” Black says… It was only after he began attending New College of Florida that Black began to question his own point of view. Previously, he had been home-schooled, but suddenly he was was exposed to people who didn’t share his views, including a few Jewish students who became friends. Black’s new friends invited him over for Shabbat dinner week after week. Gradually, he began to rethink his views. After much soul-searching, a 22-year-old Black wrote an article, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2013, renouncing white nationalism. Derek Black’s “awakening” is the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow’s new book, Rising Out Of Hatred. Saslow also interviewed Black’s father and other leaders in the white nationalist movement.. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Working Class 52 mins – “This week we interview Joan C. Williams. Joan is a rock star in her field, who focuses her work on issues faced by women in the workplace. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School Law. Joan contributes to many publications, including the Harvard Business Review blog, the Huffington Post, and the Psychology Today blog. Joan has written numerous books, but her most recent is White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in AmericaAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wireless History 32 mins – :Thomas Hazlett talked about the history of wireless spectrum regulation and his book, The Political Spectrum. He suggested that regulation actually held back spectrum development and created a vast wasteland. Mr. Hazlett is a former FCC chief economist and a Clemson University professor.” The audio or video versions can be purchased. The audio file is also in the blog archive.

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Mining Digest 360 – Oct 5, 2018: Affordable Housing, Aquaculture, Automating Inequality, Budgeting Value, Chagas Disease, Children with Differences, Christine Legarde, Cohen Case Discussion, College Education Discussion, Compostable Trash, Concrete Recycling, Conservatives in Canada, Coyote Story, Cultural Concepts, Cyberwar, DARPA Discussion, Death Spoof of Babchenko, Democracy and Politics, Dutch Sustainability, Dystonia, Ebola Outbreak Lessons, Environmental Journalism, Euthanasia, FaxSplit, Forest Cultivation, General Magic Project, Genius Research, Geometry and Knitting, George Schultz, Hanoi Trends, Hate Speech, Honduras Private Cities, Human Destructiveness, Huntingtons Disease, ISIS Recruits, Kansas Child Politicians, Kevin Rose with Tim Ferriss, Lottery Winners, Male Supremacy, Manafort Case, Meat Consumption, Merriman Finance Story, One-child Families, Poisons in Kids, Poverty Gaslighting Propaganda, Puerto Rico Blockchain Launchpad, Roe vs Wade History, Scaling a Company, Security Clearance Lawsuit, Sickle Cell and Hip Hop, Silicon Valley History, South Korea Low Birth Rate, Super Computer Uses, Superconductor Goals, Taiwan Culture, Tribalism Intensifies, Video Surveillance Trends, Wartime Civilians, Wine History, World Bank Poverty Fighting, Yemen Children Killed

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Affordable Housing 29 mins – “As wildfires rage out of control for yet another summer and the Mueller investigation inches ahead at a seemingly glacial pace, there’s a lot to be down about when it comes to politics and the environment. But this week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to a journalist who’s trying to look at things through a more upbeat lens. By delving into things that should encourage us about our future on this planet, Geoff Dembicki offers plenty of reasons to keep fighting the good fight against climate change. Dembicki sheds some light on issues like housing, education and the hope of converting climate change deniers in an effort to put a spring in our collective steps, even in the face of some pretty dark times.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apple Automation Expert P1 71 mins – “Sal Soghoian talks with Leo Laporte about his history at Apple, automation on Mac OS and iOS, and his upcoming CMD-D Conference.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apple Automation Expert P2 57 mins – “Sal Sohoian and Leo Laporte go on a deep dive on automation in macOS and iOS and dish about Sal’s history with Steve Jobs.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apple Macintosh Designer 90 mins – “Bill Atkinson is one of the original designers of the Apple Macintosh. He Talks with Leo Laporte about starting at Apple, losing his wife, and his recent work on understanding consciousness. 

Aquaculture 88 mins – “Enjoying the Miyagi. It’s Tuesday morning time for a stand alone show. Jack has no idea what he will talk about today says the fish will tell him. She was right and the fish said, “hey dummy talk about us”, so today that is what we are going to discuss.  While prior shows focused mostly on aquaponics and mentioned doing it as pure aquaculture, today we are going to focus on that side alone.  A few aquaponic components may be mentioned today but we are going to stick really to back yard ponds. Few things on my property give me more enjoyment than my various garden ponds.  There is something peaceful about moving water and fish.  The bonus is if we want fish tacos tonight and didn’t take any out of the freezer, with 4 bread balls and 5 minutes I can have us 4 nice pan fish for cooking. Aquaculture is function stacking in the best way.  You get a beautiful piece of landscaping, wildlife habitat and free food as a bonus.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automating Inequality 62 mins – “Virginia Eubanks is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. She talks with Megan Morrone about the ways technology has failed to help fight poverty.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beavers 51 mins – “…we’re talking about beavers. Nature writer Ben Goldfarb says beavers were crucial in shaping America’s landscape and its human history. Then we killed them by the score. He joins us to explain why we should learn to love beavers. If you’ve ever seen a beaver in the wild, swimming across a pond, you only saw part of the story. That’s because beavers are like icebergs: most of them is usually hidden below the surface. The same goes for the story of beavers in America. As Ben Goldfarb writes in a new book, beavers are responsible for everything from the health of Yellowstone to the War of 1812. He joins us Tuesday to explore the surprising life of beavers and their profound impact on the country’s landscape and human history.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Budgeting Value 65 mins – “Jesse Mecham is a software developer and author of “You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want.” He talks with Jason Howell about the importance of budgeting and how he developed the YNAB software to help out.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cal Fussman with Tim Ferriss 119 mins – “I’ve interviewed legendary storyteller Cal Fussman (@calfussman) on this show before (here and here), but this time, the roles are reversed, and he interviews me! If you are not yet familiar with him, Cal is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I Learned” feature. And this interview originally aired on Cal’s podcast, “Big Questions with Cal Fussman.” Cal has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with the icons who’ve shaped the last 50 years of world history: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, and countless others.” At the link find the title, “#324: Cal Fussman Corners Tim Ferriss, Ju, 2018,” right-click “Media files 197f9fe4-fade-4c43-b81c-47fb36c5fb7f.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Chagas Disease 88 mins – “The TWiP crew solves the case of the Ecuadorian with Immunodeficiency and Chronic Diarrhea, and discuss oral transmission of Chagas disease in mice. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel GriffinAt the link right-click the down-pointing arrow,

Children with Differences 52 mins – “In his book Far From the Tree, the writer Andrew Solomon tells the stories of children whose profound differences—dwarfism, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, genius, and others—have made them the subjects of prejudice and changed their parents’ lives. In his book Far From the Tree, the writer Andrew Solomon tells the stories of children whose profound differences—dwarfism, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, genius, and others—have made them the subjects of intense prejudice. He also writes about the families who often have to rearrange their lives around the life of a child who alters their view of the world. A new film based on Solomon’s book is now out. Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with him.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Christine Lagarde 43 mins – “From the archive — The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans.” At the link find the title, “Pick of the Week: Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F. (Ep. 312), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 921c9634-8802-4940-a80b-07a83cea2afc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cohen Case Discussion 46 mins – “What a weird weekend it has been. The Manafort jury is deliberating, the White House lawyer is cooperating with the special prosecutor and giving 30 hours of interview about presidential conduct, and Michael Cohen seems poised to either be indicted or form a cooperation deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. Benjamin Wittes jumped on the phone to discuss all of this with former White House counsel Bob Bauer, former Justice Department official Carrie Cordero, and Lawfare contributor Paul Rosenzweig.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_340.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Education Value 52 mins – “At 19, Mario Martinez felt fortunate to have escaped his rough neighborhood and enrolled in a community college. But the odds that he would earn his degree and achieve the life he wanted were still against him….” At the link find the title, “ Still Rising: First-Generation College Students a Decade Later, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files stillrisingdoc_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

Conservatives in Canada 24 mins – “Thanks to MP Maxime Bernier’s tweet last week claiming diversity will ‘destroy’ what makes Canada great, the Conservative Party has been beset with debate over politics of immigration, identity, and what it means to be Canadian.” At the link find the title, “Conservatives are coddling far-right in multiculturalism debate, says Liberal advisor, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-sc65HBBl-20180822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coyote Story 45 mins – “We talk to writer and historian Dan Flores about his book Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History.” At the link find the title, “The Coyote Story, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 93cbdbe5-8efe-45c2-ad31-d556524c13c5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cultural Concepts 10 mins – “Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities — Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States — and for a long time she had difficulty finding a place in the world to call home. Yet along with these challenges came a pivotal realization: that a diverse background is a distinct advantage in today’s globalized world. In this personal talk, Hwang reveals the endless benefits of embracing our complex identities — and shares her hopes for creating a world where identities aren’t used to alienate but to bring people together instead.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click “Download” and select “Download audio” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberwar 24 mins – “Almost 3 years ago Russia dropped a cyber-bomb on Ukraine, hacking energy companies and wiping out power to hundreds of thousands. Government security agents say that was just the beginning. A test of sorts for possibly a much bigger plan. Listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast as I take you through the history of cyber warfare and share things you should be doing now to prepare for a possible cyber attack.” At the link find the title, “Cyberwar is coming and the Russians are leading the way. Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Scary Truth about CyberWar – What you need to know to be prepared.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberwar Discussion 36 mins– “Jacob Weisberg talks to Clint Watts, the author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News, about the question of cyberwar. What is it? What counts? Does the United States have a clear strategy around it? And what’s some basic internet hygiene we all can practice for safe surfing? Plus, John Di Domenico returns with the weekend’s tweets.” At the link find the title, “Cyberwar and Security in the Trump Era, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT1325213276.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DARPA Discussion 54 mins – “Explore the intersection of science fiction and national defense inside the high-tech government agency developing America’s top-secret weapons of the future with Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Chuck Nice, former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, journalist Sharon Weinberger, and roboticist Hod Lipson.” At the link find the title, “Inside DARPA: Sci-Fi Meets National Defense, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 71ce9b7f-e03b-4467-99d5-c406ef17cd84.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Spoof of Babchenko 27 mins – “The Life, Death and Life of Arkady Babchenko – The resurrection of a murdered Kremlin critic in Ukraine.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy and Politics 18 mins – “You can overdo most things, but can you overdo democracy? Political philosopher Robert B. Talisse thinks you can. He explains why in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. We are very grateful for sponsorship from the Marc Sanders Foundation for this episode.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Robert B. Talisse on Overdoing Democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Dystonia 57 mins – “Dystonia — involuntary muscle contractions that cause awkward, often painful postures — can be a symptom of Parkinson’s or a movement disorder on its own. Last week, in our Third Thursdays Webinar series, experts and a person with Parkinson’s spoke about the causes of dystonia and different treatment options. Listen here to the webinar audio.” At the link right-click “Download Audio File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Outbreak Lessons 18 mins – “On the day the WHO announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC, Lancet editor Pam Das speaks with Mike Ryan, Assistant DG for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the WHO, and David Heymann, head of Chatham House Global Health, about how the outbreak was contained and what lessons were learned.” At the link find the title, “End of the Ebola outbreak in DRC, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files TL_Jul_18_ebola.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Charity 29 mins – “When you read about the giant islands of plastic garbage in our oceans, or see time-lapsed photos of diminishing arctic sea ice, in order to stave off the helpless feeling that creeps up into your throat, do you ever reach into your wallet intending to donate to an organization that’s making a difference? But then you may hesitate. To whom should you give to have the greatest impact? Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is here to help. She is Kate Williams, the CEO of 1%  For The Planet, a nonprofit that serves as a sort of conduit for environmental giving. They do the research to make it easier for individuals and businesses to support the right environmental organizations. We discuss their model, look at the philanthropic space as a whole, and explore why only 3% of charitable donations in this country go to the environmental sector.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Journalism 29 mins – “Over the last few decades, the skyline of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur has mushroomed – a conglomeration of skyscrapers highlighted by The Petronas Twin Towers, two of the world’s tallest buildings, now obscure the horizon in this rapidly-developing city. Is all this construction a good thing for the country? And to what extent are developers and the Malaysian government considering sustainability in this building spree? To better understand the environmental costs and benefits of Southeast Asia’s massive infrastructure developments, Mongabay sent correspondent Keith Schneider to Malaysia. Schneider is our guest today on Sea Change Radio. He gives us an overview of the construction projects, compares them to those of Malaysia’s neighbors in the region, and discusses the influx of Chinese capital flooding the country. As you will discover, Schneider came away from his visit with a surprisingly optimistic outlook on the country’s future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Euthanasia 28 mins – “In January, Aurelia Brouwers – a 29 year old Dutch woman, with a history of severe mental illness – lay down on her bed to die. She had been declared eligible for euthanasia a month earlier – Dutch law permits the ending of a life where there is, ‘unbearable suffering’ without hope of relief. Aurelia’s death provoked an outpouring on social media, and widespread discussion within the Netherlands… What if a death wish is part of someone’s illness? And does someone with serious mental health challenges have the capacity to make a decision about their own demise? These are questions now being debated in the Netherlands as a result of Aurelia’s death. Crossing Continents features recordings of Aurelia made in the two weeks before she died, hears from some of the friends closest to her, and explores the complex terrain of euthanasia for people with psychiatric problems in Holland.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FaxSplit 127 mins – “This week we cover lots of discoveries revealed during last week’s Black Hat 2018 and DEF CON 26 Las Vegas security conferences. Among them, 47 vulnerabilities across 25 Android smartphones, Android “Disk-In-The-Middle” attacks, Google tracking when asked not to, more Brazilian DLink router hijack hijinks, a backdoor found in VIA C3 processors, a trusted-client attack on WhatsApp, a macOS 0-day, a tasty new feature for Win10 Enterprise, a new Signal-based secure eMail service, Facebook’s FIZZ TLS v1.3 library, another Let’s Encrypt milestone, and then “FaxSploit” the most significant nightmare in recent history (FAR worse, I think, than any of the theoretical Spectre & Meltdown attacks).” At the link right-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Finding Luck 12 mins – “Luck is rarely a lightning strike, isolated and dramatic — it’s much more like the wind, blowing constantly. Catching more of it is easy but not obvious. In this insightful talk, Stanford engineering school professor Tina Seelig shares three unexpected ways to increase your luck — and your ability to see and seize opportunities.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Download audio” to get the podcast.

Forest Cultivation 73 mins – “Nathan Kay is a licensed professional forester in the state of Maine. He has been practicing forestry for 7 years. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine. He believes strongly in the ability of a forest to simultaneously provide for landowner objectives and fulfill important ecological roles.  He joins us today to discuss, forest management on the homestead.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frankenstein Story 56 mins – “Two hundred years ago a young woman aged just 18 published a book about a monster: Mary Shelley had written Frankenstein. But it was much more than a brilliant yarn, Frankenstein created a new form of science fiction, responding to the recent revolution in scientific investigation and musing on the nature of life and creative morality. The Science Show presents two remarkable interpretations of the Frankenstein story – the late Marilyn Butler of Exeter College, Oxford tells of Shelley’s family and the impact of the book and the plays back then; then Suzanne Burdon, who wrote a novel about Mary Shelley, Almost Invincible, explores what we now know of the significance of Frankenstein and how it transverses debates on the future of research.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender in Sports 37 mins – “In 2014, India’s Dutee Chand was a rising female track and field star, crushing national records. But then, that summer, something unexpected happened: she failed a gender test. And was banned from the sport. Before she knew it, Dutee was thrown into the middle of a controversy that started long before her, and continues on today: how to separate males and females in sport. This story is a companion piece to Gonads, Episode 5, Dana “Dutee” was reported by Molly Webster, with co-reporting and translation by Sarah Qari. It was produced by Pat Walters, with production help from Jad Abumrad and Rachael Cusick. The Gonads theme was written, performed, and produced by Majel Connery and Alex Overington. Special thanks to Geertje Mak, Maayan Sudai, Andrea Dunaif, Bhrikuti Rai, Joe Osmundson, and Payoshni Mitra. Plus, former Olympic runner Madeleine Pape, who is currently studying regulations around female, transgender, and intersex individuals in sport.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

General Magic Project 57 mins – “What do you get when the creators of the Macintosh, iPod, Android, Ebay, Linked In, Nest, Flash, and the future CTO of the United States try to invent the iPhone a decade before its time? General Magic was a spin-off of Apple tasked with creating the ultimate personal digital assistant. It failed. Filmmakers Matt Maude and Sarah Kerruish join Leo Laporte to talk about their new documentary, General Magic, which chronicles the rise and fall of the greatest failed company in Silicon Valley.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genius Research 66 mins – “This episode features Professor Dean Simonton, who has spent his life quantitatively studying geniuses, from Einstein to Mozart. Dean and Julia discuss his views on whether IQ is important, whether some innovations are “in the air” at given points in history, whether the “10,000 hours = mastery” theory promoted by Malcolm Gladwell is accurate, and more.” At the link right-click “Download audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geometry and Knitting 60 mins – “This week we’re discussing math and things made from yarn. We welcome mathematician Daina Taimina to the show to discuss her book “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes: Tactile Mathematics, Art and Craft for all to Explore”, and how making geometric models that people can play with helps teach math. And we speak with research scientist Janelle Shane about her hobby of training neural networks to do things like name colours, come up with Halloween costume ideas, and generate knitting patterns: often with hilarious results. Related links: Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane by Daina Taimina and David Henderson Daina’s Hyperbolic Crochet blog…At the link find the title, “#487 Knitting in PEARL,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Schultz 63 mins – “Perspective? No one has a longer or better-informed view of world affairs and America’s role than George Shultz, now 97. (Henry Kissinger is only 95.) Secretary Shultz was a US Marine Captain in World War II. After becoming an economics professor at MIT and the University of Chicago he served the Nixon administration as Secretary of Labor, then director of the Office of Management and Budget, then Secretary of the Treasury. Back in private life by 1974, he led Bechtel Group as executive vice president and president. He was appointed by President Reagan as Secretary of State in 1982, where he helped finesse Reagan’s relationship with Gorbachev that wound down the Cold War. Still active in public policy after leaving government in 1989, Shultz has been an advocate for legalizing recreational drugs, for ending the Cuban embargo, for a world totally free of nuclear weapons, and for a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Secretary Shultz will be interviewed on stage by Peter Schwartz, currently head of strategy for Salesforce and a founding board member of Long Now, formerly the CEO of Global Business Network and author of The Art of the Long View (01991). This SALT talk was arranged in partnership with the Asia Society of Northern California…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hanoi Trends 31 mins – “An interrupted journey is like a portal into somebody else’s life. In this programme, Catherine Carr invites strangers to pause on their way from A to B and asks them one simple question: ‘Where Are You Going?’ In the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, Catherine meets the feminist teenagers who dream of equality and a jet-setting seven-year-old who is already worried about college. She meets a depressed new mother struggling to cope, and a teenager praying for good exam grades.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Speech 72 mins – “Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore.Today, they’re anything but.How do you define hate speech? Where’s the line between a joke and an attack? How much butt is too much butt? Facebook has answered these questions. And from these answers they’ve written a rulebook that all 2.2 billion of us are expected to follow. Today, we explore that rulebook. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. All the while wondering what does this mean for the future of free speech?At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honduras Private Cities 28 mins – “Luis Fajardo examines a controversial plan to create privatised cities in the impoverished Central American country of Honduras. Nearly a decade ago a US star economist, Paul Romer, proposed “charter cities” as a model for developing countries to escape poverty and violence; new cities with Western-style institutions and laws, to be built and managed by foreigners in semi-autonomous enclaves carved out of the country.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Destructiveness 69 mins – “With all of the black-and-white moralizing in our world today, we decided to bring back an old show about the little bit of bad that’s in all of us…and the little bit of really, really bad that’s in some of us. Cruelty, violence, badness… in this episode we begin with a chilling statistic: 91% of men, and 84% of women, have fantasized about killing someone. We take a look at one particular fantasy lurking behind these numbers, and wonder what this shadow world might tell us about ourselves and our neighbors. Then, we reconsider what Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment really revealed about human nature (it’s both better and worse than we thought). Next, we meet a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil: chemist Fritz Haber, who won a Nobel Prize in 1918…around the same time officials in the US were calling him a war criminal. And we end with the story of a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanity Upgrade 18 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 left-click the “Share” circle, left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Download audio” to get the podcast.

Huntingtons Disease 27 mins – “This degenerative illness has a few genetic quirks which scientists believe could cause secondary health benefits. Emerging research suggests that people with Huntington’s are less sickly, don’t get cancer as often and even have more brain cells. Hannah Devlin investigates.” At the link find the title, “Huntington’s disease: the price paid for our big brains? – Science Weekly podcast, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 22-76601-gnl.sci.180824.gj.Huntingtons disease the price paid for our big brains.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Recruits 27 mins – “For years, the so-called Islamic State has managed to attract thousands of would-be jihadis and jihadi brides to join their caliphate. The extremist propaganda, online videos and recruiters have seen thousands of people from all over the world flock to Iraq and Syria to join IS; including 850 men, women and children from the UK. The brutality of the terror group is now well known, partly due to their own publicity online. Videos and stories of beheadings, floggings and sex slaves have been released to the public, drawing in a new wave of foreign fighters. It’s thought 50% of UK citizens who left to join IS, have now returned home- the rest are dead, detained or missing. What happens to these returnees when they come back? With only a minority being prosecuted and imprisoned, what efforts are being made to de-radicalise the rest? This investigation explores the danger posed by UK returnees, the efforts to de-radicalise and reintegrate them and the difficulties of proving they were ever part of the caliphate once they’ve returned home.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kansas Child Politicians 27 mins – “There’s an unlikely election campaign underway in the American state of Kansas where several teenagers have joined the race to be Governor. Kansas is the only place in the US with no lower age limit on running for the state’s top job and the youngsters say they want to energise other young people and boost youth involvement in politics. They come from Republican, Democratic and Independent backgrounds but their views, in a very conservative state, range far and wide across the ideological spectrum. On taxes, spending, environmental laws and even gun control, the teenagers often break with party orthodoxy and look for compromise. All this at a time when school children are leading the grass-roots movement against guns, taking on their political elders for the first time in decades. For Assignment, Claire Bolderson travels to Kansas to meet the aspiring politicians, too young to vote even for themselves, to assess the shifting sands of youth politics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Lottery Winners 28 mins – “Most people have dreamed of winning the lottery. It’s a dream that has become ever more common around the world as jackpots get bigger and lotteries more numerous. But does money really make us happy, and how much does this depend on where we live and how we spend it? To find out the BBC’s, Mike Thomson meets lottery winners from around the globe.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Male Supremacy 42 mins – “Do nations fight wars because men are naturally violent? Or do societies condition men to embrace violence so they’ll fight the nation’s wars? Along with co-hosts John Biewen and Celeste Headlee, this episode features reporting by Barry Lam of the Hi-Phi Nation podcast, with scholars Joshua Goldstein of American University, Tom Digby of Springfield College, and Graham Parsons of the United States Military Academy, a.k.a. West Point.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manafort Case 21 mins – “Paul Manafort was Donald Trump’s campaign chairman for three critical months in 2016, leading up to the Republican Convention. But for a decade before that, he did political work in Ukraine, and it’s the money Manafort made from that work that is now under the microscope in a Virginia courtroom. Manafort stands accused of tax fraud and bank fraud in the first case in the Mueller investigation to go to trial. Allegedly, Manafort set up secret offshore bank accounts, took in tens of millions of dollars, and avoided the Internal Revenue Service. And later, when the work in Ukraine dried up, and he was short of cash, Manafort allegedly lied to banks to get loans. Trump, Inc.’s Ilya Marritz and Andrea Bernstein dissect the trial’s opening with Franklin Foer, a staff writer at The Atlantic who profiled Manafort in his article The Plot Against America.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Consumption 7 mins – “Dora Marinova says the easiest and quickest action we can take with the biggest benefit for our health and the environment is to reduce our consumption of meat. The environmental impacts of people eating meat form a long list. Dora Marinova illustrates the impact with a simple statistic. She says the amount of land occupied by our buildings in cities and towns is 1% of available land. And the amount of available land used for livestock and their food is 27%. In other words, people’s preference to eat meat has radically altered the planet from the loss of natural environments and the biodiversity that relied on these lands. While the world consumption of beef per person peaked in 2007, the rate of chicken consumption is increasing.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Merriman Financial Story 56 mins – In this interview with financial advisor Joshua J. Sheats, of Radical Personal Finance, Paul speaks of his early ventures on Wall Street and in manufacturing, what it was like to build an advisory firm in the 1980s, his life’s challenges, and the goals, affirmations and philosophies that continue to motivate his work with the financial education foundation he started upon retirement in 2012.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiologist Professor Story 76 mins – “Vincent speaks with Mark O. Martin about microbial centricity, teaching undergraduates microbiology, lux art, painting with glowing bacteria, tardigrades and much more at ASM Microbe 2018.” At the link right-click “TWiM #180” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moral Reframing 12 mins – “Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values — typically a source of division — can also be used to bring people together. Willer shares compelling insights on how we might bridge the ideological divide and offers some intuitive advice on ways to be more persuasive when talking politics.” At the link left-click the share circle, left-click “Download” and select “Download audio” from the pop-up menu.

Ndrangeta Crime Syndicate 27 mins – “It is thought to be the most powerful Mafia organisation in the world and yet few people have heard of it. The ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate has used the enormous wealth derived from its control of Cocaine smuggling to spread its tentacles far and wide around the world. The crime organisation began as bandits in the late 19th century in Calabria in southern Italy and is now thought to be operating in 50 countries. The ‘Ndrangheta shuns the limelight but earlier this year a brutal murder brought it unwelcome attention. Investigative reporter Jan Kuciak was shot dead while investigating possible links between the ‘Ndrangheta and the government in his native Slovakia. Suddenly the Mafia was in the news. For Assignment Andrew Hosken travels to Slovakia and Italy to investigate the killing and the ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach and power.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Q and A 57 mins – “Join Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Sarah Rose Siskind as they answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about our collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, how the Big Bang got its name, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, dark matter, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Cosmic Queries – Our Galaxy and Beyond, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20593599-27c6-47d7-8604-f05b0e098355.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Life 57 mins – “The Exchange is exploring the different regions of the state for our summer series, Going Local. For the Monadnock Region, we go to Keene State College to broadcast before a live audience.” At the link right-click “Listen” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Nudity Discussion 51 mins – “Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be. His work showed that those of us who are naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but also with our lives more generally.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

One-child Families 28 mins – “Even today the stereotype continues that only children are selfish, spoiled and lonely – it’s the so-called “only child syndrome”. But around the world one-child families are becoming more common. So why do some parents decide to have only one child? And how much does it have to do with circumstance and economics?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poisons in Kids 63 mins – “Join Dan (@drusyniak) &Howard (@heshiegreshie) as they chat with Dr. Diane Calello and learn what a pediatrician, pediatric emergency physician, addiction specialist, medical toxicologist and lyric soprano does for fun. Learn what makes a kid a kid and what special things to look out for when managing future big humans. Lots to learn here.” At the link find the title, “The Podcast That Mistook its Pediatrician for a Pork Roll, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files S02E02_Diane_Calello.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Gaslighting Propaganda 29 mins“Just remember that what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not happening,” said the President of the United States this week to a group of veterans. It was a statement eerily reminiscent of the quote from George Orwell’s 1984, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.” It was also yet another example of gaslighting, a term derived from the 1938 Patrick Hamilton play “Gas Light” that’s used to describe efforts to manipulate someone’s perception of reality. It’s, of course, a term with which more and more of us are becoming familiar as of late since we seem to be getting a consistently unhealthy dose of gaslighting under the current Administration. Recently, the White House Council of Economic Advisers published a report that essentially declared poverty in this country a thing of the past. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss the ins and outs of this latest gaslighting special with Rebecca Vallas, the vice president for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Vallas explains what’s at the root of the report, who it really targets and why it should be concerning to all of us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Blockchain Launchpad 36 mins – “Hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico is becoming an unlikely launchpad for a blockchain boom. Whilst many thousands of Puerto Ricans are leaving the island after the devastation of hurricane Maria, a small group of wealthy ‘crypto-preneurs’, are moving to this US territory. They harbour hopes to reboot paradise using blockchain technology, the revolutionary idea which helped create digital currencies like bitcoin, and bring prosperity back to this financially struggling island ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Punjab Mansions 51 mins – “Over the last twenty years or so hundreds of mansions have appeared in the Kharian region of the Punjab. Each mansion represents a successful migration to the West – some to the UK but mostly to Norway. For three or four weeks a year the mansions are holiday homes to the returning migrants and their Norwegian born children. This is often a time when differences and rifts in extended families emerge and a time when young people must assess their futures.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Harold Evans Career 28 mins – “At a time of unprecedented change and scrutiny of the media, Razia Iqbal interviews and listens again to the archive from British newspaper man Harold Evans, whose name has become a byword for serious investigative journalism. From his flat in New York, she speaks to Sir Harry about giving voice to the voiceless, risking going to prison and changing British law in his lifelong pursuit of the truth.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Roe vs Wade History 27 mins – “Trump has a second Supreme Court pick and that has a lot of people wondering about the future of Roe v. Wade. Here we look at the constitutional basis of the decision and the strange personal history of Roe” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scaling a Company 39 mins – ““In order to scale, you have to do things that don’t scale.” — Reid Hoffman This episode is a showcase from Masters of Scale, one of the few podcasts I recommend repeatedly to entrepreneurs. It’s a conversation between LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) and Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky (@bchesky), and it focuses on how you can scale your company by, paradoxically, doing things that don’t scale. This is, in some ways, part two of my conversation with Airbnb’s co-founder Joe Gebbia (which you can check out here). I also highly recommend subscribing to Masters of Scale, which just began its third season and features interviews with the founders of Spotify, Instagram, TaskRabbit, Shake Shack, and Glossier, among many others. And if you’re looking for a companion piece to read with this episode, I can recommend none better than 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly).” At the link find tht tie title, “#326: Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, and How to Scale to 100M+ Users, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files f6217276-dda9-484a-9f90-ccd79579d937.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Security Clearance Lawsuit 30 mins – “The President of the United States this week stripped the former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance in a dramatic White House statement by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The White House is threatening more adverse security clearance actions against presidential critics, and former senior security officials are outraged. Benjamin Wittes sat down Friday afternoon with Bradley Moss, who represents people in security clearance revocation processes, to discuss the president’s move, how different it is, and what we can expect if a lawsuit develops.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seoul Culture 31 mins – ‘Catherine Carr travels to the South Korean city of Seoul and invites passers-by to stop for a moment and answer one question – Where are you going? She meets a Korean-American who regrets her decision to move to Seoul – a place her parents call ‘Hell City’ – to a wannabe author with a dark past. And she talks to a political refugee stuck in a passport-less limbo, and a couple in love, who simply cannot live together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop 4 mins – “The rapper Prodigy may have been the voice of New York, but he couldn’t escape a single recessive gene….When the rapper Prodigy suffered a sickle cell crisis after a Las Vegas concert in 2017, his friends didn’t think much of it at first: they were used to him getting sick. But a few days later, he died. The Realness goes behind Prodigy’s music to reveal his lifelong struggle against his own body, and how that struggle informed his lyrics and fueled his success.[In six sessions.]At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 1 30 mins – “Prodigy and Havoc begin laying down rhymes together in high school. When their first album flops, they come up with a new sound that’s directly influenced by P’s sickle cell, and it helps define a generation of hip hop. Plus: Big Twins talks about the sickle cell attack he’ll never forget. Explore More: One of the interviews we didn’t get a chance to use was this appearance Prodigy made on The Breakfast Club a while back. About 12:40 in, he talks about how sickle cell influenced his music, and says “a lot of the pain that comes out of me” is from having sickle cell. If you ever needed proof that Prodigy was hella influential, this tribute show Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg put out after P’s death proves it. Eminem and Kendrick Lamar (who later gave Prodigy a shout out on the BET awards) make guest appearances, rapping some of P’s most famous lines. . Finally, check out the music video for Peer Pressure, one of Mobb Deep’s first singles. In it, Havoc and Prodigy are carrying sickles. A producer who worked with them told us they were meant to represent P’s sickle cell. LANGUAGE WARNING: The Realness contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: This Sunny Day Right Here, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files realness071918_cms868901_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 2 30 mins – “As a kid with sickle cell anemia, Prodigy was told he’d barely make it to adulthood. The work of doctors, athletes, Hollywood stars and The Black Panthers help transform his fate. But what kind of life would he lead? Explore More: Keith Wailoo, one of our interview subjects for this episode, wrote a great article summing up the history of sickle cell in this country. Make sure you scroll to see the stunning graph that shows how patients’ life expectancy skyrocketed after the Sickle Cell Control Act. . Prodigy’s childhood physician, Dr. Francis, loved reading the New York Times. And when she died, they wrote her a loving obituary. . After getting out of prison, Prodigy started opening up about his childhood struggle with sickle cell. In this speech at Riverside Church, P talks about his teenage suicide attempt and how therapy helped him. P talking about his teenage suicide attempt and more at Riverside Church. . But Prodigy’s childhood wasn’t all pain. After spending years of Saturdays at his grandmother’s dance studio, the young T’Chaka was a good enough dancer that he would occasionally compete with Alfonso Ribiero for parts. The first people on stage for this famed Diana Ross concert in Central Park are dancers from his grandmother’s studio (including Kerri Edge, who you hear from in this episode). P was supposed to appear at the end, probably to give Diana flowers. But the concert was rained out, and Prodigy later wrote that he got stage fright.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2: T’Chaka, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files realness072018_cms869655_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 3 28 mins – “Someone is shot inside Def Jam. A rap star chases Mobb Deep through Lower Manhattan. And Prodigy convinces a hip hop mogul to sneak weapons into one of New York’s most decadent nightclubs. Mobb Deep came up in rap’s golden age. No other group defined the era quite like the duo from Queens. Explore More: . This interview on NPR’s Microphone Check is the first time Ali Shaheed Muhammad talked to Prodigy, in public, about the Def Jam shooting he tells us about in this episode. It’s worth a listen. . Right after Prodigy died, Havoc did this really interesting interview with Mass Appeal. He talks about what P was like in the early days – and how Hav was constantly warning Prodigy about carrying guns around with him. . This article about The Tunnel is a must-read. When you’re done with that, check out this list of top “Tunnel Bangers”: there are plenty of Mobb Deep tunes on there.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Son, They Shook, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files realness072318_cms869656_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 4 38 mins – “When Prodigy goes on trial for violating parole, his lawyer files over 90 pages of P’s medical records in his defense. We find those records buried deep in a Brooklyn courthouse, and they open a window into how Prodigy’s body was at war with itself. Explore More: Risco Mention-Lewis, the prosecutor we speak to in this episode, is a Deputy Police Comissioner now, but her passion is a project called COTA. You can learn more about what Mention-Lewis is doing in this interview and video. LANGUAGE WARNING: The Realness contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4: The Most Racist Judge in Nassau County,” right-click “Media files realness073018_cms869658_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 5 21 mins – “It’s The Alchemist’s birthday, but thanks to the NYPD’s “Rap Intelligence Unit,” he and Prodigy are forced to celebrate in a jail cell, and soon after, P is headed upstate. But even Prodigy says prison changed him for the better. Explore More: . Dennis Kozlowski, the Tyco CEO who was incarcerated with Prodigy, is now the Chairman of the Board of the Fortune Society. This group works to help incarcerated individuals resume day to day life once they’re out. Check them out. People who oversee New York’s prisons think they know why healthcare inside may be subpar: there aren’t enough caregivers. Jack Beck, a representative from the Correctional Association of New York, which helps oversee the prisons, testified in 2017 that many prison healthcare jobs were vacant. Being incarcerated didn’t stop Prodigy from making music. This song was recorded while P was inside. In it, he gives a shout out to King Benny, who visited him every weekend. LANGUAGE WARNING: The Realness contains strong language that some listeners may find offensive. Additional audio of Prodigy provided from the audio book of My Infamous Life by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.” At the link find the title, Episode 5: Go See About the God, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files realness082718_cms869659_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell and Hip Hop Ep 6 31 mins – “Prodigy is supposed to fly back home right after a show in Vegas, but he never gets on the plane. As the world of hip hop mourns, there are still questions surrounding his death. We try to find answers, and go inside Prodigy’s memorial service to say goodbye to a rap icon.” At the link find the title, “Episode 6: Missing You, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files realness080318_cms869660_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley History P1 63 mins – “Adam Fisher is the author of Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom). He talks with Leo Laporte about the secret history of Silicon Valley.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley History P2 46 mins – “Adam Fisher is the author of “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom)”. This is the second part of his conversation with Leo Laporte about the secret history of Silicon Valley.At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Korea Low Birth Rate 27 mins – “Why does South Korea have the lowest fertility rate in the world? The average South Korean woman is expected to have 1.05 children in her life – exactly half the rate needed to maintain a population. That means a shrinking workforce paying less taxes and more elderly people who will need expensive care. South Korea’s government has pumped tens of billions of pounds into dealing with the problem over the past decade, but the fertility rate is still going down. In this whodunnit, Simon Maybin finds out who’s not doing it – and why.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Civil War 116 mins – “John from Working Class History joins Brett to discuss the Spanish Civil War! This is a long-anticipated episode on a deeply important and relevant historical event. We spent a LOT of time editing and producing this episode, so we hope you find it informative as well as genuinely moving.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” from the pop-up menu and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Super Computer Uses 63 mins – ““We live in a spectacular time,” says Juan Benet. “We’re a century into our computing phase transition. The latest stages have created astonishing powers for individuals, groups, and our species as a whole. We are also faced with accumulating dangers — the capabilities to end the whole humanity experiment are growing and are ever more accessible. In light of the promethean fire that is computing, we must prevent bad outcomes and lock in good ones to build robust foundations for our knowledge, and a safe future. There is much we can do in the short-term to secure the long-term.” “I come from the front lines of computing platform design to share a number of new super-powers at our disposal, some old challenges that are now soluble, and some new open problems. In this next decade, we’ll need to leverage peer-to-peer networks, crypto-economics, blockchains, Open Source, Open Services, decentralization, incentive-structure engineering, and so much more to ensure short-term safety and the long-term flourishing of humanity.” Juan Benet is the inventor of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)—a new protocol which uses content-addressing to make the web faster, safer, and more open—and the creator of Filecoin, a cryptocurrency-incentivized storage market.” At the link find the title, Juan Benet: Long Term Info-structure, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files salt-020180806-benet-podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superconductor Goals 30 mins – “Here at Nerdette, we’ve wanted to visit Argonne National Laboratory for MANY YEARS. Why? Because it’s a massive research facility, it’s just outside of Chicago, and it shares many similarities with Hawkins National Laboratory, the fictional government science complex from the Netflix show Stranger Things. Greta, Tricia and our trusty guide Justin Breaux take a tour of Argonne, where we talk with a bunch of super-smart scientists about the stuff they’re working on and the questions they’re trying to answer. Questions like: If you had one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, what problems should you solve? And if you could solve those problems, how would you go about doing it? And what if one problem — a problem you’ve dedicated your entire career to solving — isn’t solvable for centuries? Also, can we see the Upside Down? Guests: Katherine Riley, director of science at Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility Rajesh Sankaran, computer scientist at Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division Lei Cheng, chemist with Argonne’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Matt Dietrich, experimental physicist at Argonne’s Physics Division” At the link find the title, “Aug, 2018, Science Experiments To Knowhere: A Field Trip To Argonne National Lab,” right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan Culture 28 mins – “Young Taiwanese entrepreneurs working in a start-up hub are offered attractive sweeteners. But this isn’t in California or even Taipei, it’s on the outskirts of Shanghai. The People’s Republic of China is setting its sights on Taiwan’s youth by encouraging them to relocate to the ‘mainland’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thailand Cave Rescue 24 mins – “The miraculous rescue of the 12 boys and their young football coach, trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, has been followed around the world. It was a global operation with divers from several different counties. Its chances of success or failure were finely balanced. In the end there was jubilation, tinged with some sadness. The BBC minute team take you back to each day of the past three weeks and reflect on how the drama unfolded. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tribalism Intensifies 62 mins – “EconTalk host Russ Roberts does a monologue on how political discourse seems to have deteriorated in recent years and the growth in outrage, tribalism, and intolerance for those with different views from one’s own. Roberts suggests that part of the problem is the revolution of the market for information caused by the internet that allows people to customize what they see to fit their own political narratives and worldview. In short, the market for news works to make us feel good rather than to help us to discover the truth. The monologue closes with some suggestions for how we might improve the way we consume information and interact with those we disagree with.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Surveillance Trends 31 mins – “We don’t notice surveillance cameras watching us anymore. They’re everywhere! But what if your spouse was suddenly able to watch you cross the street without your knowledge. Would you consider that creepy? What if one day artificial intelligence with facial recognition was used to learn everything about you before you even enter a store? It’s only going to get more pervasive.” At the link find the title, “Smile! Surveillance cameras are always watching you, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Smile Surveillance cameras are always watching you.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Volcanoes 60 mins – “This week we’re talking volcanoes. Because there are few things that fascinate us more than the amazing, unstoppable power of an erupting volcano. First, Jessica Johnson takes us through the latest activity from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to help us understand what’s happening with this headline-grabbing volcano. And Janine Krippner joins us to highlight some of the lesser-known volcanoes that can be found in the USA, the different kinds of eruptions we might one day see at them, and how damaging they have the potential to be. Related links: Kilauea status report at USGS A beginner’s guide to Hawaii’s otherworldly…At the link find the title, “#486 Volcanoes,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Culture 44 mins – “Historian Margaret MacMillan asks why both men and women go to war. “We are both fascinated and repulsed by war and those who fight,” she says. In this lecture, recorded at York University, she explores looks at the role of the warrior in history and culture and analyses how warriors are produced. And she interrogates the differences that gender plays in war. Anita Anand presents the programme recorded in front of an audience, including a question and answer session.” At the link left-click “Download,” and right-click “Lower quality” to get the podcast.

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

Wartime Civilians 60 mins – “Historian Margaret MacMillan dissects the relationship between war and the civilian. Speaking to an audience in Beirut, she looks back at the city’s violent past and discusses the impact of conflict on noncombatants throughout the centuries. She explores how civilians have been deliberately targeted, used as slaves and why women are still often singled out in mass rapes. And she addresses the proposition that human beings are becoming less, not more violent. The programme is chaired by Anita Anand.” At the link left-click “Download,” and right-click “Lower quality” to get the podcast.

Wine History 60 mins – “How do you pick your wine? By its history? By its grape? By the picture on the bottle? Well you’re about to get your wine world turned upside down. We’ll hear about the history of this fabulous fermentation from Kevin Begos, author of the book “Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine”. Then we’ll talk with Erika Szymanski about the little microbes that make it all possible, yeast! On the way, we’re going to have Science for the People’s first ever wine tasting! Related links: Background music: Mozart Flute Quartet in D…At the link find the title, “#485 Fine Times with Wine,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank Poverty Fighting 37 mins – “From the archive — Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign thus far is just as unorthodox.” At the link find the title, “Pick of the Week: Hacking the World Bank (Ep. 197), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files d61cc065-b9f9-4eda-97a6-a7da2df28f3f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen Children Killed 19 mins – “After dozens of children were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, scrutiny of the West’s support for the Kingdom has been renewed.” At the link find the title, “Cutting ties with Saudi Arabia won’t stop the war in Yemen, says expert, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ORa7aEkJ-20180820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Mining Digest 359 – Sept 28, 2018: Animal Slaughter, Arsonists Pardons, Bioweapons, Broadband in Alaska, Bush and Clinton Q and A, Charlottesville Incident Fallout, Chinese Sourced Medicine, Civil Rights Movement, Climate Change History, Cohen Guilty Plea, Combating Extremism, Conspiracy Lecture, Cory Booker, D.L. Hughley Interview, Down Syndrome Show, Economic Problems, Environmental Law, Facebook Propaganda, Financial Crisis, Gender Bias in Military, German Economics, Immigrant Children Protection, James Clapper, John Brennan, Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Justice Scalia, Media Mergers, Meritocracy Pitfalls, Mexico Relations, Mexico Reporter Interview, Muslim Suicides, Nuclear Power, Omarosa, PACE Trial Controversy, Pandemics, Poverty Program Work Requirement, President Taft on Supreme Court, Privacy Rules in Europe, Reporter Haberman on Trump, Russian Propaganda, Satirist Bassem Youssef, Sean Spicer Interview, Sex Matters, Shareholder Capitalism, Silicon Valley, Supreme Court Nominations, Surveillance Technology Advances, Tick Control, Trump and Putin Relationship, Union Dues, Virtual Reality Uses

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14th Amendment 52 mins – “John Bingham was one of the most influential but least known visionaries of the post-Civil War Constitution. Dubbed “the James Madison of the 14th Amendment” by Justice Hugo Black, Bingham drafted a constitutional provision that changed the course of American history by ensuring that states were duty-bound to uphold their citizens’ constitutional rights. A moderate Republican and dedicated supporter of abolition before the Civil War, Bingham spearheaded the Reconstruction-era efforts to guarantee citizenship to all people born in the United States, regardless of race, and to extend the Constitution’s promise of equality to all American citizens.” At the link left-click “Share” on the sound bar, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

American Assimilation 61 mins – “This week, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan wrestle with a long-running tension in our country’s history: what it means to assimilate and “become American.” We’ll explore the 19th-century notions of who could become an American and the ways they were expected to change. Plus, we’ll discuss how much room there was for a hyphenated American identity in the past and if there is room today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Languages 59 mins – “Today we tackle the age-old question: what if animals could talk? Or, more precisely, what if we could actually understand what animals are saying? Guests: Con Slobodchikoff, professor at Northern Arizona University, CEO of Zoolingua, and author of Chasing Dr. Doolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Irene Pepperberg, professor of psychology Harvard University, author of Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence-and formed a Deep Bond in the Process. Alexandra Horowitz, professor at Barnard, head of dog cognition lab, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. Ashley Shew, professor at Virginia Tech, author of Animal Constructions and Technological Knowledge Keri Cronin, professor at Brock University, author of Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1875-1914” At the link find the title, “Dr. Doolittle, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5512903390.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Slaughter 36 mins – “It’s a new food mini-series! Each episode of Mangoes & Memories will explore food through the lens of culture and politics. This week’s episode is about Eid al Adha and how some American Muslims are taking a more ethical stance towards meat consumption. First, a visit to the farm! Diane Abboushi of Halal Pastures walks us through a day of Eid celebrations at Halal Pastures, where she raises and prepares organic, grass-fed halal meat with her husband Samer. Then, Ahmed talks to Nuri Friedlander, Ph.D candidate in Islamic Studies at Harvard University, about why Muslims should care about the way animals lived, and not just the way they were slaughtered.” At the link find the title, “Mangoes & Memories Vol. 1: The Lambs of Eid Al-Adha, Aug, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY3712035180.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Applications Value 30 mins – “App Association President Morgan Reed talked about concerns related to privacy, cybersecurity, and the ability of app developers to create apps. The App Association represents some 5,000 app developers. Topics included the new European privacy rules, and a broadening array of efforts in U.S. states to develop privacy laws. Mr. Reed also discussed a case accepted by the Supreme Court for the 2018-19 term on whether Apple has a monopoly on app sales. July 2018 was the 10th anniversary of Apple’s App Store, which has 500 million weekly visitors.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Morgan Reed, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.507113.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arsonists Pardons 27 mins – “On The Gist, it turns out your ethnicity is really easy to guess. AnneMarie Sgarlata got rid of her TV months ago, but she still heard about President Trump’s pardon of Dwight and Steven Hammond this week—and she wasn’t happy. Sgarlata was among the lawyers who originally prosecuted the Hammonds for burning federal land and putting the lives of firefighters, hunters, and a teenage boy at risk. In the Spiel, what America’s political parties can learn from cereal brand mascots.” At the link find the title, “Pardon the Arson, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1979709727.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bioweapons 128 mins – “Jens [Jens H Kuhn] returns to present a brief history of bioweapons, with a focus on the program in the Soviet Union, the largest ever undertaken, and his experience working in the decommissioned Soviet bioweapons laboratory known as Vector.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Alaska – “GCI General Counsel Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich, of the Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth, talk about how telecommunications and medical services are provided in a large state like Alaska.” At the link find the title, Communicators with Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.507694.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bush and Clinton Q and A 52 mins – “Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush talked about a range of issues during an interview at the Clinton Presidential Center. Topics included immigration, educational equity, and U.S. foreign aid to assist developing countries alleviate poverty and diseases. They also looked back at their careers, discussed lessons they learned from their political defeats, and offered advice for those seeking elective office. This event was part of a ceremony recognizing members of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program.” At the link the podcast can be heard and seen, but must be purchased to download; however, a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Charlottesville Incident Fallout 59 mins – “On August 11 & 12, 2017, a “Unite the Right” rally brought chaos, violence and death to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. To mark the anniversary, BackStory broadcasts an episode of “A12,” a new podcast series presented by historian, writer and podcaster Nicole Hemmer. A12” looks at the legacy of August 12th in Charlottesville and beyond. In it Hemmer, who witnessed the rally and attack, brings together city leaders, activists, scholars, and witnesses to make sense of all the forces surrounding the events. It’s a sprawling story, covering everything from Confederate statues to white nationalists to questions of policing and law. But it’s also an intimate one: a story of trauma, loss and healing. A12,” a six-episode series, releases in full on Aug. 6. In this excerpt from her sixth and final episode, Nicole Hemmer explores how the people of Charlottesville have struggled to move past the events of August 12th.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Sourced Medicine 59 mins – “In the last 20 years, pharmaceutical manufacturing has shifted to other countries from the US. Find out what difference it could make if your medicine was made in China.At the link left-click “download the mp3,” then select “MP3” to get the free podcast.

Civil Rights Movement 61 mins – “University of Delaware professor Tiffany Gill teaches a class about the role of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement.” At the link find the title, “African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.501632.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Reconstruction 79 mins – “University of Connecticut professor Manisha Sinha teaches a class about the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War, outlining the different ways historians have interpreted the period.” At the link find the title, “Historical Interpretations of Reconstruction, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.497897.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change History 33 mins – “According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. So, on this week’s episode, Nathan, Brian and Joanne talk about how Americans understood climate and weather in centuries past. They also explore how the invention of air conditioning changed America forever.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” form the pop-up menu.

Cohen Guilty Plea 24 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, about Cohen’s guilty plea and the verdict in the Manafort trial.” At the link find the title, “The Cohen Plea and Manafort Verdict, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8366763265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Combating Extremism 64 mins – “Jesse Morton, a former self-described Jihadist who worked with al-Qaeda, and the former New York City intelligence officer responsible for having him arrested talked about combating violent extremism. Mr. Morton was the founder and leader of the now-defunct Revolution Muslim, later served time in prison for conspiring to solicit murder, and now works as a FBI informant and runs an organization aimed at combating extremism. During this event, Mr. Morton shared his own radicalization process, his time in prison, and efforts to rehabilitate radicalized individuals.At the link you can listen to the podcast, but a download isn’t available there; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Conspiracy Lecture 92 mins – “Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society – Indiana University Bloomington professor Stephen Andrews taught a class about conspiracy culture in modern American society. He looked at the demographics of what types of people believe in conspiracies and talked about how the internet has influenced these groups. He also discussed strategies teachers might use when speaking with students or peers about theories related to a fake moon landing, flat earth or 9/11 as a government action. This is the second of a two-part seminar hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.” At the link find the title, “Conspiracy Culture in Modern American Society, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.508955.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the popup menu.

Cory Booker 55 mins – “Senator Booker at Netroots Nation Conference – Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) was a featured speaker at the annual gathering of Netroots Nation. He talked about some of the community elders he once knew, and how they influenced his work as an activist and public official. He was introduced by Mustafa Ali, a former senior EPA adviser who was now with the political activist group Hip Hop Caucus. Netroots Nations calls itself the “largest annual conference for progressives” that brings together activists and grassroots organizers from around the nation.” At the link you can listen or watch, but not download; however a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

D.L. Hugley Interview 57 mins – “Comedian and actor D.L. Hughley shares his thoughts on race in America. He’s interviewed by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).” At the link find the title, “After Words with D.L. Hughley, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.506950.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Down Syndrome Show 56 mins – “On The Gist, autocracy isn’t always bad for an economy. But as Turkey shows, idiocy definitely is. Reality television has a reputation for uninhibited narcissism, ruthless competition, and terrible business pitches. But when Jon Murray created The Real World in 1992, he worked to make something complex and innovative, not a circus of humanity’s basest instincts. And in A&E’s Born This Way, Murray follows the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in Los Angeles, sharing their laughter and tears, their beautiful community, and how they strive to be just like everyone else.” At the link find the title, “The Heart of Reality Television, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2523069981.mp3” and select “save Link As” from theh pop-up menu.

Economic Problems 59 mins – “Economist Dambisa Moyo discusses why democracies around the world are failing to produce economic growth. She’s interviewed by Jason Furman, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Obama Administration.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Dambisa Moyo, A” right-click “Media files program.507162.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Law 66 mins – “Rutgers University professor Jefferson Decker teaches a class on the history of the environmental movement and laws and litigation regarding natural resources.” At the link find the title, “Environmental Movement and Litigation, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500198.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Propaganda 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, about the post-IRA indictment struggles at Facebook and whether or not it can be saved. Plus, Steve Waltien and Kate James join with a new Facebook ad and a doctor with a particular set of skills.” At the link find the title, “Is the Facebook Problem Unfixable?, Aug, 2018” right-click “Media files PPY4275695711.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Crisis 24 mins – “The financial crisis of 2008 wasn’t just an American phenomenon. It was felt all across the globe, with other Western countries suffering the same pain, but enough hasn’t been done about our banks to ensure long-term stability. Will we ever be able to recover fully without a complete overhaul of the current system? Adam Tooze explores this in his new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.” At the link find the title, “Regulate Me, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8925945773.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flint Water Contamination 56 mins – “Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha details her efforts to provide scientific evidence that children in Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead poisoning through the water supply. She’s interviewed by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Mona Hanna-Attisha, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.504487.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frederick Douglass 64 mins – “On this debut episode of our special Stories of the Civil War and Reconstruction Series, we examine the life of one of America’s most influential abolitionists, orators, writers, and statesmen – Frederick Douglass. Growing up as an enslaved person in Maryland, Douglass set himself apart by learning to read and write at an early age. After escaping from slavery, Douglass moved to Massachusetts where he became involved with local anti-slavery groups and newspapers. Ardently advocating for abolition, Douglass toured the country with William Lloyd Garrison and spoke extensively about the relationship between the Constitution and slavery in America..” At the link left-click “Share” on the sound bar, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Bias in Military 58 mins – “Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kate Germano discusses gender bias in the military. She’s interviewed by Military Times reporter Todd South.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Kate Germano,, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.502825.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

German Economics 45 mins – “Slate Money on Germany: economy post-reunification, education, and the housing market on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Adam Tooze. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Max Jacobs.” At the link find the title, “The Germany Edition, Jun, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY4166488516.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hasidic Judaism 54 mins – “When I started college at New York University in 1990, nobody lived in Brooklyn. Brooklyn was the dark side of the moon. At least that’s how we NYU students thought about it. Lots of people lived in Brooklyn, of course. Just not us. It’s 2018, and Brooklyn has become an international brand, synonymous with artisanal pickles, gastropubs, and luxury condos. It’s the place even former NYU students can’t afford to live anymore. But in a couple of Brooklyn neighborhoods, people are still dressing and living in many ways like it’s the 18th century, and adhering to laws that date back centuries, even millennia earlier. I’m talking about Hasidic Judaism, and particularly, today, about Borough Park, Brooklyn, where this community thrives. And even more particularly about one woman—Rachel “Ruchie” Frier—who, in spite of being religiously observant as most humans would define it has nonetheless become a thorn in the side of the more conservative elements of this already deeply conservative community. The all-female volunteer ambulance corps she started was a radical move for Borough Park, and it’s the subject of 93Queen, a new documentary by Paula Eiselt.” At the link find the title, “159. Change is Made by the Ones Who Stay – Paula Eiselt (documentary filmmaker), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1023415515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Protection 246 mins – “Officials from the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Justice testified before a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee on efforts to protect unaccompanied immigrant children from human trafficking and abuse. Committee members voiced their concerns about reports of missing immigrant children, the vetting of child sponsors, and immigration judge vacancies. Among the witnesses testifying were U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White. Committee Chair Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) both emphasized the need for bipartisan legislation to ensure the protection of these unaccompanied immigrant children.” At the link you can listen to the podcast, but a download isn’t available there; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

James Clapper 24 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to James R. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, about his book Facts and Fear: Hard Truths From A Life In Intelligence. What did he think of the North Korea & Putin summits? How can our institutions protect themselves from cyber threats? And what else are we to make of the Mueller GRU indictments?” At the link find the title, “Learning From James Clapper’s Life in Intelligence, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9720087435.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Brennan 24 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Mattathias Schwartz about Trump revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. Also, what are we to make of Brennan’s outspokenness? What about his legacy? And what did he leave in Trump’s hands? Plus, the White House tries to clearly definite NDAs.” At the link find the title, “The Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left Behind, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5982453583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

Kavanaugh Discussion 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School and Bloomberg to talk about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They discuss the implications of his nomination on Roe v. Wade and whether his writing suggests he’d be in favor of indicting the president. Plus, Trey Gowdy wants this witch hunt to finish the hell up already!” At the link find the title, “The Fight Liberals Should & Shouldn’t Pick with Kavanaugh, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2533441542.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Hearing 28 mins – “On The Gist, the biases of Peter Strzok and the need to connect accusations with actual evidence. President Trump’s first appointment to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, benefited from anonymous donations worth millions. To Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, this “dark money” has created a frightening loop: Deemed lawful by the Supreme Court in 2010, it gives special interests a lock not just on elected officials, but on the courts themselves. In the Spiel, Trump might not know the difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota.” At the link find the title, “A Cancer on the Court, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1382678072.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Hysteria 37 mins – “Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce.” At the link find the title, “The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2843510968.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Media Mergers 30 mins – “On The Gist, Girl Scouts are earning cybersecurity merit badges. Sinclair Broadcast Group is trying to acquire Tribune Media so it can extend its television reach, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is throwing up roadblocks, which is odd because Sinclair is so pro-Trump. NPR’s David Folkenflik joins us to explain exactly what’s going on and why Pai is hindering the company he previously seemed to help. In the Spiel, Vladimir Putin’s denials that he has Donald Trump in his pocket.” At the link find the title, “A Piece of Pai, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6937203810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meritocracy Pitfalls 27 mins – “On The Gist, President Trump’s high approval ratings aren’t as significant as they seem.” At the link find the title, “The BS! It’s Everywhere! Jul, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY7890775732.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Relations 59 mins – “ProPublica senior reporter Ginger Thompson discusses her story, “The Making of a Massacre,” about an attack on a small Mexican town by the Zetas drug cartel.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Ginger Thompson, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.509026.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Reporter Interview 58 mins – “Ginger Thompson is a senior reporter at ProPublica. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she previously spent 15 years at The New York Times, including time as a Washington correspondent and as an investigative reporter whose stories revealed Washington’s secret role in Mexico’s fight against drug traffickers. Thompson served as the Mexico City bureau chief for both the Times and The Baltimore Sun. While at the Times, she covered Mexico’s transformation from a one-party state to a fledgling multi-party democracy and parachuted into breaking news events across the region, including Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela. For her work in the region, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer’s Gold Medal for Public Service. She won the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting, an InterAmerican Press Association Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award. Thompson was also part of a team of national reporters at The Times that was awarded a 2000 Pulitzer Prize for the series “How Race is Lived in America.” At the link you can listen to the podcast, but a download isn’t available there; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Muslim Suicides 27 mins – “This week, we’re tackling a sensitive topic: suicide and mental health services in the American Muslim community. A few weeks ago, BuzzFeed News reporter Hannah Allam published a piece on the rise of suicide rates in the community and what can be done in terms of prevention and awareness. Ahmed talks to her about her reporting and also brings in rapper, chaplain, and artist Mona Haydar, who recently released a song about a friend who took her own life. If you or someone you know needs help, please try to talk to someone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. You can find the Khalil Center at khalilcenter.com. The main center’s number is (630) 474-4414 OR call the help line (855) 5HELPKC. (855) 543- 5752, during scheduled hours. You can find also call Naseeha 1-866-NASEEHA or find them at naseeha.org.” At the link find the title, “Mental Health in the Muslim Community, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2089383617.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power 56 mins – “In 1942, American scientists created the first sustained, controlled nuclear reaction, under the bleachers of a football field. Needless to say, it was the beginning of a new era. On this week’s show, Brian, Joanne and Ed talk atomic power, and the indelible mark it left on American culture. Correction: The Nuclear Test Ban treaty wasn’t signed in 1958. Instead, the U.S. & USSR reached an unofficial moratorium on above-ground weapons testing. Both countries resumed above-ground testing in 1961, but ended it permanently when The Nuclear Test Ban treaty was signed in 1963.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omarosa 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Lola Ogunnaike, host of “Entertainment Weekly The Show” about Omarosa finally making her way through the Trump love-hate cycle. How has she handled the press and how has the press handled her? Plus, what would an n-word tape do (if anything) about Trump’s already blatant racism? Oh and reality TV. A lot of it. Plus, John Di Domenico is back with more tweets!” At the link find the title, “Omarosa and Reality Show Politics, Aug, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY3514828029.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PACE Trial Controversy 69 mins – “David Tuller returns to provide an update of his investigative work to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS [Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling and complex illness.]” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Pandemics 56 mins – “In 1918, the Spanish flu killed four to five percent of the entire global population. Infectious disease experts all agree that another pandemic is coming. It’s when, not if. But are we ready for it? Today’s episode explores what happens when a pandemic strikes, what the most likely candidates are, and whether or not the world is ready.” At the link find the title, “The Very Big Sick, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1102474067.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Placebo Effect 59 mins – “Have you ever thought of your body as a machine and the doctor as its mechanic? It’s a common metaphor, but one that can get us into a lot of trouble. Machines can’t heal themselves, but our bodies have superb capacities to do so, if we help them. It turns out that there is more to health than just physiology. Going beyond the machine metaphor can help us learn more about self-healing. Attitude may not be everything, but it makes a huge difference. Find out about the scientific evidence that shows hope can alter the course of an illness or a treatment. Our expectations about a therapy can shape our experience, a phenomenon known as the placebo effect.At the link left-click “download the mp3,” then select “MP3” to get the free podcast.

Polish Political Change 29 mins – “On The Gist, Scott Pruitt is out as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency because it turns out someone really can be too corrupt for Trump. Let us next turn to the Supreme Court—not in America, but Poland, where the rightwing government is forcing nearly 40 percent of judges into retirement. Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer says the country’s latest swerve toward authoritarianism proves that democracy can erode just about anywhere. In the Spiel, Michael Moore claims to know where the Democratic Party has gone wrong and what it needs to do to change direction, but how reliable is he?” At the link find the title, “How Quickly We Forget, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6994787117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Program Work Requirement 56 mins – “Give People Money by Annie Lowrey, Turkey, and Kylie Jenner on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck and Annie Lowrey. In the Slate Plus segment, Annie, Felix, Anna, and Emily go even deeper on Annie’s book and Felix’s Slate review of it.” At the link find the title, “The Give People Money Edition, Jul, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY9841174460.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Johnson Impeachment – “Constitutional lawyer David Stewart discusses his book, [Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Stewart,” Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.507831.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Taft on Supreme Court 41 mins – “ Amicus’ summer of exploring great legal writing continues this week with Jeff Rosen, whose biography of William Howard Taft reveals a president who was scrupulous in observing constitutional boundaries, and much happier on the bench than in the White House.” At the link find the title, “A Taftian Antidote to Trumpian Excesses, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5854004589.mp318,” right-click “Media files PPY5854004589.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Rules in Europe 30 mins – “Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA and Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, discuss the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation on businesses and society.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Victoria Espinel and Nuala O’Connor, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.508160.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Haberman on Trump 68 mins – “Maggie Haberman, a New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, spoke about covering the Trump White House. Among the areas she talked about were the mechanics of the daily press briefings and how information is disseminated by the White House to the press. She also discussed the president’s use of Twitter and how she views the influence of social media on news coverage. She gave her remarks at a symposium hosted by Ohio State University at Marion. ” At the link the podcast can be heard and seen, but must be purchased to download; however, a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Rev Sun Myung Moon 59 mins – “Freelance journalist Tom Dunkel discusses his Washington Post Magazine cover story about the sons of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the church they run in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Tom Dunkel, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.505342.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Propaganda 60 mins – “Former military intelligence officer Malcolm Nance examines cyber warfare and other tactics used by Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. He is interviewed by Suzanne Spaulding, former Homeland Security under secretary.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Malcolm Nance, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.506182.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satirist Bassem Youssef 45 mins – “My grandmother used to tell a story about coming to America from Poland. How she sang God Bless America to cheer up all the grownups on the ship. She was 5 or 6 years old, traveling alone with her mom. For her, it must have been a big adventure. I can hardly imagine what it was like for her mom— my great grandmother — how bad things must have been for Jews in their home town of Bialystok for her to pick up and leave like that, without her husband, heading toward some distant cousin in the undiscovered country of Vineland, New Jersey. My guest today left Egypt as an adult for the US, also under politically grim circumstances. During the Arab Spring, as his country convulsed toward revolution, he became a leading voice of dissent. A trained surgeon, he made an unlikely transition to famous tv satirist for millions of viewers on his nightly political comedy show. Bassem risked jail, helped facilitate the toppling of a dictator who’d been in power for 30 years, and after all that change decided it was time to start a new life in America.” At the link find the title, “160. Bassem Youssef (political satirist) – Now I Have to Answer for This?, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5078586000.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sean Spicer Interview 60 mins – “Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recounts his time in the Trump administration. He is interviewed by former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sean Spicer, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.507348.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Matters 59 mins – “Syndicated columnist Mona Charen talks about her book, [Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Mona Charen, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.504166.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shareholder Capitalism 45 mins – “Accountable capitalism, Dollar General, and New TV on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Bloomberg Opinion’s Justin Fox. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, Emily, and Justin discuss Turkey and contagion.” At the link find the title, “The Accountable Capitalism Edition, Aug, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY3589578128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley 39 mins – “Silicon Valley hiring practices, free lunches, and stock buybacks on this week’s episode with Emily Peck, Felix Salmon, and Anna Szymanski. In the Slate Plus segment, Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss allegations of sexual misconduct involving CBS’s Les Moonves.” At the linkf ind the title, “The Silicon Bubble Edition, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6723479706.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Nominations 39 mins – “Ed, Joanne and Brian explore the history of filling vacant seats on the Supreme Court, discover the secret connections between 221B Baker Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and find out why the publication date of a successful child rearing manual is a Day that Changed America. [Origin of ‘Being Borked’.]At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Technology Advances 40 mins – “What do protecting rhinos and our border have in common? Black market and violence. In an effort to stop these criminal activities, advanced technology was created. You’ll learn how rhino poaching was reduced by 96%, and how this advanced technology is helping protect school shootings and border control.” At the link find the title, “U.S. to deploy border protection tech used for rhinos in Africa, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files U.S. to deploy border protection tech used for rhinos in Africa.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Control 59 mins – “If you’ve spent time out in the woods this summer, or if you hope to hike or bike outside, you need to know about ticks. Ticks are not just icky; they can also carry dangerous diseases. In fact, tick-borne diseases are increasing as ticks increase their range. Tick-Borne Diseases: Not all tick bites lead to infection, but numerous tick species can carry pathogens. The lone star ticks can carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, while blacklegged ticks and western blacklegged ticks harbor Lyme disease. Diseases like anaplasmosis, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis may be less recognizable, but they can also cause health problems.” At the link left-click “download the mp3,” then select “MP3” to get the free podcast.

Trump and Intelligence Community 43 mins – “President Trump says he has invited Vladimir Putin to visit the White House in the fall. This came as news to the nation’s top intelligence officer, who he heard about it from a reporter. That was just the latest development in a week that started in Helsinki, where the president undermined his intelligence agencies on foreign soil, then saw him backtrack and flip-flop on his backtrack. Diane talks to a former CIA officer to get a sense what this week looked like from the point of view of the intelligence community. Then, In October 2017 actress Ashley Judd went public with her story of how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in a hotel room. This opened the floodgates and women began sharing their own experiences with the hashtag #MeToo….” At the link you can listen, but now download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Trump and Putin Relationship 29 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, a columnist at the Washington Post and the author of Red Famine, about the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. How will we remember it? Why has President Trump refused to confront Putin for attacking our democracy? And how is Trump’s foreign policy advancing Putin’s worldview?” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Submission in Helsinki, Jul, 2018,” right-click “ Media files PPY5923578762.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Union Dues 49 mins – “Janus v. AFSME, installment loans, and AMLO’s election victory on this week’s show with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck.” At the link find the title, “The Just Sign the Check Edition, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6691293878.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 78 mins – “San Diego State University professor Pierre Asselin teaches a class on the Vietnam War, looking at the conflict from U.S. escalation in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975.” At the link find the title, “The Vietnam War, 1965-75, “ right-click “Media files program.507365.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Uses 32 mins – “Jeremy Bailenson, a Stanford University professor who runs the institution’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talked about virtual reality and its potential impact on society.” At the link the podcast can be heard and seen, but must be purchased to download; however, a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Wildfire Story 38 mins – “There are between eight and ten thousand wildfires in the United States each year, but most quietly burn out and we never hear about them. The Pagami Creek Wildfire in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area was supposed to be like that, but things turned out differently. And Greg and Julie Welch were camping right in its path.” At the link find the title, “The Sky is Burning, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY5941118339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wireless Association 27 mins – “Jonathan Adelstein, president of WIA, the Wireless Infrastructure Association, talks about 5G and small cell technology. WIA builds the cell towers and other technologies needed for the next generation of mobile communications.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Jonathan Adelstein, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.508591.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Word Origins 35 mins – “John McWhorter raises an etymological glass to the nonagenarian Oxford English Dictionary.” At the link find the title, “Happy Birthday OED! Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9450998447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Mining Digest 358 – Sept 21, 2018: 3D Guns, AI and Feelings, Alcoholism Story, Ambassador McFaul Interview, Artificial Hearts History, Australian Health Care, Bannon and Cambridge Analytica and Brexit, Betsy DeVoss, Blind Workers, Bored and Brilliant, Brain Exercise, Cancerland, Cleveland Rejuvenation with Books, Climate Change Impact, CO2 Capture Technology, Coping with Change, Counterterrorism, Democratic Party Condition, Disability Economics, Doc Watson Interview, Economic Weaknesses, Emmett Till Investigation, Flint Drinking Water, Foster Children from Opioid Crisis, Freddie Gray Death Impact, Gentrification, Hamilton versus Madison, Hate Crimes in America, Health Care and Internet of Things, Health Care by Trump, Heat Wave, Japanese Internment in WW II, Kavanaugh Background, Legionnaire’s Disease in Flint, Medical Dangers, Medical Device Safety, Military Coups, Murder Solve Rates, Political Tribalism, Press Versus the President, Prochlorococcus Microbe, Racially Based Police Calls, Rape Kit Backlog, Robert Glasper Interview, Simpsons Show, Sleep Science, Social Credit Scores, Surveillance Technology in Cities, Tariff Impact on Farmers, Women CEO Shortfall, Women Living Alone, World Trade Organization

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3D Guns 47 mins – “Coming soon — printing your own gun on a 3D printer. Is it the end of gun control?At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Feelings 15 mins – “AI is massively transforming our world, but there’s one thing it cannot do: love. In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution — and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity. “AI is serendipity,” Lee says. ‘It is here to liberate us from routine jobs, and it is here to remind us what it is that makes us human.’” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcoholism Story 49 mins – “ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas joins us for a frank conversation about her battle with alcoholism.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ambassador McFaul Interview 47 mins – “When Michael McFaul arrived in Moscow in 2012 as U.S. ambassador to Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin already considered him an adversary, he says — and attacks against him got personal and ugly. McFaul was painted as someone trying to unseat the political system and bring American-style democracy to Russia. Just before he arrived to take up his posting, there had been street protests against Putin, then serving as prime minister and running for president. “Putin’s reaction to that was to blame us for fomenting revolution against his regime — and when I showed up, to blame me personally,” McFaul tells NPR. His new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, is part memoir, part history text — but he also suggests another genre. “It’s a tragedy,” he says, “about what we tried to do in the Obama administration, and on a personal level, it’s a tragedy about what I tried to do with Russia for the last 30 years.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Hearts History 48 mins – “The inside story behind the long quest to build an artificial human heart. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Health Care 62 mins – “Newly elected federal president of the Australian Medical Association Dr Tony Bartone addresses the Press Club on the topic ‘Health Reform: Improving the Patient Journey’.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Tony Bartone, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files NPCc_TonyBartone 2507_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Cambridge Analytica and Brexit 47 mins – “The Guardian‘s Carole Cadwalladr’s investigation into Cambridge Analytica’s role in Brexit has led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are now “working very closely with the FBI.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beaver Value 43 mins – “Ben Goldfarb is a writer covering wildlife conservation and fisheries management. We talk to him about his new book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.” At the link find the title, “The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files e0d3d0a0-fbad-4985-bf14-d92da7238a26.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bees 46 mins – “What’s the buzz? We’ll look at the wonders of bees and worries they’re at risk of disappearing.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Betsy DeVoss 48 mins – “What’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos been up to lately? The correct answer is: plenty. We’ll look at the report card.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bird Conservation 48 mins – “How do you get people to look up from their phone screens and computers and get them to care about the environment? One good way is simply to expose them to the beauty of birds, the novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen said Friday on the NPR show On Point. “Once that connection is made, once you see that there is some dimension of the world that you had not been aware of, you start you start paying attention to all the things around it,” Franzen, whose own bird obsession didn’t begin until his 40s, told host Jane Clayson. “And you realize that these birds don’t just exist on air. They actually need habitat to breed and feed. And it’s really a matter of getting out — of not becoming so locked in your virtual world that you forget about the real world.Franzen joined On Point Friday on our show about the Year of the Bird, an initiative by National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to appreciate birds and protect them in 2018.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Workers 38 mins – “Job Insights Extra: Gaining Skills and confidence, Getting the Job You Want and Aira as a Reasonable Accommodation – Meet Lori Thompson. Welcome to a Job Insights Extra with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson. We focus on Employment, Careers, enhancing opportunities and bringing you the latest innovations from across the Vocational Rehabilitation field to ensure your choices lead you down the career pathway that you want and succeed in gainful employment. From getting started with services, to assessments, Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) to gaining the skills to succeed and tools for success, Job Insights will be giving you tips and tricks to help your journey to employment and break down the barriers along the way. Job Insights Extra is where we highlight success and whether it be a person or a product, app or development, we will share the success with you. This Extra episode we want to introduce Lori Thompson. Serina Gilbert sits down with Lori in the studio to talk about her journey through Adjustment to Blindness Training, her work with State Services in the job hunt and the accommodations used at her job. Lori has her Aira Smart Glasses in her toolbox and talks about how she incorporates Aira to independently do her job. She also talks about other adaptations and alternative tools that keeps her efficient in the workplace. Lori and Serina are both Guide Dog users and they talk a bit about having their Guide dogs in the workplace. Join Lori Thompson and Serina Gilbert for this Job Insights Extra and see how Lori’s determination and hard work led her to the job she wanted.” At the link find the title, “Job Insights Extra: Gaining Skills and confidence, Getting the Job You Want and Aira as a Reasonable Accommodation – Meet Lori Thompson, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files JIExtraLoriFinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bored and Brilliant 16 mins – “Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Exercise 13 mins – “What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.” At the link left-click the share circle, then right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Cancerland 47 mins – “An intimate look at cancer from a doctor deep in the trenches. The soulful memoir is called ‘Cancerland.’At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Science Day 34 mins – “This week, Lab Out Loud welcomes Darlene Cavalier to the show. In addition to her position as Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training, Darlene is the founder of SciStarter – an online community to designed to help people find, join and contribute to science through both formal and informal research projects and events. Darlene joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to help promote Citizen Science Day – a month-long challenge (through May 20, 2017) that seeks to celebrate and engage citizen scientists throughout the world. Listen to the show to learn how you, your students and your family can be citizen scientists by catching clouds with an app, documenting road kill, or fighting Alzheimer’s with an online game!” At the link find the title, “Citizen Science Day: Goggles, Lab Coat and Degree not Required, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files LOL167.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cleveland Rejuvenation with Books 48 mins – “A novel idea that started in Cleveland to bringing people together through book clubs. It’s gone global.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 58 mins – “Since 1995, the world has experienced twenty of the hottest years on record. The wildfires raging across western states are expected to burn more acreage than last year’s devastating fires. Hurricanes like Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused enormous destruction. And less conspicuously but just as ominous, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have been creeping up. How does such environmental disaster affect human health? CO2 and Food Crops: You might imagine that plants exposed to extra carbon dioxide would grow more quickly, perhaps providing extra food for an increasing human population. But did you know that a number of food crops have lower levels of crucial nutrients like zinc, iron, protein and certain B vitamins when they grow under conditions of enriched CO2 in their atmosphere? How will this alter the nutritional status of the populations that depend on these crops? Infectious Diseases and Their Vectors: As climate patterns change, arthropods like ticks and mosquitoes move around and adapt. A number of these blood-sucking critters carry dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, Lyme disease or Powassan virus. Will warmer winter temperatures allow them to spread into new territory? Will the diseases go with them? What about malaria? It was once a serious public health menace for the eastern seaboard of the United States. Will it make a comeback? Mental Health Effects of Climate Change: Many people are extremely distressed by the idea of global climate changes and environmental disaster. Can parents help their children develop psychological resilience in the face of such challenges? What can people do to feel more empowered?” At the link double-click “Download the free mp3:” and follow instructions to get the free MP3.

CO2 Capture Technology 14 mins – “Our planet has a carbon problem — if we don’t start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, we’ll grow hotter, faster. Chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox previews some amazing technology to scrub carbon from the air, using chemical reactions that capture and reuse CO2 in much the same way trees do … but at a vast scale. This detailed talk reviews both the promise and the pitfalls.” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Coping with Change 22 mins – ““Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. So said Winston Churchill, a man who had his fair share of professional disasters to accompany his well known successes. A less painful and more practical strategy for many of us might be to learn from other people’s mistakes. There can be no doubt that you will encounter unexpected and unwanted outcomes as a result of looking at the world through multiple perspectives, or as a result of changing or adapting your work habits in order to remain fresh and creative. So we all need to be prepared for the inevitable lows and I believe that the key is to quickly identify your mistake and take action. It is for this reason we ask every guest about their most significant lows, and what they have learned from them. Given their diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, here are some examples from the trenches about how a few of our highly accomplished guests from Season 4 from the worlds of business, academia, sports, science, and the arts have emerged from there lows and how they take that learning forward to create success.” At the link right-click Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism 90 mins – “U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, director of strategic planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, delivered a hard-hitting address at the Institute earlier this month. After nearly two decades and much success, General Nagata said it’s time for Americans to ask ourselves had questions: Why is terrorism today more widespread and complex than ever? Why have terrorists proven so resilient and adaptive in the face of massive military pressure from the United States and its global allies? And what new policies and approaches should Washington consider to turn the tide?” At the link find the title, “Taking Stock of U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11 with LTG Michael K. Nagata, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 477500199-the washington institute-taking stock of us counterterrorism since 911 with ltg michael k nagata.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Party Condition 48 mins – “The way forward for the Democratic Party. Jon Favreau’s popular new podcast, “The Wilderness,” explores how the Democrats lost their way and how to bounce back. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Economics 49 mins – “Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender, but every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. In this hourlong special, we focused on three pillars of the economy: education, work and health care.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Doc Watson Interview 40 mins – “Watson, who died in 2012, was a pioneering bluegrass, country and folk guitarist and singer who changed the way people thought about mountain music. Originally broadcast in 1988 and 1989.At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor-Patient Relationship 69 mins – “Physician David Meltzer of the University of Chicago talks about the power of the doctor-patient relationship with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Meltzer, who also has a Ph.D. in economics, discusses a controlled experiment he has been running to measure the importance of maintaining the continuity of doctor-patient relationships. Meltzer argues that the increasing use of hospitalists–specialists who take over a patient from the patient’s regular doctor once the patient is hospitalized–has raised costs and hurt patients. The initial results from his study show that patients who stay with their doctors have fewer subsequent hospitalizations and have better mental health. The conversation closes with a discussion of the challenges facing the current medical system to adopt cost-saving or life-improving technology or techniques.” At the link find the title, “David Meltzer on the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files MeltzerDdoctorpatient.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Weaknesses 30mins – “Monopoly capitalism may be on its last legs! Economist Michael Hudson joins us to say his predictions on the Trump budget have come true and seem to suggest, more than ever, that capitalism is not only a disservice to the people, but it’s also unsuccessful. Then, Stacy Mitchell and Joe Maxwell joined us at the 2018 Progressive Caucus Strategy Summit in Baltimore. Monopoly capitalism, they say, translates to monopolized power. Music featured: “Funkin’ For the World” by Nona Hendryx on SoulClap Records. Support the LFShow” At the link find the title, “Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep188_2018-08-08_reair hudson.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till Investigation 48 mins – “Something in Timothy Tyson’s 2017 book “The Blood of Emmett Till” led the Justice Department to reopen its probe into the 1955 lynching. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flint Drinking Water 33 mins – “We talk to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who first proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead about her new book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.” At the link find the title, “Revisiting Flint: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 983c2a36-ea5a-4e48-8e25-4349c7dce9eb.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Folk Tunes Jim Rooney 51 mins – “He has produced legendary performers in the Americana/folk realm: John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Tom Rush to name a few. He visited the folk show with a few of his favorite tunes and a conversation with The Folk Show’s Kate McNally.” At th elink right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Safety and Blockchain 16 mins – “When a deadly E.coli outbreak sickened hundreds, it took investigators months to determine the source. In this episode, we look at how sensors, digital ledgers, and genome sequencing could reduce that window to seconds-and make our food supply safer.” At the link find the title, “Can Blockchain Fix Our Food Chain?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ9167823680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foster Children from Opioid Crisis 49 mins – “What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? More foster children who need homes and families. Opioids and the crisis in foster care. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frankenbook 15 mins – “Two very different laboratories. Two very different experiments. Separated by two centuries, they share a common DNA. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus is a novel whose composition resembles the famous creature itself – a stitched together assemblage of Gothic horror, Romantic philosophical reflection, and science fiction, published in 1818 by 20-year-old prodigy, Mary Shelley. Frankenbook, launched online in January 2018 as part of Arizona State University’s celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary, is a collection of contemporary scientific, technological, political, and ethical responses to the original Frankenstein text. The innovative publishing platform that hosts Frankenbook is PubPub, among the first experiments to escape the lab at the Knowledge Futures Group (KFG), a collaboration of The MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab. With a stated mission is to transform research publishing by incubating and deploying open source technologies meant to build a new information ecosystem, the Knowledge Futures Group is a leading edge/bleeding edge endeavor. …[Before PubPub,] we just didn’t have a tool that let us work the way we wanted to work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freddie Gray Death Impact 29 mins – “Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7th) and Baltimore activist Dominique Stevenson discuss activism, political involvement and why leaders should consider running for office. Then Stevenson takes us on to a community farming project in Baltimore’s Sandtown (Freddie Gray’s neighborhood). Music featured: “Bruthas” by Paris Cesvette featuring Brutha Basil from her album “Celestial (My Journey Among Stars)” released on Groove Odyssey. Support the LFShow” At the link find the title, “Should Activists Run for Congress?, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files lfs_ep196_reair activism congress.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gentrification 48 mins – “Gentrification, is a dirty word for a lot of people, but there are some upsides when the better-off newcomers come in. Is there a way to make it work for everyone? At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geobacter pili 48 mins – “Gemma Reguera discusses her studies of Geobacter pili, which transfers electrons to iron oxide and other minerals, and can be used for new biotech applications.” At the link find the title, “088: Using Bacterial Structures as Nanowires with Gemma Reguera, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM088.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grand Canyon Adventure 47 mins – “Rafting the Grand Canyon is a wondrous adventure, but the first time, 150 years ago, no one knew what the canyon was like.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graphene Update 48 mins – “We talk to chemist Joseph Meany about his book Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World.” At the link find the title, “The Material That Will Revolutionize the World, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1ec64de9-c62c-408a-ba2d-fa298e851bda.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hamilton versus Madison 14 mins – “The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country’s first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism — and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes in America 49 mins – “American hate. We talk with a human rights lawyer about the powerful stories of hate crime survivors. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care and Internet of Things 57 mins – “Dr. Joseph Kvedar presents his book “The Internet of Healthy Things” for Grand Rounds. The Internet of Healthy Things marks the invention of a radically new way to deliver healthcare and inspire wellness.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Policy by Trump 46 mins – “The Trump administration takes another swipe at Obamacare. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heat Wave 48 mins – “A dangerous and deadly heat wave grips the globe. We’ll look at where and why it’s happening.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heat Waves 48 mins – “Californians are currently in the midst of the largest wildfire to ever hit the state, along with at least 17 other fires actively raging. There have been bad blazes elsewhere across Western U.S. states, as well as in Greece and Scandinavia. And record heat waves have recently swept across Japan and the U.K. It’s been a summer of extreme weather events. And, according to Penn State professor of atmospheric science Michael Mann, they’re trying to tell us something. “This may be the summer where human-caused climate change showed its hand,” Mann told On Point host Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr). “We’ve seen the enemy, and it is human-caused climate change.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Indiegogo History 93 mins – “Jason White heads up Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding and token sale platform. Indiegogo is one of the first ever crowdfunding sites. It was launched in 2008 and has raised over a billion dollars for its participants across 232 countries. In this episode, we discuss: How ICOs were an obvious part of Indiegogo’s evolution Indiegogo’s first ICO – the Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) How Indiegogo adds value and performs rigorous” At the link find the title, “033: ICOs Go Mainstream on Indiegogo – with Jason White, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files Jason White final.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Negotiations 48 mins – “Automobiles, gold, steel. The Trump administration reimposes financial sanctions on Iran, with those on oil to come. Where might this hard-line policy lead?” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment in WWII P1 53 mins – “Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Hours later, the FBI began rounding up people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. This episode explores the history of anti-Asian prejudice in the United States that laid the groundwork for an assault on Japanese American communities after Pearl Harbor. Narrated by veteran actor Sab Shimono.” At the link find the title, “Chapter 1: The Roundup, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 01theroundup_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment in WWII P2 53 mins – “After Pearl Harbor, pressure grew to forcibly relocate all persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific coast. This episode tells the story behind FDR’s decision to sign Order 9066, and Japanese Americans recall the painful process of leaving their lives and belongings — and even their family pets – behind.” At the link find the title, “Chapter 2: The Order, Mar, 2018,” right-click ‘Media files 02theorder_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment in WWII P3 53 mins – “In the first months of incarceration, Japanese Americans were hit with the humiliating conditions of camp life. The U.S. government denied that people of Japanese ancestry living in the “assembly centers” were prisoners, but the first summer in these camps proved otherwise.” At the link find the title, “Chapter 3: Prison Cities, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 03prisoncities_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Interviews 32 mins – “Job Insights #8: The Job Interview – Get Prepped, You’re Going In!…Job Insights Episode #8 is all about the Job Interview, from researching the company, finding out what exactly they do, what they produce and what is the latest news on this company? We discuss what to wear, what to do before the day of the interview arrives and how to be prepared so you can best let them know that you are the right person for the job.” At the link find the title, “Job Insights #8: The Job Interview – Get Prepped, You’re Going In! (Transcript Provided), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files JobInsightsJIFinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Background 47 mins – “A nominee for the seat of swing voter Anthony Kennedy. We’ll unpack President Trump’s pick for the next Supreme Court Justice.At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legionnaire’s Disease in Flint 49 mins – “Why do Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks occur mostly in the summer? What is the connection of the Flint change in water source and Legionella outbreaks in the area? Michele Swanson discusses her work on Legionella pneumophila and her path from busy undergraduate to ASM President….” At the link find the title, “Legionnaire’s Disease with Michele Swanson, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM087.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Education Value 52 mins – “Continuing with the current St. John’s College president on articles on liberal education by Jacob Klein (former Dean of SJC), Sidney Hook (critiquing the SJC program), and Martha Nussbaum (critiquing Allan Bloom). What’s the practical application of a liberal education? Is it really liberating or indoctrinating? How can we justify learning for learning’s sake in a world with so many problems that need our attention? We continue discussion of the SJC model, where students are forced to grapple with texts without the benefit of a professor telling them what it means, and they study things like the history of science that even scientists don’t generally study. As with the PEL community, the SJC program involves a group of students all literally on the same page, working through the same texts over multiple years. Listen to part 1 first or get the ad-free Citizen Edition along with the follow-up discussion featuring Wes and Dylan talking about two more essays by Leo Strauss and Richard Rorty.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manhood Traits 19 mins – “Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity — to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: “See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper,” Baldoni says. “Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Dangers 33 mins – “This week influential Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins Ray for a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times, Rita is also a practising cardiologist who loves to see patients. She says that ‘being a doctor is really a privilege’. Together, Ray and Rita canvas many topics including shared decision making between doctors and patients, the tricky territory of medical device approvals, the controversy surrounding both statins and CT scans, and the implications of not including enough women in clinical trials.

Medical Device Safety 27 mins – “Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her book, The Danger Within Us.” At the link find the title, “How safe is your medical device? Even regulators may not really know (Encore), Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-LsdBqREE-20180711.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Empathy 48 mins – “Compassion may be the cure. Dr. David Rakel shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Coups 12 mins Back in the summer of 2016, Turkish putschists shut down highways, attacked government buildings and took broadcasters hostage, world media outlets struggled to provide sober reports of the coup. During the chaos, some listeners told us on Twitter that they’d appreciate an OTM Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Coup Edition. Coups are especially tricky to report on because they’re mainly about perception and narrative. Plotters and the government are both trying to establish dominance, and misreporting can determine whether the attempt succeeds or not.Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Military Coup Edition Brooke spoke to Singh about how to understand coups through the media, and how to understand whether an attempt will succeed or fail.” At the link find the title, “Summer Series Episode 2: Military Coup Edition Military Coups, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files otm180814_podextra.mp3” and select “save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness Movement 49 mins – “The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mr Rogers Neighborhood 36 mins – “When Ben was a kid, his mom helped him write an innocent letter to his favorite television friend. The reply took Ben by surprise, and changed the way they thought of his hero forever. Tune in for stories of how Fred Rogers left a mark, and why his words still resonate.” At the link find the title, “#166 Dear Mister Rogers,Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 510ec8a5-d465-4487-b372-04c9b41faa91.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality 67 mins – “Economist and author Arnold Kling talks about the economic impact of culture and morality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Drawing on a recent essay on the importance of social interactions, Kling explores the role of culture and norms and their broad impact on economic life. At the end of the conversation, Roberts discusses the implications of human sociality for the way economics is taught and the way economists think about public policy.” At the link find the title, “Arnold Kling on Morality, Culture, and Tribalism, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Klingmorality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Murder Solve Rates 48 mins – “The victims of the vast majority of unsolved murders are African-American. We’ll look at roadblocks and efforts to change that.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NATO Obsolescence 47 mins – “Uneasy allies on the edge await President Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels. We’ll look at the high stakes.At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 48 mins – “In his new book, ‘Accessory to War,’ the astrophysicist argues that people who work in his field are often complicit to military development — despite being overwhelmingly liberal and anti-war. Tyson also talks about President Trump’s “Space Force.” Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Wayne Shorter’s ‘Emanon’ and Maureen Corrigan reviews Sarah Weinman’s non-fiction book ‘The Real Lolita,’ about a kidnapping that may have inspired Nabokov’s classic novel.” At the link find the title, “Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Astrophysics & The Military, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180917_fa_fapodcastedit_0917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 49 mins – “Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cosmic questions about space and time. He’ll bring it all down to earth for us.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroscience in Sports 54 mins – “We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.” At the link find the title, “How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 86e74277-9c4a-402e-91ff-ee9d5fb9cee3.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nikola Tesla 42 mins – “We talk to author Richard Munson about his new Nikola Tesla biography Tesla: Inventor of the Modern.” At the link find the title, “Nikola Tesla: Inventor of the Modern, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files e8ac8cfb-94a4-48f9-a2d0-27726ab161c1.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrogen Pollution 48 mins – “Iowa’s water pollution problem is getting worse and the impact is felt all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Noise Control 17 mins – “Noise is an almost unavoidable result of the operation of transportation and other infrastructure systems. Trains, planes, and automobiles produce noise that can be a warning but is mainly a source of annoyance and sometimes health risk to neighbors, riders, and employees. Measurement and management of transportation noise are complex tasks requiring an understanding of physics, technology, human perception, and economics. To introduce us to some of the problems, methods, and interventions for addressing transportation noise we talk with Dr. Hugh Saurenman, president of ATS consulting, which conducts acoustic evaluations and develops mitigation strategies for transportation facilities.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega 3 Supplements Value 46 mins – “Author Paul Greenberg says the harvesting of tiny fish for omega-3 supplements is having a ripple effect, leading to less healthy and bountiful oceans. His new book is ‘The Omega Principle.’ Also, critic David Edelstein reviews the documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ about triplets separated at birth and then reunited when they were in college.” At the link right-click right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PACER Center 45 mins – “Children’s Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project Coordinator Renelle Nelson joins us and gives us an overview of Mental Health and what services they provide to Parents and children surrounding the topic of Mental Health. Renelle sits down with Jeff Thompson of Blind Abilities in the third of a series of podcasts in partnership with PACER Center and State Services for the Blind. Renelle talks about the resources available to parents of children with mental health challenges and the vast amount of information available at PACER Center and on the http://www.PACER.orgweb site. From advocacy to a better understanding and a pathway unique to your situation. Learn more about what PACER Center can offer you and your family.” At the link find the title, “PACER Center: Promoting Awareness and Understanding of Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project,” right-click “Media files PacerCenterMHFinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parenting Lessons From Animals 37 mins – “We’ve been thinking, there’s so much parenting media out there, but it’s pretty species-ist, right? It’s all about how to get your human baby to eat, how to get your human kid to take a bath. We wanted to know: is there anything we can learn from the ways animals take care of their kids that we can take back to our human families?” At the link find the title, “#169 Parenting In The Animal Kingdom, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files 70cee933-48b1-47d2-8ed6-4fc7b039ef2e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Tribalism 71 mins – “Political scientist Lilliana Mason of the University Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Mason argues that political partisanship has become stronger in America in recent years because it aligns with other forms of community and identity. People are associating primarily with people who share their political views in their other social activities outside of politics. As a result, they encounter fewer people from the other side. The intensity of partisanship can even overcome ideology as partisans change their policy positions in their eagerness to be on the winning side. The conversation closes with a discussion of what might be done to improve political discourse in America.” At the link find the title, “Lilliana Mason on Uncivil Agreement,” right-click “Media files Masonuncivil.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pop Culture Teaches Science 33 mins – “This week, Lab Out Loud welcomes Matt Brady to the show. Along with wife Shari, these two high school science teachers have been working to bring pop culture into the classroom to increase student engagement and understanding of science. Their website The Science Of helps broadcast these ideas and strategies with the goal of providing a place for popular culture to act as a springboard to science education, discussion and information. Matt joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to talk about teaching science with pop culture, discuss how this approach can help connect teachers to their students, and share his favorite pop culture references used in his science classroom. Brian and Dale also talk about the March for Science on Earth Day, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Using Pop Culture to Teach Science, A” right-click “Media files LOL166.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press versus the President 48 mins – “A president like no other has changed the way the media covers the White House. Is it dangerous? Is it fair?” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison School 51 mins – “To kick off season 12, we look for inspiration in science education from an unlikely classroom setting – within the juvenile justice system. Michael Krezmien and Martina Nieswandt (both Associate Professors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst) join us to talk about Project RAISE: Reclaiming Access to Inquiry-based Science Education. Developed with the help of a three million dollar NSF grant, Project RAISE delivers an innovative digital biology curriculum to incarcerated students in the Massachusetts juvenile justice system. Through a unique iPad app developed by Project RAISE that adheres to principles of universal design for learning (UDL), students engage with science through project-based inquiry activities and virtual laboratory experiences. Listen to the show to hear more about Project RAISE, how it addresses challenging factors within the justice system and how it adapts the science learning environment for various learning styles and educational needs. Dr. Michael Krezmien is an Associate professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Martina Nieswandt is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.” At the link right-click “download” just above the sound bar.

Prochlorococuccus Microbe 17 mins – “Oceanographer Penny Chisholm introduces us to an amazing little being: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn’t discovered until the mid-1980s — but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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

Putin and Trump and Helsinki 48 mins – “Blowback and fallout after the Helsinki Summit. President Trump backs Putin over U.S. intelligence. We take a closer look. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin and Trump in Helsinki 49 mins – “The eyes of the world are on Helsinki for the Trump-Putin summit. We’re watching, too. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racially Based Police Calls 48 mins – “Disturbing stories this summer about white people calling the police on black people for cutting the grass or using the swimming pool. What’s going on?” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rape Kit Backlog 48 mins – “Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. Albuquerque, New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We’re hearing it. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Glasper Interview 49 mins – “Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis  with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us. Robert Glasper, Grammy Award-winning pianist and producer. His new album, “Everything’s Beautiful,” is re-imagined interpretations of the music of Miles Davis. Executive producer of the soundtrack to the 2015 Davis biopic, “Miles Ahead.” His 2005 major-label debut was “Canvas.”(@robertglasper)…” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hacking Story 47 mins – “The depth of Russian interference in U.S. elections is deeper and darker than you know. A top reporter who has covered it all, reveals the chilling facts.” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Graphic Novel 33 mins – “To kickoff season 11, Lab Out Loud welcomes Christopher Preece to the show. As a high school chemistry teacher, Chris recently created Che[M]ystery – a graphic novel that teaches chemistry concepts. Written by Preece and illustrated by Josh Reynolds, Che[M]ystery follows the adventures of two kids as they gain superpowers, fight a radioactive monster and learn some science along the way. Chris joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to discuss how he created Che[M]ystery, and shares how he uses it to capture student imaginations in his chemistry classes.” At the link find the title, “Learn Science with Che[M]ystery – a Science Graphic Novel, A” right-click “Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/08/episode-169-chemystery,” right-click “Media files LOL169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simpsons Show 49 mins – “Three decades of “The Simpsons.” We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Science 38 mins – The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.” Walker is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He points out that lack of sleep — defined as six hours or fewer — can have serious consequences. Sleep deficiency is associated with problems in concentration, memory and the immune system, and may even shorten life span. “Every disease that is killing us in developed nations has causal and significant links to a lack of sleep,” he says. “So that classic maxim that you may [have] heard that you can sleep when you’re dead, it’s actually mortally unwise advice from a very serious standpoint.” Walker discusses the importance of sleep — and offers strategies for getting the recommended eight hours — in his new book, Why We Sleep.At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Credit Scores 58 mins – “Javan Bernakevitch and I talk why controlling what you can is increasing important in a world [China] that wants to control things for you.”  At the link find the title, “Controlling What You Can with Javan Bernakevitch (VOC245), Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files VOC_245_Javan4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Storm News Myths 30 mins – “For media professionals, hurricanes offer the very best kind of bad news because the story arc is predictable and invariably compelling. In this summer series revisiting some of our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbooks, we examine the myths, misleading language, and tired media narratives that clog up news coverage at a time when clarity can be a matter of life and death. Brooke speaks with Dr. Robert Holmes, National Flood Hazard Coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey; Gina Eosco, a risk communication consultant; and Scott Gabriel Knowles of Drexel University, author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America.” At the link find the title, “Summer Series Episode 1: US Storm Edition, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files otm180808_podextra.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stuxnet Virus P3 30 mins – “Stuxnet was a devastating weapon, but who wielded it? That is the question we try to answer with the final installment of our Stuxnet series. In this episode, we explore other, similar battles of the modern cyber war, and look further into the topic of Zero Day vulnerabilities. With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake […]” At the link find the title,”Stuxnet, part 3, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Stuxnet_Ep03_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Technology in Cities 18 mins – “Urban areas around the world are increasingly equipped with sensors to track-and control-everything from traffic patterns to wastewater. But this increased connectivity and data collection opens us up to devastating hacks and unwanted surveillance.” At the link find the title, “Smart Cities: Safer Living or Cyber Attacks?, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ9038654832.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Impact on Farmers 48 mins – “Tracking the trade war — there’s a lot to cover. Amid ongoing tariff talk and action with allies and rivals alike, the latest development has been an easing of tensions between the European Union and U.S. on Wednesday. This comes  on the heels of of Trump’s  announcement of a $12 billion bailout for farmers suffering. Other countries have responded to U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel with tariffs of their own on American exports of agricultural products. To help On Point put all of this in context, we spoke to a fourth-generation soybean and corn farmer, Jay Reiners of Nebraska. He says that soybeans are at a 10-year low and corn isn’t far behind. “It’s been a real struggle in farm country,” Reiners explained. “Just a lot of external factors.” And as for a solution, Reiners isn’t convinced Trump’s bailout is the best option….At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Confessions 15 mins – “Why do juveniles falsely confess to crimes? What makes them more vulnerable than adults to this shocking, counterintuitive phenomenon? Through the lens of Brendan Dassey’s interrogation and confession (as featured in Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” documentary), developmental psychology professor and researcher Lindsay Malloy breaks down the science underlying false confessions and calls for change in the way kids are treated by a legal system designed for adults.” At the link left click the share circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Texas 50 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is ‘God Save Texas.’ At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Disease Control 19 mins – “Lyme disease is rampant on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands could curb-and even wipe out-the disease. A close look at an unprecedented environmental intervention.” At the link find the title, “Gene-Edited Mice Solve the Lyme Crisis?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7485883040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Assistant Jokes 29 mins – “In the mood for a good laugh? You won’t believe the latest easter eggs, jokes and jabs from Cortana, Siri, Google Home, Apple HomePod and Amazon Alexa. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim shows up in rare comedic form in this lighthearted, crack-me-up podcast. It’s tech meets humor in this out-of-the-box episode that will tickle your funny bone!” At the link find the title, “Virtual personal assistants that will crack you up, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files Virtual personal assistants that will crack you up.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Control 48 mins – “We go to California, where the largest wildfire in the state’s history rages. As big parts of the West burn, what do the fires say about climate change? At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisconsin Change from Blue to Red 49 mins – “Dan Kaufman, author of ‘The Fall of Wisconsin,’ says the state has experienced a conservative transformation in recent years — despite a tradition of progressive politics dating back to the 19th century. Ken Tucker reviews Gorillaz’s album ‘The Now Now.’ Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg examines the tug-of-war over the English language between the British and Americans.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women CEO Shortfall 48 mins – “PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down. With the number of female CEOs dropping, we’ll take a hard look at the glass ceiling to the C-suite. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Living Alone 47 mins – “Women living alone. The numbers are up and so is their happiness. We’ll unpack reasons why and why they’re liking it.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Trade Organization 49 mins – “Washington slaps tariffs on Turkey. The Trump administration’s trade fights, using national security as the justification. We’ll dig in. At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II in New York City 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Egan has written several novels and a collection of short stories. Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit From the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Not only a writer of fiction, Egan is an accomplished journalist and has written frequently for the New York Times Magazine. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, tells the story of the only female diver at Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. It’s a story that made use of Egan’s excellent research skills.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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