Media Mining Digest 340 – May 18, 2018: 3D Printing Prosthetics, 60 Minutes Anniversary, Adam Braun Interview, Afghanistan War, African Economic Development, Aging in America, Back Pain Treatment, Behavioral Control, Bicycle Seat Selection, Blind Tech Show, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Broadband Legislative Action, Brushing Online, Burnout Control, Childhood Adversity, Chinese Influence Pedaling, Civil War Lost Cause, Colombian Paramilitary, Dieselgate, Digital Currencies, Dishonesty, Drought Control, Dystopias, Earthquakes, Educational Purpose, Endurance, Eugenics, European Economic Crisis, Exercise Value, Female President, Financial Fine Tuning, Food Resource Future, Fourteen Day Rule, FUBU Creator Interview, Gander Airport, Hate Control, Health Care Reform, Income Tax Avoidance, Investment Beginnings, Ira Glass Interview, Iranian Influence, Jesse Thorn, Las Vegas Architecture, Libel Lecture, McCain Biography, Medical Stupid Rules, Michio Kaku, Moonshine and NASCAR, Muscle Physiology, Music Theft, Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington, Novichok Agents, Nuclear Weapons Maintenance, Nutrition Science, Opioid Abuse and Kratom, Ostracism-Pain-Sex, Parkland Incident Discussion, Prison Life, Prosthetic Construction, Ryan Zinke, Sinclair Broadcasting, Somalia, Space Walks, Stephen Hawking, Stoicism, Surgery History, Timothy Leary, Total Information Awareness, Tropical Forest Preservation, Trump and Republicans, Trump Takeover, Trumponomics, U.S. Role in the World, Venezuelan Refugee Crisis, Waste Control, Zionism and Antisemitism

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3D Printing Access 43 mins – “Lars Brubaker of MatterHackers shared in-depth information on how the MatterControl platform operates to streamline many of the different software processes out there for 3D printing. Along with the creation of an image converter and text creator, they are working with schools to develop a comprehensive curriculum specifically for use with 3D printers in the […]” At the link find the title, “Making 3D Printing More Accessible with MatterHackers, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 22ea486e7b2dd164482a89a1ee850719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing at UPS 16 mins – “Major announcements for 3D printing were announced in May that completely disrupt the additive manufacturing world. The reality of zero inventory and complete on demand manufacturing has arrived and it has CEOs in all industries, especially the supply chain industry talking about 3D printing. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us […]” At the link find the title, “Uber for 3D Printing – Full Distribution Additive, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 148ddaa43371a2e8c3b435c0ffae7697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing for Consumers 36 mins – “Dispelling the myth that consumer level 3D printed products are cheaply made and cheaply designed with Chris Campbell of FormURLife. The opportunities that 3D printing provides to the end user market are far beyond just creating prototypes and design iterations. Looking at all the things and little details that need to come together to create […]” At the link find the title, “Consumer Level 3D Printing with Chris Campbell of FormURLife, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files bc84e17530c4ca4cbc0f4de29ab0f84c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Furniture 16 mins – “It took awhile for us to come around to the idea of 3D printing furniture, but we knew it had a future when we saw what Russell Singer had done to make a hybrid coffee table by combining 3D printed parts with off the shelf items to make a unique and one of a kind […]” At the link find the title, “3D Printed Furniture REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 957e00647f6806b584e966b96dfe4b51.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in High School 48 mins – “ Kids don’t have to be the only ones headed back to school this fall! Now that the kids are back in school, it may be time for you to take some classes and improve your 3D Printing skills. Tom and Tracy Hazzard take a peek into how 3D printing is revolutionizing the classroom in every […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Metal 34 mins – “Desktop 3D printing in metal may not be coming to an at home desktop in the near future, but it is making big waves in the rapid manufacturing world. Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal explains three major benefits to 3D printing end use parts in metal and how Desktop Metal is looking to democratize enterprise […]” At the linkf ind the title, “Desktop 3D Printing in Metal with Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 9327fa5ef07edc53d984a19aea8e8596.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Intellectual Property 25 mins – “Desktop 3D printing is where it is today because of the corporate asset value of intellectual property laws and regulations. Looking back at how a dislike of patents came about due to the open-source RepRap movement and why this ideology needs to take a backseat if the industry wants to move forward even further. Check […]” At the link find the title, “Intellectual Property 3D Printing REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 7b955132dd94ed24761f91e86097e1a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Jobs 46 mins– “Every manufacturer in the 3D printing industry is looking for the same pool of talents these days; there is a growing need for more engineers and designers. Even with the crop of graduating students coming in, there is still not enough to fill in 3D jobs with the right skill set. Jennifer Killingback of Alexander […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Prosthetics 9 mins – “3D printed prosthetics was one of the first things that the media latched onto in covering what 3D printing can do, but since then 3D printing prosthetics has expanded into so many more different areas than just limb recreation. Highlighting different companies within the 3D print industry that have a veteran minded focus to provide […]” At the link find the title, “Veterans and 3D Printed Prosthetics, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files bda8dfa7a11b53a7076c16ecacdfc532.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Revolution 24 mins – “The declining state of many factories does not lead us to think that we are on the verge of a 3D printing manufacturing revolution, as TED Talk speaker Olivier Scalabre has presented. Some aspects of the 3D print industry are seeing an evolution, while other segments are not. An area that needs the most evolution, […]” At the link find the title, “3D Printing Manufacturing Revolution, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 112a84233ec60bac1a5f02e99c58dffd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Trends and Problems 49 mins – “Not knowing if there will be enough topics to talk about and interesting guests to interview is every podcaster’s worry during their early stages. Tom and Tracy Hazzard asked the same questions in April 2015 and got their answer 500 episodes later. As designers and developers, making 3D print predictions is both exciting and frustrating […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

60 Minutes Anniversary 88 mins – “’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Bill Whitaker, along with executive producer Jeff Fager, take a look back at the history of the program as it marks its 50th anniversary.” At the link find the title,”’60 Minutes’ Producers Discuss 50th Anniversary of Show, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500143.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Braun Interview 49 mins – “This week on the show we interview Adam Braun. Adam is the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called “perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career.” Adam’s goal is to overhaul the traditional higher education model by providing a solution that doesn’t require upfront tuition and allows students to graduate debt-free. We discuss: How to balance family life with starting a company? What are Adam’s favorite interview tactics? What’s wrong with going to college? What does it take to turn your idea into a business? Adam has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, and Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World. He was previously founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 400 schools around the world. Adam is the author of the bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.” At the link find the title, “Episode 296 – Adam Braun – Do Meaningful Work and Change the World,” right-click “Media files a1e38962-3837-4346-abdc-e089232ba59d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan War 60 mins – “Panelists look at America’s longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.” At the link find the title, “Afghanistan: Endless War? Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 Afghanistan the Endless War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Economic Development 98 mins – “…the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and the African Development Bank co-hosted a discussion on the continent’s economic prospects, approaches to maintaining these positive growth trends, and new strategies to attract and efficiently utilize infrastructure financing. The African Development Bank’s “African Economic Outlook” was presented, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in America 60 mins – “This panel discussion offers up-to-the-minute insights into what’s new and what’s on the horizon in the field of aging in America, and invites thoughtful responses from representatives of the Club’s Grownups Forum. Join us, in association with Mary Furlong and Associates, for the capstone VIP lunch and wrap-up of to the 15th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. Come and hear industry leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists share the highlights from the Aging In America Conference and the What’s Next Boomer Summit, followed by an in-depth thoughtful response by members of the Grownups Forum.” At the ink find the title, “Amer A Discussion of Emerging Products and Trends in the Field of Aging, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180329_Boomer Summit for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Development 68 mins – “The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. The goal of doubling of small-holder productivity is targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals. On April 23, a panel of experts discussed the issues and constraints such efforts entail.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Disease 52 mins – “Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says fear is at the heart of our challenge with Alzheimer’s, and it’s a fear he knows personally. He watched as his grandfather was getting lost and not recognizing his own wife. But his grandfather didn’t want to face that memory loss, and it’s a problem Jebelli sees in many patients. Joseph Jebelli has written a new book about our fight against Alzheimer’s, and he joins us to tell his family’s story and the story of a disease he calls the next global pandemic. Joseph Jebelli is a neurobiologist whose work focuses on cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease. His book is called In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Case 24 mins – “Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat’s memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no longer remember the route to get to her teaching job outside of Toronto. Soon it became clear that Pat could not manage living on her own, and Kathryn quit her job in London, Ontario and moved back home to care for her. Kathryn is among the youngest of an estimated two million Canadians who put their careers and lives on hold to care for an ailing loved one. In this rebroadcast from October 2016, Kathryn reveals the challenges of being a young caregiver to a parent with early-onset dementia: The struggle to find programs for a dementia patient who was still relatively young; the loss of connection to her peers who were pursuing careers and relationships; and the pain of watching the vibrant woman who had been her ‘everything” slip away to the point where she no longer knew her daughter’s name. Now 28, Kathryn reveals how she eventually found a balance between caring for her mother, and caring for herself.” At the link find the title, “Still Kathryn, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-SsVvysVV-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Dream Falters 60 mins – “In an increasingly insecure economy, it’s easy to get bogged down with statistics and lose sight of the human costs of the recession. Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for the book Lean In, Marianne Cooper wants to change that. In her new book, Cut Adrift, Cooper weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust. Hearing from everyone from suburban soccer moms to those struggling to feed their children, we’re given an intimate look at the challenges facing modern families, and how financial anxiety penetrates the daily lives of those at every socioeconomic level. Whether it’s the wealthy seeking even stronger security or the poor trying to avoid further instability, Cut Adrift gives us a glimpse of changing gender dynamics and how families are coping in a go-it-alone economy. Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.” At the link find the title, “Sheryl Sandberg & Marianne Cooper Talk: The Anxieties of Modern Families. Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files 09_19_2014_national sandbergcooper_60min.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 54 mins – “Back pain is common and a specific cause can be difficult to identify. UCSF doctor explains back pain myths, diagnoses, management options and risk factors you can control. Then an orthotic specialist discuss different braces. Recorded on 03/01/2018. (#33459)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Control 52 mins – “How do you change someone’s behavior? Most of us would point to education or persuasion. But what if the answer lies elsewhere? Today we explore a revolutionary insight about human nature, one that will take us on a journey from Budapest to the hills of Rwanda.” At the link find the title, “Romeo and Juliet in Kigali, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180416_hiddenbrain_hb rwanda social norms-april_16_1039_pm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycle Seat Selection 39 mins – “Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, and Dr. Roger Minkow, of Roger Minkow Consulting, talk about what you need to know when choosing a bike seat to reduce your risk for urological problems while cycling. Recorded on 02/28/2018. (#33442)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Tech Show 63mins – “Welcome back to another That Blind Tech Show, well, at least that is what the script says, now if Bryan can only untie his tongue. Allison and Jeff join Bryan for episode 14 and although Bryan had his foot in his mouth, he did manage to figure out how to converse without even thinking about removing his foot! From the Twitter API announcement, to FlickType storming back form it’s Flexsie beginning, reading hand written messages, working with developers and by the way, What floor are you on? Are you using RSS feeds for your news? Have you tried the Lire App? Did you you hear about the new AFB Board member from Apple? Join the crew and have a chuckle on us as we take a stab at the news making headlines and the comments we probably should of edited. Ok, my bad. Become a Beta tester for FlickType at beta@FlickType.com[All apps appear to be IOS based; no android or pc.] At the link find the title, “ThatBlindTechShow 14: From Twitter to FlickType to the AFB Board and Much Much More News… Like, Bone Conduction Sunglasses, Yup!” right-click “Media files 14TBTS20F.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 68 mins – “Buzzwords like blockchain, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin are popping up in every news outlet and in casual conversation—but if you’re not an insider, do you actually know how it works? INFORUM wants to make sure this new technology feels more accessible and understandable to all, and we’ve got lots of questions we want to get answered.
Join top blockchain journalist Laura Shin as she digs into the burgeoning field and asks all our burning questions to Kathryn Haun, a leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space known for being a clear and candid “explainer.” It’s time to clarify this murky world and ensure you can both throw the buzzwords around and engage more deeply with this technology. Start thinking of your questions now! A few of ours include…What IS cryptocurrency? What IS blockchain? Why do either of those things matter now, or in the future? Are they safe? What is an ICO? What does ‘mining’ mean? Should I buy cryptocurrency? If so…how? This program is the first in a series exploring blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the future of this technology—we hope you’ll come back for more.”
At the link find the title, “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Basics, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180412_INF_Blockchain For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Explained 24 mins – “Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of “The Truth Machine” joins Chuck to talk about Blockchain, bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency.” At the link find the title, “Is Blockchain a fad, or the future?, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ed435d24-997c-47fa-acc9-ba58454c9d8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Nodes 29 mins – “Mark and Ethan learn about the Dash side of the Blockchain space with Troy Wong, CFO and Director at Neptune Dash. Mr. Wong is a digital currency trader and blockchain startup consultant. He spent the first ten years of his career at a private equity portfolio company, Canada’s largest diversified mining company, and a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Prior to joining Neptune Dash Technologies Corp., Mr. Wong worked at Enirgi Group Corporation overseeing reporting and analytics for five business units. Previous to his time at Enrigi Group Corporation, Mr. Wong worked in the Finance Group of Teck Resources Ltd., Ernst & Young LLP, and Jaxx” At the link find the title, “68: Neptune Dash’s Troy Wong,” right-click “Media files 068TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Crossings P1 49 mins – “While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn’t expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh. This macabre discovery sent him reeling, needing to know what exactly happened to the body, and how many migrants die that way in the wilderness. In researching border-crosser deaths in the Arizona desert, he noticed something surprising. Sometime in the late-1990s, the number of migrant deaths shot up dramatically and have stayed high since. Jason traced this increase to a Border Patrol policy still in effect, called “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Over three episodes, Radiolab will investigate this policy, its surprising origins, and the people whose lives were changed forever because of it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Border Crossings P3 36 mins – “The third episode in our Border Trilogy follows anthropologist Jason De León after he makes a grisly discovery in Arivaca, Arizona. In the middle of carrying out his pig experiments with his students, Jason finds the body of a 30-year-old female migrant. With the help of the medical examiner and some local humanitarian groups, Jason discovers her identity. Her name was Maricela. Jason then connects with her family, including her brother-in-law, who survived his own harrowing journey through Central America and the Arizona desert. With the human cost of Prevention Through Deterrence weighing on our minds, we try to parse what drives migrants like Maricela to cross through such deadly terrain, and what, if anything, could deter them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bridge Inspections 21 mins – “The integrity of our infrastructure can be critical to life safety. Nowhere is this more obvious than our bridges. There are over 600,000 highway bridges in the United States, as well as a large number of transit, railroad, and pedestrian structures. Having timely and objective knowledge of the condition of these bridges is essential to assure their safety and efficiency. That knowledge comes from a program of systematic bridge inspections. To help us understand the responsibilities and processes of bridge inspection, we’re talking with Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, who is Director of the Structures Evaluation Services Bureau of the New York State Department of Transportation.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Legislative Action 24 mins -”We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes to state legislation. Typically, we spend our efforts helping local communities stave off bills to steal, limit, or hamstring local telecommunications authority. This year it’s different so Christopher and Lisa sat down to have a brief chat about some of the notable state actions that have been taken up at state Capitols. We decided to cover a few proposals that we feel degrade the progress some states have made, bills that include positive and negative provisions, and legislation that we think will do nothing but good. Our analysis covers the map from the states in New England to states in the Northwest.  In addition to small changes that we think will have big impact – like the definition of “broadband” – we discuss the way tones are shifting. In a few places, like Colorado, state leaders are fed up with inaction or obstruction from the big ISPs that use the law to solidify their monopoly power rather than bring high-quality connectivity to citizens. Other states, like New Hampshire and Washington, recognize that local communities have the ability to improve their situation and are taking measured steps to reduce barriers to broadband deployment. While they still maintain significant power in many places, national corporate ISPs may slowly be losing their grip over state legislators. We talk about that, too.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Fiber and Wireless 34 mins – “Deploying, maintaining, and operating a wireless network is easy, right? You just put up your equipment, sign up subscribers, and start raking in the dough, right? Not even close, says Travis Carter, one of the co-founders of US Internet and our guest for episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. He should know — he’s deployed both wireless and fiber networks in Minneapolis. In this episode, we get an update on US Internet’s progress on its fiber deployment. Travis also compares what it’s like to own, maintain, and operate each type of network. There are pros and cons of each and each is better suited for different environments and situations.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 52 mins – “For episode 302 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher carries on his conversation with Gary Evans, retired President and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), an independent ISP in Minnesota. This is the second opportunity for Christopher and Gary to talk about HBC’s historical role in bringing high-quality connectivity to rural areas. Be sure to listen to episode 297, when Gary and Christopher concentrate on the history of the company. In this conversation, Gary and Christopher focus on the idea of connecting smaller communities in order to bring high-quality connectivity to America beyond its urban centers. As part of the conversation, they discuss how HBC has worked with other systems, including networks in places like Monticello, North St. Paul, and Renville and Sibley Counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin providers, and Burlington, Vermont. There have been some rough patches along with some great successes and Gary addresses both. He talks about connections he’s made, lessons he’s learned, and partnership approaches that work.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Tennessee 30 mins – “An increasing interest in publicly owned network projects has also spurred an increase in creative collaborations as communities work together to facilitate deployment, especially in rural areas. This week, we talk with Sharon Kyser, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Newport Utilities (NU) in Newport, Tennessee, and Jody Wigington, General Manager and CEO of Morristown Utility Systems (MUS), also in Tennessee, for episode 300 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We’ve written about MUS Fibernet and had Jody on the show several times to talk about how they built their own network and the ways it has improved the electric utility and helped the community. Now, they’ve entered into a partnership with their neighbors in Newport, who also want to reap the benefits of public ownership. Sharon tells us how the people in Newport need better services, economic development, and how her organization is working with MUS to make that vision a reality.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brushing Online 18 mins – “Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180427_pmoney_pmpod838.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burnout Control 55 mins – “Beating burnout is hard under the best circumstances but even harder when things happen. Dr. Larissa Thomas explores the factors that contribute to burnout in the medical field, and what to do about it. (#32946)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Catholic Beliefs 58 mins – “Recorded on February 27, 2018 What do Catholics think of Pope Francis’s changes to the Catholic Church? Ross Douthat explores that question in his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat joins Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge to discuss his new book, his thoughts and critiques of Pope Francis, and the changing conception of divorce under Pope Francis’s ambiguous teachings. Douthat and Robinson spend a large portion of the episode discussing the Catholic teachings surrounding marriage, divorce, and communion. They examine the history of Catholicism and divorce, going back so far as to understand the lessons of the New Testament on divorce and how those lessons were radically conservative for the time. They talk about how problematic the terms “conservative” and “liberal” are when used in the context of the Church as the political leanings do not necessarily correlate with moral leanings of religion. They go on to discuss the future of the Catholic Church under Pope Francis and how the Bishops can handle all of the changes. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe!” At the link find the title, “To Change the Church With Ross Douthat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180404-douthat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chief Justice John Marshall 62 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy rediscovers the influential precedents set by Chief Justice John Marshall. No member of America’s founding generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From our nation’s founding in 1776, and for the next 40 years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As chief justice of the United States Supreme Court—the longest-serving in history—he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the Constitution and the federal courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of Washington, D.C. This is the story of how a rough-cut frontiersman with little formal education became one of the nation’s preeminent lawyers and politicians and, with cunning, imagination and grace, shaped America’s future.” At the link find the title, “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180409_MLF Without precedent for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Adversity 68 mins – “Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris is a pioneer in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as divorce, substance abuse or neglect, proved that the higher a person’s ACE score, the worse his or her health. This led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough: Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. As the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, Burke Harris has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics, Google Zeitgeist and Dreamforce. Her TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime,” has been viewed more than 3 million times. Come for a fascinating discussion on how addressing past childhood trauma can result in a better adulthood.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Nadine Burke Harris: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20182703_FEA_Nadine Burke Harris For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Influence Pedaling 22 mins -”Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China’s thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song “Kaleeba” from the album Amakondeere.)” At the link find the title, “#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180420_pmoney_pmpod837.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Lost Cause 58 mins – “University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon teaches a class about what’s known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates seeking to justify their split from the Union and their defeat” At the link find the title, “Post-Civil War Lost Cause Myth, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.489948.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 30 mins – “We’ve just endured a really tough winter but records suggest that Spring is on average beginning much earlier. Lindsey Chapman investigates how shifting seasons are affecting our wildlife. Bumblebees in January, daffodils blooming early, ‘thuggish-vegetation’ thriving as a result of mild winters and damp summers: the seasons appear to be blurring and wildlife is becoming confused. The overall impact is ‘quite staggering’ according to Matthew Oates, butterfly expert from the National Trust. In this week’s Costing The Earth, Lindsey Chapman meets Matthew as he takes stock of our shifting seasons. He explains how early spring can throw several species out of kilter, creating a mismatch between wildlife and their prey. And what happens when- like this year- we get an icy snap in the middle of a mild spell? Lindsey meets the scientists studying the mechanisms driving the UK’s climate, phenologists who have been studying the link between seasons and species and the naturalists who are spotting new species turning up on our doorstep.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colombian Paramilitary 71mins – “In the 1990s and 2000s, in the midst of the decades-long civil war, and with the complicity of much of the country’s military and political establishment, Colombian paramilitary groups with close ties to drug cartels massacred, raped and tortured thousands. In There Are No Dead Here, three ordinary Colombians—a prosecutor, an activist and a journalist—risk everything to uncover the truth about the paramilitaries’ hold on the government. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s gripping narrative takes readers from the sweltering Medellín streets, where criminal investigators were hunted by assassins; through the countryside, where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns; and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Bogotá. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant men and women whose tireless work offers hope amid the cascade of corruption and brutality.” At the link find the title, “There Are No Dead Here, with Author Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180329_MLF_There_are no dead here for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Color Sensing 33 mins – “One of our most popular episodes of all time was our Colors episode, where we introduced you to a sea creature that could see a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience. Peacock mantis shrimps are as extraordinary as they are strange and boast what may well be the most complicated visual system in the world. They each have 16 photoreceptors compared to our measly three. But recently researchers in Australia put the mantis shrimps’ eyes to the test only to discover that sure, they can SEE lots of colors, but that doesn’t mean they can tell them apart. In fact, when two colors are close together – like yellow and yellow-y green – they can’t seem to tell them apart at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Columbia Exploration 30 mins – “Colombia is second only to Brazil in the extent of its rich biodiversity but armed conflict over a half century has limited exploration and charting of much of its land. Those researchers who braved it risked kidnap, injury or death. But in 2016 President Santos signed a peace treaty with the FARC guerrilla fighters which has opened the door for collaborations and exploration of previously occupied areas home to potentially thousands of new species of flora and fauna. Costing the Earth follows teams from Kew Gardens, led by Colombian Mauricio Diazgranados, as they travel into uncharted territories and reveal what they see.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consumer Responsibility 49 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Bas van Abel. Bas is the founder of Fairphone, which began with the radical idea that technology should be built without exploiting human laborers and destroying the planet. Van Abel’s experiment of building a “fair” phone has taken him around the world to witness first-hand the lives made invisible in the digital supply chain. Bas and Douglas talk about how putting people first requires both a redesign of economic systems and a reshaping of our individual perspectives as consumers in an age of hyper-materialism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 30 Bas van Abel “Fingerprints on the Touchscreen”, right-click “Media files 58db6c3247e028ff4f147369.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curare 6 mins – “Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons” At the link find the title, “Curare and ouabain: Chemistry in its element, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Curare_and_ouabain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity 43 mins– “The Communicators looks at technology, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness at the State of the Net Conference. Guests include Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Jeanette Manfra, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Strayer, and others.” At the link find the title, “Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 2, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500626.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dam Removals 30 mins – “Large hydro-electric dams continue to be planned and built in Africa, Asia and South America. In Western Europe and the US they’re tearing them down. Peter Gibbs wants to know why. These wonders of engineering are a symbol of our ability to harness nature to produce renewable energy. The trouble is that many dams radically alter the natural life of rivers and harm their ecosystems. The majority of rivers in Europe and the US have dams on them, many of which are aging and no longer serve any useful purpose. Gradually the conversation is changing and communities are realising that dams don’t have to be forever. Now there’s a growing movement to remove the worst offenders and restore rivers to their natural state. France is currently embarking on the biggest dam removal in Europe. Two large hydro-electric dams will soon be demolished on the River Sélune in Normandy. Here a choice had to be made between energy production and biodiversity. Peter Gibbs meets the different groups involved in the project to find out how they are planning for the removals. Will the opening up of wild salmon migration routes and improvements in water quality make up for the loss of low-carbon energy?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dieselgate 49 mins – “Volkswagen’s brazen cheating on air pollution rules rocked an industry with a history of skulduggery. The scandal has now cost the company $30 billion plus jail time for one executive….Margo Oge, former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the U.S. EPA, was not surprised by the deception per se. “Almost every company has cheated,” she says. “What was different here was the level of cheating… and the fact that they kept on lying.”…Margo Oge is even more optimistic about the transition to electric. “The expectation by many experts is that by 2022 maybe 2023 timeframe, the overall cost of owning an electric car will be the same as owning an internal combustion engine,” she notes. “And by the way, it’s more fun to drive than a gasoline car.” Oge also cites the impact of the VW scandal beyond the auto industry itself, especially in Europe. “The highest court in Germany said that the cities can ban diesel.  You can imagine the chill factor that is going down the spinal of these companies,” she explains. “Dieselgate has a huge impact… to get cities and states realizing that the air pollution that they are facing comes from diesel cars.” At the link find the title, “Exposed: Dieselgate’s Impact on the Auto Industry, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180408_cl1 Dieselgate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Currencies 85 mins – “…the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel where Ocampo and other experts shared their insights regarding the global monetary system and the necessary reforms required to safeguard international liquidity and strengthen macroeconomic as well as international monetary cooperation.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Dishonesty 44 mins – “We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.” At the link find the title, “Liar, Liar, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180409_hiddenbrain_hb ep 66 liar_liar-april 2018_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drought Control 56 mins – “On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council Northern California community held the annual Water Conservation Showcase to discuss how builders, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers, scientists and government officials can address California’s most pressing water issues. Today we will be joined by three of the subject matter experts involved in the Water Conservation Showcase: Dr. Joe McBride, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley; Erica Ross, of PAE Engineers; and Marc Heisterkamp, Vice President, Strategic Relationships for the U.S. Green” At the link find the title, “Apr 13, 2018, The Callout,” left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Dystopias 54 mins – “…we’re talking about dystopias. Which means we’re also talking about utopias. You can’t have one without the other. Whether political, environmental, or technological, literary or historical, dystopias are what you get when our ideas of societal perfection run up against the hard truths of reality and the flaws of human nature. We’ll discuss where the idea of dystopia comes from, what dystopian worlds look like, and what they say about who we are, what we hope for, and what we fear.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquakes 27 mins [first item] – “New research suggests that an experiment in geothermal energy may be linked to an earthquake that hit the town of Pohang in South Korea last year. The usually geologically stable country also experienced another quake the year before. Roland Pease speaks to Dr Rob Westaway, a hydraulics engineer at the University of Glasgow who was involved in the geothermal operations, which included pumping water down to deep hot rocks and who is now investigating if there could be a link. Rising Carbon Dioxide Changes Plant Growth – A long held idea that if you give certain plants more carbon dioxide then they will grow more is being questioned following a twenty year experiment in Minnesota. It appears that a different group of plants – known as C4 plants – are better at doing this in the long term than their C3 counterparts. One More Spore Could Kill Europe’s Ash Trees – New genetic analysis of the pathogen than causes Ash dieback shows that just one more deadly spore entering Europe from Asia, could wipe out European Ash trees altogether. The data shows that the current disease – which has killed 95% of the continents Ash – could have been caused by just one or two tiny mushroom like fruiting bodies imported from Asia. Shrimp Power Waves – Could tiny little brine shrimps and their crustacean cousins actually change the currents in the seas? Roland Pease has been on the beach and finding out more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Purpose 68 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website girlwonder.com. Molly also discusses her oft-cited essay, What is Burning Man, working with Howard Rheingold (TH 76) at Electric Minds, building the Netscape search page, and launching the influential feminist webzine Maxi. Opening the show, Douglas comments on educating robots versus educating humans. Is there something more, something ambiguous and sacred even to be retrieved from a well-rounded liberal arts education?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 Molly Wright Steenson “Play in the Uncanny Valley”, right-click “Media files 5ae075a492dc15442ac83835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endurance 60 mins – “Endurance athletes. How do they do it? How does someone push themselves to run an almost 2 hour marathon? How does someone else push themselves to finish a marathon at all? How did humans conquer Everest and free dive to the ocean floor? There’s a new book for that. Just in time for the Winter Olympics, we’ll hear from Alex Hutchinson, author of the new book Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. And we’ll hear from neuropsychologist Lori Haase Alasantro about her work using mindfulness to change the brains of endurance athletes.” At the link find the title, “#464 How We Endure,” right-click “Media files Science for the People_464_Endurance.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics 43 mins – “In 1924, a 17-year-old girl was admitted to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. The superintendent of the colony classified her as “feeble-minded of the lowest grade, moron class.” With that designation, this girl, Carrie Buck, was set on a path she didn’t choose. What happened next laid the foundation for the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of people. This week, the story of the eugenics movement and one of the most tragic social experiments in American history.” At the link find the title, “Emma, Carrie, Vivian, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180423_hiddenbrain_hb_emma carrie vivian mix_april_23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Economic Crisis 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and is titled “The Political Economy of Recovery in Southern Europe (2014-2018).”  Our speaker is Manos Matsaganis, Associate Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise Value 57 mins – “The quality of life is as important as the quantity. Eli Puterman explores the health benefits of physical activity. Any exercise matters but more is better. (#33475)” At the link left-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Failure Prevention 66 mins – “Failure is a seemingly inevitable part of life. However, surprising new research shows that the myriad of failures that dominate headlines every day share similar causes. Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik, co-authors of the book Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do about It, believe that if we can understand what lies behind these failures, we can make better decisions at work and at home.  Chris Clearfield is the founder of System Logic, and András Tilcsik is the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Together, they combine social science and stories – from the Gulf of Mexico to Mount Everest – to analyze why we’re so vulnerable to failure and what we can do to manage it.” At the link find the title, “Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180405_FEA Meltdowns For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female President 66 mins – “Political operative Jennifer Palmieri is inspiring a new generation of leaders to shatter the glass ceiling, break down barriers and take control of their destiny. Palmieri served on the front lines of two historical and groundbreaking political operations, first as White House communications director for President Barack Obama and then as communications director for HIllary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Now, she’s making sure there is a playbook for future female political and professional leaders. Palmieri argues that the roadmap for the path to a female presidency hasn’t yet been clearly drawn and that our country needs to reimagine women in leadership roles — from the boardroom all the way to the Oval Office. Join INFORUM for a conversation with Jennifer Palmieri and discover a blueprint for achieving your dreams and taking the world by storm.” At the link find the title, “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180402_INF_Madam President For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financal Fine Tuning 37 mins – “In a recent podcast, Paul discussed a table of historical risk-and-return data for the S&P 500.  The purpose of that podcast and corresponding table was to give investors a way to build reasonable expectations of the short- and long-term losses, as well as short and long-term returns for the S&P 500.   In this podcast the same information is presented for several combinations of asset classes that have produced much higher returns than the S&P 500, at a similar level of risk.  This podcast is likely to be most helpful if you have copies of the tables to review with the podcast, which relates to a MarketWatch article, ‘Allocate your retirement portfolio in 3 easy steps’.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Catch Limits 19 mins – “Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.” At the link find the title, “#661: The Less Deadly Catch, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180411_pmoney_pmpod661rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food and Antibiotics 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine.  Our speaker is Maryn Mckenna, independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy.  Ms. Mckenna discusses her latest book ‘Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Resource Future 52 mins – “ …Jason Clay, who monitors global food markets for the World Wildlife Fund, paints a picture of climate impact on the world’s food supply. “The impact of climate change on disease in West Africa has caused about a third of production to go down by ninety percent,” he reports. Changes are being seen in the Midwestern U.S. as well, with many of the crops moving north towards Canada. “We won’t be producing spring wheat in the U.S. within thirty years,” Clay continues. “The Corn Belt will be in Canada within eighty years.” The World Wildlife Fund is concerned with ways to produce more food with less environmental impact.  But, Clay adds, there’s another piece to the puzzle: eliminating food waste. In the U.S., he says, most of the waste generated is on the consumer side.  “It’s portion size, it’s what you throw out of your refrigerators, it’s what restaurants throw away, it’s what buffets throw away at the end of the day,” says Clay. “So we’ve gotta figure out how to reduce waste of every different product all over the planet. Because that’s probably the easiest strategy to get enough food that we need by 2050.” At the link find the title, “Climate One at Duke University: How Climate Change Will Change The Way We Eat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180415_cl1_Food at Duke PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Solutions 58 mins – “10 BILLION – WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?, a new film by Valentin Thurn, and Winner of the Social Justice Award for Documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. This is a huge increase on today’s figure of seven billion, and according to a range of experts and the food industry, it will contribute to serious food shortages. In his search for solutions to this acute problem, filmmaker, bestselling author and self-proclaimed “food fighter” Valentin Thurn travels the world in search of ecologically and economically responsible alternatives to the mass means by which most of our food is currently produced. Tune in as we talk with Valentin on this episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fourteen Day Rule 31 mins – “Last May, two research groups announced a breakthrough: they each grew human embryos, in the lab, longer than ever before. In doing so, they witnessed a period of human development no one had ever seen. But in the process, they crashed up against something called the ’14-day rule,’ a guideline set over 30 years ago that dictates what we do, and possibly how we feel, about human embryos in the lab. On this episode, join producer Molly Webster as she peers down at our very own origins, and wonders: what do we do now?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FUBU Creator Interview 56 mins – “Daymond John grew up during the 1980s in the heart of hip hop culture: Hollis, Queens. In his early 20s, he was working at Red Lobster and trying to figure out how to start a business. Eventually, he stumbled on the idea of making clothes for fans of rap music. In 1992, he started FUBU (For Us By Us) and began selling hats outside of a local mall. Three years later, FUBU was bringing in $350 million in sales. Today, he’s a judge on Shark Tank, and a motivational speaker and author. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Len Testa created an app that uses real-time data to help people avoid long lines at theme parks.” At the link find the title, “FUBU: Daymond John, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180406_hibt_fubu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gander Airport 27 mins – “The island of Newfoundland sits off the east coast of Canada. It is part of the easternmost province of the country — so far east, it has its own time zone, a half an hour later than anywhere else in North America. And back in the 1920s, Newfoundland’s grassy fields were the jumping off points for transatlantic daredevil pilots. Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown and Charles Lindbergh all made trips across the Atlantic that started in Newfoundland. If you were going to attempt to fly across the Atlantic, it made sense to start as far east as possible. Eventually, the British (who then controlled Newfoundland) decided there might be something to this whole “air travel” thing, and began building what was then one of the world’s largest airports. The town that would eventually grow up around the airport would come to be known as Gander (and its evolution is well-documented by the GAHS).” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Will 48 mins – “Recorded on March 29, 2018 Washington Post columnist and author, George F. Will, sits down with Peter Robinson in Austin, Texas to chat about the current administration and America’s favorite pastime—baseball. They discuss politics in the age of polarization and the future of America. Will argues that Americans need to stop looking at presidents as moral exemplars and instead focus on the president as the head of the executive branch. Will and Robinson discuss a quote from his 1984 book, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, “The United States acutely needs real conservatism, characterized by a concern to cultivate the best personas and the best in persons. It should express appreciation for the ennobling functions of government.” They use this quote as a launchpad to discuss the future of American politics. The discussion turns to young adults and teenagers, and Will argues why history should be a required class for all college students. They also discuss the rise in birth rates of illegitimate children and what that means for society. They talk about family as the transmitter of social capital and that when the family fails, free society fails too. In the end they discuss baseball as America’s favorite pastime, and George Will argues it is the sport of America’s future as parents stop letting their children play football because of the dangers of lifelong head and body injuries.” At the link find the title, “George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180418-uk-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Warming Reversal 75 mins – “Can we begin to reverse global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Hawken says yes. Hawken has launched Project Drawdown, which he calls the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. This local California NGO gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, something never done before, even though climate change has been in the public and academic sphere for over 40 years. What was uncovered is a path forward that might begin to reverse global emissions within 30 years. Hawken has written eight books published in 50 countries and 28 languages including five New York Times bestsellers….” At the link find the title, “Paul Hawken Presents Drawdown: The World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180427_MLF Paul Hawken for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google and AI 67 mins – “What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and “weirdos” bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around. Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 Kenric McDowell “The Right Kind of AI”, right-click “Media files 5ac4903d066ce9b45c1bfe27.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Control 70 mins – “Whether on social media or television screens, there’s increasing divisiveness, hate, vitriol, and more as people discuss their perspectives in public forums. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and CNN, Sally Kohn has earned a reputation as someone who can build bridges across party lines – but even she has her limits. Through conversations across America, the Middle East and Rwanda with scientists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, Kohn will help us understand how hate develops and what we can do to stop it from growing and consuming us.” At the link find the title, “Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180426_INF_Sally Kohn Op Hate For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Reform 68 mins – “Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.” At the link find the title,”The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast042518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeopathic Skeptics 30 mins – “This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?” At the link find the title, “Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast,” right-click “Media files 13-37046-gnl.sci.181304.sf.alternative_medicine_and_its_skeptics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Tax Avoidance 21 mins – “What exactly would happen if you didn’t pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.” At the linkf ind the title, “#685: Larry vs. The IRS, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180404_pmoney_pmpod685rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Personal Data 44 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 74 Damien Williams “We Built It From Us”, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a8cfa83b86837ba10cfd2f4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing $1000 a Year 67 mins – “For over 20 years Paul has been producing articles and podcasts on 3 important decisions investors must make.  The first is The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy, a discussion of the equity asset classes that Paul recommends investors use in their portfolio.  The second is Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocation. The third, on Distributions in retirement is in the process of being updated. For the first time, Paul has produced tables for young investors.  In this podcast he discusses tables that represent the results of making monthly investments from 1970 through 2017.  In the beginning the investment is $1000/year ($83.33 monthly) and is increased each year by 3%.  The tables reflect the returns for the S&P 500, Worldwide Equity (50% U.S./50% international), Worldwide Equity (70% U.S./30% international), All Value Worldwide Equity (50% U.S./50% international), and All Value Worldwide Equity (70% U.S./30% international).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Beginning 37 mins – “One young investor following Paul’s advice wrote to him: “Paul, thank you for everything you’ve done. The podcast, books and website have changed my life.” Paul asked him, “How so?” Thus begins this podcast sharing this young man’s response in the hope it will motivate other young investors to do the same. Q&A What specific things should new investors should do at age 40, 50 and 69? Why would a 401k trustee choose a Goldman Sachs Small Cap Value Fund when they have access to the DFA Small Cap Value Fund? Which do you prefer, S&P 500 or the Total Market Index? Is it safe to keep all your retirement saving at one investment company like Vanguard, Fidelity or DFA? Why have you changed your balance of U.S. and international holdings in the U.S. Government Thrift Savings Plan?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Reports 44 mins – “Paul discusses two reports from his annual “must read” list: SPIVA and DALBAR. The SPIVA report makes the strongest statistical case for index funds over actively-managed funds. The DALBAR “Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior 2018 Report” (no link, as investors have to buy the report) makes the case that the combination of active management by mutual funds and active management by investors leads to greatly reduced returns. Paul quotes from his favorite financial newsletter, George Sisti’s “On Course,” and uses data from Morningstar to highlight the huge tax costs of using actively-managed funds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Withdrawals 44 mins – “Paul’s favorite distribution strateg Each year Paul updates his favorite distribution strategy. In this discussion listeners will want to have copies of distribution tables 3 and 12. These tables reflect a 5% initial distribution plus annual increases for inflation. Tables 17 and 16 also start with a $50,000 distribution, but the distribution is determined by taking 5% of the previous year’s ending value.  The discussion includes 12 defensive steps that Paul and his wife apply to their investments. Click here for Table 7: Moderate S&P 500 Flexible Distribution Schedule (5.00%) At the end of the podcast Paul answers several common questions about this strategy: Is it reasonable to take out 6% a year?Is it reasonable to expect future returns to be similar?If returns will be different, what returns should be assumed for planning purposes?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Withdrawals 70 mins – “The decision to establish a fixed distribution strategy can help ensure your peace of mind in retirement. This strategy is designed for people who retire with “enough” to meet minimum cash flow needs, including future adjustments for inflation.  If you are new to our work, please read “The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold portfolio, 2018 edition” and the latest Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocations article. These two articles include the basis for the returns in these distribution tables. To follow along with this discussion, please see the following Distribution Tables: 1, 2, 310, 11,1219, 20 and 21.  My goal is to give investors planning for retirement, or in retirement, enough information to select the right combination of equities and fixed income to meet their needs. Please note there are additional tables for investors who decide to use a 70% U.S./30% international equity combination.  Please visit Distribution Tables 2018.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ira Glass Interview 63 mins – “Ira Glass is a world-renowned storyteller and the host of radio show “This American Life.” A titan of public radio, Ira’s show has more than 2 million listeners each week and has been on the air since 1995. Ira’s latest project is producing Come Sunday, a Netflix film from director Joshua Marston based off an episode of “This American Life.” Come Sunday tells the story and struggle of Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a preacher from Tulsa who has a crisis of faith and embarks on a new path that jeopardizes everything he holds dear. Join us for a special conversation with Ira about Come Sunday and the incredible true story of a man of faith.” At the link find the title, “Ira Glass: Come Sunday, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180421_FEA Ira Glass For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran War 51 mins – “As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran. As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped prepare a now infamous presentation to the United Nations calling for war against Iraq. Wilkerson’s afraid history may be repeating itself. Specifically, he’s concerned that old grudges, heightened tensions, and geopolitical chess could lead to multinational conflict in the Middle East. Wilkerson is in Utah this week, and he joins us Thursday to discuss how war with Iran would echo the disastrous conflict in Iraq. Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel, teaches at the College of William & Mary. He served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Influence 59 mins– “Panelists address Iran’s influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran’s efforts.” At the link find the title, “The Iran Fault Line, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 The Iran Fault Line.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Trends and Prospects 96 mins – “ …the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Jessie Thorn 47 mins – “…we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. Before his show was called Bullseye and distributed by NPR, it was a college radio show and podcast called The Sound of Young America, but it’s always been part of his media empire, Maximum Fun. Thorn says his mission is to help listeners sift the wheat from the chaff of popular culture. He joins us to talk about his love for radio, the evolution of his show, and dressing like a grownup. Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseyeheard Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. on KUER. He also hosts the podcasts Judge John Hodgman and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and runs the blog and video series Put This On, about men’s fashion. His independent radio production organization is called Maximum Fun.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Las Vegas Architecture 36 mins – “…Flanked by casinos, the strip technically sits outside of the city limits, and is thus unaffected by Las Vegas zoning laws. This legal flexibility allows the strip to change and build new structures almost every decade. Old casinos are imploded to make way for newer, more profitable ones, perpetually redesigned to attract new tourists with each new iteration. The Strip is designed and redesigned, over and over again, for its visitors….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laura Ingalls Wilder 51 mins – “we’re talking about the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder and how her story compares to the mythic American history many of us absorbed through her wildly popular series The Little House books. Many of us know – or think we know – Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Little House books have sold over sixty million copies, and of course, there was the wildly popular television series based on her work. But biographer Caroline Fraser says the Little House series was an act of myth-making that reflected the romantic American ideal of self-reliance. Wilder’s life was much darker and much more complicated. Fraser joins us to talk about the real woman behind a beloved American classic. Caroline Fraser is an editor and writer. She edited the Library of America Edition of The Little House books and is the author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libel Lecture 63 mins – “‘Cheap speech” has massively increased ordinary people’s access to mass communications — both for good and for ill. How has the system of remedies for defamatory, privacy-invading, and harassing speech reacted? Some ways are predictable; some are surprising; some are shocking. Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA) lays it all out.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Democracy 52 mins – “In recent years, authoritarians have seized power in democracies around the world, riding waves of populist fervor. The scholar Yascha Mounk has studied this trend. He says democracy itself may in danger, and there isn’t much time left to save it. Research shows that more and more people are open to military rule and media censorship. They increasingly distrust politicians, fear multiethnic societies, and elect authoritarian leaders. So it makes sense to ask: is liberal democracy in danger? The scholar Yascha Mounk has been studying the global threats to democracy, and he’s noticed that individual rights and the popular will are increasingly at odds. He joins us Thursday to explain how we got here and what it will take to save democracy. Yascha Mounk is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America. He’s also a columnist at Slate and the host of the Good Fight podcast.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Llama Nation 44 mins – “…we’re talking about llamas. Turns out they’re pretty fascinating. And a lot has changed for them over the years. Once persecuted by the Conquistadors, these days they’re kept as pets, used for therapy, and dressed in costume for competition. Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a documentary film about llamas. That’s right, llamas. Unless you’re part of the llama in-group, you probably haven’t given a second thought to these South American animals. As it turns out, they’re pretty fascinating. Domesticated by the ancient Incans, these days they’re kept as pets, used as therapy animals, and shown in competition. We’ll talk about where the llama came from, where it’s going, and why the animal is so endearing.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Math and Magic 63 mins – “Come for an enlightening and entertaining conversation between mathematician David Eisenbud and magician Mark Mitton about the relationship between technique and discovery, and surprise in math and magic. Everyone will learn math and magic tricks. David Eisenbud is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an independent nonprofit that is a global center of collaborative mathematical research. He has served as president of the American Mathematical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eisenbud’s interests outside of mathematics include theater, music and juggling (on which he co-authored a mathematical paper). He is a trained singer, and particularly enjoys performing classical art songs. Mark Mitton performs and produces events all over the world. He has performed magic for business leaders, star athletes, Nobel prize-winning scientists, royalty and rock stars, economic migrants on the island of Lesbos and hospitalized children around New York City. Inspired by Martin Gardner, Mitton believes that the surprises of physical misdirection and comedy can teach us about the surprises in biology, psychology, philosophy and even mathematics.” At the link find the title, “Math, Magic and Surprise: Mathematician David Eisenbud in Conversation with Magician Mark Mitton, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_2018040_FEA_Magician Mark Mitton For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

McCain Biography 84 mins – “Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Donald Trump and his own Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “McCain, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 432048294-frontlinepbs-mccain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Hotspots 27 mins – “Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, but not everyone calling in has a critical emergency. After taking a closer look, one paramedic discovered that some buildings in the city are “hotspots” for 9-1-1 calls, meaning the residents made more than 100 9-1-1 calls a year — three times the average. Jessie Lee, a community paramedic and systems engineer developed a “frequent caller” algorithm that pinpointed those buildings. Residents were often elderly, socially isolated and had few outside supports, and relied on emergency care for their regular health care. The discovery led to an innovative solution: Paramedics have started “pop-up clinics’ in several Toronto Community Housing buildings where they check patients’ blood pressure and general health. The result is an 18 per cent reduction in calls from the buildings. And as Dr. Goldman discovered when he visited, there’s also another significant health benefit — residents feel less isolated and lonely. Professor Verna Menec, the Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging says that may go a long way to improving their health, since a recent study found loneliness was as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” At the link find the title, “Paramedics hone in on 9-1-1 “hotspot” buildings to help isolated residents, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-5MGK89lG-20180427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Stupid Rules 27 mins – “We asked listeners to tell us about the seeming “stupid rules” that frustrate them when it comes to our health-care system. We got a barrage of emails, tweets and posts ranging from gripes about getting kicked off a GP’s roster for being “too healthy,” being forced to jump through hoops to get a referral to a specialist; being unable to access to your own medical records and being restricted from seeing your own child as they go under general anesthetic in the ICU and when they wake up post-surgery. It all adds up to White Coat, Black Art: The Stupid Rule Edition. We put some responses to experts who explain why the rules exists, we talk about workarounds some patients came up with and we shout out to the broader healthcare community for answers.” At the link find the title, “The stupid rules edition, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-xhxkz3mL-20180406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michio Kaku 59 mins – “Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku talks about his book, [The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Michio Kaku, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.498881.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 71 mins – “Panelists debate the future role of the United States in the Middle East given competing global priorities.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Interests in the Central Region: Is Washington Overinvested? Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 U.S. Interests in the Central Region.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moonshine and NASCAR 51 mins – “Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin teaches a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR.” At the link find the title, “Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.499981.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muscle Physiology P1 62 mins – “Today’s episode is the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Keith Baar, the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. In his capacity as a researcher, Keith has made fundamental discoveries on how muscle grows bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant. He is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology, and is leading a team of researchers attempting to develop ways to improve muscle, tendon and ligament function. Part one of our interview features our conversation with Keith about his background and his time time in the lab of John Holloszy, who is known as the father of exercise research in the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Theft 64 mins – “Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ’s turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing — extensively borrowing — from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race — again and again, race — and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. Professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law School) discuss Theft! A History of Music, their graphic novel about musical borrowing.” At the link find the title, “THEFT! A History of Music,, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 430597674-berkmanklein-theft-a-history-of-music.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington 69 mins – “In April 1962, the Kennedys hosted 49 Nobel Prize winners, along with many other prominent scientists, artists and writers, at a White House dinner. Among the guests were: J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington, D.C. after a stint in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a 50-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on his policy in Cuba; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the Earth aboard Friendship 7; and historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner. Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolized a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of “The People’s House.” At the link find the title, “Dinner in Camelot, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180418_MLF Dinner In Camelot.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Non Disclosure Agreements 22 mins – “Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?” At the link find the title, “#834: NDA Tell-All, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180406_pmoney_pmpod834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nonprofit Success 67 mins – “How do top-performing nonprofits achieve success, and how can we all play a part in making a difference? An expert on philanthropy, Millennial engagement and scaling early-stage organizations, Kathleen Kelly Janus has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. An attorney, Kathleen is also co-founder of Spark, a nonprofit focused on building a community of young global citizens promoting gender equality.  Join Janus in a lively conversation with inspiring social entrepreneurs Abby Falik, Krista Donaldson and Tess Reynolds highlighting the stories and insights from Janus’ new book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference.” At the link find the title, “How to Achieve Social Startup Success, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180423_MLF Social Startup For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Novichok Agents 27 mins – “This week Science in Action looks at the history of chemical weapons and in particular the development of novichok agents. Roland Pease speaks to Will England from the Washington Post who first reported on the new type of chemical weapons in the early 1990’s. We also hear from Vil Mirzayanov, the scientist who first disclosed information about the work of the nerve agents, known as novichoks, in Russian labs. Hamish Bretton-Gordon, the former commander of the UK Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Regiment takes us through the history of chemical weapons while Professor of Pharmacology from Reading University, Gary Stephens, explains the effects of novichok agents on the body.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Novichok Trail 27 mins [first item] -”How are scientists looking for the trail of the novichok nerve agent used in the Salisbury attacks? Roland Pease speaks to Steven Drielak a “hotzone” forensics expert, who explains the techniques he would use when investigating environmental chemical crimes. Microplastics on land and in rivers Much has been covered about microplastics in our oceans, but now Professor Chelsea Rochman from the University of Toronto reviews the evidence for their presence in freshwater and in soil. Whalesong under the ice We hear the song of the elusive bowhead whale, whose repertoire is far greater than other whale species studied so far. Their musical calls may even be as varied as those of songbirds, making them unique among whale populations and even mammals. Bees, forests and paternity tests How far do tiny bees travel to carry pollen from one plant to another? Professor Shalene Jha has been doing floral paternity tests in Panama to find out.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Nuclear Weapons Maintenance 52 mins “When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way. Tuesday, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to discuss the illusion of safety when it comes to how we manage nuclear weapons. Think about that: the most dangerous weapons on the planet may not be safely managed. A single mistake, accident, or miscalculation could lead to nuclear war. Schlosser has dug deep into how America manages its nuclear arsenal, and he’ll join us to explore the near-catastrophic errors of the nuclear arms race and what they can tell us about the future. Eric Schlosser is an investigative journalist….” At the link find the title, “Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Safety, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files rw042518_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Science 36 mins – “Nutrition science is challenging and nutrition studies can be hard to assess. Rick Hecht explores how to look at studies so you can determine what information is important for you and your diet. Recorded on 02/27/2018. (#33495)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Security 31 mins – “This week we discuss Facebook’s latest privacy issues, Microsoft censoring your communication, Google tracking, the latest Offense/Defense, and listener questions.” At the link find the title, “073-This Week In Privacy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 422376048-user-98066669-073-this-week-in-privacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Shopping Assistant 51 mins – “In 2010, Katrina Lake recruited 20 friends for an experiment: she wanted to see if she could choose clothes for them that accurately matched their style and personality. That idea sparked Stitch Fix, an online personal shopping service that aims to take the guesswork out of shopping. Today, it has over two million customers and brings in nearly a billion dollars in annual revenue. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Brian Sonia-Wallace built “Rent Poet” — a poem-on-demand service for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other events.” At the link find the title, “Stitch Fix: Katrina Lake, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180330_hibt_stitch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Abuse and Kratom 63 mins – “More than 90 Americans a day are dying from opioid abuse. Today’s guest, Dr. Christopher McCurdy, is at the forefront of research designed to help the U.S. deal with this drug overdose crisis. Chris is a medicinal chemist and behavioral pharmacologist at the University of Florida who is internationally known as an expert on kratom, a botanical mixture that has been shown to help people struggling with addiction. He recently became president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and has spent his career focusing on the design, synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse. Chris earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 1998. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota where he focused on opiate chemistry in relation to drug abuse and drug addiction. He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2001 where much of his research was successful in discovering unique and selective tools for sigma receptors, NPFF receptors and opioid receptors. Dr. McCurdy accepted a post as a professor of medicinal chemistry at Florida in 2017 and became the director of the university’s Translational Drug Development Core.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ostracism-Pain-Sex 55 mins – “A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence. For resources on handling accountability for harm done, please visit: n.pr/2GZqccC.” At the link find the title, “Apr, 2018, The Callout, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkland Incident Discussion 68 mins – “Aly Sheehy is a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. She joins Katie and Brian for an emotional account of how she and her classmates in Parkland, Florida have coped with the tragedy’s aftermath and why they are now pushing for change. Katie and Brian also speak with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, about state and local gun law reforms— and taking on the NRA.” At the link find the title, “56. Processing Parkland, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files c5ce0015-5eef-4bf6-8d09-5637ec40fbaf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patterning Instinct 63 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation. Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 81 Jeremy Lent “The Patterning Instinct” right-click “Media files 5ace0a610728ba8035b86e42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Based Vaccines and Enzyme 32 mins – “Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants.  Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.   In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future.  She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production. Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants.  Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.   In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future.  She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Prison Life 36 mins – “Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside. But in prison, you can’t just walk to the barbershop, or stop by the store for the products you need, to accomplish either. In this episode, guys share their favorite workarounds that help them feel more human in prison, both physically and mentally.” At the link find the title, “The Workaround, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 203_The Workaround FINAL_A.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Construction 58 mins – “Prosthetics have existed for centuries but today’s advanced technologies are providing amazing devices to replace missing or impaired parts of the body. Matthew Garibaldi and Richard Nguyen explore these technology-driven advances. (#33458)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quackery 50 mins – “…we’re talking about some of the weirdest ways we’ve tried to cure our bodies and minds through the ages. Lydia Kang is an internist and co-author of a book called Quackery. In it, she chronicles things like a 12th-century bird poop potion to aid in childbirth, a 17th-century recipe for blood jam to treat infections and the 19th-century tapeworm diet fad. Kang joins us to talk about our ongoing search for a cure, and why we still need to be saved from quacks — and ourselves. Lydia Kang is a practicing physician, writer, and poet. Along with Nate Pedersen, she’s co-author of  Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 69 mins – “President Bill Clinton called former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband “one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Miliband oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities. Miliband points out that we are in the middle of the largest humanitarian crisis of the modern era and that more people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. Miliband will discuss his view that while political leadership, abroad and in the United States is in retreat, close collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors can help save millions of lives. Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC’s work. As the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Miliband also drove advancements in human rights throughout the world.” At the link find the title, “Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180409_FEA_David Miliband For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resonant Cavity Microphones 30 mins – “Powerless cameras by Ian Woolf, Dr David Farmer and comedian Jackson Vaarhoor explain Why You’re Not Dead Yet,…” At the link right-click “download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Reich 64 mins – “Robert Reich is one of the most beloved and influential voices in progressive politics today. In his new book, The Common Good, the former secretary of labor, and professor of public policy at U.C. Berkeley, contends that America has trapped itself in a vicious cycle of “whatever it takes” that has left us more divided than ever. As a result, Americans are experiencing an erosion of trust in our media, the largest income inequality in modern history, and the resurgence of nationalist movements and racist rhetoric. Yet despite this political bickering, Reich argues this cycle can—and must—be reversed. He believes that Americans should focus on our shared ideals and values, rather than what divides us. Join us as Robert Reich visits The Commonwealth Club to discuss how we can work together to create a stronger future for all. Reich will discuss his belief that “the political class is beholden to special interests who demand unsustainable spending, and that the unfunded liability crisis can be solved if we unshackle the engines of economic growth.” At the link find the title, “Robert Reich: Fighting for The Common Good, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180425_FEA Robert Reich For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hacking 60 mins – “Journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff report on how Russian hackers attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election. They are interviewed by Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas.” At the link find the title, “After Words with David Corn and Michael Isikoff, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500590.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ryan Zinke 52 mins – “As a congressional representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke drove a Prius, spoke out about climate change, and fought the takeover of public lands. How has his tune changed since becoming US Secretary of the Interior more than a year ago? Monday, we’re talking about US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. It’s been over a year since he was confirmed to his position overseeing 20 percent of America’s land. Zinke bills himself as a public servant in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt, one of America’s greatest conservationists. But according to the journalist Elliott Woods, Zinke has pursued an agenda as Interior Secretary that advances his political career at the cost of our public lands. Woods joins us to assess Zinke’s time on the job.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sinclair Broadcasting 42 mins – “The nation’s largest broadcaster, Sinclair, is forcing hundreds of its news stations to air a commentary about the “fake news” produced by other outlets. It’s showing here in Utah, angering many journalists, including some Sinclair employees. Beginning in late March, the country’s largest broadcaster, Sinclair Broadcast Group, forced news anchors on nearly 200 TV stations to record a scripted commentary decrying the “fake news” and biased reporting produced by other outlets. In Salt Lake City, TV station KUTV has aired the commentary more than a dozen times. Outrage has followed, coming from media watchdogs, journalists, and members of the public. Wednesday, we’re talking about the controversy and its impact in this hyper-partisan era.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia 92 mins – “…the Africa Security Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on Somalia. Ambassador Stephen Schwartz discussed the internal and external challenges to restoration. Dr. Felbab-Brown and Dr. Signé joined with their comments on security, governance, and economic challenges in Somalia. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the discussion.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Space Walks 27 mins – “Astronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some reason, Astronaut Mark Vande Hei chose us. A couple weeks ago, we were able to video chat with Mark and peer over his shoulder through the Cupola, an observatory room in the ISS. Traveling at 17,000 miles an hour, we zoomed from the Rockies to the East Coast in minutes. And from where Mark sits, the total darkness of space isn’t very far away.  Talking to Mark brought us back to 2012, when we spoke to another astronaut, Dave Wolf. When we were putting together our live show In the Dark, Jad and Robert called up Dave Wolf to ask him if he had any stories about darkness. And boy, did he. Dave told us two stories that  became the finale of our show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stephen Hawking 27 mins [first item] – “Cosmologist Stephen Hawking died this week. We celebrate his life, and profound contributions to the knowledge of our Universe. Early Modern Humans were more innovative and sophisticated much earlier than we thought. Palaeoarchaeologists working in the Rift Valley region in Kenya have discovered a change in tool-making from roughly-hewn locally-sources stone axes to fines, well hones tools made out of stone that had to be imported from 50km away. From this, they can surmise that Early Modern Humans showed far more innovation and adaptability to variable climate much earlier than first thought. John B. Goodenough – When you next plug in your laptop, hearing aid or mobile phone to charge , spare a thought for Professor John B. Goodenough. He is widely credited with the identification and development of the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. At 95, he’s still full of energy and ideas. Roland tried to keep up with him when he visited his labs recently and finds out what John has in store for the next generation of energy storage.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Stoicism 50 mins – “How do you live a good life? It’s a central question to the human experience, and one the ancient Stoic philosophers sought to answer by focusing on virtue, mindfulness, and the things that are and are not within our control. No matter where you live or what culture you live in, the question of how to lead a good life is central. And there is no shortage of answers, from fundamentalist religion to nihilism. For his part, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci has become a Stoic. Stoicism, he says, isn’t about suppressing or hiding emotions. It’s about mindfulness and virtue. It’s about focusing your efforts only on that which you can control and understanding the truth of death. Pigliucci joins us to discuss why and how to be a Stoic. Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He blogs at platofootnote.org and howtobeastoic.org. His latest book is called How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgery History 60 mins – “Surgery isn’t generally a good time these days. There’s pain and danger. But surgery today is nothing to the surgery of the past, when desperate patients had to sit, awake and with no painkillers, through the sawing-off of their own limbs. If they made it through that, they frequently died of infections from the dirty hands and instruments of their own doctors. What changed, and who changed it? This week we talk about the transformation of the butchering art with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, author of “The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine”. At the link find the title, “#468 Slicing into Surgery< right-click “Media files Science for the People_468_The Butchering Art.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs in China 22 mins – “We’re in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird…and delicious.” At the link from the pop-up menu find the title, “#835: Tariffied, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_pmoney_pmpod835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Policy 150 mins – “…the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center brought together tax administration experts, economists, and practitioners to discuss the sweeping changes to the tax code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the many questions left in its wake.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Teachers Pay 51 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about the money teachers make, and what that tells us about how the profession is valued. We’ll also ask how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it. American teachers are underpaid. Economist Dick Startz comes right out and says it. They’re underpaid compared to what teachers make in other countries, and to other college grads here at home. Money’s not everything, but it does tell us something about how the profession is valued. Thursday, Startz joins us to talk about what has happened with teacher pay in the last decades. We’ll also ask scholar Andrea Rorrer and KUER reporter Lee Hale how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in the News 50 mins – “Political correctness. Free speech. Terrorism. On this week’s Radio Replay, we look at the language we use around race and religion, and what that language says about the culture in which we live. This episode draws upon two of our favorite podcasts, “Is He Muslim?” and “Hiding Behind Free Speech.” At the link find the tile, “Radio Replay: The Weight of Our Words, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180420_hiddenbrain_hb_rad_22_p75_p80_the weight of our words-mix_3-00a90147-f08e-4f40-a04f-e4e8ddd87d9d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Timothy Leary 46 mins – “Richard Nixon was obsessed with the Timothy Leary, and for 28 months, conducted a global manhunt for the “Fugitive King of LSD.” Monday, author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell their story. Monday, we’re talking about Richard Nixon’s obsession with the person he dubbed “the most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary was serving a 10-year prison term – for possession of two marijuana cigarettes – when he broke out. Leary’s goal was no less than the overthrow of the U.S. government, and his drug-fueled escapades made him the perfect scapegoat for Nixon. The result was a global manhunt for the bungling, “Fugitive King of LSD.” Author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell the story. Bill Minutaglio is co-author, along with Steven L. Davis, of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Total Information Awareness 63 mins – “’Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.’ A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and author Brian Keating to “saddle up” and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world. Keating joins Rushkoff to talk about science, religion, questions that lead to more questions, and the “background noise” of the cosmos that may just be the key to understanding how this all began. Rushkoff begins today’s show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we suffering the effects of HAL computer-like programming on Facebook? “I know everything hasn’t been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it’s going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do.” HAL 9000 or Mark Zuckerberg? Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. …and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor, selected as one ofAmazon.com’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Month.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 82 Brian Keating “Honey, I Shrunk the Cosmos”, right-click “Media files 5ad736dc32e76aa35a18db8d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tromponomics 48 mins – “Leadership Program of the Rockies, Arthur Laffer Arthur Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Reagan and adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, talked about “Trumponomics” and the economy at an event in Colorado Springs hosted by the Leadership Program of the Rockies. Mr. Laffer helped guide the Republican tax reform bill passed in late 2017.” At the link you can watch the video and purchase a download. A copy of the audio file is also included in the blog archive.

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

Trump and Republicans 35 mins – “Chuck Todd sits down with conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg to talk about the effect that the Trump Presidency will have on what it means to be a Conservative Republican.” At the link find the title,”Jonah Goldberg: Defending “Conservatism” in the Trump Era, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files b26441b7-a4e0-4083-a008-fcbe3d99bcc8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Takeover 57 mins – “FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s high-stakes battle for control of the GOP, examining how he attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Takeover, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 428252583-frontlinepbs-trumps-takeover.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tax Plan P1 47 mins – “Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the thinking behind the controversial new Republican tax package — and why its critics are wrong. (Next week, we’ll hear from the critics.)” At the link find the title, “Why the Trump Tax Cuts are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast041118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tax Plan P2 47 mins – “Three former White House economists weigh in on the new tax bill. A sample: “The overwhelming evidence is that the trickle-down, magic-beanstalk beans argument — that’s just nonsense.” At the link find the title, “Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast041818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump v. Hawaii 24 mins – “The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on President Trump’s travel ban. Josh Geltzer, a former Senior Director on the National Security Council, sits down with Chuck to explain what’s at stake.” At the link find the title, “Trump v. Hawaii – The White House’s travel ban heads to the Supreme Court, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files f5b4d273-addd-4da2-ab71-26c40e971528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Role in the World 84 mins – “The national security experts and intelligence contributors of NBC News will discuss the United States’ role on the global stage and its position as a world leader in diplomatic scenarios.” At the link find the title, “America’s Role on the World Stage: A Conversation with NBC News and MSNBC, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171206_MSNBC Americas Roll For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis 93 mins – “…the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA)and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a discussion with regional and humanitarian experts on the Venezuelan refugee crisis and the national, regional, and global responses.” At the link find the title, “The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_Falk_Venezuela.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control 53 mins – “We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In her new book, Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Tune in as we talk with Shia on today’s episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wayfair Story 49 mins – “After selling their first small business and shuttering their second, former college roommates Niraj Shah and Steve Conine thought about getting “normal” jobs. But in the early 2000s, they stumbled across an unexpected trend: people were buying furniture online to get a wider selection. Within a few years, Niraj and Steve launched 250 different websites, selling everything from barstools to birdhouses. Eventually, they consolidated these sites into one giant brand: Wayfair. The company now carries more than 10 million items for home and last year brought in more than $4 billion in sales. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Carin Luna-Ostaseski fell in love with scotch and became the first American woman to create a Scotch whisky company.” At the link find the title, “Wayfair: Niraj Shah & Steve Conine, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_hibt_wayfair summit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weather and War 32 mins – “…The “Storm That Saved Washington” was just one of countless times that weather played a crucial factor in war. Napoleon’s army wasn’t defeated by Russian forces so much as by a Russian winter. And during WWII, General Patton famously distributed 250,000 prayer cards to the army to enlist as many men as possible to pray for an end to the rain….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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Media Mining Digest 339 – May 11, 2018: 3D Printing Bones, 3D Printing in Disaster Zones, 5G Pros and Cons, Aboriginal Health Care, Agriculture Manifesto, AI Issues, American Forensic Injustice, Bail System Reform, Blind Woodworker, Border Patrol Book, Catalonia War Graves, Concentration Camps, Corrupt Indian Hospital, Corruption in Brazil, Creationist vs Evolutionist, Cyberspace Warfare, Dark Web, Detroit Home Reconstruction, Diet and Cancer, Drug Addiction Control, Epilepsy Treatment, Exiled Athlete, Facebook Data Scandal, Farming Indoors, Fasting Value, Guantanamo Friend, Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, Hadley School for Blind, Hawking Life and Thoughts, Internet Hate Conversion, Internet of Things Security, Iraqi Orphanage, Journalism in Russia, Language Shapes Thought, Longevity Economy, Madonna, Male Crisis, Medical Technology Problems, News Source Selection, Occupational Licensing, Online Shopping Impact, Organ Transplants, Puerto Rico Status, Recycling Problems, Refugee Stories, Rwanda Refugee, School Shootings Insurance, Sexual Abuse in Norway, Southern Politics, Standing Rock Resistance, Teenage Brains, Unprofessional Medical People, Waste Control, Water Sources, White Nationalists, White Supremacists

Exercise your ears: the 132 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 781 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 20,627 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 128GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3d Printing Waste 19 mins – “A recent LinkedIn Post by the CEO of a Venture Capital firm inspired the discussion for today’s episode. Is 3D Printing Waste really a big environmental problem, or is it misunderstood, and really having a positive environmental impact on our world? To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us a message at […]” At the link find the title, “3D Print Waste?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8f6c4cb38b919601562ba8768fdad078.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Kits 18 mins – “Today, we’re going to talk cheap 3D printers. We were really impressed to find and to learn that there are some really cheap 3D printers out there. If that’s your biggest limiting factor is cost. They’re kits though, we have to be really careful that most of the ones with the cheap prices and the […]” At the link find the title, “Cheap 3D Printers, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4e1cb1258d936c12ee1de6ed0f3b0dfb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Bones 12 mins – “The numerous benefits of 3D printing bones found by researchers are Northwestern University are astounding. We’ve seen medical 3D printing before, but the way these 3D printed bones are being produced is very FFF like in nature. Looking at all the benefits hospitals, doctors, surgeons, and patients could see from 3D printing bones when it’s […]” At the link find the title, “Medical 3D Printing Bones, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2487eb5809f5590b9a67d1e2dd6260e9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing File Sources 15 mins – “In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about where to find 3D print files. Not only that, but specifically where to find 3D print files that are good, that are actually printable, and that will work for your printer. They provide examples of where they find some 3D print files themselves and how some […]” At the link find the title, “Where to Find 3D Print Files, Aug, 2017,” Media files e68a35bfd52e61b34904aea1d3a0f36c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Improvements 12 mins – “Answering a listener question about how to improve 3D prints and outlining a plan of attack to diagnose why the print didn’t come off the build plate beautifully in the first place. With so many variables to consider like print speed, infill, filament, surface smoothness, the CAD design itself, and many other options in the […]” At the link find the title, “How to Improve 3D Prints – Tips and Suggestions, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files e328502316932b668d36cda4da4bf453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Disaster Zones 24 mins – “Tom and Tracy reads out a statement by Dr. Eric James of Field Ready to spread the word and get some help for their GoFundMe for those who feel so inclined to donate. It would help the use of 3D printing in disaster zones that Field Ready is working with right now due to the […]” At the link find the title, “Disaster Zone 3D Printing with Field Ready, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8708c22ef23c9a70ae93f86d0e3ebe48.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Medicine 24 mins – “Today, we’ve got a really interesting interview with someone in the medical side of 3D printing, someone who’s trying to bring the world of 3D printing together with the world of medicine, by the name of Jenny Chen of 3DHeals. We’re not talking about footwear this time or orthotics. We’re talking about actual healing of […]” At the link find the title, “Medical 3D Printing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files a2d76996d8b699551e68b51d89bac6a0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Law 45 mins – “We’ve come to meet another person involved in the 3D printing industry from a legal perspective and from a different legal perspective than we’ve interviewed in the past. We tended to interview people who have much more of an intellectual property background and/or directly corporate attorneys for someone in the 3D print industry. We’ve done […]” At the link find the title, “3D Print Legal Task Force with Farah Tabibkhoei of Reed Smith LLP, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0154d19e1c798172e12bc79af8b68279.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Lithopanes 18 mins – “In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about 3D Print Lithopanes. They’ve played around and experimented with it themselves and explain how they did it and what software they used. They also give great examples of how you can use 3D print lithopanes in your business, to make an impression and make sure that […]” At the lin find the title, “3D Print Lithopanes, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6798413a6349e980b1c0cb382cf32c0a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Sins 27 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this […]” At the link find the title, “Seven Sins of 3D Printing, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5057a54098860426084386bc4d9732b3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Scanner Review 30 mins– “Today, we’ve got another in our series of product reviews. It is a review of our experience with the Matter and Form desktop 3D Scanner. For those of you who have been following the podcast, that is a big deal if you’ve known us, if you’ve listened to a lot of episodes. We don’t usually […]” At the link find the title, “Matter and Form 3D Scanner Review, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 3df00c395ae123ba62d7a5256a6f38e2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

5G Pros and Cons 30 mins – “The future may get here faster than we think, as the world races toward 5G wireless technology. 5G will be faster, revolutionary and could even fight terrorism? This is much more than a just an upgrade, it could allow for driverless cars and smart cities. It will be unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders?” At the link find the title, “5G is coming and it will cost you! What you need to know, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Good The Bad The Cost.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aboriginal Health Program 27 mins – “The big “H” sign for the hospital signals safety to most patients. But many Indigenous Canadians have a different reality. The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program uses blunt talk to confront racial biases in medicine in a bid to make heath care safer and more accessible.” At the link find the title, “’The hardest conversation we can have’: The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety program confronts racism in health care, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-mTGyjec8-20180222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Filmmakers 12 mins – “By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa’s reality (even before “Black Panther”). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa’s future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

African Health Care 6 mins – “In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments. In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Agriculture Manifesto 40 mins – “Rob Saik is the founder of the Agri-Trend® group of companies whose primary goal is to help farmers grow food through agriculture consulting services in areas such as agronomic production, carbon-offset trading, grain marketing strategies, and data management systems for producers around the world. He is the creator of The Agri-Prize contest series, a TEDx and keynote speaker, and the author of the book The Agriculture Manifesto – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade which has earned an Amazon 2014 Best of Books award. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer of the movie KNOW GMO as well as the webisode series LEARN GMO. Rob joins me today to discuss the mission behind The Agri-Trend and the connection between the organic movement and the non-GMO movement. He explains how he believes GMOs can impact the future of agriculture, sustainability, and the food supply around the world as well as the impact they can have on the health of consumers. He also shares why he believes many consumers refuse to use GMO-friendly products and the importance of due diligence when educating yourself about organic and genetically engineered crops.” At the link findthe title, “Future of Agriculture 095: Could Organic and GMO be on the Same Team with Rob Saik,” right-click “Media files 09520FOA20Could20Organic20and20GMO20be20on20the20Same20Team20with20Rob20Saik20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Models in Third World Countries 39 mins – “Richard Lackey is the Chairman and CEO of the World Food Bank, an organization founded in 2015 to provide sustainable solutions to the food security and hunger issues around the world. He is a highly-regarded expert in the trading and securities industry and is passionate about finding solutions that will help end world hunger. Richard joins me today to share the driving force behind World Food Bank, their mission, and how their unique program is designed to significantly impact the food security and hunger issues we currently face worldwide. He explains how his systematized approach helps impact the world from an economic standpoint and why systematic approaches are more sustainable solutions to combating world hunger and poverty. He explains how they use model farms to help farmers in third-world countries gain access to the tools, techniques, and strategies that can improve their crop grades, quality, and profits. He also shares his prediction for investors considering food as a future asset commodity and the potential impact that a single 5,000-acre farm can have on the lives of those living in countries such as Uganda. “The ability to now store commodities for years and years – and maintain grade – is a game-changer.” – Richard Lackey” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 097: For Profit Approach to International Ag Development with Richard Lackey of World Food Bank,” right-click “Media files 09720FOA20For20Profit20Approach20to20International20Ag20Development20with20Richard20Lackey20of20World20Food20Bank20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Issues 18 mins – “AI is already helping decide who gets a job or whether somebody gets out of jail. But how objective are the algorithms behind these often life-altering decisions? And what happens when technology inherits all the biases of its creators?” At the link find the title, “Artificial Intelligence – With Very Real Biases, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7296233292.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Forensic Injustice 40 mins – “It’s not just the police, it’s also the prosecutors—and their reliance on “forensics”—who create much of the injustice in the American justice system. Despite the portrayal on TV of forensic analysts on the show “CSI” as crime-solving seekers of truth, prominent scientists and criminal justice experts have questioned whether suspects can really be identified by forensic techniques like matching bite marks, hairs, shoeprints, tire tracks, or even fingerprints. According to the Innocence Project, faulty forensic science is a factor in nearly 50 percent of wrongful convictions. Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth explain in their Nation article, “The Crisis of American Forensics,” live on Thursday.” At the linkf ind the title, “The Trouble With Forensics: Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6768045.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Indian Ancient Story 28 mins – “A retelling of an ancient Native American story from the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose traditional lands straddle the border between the United States and Mexico. The story encapsulates the tribe’s close relationship with their land, plants and animals. But their ancient way of life is now under threat from President Trump’s plans to build a fortified wall across their sacred lands. Penny Boreham explores the power of ancient stories by taking three traditional tales and juxtaposing them with contemporary experiences and issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancient Story from Zanzibar 28 mins – “The retelling of an ancient story from the African Islands of Zanzibar. It is a tale packed with intrigue and death defying ingenuity in which a young wife has to use her determination and magical powers to save her own life and persuade her husband of the error of his ways. And in the light of this story, we also hear from modern day Zanzibaris, who reflect on love and marriage, then and now, and share their own personal experiences.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 22 mins – “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, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ9150956820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arabic Satire 28 mins – “Syrian police arrest a number of dead people in a cemetery. Laugh out loud, sharp intake of breath, or both? This is the sort of uncomfortable material produced by young Arab satirists. Since the Arab Spring, hopes for change have been dashed across much of the Arab world, but the revolts have unleashed online satire targeting social injustice, corruption and political leaders. In this programme, journalist Magdi Abdelhadi – himself from Egypt – takes a closer look at satire in the Arab World. Among its rising stars are Andeel, a young Egyptian satirist angrily taking aim at the patriarchal order; the TV show Scenario, made by Syrians in Turkey, which lampoons the Assad regime, with President Assad himself often portrayed as a village fool; and Al Hudood, a satirical news website produced from London and Jordan, responsible for that cemetery sketch. We hear samples of these young satirists’ work, but also discover where the boundaries lie: when asked whether they can ridicule the Jordanian royal family, there’s a lot of squirming among Al Hudood’s journalist. Arabic satire has a long tradition, rooted amongst other things in poetry using ordinary ‘street Arabic’ to lampoon public figures. Together with expert Clive Holes from Oxford University, Magdi explores some of those traditions and hears some of the most famous sketches of the genre. And he meets one of the biggest names in Arab satire, Karl Sharro from Lebanon, who works in English – taking the genre to the world stage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bail System Reform 14 mins – “On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don’t have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real human consequences — people lose jobs, homes and lives, and it drives racial disparities in the legal system. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this. In this powerful talk, she outlines the plan for The Bail Project — an unprecedented national revolving bail fund to fight mass incarceration. Her ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of the Audacious Project, TED’s new initiative to inspire global change.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bitcoin 22 mins – “Digital, decentralized money is quickly coming of age. What began as an experiment from a mysterious internet persona has become a force to be reckoned with, prompting banks to adapt. But how does cryptocurrency work? And where is it headed?” At the link find the title, “In Bitcoin We Trust?, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ5630106446.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Instruction 55 mins – “Cheryl McIntosh, Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane chat with their guest, Dr. Denise M. robinson, PhD and Educator of the blind. Dr. robinson provides a wealth of services, including one on one “applicable” instruction to students remotely using Skype. She employs innovative and proven techniques for teaching students countless subjects in conjunction with the public school systems using multiple tools. Check out Dr. robinson’s numerous videos on her Youtube Channel, her “Applicable” learning modules on her web site: http://www.YourTechVision.com andjoin the Blind Abilities team for this in depth discussion with one of the most esteemed names in blindness education in this 55-minute podcast: A Chat With Dr. Robinson.” At the link find the title, “The Doctor Is In! A chat With Doctor Robinson – TechVision” right-click “Media files The Doctor Is In A Chat With Dr. denise robinson.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from theteh pop-up menu.

Blind Guide Dogs 29 mins – “Blind Abilities Presents Trevor Thomas, the only professional hiker and has a guide dog named Tennille as his partner on some of the longest hiking trails in the states. From the Appellation Trail (AT) to the pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trevor and Tennille have done it all. And yet, there is so much more to come from this hiking team. Mount Whitney is up ahead and Colorado is just a warm up for this record setting attempt. Join Blind Abilities Team member Jeff Thompson as he talks with Trevor Thomas about his journey and the trails to come for this dynamic duo hiking team. Trevor’s foundation, Team Far Sight Foundation can be found on the web at http://www.farsightfoundation.org Team FarSight Foundation’s Mission is to empower blind and visually impaired young adults while challenging the misconceptions the sighted community has toward the blind. We are doing this by developing partnerships between service organizations, Boy Scout troops, and youth groups with schools for the blind, their outreach programs, and with Orientation and Mobility instructors. We would love for you to get involved.” At the link find the title, “Trevor and Guide Dog Tennille Taking Hiking to it’s Logical Extreme, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files Trevor Thomas and Guide Dog Tennille on the Trail Taking Hiking to its Logical Extreme.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Rapper 12 mins – “Sometimes you come across a person who is doing some remarkable work and facing challenges that would throw a person off coarse, Antyenette Walker, AKA Young Ant, is taking on all her challenges and enhancing her opportunities by doing the tough work of adjustment to blindness. Her words, lyrics and music is her way of coping and sharing her story while lifting up the spirits of her listeners and supporters. She calls Team Ant. Young Ant talks about her journey, her story and how her music has come to be. How she uses her music to inspire others and all this when just over a dozen months ago, Antoinette lost all of her vision. Join us as Young Ant surrounds us with beats, lyrics and words of inspiration.” At the link find the title, “The Intersection of Rap and Blindness: Meet Antyenette Walker – Young Ant, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files YoungAntfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woodworker 12 mins – “Wood Working is something that people have low expectations for the blind and probably think that it is too dangerous for their son/daughter or any person with limited or no vision to get involved with as a hobby or profession. Training centers across the states have proven that wood working can be done safely and successfully and require students to take the class not to actually become a carpenter but to challenge their clients to overcome a low expectation or fear and to teach transferable skills. Students may not go out and buy a table saw yet they will surely investigate a loose table leg or door handle because they will have the confidence and skills to believe that they can fix the problem. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has WoodWorking Classes several times a year so be sure to check their web site for the next opportunity. And if you happen to attend a Blindness Training Center and Wood Working is a class that is being offered, be sure to challenge yourself. You may just start looking into Woodworking to see if anyone else is doing it like David Albright did after losing his eye sight. While at Enchanted Hills Camp David and Jeff took some time out in the wood shop to talk about David’s wood working and Fly Fishing passions.” At the link find the title, “Meet David Albright: Wood Worker, Fly Fishing, and his Apple Orchard, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files WW4B_David_Albright.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woodworker 18 mins – “Ray Wright teaches wood working and was once a student learning about wood working as an elective class. Ray had no idea that one day he would be teaching others the art of wood working. His class is an opportunity for students to work with tools and create projects that they probably did not expect that they could do as a person with visual impairment. Ray has become a master of the Lathe and from the tiniest projects to Ice Cream Cones Ray the only limits he puts on hisprojects is his imagination.” At the link find the title, “Ray Wright: Wood Working for the Blind Enchanted Hills Camp, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files WW4B_Ray_Wright_Interview.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Border Patrol Book 58 mins – “Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantú discusses his memoir, [The Line Becomes a River], about his experiences as an agent and the things he learned about our immigration system after he left the border patrol.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Francisco Cantu, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.497289.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Commonwealth Status 28 mins – “With the closing ceremonial of the 2018 London Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting barely over, BBC radio’s Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond excavates the Commonwealth of Nation’s 19th Century origins in the British Empire and its formal institution in 1949 as a post-colonial worldwide network of states ‘free and equal’ within the organisation. Some have joked that the long shadow of its colonial origins has made it the ‘after-care service of Empire’. And with Her Majesty the Queen as its Head, the Commonwealth in the 1980s and 1990s became a powerful tool in the pursuit of majority rule in Zimbabwe and South Africa. But since then it has struggled to clearly define itself for the closely interconnected 21st Century. Jonny Dymond samples the colour and the conversation of the London summit, visits the institution’s palatial London home, Marlborough House, and talks to Secretary General Patricia Scotland about the Commonwealth’s value in the modern world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer and Work 13 mins – “When lawyer Sarah Donnelly was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her friends and family for support — but she also found meaning, focus and stability in her work. In a personal talk about why and how she stayed on the job, she shares her insights on how workplaces can accommodate people going through major illnesses — because the benefits go both ways.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cancer Models 8 mins – “Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. “The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know,” Kareva says. “It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end.” It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cancer Proteomics 20 mins – “Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body — while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what’s going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Catalonia War Graves 28 mins – “Spain has the second largest amount of mass graves in the world after Cambodia. Over 100,000 people disappeared during the 1930s civil war and the ensuing Franco dictatorship. Decades later, the vast majority are still unaccounted for. Forgetting Spain’s painful past and the disappeared is what allowed democracy and peace to flourish, the argument has long gone. But many have not forgotten – including in the region of Catalonia, where bitter memories of Franco’s rule are just beneath the surface. Before Madrid imposed direct rule last October, the pro-independence Catalan government began an unprecedented plan to excavate civil war mass graves and collect DNA from families looking for their lost relatives. Estelle Doyle travels to the politically troubled region and finds out how, despite direct rule, those seeking answers are more determined than ever to recover the past and to confront Spain’s painful history. Others worry that their actions will only but reopen old wounds and further divide the country.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cheese 56 mins – “Cheeeeese: that one word alone causes our stomachs to rumble and mouths to water. The sheer variety of flavors and textures created by only a few ingredients—milk, salt, enzymes, and microbes—is astounding: hard and soft, creamy and crumbly, richly umami and sweetly savory. For thousands of years, humans have been transforming animal milk into one of the most diverse and delicious substances in the world. But what is it about milk that makes it so uniquely suited to this particular magic trick? And why is it so hard to recreate using non-animal-based substances? This episode: real cheese, vegan cheese, and the real vegan cheese of the future.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Chinese Working People Stories 27 mins – “No reporters, no studios. The Response China hears directly from the citizens of the most populous county on the planet – using the recording power of smartphones. The contributors are normal working people, students, telling stories about the world of work in China, about their relationships, and the influence of family members on their lives. Hear how an online gamer nearly derailed his education, how a young worker in a big company struggled with full time employment, about coping with bipolar disorder and how one woman’s love for a Northern Irish actor has opened up new horizons. The programme was compiled using an initial prompt on social media and all stories were submitted directly from smartphones.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concentration Camps 31 mins – “For a little more than a century, there’s been at least one concentration camp somewhere on earth. The fact that camps still exist and that humans can justify forcing other humans into such inhumane living conditions is the “us and them” dynamic taken to the most vile extreme. For this episode, Trey interviews journalist Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps. She says that the legacy of camps started in Cuba and continues there to this day.” At the link find the title, “A Suburb of Hell, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_54, AsuburbOfHell_3.15.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Controversial Viewpoints 12 mins – “We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. “Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn’t make them go away,” Wood says. “To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corrupt Indian Hospital 27 mins – “On the night of August 10 2017, India went into mourning. 30 patients lost their lives in 24 hours when the oxygen supply to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh was suddenly cut. Images of the dead children and stories of parents trying to resuscitate their loved ones became emblematic of corruption and mismanagement in the country’s public health system. BRD hospital where the tragedy took place is no stranger to high rates of infant mortality. The hospital’s catchment includes some of India’s poorest and most medically vulnerable citizens. A primary centre for treating encephalitis, it’s common to see up to 400 children dying per month in the peak monsoon season. But the events of August 10th were different. With the state authorities now having made arrests and vowing to punish those responsible for the hospital’s lethal dysfunction, Assignment tracks down those who witnessed the original tragedy, to build an illuminating picture of what happened on one infamous night.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Brazil 52 mins – “Odebrecht was one of Brazil’s premier companies – the largest construction firm in Latin America. But some of its success in securing multi-million dollar contracts across the region was built on a policy of colossal bribery. The testimony of Odebrecht executives in plea-bargain agreements with prosecutors continues to have fall-out, especially with former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva now in jail on charges related to Brazil’s wider corruption scandal. Across the region, heads have rolled in the wake of the revelations. Peru’s president was recently forced to resign and Ecuador’s vice-president is in prison. Linda Pressly visits Panama, where Odebrecht remains in the headlines, and where there are demands to terminate the company’s on-going contracts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creationist vs Evolutionist 34 mins – “Back in 2015, we aired an episode called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” that didn’t go over so well with a bunch of our listeners. We received messages saying that Trey mishandled a conversation between a physicist who defends climate science and a former public school teacher who’s an evolution skeptic. With the hope of finding a better way around the culture war aspects of science debates, we’re putting that episode (and ourselves) under the microscope.” At the link find the title, “Under the Microscope: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_57, UnderMicroscopePutYourMoneyWhereYour_4.11.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cyberspace Warfare 43 mins– “Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait and Steve Vladeck speak at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law on “War, Law and Cyberspace.” At the link find the title, “Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait and Steve Vladeck on War, Law and Cyberspace, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UT_Cyber_FedSoc_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Web P1 16 mins – “There’s the internet you probably have never seen. The Dark Web is a hidden network of about 50,000 sites where criminals, hackers, trolls, extremists and governments exist. Listen and learn how it works and what steps people take to access it.” At the link find the title, “The Dark Web where crime hackers and government co-exist, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Dark Web where crime hackers and government_co-exist.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Web P2 18 mins – “Part 2 of our series on The Dark Web. It’s a fascinating and dangerous place, but as public intrigue grows, so does the number of horrific stories that emerge from this misunderstood corner of the internet. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain how this modern technology is enabling modern slavery and I’ll talk to the freedom fighters who bring cyber criminals to justice.” At the link find the title, “The fascinating and dangerous Dark Web, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files The_fascinating_and_dangerousDark_Web.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy and Populism 46 mins – “Benjamin Wittes speaks to Yascha Mounk about his new book: ‘The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.” At the link find the title, “Yascha Mounk on Populism and Democracy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Yascha_Mounk_Book_Pod_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Home Reconstruction 14 mins – “In 2009, journalist and screenwriter Drew Philp bought a ruined house in Detroit for $500. In the years that followed, as he gutted the interior and removed the heaps of garbage crowding the rooms, he didn’t just learn how to repair a house — he learned how to build a community. In a tribute to the city he loves, Philp tells us about “radical neighborliness” and makes the case that we have ‘the power to create the world anew together and to do it ourselves when our governments refuse.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Diet and Cancer 47 mins – “This episode of the podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM.  Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically.” At the link right-click “Download episode here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Culture Foundation 15 mins – “In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drug Abuse Prevention 58 mins – “Scare tactics and catchy slogans don’t work, many experts now say.  But if that’s the case, then how best to keep people from becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol?  We find out what works, what doesn’t, and where most efforts take place: While many look to schools, our guests say it requires a much broader approach. This program is part of NHPR’s Crossroad project, a station-wide look at the addiction crisis and its impact on the state.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Addiction Control 17 mins – “Why do we still think that drug use is a law-enforcement issue? Making drugs illegal does nothing to stop people from using them, says public health expert Mark Tyndall. So, what might work? Tyndall shares community-based research that shows how harm-reduction strategies, like safe-injection sites, are working to address the drug overdose crisis.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drug Rehabilitation Programs 57 mins – “New Hampshire “drug czar” David Mara discusses the state’s efforts to address the on-going addiction crisis.  Is the Granite state spending enough to prevent and treat addiction?  What’s the right balance between law enforcement and treatment?  And is there adequate oversight of the state’s drug treatment infrastructure? We also look at lessons learned from the closure of Serenity Place, Manchester’s addiction treatment center associated with the Safe Station program. Also, we hear from NHPR’s Paige Sutherland on her extensive reporting on the opioid crisis in New Hampshire.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Drugs and Women 13 mins – “In this talk-performance hybrid, drummer, percussionist and TED Fellow Kasiva Mutua shares how she’s breaking the taboo against female drummers in Kenya — and her mission to teach the significance and importance of the drum to young boys, women and girls. “Women can be custodians of culture, too,” Mutua says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

E Cigarette Use 57 mins – “This smoking alternative is sweeping schools nationwide and causing concern.  JUULs are small and easy to hide; they look like a flash drive and come in delicious-smelling flavors.  But manufacturers say their product is squarely aimed at adult smokers, to help them quit.  We look at the arguments.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education to Get a Job 30 mins – “The Bill Kutik Radio Show #177: Peter Cappelli, Professor, The Wharton School, Director, Wharton’s Center for Human Resources At the link find the title, “The Bill Kutik Radio Show #177: Peter Cappelli, Professor, The Wharton School, Director, Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files The Bill Kutik Radio Show_177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endometriosis 27 mins – “Endometriosis affects one in ten Canadian women, yet for the most part, it is invisible. It’s a condition where the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, resulting in severe pain, and possibly infertility for those who have it. It takes on average, eight to ten years to get a definitive diagnosis and women typically see up to ten different doctors during that time. This week, White Coat Black Art has a documentary by Danielle d’Entremont, a young woman who was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Danielle shares her six-year journey to find out what was wrong with her, and the discoveries she made along the way about how society discriminates against women’s pain. We also hear from Dr Catherine Allaire, a gynaecologist and director of the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at the BC Women’s Hospital. She says family doctors need to be more aware of endometriosis and proactive in dealing with menstrual health.” At the link find the title, “Endometriosis: The painful search for answers, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-pseaFWW3-20180309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epilepsy Treatment 44 mins – “’The Life She Deserves,’ a new documentary short film from Brookings, is an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy. Because her legal pharmaceutical treatments cause severe side effects, Jennifer and her mother moved across the country to Colorado to access medical marijuana. The therapy provides Jennifer and her family with the relief they once feared was unobtainable, but they are now faced with the stigma and legal uncertainty that surround the use of medical cannabis.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exiled Athlete 27 mins – “In the wind-swept desert of south-west Algeria, thousands of athletes prepare to run a marathon through the forgotten land of Western Sahara. The runners will pass through six refugee camps; home to over 200,000 indigenous Saharawi people living under Moroccan occupation. Nicola Kelly travels to the remote outpost of Tindouf to meet champion runner Salah Ameidan. Identified at a young age as a talented cross-country athlete, Salah was forced to run under the Moroccan flag. At the end of a crucial race, victorious, he waved the Saharawi flag – illegal in Morocco – and was immediately exiled from the country. Nicola follows Salah as he returns home to be reunited with his family and friends, many of whom he hasn’t seen since he left several years ago. Through him, she explores the complexities of living under occupation and in exile. She meets landmine victims, youth leaders and members of the Saharawi independence movement, the POLISARIO and asks how running can help its people gain a sense of freedom.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Data Scandal 57 mins – “For years, Facebook has collected personal information in order to direct advertising to consumers. But a recent scandal with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which was able to collect this data, has raised huge concerns and a Congressional inquiry.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Use of Data 12 mins – “Facebook is unquestionably a giant of social media — the network has over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide. But it’s not just baby pictures and relationship status updates.  Facebook is a hub for business.  Businesses of all sizes use Facebook to cultivate followers, build their brands, engage with their audience and maybe even manage employees. Karen North, professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, joined Marketplace Weekend to discuss how businesses use Facebook for marketing and data collection.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Indoors 15 mins – “Imagine walking around your office with a tray as you harvest vegetables for your company’s cafeteria. How about a grocery store where the produce is grown upstairs? Or a refurbished shipping container with the growing power of two acres of farmland? All of these exist. With urban populations likely to explode in the coming decades, what is the future of farming?” At the link find the title, “The Urban, Indoor Future of Farming, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ8346408485.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value 63 mins – “Valter D. Longo (born October 9, 1967) is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of fasting and nutrient response genes on cellular protection aging and diseases and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes and mechanisms in many eukaryotes. He is currently a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology with a joint appointment in the department of Biological Sciences as well as serving as the director of the USC Longevity Institute.” This is an interview with Dr Longo by Robb Wolf and the link is to Wolf’s site, but this podcast couldn’t be located there. However, it’s included in the blog archive.

Fatherhood 11 mins – “Glen Henry got his superpowers through fatherhood. After leaving behind a job he hated and a manager he didn’t get along with, he went to work for an equally demanding boss: his kids. He shares how he went from thinking he knew it all about being a stay-at-home parent to realizing he knew nothing at all — and how he’s now documenting what he’s learned.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Fireflies 28 mins – “Fireflies lit up the evenings of Kashif Qamar’s childhood in Karachi. With his friends he’d collect ‘jugnu’ as they are called in Urdu into a large jar which then became a living lamp in the intense darkness. But the fireflies have gone – artificial light means they disappear and Kashif’s young daughters will never see their flickering magic. Kashif sets out to make a present for his daughters – a collection of memories from history, poetry and music all of which have the jugnu or firefly at their centre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Allergies 27 mins – “The new movie Peter Rabbit didn’t get great reviews from critics – but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries – knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It’s just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to “allergy bullying.” This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who has a severe peanut allergy about the movie and the message it sends, and what it’s like to be dubbed “the humourless allergy mum.” Arianne Kirkey of Ottawa talks about how she negotiated her way through grade school, high school and early adulthood with a peanut allergy. Canadian allergist Dr. Edmond Chan tells us about his study in which 20 percent of participants reported being bullied.” At thelink find the title, “Allergy Bullying: It’s real, and it’s dangerous, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-RPIZHBX5-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Squatters 28 mins – “In a rundown neighbourhood in Athens there is a hotel with 4,000 people on its waiting list for rooms. But the roof leaks and the lifts are permanently out of action. None of the guests pay a penny, but everyone’s supposed to help with the cooking and cleaning. City Plaza is a seven-storey super squat housing 400 refugees from 16 different countries and the volunteers who support them. The hotel went bankrupt during the financial crisis. It remained locked and empty until 2015, when Europe closed its borders leaving tens of thousands of refugees trapped in Greece. Then a group of activists broke in, reconnected the electricity and water and invited hundreds of migrants from the streets to take up residence with them. The leftist Greek government has so far turned a blind eye and now mainstream NGOs like MSF and even the UNHCR have started cooperating this illegal project. For Crossing Continents, Maria Margaronis finds out how the hotel operates and get to know the people inside.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Friend 82 mins – “Moazzam Begg, a British citizen of Pakistani heritage, and Albert Melise, a former housing police officer in the Boston area, were unlikely to have their life stories intersect and become friends; but then September 11 happened. After the Bush Administration launched the War on Terror, Begg was detained and held at the U.S. Detention Camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Melise was a Gitmo guard. You can’t get much more Us & Them than that.” At the link find the title, “UsAndThem_56_MyFriendFromCamp,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_55, MyFriendFromCamp_3.29.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone 12 mins – “Ocean expert Nancy Rabalais tracks the ominously named “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico — where there isn’t enough oxygen in the water to support life. The Gulf has the second largest dead zone in the world; on top of killing fish and crustaceans, it’s also killing fisheries in these waters. Rabalais tells us about what’s causing it — and how we can reverse its harmful effects and restore one of America’s natural treasures.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Gun Safety Activist 16 mins – “Diane Wolk-Rogers teaches history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, site of a horrific school shooting on Valentine’s Day 2018. How can we end this senseless violence? In a stirring talk, Wolk-Rogers offers three ways Americans can move forward to create more safety and responsibility around guns — and invites people to come up with their own answers, too. Above all, she asks us to take a cue from the student activists at her school, survivors whose work for change has moved millions to action. “They shouldn’t have to do this on their own,” Wolk-Rogers says. ‘They’re asking you to get involved'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Guyana Native 28 mins – “Habula Karamat is 81 years old and lives in Guyana. She has eight children – but none of them live in her home country. All eight emigrated, in search of a better life overseas. They include the mother of BBC reporter Tiffany Sweeney, who was born and brought up in the UK. For the first time as an adult, Tiffany travels to Guyana with her mother. She learns about what impelled her mother to leave and what she gained by the transition – but also what was lost.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hadley School for Blind 48 mins – “Blind Abilities Presents a podcast interview with Cindy Bennett who has made great strides and accomplishments during her journey through High School, College, Summer Camps and is now embarking upon getting her PHD. She is focusing on an area that really got my attention, getting accessibility into the curriculum of developers so that access is not an after-thought. Join Lori Thompson and Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities as they travel along with Cindy through her educational journey.” At the link find the title, “The Hadley School-Much More Than Just Seminars.mp3” right-click “Media files BA Teen Cast- Transitioning From High School to College to a PHD Meet Cindy Bennett.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hawking Life and Thoughts 27 mins – “A look back at the life and thoughts of one of the greatest theoretical physicists of our age, Professor Stephen Hawking” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Science 58 mins – “Are we heading for a hearing-loss epidemic, and can science step in when the world starts to go quiet? This week, The Naked Scientists go on an odyssey into the science of hearing, listen in to find out the strange ways our ears decode sounds, get baffled by some auditory illusions and meet someone who can see with their ears.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Cure 38 mins – “As the United States works through what the American Medical Association describes as “the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history,” we revisit the story of Dimitri. This former junkie was delivered from a 27-year heroin addiction by a controversial treatment that seems to work miracles for people addicted to opioids. Since kicking the habit, he’s been an evangelist to other junkies, spreading the good news about the wondrous drug that instantly cured him.” At the link find the title, “Heroin: N’ganga Dimitri, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_58, NgangaDimitri_4.25.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Youth and Art 6 mins – “Malika Whitley is the founder of ChopArt, an organization for homeless teens focused on mentorship, dignity and opportunity through the arts. In this moving, personal talk, she shares her story of homelessness and finding her voice through arts — and her mission to provide a creative outlet for others who have been pushed to the margins of society.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Internet Hate Conversion 11 mins – “Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like “Every Single Word” and “Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People” — but he’s found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he’s developed an unexpected coping mechanism: calling the people who leave him insensitive comments and asking a simple question: “Why did you write that?” In a thoughtful talk about how we interact online, Marron explains how sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Internet of Things Security 65 mins – “The next wave arrives: Microsoft announces Azure Sphere. Windows 10 version 1803 RTM, take 2. MS to make the UWP/mobile version of OneNote the default for Windows users later this year. The US Supreme Court drops the email case against Microsoft. But there’s a giant asterisk.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Orphanage 28 mins – “A one-woman whirlwind of passion and energy, Sukayna Muhammad Younes is a unique phenomenon in Iraq. A council official in the half-destroyed city of Mosul, former stronghold of so-called Islamic State, she’s on a mission to find and identify the thousands of children who went missing during the conflict – and reunite them with their families. It’s a massive task – and deeply controversial because Sukayna makes no distinction between children who are victims of IS – and those who belonged to IS families. “They’re all just children – all innocent,” she says. Tim Whewell follows Sukayna through the rubble of the city, visiting her orphanage, trying to find missing parents, meeting families who want to reclaim children. Can she solve the mystery of Jannat – an abandoned fair-haired girl who may be the daughter of a foreign IS family? Can she help Amal, sister of a dead IS fighter, to adopt her baby niece? How can families afford the expensive DNA tests the authorities require before families can be reunited? As she tries to solve these problems Sukayna also has to look after her own family of six children – and cope with personal tragedy. Two of her brothers were killed by jihadis; her family home, used as an IS base, is now in ruins. Highly charismatic – Sukayna now wants to go into politics. “I am a mini-Iraq,” she says – her family includes members of many communities – and she believes the country desperately needs more dynamic, tolerant people like her, to bring real change and overcome divisions. But it’s hard to be a high-profile, energetic woman in patriarchal Iraq – and she’s faced death threats both from remaining IS supporters – and those who think she’s too ready to help “terrorist” families.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jihadi Brides 27 mins – “Thousands of young Russian Muslim men were lured to join so-called Islamic State – taking their wives and children with them. But since the “caliphate” fell last year, those families have vanished – and grandmothers back in Russia are desperate for news. The Kremlin wants to bring the children home. It says they’ve committed no crimes. But finding them and their mothers is hugely difficult. Iraqi authorities say they’re holding many IS families – but they won’t name them. Gradually though, dramatic scraps of information are emerging – a scribbled note from a prison, whispered phone messages, photos and videos on social media. For months, Tim Whewell has been talking to the grandmothers as they’ve gathered such clues – and now he travels to Iraq in search of more information, tracing the route the fighters and their families took when they were defeated – and trying to solve the mystery of what happened to them. What was the fate of the men after they surrendered at a remote village school? And what of the reports that many of the women and children were subsequently abducted by a militia? As the story unfolds, Tim confronts a powerful Shia warlord. Will the jihadis’ children be released? What kind of justice will their mothers face? And what will the grandmothers – convinced of their daughters’ innocence – do to try to get them back?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism in Russia 43 mins – “Shortly before last Sunday’s election in Russia, Alina Polyakova spoke to Liza Osetinskaya, editor of The Bell and former editor of Forbes Russia and independent Russian news agency RBC. They discussed the Kremlin’s approach to censorship and how the Putin regime reacted when RBC, under Osetinskaya’s leadership, began covering the Panama Papers.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Osetinskaya_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katie Couric Interview 87 mins – “Katie Couric (IG: @katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of the non-profit Stand Up to Cancer, which has raised more than $500 million to fund scientific research teams. Katie launched her production company, Katie Couric Media, in 2015. Since then, the aptly named Katie Couric Podcast has featured conversations with some of the biggest names in politics, media, and popular culture. Katie’s documentaries include Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric for National Geographic, Under the Gun, which aired on Epix, and Fed Up, which can be found on Netflix. Katie’s six-part National Geographic series is called America Inside Out with Katie Couric, and I recommend you check it out. Katie joins CBS as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Her awards include a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite, and multiple Emmys. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Inside Out with Katie Couric, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files f1c8723d-1002-4596-8abb-39ac494524c0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

King and Kennedy Assassinations 51 mins – “On the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, presenter Michael Goldfarb tells the story of how they came to be murdered. He speaks with their children and close associates about how the pair’s lives and deaths affected their own pathway. And he looks at how their words and deeds continue to shape America.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Language Shapes Thought 14 mins – “There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. “The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. ‘Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Lebanese Ski Resort 28 mins – “Karl Sharro experiences the Middle East from the unique perspective of a Lebanese ski resort, an eye in the hurricane of the surrounding conflicts. Here, different nationalities and religions escape the politics and differences to enjoy a shared passion – winter sports – in mountainous regions that are laden with sacred symbolism for the Lebanese.”  At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Longevity Economy 57 mins – “New Hampshire is now tied for the second oldest population in the country and beginning to see the pressure on healthcare, services, and housing caused by the “silver tsunami.”  In his new book,”The Longevity Economy,”  author Joseph Coughlin says the future is both older and “technologically-enabled.” He makes the case for rethinking aging and retirement not as a burden, but as an economic catalyst that could transform business and society.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madonna 72 mins – “In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the ’80s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and deejays in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term “electronica” was a music-business confection, and by 1997 it was more hype than hit. But the result of Madonna’s experiment—her acclaimed ’98 album Ray of Light—was not only one of her biggest smashes ever. It also helped turn electronic music into viable pop. Email: hitparade@slate.com “ At the link find the title, “Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9528440766.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Male Crisis 51 mins – “In North Carolina presenter Tim Samuel finds the contradictions and cultural clashes that are playing out across the US – with men often in the middle of the fallout. Heading through the Appalachian mountains – where traditional blue-collar jobs have collapsed – he sees the social ravages of opioid addiction. Indeed, a doctor reveals that for the first time in generations male mortality is starting to move in the wrong direction; we are in the midst of a man crisis, he says.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Masculinity 28 mins – “In Lagos, the sprawling city in Nigeria, presenter Tim Samuels heads to a city that some describe as ‘the best place to be a man’; the ultimate playground for playboys. But is this only for the super-wealthy of the city? At the other end of the economic spectrum, he speaks to men who feel emasculated by their lack of work – and heads to an area that’s the world’s biggest floating slum. There a local fisherman regrets taking on his third wife, while the chief reveals the unusual punishment that is given to men who cheat on their wives. Tim also delves into areas that have traditionally been taboo for Nigerian men: homosexuality and mental health. A gay designer describes how he keeps his sexuality under wraps – to avoid potential jail time – and a doctor reveals that men are finally starting to admit to having mental health issues. Throughout, Tim meets Nigerian women to get their perspective on how men are changing (or not). One female journalist reveals the perils – and prayers of her mother – of the local dating scene. Men might still the dominant gender – but for a lot of individual men these are troubling and confusing times. To see what’s really going on in men’s lives and minds, award-winning journalist and author Tim Samuels goes in search of modern masculinity in three very different cultures. He finds that the old certainties have been battered by job security collapsing, rising inequality and waves of feminism and political correctness. Across the world, men are way more likely to take their own lives, end up in jail or on the streets, or do something self-destructive or violent. Being a man is no longer straightforward.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Technology Problems 27 mins – “Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her new book, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It. And Dr. David Urbach tells us why Canada’s device regulators could be doing a better job.” At the link find the title, “The unregulated world of medical devices, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-WfjLN3Pb-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Plasticity 26 mins – “Nicola Davis asks: can we increase the window of brain plasticity in the later stages of life? And what do we know about the implications of doing so?” At the link find the title, “Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? – Science Weekly podcast, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 09-65672-gnl.sci.180309.sf.is it possible to enhance and require the adult brain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mixers for Podcasts 18 mins – “In this episode of the Practical Podcasting from Blind Abilities, Jeff Thompson talks about the uses of a mixer being incorporated into your studio. Bringing in audio through separate channels and mixing on the fly is just one example of what a mixer in the mix can do for your audio production. Considering having a 2nd microphone? Capturing audio from a device such as an iPhone, iPad or hand held recorder? Then a mixer may be just what the doctor ordered. Join Jeff in another episode of Practical” At the link find the title, “Practical podcasting: The Mixer in the Mix, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files The_Mixer_-_Practical_podcasting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Model Karlie Koss Interview 76 mins – “Karlie Kloss (IG: @karliekloss) is an entrepreneur and supermodel who was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13 and has been modeling professionally ever since. Karlie has walked for and starred in campaigns for top designers including Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Adidas, Carolina Herrera, and Swarovski, among many others. Outside of modeling, Karlie’s personal passion for coding led her to launch Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit that empowers young women to code and become leaders in tech — poised to expand in 2018 to 50 camps in 25 cities. Time Magazine has recognized Karlie for her entrepreneurship and philanthropic work on its 100 Most Influential People list, and she has also been featured on the covers of Fast Company and Forbes for her work with Kode with Klossy. Karlie hosts Freeform six-part series Movie Night with Karlie Kloss and is a correspondent for Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World. If you’re interested in learning more about Karlie’s coding camps (applications and deadlines are coming soon), check out kodewithklossy.com/apply.” At the link find the title, “Karlie Kloss – Entrepreneur and Supermodel, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 180061cc-2705-4e32-8d2b-30a8125291e0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongolian Opera Star 28 mins – “Internationally-acclaimed opera star Ariunbaatar Ganbaataar was born into a family of nomadic herders on the immense Mongolian steppe. In this hypnotic audio portrait, journalist Kate Molleson visits his family’s ger to discover whether Mongolia’s unique traditional culture – perhaps even its landscape itself – is the secret of his extraordinary vocal alchemy. Kate is treated to a performance of Mongolian longsong – the nation’s traditional classical singing art – as well as joining Ariunbaatar on horseback to hear the songs he sang as a young boy, alone in the vast wilderness.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Source Selection 18 mins – “Doesn’t it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don’t engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Occupational Licensing 57 mins – “There have long been complaints that the state’s extensive training and certification requirements for some fields have led to workforce shortages, and the House recently passed a bill for a less restrictive approach. But opponents say caution is warranted – to protect the public and professional integrity.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Shopping Impact 21 mins – “Brick-and-mortar store closures could result in one billion square feet of empty retail space. From modern art installations to stores with nothing for sale, a look at how brands are attempting to fill the void.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Experiential Retail, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ7422133586.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants 18 mins– “Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs to 3D-printed tissue.” At the link find the title, “Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6312894576.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pet Care 57 mins -”We sit down with veterinarians from around the state to talk about what a typical day looks like, what they wish pet owners knew, and how the opioid crisis, high costs, and other factors impact their profession.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  ”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

PTSD in Families 27 mins – “What happens when the health-care system heals you but leaves you with emotional scars?” At the link find the title, “My Son was in the ICU and I got PTSD: Why the emotional cost of surviving serious illnesses is rarely treated, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-3bpuuRmk-20180323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Food 22 mins – “After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, chef José Andrés traveled to the devastated island with a simple idea: to feed the hungry. Millions of meals served later, Andrés shares the remarkable story of creating the world’s biggest restaurant — and the awesome power of letting people in need know that somebody cares about them.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Puerto Rico Status 34 mins – A discussion of the current status of Puerto Rico after the last devastating hurricane, from NHPR The Exchange, Apr 10, 2018. The podcast is no longer available fro NHPR, but is included in the blog archive.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Quantum Computing 18 mins – “Companies and countries are battling to create the first universal quantum computer – a machine so powerful it could crack our current methods of encryption. In part-two of our series, we go inside the labs racing to bring us into the quantum age.” At the link find the title, “The Global Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6266277748.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Computing 12 mins – “As quantum computing matures, it’s going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it — and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there’s still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he’s fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Problems 57 mins – “Many towns across New Hampshire have adopted single-stream recycling… toss everything together, and it will be sorted out down the line. But a recent episode of NHPR’s Outside/In found that this method of collection is becoming less sustainable and less profitable. We look at how this is impacting the Granite State.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Stories 4 mins – “In the ongoing debate over refugees, we hear from everyone — from politicians who pledge border controls to citizens who fear they’ll lose their jobs — everyone, that is, except migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande explains what compelled him and many others to flee their homelands, urging a more open discussion and a new perspective. Because humanity’s story, he reminds us, is a story of migration: “There are no restrictions that could ever be so rigorous to stop the wave of migration that has determined our human history,” he says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Refugees and The Odyssey 28 mins – “Homer’s epic spoken poem The Odyssey was composed 3000 years ago. It is a tale of Odysseus’s ten year long journey home after the battle of Troy with its countless trials and adventures along the way. And alongside the story of Odysseus we hear from contemporary refugees, currently caught in limbo, living in camps in modern day Greece, who speak of their own experiences and challenges as they leave one home and hope to find another.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rwandan Refugee 13 mins – “Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan Civil War forced her and her sister to flee their home in Kigali, leaving their parents and everything they knew behind. In this deeply personal talk, she tells the story of how she became a refugee, living in camps in seven countries over the next six years — and how she’s tried to make sense of what came after.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Safe Injection Drug Places 58 mins – “With New Hampshire struggling in the midst of an opioid crisis, we look at a controversial idea – creating safe places for addicts to inject drugs without fear of infected needles and with access to overdose medication. Several cities in the U.S. and Canada are considering this form of what’s called “harm reduction” as a way to address rising overdose rates as well as the public health crisis.  But it is a controversial idea, seen by others as indulging and encouraging addiction. This program is part of NHPR’s Crossroad project, a station-wide look at the addiction crisis and its impact on the state.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

School Shootings Insurance 7 mins – “Following highly publicized school shootings, schools across the country are sorting out ways to prepare themselves in case tragedy strikes in their own hallways and classrooms. That includes buying insurance for a school shooting. While there’s no exact count of the number of schools buying this coverage, insurers say in the past year more schools have been seeking “active shooter” and “active assailant” policies. Suzanne Barlyn, U.S. insurance correspondent for Reuters, wrote an article looking at this new market. She joins Marketplace Weekend’s Kimberly Adams to discuss.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driven Child 57 mins – “American kids are grappling with chronic stress and toxic anxiety, even as parents seek the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting. Ned Johnson, co-author of a new book, “The Self-Driven Child” says brain science shows that stress has physical effects on the developing brain with long-term ramifications. So what’s a parent to do? In the “Self-Driven Child,” he advocates for a radical shift in the dynamic between parent and child to develop greater self-reliance and resilience in children.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Abuse in Norway 28 mins – “In November 2017, Norwegian police published a report about sexual abuse in a remote municipality north of the Arctic Circle. It made for shocking reading. Tysfjord has a population of just 2,000 people. But after investigating for more than a year, the police identified 151 cases of sexual abuse. The earliest dated from the 1950s, the most recent from 2017. Around two-thirds of the victims and alleged abusers were of indigenous, Sami origin. For Assignment, Linda Pressly travelled to Tysfjord to find out what went wrong, and how this tiny community is recovering in the wake of such devastating revelations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Cell Flexibility 10 mins – “Unlike the solar cells you’re used to seeing, organic photovoltaics are made of compounds that are dissolved in ink and can be printed and molded using simple techniques. The result is a low-weight, flexible, semi-transparent film that turns the energy of the sun into electricity. Hannah Bürckstümmer shows us how they’re made — and how they could change the way we power the world.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Solomon Island Climate Change 28 mins – “Regina Lepping travels around her homeland – the Solomon Islands – to discover how this remote Commonwealth country in the Pacific is on the front line of climate change. Sea levels here are rising three times faster than the global average, some islands have already been lost and people have had to relocate their homes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sony Hack 29 mins – “In November of 2014, hackers infiltrated Sony’s computer network lifting terabytes of corporate data, human resources information, internal intel, films, corporate emails, and other valuable information. This led the corporate world to question how protected we really are from cyber attacks. In the 1990’s, the only computer issue was viruses, but the attack vectors have since changed. Companies and individuals are now subject to spear phishing, spyware attacks, malware, drive-by downloads, and browsers. What steps are now necessary to keep hackers from accessing your valuable data? And on a separate but equally interesting subject for lawyers, who really was behind the Sony attack? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek analyze the progression of data security over time, look into data loss prevention steps, and consider each potential suspect of the Sony hack. Nelson describes the internet security suites that have been developed to include protection from all different types of attacks. However, she explains, these security systems are unlikely to keep out a sophisticated and determined hacker who is specifically targeting a corporation, law firm, or individual. The newer systems simply try to detect the infiltration and respond to it, observing what data is compromised and trying to identify the hacker. Simek explains several systems that are being used for security including data loss prevention, intrusion detection, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products which correlate data to figure out what’s normal. Nelson and Simek then go on to analyze why Sony was attacked and who may have done it…” At the link find the title, “The Sony Hack: You Can’t Keep the Barbarians Outside the Gate, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files The Sony Hack-You Cant Keep the Barbarians Outside the Gate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southern Politics 72 mins – “Emory University professor Joseph Crespino teaches a class on the political right since the 1960s and explores how the Democratic South became solidly Republican.” At the link find the title, “Political Right Since the 1960s, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.490263.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space X Race 22 mins – “What’s up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk’s pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX’s race to put people into orbit and the organization’s next big project, the BFR (ask her what it stands for). The new giant rocket is designed to take humanity to Mars — but it has another potential use: space travel for earthlings.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Standing Rock Resistance 11 mins – “Still invisible and often an afterthought, indigenous peoples are uniting to protect the world’s water, lands and history — while trying to heal from genocide and ongoing inequality. Tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation citizen Tara Houska chronicles the history of attempts by government and industry to eradicate the legitimacy of indigenous peoples’ land and culture, including the months-long standoff at Standing Rock which rallied thousands around the world. “It’s incredible what you can do when you stand together,” Houska says. ‘Stand with us — empathize, learn, grow, change the conversation.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Teenage Brains 30 mins – “Hannah Devlin speaks to neuroscientist Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore about her groundbreaking research into the adolescent brain” At the link find the title, “Inside the secret life of the teenage brain – Science Weekly podcast, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 23-64188-gnl.sci.180323.sf.inside_the_teenage_brain.mp3” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unprofessional Medical People 47 mins – “That’s Jo Shapiro is a surgeon and manager in Brigham and Women’s hospital, she’s also director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, and has written an editorial for The BMJ on tackling unprofessional behaviour. In this discussion, she and I talked about what she thinks (beyond the illegal) are the most damaging behaviours seen around a hospital, what needs to be done to set up an environment that allows the victims of unprofessional behaviour to speak out about senior members of staff, and how she goes about confronting perpetrators about their behaviour.” At the link find the title, “Unprofessionalism – “blaming other people, I put that at the top of the impact list” Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 412463571-bmj group unprofessionalism blaming other people I put that at the top of the impact list.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vint Cerf Interview 37 mins – “Vint will show us that Feeling comfortable with his disability, Asking for help when needed, Relying on technology to clear away obstacles, and, Leveraging his disability to drive his career direction” At thelinkf ind the title, “A Conversation With Vint Cerf, Hearing Impaired, Father Of The Internet. An ExcelAbility Podcast #JackChen, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files VintCerfEA.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virologist Stories P1 71 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Dirk Dittmer, Cary Moody, Nat Moorman, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link find the title, “Download TWiV 407a “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virologist Stories P2 93 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ralph Baric, Kristina De Paris, Tal Kafri, Helen Lazear, Mark Heise, and David Margolis In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 407b” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control 11 mins – “There’s no such thing as throwing something away, says Andrew Dent — when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills. But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. Dent shares exciting examples of thrift — the idea of using and reusing what you need so you don’t have to purchase anything new — as well as advances in material science, like electronics made of nanocellulose and enzymes that can help make plastic infinitely recyclable.

Water Sources 58 mins – “For thousands of years some natural spring waters have been associated with health. But recently something called the “raw water movement” has scientists and health officials reminding the public that drinking from untested springs can make you sick.  Today, we try to sort it all out: are springs a healing tonic, a source for unadulterated H20, or a passing fad and a dangerous throwback?” At the link find the title, “Magical Drinking,” right-click Media files PPY7139939453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalists 41 mins – “White Nationalists in Charlottesville & DC: Eric Foner; plus Bob Dreyfuss on Manafort and Robert Lipsyte on Trump and Golf” At the link find that title (Aug, 2017), right-click “Media files 6768069.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacists 31 mins – “Last week, we put out a special show hosted by The Guardian US’s Lois Beckett, devoted to how reporters should approach the alt-right, and white supremacy, in America, called “Face the Racist Nation.” As a bonus, we’re putting out a full interview with one of the voices in that show: Norwegian journalist Vegas Tenold, whose new book, “Everything You Love Will Burn” chronicles his time covering the far right, up close and personal, for close to a decade. Lois talks to Vegas about how he has seen the far right evolve, the mistakes he sees journalists making and his relationship with the co-founder of the racist Traditionalist Worker Party, Matthew Heimbach.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness 38 mins – “Gary Younge interviews Trump’s white working class supporters; D. D. Guttenplan spends a week reporting on Jackson, Mississippi; Amy Wilentz talks about Ivana.” At the link find the title, “Whiteness Is All They’ve Got”: Gary Younge on Trump’s Working Class Supporters; Plus D.D. Guttenplan on Jackson, Miss., and Amy Wilentz on Ivana, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6768051.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Women to Run Trump Politics 48 mins – “Trump’s not on the ballot this year, but that’s not stopping Democratic women from running against him in races across the country. John Nichols reports on recent Democratic victories where female candidates in special elections in state races flipped formerly Republican seats—they show how to do it in the mid-term elections in November. Also: Fortress America is crumbling—the rise of China started long before Trump, but he’s alienated allies and abandoned alliances in a way that may now make the process irreversible. Alfred McCoy explains. And the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber talks about white nationalism, patriotism, and Donald Trump—he’s the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, president of the North Carolina NAACP and pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina.” At the link find the title, “Women Show How to Run—And Win—Against Trump’s GOP: John Nichols, plus Alfred McCoy on Fortress America and the Rev. William Barber on White Nationalism, “ right-click “Media files 6768046.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen in Crisis 62 mins – “Yemen in Crisis: A Conversation With Tawakkol Karman” At the link find that title for Apr 18, 2018, right-click “Media files Yemen in Crisis A Conversation with Tawakkol Karman Audio.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zambia Firefighters 28 mins – “Lusaka, capital of Zambia, has a population of 2.5 million people, and one central fire station to serve them. The city of Paris – of a similar size – has over 80. Nick Miles explores how Zambia’s firefighters try and make that work, in this city of ignored safety regulations and combustible shanty homes. Following them on their daily missions, from house fires in the compounds to industrial accidents in the factories, he finds a fire service capable of some real heroics. Yet it is also burdened with a terrible, city-wide reputation – responsible for all of Lusaka, they simply cannot move fast enough. And while Lusaka’s firefighters are used to the abuse they receive on arrival – from insults to thrown stones – they now find themselves on the frontline of a national political scandal too. For Zambians are protesting on the streets, demanding an explanation for the government’s purchase of 42 new fire trucks – for $42 million dollars.” At the link right-click “Download” 2and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zombies in Medicine 27 mins – “There’s a surprising intersection between the world of medicine and zombies. Yes, the flesh-eating undead of The Walking Dead, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and of course Shaun of the Dead. The iconic re-animated creature pops up in some unexpected places in medicine.” At the link find the title, “Monsters and medicine, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-DW9cs4c5-20180413.mp3” d select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 338 – May 4, 2018: Abortion History, ALS Story, Australian Mining Boom, Balance Problems, Black Men in America, Black Men Shootings, Blind Perspective Newsletter, Comedian Roy Wood Jr, Communications Theory, Corporate Rights, Cryptocurrency Impact, Cystic Fibrosis, DACA Story, Deep Learning, Disabilities Education Act, Epilepsy in Women, Exercise in a Pill, Facebook and Democracy, Farming 6 Acres in Washington State, Flexible Thinking, Future of Cryptocurrency, Gen Michael Hayden, Gun Violence Victims Testify, Joblessness, Joe Biden Interview, John Oliver, Justice Breyer on First Amendment, Low Wage Worker Harassment, Leukemia Treatment, Mafia and Trump, Money History, Murder Rate in London, Networks and Hierarchies, Neurostimulation, Off Label Prescribing, Opium Addiction in America, Policing Future, Premed Application Process, Prison Sentence Reform, Rhetoric and Reason, Rooted Citizens vs World Citizens, Sinclair Broadcasting Activities, Social Networks, Stem Cells for Macular Degeneration, Steven Hawking, Stop Brexit, Student Desegregation, Student Marches, Tariffs and Trump, Tribalism, Trump Conflict of Interest, Union Fees Case, Vegetative Patients, Virtual Reality Expert, White Nationalists, Women Online, Workplace Law

Exercise your ears: the 115 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 655 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 20,627 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 128GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest. Continue reading

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Media Mining Digest 337 – Apr 27, 2018: African Brain Drain, AI and ML for Investors, AI Continual Learning Ability, AI Economic Futures, AI in China, Animal Crush Law, Blockchain Use in Medical Industry, Brain Implants, Broadband Frequencies, Buddhist Mindfulness, Burns Treatment, Cambridge Analytica, Canadian Police Corruption, Cash Free Sweden, Chinese Dragon Factor, Cottaging in Canada, Crazy Good Turns Producer, Cyber Attacks on Cities, Disabled Rights Activist, DIY Bioweapons and Their Regulation, Ebola Doctor, Educational Technology, Emojis in Law, Empty Houses in Toronto, Exercise Pill, Fake Identities for Protection, Farming on 20 Acres in Illinois, Feminism, Financial Literacy, Fungi Control, Futurist Stewart Brand, Great Migration of Blacks, Hajj Sexual Exploitation, Hatred Fix, Homesteading, Human Trafficking in Canada, Investing in Index Funds, Iodine Deficits, Katie Couric, Magninsky Act, Mass Incarcerations, Nxivm Sex Trafficking, Open Access Literature, Pakistani Intelligence Service, Paralyzed Athlete, Parkland Followup, Plastic Pollutants, Polarized America, Pornography Online, Prison Removal, PSA Test Value, Quantum Computing Security, Sex Assaults of Prisoners, Sex Education, Sihks in Canada, Soldering Iron Differences, StoryCorps, Superwood, Swimmer Diana Nyad, Teen Weight Watcher Problem, Tuning Algorithms, Uber Autonomous Car Accident, White Supremacists Converts, Women in Canadian Prisons, Zero Carbon Homes

Exercise your ears: the 104 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 681 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 20,627 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 128GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printing Food 49 mins – “We’re going to interview Nina Hoff of byFlow. She’s the CEO of a Dutch company that specializes in 3D printing for some time but they really spun this off and started this company in 2015 in which she is the CEO. She’s a very young 25-year-old CEO, which we think is amazing. It’s a company she has with her brother and her father and a couple of other partners as well. We just love the idea of really getting something that’s so mainstream in terms of food 3D printing, finally. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ABA Journal Editor 20 mins – “Print may seem like it’s going out of style but the ABA Journal is still going strong. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Molly McDonough about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption. They also discuss the ABA Journal’s role as the primary source of legal technology information for attorneys. Molly McDonough, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 and has been editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : The ABA Journal: Legal Journalism in the Digital Age, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adoption Success 8 mins – “Talent is universal, but opportunity isn’t, says TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka. In this charming, hopeful talk, Ategeka tells his story of being orphaned at a young age — and how being adopted gave him the chance to experience a new culture, acquire an education and live up to his full potential. “We may not be able to solve the bigotry and the racism of this world today,” Ategeka says, “But certainly we can raise children to create a positive, inclusive, connected world full of empathy, love and compassion.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Art Impact 8 mins – “Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history — including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment,” El Glaoui says. ‘It is through art that we can really tell our own story.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Brain Drain 9 mins – “How can Africans find solutions to Africa’s problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return — and why he’s now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. “I’m not coming back alone. I’m bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students,” Njabo says. ‘When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa’s problems.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Cyber Security 22 mins – “The upsurge of malware and sophisticated attacks continue to keep cybersecurity in the spotlight, but new developments in AI and deep learning offer more advanced solutions to combat security threats. This week, we catch up with Eli David, CTO of Deep Instinct—a company founded in Israel with US headquarters in San Francisco—that applies deep learning to information security. David spoke with us about why and how the deep-learning approach to AI is relevant to the future of cybersecurity. Companies that are actively building their own security infrastructure, or are in growth mode and know they will eventually need to, should find this interview particularly relevant. David shares his perspective on how and where potential cyberthreats focus their attacks and the resulting ramifications for industries as they look for best ways to respond and prevent attacks.” At the link find the title, “Deep Learning on Front Line Against New Malware Attacks, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Eli_David-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and ML for Investors 24 mins – “There’s been lot of hype around AI and ML in business over the past five years. Even among investors exist a lot of misconceptions about using ML in a business context, and how to get up to speed on and grasp and understand leveraging related technologies in industry. Recently, I talked with Benjamin Levy of BootstrapLabs in San Francisco, who I met through an investment banking friend in Boston. BootstrapLabs invests in Bay area companies, and Levy also travels around the world speaking about investing in AI companies and raising funds for new ventures. In this episode, Levy gives his perspective on what investors and executives get wrong about ML and and AI, and discusses how they can get up to speed on the applications for these technologies and leverage them and related expertise to really make a difference (i.e. increased ROI) in their businesses.” At the link find the link find the title, “How to Learn Machine Learning – an Investor’s Perspective, Jan, 2017, right-click “Media file TEP-Ben_Levy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Continual Learning Ability 21 mins – “Today’s episode is about continual learning, a focus of Cogitai, a company dedicated to building AI’s that interact and learn from the real world. Cogitai’s Cofound and CEO Mark Ring talks about the differences between supervised and reinforcement, and how Cogitai intends to take reinforcement learning in the direction of continual learning. Ring also touches on where he sees an opportunity for applying continual learning in domains like vehicles, consumer apps, etc., and improving abstract levels of understanding by machines.” At the link find the title, “Cogitai’s Mark Ring – Going Beyond Reinforcement Learning, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-_Mark_Ring-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Economy Future 26 mins – “Market research and trends is important when discussing AI and business, but it’s also worthwhile to contemplate the ethical and social implications further down the line. How will countries deal with potential unemployment problems? How might countries collaborate to hedge against the risks that AI poses to the future of work and other economic facets? A relatively small group is helping people do just that i.e. getting organizations and countries to think through how they could hedge against the grander risks inherent in a world powered by AI. In this episode, we speak with Jerome Glenn, head of the Millennium Project, an initiative that focuses on research implementing the organizational means, operational priorities, and financing structures necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals or (MDGs). Glenn talks about how he gets principalities of the world to bring their big industrial players and the public to talk through possible scenarios that are 30, 40, even 50 years in the future, and about ways we might potentially hedge against risks and make the most of the upsides of AI in a global economy.” At the link find the title, “Three Scenarios for the Future of Work in an AI Economy, Dec, 2016,”right-click “Media files TEP-Jerome Glenn-Mixdown_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Healthcare Applications 24 mins -”I’m always a little shocked when I see how much venture investing goes into the healthcare space, which brings me to the subject of this week’s episode: just how the healthcare industry is (and isn’t) being impacted by innovations in AI technology. Guest Steve Gullans of Boston-Based Excel Venture Management talks about some of the various healthcare-related ML and AI applications that he sees being brought to light, and touches on which innovations have a better chance of getting blocked and redirected by parties of interest and those that have more promise in being accepted and rolled out sooner. By the end of this episode, listeners will have a more clear picture of practical considerations in healthcare technology adoption, reasons that are often less about quality or potential of the technology and more about clarity on ROI for investors.” At the link find the title, “AI Healthcare Applications – and Why Doctors Don’t Want to Be Replaced, Apr, 2017,” right-click ”Media files TEP-Steve Gullans-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impact 22 mins – “At TechEmergence, we like to look around the corner at where AI is impacting industries and how people can make better business decisions based on that information. AI and software is an emerging topic of interest to many companies, and in this episode we get a venture capitalist’s perspective on where AI will play a vital and necessary role with real results in software and industry. Jake Flomenberg, a partner with venture capital firm Accel in Palo Alto, shared his insights on how software can integrate AI in intuitive and valuable ways for users. He cites some of the companies that Accel has invested in to illustrate some of the potential software features that may be introduced to the enterprise in the next five years or so. Flomenberg’s insights may be useful for anyone building a business or planning to buy a product or service from a software vendor in the near future. If you’re interested in getting other founders’ perspectives on the feedback and interest shown by investors in their startups, our AI startup consensus on investor sentiment is a good place to start.” At the ink find the title,”Data-Driven Software and the Future of Enterprise Tech, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Jake_Flomenberg-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in China 24 mins – “Most of our recent investor interviews have been Bay area investors, like Accenture and Canvas, and we don’t usually get to speak with investors overseas, particularly in Asia. This week, however, we interviewed Tak Lo, a partner with Zeroth.ai, an accelerator program and cohort investing firm based in Hong Kong and focused on startup artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) companies. Lo speaks about when he saw AI take off in China and the differences in that rise compared to the U.S. He also gives valuable insight on consumer differences in how the two populations interact with technology, and how these differences in the Asian market drive different business opportunities in China than in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Startup Artificial Intelligence Companies in China, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Tak_Lo-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Medical Applications 21 mins – “I remember reading an article in Scientific American years ago about a poster of a person looking in the direction people sitting in a school dining room, and that this poster would make people sitting in the dining room less likely to litter. This seems like an absurd example of holding people accountable for their actions, but as it turns out, there are a lot more serious consequences to ensuring behavior change through observation, and one area where this matters is medicine. Today, there’s a major issue with people who don’t adhere to their medical regimens, only to relapse or experience more serious symptoms later on. This week’s guest, Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health and known for his work at MIT on human-robotic interaction, is working to help solve this problem by developing a robot that adds some of that physical presence and accountability. This is likely one of many novel medical AI applications that we’re likely to see roll out in healthcare over the next decade.” At the link find the title, “Five Year Trends in Medical AI Applications, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-_Cory_Kidd-Mixdown.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

AI Safety Research 44 mins – “This is a special two-part podcast. First, Mark and Ariel discuss how AIs can use stories and creativity to understand and exhibit culture and ethics, while also gaining “common sense reasoning.” They also discuss the “big red button” problem in AI safety research, the process of teaching “rationalization” to AIs, and computational creativity. Mark is an associate professor at the Georgia Tech School of interactive computing, where his recent work has focused on human-AI interaction and how humans and AI systems can understand each other. Then, we hear from scientists, politicians and concerned citizens about why they support the upcoming UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons. Ariel interviewed a broad range of people over the past two months, and highlights are compiled here, including comments by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, and FLI president Max Tegmark.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Crush Law 41 mins – “The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 was an animal cruelty prevention law aimed at videos showing women in high heels crushing small animals. While the law took aim at these videos, it ended up being used to target Robert Stevens instead. United States v. Stevens is a landmark case that may be the most important First Amendment decision of the 21st Century so far, but not many people have heard of it. It centers around Robert Stevens, a pit bull enthusiast who was charged with violating the crush video law in March 2004. The case eventually led the Supreme Court to make an important clarification about how we decide what speech is protected under the First Amendment. In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White examines United States v. Stevens and the question of whether the government can continually come to the Supreme Court with potential exceptions to the First Amendment. The episode features input from Marc Randazza, a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney. It also examines other relevant cases including New York v. Ferber, a 1982 case in which the Supreme Court decided that the government could punish distribution of child pornography even if it didn’t meet the Miller test for obscenity.” At the link find the title, “Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Crush, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_005.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Car Trends 30 mins – “This week we speak with CEO and Founder of Nexar Inc., Eran Shir, whose company has created a dashboard app that allows drivers to mount a smartphone, which then collects visual information and other data, such as speed from your accelerometer, in order to help detect and prevent accidents. The app also serves as a way to reconstruct what happens in a collision – a unique solution in a big and untapped market. In this episode, Shir gives his vision of a world where the roads are filled with cyborgs, rather than autonomous robots, i.e. people augmented with new sensory information that trigger notifications, warnings or prompts for safer driving behavior, amongst a network of cloud-connected cars. He also touches on what the transition might look like in response to the question – when will autonomous cars be mainstream?” At the link find the title, “When and How Will Autonomous Cars be Mainstream? Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-Eran_Shir-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Security Patch 29 mins – “Discussion about the need for protective software on medical equipment used in medical facilities. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Use in Medical Industry 27 mins – Discussion about the use of blockchain in the medical industry. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Donations 11 mins – “Something strange and deadly is happening inside the brains of top athletes — a degenerative condition, possibly linked to concussions, that causes dementia, psychosis and far-too-early death. It’s called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and it’s the medical mystery that Chris Nowinski wants to solve by analyzing brains after death. It’s also why, when Nowinski meets a pro athlete, his first question is: “Can I have your brain?” Hear more from this ground-breaking effort to protect athletes’ brains — and yours, too.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Implants 24 mins – “From exercise to cutting-edge brain implants, researchers are discovering ways to improve our memory.” At the link find the title, “Give your memory a workout: Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve recall, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3ESsAvTN-20180219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Frequencies 33 mins – “If we want to talk technical stuff on the Community Broadband Bits podcast, we know Eric Lampland is one of the best guys to call. Eric is Founder and Principal of Lookout Point Communications. Earlier this month, he and Christopher presented information about 5G at the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Telecommunications Conference. They took some time during the conference to sit down with the mics and have a conversation for episode 299 of the podcast. There’s been scores of hype around the potential of 5G and, while the technology certainly opens up possibilities, Eric and Christopher explain why much of that hype is premature. 5G networks have been touted as an affordable answer to the pervasive problem of rural connectivity, but like other wireless technology, 5G has limitations. Eric breaks down the differences between evolutions of wireless technologies up to now and explains what needs they will fulfill and where we still have significant work to do. Eric also helps us understand GPON and NG-PON2, the technology that much of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) relies upon. He describes how the technology is evolving and how new possibilities will influence networking. For information on 5G, we recommend you check out these resources from Next Century Cities: Guest Blog: What Can Cities Do To Prepare for the Next Generation of Mobile Networks? by Tony Batalla, head of Information Technology for the city of San Leandro, California. Next Century Cities Sends Mayoral Letter to FCC in Defense of Local Decision-Making, Releases New Market Research on 5G, Smart City Deployments – Read the full letter here. Report: Status Of U.S. Small Cell Wireless/5G & Smart City Applications From The Community Perspective, by RVA, LLC Market Research & Consulting Fact sheet on the RVA report.” At the link “You can download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 66 mins – “Before the days when Comcast, AT&T, and CenturyLink were some of only a few ISPs for subscribers to choose from, much of the country received Internet access from small Internet access companies. In episode 297 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher talks with one of the pioneers in bringing the Internet to everyday folks, Gary Evans. Gary is retired now, but he spent many years developing a company that is now known as Hiawatha Broadband Communications, or HBC. HBC began more than 20 years ago in Winona, Minnesota, in the southeastern area of the state. The company evolved from an initiative to bring better connectivity to the community’s educational institutions. Since then, it has expanded, spurred local economic development, and helped drive other benefits. During its growth, HBC has always strived to work for the community. Gary and Christopher reminisce about the beginnings of HBC, the challenges the company faced, and how they overcame those challenges. They also discuss some of the interesting partnerships that helped HBC continue to grow and that Gary and other HBC leaders used to develop the company’s culture. Gary’s been in the business a long time, and he has some great stories to tell, so we decided to make this an extended episode that runs a little over an hour.” At the link “You can download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Vermont 24 mins – “Earlier this month, twelve towns in central Vermont chose Town Meeting Day to ask local voters whether or not they want to band together to improve connectivity. Each community chose to participate in forming a regional Communications Union District, which will allow them to plan, bond for, and develop regional Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) infrastructure. For episode 298 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher interviews Jeremy Hansen, local Select Board Member and the person who spearheaded the effort to bring the issue to voters in his region. As Jeremy tells it, he didn’t need to do much convincing when local Vermonters learned about the Communications Union District structure. Most of the people in central Vermont rely on DSL and they overwhelmingly find it inadequate for their needs. The Communications Union District allows several communities to combine their strengths to work toward a single goal. Like water of sewer districts, the entity can issue revenue bonds so the infrastructure is publicly owned, but user funded. ECFiber is organized as a Communications Union District and serves 24 member towns in the eastern part of the state.” “ At the link right-click “..download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Mindfulness 180 mins – “Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974. Jack has had a profound and direct impact on my life, and I’m thrilled to finally have him on the podcast to share our history, his incredible stories, and practical tactics and techniques that you can use. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband, and activist. Jack’s books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies, including The Wise Heart, A Lamp in the Darkness, A Path with Heart, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry (one of my favorite book titles of all time), and his most recent, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.” At the link find the title, “Jack Kornfield – Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files f6381ff7-2f63-46c0-a888-052337df33f5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burns Treatment 29 mins – “Today we are joined by Dennis Djogovic to do Part I on severe burns. Dr. Djogovic completed training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine from 1999-2005, and is currently employed at the University of Alberta Hospital as an Emergency Physician, and as an Intensivist in the General Systems Intensive Care Unit and in the Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cambridge Analytica 18 mins – “Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the personal data of millions of Americans was allegedly misused by a consulting firm working for Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, is renewing calls for a tech sector code of ethics.” At the link find the title, “Media files current-SJU3i4P9-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Immigrant Health Care 29 mins – “Language stands at the forefront of mental health barriers for Asian Canadians – both in what is said, and what is not said.” At the link find the title, “‘The unspoken ones’: How race and culture complicate Asian-Canadians’ access to mental health care, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-92D9wjni-20180302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Police Corruption 26 mins – “What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee’s death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces?” At the link find the title, “What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee’s death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9nEHEdj1-20180306.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cash Free Sweden 24 mins – “The switch to a cashless society is happening fast in Sweden — too fast according to some officials. Could the rest of the world soon follow suit?” At the link find the title, “As Sweden gives up cash, churches let worshippers make an online offering during Sunday service, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RQxyvok3-20180312.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Dragon Factor 38 mins – “Every 12 years, there’s a spike in births among certain communities across the globe, including the U.S. Why? Because the Year of the Dragon, according to Chinese folk belief, confers power, fortune, and more. We look at what happens to Dragon babies when they grow up, and why timing your kid’s birth based on the zodiac isn’t as ridiculous it sounds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Choice and Happiness 17 mins – ““Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cottaging in Canada 26 mins – “A legal battle in Saskatchewan is just one example of more widespread tensions between First Nations communities and the non-Indigenous cottagers who lease their land.” At the link find the title, “Cottage culture ‘erases Indigenous communities from the landscape’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ekgBlZem-20180305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crazy Good Turns Producer 115 mins – “Frank Blake (@frankblake) served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014, and then as chairman through January of 2015. He previously served as deputy secretary for the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a wide variety of executive roles at General Electric. Frank’s public sector experience includes having served as general counsel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), deputy counsel to Vice President George H.W. Bush, and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Frank serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and is currently serving as board chairman of Delta and Grady Memorial Hospital. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law. Frank also produces a short-form podcast called Crazy Good Turns, which tells inspiring stories about amazing people who do things for others. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss a book that inspired both of us, advice from Jack Welch, the art of customer service, “productive conflict,” and much, much more. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “How to Do Crazy Good Turns — Frank Blake, Mar, 2018,”right-click “Media files fca950ee-8c1b-4aab-b230-7983c8fcbd7a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Attacks on Cities 19 mins – “Cities and organizations are turning to ethical hackers to protect themselves against malicious attacks on their computer systems.” At the link find the title, “How white-hat hackers are helping cities fight back against ransomware attacks, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-CdGpemHW-20180329.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Rights Activist 17 mins – “Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in — in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest — and reminds us that, 40 years on, there’s still work left to do.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DIY Bioweapons and Their Regulation 27 mins – Discussion of methods to produce bioweapons, the dangers they present and how best to regulate them. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Doctor 14 mins – “In 2014, as a newly trained physician, Soka Moses took on one of the toughest jobs in the world: treating highly contagious patients at the height of Liberia’s Ebola outbreak.https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_what_we_can_do_about_the_culture_of_hate In this intense, emotional talk, he details what he saw on the frontlines of the crisis — and reveals the challenges and stigma that thousands of survivors still face.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Technology 71 mins – “ …This week special guest Jennifer Carey (@TheJenCarey) and Wes Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the admirable way Florida teens have used social media to advocate for political change following the Parkland school shooting, how we can help curb trolling and harassment on Twitter by reporting it when we see it, and how YouTube seems coded to be a radicalizing influence through its recommendation engine. Social media analysis continued with discussion about a recent Wired article highlighting how Russia’s “abuse” of Facebook during the 2016 elections essentially constituted an adept use of the platform as it’s been designed to serve advertisers through micro-targeting, and the ways “the smartphone has become the new bogeyman” for many parents decrying the ills of social media much like parents blaming television watching in the 1980s. The need for expanded digital citizenship conversations at school to include “digital hygiene” including a focus on password managers and two-step verification was discussed, as well as the solution to a recent mystery involving laughing Amazon Alexa smart assistants. A discussion about Apple’s emphasis on privacy but lagging innovation with artificial intelligence and Siri rounded out the discussion, including rumors of a new (and less expensive) MacBook Air laptop coming in the second quarter. Geeks of the week included a discounted laser cutter from Glowforge, Gaggle’s Safety Management service, Slack for team messaging, the new Google Sites, and amazing augmented reality examples from the New York Times featuring Olympic athletes. Check out our full list of links on edtechsr.com/links, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for show updates @edtechSR….” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Sav Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emojis in Law 24 mins – “Emojis are starting to show up in court as evidence, leaving judges scratching their heads wondering what the accused might have meant by pineapple, beach ball, rooster.” At the link find the title, “Emoji evidence is causing confused faces in courtrooms, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-et14cNTM-20180322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empty Houses in Toronto 19 mins – “There are nearly as many empty houses in Cape Breton as in Vancouver. After years of economic decline in one of the country’s most beautiful areas, homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them.” At the linkf ind the title, “In Cape Breton, some homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-2bftZtFM-20180314” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise Pill 24 mins – “Want to avoid gym fees and sweaty armpits? Researchers are close to creating an exercise pill that mimics exercise. It has a lot of potential, but comes with some consequences.” At the link find the title, “A pill that replicates a cardio workout — would you take it?, “ right-click “Media files current-Fh4JUYPA-20180313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Faith in Modern Africa 13 mins – “Ndidi Nwuneli has advice for Africans who believe in God — and Africans who don’t. To the religious, she advises against using God to outsource responsibility for what happens in their lives. To the non-religious, she asks that they keep an open mind and work with faith-based organizations, especially on issues like health care and education. “There’s so much potential that can be realized when we walk across the divide of faith and, hand in hand, try to solve many of our problems,” Nwuneli says.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Identities for Protection 33 mins – Discussion about techniques to protect your identity and finances when working online. At the link this is episode 67 and does not appear on the list. However, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Farming on 20 Acres in Illinois 79 mins – “Lorien Carsey and Shea Belahi of Blue Moon Farm in Urbana, Illinois, raise vegetables for farmers market, restaurants, stores, and a CSA. With twenty acres dedicated to vegetable production, and ten high tunnels totaling just under half an acre of year-round production, Blue Moon Farm was founded in 1977 by John Cherniss and Michelle Wander, and now Lorien and Shea are in the process of taking over the ownership and management of the farm. We dig into how Lorien, Shea, John, and Michelle are managing the nuts and bolts of this ownership transition, including ownership structures, roles in the transition (and how they’ve figured those out), tackling farm-life balance, and the challenges of managing employees through this transition. We also discuss their homemade customized CSA program, which includes meat and eggs from other farms; a complex crop rotation that keeps ten acres of the farm in a combination of long- and short-term cover crops, and the ins and outs of managing a diversity of high tunnel sizes, shapes, and technologies.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 18 mins – “Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk. ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Literacy 48 mins – “The bad news: roughly 70 percent of Americans are financially illiterate. The good news: all the important stuff can fit on one index card. Here’s how to become your own financial superhero.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flywheel Sports 36 mins – “Sarah Robb O’Hagan is a high-energy combination of disruptive business leader, fitness fanatic, and cheerleading mom. As Chief Executive Officer of the fastest growing indoor cycling company, Flywheel Sports, she is currently innovating the business through digital content and services. She’s also the author of Extreme You: Step up. Stand out. kick Ass. Repeat. Today, Sarah joins us to talk about business innovation, inspiring human performance and bouncing back from major fails.” At the link find the title, “Sarah Robb O’Hagan-Author, CEO at Flywheel Sports, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT2692619787.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fungi Control 5 mins – “Each year, the world loses enough food to feed half a billion people to fungi, the most destructive pathogens of plants. Mycologist and TED Fellow Mennat El Ghalid explains how a breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular signals fungi use to attack plants could disrupt this interaction — and save our crops. ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Futurist Stewart Brand 31 mins – “Stewart Brand is a futurist, counterculturist and visionary with a very wide-ranging mind. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Brand discusses … just about everything: human nature, bringing back the wooly mammoth, geoengineering, rewilding and science as organized skepticism — plus the story of an acid trip on a San Francisco rooftop in the ’60s that sparked a perspective-shifting idea. “The story we’re told is that we’re the next meteor,” Brand says, but ‘things are capable of getting better.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GE CEO Jack Welsh 57 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the former longtime C.E.O. of General Electric, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gentrification Process 15 mins – “Liz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is a human right. In San Francisco, she’s questioning the all too familiar story of gentrification: that poor people will be pushed out by development and progress. ‘Why is it that we treat culture erasure and economic displacement as inevitable?” she asks, calling on developers, architects and policymakers to instead “make a commitment to build people’s capacity to stay in their homes, to stay in their communities, to stay where they feel whole.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Ideas Creation 16 mins – ““Where do great ideas come from?” Starting with this question in mind, Vittorio Loreto takes us on a journey to explore a possible mathematical scheme that explains the birth of the new. Learn more about the “adjacent possible” — the crossroads of what’s actual and what’s possible — and how studying the math that drives it could explain how we create new ideas.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration of Blacks 18 mins – “Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s. This was the first time in American history that the lowest caste people signaled they had options and were willing to take them — and the first time they had a chance to choose for themselves what they would do with their innate talents, Wilkerson explains. “These people, by their actions, were able to do what the powers that be, North and South, could not or would not do,” she says. ‘They freed themselves.’ ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greenland Ice Melt Impact 26 mins – “Climate scientists predict the ice around Camp Century in Greenland — a secret Cold War U.S. military base —will melt before the end of this century, potentially causing an environmental disaster.” At the link find the title, “Melting ice reveals secret nuclear U.S. military base posing environmental risk, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-1oMuoImy-20180226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hajj Sexual Harassment 27 mins– “Mecca is having its own #MeToo moment as women pilgrims are speaking out about experiences of sexual harassment and abuse on the Hajj.” At the link find the title, “’I reject the silencing of women in any community’: #MosqueMeToo creator speaks up for those who can’t, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eDpTv4UU-20180223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hatred Fix 18 mins – “We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem — their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate — some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homesteading 59mins – “So I jumped on Zello today to get some potential show topics, and the dominant vein was homesteading, finding a homestead and making it profitable in some way seemed to be the common denominator, so I am going to try to make a show about both of those things today. Homesteading is a dream for many in the community, so I want to start out with a simple concept, “grow where you are planted”, there are some amazing examples of urban homesteading out there. Additionally think long and hard about being “way out there” if you want to have some sort of revenue generating activity on your homestead.  That usually requires other people, so unless your product/service is easily delivered across great distances being somewhere near other people, is a great idea….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Cyber Security Issues 26 mins – Discussion of computer security weaknesses in medical facilities and corrective approaches. At the link this is episode 77 and does not appear on the list. However, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Human Trafficking in Canada 19 mins – “Members of parliament are travelling across Canada to discuss how to fight human trafficking, but it’s often difficult to identify those who need help.” At the link find the title, “’They don’t know they’re victims’: Canada’s hidden human-trafficking problem, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BOPnnyMn-20180319.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanism 10 mins – “As a humanist, Leo Igwe doesn’t believe in divine intervention — but he does believe in the power of human beings to alleviate suffering, cure disease, preserve the planet and turn situations of poverty into prosperity. In this bold talk, Igwe shares how humanism can free Africans from damaging superstitions and give them the power to rebuild the continent.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Health Care in Canada – “Meet Byron Cruz, the man migrant workers call for medical help when they’re worried a trip to the doctor could cost them their livelihoods.” At the link find the title, “Why migrant workers call this man for medical help instead of seeing a doctor, “ right-click “Media files current-DGX4onvP-20180302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing in Index Funds 48 mins – “It’s hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iodine Deficits 27 mins – “The phrase ‘essential ‘element’ is often incorrectly used to describe the nutrients we need, but can aptly be applied to iodine – without it we would suffer severe developmental problems. Iodine is a key component of thyroid hormones, responsible for the regulation of our metabolism. And yet most of us have no idea how much we need, nor where it comes from. In her research, Margaret Rayman, Professor of Nutritional Medicine at Surrey University, has found pregnant women in particular are at risk of iodine deficiency – and there’s a lack of iodine in what many consider healthy diets. As well as looking at contemporary issues with iodine, Margaret explores the legacy of past iodine deficiency – the word cretin, was coined to describe someone living in the Alps with such a condition. We learn why you might find iodine in British milk – but not necessarily elsewhere in the world, and we discuss the consequences of exposure to radioactive iodine isotopes – both good and bad.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katie Couric 46 mins – “ After 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show, In 2006, Katie Couric made history when she left to join CBS television as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast. She went on to host a network daytime talk show, serve as Global News Anchor for Yahoo News, and in 2015 she launched Katie Couric Media.” At the link find the title, “Katie Couric- award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT1700639123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lightspeed Ventures 49 mins – “Nicole Quinn is helping lead the charge for investing in women-run businesses, and on this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, she’s sharing all her insider tips. Including, her advice on how to build a meaningful network.” At the link find the title, “Nicole Quinn- Investing partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT5272442431.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magnitsky Act 21 mins – “Britain has expelled 23 diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy, but the man who calls himself Putin’s number-one enemy says that doesn’t go far enough.” At the link find the title, “If Russia doesn’t care about expelling diplomats, hit Putin in his wallet, says Bill Browder, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HX6ITWUP-20180315.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarcerations 14 mins – “The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between one and four percent of those in prison are likely innocent. That’s 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers — predominantly African American — unnecessarily separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from her interviews with incarcerated people and their families, Abrams shares touching stories of those impacted by mass incarceration and calls on us all to take a stand and ensure that the justice system works for everyone.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microsoft CEO Interview 43 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the C.E.O. of Microsoft, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’” At the link find the title, “Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_extras031118.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Multipotentialities 12 mins – “What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nxivm Sex Trafficking 19 mins – “After being branded, Sarah Edmondson blew the whistle on the purported ‘self-help’ group last year.” At the link find the title, “Arrest of alleged cult leader ‘better than my wedding day,’ former Nxivm member says, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8VBd30S4-20180328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Literature 10 mins – “In the US, your taxes fund academic research at public universities. Why then do you need to pay expensive, for-profit journals for the results of that research? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. ‘A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed,” Stone says. “Instead of research happening behind paywalls and bureaucracy, wouldn’t it be better if it was unfolding right in front of us?’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakastani Intelligence Service 27 mins – “Pakistan’s intelligence agency was supporting the Taliban during the war in Afghanistan, says author Steve Coll, which is why the war has dragged on for 17 bloody years.” At the link find the title, “Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan because Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, says author, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lQVlMXno-20180313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paralyzed Athlete 22 mins – “Travis Roy was a hockey standout with a promising career ahead of him. But then everything changed in an instant. A tragic accident left the talented young hockey player paralyzed from the neck down. But Roy refused to let his story end there. In fact, his injury was just the beginning of something incredible.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Parkland Followup 69 mins – “Aly Sheehy is a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. She joins Katie and Brian for an emotional account of how she and her classmates in Parkland, Florida have coped with the tragedy’s aftermath and why they are now pushing for change. Katie and Brian also speak with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, about state and local gun law reforms— and taking on the NRA.” At the link find the title, “56. Processing Parkland, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files c5ce0015-5eef-4bf6-8d09-5637ec40fbaf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planning Estimates Fallacies 44 mins – “Whether it’s a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it’ll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That’s because you suffer from “the planning fallacy.” (You also have an “optimism bias” and a bad case of overconfidence.) But don’t worry: we’ve got the solution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollutants 30 mins – “Around two thirds of fibres produced globally are synthetic material – many used in our clothing. It’s emerged that plastic microfibres are being shed when we wear and wash these items – which ironically include fleeces and kit worn by ‘outdoorsy types’ like Tom Heap. With microplastics in the marine environment now high on the agenda, Tom hears how these tiny invisible strands can be a major contributor to the scale of plastics in the oceans. They also pollute land and freshwater and are being consumed by creatures in our rivers as well as the seas. Tom takes his ‘blue fleece of doom’ to the experts – Professor Richard Thompson has been leading research on marine plastics for many years. He and Imogen Napper at the University of Plymouth have offered to wash his fleece to show how much it’s shedding, where the fibres go and to discuss how much of a threat they might be to animals and humans. Is Tom to purge the plastics and pursue a life of naturism…or natural fibres only? Sophie Mather from Biov8tion hopes not. She says plastics have ‘many beautiful benefits’ and it’s just a case of developing ‘good’ synthetic yarns. After being frustrated by the pace of microfibre research she crowdfunded to commission research form the University of Leeds to assess which factors affect breakage. Her years in textile innovation for some of the world’s largest brands makes her believe fabrics can be designed to shed less and she is sharing the research with industry. Can she help save the synthetics and the fish?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollution 21 mins – “Tiny fibres from our clothes are escaping our washing machines and winding up in the air, water, fish and us, scientists say.” At the link find the title, “How washing your clothes is harming the ocean, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eKMP8zN2-20180326.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polarized America 24 mins – “Marilynne Robinson had a complicated relationship with her mother, but as adults they had become friends. That changed when her mother started watching Fox News in her later years. Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, essayist, and thinker on themes of Christian faith and politics in America, calls herself a liberal. And her mother began to see her daughter as part of the forces she saw as threatening the country she loved. “It made it quite difficult because many of the things that she had learned to be upset by were things that she did identify with me,” Robinson tells The Current‘s Anna Maria Tremonti. Robinson’s mother died at age 92 without the two having resolved this issue in their relationship — a fact Robinson regrets….” At the link find the title, “How Fox News stood between novelist Marilynne Robinson and her mother, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pneq0Zcf-20180315.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pornography Online 24 mins– “Pornography is now so easy to access online that some advocates are calling for it to be addressed in the classroom.” At the link find the title, “Should pornography be a part of sexual education in schools? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lRBv4Idu-20180323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Succession 24 mins – “Matthew Kahn speaks to John Feerick, dean emeritus of Fordham Law School and an adviser to the congressional committees that drafted the 25th Amendment.” At the link from the pop-up menu find the title, “A Real Live Framer of the Constitution,Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Feerick_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preventive Health Care 11 mins – “What if we incentivized doctors to keep us healthy instead of paying them only when we’re already sick? Matthias Müllenbeck explains how this radical shift from a sick care system to a true health care system could save us from unnecessary costs and risky procedures — and keep us healthier for longer.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Removal 15 mins – “Deanna Van Buren designs restorative justice centers that, instead of taking the punitive approach used by a system focused on mass incarceration, treat crime as a breach of relationships and justice as a process where all stakeholders come together to repair that breach. With help and ideas from incarcerated men and women, Van Buren is creating dynamic spaces that provide safe venues for dialogue and reconciliation; employment and job training; and social services to help keep people from entering the justice system in the first place. “Imagine a world without prisons,” Van Buren says. ‘And join me in creating all the things that we could build instead.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PSA Test Value 26 mins – “A new study suggests that early testing for prostate cancer may not affect mortality rates.” At the link find the title, “Early cancer screening can lead to unnecessary treatment and side-effects, study suggests, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dJ79vUWO-20180308.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Computing Security 12 mins – “As quantum computing matures, it’s going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it — and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there’s still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he’s fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race in Canada 26 mins – “Halifax’s North End has been transformed in recent years, but as house prices creep up and gentrification creeps in, what’s left for the families and community that have lived there for generations?” At the link find the title, “A community of closed doors: Gentrification frays the social fabric in Halifax’s North End, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-7cGAfI3a-20180221.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religion Failure 18 mins – “What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Be Forgotten 26 mins – “In 2014, the European Union gave its citizens the right to request search engines remove information about them from search results. Last week, a House of Commons Committee released a report recommending that Canada consider a similar ‘right of erasure’.” At the link find the title,”Still lamenting those MySpace posts? Canada considers adopting a ‘right to be forgotten’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dlkV1Gvq-20180307.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia and Trump 26 mins – “The U.S. has been aware of a Russian plot for several years, claim journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn in a new book, but options to fight back have been limited.” At the link find the title, “U.S. ‘ignored tips about Russian plot to undermine elections’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-1ukY6DO5-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self Determination Theory 27 mins– “Back in episode 3, we explored the trend of gamification in apps. Now, we’re diving deeper into how to engage users with the psychology of motivation. Immersyve recently presented to us about Self-Determination Theory, a framework that explains the basic psychological needs behind high quality motivation. Richard Ryan and Scott Rigby of Immersyve sat down with us to discuss their theory and how it’s relevant in our new ever connected mobile world. They explain how the needs of Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness can nurture motivation. Finally we explore how we can apply the ideas behind Self-Determination Theory to user experiences and life in general.” At the link find the title “Episode 8 Motivation, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 417892224-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-8-motivation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults of Prisoners 28 mins – “The #MeToo conversation excludes a lot of women, says El Jones, but also ignores different types of violence, and different types of power used to oppress women.” At the link find the title, “#MeToo (but not you): Black women are being left out of the conversation on violence, says El Jones, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HqOkRWIl-20180221.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Education 7 mins – “As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond “the talk,” which covers biology and reproduction, there’s so much more we can say about the human experience of being in our bodies. Introducing “The Talk 2.0,” Sue Jaye Johnson shows us how we can teach our children to tune in to their sensations and provide them with the language to communicate their desires and emotions — without shutting down or numbing out.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sikhs in Canada 19 mins – “What is the significance of Jagmeet Singh’s decisions to take part in public forums sponsored by Sikh extremists?” At the link find the title, “Jagmeet Singh’s view of Sikh separatism under scrutiny after appearances at rallies, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aFTNCtXn-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soldering Iron Differences P1 26 mins – “What are the differences between the “old” style soldering iron tips like used on the low cost Hakko and Weller et.al low cost irons, and the more expensive integrated tip type? An apples to oranges comparison of the Hakko FX-888D and the JBC CD-2B stations. Bonus footage under the FLIR thermal camera.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

Soldering Iron Differences P2 28 mins – “A further clarification to the previous video on the Hakko FX-888D vs the JBC direct heat CD-2B soldering station. And the differences between applied power, tip design, sensor design, control loop design, and power delivery to a ground plane. Power measurements and DaveCAD explanations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

StoryCorps 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 Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superwood 30 mins – “Anything made from oil can now be made from trees, so is a new age of wood about to dawn? Tom Heap visits Finland which is pushing for a new industrial revolution based on trees and plants rather than oil and coal. He takes a glimpse into a future where cars, clothes, computers screens, and everything else we buy could begin its life in the forest. And he finds out how the UK is leading the way towards wooden skyscrapers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Swimmer Diana Nyad 16 mins – “In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida — at age 64. Hear her story.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Weight Watcher Problem 24 mins – ““The research is very clear that dieting can lead to either eating disorders or if not just an unhealthy relationship with food, body dissatisfaction, you name it.” At the link find the title, “Critics warn Weight Watchers’ free teen membership could lead to eating disorders, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-d66PJZPZ-20180227.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuning Algorithms 26 mins – “What does it mean to tune an algorithm, how does it matter in a business context, and what are the approaches being developed today when it comes to tuning algorithms? This week’s guest helps us answer these questions and more. CEO and Co-Founder Scott Clark of SigOpt takes time to explain the dynamics of tuning, goes into some of the cutting-edge methods for getting tuning done, and shares advice on how businesses using machine learning algorithms can continue to refine and adjust their parameters in order to glean greater results.” At the link find the title, “Tuning Machine Learning Algorithms with Scott Clark, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Scott Clark-Mixdown2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Autonomous Car Accident 16 mins – “A self driving autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona. How did this happen? It basically shouldn’t have. TLDR; It looks as though the LIDAR and/or RADAR system failed to detect the pedestrian until fairly ideal practical circumstances. A look at the newly released camera footage of the accident, the location, and the car LIDAR, RADAR, and camera sensor suites available to prevent such an accident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

White Supremacist Converts 20 mins – “At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist — and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Canadian Prisons 29 mins – “Even though Indigenous women make up only five per cent of the population, they account for almost 40 per cent of the prison population – and the discrepancy in the numbers is getting worse.” At the link find the title, “Why are Indigenous women disproportionately represented in federal prisons? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BCOQu8pr-20180328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yahoo CEO Interview 50 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the former C.E.O. of Yahoo, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’”  At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yugoslavian War 24 mins – “Maria Cioffi was 11 when war broke out in the Balkans, a bloody conflict in which U.N. rules forced Canadian peacekeepers to stand by and watch the slaughter. Now, 25 years later, a letter written by Cioffi is bringing solace to the soldiers who have been haunted by helpless.” At the link find the title, “25 years after the Bosnian War, a survivor brings solace to the peacekeepers haunted by helplessness, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EoPUGvbB-20180327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zero Carbon Homes 30 mins – “Our homes and their construction have a huge impact on the environment. The construction industry is estimated to contribute to 40% of worldwide energy use and in the UK alone the building sector uses more than 400 million tons of material a year, many of which have an adverse impact on the environment. Added to this is the impact on local air quality and green spaces and the energy used in heating, lighting and even furnishing new homes. The government has set a target of 300,000 new homes a year to help solve the growing housing crisis but this figure is nearly double the current rate of building. So is there anyway we can solve the housing crisis without nearly doubling our emissions? Tom Heap sets out to find out where, what and how we could build affordable and green homes for all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 336 – Apr 20, 2018: Activist Maria Shriver, African Peacemaker, AI in many areas, AIDS Treatment, Algorithm Problems and Fixes, American Foundation for the Blind, Attention Improvement, Behavior Patterns, Black Literacy, Blind Joe, Blind Wood Worker, Borneo People, Bosnia War Survivor, Brain Training, Budget Benefits, Bus Rapid Transit, Cambridge Analytica, Cancer Nanorobots, Cognitive Enhancement, Cold Stress Benefits, Computer Generated Voices, Confessing Sins, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dark Money, Democracy Problems and Solutions, Digital Innovation, East Asia Deterrence Policy, European Privacy Policy, Green Capitalism, Green Schools, Grief and Loss, Internet Evolution, Medicare Primer, Mental Health Aid, Mindful Travel, Nigerian Crisis, Partisan Politics, Personal Goals, Police Trolls, Protest Art, Resilience after Trauma, Social Prescriptions, Software Innovation, Solar Energy Debate, Tariff Problems, Thiel-Hogan-Gawker Conspiracy, Tribalism and Politics

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Activist Maria Shriver 68 mins – “Maria Shriver, former first lady of California, award-winning journalist and producer, best-selling author, and founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, knows how demanding the pace of life can be. That’s why in her newest book, I’ve Been Thinking . . . Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, she shares experiences and resources passed on to her, intending to give readers direction and provide them with hope in their lives. She touches on topics of gratitude, kindness, faith, family and the power of women, providing inspiration to a wide variety of audiences.” At the link find the title, “Maria Shriver: Reflections on a Meaningful Life, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180314_FEA_Maria Shriver For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Peacemaker 5 mins – “Director and playwright Adong Judith creates provocative art that sparks dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. In this quick but powerful talk, the TED Fellow details her work — including the play “Silent Voices,” which brought victims of the Northern Ugandan war against Joseph Kony’s rebel group together with political, religious and cultural leaders for transformative talks. “Listening to one another will not magically solve all problems,” Judith says. “But it will give a chance to create avenues to start to work together to solve many of humanity’s problems.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Autonomous Vehicles 24 mins – “Machine learning currently faces a number of obstacles which prevent it from advancing as quickly as it might. How might these obstacles be overcome and what impact would this have on the machine learning across different industries in the coming decade? In this episode we talk to Dr. Hanie Sedghi, Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, about the developments in core machine learning technology that need to be made, and that researchers and scientists are working, on to further the application of machine learning in autonomous vehicles. We also touch on some of the impact that might be made if machine learning is able to overcome its own boundaries in terms of computational research, in terms of certain algorithms, and what kind of impact that might have in the arena of autonomous driving and in the realm of natural language processing (NLP).” At the link find the title, “Obstacles to Progress in Machine Learning – for NLP, Autonomous Vehicles, and More, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Hanie-Sedghi-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Behavior Manipulation 24 mins – “In this episode of AI in Industry, we explore how artificial intelligence can be use to manipulate human behavior – in gaming and in business. We explore how game designers use psychology and machine learning to drive their own desired outcomes, leaving users to “feel” in control. Dr. Charles Isbell teaches machine learning at Georgia Tech. He explores the manipulative elements of game design, and how some of the same AI approaches are likely being used at tech giants like Amazon and Facebook. In this episode you learn how businesses leverage the “illusion of choice” with subtly influential AI techniques. Charles also helps us understand which businesses will be most able to use AI to guide user behavior in the years ahead.” At the link find the title, “AI for Social Influence and Behavior Manipulation with Dr. Charles Isbell, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Dr. Charles Isbell-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Blockchain 32 mins – “If you combine the hype-factor of both “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence” you often get a supernova of jargon. This week on the AI in Industry podcast, we aim to get beyond the hype to discuss how blockchain might make AI more accessible for small and mid-sized businesses in the years ahead. Dr. Ben Goertzel – CEO of SingularityNET – is our guest this week.” At the link find the title, “Ben Goertzel on How Blockchain Might Make AI More Accessible, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Ben_Goertzel-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Cancer Detection 27 mins – “This week’s episode covers the medical applications of machine vision for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Medical science has integrated AI since the late 90s, and it’s been useful in the fight against cancer. This week’s guest is Dr. Alexandre Le Bouthillier, founder of Imagia. Imagia is a medical imaging company which specializes in using AI and machine learning to detect cancer in its early stages so that oncologists can make quicker, more accurate diagnoses for patients. AI is a useful tool in the detection of breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. It can even detect genetic mutations, something humans certainly cannot. Learn just how important AI has been over the last two decades in developing the medical infrastructure necessary for patients to have a chance at surviving and even curing their cancer.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Medical Machine Vision – Possibilities for Diagnostics and More, Janu, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alexandre Le_Bouthillier-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbots 27 mins – “Natural language processing has gained more and more attention with the raise of (or rather, the “fad” of) chatbots. Despite the flurry of press releases from companies about their conversational agents (only a few of which seem to be delivering real business value), few business leaders understand the value of NLP for customer service, sales enablement, or eCommerce. In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we interview Narjes Boufaden, computational linguistics PhD and CEO of Keatext, an NLP company based in Montreal. Narjes explores the possible business applications of NLP – specifically for customer service and customer experience – and she also explains (in layman’s terms) how NLP systems are trained and integrated into businesses today. The ROI on this episode (in my opinion), is a firm understanding of what NLP can and cannot do, and what business applications it can realistically solve today. I was fortunate to meet Narjes in person during my Montreal trip, and I’m glad we were able to bring her on the program shortly thereafter.” At the link find the title, “NLP for Customer Service – How Does it Work? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Narjes Boufaden-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbots 34 mins – “There’s a lot of hype out there about conversational AI. Although according to our guest, we’re nowhere near the day when AI can generate accurate conversations for the average business to integrate into their customer service, chatbots still have practical applications. In this episode, we interview the head of research at Digital Genius, Yoram Bachrach. Yoram succinctly outlines the current applications of chatbots—what they can and can’t do—and details how business can best prepare to automate their customer service. For more interviews about the applications of AI in industry, visit us online:” At the link find the title, “How Chatbots Work, and How They Evolve, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Yoram_Bachrach-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 25 mins – “As a human, we can often understand the mood, intention, and future action of another person just by looking at them. We see their posture, their facial expression, where their eyes are focused, and we can get a decent understanding of what they might do next. The problem of computer vision for body language is a much harder problem to solve, but we are indeed making progress. Our guest this week is Paul Kruszewski, an computer science PhD who’s spent nearly the last 20 years focused on 3D modeling and artificial intelligence. Today, he’s CEO of Wrnch, a Montreal-based AI company focused on reading and understanding human body language. Paul explains how advances in 3D modeling and computer vision have allowed researchers to get machines to “understand” the posture, movements, and intentions of human being – and he also helps explore the future applications that this technology might have in security, retail, sports, and more. For more interviews on the applications of AI in business, visit: TechEmergence.com” At the link find the title, “Computer Vision for Body Language – How it Works and How it Could be Used, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Paul_Kruszewski-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 29 mins – “How can machine learning help us advertise through social media? In this episode, Thomas Jelonek, CEO of Envision.ai, talks to us about how in the next five years, machine learning might automate the laborious guess-and-check process of finding visual content with which users can engage. Right now, finding images and videos that will best generate engagement is a task reserved for a human. He or she shifts through images and video clips that may work for an audience based on anecdotal evidence and perception of past post success. Learn how, according to Thomas, machine learning could help you save time and money, generate you a better ROI, and build you a larger list with more accurate targeting on social media.” At the link find the title, “Machine Vision for Advertising – Possibilities in Social and Online Media, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry, Thomas Jelonek.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 27 mins – “In the future, the vast majority of photos and videos recorded won’t be seen and used by humans – they’ll be seen and used by machines. This week we interview Allan Benchetrit, CEO at Algolux – a Montreal-based AI company focusing on computational imaging. If you take an image for a human being in a consumer application (maybe an iPhone app or a recreational DSLR camera), you probably want it to be visually appealing and clear to the human eye. As it turns out, machines don’t need pretty images, they need to do their jobs. If a computer vision system needs to detect road signs, or suspicious people in an airport, or the presence of weeds in a cornfield – it may create images that are ugly to the human eye, but perfectly calibrated for being interpreted by machines for their jobs. As it turns out, this is a complicated AI-related problem itself, and Allan walks us through it. If your business uses cameras heavily – or may do so in the future – this interview will provide an around-the-corner look at what it takes to create effective computer vision applications.” At the linkf ind the title, “AI for Cameras and Computer Vision – with Algolux’s Allan Benchetrit, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Allan_Benchetrit-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Customer Service 27 mins – “When we talk about natural language processing (NLP), applications like handling customer service or chatbots which can aid with questions, come to mind. Yet, in recent years, NLP platforms have been increasingly used in content marketing and content production applications. In this episode of AI in industry, we talk to Tomás Ratia García-Oliveros, the co-founder and CEO founder of Frase.io, a Boston based startup which focuses on NLP problems around content marketing and content creation. Tomas explores how NLP platforms are now able to summarise resources on the web, perform contextual search and language understanding applications related to this domain.” At the link find the title, “Artificial Intelligence for Content Marketing and Content CreationM, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Tomas_Fraseio-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Finances 27 mins – “Although machine learning in finance is far from new, it is merely at the cusp of a much wider set of applications (in all segments of finance, from insurance to bookkeeping and beyond). Already machine learning has overhauled so many aspects of the financial landscape, from accounting to trading, and it is destined to have more and more impact as it develops further. Guest Alexander Fleiss and his team at Rebellion Research are developing and using AI which uses quantitative analysis to pick investments. Fleiss discusses the current status of machine learning in the world of finance as well as lesser-known niche applications that don’t make headlines – but do make a big impact on how businesses are run. He then goes on to explore the effects of future innovative applications of AI in the financial domain.” At the link find the title, “Rebellion Research’s Alexander Fleiss – How AI is Eating Finance, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alexander-Fleiss-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Fraud Detection 28 mins – “Fraud attacks have become much more sophisticated. Account takeovers are happening more often. Many security attacks involve multiple methods and unexpected attacks can devastate businesses in just a few days, as we saw with Neiman Marcus and Target. False promotion and abuse is seen not only on social media sites but is also targeted at business. To combat these risks, fraud solutions need to be smarter to keep pace with fraudsters to prevent attacks and react quickly when they do happen. This requires a fast-learning solution with the ability to continually evolve. In this episode we talk to Kevin Lee from Sift Science and examine the shifts in the info security landscape over the past ten or fifteen year. Lee also highlights what new kinds of fraud are now possible and what machine learning solutions are available.” At the link find the title, “Machine Learning for Fraud Detection – Modern Applications and Risks, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kevin_Lee-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare 21 mins – “If there’s any industry ripe for disruption by AI and ML applications, it’s healthcare. This week, we speak with ElevenTwo Capital’s Founder and Managing Partner Shelley Zhuang, whose investment focus (among other spaces) is on innovative healthcare services. In addition to discussion how AI is helping propel genomics, diagnostics, therapeutic treatment, and other innovations, she touches on what the healthcare space might look like in the next 10 years. For healthcare startups looking to break into the healthcare market, Zhuang doesn’t pretend to have simple answers; however, she identifies commonalities among companies that have been successful in smart preparation for meeting regulatory and other industry considerations. This interview was recorded live in San Francisco at Re-Work’s Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit in March 2017.” At the link find the title, “How Innovative Healthcare Companies Use AI to Put Patients First, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Shelley Zhuang-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare 22 mins – “In this episode, we talk to Daniel Nigrin, MD, Senior Vice President and CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital. Daniel and I discuss why hackers have come to prey on the healthcare industry, how these hackers benefit from their illicit activities, and what healthcare IT security precautions can be taken to prevent such attacks.” At the link find the title, “AI in Healthcare IT Security – Why Hospitals are Targets, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Daniel_Nigrin-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare Data 21 mins – “Guests Will Jack and Nikhil Buduma co-founders of Remedy Health Inc discuss the challenges involved in collecting, setting up and structuring data in order to implement AI in healthcare. By the end of this episode, listeners will have gained insight into the challenges of healthcare data systems, and the potential solutions to cleaning and organizing this data for healthcare AI applications.” At the link find the title, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Healthcare Data – with Remedy Health, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Will Jack-Nikhil Buduma-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Internet of Things 28 mins – “This week on AI in Industry, we explore IoT security with Bob Baxley (Chief Engineer at Bastille). This includes information on how different IoT security is compared to infosec, the unique challenges IoT security presents (for detecting and scanning wireless network traffic that runs on various protocols and for classifying types of cyberthreats), what the future of IoT security might look like, and how deep learning and machine learning tools can be used to better classify and detect threats and attacks in the cyberspace.” At the link find the title, “AI for IoT Security – with Dr. Bob Baxley of Bastille, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Bob_Baxley-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Job Loss 26 mins- “Artificial intelligence is coming – should be worried about our jobs? Well, it depends. Our guest Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur spent the last two years researching the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on society and the job market. In this interview on AI in Industry, we explore the near future of AI’s impact on the world of work, and I ask Kevin some important questions, including: What skills are least “automate-able” in the next decade? What middle class professions have the greatest risk of automation, and what should those professionals be doing now to hedge against job loss? What should business leaders be doing now to prepare for “phasing out” work while still taking care of their employees?” At the link find the title, “Surviving the Machine Age – Technological Job Loss with Kevin LaGrandeur, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kevin_Lagrandeur-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Job Retention 26 mins – “Marshall Brain discusses how wetware (the human brain) is increasingly becoming a part of a bigger system which may in itself be managed by software systems. The roles and relationships of humans and machines are rapidly changing. With the increasing advances in technology, there are fewer and fewer skills or activities that an enterprise needs from human beings, and they only need those until they can be replaced by software or hardware. For example, computer vision systems are often still not as effective as the human eye, so we still need human vision systems to recognize text or to recognize object placement, and take action accordingly (in a store, warehouse, or other setting). A human can fill that role as a piece of wetware until the software or the hardware catches up. How will man and machine collaborate in the future? We explore these dynamics in depth in this week’s interview.” At the link find the title, “Marshall Brain on Technological Unemployment and the Role of Man and Machine, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Marshall_Brain-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Legal Contracts 26 mins – “Episode summary: This week’s episode explores the current possibilities in applying natural language processing for legal contract review. We speak with Andrew Antos and Nischal Nadhamuni from Klaritylaw, a Boston-based startup focused on using natural language processing (NLP) based information extraction, from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in a live setting. We delve into the current and future roles of AI and lawyers with respect to legal contracts. AI is currently being applied in applications like retroactive analysis and information identification in legal documents. According to Andrew and Nishchal, in the future we will see on-the-fly legal content creation from AI tools and NLP being applied to most commercial contracting. Although, one restraint that AI companies presently face in the legal domain is the lack of access to huge amounts of publicly available data.” At the link find the title, “Applying AI to Legal Contracts – What’s Possible Now, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Klarity Law-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Machine Learning 27 mins – “Expert systems and machine learning are two ends of a spectrum working to solve similar problems quite differently. One one hand you have if-then scenarios and a logical approach, and on the other you have vast neural networks and a big data approach. Some companies exist to try and bridge the gap between the if-then rule systems and the massive piles of data. They hope to find a middle ground of sorts, one that mitigates their individual disadvantages. One such company is Montreal’s fuzzy.ai. In this episode, we interview its founder, Evan Prodromou about the state of the middle ground, so-called hybrid systems. The middle ground is an elusive, still mostly theoretical concept, but businesses can take steps to prepare for when it becomes accessible to them. What exactly would a hybrid system provide to businesses in terms of automation? How accessible are they now, and what can businesses do to best integrate them when they’re ready? Find out in this episode of the podcast.” At the link find the title, “Machine Learning with Less Training Data – Approaches and Trends, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Evan_Prodromou-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Predictive Maintenance 27 mins – “It would be great if instead of having our car break down – could have them fixed as soon as the underlying problem began. It would be great if instead of having to diagnose a malfunctioning piece of mechanical equipment – would could have the right “fix” presented to us immediately. As it turns out, artificial intelligence may be working its way to accomplish both of those goals in the not-so-distance future. This week we interview Tilak Katsuri, CEO of Predii, a predictive maintenance AI company based on Palo Alto. Predii focuses on helping service people by using AI and sensor data to prescribe proper repairs. In this episode, Tilak speaks with us about what’s currently possible within the world of “predictive maintenance,” as well as the possible ramifications of industrial IoT and AI in the next 5 years. For more interviews about the real-world applications of artificial intelligence in business, visit:” At the link find the title, “Predictive Maintenance for Equipment and Machinery – with Predii’s Tilak Kasturi, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Tilak Kasturi-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Procurement 28 mins – “Procurement isn’t usually seen as a “sexy” aspect of a business’s operations. Procurement personnel are responsible for sourcing suppliers or vendors, determining criterion of success, negotiating deal terms, and tracking results and deliverables – all of which could be considered “under appreciated” work. This week, Tamr’s Eliot Knudsen walks us through the ways that AI is making it’s way into the procurement process, and what it means for the future of this job function.” At the link find the title, “Tamr’s Eliot Knudsen on the Automation of Procurement, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Eliot_Knudsen-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Sales Forecasting 28 mins – “Sales forecasting is big business. If you can better predict how much of a certain product or service you will sell in a given day, you can better stock inventory, better staff your facilities, and ultimately keep more margin in your business’s accounts. This week on AI in Industry we interview Dr. John-Paul B Clarke, professor at Georgia Tech and co-founder / Chief Scientist at Pace (previously called “Prix”). Dr. Clarke shares details about how sales predictions are done today, and what AI advancements may allow for in helping businesses sell everything from groceries to hotel rooms.” At the link find the title, “AI for Sales Forecasting – How it Works and Where it Matters, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-JP_Clarke-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

AI and Search Optimization 28 mins- “This week on AI in Industry we interview Vito Vishnepolsky of Clickworker. Clickworker is a large microtasking marketplace that crowdsources the search optimization work for many of the world’s leading search engines. So how does crowdsourced human work play a role in making sure eCommerce and media searches give users what they want? That’s exactly what we explore this week. Vito’s perspective is valuable because he has a finger on the pulse of crowdsourced demand, handing business development for various crowdsourced AI support services – both for tech giants and startups. Read the full article online at TechEmergence:” At the link find the title, “How Microtasking Helps Optimize AI-Based Search – in Media, eCommerce and More, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Vito Vishnepolsky-Mixdown_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Theft Detection 21 mins- “In this episode, we speak with Alan O’Herlihy, Founder and CEO of Ireland-based Everseen. Alan speaks to us about how machine vision systems can be used to detect theft or mistakes at a checkout counter (including forgetting to scan items, customers intentionally hiding items, and more). Alan not only explains where these technologies are in use today, but he also breaks down some of his own predictions about what these computer vision systems might make possible in the workplace of tomorrow.” At the link find the title, “AI for Theft Prevention and Process Adherence – with Alan O’Herlihy from Everseen, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alan Oherlihy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Voice Recognition 22 mins- “In this episode of AI in industry, we speak with Michael Johnson, the director of research and innovation for Interactions llc, in Boston MA. Michael explores the inbound (human to machine) and outbound (machine to human) applications of voice based natural language processing (NLP) and also talks about attaching a timeframe to how soon small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would have access to this technology in a financially sensible manner. Although NLP is often associated with chat or text interfaces, voice is important for applications in call centers, mobile phones, smart home devices, and more. In addition, Michael explains that voice involves unique challenges that text does not have to deal with – including background noise and accents, which need to be overcome to deliver a good user experience.” At the link find the title, “Overcoming Challenges in Spoken Voice based Natural Language Processing (NLP) for business use, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Michael Johnson-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Breakthroughs 54 mins – “2016 saw some significant AI developments. To talk about the AI progress of the last year, we turned to Richard Mallah and Ian Goodfellow. Richard is the director of AI projects at FLI, he’s the Senior Advisor to multiple AI companies, and he created the highest-rated enterprise text analytics platform. Ian is a research scientist at OpenAI, he’s the lead author of a deep learning textbook, and he’s the inventor of Generative Adversarial Networks. Listen to the podcast here or review the transcript here.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Ethics 45 mins – “As technically challenging as it may be to develop safe and beneficial AI, this challenge also raises some thorny questions regarding ethics and morality, which are just as important to address before AI is too advanced. How do we teach machines to be moral when people can’t even agree on what moral behavior is? And how do we help people deal with and benefit from the tremendous disruptive change that we anticipate from AI? To help consider these questions, Joshua Greene and Iyad Rawhan kindly agreed to join the podcast. Josh is a professor of psychology and member of the Center for Brain Science Faculty at Harvard University. Iyad is the AT&T Career Development Professor and an associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Ethics 50 mins – “What does it mean to create beneficial artificial intelligence? How can we expect to align AIs with human values if humans can’t even agree on what we value? Building safe and beneficial AI involves tricky technical research problems, but it also requires input from philosophers, ethicists, and psychologists on these fundamental questions. How can we ensure the most effective collaboration? Ariel spoke with FLI’s Meia Chita-Tegmark and Lucas Perry on this month’s podcast about the value alignment problem: the challenge of aligning the goals and actions of AI systems with the goals and intentions of humans.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Drug Research 27 mins- “In this episode, we talk to Murali Aravamudan, Founder and CEO of AI-driven drug discovery startup Qrativ, a joint venture by the Mayo Clinic and biotech/data science firm nference. Murali and I discuss the surge of medical information and data in the medical industry, the role of artificial intelligence in developing drugs for treatments to various diseases, and the future of AI in drug discovery.” At the link find the title, “Qrativ’s Murali Aravamudan on “What’s Possible” for AI in Drug Discovery, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Murali Aravamudan-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Heavy Industry 33 mins- “Unlike the field of self-driving cars, the fields of construction, mining, agriculture, and other classes of “heavy industry” involve a huge variety of equipment and use-cases that go beyond traveling from A to B. The heavy industry leaders of today are no farther behind automakers in their understanding that AI and automation will be essential for the future of their companies. In this episode, guest Dr. Sam Kherat discusses the areas in heavy industry where AI is currently playing a role in heavy industry, what type of capabilities and functions are automatable, and at what level. He also shines a light on how AI might affect the future of the industry within the next 2-3 years, and in what ways we can expect large equipment to become more autonomous.” At the link find the title, “The Future of AI in Heavy Industry, Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files AI in Industry-Sam_Khera-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Hospitals 21 mins – “If you work in healthcare, or in an established business that is looking to implement AI for the first time – then this won’t be an interview you’ll want to miss. AYASDI is one of those rare AI startups that has raised over $100MM since it’s inception in 2008. This week on the “AI in Industry” podcast, Sangeeta Chakraborty of AYASDI breaks down some of AI’s important recent applications in the healthcare field. She also explores how hospitals are “modernizing” their processes and systems to include data science and AI applications – and we pick apart those “modernizing” strategies in a way that makes them applicable to nearly any “stodgy” business or industry that is just beginning to implement AI. For more interviews, research, and case studies on AI in industry, visit: www.TechEmergence.comAt the linkf ind the title, “Where is AI Making it’s Way into Hospitals? – with Sangeeta Chakraborty of AYASDI, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI In Industry-Sangeeta Chakraborty-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Medicine 24 mins – “This episode explores the ways in which artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the field of medicine. This week’s guest, Dr. Kristóf Zsolt Szalay speaks to this topic, discussing research that hopes to create automated learning networks and algorithms designed to predict the development of human cells in response to drugs. This technological innovation would make it possible for near-instantaneous simulations to be run, allowing optimal combinations and optimal doses of drugs to be pinpointed and distributed to patients.” At the link find the title, “AI_in_Industry-Thomas_Jelonek-Mixdown.mp3 Modeling Biology with Machine Learning – with Turbine.ai’s CEO Kristóf Zsolt Szalay, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kristof Zsolt Szalay-Mixdown.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Sales 27mins – “This week we speak with Bastiaan Janmaat (CEO and co-Founder of DataFox) about the current and future applications of artificial intelligence in the CRM. No matter what business you’re in, there’s a high likelihood that managing relationships with customers, wholesalers, suppliers, or affiliates is important to your daily operations. Artificial intelligence is currently being employed to help with automating data entry, automating email and phone reminders, and even prompting salespeople with the right phone scripts in real time. In addition to covering “what’s being done now” – spend the end of the interview asking Bastiaan about his predictions of the most likely AI-for-CRM capabilities that will become commonplace in the next 5 years.” At the link find the title, “AI Use-Cases in the CRM – with Bastiaan Janmaat of DataFox, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Bastiaan_Janmaat-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Search Terms 27 mins – “In this week’s interview on the AI in Industry podcast, we speak with Amir Konigsberg, the CEO of Twiggle, about the future of product search – and how eCommerce and retail brands can use natural language processing (NLP) to improve their user experience. Amir explains some of the factors that make eCommerce product search challenging, and the artificial intelligence approaches that can improve it today and within the next five years. Interested readers can learn more about present and future use-cases for artificial intelligence applications in retail in our full article on that topic.” At the link find the title, “NLP for eCommerce Search – Current Challenges and Future Potential, M,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Amir_Konigsberg-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Trends 28 mins – “In some ways, investors in AI have to do a lot of what we do at TechEmergence, which is sort through marketing fluff and determine what’s actually working and what’s more of a pipe dream, as well as what’s coming up in the next five years that seems inevitable and what’s more likely to flop. In this episode we’re joined by Li Jiang, a venture capitalist with GSV Capital whom I was connected with through Bootstrap Labs as a pre-event interview — we’ll both be at Bootstrap Labs’ Applied AI event in San Francisco on May 11. This week, Jiang speaks about the current areas of AI applications that he sees driving value in business, as well as what technologies he believes will make a long-term impact in terms of automation. His insights on where AI automations are generating cost savings and increased efficiency, as well as what roles might be completely replaced or significantly augmented by AI, are useful nuggets for companies who are thinking through some of their own business processes and are eager to identify low-hanging fruit.” At the link find the title, “A VC’s Take On Business Process Automations, Apri, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Li_Jiang-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AIDS Treatment 17 mins – “The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn’t our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it’s like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.” At the link click the search circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Problems and Fixes 30 mins – “From Google search to Facebook news, algorithms shape our online experience. But like us, algorithms are flawed. Programmers write cultural biases into code, whether they realize it or not. Author Luke Dormehl explores the impact of algorithms, on and offline. Staci Burns and James Bridle investigate the human cost when YouTube recommendations are abused. Anthropologist Nick Seaver talks about the danger of automating the status quo. Safiya Noble looks at preventing racial bias from seeping into code. And Allegheny County’s Department of Children and Family Services shows us how a well-built algorithm can help save lives. Algorithms aren’t neutral. They’re really just recipes; expressions of human intent. That means it’s up to us to build the algorithms we want.” At the link find the title, “Algorisky, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/8459340/afafa89f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Foundation for the Blind 25 mins – “Kirk Adams sits down with the Blind Abilities team members Pete Lane and Jeff Thompson for this informative podcast on the American Foundation for the Blind. Kirk talks about the history and some of the latest happenings at AFB and the resources available to all students, teachers, TVI’s and parents. You can find a multiple of categories of articles ranging in topics from Transitioning to college,Life skills, Work Preparedness, Access Technology, Parents of Blind Children and much more. You can find out about the apps available from AFB that put the information in the palm of your hand. Kirk also mentions the AFB Leadership Conference coming up on April 5-7 2018 in Oakland, California. Where AFB brings together all the entities around Blindness can be part of the conversation. Check out AFB.org on the web and download their apps so you can stay in touch with the latest happenings and information available from the American Foundation for the Blind.” At the link find the title, “Kirk Adams on AFB, Aira, Team Sea To See and Transitioning To College, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AFBKirkAdams.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Improvement 69 mins – “Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. There he designs and develops novel software-based brain assessment and optimization tools. He is also co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games. Dr. Gazzaley has filed multiple patents for his inventions, authored over 130 scientific articles, and delivered over 600 invited presentations around the world. His research and perspectives have been consistently profiled in high-impact media, such as The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Discover, Wired, PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC Nightly News.” At the link find the title, “#22 – Adam Gazzaley M.D./Ph.D – Improving your brain with medically prescribable video games, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 750ad693.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavior Patterns 58 mins – “A panel of judges sits to decide the fate of the young woman. She’s the child of addicts and an ex-addict and ex-felon herself, and she’s asking the court to trust her to become an attorney. The outcome of her case hinges on a question we all struggle with: are we destined to repeat our patterns, or do we generally stray in surprising directions? – a question increasingly relevant in an age when algorithms are trying to predict everything about our behavior. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual abuse.” At the link find the title, “The Pattern Problem, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180329_invsb_fragile-c7cc4a04-067f-4e2e-b323-d766f9351b96.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Literacy 7 mins – “According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren’t proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we teach, educator and author Alvin Irby explains the reading challenges that many black children face — and tells us what culturally competent educators do to help all children identify as readers.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Joe 24mins – “Join Jeff and Pete as they chat with Blind Joe following his historic debut on the Get to know Joe, his family, his music and the behind-the-scenes experience on the set of the NBC blockbuster, The voice. Join Joe as his journey continues to the next phase of the competition, the Battle Round! Good luck Joe! “ At the link find the title, “Blind Abilities Presents – Blind Joe, His Journey Continues On The Voice, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files blind abilities presents blind joe his journey continues on the voice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Scientist 12 mins – “…He’s one of about 140,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Bay Area. Less than three quarters of those people are employed, and only a few work in tech, like Dr. Miele. His office in Pacific Heights is full of tactile art, project binders, awards, and audio equipment. On a round meeting table, magnetic building toys sit in a cluster—just something to fiddle with on long calls. This is where Miele does the work he’s uniquely suited to do, designing accessible technologies for the blind. …“I want to build cool stuff for blind people that gives them the ability to do the things that they want to do, and I feel incredibly lucky that I’m given that privilege and opportunity.” He can pretty much choose his projects, too, because Dr. Miele directs his own innovation lab here at Smith-Kettlewell. …“I grew up in New York. I was a sighted kid until I was almost five, and then I was burned in a very violent act where somebody threw sulfuric acid over my head.” … Coming to study physics at UC Berkeley at age 18 changed his entire outlook. “I met a whole community of cool blind people who I respected and liked and who were creative and smart and funny,” he says. ”I realized that I did want to be a blind person. I could be proud of being a blind person.” …He explains that having to do that much extra preparation for almost everything you take on, gets you thinking. “I started learning more about what types of technologies were available for blind people and realizing that there wasn’t enough cool stuff. I realized that I wanted to be the one making those decisions about what access of the future would look like.” … At the end of his day, Miele grabs his iPhone and his white cane and heads downstairs to walk the least hilly route to the downtown BART station. Rush hour is only beginning, and the platform is packed. Miele stops at the edge of the crowd. …“If you can see you’ll just wait until there’s an opportunity and then slide through the gaps,” he says. “But when you can’t see those opportunities, you have to create your own. The only way to do it in any kind of effective way is to either stand around and feel helpless, or to just say excuse me, pardon me, coming through,” It’s a philosophy that Dr Miele uses to navigate his entire life. And by finding these new ways to create opportunities for himself, he’s also clearing a path to success for other blind people.” At the link find the title, “Berkley Professor Designs Tools for the Visually Impaired — Radio Talking Book, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files Burkley Professor Designs Tools for the Visually Impaired.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Transitions 12 mins – “A Success Story: The Transitioning Journey of Alycia Howard. Transitioning from High School to College is a journey says Alycia Howard. She has graduated from high school and attended an Adjustment To Blindness training center, The Minnesota State Academy 18+ prep program and is now attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Being ready for college and knowing what you want in a college is a great start in the transition process. Ashlyn Cahill joins us to explain what State Services is for transition age students and when they begin working with them. Alycia talks about each step along her journey and some of the events that made a big impact on her along the way. Join us as we travel through her journey and feel her confidence as she shares her transition experience. Outside of Minnesota? Check out the State Agency Directory on the American Foundation for the Blind web site at www.AFB.org You can find out more about Vision Loss Resource on the web at http://visionlossresources.org Check out the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind on the web at http://msab.msa.state.mn.usAt the link find the title, “A Success Story: The Transitioning Journey of Alycia Howard, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AlyciaHoward.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Uses of AIRA 43 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the second installment in their series on Aira, the visual Interpreter for the blind. In Part 1 we met Chancey Fleet, an Assistive Technology Professional and an Aira User. Today, our guests are: Aira Navigators Nicholas giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl spencer. We learn a lot more about Aira here as our guests share numerous experiences and add their unique perspective to the product. You can’t miss this fascinating look into this new and innovative product which is having a profound impact on the blindness community.” At the link find the title, “Aira Series Part 2: Meet Nicholas Giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl Spencer – Aira Users,, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Aira Series Part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Wood Workder 18 mins – “The Wood Working for the Blind #WW4B Series is about Blind wood workers honing their craft or just getting interested in the art of wood working. We are also bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to www.Lighthouse-SF.org/enchanted-hills/rebuilding/ In this WW4B podcast we talk to Brett Holly, former Apple employee, woodworker, and family guy. Brett left Apple after 21 years and was already building his 40 x 40 work shop when he lost his sight. Brett found the Lighthouse of San Fransisco’s wood working work shops and has been coming back ever event after event. I met Brent when I was assisting master craftsman George Wurtzel at the Annual Wood Working for the Blind event at Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. Brett and I worked on setting up jigs on various machines as he wanted to learn about making consistent cuts. After a few days of work we took a break outside the Tactile Arts Barn, of which survived the fire, and conducted this interview. Join us as Brett tells his story and gives us a glimpse of how he sees the future and how he takes on the challenges of blindness.” At the link find the title, “Brett Holly: A Million Dollars of iPads in His Driveway, WW4B, Aira and #RebuildEHC, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files BrettHolly.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Borneo People 24 mins – “Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.” At the link find the title, “Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community, Mar 2018,” right-click “Media files current-WdoQIPSV-20180319.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bosnian War Survivor 24 mins – “Maria Cioffi was 11 when war broke out in the Balkans, a bloody conflict in which U.N. rules forced Canadian peacekeepers to stand by and watch the slaughter. Now, 25 years later, a letter written by Cioffi is bringing solace to the soldiers who have been haunted by helpless.” At the link find the title, “25 years after the Bosnian War, a survivor brings solace to the peacekeepers haunted by helplessness, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EoPUGvbB-20180327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Food 66 mins – “Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including the truth behind those delicious sweet potatoes, what’s the verdict on cholesterol, good fat vs. bad fat, should you drink coconut oil, and much more. Dr. Mosconi holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a board certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. She is well known for her research on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and is passionately interested in the mitigation and prevention of memory loss through lifestyle modifications including diet, nutrition, and physical and intellectual fitness.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Training 19 mins – “Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha says.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Budget Benefits 46 mins – “…Senator Portman stands by his decision to vote for the new tax bill as he has seen the benefits right in his home state. He recounts several anecdotes of his constituents who have already seen benefits from the new tax bill. He tells the story of one small-business owner who is finally able to offer health care to her full-time employees because of the tax breaks for small businesses. He also discusses meeting with microbrewers who are now able to expand their facilities and grow their businesses because of the tax cuts. Portman also discusses how the new federal budget helped the Department of Defense and the US military to build out their forces in order to project strength abroad. He explains ways that the Republicans and Democrats were able to compromise on increasing domestic discretionary spending so that they can also spend equally on defense. He recounts examples of bipartisanship in order to help Congress get work done. Senator Portman goes into great detail about the opioid crisis a huge issue in his state. Portman is working hard to increase treatment programs for addicts to end the crisis. He tells a story about one young man he met who will be able to become sober and regain his life back because of the new treatment programs. …Portman ends the interview by explaining why public service matters to him more than making significantly more money in the private sector.” At the link find the title, “Senator Portman on Why the New Tax Bill Helps the Middle Class, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180329-portman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bus Rapid Transit 22 mins – “Urban mobility and traffic congestion present challenges to cities around the world. Many modes and service concepts are intended to meet these mobility needs. Bus rapid transit, BRT, is a competitive option because of its service quality and capacity, as well as its potential to be less costly than fixed rail transit options. To learn about the promise and delivery of BRT in the US and around the world, we talk with Samuel Zimmerman, an experienced transportation planner, a consultant to the World Bank, and an expert on bus rapid transit.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” to download the file.

Cambridge Analytica 19 mins – “Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the personal data of millions of Americans was allegedly misused by a consulting firm working for Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, is renewing calls for a tech sector code of ethics.” At the link find the title, “In wake of Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, does the tech sector need a code of conduct? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-SJU3i4P9-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cambridge Analytica 29 mins – “Your online privacy is compromised! Cambridge Analytica manipulated you, then harvested your personal data and psychographic profiles through Facebook. But did you help? Is it too late to protect yourself? Can you get your privacy back? What are your rights? Does online privacy even exist? The laws are changing, so listen now for my inside scoop from an Internet Security Lawyer and a risk management pro – on this week’s Komando on Demand free podcast.” At the link find the title, “Cambridge Analytica Facebook manipulated us we helped, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Cambridge Analytica-Facebook manipulated us-we helped.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Case 19 mins – “Kate Bowler spent years studying the Christian belief that everything happens for a reason. When she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, it was a belief she had to face head on.” At the link find the title, “’Does cancer not care I have plans?’: Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-uZBCwX8r-20180219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Nanorobots 32 mins – “With the latest in cancer detection technology, your odds of preventing it go up. The more you know about your own DNA, the better chances you have of ambushing cancer long before it happens. And if it does happen? Nano Robots may soon help. Cancer detection, prevention and defeat are now partners, and you shouldn’t be afraid to learn about them. Listen to my free podcast to learn more about these amazing advances happening right now, including my interview with Dr. David Fogelman of MD Anderson Cancer Center. The number one ranked hospital for cancer care in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors along with other breakthroughs to end cancer, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors along with other breakthroughs to end cancer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognitive Enhancement 69 mins – “Jesse Lawler is the host of Smart Drug Smarts, a podcast for people interested in maximizing their brains, both in health and utility, using the latest findings in neuroscience. Kevin and Jesse talk all things brain enhancement.” At the link find the title, “#4 – Jesse Lawler, Founder of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 585d8c3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Stress Benefits 75 mins – “Dr. Patrick is my go-to scientist for all things longevity, nutrition, and body hacking. In this episode, you’ll learn why I’m freezing myself, the benefits of fasting, a supplement that’s a great pain killer, and a drug that might extend life by 17%.” At the link find the title, “#1 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick, on cold stress and longevity hacking, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 53f4da3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Generated Voices 29 mins- “Stephen Hawking’s achievements raised awareness for people whose disabilities limit their ability to communicate, but access to those technologies remains out of reach for many.” At the link find the title, “Meet the woman who saved Stephen Hawking’s voice, and then gave the technology away to those in need, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-W0lP20Gk-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confessing Sins 55 mins – “’Can a society which has not…come to terms with its own past go on to have a successful future, or do the sins of the past somehow…come back to haunt it and reexpress themselves in some mutant form?’ This is a question that the seasoned historian and scholar of China, Orville Schell, has been thinking and publishing academic articles about in recent years, and is now writing a book on. Schell has stated that “nowhere is history more relevant to the future than in China, a nation that has for millennia seen its destiny inextricably connected to the dynastic record of what has preceded.” On the one hand, the idea that a psycho-reconciliation with the past is necessary for a country is a very Western, and a very Freudian, concept. But partly, that’s because it seems to have worked in the West — if Germany had not recognized its own past atrocities, could it have amicably dealt with its neighbors and become a leader in today’s Europe? But the Chinese Communist Party’s official position is that no reconciliation is necessary. A Party communiqué called Document No. 9, which was leaked in 2013, made clear that certain historical events and ideas were strictly off limits, and that discussing them publicly was nothing but “historical nihilism.” That is not to say that there haven’t been attempts in China — by intellectuals, activists, and even the government, particularly in the 1980s leading up to 1989 — to critically analyze the past to avoid similar mistakes in the future. But the status of historical inquiry in China today is bleak, and Schell has a lot to say about what that may mean for the country’s future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 22 mins – “What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.” At the link find the title, “#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180328_pmoney pmpod831v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency 90 mins – “Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the author of Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly). We discuss the separation of state and money, how bitcoin is the worlds first trust protocol, how mining works, looking at bitcoin from a global perspective, what happens to bitcoin once we have quantum computing, and much more.” At the link find the title, “#16 – Bitcoin’s true potential, with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files bd660142.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Money 52 mins – “Dark Money: the Hidden History Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” New Yorker writer Jane Mayer exposes the powerful group of individuals who bankroll our political system. Mayer traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Mercers, and other wealthy conservative activists to influence policies related to climate change, the economy and more. And as the Trump administration rolls back regulations, the head of the US Chemical Safety Board, Vanessa Sutherland, wonders how much these billionaires will succeed in weakening government oversight of their business.” At the link find the title, “Dark Money and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180325_cl1_DarkMoney.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Problems and Solutions 58 mins – “From India to Turkey, Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists are now in power. Does this mean democracy itself is at risk? Two core components of liberal democracy―individual rights and the popular will―are increasingly in conflict with each other. As the role of money in politics has soared and important issues have been taken out of public contestation, a system of “rights without democracy” has taken hold. Populists who rail against this say they want to return power to the people, but in practice they create something just as bad: a system of “democracy without rights.”  Drawing on vivid stories and original research, Yascha Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’ discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy and the rise of social media. To avoid giving up on either individual rights or the popular will, Mounk believes politicians need to enact reforms that benefit the many, not just the few.” At the link find the title, “Yascha Mounk Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program, New America; Author, The People vs. Democracy (forthcoming),” right-click “Media files cc_20180313_MLF_Yausha Mounk For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Innovation 63 mins- “Here’s a chance to get an inside view of innovation in the tech industry from two high-level executives at Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley’s most revered companies. Our speakers will discuss the disruptive impact of digitization on industries, their operations, cultures and employees as well as co-innovation best practices inside and outside that enable companies to lead the digital transition.” At the link find the title, “ Cisco’s Alex Goryachev and Maciej Kranz: Innovation in the Digital Economy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180320_Cisco Innovation For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

East Asia Deterrence Policy 126 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies convened a public event examining U.S. extended deterrence in Japan and Asia. The session brought together American and Japanese scholars to discuss views of deterrence in each country and the implications of those mainstream views for addressing current and future security challenges from North Korea and China.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and then “OK” to get the podcast.

European Privacy Future 58 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Birgit Sippel to discuss the prospects for the e-Privacy Regulation, privacy and data protections issues, and the transatlantic digital economy.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Genghis Khan 69 mins – “Mongolia is a unique land of both incredible beauty and misunderstood history. One of the last remaining countries of nomadic herders, it is the most sparsely inhabited country in a landlocked territory and one of the most isolated spots on Earth. Yet eight centuries ago it was the center of the world—home of the largest empire in history and the birthplace of Genghis Khan, the man The Washington Post named the most important person of the last thousand years. How did Genghis Khan’s life shape the last eight centuries of history? How is he relevant to us today? Jack Weatherford will share his research and insights.” At the link find the title, “ Mongolia, Genghis Khan and an Empire of Tolerance, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180322_MLF Mongolia For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Mining 19 mins – “Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?” At the link find the title, “831: The Golden Rules, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180321_pmoney_pmpod831.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Ventures 48 mins – “Bill is the founder and first CEO of Google Ventures (GV). With $3.0 billion under management and investments in Uber and Nest, GV was described as one of the hottest venture funds in Silicon Valley under his leadership. Maris oversaw the growth of the team from 1 to 70+, across 7 offices, 2 continents, and 400 investments.” At the link find the title, “#10 – Bill Maris, Founder of Google Ventures, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files e67e71c2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Capitalism 50 mins – “Tech companies are cleaning up their data centers and moving into shiny new buildings with small carbon footprints. But is Silicon Valley really as green it claims? After all, those same tech companies are masters of marketing hype and manipulating human behavior. “We have an incredible opportunity but also responsibility to put the right tools on the market for people to be able to understand the energy or the materials impact of everything,” says Lynelle Cameron, Vice President of Sustainability at Autodesk, which makes software for design and building. “When we started this journey 10 years ago we didn’t actually have any LEED certified buildings,” she adds, “so that was the first step was learning by example and really thinking about our own building footprints.” At Salesforce, a cloud computing company, Silicon Valley is moving downtown as they build the tallest office building west of the Mississippi – with the largest commercial blackwater system in a high-rise building in the US – right in the heart of San Francisco….” At the link find the title, “Is Silicon Valley As Green As It Claims? Ma, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180318_cl1_SiliconValley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Schools 53 mins – “A one-of-a-kind gathering of leaders in the Green Schools movement is about to take place in Denver. The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools. In today’s episode we’ll be joined by the hosts of the event, Dr. Jenny Seydel, Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network, and Anisa Heming, Director of the Center for Green Schools. Tune in as we talk about their organizations’ work, the state of the green school movement in America, and why you should not miss the Green Schools Conference & Expo!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grief and Loss 76 mins – “Modern Loss co-founders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner will discuss how the isolation they experienced after losing parents as young adults inspired them to take a no-holds-barred approach to grief. Their efforts have taken the form of a website and community that The New York Times described as a way of “redefining mourning.” Soffer and Birkner now have a new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. They will sit down with “Death, Sex & Money” host Anna Sale for an open exchange on loss, resilience, empathy and the power of owning your narrative. They will also discuss the importance of creating platforms for others to share and learn stories of loss—in all of its messiness, melancholy, hilarity and hopefulness.” At the link find the title, “Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180228_MLF Loss Grief For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Howard Rheingold 71 mins – “This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold. “Mind amplifiers,” “psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society… and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Sci-Fi author and technology journalist Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz’s conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A. “ At the link find the title, “Ep. 76 Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a9fc7dc612cefc108fc77d5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Evolution 43 mins – “Michelle Munson will discuss how the expanded use of cloud computing and other developments in the information technology sector will usher a new era in which content such as pictures, videos and other data will prove key.” At the link find the title, “ The Next Internet: How Content Will Become the Future of the Internet, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180322_MLF The Next Internet For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare Primer 66 mins – “If Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a correct understanding of how Medicare works, how Medicare interacts with company and retiree plans, what plan options might be best for you, and when or how to sign up are not clear. Learn the ABCs of Medicare as well as the realities of what and what not to expect. Here’s what every boomer needs to know before they turn 65.” At the link find the title, “ A Medicare Primer: What You Need to Know About Medicare Before You’re 65, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180314_MLF Medicare Primer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health Aid 154 mins – “Dr. Gabor Maté (@drmate) is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. He’s well known for studying and treating addiction. Dr. Maté has written several books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. His work has been published internationally in 20 languages, and he’s received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. I’ve wanted to invite Dr. Maté to this podcast for a while because he is not only an expert in the pathologies of addiction, but he’s experimented with — and used successfully — tools that are perhaps outside the realm of traditional psychiatry. He is also a co-founder, along with Vicky Dulai, of Compassion for Addiction, a group that advocates for a new way to understand and treat addiction.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Gabor Mate – New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files a0c1eace-43ca-4a95-8076-0f33ab872641.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindful Travel 52 mins- “…Jim Sano had some travel advice for those who want to lighten their carbon travel footprint. Take fewer, long trips if you can, he suggests. Avoid flying first class. And consider your routing: “Many people don’t know that a great majority of your carbon footprint is associated with takeoffs and landings,” he reminded the audience.  “So while your airfare may be less if you do a one stop, if you take a direct flight, your footprint would be far less.” Norbu Tenzing, whose father was one of the first people to reach the top of Mt. Everest in the company of Sir Edmund Hillary, welcomes travelers, trekkers and tourists to his beloved Himalayas,“.unequivocally, the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world.” But, he adds, it’s vital to travel responsibly. “You go to places like Nepal, Tibet or the Himalayas where we have massive problem with global warming,” he says, “it’s important to go over there and see firsthand what the issues are, and to come back and try and do something about it.” Whether we’re scaling Mount Everest or diving with sea turtles in the Galapagos Islands, it’s important to tread lightly – and respectfully – on every corner of our planet.  And ideally, use the experience to make the world a better place” At the link find the title, “Mindful Travel in the Age of Climate Change,” right-click “Media files cc_20180401_cl1_Mindful Travel PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness 18 mins – “Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha says.At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nigerian Crisis 83 mins – “the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Partisan Politics 66 mins – “Since the 2016 election, America’s great political divide seems to be getting wider. Democrats and Republicans have grown further apart, and the national conversation has shifted away from cooperation and compromise. Renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild seeks to find common ground in our desire for community, our embrace of family and our hopes for a better future that we can all share. In Strangers in Their Own Land, Hochschild embarks on a journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country―a stronghold of the conservative Right. She challenges the idea that people are voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of sociology to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America and how we can grow into a united America.” At the link find the title, “ Arlie Hochschild: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180305_FEA_Arlie Hochschild For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Partisan Politics 79 mins – “Debbie Dooley helped organize the Tea Party’s first national demonstration in 2009 and until recently was on the board of the Tea Party Patriots. She enthusiastically supports Donald Trump, defends Roy Moore and despises the “Bush cabal.” But her views transcend typical partisan boundaries. She loathes the Koch brothers, thinks solar power is great and says oil companies are just as deceitful as tobacco corporations. A daughter of a preacher, she also believes in a moral responsibility to care for the environment God created. Christine Pelosi carries a name that is revered on the Left and vilified on the Right. A member of the Democratic National Committee, she is a superdelegate who believes the number and power of superdelegates should be reduced. She opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and advocates for big federal investment to modernize the country’s electric grid and other infrastructure. Her mother, Nancy Pelosi, is the House Democratic leader and a pillar of the Democratic establishment. One area where Trumps’s agenda seems to have achieved the most traction is in reviving fossil fuels and rolling back action on climate change. Join us for a conversation about the politics of energy one year after Trump’s inauguration.” At the link find the title, “ Dooley and Pelosi: Bridging Trump’s Divide, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180311_cl1_DooleyPelosi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personal Goals 54 mins – “Steven Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the reason most of our goals are never met and how they can be. Most of our goals are expressed in the future tense: “I will do this.” Our brains then say, “Good luck, I hope you do,” and we never take an active role. However, our goals can be met by changing how we express them. When we express our goals differently, our brains then figure out ways of meeting these goals. When this was first posited in the early ’60s, it forever changed psychology’s perspective on goal achievement. By understanding just this one facet of Gestalt psychology, our brains can be taught to be an active participant in making sure our goals are met. Listeners will learn how to make their minds their very own mentors.  Creating Personal Goals That Actually Work, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180301_MLF Personal Goals For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Trolls 19 mins – “Here’s one of our favourite documentaries from last year, “I Want to Understand,” which just became a finalist in the Canadian Association of Journalists awards. It’s a story of remorse, forgiveness and closure.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE ‘I want to understand’: Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-YvrnAXPS-20180330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Hunt 52 mins – “Want to launch a new product or service? Product Hunt is the place to do it. Learn how Ryan got started and how he grew his idea to millions of users.” At the link find the title, “#6 – Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7ba818fe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protest Art 66 mins- “From the beat of the drum to the stroke of the brush to the power of the spoken word, art has been central to the Bay Area’s long history of activism. It’s those movements that have partnered closely with artists that have had some of the strongest ripples, from immigrant rights to the LGBTQ pride movement. In its many forms, art has the power to touch hearts, change minds and strengthen communities during difficult times. Today, as we face a new set of challenges, protest art is experiencing a renaissance in the Bay Area. With the click of a mouse, movement artists are engaging new audiences on a whole new set of platforms. Join the San Francisco Foundation, together with some of the Bay Area’s most renowned “artivists,” to discuss the role of art in today’s social justice movements.” At the link find the title, “The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180327_FEA_Art of Resistance For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resilience after Trauma 33 mins – “Trauma and Resilience: Why Some Female Survivors Are More Resilient Than Others, Apr, 2018,” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files cc_20180328_MLF Rachael Lev for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Risk Discussion 35 mins – “What does it means for technology to “get it right,” and why do tech companies ignore long-term risks in their research? How can we balance near-term and long-term AI risks? And as tech companies become increasingly powerful, how can we ensure that the public has a say in determining our collective future? To discuss how we can best prepare for societal risks, Ariel spoke with Andrew Maynard and Jack Stilgoe on this month’s podcast. Andrew directs the Risk Innovation Lab in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where his work focuses on exploring how emerging and converging technologies can be developed and used responsibly within an increasingly complex world. Jack is a senior lecturer in science and technology studies at University College London where he works on science and innovation policy with a particular interest in emerging technologies.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Social Prescriptions 27 mins – “Sometimes the best cure to what ails you isn’t pills. In Britain, doctors are prescribing art classes and gardening to patients struggling with mental health challenges and the approach is gaining popularity.” At the link find the title, “Why U.K. doctors are doling out ‘social prescriptions’ to treat mental health, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-XBBGQcnj-20180327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Software Innovator 68 mins – “Creative, colorful, hands-on, inspiring: How many people get to describe their jobs that way? Brit Morin ran with her passion for DIY and crafting and took it to the next level. Today, she’s founder and CEO of Brit + Co, which aims to educate, inspire, entertain and inform creative women on a global scale. Morin’s entrepreneurial streak began while she was working in Silicon Valley at Google and Apple, but even then she always had creative side projects going on during her off-hours. She left Google at 25 to launch Brit + Co, which began as a small online company offering how-to videos for women, covering everything from calligraphy to coding. Under Morin’s direction, Brit + Co has grown from a fledgling venture into one of the largest digital media companies for women—130 million users strong—securing partnerships with IKEA, Starbucks, Target, Sephora and many others along the way. Not just online, Brit + Co often hosts pop-ups and conferences that welcome in-person community building, crafting and more.” At the link find the title, “ Crafting a Creative Life with Brit Morin, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180321_INF_Brit Morin For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Debate 54 mins – “Is Silicon Valley As Green As It Claims? Mar, 2018,” At the link find the same as a title, right-click “Media files cc_20180318_cl1_SiliconValley.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Innovation in Kenya 50 mins – “Despite the high potential for solar power generation in Kenya, more than 84 percent of Kenyans in rural communities have no access to grid electricity. A pilot project in Limuru, Kenya, is teaching young people the skills they need to build a solar-LED light system with scrap components, soldering wire for electricity in their homes, schools and neighborhoods. The goal is to help youth learn to develop renewable energy. The program also encourages entrepreneurial goals and provides students with the skills they need for economic self-sufficiency in their communities. Come learn what these young people are doing to create solar energy and power for both today and the future.” At the link find the title, “Solar Energy Project: Kenyan Youth Innovation Centers, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180315_MLF Kenya Solar.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stoic Philosophy 69 mins – “Ryan Holiday is the author of “The Daily Stoic,” “Ego is The Enemy,” and “The Obstacle is The Way.” In this episode Kevin and Ryan explore the basics of stoic philosophy, showing how you can reframe your thinking to be more like a stoic.” At the link find the title, “#11 – Ryan Holiday on stoic philosophy 101 and ego is the enemy, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 15ec58a7.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Problems 21 mins – “Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.” At the link find the title, “#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180330_pmoney_pmpod833v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thiel-Hogan-Gawker Conspiracy 64 mins – “In 2007, a short blog post on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley gossip site of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel’s sexuality had been known to close friends, but he didn’t consider himself a public figure and believed the information was private. According to author Ryan Holiday, Thiel then began to plot his revenge. Thiel’s plan found him with an unlikely ally: wrestling star Hulk Hogan. After receiving an unsanctioned sex tape featuring Hogan, Gawker published the controversial video. Holiday says this was the opportunity Thiel was looking for; he would pit Hogan against Gawker in a multiyear proxy war through the Florida legal system, culminating in a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, leading to its bankruptcy and closure. Only later would the world learn that Gawker’s demise was not incidental—it had been masterminded by Thiel himself. The verdict and the reveal of Thiel as its mastermind stunned the world. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?” At the link find the title, “ Ryan Holiday: Peter Thiel and the Gawker Conspiracy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180326_FEA Ryan Holiday For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tribalism and Politics 50 mins – “Jack Goldsmith talks to Yale Law School professor Amy Chua about her new book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” at the Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Amy Chua mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

USMC Gen Turner on Afghanistan 62 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Brigadier General Roger B. Turner, Jr., recently back from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to discuss the current state of the conflict there. After opening remarks from General Turner, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon posed several questions to the general, and took audience questions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and then “OK” to get the podcast.

Women in Entomology 50 mins – “Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today’s show is part one of a two part series on women in entomology as we celebrate Women’s History Month. For this episode your three regular hosts get together to introduce the topic and get the conversation going and the second episode we will feature guest interviews about current issues for women in entomology. We start our discussion today though by talking about two luminaries in entomological history, Maria Sibylla Merian and Edith Patch. After that, Jody solicited stories from scientists of today to hear about mentors and issues that persist in our field. We also discuss the role of social media in breaking down barriers, as we saw with #BugsR4girls. We hope you enjoy and learn a little something about our history and how we can still work towards a more equal tomorrow. Maria Merian (left) and Dr. Edith Patch are our two historical luminaries for today’s episode!” At the link find the title, “Arthro-Pod Episode 40 Women in Entomology Part 1, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Arthro-Pod EP40 Women in Entomology Part 1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 335 – Apr 13, 2018: 3D Printing in Disaster Zones, 5G and Smart Transportation, Affordable Care Act, AI Uses, Airbnb Co-founder, Alzheimer’s Prevention, Atari Founder, Biden on Russia, Blimps, Blockchain on Farm and Ranch, Chicago Youth Gang Solution, Chief of Staff Effectiveness, Computer Coding by Children, Counterterrorism, Credit Card Privacy, Energy Trends Globally, Envy and Status, Friendship Problems, Gerrymandering, Homeless Women, Information Avoidance, Networks and Hierarchies, Presidential Lessons Learned, Proof of Concept Centers, Recidivism Algorithm Bias, Regulation Capture, Russian Interference, San Quentin Stories, Segregation in U.S., Sex Trafficking Crimes, Sexual Harassment of Five Women, Social Media Bubble Uses, Syrian Issues, Trade with Canada, Walls Around the World, Weinstein, World Economic Trends, World Energy Outlook, Y Combinator Operations

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3D Printing in Disaster Zones 30 mins – “Tom and Tracy reads out a statement by Dr. Eric James of Field Ready to spread the word and get some help for their GoFundMe for those who feel so inclined to donate. It would help the use of 3D printing in disaster zones that Field Ready is working with right now due to the recent hurricanes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Gold Liquid 12 mins – “Liquid gold or gold 3D printing can forever change the industry of jewelry design. But are all jewelry designers going to need to go learn CAD? Or will that limit their artistic skills and creative process? Also, you’ve got to have the right printer for these types of designs or you’re not going to get the feedback you need.At the link find the title, “Gold Liquid 3D Printer, “ from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Schools 34 mins – “Anyone of our listeners, teachers, educators, or head of the PTA even, anyone who is considering getting 3D printing into schools, this is the one for you. We had a great conversation with Drew Lentz the manager of the MakerBot Learning Team. He shared many helpful and free resources for educators for all kinds of the learning spectrum, whether one is a right brained or a left brained type of learner there’s a program for you to learn 3D modeling. Makerbot has some great events this summer for teachers, hosting Make-A-Thons in major cities across the country.” 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.

3D Printing in Two Colors 43 mins – “Two years ago at CES, we first saw the CEL Robox Dual 3D Printer that promised to 3D print using two colors and two materials. For product designers, this is the solution to single extrusion 3D printers. You can tell that this machine is on a different league right from the label of the box that says “Micro-Manufacturing Platform.” It is recommended that you follow instructions during the hard ware setup, because there will be small inconvenient problems if you don’t. The propriety slicing and printer control software is Automaker, for which operating the functions will take a little getting used to. Learn why this 3D printer is the real deal with its claim to be the game changer of the 3D printing industry.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Museum Sculptures 36 mins – “Today, we’re going to take a deeper dive into scanning, and in particular 3D scanning art, and on an initiative that is really trying to scan the whole world in reality. It’s pretty ambitious. We’ve got Jon Beck on the show. He’s Project Manager at MyMiniFactory for the Scan The World project. It is very cool. It is the idea that they’re going to scan sculptures around the world in hopes of 3D print art preservation and 3D scanned art preservation of course. Also, to really make these 3D scans available to people around the world to be able to print and experience the art when they don’t have the ability to travel to see the original.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Slicing Software 28 mins – “Simplify3D, from my experience and in my opinion, is the best slicing software that I’ve come across so far. It’s not free, but it is well worth it’s price. Simplify3D, not only does it have more capabilities than any other slicing software I’ve used, but it really is a very comprehensive program and it has a well done user interface.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

5G and Smart Transportation 89 mins – “the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a forum on smart transportation and discuss a white paper on ‘Smart Transportation in China and the United States.’At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Affordable Care Act 92 mins – “the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy co-hosted an event examining where the individual market is today and where it is heading.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

AI Uses 39 mins – “At The Intersection Of AI, Governments, And Google – Tim Hwang by ycombinator” At the link find the title, “#11 – At The Intersection Of AI, Governments, And Google – Tim Hwang, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330465277-ycombinator-11-at-the-intersection-of-ai-governments-and-google-tim-hwang.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airbnb Co-founder 168 mins – “Joe Gebbia (@jgebbia) is a designer, entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which has changed the way the world travels and how people connect in more than 190 countries. In this wide-ranging and hilarious interview, Joe delivers the details on his path to Airbnb, and he shares the decisions, hardship, failures, and successes that prepared him for Airbnb.” At the link find the title, “Joe Gebbia — Co-Founder of Airbnb, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 11e79eb4-52eb-4b06-b114-23ac7961924d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Prevention 57 mins – “Nearly five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. In 30 years, that number is estimated to be 16 million In today’s episode, Ken and Dawn interview Dr. Stephen Cunnane, a Canadian physiologist whose extensive research into Alzheimer’s disease is showing how ketones can be used as part of a prevention approach that helps delay or slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s. Cunnane is a metabolic physiologist at the University of Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is the author of five books, including” Survival of the Fattest: The Key to Human Brain Evolution,” which was published in 2005, and “Human Brain Evolution: Influence of Fresh and Coastal Food Resources,” which was published in 2010.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

American Idol in Somalia 58 mins – “Reality TV may be popular around the world, but it’s also roundly mocked as formulaic and contrived. So, can that kind of fragile fantasy world meaningfully influence reality? We look at the goals and impact of a UN-backed reality show called “Inspire Somalia,” that attempted to model democracy and freedom in a country racked by decades of clan warfare and oppression by extremist groups like al-Shabab.” At the link find the title, “March 16, 2018, The Other Real World Support,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artisanal Product Market 58 mins – “Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a socially-inspired business connecting artisan groups around the world with consumers and businesses seeking social impact product. She previously served as the Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she managed the Institute’s anti-human trafficking program.  She currently serves on the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.  Prior to joining the Institute, she worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.   Her written work has been published by platforms ranging from the National Defense University and The Houston Chronicle to Refinery 29 and the Huffington Post.  Her book, Buy the Change You Want to See, will be published by Penguin RandomHouse in October of 2018.  Morris is a member of VF Corporation’s Advisory Council on Responsible Sourcing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a MBA from Columbia Business School.  She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and is married to fellow entrepreneur, Nate Morris of Kentucky.” At the link click left-link, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Atari Founder 53 mins – “Before he turned 40, Nolan Bushnell founded two brands that permanently shaped the way Americans amuse themselves: the iconic video game system Atari, and the frenetic family restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” an update on H2OPS, a non-alcoholic take on craft-brewed – a fragrant sparkling water made with hops. (Original broadcast date: February 27, 2017)” At the link find the title, “Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s: Nolan Bushnell, Mar , 2018,” right-click “Media file 20180322_hibt_atari.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Audrey Munson Nudes 26 mins – “All over New York City, there is a woman in various states of undress, so baked into architecture that we barely even notice her. In the public library, she leans against a white horse; at the intersection of 59th and 5th, she perches atop a fountain; on 107th and Broadway, she reclines on a bed; and on top of the Manhattan Municipal Building she stands tall, this time cast in gold. She has gone by many names: Star Maiden, Priestess of Culture, Mourning Victory, and, simply: Niche Figure. But the truth is, all these likenesses were based on a single person: a model by the name of Audrey Munson….” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Author Brad Meltzer 21 mins – “Brad Meltzer is known for his conspiratorial political thrillers, but with a new series of historical profiles for kids, he’s finding a rich new way to tell stories. Brad sits down to talk with Chuck about how he finds his stories, and what really scares him about Washington.” At the link find the title, “Author Brad Meltzer: Can political thrillers survive in the age of Donald Trump? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files b5ae09ec-1997-4c3a-a38a-ebd1d3345f34.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automation and Demographic Trends 58 mins – “The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation With Google’s Hal Varian, Jan, 2019,” right-click “Media files 20180207 Menschel Symposium Session #1 OTR_MP3_128kbit_44kHz stereo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Belief Blindness 43 mins – “When was the last time you changed your mind? Are you sure? In this episode we explore new research that suggests for the majority of the mind change we experience, after we update our priors, we delete what we used to believe and then simply forget that we ever thought otherwise. In the show, psychologists Michael Wolfe and Todd Williams, take us though their new research which suggests that because brains so value consistency, and are so determined to avoid the threat of decoherence, we hide the evidence of our belief change. That way, the story we tell ourselves about who we are can remain more or less heroic, with a stable, steadfast protagonist whose convictions rarely waver — or, at least, they don’t waver as much as those of shifty, flip-flopping politicians. This can lead to a skewed perception of the world, one that leads to the assumption that mind change is rare and difficult-to-come-by. And that can lead to our avoiding information that might expand our understanding of the world, because we assume it will have no impact. The truth, say Wolfe and Williams, is that mind change is so prevalent and constant, that the more you expose yourself to counterevidence, the more your worldview will erode, replaced by a better, more accurate one — it’s just that you probably won’t realize it until you look back at old posts on social media and cringe. At the link right-click “Direct download: 124-Belief Change Blindness_2.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bias Measurement 49 mins – “A culture of racism can infect us all. On this week’s Radio Replay, we discuss the implicit biases we carry that have been forged by the society around us.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: The Mind of the Village, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180316_hiddenbrain radio replay mix-499ded04-2569-49c7-a698-b7384e596db9.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biden on Russia 60 mins – “Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs.” At the link find the title, “Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden, Jan, 2018, “ right-click “Media files 20180123_Biden OTR.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blimps 21 mins – “They are hulking, but graceful — human-made whales that float in the air. For over a century, lighter-than-air vehicles have captured the public imagination, playing a recurring role in our dreams of alternate realities and futures that might have been. In these visions, cargo and passengers traverse the globe in smoothly gliding aircraft, then dock elegantly at the mooring towers on top of Art Deco skyscrapers. Today, blimps are mostly just PR gimmicks, but for 100 years, lighter-than-air crafts were seriously considered as the perfect design solution for all kinds of problems, at least in theory. And despite setbacks and failures, people just wouldn’t give up on the promise of airships. The most promising (and most opulent) rigid airship of the 1920s era was Britain’s R101 (the R stands for rigid) and its rise and dramatic fall is the primary subject of engineering expert Bill Hammack’s new book about Britain’s last great airship, called Fatal Flight.” At the link find the title, “300- Airships and the Future that Never Was, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 300_Airships and the Future that Never Was pt01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind TVI Toolbox 24 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the TVI Toolbox. Where the collaboration between Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Agencies and the Students themselves help enhance the opportunities for success. Transitioning from high school to college and the workplace is a major step and the beginning of lifetime goals and aspirations. As Devin , this month’s featured interview in the Success Stories portion of this podcast, experienced the workforce through an internship with the Business Enterprise Program (BEP). The BEP Director John Hulet talks about what to expect and how to get involved with BEP. Devin’s mom, Lisa Ferguson, takes us through her experience as a mom of a child with vision loss and working with State Services for the Blind (SSB). Her perspective along with Devin’s gives us a good idea of how Devin became a member of the workforce at age 15. Job experience, resume writing, learning the public transit system as a means of transportation and developing a relationship with a business owner and the Transition Team at SSB gives Devin and Lisa a wealth of experience moving forward.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select ‘save LinkAs’ from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain on Farm and Ranch 37 mins – “Jerod McDaniel is a farmer and cattleman from Texhoma, Oklahoma. He is progressive when it comes to farm-related data, and new technology and practices. He is quite open and excited about the idea behind blockchain and how it would impact farmers like him. Jerod took over his grandfather’s farm in 1995 when he was just 18 years old which has enabled him to acquire the necessary skills for traditional farming as well as learn and integrate new ways to make the different processes involved much more efficient. He is considered one of the agriculture industry’s top Twitter influencers. In this episode, Jerod discusses what farmers like him expect from blockchain technology. He shares some of the issues farmers and ranchers currently face and their current solutions, and how blockchain technology can elevate the systems they already have in place. He also describes the importance of having the right data when it comes to breeding with the right genetics and how it can make an otherwise slow year profitable.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the file.

Chicago Youth Gang Solution 60 mins – “…Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan convened a panel of young people from Chicago CRED to discuss their experiences, including problems they’ve faced and challenges they’ve overcome in dealing with gun violence in their communities.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Chief of Staff Effectiveness 29 mins – “Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency” joins Chuck to talk about his interviews with 18 former Presidential Chiefs of Staff, and why John Kelly might be in trouble.” At the link find the title, “What makes a bad Chief of Staff? Chris Whipple ranks the best and worst, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 142f9a19-882d-4666-b071-03cde3b743b7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and U.S. Relations 185 mins – “…the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted a three-part event to assess the prospects for U.S.-China relations.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Chinese President Term Limit 62 mins – “Speakers discuss the proposed amendment to China’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely, and the implications for China’s domestic politics and its relationship with the United States.” At the link find the title, “Unrivaled Power: The Lifting of China’s Presidential Term Limits, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180322_Lifting Chinas Term Limits.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Coding by Children 82 mins – “Welcome to episode 460 of Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer, from March 13, 2018. This podcast features a series of three recent interviews, and opens with a recommendation to try the newly updated Anchor.fm website and Anchor mobile app for podcast creation and publishing. The first interview is with high school senior Sarah Fryer, who shares her experiences and lessons learned taking concurrent classes from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) as a student in Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS). Sarah took two classes from UCO in fall 2017, including one online course and one face-to-face course at the UCO campus in downtown Oklahoma City. This spring Sarah is taking two concurrent classes from OCCC, again one online and another face-to-face. The second interview is with Eric Ebert (@biggestmeow), the high school computer science teacher at Casady School. Eric shares a little about the growth of the computer science program at Casady, and how he has been using GitHub and GitHub classroom to help his students manage their coding projects. Eric also shared how he’s used audio podcasts created with Garageband and SoundCloud to encourage student reflection during and at the conclusion of coding projects. The third interview is with Shelly Fryer (@sfryer), a 3rd grade teacher at Casady School who has been integrating coding into her language arts lessons and Maker Studio time using the iPad app PBSkids Scratch Junior. Shelly taught an after-school class for 3rd and 4th graders in fall 2017 on coding with PBSkids Scratch Junior, teaching students how to create animations, tell stories, and create simple games. In spring 2018, Shelly has taught the same after-school class on PBSkids Scratch Junior for first and second graders. She has also co-led an after-school coding class using Scratch software for third and fourth graders. She shares stories and lessons learned from these coding classes, and also highlights her recent experiences at a Code.org workshop in San Antonio as one of three coding Ambassadors from Oklahoma. Please refer to the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources…” At the link find the title,”Podcast460: UCO and OCCC Concurrent Classes, GitHub in CompSci, and Elementary Coding Lessons, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-03-12-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concrete in Rome 49 mins – “Why is it that modern marine concrete structures crumble and corrode within decades, but 2,000-year-old Roman piers and breakwaters endure to this day? …Dr. Marie Jackson, a scientist who has spent the past two decades figuring out the answer to that and other questions about the durability of ancient Roman mortars and concretes. Marie is a research associate professor in the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah. She is known for her investigations in pyroclastic volcanism, mineralogy, materials science, and archaeological science that are breaking new ground in understanding the durability and specialty properties in ancient Roman mortars and concretes. She is particularly focused on deciphering Roman methods and materials in the hope of producing innovative, environmentally friendly cementitious masonry products and nuclear waste storage materials that would benefit the modern world. She was the lead principal investigator of a drilling project in the summer of 2017 on the Surtsey Volcano, which is on a small isolated island off the coast of Iceland. The volcano is growing the same mineral cements as Roman marine cement and the drilling project is helping provide extraordinary insights into the materials and processes the Romans used. She is particularly focused on deciphering Roman methods and materials in the hope of producing innovative, environmentally friendly cementitious masonry products and nuclear waste storage materials that would benefit the modern world…. ” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Counterterrorism Strategy 60 mins – “Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department, Jan, 2031,” right-click “Media files 20180205 U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy OTR.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Credit Card Privacy 60 mins – “This week we discuss Facebook’s latest privacy issues, Microsoft censoring your communication, Google tracking, the latest Offense/Defense, and listener questions.” At the link find the title, “073-This Week In Privacy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 422376048-user-98066669-073-this-week-in-privacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Digital Invisibility 62 mins – “This week we get an inside peek of the people search website industry, and learn some surprising details.” At the link find the title, “071-An Inside Look at People Search Sites, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 414734787-user-98066669-071-an-inside-look-at-people-search-sites.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Transformation 56 mins – “The idea of a 3D printer with one nozzle and four filaments going into it is amazing, and the piece of hardware that comes along it would be as equally amazing because it would be able to print one object with four different and solid colors. This is still a complex area in the world of 3D printing and it would be understandable if the actual printer was not coming out soon. However, at the 3D Printer Display Exhibit at SXSW there was a display of a 3D printers with CMYK printing features. While the display piece itself looks promising the features that it promises at that moment was truly questionable, mainly because perfectly printing every pantone color in CMYK is still not achievable. While most 3D printers came out from kickstarters, it is was a wise choice to keep your eyes open for what you’re going to be getting.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dual Language Learning Classrooms 62 mins – “Across many early childhood education and care (ECEC) and K-12 school systems in the United States, the diversity of languages spoken, countries of origin, and other characteristics of the young child population is rapidly rising. An increasing number of communities in the United States are experiencing conditions of “superdiversity,” creating learning environments that require different instructional strategies and approaches than those used in more homogeneous or bilingual settings to support Dual Language Learners’ access to high-quality early childhood services that can support their healthy development and future academic success. This webinar marks the release of two research reports that illustrate the challenges and opportunities related to teaching and learning in a superdiverse environment, pointing to promising approaches to work effectively in multilingual, multicultural classrooms. The reports focus on patterns of home language use across different ECEC program types, and the potential of the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) model to improve instruction and outcomes for Dual Language Learners in superdiverse settings. During the webinar, authors present findings and highlights from their work, and key implications for policy and practice will be discussed.” At the link right-click “Download (Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Trends Globally 58 mins – “Fatih Birol discusses the newest edition of World Energy Outlook, the prospects for renewable energy, and the outlook for energy markets in the coming year.” At the link find the title, “World Energy Outlook, Dec, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180117 Fatih Birol OTR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Envy and Status 56 mins – “Envy is one of the most unpleasant of all human emotions. It also turns out to be one of the most difficult for researchers to study. And yet, there’s mounting evidence that envy is a powerful motivator. This week, we explore an emotion that can inspire us to become better people — or to commit unspeakable acts.” At the link find the title, “Counting Other People’s Blessings20180323_pmoney_pmpod671rerun.mp3, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180226_hiddenbrain_final final final envy podcast_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendship Problems 48 mins – “Boys get the message at a young age: don’t show your feelings. Don’t rely on anyone. This week, we take a close look at misguided notions of masculinity in the United States. We explore how those notions create stressed-out romantic relationships, physical health problems, and a growing epidemic of loneliness. Plus, we consider how we might begin to tell a different story about what it means to be a man.” At the link find the title, “The Lonely American Man, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180319_hiddenbrain_hb_friendships-final_mix.mp3” and select {Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 48 mins – “The way we draw our political districts has a huge effect on U.S. politics, but the process is also greatly misunderstood. Gerrymandering has become a scapegoat for what’s wrong with the polarized American political system, blamed for marginalizing groups and rigging elections, but there’s no simple, one-size-fits-all design solution for drawing fair districts. Drawing districts may be the most important design problem of representative democracy and this week FiveThirtyEight will guide us through the ways different states have tackled this problem….” At the link find the title, “299- Gerrymandering, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 299_Gerrymandering_pt_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Growth Team 35 mins – “Scaling Growth – Gustaf Alstromer, Ed Baker, And Josh Elman by ycombinator.” At the link find the title, “#13 – Scaling Growth – Gustaf Alstromer, Ed Baker, And Josh Elman, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330465467-ycombinator-13-scaling-growth-gustaf-alstromer-ed-baker-and-josh-elman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Handwashing War 39 mins – “Ignaz Semmelweis made a connection between hand hygiene and the prevention of childbed fever in the 19th century. He wasn’t taken seriously then, but today he’s known as everything from the father of infection control to the conqueror of childbed fever.” At the link find the title, “Ignaz Semmelweis and the War on Handwashing, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW5629574215.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herd Mentality 56 mins – “The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation With Google’s Hal Varian, Jan, 2019,” right-click “Media files 20180207 Menschel Symposium Session #1 OTR_MP3_128kbit_44kHz_stereo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Women 27 mins – “… And how you can help.” At the link find the title, “What Homelessness Looks Like For Women, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW2676916864.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Capital and Economic Growth 59 mins – “President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim discusses strategies for promoting sustainable, inclusive economic growth, including the Bank Group’s newest initiative, the Human Capital Project, and how investing in people is imperative to maintaining stability and building equality of opportunity.” At the link find the title, “Human Capital and the Future of Economic Growth and Security, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180223 Human Capital and the Future of Economic Growth and Security_MP3_128kbit_44kHz_stereo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Avoidance 29 mins – “Little did the champions of the Enlightenment know that once we had access to all the facts…well, reason and rationality wouldn’t just immediately wash across the land in a giant wave of enlightenment thinking. While that may be happening in some ways, the new media ecosystem has also unshackled some of our deepest psychological tendencies, things that enlightenment thinkers didn’t know about, weren’t worried about, or couldn’t have predicted. Many of which we’ve discussed in previous episodes like confirmation bias, selective skepticism, filter bubbles and so on. These things have always been with us, but modern technology has provided them with the perfect environment to flourish. In this episode, we explore another such invasive psychological species called active information avoidance, the act of keeping our senses away from information that might be useful, that we know is out there, that would cost us nothing to obtain, but that we’d still rather not learn. From choosing not to open open bills, visit the doctor, check your bank account, or read the nutrition information on the back of that box of Girl Scout Cookies, we each choose to remain ignorant when we’d rather not feel the anguish of illumination, but that same tendency can also cause great harm both to individuals and whole cultures when it spreads through politics, science, markets, and medicine. In this show, you’ll learn how.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 123-Active Information Avoidance rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Discussion 89 mins – “…Brookings Economic Studies’ Center on Regulation and Markets hosted a discussion on how to create a smarter, more efficient approach to infrastructure At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Internet Access 64 mins – “The online world is no longer a distinct world. It is an extension of our social, economic, and political lives. Internet access, however, is still often considered a luxury good in the United States. Millions of Americans have been priced out of, or entirely excluded from, the reach of modern internet networks. Maria Smith, an affiliate of Berkman Klein and the Cyberlaw Clinic, created a four-part documentary series to highlight these stark divides in connectivity, from Appalachia to San Francisco, and to uncover the complex web of political and economic forces behind them.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Politics 62 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (Prime Minister of Ireland) for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. The taoiseach gave an address on Ireland’s role in the world and relations between the European Union and the United States. Taoiseach Varadkar became leader of his party, Fine Gael, and taoiseach of Ireland in June 2017.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Israeli National Security 57 mins – “Panelists discuss Israel’s national security strategy, including implications for the Middle East and U.S.-Israel relations.” At the link find the title, “Strategy and Tactics: Examining Israel’s National Security, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180129 Examining Israel’s National Security OTR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Janet Yellen 84 mins – “…Dr. Ben Bernanke interviewed Dr. Janet Yellen on her career, her time at the Fed, her observations about the current state of the economy and the challenges that confront us.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Korean Conflict 180 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted leading U.S. experts to explore the possibility of an offensive-minded North Korea and its policy implications, and assess the humanitarian, economic, political, and logistical costs of a military conflict on the Korean peninsula.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Larabar Creator 57 mins – “In 2000, Lara Merriken was 32, recently divorced, and without a job when she decided to make energy bars by mixing cherries, dates, and almonds in her Cuisinart. Eventually, she perfected the recipe and launched her company: LÄRABAR. After just two years, the company was bringing in millions in revenue. In 2008, she sold to General Mills, but stayed on to help grow LÄRABAR into one of the biggest energy bar brands in the U.S. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how two brothers from Guinea, West Africa founded a company that makes Ginjan, a spicy-sweet juice from their boyhood, which mixes pineapple and ginger.” At the link find the title, “LÄRABAR: Lara Merriken, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180316_hibt_larabars.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope 30 mins – “Leeuwenhoek wasn’t REALLY a scientist — he had no formal training. But he made dozens of scientific discoveries. He’s credited with discovering microscopic life in a variety of forms, using lenses he ground himself.” At the link find the title, “The Minuscule Science of Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW3483800718.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linux Secure Systems 43 mins – “This week we wrap up our Linux transition with our guest David Westcott, sponsored by System76.com.” At the link find the title, “072-Switching to Linux-Part 4: Hurdles, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 418350632-user-98066669-072-switching-to-linux-part-4-hurdles.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Medical Simulation 75 mins – “There are obvious challenges with skill practice in medical education. Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik looks at how simulation is used and its limits and challenges. Recorded on 11/15/2017. (#32948)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networks and Hierarchies 51 mins – “Recorded on November 9, 2017 With social networks like Facebook and Twitter in abundance, the effects of networks on society in the twenty-first century are inarguable. However, Niall Ferguson, author of The Square and the Tower, argues that networks are not a new phenomenon and have been impacting human culture from the beginning of history. Niall Ferguson and Peter Robinson discuss networks and hierarchies throughout history in this episode of Uncommon Knowledge. Ferguson breaks down what he means by networks and hierarchies using the imagery of the Piazza Del Campo in Siena, where the Torre del Mangia, representing the hierarchy, casts a long shadow over the Piazza Del Campo, representing the network. Ferguson argues that this powerful imagery invokes the essence of his book and the intertwined nature of networks and hierarchies within society. Ferguson goes on to discuss the importance of networks in social movements throughout history, including Martin Luther and the Reformation, Paul Revere and the American Revolution, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, and social media and Donald Trump. He argues that a networked world is a dangerous world, in that it allows movements and societies to advance in unexpected ways.” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180124-ferguson.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pandora’s Picnic Basket 58 mins – “Over the long history of biotech crops and microorganisms Dr. Alan McHughen has been part of the conversation.  His 2000 book Pandora’s Picnic Basket  examined the promise and risk of biotech crops. Since then he has been an important voice in helping others separate fact from fiction, and has been a leader in describing and shaping public policy in this arena.  In this episode from Denver, CO we discuss the modern manifestations of Pandora’s Picnic Basket.  We also sit down with a local woman to listen to her thoughts and concerns about food and farming, simply to understand what people are thinking and who are their central influencers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Lessons Learned 54 mins – “Might the Past Inform Our Future? Historian Jon Meacham has written extensively about the presidency, with acclaimed books on Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt, and most recently, George H. W. Bush. He is currently working on a book on James and Dolly Madison. What does his research into these presidents suggest about the nature of the office? What might we learn from the past about the current state of politics, the White House, and perhaps more broadly, democracy in America?” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Proof of Concept Centers 19 mins – “In this episode, we continue to look at some of the fascinating and innovative work that researchers are doing in New York State’s Proof of Concept Centers. Hear from two companies that are doing something about the weather by trying to better understand the unique meteorology of cities to improve forecasting and creating more effective and efficient wind turbines. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.” At the link left-click “Download this Episode,” select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Recidivism Algorithm Bias 57 mins – “Algorithms for predicting recidivism are commonly used to assess a criminal defendant’s likelihood of committing a crime. Proponents of these systems argue that big data and advanced machine learning make these analyses more accurate and less biased than humans. In this talk researcher Julia Dressel discusses a recent study demonstrating that the widely used commercial risk assessment software COMPAS is no more accurate or fair than predictions made by people with little or no criminal justice expertise.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regulation Capture 19 mins – “Two guys from different ends of the political spectrum agree that the economy is rigged. And they think they know who’s responsible.” At the link find the title, “#829: Rigging The Economy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180309_pmoney_pmpod829v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference 62 mins – “In the Council Special Report Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge, Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon argue that the U.S. response to Russia’s continued attacks on U.S. democracy and attempts to undermine U.S. power worldwide has been insufficient to deter future attacks.” At the link find the title, “Containing Russia: How to Respond to Moscow’s Intervention in U.S. Democracy and Growing Geopolitical Challenge, Jan, 2024,” right-click “Media files 20180213_CSR Russia OTR edit_MP3 Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Journalism 62 mins – “A panel of Russian independent journalists and founders of digital media startups will provide their perspective on U.S. coverage of the discord between the two countries, and discuss how it relates to their own experiences as online activists and entrepreneurs.” At the link find the title, “Digital Discord: The View From Russia, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180122 The View From Russia OTR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Quentin Stories 43 mins – ““Firsts” in prison can be especially memorable: the first time you meet your cellie, or leave the prison for medical treatment, or run your first marathon. Alongside these tales, Adnan Khan shares the story of his first visit from his mom, 13 years after he was incarcerated. Thanks to Adnan Khan for sharing his story and Shane, Michael Thompson, Rahsaan Thomas, Jason Jones and Antwan Williams for also sharing their firsts.” At the link find the title, “Firsts, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 201_Firsts_part1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudia Arabia Issues 52 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir, for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum. In his remarks, the foreign minister provided perspectives on Saudi Arabia’s role as a regional leader for stability and reconstruction.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Scaleup afer Startup 42 mins – “Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman discuss the key changes founders should think about as they scale their company. The conversation was recorded at The Scaleup Offsite, a private event hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017. Read the transcript: http://blog.ycombinator.com/sam_reidhoffman_scaleupoffsite/At the link find the title, “#9 – Sam Altman And Reid Hoffman – From Startup To Scaleup, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 327316230-ycombinator-9-sam-altman-and-reid-hoffman-from-startup-to-scaleup.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Segregation in U.S. 45 mins – “Recorded on January 25, 2018 Shelby Steele, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and author of Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country , joins Peter Robinson to discuss race relations in the United States. Steele tells stories about growing up in segregated Chicago and the fights he and his family went through to end segregation in their neighborhood schools. He draws upon his own experiences facing racism while growing up in order to inform his opinions on current events. Steele and Robinson go on to discuss more recent African-American movements, including Steele’s thoughts on the NFL protests, Black Lives Matter, and recent rumors about Oprah Winfrey running for office.” At the link find the title, “Shelby Steele On “How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country”, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180208-steele.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Trafficking Crimes 40 mins – “Sex trafficking crimes are hard to talk about. In this episode, Sara and LA share their individual experiences of being “in the life,” at the same time demonstrating the difficult, yet important work of restorative justice. Thanks to Sara Kruzan and Anthony Avil Scott (aka LA) for sharing their stories and for coming together to talk. You can read more about restorative justice and Sara’s work, here. “ At the link find the title, “Dirty Water, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 202_Dirty_Water_FINAL_A.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment of Five Women 78 mins – “A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?” At the link you can listen and purchase a download. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Social Biology 33 mins – “Guy Raz and Mindy look at the social structures of different animal species and see how being antisocial might be a good thing … if you’re a marmot! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go hike the Alps all in an effort to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of social biology!” At the link find the title, “Anti-Social Animals, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180319_wow_witw031918.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Bubble Uses 29 mins – “We’ve long heard that the ways the web is tailored for each user—how we search, what we’re shown, who we read and follow— reinforces walls between us. Veronica Belmont investigates how social media can create, and can break our filter bubbles. Megan Phelps-Roper discusses the Westboro Baptist Church, and the bubbles that form both on and offline. B.J. May talks about the bubbles he encountered every day, in his Twitter feed, and tells us how he broke free. Rasmus Nielsen suggests social media isn’t the filter culprit we think it is. And, within the context of a divided America, DeRay McKesson argues that sometimes bubbles are what hold us together.” At the linkf idn the title, “Social Bubble Bath,Mar, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/8602014/388730c6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Security Number History 21 mins – “How did the social security number become the most important identifier in the United States? And is that even a good idea?” At the link find the title, “#830: XXX-XX-XXXX, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180314_pmoney_pmpod830.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Cane Syrup 42 mins – “On this episode, Linda welcomes Kat Johnson, HRN’s Communications Director, to share an panel she moderated at the 2018 Charleston Wine + Food festival. Kat welcomed Jerome Dixon and Doc Bill Thomas from Georgia Coastal Gourmet Farms, Chef Sean Brock of Husk, and Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills to talk about the repatriation of Purple Ribbon Sugar Cane to Sapelo Island, home of the Gullah-Gechee community Hog Hammock.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Lobby 21 mins – “What do sugar farmers have against candy? A lot, according to candy manufacturers.” At the link find the title, “#454: The Lollipop War, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180316 pmoney pmpod454rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Issues 90 mins – “the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion about the ongoing conflict in Syria.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Tofugu 36 mins – “Our guest this week is Koichi. Koichi started Tofugu, a blog to help people get to Japan and have a good time once they get there, and WaniKani, a kanji learning program that uses mnemonics, SRS, and some morally ambiguous addiction strategies to teach you around 2,000 kanji and 6,000 Japanese vocabulary words up to 10x faster.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade with Canada 60 mins – “Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA, and how the future of the trade agreement will influence U.S.-Canada relations.” At the link find the title, “NAFTA and the Future of U.S.-Canada Relations, Jan, 2023,” right-click “Media files 20180131 NAFTA and the Future of U.S. Canada Relations.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade with Mexico 48 mins – “Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in promoting U.S. trade.” At the link find the title, “The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180130_ViewOnTrade_OTR_edit_MP3 Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump on Trade 87 mins – …the Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute hosted a panel of experts to assess the drivers and outcomes of Trump’s trade policy in Asia over the first year of his administration. They discussed how Japan and the United States can deepen trade and investment ties despite the American withdrawal from the TPP; the chances of a successful renegotiation of the KORUS FTA and its impact on broader U.S.-South Korea relations; and whether the administration’s condemnation of predatory economics in the region and use of unilateral trade measures will effectively deter Chinese mercantilism or trigger trade friction.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

Turkish Politics 63 mins – “Speakers provide an update on Turkey’s domestic politics, the challenges the country faces after the coup, and the likely future of Turkey’s foreign and economic polices with the United States.” At the link find the title, “A Look Inside Turkey, Dec, 2018,” right-click “Media file 20180111_Turkey OTR.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkish Politics 83 mins – “The Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) hosted a panel discussion on Monday, March 26 on the future of Turkey’s relationship with the West.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File,” then right-click “OK” to get the podcast.

USAID Operations 17 mins – “Dr. Angela Records joins Chris Barbey to discuss the mission of USAID.  USAID is committed to remedies in world food insecurity, with an emphasis on examining current opportunities and meshing new technology and crop biology with the most beneficial impacts in global food security.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls Around the World 70 mins – “Stories from border walls around the world, where one place ends and another begins. And the strange ecosystems that arise.” At the link you can listen and purchase a download. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Weinstein 57 mins – “FRONTLINE investigates how Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein’s early years, the film examines the elaborate ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.” At the link find the title, “Weinstein, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 414128229-frontlinepbs-weinstein.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

World Economic Trends 56 mins – “The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends.” At the link find the title, World Economic Update, Jan, 2026,” right-click “Media files 20180222 WEU OTR_MP3_128kbit_44kHz_stereo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Energy Outlook 56 mins – “Fatih Birol discusses the newest edition of World Energy Outlook, the prospects for renewable energy, and the outlook for energy markets in the coming year.” At the link find the title, “World Energy Outlook, Dec, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180117 Fatih Birol OTR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ycombinator Operations 36 mins – “Sam Altman interviews Jessica Livingston for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/ycombinator. Read the transcript here: https://blog.ycombinator.com/jessica-livingston-on-htfbt/At the link find the title, “#7 – Jessica Livingston On How To Build The Future, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 327315827-ycombinator-7-jessica-livingston-on-how-to-build-the-future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 334 – Apr 6, 2018: AI Impact, Air Quality Forecasting, Algorithm Problems, AlphaGo Zero, Alzheimers Impact, Amazing Grace Creator, Appalachia, Assisted Death Case, Autistic Employees, Blockchain Women, Blood Mining in Sierra Leone, Congressional Review vs Legislative Veto, Conspiracy Theories, Cultural Evolution, Defamation Discussion, Degree Mills, Democratic Challenges, Disabled Child Care, Dixie Song History, Elderly in Japan, Empathy, Exercise and Thinking, Federal Government vs States, Flu Virus Researcher, Free Speech Online, Gun Culture, Heroin Usage, Impeachment Process, Intelligence Analysts, Internet Women, Islamaphobia, Mental Illness Treatment, Military Courts Martials, Murder in Charleston WV, Oprah Winfrey, Oxycontin Story, Pornography and Teenagers, Republican at Vassar, Robert Reich on Politics, Russian Troll Farm, Senior Care in Japan, Sex Education for Adults, Stonewall Hill Demonstration, Textbook War in Texas, Timing Impact, Trump’s Year of Tweets, Unreasonable Searches, Venezuela Violence, Vitamin A Supplement Value, Wildlife Contraband, Womens March

Exercise your ears: the 112 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 701 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 20,387 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 118GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 440 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Aboriginal Health Program 27 mins – “’The big “H” sign for the hospital signals safety to most patients. But many Indigenous Canadians have a different reality. The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program uses blunt talk to confront racial biases in medicine in a bid to make heath care safer and more accessible.” At the link find the title, “The hardest conversation we can have’: The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety program confronts racism in health care, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-mTGyjec8-20180222.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Mental Health Crisis 27 mins – “In a small cold courtyard in Herat in Afghanistan, two former enemies sit chained together. One is a former warlord, the other a Taliban fighter. Both men are dangerous. Both men are suffering from severe psychiatric conditions. The courtyard is where all 300 inmates of Afghanistan’s only secure psychiatric spend their day; men and women who are too dangerous to be treated in a general hospital. Nearly four decades of war have left a terrible legacy of mental health problems in Afghanistan. In a country where mental illness is often viewed with suspicion and stigma, the challenges of dealing with it are immense. For Assignment, Sahar Zand, gains unprecedented access to the institution, the only one of its kind in the country, where she meets the medical staff trying to deal with Afghanistan’s mental health emergency and the patients, traumatised by decades of conflict.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Centenarian 28 mins – “This is an affectionate portrait of Elizabeth Gathoni Koinange – a woman who celebrated her 117th birthday last year. Her story, and that of her family, is told by Elizabeth’s own great granddaughter Priscilla Ng’ethe. The joy of family life is captured when many generations come together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impact 44 mins – “Our final mini-series episode asks what impact might AI have on society – and who decides when to turn it off?” At the link find the title, “Questioning AI: does artificial intelligence need an off switch? – Science Weekly podcast, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 24-63263-gnl.sci.180124.ms.questioning ai does ai need an off switch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Quality Forecasting 9mins – “Driving in Johannesburg one day, Tapiwa Chiwewe noticed an enormous cloud of air pollution hanging over the city. He was curious and concerned but not an environmental expert — so he did some research and discovered that nearly 14 percent of all deaths worldwide in 2012 were caused by household and ambient air pollution. With this knowledge and an urge to do something about it, Chiwewe and his colleagues developed a platform that uncovers trends in pollution and helps city planners make better decisions. “Sometimes just one fresh perspective, one new skill set, can make the conditions right for something remarkable to happen,” Chiwewe says. “But you need to be bold enough to try.” At the link left-click the Share circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Problems 30 mins – “From Google search to Facebook news, algorithms shape our online experience. But like us, algorithms are flawed. Programmers write cultural biases into code, whether they realize it or not. Author Luke Dormehl explores the impact of algorithms, on and offline. Staci Burns and James Bridle investigate the human cost when YouTube recommendations are abused. Anthropologist Nick Seaver talks about the danger of automating the status quo. Safiya Noble looks at preventing racial bias from seeping into code. And Allegheny County’s Department of Children and Family Services shows us how a well-built algorithm can help save lives. Algorithms aren’t neutral. They’re really just recipes; expressions of human intent. That means it’s up to us to build the algorithms we want. Read more on how we can make algorithms more accountable.” At the link right-click “https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/8459340/afafa89f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alien Life 43 mins – “In 1950, the great physicist Enrico Fermi posed a question that people have been puzzling over ever since: Where is everybody? The universe has been around for billions of years, so why haven’t we seen any signs of alien civilizations? This episode features physicist Stephen Webb, who describes some of the potential solutions to the puzzle. Stephen and Julia also discuss questions such as: What evidence have we gotten so far that helps us answer the Fermi problem? How do we estimate how rare/difficult it is for human-level intelligence to evolve? And why does it matter what the answer to Fermi’s question is?” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AlphaGo Zero 33 mins – “In this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics” At the link find the title, “Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcast, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 17-41670-gnl.sci.180117.ms.questioning ai what can scientists learn from ai.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Impact 33 mins – “On this week’s show, we take a look at the brain and how it relates to our sense of self. Wendy Mitchell, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 58, talks about her memoir Somebody I Used to Know and what changes her dementia has caused in her personality, tastes and everyday life. Neurologist Dr Jules Montague explains the science of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and talks about her new book Lost and Found, a philosophical look at the human brain and the impact conditions and chemistry can have on our sense of self.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazing Grace Creator 25 mins – “Everyone knows the song “Amazing Grace.” People who don’t even consider themselves spiritual or religious find it meaningful. And while John Newton penned the hymn to connect with Christians, it has transcended that and become a folk song and an anthem for civil rights. But the origins of the song are just a bit more complicated…On this week’s episode of the “Us & Them” podcast: the hymn from a slave trader that eventually became the anthem for civil rights.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Appalachia 52 mins – “ I grew up in Appalachia. Okay, I didn’t come from the kind of Appalachia that’s often associated with the stereotype of ignorant, welfare check-collecting “hicks” living “up the holler.”  I grew up in Charleston, WV, which is and was much like “Suburban Anywhere, USA.” Even so, I’ve always been sensitive about the “dumb hillbilly” stereotype.  I remember the first time I traveled outside of my region and heard people tease me about my hillbilly accent.  This is a big reason you don’t hear much of a ‘mountain twang’ in my speech anymore. To this day, I still wince when I hear the jokes about toothless rednecks swilling moonshine and shacking up with their kinfolk.  I politely smile when I hear this, but truthfully, I often find some people’s attitudes about Appalachia to be cruel and condescending. That’s how I feel based on my suburban Appalachian experience.  Imagine how people feel who live in “real Appalachia.” Back in August, my West Virginia Public Broadcasting colleagues Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd, who produce the program Inside Appalachia, put out a wonderful episode that focused on what happens when strangers with cameras go to Appalachia. This show gets into these hillbilly stereotypes and how some Appalachians feel the outsiders view them like animals they see on a safari or even worse, human oddities at a carnival freak show.  The way that Jessica and Roxy focus on this gets right to the heart of what we try to consider with Us & Them.  I liked it so much I just had to share it with our show’s growing audience.” At the link you can listen, but not download the podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Assisted Death Case 27 mins – “In our second show exploring the impact of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)[MedicalAssistanceInDying] we speak to Clifford Campbell. His wife Noreen was among the first to be approved for and to receive MAID. He tells Brian what it’s like to be the witness to suffering, party to assisted death, and the spouse left behind.” At the link find the title, “One year after MAID: A husband talks about being the spouse left behind, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-lyz3hBaLBKOEH40.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death Case 27 mins – “‘Tim Regan had a medically assisted death on Dec. 12, 2017. Dr. Brian Goldman spoke to him the day before he died.” At the link find the title, “I’m going out with my boots on’:Tim Regan used his last days to lobby for a clearer path to assisted death, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-h0SkFJP9kp6abaN.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autistic Employees 27 mins – “Not every podcast episode will make you look at the world differently. This one might. Why? Because in this show you’ll learn about a concept that’s changing the way people view the autism spectrum. The idea is called “neurodiversity.” While neurodiversity may sound complex, the idea behind it is as simple as it is true: people are wired differently. People on the spectrum are neurodiverse, while those who are not on the spectrum are known as neurotypical. In this episode, you’ll learn more about how it works, and meet a company that’s using the idea to create jobs.” At the link find the title, “This Company Will Change How You Look at Autism, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Precisionists – Crazy_Good_Turnsmp3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bail System Reform 50 mins – “If you’re accused of a crime in this country, you have a right to be released until your trial. Nearly 90% of people arrested though don’t have the few hundred bucks to pay a bail bondsman. Tuesday, we’re talking about making bail. If you’re accused of a crime in this country, you have a right to be released until your trial, but nearly 90% of people arrested don’t have the few hundred bucks to pay a bail bondsman. Legal scholar Shima Baradaran Baughman says bail has become unfair, unconstitutional, and an oppressive tool against minorities and the poor. Baughman’s new book looks at the history of bail, how we got to this point, and what can be done to reform the system. Shima Baradaran Baughman is a professor at the University of Utah‘s SJ Quinney College of Law. Her book is called The Bail Book: A Comprehensive Look at Bail in America’s Criminal Justice SystemAt the link right-click the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Balkan Countries Unrest 23 mins – “Tensions are rising in the Balkans and the risk of renewed violence is growing, but the United States can help preserve peace and stability in the region. As part of the Center for Preventive Action’s Flashpoints Roundtable Meeting Series, speakers Daniel P. Serwer, academic director of conflict management at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Hoyt Brian Yee, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, discussed the risk of violence and political instability in the Balkans and what U.S. policymakers can do to prevent it.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Battery Research 28 mins– “Next time you swear at the battery in your mobile phone, spare a thought for the chemist, Clare Grey. Having developed a new way of looking inside solids (using nuclear magnetic resonance), her interest in batteries was sparked by a man from Duracell who asked her a question at an academic conference, and charged up by some electrochemists she met playing squash. For the last twenty years she has sought to understand the precise chemistry of the rechargeable lithium ion battery. And her insights have led to some significant improvements. In 2015 she built a working prototype of a new kind of battery for electric cars, the lithium air battery. If this laboratory model can be made to run on air not oxygen, it could transform the future, by making electric cars more energy efficient and considerably cheaper. Clare talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the years she has spent studying rechargeable batteries, seeking to understand, very precisely, the chemical reactions that take place inside them; and how this kind of fundamental understanding can help us to make batteries that are fit for the 21st century. Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Clare Grey on the Big Battery Challenge, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files p05zwpzt.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birth Control Implant 27 mins – “American women are changing up their birth control. The use of IUDs and implants has increased 6000% in the United States since 2002. That’s the result of specific policy choices made in Washington and in state houses. These policies have reduced the teen pregnancy rate. They have cut the abortion rate. But they’re also at risk right now. In this episode, we’re going to tell you how those policies came to be, how they’re helping women access birth control — and why, at this very moment, they are facing serious threats.” At the link find the title, “This robotic pelvis reduces teen pregnancy, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7ac50fe3-f36c-4d00-827e-3e71db48f4ab.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Safety Talk to Kids 39 mins – “How old were you when you first learned that police may think of you as a threat? You’ve never been told that? Chances are you’re not African American. In this episode, Trey Kay examines “The Black Talk,” which is the sober conversation that many black families have with their teenage kids – particularly teenage boys – about how they should conduct themselves when stopped by the police. Spoiler alert: Black parents, like any parent, want their kids to come home alive.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Blockchain Women 69 mins – “Taylor Monahan is the Co-Founder of MyEtherWallet, one of the most popular tools of choice for crypto-investors participating in ICOs on the Ethereum Blockchain. Taylor recently launched a new venture – MyCrypto – an open-source, client-side tool for generating Ether wallets, handling ERC-20 tokens, and interacting with the Blockchain more easily. In this episode, Taylor and I discuss: How MyEtherWallet came to be. The absence of women in Crypto, and why this technology cannot go mainstream without women. James Damore, the Google Engineer who got fired for his controversial memo on women’s suitability for engineering jobs (and what that has to do with the UFC and Ronda Rousey – yes, there is a connection) . Taylor’s description of what the ideal ICO would look like. Her prediction for ICOs over the next decade (hint: it’s not what you would think)” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” right-click “OK” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blood Mining in Sierra Leone 27 mins – “In 2010, a UK-listed company began developing a mining concession in Sierra Leone it said could transform the economic fortunes of the local population. But instead of benefiting the most immediate communities, hundreds found their homes destroyed, their livelihoods uprooted. And among the people who protested, many found themselves violently beaten and detained, and in one or two cases shot at and killed. Ed Butler investigates some of the untold stories of one of west Africa’s most dramatic recent abuses of corporate power. We hear from those who suffered, investigate allegations of police brutality, and look at the supposedly well-regulated system of corporate governance which was supposed to prevent abuses taking place.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit 39 mins – “This week David and Helen chew over the big issues of British politics. How vulnerable is Theresa May? What is Philip Hammond playing at? What would be the point of a second referendum on Brexit? Lots of questions, lots of answers, not so much agreement on which answers are the right ones. You decide!” At the link find the title, “A Second Referendum? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Church Lady 29 mins – “I speak with journalist Linda K. Wertheimer, the author of Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion In an Age of Intolerance. In her book, she has a chapter titled “The Church Lady,” where she recounts her experience of her family moving from western New York to a town in Ohio. The Wertheimers were the only Jews in that community. Linda and her brother felt confused and ostracized when a lady came to their classroom each week to lead a class that felt less like social studies and more like Sunday school. Linda recalls all of her classmates singing, “Jesus Loves Me,” but she was the only one who didn’t know the words.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Clothing Consumption 52 mins – “Friday, we’re talking about the way we dress these days. We’ve gotten pretty cheap. We buy trendy clothes that are lousy quality. It’s called “fast fashion” and the journalist Elizabeth Klein says it’s bad for the environment and our sense of style. Try to imagine 18 tons of clothes. It’s the image journalist and author Elizabeth Cline said surprised her the most while researching her book about the way Americans dress. That’s because that pile represented three-days of donations to one thrift store in one U.S. city. And what’s the impact of the cheap fashion we buy and toss on such a regular basis? Cline joins Doug to explain what it means for our economy, our environment, and for our culture. Elizabeth Cline is a New York-based journalist and author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Mining 36 mins – “The “Us & Them” podcast is about seeing the same story two ways… and nothing calls out for that treatment more than coal in West Virginia. On this week’s episode of the “Us & Them” podcast: two West Virginians who see coal in completely different ways. One who believes coal has been the lifeblood of West Virginia’s workers. The other who argues coal mining is why so many people in West Virginia are poor.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Cognitive Biases 48 mins – “Social scientists have built up a wealth of knowledge about the ways the human brain reliably gets things wrong. Luckily for us – if we stay conscientious, we can work around our built-in bugs.” At the link find the title, “#220: Cognitive Fallacies with Dr. Richard E. Nisbett, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files SDS220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Reckoning 54 mins – The tragedy in Charlottesville, VA makes us wonder if it’s possible to reconcile different versions of history. This episode features two American foreign correspondents of color who’ve sought to answer this quandary, flying from Kenya to Louisiana to report on protests over the dismantling of Confederate monuments. On this week’s episode of the “Us & Them” podcast: a rift that stems from unfinished business regarding slavery and race. Will the Civil War ever be over?” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Congressional Review vs Legislative Veto 79 mins – “President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress rolled back a gun regulation last year that would have restricted some people with mental disabilities from buying guns. Now, this story isn’t about gun control, but the law they used to erase that rule and 14 others last year. It’s a tale that goes back decades, and it starts in Kenya in the 1960s. Along the way, we’ll meet a man in a white suit and an army of used car dealers. This story is also the last episode of our second season, all about who writes the rules, who gets to unwrite them and who gets written off.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Conspiracy Theories 30 mins – “Author Jon Ronson on how journalists should cover Alex Jones.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click :Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Corruption in Ukraine 27 mins – “The Parkovy Conference and Exhibition Centre, a huge modernist structure of concrete and glass, stands boldly on the banks of the Dnieper River in central Kiev, a helipad on the roof. It hosted the official after party for last year’s Eurovision Song Contest and was meant to be a symbol of Ukraine’s economic development. Instead, four years after President Yanukovych was overthrown by a people sick of corruption, it has become a focus of efforts to reclaim the billions of dollars said to have been stolen by the ex-president’s regime. In this edition of Assignment, Tim Whewell attempts to unpick the tangled global web of companies behind the building’s ownership. Who does the helipad actually belong to and what does it tell us about Ukraine’s attempts to bring its corrupt politicians to account?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Diplomat Illness 27 mins – “Ian Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?” At the link find the title, “What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcast, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 23-64611-gnl.sci.180223.sf.what was the energy source felt by us diplomats in cuba.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cultural Evolution 43 mins – “What role might culture play in intelligence? And how does human culture differ from culture found in other animals? Nicola Davis explores our evolutionary history” At the link find the title, “Culture and the mind: a new theory of human intelligence – Science Weekly podcast, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 07-58748-gnl.sci.180207.ms.culture and the mind a new theory of human_intelligence.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DDoS Attack 123 mins– “This week we discuss some very welcome microcode news from Microsoft, ten (yes, ten!) new 4G LTE network attacks, the battle over how secure TLS v1.3 will be allowed to be, the incredible Trustico certificate fiasco, the continually falling usage of Adobe Flash, a new and diabolical cryptocurrency-related malware, the best Sci-Fi news in a LONG time, some feedback from our terrific listeners… and a truly record smashing (and not in a good way) new family of DDoS attacks.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Defamation Discussion 26 mins – “Trump likes to threaten the press with libel lawsuits. What does the Constitution have to say about defamation and the press?” At the link find the title, “16- Defamation, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files TCL Defamation ep_16_pt_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Degree Mills 27 mins – “An investigation into one of the world’s biggest degree mills, a Pakistani company, that has sold over 200,000 bogus qualifications. IT company Axact has created hundreds of websites purporting to be online universities offering a range of academic qualifications from degrees to doctorates. However while a degree can cost just a few thousand dollars this BBC investigation has discovered customers are also being blackmailed for buying them and some have paid over more than $500,000.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Challenges 60 mins Former White House speechwriter and [The Atlantic] columnist David Frum argues that the Trump presidency is damaging American democracy. He is interviewed by [Washington Post] book critic and associate editor Carlos Lozada.” At the link find the title, “After Words with David Frum, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.495131.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Dieting History 53 mins – “Diet dreams are splashed across magazine covers and blare from the T.V., offering tips and tricks, that will, readers and viewers are promised, make weight loss easy and fast. Diet books making similar claims can be found at the top of the best-seller list without fail, every January. But where does this obsession with losing weight to reach some kind of idealized body type come from? How long have gurus and doctors alike made millions from the West’s preoccupation with the “d” word, and why do strange fads such as chewing each bite hundreds of times stick around for centuries? This episode, we explore the history of diets, before asking a scientist: Does anything actually work?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Disabled Child Care P1 27 mins – “A day with Gilly, a teen with autism and developmental delay on the cusp of aging out of the system – and her parents who are expected to pick up the slack.” At the link find the title, “Cake and balloons (Gilly’s story), Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-C33E1dHT-20180208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Child Care P2 27 mins – “Last week we told you the story of Ian and Rachelle Geddes, middle-class Canadian parents working flat-out to care to care for their 18-year-old daughter Gillian., who has low-functioning autism, meaning she’ll never be able to work or live independently. They shared their concerns about how they’ll cope as Gilly ages out of the services she’s had since she was a child, and how Gilly will cope as her parents age out of being able to care for her. This week, we meet Gilly’s siblings, who believe they will take over at some point down the line. And we speak with Dr. Yona Lumksy, Director of the Azieli Centre for Adult Neuro-developmental Disabilities, who talks about the challenges caregivers face as their special needs kids age out of programs – something she’s familiar with as the sister of a special-needs sibling herself.” At the link find the title, “Gilly’s Story – Clare and Ellery, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-inqK2vRC-20180216.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dixie Song History 39 mins – “In this episode, my friend Alice Moore and I visit a Confederate cemetery in Corinth, Mississippi.  Alice tells me about her love for the battle flag.In our conversation, we soon learn that you can’t talk about the flag without also talking about people’s ideas about the War and slavery and racism … and whether our ancestors were on the right side of history. This program features Cornell University history professor Ed Baptist, who has a view of the South’s history that differs from that of Alice. And we dig into another beloved southern icon – the song Dixie.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Elderly in Japan 31 mins – “Japan has the fastest ageing society in the world with more than a quarter of its population over the age of 65. It currently has 66,000 centenarians, more than any other country. Toshiko Katayose and Aki Maruyama Leggett explore some of the innovative ways in which Japanese people are adapting to living longer. For over 20 years Toshiko Katayose edited Japan’s most popular magazine for senior readers. Now 67 and facing retirement, she reveals how her generation of baby-boomers born after World War Two, are overturning stereotypes about old age and how businesses are responding to these more demanding silver consumers. She visits Japan’s first supermarket built specifically to serve older shoppers which offers everything from crystal-studded walking sticks to try-before-you-buy coffin experiences.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy 30 mins – “Empathy. It’s a word we’ve heard a lot in the past year. Whether woven in the closing arguments before a jury, or from elected leaders’ appealing to the better angels within us, somebody, somewhere, is calling for empathy. Even President Barack Obama, in his first public appearance since the inauguration of Donald Trump, shared his experience of practicing empathy while running for the US Senate. Merriam Webster defines empathy as the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another…without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. With all of the calls for empathy of late, is it that we lack the reflexive response for empathy? If so, how do we get it? And are we sure we want it? On this week’s episode of the “Us and Them” podcast, we learn about the importance of empathy and how we can get there together.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Endometriosis 27 mins – “Endometriosis affects one in ten Canadian women, yet for the most part, it is invisible. It’s a condition where the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, resulting in severe pain, and possibly infertility for those who have it. It takes on average, eight to ten years to get a definitive diagnosis and women typically see up to ten different doctors during that time. This week, White Coat Black Art has a documentary by Danielle d’Entremont, a young woman who was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Danielle shares her six-year journey to find out what was wrong with her, and the discoveries she made along the way about how society discriminates against women’s pain. We also hear from Dr Catherine Allaire, a gynaecologist and director of the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at the BC Women’s Hospital. She says family doctors need to be more aware of endometriosis and proactive in dealing with menstrual health.” At the link find the title, “Endometriosis: The painful search for answers, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-pseaFWW3-20180309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Political Future 43 mins – “Germany finally has a government, while Italy has none. We try to make sense of the latest twists in European politics, including the extraordinary results of the Italian elections. Why is social democracy is such trouble everywhere? Can Merkel’s grand coalition survive? What is Italy for anyway? With Chris Clark, Helen Thompson and Chris Bickerton.” At the link find the title, “Italy, Germany and the Future of Europe, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise and Thinking 16 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 click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Government vs States 22 mins – “The Tenth Amendment limits the federal government’s control over the states, but the interpretation of that limit is always shifting.” At the link find the title, “18- The Tenth Amendment, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files TCL 10th Amendment ep_18_part_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Afghanistani Politician 28 mins – “Lyse Doucet meets the redoubtable Shukria Barakzai, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Norway. Shukria was appointed a member of the 2003 loya jirga, a body of representatives from all over Afghanistan that was nominated to discuss and pass the new constitution after the fall of the Taliban. In the October 2004 elections she was elected as a member of the House of the People or Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the National Assembly of Afghanistan. She was one of only a handful of female MPs to speak up for women’s rights, and faced death threats for her views.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment on the Internet 26 minsIn this episode Lata sits down with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, author of the book “The Soul of the First Amendment”, to discuss free speech and how it applies to communications on the internet. Floyd outlines The Fairness Doctrine of 1949, delves into editorial standards in print vs. online scenarios, breaks down Europe’s Right to be Forgotten policy, and generally impresses upon us the ongoing nature of the First Amendment’s role in our day to day lives as American citizens.” At the link find the title, “Free Speech and the Internet, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files TFF-101-Master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Severity Reasons 33 mins – “Hannah Devlin explores why 2018 is such a bumper year for seasonal flu and asks how scientists are trying to fight back” At the link find the title, “Why is the flu so bad this year? – Science Weekly podcast, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 31-69263-gnl.sci.180201.ms.why is the flu so bad this_year.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness 27 mins – “The latest report on Canada’s flu vaccine shows the shot is less than 20 per cent effective against the most common strain.. Some public health officials are questioning the focus on a seasonal flu vaccine that delivers unreliable results. We speak to Dr. Danuta Scowronski, the lead for influenza at the BC Centre for Disease Control, who says it’s time for a moon shot for the flu shot. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer responds. Matthew Miller, an assistant professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON talks about Canada’s role in developing a universal flu vaccine.” At the link find the title, “The Flu and You, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-FnYO9w2U2xn5Els.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Virus Researcher 29 mins – “2018 is having the worst flu season for seven years. Influenza continues to make a lot of us feel very ill, and it can of course be fatal. Wendy Barclay, Professor Virology at Imperial College London, has spent many years trying to learn everything she can about the way flu viruses behave. These microscopic infectious organisms are formidable foes – they mutate all the time, making it hard to predict which strain is going to be the one to make us sick and therefore to design effective vaccines against it. Jim al-Khalili talks to Wendy Barclay about how she uses genetics to understand how flu viruses mutate. She explains how she began her scientific career studying physical sciences but then became fascinated by viruses. Her first experience of working with viruses was when she found herself doing nasal swabs of snuffling volunteers when she did her PhD looking for a vaccine against the common cold.” At the link find the title, “Wendy Barclay and the flu virus, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files p05wjy7r.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Speech Online 26 mins – “In this episode Lata sits down with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, author of the book “The Soul of the First Amendment”, to discuss free speech and how it applies to communications on the internet. Floyd outlines The Fairness Doctrine of 1949, delves into editorial standards in print vs. online scenarios, breaks down Europe’s Right to be Forgotten policy, and generally impresses upon us the ongoing nature of the First Amendment’s role in our day to day lives as American citizens.” At the link find the title, “Free Speech and the Internet, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files TFF-101-Master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Gentrification 36 mins – “I’m standing at 3rd Avenue and 8th Street in Brooklyn, NY. Some would call this neighborhood Park Slope, but it’s really a hike from the beautiful Prospect Park, and it’s where things don’t really “slope” anymore. The neighborhood is actually called Gowanus and it’s very close to the infamous Gowanus Canal, which is recognized as one of the most polluted bodies of water in America. I lived here for a long time in the ’80s and ’90s. Back then, it was a rough part of town. My block was a mixture of row homes and industrial warehouses. We had a crack house on our street — about three doors down. One morning, I remember stepping out on my stoop, on my way to work, and saw a man sprawled out among our garbage cans. He was sticking a needle in his arm. In the years when I lived there, they found a decapitated head in an empty lot near my place.  Looking at the neighborhood today, it’s hard to imagine any of that going on. The place still has a dingy industrial look, but there’s an upbeat vitality that’s unavoidable. It seems hipper, wealthier. The streets are a lot cleaner. There are more upscale businesses. There are cool art spaces and burgeoning underground entertainment scene. You used to have to walk several blocks to find a place to eat. Now there are tony little al fresco restaurants. There seem to be a lot of young, single folks and hipsters. Overall, it seems a lot… whiter than it was back then….” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Green Revolution 52 mins – “In about 30 years there will be 10 billion people on the planet. Most of them will probably be middle class and want things like cars, homes, and Toblerone bars. How do you provide for that many people? Well, there are basically two answers. By the year 2050, almost three billion more humans will be on the planet. But how can we feed and house and quench the thirst of 10 billion people? In a new book, the journalist Charles Mann profiles two influential thinkers with radically different answers to the question of survival. One believed in the need to limit our consumption or risk depleting Earth’s resources. The other said technological innovation will save us. Mann joins us Wednesday to discuss these dueling visions for humanity’s future.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Culture 72 mins – “The shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, reignited an increasingly familiar debate about guns in this country. Today, we’re re-releasing a More Perfect episode that aired just after the Las Vegas shooting last year that attempts to make sense of our country’s fraught relationship with the Second Amendment. For nearly 200 years of our nation’s history, the Second Amendment was an all-but-forgotten rule about the importance of militias. But in the 1960s and 70s, a movement emerged — led by Black Panthers and a recently-repositioned NRA — that insisted owning a firearm was the right of each and every American. So began a constitutional debate that only the Supreme Court could solve. That didn’t happen until 2008, when a Washington, D.C. security guard named Dick Heller made a compelling case.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Heroin Usage Changes P1 40 mins – “Something has shifted in the way our society thinks about heroin addicts these days. Could it be that smack users are seeming more like “us” and less like “them?” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.  

Heroin Usage Changes P2 37 mins – “In this episode, I reconnect with Dimitri Mugianis, a friend that I met nearly a quarter century ago when we were both playing in the New York City music scene. He was the front man of a fantastic band called “Leisure Class.”  Dimitri was a dynamic performer, charismatic, poetically eloquent and brimming with the energy of a possessed mad man.  He also had a pernicious heroin addiction. Dimitri has been the subject of several of my radio reports over the years. He was in a piece that I produced for an NPR show and more notably, was part of a This American Life story that was honored with a New York Festivals Awards Gold Medal. Subsequently, Dimitri has been written about in New York Times features, was the subject of “I’m Dangerous With Love,” a feature length documentary and appeared on HBO’s investigative documentary program VICE. With the recent resurgence in the use of heroin, I thought it might be informative to revisit Dimitri’s story and examine some of his life’s more recent twists and turns.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.  

Heroin Use P3 35 mins – “We revisit the story of “Steve,” a young New Hampshire man that we met back in the spring of 2016. In our episode called “The Changing Face of Heroin,” we followed him and his father as he reported for the last visit of a court ordered drug rehab program. As you can imagine, kicking a powerful opioid habit isn’t easy, but in many ways our guy remained committed to the program. Sometimes, it was nearly impossible and during those times the strain on his family and loved ones was immense.  For this new episode, we learn how everyone is doing more than 19 months later..” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Iceland President 28 mins “In 1980, the tiny country of Iceland did something no other nation had done. They elected a female head of state. BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet travels to Reykjavik to meet Vigdis Finnbogadottir. Now 87, she was president for exactly 16 years and remains the longest-serving elected female head of state of any country to date. “That’s what I have given to the girls of this country,” she says: “If she can, I can.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment Process 31 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Ross Garber, a defense lawyer who has represented three Republican governors during impeachment proceedings, about how Trump’s lawyers could be thinking about defending their client.” At the link find the title, “What if We Never See the Mueller Report? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files SLT3836170415.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation Negotiation 33mins – “Fundamentally, product managers should be driving success for their organization. We do that by providing customers value. The source of that value may be, and perhaps should be, closer to our core capabilities than is often thought. The toy company LEGO found this to be true, only after being on the brink of bankruptcy. Other companies have also discovered this principle, which is something my guest calls innovating near the core.

Intelligence Analysts 22 mins – “Spy movies and television shows often overlook the analysts who make sense of the nation’s intelligence. That changes with the premiere of “Liberty Crossing,” a workplace comedy co-created by “Daily Show” writer Dan Radosh. In this episode, Benjamin Wittes talks to Radosh about the show’s inspiration, how Radosh researched one of the more secretive parts of the government, and much more.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Internet Women 58 mins – “We talk to Claire Evans (who last joined us on the first ever episode of Radio Motherboard!) about her new book BROAD BAND: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Claire joined Motherboard staff writer Kaleigh Rogers to talk about the internet past and present with Marisa Bowe, editor-in-chief of one of the first internet publications, and Stacy Horn, founder of EchoNYC, an early internet community that launched in the early 1990s and still exists today.” At the link find the title, “BROAD BAND (Live), Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamaphobia 27 mins – “Are you afraid of Muslims? Not just those in ISIS – but the ones who live among us?One Christian friend of ours is so worried, he refused to meet with Muslims over biscuits at Bob Evans as part of our “Us & Them” podcast. “It’s indisputable that Muslims kill people who disagree with them,” he wrote. “I do not fear death, but I cannot risk my innocent loved ones suffering the repercussions of the discussion you propose.” In this episode of our podcast “Us & Them,” we face our fears and visit a mosque in South Charleston, W.Va., where we meet Dr. Hazem Ashraf. “Your loyalty is being called out, your worth and value as a person is being called out, that somehow you’re less of an American, less of a citizen, for something you have not done,” he says. Muslims have lived in West Virginia for generations. They are buried next to Christians in the cemetery. Their children go to school together. But now, Muslim parents say their kids are being questioned at school – Where are you from? Are you a terrorist? “What they’re hearing is, go back to where you came from. Well naturally, their response is, ‘We’re from West Virginia. Where do you want us to go back to?’” Ashraf says. But he says he has hope that Americans will ultimately reject Islamophobia. “You can find love and hatred in the Koran just like you can in the Bible. When I am faced with radicals and radical ideas, I remember Woody Guthrie, ‘This land is my land, this land is your land…this land is for me and you.'”” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.  

Italian Politics 38 mins – “With Italians elections coming up, we talking to the leading philosopher of democracy Nadia Urbinati about what’s going on. How is Berlusconi still in the game? What is the role of the Five Star movement? Are Italian politicians learning any lessons from Trump or Macron? Plus we address the perennial question: is Italy a good indicator of where democracy is heading?” At the link find the title, “Nadia Urbinati on Italy, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Webb Telescope 4 mins – “Picture the biggest telescope dish that technology can make. Next to it, a sunshield the size of a tennis court. Now, imagine folding them up like origami into a rocket and blasting them one million miles into space. This enormous engineering challenge is exactly what astronomers all across the world are facing as the James Webb telescope undergoes its final tests ahead of launch. And its aims are just as ambitious as it’s engineering. Izzie Clarke spoke to NASA’s Bill Ochs about the mission…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Left vs Right Politics 31 mins – “A blue state secular liberal and a red state Christian conservative have an unlikely friendship” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Liberian Female President 28 mins – “Lyse Doucet travels to Liberia to talk to former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was the first elected female head of state in Africa.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library of Congress 36 mins – “Founded in 1802, the Library of Congress is a rich resource for authors, researchers, and publishers in the United States and around the world. Yet the Library of Congress is much more than a library, Becky Brasington Clark told attendees of the recent PubWest Conference in Pasadena, California. Director of the Library’s Publishing Office, Clark described the Library’s fascinating publishing history and its evolution from a publisher of bibliographies and catalogs to a co-publisher of illustrated trade titles, jigsaw puzzles, calendars, and coloring books. The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library with more than 167 million items on over 800 miles of bookshelves. Its collections include books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts. Today, its Publishing Office partners with co-publishers to create books and other products that showcase the Library’s collections and services.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Research Gender Bias 26 mins – “When Teresa Woodruff started working for a biotech company fresh out of graduate school, her employer revealed that the first studies for a new heart attack treatment had been performed on 50,000 men. “And so I kinda raised my hand and said, ‘That’s interesting. Where are all the women?” Today, Teresa is an expert in ovarian biology and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. We ask her why so many prescription drugs were tested only on men for so many decades, what that’s meant for women’s health, and what’s changed. Plus, Teresa tells us about Repropedia, her encyclopedia for reproductive health, and “A New You, That’s Who” (think “Schoolhouse Rock!” but instead of conjunctions, it’s about puberty.) More info on Teresa Woodruff’s work can be found at http://www.woodrufflab.org. “ At the link find the title, “Feb, 2018 Sex, Drugs, And Singing Ovaries,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Illness Treatment 43 mins– “What is the best way to care for patients with severe mental illness? The United States has struggled with this question for decades. In 1963, President Kennedy signed a law that was supposed to transfer patients with severe mental illness out of hospitals and back into their communities — into outpatient treatment. That effort hasn’t really worked. A lot these patients end up homeless. Many are in prison or jail. One recent study found that more than half of all inmates have some kind of mental illness. Summit County, Ohio, thinks it has a solution: court-ordered outpatient treatment. It’s often called Assisted Outpatient Treatment, or AOT for short. That’s sort of what President Kennedy hoped for: treatment outside of the hospital, in the community. But the treatment is enforced by the courts — and that’s what makes it so controversial.” At the link find the title, “The black robe effect, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files e767b0a0-deb2-497d-b293-e8af5bb35285.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Patient Repatriation 28 mins – “Unlike many other nations of Europe, thousands of people with mental illness still live in asylums in Croatia. But not in Osijek… In this small city in the far east, dozens of people have moved from mental institutions into regular apartments in the community. One of the asylums has closed completely. The other has become a centre for recovery and respite, with just a few elderly residents. This process is called ‘de-institutionalisation’: a recognition that people with mental health challenges have human rights too, and are not usually dangerous maniacs who need to be locked away. In Croatia, in spite of a government commitment to change the situation for the thousands still residing in institutions, only Osijek has made this radical move. So what’s life like now for those who have been, ‘liberated’? And does life outside an asylum suit everybody?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Methane versus CO2 27 mins – “How far into the future should we be planning when it comes to the environment? 20 years? 100 years? These are vital questions with which scientists, politicians and futurists are grappling, as our icecaps melt and our seas rise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we delve into the moral dilemma policymakers face today with Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland. The starting point for our conversation is a soon-to-be-published paper comparing the timescale of methane versus CO2 emissions. We touch upon the science of these two greenhouse gasses, examine how long-term environmental planning and short-term planning might conflict, and try to better understand what 100 years really means.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Courts Martials 45 mins – “Lawfare contributor and University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck argued before the Supreme Court last week in United States v. Dalmazzi, a case concerning the appointment of military judges to the Court of Military Commission Review and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Vladeck joined Scott Anderson on the Lawfare Podcast to discuss the complexities of the case, why it matters and what it’s like arguing before the nine justices.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Steve Vladeck on Dalmazzi mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Murder in Charleston WV 28 mins – “Sunday dinner is a big deal in Deanna McKinney’s family. Deanna’s a de facto mom to her three sisters and two brothers — when she moved to West Virginia from New York City, they came too.  These Sunday dinners are to remind the siblings that someone’s always got their back. Deanna’s told the story of her son’s murder so many times, that she can recount it to me — a relative stranger with a microphone — while she picks out cornbread mix at the grocery store. His name was Tymel and his senseless death is an experience that has defined her life and informed who she is. On this week’s episode of the “Us & Them” podcast: the first of a four-part series that focuses on the West Side of my hometown of Charleston, WV.  It’s a part of town that’s struggled economically in the past few decades. It’s got the two statistics that often go together — high poverty and high crime” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Oprah Winfrey 25 mins – “Following her barn-storming speech about sexual harassment at the Golden Globe awards earlier this month, Mark Coles charts the rise of talk show host, philanthropist, media proprietor and actress Oprah Winfrey. With calls urging Winfrey to run for President, close friends and former colleagues recount their favourite moments with her on-set and at home. We learn about the woman behind the screen and her remarkable tale of rags to riches, from clothes made out of potato sacks to one of the richest black women in the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxycontin Story 68 minsWhen OxyContin went to market in 1996, sales reps from Purdue Pharma hit one point particularly hard: Compared to other prescription opioids, this new painkiller was believed to be less likely to be addictive or abused. But recently unsealed documents in this investigative episode shed light on how the maker of OxyContin seems to have relied more on focus groups than on scientific studies to create an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that helped fuel the national opioid crisis.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Panhandling 31 mins – “What do you do when a panhandler hits you up for some money? Whatever your answer is, what experiences or facts inform your policy for giving or not giving? People have strong opinions on this. With this episode we try to separate the facts, suppositions and ideology.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Pasta History 46 mins – “It’s one of food’s most beautiful relationships: pasta and sauce. But which came first—and how on Earth are you supposed to figure out which of those hundreds of shapes to serve with your pesto? With Valentine’s Day round the corner, we bring you the saucy—and occasionally scientific—history of an Italian staple. Listen in now as we take you from the very first mention of “a food of flour and water,” served “in the form of strings,” to the cutting-edge shape-shifting pasta of tomorrow.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Poisonous Tree Doctrine 18 mins – “The Russia investigation has been called a “witch hunt” by Trump and his supporters on Twitter. And they’ve invoked the legal concept “the fruit of the poisonous tree” to invalidate the investigation. What does the Fourth Amendment say about tainted investigations and does it apply to Trump?” At the link find the title, “19- The Poisonous Tree, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files TCL_Poisonous Tree_ep_19_pt_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pornography and Teenagers 52 mins – “Teens are going to be curious about sex, but teaching them about it is a thorny issue. So they turn to the Internet and porn to learn. Monday we’re talking the effects of porn on kids and what can be done about it. A lot of parents are squeamish when it comes to talking with their kids about sex, and sex education in the country is lacking. Much of what kids know about sex these days they learn from online porn. Journalist Maggie Jones wanted to know how porn affects the way teens think about intimacy, sex, gender, and consent. The answers, she found out, are complicated. Jones joins us Monday to talk about the effect porn is having on kids and what can be done about it.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Jackson’s Big Cheese 9 mins – “The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. This special episode was originally made for a live episode of The West Wing Weekly. To hear a live version of this story (and the rest of a particularly delightful TWWW episode), visit thewestwingweekly.com.” At the link find the title, “Big Block of Cheese – Bonus episode, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files thememorypalace.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press Freedom Declines 10 mins – “Marianne Guenot, editor of The Lancet’s World Report section, joins us to talk about the current crisis in global health journalism.” At the link find “Global health journalism, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files TL_Mar_18_journalism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychologist Steven Pinker 32 mins – “Alongside his research into cognition, the psychologist Steven Pinker has forged a career as a bestselling science writer. His latest book, Enlightenment Now tackles 21st-century doom and gloom with a vigorous defence of reason, science and progress. According to Pinker, the idea that we’re going to hell in a handcart is an empirical claim that is just wrong – health, prosperity, peace, knowledge and happiness are all on the rise. It’s all because of the Enlightenment, he argues, and the gradual spread of the problem-solving mentality that finds its fullest expression in science. Pinker joined Richard in the studio to explain the advantages of focusing on symptoms instead of causes, how irrationality can be countered with reasons and why it’s so hard for good news to get a hearing.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radio Systems 114 mins – “Welcome, Derek Kozel of Ettus Research (a National Instruments company) and the GNUradio project! Derek recently moved to Cardiff, Wales (UK). His new house will soon be outfitted with many antennas. At university he was part of the ham radio club (W3VC), which got him into the whole industry. Repeaters Chris suggested a Baofeng as an HT (which was met with disgust). Derek uses a Yaesu VX-6 After college Derek went to work at SpaceX on sensor networks. Derek now works at Ettus Research. We had the founder Matt Ettus on the show in episode 101….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Raspberry Pi Inventor 29 mins – “When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at university. He dreamt of putting a chip in every classroom. The result was Raspberry Pi, a tiny gadget, little bigger than a credit card, that can be hooked up to any keyboard and monitor, to create a programmable PC. And it’s cheap. Raspberry Pi Zero, sticker price just £5, was given away free with a computer magazine in 2015. Eben tells Jim how it all began, in his loft with soldering irons and post it notes, and how, by ruthlessly pursuing a philanthropic goal he became CEO of a highly successful business enterprise. Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Eben Upton on Raspberry Pi, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files p05tnsbd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Trail through Balkans 36 mins – “The crisis of people flooding out of war torn Middle Eastern countries and taking refuge in Europe has become a hot culture war topic in America.  Should we help these people?  What about the possibility of terrorist being imbedded in this group? For this episode, we thought it’d be good to feature veteran journalist – or “cultural anthropologist” – Scott Carrier, who followed the migration of people fleeing Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan as they make their way into Europe. Carrier, best known as a regular contributor for This American Life, hosts his own podcast Home of the Brave.  In our Us & Them episode, we play one of Carrier’s podcast episodes, where he follows a large group of these displaced citizens on their trek through the “Balkan Route”— a contained route specifically for traveling refugees. It starts in Greece and ends in Germany, where they have opened their borders for those who are able to make it that far (about 4,000 a day).” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican at Vassar 32 mins – “Back in 2016, I produced a piece for the New Yorker Radio Hour, which featured an unlikely friendship between a professor at Vassar College and one of his students. What made this bond unusual? Well, even though Vassar — located in Poughkeepsie, NY — may be considered your typical liberal northeastern college, the student body defies categories. But even among all of this student diversity, one particular student made a strong impression on English Literature Professor Hua Hsu: 35-year-old Army veteran and self-proclaimed Texas Republican Dave Carrell. So like oil and water, here we have the makings of an “us and them” culture clash before the backdrop of a liberal college campus in New York’s Hudson Valley. But Dave Carrell, the elephant in the room — or the classroom — surprised Professor Hsu, and Hsu responded in kind. On this week’s episode of the “Us and Them” podcast: embedding yourself in the other part of America and finding common ground.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, then right-click “download the audio file,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the file.

Robert Reich on Politics 78 mins – “Robert B. Reich has been one of America’s leading political thinkers since he served as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. A constant voice for social change, Reich is the author of 14 books, incl