Media Mining Digest 306 – Sept 22, 2017: African Northwest Countries, Aging Wisely, Agriculture Technology, Antifa, Australian Health Care Plan, Back Pain Solutions, Black Ad Man, Black Teachers Decline, Boredom Value, Breast Milk Business, Budgeting, Carbon Disulfide Hysteria, Charlottesville Analysis, Chokehold-Policing Black Men, Civic Participation, Climate Change Adaptation, Coal Mining Film, Cohabitation Nation, Confederate Statues, Conservatism, Contaminated Water in Texas, CRISPR, DACA Prospects, Democracy Trends, Digital Disruption, DNA Test for Racial Purity, Economic Causes, Education Costs, Education Mentors, Election Security, Emotional Support Animals, Equal Rights Amendment, First Amendment and Twitter, Football Concussions, Forest Regrowth, Gender Bias at Google, Glenn Greenwald, GMO Food Rejection, Gobi the Dog, Indigenous Canadian History, Insider Training, Jerry Lewis, John Le Carre, Kitty Genovese and Lockerbee Bombing, Medical Problems, Medical Uncertainties, Military Contaminated Water, Mo Willems Books, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Net-Square in India, Obesity Treatment, Overdiagnosis in Medicine, Overdiagnosis Prevention, Patient Education, Physics History, Plastics Impact on Environment, Prejudicial Speech, Prostate Cancer, Racist Ideas, Radical Candor, Ransom Policy, Refugees from Africa, Republicans in California, Richard Dawkins, Ricky Skaggs, Rikers Island Teacher, Robbery-Murder Story, Saudi Arabia Future, Senator Feinstein, Sepsis Treatment, Sinclair Broadcasting, Stuxnet Virus, Taliban in Afghanistan, Teen Depression, Terrorism Prevention, Tree Whisperer, Trump Corruption, Turkey Democracy Survival, Vice Magazine Founder, White Supremacists, Wildfires in Canada

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Addictive Technology 49 mins – “Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Northwest Countries 21 mins – “The countries of northwest Africa – Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria – may look like islands of stability in a sea of Middle East turmoil. But perhaps better to see them as low coral atolls – and the sea around them is rising fast. Soref Fellow Sarah Feuer, coauthor of a presidential transition study of American challenges and policy options in northwest Africa talks about why these countries matter to the United States, what Washington can do to help preserve reform and democracy there, and what the stakes are should these islands of regional stability sink below the waves of chaos lapping at their shores. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Aging Wisely 49 mins – “America is a nation of “death ostriches.” By denying mortality, death ostriches reduce the odds of living as well and as long as possible. Winning the Endgame will help you optimize the rest of your life. With author Ray Brown’s help, the audience will learn how to make wise decisions based on their staying power, how to evaluate the pros and cons of selling the house, and how to manage risk. Death ostriches suffer needlessly and die badly. Exiting gracefully requires long-term planning. Winning the Endgame can help you control when, where and how well you die.” At the link find the title, “Winning the Endgame: A Guide to Aging Wisely and Dying Well, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170907_Winning_the_Endgame Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Technology 6 mins – “Tomatoes: from your garden, they are full of flavor. They even smell good. Tomatoes from the grocery store, however, might lack that same intense taste. Depending on what variety you buy, the tomato may have been engineered or sprayed to be heavy, not flavorful. Tomatoes are sold by the pound, after all. A new bit of technology may help some farmers create a tastier tomato. Granite Geek David Brooks has been writing about this tech for The Concord Monitor and spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.  

Airplane Design 3 mins – “Episode: 1395 The World’s Worst Aircraft: learning what constitutes bad. Today, the worst airplanes ever built!” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1395: Worst Airplanes, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170906.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda on Communicating 39 mins – “Today’s guest is actor, writer, director, and science-curious artist Alan Alda. Jason says: “I grew up watching him in reruns of MASH, where his character Hawkeye Pierce was so specific and relatable that he feels in my memory like a not-too-distant relative. And in Horace and Pete, Louis CK’s 2016 brilliant web-tv dramedy, Alan underwent a miraculous metamorphosis into a bitter, racist barman who is also a fully-fleshed human being. But wait – there’s more! For decades, Alan has been helping to heal the ancient rift between highly technical science and ordinary curiosity. Alan’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Shares what he (and science) have learned about how we can communicate better. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a matter of life or death.” At the link find the title, “106. Alan Alda (Actor) – The Spirit of the Staircase,” right-click “Media files PP5550286131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antifa 20 mins – “Historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray explores the contemporary anti-fascist movement, known as Antifa.” At the link find the title, “Aug 24: Anti-fascist handbook explores long history of opposition movement, 2107” right-click “Download Aug 24: Anti-fascist handbook explores long history of opposition movement” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antifa 21 mins – “Virginia Heffernan chats with Mark Bray, the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook to figure just who the antifa are and where they come from.” At the link find the title, “The Anti-Fascists AKA The Antifa, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7463145721.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomy History 64 mins – “On April 26th of 1920, Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis presented talks on the idea of island universes to the National Academy of Sciences.  Held at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Great Debate, as it would come to be known, would showcase two differing views of the scale and structure of the universe.  In this episode we look at the scientific developments made at the Lick Observatory at Mt. Hamilton by James Keeler and Curtis, the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ by Vesto Slipher and at Mt. Wilson near Pasadena that attempted to resolve the island universes question prior to the event itself.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Health Care Plan 62 mins – “Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon addresses the National Press Club on Medicare.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Michael Gannon, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Gannon_2308_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Solutions 24 mins – “Back pain affects most Canadians. Investigative journalist and back pain sufferer Cathryn Jakobson Ramin says it’s time to rethink treatment.” [The exercises recommended by Stuart McGill (http://www.backfitpro.com) at the podcast end can be seen at this link: https://www.nytimes.com/video/magazine/1194841000095/core-values.html] At the link find the stitle, “Aug 29 ENCORE | Chronic back pain? Journalist investigates what works and what doesn’t 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170829_75257.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Trump 20 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon has been criticized for his right-wing influence on the presidency and many want to see him go. But will Trump let his right-hand guru go?” At the link find the title, “Aug 17: Are Steve Bannon’s days in the White House numbered? 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 17: Are Steve Bannon’s days in the White House numbered? 2017” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Ad Man 26 mins – “Tom Burrell was the first black man in Chicago advertising. He went on to change the way we think about ads, and the way advertisers think about us.” At the link find the title, “#628: This Ad’s For You, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170906_pmoney_pmpod628rerun.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Colleges 58 mins – “Historically black colleges and universities serve an important purpose in creating equal opportunity – and the majority of students on HBCU campuses identify as women. E&B unpack why this matters – especially for women of color.” At the link find the title, “What are HBCUs and why do they matter? Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-18-smnty-hbcu-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Black Teachers Decline 55 mins – “There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggling to attract and keep teachers.” At the link find the title, “Keeping Teachers, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files keepingteachers_full_128.mp3” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boredom Value 17 mins – “Today, the first book to be born out of a crowdsourced podcasting movement – our movement, dear listeners – is here. In 2015, tens of thousands of you joined me in an experiment. Could we separate from our devices just a bit, and turn them from taskmaster to tool? Could we make space for boredom, and let the brilliance in? Together, we found the answer. YES. Enter Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. Today, we connect with Liam and Vanessa, who took part of the original challenge, to hear the surprising places the last two years have taken them.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Tells Times 48 mins – “Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on (and researcher into) the neuroscience of time. His latest book, Your Brain is a Time Machine, the Neuroscience and Physics of Time convinced Jason that time is far weirder than he knew it to be (and he already knew it was mind-bogglingly weird). In this episode: Does time exist at all, or is it an illusion of consciousness? If the latter, what’s the evolutionary advantage of seeing time as linear and one-directional? Which is right: the Einsteinian view that the universe is a four dimensional box in which all time is already present, or the “common-sense” view that time is uni-directional? How does comic timing work? What’s the evolutionary advantage of comedy? And oh so much more.” At the link find thte title, “97. Dean Buonomano (Neuroscientist) – This is Your Brain on Time,” right-click “Media files PP5537594954.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Milk Business 34 mins – “Life as a budding entrepreneur isn’t exactly glamorous, and making a business come to life involves a lot of confusing, complicated, and exhausting realities. But when you have the passion to fulfill your dream, that passion can sustain you through all the hard work and long hours. And when you succeed, the results can be both incredible, and incredibly rewarding. In this episode of The Drawing Board, we talk with three passionate women who started their businesses as passion projects: Phuong Mai of P.MAI (2:00), Kate Torgersen of Milk Stork (6:20), and Kim Malek of Salt & Straw (19:00). We discover the paths they took to success, and explore the passions that fuel their work.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4: Passion Projects, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 338836433-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-4-passion-projects.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Budgeting 87 mins – “Money may be the root of all evil, but it’s certainly much easier to do good if you’ve got it. Along with wisdom and health, it’s an essential ingredient for personal freedom, and yet a discouragingly large amount of us are living paycheck to paycheck, one setback away from financial ruin. We’re talking a bit about money management today, in the hopes that we can all get financially stable or die tryin’.” At the link right-click “download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Built Environment 47 mins – “Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?).” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Butter History 26 mins – “You can make it with a cow, a yak, an ox, a sheep, or even a reindeer. Food writer Elaine Khosrova pays tribute to the rich history of butter.” At the link find the title, “Aug 23: ENCORE | Where in the world is the best tasting butter? 2017,” right-click Download Aug 23: ENCORE | Where in the world is the best tasting butter?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Disulfide Hysteria 56 mins – “In a comprehensive and disturbing history of viscose rayon, or “fake silk,” Paul Blanc sheds light on the environmental and public health hazards of producing this ubiquitous textile. In Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon, Blanc asks a fundamental question: When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken? This is a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations and economics trumping safety concerns. Blanc explores the century-long history of fake silk, which is used to produce products such as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges. He uncovers the grim history of a product that crippled and even served a death sentence to many industry workers while at the same time environmentally releasing carbon disulfide, the critical toxic component of viscose.” At the link find the title, “Fake Silk: The Hidden Story of a Workplace Tragedy, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170830_Fake Silk Podcast.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Analysis 22 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Jamelle Bouie about the tragic events of this weekend in Charlottesville, VA and how this can no longer allow Americans to put their heads in the sand about what really got Trump elected.” At the link find the title, ““There’s Nothing New Under the Sun…” Aug, 2017, right-click “Media files PPY4313217238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 20 mins – “This violent speech has to be put back where it belongs, which is in the shadows,” says author Nathan Englander. At the lind find the title, “ Aug 18: Anti-semitism in Charlottesville exposes an ‘assault on empathy,’ says Jewish author, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 18: Anti-semitism in Charlottesville exposes an ‘assault on empathy,’ says Jewish author” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 22 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Jamelle Bouie about the tragic events of this weekend in Charlottesville, VA and how this can no longer allow Americans to put their heads in the sand about what really got Trump elected.” At the link find the title, ““There’s Nothing New Under the Sun…” Aug, 2017, right-click “Media files PPY4313217238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 57 mins – “Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson are joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, to discuss President Trump’s response to Charlottesville, the impact of Charlottesville on the nation, and the upcoming Alabama Senate Race.” At the link find the title, “The “Very Fine People” Edition, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2576518448.mp3 pp489” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident Background 19 mins – “”Trump is a racist … and what Stephen Bannon and Steven Miller do are to give the policy ideas behind that racism.” At the link find the title, “Aug 14: Trump has emboldened white nationalists with racist policies, says author, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 14: Trump has emboldened white nationalists with racist policies, says author” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chokehold: Policing Black Men 60 mins – “Georgetown University Law School professor Paul Butler discusses his book, [Chokehold: Policing Black Men].” At the link find the title, “Paul Butler Discusses [Chokehold], Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.482868.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civic Participation 72 mins – “Do you want to use your power as an individual to change your community and your country? Then civic expert Eric Liu has all the tools you’ll need. Increased turbulence and grassroots movements are shaping today’s political and civic landscape, and citizen power is their driving force. But what exactly is civic power? Who has it? How can you use yours effectively? Join Liu as he shares case studies from across our historical and political spectrums that demonstrate key laws of citizen power. These laws aren’t just theoretical—Liu’s new book offers step-by-step guidance on how to make true, lasting change both as an individual and through grassroots political movements.” At the link find the title, “A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen with Eric Liu, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170822_Inforum Eric Liu Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Adaptation 47 mins – “We know climate change is a factor in the intensity of the recent Texas storm, but did you know that flooding and fires are the most common identifiers of climate change in Canada?” At the link find the title, “Sept 5: Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts, 2017,” right-click “Download Sept 5: Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Coal Mining Film 55 mins – “From National Geographic Documentary Films, From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cohabitation Nation 47 mins – “Cohabitation nation. More unwed Americans are living together than ever before. We’ll ask who and why. We used to call it shacking up. But a couple living together before they marry is the new normal. Two out of three couples who’ve married since 2000 started out by living together. For some, it was a good first step. For many, it was just a matter of economic necessity. This hour On Point: Cohabitation Nation. How the living-together trend is remaking relationships and highlighting gender and class divisions” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Servers 99 mins – “Rick Altherr is a firmware and software designer who works on server technologies; his work on the Open Compute project has produced open source designs for hyper-scale server installations. Rick works on the platform team at Google, designing firmware and software for the servers that go into hyperscale datacenters. He does not discuss specific Google stuff. Chris was surprised when Rick walked into a meetup carrying the Zaius server under his arm….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the up-up menu.

Confederate Statutes 12 mins – “”[Confederate statues] were put up mostly to be part of the legitimacy of white supremacy, of the Jim Crow system in the South, long after slavery,” says Civil War expert Eric Foner.” At the lin find teht itle “Aug 18: Confederate statues represent ‘image of America as a white society,’ says historian Deck, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 18: Confederate statues represent ‘image of America as a white society,’ says historian Deck” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu”

Consciousness Evolution 48 mins – “Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. Andrew Keen on the Internet and social isolation and Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking, Mar 25, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatism 39 mins – “Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talks about his book [Conscience of a Conservative], in which he calls for a return to core conservative principles. He is interviewed by S.E. Cupp.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Senator Jeff Flake, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483816.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Contaminated Water in Texas 29 mins – “Contaminated drinking water is coming into the homes of tens of millions of Americans, especially in smaller, lower income communities, from aging, under-funded water treatment plant and distribution systems, poorly maintained private wells, and groundwater sources polluted by industrial dumping and agricultural waste. Experts and the GAO say it will require billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to maintain safe water throughout the U. S. Customers of antiquated, poorly maintained, under-funded systems in rural areas, smaller communities and neglected older urban areas – who are disproportionately lower income, African-American and Latino – are most at risk. Today we’re going to Sand Branch, Texas, where 100 residents haven’t had access to clean water for decades. What’s it like to not have access to clean drinking water, and just how far do residents have to go to get it? Jimmy speaks with Brandon Kitchin, a reporter with News21’s Troubled Waters investigative team, about their deep dive into clean water access across the country.” At the link find the title, “208: The military’s toxic water,” right-click “Media files 8ca0dbe-d152-4ed9-b76f-60a01801ceb0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 24 mins – “A gene editing technology called CRISPR could allow us to change DNA, not just in individuals, but in all their future children and grandchildren.” At the link find the title, “Aug 16: ENCORE | How gene editing technology could change the course of evolution, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 16: ENCORE | How gene editing technology could change the course of evolution” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 52 mins – “Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever. In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny.” At the link find the title, “105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Impact 53 mins – “Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever.In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny.” At the link find the title, 105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Fate 50 mins – “The Trump administration has announced the end of the DACA program. We examine the rhetoric used to justify the decision. Plus: the Southern Poverty Law Center faces questions from across the political spectrum about its messaging and fundraising; and the surprising history of FEMA’s Cold War origins and what it means for emergency response today.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

DACA Politics 34 mins – “What does Trump hope will happen in Congress? With white house reporter David Nakamura, we talk to John Sandweg, former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director about policy. Plus, a dreamer in the DACA program shares her story.” At the link find the title, “What does Trump really want for the ‘dreamers’? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59b1d8b4e4b0dc4794590f98_1351620000001-300030_t_1504827577075_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Prospects 20 mins – “The so-called “Dreamers” who came into the U.S. illegally as children have been allowed to live and work under an Obama era program. Now in a Trump era, the program has been rescinded.” At the link find the title, “Sept 5: Immigration protection for ‘Dreamers’ rescinded by Trump , 2017” right-click “Download Sept 5: Immigration protection for ‘Dreamers’ rescinded by Trump” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Play 17 mins – “Frank Langella’s career has been full of complex characters with very dark sides. In the 1970s, he starred in a production of “Dracula” that went from Broadway to the movies. This story is based on a radio interview. Three decades later, he went from the stage to the screen again: He originated the role of Richard Nixon in the play “Frost/Nixon,” won a Tony Award, then got an Oscar nomination for the movie version. His roles have continued to grapple with morality and mortality, from an aging jewel thief in “Robot & Frank” to a KGB spy on “The Americans.” In 2016, he starred in “The Father” on Broadway. He played a man being undone by dementia, a role that earned him another Tony award.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Trends 56 mins – “The CBC Massey Lectures inspire a lot of provocative questions — and thoughtful answers — in each city on the tour. In this episode, you’ll hear the best of those audience questions with a bonus: questions posed by our radio and online audiences.” At the link find the title, “The Return of History- Your Questions, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170829_63490.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

DNA Tests for Racial Purity 26 mins – “White nationalists are using DNA tests to legitimize their “purity,” says sociology researcher Joan Donavan. It’s not how the test was intended to be used.” At the link find the title, “Sept 4: White nationalists are using DNA ancestry tests to prove ‘purity’2017,” right-click “Download Sept 4: White nationalists are using DNA ancestry tests to prove ‘purity’” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Epidemic 50 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he’d like to revamp the war on drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

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

Economic Causes 27 mins – “We’re living in a time of economic babble, where politicians and economists throw out words like “reform,” “privatize,” and “austerity” to prop up corrupt capitalist opportunists. So says our guest this week, economist Michael Hudson, author of J is for Junk Economics. Plus, a report from Diverse Filmmaker’s Alliance on the Yemeni bodega workers who went on strike in New York to protest the Muslim Ban.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Costs 140 mins – “On September 5, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings launched a report on the standardized ECD costing tool (SECT), a tool developed in collaboration with the World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund.” At the link find the title, “Encouraging better financing of early childhood development programs, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170905_SAUL CUE Costing Tool_Event.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Mentors 55 mins – “It’s hard being a young person today: 1 in 6 teenagers have seriously considered suicide, 1 in 5 binge drink, and 1 in 10 experience violence in a relationship. It’s harder still for young people from marginalized backgrounds to know how to make healthy decisions, especially as many attend schools that either lack or offer limited health education. The situation has serious implications for students’ academic achievement, dropout rates and life opportunities. Though this may sound like yet another intractable socioeconomic problem, Peer Health Exchange (PHE) has made measurable progress in addressing it. This innovative nonprofit organization strives to ensure that all young people have the knowledge, skills and resources needed to make healthy decisions. PHE provides skills-based health education in urban high schools in the Bay Area and elsewhere using volunteer college students as peer instructors. And it works: PHE aggressively assesses the impact of its programs, reports its results and reinvests in its most successful efforts. Join Louise Langheier, along with several current and former PHE participants and host teachers, to hear about the value of providing these health resources to young adults through this inspirational and practical approach.” At the link find the title, “Helping Marginalized Youth Make Healthy Decisions: A Model That Works, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Mddia files cc_20170906_Helping Marginalized Youth Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Election Security 93 mins – “On September 8, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Governance Studiesprogram at Brookings hosted an event focused on the national security concerns surrounding election security in the United States.” At the link find the title, “National security imperative of addressing foreign cyber interference in U.S. elections, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170908_Saul_Election_Security.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Support Animals 48 mins – “It’s hard not to sympathize with the comfort given by an emotional support dog. You may have seen them nestled next to a passenger on a plane. Maybe nestled next to you. But the definition of an emotional support animal is so loose it’s also being fudged. People bringing pets along – to hotels, restaurants, grocery stores – just for fun, or to save a buck. And it’s not just dogs. Think pigs, ducks, snakes, turkeys. This hour On Point, we’re sniffing out the facts on emotional support animals.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equal Rights Amendment 34 mins – “Women’s Equality is one of those bittersweet holidays. It marks the incredible effort that led to US women gaining the right to vote, while reminding us of another critical constitutional amendment that would have established true equality – but failed.” At the link find the title, “The Untold History of Women’s Equality Day, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-25-smnty-equality-day-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Erdogan’s Rise to Power 27 mins – “Why is the most successful and powerful leader in modern Turkey’s history driven by insecurity and grievances? Author and Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay unpacks the ways in which Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s biography shapes his politics and the fate of his nation. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Fentanyl Crisis 20 mins – “Even with Narcan kits, first responders worry fentanyl is getting so powerful the antidote won’t be enough. The CBC’s Natalie Clancy looks at the raw reality of what is now considered to be Canada’s opioid crisis.” At the link find the title, “Aug 25: ENCORE | Vancouver’s opioid overdose crisis: ‘I was dead for 10 minutes’ 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 25: ENCORE | Vancouver’s opioid overdose crisis: ‘I was dead for 10 minutes’” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial and Digital Inclusion Project 84 mins – “On August 31, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a forum to launch the 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report and discuss key research findings and recommendations with a diverse group of financial inclusion experts.” At th elink find the title, “Building a secure and inclusive global financial ecosystem, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170831_FALK_FDIP.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment 68 mins – “What makes America great? According to Floyd Abrams, it’s our exceptional protection of free speech under the First Amendment. From college campuses to cable news, the First Amendment has been at the center of many conflicts on both sides of the political spectrum. First Amendment rights, and the controversy surrounding these seemingly dry issues, have even captured the attention of President Trump on Twitter. The United States is unique in its protection of free speech, even for those we vehemently disagree with—at least for now. Though things have certainly been worse, Abrams warns we should not fall into the complacency and irresponsibility that can threaten the most valuable rights we are entitled to. Abrams is an attorney and expert on constitutional law as it relates to the First Amendment….” At the link find the title, “Floyd Abrams: The Soul of the First Amendment, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170828_Floyd_Abrams_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment and Twitter 53 mins – “Can President Trump block citizens from following his own Twitter feed? The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University has filed suit on behalf of several Twitter users who were denied the ability to follow the President’s Twitter feed after they made comments critical of him. The Institute claims that the ban is a violation of a First Amendment right to free speech and free assembly, and that a public official’s social media page is a designated public forum. The Justice Department, defending President Trump, says the courts are powerless to tell President Trump how he can manage his private Twitter handle and the Institute’s requests would “send the First Amendment deep into uncharted waters.” Joining our We The People podcast to discuss these arguments are Alex Abdo, a senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute and Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. “ At the link find the title, “Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5929473406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flood Insurance 48 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, political risk consultant Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Hurricane Harvey and flood insurance; Construction productivity; Tax reform.” At the link find the title, “The Rebuilding Edition, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3576723334.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Hazards 60 mins – “What if you could get healthy by simply changing your home environment? Every day, we’re exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals: additives in food, endocrine disruptors in soap and shampoo, fumes in household cleaners. These chemicals comprise your “body burden” and can exacerbate allergies, asthma, fatigue, cough, headache and more serious health conditions.” Beth Greer had been living what she considered a healthy lifestyle when a medical crisis prompted her to reevaluate everything—from the food she ate to the personal-care products she used and the environment she lived in. She eliminated a sizable tumor in her chest without drugs or surgery by making small but powerful lifestyle shifts…In addition to experiencing firsthand the powerful benefits of holistic, toxin-free living, Greer found powerful holistic approaches that helped her teenage daughter overcome ADHD and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Greer is the host of “Kids in Crisis” radio show, where she interviews leading medical experts and treatment professionals. …Learn more at BethGreer.com.” At the link find the title, “Good Health Starts in Your Home, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170817_Good Health Starts in Your Home Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Football Concussions 47 mins – “John Urschel was the only player in the N.F.L. simultaneously getting a math Ph.D. at M.I.T. But after a new study came out linking football to brain damage, he abruptly retired. Here’s the inside story — and a look at how we make decisions in the face of risk versus uncertainty.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Regrowth 4 mins – “Episode: 1389 The supply of wood: trouble along the Equator, good news to the North. Today, some good news and some bad.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1389: Regrowing Our Forests, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170825.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Bias at Google 20 mins – “Feminist critics argue James Damore’s Google “manifesto” debating a woman’s biological abilities is just another example of the enduring discrimination women face in the workplace.” At the link find the title, “Aug 16: Why the anti-diversity Google ‘manifesto’ misses the point, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 16: Why the anti-diversity Google ‘manifesto’ misses the point” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Orwell P1 56 mins – “His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us ‘big brother’, ‘thoughtcrime’, ‘doublethink’? Steve Wadhams delves into recordings he made with the people who knew Orwell from his earliest days to his final moments.” At the link find the title, “The Orwell Tapes – Part One, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170816_56959.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Orwell P2 56 mins – ““Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed — no escape, ‘Big Brother is watching you.'” George Orwell, 1984 Who was the man who gave us ‘big brother’, ‘thoughtcrime’, ‘doublethink’?” At the link find the title, “The Orwell Tapes- Part Two, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170823_50385.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

George Orwell P3 56 mins – “His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us ‘big brother’, ‘thoughtcrime’, ‘doublethink’, whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?” At the link find the title, “The Orwell Tapes- Part Three, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170830_22109.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glenn Greenwald 53 mins – “Glenn Greenwald is one of the co-founding editors of The Intercept. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether America is risking a new cold war with Putin’s Russia, Julian Assange’s complicated personality, and why Trump is less unprecedented in American history than we’d like to believe.” At the link find the title “Glenn Greenwald, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9053170886.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GM Salmon 22 mins – “Genetically modified fish is now being sold in Canada — but without any labels, who knows if you are buying it?” At the link in the title, “Aug 14: Would you eat genetically modified fish? Chances are you already have, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 14: Would you eat genetically modified fish? Chances are you already have” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Food Rejection 87 mins – “Though it’s routinely claimed that producing new foods through genetic engineering is no riskier than traditional breeding—and that questioning the safety is tantamount to denying the reality of climate change—many experts assert that the facts do not support such claims; and according to the analysis in Steven Druker’s book, the claims rely on multiple misrepresentations. The Royal Society of Canada and several other scientific institutions have stated that bioengineering entails higher health risks, and several studies in peer-reviewed journals have detected harm to animals that consumed GMOs. The hazards are especially striking in light of the lessons from computer science about the unavoidable risks of altering human-engineered information systems that are much simpler and far better comprehended than bioinformation systems. Come discuss this topic with author and attorney Steven Druker.  Steven M. Druker is a public interest attorney who initiated a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that revealed the agency had covered up its own scientists’ warnings about the risks of genetically engineered foods and then misrepresented the facts….” At the link find the title, “How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Underestimated and Misrepresented, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170815_How the Health Risks of GMOs Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gobi the Dog 24 mins – “Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.” At the link find the title, “June 22: How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner’s liferight-click “Download June 22: How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner’s life” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gross Ecosystem Product 53 mins – “It is possible to protect profits and the planet. Despite claims that a win for the environment is a loss for the economy, corporations are finding innovative ways to have it both ways. These corporations are quickly realizing that protecting watersheds and ecosystems can also protect their business. Companies in many sectors are realizing the changing climate means they need to pay closer attention to the relationship between natural and financial capital. Investors are making money by investing in habitat restoration; this is done to offset the environmental impacts of mining and other industrial activity. Gretchen Daily argues that markets and nature can live in harmony if the incentives are aligned properly. For her work demonstrating we don’t have to trash the planet to live a better life, she recently won the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize, which is considered the Nobel Prize for environmental solutions. Join us for a conversation about how business and nature can learn to play nice.” At the link find the title, “Aligning Profits with the Planet, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170903_cl1_AligningProfts.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guy Debord Book 56 mins – “On the 1967 neo-Marxist, Situtationist book. What is culture? In modern capitalism, Debord thinks that it’s all about the economy. It’s not just our jobs that keep us trapped, but our life outside of working hours is also demanded by “the system” via our activity as consumers, and this commoditization infiltrates every corner of our lives. Debord wants us to WAKE UP, break our chains, and live lives of immediacy, vitality, and authenticity. This means wrenching ourselves from “the spectacle,” which is not just the media created to distract us (per our ep. #136 on Adorno), but our whole shallow culture where technology, efficiency, and loss of aesthetic quality in favor of economic quantity all isolate us from each other so that we can’t effectively engage in political opposition. Is this all a bit exaggerated? Is the type of shallowness Debord refers to really restricted to the modern age, or to capitalism? Haven’t we always had spectacles foisted upon us to keep us in line? Mark, Seth, Wes, and Dylan delve into this prescient critique and come up firing on all four cylinders.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Health 21 mins – “Heart disease is the leading death for Americans today. In this special edition of the Science Physician-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, director of the Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and scientific organizer of the Academy’s upcoming conference on cardiovascular health in Barcelona, Spain has to say about heart healthy behavior in children, youth, and adults.” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Heirloom Avalanche 20 mins – “It’s a demographic certainty that as baby boomers age, the volume of unwanted family heirlooms will skyrocket — and families navigating this inheritance are finding it stressful.” At the link find the title, “Aug 25: How unwanted family heirlooms create a divide with aging parents, 2017” right-click “Download Aug 25: How unwanted family heirlooms create a divide with aging parents” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Highway of Tears 25 mins – “This past season, The Current hosted a series of moving public forums across the country examining the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The project was launched in October in Prince George, B.C.” At the link find the title “Aug 22: Families still full of doubts one year after MMIW inquiry, 2017” right-click “Download Aug 22: Families still full of doubts one year after MMIW inquiry” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

History of the World 74 mins – “Today’s guest Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. Peter’s new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’. At an anxious moment in Western history, Frankopan encourages us to take a historical perspective, understanding how change happens in societies and how people typically react to it. This conversation unpacks the fascinating and dense history of the Silk Road countries and digs deep into the economic and social forces that shape our lives.” At the link find the title,”110. Peter Frankopan (historian) – You Can’t Stop the Clock,” right-click “Media files PP4346682845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Harvey Impact 20 mins – “Tropical storm Harvey has killed five people, and more than 1,000 have had to be rescued. Emergency crews are racing to keep up with calls for help.” At the link find the title, “Download Aug 28 | ‘My street looks like a river’: Catastrophic tropical storm Harvey floods Texas Deck” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identity Politics 43 mins – “Mark Lilla is the author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to debate why Democrats keep losing elections, whether America really used to be more united than it is today, and how much of the Republicans’ recent success is owed to racism.” At the link find the title, “Mark Lilla, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8808979166.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian History 25 mins – “Ontario school boards are being urged to remove the name of the man considered to be the Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macondald.” At the link find the title, “Aug 28: Renaming John A. Macdonald schools is part of reconciliation, argues professor, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 28: Renaming John A. Macdonald schools is part of reconciliation, argues professor” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insider Trading 46 mins – “Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a former “risk arbitrage analyst” for two hedge funds in New York City. For the New Yorker, Sheelah writes about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, economics and national politics, among other things. Her latest book is the New York Times bestseller Black Edge, about the largest insider trading investigation in history and the transformation of Wall Street and the U.S. economy. This week’s episode is a departure for us – a deep dive into the personalities, culture, and ideas driving the big banks and the hedge funds of Wall Street. Jason and Sheelah talk about what it was like for her as a woman in that male-dominated industry, how hedge funds have reshaped the whole Wall Street landscape and with it, the global economy, and why billionaire investors are almost required to collect Picassos.” At the link find the title,”109. Sheelah Kolhatkar (Writer, Former Hedge Fund Analyst) – The Most Dangerous Game,” right-click “Media files PP2757439156.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerry Lewis 50 mins – “In 2005, Lewis told Terry Gross about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills while working as a busboy. The comedian, actor and director died Sunday at the age of 91. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Marjorie Prime,’ and rock critic Ken Tucker reviews ‘Modern Pressure’ from singer-songwriter Daniel Romano.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Le Carre 50 mins – “Bestselling novelist John Le Carré is familiar with the moral tension inherent to working in the espionage community. “I felt I had to suppress my humanity,” Le Carré says of his time as a spy. His new book is ‘A Legacy of Spies.’ In Mike White’s new film, ‘Brad’s Status,’ a father starts to experience status anxiety while taking his son on a college tour. White says it’s a universal situation, “but it’s definitely a waste of time and energy.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Johnstown Dam Failure 3 mins – “Episode: 1391 The Johnstown Flood. They didn’t see it coming. Today, a dam breaks.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1391: The Johnstown Flood, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170830.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joyce Carol Oates 52 mins – “ The writer Joyce Carol Oates grew up on a farm, tending chickens in what she describes as a very desolate part of upstate New York, and grew up to write around 90 (and counting) novels and collections of essays and short stories, many of them while teaching at Princeton University. She’s won many, many awards, including the National Book Award, the Pen/Malamud Award and the National Humanities Medal. Her powerful new novel, A Book of American Martyrs, begins with a terrible act of violence – and then deals with its complex aftermath. Today’s conversation starts there, weaving through the political and religious landscape of America, past and present. We also talk about whether writing, for Joyce, is as “effortless” as critics have described the experience of reading her. Trump comes, up, inevitably but briefly. Stick around for a fascinating discussion of the challenges early success can pose for young writers, including Oates’ former student, Jonathan Safran Foer.” At the link find the title, “94. Joyce Carol Oates (Writer) – Oh, That’s Socialism, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP2471865598.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kasparov and Chess and AI 23 mins – “In the dawning world of artificial intelligence, who is the pawn and who is the king? Garry Kasparov, the grandmaster of chess, rethinks his “rage against the machine.” At the link find the title, “Aug 17: ENCORE | Defeated by a computer, world chess champion Garry Kasparov embraces artificial intelligence, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 17: ENCORE | Defeated by a computer, world chess champion Garry Kasparov embraces artificial intelligence” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kitty Genovese and Lockerbee Bombing 29 mins – “For the month of August we’ve been running a series of interviews Bob has done over the years with documentary filmmakers. In the OTM office, the producers have been referring to the collection as “Bob’s Docs.” Over the past few weeks, we’ve gone through some of the themes of documentary film-making, from prurience to access to manipulation. This week we conclude with the personal journey. Then, Bob speaks with filmmaker Ken Dornstein about his three-part series on PBS’s Frontline called “My Brother’s Bomber” about his investigation into the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing. Dornstein’s brother died in the attack, and Dornstein spent years trying to locate other figures who were suspects.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Medical Problems P1 44 mins – “We tend to think of medicine as a science, but for most of human history it has been scientific-ish at best. In the first episode of a three-part series, we look at the grotesque mistakes produced by centuries of trial-and-error, and ask whether the new era of evidence-based medicine is the solution.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Problems P2 45 mins – “How do so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to market? One reason is that clinical trials are often run on “dream patients” who aren’t representative of a larger population. On the other hand, sometimes the only thing worse than being excluded from a drug trial is being included.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Problems P3 47 mins – “By some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what’s to be done? Our third and final episode in this series offers some encouraging answers.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Uncertainties 18 mins – “Our whole society views risk in medicine wrongly, argue Jerome Hoffman and Hemal Kanzaria from the University of California Los Angeles. In this podcast they slay some strongly held myths about medicine’s ability to heal, and say that one of our big beliefs, that death is not inevitable, is leading to overtreatment. Read their full analysis of…” At the link find the title, “”Death is not inevitable”; why society’s beliefs fuel overtreatment, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 172240557-bmjgroup-whats-fuelling-overtreatment.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle-Aged Loneliness 47 mins – “Men can be funny about friendship. They have friends, buddies, from high school or college or later. But by middle age, if you really look at those friendships, a lot of them are sort of on the shelf. Work and family take a lot of time and guys can drift into a wider social isolation. That can have health consequences down the line. The U.S. surgeon general says isolation is a bigger American health problem than cancer or heart disease. This hour On Point, what’s up with men and friends?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Mo Willems Books 47 mins – “Mo Willems writes and illustrates the children’s books that make everybody laugh. Kids and adults. They’re not funny in a cheap way. They’re funny in a deep way. Or a way that makes you think. Makes you recognize our foibles. And laugh. Their names are gently funny. “Elephant and Piggie.” “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” “Knuffle Bunny.” (Yes, he says ka-nuffle.) This hour On Point, hero of the bedtime, bath-time, naptime read, Mo Willems.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 45 mins – “100 episodes in, like the universe itself, the show continues to expand and accelerate at speeds that boggle the imagination. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the spiritual heir to Carl Sagan in getting us all worked up about the Cosmos. He’s been appointed to special NASA commissions, hosted multiple TV specials and podcasts, and written many excellent books, the latest of which is Astrophysics for People in A Hurry – a succinct, wryly funny book that’s surprisingly informative for its size – it has the informational density of a black hole. In This, Our 100th Episode: Can Neil tell the entire history of the universe in 30 seconds? When is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? Why is “dark matter” a terrible name for dark matter? And what does Neil’s esteemed colleague Lawrence Krauss have in common with a pit bull?” At the link right-click “Media files PP5768874753.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Net-Square in India 27 mins -”Cybersecurity researcher Saumil Shah describes how today’s cyberattacks and ransomwares operate, and how cybersecurity firms work to quash cyber attacks. He is interviewed at the Black Hat cyber conference.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Saumil Shah, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483791.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity Treatment 55 mins – “In this presentation, Dr. Betty Villafuerte discusses complications-based approaches to guide treatment modality of obesity. She them reviews treatment guidelines on lifestyle modifications and the use of pharmacotherapy in managing obesity. Finally, she examines the role of meal frequency, meal timing, lifestyle behavior, and intelligence on obesity. Some items in this lecture may have come from the lecturer’s personal academic files or have been cited in-line or at the end of the lecture. For more information, see our citation page.“ At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Overdiagnosis in Medicine 24 mins – “In this interview from Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 (preventingoverdiagnosis.net) Stacy Carter, associate professor at Sydney Health Ethics – and the author of a recently written BMJ essay the ethical aspects of overdiagnosis, joins us to talk about how the cultural context of medicine seeps into our decision making processes and affects how…” At the link find the title, “Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 – Stacy Carter on the culture of overmedicalisation, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 338303261-bmjgroup-preventing-overdiagnosis-2017-stacy-carter-on-the-culture-of-overmedicalisation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Overdiagnosis Prevention 32 mins – “The Preventing overdiagnosis conference covers how physicians, researchers and patients can implement solutions to the problems of over diagnosis and overuse in healthcare. If you’re a doctor on twitter, you’ve probably come across our guest – Vinay Prasad, assistant prof. of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and author of the book Ending Medical Reversal.” At the link find the title, “Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 – Vinay Prasad, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 338573599-bmjgroup-preventing-overdiagnosis-2017-vinay-prasad.mp3” and select “Save Link A”’ from the pop-up menu.

Patient Education 13 mins – “This week we’re at the over diagnosis conference in Quebec Canada, Preventing overdiagnosis covers how physicians, researchers and, to some extent, what patients can implement solutions to the problems of over diagnosis and overuse in healthcare. One of those patients is Carolyn Canfield – who describes herself as an independent citizen patient – and who’s also on the BMJ’s patient panel.” At the link right-click ‘Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Plastics Impact on Environment 33 mins – “Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause” At the link find the title, “Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? – Science Weekly podcast, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28-48000-gnl.sci.170830.ms.plastics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Polarization 52 mins – “Universities are supposed to be dedicated to the exchange of ideas. But according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, campuses now skew so far to the left that they’ve become “political monocultures” At the link find the title, “The Politics of the Professoriat: Political diversity on campus, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170908_46795.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Plant Pollution 6 mins – “States participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, are looking towards the future. For the past two years, the nine states have been trying to determine how to clean up power plant pollution in New Hampshire and across the region after the year 2020. A new set of draft proposals lays out how RGGI might do that. State climate campaign director for Environment New Hampshire Travis Madsen spoke about this with NHPR’s Peter Biello….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prejudicial Speech 30 mins – “Several weeks ago, white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, in a demonstration that left many Americans asking a lot of questions. Who are we as a nation? What do we stand for, and what do we tolerate? The United States goes further than many other countries to protect speech — even hate-filled speech like that used in Charlottesville. In this episode, we look at how people use free speech arguments, and why the motivations behind these arguments may not be apparent — even to the people making them.” At the link find the title, “Hiding Behind Free Speech, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170904_hiddenbrain_hb_chris crandall spotlight_final_mix.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prostate Cancer 57 mins – “In this lecture, Dr. Padmini Moffett presents Genitourinary Cancers with a quick overview on the different types of cancer like prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer as well as the risk factors for these types of cancers. After, she discusses diagnosis and concludes with treatment and risk factors involved with each treatment method. Some items in this lecture may have come from the lecturer’s personal academic files or have been cited in-line or at the end of the lecture. For more information, see our citation page. Disclaimers ©2016 LouisvilleLectures.org “ At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Desegregation 72 mins – “Across the country, the challenges of growing extremism, xenophobia, violence and filter bubbles, alongside a lack of mutual understanding and collective responsibility, plague communities and the country at large. Can public education be a part of the solution, or will it crumble in today’s political climate? Over the last 30 years, education reform has drastically changed American schools: The slashing of public dollars, the backlash against racial integration, test-and-punish policies, and other shifts have increased inequities and caused other divisions within our public school system. In just the past decade, the per-student funding gap between rich and poor schools has grown 44 percent, and public schools are more segregated by race and class today than they were shortly after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Trump administration heralds school choice and vouchers as the best solution to issues facing education, but access to and the quality of these systems are hotly debated. This leaves the American public with lots of questions: Can the promise of public education stand up to the current state of the country? Are there ways to uphold public schools as a bastion of democracy, civic engagement and inclusion? How can parents and citizens help revive the promise of public education? How can choice policies improve to serve disabled students, black children and English learners more equitably?” At the link find the title, “Back to School: What Is the Purpose of Public Education? Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170824_Inforum_Back to School for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racist Ideas 64 mins – “Kendi’s National Book Award-winning study argues that racism in America has grown from deliberate policies rather than from emotional responses like fear or hatred. Starting with the Puritans, Kendi traces the development of racist ideas and their effect on racist practices through the lives of five thinkers, discussing Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Within these profiles Kendi, professor of history and international studies at American University, identifies three strains of thought about race: segregation, antiracism, and assimilation; outlines their differences, and points to how each can be discredited in order to free the nation for the post-racial era it has long yearned for. Kendi is in conversation with Wesley Lowery, a national correspondent for The Washington Post and author of They Can’t Kill Us All.” At the link find the title, “Ibram X. Kendi: Live at Politics and Prose, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5141078909.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radical Candor 47 mins – “What makes a good boss? Or a bad one? There are a thousand answers. My guest today Kim Scott says it boils down to candor. Radical candor. Handled badly, it can make a boss seem like a first class jerk. She should know, she says. She was once a terrible boss in Silicon Valley. But handled humanely, radical candor is the key, she says. You may have your own opinion. This hour, On Point: Radical candor and the art of being a good, effective boss.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransom Policy 21 mins – “When someone has been kidnapped, what do you do? If you pay ransom, you create a market for hostages. If you don’t, people die. Different countries have different policies with different results.” At the link find the title, “#792: The Ransom Problem, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170901_pmoney_pmpod792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomeware History 38 mins – “A global FBI manhunt for the world’s most wanted cyber criminal ends in the capture of a massive criminal network, but with the escape of the man himself. Security experts who operate within the gray areas of morality develop botnets that destroy personal devices infected with malicious botnets in what they call “the chemotherapy of the internet”. Ransomware and botnets are at the center of this final episode of the first season.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow near the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rebel Media 19 mins – “Ezra Levant, the self-proclaimed commander of right-wing media site, The Rebel, has been accused of hosting coverage tolerant of white supremacists in Charlottesville, seen star contributors leave, and watched politicians keep a safe distance.” At the link find the title, “Aug 22: Is there a future for right-wing Rebel Media? 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 22: Is there a future for right-wing Rebel Media?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Redwood Trees 3 mins – “Episode: 1392 The nature of fog and of redwood trees. Today, fog in the forest.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1392: Fog In The Woods, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170901.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees from Africa 22 mins – “A new Oxfam report finds Libyans are exploiting African migrants for profit and abusing them while in detainment.” At the link find the title, “Aug 15: Oxfam report reveals migrants in Libya suffer harrowing abuse and exploitation, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 15: Oxfam report reveals migrants in Libya suffer harrowing abuse and exploitation” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republicans in California 68 mins – “In a climate of seemingly unprecedented polarization, can Republicans in California make a comeback? It may seem daunting, but as the mayor of California’s second most populous city, Kevin Faulconer strives to appeal to all. Elected 36th mayor of San Diego in 2014 after a highly publicized special election, Faulconer easily won reelection in 2016. He has focused on improving infrastructure, reducing homelessness and creating neighborhood safety initiatives. He has joined Democrats with a strong commitment to environmental protection and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, which have put him in direct opposition to the Trump administration and other Republicans on the national stage. Will Kevin Faulconer popularize his brand of Republicanism in California? What is next for the mayor of San Diego in his second term? Faulconer has maintained his desire to stay in the city, but Republicans in California are eager to put forward strong candidates for the gubernatorial race in 2018.” At the link find the title, “Kevin Faulconer: The New California Republicans, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170815_Kevin_Faulconer_Podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Dawkins 48 mins – “ Today’s guest is internationally best-selling author, speaker, and passionate advocate for reason and science as against superstition Richard Dawkins. …In this episode, which Dawkins described as “one of the best interviews I have ever had,” Richard and Jason talk about whether pescatarianism makes any sense, where morality should come from (since, as Hume says, “you can’t get an ‘ought’ from an ‘is’, so you can’t get morality from science), the greatness of Christopher Hitchens, and the evils of nationalism.” At the link find the title, “112. Richard Dawkins (biologist) – Red in Tooth and Claw,” right-click “Media files P1377321028.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ricky Skaggs 49 mins – “Mandolin and guitar legend Ricky Skaggs came up early in an old-time musical tradition, went out and made his hits on the country music charts, helped spark the “new traditionalist” movement, then watched as country went more and more to pop. Ricky Skaggs went home, to God and bluegrass, and 14 Grammys. Now he’s touring, watching his nation and his industry. Listening. This hour On Point, Ricky Skaggs is ready to make some music.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rikers Island Teacher 52 mins – “ Liza Jessie Peterson is an actress, poet, playwright, and arts-educator who’s been working with adolescent boys and girls incarcerated on Rikers Island for the past 18 years. Her fierce, funny, powerfully written new book is All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids At Rikers Island. The loving and specific portraits she paints of her students highlight the cruelty of the systems (economic, school, police, prison) that fail so many young black men, landing them and keeping them in prison. In this episode we talk about cultural icons and the realities behind them, hip-hop, the trauma of poverty and the tragedy of the American prison system, and how to make impossible situations better.” At the link find the title, “103. Liza Jessie Peterson (Playwright, Arts-Educator) – The Sleeping Giant,” right-click “Media files PP2615579172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robbery-Murder Story 25 mins – “”[There’s a] paradox of being very good friends with Glen, who I respect and love very deeply, and I loved my father very deeply.” At the link find the title, “Aug 24: ENCORE | How one woman came to forgive the man who murdered her father 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 24: ENCORE | How one woman came to forgive the man who murdered her father” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Roxane Gay Author 48 mins – “Sophia Amoruso’s Girlboss Radio is back with a vengeance. In the first new episode, you’ll get a quick preview of what’s on girlboss.com with editorial director Jerico Mandybur—plus, a conversation with one of the most prolific writers of our time, Roxane Gay. Covering everything from Gay’s latest work, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, fatphobia, to writing and the meaning of “success,” get ready for a warm and stimulating conservation—the first of many.” At the link find the title, “The Return of Girlboss Radio with Guest Roxane Gay, Aug, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files DGT5306627912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia Future 32 mins – “Donald Trump is making his first foreign trip as president to the Middle East, with his initial stop in Saudi Arabia. President Trump will arrive in a kingdom on the precipice of major changes, including a youth boom, technological revolutions, a possible succession to a younger generation of royal leadership, and an ambitious economic reform program dubbed “Vision 2030.” Gulf and energy policy scholar Simon Henderson explains the political, economic, and social changes facing Saudi Arabia, and what the future holds for the kingdom, for its Arab neighbors, and for Washington’s relations with Riyadh. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Senator Feinstein 69 mins – “Senator Dianne Feinstein is one of the most accomplished women of our time, serving California in the U.S. Senate for nearly 25 years. During her tenure, she has served on numerous Senate committees and has pioneered many indelible legislative achievements. Before serving in the Senate, Dianne Feinstein was the first female president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the first female mayor of San Francisco. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 with former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the Year of the Woman, eventually becoming the first woman to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Intelligence Committee and Rules Committee. She has established a reputation as a bipartisan leader willing to work with both sides of the aisle to solve difficult problems.” At the link find the title, “Senator Dianne Feinstein, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170829_Dianne Feinstein Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sepsis Treatment 27 mins – “[First of three items.] A dose of “good bacteria” has helped to cut the number of babies’ deaths from sepsis in a trial in India. Sepsis occurs when the body is overwhelmed by infection and then turns against itself. The study – which involved giving babies a mixture of probiotics and prebiotics – was stopped early, so that all babies could benefit from the preventative treatment, which reduced deaths by 40%. When people hear voices in their heads, it can be a symptom of schizophrenia, but not always. Some people hear voices and don’t have any other problems. But where these voices come from in the brain is still something of a mystery. So a team at Durham University has been scanning the brains of people who hear voices and others who don’t – to see who’s best at detecting words in distorted sounds. Amateur and professional musicians alike feel nervous before a performance and stepping out onto a stage in front of an audience can make them freeze. Some of the talented music students at the Royal College of Music in London have been trying out a digital mock-up of a performance – complete with grim-faced judges on a screen – to practise their strategies for overcoming anxiety.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Sinclair Broadcasting 50 mins – “1. Sinclair Broadcasting is poised to expand to more households. Felix Gillette of Bloomberg discusses the company’s frugal — and right-wing — approach to local news. 2. Richard Andrews, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy at UNC Chapel Hill, and William Ruckelshaus, former EPA administrator, help us understand the history of the EPA and how the environment became a political battleground. 3. Heidi Cullen, chief scientist at Climate Central, explains how climate attribution science can help us better describe global warming’s role in extreme weather events. 4. Slate columnist Dan Engber explores how the idea of a great garbage patch in the Pacific has helped us make sense of a changing climate that can be hard to visualize.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Streaming Entertainment 47 mins – “Last week it was Disney on the move, announcing it will launch two Netflix-style video streaming services. One for sports – they own ESPN. One for Disney entertainment – think Frozen, Mulan, Bambi. That was all big news. This week, Netflix struck back. Announced they’ve stolen super hit maker Shonda Rhimes from ABC and the Disney empire. The Grey’s Anatomy creator will now create for Netflix. Apple and Facebook are pushing in as well. This hour On Point: the new battle to be streaming content kings” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stuxnet Virus P2 27 mins – “Stuxnet was a weapon, a kind of a smart bomb- perhaps one of the smartest bombs ever created. A bomb that couldn’t rely on operators, cameras, and laser targeting, instead it had to “think” its way to its destination. An invisible commando unit, dropped deep behind enemy lines. And its payload- not explosives, but lines of code. Part two of the three part Stuxnet series explores how the first bits of code were weaponized.With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake Sobczak.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 8: Stuxnet, part 2, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Stuxnet_Ep02_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taliban in Afghanistan 18 mins – “U.S. President Trump’s recent change of heart to now send troops into Afghanistan to “defeat the enemy” is not a strategy at all, says Jeffrey Sachs.” At the link find the title, “Sept 4: Why the U.S. ‘war machine’ is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs, 2017,” right-click “Download Sept 4: Why the U.S. ‘war machine’ is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Depression 48 mins – “Over the past decade, clinical depression is up among American adolescents and young adults.  American teens are feeling it. And especially teenage girls. Why? We’re asking today. Is it’s the times, or expectations, or fears? New social pressures? Social media? How can we recognize it? Help head it off? And when it really comes – depression, beyond the blues or a little teenage angst – what do we do about it? This hour On Point, combating teenage depression, and especially the challenges of girls.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Reporters 54 mins – “This episode is all about those tough moments that help you pass through the portal into adulthood. Featuring: Strangers, Wisdoms, Short and Curly, Outside Podcast, The Spoke, Unconditional.” At the link find the title, “Something We Can All Relate to: Growing Pains,” right-click “Download Something We Can All Relate to: Growing Pains” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telegraph Invention 3 mins – “Episode: Early inventions of the electric telegraph. Today, we look at ninety years of electric telegraphy before Morse.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1393: Inventing the Telegraph, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170904.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Prevention 37 mins – “Defending against terrorism requires more than stopping or catching terrorists. Just as important as military and law-enforcement actions against active terrorists are broader government and community efforts to prevent individuals from adopting extreme ideologies in the first place, and countering the attraction of violent methods for those already radicalized. Counterterror expert Matthew Levitt discusses a new bipartisan report that aims to help the new U.S. administration improve and broaden our efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (PCVE). Read their report at http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pcve. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file

Tesla 53 mins – “It’s crunch time as Tesla begins production of its Model 3 sedan this summer and races toward its goal of making 500,000 cars a year. Morgan Stanley says that production level won’t be reached until 2024. Still, the stock market considers Tesla a tech company with a value higher than Ford and General Motors, both of which produce far more cars and generate higher profits. But exorbitant valuation brings intense scrutiny, and cracks are starting to show in Tesla’s shiny exterior. Consumer Reports recently downgraded the Tesla Model S rating due to concerns about its emergency brake. Controversy is also swirling around how often Tesla’s factory workers get injured and how often its cars are involved in crashes. Ashlee Vance wrote Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, a best-selling biography on Elon Musk. It stands as the definitive profile of the genius driving Tesla, SpaceX and Hyperloop. Join us for a conversation about the enigmatic man and his efforts to change and save the world.” At the link find the title “Tesla: Impossible Until It’s Not, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170820_cl1_Tesla.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tree Whisperer 47 mins – “We walk in the forest and it feels wonderful. Alive. More alive than we know, says German forester Peter Wohlleben. The German woodsman has become a sensation in his home country writing about the secret life of trees in very human terms. About how trees talk and band together and defend themselves. Care for their young and old. Communicate through roots and sense and sound. Up next, On Point: The hidden life of trees.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Corruption 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to The New Yorker staff writer, Patrick Radden Keefe, about his latest piece “Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington” – a story about how an obscure EPA rule brought down the billionaire Trump adviser.” At the link find the title, “The Corruption of Carl Icahn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2627276980.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Priorities 38 mins – “After a surprising presidential election, Americans and foreign leaders have closely watched the executive transition for clues to American priorities and policy under the Trump administration. What does Donald J. Trump’s victory tell us about American politics – and how will our allies and adversaries respond? Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Tunneling History 4 mins – “Episode: 1388 A short history of tunneling. Today, let’s tunnel our way through history.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1388: A Short Discourse On Tunneling, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170823.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkey Democracy Survival 31 mins – “Can Turkish democracy – and Turkey’s strategic relationships with Europe and the United States – survive Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing consolidation of domestic political power? Three Turkish experts, including the author of a timely new book on Erdogan’s rise and ambitions, discuss the country’s likely future. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, then right-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Vice Magazine Founder 41 mins – “We’re hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: VICE. Suroosh Alvi was a recovering addict when he started a scrappy underground magazine in Montreal. It grew into a multi-billion dollar company that has shaken up the world of journalism. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” we check back with Kent Sheridan of Voila Coffee, a company aiming to make instant coffee with the quality of a four-dollar pour over.” At the link find the title, “VICE: Suroosh Alvi, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170901_hibt_vice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacists 20 mins – “A look into the white supremacist mindset from someone who was once himself a true believer – but now works to convince others to give up on hate.” At the link find the title, “Aug 15: ‘Ideology on violent far right is just as toxic as ISIS’, says former white supremacist, 2017,” right-click “Download Aug 15: ‘Ideology on violent far right is just as toxic as ISIS’, says former white supremacist” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Wildfires in Canada 24 mins – “Fire chief Stan McCarthy on the unimaginable summer of 2017 — 41 days straight fighting B.C.’s worst forest fires on record.” At the link find the title, “Sept 4: B.C.’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief 2017,” right-click “Download Sept 4: B.C.’s wildfires spark mental health concern for firefighters: chief” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Writers Experience 48 mins – “Elif Batuman has written articles for the New Yorker on everything from the horrible-smelling “corpse flower” to the complex politics of present day Turkey, her parents’ native country. Her first book, The Possessed, was a series of “comic, interconnected essays about Russian Literature.” Her latest, “The Idiot”, is a lucid, disarmingly funny coming of age novel set in 1995. Jason calls it “one of the most delightful books” he’s read in years.” At the link find the title, “92. Elif Batuman (Writer) – The Worst Appetizer in America,” right-click “Media files PP4327957118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Writers Life 62 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. …100 episodes in, like the universe itself, the show continues to expand and accelerate at speeds that boggle the imagination. One of seven siblings, Paul Theroux is the author of over 50 works of fiction and non-fiction, including The Great Railway Bazaar and The Mosquito Coast. His latest novel Mother Land is a scathing, semi-autobiographical, often painfully funny portrait of a mother’s long and insidious reign over her seven children. In this episode, Paul talks about the claustrophobia of big families, the mass migrations of peoples, colonizing Mars, and an important difference between humans and cockroaches.” At the link find the title, “102. Paul Theroux (Writer) – Saintly & Scowling,” right-click “Media files PP6202814314.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II in China 39 mins – “After the clash at the Marco Polo bridge, the Japanese Military decides to occupy northern China. Defying them are the forces of Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong, as they come to an understanding and put on hold their civil war. After the episode I discuss the film Dunkirk and the events of the Alt Right in Charlottesville, VA.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_200-81317_12.39_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 305 – Sept 15, 2017: Affirmative Action Question, Affordable Care Act Politics, African Famine, Afrofuturism, AI and City Planning, Algorithm Impact, Alzheimer’s Treatment with Testosterone, Biotech in Europe, Black Radio Station, Blind Computer Instructor, Blockchain Innovation, Cerebral Palsy Story, Charlottesville Incident, Chomsky and Dissent, Conjugal Visits, Conservatism, Contaminated Military Water, Corporate War on Working People, Dark Web, Disruptive Agriculture, Fake News Bots, Gene Editing Breakthrough, Hacking ISIS, Honor Culture, Houston Heroic Bakery, Humanoid Robots, Investment Tips, Karl Rove, Kidney Stones, Lightning Injuries, Migraine Treatment, Permaculture Lessons Learned, Police Pilot, Political Power in America, Publishing Pharmaceutical Research, Racism Issues, Radiation Injuries, Robocall Invasion Control, Robots and Jobs, Shock Causes and Types, Shock Politics, Slave Becomes Congressman, Soldiers Wartime Experience, Special Investigations, Spy Interview, Tax System Revision, Taxation Politics, Terror in Moscow Movie, Tor Project, Trumps America, Underdeveloped Countries, Urine Drug Screen Errors, US Hegemony Declines, Venezuela Turmoil, Voting System Vulnerability, Whistleblowing, White Collar Investigations, Wilderness Medicine, Wrongful Conviction

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3D Printed Vehicles 32 mins – “This is a big episode. Seriously, the biggest 3D parts I’ve encountered are what we’re going to talk about today. I’m so excited about this episode. I really love Buddy Bernhard from Local Motors, which is who we are going to talk to. We’re going to talk cars, 3D printed cars if you didn’t guess already. He just has such a passion for 3D printing in general. I love the whole model, that you’ll hear as we go forward and listen to this episode, about really how open they are about sharing what they’re doing with 3D printing. They just are passionate about moving the market forward.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam and Eve 52 mins – “we’re talking about the oldest relationship in the Christian world: Adam and Eve. The writer Bruce Feiler says the two don’t get the credit they deserve, and in his book, he aims to redeem them for a new generation. According to Feiler, the tale of Adam and Eve is a timeless myth that still has much to teach us. They confronted the ultimate human fear—loneliness—and defeated it with the ultimate human expression—love. Feiler joins us to explore the meaning of the first love story.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affirmative Action Question 47 mins – “The Justice Department is taking a hard look at affirmative action, preparing to investigate, even sue, colleges over race-based admission. That’s according to the New York Times. Harvard is being sued by Asian-Americans who say they’ve been boxed out because of their race. The Supreme Court recently upheld affirmative action. But with a new administration could things be changing? This hour On Point: Is Affirmative Action on the chopping block?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act Politics 13 mins – “After the Republican Party’s seven-year attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act kicked the bucket this week, Donald Trump declared that he would “let Obamacare fail.” He has plenty of options for moving that failure along and his actions inevitably would hit poor people the hardest, a fact that does not surprise Jack Frech who spent 30 years serving the poor in Appalachian Ohio. Frech was saddened but not surprised by the proposals put forward by house and Senate Republicans. He says such ideas are both perennial and bipartisan. For example the Clinton administration bundled what was once federal welfare assistance into block grants to states where the money often is misdirected or hoarded by the states, even as its shriveled by inflation. For context in the ensuing healthcare battles we are replaying a conversation Brooke had with Jack just after the house bill was passed.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Famine 46 mins – “Famine. 20 million people now on the brink in Africa and the Middle East. We’ve got reporters on the frontlines.” At the link find the title, “The Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding Abroad, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542087595.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afrofuturism 60 mins – “One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It’s more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic, creative, and oddly hopeful—which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Archeology 18 mins – “University of Kentucky Computer Science Professor Brent Seales caused a worldwide sensation when he and his team were able to use non-invasive scans to unlock writings on the ancient En-Gedi scroll to reveal the earliest copy of a Pentateuchal book — Leviticus — ever found in a Holy Ark. Now he’s turning his expertise to more ancient texts, this time from the lost Roman city of Herculaneum.”” At the link find the title “Ep. 11: How a Computer Scientist Uses AI to Read Lost Literature, Feb, 2017,” right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and City Planning 42 mins – “Deep learning promises to do more than just reshape city streets. We talked to Lynn Richards, president and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of Strong Towns, about how. AI will do much more than automate driving. It promises to help create more liveable cities. And help put expensive infrastructure where we need it most.” At the link find the title “Ep. 5: How Deep Learning Will Reshape Our Cities, Jan, 2017,” right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

AI in School 26 mins – “We are here at the mothership of NVIDIA with this summer’s Jetson interns. And Mokshith Voodarla, Mark Thies, Isaac Wilcove — all recruited at top robotics competitions — are building some amazing things with our Jetson embedded computing platform and deep learning, including a delivery robot, a robot that recognizes and disposes of trash, and a remote control car that can find people who are trapped in a building during a fire or earthquake.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AID’s History 73 mins “UCSF Professor Emeritus Dr. Mark Jacobsen is interviewed by Dr. Susa Coffey about his novel “Sensing Light.” The book focuses on the HIV/AIDS outbreak from the perspective of the medical professionals who found themselves on the front lines trying to treat this horrific new disease. From the first encounter through the decades of hard work that followed, medical science attempted to identify ways to contain and treat the illness. Recorded on 04/27/2017. (#32345)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Conditioning Solution 9 mins – “This is part of our five-episode pack on how science and technology can fight climate change. With better air conditioning, more whale poop, souped-up plants, and a giant vacuum. If all else fails, planet B. With David Biello, science curator at TED, author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age, and contributing editor at Scientific American.It’s August. It’s hot, and no, you’re not imagining things, it is getting hotter. But whatever New York Magazine says, we can still save the planet. And technology can help. We kick off our five-part series with a look at one technology the planet can’t live with, and humans can’t (or won’t) live without. Air conditioning. As the planet heats up, we’re blasting it in more places, and more often. Which heats the planet more, so we need more AC, and around and around. But there is a better way. Thanks, in part, to the internet of things. And a little tweak from you.” At the link click the circle with three dots, then right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” to download the file.  

Algorithm Impact 24 mins – “On April 9, 2017, United Airlines flight 3411 was preparing to take off from Chicago when flight attendants discovered the plane was overbooked. They tried to get volunteers to give up their seats with promises of travel vouchers and hotel accommodations, but not enough people were willing to get off the flight. So United ended up calling some airport security officers, who boarded the plane and forcibly removed a passenger named Dr. David Dao. The officers ripped Dao out of his seat and carried him down the aisle of the airplane, nose bleeding, while horrified onlookers captured the scene with their phones. The public was outraged. But how did Dr. Dao end up being the unlucky passenger that United decided to remove? Immediately following the incident, there was speculation that racial discrimination played a part — and it’s possible it played a role in how he was treated. But the answer to how he was chosen is actually an algorithm, a computer program that crunched through reams of data, looking at how much each passenger had paid for their ticket, what time they checked in, how often they flew on United, and whether they were part of a rewards program. The algorithm likely determined that Dr. Dao was one of the least valuable customers on the flight at the time….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment with Testosterone 46 mins – “Alzheimer’s Disease and male virility aren’t often thought of together, but most people don’t consider this a clue to preventing the much-feared disease. Maybe we should. Dr. Ralph Martins explains.” At the link find the title, “#192: Testosterone vs. Alzheimer’s, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS192.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Revolution 52 mins – “…we’re taking a different look at the American Revolutionary War. We think of it as brave patriots fighting for a noble cause, which is true, but in his new book historian Holger Hoock is trying to remind us just how bloody it was. The British brutalized American soldiers; we tortured loyalists. In fact, this cruelty shaped the outcome of the war. Hoock’s book is called Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth  and he’s joining us to talk about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Worker 10 mins – “Mike Rowe, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” joins Chuck to talk about the state of the American worker, and his new Facebook show, ‘Returning the Favor’” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file. 

Animal Stress 71 mins – “Understanding animal stress is important for many reasons.  If we know how the animal brain responds to change it helps us understand habitat destruction and climate effects on population dynamics, and can provide important information about human impacts, adaptation, and animal conservation.  Understanding the animal neurological and physiological response to stress in models translates well to other animals, including humans.  This week’s podcast is a discussion with Dr. Christine Lattin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Center at Yale University. Dr. Lattin examines stress responses in house sparrows using live imaging so that birds can be studied over and over through time. However, Dr. Lattin has become a target of activists that have engaged malicious, personal attacks against her and her research.  The harassment has intensified into very personal acts of defamation and intimidation for this early career scientist.  We discuss the extreme measures she takes to ethically conduct her research and how her own personal reconciliation of how animals are important to research.  We then discuss what it is like to be the subject of an activist defamation campaign and personal attacks, and how to not just survive it- how to turn it into something positive. The discussion is powerful and emotional, and hopefully will stir further awareness of how scientists are attacked because of their research.” At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aung San Suu Kyi on Dissent 45 mins – “The pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, examines what drives people to dissent in the second of the 2011 Reith Lecture series. ‘Securing Freedom’. Reflecting on the history of her own party, the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, examines the meaning of opposition and dissident. She also explains her reasons for following the path of non-violence.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aung San Suu Kyi on Liberty 45 mins – “The Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lecture series, ‘Securing Freedom’. Reflecting on her own experience under house arrest in Burma, she explores the universal human aspiration to be free and the spirit which drives people to dissent. She also comments on the Arab Spring, comparing the event that triggered last December’s revolution in Tunisia with the death of a student during a protest in Burma in 1988.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Life 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow discusses his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama], which looks at Barack Obama’s life prior to his years as president. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 1, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478412.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Benetech 16 mins – “Imagine a world without media – a place where written text, photographs, sound recordings, video and film all lie out of reach. You may think that, in 2017, there is no such vicinity. But think again. The world of media and particularly digital media as omnipresent as air yet millions across the globe live shut out from it. Some cannot see. Many have learning and developmental challenges. Addressing these and other barriers to information access is often considered too costly or too difficult, either by governments or by technology companies. Palo Alto-based Benetech is a nonprofit with a single focus on developing technology for social good. According to Brad Turner, Benetech Vice President, the company’s Global Literacy Program builds tools that make it possible for people with limited accessibility to reach the information they need to change and improve their lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bike Sharing 6 mins – “President Donald Trump has been trying to unravel a lot of President Barack Obama’s legacy. That now includes dismantling a small part of Washington, DC’s growing bike-sharing program. A bicycle dock was placed inside the White House grounds in 2010, but the Trump administration had it removed last week. In Seattle, they’re trying out something completely new for American cities: dockless bike sharing. You rent a bike by the half-hour, and when you’re done, you get off and lock it wherever your ride ends. It might be a new concept for Americans, but the idea isn’t all that innovative — it’s huge in China. Seattle recently had a bike-sharing program called Pronto, but it didn’t work so well — it lasted 2 1/2 years before it went under in March. Seattle’s hills and rain didn’t help, but Tom Fucoloro, the founder of Seattle Bike Blog, said the real culprit was the system…The bike-sharing program was also controversial because the city bailed out a failing nonprofit enterprise. This time, Seattle is trying bike sharing with no taxpayer money and no docks — the stations where you find and return a bike. The new dockless system got off to a hot start — more than 15,000 rides in the first week, immediately eclipsing the old system’s best week ever….Two Bay Area startups — Spin and LimeBike — have each sprinkled 500 bright green and orange bikes throughout Seattle’s downtown sidewalks. It’s quickly getting competitive. The Chinese company, Ofo, which bills itself as the world’s largest stationless bike-sharing company, also just received a Seattle city permit to add 1,000 yellow bikes into the mix….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech in Europe 46 mins – “The annual report by agricultural economists Brookes and Barfoot is a helpful resource to understand the impacts of agricultural biotechnology.  The peer-reviewed report is dense, and contains substantial information about crop use, yields, production statistics, and ag input use worldwide.  It is a tremendous resource for hard data for discussing crops and the crop protection chemistries used.  Today’s podcast is an interview with Dr. Graham Brookes, the lead author of the report.  We discuss international technology adoption, pesticide use, weed control, carbon benefits, and effects on land use.At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Regulation 40 mins – “Regulation of new technology in food crops is important for many reasons. It is critical to ensure safety, but a robust regulatory system also shapes consumer sentiment.  Today’s guest is Dr. Robert Potter.  Dr. Potter has a diverse background spanning from molecular biology bench skills through participation in many nodes of the regulatory system.  He explains the importance of regulation and how regulation is performed in the Canadian system. Other topics, like the Bt brinjal, are also discussed.” At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lung Disease 12 mins – “Discussion of how coal workers pneumoconiosis (so-called black lung disease) may be re-emerging among coal miners in Queensland, Australia.” At the link find the title, “Black lung disease: The Lancet: Aug 17, 2017,” right-click “Media files 17august.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Radio Station 40 mins – “We’re hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Radio One. As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One—now Urban One—the country’s largest African-American owned broadcasting company. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” we check back with Mike Butera, whose digital Instrument One raised a million dollars on Kickstarter.” At the link find the title, “Radio One: Cathy Hughes, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_hibt_radioone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Computer Instructor 32 mins – “Blind Abilities offers another in their Aira presentation series from the National Federation of the Blind 2017 national convention in Orlando, Florida. Join Pete Lane and Jeff Thompson as they interview Tiffany Manosh who shares her passions: her passion for technology, for travel and her passion for Aira, the visual interpreter for the blind. Jeff caught up with Tiffany in the hotel during the convention, but Pete had to complete the interview afterwards via Skype. In both portions of the interview, Tiffany, an Instructional Assistant at American River College, in Sacramento, California, shows her enthusiasm for all things tech, her love for cruising with her Mom, visiting Walt Disney World and her belief in Aira, the smart glasses which offer so much for blind and visually impaired users. Sit back and enjoy this 31 minute Blind Abilities production, brought to you by Aira.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Innovation 32 mins – “Don Tapscott is the best-selling author of Blockchain Revolution. He is also CEO of The Tapscott Group. Some of his positions and accomplishments include: Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum; Chancellor, Trent University; Member of the Order of Canada (the second highest honor for Canadian citizens); Ranked the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management; Co-Founder of the Blockchain Research Institute. In this short episode, we discuss: How Don, a psychology major, ended up becoming one of the world’s foremost technology thought leaders; We go over some of the seventy projects currently being worked on at the Blockchain Research Institute; We also talk about Don’s son – Alex Tapscott – an investment banker turned “Blockchain guru,” and the projects he is working on” At the link find the title, “‘013: Don Tapscott – The Man Leading The Global Blockchain Revolution, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Don_Tapscott_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Abnormalities 20 mins – “Drawing on strange and thought-provoking case studies, eminent neurologist V. S. Ramachandran offers unprecedented insight into the evolution of the uniquely human brain in his new book, The Tell-Tale Brain. Ramachandran spoke at the Academy in February 2011, and now we’re bringing you some of his most telling tales of the abnormal brain in this edition of our monthly podcast. Download the full lecture here.” At the link click the square it three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Rule in India 30 mins – “This year’s Reith Lecturer is British lawyer Lord Radcliffe. He was Director-General of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and is most famous for his role in Partition, the division of the British Indian Empire, His work led directly to the creation of Pakistan and India as independent nations. He examines the features of democratic society, and considers the problematic notions of power and authority in his series of seven Reith Lectures entitled ‘Power and the State’. In his fifth Reith lecture entitled ‘British Rule in India’, Lord Radcliffe examines the early years of British administration in India. He argues that period until the Indian Mutiny succeeded more as a result of the character of its institutions than their excellence. He suggests this offers a classic example of how men really respond to the stimulus of great authority.” At the link find the title, “British Rule In India, Dec, 1951,” right-click “Media files p02r7nzn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bronzeville 50 mins – “Actor Larenz Tate slides into your ears with the new fictional audio series, Bronzeville. [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audiohq/bronzeville] And comedian Marina Franklin does impressions of her family. Plus, we go back to college with Chioke I’Anson and find ourselves charmed by Charm City.” At the link find the title, “Larenz Tate Goes Old School With Bronzeville (Encore), Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170817 biglisten tbl081717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burn Injuries 39 mins – “An introduction of the biology of thermal injuries and the initial care of the patient with thermal injuries in critical condition.” At the link right-click “Direct download: thermal injury.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Cellulose Viscose 59 mins – “When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken? Dr. Paul Blanc discusses his book “Fake Silk” that explores cellulose viscose, an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury. Recorded on 05/18/2017. (#32347)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cerebral Palsy Story 46 mins – “Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.” At the link find the title, “#133 Alex and the Oracular Lamb,” right-click “Media files 688673f0-b79a-444b-b395-f38eccf80668.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charlottesville Incident 30 mins – “Brian, Ed, Joanne, and Nathan share their personal reactions to last week’s violence in Charlottesville, when white supremacists and Neo-Nazis showed up in town, some of them heavily armed. Violent clashes left one counter protester dead, and 34 injured. The BackStory hosts also discuss the meaning of Confederate statutes, and why they’re suddenly so polarizing. They conclude the conversation with why we’re seeing this resurgence in white nationalist activism in 2017.” At the link find the title, “Charlottesville: Our Town, Our Country, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS6827475632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cheese History 39 mins – “We’re revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It’s been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Origin of Cheeses, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-12-symhc-classic-cheese.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chomsky and Dissent 41 minsNoam Chomsky has been called many things: “the most important intellectual alive, America’s leading dissenter” and a few other things not suitable for polite company. Scholars around the world know him for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has pursued at MIT since 1955. But he’s most controversial as a freelance critic of politics and power. Honest dissidence is what he calls it; the blunt scrutiny of national power, arbitrary government and injustice….” At the link find the title “On Dissent. Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas. 1988,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Climate Paradox 57 mins – “In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his book: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Stoknes has developed a strategy for science communicators who find themselves confronted with climate change deniers who aren’t swayed by facts and charts. His book presents a series of psychology-based steps designed to painlessly change people’s minds and avoid the common mistakes scientists tend to make when explaining climate change to laypeople.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 106-The Climate Paradox rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Communications Policy in U.S. 58 mins – “Clemson University professor and former chief economist at the FCC Thomas Hazlett talks about his book, [The Political Spectrum], about the history and politics of U.S. communications policy.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Thomas Hazlett, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477441.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Complexity 86 minsToday, more than ever, we can better understand just how complex our world is, from social groups to economic markets to neurons in the brain and our immune systems. But will these new complexity frontiers complement contemporary physics or upend it completely? Listen in to a discussion about the future of complexity with four distinguished speakers: Bernard Chazelle, PhD” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Conjugal Visits 30 mins – “Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not, and – like everything else inside – are governed by both official and unofficial rules. In this episode of Ear Hustle, Greg and Maverick share stories about keeping their relationships strong, and getting close with their wives. Thanks to Maverick and Greg Eskridge for sharing such personal stories with us, and to our guest sound designer, the “Swedish Phenom,” David Jassy.” At the link find the title, “The Boom Boom Room, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Boom_Boom_Room_billboard.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatism 45 mins – “…Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism… Sir Roger examines a brief history of conservatism in the twentieth century of England in regard to Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. Although he appreciates what Margaret Thatcher stood for, he argues that she had many conservative ideals but never used the conservative framework to organize her overall political strategy. Instead she organized around market economics, which was not always effective in the social, cultural, and legal areas. Peter Robinson argues that Winston Churchill did a much better job of organizing around conservative ideals but eventually lost an election because he didn’t have the vocabulary or the focus on free markets. They discuss the tenuous relationship between free markets and conservative ideals that have not mixed well together in British politics. Robinson and Sir Roger discuss the 2016 political upset of Brexit in the United Kingdom and how the political analysts failed to predict the vote outcome, much like what happened in November 2016 in the United States. They deliberate how the issues around immigration from Eastern Europe to the United Kingdom contributed to Brexit, in addition to general dissatisfaction with the European Union. Thus, in the cases of both the United Kingdom and the United States, the media and intellectuals ignored the will of the “indigenous working classes” who made their voices known through their votes.….” At the link find the title, “How to Be a Conservative, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170720-Scruton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Corporate War on Working People 18 mins – “Corporations and their political allies wage an unrelenting class war against working people. Privatization, the market and level playing fields are the mantras of the day. CEOs tell workers to tighten their belts while their own wallets are bulging. Income inequality is more acute in the US than in any other industrialized country, even surpassing Britain. Glamorous Manhattan has disparities in wealth that exceed Guatemala. People are working longer hours, producing more and earning less. Wages have been stagnant or declining for more than twenty years. The ranks of the poor have mushroomed. Meanwhile profits are at unprecedented levels. ‘Class War’ is vintage Chomsky. His astute analyses provide excellent tools for self-defense. His commitment, involvement and accessibility are exemplary. It’s no wonder that the New Statesman calls him “The conscience of the American people.” At the link find the title, “The Corporate War on Working People,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Costco and Jet 15 mins – “Costco made shopping harder, and customers loved it. Now a new company is taking the Costco experience to new extremes.” At the link find the title, “#653: The Anti-Store, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170816_pmoney_pmpod653rerunv2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Defense 27 mins – “Jeff Moulton, head of Louisiana State University’s Center for Security Research and Training, talks about the growth of cyber research, and says attacks on businesses, banks, and hospitals show the massive need for cyber defense efforts.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Jeff Moulton, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483796.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Eyez 9 mins – “Blind Abilities coverage of BVA 2017 continues as Pete Lane interviews Sean Tibbetts, CEO and Co-founder of Cyber Timez, makers of Cyber Eyez. These smart glasses offer numerous functions, ranging from OCR text recognition in more than 160 different languages, performs as a magnifier, color identifier, recognizes more than six billion objects, a bar code reader, offers internet radio, Skype, and much more without an internet connection. Join Pete as he witnesses a live demonstration of just a couple of these features at the Blinded Veterans Association 2017 national convention.” At th elink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Web 27 mins – “The Dark Web conjures images of gothic fonts and black backgrounds, like a metal fan’s MySpace page circa 2001. But this section of the internet looks surprisingly normal. Accessible only through the TOR browser, there are Google-style search engines and Amazon-style marketplaces. Except what they’re selling are mostly illegal things—stolen passports, hacked account numbers, and drugs. A lot of drugs. This week, we stress out WNYC’S IT department and venture onto the Dark Web. Where you can get heroin, fentanyl, or oxycontin shipped right to your door via USPS. And we talk to Nick Bilton, author of American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, about how Libertarian philosophy and tech-bro hubris combined to spark an online drug revolution—and an opioid crisis.” At the link click the cirlc with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Decision Making 26 mins – “In the latest in our You 2.0 series, we bring you a favorite conversation with Harvard researcher Dan Gilbert. He tells us why we’re bad at predicting our future happiness, how that affects our decision making, and why we are actually happier after making a decision that feels irrevocable.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Decide Already! Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170821_hiddenbrain_decide.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Thinking 29 mins – “At one time or another, many of us feel stuck: in the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong city – the wrong life. Psychologists and self-help gurus have all kinds of advice for us when we feel rudderless. This week on Hidden Brain, we conclude our You 2.0 series with a favorite episode exploring a new idea from an unlikely source: Silicon Valley.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Getting Unstuck, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170828_hiddenbrain ep56.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Impact 11 mins – “Victoria Miller and Mahshid Dehghan discuss their two PURE studies, assessing the intake of fruit, vegetables, and legumes, and also carbohydrates and fat on cardiovascular disease and mortality…The relationships between diet, cardiovascular disease, and death are topics of major public health importance, and subjects of great controversy.1,2 In European and North American countries, the most enduring and consistent diet advice is to restrict saturated fatty acids, by replacing animal fats with vegetable oils and complex carbohydrates (and more recently whole grains).1,3 In The Lancet, Mahshid Dehghan and colleagues4 echo the views of a growing number of scientists by stating that advice to restrict saturated fatty acids “is largely based on selective emphasis on some observational and clinical data, despite the existence of several randomised trials and observational studies that do not support these conclusions’.” At the link find the title, “PURE: diet and cardiovascular disease: The Lancet: August 29, 2017,” right-click “Media files 29aug_pure.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaur Discovery 46 mins – “Move over T-Rex, there’s a new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs. Say hello to Patagotitan.” AT the link find the title, “Digging Up A New Dinosaur, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542652159.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Evacuation Question 21 mins – “Bill King, former mayor of Kemah, Texas, and the head of a study that investigated the fallout from Hurricane Rita, joins Chuck Todd to talk about the decision to shelter in place in the face of heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file. 

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

Dive Medicine 56 mins – “Starting with a fascinating history of diving, Dr. Stephen Hoffman explores various causes, effects, and symptoms of diving accidents and complications. Recorded on 05/10/2017. (#32456)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Edible Arrangements Founder 50 mins – “When Tariq Farid was 12, he emigrated from Pakistan to the U.S. – and quickly found a job at a local flower shop. Eventually he opened his own shop, which eventually led to the crazy idea to make flower bouquets out of fruit. Edible Arrangements has now bloomed into a franchise of nearly 1300 locations with an annual revenue of $600 million. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how the Seattle-based clothing company, Five12, is making athletic wear out of used coffee grounds.” At the link find the title, “Edible Arrangements: Tariq Farid, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170818_hibt_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till’s Death 42 mins – “For more than 45 years after Emmett Till’s murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.” At the link find the title, “The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-25-symhc-mamie-till-mobley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emoji Impact 32 mins – “Tech analysts estimate that over six billion emojis are sent each day. Emojis, which started off as a collection of low-resolution pixelated images from Japan, have become a well-established and graphically sophisticated part of everyday global communication. But who decides what emojis are available to users, and who makes the actual designs? Independent radio and film producer Mark Bramhill took it upon himself to find out and, in the process, ended up developing and pitching his own idea for a new emoji….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Expertise Training 45 mins – “We know experts “make it look easy.” What we want to know is how they got that way – and how we can too. And, for what it’s worth, how easy are nearby domains for experts in a given field?” At the link find the title, “#193: How Far Will Expertise Go? Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS193.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Bots 48 mins – “Russian Twitter bots and more haven’t stopped pumping out propaganda and disinformation since the election. We’ll look at the power and prevalence of social media bots.” At the link find the title, “Fake News Bots Are Here, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542454433.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Leonard Scandal 60 mins – “[Defense News] Naval Warfare Correspondent Chris Cavas discusses the U.S. Navy’s so-called “Fat Leonard” scandal involving Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and more than two dozen Navy officials, including several admirals.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Chris Cavas, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.474860.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDR’s Papers 60 mins – “Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, talks about the papers and artifacts housed at the location and provides a rare look at FDR’s personal book collection.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Paul Sparrow,” right-click “Media files program.479855.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Editing Breakthrough 46 mins – “After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos, come the tough medical and ethical questions. We’ll talk it through.” At the link find the title,”A Gene Editing Breakthrough, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542242741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Gender Memo 49 mins – “Google fires the engineer who wrote the company-wide memo saying women don’t advance in tech because of biology. Now there’s a storm.” At the link find the title, “The Google Memo And Gender In Tech, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542451919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graphic Design 39 mins – “Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health. “I’m not going to change your life, I’m just going to share with you the tools that are helping me.” Debie says: Adam calls himself an artist. He says he does that because nobody has time for his multi-hyphenate reality. Well we’ve got time and today on the podcast we’re going to explore how this designer, author, illustrator, creative director, small press, brand got to be who he, so delightfully, is. Adam has designed many fun and witty products for Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, among other retailers, and he’s also done work for Pepsi, Adobe, and The New York Times. He’s written two books, the second of which just came out and is titled Pick Me Up.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters from the Archive: Adam J. Kurtz, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Archive-Adam-J-Kurtz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Dismal Swamp 27 mins – “On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries ago. The swamp covers about 190 square miles today, but at its peak, before parts of it were drained and developed, it was around ten times bigger, spanning roughly 2,000 square miles of Virginia and North Carolina. And it’s understandable why people called the swamp “dismal.” Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees. It’s humid and soggy, filled with thorns and thickets, teeming with all sorts of dangerous and unpleasant wildlife. The panthers that used to live there are now gone, but even today there are black bears, poisonous snakes, and swarms of yellow flies and mosquitoes. But hundreds of years ago, before the Civil War, the dangers of the swamp and its seeming impenetrability actually attracted people to it. The land was so untamed that horses and boats couldn’t enter, and the colonists who were filing into the region detested it. William Byrd II, a Virginia planter, called it “a miserable morass where nothing can inhabit.” But people did inhabit the swamp, including thousands of enslaved Africans and African Americans who escaped their captors and formed communities in the swamp. This “dismal” landscape was the site of one of the most remarkable and least told stories of resistance to slavery in American history….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grizzly Bear Status 46 mins – “The Yellowstone Grizzly has been taken off the threatened species list. Many conservationists say that’s a big mistake.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Hacking ISIS 59 mins – “Former counterterrorism and intelligence officer Malcolm Nance talks about his career and his most recent books, [The Plot to Hack America] and [Hacking ISIS].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Malcolm Nance, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477107.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Dilemmas 76 mins – “Where is the line between ‘enough’ and ‘too much’ treatment? That is the topic of Sharon Kaufman’s book that explores how any technology or practice that prevents death became the ordinary standard of care. She and palliative care doctor Dawn Gross discuss how improving technologies for extending life intensify debates about the issues surrounding aging and dying. Recorded on 05/25/2017. (#32348)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Heatwaves 30 mins – “The current heat wave in Europe is proving deadly. High day and night temperatures, coupled with high humidity, can be a very dangerous combination. A new study has calculated the risk of deadly heat on a global basis, and shown that between 48% and 74% of the world’s population will be subjected to life-threatening heat and humidity for at least 20 days a year. Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading, discusses the findings. Gareth also asks BBC weatherman, Darren Betts, whether the recent wave of climate trend animations, or gifs, doing the rounds on social media, are a helpful tool in communicating climate change risks….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, but only for 30 days.(It’s also in the blog archive.)

Honor Culture 47 mins – “This week, Ed, Nathan and Joanne discuss the importance of honor throughout American history. We’ll explore how 19th-century honor culture demanded that a man’s good name be saved by any means necessary — even murder. And we’ll consider how the concept lives on today.” At the link find the title, “Death Before Dishonor: Shame and Reputation in American History, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS7177569238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up

Houston Heroic Bakery 4 mins – “Jorge Agundis was baking pan dulce on the overnight shift when the first rains of Hurricane Harvey began to fall. He says the water started to accumulate quickly — in 10 or 15 minutes. His thoughts turned to his wife and three young children. Would they be OK? In the four days since the storm landed, the kitchen manager at Houston’s El Bolillo Bakery still hasn’t been able to get back to the trailer park where he lives with his family. But Agundis has done more than worry. Instead, he’s baked. And baked. And baked….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanoid Robots 48 mins – “Today’s podcast features Ken Ford and Dawn Kernagis interviewing their colleague, Dr. Jerry Pratt, a senior research scientist at IHMC who heads up the institute’s robotics group. In 2015, Jerry led an IHMC team that placed second out of 23 teams from around the world in the first-ever DARPA Robotics Challenge. IHMC also placed first in the competition which featured humanoid robots that primarily walked bipedally and first among all U.S. teams. Jerry is a graduate of MIT, where he earned a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science in 2000. As a graduate student at MIT, Jerry built his first robot which was also one of the first bipedal robots that could compliantly walk over rough terrain. As you will learn in today’s interview, it was called “Spring Turkey” and is on display in MIT’s Boston museum. The second robot he built as a graduate student was called “Spring Flamingo,” and is on display in the lobby of IHMC’s Fred Levin Center in Pensacola. After graduation, Jerry and some MIT colleagues founded a small company called Yobotics, which specialized in powered prosthetics, biomimetic robots, simulation software and robotic consulting….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Hypnosis Expert 80 mins – “Today’s interview features one of the nation’s foremost hypnotists who is also the associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University Medical School. In this episode, Dr. David Spiegel talks about how hypnosis can help people not only quit smoking and lose weight, but also relieve chronic pain and reduce people’s dependency on medications. David earned his Bachelor’s at Yale College and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1971. His mother and father were psychiatrists and his father started practicing hypnosis just before World War II. David now has more than 45 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control and hypnosis. In addition to his role as the Willson Professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford, he is also the director of the Center on Stress and Health and the medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. David has published 12 books, including one with his father. He has written more than 380 scientific journal articles and 167 book chapters on topics ranging from hypnosis to psychosocial oncology to trauma to psychotherapy. Last year David was featured in Time magazine about the therapeutic uses of hypnosis. In terms of the nation’s escalating opiate problem, David has gone on record saying that hypnosis can and should be used instead of painkillers in many cases….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice House History 44 mins – “Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.” At the link find the title “Frederic Tudor, the Ice King, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-16-symhc-frederic-tudor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ike’s Gamble Book 58 mins – “Michael Doran talked about his book, Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East, about the 1956 Suez Crisis and its aftermath.” At the link you can purchase a download, but a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Imminent Domain 21 mins – “To build a wall, Trump is going to need to seize private land. The Constitution has something to say about that and it’s known as the Takings Clause.” At the link find the title, “8- The Takings Clause,” right-click “Media files Trump Con Law, ep 08 Takings part 01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Tips 49 mins – “In just 50-minutes, Paul covers 50 of the most important investment ideas, each of which should lead to better returns, less risk and greater peace of mind. This is the audio portion of a video you can see at Paul’s website At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’”from the pop-up menu.

John Von Neumann 36 mins – “One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.” At the link find the title, “John von Neumann, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-23-symhc-john-von-neumann.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Rove 42 mins – “Brian Balogh sits down with Republican political strategist Karl Rove to talk about his book, “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.” They also discuss Rove’s former boss President George W. Bush, the election of 2016, and how his study of history has guided his work as a Republican party strategist.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation with Karl Rove, Sept, 2017, right-click “Media files BKS9934978395.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Stones P1 7 mins – “This episode discusses symptoms, the importance of size, and a few other pearls.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Stones P2 10 mins – “A few words about the proximal ureter, I.V. Fluids, colic, and hematuria. ” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Stones P3 14 mins – “Stone analysis, labs, calcium & fluid intake, sodium in the diet, and beverage choices.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lightning Injuries 38 mins – “Dr. Preston Maxim explores two situations that may require emergency aid: lightning injury and hyperthermia. Lightning injuries range from mild (temporarily stunned) to severe (full cardiac arrest). Hyperthermia, overheated body, has many stages and can be very dangerous. Find out what you can do as a bystander or a victim. Recorded on 05/24/2017. (#32547)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Lisa Simpson 46 mins – “Lisa Simpson is the smart, musically talented, mathematically-inclined, anti-capitalist, vegetarian, feminist hero we need – today and every day.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobotomy Controversy 56 mins – “The facts don’t speak for themselves. Someone always speaks for them. From the opioid crisis to the widespread use of lobotomies to quiet problem patients, celebrity scientists and charismatic doctors have made tremendous mistakes, but thanks to their fame, they escaped the corrective mechanisms of science itself. Science always corrects the problem, but before it does, many people can be harmed, and society can suffer. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Paul Offit to discuss how we can get better at catching those mistakes before they happen and mitigating the harm once Pandora’s Lab has been opened.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 108-Pandoras Lab version 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaria Control 12 mins – “Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré is the executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. In this podcast, she updates us on recent successes in the global effort to control the disease. A second podcast examines the effect of the current ebola outbreak on the prevention and treatment of malaria, and other diseases, in affected regions.” At the link find the title, “Update on malaria – new technologies helping to tackle the disease, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 173658604-bmjgroup update on malaria new technologies helping to tackle the disease.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Legalization 46 mins – “Reefer madness. Pot’s legal in 29 states but not at the Federal level and Jeff Sessions wants to declare war. Who wins?” At the link find the title, “High Tensions Over Legal Marijuana, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542249098.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Contrasting 21 mins – “Many of us have heard that we should think positively and visualize ourselves achieving our goals. But researcher Gabriele Oettingen finds this isn’t actually the best advice. Instead, she says, we should use her strategy — which she calls WOOP.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: WOOP, There It Is, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_hiddenbrain podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Unrest 64 mins – “[Iranian]Foreign Minister Zarif discusses current developments in the Middle East.” At the link find the title,”A Conversation With Mohammad Javad Zarif, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170717 GM Zarif_642531_0.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migraine Treatment 18 mins – “Mabel Chew talks to Tamara Pringsheim, from the University of Calgary, about the use of triptans for acute treatment of migraine. When, how, and what contraindications a physician should be aware of. Read the full article: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2285At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.

Moral Panic 59 mins – “Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC’s “On the Media,” discusses her book [The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brooke Gladstone, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479679.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men.

Muslims in Hawaii 42 mins – “The one where Taz flirts over plastic grapes and Zahra meets her own hot doctor.” At the link find the title, “032 – LIVE from Shangri La in Honolulu,” right-click “Media files 6252517-032-live-from-shangri-la-in-honolulu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nathan Bedford Forrest 12 mins – “Monuments don’t just appear in the wake of someone’s death — they are erected for reasons specific to a time and place. In 1905, one such memorial was put up in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, to commemorate Nathan Bedford Forrest, who had died in 1877. Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and widely regarded as a military genius. Ulysses S. Grant called him “that devil Forrest.” Robert E. Lee lamented not putting his talents to greater use during the war. Forrest was wealthy, but he built his fortune with the labor of enslaved persons. He was also a member (and, according to some accounts: the first Grand Wizard) of the Ku Klux Klan..” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurovirology 61 mins – “From the Vector-Borne Viruses Symposium in Hamilton, Montana, Dickson and Vincent speak with Diane Griffin about her career and her work on understanding viral infections of the central nervous system.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nixon Book 58 mins – “John Farrell talked about his book Richard Nixon: The Life, in which he chronicles Mr. Nixon’s political career from his early days in Congress to his tenure and downfall as president.” At the link you can purchase a download, but a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Nixon White House 59 mins – “Columnist and political commentator Pat Buchanan, who served as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon, discusses his book, [Nixon’s White House Wars].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Pat Buchanan, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479195.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis 26 mins – “MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff says that he didn’t grasp the true scope of the opioid crisis until he began traveling across the nation and talking to people on the ground.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

Origins of War 44 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan In his second lecture, recorded at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, John Keegan looks at the origins of warfare, when combat first became purposeful, and examines whether evidence of violence and the need for war is embedded in human nature, or if it is only present in the external factors which act upon human nature. He argues that the evolution of conflict is inextricably linked to the evolution of social groupings.” At the link find the title, “The Origins Of War, Apr, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r852q.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistan Partition P1 28 mins – “The mass migration of 1947 and what that version of events says about the country now. In Pakistan they are racing against time to record the memories of those who witnessed Partition: people like Syed Afzal Haider, now in his late 80s, who recalls, as a 15-year-old, creeping through the deserted streets of Lahore and watching dogs sniffing around the scattered corpses. Hundreds of thousands died in 1947 as Muslims were driven across the partition line into the newly created Pakistan, and Hindus and Sikhs were forced in the opposite direction. Taha Shaheen and Fakhra Hassan are making sure the stories of 1947 are not forgotten….. ” At the link right-click “Download,” right-click quality and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistan Partition P2 28 mins – “Has Pakistan has lived up to the vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah – to create a unified national identity for the country with Islam as the great unifying factor? Pakistan was founded as a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, but religion, nationality and gender have caused faultlines in the region. For women, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in and yet it has also spawned a thriving women’s rights movement with thousands of activists such as Tanveer Jahan, “Societal transformation,” she says, “is a very, very long struggle” At the link right-click “Download,” right-click quality and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pandemics P1 26 mins – “This is Part 1 of our podcast coverage of the event Wrath Goes Viral, the first in our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series. In this first section, the panel considers the evolution of viruses, the spillover of pathogens from animals to humans, and some cultural practices that increase the rate of this phenomenon. The discussion is moderated by award-winning author David Quammen. The panelists are Dr. Ian Lipkin, Captain Daniel B. Jernigan, and author Maryn McKenna. In this first section, the panel considers the evolution of viruses, the spillover of pathogens from animals to humans, and some cultural practices that increase the rate of this phenomenon. The discussion is moderated by award-winning author David Quammen. The panelists are Dr. Ian Lipkin, Captain Daniel B. Jernigan, and author Maryn McKenna.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.

Pandemics P2 26 mins – “In Part 2 of our podcast coverage of Wrath Goes Viral, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy. In the section, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.

Permaculture Lessons Learned 61 mins – “Today’s a special episode. It’s an interview that I did, but on the other side of the microphone. The episode you will hear today is a replay of an interview I did with Oliver Goshey of The Abundant Edge. The focus of it all centers around the lessons I have learned doing what I do every day. If you like what you hear in this episode and you want to hear more from Oliver, check out The Abundant Edge where he has a variety of podcast episodes in the archive spanning topics from permaculture to one of his specialties, natural building. One of the subjects I don’t ever touch because I am not very knowledgeable on the subject, but Oliver is. But that’s not the case in this one, because I touch on a subject I know very well, failing. I tried to keep it real in this one, I hope you get a lot out of it, enjoy it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pitch People 24 mins – “When we go to the state fair, we don’t go for the rides, deep-fried tacos or the butter cow. We head straight for the vendor marketplace to meet the masters of the lost art of salesmanship.” At the link find the title, “#788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_pmoney_pmpod788.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Bags in Kenya 5 mins – “Discarded plastic bags are a scourge in many places across the globe. But the situation is particularly bad in Kenya. Plastic bags hang from trees and clog waterways. And in Kibera, a slum on the edge of Nairobi, there are entire hills made of them. But now, the Kenyan government has said “no more.” Starting Monday, plastic bags are illegal in Kenya. And anyone found manufacturing, selling or even using them could be charged up to $38,000 and spend up to four years in jail….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pneumonia and Ventilators 17 mins – “Treatment of Ventilator and Healthcare Associated Pneumonia” At the link find the title, “Pneumonia part 4 – Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention attempt2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Pilot 51 mins – “In this episode, we interview California Highway Patrol Pilot Jan Sears. Jan is passionate about aviation and has a unique path towards his career goal and will share with us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Power in American 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Robert Caro talks about [On Power], his audio project looking at the evolution and exercise of political power in America, as well as the next volume of his multi-part biography of Lyndon Johnson.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Robert Caro, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480835.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Portland Maine Gentrification 48 mins – “All this year we’ve been out around the country, listening to Americans work through what they think of this political moment. Where the country stands now. The challenges it’s facing. Where it needs to go. Latest stop: Portland, Maine. It’s a beautiful little coastal city that is booming. And struggling with gentrification. If you’ve got money, it’s a dream. If you don’t, you’re almost exiled. And Portland is by no means the only city facing this struggle. This hour, in our On Point National Listening Tour: we’re looking at gentrification, from Portland, Maine.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pre-diabetes Epidemic 15 mins – “Pre-diabetes is an umbrella term and the most widely used phrase to describe a blood concentration of glucose or glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) that lies above normal but below that defined for diabetes. John S Yudkin, emeritus professor of diabetes at University College London, thinks this is over-medicalisation and will only increase the burden…” At the link find the title, “Pre-diabetes – epidemic or emperor’s new clothes? Jul, 2014,” right-click “Media files 159119998-bmjgroup pre-diabetes epidemic or emperors new clothes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Publishing Pharmaceutical Research 16 mins – “The BMJ no longer publishes research funded by tobacco companies. Richard Smith says that research funded by drug companies is also flawed and published to encourage sales, but Trish Groves says that the industries are fundamentally different and that moves are afoot to increase….” At the link find the title, “Should journals stop publishing research funded by the drug industry? Jan, 2014, right-click “Media files 129619574-bmjgroup publishing drug funded research.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rican Representative 66 mins – “Congressman Luis Gutierrez discusses his formative years in Puerto Rico, his political education in Chicago alongside Harold Washington, and his hopes and fears for immigration policy under the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 166-Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files b0gzou.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Issues 30 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most well known intellectuals in American law. She served as a deputy city attorney from 1976-1978 in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and as Staff Attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. She has been affiliated with Columbia University Law School since 1991, and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at the City University of New York in Queens. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Her highly regarded first book, “The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor” is an autobiographical work that illuminates some of America’s most complex problems. In her first lecture, Professor Patricia Williams examines how the issue of colour remains so powerfully determinative of everything from life circumstance to manner of death, in a world that is, by and large, officially ‘colour blind’. She considers the tensions between ideological and social measures to eliminate racism and the material conditions experienced by individuals, and argues that the very notion of blindness about colour constitutes an ideological confusion at best and denial at worst.” At the link find the title, “The Emperor’s New Clothes, Feb, 1997,” right-click “Media files p02r81rr.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radiation Injuries 29 mins – “The US government last week released a report that the threat of a nuclear device used in an act of terrorism is high in the next couple of years. In this episode we discuss the some concepts of the medical care required to those exposed to radiation as well as blast injuries. I hope this is information that none of you will ever need.” At the link find the title, “Radiation Injury / Nuclear MCI, Dec, 2008,” right-click “Media files nuclear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rahm Emanuel 69 mins – “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacts to Trump’s controversial statements on Charlottesville, discusses the city’s lawsuit over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, shares his advice for the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterms, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 167-Rahm Emanuel, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 57y11f.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reading Science 76 mins – “The latest episode of Brain Science (BS 136) is  discussion of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg . Unfortunately I was unable to reach  the author, so this is a return the show’s early days when it was not dominated by interviews.  This book contains information that is important to anyone who cares about how children learn to read. One key theme is that there is a large gap between current reading science and educational practice. In this podcast we explore the relationship between spoken and written language, including a very important difference: spoken language evolved but writing is an invention: the original information technology. We revisit several of the topics that we originally explored back in BSP 24, but we also explore some new topics such as how written languages reflect the unique properties of their particular spoken languages.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recess Value 21 mins – “How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS!” At the link find the title, “Back-To-School: Recess 101, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170821_wow_witw081717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit Founders 48 mins – “With $12,000 and a mascot named Snoo, two former college roommates designed a web site they hoped would become “the front page of the Internet.” Today, despite growing pains, personal issues and persistent trolls, Reddit has over 300 million monthly users and is valued at 1.8 billion dollars. Recorded live in San Francisco.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Reddit: Alexis Ohanian & Steve Huffman, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170830_hibt_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renal Replacement Therapy 32 mins – “Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is rather a confusing topic. What do all those initials mean and why use one therapy over another? This podcast will explain the difference between intermittent and continous. What are the various forms of continuous and how do they differ? What are the concepts of ultrafiltration, diffusion, and convection? These questions will be answered in this introduction to renal replacement.” At the link find the title, “Renal Replacement Therapy: SCUF, SLED, CVVH, CVVHD, IHD–what does it all mean, Jun, 2007,” right-click “Media files RRT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robocall Invasion Control 18 mins – “Your phone rings–it looks like your neighbor’s calling. But instead, it’s the creepiest scam of the year.” At the link find the title, “#789: Robocall Invasion, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170818_pmoney pmpod789.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots and Jobs 52 mins – “Robots have been displacing human workers since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and that’s not about to change. If anything, says the futurist Martin Ford, the accelerating pace of tech innovation means that robots will be taking more jobs, including some we thought couldn’t be automated. White-collar workers like paralegals, journalists, even teachers, may soon find themselves replaced by artificial intelligence. Ford joins us Tuesday to explain what the rise of the robots means for the future of work.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scopes Monkey Trial 52 mins – “…we’re telling the story behind the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. You know the basics: the agnostic Clarence Darrow and the Bible-thumping William Jennings Bryan faced off in a court room in a battle about teaching evolution in public schools. Our guest is the historian Jeffrey Moran who says the trial came as American culture was shifting and fundamentalists were freaking out about Charles Darwin. It was the trial of the century.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Secretary Navy Mabus 38 mins – “In Episode 1: The Art of “No,” we talked with former Secretary of the Navy during the Obama administration, Ray Mabus. In that episode, we aired only a portion of the full audio. But it was such a profound interview that we decided to air the raw audio in its entirety. In this interview, Sec. Mabus talks about the challenges of prioritizing projects, education, equal rights in the military and more.” At the linkf ind the title, “Episode 1.5: Obama Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330802400-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-15-obama-navy-secretary-ray-mabus.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Sewing Machine Invention 42 mins – “The mechanization of stitching happened by way a series of inventions, several of which finally came together. Though Elias Howe is often credited with inventing the sewing machine, his invention had more to do with the combination of existing ideas.” At the link find the title, “The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine, Mar, 2013,” right-click “Media files 2013-03-27-symhc-sewing-machines.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Causes and Types 38 mins – “Fluid resuscitation done poorly can result in significant complications to the patient.  This episode will present some of the newer considerations in fluid resuscitation in traumatic shock.” At the link right-click “Direct download: resus.mp3” and select save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Politics 47 mins – “Syndicated columnist Naomi Klein discusses shock politics. She is interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Naomi Klein, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479873.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slave Becomes Congressman 58 mins – “Journalist and author Cate Lineberry discusses her book, [Be Free or Die], about the life or Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped bondage during the Civil War and went on to become a member of Congress.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Cate Lineberry, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.482251.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soldiers Wartime Experience 43 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan. In his fourth Reith lecture, recorded at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, John Keegan considers the impact of battle on those who fight them and how it’s altered the nature of war throughout history. He also examines how modern warfare has changed the role and experiences of the soldier.” At the link find the title, “War And The Individual, Apr, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r7t2l.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Investigations 49 mins – “We’ve covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we’re revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Interview 16 mins – “There’s an entire universe of things spies are not allowed to tell us. Today on the show, a few of the teeny things they can say. They might come in handy.” At the link find the title, “#791: Tips From Spies,” right-click “Media files 20170830_pmoney_pmpod791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Subdural Haematoma 19 minsSubdural haematoma is more common in elderly patients, yet the condition is easy to miss in this group. John Young, a consultant geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, describes what clinical signs to look out for, and what tests can confirm a diagnosis of subdural haematoma.” At the link find the title, “Recognising a subdural haematoma in the elderly, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files 139013762-bmjgroup-recognising-a-subdural.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax System Revision 58 mins – “T.R. Reid discusses his book, [A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System], in which he takes a comparative look at tax systems around the world.” At the linkf idn the title, “Q&A with T.R. Reid, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475782.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taxation Politics 39 mins – “With arguments about austerity and public spending back at the heart of British politics, we ask economist Ha-Joon Chang to help us make sense of it all.  Why is tax always described as a ‘burden’?  Are the Tories trapped in their austerity narrative?  Where should the government invest for the best return?  Plus we discuss why it’s so hard to solve Britain’s productivity problem: it goes back a hundred years.  Ha-Joon Chang is the author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) and Economics: A User’s Guide (2014).” At the link find the title, “Ha-Joon Chang, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tear Down This Wall 42 mins – “…Peter Robinson’s journey to becoming Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter began in Oxford as he was trying his hand at becoming a novelist. After a year of writing a book Peter wasn’t thrilled with, William H. Buckley advised him to try to become a speechwriter in Washington, DC. Peter left Oxford and. after a series of interviews, was given the task of speechwriting for then vice president George H. W. Bush and eventually became a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan. Five years after Peter Robinson became President Reagan’s speechwriter it was Peter’s turn to write one of the president’s important speeches of the year to be delivered in Berlin during the height of the Cold War. To get the speech right, Peter spent a day and half in West Berlin researching the points of view of diplomats and politicians, all of whom all made it seem as though the Berlin Wall was something people hardly noticed any more. …That statement and the sentiments of the people of West Berlin struck Peter; after a series of drafts he came up with the now well-known line, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” That line, however, almost didn’t make it into the final draft of the speech as various advisers counseled against it and tried to persuade Peter and President Reagan to remove it. In the end, though, President Reagan insisted, and the line was kept in and remains to this day one of his most famous statements.” At the link find the title, “The Speech That Defined a Presidency, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170823-robinson-uk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terror in Moscow Movie 25 mins – “For the month of August we’ll be running a series of interviews Bob has done over the years with documentary filmmakers. In the OTM office, the producers have been referring to the collection as “Bob’s docs.” Over the next few weeks we’ll go through some themes of documentary film-making, from prurience to access to the personal journey. This episode is about the gift of access. This episode features Bob’s interview with the filmmaker Dan Reed about his 2003 documentary “Terror in Moscow”, about the 2002 attack by Chechen terrorists on a Moscow Theater. Reed had access to remarkable footage filmed by the terrorists themselves and used it to present an extraordinary view of the crisis. Then, Bob revisits his interview with Matthew Heineman about his documentary “Cartel Land” in 2015. Heineman’s relationship with his subjects allowed him to capture moments of violence, corruption, and even adultery — all recorded with the subjects’ full participation.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Tor Project 63 mins – “This week, we talk with Colin Childs from the Tor Project, answer your questions from last week’s cell phone episode, and present a new OSINT technique for telephone number search.” At the link find the title, “040-A Conversation with The Tor Project, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 337581422-user-98066669-040-a-conversation-with-the-tor-project.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travelers Health 89 mins – “Dr. Andi Tenner, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine, explores how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy in remote settings where medical care may be scarce. Tenner discusses some common diseases and offers prevention and treatment tips. Recorded on 05/03/2017. (#32416)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s America P1 48 mins – “Americans used smartphones to record their stories from the start of Donald Trump’s presidency. A simple conversation in a bar triggers an attack which leads to a prison sentence. This is the first of four podcasts about the real lives of Americans and what they want from their president. The Response: America’s Story is from The BBC World Service with American Public Media.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s America P2 52 mins – “Linda discovers she can donate a kidney to her sick partner Reuben and save his life – while taking charge of the TV remote control forever. All the stories to The Response: America’s Story were sent via smartphone from across the USA. This is the second of four podcasts and includes insights into the impact of Obamacare.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s America P3 53 mins – “Police raise their guns, but the migrant they are dealing with does not speak English. This is from just one of the smartphone stories submitted to The Response: America’s Story. The theme of the third episode of the series is immigration. These are first-hand, true stories of journeys to America, compiled and recorded at Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. Reporters: Joey Palacios and Jack Morgan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s America P4 54 mins – “Harrison is a supporter of Donald Trump and a dinner party is about to go spectacularly downhill. Meanwhile a pagan starts covering her tracks. This is the fourth and final episode of The Response: America’s Story, recorded on smartphones across the USA. We find out about people’s lives during President Trump’s first 100 days. This episode was compiled at Boise State Public Radio, with insights into the city and its politics from KBSX reporters Frankie Barnhill and Samantha Wright.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Underdeveloped Countries 30 mins – Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ali Mazrui, considers Africa’s lack of economic development in his fourth Reith lecture from his series entitled ‘The African Condition’. In this lecture entitled ‘The Burden of Underdevelopment’, Professor Ali Mazrui questions how such a resource rich region of the world accommodates some of the poorest countries in the world.” At the link find the title, “The Burden of Underdevelopment, Nov, 1979,” right-click “Media files p02r7nbj.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Urine Drug Screen Errors 21 mins – “You know all those people on social media wanting mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients? Perhaps, reasonable in theory, if the test wasn’t frequently producing false-positives and false-negatives. Making accurate clinical decisions is always challenging, but particularly with urine drug testing. The consequences of misinterpretation can be awful.” At the link click “Download,” then click it on the next screen to get the audio file.

Urine Output Value 20 mins – “Now it’s time to bust out some clinical content and talk resuscitation. You can start today! You don’t need fancy equipment or tools. Just reach down and grab something, use a Foley and you’re there…and as a special bonus, you get a little intro on hypotensive resuscitation and why it may not be all that for the long haul…Drs. Phil Mason and Chris Burns are interviewed by Justin.” At the link find the title, “UOP – The Best field monitor for PFC…and a word on hypotensive resuscitation, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files UOP.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Hegemony Declines 55 mins – “Listen to a lecture by Noam Chomsky, given in Montreal in Oct. 2013. A talk focusing on declining U.S. hegemony, tracking political patterns back to the end of WWII, throughout the imperialist politics in Asia during the Cold War, to the turn against U.S. influence in Latin America over the past decade. Importantly this talk also highlights the importance of social action, of grassroots movements on changing the course of political history. Thanks to Canadian Dimension for organizing the lecture, recorded for broadcast on CKUT radio in Montreal by Stefan Christoff.” At the link find the title, “Declining US Hegemony 2014,” which is listed alphabetically, right-click “download” in the right column and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Turmoil 28 mins – “Who are the people hoping to overthrow President Maduro? For Assignment, Vladimir Hernandez reports from Caracas.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viet Nam Lessons 60 mins – “Noam Chomsky spoke just a few weeks prior to the 10th anniversy of the end of the Vietnam War. He covers a lot of ground in this talk, discussing among other matters, the true war aims, as revealed by declassified material, etc. Interestingly, he also compares the US war on Indochina to the American/British intervention in the Greek Civil War, just after WW II. He also talks about various other US interventions, such as in the Dominican Republic and Latin America generally.” At the link find the title, “The Lessons of Viet Nam. March 31, 1985,” right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting System Vulnerability 20 mins – “Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: “We can’t rule out that elections haven’t already been manipulated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voyager Mission 19 mins – “Emer Reynolds’ latest film project, The Farthest, tells the story of the Voyager spacecraft, the first man-made objects to leave the solar system.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

Warfare Prevention 28 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan. In his fifth and final Reith lecture, recorded at the Broadcasting House, London, John Keegan considers the future of war. He argues that it will not be law that will keep the world’s peace. Rather it will be because the United Nations retains the will to confront unlawful force with lawful force together with the capacity to resolve the conflicts in which wars originate. He believes that we must not shrink from seeing the causes of war addressed, but equally we must not shrink from seeing violence used when the threat of violence has failed.” At the link find the title, “Can there be an end to war?, May 05, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r7v4c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Watts Riot 16 mins – “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.” King wasn’t condoning the violence of a riot, but he was condemning the legacy of racially based injustice that led to riots. And he was acknowledging how “violent rebellions” were a response to continued abuse of power from those forced to live under a system where equality and justice were systematically denied. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riot and the 50th anniversary of both the Newark and Detroit riots. All of the uprisings were sparked by incidents of racially biased police actions against members of the black community, combined with a long history of biased policing and lack of economical and educational opportunities. In 2015, The Remix looked back at the1965 Watts riot, one of the first major uprisings to draw the public’s attention to racial discrimination and police bias.” At the link find the title, “The Watts riots: listening to ‘the language of the unheard’, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistleblowing 50 mins – “After a week of fury and fire, On the Media takes a chill pill. We look at chilling warnings and opaque impediments, from reporters working with whistleblowers or trying to cover immigration courts, to media organizations reckoning with their future in the post-Gawker era. 1. Dana Gold of the Government Accountability Project speaks with us about the incomplete patchwork of legal protections for journalists in light of the government’s newfound zeal for cracking down on “leakers.”2. Immigration reporter Julia Preston of the Marshall Project discusses the challenges journalists face covering immigration courts. Then, Judge Dana Leigh Marks, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, describes the unique challenges facing judges in the immigration court system. 3. InSight Crime’s Steven Dudley debunks some of the myths around the notorious MS-13 and explains why it’s not all that the Trump administration describes. 4. Brian Knappenberger, producer and director of Nobody Speak: The Trials of the Free Press, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his film, and describes the role of big money and morality in commanding the free press.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

White Collar Investigations 58 mins – “Journalist Jesse Eisinger reports on how the Justice Department handles white collar crimes. He is interviewed by Professor Jennifer Taub.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jesse Eisinger, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481597.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wilderness Medicine 79 mins – “Before you head to the back country get tips from Dr. Judy Klein, emergency medicine specialist, so you know what to do if you find yourself in an emergency medical situation far from professional help. Get tips on the essential first aid kit and learn potentially life-saving techniques Recorded on 05/17/2017. (#32501)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Wrongful Conviction 62 mins – “After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he’s able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can’t.” At the link you can buy the file, but a copy is also included in the blog archive.

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Media Mining Digest 304 – Sept 8, 2017: African Nationalism, AI in Decision Making, Al Gore, Automated Vehicle Guidelines, Back Pain, Bad Pharma, Baptist Demonizing, Bitcoin Complications, Black Crime and Punishment, Blind 9-11 Survivor, Climate Change Fixes, Criminal Justice Reform, CRISPR Ethics, Dark Web, Divorce Finances, Domestic Violence in the Military, Fitness Training, GMO Science, Greenwald on Trump Reporting, Internet Porn, Job Security Decline, Labiaplasty Increase in Australia, Mass Casualties Response, Money Management by Couples, Net Neutrality, Ocean Pollution Impact, Online Abuse, Physician Burnout, Racial Concepts, Refugee Resilience, Refugees and Technology, Research Fraud, Russian Interference Penalty, Salary Negotiations, Saying No, St Bernard Project, Tesla, Undocumented Alien, Water Contamination in Australia

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Acetaminophen and Aspirin 48 mins – “Dr. George Bosse gives a thorough review of acetaminophen and salicylic acid pharmacokinetics followed by presenting symptoms, pathology and treatments for toxicity.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Nationalism 30 mins – “African affairs writer and lecturer Margery Perham discusses the effects of colonialism in tropical Africa. In 1939 she became the first female fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University before being appointed as Director of the Oxford Institute of Colonial Studies in 1945. In her Reith series entitled ‘The Colonial Reckoning’, she highlights problems of colonial rule. In this lecture entitled ‘African Nationalism’, she explores the positive side of anti-colonialism, which is emancipation. She discusses how and why this force has started and tries to explain how it has led to African freedom from British and French rule. She analyses some of the converging events and influences which have turned the world into a hot-house for the forced and rapid growth of African nationalism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ageism Cure 12 mins – “It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. “Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured,” she says. “It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

AI Decision Making 31 mins – “A guy who thinks machines can prevent crime, another who thinks machines could destroy humanity and a machine-learning algorithm outsmarted by squirrels. Listen, decode and decide: Is the decisive machine evil?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

AI Renaissance 11 mins – “How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make “humanistic AI” that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function — from turbocharging our design skills to helping us remember everything we’ve ever read and the name of everyone we’ve ever met. “We are in the middle of a renaissance in AI,” Gruber says. “Every time a machine gets smarter, we get smarter.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Al Gore 27 mins – “Former Vice President Al Gore talks with Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his new movie Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Lovett also made some jokes.” At the link find the title, “Pod Save the Planet with Al Gore, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 11ba9b11-229a-4505-a49b-2c4c064cfb42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ALS 52 mins – “Dr. Martin Brown presents ALS and other motor neuron diseases by first reviewing their history and clinical course. He then discusses the diagnostic workup and efforts to find anything instead of ALS and finally ends his presentation with a discussion on the standard of care and the multidisciplinary ALS clinic.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancestry 66 mins – “Perceived identity has been a discussion for centuries because of its crucial and diverse psychological implications. Culture, social roles, relationships and family structure have been known to make up and create one’s sense of self. This need rests deep inside every human—to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves and to find our place in the world. Catherine Ball will discuss how the combination of DNA and family history data provides us with better sense of identity—a deeper and empowering understanding of who we are, how we connect to society and how we’ve been shaped by human history. Recently published research enables an unprecedented look at ancestral migration patterns, including 500 million genetic relationships, and ties these groups to historical events of the past 400 years. Ball will discuss these incredibly valuable insights into our history and the forces that continue to shape our beliefs, giving us a more granular look at how immigration, geography, politics, religion and economics have shaped the world.” At the link find the title, “Ancestry’s Catherine Ball: Who Do You Think You Are? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Ancestry’s Catherine Ball Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art Impact on History 12 mins – “Artist Titus Kaphar makes paintings and sculptures that wrestle with the struggles of the past while speaking to the diversity and advances of the present. In an unforgettable live workshop, Kaphar takes a brush full of white paint to a replica of a 17th-century Frans Hals painting, obscuring parts of the composition and bringing its hidden story into view. There’s a narrative coded in art like this, Kaphar says. What happens when we shift our focus and confront unspoken truths?” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Back Pain 46 mins – “Dr. Anna Burke presented this talk at the University of Louisville as she neared the end of her residency with us. Dr. Burke is trained in Osteopathic Medicine and her approach to low back pain is outstanding in a world that, as she says, often seems to use narcotics as a first line therapy. She has since been hired to the Internal Medicine faculty at the University of Michigan.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bacteremia 56 mins – “Dr. Ramirez is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville and is the Division Chief for Infectious Disease. Here, he discusses bacteremia and intravascular infections.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bad Choices 44 mins – “Ali Almossawi is the author of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. His latest book is Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier. He talks with Leo Laporte about his unique style of explaining algorithms and algorithmic thinking.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bad Pharma 63 mins – ““Medicine is broken,” warns Ben Goldacre, the British physician, academic, author of the Guardian’s Bad Science column. In this live episode of Rationally Speaking, Massimo and Julia interview Ben about his new book, Bad Pharma, and how the evidence about pharmaceutical drugs gets distorted due to shoddy regulations, missing data, and the influence of drug companies.” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baptist Demonizing 15 mins – “What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beans 30 mins – “For 2016, the International Year of Pulses, our Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science is looking at the many opportunities provided by pulses edible seeds like dried, lentils, and chickpeas. Pulses provide a non-animal source of protein, appear to be healthy for the gut microbiome, and help replenish the soil where they are grown. In this podcast we’ll talk to scientists studying the benefits of pulses about their research and also how we might solve the challenge of moving these important foods from millions of small-scale farmers in India and Latin America to consumers worldwide.” At the link click the square with three dots, double click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Complications 42 mins – “Roger Ver is arguably the most well-known investor/entrepreneur in the Bitcoin space. He is the former CEO & Founder of Memory Dealers, a computer parts business that made him a millionaire by the age of 25. He has invested and started several Bitcoin businesses, most recently, Bitcoin.com, where he is CEO. In this episode, Roger outlines why he supports bigger blocks, how his obsession with Bitcoin landed him in the hospital, and the one thing every Blockchain entrepreneur or company has to do if they want to succeed.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Black Crime and Punishment 80 mins – “The outrage over the senseless killings of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement has led to a renewed conversation about race in America, where black people are more likely than whites to be arrested for minor crimes, to be dealt harsher sentences and to be more unfairly impacted by their criminal records. Yet the criminal justice system is staffed by thousands of black police officers, judges, corrections officers and prosecutors. Forman examines the tragic roots of the war on crime, showing how tougher laws and harsher responses were proposed by the nation’s first black mayors, police chiefs and city council members. When poverty, crime, drug addiction and violence were on the rise, their stringent law-and-order tactics were seen as necessary to protect and heal these communities. In heartbreaking detail, Forman reveals how incremental steps taken in the name of the civil rights movement gradually eroded the rights and opportunities of the very people they were meant to help.” At the link find the title, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170808_Locking_Up_Our_Own_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Hair Texture 15 mins – “Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America — from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. “This is about more than a hairstyle,” Cochrane says. “It’s about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others’ expectations.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Black Hole Photography 12 mins – “At the heart of the Milky Way, there’s a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can’t see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making such an image would require a telescope the size of Earth — until Katie Bouman and a team of astronomers came up with a clever alternative. Bouman explains how we can take a picture of the ultimate dark using the Event Horizon Telescope.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Black Women Self-care 16 mins – “T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Black women — and build communities in the process. How? By getting one million women and girls to prioritize their self-care, lacing up their shoes and walking in the direction of their healthiest, most fulfilled lives.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Blind 9-11 Survivor 29 mins – “Michael Hingson talks about his employment journey and how everything he has done in his past has led him to Aira. And that is what Michael brings to his new Strategic Sales position at Aira. He is not new to Aira as he has been involved for over 2 and a half years and understands completely how Aira brings instant access to information. Michael is well known for his Best Selling book titled, Thunder Dog. Telling the story about his experience surrounding the escape from Tower 1 during the September 11th terrorist attacks.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-Opiate Pain Controlup menu.

Blockchain News 2014 45 mins – “ICOs Are Disrupting The Venture Capital Industry With Brock Pierce Brock is a serial entrepreneur, digital currency visionary, and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Often referred to as the father of digital currency, he made millions in the internet gaming industry, where he was involved in trading virtual video game currencies. He founded Blockchain Capital with two other partners, and they have become one of the leading venture capital firms investing in Blockchain. In this episode, we talk about how Blockchain Capital is using tokens sales/ICOs to disrupt the VC industry, how they created the world’s first Digital Liquid Venture Fund, and the most critical factor they consider when deciding on which company to invest in.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Blood Sugar Control 33 mins – “A great deal is being presented and published on control of blood sugar in the ICU as well as the postoperative period. How much control is enough and what is the data?” At the link right-click “Direct download: hyperglycemia.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bombing Civilian Targets 58 mins – “No one doubts the bravery of the thousands of men who flew and died in Bomber Command. The death rate was an appalling 44%. And yet until the opening of a monument in Green Park in 2012 they had received no official recognition, with many historians claiming that the offensive was immoral and unjustified. How can it be right, they argue, for the Allies to have deliberately targeted German cities causing the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians? Even on a strategic level the offensive failed to bring about the collapse of civilian morale that was its intention. Others, however, maintain that the attacks made a decisive contribution to the Allied victory. Vast numbers of German soldiers and planes were diverted from the eastern and western fronts, while Allied bombing attacks virtually destroyed the German air force, clearing the way for the invasion of the continent. Arguing for the motion were AC Grayling, philosopher and author of ‘Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?’; and Richard Overy, Professor of history at Exeter University who has published extensively on World War II and air power in the 20th century. Arguing against them were Antony Beevor, award-winning historian and author of the No. 1 international bestseller ‘The Second World War’; and Patrick Bishop, historian and author of ‘Bomber Boys’.” At the link find the title, “The Allied bombing of German cities in World War II was unjustifiable, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 70 mins – “Last summer, the British public surprised almost everyone by voting to leave the European Union. No one knows how that will turn out; however, this program puts the possibilities into perspective by looking at the history as a whole, reviewing the 8,000 years since rising sea levels physically separated the British Isles from the European continent. Most of the challenges facing Britain in the 2010s are neither new nor uniquely British. Looking at these challenges over the long term reveals some surprising patterns that offer hints about the fate of the Western world in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Fog in the Channel: Britain, Europe and the Wider World, 6000 B.C.–A.D. 2103, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170807_Fog in the Channel Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C.difficile colitis 47 mins – “Dr. Kris Krueger reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of C.difficile in the U.S. Then, she gives an update on current medical treatments including antibiotic, probiotic and surgical treatment before covering the evidence behind fecal microbial transplant. She also addresses prevention strategies and emerging C.difficile therapies such as immunotherapy and vaccines.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiac Evaluation 59 mins – “Dr. Stillman is part of the medicine faculty at the University of Louisville. He is well known for his focus on the human aspect of medicine and as an advocate for patients. Here, Dr. Stillman discusses the history and practical aspects of performing a pre-op evaluation” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chemical Burns 40 mins – “Ingestion of caustic materials can be fatal and difficult to evaluate. These patients are often referred to our burn center.” At the link right-click “Direct download: POD_ICR_Ingestions.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chemotherapy 47 mins – “Dr. Krem presents this lecture by first describing chemotherapy indications and which patients should receive chemotherapy.  He then explains common toxicities and their treatments along with drug-specific toxicities.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chevy Volt 44 mins – “We unpack the Chevy Volt. We explore the origin of the Volt and its connection to the Tesla Roadster, its path from concept car to production vehicle, the technology choices, and our thoughts on why GM made the Volt in the first place “ At the link right-click “Download” andselect “save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 44 mins – “Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as CEO of Lincoln, a Bay Area nonprofit serving children and youth, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development. She will discuss these impacts and the urgency to develop policies that support early screening and interventions for at-risk children.” At the link find the title, “Begin with the End in Mind: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Bodies, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Begin With the End in Mind_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Scientists for Kids 15mins – “Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Climate Change Fixes 39 mins – “A proposal to bioengineer shorter humans with cat eyes, a decades-old idea for a totally new kind of power, a battery made from trash and Bill Nye the Science Guy tries to get us in gear. Listen, decode, and decide: Can world-building save us? Stay updated on all things Codebreaker.

Criminal Justice Reform 7 mins – “For a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison — and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevance. While behind bars, Peterson found redemption through a penpal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn. In this brave talk, he reminds us why we should invest in the humanity of those people society would like to disregard and discard.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

CRISPR Ethics 7 mins – “249 EE Editing the Genes of Human Embryos,” At the link find the title similar to the description (Aug 2017), Might-click “Media files ede_249-ks3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybrog Trends 33 mins – “The man who collected too much data, cyborgs who want to make their body-hardware mainstream, robots that rebuild your hairline and a conversation with Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge aka LeVar Burton. Listen, decode, and decide: Can the augmented self save us?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Cystic Fibrosis 48 mins – “Dr. O’Hagan is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments with Pediatrics and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. O’Hagan has specific interest in early CF therapy and transition from pediatric to adult medicine in CF. In this lecture, he discusses CF for the internist as life expectancy for CF patients increases….”” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darfur via Poetry 10 mins – “Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, “Will you witness me?” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Dark Web 32 mins – “A couple is forced onto the dark web to buy life-saving medicine; Ben buys a drug scale; and a researcher who says the dark web might make the illegal drug trade safer. Listen, decode, and decide: Is the dark web evil?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Data Personalization 12 mins – “Giorgia Lupi uses data to tell human stories, adding nuance to numbers. In this charming talk, she shares how we can bring personality to data, visualizing even the mundane details of our daily lives and transforming the abstract and uncountable into something that can be seen, felt and directly reconnected to our lives.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Data Tracking 32 mins – “How targeted ads for a pair of men’s sandals broke up one relationship, the researchers trying to keep data tracking honest, and the casualties of ad blockers. Listen, decode, and decide: Is data tracking evil?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.  

DDOS Attacks 45mins – “2016 is known throughout the circles of information security as “The Year of The DDoS Attacks”, and rightfully so: 5 large scale DDoS attacks – ‘Distributed Denial Of Service’ – shocked the technology world. In this episode of Malicious Life, we examine how the power of the internet itself can be harvested and deployed to take down major companies and websites. With special guests- Yossi Na’ar and Graham Cluley.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, Episode 4: Big Cannons, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_EP4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Defibrillator Usage 6 mins – “If Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, will you know what to do? Artist and first-aid enthusiast Todd Scott breaks down what you need to know about using an automated external defibrillator, or AED — in this galaxy and ones that are far, far away. Prepare to save the life of a Jedi, Chewbacca (he’ll need a quick shave first) or someone else in need with some helpful pointers.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Delirium 49 mins – “Dr. Sager presents Delirium and how common it is through various statistics before explaining the Delirium DSM- 5 Criteria. He then discusses the many paths that lead to the development of Delirium and why that makes it so difficult to treat as well as the diagnosis of Delirium and the different risk factors involved like dementia, immobility, sensory impairment, etc. While treatment is hard to come by, Dr. Sager discusses the different treatments available.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Complications 58 mins – “In this lecture Dr. Villafuerte speaks from experience and research on the myriad complications that can occur with diabetes. Dr. Betty Villafuerte is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville. Her clinical interests are obesity, diabetes, and hypoglycemia.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diarrhea 58 mins – “Dr. Bryan Moffett is on faculty at the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. He practices primarily at the VA Hospital and is known for his ability to simplify and organize complex pathology. Here, he gives one of his well known lectures on acute and chronic diarrhea.” At the link right-click “Download the Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diseases with Stones 39 mins – “Dr. Eleanor Lederer presents stone disease and how stones may be a presenting feature in many systemic diseases.  She then discusses diseases and how many are accompanied by stones as well as metabolic evaluation leading to therapies that result in limitation or even cessation of nephrolithiasis.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Divorce Finances 33 mins – “Married young with two kids, Margaret and Leif Jacobsen navigated different class backgrounds, a mixed-race relationship, and their accidentally uber-traditional gender roles in the pursuit of a life together. When they decided to divorce, a true friendship emerged from the ashes — they speak with SuChin Pak about how they navigate finances and feelings within a complicated new independence.” At the link find the title, “Independence Day : Divorce, Finance and Friendship, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files PNC5057184055.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence in the Military 62 mins – “Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell speaks to the National Press Club about the new Army domestic violence program.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Angus Campbell, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Campbell_1608_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doping in Sports 42 mins – “Filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogel talks about his new movie, Icarus, about Russian subversion of international doping rules in sports—and how it relates to the current investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_242.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Disease 33 mins (3 parts) – Three part discussion of the disease by Dr Gil Porat, a Colorado hospitalist. At the link (P1) right-click “Download’ and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same here for P2 and here for P3.

Ebola Historical Perspective 18 mins – “David Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology, and head and senior fellow, at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security was sent to investigate the first outbreaks of Ebola in 1976. In this podcast he gives a longer term perspective on the disease, and talks about the importance and challenges of introducing novel treatments.”At the link click the square with three dots, then double-click “Download” to download the audio file.

Email Concerns 34 mins – “A woman answers a mysterious email and finds herself on a plane, spam buries our inbox, and a band falls apart over the send button. Listen, decode, and decide: Is email evil? A woman answers a mysterious email and finds herself on a plane, spam buries our inbox, and a band falls apart over the send button. Listen, decode, and decide: Is email evil?.“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Encryption Uses 29 mins – “How encryption hides all around us, how it was used in 18th century Paris to separate merchants from their money and the difference between your brain and your fingertip. Listen, decode, and decide: Can encryption save us?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Environmental Stewardship P2 30 mins – “In his second lecture entitled ‘Impact of Man on His Environment’, Sir Fraser Darling explores the continuous affect of man on his natural habitat. Taking examples from prehistoric man, the industrial revolution and modern day technology, he considers whether man has taken all he can from the world to increase growth and development. He explores and criticises how politics and political policies have had a lasting affect on the contamination of the world and its ecology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Stewardship P5 30 mins – “In his fifth lecture entitled ‘The Forward Look in Conservation’, Sir Fraser Darling reflects on the art of conservation. He considers how technology and preservation of the world could work together in unison and highlights different countries’ conservation contributions. He argues that science can be an enlightener if only industries and politics allow it to work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Stewardship P4 30 mins – “In his fourth lecture entitled ‘Global Changes – Actual and Possible’, Sir Frank Fraser Darling explores the problem of overpopulation and its likely effect on the natural world. He considers the population problem in relation to other environmental factors such as increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, increased reliance on technology and the reduction in all natural environmental buffers. He ponders whether rises in prosperity and population might just signal the decline of the habitable world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Stewardship P3 30 mins – “The Vice-President of the Conservation Foundation in Washington, DC and renowned ecologist Sir Frank Fraser Darling explores the concept of Man’s responsibility for his natural environment in his Reith series entitled ‘Wilderness and Plenty’. In his third lecture entitled ‘The Technological Exponential’, Sir Frank Fraser Darling examines the ecological consequences of technology since the industrial evolution. He reflects on the way the rapid guzzle of oil, coal and nuclear materials has affected the environment and touches on what this technology has done to Man as well. He scrutinises the enveloping character of advanced technology, and the choking side-effect of pollution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Stewardship P1 – 30 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is English ecologist, conservationist and author Sir Frank Fraser Darling. He is the current Vice-President of the Conservation Foundation in Washington, DC and his ornithological ideas have marked him as a specialist on the topic of the natural environment. He also worked as a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at the University of Edinburgh (1953-58) and was Chief Officer at the Imperial Bureau of Animal Genetics (1930–34). He is strongly associated with the highlands of Scotland, an area which he has often studied and written about. Frank Fraser Darling explores the concept of Man’s responsibility for his natural environment in his Reith series entitled ‘Wilderness and Plenty’. In his first lecture entitled ‘Man and Nature’, he considers how humans have dominated the natural world by constantly challenging it and altering it to their advantage. However, bringing together economics and ecology, he discusses what circumstances might lead to the need to conserve the human race.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Stewardship P6 30 mins – “The Vice-President of the Conservation Foundation in Washington, DC and renowned ecologist Sir Frank Fraser Darling explores the concept of Man’s responsibility for his natural environment in his Reith series entitled ‘Wilderness and Plenty’. In his final lecture entitled ‘Where Does Responsibility Lie?’, Sir Fraser Darling argues that population is almost certain to increase but pollution does not necessarily need to. He argues that technology should use its own inventiveness to decontaminate the world, but asks who would be responsible for enforcing such a policy. Without all nations taking the ethical responsibility for the environment, he concludes, it will take many years for intellectually-led change to filter through and become concrete action plans.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

 

Epilepsy 48 mins – “In this case-based lecture, Dr. Brittany Chapman discusses differential diagnosis for seizure-like events, diagnostic workup, seizure classification and epilepsy treatments. She also delves into comorbidities and long term epilepsy prognosis.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epilepsy Life 9 mins – “Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it’s like to live with the condition.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

EU Book Regulations 19 mins – “Journalists have a lot to keep them busy in 2017. In Europe alone, there are Brexit, populism, and nationalism, as well as immigration to cover. The rise of so-called fake news and growing skepticism about professional journalism only make matters worse. The European Publishers Council is a lobby group of chairmen and CEOs from leading European media organizations. Based in Brussels, Belgium, home of the European Commission and numerous European Union government bodies including the European Parliament, the EPC reviews the impact of proposed European legislation on news publishing, newspapers, and journalism, and then expresses its collective opinion to legislators, politicians and opinion leaders. Clearly, that’s not a simple or straightforward task in 2017 either for the EU or the press as an institution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Controversy 58 mins – “In the eyes of pro-Europeans, the founding of the EU after WWII secured peace across the continent for decades. But one needn’t look further than Brexit to see that the EU is teetering on the edge. By showing itself blind to the concerns of ordinary people and incapable of reform, has the European Union failed its citizens? Or should we ignore the doomsayers and march ahead with more European integration? Listen to the arguments from our inaugural Intelligence Squared debate in Berlin.” At the link find the title, “The EU is Failing Europe’s Citizens, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Face and Voice Recognition 33 mins – “A toddler who saved her mother’s life with Siri, a man whose mysterious ailment opened up a world of voice recognition technology and a dating service that wants to scan the faces of all your exes. Listen, decode, and decide: Can recognition software save us?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Feminism 30 mins – “We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Financial Struggles 30 mins – “Neal Gabler’s cover story about the hidden financial struggles of the middle class sparked a firestorm of attention. Here, we talk with him about the personal story behind his revolutionary confessional, and how it feels to live the truth.” At the link find the title, “Redefining Success: Neal Gabler on the Secret Shame of the Middle Class, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files PNC3277711169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Training P1 15 mins – “Muscle and Strength Gaining Tips for Men, Women, Bodybuilders, and Beginners – part 1, Oct, 2016,” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Fitness Training P2 15 mins – “Part 2 of Muscle and Strength Gaining Tips for Men, Women, Bodybuilders, and Beginners” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Fitness Training P3 12 mins – “This episode is part philosophy, part motivation, and a discussion of some traps men and women get caught in..” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Fitness Training P4 28 mins – “Lifestyle, carbohydrates, protein, and eccentric weight training are part of the focus of this sermon..” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Footwear History 39 mins – “The human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves?” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, then right-click “Download this audio” and select “save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Galapagos 50 mins – “When Charles Darwin first saw the Galapagos Islands he was not impressed – he said that “nothing could be less inviting than the first appearance”. But later he recognised the unique nature of these islands, which he called “a little world within itself”. They set him thinking about how animals change and ultimately inspired his theory of evolution. Sarah Darwin follows in the footsteps of her great, great grandfather in this “little world within itself” to see how the Galapagos islands themselves have evolved and changed since he visited in 1835” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Gamification 45 mins – “The idea behind gamification is simple—borrow what’s great about the experience of playing video games, and use it to make other things more enjoyable! Competition, scoring, prizes—these are just some of the ingredients of what gamification can bring to just about any user experience, if you know how to do it right. Our guests for this episode of The Drawing Board offer a wealth of insight and experience on the subject, and we’re going to discover what they’re working on. We start by exploring an upcoming video game with Ubisoft’s Kenneth Strickland, then we talk to Gina Gotthilf of Duolingo, go up to Strava to hear from Chief Product Officer Aaron Forth, and finally we sit down with Amelia Lin, one of our own gaming experts here at Udacity.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Gamification, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 336408418-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-3-gamification.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geriatrics 35 mins – “Dr. Daniela Neamtu covers the main principles of geriatrics including polypharmacy: she reviews differences in pharmacology in older adults, demystifies the Beers criteria, discusses the ACOVE project and common sources of medical errors.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glass Building Faults 12 mins – “There’s a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of concrete and steel covered with glass are cropping up like an invasive species. Rethink your city’s anatomy as Davidson explains how the exteriors of building shape the urban experience — and what we lose when architects stop using the full range of available materials.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Globular Star Clusters 49 mins – “In 1914, Harlow Shapley moved to work at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.  Over the course of five years, using the 60 inch reflector there, he observed the 75 visible globular clusters and developed a whole new model of the Milky Way Galaxy and our place in it.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

GMO Science 54 mins – “Investigate the complications, misinformation, passion and confusion around GMOs, sustainable farming, and the future of food, with Neil Tyson, Chuck Nice, plant geneticist Pamela Ronald, and Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of “Food Evolution” which Neil narrates.” At the link click the box with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Greenwald on Trump Reporting 52 mins – “Glenn Greenwald is one of the co-founding editors of The Intercept. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether America is risking a new cold war with Putin’s Russia, Julian Assange’s complicated personality, and why Trump is less unprecedented in American history than we’d like to believe.” At the link find the title, “Glenn Greenwald, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9053170886.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Attacks 29 mins – “Myocardial Infaction (Part 1): This episode will discuss the diagnosis of MI, STEMI, and non-STEMI. We then discuss the indications and types of thrombolytic agents.” At the link find the title, “Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosis and Thrombolytics, Sept, 2008,” right-click “Media files MI_prt1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Attacks 60 mins – “Dr. Abramov presents “Acute Decompensated Heart Failure” with a review of the underlying pathophysiology and treatment. He dives into the the roles of diuretics and beta blockers in acute exacerbation. Finally, he discusses indications for referring a patient to a heart failure specialist along with primary prevention measures.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Health 21 mins – “Heart disease is the leading death for Americans today. In this special edition of the Science Physician-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, director of the Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and scientific organizer of the Academy’s upcoming conference on cardiovascular health in Barcelona, Spain has to say about heart healthy behavior in children, youth, and adults. This podcast is brought to you by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Translational Medicine Initiative, sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.” At the link click the square with three dots, double click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heat Waves 21 mins – “Experts warn this new age of heat waves is not going anywhere so adapt accordingly.” At the link find the title, “Aug 9: Experts warn heat waves are the new normal, adaption is key,” Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170809_21933.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Hypothermia 29 mins – “Following the recent crash of the US Airways in the Hudson River, it is an appropriate time to discuss the clinical manifestations and treatment of hypothermia.” At the link find the title, “Environmental Hypothermia, Jan, 2009,” right-click “Media files cold.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Idea Creation 18 mins – “Where does OK Go come up with ideas like dancing in zero gravity, performing in ultra slow motion or constructing a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg machine for their music videos? In between live performances of “This Too Shall Pass” and “The One Moment,” lead singer and director Damian Kulash takes us inside the band’s creative process, showing us how to look for wonder and surprise.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Internet Porn 44 mins – “A man whose job is scrubbing porn from the web; adult film star Stoya’s battle against free, pirated porn; and the dirty history of tagging. Listen, decode and decide: Is internet porn evil?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Jet Suit Construction 6 mins – “We’ve all dreamed of flying — but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He’s built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with Browning in an unforgettable demo.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Job Security Decline 69 mins – “Much has been lost over the last 70 years. Big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. Post World War II, these companies believed that worker pay needed to be kept high in order to preserve morale. Productivity boomed. Rick Wartzman illustrates how much things have changed since then. Job security, steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, and robust health benefits were once thought to contribute to worker morale and to keep the company humming, but these benefits are now gone. Wartzman will trace the ups and downs of four corporate icons–General Motors, General Electric, Kodak and Coca-Cola—and the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Wartzman also addresses what can be done to rebuild the work force and help resurrect the middle class. Before joining the Drucker Institute in 2007 as its founding executive director, Wartzman worked for two decades as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. While business editor of the LA Times, he helped shape a three-part series on Walmart’s impact on the economy and society, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.” At the link find the title, “The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170718_The End of Loyalty_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketamine Use 22 mins – “In this episode Paul interviews Scott Weingart of EMCrit about issues with ketamine for military medics” At the link right-click “Direct download: Scott Weingart Podcast on Ketamine for PFC Part_1.wav” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketamine Use P1 19 mins – “In this episode Paul interviews Scott Weingart of EMCrit about issues with ketamine for military medics” At the link find the title “Scott Weingart Interview on Ketamine for Prolonged Field Care Part 1, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files Scott Weingart Podcast on Ketamine for PFC Part 1.wav” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketamine Use P2 23 mins – “In this episode Paul and Scott Weingart of EMCrit wrap up their discussion about issues with ketamine for military medics” At the link find the title, “Scott Weingart on Ketamine for Prolonged Field Care Part 2, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files Scott Weingart Podcast on Ketamine for PFC Part 2.wav” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labiaplasty Increase in Australia 8 mins – “There are thousands of labiaplasty procedures undertaken in Australia each year. Increasingly, young women, even girls are dissatisfied by parts of their vulva and seek cosmetic surgery. The most common concern is when the labia minora, the inner lips, protrude below the labia majora, or outer lips. Psychologist and researcher Gemma Sharp says images of vaginas in media, particularly on the internet, show only one kind of vagina leading women to be critical of their own anatomy if it doesn’t fit the ideal. Gemma plans to develop online resources to help young girls and women so they can see the source of their concerns. It would also provide education about the normal wide range of body types and offer help in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

League of Nations History 44 mins – “This episode of Whistlestop revisits September 25, 1919 and the collapse of grand speeches for peace delivered by President Wilson.” At the link find the title, “Riding the Oratory Train, Aug, 2017,” right-click “SM8971023867.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 45 mins – “A few years ago, Resveratrol a compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, among other foods made a splash in the news as an anti-aging wonder and was soon after seized upon by marketers. But the truth is that research is still in its early stages. Dr. Joseph Baur leads us through the science behind the hype. The bulk of this podcast was recorded live at the June 5, 2012 event “The Science Behind the Hype: Resveratrol in Red Wine and Chocolate,” a part of the Locavore’s Dilemma series. You can download the slides to accompany the lecture here.” At the link find the title, “Getting Behind the Resveratrol Hype, Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files 316375923-nyasciences-getting-behind-the-resveratrol.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lightning Injuries 10 mins – “Lightning injuries are rare, but when you do treat a patient they can have facinating presentations. This lecture follows a patient we treated at Vanderbilt. The patient present to a local ED with stroke like symptoms following the lightning strike. Initially, physicians were confused by the presentation, but in this lecture you will learn that his presentation was near textbook. www.burndoc.comAt the link find the title, “Lightning Injuries, May, 2007,” right-click “Media files lightening.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lithium Hazards 21 mins – “Lithium Toxicity and Side Effects – Clinical Considerations for Hospitalists and Acute Care Provider” At the link find the title that’s the same as the description, (Jul 2012), right-click “Media files Lithium Toxicity and Side Effects-Clinical Considerations for Hospitalists and Acute Care Providers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liver Disease 46 mins – “In this lecture, Dr. Craig McClain discusses the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease, treatment, and patient cases. Dr. McClain uses his expertise in nutrition to discuss risk factors and advanced pathophysiology that predispose patients to excess harm from alcohol. He closes with a focus on where the research on treatment is and what the most recent evidence tells us about how we might improve clinical management.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liver Injury 16 mins – “Hepatotoxicity from antibiotics, NSAIDs, dietary supplements and other sources are explored. Idiosyncratic drug induced immune related and non-immune related injuries are differentiated, which can change treatment. “ At the link find the title, “Acute Liver Injury From Drugs (other than acetaminophen), Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files Liverinjury from drugs.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Long Term Planning 12 mins – “We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term … like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Lung Diseases 44 mins – “Grand Rounds given by Internal Medicine Chairman, Dr. Jesse Roman. He covers the definition of interstitial lung disease as well as it’s evaluation and management. He also spends time on idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease Status 15 mins – “Some researchers and patients say Ottawa’s recent $4 million commitment to fight Lyme disease is targeting the wrong areas.” At the link find the title, “Aug 10: ENCORE | Lyme disease patient argues government funding misguided, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170810_17476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Casualties Response 39 mins – “It is Sunday 8.31.08 and for hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the city of New Orleans.  This podcast will discuss the basic elements of disaster planning and management. (This was reposted due to some technical problems with the server.)” At the link right-click “Direct download: MCI.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Test Value 14 mins – “Our whole society views risk in medicine wrongly, argue Jerome Hoffman and Hemal Kanzaria from the University of California Los Angeles. In this podcast they slay some strongly held myths about medicine’s ability to heal, and say that one of our big beliefs, that death is not inevitable, is leading to over treatment.” Click the square with three dots, double-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Loss [2 parts] 41 mins – Dr Gil Porath, Colorado Hospitalist, discusses the source of memory, causes of its alteration, and impact of its loss in this two podcast episode. At the link find the title, “Memory – part 1 – Memory in disease and health, Dec 20, 2014,” right-click “Media files Memorypart1.mp3” and “…part 2, Dec 28, 2014,” “Media files Memory-part1-Memoryindiseaseandhealth.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menieres Disease 16 mins – “A clinical review on thebmj.com looks at Meniere’s disease. One of the review’s authors, Jonny Harcourt, a consultant otologist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, takes us through the pathogenic process and clinical presentation of the disease, its clinical course and prognosis, and what clinical features help to discriminate the condition….” At the link find the title, “The diagnosis and management of Menieres disease, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files 176723349-bmjgroup-menieres-disease.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbes on Skin 11 mins – “Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes — we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them — but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they’re sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren’t gross, Madden says — they’re the future.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Money and Kids 30 mins – “Before it looms too large in their lives, kids spend a few years making sense out of money – its made-up symbolism, mysterious behavior, and larger than life power. They see it operating in their parents’ work, at the store, at school and in images of fame and fortune. At its heart, kids understand that money connotes worth, power and freedom – but that it can also empty our lives of meaning and connection. In this episode, we handed the mic over to kids from 5 to 9 years old to discuss the role of money in their lives, and in their imaginations.” At the link find the title, “Get Schooled: Kids and Money, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files PNC5571652013.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Money Management 33 mins – “Baratunde Thurston — comedian, coder, huge-hearted digital innovator, and new supervising producer for The Daily Show — talks about the pursuit of joy (and money), his courageous and wild mom, and what it means when you affix your television to the wall of your apartment. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.” At the link find the title, “Who Among Them Are Happy? “ right-click “Media files PNC1238812063.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Management by Couples 39 mins – “Young couple and business owners Sam Huff and Meghan Wright talk about navigating different backgrounds in pursuit if their dreams, blowing through their budget, and the incredible power of wine and Excel spreadsheets. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.” At the link find the title, “Making Marriage (And Money), Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files PNC6818584498.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MRSA Basics 12 mins – “Resistance and virulence mechanisms are discussed. Clinical presentations as well as the difference between colonization and infection are considered. Screening, prevention, and understanding Community Acquired MRSA vs Healthcare Acquired MRSA strains can be challenging, so practical information is presented for the common questions patients, families, and health care workers will often have.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 44 mins – “Trying to make two highly produced shows at once is hard though! So for my mental health, this month’s Flash Forward is a bit of a remix. The top of the show is new, it’s an interview with Kit Walsh, who is a staff attorney at Electronic Frontier Foundation where she works on free speech, net neutrality, copyright, coders’ rights, and other issues that relate to freedom of expression and access to knowledge. Then, you’ll hear a remixed version of an old episode about the future of the internet, and what it would take for us to abandon the world wide web.” At the link find the title, “Down For Everyone Not Just You, Au g, 2017,” right-click “Media filesmedia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neural Network P1 46 mins – “We dig deep into neural networks and AI as it pertains to Tesla. Neural networks have been in the news with Tesla’s full self-driving announcements. We discuss the history of neural networks, deep learning and AI. The advantages of neural networks and why they have come into more prominence recently. And we talk about our own efforts to build a car detection neural network. See our results here: http://theteslashow.com/neural-network-imagesAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Neural Network P2 56 mins – “We continue our conversation on neural networks and deep learning. We dig into the major automotive players who are using neural networks and deep learning in their approaches. We cover what Comma.ai is up to, Mobileye’s point of view, Nvidia and their OS for self driving cars and how Tesla is already using them to power Autopilot and will be integral in Enhanced Autopilot and Self-Driving.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.  

New Yorker Art Director 9 mins – “Meet Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker’s art director. For the past 24 years, she’s helped decide what appears on the magazine’s famous cover, from the black-on-black depiction of the Twin Towers the week after 9/11 to a recent, Russia-influenced riff on the magazine’s mascot, Eustace Tilley. In this visual retrospective, Mouly considers how a simple drawing can cut through the torrent of images that we see every day and elegantly capture the feeling (and the sensibility) of a moment in time. At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Pollution Impact 9mins – “As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water’s chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification, and in this talk she takes us for a dive into an oceanographer’s world. Learn more about how the “evil twin of climate change” is impacting the ocean — and the life that depends on it.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Online Abuse 60 mins – “Author and journalist Tara Moss addresses the National Press Club in Canberra on the subject of cyber-bullying.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Tara Moss, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Moss_0908_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Opiate Pain Control 19 mins – At the link find the title, “Opiate Analgesic Pain Control, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files Morgans_Opiate_pain_control.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkinsons and Tremors 53 mins – “Dr. LaFaver presents Movement Disorders by first explaining the spectrum of hyperkinetic movement disorders from myoclonus to dystonia and how their movements differ among them as well as what movements are classified between hypokinetic and hyperkinetic movements. She then explains the phenomenology of movements and how to describe them before going into detail about the differences between Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacogenetics 57 mins – “Kristen takes a look at adverse drug reactions occurring secondary to identifiable genetic risk factors. She looks at the evidence supporting genetic testing, common mutations (Cyp phenotypes), and how to decide whom to test.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Zave Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Burnout 30 mins – “ Eric Baker presents Physician Burnout by first discussing burnout in terms of psychology from occupational burnout to job burnout. He then explains statistics involved with physician burnout through various graphs and charts comparing different scenarios from med students and residents compared to the general population as well as how burnout differs between physicians. Some items in this lecture may have come from the lecturer’s personal academic files or have been cited in-line or at the end of the lecture. For more information, see our citation page. Disclaimers ©2016 LouisvilleLectures.org

Political Polarization 49 mins – “How can we bridge the gap between left and right to have a wiser, more connected political conversation? Journalist Gretchen Carlson and op-ed columnist David Brooks share insights on the tensions at the heart of American politics today — and where we can find common ground. Followed by a rousing performance of “America the Beautiful” by Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Poverty Definition 33 mins – “Dr. Donna Beegle is the founder of a consulting firm that works to break the cycle of poverty in America. Here, Dr. Beegle talks about her uncommon life as migrant-worker, welfare-recipient and homeless mother. She discusses how our economic future may not rest in the hands of experts with money, but in the untapped genius of those without.” At the link find the title, “Breaking the Cycle: Dr. Donna Beegle, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9566976248.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Prisons for Profit 74 mins – “In 2016, the Obama administration declared that the federal government would begin phasing out the use of private, for-profit prisons in the justice system. This move came in response to a Justice Department report that showed private prisons did not save money and were less safe than public facilities. In early 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded this decision. Today, the debate continues: Should the American criminal justice system include private, for-profit entities? Or should the prison system at the state and federal levels be run by the government? Join our panelists for a conversation about the state of the American criminal justice system and private prisons….” At the link find the title,”For-Profit Punishment? The Private Prison Question, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170718_Inforum For Profit Punishment Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pulmonary Cases 37 mins – “Dr. Frederick Rosenblum covers a series of pulmonology cases from basic pulmonary diagnoses to cases masquerading as pulmonary and pulmonary cerebral syndromes. This is a fast-paced, clinically-relevant lecture!” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pulmonary Embolism P1 18 mins – “The topics covered are D-Dimer testing, false positive over-diagnosis of PE on CT scanning, the ADJUST-PE study, and clinical signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Pulmonary Embolism P2 15 mins – “The treatment challenges of subsegmental pulmonary embolism, with emphasis on the 2016 guidelines are reviewed. Ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan interpretations in those unable to get a CT scan are considered.” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Pulmonary Embolism P3 18 mins – “Understanding what causes hypotension in PE is essential to understanding the severity of the situation. The relevance of the stressed right ventricle is emphasized. Thrombolytic therapy for hypotension and other clinical scenarios resulting from pulmonary embolism are contemplated.” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Pulmonary Embolism P4 24 mins – “The use of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters and the length of anticoagulation in unprovoked DVT/PE are considered. A rant about hyper-coagulable panels in provoked DVT/PE is opined.” At the link click “Download” then double click “Download” on the pop-up screen to get the pop-up file.

Racial Concepts 30 mins – “Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Robert Gardiner discusses the issues of race in his Reith series entitled ‘A World of Peoples’. Born in Ghana, he has worked as the Head of the Ghana Civil Service, is a former Deputy Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Africa and has authored the book ‘Development of Social Administration’. In this lecture entitled ‘Contemporary Racial Moods’, Robert Gardiner explains why the concept of race resists precise definition and why race theorists persist in searching for proofs of racial differences in mentality. He explores myths which purport to explain racial differences by investigating past history and current frustrations. He provides examples of misconceived ideas by both white and black people and asks, how much of the colour conflict is due to fear? And if these fears were gone, would there be a chance of solving racial problems?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Radio Telescope Uses 15 mins – “Our universe is strange, wonderful and vast, says astronomer Natasha Hurley-Walker. A spaceship can’t carry you into its depths (yet) — but a radio telescope can. In this mesmerizing talk, Hurley-Walker shows how she probes the mysteries of the universe using special technology that reveals light spectrums we can’t see.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Ransomeware Attacks 30 mins – “WannaCry’s widespread cyber attack on more than 200,000 computers all over the world made headlines – but only a few people remember a similar attack, named The AIDS Trojan, almost 30 years earlier… In this episode of Malicious Life, we go deep into the world of ransomware to examine its roots, the tools used and developed for these extortions, and the methods utilized.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, Episode 5: The Roots of Evil, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_EP5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees and Technologies 35 mins – “The gadget that saved a refugee in the middle of the Aegean Sea, how an agent uses technology to patrol the U.S. border with Mexico, and how a journalist in exile broadcasts the news with WhatsApp. Listen, decode, and decide: Can technology crossing borders save us?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Resilience 15 mins – ““We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives — except our humanity,” says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she’s helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Research Fraud 12 mins – “Research fraud, the deliberate falsification of research data, undermines science and can lead to horrible outcomes, as exemplified by Andrew Wakefield and the MMR/Autism scandal. A new Head to Head in The BMJ sets out the case for and against making research fraud a crime. Arguing yes is Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta, from the Hospital for Sick Children…” At the link find the title, “Should research fraud be a criminal offence? Jul” right-click “Media files 158806647-bmjgroup-should-research-fraud-be-a-criminal-offence.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rickettesia 44 mins – “Dr. Raghuram review common rickettsial diseases (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus, Mediterranean Spotted Fever, African Tick Bite Fever, and less common species) with a focus on board review. She delves into geography, vectors and pathophysiology of these diseases as well as discussing common look-a-like diseases.” At the link right-click Download Episode” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference Penalty 48 mins – “At this point, it’s widely accepted that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election; the question now is what the United States should do about it. At Third Way, Mieke Eoyang, Evelyn Farkas, Ben Freeman, and Gary Ashcroft have a new paper on the subject, titled “The Last Straw: Responding to Russia’s Anti-Western Aggression.” Mieke and Evelyn came to the studio to talk with Benjamin Wittes about their proposals, which range from sanctions to FARA reforms.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_238.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Salary Negotiations 9 mins – “Your boss probably isn’t paying you what you’re worth — instead, they’re paying you what they think you’re worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Saying No P1 28 mins – “Can learning to say “No” make you a better employee? A better leader? A better person? In our inaugural episode, The Drawing Board explores the art of saying “No” to create better products and programs. The idea was first popularized by Steve Jobs nearly 20 years ago; we explore it today with: author Carmine Gallo (4:30), Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (10:00), psychologist and CEO coach Camille Preston (17:00). Learn how resisting the urge to say “Yes” can help you optimize both your work and your personal life.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: The Art of “No”, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330801115-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-1-the-art-of-no.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saying No P2 37 mins “In Episode 1: The Art of “No,” we talked with former Secretary of the Navy during the Obama administration, Ray Mabus. In that episode, we aired only a portion of the full audio. But it was such a profound interview that we decided to air the raw audio in its entirety. In this interview, Sec. Mabus talks about the challenges of prioritizing projects, education, equal rights in the military and more.” At the link find the title, ‘Episode 1.5: Obama Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330802400-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-15-obama-navy-secretary-ray-mabus.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self Driving Vehicles 58 mins – “We continue our discussion of self-driving vehicles. We dig into the regulations in place today and what’s needed to allow self-driving on the roads. We also chat about the impact they will have on the insurance market. And we dig into how self-driving will change what we think of as a car – from small pods all the way to hotel rooms on wheels.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Sepsis P1 35 mins – “Sepsis is a common cause of death in the intensive care unit. In this episode I present some of the statistics on septic deaths, introduce the definitions, and present the basic science. Part 2 will cover fluid and drug therapy for septic shock.” At the link find the title “Sepsis – Part 1, Dec, 2007,” right-click “Media files Sepsis_prt1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sepsis P2 34 mins – “In this episode we discuss that ICU care of the patient with sepsis. This includes an introduction to various vasopressors.” At the link find the title, “Sepsis – Part 2, Feb, 2008,” right-click “Media files sepsis_prt2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smoke Inhalation 46 mins – “Smoke Inhalation injuries can be deadly.  This episode explains why smoke can be so deadly, and how to care for those patients with suspected smoke inhalation injuries.” At the link right-click “Direct download: POD_ICR_Smoke11.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar City 44 mins – “We explore the proposed Tesla acquisition of SolarCity. What is SolarCity? Why does Tesla want SolarCity? Why is the market against the deal? Is it a good idea for Tesla?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Solar City Misunderstanding 51 mins – “We discuss the SolarCity acquisition and its implications for Tesla. SolarCity has been pretty misunderstood due to their unique business model, so we unpack how their business works and why it’s special. We also discuss the origins of the company and why the two companies are a great fit for each other.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Eclipses 12 mins – “On August 21, 2017, the moon’s shadow raced from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of nature: a total solar eclipse. Umbraphile David Baron chases these rare events across the globe, and in this ode to the bliss of seeing the solar corona, he explains why you owe it to yourself to witness one, too.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Spam Threat 31 mins – “In this episode of Malicious Life, we take a look at one of the oldest forms of criminal activity on the web- the spam empires of the 90’s and 2000’s. Find out how these multi-million dollar industries operated, how they served as a half step towards the organized online crime groups of the modern age, and what price was paid by those who tried to stop them. With special guest- Stephen Cobb.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, Episode 3: Big Cannons, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_EP3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

St Bernard Project 19 mins – “Reese May is an Iraq veteran and financial literacy advocate for survivors of natural disaster. He talks to SuChin Pak about how to make a living from a life of service. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.” At the link find the title, “In The Face of No-Matter-What, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Media files PNC5843210018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stroke Complications 58 mins – “Dr. Kerri Remmel is the Chief of Vascular Neurology at the University of Louisville. She has been recognized both at the state and national levels for her work in creating the first stroke center in Kentucky as well as the quality of care provided for patients with stroke. In this lecture, Dr. Remmel addresses emergency care of patients with stroke.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stuxnet Virus 26 mins – “Where armies once fought with bullets and bombs, they now engage in clandestine, invisible warfare. In 2010 a virus was discovered that would change the world’s perception of cyber warfare forever. Dubbed Stuxnet, this malicious piece of code has a single focus- to stop to development of Iran’s nuclear program. Part one of this three part series sets us off in exploring the first major battle of the cyberwar- the Stuxnet worm.With special guests: Andrew Ginter, and Blake Sobczak.” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 7: Stuxnet, part 1, A” right-click “Media files ML_Stuxnet_Ep01_MST.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Cameras 37 mins – “A small city known for its Amish population and surveillance cameras, an old lady in Northern Ireland who watches video feeds in Brazil and getting footage from the fin of a shark. Listen, decode, and decide: Can watching save us?“ At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” to get the audio file.

Syncope 35 mins – “In this lecture, Dr. Charlene Mitchell discusses the etiology, evaluation, and workup of syncope in different age groups. She goes on to further discuss a guidelines based approach to diagnosis and pursuit of treatment options (including discharge to home, when appropriate).” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tamponade 35 mins – “Dr. Lorrel Brown returns to discuss tamponade cardiac physiology (including demystifying pulsus pardoxus). She continues to cover the differentiation of constrictive and restrictive cardiomyopathies. This action-packed lecture concludes with stress cardiomyopathy and HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction).” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Company Thought Control 16 mins – “A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Tesla Batteries P1 43 mins – “We discuss Tesla Energy’s newest deployment of 400 Powerpacks at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma Substation. We unpack the sizable impact Tesla’s utility scale storage will have on the electric grid. Also, how Tesla energy benefits programs like Model 3 and future Gigafactories.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla Batteries P2 44 mins – “In Part 2 of our battery episode we continue our discussion with Bernard Kim. We cover all sorts of topics. Why does capacity and thus range go down over time? Why can you brick a Tesla? What are the limits to the speed you can charge a battery? Does the rumbling from a Tesla cause any issue for the batteries? How can we know a battery will actually last for 10 years or more? How new developments in precise measurement instruments impacts the ability to iterate on new chemistries. As well as what is coming next in lithium ion batteries, how much innovation is chemistry limited, vs. manufacturing capability limited.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Tesla Battery Supercharger 37 mins – “We unpack everything Supercharger – their history, how they work, where they are, what they are, and what the Model 3 launch will mean for Supercharging.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla Gigafactory 48 mins – “We discuss the interesting information that came out of Tesla’s recent Gigafactory grand opening. From the next car Tesla will unveil, to plans for ships, to the new battery format Tesla is pioneering.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla Powerpacks 35 mins – “We discuss Tesla Energy’s newest deployment of 400 Powerpacks at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma Substation. We unpack the sizable impact Tesla’s utility scale storage will have on the electric grid. Also, how Tesla energy benefits programs like Model 3 and future Gigafactories.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tesla Solar Roof 37 mins – “We discuss the Tesla Powerwall 2 and Solar Roof unveil and the implications for Tesla.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Thyroid Disease 50 mins – “Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy presents cases to illuminate the physiology of thyroid disease including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules. ” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ultrasound in Medicine 45 mins – “For internists not inclined towards cardiology or critical care, an ultrasound migh be merely a diagnostic test to be ordered. Research and expertise in this field are expanding rapidly, however, and an affordable handheld ultrasound that can easily be carried in a white coat is likely not many years away. In this lecture, Dr. Nunley discusses the basic principles, physics, and ideas behind ultrasound to give a baseline for moving forward with additional training. Dr. Nunley is a Professor of Medicine on faculty at the University of Louisville. He is the Clinical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Louisville and is a teaching attending in the MICU. He has received multiple awards from national organizations including UNOS, American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Critical Care Medicine.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undocumented Alien 41 mins – “Cultural integration isn’t synonymous with financial integration… In this three-act story, we hear from our host SuChin Pak, first generation Indian-American Santhosh Daniel, and until-recently undocumented Venezuelan immigrant Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis, about how to survive—and thrive—in our vibrant, complicated and sometimes inscrutable American economy.” At the link find the title, “Practical Dreamers : Immigration and Financial Assimilation, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files PNC7876155386.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video for Grief 10 mins – “When Amy Green’s young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer. What resulted was a video game, “That Dragon, Cancer,” which takes players on a journey they can’t win. In this beautiful talk about coping with loss, Green brings joy and play to tragedy. “We made a game that’s hard to play,” she says, “because the hardest moments of our lives change us more than any goal we could ever accomplish.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

Virtual Reality 36 mins – “A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Contamination in Australia 7 mins – “Nitrates contaminate drinking water in communities throughout Australia. The Western Desert Kidney Project studied the Goldfields region of Western Australia and found clusters of multiple chronic illness linked to contaminated water.  For the last decade, the WA Govt has issued water safety exemptions allowing towns large and small to use bore water with nitrate concentrations above safe levels. Now there is an epidemic of kidney problems. Jeff McMullen reports.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Cure 15 mins – “Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika’s origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus — and other deadly diseases — by preventing infected mosquitoes from multiplying.” At the link right-click “Low” in the “Download” column and select “Save” from the pop-up screen.

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Media Mining Digest 303 – Sept 1, 2017: ACLU and Technology, Adult Guardianship, Aging Control, AI and Medical Treatment, AI Fundamentals, AI in Finance, Alexis de Tocqueville, Algorithms to Live By, Alternative Fuels, Animal Rescue, Animal Stress, Antibiotics in Agriculture, Autism Treatment, Balance Problems, Bitcoin and Abra, Bitcoin Investing, Bladder Leakage, Blockchain Background, Blockchain Database, Blockchain in Canada, Bone Fractures as We Age, Brain Drain, Breast Cancer Screening Review, Broadband Technology, BS Detector for Science, Calories and Sources, Capitalism Myths, Cellphone Security, Climate and Evolution Deniers, Climate Change Denial, Clostridium difficile Colitis, Complexity Scientists, Con Artists, Concussion Detector, Cool Tools Pen, Counterfeit Medicines, Crowd Wisdom, Crush Injury Discussion, Cryptocurrency Management, Democracy Report Card, Democratic Flaws, Diet to Treat Seizures, Disruption Benefits, Doctors in Combat Zones, Domestic Violence, Doping in Sports, Driverless Vehicles, Drug Access Bioethics, Dying at Home, Email Masking, Email Security, Evidence Based Medicine, False Belief Persistence, Financial Literacy, Fish Feeling Pain, Friction at Work, Geoengineering the Climate, Holocaust Deniers Playbook, Horse Slaughter, Human Balance, Human Diagnosis Project, Hyperledger, Income Divide Widens, Indian Malnutrition, Internet Improves Research, Islamic Politics, Jury Nullification, Liberian War Correspondent, Linguicide, Marijuana in Cars, Material Obsession, Medical Controversies, Medical Tricorder, Memory Reliability, Messy Creativity, Meta Knowledge Uses, Microfinance Controversy, Missing Research Data, Microfinance Controversy, Missing Research Data, Molecular Biology Foundation, Moose Decline in NH, Organ Donation, Permaculture in Northern California, Personalized Medicine Using Big Data, Political Books, Portuguese Drug Decriminalization, Past Presidents, Privacy Software, Publishing Research Early, Radon Issues, Reality Based Economics, Renewable Energy Controversy, RNAi, Science Literacy, Science versus Bunk, Sexism Delusions, Sickle Cell Anemia, South Sea Bubble, Space Junk, Statin Safety, Stethoscope History, Suffering Purpose, Sugar Science, Suspicion and Trust, Sweatshops and Poverty, Teenage TBI, Trump Brain Drain, Truth Zealots, Tuberculosis and Smoking, Value Investing, Vegetarianism, Vinegar, Voting Tribes, War Origins, Water Contamination Politics, Website Security, White House Chiefs of Staff, Wildfire Trends, World War One and Britain

Exercise your ears: the 163 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 582 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,000 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

ACLU and Technology 36 mins – “Snowden’s Legal Counsel: Forget About Orwell, Worry About Kafka” At the link find the title, “Moyers_and Company 310 Podcast.mp3, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files winship-wizner-podcast-MP3-for-Audio-Podcasting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adult Guardianship 57 mins – “As baby boomers age, and the opioid crisis continues to ravage the state, there is a rising need for guardians of people older than 18. But taking on someone else’s financial and/or healthcare needs can be costly and emotionally taxing. We’ll find out about the process in New Hampshire.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Aging Control 32 mins – “This week, a brain-inspired computer, the brain’s control of ageing, and Al Gore the climate communicator.” At the link find the title, “Nature Podcast: Jul 2017,” right-click “Media files” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Agriculture 24 mins – “If you’re looking for the impact of deep learning, look to the end of your fork. We spoke with Blue River Technology co-founder and CTO Lee Redden about how the startup put deep learning to work tending 10% of the lettuce produced in the United States, and how deep learning promises to unleash a new agricultural revolution.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Archeology 17 mins – “University of Kentucky Computer Science Professor Brent Seales caused a worldwide sensation when he and his team were able to use non-invasive scans to unlock writings on the ancient En-Gedi scroll to reveal the earliest copy of a Pentateuchal book — Leviticus — ever found in a Holy Ark. Now he’s turning his expertise to more ancient texts, this time from the lost Roman city of Herculaneum.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Autonomous Vehicles 16 mins – “If you want to bring autonomous vehicles to the mainstream, fast, first you’ve got to go fast. We spoke with Jonathan Cooke, chief marketing officer of Roborace, the first ever driverless electric racing championship, who wants to turn autonomous racing into a spectator sport that will spark the creation of more powerful, capable automotive AI.” At thelinkfind the title, “Ep. 10: Turning AI Loose on the Track with Roborace, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 309094666-theaipodcast-ep-10-turning-ai-loose-on-the-track-with-roborace.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Brain Tumors 27 mins – “We talk with Dr. Bradley Erickson, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, who uses AI to predict tumor genomics using MRIs. His method could give doctors easier access to invaluable genetic information. Information that could predict how quickly a tumor will progress, and if it will respond to specific drugs and other treatments.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and City Planning 40 mins – “Deep learning promises to do more than just reshape city streets. We talked to Lynn Richards, president and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of Strong Towns, about how. AI will do much more than automate driving. It promises to help create more liveable cities. And help put expensive infrastructure where we need it most.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Cybersecurity 23 mins – “Cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse always has long had the upper hand because it’s so easy for new malware to go undetected. Dr. Eli David, an expert in computational intelligence and CTO of Deep Instinct, wants to use AI to change that, bringing the GPU-powered deep learning techniques underpinning modern speech and image recognition to the vexing world of cybersecurity.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Flavor 21 mins – “Whether brewing hearty stouts or crisp lagers, flavor is a fickle thing. Not only is it hard to create consistently good brew, as humans our ability to identify – and remember – flavors is flawed. Yet brands worth billions rely on creating consistent flavors. We talk to Jason Cohen, founder of Gastrograph, who is using AI to help businesses that create beer, chocolate, wine, coffee, and spirits better understand flavor.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Food Delivery 23 mins – “We spoke with the team at Marble, which has turned AI loose on the streets of San Francisco delivering food in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and Medical Treatment 24 mins – “Medicine — particularly radiology and pathology — have become more data-driven. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science — led by Mark Michalski — promises to accelerate that, using AI technologies to spot patterns that can improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI and VR 8 mins – “Are AI and VR the peanut butter and chocolate of computing? Are they a match made in heaven? We spoke with Michael Ludden, who heads up IBM Watson’s AI and VR labs, about how these two technologies intersect at this week’s GPU Technology Conference.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI Biases 21 mins – “We spoke with Princeton researcher Aylin Caliskan, co-author of a headline-grabbing paper published in Science magazine earlier this month. Her paper details how learning machines can sometimes learn all too well, picking up our biases as well as our brilliance.” At the link click the box with three dots, then double click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Biases 31 mins – “It’s easy to think of AI as cold, unbiased, objective. Not quite, suggests Narrative Science Chief Scientist Kris Hammond explains, because we never know when AI will repeat our biases back to us.” At the link click the box with three dots, then double click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Bird Tracking 24 mins – “We speak with Matthew McKown, CEO of Conservation Metrics, about how deep learning techniques helped rediscover a bird that was once thought extinct, and how GPU-powered AI now helps biologists crunch vast quantities of data to spot trends that would have been impossible to detect before.” At the link click the square with three dots, then double click “download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Fundamentals 35 mins – “Think of our inaugural episode of The AI Podcast as a guide for the perplexed. Host Michael Copeland speaks with NVIDIA’s Will Ramey about the history behind today’s AI boom and the key concepts you need to know to get your head around a technology that’s reshaping the world.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI Impact 31 mins – “Purple shirts, haircuts, and cats. How are these three all related? According to deep learning pioneer Andrew Ng, they all played a part in AI’s growing presence in our lives. Ng, formerly of Google and Baidu, and the founder of his new company, Deeplearning.ai, joined this week’s episode of the AI Podcast to share his thoughts on AI being the new electricity.” At the link click the square with three dots and click “Download” to get the audio file.

AI in Finance 22 mins – “In recent years hedge funds have taken the lead in algorithmic investing – or robo-trading as it’s sometimes called. But there’s no reason the hedge fund world should have all the good stuff. In this episode of the AI Podcast, we speak with Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder of qplum, a startup that’s working to bring that same machine learning investing approach to the rest of us.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI in Games 14 mins – “Over the last few years data intensive machine learning solutions have supplanted rule-based software systems at many technology-based companies. Think about Amazon, Netflix, and Uber. But the gaming world hasn’t exactly followed suit, at least not as quickly. Most games are still a delicate mix of hard-wired behavior in the form of traditional code, and somewhat more responsive behavior in the form of large collections of rules. Our guest, Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies, is taking a different tack, using deep learning to help with game creation, that subtle combination of art, story, and software.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

AI Voice Systems 24 mins – “We spoke with Xuchen Yao, co-founder of Kitt.ai, a startup using AI to build better chat experiences, about how voice and chat are turning into rich, interactive interfaces for a new generation of AI-powered services.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Alexis deToqueville Revisited 54 mins – “Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville’s observations.” At the link find the title, “Tocqueville’s America Revisited, Part 2 (Encore October 21, 2016),” right-click “Media files ideas_20170711_66240.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithms to Live By 49 mins – “Julia chats with the authors of “Algorithms to Live By“, about how to apply key algorithms from computer science to our real life problems. For example, deciding which apartment to rent, planning your career, and prioritizing your projects. In the process, they discuss the assumptions that underlie those algorithms (and what to do about the fact that those assumptions are inevitably violated by the messy real world), and why procrastination might actually be the right algorithm for the wrong problem.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alternative Fuels 16 minsTwo researchers talk to Science and the City about petroleum dependence and the future of the automobile in the 21st century – from the new electric car to advanced biofuels. In episode of our podcast, two researchers tell Science and the City about petroleum dependence and the future of the automobile in the 21st century. First, Ann Schlenker, section leader of the Vehicle Systems Group at Argonne National Laboratory, talks about the new electric car. Then, Dr. Bruce Bunting of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, takes over and tells us how advanced biofuels could help wean the US off of its petroleum habit.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Rescue 5 mins – “It’s been a busy summer for the Seacoast Science Center’s marine mammal rescue team. There’s been a surge of late in the number of beached seals in need of rescue along New Hampshire’s coast. Ashley Stokes manages the marine mammal rescue team, and she joined NHPR’s Morning Edition.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Stress 72 mins – “Understanding animal stress is important for many reasons.  If we know how the animal brain responds to change it helps us understand habitat destruction and climate effects on population dynamics, and can provide important information about human impacts, adaptation, and animal conservation.  Understanding the animal neurological and physiological response to stress in models translates well to other animals, including humans.  This week’s podcast is a discussion with Dr. Christine Lattin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Center at Yale University. Dr. Lattin examines stress responses in house sparrows using live imaging so that birds can be studied over and over through time.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Uses 58 minsWhy do we choose the antibiotics that we do?  How long do we continue the course of therapy?   Should we use some antibiotics together?  These topics are covered in the episode.” At the link fight-click “Direct download: ABXTX.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotics in Agriculture 29 mins – “This week a head to head article asks: “Does adding routine antibiotics to animal feed pose a serious risk to human health? The authors David Wallinga, a physician member of the steering committee of Keep Antibiotics Working: the Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture, and David Burch, a veterinarian and consultant on antibiotic use in agriculture from Octagon Services, argue their sides. Also this week, a BMJ investigation looks at changes in rationing patterns in the new NHS in England. News editor Annabel Ferriman talks Gareth Iacobucci, who carried out the investigation, about the squeeze on access to hospital care.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism Treatment 30 mins – “NICE has published now guidelines on the treatment of children with autism. Mabel Chew BMJ practice editor talks to Tim Kendall, director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who helped draw up the guidelines. Mabel also talks to Declan P O’Regan, consultant radiologist at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in London, and an author of our rational imaging article on investigating stable chest pain.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Balance Problems 4 mins – “…More recently we have also used another technique based on magnetic fields called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) which is a noninvasive way to stimulate a tiny part of the brain through the intact skull and temporarily inhibit its function. We have attacked the problem of the disturbed, disabling and distressing perceptions about whether they are upright or tilted which patients with inner ear labyrinthine and more central brain disorders can have and the consequent imbalance they experience. TMS allows us to stimulate a focal part of the brain, transiently inhibit its function and see how this influences higher-level integration of sensations that normally allow us to create a stable perception of the world. We measure the influence of these mini transient interruptions on one’s ability to decide what is upright by having the subject report on how upright a line looks. Our results so far indicate that a very small area of the brain is crucial for this and in particular this area functions most when we are faced with conflicting information about where we are (for example if our head it titled but our body is not). We call this making the correct coordinate transformations to achieve the necessary coherence amongst information from our eyes, our neck muscles and joints and our inner ears. We hope to develop this technique as a diagnostic test for patients with complicated perceptual problems and to give clues as to how we might rehabilitate them (for example with Tai Chi or Qi Gong exercises)….” At the link find the title, “The Science of Vertigo, Nov, 2012,” right-click “Media files BRAINTALK005ZEE112212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin and Abra 56 mins – “Bill is the CEO and Founder of Abra. What is Abra? Think of it as the “WhatsApp of Money.” A single app available in 200 cities that enables you to send money from your phone to any other phone, anywhere in the world. Bill has co-founded a long list of Tech startups. He’s also worked for NASA, Goldman Sachs, and was a Senior Director for Netscape – the first commercially successful web browser. In this episode, Bill and I discuss: Why traditional remittance companies like PayPal, Western Union and Venmo are quickly becoming obsolete; Abra’s secret hedging strategies; And why the irrational exuberance we’ve seen with ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), may result in buyer’s remorse At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Bitcoin Background 69 mins – “This week, we talk with “HumanHacker” Chris Hadnagy about the aspects of social engineering regarding privacy and security. Plus, we answer listener questions and a present a new investigation technique in the OSINT segment.” At the link find the title, “027-Social Engineering with Chris Hadnagy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 317210922-user-98066669-027-social-engineering-with-chris-hadnagy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Beginning 50 mins – “Last November, journalist Morgen Peck showed up at her friend Molly Webster’s apartment in Brooklyn, told her to take her battery out of her phone, and began to tell her about The Ceremony, a moment last fall when a group of, well, let’s just call them wizards, came together in an undisclosed location to launch a new currency. It’s an undertaking that involves some of the most elaborate security and cryptography ever done (so we’ve been told). And math. Lots of math. It was all going great until, in the middle of it, something started to behave a little…strangely.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Investing 52 mins – “Brock is a serial entrepreneur, digital currency visionary, and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Often referred to as the father of digital currency, he made millions in the internet gaming industry, where he was involved in trading virtual video game currencies. He founded Blockchain Capital with two other partners, and they have become one of the leading venture capital firms investing in Blockchain. In this episode, we talk about how Blockchain Capital is using tokens sales/ICOs to disrupt the VC industry, how they created the world’s first Digital Liquid Venture Fund, and the most critical factor they consider when deciding on which company to invest in.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Bitcoin News 69 mins – “This week, we meet up at Sudo headquarters in Salt Lake City to catch up on the latest privacy threats.” At the link find the title, “016-Catching Up from SLC, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 305432730-user-98066669-016-catching-up-from-slc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bladder Leakage 21 mins – “This week we’re concentrating on the problem of an overactive bladder, the subject of a cluster of articles in this week’s BMJ. Practice editor Mabel Chew is joined by Linda Cardozo, professor of urogynaecology, and Dudley Robinson, consultant urogynaecologist, both from King’s College Hospital, London.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Autonomous Vehicles – “Toyota’s Breakthrough with Blockchain and Autonomous Cars with Chris Ballinger Chris Ballinger is the CFO and Head of Mobility Services at Toyota. Specifically, within the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) which leads Toyota’s efforts around autonomous vehicle technology – self-driving cars. Chris previously worked at the White House and was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America. He is also a formally trained monetary economist (which made for quite an interesting conversation). In this episode, we discuss: How Toyota plans on using Blockchain, AI, and Machine Learning to make its vision of fully autonomous vehicles, a reality; The different functional areas where Blockchain would play a pivotal role; How Nick Szabo’s 1998 paper on smart contracts, was the perfect primer for Chris” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

Blockchain Background 78 mins – “Erik Voorhees is an American / Panamanian startup founder. He is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the bitcoin gambling website Satoshi Dice. He is also the creator and CEO of the instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io, having founded and operated it under the alias Beorn Gonthier, until revealing his true involvement with the company, as part of a seed funding announcement, in March 2015.[5] Later in the episode, Steve describes the difference between hard and soft forks in Bitcoin and Ethereum. As usual, Sarah and Ethan try to keep up. Special thanks to ToneMeister for transitional music and Andrew Pouch for intro and outro music.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Database 52 mins – “Bruce is the CEO and Co-Founder of BigchainDB. He comes from an Engineering, Management, Innovation, and Technology background. Before co-founding BigchainDB, Bruce worked in some of the world’s largest corporations and also founded a successful consultancy firm. In this episode, he explains why the world needs a scalable blockchain database, the emergence of a decentralized technology stack, and the one quality that differentiates humans from machines.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain in Canada 46 mins – “Steve interviews Kevin Hobbs of Vanbex Group and etherpartyAt 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.

Bone Fractures as We Age 57 mins – “Orthopedic clinical specialist Wendy Katzman looks at avoiding fractures in older age with a focus on skeletal health. Recorded on 05/30/2017. (#32392)“ At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Drain 21 mins – “How much does it cost sub-Saharan countries to train all the doctors who end up working in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia? Edward Mills from the University of Ottawa explains his economic analysis of healthcare migration. Also Hungarian health minister Miklós Szócska talks about his country’s challenges and plans when it comes to improving health outcomes, currently among the worst in Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Cancer Screening Review 17 mins – “Controversy rages over the relative benefits or harms of screening for breast cancer, with evidence suggesting that in younger women at least it does more harm than good. Now a new paper on bmj.com reports the results of 25 years of follow up of women who have taken part in a breast cancer screening trial in Canada, and suggests that annual screening does not cut breast cancer deaths.” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Broadband Technology 37 mins – ““Innovating with a purpose,” is something you might hear often. What does that really mean? Phil McKinney and Kym McNicholas touch on the upcoming technologies the cable industry and specifically CableLab are stirring up for the future — for the better. CableLabs is the research and development arm for the cable industry. The role that broadband now plays in the world is truly remarkable. The question is — how can they get broadband to those who don’t have it. It’s not longer a “nice-to-have” but rather, a “must-have.” At the CableLab annual conference, the team showed a video that emphasized their vision for the future of healthcare. Virtual doctors and other technologies show promise in the future of medicine. In fact, technologies such as these could cut nearly one trillion dollars in health care costs. You need to question society. What innovation do I need to create to address this societal challenge? It is all about how you define moments of need and connect them.” At the link click the square with three dots then click “Download” to get the audio file.

BS Detector for Science 12 mins – “Adam Russell, an anthropologist and program manager at the Department of Defense’s mad-science division Darpa, laughs at the suggestion that he is trying to build a real, live, bullshit detector. But he doesn’t really seem to think it’s funny. The quite serious call for proposals Russell just sent out on Darpa stationery asks people—anyone! Even you!—for ways to determine what findings from the social and behavioral sciences are actually, you know, true.” At the link find the title, “Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-9e0cf4a9-ac52-44d6-9622-0eec7e5c1e76-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Calories and Sources 22 mins – “Are all calories equal? Thermodynamics would say that energy is energy, be it derived from carbohydrate, fat, or protein. But things get more complicated when appetite is taken into consideration , says Robert Lustig, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Also this week, life expectancy in Europe is increasing, but at the same time health inequalities are widening. Claudia Stein, director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research, and Innovation at the World Health Organization’s regional office for Europe, talks about a new report that highlights both the good and the bad of Europe’s health.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Myths 46 mins – “Guest Joseph Heath, author of “Economics Without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism,” joins us as we turn our skeptical eyes toward the treacherous dual terrain of economics and politics. We discuss the ways in which, with his book, he attempts to raise our economic literacy and empower us with new ideas. In it, he draws on everyday examples to skewer the six favorite economic fallacies of the right, followed by impaling the six favorite fallacies of the left. Heath leaves no sacred cows untipped as he breaks down complex arguments and shows how the world really works. Joseph Heath is the Director of the Centre for Ethics and Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In addition to his academic publications, he is the author of other popular books, among them, “The Rebel Sell : Why the Culture Can’t Be Jammed” and “Efficient Society: Why Canada is as Close to Utopia as It Gets” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellphone Security 60 mins – “This week Mike Dowd stops in to tell us what cell phone companies know and store about us.” At the link find the title, “039-What Cell Companies Know About Us, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 336608916-user-98066669-039-what-cell-companies-know-about-us.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Evolution Deniers 46 mins – “Our guest Eugenie C. Scott joins us to talk about a new initiative of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) to tackle denialism of global warming. Both evolution and global warming are “controversial issues” in the public sphere, but are not controversial in the world of science. There is some overlap between the two issues, but far more people are climate change deniers than evolution deniers. What is interesting to skeptics, however, is the similarity in the techniques that are used by both camps to promote their views. The scientific issues are presented as “not being settled,” or that there is considerable debate among scientists over the validity of claims. At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Denial 56 mins – “Our guest Eugenie C. Scott joins us to talk about a new initiative of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) to tackle denialism of global warming. Both evolution and global warming are “controversial issues” in the public sphere, but are not controversial in the world of science. There is some overlap between the two issues, but far more people are climate change deniers than evolution deniers. What is interesting to skeptics, however, is the similarity in the techniques that are used by both camps to promote their views. The scientific issues are presented as “not being settled,” or that there is considerable debate among scientists over the validity of claims. Evolution and global warming opponents also demonize the opposition by accusing them of fraud or other wrong-doing. Denialists in both camps practice “anomaly mongering,” in which a small detail seemingly incompatible with either evolution or global warming is considered to undermine either evolution or climate science. Although in both cases, reputable, established science is under attack for ideological reasons, the underlying ideology differs: for creationism, the ideology of course is religious; for global warming, the ideology is political and/or economic.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Science 57 mins – “In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia and Massimo talk to physicist and climatologist Michael Mann about how we know the climate is getting warmer. Among other things, they cover the physical processes of climate change, the role that predictive models have played in confirming scientists’ theories about the rate of warming, and what are uncertainties in the science. Also, how optimistic we should be about technological solutions to the problem. Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Dr. Mann is author of more than 160 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published two books including Dire Predictions: “Understanding Global Warming” in 2008 and “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines in 2012. He is also a co-founder and avid contributor to the award-winning science website RealClimate.org.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate History 45 mins – “On this week’s episode, Nathan, Brian and Ed, talk about how Americans have interacted, dealt with, and tried to actively change the North American climate.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clostridium difficile Colitis 19 mins – “Clostridium difficile colitis is a problematic complication of antibiotic therapy in hospitalized and critically ill patients. It is increasing in frequency and can be lethal.” At the link right-click “Direct download: CDC.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Color Use in Nature 10 mins – “Animals are living color. Wasps buzz with painted warnings. Birds shimmer their iridescent desires. Fish hide from predators with body colors that dapple like light across a rippling pond. And all this color on all these creatures happened because other creatures could see it. The natural world is so showy, it’s no wonder scientists have been fascinated with animal color for centuries. Even today, the questions how animals see, create, and use color are among the most compelling in biology.” At the link find the title, “How Color Vision Came to the Animals, Aug, 2017, 8:12 AM,” right-click “Media files audio-d688b7ed-ee96-448f-b7b4-f2acff157403-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Complexity Scientists 51 mins – “As the technology we rely on every day becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s getting to the point where it’s too complicated to understand — not just for individual users, but for any human at all. In this episode, Julia talks with complexity scientist Samuel Arbesman, about his new book Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension, why these unprecedented levels of complexity might be dangerous, and what we should do about it.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Con Artists 49 mins – “You’ve probably heard about victims of con artists — like the people who hand over their life savings to sketchy gurus or psychics, or the people who wire thousands of dollars to a “Nigerian prince” who just needs some help getting his far bigger fortune to you. And you’ve probably thought to yourself, “What a sucker. I’d never fall for something like that.” But are you sure? In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia interviews Maria Konnikova, science journalist and author of “The Confidence Game: Why we fall for it… Every time,” who explains why con artists are so effective that even the best of us are vulnerable. Along the way, they explore questions like: Why do people refuse to believe they’ve been conned? Are con artists getting more sophisticated over time? And how do con artists view themselves — do they rationalize their actions, or are they impassive sociopaths?” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Detector 41 mins – “Concussions have cast a major shadow over contact sports, from youth leagues to the pros. But entrepreneur Anthony Gonzales thinks he can fix it by putting a gadget in the mouths of athletes. Now he just has to convince investors to put their dollars behind his idea.” At the link find the title, “BONUS — Check Out The Pitch, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4083076800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools Pen 27 mins – “Our guest on the Cool Tools Show podcast this week is Adam Rubin. Adam is the New York Times best-selling author of Dragons Love Tacos, Robo-Sauce, and half a dozen other critically-acclaimed picture books. He is also a world-renowned inventor of illusions and was recently named Director of Puzzles and Games for ArtofPlay.com. …So, this pen is not actually marketed as a disappearing ink pen. It’s marketed as a Frixion Pen, and its intention is to be an erasable pen — it’s a normal-looking pen and on the back of the pen is this sort of rubber or plastic nib. And if you write with the pen and you rub the nib over the ink, the ink goes away. But, the true nature of the pen is that it’s heat activated….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterfeit Medicines 18 mins – “Last year 125 people died in Pakistan after taking contaminated cardiac medication. The disaster is one example of the dangers of counterfeit and substandard medicines, an issue the WHO is struggling to control. In this podcast we hear from Amir Attaran, Canada research chair in law, population health, and global development policy at the University of Ottawa, on the international wrangling he sees at the political level. And Sania Nishtar, president of Heartfile, an independent think tank based in India, discusses what went wrong in Pakistan, and how to prevent it happening again.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowd Wisdom 51 mins – “What do Linux, Netflix, and the Oxford English Dictionary have in common? They’ve all benefited from the power of crowdsourcing, in which a task is outsourced to a group of hundreds or thousands of disparate people. In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia and Massimo discuss the phenomena of crowdsourcing, and ask: What makes it work? Is it ever unethical? And what are the limits to the wisdom of crowds?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crush Injury Discussion 39 mins – “Crush syndrome is a common cause of death following earth quakes, mine and building collapses. Traumatic rhabdomyolysis may also be seen following electrical injury or severe trauma.” At the link right-click “Direct download: CRUSH.mp3 POD_Crush.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crush Injury Syndrome 17 mins – “Earthquakes are horrible natural events causing loss of lives in the thousands. Following earthquakes, building collapses, and cave-ins, large number of victims will suffer from renal failure and death following crush syndrome.” At the link right-click “Direct download: CRUSH.mp3 POD_Crush.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Management 58 mins – “JohnnyD from Consensys chats with Sarah about ethereum at #consenses2017” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Report Card 60 mins – “In September 2014, Professor Francis Fukuyama came to the Intelligence Squared stage to square up with one of Britain’s most brilliant political thinkers, David Runciman, to assess how democracy is faring in 2014. We certainly haven’t attained the rosy future that some thought Fukuyama was predicting in his book ‘The End of History and The Last Man’ in 1992: authoritarianism is entrenched in Russia and China, in the last decade the developed democracies have experienced severe financial crises and rising inequality, and Islamic State militants are wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. Is religion becoming the new politics? How will the technological revolution continue to impact our politics? And in the West are we in danger of becoming complacent about the challenges to democracy that we face?” At the link find the title, “Francis Fukuyama with David Runciman – Democracy: Even the Best Ideas Can Fail, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Flaws 52 mins – “Churchill famously called democracy “the worst system of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” Could we do better? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia chats with professor Jason Brennan, author of the book “Against Democracy,” about his case for why democracy is flawed — philosophically, morally, and empirically.” At the link right-click “Download audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet to Treat Seizures 4 mins Diets are one of 4 major treatments for epilepsy (besides medication, neurostimulation and surgery).  They are becoming very popular in 2013. The 2 major diets are the classic ketogenic diet (created 1921) and the modified Atkins diet (2003).  Both these diets are similar – they are very high fat and low carbohydrate.  For children with intractable epilepsy, they reduce seizures by at least 50% after 6 months in 50-60% of those who try it.” At the link find the title, “The Growing Popularity of Diet Therapy to Treat Seizures, Sept, 2013,” right-click “Media files BT_045_Kossoff_082913.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Benefits 26 mins – “Many of us spend lots of time and energy trying to get organized. We tell our kids to clean their rooms, and our politicians to clean up Washington. But economist Tim Harford says maybe we should embrace the chaos. This week, as part of our You 2.0 series, we bring you our November 2016 conversation with Harford.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Embrace the Chaos, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170808_hiddenbrain_53.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctors in Combat Zones 16 mins – “A recent study compared cost efficiency of different healthcare systems around the world. We hear from Colin Pritchard, from Bournemouth University, about how the NHS came out near the top. Also this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross has a mandate under the Geneva convention to protect the victims of both international and internal armed conflict. Head of mission Geoff Loane explains why they’re finding that increasingly difficult to do.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Domestic Violence 26 mins – “This week, the World Health Organisation called for healthcare providers to be more aware of intimate partner and sexual violence against women, calling it a “global health problem of epidemic proportions.” We look into what doctors need to know.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doping in Sports 29 mins – “Bryan Fogel, the director and star of “Icarus,” a new documentary about doping in sports, joins Chuck to explain how he stumbled onto Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, Russia’s lead scientist for the country’s doping program.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless Trucks 15 mins – “We all know about driverless cars, driverless cars get all the love and all the attention, because we don’t want to drive. But we’re going to talk in this segment about autonomous trucks, how and why we need autonomous trucks in many ways just as much as we need autonomous cars. To do that, we’re talking to Xiaodi Hou the CTO and co-founder of TuSimple, a company that is bringing driverless trucks to the road.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Driverless Vehicles 25 mins – “Autonomous vehicles will need to do much more than master object detection. Self-driving vehicles will need technology able to integrate visual computing, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing, NVIDIA’s Danny Shapiro explains.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to download the audio file.

Drug Access Bioethics 51 mins – “The Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine and the Academy bring together patients, regulators, manufacturers, journalists, and experts to debate the difficult ethical issues surrounding “compassionate use” of pre-approved medicines. Patients with life-threatening illnesses face challenges in accessing potential therapies at the cutting-edge of Research.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Dying at Home 21 mins – “This week, we look at how to help patients have better deaths at home. BMJ assistant editor Sophie Cook talks to Emily Collis, a consultant in palliative medicine and the author of a recent clinical review about caring for dying patients in the community.BMJ columnist Des Spence, a GP in Glasgow, explains why the dying deserve better from GPs.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Email Masking 61 mins – “This week, we sit down with co-founder and CTO of the online privacy company Abine (maker of Blur) to talk about privacy masking.” At the link find the title, “013-Blur CTO Andrew Sudbury, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 301875506-user-98066669-013-blur-cto-andrew-sudbury.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Email Security 45 mins – “This week we sit down with ProtonMail CEO Andy Yen to discuss secure email communications.” At the link find the title, “017-Andy Yen of ProtonMail, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306579570-user-98066669-017-andy-yen-of-protonmail.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Medicine 46 mins – Over the last two decades, the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) movement has transformed medical science, pushing doctors to rely less on intuition or “common wisdom” in choosing treatments, and more on evidence from studies. Sounds great — but has EBM become a victim of its own success? This episode features John Ioannidis, Stanford professor of medicine, health and policy, and statistics, and author of the famous paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False.” John and Julia discuss how EBM has been “hijacked,” by whom, and what do do about it.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evidence Based Philanthropy 44 mins – “Our guest Holden Karnofsky joins us to discuss Givewell, the nonprofit organization he founded. Givewell is devoted to investigating charities and NGOs to determine how much of an impact they’re having. You could call it “evidence-based philanthropy.” He discusses how Givewell evaluates charities, and what the research has to say about various controversies as well as the conventional wisdom in the nonprofit world: Can large charities be efficient? Is the percentage of the donation that goes to expenses really a useful metric? Should we focus on problems closer to home instead of giving to foreign countries? Do microfinance NGOs like Kiva or Grameen Bank live up to their claims? And should or can charities be evaluated objectively?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

False Belief Persistence 32 mins – “Ever notice how some beliefs only seem to become stronger, even as they’re repeatedly debunked? For example, the belief that Barack Obama is a Muslim, or that Bush banned all stem cell research in the country. Brendan Nyhan tells about what he’s learned from his research studies and his experience maintaining Spinsanity, a watchdog blog monitoring political misinformation. Is there any hope of clearing up false beliefs if denials simply make the problem worse? Brendan does offer hope, but it won’t be easy. Brendan Nyhan is a a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Duke University in May 2009. In 2011, He will join the Department of Government at Dartmouth College as an assistant professor. His research focuses on political scandal and misperceptions. He also conducts research on social networks and applied statistical methods.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Literacy 44 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 click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Feeling Pain 57 mins – “In this episode Julia talks with philosopher of cognitive science Colin Allen about whether fish can feel pain. In the process they explore a cluster of related questions: Are fish conscious, and how could we tell? What’s the difference between pain and suffering? And are there evolutionarily adaptive reasons why animals would have the subjective experience of pain, as opposed to just instinctive reflexes to avoid potentially harmful stimuli?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friction at Work 25 mins – “This special episode gives you a taste of eCorner’s new podcast for the summer, FRICTION. Stanford Engineering Professor Bob Sutton interviews acclaimed leadership consultant Patty McCord. The former chief talent officer of Netflix speaks bluntly about how backstabbing, passive-aggressive behavior and overall coddling of employees are all bad for businesses — and how actual grown-ups can hear and handle the truth, even when they disagree. In other words, startups may want to downplay the free food, beer and haircuts and start hiring and treating workers like the adults they need to thrive long term.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geoengineering the Climate 9 mins – “Let’s pretend that the US didn’t recently pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Let’s also pretend that all the other countries that scolded it for withdrawing also met their Paris pledges on deadline. Heck, let’s pretend that that everyone in the whole world did their very best to cut emissions, starting today. Even if all that make-believing came true, the world would still get very hot.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-cff9968d-bd5e-4ecb-a810-d276eee6a472-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Deniers Playbook 49 mins – “Guest Donald Prothero joins us to discuss the common tactics and thinking of science deniers and the implications of this assault on science for our future. The denial of scientific realities in issues like global warming, creationism, vaccine safety, and AIDS, is growing in our society. Not only is our acceptance of scientific “inconvenient truths” under attack, but even scientists themselves have been threatened.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horse Slaughter 38 mins – Kym McNicholas On Innovation describes problems with abandoned horses and efforts to save them from slaughter houses in the U.S. At the link click the square with three dots then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Human Balance 66 mins – “UCSF Physical Therapists explore the how the inner ear works with the brain in an effort to help patients with perception, balance and movement. Recorded on 05/02/2017.“ At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. (#32388)“ At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Diagnosis Project 9 mins – “Inside a red-bricked building on the north side of Washington DC, internist Shantanu Nundy rushes from one examining room to the next, trying to see all 30 patients on his schedule. Most days, five of them will need to follow up with some kind of specialist. And odds are they never will. Year-long waits, hundred-mile drives, and huge out of pocket costs mean 90 percent of America’s most needy citizens can’t follow through on a specialist referral from their primary care doc. But Nundy’s patients are different. They have access to something most people don’t: a digital braintrust of more than 6,000 doctors, with expert insights neatly collected, curated, and delivered back to Nundy through an artificial intelligence platform. The online system, known as the Human Diagnosis Project, allows primary care doctors to plug into a collective medical superintelligence, helping them order tests or prescribe medications they’d otherwise have to outsource. Which means most of the time, Nundy’s patients wait days, not months, to get answers and get on with their lives….” At the link find the title, “Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-513e0539-3a55-4946-a9d9-8706dc554fa5-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hyperledger 58 mins – “Brian Behlendorf is a legend in the open software movement. He is one of the creators of Apache – server software that powers most websites on the internet. He currently serves as Executive Director of Hyperledger – one of the most prominent Blockchain consortiums in the world. His list of accomplishments in the tech industry is beyond impressive:  Technology Advisor – White House & 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign; President – Apache Software Foundation; CTO – World Economic Forum; Managing Director – Mithril Capital Management (venture capital firm); Board member – Mozilla Foundation, Benetech, Electronic Frontier Foundation. In this episode, Brian and I discuss the history of Hyperledger, the 8 projects under the Hyperledger banner (including several interesting use cases3), and what Brian really thinks about the current ICO and cryptocurrency craze.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Income Divide Widens 52 mins – “The scholar Richard Reeves was raised in the U.K., and he hates the sense of class consciousness he says pervades there. That was part of the appeal in becoming an American citizen. In his latest book though, Reeves describes a growing chasm between the upper middle class and the 80% of Americans whose opportunities have stagnated. Reeves joins Doug Thursday to talk about the ways this “favored fifth” is pulling away from the rest of the nation, and what it means for the American dream. Richard Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. He’s also co-director of their Center on Children and Families. His book is called Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That is a Problem, and What to Do About it.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Malnutrition 18 mins – “Tessa Richards (BMJ’s analysis editor) and Duncan Jarvies (BMJ’s multimedia producer) talk to Veena Rao (adviser at Karnataka Nutrition Mission, India) about the issue of undernutrion in the country. And David Payne (BMJ’s web editor) gives us a run-down of the new bmj.com.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Improves Research 52 mins – “This episode features mathematician and social entrepreneur Spencer Greenberg, talking about how he’s taking advantage of the Internet to improve the research process. Spencer and Julia explore topics such as: how the meaning of your research can change dramatically when you ask people *why* they gave the answers they did on your survey, how the sheer speed of online research can help us solve the p-hacking problem, and how to incentivize scientists to share their data and methods.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Politics 42 mins – “Recorded on July 12, 2017 Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson to discuss her new book, The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It, and her views on the challenges facing Western civilization in regards to political Islam. She argues that Islam needs to be separated into two different parts, one part of religion and the other part, political philosophy. She concedes that many aspects of the religious part of Islam are peaceful but argues that the political side is much more concerning due to its focus on Dawa, which means “to plead or to call non-Muslims to Islam.” This call to convert people to Islam is what she argues was a driving force behind the spread of Islam throughout history. …She argues that just as Western civilizations have defeated dangerous ideologies in the past, she is optimistic that Western civilization will succeed against political Islam for, as she says, “[Jihadis] can’t destroy us without permission.” She says if we take the fight to the “battlefield of ideas” we can defeat radical Islamic ideologies with Western beliefs. ….Ayaan Hirsi Ali was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2005, one of the Glamour Heroes of 2005, and Reader’s Digest’s European of the Year for 2005. She is the best-selling author of Infidel (2007) and Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now (2015).” At the link find the title, “Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the West, Dawa, and Islam, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170801-hirsi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jury Nullification 52 mins – “Today, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy. Should a juror be able to ignore the law? From a Quaker prayer meeting in the streets of London, to riots in the streets of LA, we trace the history of a quiet act of rebellion and struggle with how much power “we the people” should really have.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberian War Correspondent 50 mins –James just wanted to film the war in Liberia. But bloody conflicts dirty even the cleanest of hands. Jonathan discovered he had a secret talent that people would pay for.   If someone wanted breakup with their significant other, but couldn’t — Jonathan would handle the dirty work.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linguicide 56 mins – “Lorena Fontaine is completing her PhD at the University of Manitoba and is battling to revive aboriginal languages. She argues that Canadian indigenous communities have a legal right to the survival of language.” At the link find the title, “Undoing Linguicide: The legal right to the survival of Indigenous languages (Encore Apr 8, 2016), Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170731_89255.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana in Cars 16 mins – “Journalist Karen McColl interviews Wendell Potter, US health industry lobbying guru turned critic. Mark Ashbridge, an associate professor at Dalhousie University, explains how cannabis intoxication is an increasingly important factor in motor vehicle collisions.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Material Obsession 51 mins – “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 is coming to Utah, and Monday she joins Doug to explain what it means for our economy, our environment, and for our culture.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Controversies 48 mins – “We like to think of doctors as experts, whose recommendations are backed up by solid evidence. So why does it keep happening that a widely used medical intervention — like estrogen replacement therapy, or heart stents — turns out to be useless, or even harmful? This episode features Dr. Vinay Prasad, author of “Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives,” who talks with Julia about why medical research is so often fatally flawed, and what we can do about it.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Tricorder 53 mins – “Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That is the technology envisioned by this XPRIZE competition, inspired by Star Trek, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. Today we talk with Grant Campany and Rick Valencia about how the XPRIZE process from inspiration to the awarding of the prize and what they hope to achieve with through these grand endeavors. Tricorder.xprize.org” At the link find the title, “HTT 44: Healthcare Trek Talk-Building the Medical Tricorder with XPRIZE! Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files HTT_Episode_44.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Memory Reliability 48 mins – “Do you remember when you were a kid, and you had that great day at Disneyland where you got to meet Bugs Bunny? No? Think harder. It was a sunny day… In this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia interviews psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, whose pioneering work on human memory revealed that our memories can be contaminated by the questions people ask us, or by misinformation we encounter after the fact — even to the point of making us remember entire events that never could have happened. (Like meeting Bugs Bunny, a Warner Bros character, at Disneyland.)” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Messy Creativity 52 mins – “In his new book, the journalist and economist Tim Harford makes an argument that’s a tough sell for a culture hooked on neatness, structure, and tidying up. Harford comes to the defense of messiness, of inconvenient situations, clutter, and difficulty.  They’re not as bad as we might think, he says, and in story after story he shows how disorder can spur creativity, nurture resilience, and bring out our very best. Harford joins us to explore the messy foundations that often underlie success. Tim Harford is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University and senior columnist at the Financial Times and host of the BBC Radio 4 program More or Less. He’s the author of several books, including The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life. His new book is called Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meta Knowledge Uses 50 mins – “Has science gotten slower over the years? Does the proliferation of jargon make it harder for scientists to collaborate? What unstated assumptions — “ghost theories” — are shaping our research without us even realizing it? In this episode of Rationally Speaking Julia talks with sociologist of science James Evans, who investigates questions like these using some clever data mining.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microfinance Controversy 43 mins – “Can we pull the world’s poor out of poverty by giving them access to financial services? This episode features a conversation with economist David Roodman, formerly a fellow at the Center for Global Development and senior advisor to the Gates Foundation, currently senior advisor to the Open Philanthropy Project, and the author of Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance. Roodman casts a critical eye on the hype about microfinance as a panacea for global poverty. He and Julia explore why it’s hard to design a good study, even a randomized one; three different conceptions of “development,”; and why Roodman doesn’t think we should give up on microfinance altogether.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Research Data 23 mins – “The problem of missing data is well known, especially in cases where drug companies conceal evidence. However pharmaceutical industry misconduct is not the only cause, and a cluster of papers in this week’s BMJ show how aspects of the culture of medical science contribute to the problem. Elizabeth Loder, BMJ’s clinical editor, talks to Harlan Krumholz (Harold H Hines Jr professor of medicine at Yale University) and Joseph Ross (assistant professor of medicine, also at Yale) about missing data from US publicly funded trials. Lisa Bero (professor at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California) describes how adding missing data to meta-analyses of drug trials can change the results, and Richard Riley (senior lecturer in medical statistics at Birmingham University) explains why individual participant meta-analyses aren’t as balanced as we may think.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Molecular Biology Foundation 42 mins – “Today’s genomics explosion has foundations in seminal discoveries in molecular biology almost 50 years ago.  Today’s guest, Sir Richard Roberts, was a pivotal figure in a number of these areas. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993 as a co-discoverer of the intron, a part of many eukaryotic genes that contains no protein-coding function, yet can have important roles in a gene’s structure as well as mRNA stability and processing.  He shares his memories of the methods that led to the discovery of introns and restriction enzymes. In the second part of the podcast he discusses the important role of the Nobel Laureates as agents of social change.  As decorated experts, the Laureates have provided leadership in a number of social issues, including pressing for application of biotechnology application.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moose Decline in NH 56 mins – “Climate change, which causes rising temperatures, increasingly severe weather events, and shrinking habitats, negatively impacts the moose and loon populations of New Hampshire more than any other factors — including human interference from road construction or hunting and fishing practices. That’s according to longtime wildlife observers, who joined The Exchange to deliver an update on these two beloved new Hampshire species.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change Is The Leading Cause Of Moose And Loon Population Decline In New Hampshire, Aug, 2017,” where you may be able to listen, but not download the audio file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Organ Donations 45 mins – “If you’re a healthy adult, should you donate one of your kidneys to a stranger? This episode features journalist Dylan Matthews, who donated his kidney last year. He and Julia discuss the clever design of “donor chains,” how we should evaluate the science about whether kidney donation is safe, and whether we have an ethical obligation to donate.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Permaculture Farms 60 mins – “Thank you for joining us as we share with you all the updates on our Permaculture Farm!  Our Podcast is divided into 3 sections: Farm Update, Living Off-Grid, and Permaculture Resources.  Each week, you can see pictures, videos, and links that we mention in the show by visiting these show notes (or by going to www.SowEdible.com).  Here is a summary of what we have for you in this episode.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Permaculture in Northern California 43 mins – “This week we are very happy to have our first Listener Interview with Megan and Ben Hollar from The Hollar Homestead.  They are currently homesteading on their small suburban lot in California but have plans to hit the road and find their forever homestead in the near future.  Be sure to check them out on their You Tube Channel The Hollar Homestead to follow them on their journey!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personalized Medicine Using Big Data 15 mins– “We are all unique individuals, therefore what works for one patient may not work for another. No longer is trial and error and acceptable approach to treating patients, it is time to use Big Data to help deliver the most precise medicine and most appropriate treatments to meet our patients needs. Today we talk with Paul D’Alessandro, the Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience Practice Leader for PwC about how Big Data is enable better healthcare. For more information, check out DoubleJump Health from PwC .” At the link find the title, “HTT 60- Big Data enabling Precision Medicine, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files HTT_Episode_60.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Books 18 mins – “Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers – and even a few politicians – and ask them what they think is going on… Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLITICS will be on it. It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.” At the link find the title, “SUMMER READING 2, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Portuguese Drug Decriminalization 18 mins – “In 2001 Portugal abolished all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs – effectively decriminalising their use. Health journalist Nigel Hawkes talks to João Goulão, Portugal’s drug tsar, to find out how effective this policy change has been. Also, the General Medical Council is introducing revalidation for doctors. Part of that revalidation will require input from a doctor’s colleagues and patients. We hear from John Campbell, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, about possible independent factors that could affect the scores.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Andrew Jackson 45 mins – “Barbara Bair of the Library of Congress, Steve Inskeep of NPR and biographer Jon Meacham examine the violent life and leadership of Andrew Jackson: the tragedy of his personal life, the brutality of his battles and his policies against Native Americans, and the conflict that makes up a dynamic democracy.” At the link find the title, “Andrew Jackson: The violence, the fight, Feb 21, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56ca3953e4b00fea671e0e20_1351620000001-300040_t_1456093541088_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Carter 58 mins – “Longtime Carter political adviser Pat Caddell, theologian and biographer Randall Balmer, and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa examine how Jimmy Carter’s faith has shaped his leadership in and out of the White House.” At the link find the title, “Jimmy Carter: Keeping the faith, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 57e7f80de4b037a240c78926_1351620000001-300030_t_1474820134335_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Franklin Roosevelt 58 mins – “Allida Black, editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt papers, along with FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow and White Ho use speechwriter Sarada Peri, examine Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership through the lens of the first lady’s own contributions to his presidency.” At the link find the title, “Franklin D. Roosevelt: Through Eleanor’s eyes, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 57a7d1f2e4b0263d2031286b_1351620000001-300040_t_1470616063078_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Hoover 42 mins – “Herbert Hoover entered the White House with an array of high-profile experiences leading disaster relief. So why was his handling of the Great Depression considered a failure? Biographer Charles Rappleye guest stars.” At the link find the title, “Herbert Hoover: Dealing with disaster, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 579e55bce4b0263d20311a58_1351620000001-300030_t_1469994446758_44100_160_2.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Jefferson 42 mins – “The great contradiction of Thomas Jefferson — that he wrote the famous words “all men are created equal” and yet held more than 600 slaves — sits at the heart of his complex and controversial legacy today. Experts Annette Gordon-Reed, Paul Finkelman, Jon Meacham, Julie Miller, Peter Onuf and Joe Yonan help us explore the many facets of our third U.S. president in this week’s episode of Presidential.” At the link find the title, “Thomas Jefferson: On food and freedom, Jan 24, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56a57347e4b01b3bd4c34d4b_1351620000001-300030_t_1453683568561_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

President John Adams 32 mins – “Biographer David McCullough, Julie Miller of the Library of Congress, Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post, and Kirk Savage of the University of Pittsburgh give us the backstory on why there’s no monument to John Adams in the nation’s capital.” At the link find the title “John Adams: The case of the missing monument, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files 569c3bffe4b023aebdfbe48c_1351620000001-300030_t_1453079561320_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President John Quincy Adams 44 mins – “Scholars Charles Edel and Fred Kaplan, along with Washington Post journalist Katie Zezima, explore the main leadership characteristic that doomed the presidency of John Quincy Adams.” At the link find the title, “John Quincy Adams: The trait that broke a presidency, Feb 14, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56c0ead8e4b01b3bd4c37d23_1351620000001-300040_t_1455483628772_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Madison 37 mins – “Though he’s our first wartime president, James Madison is usually better remembered for his work on the constitution rather than his time as commander-in-chief while the White House went up in flames. But Madison scholar Jack Rakove says there’s a key lesson we can learn from his time in the Oval Office.” At the link find the title,”James Madison: Burning down the house, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56ae99f7e4b01b3bd4c35deb_1351620000001-300040_t_1454283273252_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President McKinley 39 mins – “Republican political strategist Karl Rove dissects what was so transformative about William McKinley’s 1896 presidential campaign. And Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig discusses how his assassination modernized the Secret Service.” At the link find the title, “William McKinley: The modern campaign, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 576732dde4b05fc352851f9f_1351620000001-300030_t_1466381038129_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Monroe 39 mins – “In the latest episode of Presidential, we look at our fifth president’s knack for being present at famous moments in history–as well as the unexpected and twisted legacy of the Monroe Doctrine.” At the link find the title, “James Monroe: The Forrest Gump of presidents, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56b29bb1e4b01b3bd4c3664b_1351620000001-300040_t_1454545864365_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Polk 34 mins – “Through hard work and strategic lying, the 11th president managed to accomplish everything on his agenda. But is being effective the same as being great? We discuss Polk’s life and leadership style with historian Amy Greenberg. And musician John Linnell, of the band They Might Be Giants, makes a special appearance.” At the link find the title, “James K. Polk: Getting it done, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56eee001e4b0f9f16dbb2b13_1351620000001-300030_t_1458495508865_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Truman 36 mins – “Biographer David McCullough looks at some of the most difficult decisions President Truman made during his time in the White House, and Washington Post polling manager Scott Clement examines the biggest polling failure in presidential history.” At the link find the title, “Media files 57b13d73e4b0263d20313682_1351620000001-300040_t_1471233414722_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Van Buren 36 mins – “He may not have been a very memorable president, but Van Buren did much to create the party establishments we have today–the idea of national parties, nominating conventions and grassroots organizing. Experts Barbara Bair and Mark Cheathem, along with Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza, examine his mark on modern politics.” At the link find the title, “Martin Van Buren: The story of our two-party system, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56d3c1e1e4b0f9f16dbafa8c_1351620000001-300040_t_1456718318981_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Wilson 42 mins – “Racism, diplomacy, women’s rights…historian John Milton Cooper and Woodrow Wilson House executive director Robert Enholm lead us through Wilson’s complicated personal and presidential legacy.” At the link find the title, “Woodrow Wilson: A complicated legacy, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5783195fe4b0263d2030de6f_1351620000001-300030_t_1468209521931_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Zachary Taylor 30 mins – “In the 12th episode of the Presidential podcast, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank joins historians Catherine Clinton and Joseph Uscinski to talk about military hero Zachary Taylor and the assassination theories that swirled around his death in the White House.” At the link find the title,”Zachary Taylor: War heroes and conspiracy theory, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 56f42d04e4b0f9f16dbb347f_1351620000001-300030_t_1458842900827_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy Software 84 mins – “We discuss the extra costs often related to living a private and secure life. Sometimes, free options come at an unknown cost.” At the link find the title, “006-The Cost of Privacy, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 294159086-user-98066669-006-the-cost-of-privacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Publishing Research Early 23 mins – “Five years ago, Daniel MacArthur set out to build a massive library of human gene sequences—one of the biggest ever. The 60,706 raw sequences, collected from colleagues all over the globe, took up a petabyte of memory. It was the kind of flashy, blockbuster project that would secure MacArthur a coveted spot in one of science’s top three journals, launching his new lab at the Broad Institute into the scientific spotlight.” At the link right-click “MP3” under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radon Issues 12 mins – “Woe be to the Environmental Protection Agency. If President Trump gets his way, the federal agency will lose 31 percent of its annual budget—about $3 billion. Supporters of Trump’s 2018 budget proposal call it a “back to basics” approach, carving away what they see as the agency’s regulatory overreach. Opponents are similarly pithy: The EPA’s former director labeled Trump’s proposal a “scorched Earth budget.” At the link find the title, “Trump Wants the EPA Radon Program Cut. So Do Some Scientists, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-aca9c084-98c6-43be-957c-8a1980e0f99d-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Based Economics 30 mins – “Throw out what you think you know about economics. This week, self-described “renegade economist” Kate Raworth of Oxford University, explains how to think like a reality based economist, and two eco-feminists, one from South Africa, the other Mauritius, share a chat under a tree, about Marx, feminism and life on the planet. All that and a few words from me on Venezuela and the President’s obsession with Blood. Music featured: “Democrazy” by Chaka Khan & “I.P.C.C.” by Baba Brinkman from his album The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos.  Please rate and write a review wherever you get this podcast. Thanks!” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renewable Energy Controversy 55 mins – “Sometimes the most heated debates are among people who almost agree. That seems to be the case with the recent Jacobson-Clack controversy, in which two groups of well-intentioned, renewable energy advocates bitterly spar over differing paths to a 100% renewable energy future. But as PCI Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg points out in his latest essay, neither side is considering one of the most crucial aspects to successfully reaching that future. Tune in to hear Richard’s take on the controversy and decide for yourself who offers the clearest path forward.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

RNAi [RNA interference] 42 mins – “Back in 2012 a paper rocked the scientific community.  The claim was that small RNA molecules in dietary plant products could escape digestion, move through the bloodstream, and cause regulatory changes in animal physiology.  The concept was that the food we ate could change gene expression in new, unexpected ways.  For those of us studying the literature this was a great breakthrough that seemed impossible– but we all desperately wanted it to be true.  It would open a new area of science and great new avenues of inquiry– possibly even changing the way we approached human disease. But as time moved along our hopes faded.  Papers were published suggesting that the results were artifacts, more icons of potentially sloppy lab practices than revolutionary results.  This week’s guest is Dr. Ken Witwer from Johns Hopkins University.  We sat down and waxed fondly on the 2012 paper and how it has failed to live up to the hypothesis it presented.  The episode of the podcast covers RNAi, how it works, and how this proposed mechanism was plausible but unlikely, along with the data that support/do not support it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Literacy 46 mins – “Massimo and Julia discuss science communication with Howard Schneider, dean of the school of journalism at SUNY Stonybrook and former editor of Newsday. A guest at previous skeptic events, including the first annual Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, Schneider has argued in the past that skeptics lay too much blame at the feet of the media for public misunderstandings and misconceptions about science (video here). Julia and Massimo question him on this point, and ask him for his thoughts on what *can* be done to improve scientific literacy. As the founder of the Center for News Literacy and the Center for Communicating Science, Schneider has plenty of thoughts to share — including making scientists take improv classes. Should science communication involve more storytelling? And is there any way to take advantage of new, online media formats to remedy some of the weak points in the science communication process?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science versus Bunk 49 mins – “Massimo and Julia sit down in front of a live audience at the Jefferson Market Library in New York City for a conversation about science, non-science, and pseudo-science. Based on Massimo’s book: “Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk” the topics they cover include whether the qualitative sciences are less reliable than quantitative ones, the re-running of the tape of life, and who is smarter: physicists, biologists, or psychologists? Also, why are evolutionary psychologist so fixated on sex?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism Delusions 49 mins – “Cordelia Fine joins us from Melbourne, Australia to discuss her book: “Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences.” Sex discrimination is supposedly a distant memory, yet popular books, magazines and even scientific articles increasingly defend inequalities by citing immutable biological differences between the male and female brain. That’s the reason, we’re told, that there are so few women in science and engineering and so few men in the laundry room — different brains are just better suited to different things. Drawing on the latest research in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and social psychology, Fine sets out to rebut these claims, showing how old myths, dressed up in new scientific finery, are helping to perpetuate the sexist status quo.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism in Research 9 mins – “In October 2016, the organizers behind a conference on the microbiome sent promo materials to some prominent scientists. Elisabeth Bik was one of them: With her nearly 12,000 followers, her tweeting could help publicize their upcoming event in San Diego. But when she scanned the lineup, she noticed that almost every speaker was a man. Add more women, she suggested—or the conference should expect backlash.” At the link find the title, “The Plan to End Science’s Sexist #Manel Problem, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-e4f2d26e-efaa-4998-984c-a3f5be1c55fb-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sickle Cell Anemia 29 mins – “Today’s episode is on the evaluation and management of sickle cell anemia in the Emergency Department. Dr Jared Walker, a third year EM resident at the University of Florida Jacksonville, has written and recorded this excellent review of sickle cell disease. This episode will discuss how to properly assess patients with sickle cell, how to order the right labs and imaging, what red flags to look out for, how to control sickle cell pain, how to catch the various complications of sickle cell, and proper patient disposition.” At the link right-click “Sickle Cell Anemia Podcast’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sea Bubble 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss The South Sea Bubble, the speculation mania in early 18th-century England which ended in the financial ruin of many of its investors. The South Sea Company was founded in 1711 with a view to restructuring government debt and restoring public credit. The company would ostensibly trade with South America, hence its name; and indeed, it did trade in slaves for the Spanish market even after the Bubble burst in 1720. People from all walks of life bought shares in the South Sea Company, from servants to gentry, and it was said the entire country was gripped by South Sea speculation mania. When the shares crashed and the company collapsed there was a public outcry and many people faced financial ruin, although some investors sold before the crash and made substantial amounts of money. For example, the bookseller Thomas Guy made his fortune and founded a hospital in his name the following year. But how did such a financial crisis develop and were there any lessons learnt following this early example of a stock market boom and bust?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Junk 12 mins – “…Space junk is the colloquial name for orbital bits that do nothing useful: spent rockets, fragments splayed by collisions and degradation, old satellites no one cares about anymore. In total, they amount to millions of pieces of debris, many of which are large enough to seriously ding satellites and the International Space Station. And then there’s Kessler Syndrome: a space sickness in which low-Earth orbit is so overpopulated that collisions cascade into more collisions, which create more debris that causes more collisions that cascade into more collisions. It’s all very bad for Sandra Bullock. And it’s about to get worse: Thousands and thousands of satellites are set to launch to low-Earth orbit before 2025….” At the link find the title, “The Space Junk Problem Is About to Get a Whole Lot Gnarlier, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-688d7214-8cc2-41c2-93a9-ce09f9713631-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statin Safety 15 mins – “Keith Fox, president of the British Cardiovascular Society, and Rory Collins, co-director of the University of Oxford’s Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, discuss the safety of statins, and how clever prescribing can overcome worries about myopathy. Also this week, Tony Delamothe, BMJ deputy editor, explains why the sudden interest in atrial fibrillation is making him queasy.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statins 19 mins – “NB: In our interview about statins, Abramson quotes the figure of an 18% relative increase in risk of adverse effects of statins. This figure should be couched in uncertainty, and a correction has been posted on bmj.com to reflect that – www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3329 It may soon be recommended that statins are prescribed to patients with a low risk of cardiovascular disease. John Abramson from the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School explains why the risks associated with taking the drug may have been underplayed.” At the link click the box with three dots and click “Download” to get the audio file.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stethoscope History 23 mins – “Imagine for a moment the year 1800. A doctor is meeting with a patient – most likely in the patient’s home. The patient is complaining about shortness of breath. A cough, a fever. The doctor might check the patient’s pulse or feel their belly, but unlike today, what’s happening inside of the patient’s body is basically unknowable. There’s no MRI. No X-rays. The living body is like a black box that can’t be opened. The only way for a doctor to figure out what was wrong with a patient was to ask them, and as a result patients’ accounts of their symptoms were seen as diseases in themselves. While today a fever is seen as a symptom of some underlying disease like the flu, back then the fever was essentially regarded as the disease itself.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suffering Purpose 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Anthropology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is titled “Social Suffering, Virtue Ethics and Moral Tragedy: The Perils of a Superstrong Black Mother.”  Our speaker is Cheryl Mattingly, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern California.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Science 28 mins – “The authors of the recent meta-analysis on dietary sugar and body weight, Lisa Te Morenga, and Jim Mann, from the Departments of Human Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Otago, join us to discuss their findings. Also this week, the BMA wants doctors to be more involved in influencing policy on recreational drugs. Vivienne Nathanson, its director of professional activities, explains its new report, and how individual testimony can combine to convince governments to change policy.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suspicion and Trust 43 mins – “This year’s Reith Lecturer is Onora O’Neill. She became Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, in l992 and has chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission. She is currently chair of the Nuffield Foundation and she has been President of the Aristotelian Society, and a member of the Animal Procedures (Scientific) Committee. In 1999 she was made a life peer as Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, and sits as a crossbencher. She has written widely on political philosophy and ethics, international justice, bioethics and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. In the first of her Reith Lectures, philosopher Onora O’Neill examines the nature of trust, its role in society, and asks if there is real evidence of a crisis of trust. Confucius told his disciple Tsze-kung that three things are needed for government: weapons, food and trust. If a ruler can’t hold on to all three, he should give up the weapons first and the food next and trust should be guarded to the end. Confucius’ philosophy, Baroness O’Neill argues, is still convincing and she argues why.” At the link right-click “Download” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sweatshops and Poverty 58 mins – “This episode explores the economics and ethics of low-paying factories (which some might call “sweatshops”) in Ethiopia. Do they make their workers better off, relative to those people’s outside options? Professor Chris Blattman has run some well-designed randomized controlled trials exploring this question, and he discusses what surprised him and how he’s updated his views from his research. Julia and Chris also discuss an innovative program to reduce crime in Liberia using cognitive behavioral therapy.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage TBI 4 mins – “Recent investigations on the structure and function of the brain have generated fundamental insights into the neuroscience of traumatic brain injury. This discovery is driven by novel brain mapping approaches including magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and event-related potentials. Inferences from these techniques, although constrained by the signal acquisition method and the analytical paradigms employed to interpret the signal, suggest a model in which traumatic injuries are associated with multifocal changes in large scale distributed neuronal systems.” At the link find the title, ”The Hidden Epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files BT_044_Stevens_082213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tourism 38 mins – “As Americans hit the road and take to the skies for summer vacation, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the ways Americans have spent their time off.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Brain Drain 7 mins – “After Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the global Paris climate agreement, Macron invited scientists and others from the US and elsewhere to come to France to help solve the climate crisis and “make the planet great again.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Truth Zealots 23 mins – “After last week’s episode exploring the future of fakery scared the living daylights out of us, we decided to search for a bit of hope. What we found… A few folks, warriors really, ready to defend the truth with all they’ve got.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Tuberculosis and Smoking 25 mins – “Last week BMJ Group held an inaugural global health conference globalhealth.bmj.com/ in London, looking at policies for sustainable and effective healthcare. David Heymann, chair of the UK Health Protection Agency, and Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Director of Pharmaceuticals at the Ministry of Health, Ghana, discuss how vertical aid programmes can lead to systemic improvements in lower income countries. And, Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of NICE International, explains a bit more about its work. Also, smoking is known to increase TB mortality. A modelling study this week suggests that the number of excess deaths from TB, caused by tobacco consumption, could be as high as 40 million over the next 40 years. Stanton Glantz, Director of the Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, joins us to set out the numbers.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis Identification 17 mins – “In this week’s podcast, Sue Rabbit Roff describes how she thinks a system of paid for kidney donations could work in practice. Al Story, clinical lead of the Find and Treat programme – a travelling team who scour the streets of London for tuberculosis – explains the programme’s mission.At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Value Investing 48 mins – “Paul shares the latest research on how to combine value portfolios with other asset classes to produce low-risk portfolios appropriate for those saving toward retirement as well as those taking distributions in retirement.  Learn five important keys to selecting those value funds most likely to produce the best returns, including the names that Paul includes in his own portfolios. Learn how adding a single value fund can double the return of a Vanguard or Fidelity target date fund. You can also view this podcast as a video on Paul’s website home page.  To take maximum advantage of this presentation, click here to view resource materials.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegetarianism 54 mins – “Vegetarianism is a complex set of beliefs and practices, spanning from the extreme “fruitarianism,” where people only eat fruits and other plant parts that can be gathered without “harming” the plant, to various forms of “flexitaranism,” like pollotarianism (poultry is okay to eat) and pescetarianism (fish okay). So, what does science have to say about this? What is the ethical case for vegetarianism? And, is it true that vegetarians are more intelligent than omnivores? Not unexpectedly, the answers are complex, so the debate will rage on.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vinegar 49 mins – “In his new book, ACID TRIP: Travels in the World of Vinegar” (Abrams Books), Michael Harlan Turkell takes us on a fermented look into vinegar’s soured past and bright future. He shares tales and experiences from his travels throughout North America, France, Italy, Austria, and Japan to learn about vinegar-making practices in places where the art has evolved over centuries.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Tribes 53 mins – “There are two contradictory stories about politics and class: On the one hand, that the Republicans are the party of the fat cat businessmen and the Democrats are the party of the people. And on the other hand, that the Republicans are the party of the salt-of-the-earth Joe Sixpacks, while the Democrats are latte-sipping elites. In this episode, professor of statistics and political science Andrew Gelman shines some clarifying light on the intersection between politics and class in America, explaining what the numbers really show. He and Julia also cover the question, “Is it rational to vote?” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Origins 28 mins – “Is our desire to wage war something uniquely human or can its origins be traced much further back in our evolutionary past? To suggest that warfare is a regular feature of human civilization would be to state the obvious. But just how deeply rooted is our desire to kill others of our species? Is lethal aggression a fixed part of our genetic code, something that has evolved from a common ancestor – and something therefore that has adaptive value? Or is warfare – and more generally, a predilection for lethal violence something that has emerged much more recently in human history? No longer the preserve of historians and philosophers, the question, as Geoff Watts discovers, is now argued over fiercely by anthropologists and biologists.”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Contamination Politics 24 mins – “When director Cullen Hoback began work on his latest documentary, “What Lies Upstream,” he hoped to find out why it took months for local officials in West Virginia to investigate chemically contaminated tap water. But his initial investigation into chemically polluted drinking water in West Virginia soon expanded into a far-reaching analysis of local regulators’ inability, and in some cases unwillingness, to safeguard the people and resources they were entrusted to protect.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Website Security 24 mins – “When thinking about a law firm’s marketing approach, many attorneys put heavy emphasis on having a well-constructed website to aid in attracting business, promoting convenient project management, and improving client retention. However, what potential security risks can your website pose to your firm and your clients? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek sit down with SiteLock President Neill Feather to discuss the importance of website security, data breaches, and why hackers are attacking the websites of law firms.” At the link find the title “The Importance of Website Security for Law Firms, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files importance-website-security-law-firms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 52 mins – “Wednesday, journalist Chris Whipple joins us to talk about what’s been called the toughest job in Washington. White House Chiefs of Staff serves as gatekeepers to the Oval Office, and they help define the course of the country. Whipple interviewed all 17 men still living who have served in the position. Ultimately, he says, their style makes or breaks each presidency. We’ll examine the job’s unique challenges and ask how new chief of staff John Kelly might shake up the current West Wing. CHRIS WHIPPLE is a writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and speaker. He earned multiple Peabody and Emmy Awards as a producer CBS’s 60 Minutes and ABC’s Primetime. Most recently, he was the executive producer and writer of Showtime’s The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs. His new book is called The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Trends 9mins – “California is on fire again. CalFire, one of the agencies charged with putting those fires out, is tracking upward of two dozen conflagrations up and down the state at the moment—Detwiller, Grade, Bridge, Wall, Alamo, Garza, on and on—ranging in size from a couple hundred acres to nearly 50,000. And it’s not just the Golden State.” At the link find the title, “The West Is on Fire. Blame the Housing Crisis, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-f56a6fc2-57b9-40b3-8347-be932d35df7e-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW One and Britain Question 60 mins – “The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed…. And yet barely two decades later, the world was again plunged into conflict. Little wonder then that historians still cannot agree whether Britain’s engagement was worth it. …It brought Communism to power in Russia, ripped up the map of Europe and left a festering sense of resentment that would fuel the rise of Nazism. We often forget that, even a few days before Britain entered the war, it seemed likely that we would stay out. H. H. Asquith’s decision to intervene changed the course of history. But was it the right one?…” At the link find the title, “Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 302 – Aug 25, 2017: AI Advancements, AIDS Still Here, Aleppo Update, Alexander Hamilton, American Institutions Besieged, Animal Testing, Anthropocene Survival, Antibiotic Treatment Length, Army Dishonesty, Attica Massacre, Aunt Marthas Quilt, Australian View of Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Moyers, Biomechanics, Blind Veterans, Brains and Behavior, Broadband Access, Buddhist Philosophy, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bush and Clinton on Leadership, Cattle in California, Cell Phones, Chicago Human Resources Director, China Relations with Great Britain, Climate Change Control, Climate Change in China, Confucian Ways, Congressional Effectiveness, Corruption in Government, Curiosity Types, Dark Energy, Detroit Shinola Revival, Disruptive Technology, Domestic Violence Custody, Donald L. Hollowell, Electoral College Questions, Elevators, Facebook VR, Fasting Value, Feminism, Food Supply Problems, Football Player Brains, Foreign Agent Registration, Gender Equity, Global Politics, Gun Control in Australia, Gut Microbiome, Hacktivism and Cybersecurity, Harvard Calculators, Herpes Virus Research, Hip Hop Beginnings, Housing Descrimination, Ice Cream History, Illegal Immigration to Canada, Immigrants and Silicon Valley, Immigration Impact, Impact Investing, Indian Partition, Indian Telegraph, International Cooperation, International Development Issues, iPhone, ISIS Control, Ketogenic Diet Therapy, Lone Wolf Attacks, Market Limits, Mass Transportation, Medicine Future, Minimum Wage Discussion, Mortgage Interest Reduction, Native American Addiction, Native American Sovereignty, Natural Language Processing, Opiod Addiction Crisis, Physiological and Organizational Tools, Police Body Cameras, Police Use of Deadly Force, Poverty Resolution, Quadruple Amputee Athlete, Racism, Reality Issues, Representative Rosa Delaura, Reservation Life, Robot Improvements, Science Based Evidence, Science Deniers, Science Journalism, Science Literacy, Science of Aging, Seventeenth Amendment, Sex with Robots, Sharing Economy,Shock Politics, Sleep Importance, Smear Tactics, Somali Shakespeare, Spy Plane Pilot, Standing Rock, Sugar Treatment for Wounds, Summer Camp, Talking Digital Politics, Tea in Britain, Text Book Arbitrage, Third Wave Book, Thucydides Trap, Torture Issues, Transparency in Government, Trump and Department of Energy, Trump as Seen by Historians, Trump Con law, Trump Deregulation Effort, Trump Immigration Policy, Venezuela Crisis, Victim Compensation, Vietnam Viewpoint, Vietnam War, Vulnerable People Protection, Waste Conversion, Waste Water Treatment, Water Needs Trends, White House Chiefs of Staff, Wisdom, Women in Science Issues, Wood Boring Beetles

Exercise your ears: the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 512 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 almost 17,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

AI Advances 10 mins – “Ten years ago, researchers thought that getting a computer to tell the difference between a cat and a dog would be almost impossible. Today, computer vision systems do it with greater than 99 percent accuracy. How? Joseph Redmon works on the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video — from zebras to stop signs — with lightning-quick speed. In a remarkable live demo, Redmon shows off this important step forward for applications like self-driving cars, robotics and even cancer detection.” At the link find the title, “How computers learn to recognize objects instantly | Joseph Redmon, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files JosephRedmon_2017.mp4”and select “save link As” fromthepop-up menu.

AIDS Still Here 50 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5707: AIDS: Forgotten But Not Gone,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Update 28 mins – “In besieged East Aleppo a terrified mother of three makes one last desperate phone call to BBC reporter Mike Thomson. Silence followed. What happened to Om Modar?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alexander Hamilton 62 mins – “Martha Nussbaum, Professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Alexander Hamilton. Nussbaum talks about the tension between acquiring power and living a life of virtue. Topics discussed include Hamilton’s relationship with Aaron Burr, Burr’s complicated historical legacy, and the role of the humanities in our lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Institutions Besieged 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4453: American Institutions: The Republic at Risk,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Testing 60 mins – “We’ll look at the practical advantages, and the ethical pitfalls, of using animals in scientific and medical research. We’re joined by Janet Stemwedel, Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University, and author of the blog Adventures in Ethics and Science. And we’ll talk to Bill Barry, Chief Historian at NASA, about the history of animals and spaceflight. The study mentioned in tonight’s episode is available here: Differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in neural systems supporting social cognition.” At the link find the title, “#111 Animal Testing,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking 111_Animal Testing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the popup menu.

Anthropocene Survival 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the second lecture from the University in Beijing. He discusses China’s emergence as an economic superpower and asks what this means for the challenges ahead.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Treatment Length 19 mins – “Do you need to finish the antibiotic course? Depends. Vit D doesn’t prevent colds. Bartonella endocarditis. Another cryptococcus. Stay away from Racoon poop. And more.” At the link find the title, “Puscast: July 15 to 31, 2017,” right-click “Download podcast (enhanced podcast) or Download (for non ipod mp3 players)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Army Dishonesty 49 mins -”Dr. Leonard Wong, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College, led an important study titled: “Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession.”  The study, which was published in 2015 generated much discussion as well as some consternation and reflection. In this episode, Host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC’s Director Ken Ford talk with Wong about his study and its implications. Wong also lectured about his study at IHMC in Pensacola last September” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attica Massacre 25 mins – “It’s been 46 years since Attica became a byword for excessive police force. The prisoner uprising and bloody crackdown were products of their time that still resonate today. The Current looks into how Attica’s legacy lives on in America’s crowded jails.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE | 46 years after Attica massacre, tensions in U.S. prisons still high, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_42208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aunt Martha’s Quilt 50 mins – “Beryl Dennis goes in search of a long-lost quilt her relative Martha Ann Erskine Ricks made for the British Queen Victoria. How did a former slave come to meet the most powerful woman in the world 125 years ago? Newspapers of the time followed in great detail the story of the ‘queen and the negress’ and her hand-stitched quilt in the design of a coffee tree.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian View of Trump 62 mins – “Michael Fullilove from the Lowy Institute for International Policy addresses the National Press Club about Australia’s place in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Michael Fullilove, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Fullilove_0208_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P1 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow discusses his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama], which looks at Barack Obama’s life prior to his years as president. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 1, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478412.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P2 59 mins – “This week on Q&A, part two of our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and University of Pittsburgh professor of law and history David Garrow, who talks about his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 2, “ right-click “Media files program.482786.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Moyers 48 mins – “Journalist Bill Moyers once worked as the special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, and, 52 years ago, witnessed firsthand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark passage of Medicare. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wind River.’.” At the link find the title, “Aug, 2017 Bill Moyers,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biomechanics 56 mins – “Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335974867-startalk-icymi biomechanics of the perfect golf swing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Veterans 12 mins – “A brief interview that Aira Agent Analyst, Patrick Lane and Pete Lane did on a local Jacksonville radio show. They talked about Aira, of course, and a bit about The Blind Abilities podcast. Also on the show is an interview with Al Avina, Executive Director of the Blinded Veterans Association. The national BVA conference will be held in Jacksonville the week of August 14 – 18th. Aira will be there in full force and Pete Lane of the Blind Abilities Team will bring you and keep you up to date with the latest out of Jacksonville and the Blinded Veterans Association.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brains and Behavior 60 mind – “This week, it’s an hour on the brain, and the diseases and conditions unique to this amazing organ. We’re joined by Dr. Richard J. McNally, researcher in the psychology department at Harvard University, and author of What Is Mental Illness? And we’re joined by Maia Szalavitz, author and editor at Time.com’s Healthland blog, to discuss the chemistry and controversy of antidepressant medications.” At the link find the title, “#116 What is Mental Illness?, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_116_What Is Mental Illness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Access 46 mins – “23 million people in rural America don’t have broadband connections. Lots of urban residents simply can’t afford the service. And it’s leaving them behind. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Connecting Across The Digital Divide, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541187121.mp3” nd select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Philosophy 27 mins – “Robert Wright is the best-selling author of books such as Nonzero and The Evolution of God. He down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new book, Why Buddhism Is True, what meditation can teach us about how to oppose Trump, and what Buddhist teachings have in common with evolutionary psychology.” At the link find the title, “Robert Wright, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1435261103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bureau of Indian Affairs 36 mins – “Have you ever invented something only to find it was already created in 1944? I have long wanted Natives in Congress & Native American lobby groups. Turns out, we have a long history of both. The NCAI [The National Congress of American Indians] was created in 1944, and many Natives have served in congress over the years. Also on today’s radio program, which you can download the audio file for here, we welcome a Chippewa Native named Ron with many new interesting perspectives on the NCAI. We then discuss a health pile, with new information on how Marijuana and Alzheimer’s might be linked, as well as top noises that wake up men & women differently. For example, crying babies wake up women, while most men have the ability to sleep through it. Last, many states here in the west lack the business centers and industrial infrastructure to rely on them for revenue, and instead turn to tourism. Particularly in Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park. Of course, the natives in the area are left out of these tourism dollars, at least until now. A new partnership with the Montana legislature could pave the way for Native Reservations to draw tourists in their own right.” At the link find the title, Chippewas, The NCAI, Health Pile, & Tribal Tourism, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files chippewas the ncai health pile tribal tourism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bush and Clinton on Leadership 49 mins – “Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton take part in a discussion on leadership at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.” At the link find the title, “Former Presidents Clinton and Bush Discuss Leadership and Friendship,” right-click “Media files program.482085.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cattle in California 41 mins – “Grasslands and grazing cattle go hand in hand. Yet, grazing cattle can be a complex process with things like dynamic business practices, the ecology of the grasses, and the biology of the animal all needing to be considered. Grass-fed beef and other grass-fed agricultural products are also fueling the modern-day demand for pastures and grazing opportunities. I recently came across a business that is trying to solve issues associated with pasture management and cattle grazing. Christine Su is the co-founder and CEO of PastureMap, a platform that collects data on different areas that are being used for grazing. It helps build on that data to help with making informed decisions on the entire process. Byron Palmer is a livestock rancher who grazes cattle in Sonoma County. He is one of the people doing the work and putting future agricultural ideas into practice. He is the owner of Grounded Grasslands. Byron grazes cattle for farmers and manages pastures. Today, I talk with Christine about PastureMap, and with Byron about how he uses the software.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phones 60 mins – “Researcher and Scientopia blogger Scicurious returns to discuss the fact and fiction of mobile phones. What effect do they have on brain cells? What about sperm cells? And do they have anything to do with declining populations of bees? And we’re joined by medical physicist Dr. Marc MacKenzie, to discuss the science of microwave radiation.” At the link find the title, “#115 Cell Phone Science, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_115_Cell Phone Science.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Human Resources Director 21 mins – “Featured Guest: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Acting Commissioner, Department of HR, City of Chicago” At the link find the title, “Bill Kutik Radio Show 42: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, City of Chicago,” right-click “Media files Radio Show 042 -Karina Ayala-Bermejo.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

China Relations with Great Britain 45 mins – “Spence examines China’s relations with the United Kingdom through three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P1 9 mins– “This is part of our five-episode pack on how science and technology can fight climate change. With better air conditioning, more whale poop, souped-up plants, and a giant vacuum. If all else fails, planet B. With David Biello, science curator at TED, author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age, and contributing editor at Scientific American… We kick off our five-part series with a look at one technology the planet can’t live with, and humans can’t (or won’t) live without. Air conditioning. As the planet heats up, we’re blasting it in more places, and more often. Which heats the planet more, so we need more AC, and around and around. But there is a better way.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 1: I’m Gonna Take My Clothes Off, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785121_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P2 10 mins – “We love blue whales. They’re our ocean’s majestic, floating giants. They have hearts the size of cars. They travel alone or with a single friend. And also they poop. Super-fertilizing, massive turds. The iron in whale poop fertilizes ocean algae. Which then blooms, makes oxygen for us, and helps sink CO2 into the Earth. Our guide David explains how whale poop has inspired innovations, like iron fertilization and ocean gardening. And how other technologies, riskier but cheaper ones, are stealing the spotlight a little. Note to self, beware of the climate change quick fix.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 2: Whale Poop, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785130_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P3 10 mins – “Do you want a blue tomato? Because we can make one, thanks to the magic of gene editing. The question, of course, is should we. Genetically-modified foods have been a battleground for years. And the debate about genetically-modified humans is ratcheting up. But what about tweaking the genes in algae? David Biello says we can alter our plants to suck up more CO2 – buying us a little time to get our carbon-spewing habits under control. Closer to home, we can aim for control over our meat-heavy, food-wasting diets. Meatless Mondays, meet tofu Tuesday and fried-egg Friday.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785131_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P4 9 mins – “Humans produce a lot of CO2. When we burn coal, drive a car, take a plane. When we breathe, except we can’t help that. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are what’s heating up the planet – shooting out of our tailpipes and smoke stacks into the atmosphere. This week, tackling those emissions with a giant vacuum, taking the CO2 and sticking it underground. Which sounds suspiciously like that classic teenage slob move – shove your mess into the closet, deal with it later. Luckily, underground turns out to be a pretty big place. Bigger than our New York City closets, at least.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785132_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P5 9 mins – “Mars is the escape hatch, the backup plan. Planet B. Except for one thing. Mars is uniquely hostile to humans. Its surface is basically rocket fuel. Which means that for Mars to sustain human life, it needs a lot of support from Earth. Oops. So why talk about it at all? Because it sparks innovation – solar panels were an offshoot of the space race. Because it’s freaking cool. And because it inspires. But let’s not put all our eggs in that space shuttle just ye” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 5: Do Over?, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217_cms785133_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in China 69 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4608: Chinese Scholars Take on Climate Change,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confucian Ways 45 mins – “Chinese Vistas: In a lecture recorded at the British Library in London, Jonathan Spence reflects on China’s most enduring thinker, Confucius. Who was this man, what did he believe in, and what contemporary relevance does his message have, nearly 2,500 years after his death? The Confucian message has survived countless attacks and is being recycled by the Chinese Communist leadership today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Effectiveness 79 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3111: Will Congress Ever Work Again?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Government 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2604: Ethics and Corruption in Government,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curiosity Types 25 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Energy 49 mins – “Dr. Michael Turner makes a “big bang” in the world of theoretical cosmology. Translation: He’s an expert on the universe—what it’s made of, what’s in its future, and how it came to be. Turner is the Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. From 2003 until 2006, was Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Turner is most well-known for having coined the phrase “dark energy” in 1998, which he calls “very, very mysterious stuff.” Thought to comprise 70 percent of the universe, dark energy is responsible for both the expansion of the universe and the increasing speed at which that expansion is occurring.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Shinola Revival 75 mins – “On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we visited Shinola’s headquarters in Detroit, where Jen Guarino manages the creation of new leather goods, watches, turntables, and more. Guarino’s desk is on the factory floor and she told us about training a workforce to make new products, finding good suppliers, and how a product goes from design to the factory floor.” At the link find the title, “Working in Detroit: How Does Shinola’s Manufacturing VP Work? Sunday, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5321012775.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Technology 60 mins – “We all know that technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and it’s changing the way we live. Do you call a cab, or do you use Uber? Do you stay in a hotel, or do you check Airbnb? Do you read a book or a Kindle? These products and services quickly enter our world and become the norm. But just knowing that technology is evolving is not enough, you need to understand how it is impacting you and how you can evaluate what industry will be disrupted next.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence Custody 26 mins – “3 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases, Jun 15, 2009, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.” At the link find that title, right-click “nijconf2009-domestic-violence-custody-” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donald L. Hollowell 39 mins – “Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours. [Donald Lee Hollowell was an American civil rights attorney during the Civil Rights Movement, in the state of Georgia.]” At the link find the title, “Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4382928573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electoral College Questions 83 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3515: Is It Time to Dump the Electoral College?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elevators 19 mins – “Tall buildings mean vertical transportation, and elevators, the machines that do the heavy lifting for us, have made those buildings possible. Building height and elevator capabilities have evolved together, and new needs and concerns for sustainability are bringing about changes in elevators themselves. In this interview we talk with Thomas Leslie, who is Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University. He works on the integration of building sciences and arts, and his 2013 book, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, is a valued source on the effects of technologies and materials on building design.At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook VR 24 mins – “Virtual reality adoption has been slow. Despite promising leaps in the tech over the past several decades, relatively few VR headsets have been sold worldwide, especially compared to smartphones. Can the world’s most popular social network bring VR to the forefront? In this episode, Motherboard’s Louise Matsakis goes to Facebook to try out its virtual reality platform and chat with its head of Social VR, Rachel Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Facebook Wants to Convince Us That VR Is Cool, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value  58 mins – “Intermittent fasting—alternating days in which you fast or eat only a few hundred calories a day—may have significant long-term health benefits, according to some researchers. Mark Mattson is a leading expert on intermittent fasting, and one of its proponents on a personal level as well. As a neurosciences professor at Johns Hopkins University, and chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mattson is particularly interested in how fasting can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Intermittent fasting might play a role in preventing or postponing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, which fifty percent of Americans living into their eighties are predicted to get. In this episode, Mattson talks with IHMC Director Ken Ford and IHMC visiting research scientist Dominic D’Agostino about the benefits of fasting and the physiological mechanisms behind those benefits.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 24 mins – “Camille Paglia is one of the most provocative public intellectuals in America. She’s never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.” At the link find the title, “August 1: ENCORE | Modern feminism needs to ‘stop blaming men,’ says Camille Paglia, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170801_77529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Problems 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4303: Food Insecurity in the Midst of Plenty,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Football Player Brains 27 mins – “High-impact collisions are all part of the game for American footballers. But new research has found a worrying amount of disease in footballers’ donated brains – similar to changes found in Alzheimer’s disease. Jesse Mez, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University, was shocked by the widespread presence of tangles of tau proteins, which signal the progressive brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ayahuasca is said to be the strongest psychedelic drug in the world. A potent brew is made from the vine which grows in the Amazon – where shamans use it for medical and spiritual purposes. It can produce terrifying hallucinations and seems to trigger mental health problems in some people. Now some doctors are calling for more research to establish whether it could be used as a treatment for a wide range of psychological and physical disorders. First impressions count. When we see a person’s photograph we make our minds up quickly, whether it’s for a job application or voting in an election. We rate trustworthiness and competence from looking at faces – but it doesn’t mean we are right in those assumptions according to Professor Alexander Todorov from Princeton University who’s written a book called Face Value.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P1 92 mins – “Justice Department officials testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements.” At the link find the title, “Justice Department Officials Testify on Foreign Agent Registration Requirements, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483127.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P2 105 mins – “William Browder, a Russian market investor, testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements, as well as what he knows about Natalia Veslnitskaya, a Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump, Jr. in 2016.” At the link find the title, “William Browder: Overturning Magnitsky Act is Putin’s Top Priority, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483509.MP3-STD.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Gender Equity 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4306: Gender Equity-Until It Rains Glass,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Politics 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the last of five lectures. He calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all and lays out a blueprint for global co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control in Australia 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2304: How Australia Took Aim at Guns,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome Impact 60 mins – “When Alessio Fasano entered medical school at the University of Naples (Italy) School of Medicine, his goal was to eliminate childhood diarrhea. Working with a mentor who’d studied the physiology of the gut, Fasano decided to focus on the microorganisms that cause diarrhea. That opened up his world to specialize in overall gut health, and Fasano became a leading expert in celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Following medical school, Fasano spent three years at the Center for Vaccine Development in Baltimore, and later returned to the U.S. to pursue his career. Today the world-renowned gastroenterologist is chair of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. He is also the director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fasano was the lead researcher of a seminal 2003 study showing that 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder characterized by gluten-induced damage to the small intestine. His book Gluten Freedom http://tinyurl.com/zdbcdkk has been hailed as “the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle.” He is also the author of “A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome Importance 82 mins – “ Women who are pregnant often talk how careful they are about what they eat and drink. They’re careful, points out Dr. Claire Fraser, because they’re feeding their baby. “Well, we should all think about diet in the same way that pregnant women do,” says Fraser. “Everything we put into our mouths, we’re either feeding or not feeding our gut microbes … And it’s important we keep our gut microbes happy.” Fraser is a pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, a branch of molecular biology that focuses on the genome. In episode 32 of STEM-Talk, Fraser sits down with host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC founder Ken Ford to explain why we should all pay more attention to our guts, which is the home of more than 100 trillion bacteria. An endowed professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Fraser is a founder and director of Maryland’s Institute for Genome Sciences. From 1998 to 2007, she was the director of the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland, and led teams that sequenced the genomes of several microbial organisms, including important human and animal pathogens.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hacktivism and Cybersecurity 73 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5317: “Hacktivism” and Cyber Security,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Harvard Calculators 52 mins – “In our final episode of this mini-series on the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, we dive into the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin from her time at Cambridge University to her life in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Virus Research 62 mins – “Roughly 80 percent of the U.S. population is infected with the herpes virus. While the virus is very easy to get, it remains dormant in many people, who never even know they have it. This is partly because it effectively evades the immune system, taking up refuge in the central nervous system. Dr. Greg Smith is a herpes expert. He is a professor in the microbiology-immunology department at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Smith did a post-doc at Princeton University. His research on herpes looks at novel targets for antivirals and engineering recombinant viral particles as effective gene delivery vehicles.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip Hop Beginnings 33 mins – “Let’s start at the end—at a funeral. All the brightest stars in the hip-hop universe are gathered to mourn the death of Chris Lighty. He was their friend, their brother, their late-night confidant, the man who discovered them, or saved their careers, or made them millionaires. He was a hip-hop legend. But to understand how we got here, we have to go back to the beginning—back to a time before hip-hop even had a name.” At the link find the title, “Part 1: That Beat, That Beat Right There, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1554207124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Discrimination 34 mins – “When Native Americans are looking to rent homes, they face a series of challenges more daunting than many in the general community face. Even those who would choose to live on the reservation, are often forced to find housing off the rez due to a severe housing shortage. Even with good credit histories, Native stereotypes of drunkards, late rent payments, and a history of property damage leave many landlords turning away those most in need. It is of course ok to set rules and protect your property, but only if those rules are consistent across all people of all races. On todays Nativetalk.net radio program, we discuss these and many other issues facing Natives today which make life much harder than it needs to be, as well as discussing possible solutions to this very serious problem.” At the link find the title, “Native Housing Discrimination Problems, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files native housing discrimination problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice Cream History 45 mins – “It’s one of the most complex food products you’ll ever consume: a thermodynamic miracle that contains all three states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas—at the same time. And yet no birthday party, beach trip, or Fourth of July celebration is complete without a scoop or two.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Illegal Immigration to Canada 16 mins – “Humanitarian workers in Montreal are struggling to keep up with growing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Quebec from the U.S.” At the link find the title, “August 3: Quebec’s resources stretched thin as hundreds arrive at border, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170803_77895.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration and Silicon Valley 48 mins – “Silicon Valley could be hurt by new immigration bill, what SoCal’s climate will look like in 2100, legalizing marijuana could make some marijuana even more illegal.” At the link find the title, “How the latest immigration bill could impact CA, the future of SoCal’s climate, CA’s weed black market, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080417-6b064741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Impact 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4155: The Economic Impacts of Immigration,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 34 mins – “Nancy Pfund is the mind behind the money of Tesla and Pandora. She’s a venture capitalist with a vision for change, just like Kim Colaprete and Chavi Hohm—the bombastic personalities behind Team Diva, one of Seattle’s most progressive real estate groups. Nancy and Team Diva have never met, but they’re both changing how we think about money and define profit. And they’re part of a movement that is ready for revolution.” At the link find the title, “You Say You Want A Revolution: Nancy Pfund & Team Diva, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9357153800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Partition 50 mins – “BBC correspondent Mark Tully travels through India from north to south in search of the echoes of Partition among successive generations of Indian. He examines the legacy of the Partition of India, comparing contemporary memories of the traumatic events of August 1947 with the personal and political tensions today on both national and international stages.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Telegraph 4 mins – “In1856 the British completed a 4000-mile Indian telegraph system. It connected Calcutta, Agra, Bombay, Peshawar, and Madras. The telegraph was the brainchild of a visionary inventor named William O’Shaughnessy, and it secured England’s grip on India. O’Shaughnessy had gone to India in 1833 as a 24-year-old assistant surgeon with the East India Company. There he began experimenting with electricity. He invented an electric motor and a silver chloride battery. Then, in 1839, he set up a 13½-mile-long demonstration telegraph system near Calcutta. That was only two years after Samuel F.B. Morse built his famous demonstration system in the United States. But O’Shaughnessy was unaware of Morse’s work. His telegraph used a different code and, at first, he transmitted the message by imposing a series of tiny electric shocks on the operator’s finger. He also came up with another unique invention. He used a 2½-mile stretch of the Hooghly River, in place of wire, to complete the circuit….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio” and select”Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

International Cooperation 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the third of five lectures from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York. He talks about the need for international co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Development Issues 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1913: Burning Issues in International Development,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

iPhone History 58 mins – “Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant retraces the creation and development of the iPhone in his book, “The One Device.” He is interviewed by [New York Times] reporter Steve Lohr.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Brian Merchant, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480937.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Control 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5112: Here’s How I’d Defeat ISIS,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet Therapy 114 mins – “Dominic D’Agostino looks like a bodybuilder. But that doesn’t mean that he eats a diet typical for that sport; on the contrary, the research scientist—and amateur athlete—can go an entire day without eating and says his performance—both in the lab and in the gym—improves because of it. D’Agostino is perhaps rare in the world of science in that he practices what he preaches. As associate professor in the department of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and a visiting research scientist at IHMC, D’Agostino develops and tests metabolic therapies for a range of diseases and conditions for which the ketogenic diet is the cornerstone.The low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat ketogenic diet is what he also follows for health and greater mental clarity.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lone Wolf Attacks 52 mins – “Although terror attacks conducted by individuals are not a new phenomenon, recent years have seen an alarming increase in these “lone-wolf” incidents. The Islamic State, for instance, has been proactive in using its global tentacles to inspire individuals to carry out attacks in its name. Meanwhile, in Israel, solo operators unaffiliated with organized terror groups have taken to carrying out attacks with the weapons at hand—cars, knives, homemade. Are such attacks a growing trend and the future of jihadism, or are they simply another passing fad in the annals of terrorist activity? Four leading counterterrorism scholars and policymakers chart the rise and future of “lone-wolf” terrorism. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Market Limits 45 mins – “Michael Sandel, Harvard Professor of Government, delivers four lectures about the prospects of a new politics of the common good. The series is presented and chaired by Sue Lawley. Sandel considers the expansion of markets and how we determine their moral limits. Should immigrants, for example, pay for citizenship? Should we pay schoolchildren for good test results, or even to read a book? He calls for a more robust public debate about such questions, as part of a ‘new citizenship’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Transportation 9 mins – “The former Transportation Commissioner of New York transformed Times Square from a cab-choked bottleneck into an airy pedestrian mall.  Now, she’s working on walking, biking and commuting in Southern California.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicine Future 79 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3716: Future of Medicine: Combating Disease,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minimum Wage Discussion 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5704: Minimum Wage: The 99% Need A Raise,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mortgage Interest Reduction 49 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: – Matthew Desmond’s piece on the mortgage interest deduction in the New York Times Magazine.- The low level of the Volatility Index- Snap’s first earnings report after going public” At the link find the title, “The Disappearing Edition, “ right-click “Media files SM6888357562.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Addiction 41 mins – “Alcohol & Drug dependency. It’s certainly a stereotype – and one that is unfortunately too often true. How do we help people addicted to substances get off? And how do we prevent our children and grandchildren from starting? Do people even want help? To do anything at all, we must understand why people start in the first place.” At the link find the title, “Native Addiction & Alcohol Dependancy, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-addiction-alcohol-dependancy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Sovereignty 63 mins – “We actually did this show on March 27th for The English Express podcast, but since it started with our views on Native Sovereignty I decided to post it here on the native podcast as well. Here’s the direct download link This week we started by tackling a serious topic; Native American Sovereignty…” At the link find the title, “Native Sovereignty, Brandon as a Cop, & What Women Do Better Than Men, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-sovereignty-brandon-as-a-cop-what-women-do-better-than-men.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Language Processing 62 mins – “In this episode of STEM-Talk, we talk to one of our own senior research scientists, Dr. Yorick Wilks, renowned for his work in natural language processing. Wilks is also a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Sheffield in England, and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at Balliol College. A “war baby” born in London in the midst of the Second World War, Yorick was sent away to school due to the bombings. He excelled and went to Cambridge, where he studied with Margaret Masterman, a protégé of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Yorick first came to America—L.A. in the 1960s—on a one-year Air Force Research Grant. Yeas later, he moved to Stanford University’s AI Lab, where he worked with John McCarthy, one of the founders of Artificial Intelligence. Yorick’s research interests have been vast and rich, including machine translation, translating, understanding and extracting meaning from language, belief representation and human and machine communication. He has authored 14 books and many more papers, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, in 2008, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Lifetime Achievement Award.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiod Addiction Crisis 74 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2157: Opiods- Prescriptions vs. Addiction,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physiological and Organizational Tools 34 mins – “Our guest this week is Rich Roat. After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held a number of odd jobs such as communications associate for United Way of Delaware and service bureau/prepress house manager. He met Andy Cruz in 1991 and allowed his new friend to talk him into a series of ill-advised but fortunate career moves that led to the formation of Brand Design Co., Inc., and, subsequently House Industries. Rich initially tried to tame the chaos of Andy’s constantly shifting aesthetic sensibilities and obsessive attention to detail; thankfully, he has been largely unsuccessful. Rich is a co-author of House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson Guptill/Penguin Random House, 2017) with Andy Cruz and Ken Barber.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Body Cameras 47 mins – “New law would track the race of everyone stopped by police, overweight Asian Americans are seen as more ‘American’ than thinner peers, plans to rebuild on top of the PCH landslide.” At the link find the title, “CA law would track race-based policing, being overweight and ‘American,’ rebuilding Highway 1, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080317-a036446d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Deadly Force 63 mins – “When a police officer uses deadly force in the course of their duties, emotions can run very high. In many cases, police officers sometimes step over the line, whether they mean to or not. They even sometimes breaking the law. In cases where a police officer uses deadly force, victims and their families are left very upset….” At the link find the title, “Police Use Of Deadly Force Debate, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files police-use-of-deadly-force-debate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Resolution 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the fourth of five lectures. He considers the challenges of extreme poverty and the worry of the developed world which fears for its own prosperity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quadruple Amputee Athlete 62 mins – “Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.” Despite being born with a rare condition that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on with the support of his family to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and, following a few rough middle school football seasons, he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer….” At the link find the title, “#251: How to Live Without Limits – Kyle Maynard,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Kyle Maynard.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism 76 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2752: Let’s Talk About Race,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Issues 58 mins – “Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC’s “On the Media,” discusses her book [The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brooke Gladstone, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479679.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Representative Rosa Delauro 65 mins – “Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) talks about her congressional work on social programs. She is interviewed by Aparna Mathur, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Representative Rosa DeLauro, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481028.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 33 mins – “What is it like living on an Indian Reservation today? I have no idea, because while I am a registered native, I have still yet to visit any of the many reservations across our great country. Is it difficult growing up there? what problems do tribes residing on these reservations face, and how can we help to solve some of the problems.” At the link find the title, “Reservation Life Today & Criminal Problems, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files reservation life today criminal problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Improvements 15 mins – “That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.” At the link find the title, “Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files MarcRaibert_2017.mp4” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Based Evidence 60 mins – “What is science-based medicine, and how does the media (perhaps unwittingly) distort it? Our guest this week is Dr. Steven Novella, academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, Executive Editor of the website Science-Based Medicine, and a senior fellow and Director of Science-Based Medicine at the James Randi Educational Foundation. And we’re joined by Maria Walters, to talk about the Grassroots Skepticism Workshop at SkepchickCon.” At the link find the title, “#113 Science-Based Medicine and the Media, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_113_Science Based Medicine.mp3

Science Deniers 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1516: Science Deniers: Fact-Resistant Humans,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Journalism 60 mins – “This week we step into the world of science journalism from the perspectives of two unique and reputable popular science publications. Guest host Anika Hazra speaks with Katie Palmer, senior editor of the online science and health section at WIRED, about her direct route into science journalism through a master’s in science reporting and her role as an editor of online content. And she talks with Michael Segal, founding editor and editor-in-chief of Nautlius magazine, about how he transitioned from conducting research in engineering and computer science to developing a science and culture magazine, and how Nautilus is forging a new, multi-disciplinary approach to science journalism.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Literacy 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2753: Science Literacy: Why 1,2,3 can be as easy as A,B,C,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science of Aging 60 mins – “We’ll get the scientific perspective on the causes and effects of aging, and how they change over a lifetime. We’ll speak with Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, about the biology and genetics of aging. And we’re joined by Professor Diana Kuh, to discuss her work as the head of the UK’s National Survey for Health and Development.” At the link find the title, “#109 A Lifetime of Data, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_109_A Lifetime Of Data.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seventeenth Amendment 46 mins – “David Schleicher of Yale University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University discuss the text, history, and future of this contested amendment. New essays are now available on the Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Read about the 17th Amendment, the 20th Amendment, the 24th Amendment, and the 25th Amendment. Today’s show was edited by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3196326944.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex with Robots 68 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4302: Sex with Robots: What’s Not to Like?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4356: The Promise of the Sharing Economy,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Politics 58 mins – “Syndicated columnist Naomi Klein discusses shock politics. She is interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.” At the link find the title “After Words with Naomi Klein, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479873.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Importance 76 mins – “If we could only sell people on the importance of sleep as successfully as we sell them on the pleasures of sex, we’d have a much healthier—and happier bunch. This is one of sleep expert Kirk Parsley’s messages. Parsley calls sleep “the greatest elixir,” and places its importance above that of both exercise and nutrition. Yet, this simple physiological need is hard to satisfy in a society that glorifies business and overworking—and loves its electronics, which don’t exactly prepare the body for sleep. Parsley discusses these and other issues with STEM-Talk host Dawn Kernagis. He talks about how his background as a Navy SEAL led him to a career in medicine, focused on sleep. He also explains why sleep is important—and how you can get more of it. Parsley served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on sleep medicine, and has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006. He is also the inventor of the Sleep Cocktail, a supplement designed for the sleep optimization of Navy SEALs: http://www.sleepcocktails.comAt the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smear Tactics 58 mins – “Journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion. She’s interviewed by Erik Wemple, [Washington Post] media critic.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sharyl Attkisson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481923.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somali Shakespeare 27 mins – “In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Born in 1943 to a nomadic camel-herding family, forged as a poet in Somalia’s liberal years pre-1969, jailed in 1973 for ‘anti-revolutionary activities’ without trial under the military junta, a campaigner for peace, Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia.” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Plane Pilot 58 mins – “Brian Shul speaks softly and carries a big stick. The American war hero every bit worthy of Roosevelt’s words flew 212 missions in the Vietnam War before his nearly fatal crash. With his body severely burned, Shul was in so much pain that he wanted to die. Then one day, lying in his hospital bed, he heard children playing soccer and the voice of Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” on the radio. Suddenly, Shul, at 25-years-old, realized he had a lot to live for. He set himself on a determined road of recovery that would span 15 reconstructive surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Shul eventually turned his amazing story of survival into his greatest strength, and he went on to be one of fewer than 100 people to pilot the SR-71 Blackbird, a U.S. spy plane largely operational during the Cold War and thereafter. Shul and flight engineer Walter Watson flew multiple missions in which they escaped missiles over enemy territory including the Soviet Union and Libya, gathering footage and information that would help the U.S. win the Cold War.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing Rock 18 mins – “This battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock is far from over.  In fact, some would say, it’s about to get real. In this episode of Still Here comes a closer look at some of the new challenges emerging at the start of a new year – for the water protectors, for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and for a new North Dakota governor who, on day one, came out in favor of the $3.8 billion dollar energy project. In this final week before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, there are other concerns that could sway the direction of the pipeline struggle.    Right now, the focus is on Mother Nature. There’s fear of massive and dangerous flooding where the water protectors remain.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Treatment for Wounds 58 mins – “(first 12 mins) Sugar seems like an improbable treatment for hard-to-heal wounds. But the ancient Egyptians used honey and animal fat for battle scars. How does that treatment hold up under modern scrutiny?…” At the link right-click “Download the mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer Camp 50 mins – “On today’s show: Kelly Carlin, the daughter of George Carlin reminisces about her father’s time spent at sleepaway camp on Spofford Lake. Kelly Carlin is the hose of Sirius XM’s The Kelly Carlin Show, and the author of the memoir: A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George….Virgina speaks with Paul Hutchinson, Boston University Lecturer and co-curator of the Museum of the White Mountain’s exhibit: Summer Camps. You can read a transcript of their conversation and see photos from New Hampshire’s history of camp life here: New Hampshire: The Birthplace of Summer Camp. Another facet of summer camp life on display at the White Mountain exhibit is a historical look at Caddy Camp. The Caddy Camp idea was to link Boston settlement houses with resort golf clubs in the White Mountains and teach low-income kids how to be caddies. You can listen to all of the audio from past campers here: Caddy Camp MWM Hannah McCarthy answers an Only in NH questions submitted by one of our listeners: “How about the Percy Summer Club in Stark, NH (established 1881)? Sounds cool and mysterious.”  Civics 101: Speaker of the House : We chatted with Matt Wasniewski, Historian of the United States House of Representatives to learn more about this important position.” At the link right-click the plya button beside”Listen” ands elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talking Digital Politics 46 mins – “Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers – and even a few politicians – and ask them what they think is going on… Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? …This week we talk to James Williams, winner of the inaugural Nine Dots Prize, which offered $100,000 for the best answer to the question: ‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ James used to work at Google and he channeled his experiences for his prize-winning entry. He tells us what he learned there and what it means to live in the attention economy. Plus we discuss how Trump has managed to monopolise the attention of the entire world. Along with the money, James now has to write a book with his answer – we’ll be checking in with him along the way to see how he’s getting on. With John Naughton.” At the link find the title, “The Nine Dots Winner, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tea in Britain 44 mins – “This week, Gastropod tells the story of two countries and their shared obsession with a plant: Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea bush. The Chinese domesticated tea over thousands of years, but they lost their near monopoly on international trade when a Scottish botanist, disguised as a Chinese nobleman, smuggled it out of China in the 1800s, in order to secure Britain’s favorite beverage and prop up its empire for another century. The story involves pirates, ponytails, and hard drugs—and, to help tell the tale, Cynthia and Nicky visit Britain’s one and only commercial tea plantation, tucked away in a secret garden on an aristocratic estate on the Cornish coast. While harvesting and processing tea leaves, we learn the difference between green and black tea, as well as which is better for your health. Put the kettle on, and settle in for the science and history of tea!” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Text Book Arbitrage 15 mins– “There’s a term in economics, arbitrage, that basically means free money. It’s finding a difference in price, a pricing mistake, you can exploit to make money. Arbitrage is a risk-free way to buy low and sell high. Everyday there are loads of people and sophisticated computer algorithms searching for an arbitrage opportunity, but true arbitrages are almost impossible to find. Today on the show, we meet two guys who say they’ve found one, and we visit the storage locker in Utah where they keep their secretAt the link find the title, “#581: Free Money, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files npr_362312467.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Third Wave Book 30 mins – “Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, talks about his book, [The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future]. He explains why he now is looking outside of Silicon Valley, and across the U.S., for the newest digital developments.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Steve Case, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478233.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thucydides Trap 55 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison’s new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?. The conversation covers the history of rising and declining powers, how the North Korean regime affects the security dynamic between U.S. and China, and how to preserve peace where Thucydides would predict war.” At the link find the title, “Graham Allison on “Destined for War”, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Hoover_Institution_7-12-17_Destined_for_War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Torture Issues 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3406: Torture: Human Rights and Wrongs,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transparency in Government 75 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3315_watchdogs whistleblowers wikileaks,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Department of Energy 24 nins – Description of Trump Administration interaction or lack of interaction with the Department of Energy which is responsible for nuclear weapons among related energy topics. At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” [title doesn’t match content] right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump as Seen By Historians 29 mins – “Harvard Kennedy School professor Moshik Temkin says historians must do a better job in comparing our present to our past, and he argues why in a recent New York Times piece titled “Historians Shouldn’t Be Pundits.” He talks with Jimmy — a history lover and regular cable pundit — about the limits in the analogies between Donald Trump and previous historical figures.” At the link find the title, “204: Should historians be pundits?” right-click “ Media files 16cf8de8-cb85-47dc-9bad-59efa66e7644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Con Law 102 mins (7 parts) – “Welcome to “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law”! Every week Roman Mars (99% Invisible) will host a fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution.” Topics include judicial legitimacy, appointments and removals, pardons, spending, immunity, emoluments, recess appointments, land seizure and commerce laws. At the link right-click on the “Media files” for each section and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deregulation Effort 27 mins – “Josh King talks to ProPublica’s Robert Faturechi about the Trump administration’s secretive deregulation teams and just what you can do to help ProPublica unmask more information on the deregulation front.” At the link find the title, “The Deregulation Invasion, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3914113104.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Immigration Policy 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about Donald Trump’s immigration policies and how the system is failing immigrants and those seeking asylum from Central American gang violence.” At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Crisis 46 mins – “As the government moves to rewrite the constitution, fears circulate that President Nicolás Maduro is consolidating power. Is it a dictatorship, or is that an oversimplification of the crisis in Venezuela?” At th elink find the title, “August 2: Is Venezuela’s Maduro putting the pieces in place for a dictatorship?, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_90077.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Future – “Wider crackdowns and opposition leaders seized from their homes. What’s next for Venezuela?” At the link find the title, “An Uncertain Future For Venezuela, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541176324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Victim Compensation 18 mins – “Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, known as the Master of Disaster, has been charged over the years with deciding just how much a life is worth — compensating victims of tragedy.” At the link find the title, “August 3: ENCORE | What’s life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170803_25428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Viewpoint 51 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4450: Howard Higman Memorial Plenary: The View from Hanoi,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 58 mins – “Mark Bowden talks about his book, [Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam], about one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Mark Bowden, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481704.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulnerable People Protection 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4904: Protecting Those Most Vunerable,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Conversion 8 mins – Research into new ways to convert waste products into harmless or useful materials. At the link find the title, “248 EE 2 Surpising Ways Scientists Hope to Limit Human Environmental Impact, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_248-pr5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Water Treatment 30 mins – “What would you say to the idea of drinking a tall, cool glass of wastewater? On the face of it, it sounds, well, yucky. But it turns out you’ve probably been drinking it all along. There’s good technology now for extracting impurities and making even the dirtiest water potable. And some water districts around the country are taking this technology to scale. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Mike Markus, the General Manager of the Orange County, California Water District. Orange County’s practices may represent the high water-mark for the re-use of H2O. Markus and host Alex Wise discuss the innovative technology the district uses to clean its wastewater, examine the costs compared to other alternatives like desalination, and talk about his team’s efforts to overcome common misperceptions about turning wastewater into clean drinking water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Needs Trends 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5713: The Future of Water: Our Most Precious Resource,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 24 mins – “Seth Stevenson guest hosts today’s show and talks with Joshua Zeitz, a historian and contributing editor at Politico, about General John Kelly and whether his tenure as Chief of Staff will resemble that of General Al Haig during the Nixon administration.” At the link find the title, “The Short History of Generals as Chiefs of Staff, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3358819815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom 60 mins – “What exactly is “wisdom,” and how can we apply it in our daily lives? We’re joined by Barry Schwartz, Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, and Kenneth Sharpe, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College. They’ll discuss their new book Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do The Right Thing. And we’re joined by Brendan O’Brien, to learn about :60 Second Science, the international science video competition” At the link find the title, “#114 Practical Wisdom, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_114, Practical Wisdom.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science Issues 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4304: Women in Science: Needed Now More Than Ever?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wood Destroying Beetles 84 mins – “Whistling passed the cemetery extended version; DDD talks wood destroying beetles Daniel D. Dye II talks beetles in this extended version of Whistling passed the cemetery” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, ac copy is included in the blog archive.

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Media Mining Digest 301 – Aug 18, 2017: Affordable Housing Crisis, Africa Future, Age Friendly County, Agriculture Scholarship, Air Pollution Measurement, Airline Careers, Al Franken on Washington, Al Gore Inconvenient Sequel, Alternate Housing Ideas, Automatic Glasses and Peerism, Back Injury Exercises, Backfire Effect, Bicycling Women, Big Data Discussion, Biohacking, Bisexuality, Blind Accessibility Engineer, Blood Quantum Limits, Broadband in San Francisco, Broccoli Benefits, Business Leaders in Government, California Health Care Model, Canadian Wildfires, Cancer Detection, Chef Skills, Childhood Trauma Impact, China-U.S. War Potential, Cities of the Future, Climate Change in Canada, Cohousing, Computer Scammer Story, Coral Reef Documentary, Corruption on the Reservation, Critical Care Nursing, Cybersecurity, Democrats Economic Plan, Design Anthropology, Diabetic Reversal with Ketogenic Diet, Dunkirk, Eating Crickets, Ecigarette Impact, Eclipse for 2017, Electric Car Trends, Energy Poverty Solutions, Essential Health Coverage, Fake News Creation Technology, Farming Hawaii Indoors, Fat and Cholesterol and Statin Drugs, Financial Plans, Financial Wisdom, Girl Gamers, Global Seed Vault, Google Antitrust Fine, Graphic Designer, Gut Microbiome Questions, Hispanic Radio Personality, Historian Harari, Humor in an Unfunny World, Hyperloop Transport, Index Investing, ISIS Organization, Job Satisfaction, Kickstarter Co-founder, LGBTQ Refugees, Lower Back Pain, Magnitsky Act and Putin, Medical Big Data Uses, Medical Errors, Military Nun, Minority Mental Health, Museum of Lost Objects, Muslim Explorer Ibn Battuta, NASA Historian Bill Barry, Native American Abuse, Native American Politics, Negative Comments Removal AI, North Dakota Jobs Decline, Organ Donations, Organizational leader, Paper Tape Dispenser, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pharmacy Industry Transparency, Plant Research, Pluralism, Policies and Procedures, Political Police, Pollution Measurement, Racism, Reptilian Thinking, Republican Trend Identification, Small Arms Tracking, Smuggled Immigrants Deaths, Solar Roadways, Spy Satellites, Story Telling, Trump Brain Drain, Trump Deceit, Trump Mental Condition, Turkey Tries Journalists, Universal Basic Income, Violent Extremism Form of Resistance, Water Trends, WW II in China

Exercise your ears: the 180 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 575 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 over 16,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

911 Memorial Designer 37 mins – “In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad, discusses the World Trade Center Memorial.” At the link find the title, “Michael Arad Sept, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Housing Crisis 71 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2956: Hometown Conversations: Facing the Affordable Housing Crisis: Boulder and Beyond,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Africa Future 77 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado about trends in Africa. At the link find the title, “1713: Africa: The Bright Continent,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age Friendly County 69 mins – “Santa Clara will soon become the first U.S. county to have each of its 15 cities designated “age friendly” by the World Health Organization (WHO). But what does that mean? You’re invited to meet Dr. James Goodwin, a global leader in aging. He will be in the Bay Area from the United Kingdom, attending the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Summit. Goodwin will describe the age-friendly global movement, the new thinking about aging and health, and why the age-friendly concept is an indispensable part of that picture. Goodwin will also reveal how Santa Clara County became one of the nation’s leaders in the age-friendly movement. Together with Alex Kalache of the WHO and Margaret Gillis of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Goodwin was at the forefront in establishing the age-friendly movement. He also knows John Beard, current age-friendly leader and the director of the aging and life course department at the WHO. Goodwin will tell the rarely heard story of how and why the age-friendly movement was created.” At the link find the title “Age-Friendly Cities and the Future of Aging, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170724_Age Friendly Cities Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Scholarship 35 mins – “What do you think about an all-expenses-paid trip around the world for six months to learn about agriculture? Does it sound too good to be true? It is too good, but it is also true. This adventure is made possible through Nuffield scholarship. Today’s guest, Matt Hocken, is a husband, father, dairy farmer from New Zealand, and a Nuffield Scholar who has travelled globally to research on his chosen topic of specialization – agricultural innovation. Matt joins me today to share the details of this amazing scholarship program that’s been created for the advancement of agriculture in a global aspect. He gives an overview of the life of a Nuffield scholar and its new international scholarship program. He also shares how this can influence your view of the world and the agricultural industry.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution Measurement 29 mins – “Galileo said we should, “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a look at two ways that people are trying to apply that wisdom to climate change. First, we speak to Davida Herzl, the CEO and co-founder of Aclima, a San Francisco-based company that refers to itself as a “FitBit for the planet.” Herzl explains how Aclima’s technology works, how the company makes money, and the opportunities that lie ahead as the industry of measuring air pollution evolves. Then, we dig into the Sea Change Radio archives and re-visit our discussion with James Leaton, the research director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a British nonprofit that analyzes the risks of fossil fuel investment and presents findings to the financial sector, with the objective of limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Careers 33 mins – “Have you ever heard of a Medfly pilot? Building flight time towards becoming an airline means flight instructing for most pilots. A unique way to not only build flight time but to build much sought after multi engine turbine time is as a Medfly pilot. Here to discuss this unique job is medfly pilot Sean Edwards….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Franken on Washington 54 mins – “Al Franken was there from the beginning with Saturday Night Live. A fixture comedian for years. Straight up funny. Then he got the political bug, bigtime. Squeaked into the U.S. Senate from his home state, Minnesota. And now, Sen. Al Franken is in his second term and in the thick of the craziness in Washington. Asking the tough questions in hearings. Railing against Ted Cruz. Talking Trump. What’s he really think? We’ll ask. This hour On Point: Sen. Al Franken.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Gore Inconvenient Sequel 55 mins – “A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments both private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Join us for a rare conversation with Vice President Al Gore and the directors, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about the path forward and their new film AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.” At the link find the title, “Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170806_cl1_Al Gore PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alternate Housing Ideas 96 mins – “Since TSP announced the original Permaethos Model, Rob Kish has been working to make it a reality- with a few twists. He is a Manufacturing Engineer Technician for a medical equipment manufacturer and uses Permaculture troubleshooting methodology in an industry dominated by lean manufacturing to reduce costs and labor. He joins us today to discuss my original vision for PermaEthos, a vision that never was achieved and frankly never attempted.” At the link right-click “Download “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Bank Crisis 63 mins