Media Mining Digest 280 – Mar 24, 2017: 3D Print Waste, Acne Treatment, Affordable Care Act Revision, Agriculture History, Animation Business, Asteroid Hunter, Auschwitz Survivor, Automobile Trends, Aviation Training Program, Bannon and Sessions, Belt Buckle Story, Bill Persky, Bipolar Control, Black Gospel Music, Blind Screen Reader, Brain Boost by Weight Training, Brexit Story, Canadian Journalist Targeted by Russia, Candle Business, Cannibalism, Career Design, Child Soldiers, Chinese Economic Policy, City Security, Climate Change Impact, Climate Research, Comfort Women, Confirmation Bias, Cooking Community, Design Thinking, Disruptive San Francisco, Disruptive Silicon Valley, Dodd-Frank Impact, Drug Lobbyist, Drug Prices, Ebola Book, Edmund Halley, Emoluments, Empire Children Scandal, European Disorder and Russia, Exposure Burial, Farmer Training, Feminist Guide, First Nations Take on Canadian Celebration, Five Hour Energy Creator, Foot Problems, Foreign Trade, Fukushima Aftermath, Gaming and Education, Giraffe Extinction, Globalization, Grand Canyon Emergencies, Gratitude, Guns in Hospitals, Hacker Job, Hacking Smartphones, Health Care, Hearing Aid Engineer, HIV Prevention, Homeless Solution, Hooliganism, Human Trafficking, I Fix It Creator, Ice Drowning Hazard, Immigrant Job Impact, India Political Trends, Indigenous Canadian Teen Health Care, Innovator Archetypes, Investment Protection, Israeli-Palestine Conflict, Japan-U.S. Concerns, Journalist Politician, Ketamine and PTSD, Lead Bullet Hazard, Legacy App, Levi Strauss, Lobbyists in Washington, Logo Value, Malaria Eradication, Mark Twain Philosophy, Medicare Primer, Mexican Border Crossers, Motif Investing, Music Impact, Muslim Life, Nazi Drug Abuse, Netherlands Racism, Newton, North Korea Missiles, Offensive People, Oil Selloff in Canada, Open Access Publishing, Opioid Law Enforcement, Paleocene-Eocene Periods, Paraplegic Rehabilitation, Political Instability, Politics and Science, Precision Oncology, Product Management, Profanity Trends, Proof of Concepts Center, Racism in Canada, Radio Star Jack Bogut, Refugees in Buffalo, Right to Repair, Rubella Vaccine, Russian Hackers in Canada, Science Book Writing, Security Sweeps, Sex Assaults by Taxi Drivers, South Sudan Famine, Spermine, Sports and Technology, Stanford Prison Experiment, Surveillance Operations, Survival Stories, Syrian Story, Taiwan, Taste Discussion, Technovation Girls, Toxic Language Identification, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy Concepts, Uber Hacking Story, Voting Rights in Texas, Wikileaks and CIA, Women Recognition, Women’s Rights

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3D Print Waste 18mins – “A recent LinkedIn Post by the CEO of a Venture Capital firm inspired the discussion for today’s episode. Is 3D Printing Waste really a big environmental problem, or is it misunderstood, and really having a positive environmental impact on our world?’ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Acne Treatment 49 mins – “Trying to get rid of acne can feel like a science experiment with your face — so we get to the bottom of what works and what doesn’t. We investigate the role of diet, stress and hygiene, and meet internet celebrity Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper. We also speak to dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Weiss, MD and Prof. Huiying Li, PhD.” At the link find the title, “Acne, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4017054598.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act 15 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Aaron van Dorn with insight and analysis about the new US Administration’s proposal for health care reform: the American Health Care Act.” At the link find the title, “The American Health Care Act: The Lancet: March 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16march_acha.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture History 62 mins – “Kevin Heikes is the Founder of In10t.io, an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients solve problems in Agriculture related to technology strategy, product commercialization and digital system design. Kevin has worked with several start-ups, including FarmLink, where he served as Vice President of Product and Farms Technology where, post acquisition, by DuPont Pioneer he led the integration and product migration to DTN.  This episode is filled with new ideas, tactics, and anecdotes that will both entertain and inspire anyone interested in the future of agriculture. Kevin mentions a couple of tools including Full Contact and Product Hunt. Check out Kevin’s personal website: http://www.kevinheikes.com/ or his company: http://www.in10t.io/.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Agriculture Technology 32 mins – “Valerie Bayes joins Lab Out Loud this week to talk about modern agriculture.  As the K-12 STEM Outreach Lead for Monsanto, Valerie is busy engaging educators in modern agriculture where cross-cutting concepts like engineering, math, and biology are used to solve important problems in our world today.  Through Monsanto’s STEM page, Valerie assists educators in finding powerful classroom resources and even helps teachers to obtain GE seeds for use in the classroom.  Valerie joins us to share how she got into science outreach, explain Monsanto’s educational collaborations, and discuss the connections between STEM and modern agriculture (including drones!).” At the link right-click “download” just above the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animation Business 30 mins – “Amy Smeed, the leader of the animation team for Disney’s Moana, talks about what it’s like to build a character who is decidedly not a Disney princess, how the animation process works, and why deadlines are important.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017, Animating Disney’s Moana with Amy Smeed,” click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hunter 6 mins – “TED Fellow Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter — part of a group of scientists working to discover and catalog our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors. Why keep an eye out for asteroids? In this short, fact-filled talk, Nugent explains how their awesome impacts have shaped our planet, and how finding them at the right time could mean nothing less than saving life on Earth.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Auschwitz Survivor 40 mins – “Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book ‘Survivors Club.’” AT the link find the title, “Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-28-symhc-bornstein-interview.mp3and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automobile Trends 40 mins – “”There is no more beautiful sight than an American made car.” This week, in front of a crowd of auto industry workers and executives in Michigan, President Trump fired up his audience by making good on an earlier promise to reopen a review of fuel-efficiency standards introduced by President Obama. The President said the high Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were a top complaint from auto executives, and again promised that what was driving his policy was American jobs for American workers. What’s next for the American car and the American car industry? Guests include Sonari Glinton, NPR Business Desk Correspondent, Chris Gerdes, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Levi Tillemann, Managing partner at Valence Strategic, Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar and Uwe Higgen, managing partner at BMW i Ventures.” At the link find the title,”Silicon Valley Vs Detroit: Who Will Drive The Car Industry Forward?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170316_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Training Program 36 mins – “In this episode we talk to Nate Tennant, a fan of the podcast who did the “Zero to Hero” program from All ATP. Nate is a 26 year old CFI, MEI, CFII currently working for 2 companies in Atlanta. One of which is flying unique and vintage airplanes for a youtube channel.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Sessions 43 mins – “Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Belt Buckle Story 58 mins – “A young boy finds an enchanting object in the street.” At the link find the title, “Case #3 Belt Buckle,” right-click “Media files GLT1666362563.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Perksy 72 mins – “Emmy-winning writer-director Bill Persky returns to weigh in on topics not covered in his previous appearances, including the physicality of Tim Conway, the irritability of Joey Bishop, the professionalism of Don Ameche and the star power of Sandy Koufax. Also, Jack Palance tells a joke, Harvey Korman treads the boards, Joe Namath turns heads and George Carlin takes a powder. PLUS: Burt Mustin! Gene Kelly unmasked! Super Dave goes to Tahiti! Remembering Garry Marshall! And Eva Gabor replaces Sgt. Bilko!” At the link find the title, “#145 Bill Persky,” right-click “Media files e1cdb96a-2e74-4b41-9067-70361d20d5df.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bipolar Control 59 mins – “Before Shirzad Chamine found his calling as a coach to today’s top CEOs and executive teams, he was a charismatic entrepreneur who turned into a hyper-critical tyrant without even knowing it. That dark chapter ignited his journey to understand how to conquer our self-sabotaging sides and live in the light of “Positive Intelligence” — the approach Chamine developed for mastering the mind and finding true happiness and success.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Gospel Music 8 mins – “Black gospel music was a cornerstone of the civil rights era, but today, many seminal recordings are at risk of being lost. This is why Professor Robert Darden from Baylor University spearheaded the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which is dedicated to restoring and preserving gospel tracks from the 1940s to the 1980s, a time considered to be the genre’s golden era. Robert Darden joins Joshua Johnson to discuss preserving this crucial part of American culture and shares some of his favorite gospel tracks.” At the link find the title, “Soundtrack Of The Civil Rights – Saving Gospel Tracks, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Screen Reader 18 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the BA Teen Cast newest member Alec Olson. The BA Teen Cast is a focus on students transitioning from high school to college and to the workplace. From tips and tricks, news and findings, to success stories from those with the life experience of college and being gainfully employed. Alec gives us a review/demo of the NVDA screen reader from NVAccess.org. In this brief intro to NVDA, which stands for Non Visual Desktop Access, Alec gives you the information to download, install and some tips on navigation using NVDA, the free screen reader.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Boost by Weight Training 28 mins – “Weight lifting is good for your brain by Ian Woolf, Stuart Kauffman talks about the origin of life.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Story 26 mins – “The Brexit vote was a day of infamy for then prime minister David Cameron, an abrupt end of his political career. The former PM’s chief strategist Craig Oliver shares the behind-the-scenes on the vote that is still changing everything.” At the link find the title, “March 8: Inside Brexit: Craig Oliver recounts battle for the soul of Britain, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_21791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Journalist Targeted by Russia 26 mins – “Mark Hosenball says his U.S. intelligence sources are sure that Russian intelligence targeted Chrystia Freeland, following the pattern seen in other Western politicians.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Chrystia Freeland a target of Russian intelligence operation, says expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80139.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Candle Business 44 mins – “Twenty-five years ago, when Mei Xu emigrated from China to the U.S., she loved going to Bloomingdale’s to gaze at their housewares. She eventually started making candles in her basement with Campbell’s Soup cans, an experiment that led to the multi-million dollar company Chesapeake Bay Candle.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mei Xu,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 24 mins – “Bill Schutt chronicles the fascinating history of cannibalism, and projects a future that could very well include more of it among humans.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Cannibalism more natural than it seems, says zoologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80826.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 6 mins – “Scientists have long written off cannibalism as a strange phenomenon with little biological significance. However, the true nature of cannibalism—the role it plays in evolution as well as human history—is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact.” At the link find the title, “Interview, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sounds of Science 02_23_17_john.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Career Design 60 mins – “Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?” 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.

Child Soldiers 27 mins – “Any peacekeeping mission comes with its risks. But as Canadian officials ponder a mission to Mali, there’s an especially troubling risk that needs to be considered: encountering child soldiers. At the link find the title, “March 9: As Canada ponders mission in Mali, retired major recalls child soldier encounter, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_62335.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Economic Policy 120 mins – “In recent years, China has expanded its global and regional economic footprint. Through new institutions, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the One Belt, One Road initiative, Beijing seeks to carve out a leadership position within the global economy. Meanwhile, the United States’ failed effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and President Trump’s rhetoric against China and multilateral trade agreements during his campaign have raised concerns for the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific economy. In particular, Japan, a TPP member, must now recalibrate and figure out how best to situate itself between a looming China and a retreating United States.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Security 86 mins – “On March 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings released a new report titled “Securing global cities: Best practices, innovations, and the path ahead,” which examines the intersection of security and economic growth in metropolitan areas around the world….Through conversations with more than 100 practitioners, academics, civic leaders, and government officials over the course of the past year—dialogues that took place in a dozen cities in five countries—the authors have identified several best practices and principles that should inform the urban security mission. The project examines different types of threats—from terrorism and international criminal networks, to gangs and natural disasters—and explores the various tools that governments can deploy to address these diverse and complex problems.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 9 mins – “Nick Watts and guests discuss progress on The Lancet Countdown to Climate Change project at an interim meeting held in London on March 13–14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Countdown to climate change: The Lancet: March 17, 2017,” right-click “Media files 17march climate change.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Research45 mins – “Less than half of Americans think climate change is caused by humans, but scientists are sure about it. So, how do they know that humans are to blame? We also look into the climate change crystal ball to figure out are we doomed? Is the apocalypse nigh? We speak to Prof. Ralph Keeling, Prof. Chris Field, and Dr. David Pierce to find out.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change… the Apocalypse? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4607516870.mp3” and select “Sve link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comfort Women 58 mins – “Judge Lillian Sing, ret. Judge Julie Tang, ret. On International Women’s Day, recently retired judges Lillian Sing and Julie Tang will present the history of the “comfort women,” a euphemism for the sexual slavery of hundreds of thousands of women and girls (whose death rate during enslavement was 87 percent) by the Japanese imperial government in 13 Asia-Pacific countries from 1931 to 1945. This history will be memorialized in the soon-to-be-installed “Comfort Women” Memorial in San Francisco. Judges Sing and Tang will review the 20th century history of war-time atrocities against women and also touch on current efforts to fight against modern-day sexual slavery.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confirmation Bias 24 mins – “There are some topics about which it seems no amount of data will change people’s minds: things like climate change, or restrictions on gun ownership. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot says that’s actually for good reason. As a general rule, she says, it’s better to stick to your beliefs and disregard new information that contradicts them. But this also means it’s very difficult to change false beliefs. This week, we look at how we process information, and why it’s so hard to change our views.” At the link find the link, “Ep. 64: I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_hiddenbrain_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking Community 48 mins – “What’s cookin’? Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of the New York Times open the recipe box.” At the link find the title, “Get Back In The Kitchen With Sam Sifton And Melissa Clark, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519688868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Thinking 69 mins – “Are you ready to design the life you’ve always envisioned in your head? Let Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show you the way! The Stanford professors and New York Times #1 best-selling authors of Designing Your Life have spent years teaching life design to Stanford students, and are excited to share their experience with INFORUM. Design-thinking principles aren’t just for products and space! Bill and Dave will discuss the “many versions of ‘you’ that exist,” teach us all how to think like designers, and help us prototype our way to a more joyful life. Their approach is applicable and fun, much like great design. Be ready to reframe and revamp your creative thinking.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive San Francisco 26 mins – “The documentary, Disruption City by The Current’s Peter Mitton explores how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco — threatening the city’s celebrated diversity and bohemian character.” At the link find the title, “March 7: ‘Capitalism on steroids’: How big tech is gentrifying the Golden City Mar 7, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170307_54365.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Silicon Valley 26 mins– “As part of The Current’s series, The Disruptors, our very own Peter Mitton takes us to Silicon Valley for a tour of some of the more surprising startups hoping to disrupt the way we live.” At the link find the title, “March 6: From ‘Uber for kids’ to the 2.0 burger: touring Silicon Valley startups, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_63997and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodd-Frank Bill Impact 26 mins – “President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today’s show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?” At the link find the title, “#757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank,” right-click “Media files 20170303_pmoney_20170303_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Lobbyist 58 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] Investigative Reporter Brody Mullins discusses discusses his front-page story, “The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade,” about the career and downfall of former drug industry lobbyist Evan Morris” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brody Mullins, Mar, 2017right-click “Media files program.471577.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Prices 4 mins – “Rising drug prices are one of the biggest challenges in health care in the United States. More people are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, and the costs of specialty drugs are rising faster than inflation. President Donald Trump has promised over and over again to drive down drug prices. Just last week on Twitter he wrote: “I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry. Pricing for the American people will come way down!” But Trump already has a weapon he could deploy to cut the prices of at least some expensive medications. That weapon is called “march-in rights.” Here’s how it works. When the federal government — through an agency like the National Institutes of Health — pays for medical research that leads to an invention that can be patented, federal law gives the government a license to use that intellectual property. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Texas Democrat, wants the U.S. to exercise those rights to force down drug prices….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Book 29 mins – “Dr. Steven Hatch tells his harrowing story in his new book.” At the link find the title, “March 17: An American doctor’s journey into the inferno of the Ebola crisis, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170317_35114.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Edmond Halley 57 mins – “This week we look at the earlier career of astronomer, mathematician and natural philosopher Edmond Halley.  We look at the first part of his career but through about 1693 including his trips to St. Helena, Danzig and Paris.  We also look at his ideas on measuring the size of the solar system, terrestrial magnetism, ocean salinity and the cause of the Biblical flood.” At the link find right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments 21 mins – “The Constitution contains a paragraph known as the Emoluments Clause. It’s 49 words meant to prevent foreign influence on US officials. How does it apply to a president with a global business empire?” At the link find the title, “#758: Can Trump Take The Money?” right-click “Media files 20170310_pmoney_20170310_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empire Children Scandal 26 mins – “In public hearings about Britain’s child migrant program, former child migrants testify they were physically and sexually abused.” At the link find the title, “March 15: Former British child migrants seek apology from Canadian government, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170315_46757.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Disorder and Russia 69 mins – ‘On March 13 2017, the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings hosted James Kirchick of the Foreign Policy Initiative for the launch of his new book “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age” (Yale University Press, 2017). Long heralded as the region of peace, stability, cooperation, democracy, and social harmony, modern Europe confronts a potential unraveling in the face of multiple crises across the continent. “The End of Europe” tours seven nations as case studies of the diverse set of challenges now straining the institutions and norms that have bound the region together and that threaten the U.S. vision for a Europe whole, free, and at peace.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exposure Burial 12 mins – “Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer Training 85 mins – “Jean-Paul Courtens is most famous for being the founder and owner of Roxbury Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. He operated Roxbury Farm with his farming partner, Jody Bolluyt, from 1990 through about 2015, when he started work with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub to create and then to run a professional farmer training program, where he is now the Associate Director for Farm Training. Roxbury Farm is a 245-acre integrated farming operation, with a hundred acres dedicated to vegetable production for a thousand-member CSA. Jean-Paul shares the details of Roxbury’s green manure rotation, and the details how they use unique crops, careful scheduling, and a summer-fallow period to clean the fields of weeds and pathogens, allowing for more efficient field operations. We also discuss the details of the semi-permanent bed system that complements the soil building cover cropping program. Jean-Paul’s success as a farmer and his distinctive leadership builds upon the recognition of his skills as a teacher and mentor on organic practices, land stewardship, whole farm planning, and farm business development, and we discuss how he brings this to bear in the ProFarmer training program at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Jean-Paul also shares some of the techniques used at Roxbury Farm to train employees and establish expectations, as well as to help people avoid mistakes and misunderstandings. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company and BCS America.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Food 53 mins -”…we’re talking about the rise of the Good Food Movement. It’s an ad hoc cultural crusade that has cropped up across America in the past decade, advocating for good food produced in ways that benefit both the land and the people who grow it. And it’s been successful: local, organic, and natural food is now all the rage. The journalist Naomi Starkman has documented the growth of the Good Food Movement. She’s in Salt Lake this week, and she joins us to discuss how food nourishes the body and soul.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminist Guide 36 mins– “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is many things: a respected writer, a vocal feminist and the face of a cosmetic line. She shares how her experiences, growing up in Nigeria and living in the U.S., inspired her to write a manifesto on how to raise a feminist.” At the linkf ind the title, “March 8: How to raise a feminist: a manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_85058.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Nations Take on Canadian Celebration 27 mins – “For First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half.” At the link find the title, “March 16: What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_91637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Five Hour Energy Creator 36 mins – “After living as a monk in India and running a plastics company in Florida, Manoj Bhargava decided to launch something new: a one-shot energy drink in a bright, battery-shaped bottle. Today, 5-Hour ENERGY is one of the most recognizable energy drinks in the world.”At the link find the title, “5-Hour Energy: Manoj Bhargava, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170310_hibt_5hourenergy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foot Problems 58 mins – “Podiatrist Georgeanne Botek explains how to manage warts, bunions, hammertoes and other common foot problems. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. What causes it, and how can you treat it properly? How should you deal with ingrown toenails? What can you do about nail fungus? Learn how you can protect your feet from blisters and what you should do if you sprain an ankle. Some people are born with flat feet, while others see their arches sag over time. But everyone can take care of them. The best treatment may be an orthotic insole. Does it need to be customized (pricey) or will a less expensive OTC orthotic work just as well? Georgeanne Botek, DPM, is in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.“ At the link you can listen, but the download must be purchased; however, a copy is included in the archive.

Foreign Trade 62 mins – “…We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” 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.

Fukushima Aftermath 21 mins – “The CBC’s Dr. Brian Goldman is just back from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan — the site of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster. He shares stories of people still living with the fallout from the disaster.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Fukushima: 6 years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_77945.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gaming and Education 21 mins– “At a time when the real world faces wars, humanitarian crises, and hate propaganda, proponents of so-called empathy games say the video games can create new levels of empathy and understanding. But others are skeptical of the claim.” At the link find the title, “March 6: Can video games promote empathy? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_73890” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Giraffe Extinction 49 mins – “Millions are captivated by a pregnant giraffe live-cam, but in Africa, the population is on the verge of extinction. A top nature writer shares that story.” At the link find the title, “Where Have All The Giraffes Gone? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519278552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globalization Problems 42 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is digital media artist, activist, and filmmaker Alex Rivera. Known for his acclaimed 2008 feature film, Sleep Dealer, Rivera’s work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous stigmatizing of immigrant laborers and erecting of border walls. Together, Rivera and Douglas Rushkoff interrogate the rhetoric of the digital “global village.” We’ll learn about what Rivera calls “Dronification,” a highly connected, yet ever-more alienated digital subjectivity. Rivera and Rushkoff then discuss how we might restore true human connection and build bottom-up solidarity, or what the Zapatistas call “globalization from below.” In today’s intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as fortifying public structures that bring the benefit of mutual aid and collectivity up to scale….” At the link find the title, “Ep. 28 Alex Rivera “Globalization From Below”right-click “Media files 58c8d6403e16ac9368371be6.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization 62 mins – “We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grand Canyon Emergencies 34 and 30 mins – “[2 parts]We are going to bring you a potpourri of topics to start off this episode. We start off with Kyle Nelson’s weekly weather report on a rash of tornadoes sweeping through the lower midwest the week we recorded this episode. Then we chat briefly with B.J. Schneider about a drunk driver careening into crowds on a Mardi Gras parade route in Louisiana. The real topic of the call is to cover preparedness and prehospital care with Dr. Drew Harrell, medical director for the Grand Canyon National Park. Their service deals with rough terrain, swift water rescues, rabid animal outbreaks, high angle rescue, air lifts and more. They have serious challenges that put them almost always at an extreme distance from definitive care. Often, rescuers spend the night with their patients before a rescue can be staged. Drew shares some of the amazing rescue and prevention situations worked by the PSAR teams (Park Search and Rescue). In the summer months especially, they deal with many exertional hyponatremia cases where the PSAR teams have to replenish both fluids and electrolytes in life-threatening medical cases.” Two parts: at the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. For part 2: click this link, right-click “Download,” etc.

Gratitude30 mins – “Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

­Guns in Hospitals 64 mins – “A staffer at St Joseph Medical Center in Houston finds a patient shot on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital. …We tell the story of that patient, Alan Pean, and how his delusions lead him to a situation that’s just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. This story is a collaboration with the New York Times. …­In this act, writer Michael Kinsley describes harnessing the power of his own mind to deal with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Michael Kinsley is a contributing columnist for Vanity Fair and the Washington Post. His articles on denial and living with Parkinson’s are here and here.” At the link right-click “Download” to purchase the file or download it from the blog archive.

Hacker Job 49 mins – “Today we talk with Lauren Pearce – a member of the IR team and a malware analyst for Los Alamos National Labs.  Lauren shares with us her journey to become a malware analyst and talks about the importance of flailing and mentorship.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download;” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hacking Smartphones 20 mins – “Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.” At the link find the title, “#596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage,” right-click “Media files 20170308_pmoney_20170308_pmoney_pmpod_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care 34 mins – “Hacking Health is a global network nowadays. It all started in Montreal a mere five years ago and grew out of a desire to put patients at the centre of health innovations, using technology as a lever. But like many non-profit organizations, attracting the right knowledge base within the volunteer ranks remains a challenge, and for whatever reason, attracting communications support is particularly difficult. Two Hacking Health members share with host Tina Barton their remarkable progress in five years – growing from a single chapter to a multi-continent movement – what they’ve learned about communicating effectively with a “bootstrap” budget, strategies to build influence, and their invitation for IABC listeners to help Hacking Health better communicate their efforts and rally more people to improve health outcomes.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the soundbar to download the audio file.

Health Care Common Sense 65 mins – “As the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Dan ponders the dichotomy between what Americans spend on health care versus what they get in return.” At the link find the title,”Show 314 – Unhealthy Numbers, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files cswdcd14.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aid Engineer 88 mins – “Jørgen Jakobsen joins Chris to discuss Analog IC design, designing for hearing aids, how to build super tiny Class D amplifiers and using readily available tools to test everything.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Prevention 39 mins – “Here’s a HIV prevention medication with a success rate of over 90 percent. Still, very few people actually know about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. 1A’s Joshua Johnson talks with experts about what exactly this pill does, who uses it, and what’s in store for it’s future. Guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Matthew Rose, Policy Associate at the National Minority AIDS Council, Ben Ryan, reporter for POZ Magazine and Evan J. Peterson, author of “The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir.” At the link find the title, “Be PrEPared, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Solution 46 mins – “A radical proposal from Hawaii: Let doctors prescribe housing to cure homelessness. We’ll hear the case from Honolulu.” At the link find the title, “Prescribing New Solutions To Homelessness, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519485579.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hooliganism 23 mins – “A Russian politician’s proposal to make an organized sport out of soccer hooliganism, sheds light on the ugly side of the beautiful game. With the World Cup on its way to Moscow next year, we talk about the changing culture of hooliganism.” At the link find the title,”March 10: Legalizing soccer hooliganism won’t prevent fan violence, say experts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_65508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Trafficking 52 mins – “Statistics on human trafficking vary, but Dr. Shannon Findlay, an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, offers some sobering information. It is believed that 21 million people worldwide are affected by human trafficking, and perhaps 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States every year in forced labor or sex work. It’s not just people being brought into the country against their will, either, or even moved across state lines.  Even people within their home towns can be victims. Recognizing that someone is a victim of human trafficking is difficult, as there are so many variables and misunderstandings to overcome.  Physicians may be running across victims and not realizing it, even if something doesn’t seem right about a patient interaction.  Corbin Weaver, Tarek Karam, and Kylie Miller join Dr. Shannon to discuss the problem, how physicians can recognize potential victims, and what they can do about it.  And with Match Day around the corner, Dr. Findlay also recalls her match experience as well as offers advice to new residents in their intern year.  Listeners, share your thoughts with us each week.  Call us at 347-SHORTCT any time, and see our Facebook page where we record Live to include your questions and comments in the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

I Fix It Creator 83 mins – “We talk with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens about documenting and sharing technical procedures, especially those related to the repair of consumer devices.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice Drowning Hazard 24 mins – “This year has a been particularly bad year for falling through the ice of the Great Lakes.” At the link find the title, “March 16: ‘Never thought it would be that deep’: Unstable winter ice poses serious risk, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_93760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Job Impact 47 mins – “We head to a farm in Alabama to find out what happened after thousands of immigrants left the state. Did it create more jobs for Americans and what happened to the crime rate? We speak to economists Prof. Samuel Addy, Prof. Jennifer Hunt, and Prof. Brian Bell to find out.” At the link, “Immigration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files “GLT9750488370.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

India Political Trends 90 mins – “Over February and March, India has held assembly elections in five states with an electorate totaling over 150 million, including the largest: Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. These elections are taking place about halfway through Modi’s term as prime minister and following his government’s demonetization initiative, as well as the announcement of the annual budget. Observers are closely watching the state elections and their results, due on March 11, asking: Which issues and candidates are resonating with the electorate? What are the implications for Prime Minister Modi’s agenda? What might the results suggest in terms of the economic and political landscape leading up to the 2019 national elections? On March 13, the India Project at Brookings hosted a discussion on the results of the state elections and their implications, what they might or might not indicate about national politics, and what lies ahead in terms of politics and policies over the next two years. Panelists included Sadanand Dhume (American Enterprise Institute), Irfan Nooruddin (Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown), Adam Ziegfeld (George Washington University), and Alyssa Ayres (Council on Foreign Relations). Brookings Fellow Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project,  moderated the discussion.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Teen Health Care 20 mins – “In Wapekeka First Nation, two 12-year-old girls took their lives in January of this year. The Current speaks to their doctor, Mike Kirlew — a tireless advocate for improved health, and mental health care in First Nations communities.” At the link find the title, “March 10: ‘Our complacency will be paid for in full with children’s lives,’ warns Indigenous health care advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_66482.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovator Archetypes 49 mins – “In this episode we are joined by Tamara Kleinberg, serial innovator, keynote speaker, creator the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment and founder of LaunchStreet, a leading platform for individuals and organisations seeking to innovate.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Protection 23 mins – “We know the 8 year market is unlikely to go for much longer.  In this recording I made for PBS, I cover 10 ways to protect your hard earned gains from the coming bear market.  If you don’t have your defense in place maybe one of these 10 will feel right.  Of course young investors should be hoping for a bear market to take advantage of lower prices.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israeli-Palestine Conflict 30 mins – “Nearly a year ago, we ran an episode about one of the world’s most intractable divides: the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Since that story aired, a solution seems even more out of reach. We wanted to play this episode again, because it offers something we don’t often hear in the news: empathy for the other side.” At the link find the title,”Encore of Ep. 24: Tribes and Traitors, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_hiddenbrain_24.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan – U.S. Concerns 121 mins – “Since Tsai Ing-wen won the presidential elections and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gained a majority in the Legislative Yuan in January 2016, Beijing has shifted its stance toward Taiwan. During the previous Kuomintang-led government, Beijing and Taipei initiated economic agreements and increased official communication. But, as politics shifted in Taiwan and brought the opposition DPP to power, relations between mainland China and Taiwan have reached a standstill, and even deteriorated. While cross-Strait relations are an integral part of U.S. policy in Asia, other regional countries have become stakeholders in cross-Strait stability as well. On March 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the current state of cross-Strait relations. Panelists discussed U.S. and Japan policy toward China and Taiwan, and the role both countries play to ensure peace and stability.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Politician 21 mins – “Since the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.” t the link fidn the title, “March 10: Does public trust suffer when journalists cross over to work in politics? 2017,” right-click “Media files c” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketamine for PTSD 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, we’re talking about our changing understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how we define the trauma that can trigger it. We speak with Alexei Morozov, an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, about his work studying the social signals of distress in mouse models, and about how animal models are helping us better understand PTSD in humans. And we talk with Dr. Monnica Williams, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut and licensed psychologist, about our changing understanding of what trauma is and how it can be caused.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Bullet Hazards 30 mins – “ On his first day on the job, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, rode to work on a horse. This was obviously a rugged, outdoor enthusiast – someone who must care about the environment, right? Well, that same day, one of Secretary Zinke’s first acts in office was to repeal the ban on lead ammunition in national parks, tribal lands and national wildlife refuge areas — an order that the Obama Administration had signed near the end of 2016. This week on Sea Change Radio, we revisit our 2015 discussion with Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, one of the organizations that was at the forefront of the struggle to ban lead in order to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction. He explains the dangers of using lead ammunition, the tactics employed by the gun lobby to fight regulation, and how his group helped to advance protective legislation in California. Zinke’s rash decision seems like a good opportunity for us all to review what we know about this damaging neurotoxin and how it moves through the food chain and ecosystem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legacy App 7 mins – “When Gaby Eirew’s father passed away and a close friend died by suicide shortly after, she created a recording app for children whose parents have died — to leave a loving legacy after death.” At the link find the title, “March 8: How death in Gaby Eirew’s life inspired a legacy app, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_54961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Levi Strauss 64 mins – “Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. Despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated “facts” about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Hear how Strauss’s life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership, and innovation. Dare we say, his story is riveting.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobbyists in Washington 45 mins – “We’ve been told the process to drain the swamp of government corruption is underway. President Trump has imposed a ban on lobbying by executive branch officials. And it now also applies to those who want to lobby on behalf of foreign governments. But lobbyists remain upbeat. Find out why this much maligned business remains in good health. 1A’s guests include Kenneth Gross, an attorney specializing in political law, Carrie Levine, federal politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation for Common Cause and Jimmy Williams, host of the podcast DecodeDC.” At the link find the title, “The Lobby Life, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Logo Value 48 mins – “Michael Bierut is an award-winning designer, partner at Pentagram in New York City, and author of various books on design. Over his decades in the field of graphic design, he has witnessed a shift in public awareness, especially when it comes to logos. With this increased attention, some endeavors (like political campaigns) that once relied on relatively simple con­ventions (candidate names and variations on flags) are being called upon to develop more refined and versatile solutions….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. ­

Malaria Eradication 15 mins – “The World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and the United Nations, all have a vision of a malaria-free world. The world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date. Bruno Moonen, deputy director for malaria at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thinks that for malaria, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. Where as Clive Shiff, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, thinks this is a top-down strategy, dependent on massive concentrated funding until finished – funding which could be more effectively spent elsewhere. In this podcast they debate whether malaria should be eliminated, or eradicated, and how that might work.” At the link find the title, “Should malaria be eradicated? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 311177070-bmjgroup-should-malaria-be-eradicated.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mark Twain Philosophy 67 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy finds the fun in Mark Twain’s almighty fight for free will. Taking issue with analysts who believe that Mark Twain became a pessimist in old age due to his many personal tragedies, and finding the cracks of freedom in Mark Twain’s own deterministic conclusions about the “damned human race” in “What Is Man?”, George will focus on the consistent, and consistently humorous, though sometimes painful and angry, philosophical fight Mark Twain waged from his youth to his dying breath against the stultifying fears and clearly false ideas about life that keep our otherwise free wills chained to “petrified opinion,” preventing us from dreaming “other dreams, and better.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare Primer 67 mins – “Esther Koch, Founder of Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. If you are approaching the Medicare qualifying age of 65 and Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a true understanding of how Medicare works, what options are best for you, and when or how to sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the ABC and Ds of Medicare, plus the realities of what to expect … and what not to expect. Here’s what every Boomer needs to know before they turn 65.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Border Crossers 27 mins – “Catherine Carr travels to Tijuana in Mexico, and asks strangers – where are you going?” At the link find the title,”Where Are You Going? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w33ld.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Motif Investing 50 mins – “Paul talks with collaborator Chris Pedersen about the new Motif Investing portfolios they created based on Paul’s Ultimate Buy and Hold portfolio strategies and sound investing principles. These portfolios were created to make it simple and inexpensive for anyone with a minimum of $300 to get started investing now; and also for those more-seasoned investors to implement Paul’s principles and rebalance annually with one click.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Impact 45 mins – “We talk to neuroscientist, music producer, and best-selling author Daniel Levitin about his recent research into how playing music in the home affects us.” At the link find the title, “169 Daniel Levitin – The Emerging Epidemic of the Silent Home,” right-click “Media files fbaacf2e-0f29-4124-9467-49fa9ac070bc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Industry 56 mins – “The future of streaming, sharing, stealing and entertainment. A record-pressing robot helps bring back vinyl. An argument against Virtual Reality as an empathy tool. And, going random with Facebook reactions.” At the link find the title, “348: Rando reactions, creative data and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170305_32398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Life 47 mins – “Everything you wanted to know about Islam and Muslims but were embarrassed to ask. Guests include Imam Yahya Hendi, Director of Muslim Life at the Office of Campus Ministry at Georgetown University, Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and Dean Obeidallah, comedian and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM.”At the link find the title, “Ask A Muslim, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170315_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nazi Drug Abuse 36 mins – “In 1944, World War II was dragging on and the Nazi forces seemed to be faltering. Yet, in military briefings, Adolf Hitler‘s optimism did not wane. His generals wondered if he had a secret weapon up his sleeve, something that would change the war around in the last second. Author Norman Ohler tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that Hitler did have a secret, but it wasn’t a weapon. Instead, it was a mix of cocaine and opioids that he had become increasingly dependent upon. “Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma, which … he had lost in the course of the war,” Ohler says. Ohler’s new book, Blitzed, which is based in part on the papers of Hitler’s private physician, describes the role of drugs within the Third Reich. He cites three different phases of the Fuhrer‘s drug use. “The first one are the vitamins given in high doses intravenously. The second phase starts in the fall of 1941 with the first opiate, but especially with the first hormone injections,” Ohler says. “Then in ’43 the third phase starts, which is the heavy opiate phase.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netherlands Racism 27 mins – “Why is the tolerant Netherlands home to a major anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?” At the link find the title, “In Search of Henk and Ingrid, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w7k4w.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netherlands Racism 56 mins – “An immigrant story with a happy ending, but it’s not a track most new immigrants might be able to follow — the Dutch are struggling with a rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant sentiment on the eve of national elections.” At the link find the title, “The Immigrants: The rise of the extreme right in the Netherlands, Part 2, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170314_13280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton P3 69 mins – “In this episode we finally conclude our biographical sketch of Isaac Newton by looking at his life in the years following the publication of the Principia.  We look at his political activities following the Glorious Revolution, his friendship with John Locke, the circle of young followers the gathered around him in London, including David Gregory, and his intense and troubled relationship with Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.  We look at the emotional breakdown that took place in 1693 and his work afterwards including his publication of Opticks.  Finally, we consider his legacy though the words of those who followed him.” At the link right-click “Direct download link” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Missiles 21 mins – “Recent missile tests and revelations of the failed U.S. cyber war in countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have many nations asking, what’s next, as the threat enters a new phase.” At the link find the title, “March 7: North Korean threat enters new phase following missile tests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170307_28435.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Offensive People 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 click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Selloff in Canada 20 mins – “Is Shell’s sale of its majority stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project one more nail in the coffin for the Alberta oil patch?” At the link find the title, “March 13: Gauging concern: foreign energy companies turn away from oil sands, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_15081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Publishing 44 mins – “On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, and IOP Publishing, as well as Research Libraries UK (RLUK). In 2016, London Book Fair attendees heard that the rise of open access business models has created a wealth of opportunities to serve author communities online.” At the link right-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Law Enforcement 57 mins – “Their mug shots are now regularly featured in the news — people swept up in Operation Granite Hammer, an anti-drug enforcement program that started in 2015. Since then, police have made more than 100 drug arrests. They have been particularly tough on dealers whose deals turn lethal, pursuing long sentences in those cases.  But many on the treatment end warn tough sentences and tactics do little to quell the demand for drugs, and dealers themselves are often addicts, who need care, not incarceration.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleocene – Eocene Periods 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the high temperatures that marked the end of the Paleocene and start of the Eocene periods, about 50m years ago. Over c1000 years, global temperatures rose more than 5 C on average and stayed that way for c100,000 years more, with the surface of seas in the Arctic being as warm as those in the subtropics. There were widespread extinctions, changes in ocean currents, and there was much less oxygen in the sea depths. The rise has been attributed to an increase of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere, though it is not yet known conclusively what the source of those gases was. One theory is that a rise in carbon dioxide, perhaps from volcanoes, warmed up the globe enough for warm water to reach the bottom of the oceans and so release methane from frozen crystals in the sea bed. The higher the temperature rose and the longer the water was warm, the more methane was released. Scientists have been studying a range of sources from this long period, from ice samples to fossils, to try to understand more about possible causes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paraplegic Rehabilitation 12 mins – “Despite a complete cut, nerves below a lesion retain a memory of moves and functions they once controlled. Reggie Edgerton worked with Christopher Reeve following the equestrian accident which left him a with quadriplegia. Professor Edgerton helps patients relearn movement and functions following spinal cord injury. He says if the nerve circuitry can be reengaged, then it can relearn its control of how to walk, how to stand and the things it normally does. Rather than sit or lie in bed after an accident, patients need to stimulate their nerves, gradually increasing stimulatory information.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Instability 72 mins – “In October 2015, Joseph Tainter was my guest in omega tau 184 to discuss his concept of increasing complexity and eventual collapse of societies. In this episode, our guest Paul Arbair discusses these concepts in the light of today’s rising populism in several countries. The episode is based on two articles Paul wrote on his blog: one on Brexit and one on Trump.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 file directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Science 42 mins – “Scientists are organizing an unprecedented march in Washington, DC and other cities in April to show support for the evidence-based scientific method. Many scientists are concerned with President Trump’s positions on climate change, environmental issues, and proposed funding cuts for the EPA and NOAA. Some scientists have even decided to run for office. But other scientists think these efforts will hurt their fields by tainting research as partisan. Joining Joshua Johnson for this conversation is Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and strategy consultant for ocean conservation, Robert Young, professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University and Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action.” At the link find the title, “Some Scientists Are Taking A Stand Against Trump. Should They? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170307_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Precision Oncology 6 mins – “Without a gold standard for myriad parameters, precision oncology is imprecise, at best, argues Dr Lundberg.” At the link find the title, “Is Precision Oncology Really Precise? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 876617.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 52 mins – “One of the questions I am asked by listeners is how do you become a product manager. For example, Melissa emailed me and said: “I’d like to hear more about transitioning to a product management role in software – getting yourself up to speed on the technical aspects that product managers needs to know to interact with developers.” This came up more recently when I opened my IDEA Framework eCourse that teaches the essential base of knowledge for becoming a product leader and doubling your product success. Many people asked if this would help them get into product management and I told them that while they need the skills it teaches to be successful as a product manager, it is for existing product managers — ones with at least a year of experience, not ones transitioning or who are brand new to the role. So, I contacted someone who specializes in helping people become product managers and to get grounded as a new product manager. He has trained thousands of people on these topics, including leading workshops at General Assembly, Stanford, and for other schools. He also worked as a software product manager at NASA, Apple, Ticketmaster, and Live Nation. And, if you regularly listen to The Everyday Innovator, you’ll recognize him as a returning guest, having shared specific tips for how to prepare for a product management interview back in episode 67.” At the link find the title, “TEI 116: How to transition into product management – with Charles Du,” right-click “Media files TEI116-Charles_Du.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profanity Trends 56 mins – Profanity was once considered rude and crude — a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.” At the link find the title, “Epletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170316_65873.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Proof of Concept Centers 21 mns – “Proof of Concept Centers allow emerging technologists to try out their ideas, work with mentors, and develop marketable products. One of the key challenges participants face is turning a product into a viable business. In this podcast you’ll hear from participating teams as they pitch their products to potential commercial customers and investors in the clean energy sector.” At the link find the title, “Proof of Concept Centers: Meeting the Market, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170309_pocc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Canada 25 mins – “Journalist Desmond Cole says it’s time to stop pointing over the border and look inward: Canada’s own track record on anti-black racism is disturbing, long-standing and ubiquitous.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Yes, Canada, anti-black racism lives here: journalist Desmond Cole, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_32704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radio Star Jack Bogut 48 mins – “Joyce welcomes legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and storyteller, Jack Bogut to the show. Jack Bogut has been featured on both ABC’s Good Morning America and in USA Today as one of the top five radio personalities in the nation. He eventually became number two in the country. He will discuss his entry into broadcasting, and his charity work with both Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while at NewsRadio 1020 KDKA for over a decade and his charity work with “Make-A-Wish” Foundation during his career. Mr. Bogut will highlight how he has been able to use his story-telling skills and the microphone to help members of underserved communities tell their story and be heard.” At the link right-click Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Buffalo 39 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week’s New Yorker, “The Underground Railroad for Refugees.” At the link find the title, “A Safe House for Refugees, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5419131292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Repair 45 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, and Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of Repair.org about legislation that is moving through eight states that would require electronics manufacturers to enable you to fix your things. The bills have been intensely opposed by companies like Apple, IBM, John Deere, and dozens of other gigantic corporations.” At the link find the title, “You Have the Right to Repair Your Electronics,Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The_group_fighting_for_your_right_to_repair_electronics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rubella Vaccine 27 mins – “Against the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine.” At the link find the title, “March 6: What rubella vaccine can teach us about fighting Zika virus,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_97480.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hackers in Canada 21 mins – “Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old accused in the massive hack, was arrested in Ancaster, Ont.” At the link find the title, “March 16: Who is the Canadian charged in Russian hack of Yahoo accounts? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_57191.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Book Writing 29 mins – “To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist, Hannah Devlin asks three of its featured authors about the secrets to writing a successful science book. Now in its eighth year, the Wellcome Book Prize aims to showcase fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs, that engage with some aspect of biomedical science. And with the shortlist for this year’s prize announced on Tuesday, we ask a handful of authors where they get their inspiration, how they research their chosen subject, and what strategies they have up their sleeve to turn complex scientific concepts into riveting narratives. To explore all this and more, Hannah Devlin is joined by three of the shortlisted authors; Sarah Moss (‘The Tidal Zone’), David France (‘How to Survive a Plague’) and Ed Yong (‘I Contain Multitudes’).” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Security Sweeps 33 mins – “As a lawyer, sometimes paranoia is a good thing. Legal professionals are constantly handling sensitive information that needs protection, whether it’s details about a case or client data. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Charles Patterson about TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures) and how this extra level of security can ensure your private information stays private. As the president of Exec Security, a TSCM services company, Charles shares about why lawyers need TSCM, how these sweeps are performed, and provides tips on how to protect yourself from situations that could compromise your confidential information. Charles Patterson has over 35 years experience in the security field. Previous to his current position as Exec Security president, he spent 17 years traveling throughout the United States and the world working in executive protection and providing tech support to security teams.” At the link find the title, “Electronic Security Sweeps for Law Firms and their Clients, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_77.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults by Taxi Drivers 26 mins – “With no official national or provincial statistics, the incidence of sexual assaults in cabs may be much higher than suspected.” At the link find the title, “March 15: Woman sexually assaulted in a cab says it happens more than we think, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170315_60999.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Famine 27 mins – “The world’s youngest country is in trouble. The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan where nearly 100,000 people are facing starvation. And after three years of civil war some say the country is also at risk of genocide.” At the link find the title,”March 3: Famine declared in South Sudan, thousands at risk of starvation, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170303_89245.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spermine 9 mins – “Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life” At the link find the title, “Spermine and spermidine: Chemistry in its element,” Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Spermine_and_spermidine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports and Technology 59 mins – “Find out how helmet sensors, virtual reality, big data and radio controlled tackling dummies are revolutionizing football with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Guests include Neil Tyson, NY Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, more.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots and click “Download” to get the file.

Stanford Prison Experiment 73 mins – “Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into mock prisoners and guards for a continuous 24-hour-a-day study. The experiment was planned for two weeks but terminated after just six days. In this podcast, we explore how we — as humans — can do less evil, how you can be a “deviant for day,” mindful disobedience, and much more. It was a blast. Apart from the above, Dr. Zimbardo has served as President of the American Psychological Association and designed and narrated the award-winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology. He has published more than 50 books, including Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure, The Time Paradox, and most recently, Man, Interrupted. Dr. Zimbardo currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit, The Heroic Imagination Project. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. The question he poses is: “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?” At the link find the title, “#226: How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show_-_Phil_Zimbardo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance Operations 26 mins – “So, the C.I.A. has a back door to your phone. At least, according to the Vault 7 data dump from WikiLeaks. The documents—as yet unproven—say that if your device is connected to the internet, the American government wants in. And has a few tricky tools to do it. But they’ve had some sneaky tools for a while now. Just ask Daniel Rigmaiden. In 2008, Rigmaiden was arrested for filing fraudulent tax returns. And he couldn’t figure out how he was caught. He was careful. He stayed anonymous online, he used pre-paid debit cards and fake IDs. So he developed what his attorneys thought was a pretty crazy theory about government surveillance. And it turned out he was right. This week we revisit Daniel’s story. What he uncovered was more than a theory—it was a balancing act. The technology the government used to catch him was hidden to allegedly keep us safe. If criminals didn’t know about it, they wouldn’t be able to hack it. But does that secrecy actually open us up to other dangers? We hear from Nate Freed Wessler, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, about a movement to give us a bigger say in how law enforcement does surveillance. Because things are moving fast. For more on what we know about the leaked documents, which WikiLeaks is calling “Vault 7,” read our round-up of the news here. And if these revelations have you thinking about privacy in a whole new way, try our Privacy Paradox challenges. You can start them any timeAt the link click the circle with three dots and click “download this audio” to get the file. The real topic of the call is to cover preparedness and prehospital care with Dr. Drew Harrell, medical director for the Grand Canyon National Park. Their service deals with rough terrain, swift water rescues, rabid animal outbreaks, high angle rescue, air lifts and more. They have serious challenges that put them almost always at an extreme distance from definitive care. Often, rescuers spend the night with their patients before a rescue can be staged. Drew shares some of the amazing rescue and prevention situations worked by the PSAR teams (Park Search and Rescue). In the summer months especially, they deal with many exertional hyponatremia cases where the PSAR teams have to replenish both fluids and electrolytes in life-threatening medical cases.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survival Stories 66 mins – “I chose this show for today because it tells the story of listeners who early on in the history of this show totally transformed their lives.  And it then inspired many more such transformations.  I decided that it was time for these stories to be told once again.  In hopes that it will once again inspire more people to make that positive change in their own lives. The notes below are the original notes from that episode. Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty.  Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way. Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase.  They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted.  Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives.  Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Story 49 mins – “A gripping memoir of home and history in a crumbling Damascus. A story of Syria, before and after civil war.” At the link find the title, “The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519068679.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan 84 mins – “Three years ago, the Sunflower Movement erupted suddenly in Taiwan. Students and other protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan and forced lawmakers to shelve the trade-in-services agreement with China. That, in turn, led to both a standstill in Taiwan’s engagement with the mainland and to a shift in political sentiment toward the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In January 2016, DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen was elected president, her party gained majority control of the Legislative Yuan, and cross-Strait relations deteriorated as Beijing refused to coexist with the Tsai administration. The arrival of the Trump administration and uncertainty concerning its approach to relations with Taiwan and China makes the current situation even more complex….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taste Discussion 49 mins – “Taste is the oldest of our five senses, and yet perhaps the least understood. It’s far more complicated than salty versus sweet: new research is dramatically expanding our knowledge of taste, showing that it’s intimately connected to obesity, mood, immunity, and more. In this episode, we get into the science of how taste works, why we taste what we do, and what makes supertasters unique. And finally, we hack our taste buds—for fun, but, in the future, maybe for health, too. …In the last thirty years, however, thanks to the genetics revolution, scientists have finally started to understand more about how our taste buds work to detect chemicals in our saliva—and why. Researcher Paul Breslin and author John McQuaid help us understand the evolutionary reasons behind the five basic tastes—sweet, salt, sour, bitter, and umami—and biologist Thomas Finger compares the human ability to taste with that of cats, who can only taste umami, and catfish, which have tastebuds all over their skin and whiskers, not just in their mouths. But while humans can all taste the same things, we taste them quite differently. For instance, some people, known as “supertasters,” taste everything more intensely than the rest of the population. Supertaster sounds like an enviable X-Men-style power—but is it? This episode, we meet Linda Bartoshuk, the scientist who coined the term back in 1991, and find out how to test if we’re supertasters ourselves. We discover the benefits as well as the disadvantages of having a heightened sense of taste, both today and in our evolutionary past. Both Bartoshuk and food scientist Robin Dando are studying the connections between our sense of taste and obesity, mood, and even cancer. It’s new research, and there’s lots we still don’t understand. But their findings raise the question: can we hack taste to help people eat better and avoid disease? From flavor tripping to digital taste devices, we try to trick our taste buds—with fascinating results.” 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.

Technovation Girls 60 mins – “We are pleased to present Technovation, a flagship program of the non-profit Iridescent, the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges 10- to 18-year-old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2009, more than 10,000 girls have participated from more than 87 countries. The international reach of the competition has escalated in the last three years. The winner of the 2014 competition was from Moldova, and the 2015 winner was a Nigerian team. Our speakers will give an overview of the competition, its sponsors (Google, Facebook and others), outreach efforts, and partners (such as UN Women, Peace Corps and more).At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Language Identification 58 mins – “Google’s hatred-fighting AI. How assistive tech can sometimes reinforce inequalities. No musical ability, no problem, there’s an app for that. A personal assistant that answers exclusively in GIFs. And saying goodbye to the CEO for good.” At the link find the title, “348: Everyone’s a musician, no one is the boss,”right-click “Media files spark_20170312_25048.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Racism 23 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump’s policies and the history of these racist ideas.” At the link find the title, “A History of Racist Ideas, Mar, 2017,”right-click “Media files SM1139027619.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Russia 49 mins – “As the Trump-Russia saga continues to unfold, how the Obama administration spent its final days scrambling to preserve evidence of Russian interference in the election. Also, the old Soviet-era art of “kremlinology” is back — but does it really help us understand what Putin is thinking? Plus, a potential key to unveiling Trump’s tax returns, how our understanding of corruption has strayed from the vision of the founders, and more.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Budget 30 mins – “Trump’s budget proposes massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor: Can he do that? The Post’s Kelsey Snell weighs in on whether Trump’s requests will be met. Plus, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen shares how Democrats in Congress are reacting.” At the link find the title, “Will Trump really cut programs people depend on? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58cb6ec0e4b065061af14099_1351620000001-300040_t_1489727177969_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump by John Dean 31 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, about the Trump/Nixon parallels and differences. Plus, will anybody in the Trump administration step up to play the role of “John Dean?” At the link find the title “Undone By Scandal, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6728455793.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump EPA Budget Cuts 21 mins – “Voices in Canada are asking whether the Trudeau government should follow suit.” t the link find the title, “March 17: U.S. climate change policy shift puts pressure on Canadian government, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170317_25947.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Report Card 66 mins – “…a unique dialogue featuring the leaders of four of the Bay Area’s most prestigious public affairs and non-profit organizations, who will look at the presidency of Donald J. Trump and what it will mean for America’s relationship with Asia and the world. Held within the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, the dialogue will examine more closely a persistent divide between California and the Bay Area, and the rest of the country, on the future direction of this nation. The dialogue will examine how the Bay Area and the state more broadly view America’s relationship with Asia, as well as its place in the world on global issues such as trade, security and climate change. What are some of the primary issues of importance to the Bay Area—politically, economically, culturally—as it relates to U.S.-Asia relations and are they similar or different from the rest of the country? Have the state and the region evolved differently from the rest of the country in how they perceive America’s relationship with Asia and the world, and why? Is it demographics, geography?” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Foreign Policy Concepts 66 mins – “As President Trump takes office, how should the United States act in the world? Drawing on his latest book, Stephen Kinzer will transport us back to the early 20th century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before—in the period when the United States was founded—have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity. Join Kinzer as he discusses these impassioned arguments and their great relevance to the world of 2017. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for The New York Times, where his foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire. While covering world events, he has been shot at, jailed, beaten by police, tear-gassed and bombed from the air.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Hacking Story 39 mins – “Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger’s phone buzzes.” At the link find the title, “#91 The Russian Passenger, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9796551346.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Problems 47 mins – “The troubles with Uber. CEO meltdown. Sexual harassment claims. We’ll ask what’s going on.” At the link find the title, “Uber Drives Into Big Trouble, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518381322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights in Texas 57 mins – “On Monday, the Department of Justice announced an abrupt about-face on voting rights, essentially walking away from a lawsuit against a harsh voter-ID law in Texas. We discuss the reversal and its implications with Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She was one of the lawyers in the strange position of arguing the case in court this week, the day after the DOJ reversed course. We also sit down with Jeffrey Fisher, who argued an important immigration-related case at the Supreme Court his week. Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions asks whether a legal immigrant can be deported for something that counts as a serious crime in some states, but not others. It also previews a question likely to play a big role in Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings: how much deference courts should give federal agencies when interpreting the meaning of laws.” At the link find the title, “Never Mind, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4955753778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wikileaks and CIA 47 mins – “WikiLeaks strikes again. This time revealing CIA hacking secrets. We’ll unpack the latest developments and consider — is privacy dead?” At the link find the title, “New WikiLeaks Releases Allege Vast CIA Network, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519485565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Recognition 13 mins – “For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights. She thinks there’s a more useful, more inclusive way to look at the world, and she calls on artists — women and men — to paint, draw, write about, film and imagine a gender-equal society.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Womens Rights 60 mins – “Dr Kakenya Ntaiya delivers the International Women’s Day Address to Women in Media and the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_KakenyaNtaiya_0803_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 279 – Mar 14, 2017: 3D Maker Space, 3D Medical Printing, 3D Printing Sins, Afghanistan Challenges, Agriculture Future, American Diversity, American Leadership, Anger and Resentment, Archbishop Oscar Romero Murder, Assistance Tech for Blind, Backpacks for Kids, Bannon and Preibus at CPAC, Black History, Blind Visual Interpreters, Brain and Dr Diamond, Brain Operation Questions, British SAS, Broadband Rural Access, Camera Person, Canadian First Nations Students, Canadian Indian Women, Carbon Capture in Soil, Categories Drive Us, Chemotherapy, Child Hospice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cure, Church Sanctuary, Cinque, City Mayors, Colorado River, Computer Human Impact, Cosmology Modern History, Crime Solutions, CRISPR Trends, Cryonics, Cults, Death Education, Deportation Concerns, Digital Democracy Retrofit, Digital Rights Management, Down Syndrome Organization, Echolocation, Economic Stagnation, Education Alternatives, Empathy Opposition, Energy Conservation, Entanglement, Environmentalism, European Economics, European Security, Everyday Innovator, Expertise Versus Cynicism, Facebook and Google Exploitation, Fascism History, Fear and Emotion, Federal Court System, Female Heart Surgeon, Fiberoptic Networks, Flu Season, Gene Editing Livestock, Hamilton, Hate Crimes, Hewlett Packard, Homeless in Salt Lake City, Human Rights, Immigration History in U.S., Impeachment, Ink Blot Test, Investing Perfectly, Investing with Impact, John Crowley, Kuiper Belt, Libya Failed State, Livestock Industry, MacArthur’s Retreat, Mental Illness Treatment, Mobile Activism, Moving Large Structures, Neuro Hacking, Newton on Celestial Motion, Open Access Chemistry, Origin of Species Update, Passports, Photo Ark, Physicians Debt, Pineapple History, Planet X, Polish Land Grabs, Prairie Protection, Press and the Presidency, Primitive Technologists, Protest in America, Putin Background, Racial Justice, Railroading Real McCoy, Refugee Research, Regulating Excellence, Religious Freedom, Repair and Reuse, Reporter Responsibility, Resting Value, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Revolution in U.S., Right to Die, Sea Forager, South Sudan Famine, Southeast Religion and Nationalism, Studs Terkel, Sustainable Stanford, Tag Lines, Technology Versus Humanity, Technology Writer Markoff, Thinking Dark Thoughts, Transcranial Stimulation, Transgender Rights, Trappist Discovery, Trash Pickup, Trayvon Martin, Trump, U.S. Defense Strategy, Uber Problems, Uniting the U.S., Video Games, Vinyl Record Revival, Washington’s Runaway Slave, Women in Combat, Women’s Day

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3D Maker Space 23 mins – “I had a chance to visit Vocademy recently to meet with Gene Sherman, get a tour and a much better understanding of what Vocademy is all about and what makes it different. Vocademy is a makerspace, but not your average makerspace. It is a hybrid of a makerspace and an education institution of shop classes, STEAM labs, and workshops.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Medical Printing 25 mins – “Today, we’ve got a really interesting interview with someone in the medical side of 3D printing, someone who’s trying to bring the world of 3D printing together with the world of medicine, by the name of Jenny Chen of 3DHeals. We’re not talking about footwear this time or orthotics. We’re talking about actual healing of the human body, healthcare 3D printing.

3D Printing Sins 26 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!

Afghanistan Challenges 58 mins – “Dr. Qayoumi, former member of The Commonwealth Club’s Board of Governors, is presently advisor to President Ghani of Afghanistan on infrastructure, human capital and technology. He will give a brief overview of current conditions in Afghanistan, the plans of the government in achieving self-reliance and promoting democracy and economic development. The discussion will center around the role of Afghanistan in integrating the economies of Central Asia with South Asia while serving as a regional roundabout. The presentation will also focus on current challenges regarding the struggle with ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other regional and global terrorist organizations.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 33 mins – “AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture industry. And like me, many Agriculture professionals and business owners are curious and eagerly awaiting the next big thing from AgTech. Louisa Burwood-Taylor is currently at the heart of the AgTech industry as the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was originally a financial journalist and was privileged to shift to AgTech just when the industry started gaining significant progress. In today’s show, Louisa shares her experience in AgTech, along with invaluable entrepreneurial advice, insight and a glimpse of what is to come in the industry. “Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, which is pretty concerning because it is one of the most essential industries in our daily lives.” At the link click click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to get the podcast.

American Diversity 12 mins – “This week, Reveal host Al Letson speaks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. Usually, Gorka is sent out by the White House to discuss threats outside the U.S. In this special podcast, he and Al discuss domestic issues. Gorka talks a lot about the backbone of America, “real Americans” and the people he calls “the chattering classes.” But who are the “chattering classes”? And what is “the real America”? The outspoken Trump adviser lays bare his views on the country.” At the link find the title, “Al Letson Reveals: Sebastian Gorka on America, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media filesAl-Letson-reveals_-Sebastian-Gorka-on-America_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Leadership 33 mins – “Former prime minister of Denmark, Anders Rasmussen, on America’s indispensable role as the global leader.” At the link find the title, “America’s Will to Lead, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170222-rasmussen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anger and Resentment 47 mins – “Our age of anger. We’ll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today’s anger. He says it’s been a long time coming.” At the link find the title, “Answers Around Our ‘Age Of Anger’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517565720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Archbishop Oscar Romero Murder 66 mins – “In 2004, a U.S. court found a California resident responsible for the 1980 death squad killing of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero, who will soon be made a saint in the Catholic Church. Matt Eisenbrandt, a member of the legal team and author of a recently published book about the Romero case, joins his colleagues to discuss the investigation and trial as well as the historical background that led to the assassination.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assistive Technology for Blind 19 mins – “Earle Harrison sits down with Blind Abilities to introduce the newest Braille Notebook from Handy Tech. The Actilino is a 16 cell notetaker with ATC technology. That is Active Tactile Control which senses your touch and knows just when to refresh your next line, thus, no buttons to push to advance!” At the link right-click “Download” and selesct “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Backpacks for Kids 20 mins – School supplies. May seem like a simple thing – but basic supplies like pencils, crayons and erasers might be all it takes to excite a child to learn.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 4: Rainbow Pack, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CGT_EP204-Rainbow_Pack-HLS_mix1.mp3”and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Priebus at CPAC 29 mins – “White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon speak with Matt Schlapp about their working relationship and President Trump’ agenda at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.” At the link find the title, “Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon Make Joint Appearance at CPAC, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.471463.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History 46 mins – “Dr. Gates joins Holly to talk about history’s impact on our future, Black History Month, and his upcoming PBS series ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations.’” At the link find the title,”Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-02-27-symhc-henry-louis-gates-jr.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 40 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the second installment in their series on Aira, the visual Interpreter for the blind. In Part 1 we met Chancey Fleet, an  Assistive Technology Professional and an Aira User. Today, our guests are: Aira Navigators Nicholas giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl spencer. We learn a lot more about Aira here as our guests share numerous experiences and add their unique perspective to the product. You can’t miss this fascinating look into this new and innovative product which is having a profound impact on the blindness community.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain and Dr Diamond 25 mins – “Lab Out Loud’s guest this week is Gary Weimberg, co-director of the PBS documentary “My Love Affair With The Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.” Produced and released in collaboration with AAAS and Scientific American, and narrated by The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, this upcoming documentary showcases the life and work of engaging professor, inquisitive learner and YouTube sensation Dr. 3D Maker Spaces – “3D Maker Spaces – “.  Gary joins us to discuss the film, reveal how Dr. Diamond’s work challenged assumptions in science and society, and share his beliefs in telling human stories to illustrate how science actually happens.  Listen to the show to be inspired by Dr. Diamond’s work and learn how you might use her story in your science classroom and participate in this public engagement in science.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Operation Questions 63 mins – “Episode 83 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of “Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience.” We look critically at the current role of brain imaging and why it falls short as a tool for unraveling the mystery of how mind emerges from the brain. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com/.” At the link find the title, “Episode 83, Mar 2012,” right-click “Media files 83-BSP-Uttal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British SAS 57 mins – “In his book “Rogue Heroes” author Ben Macintyre describes the origins of Britain’s notoriously secret special forces unit, the S.A.S.  The inspiration for special forces around the world, the S.A.S. was originally made up of eccentric rogues and miscreants  who did not fit into the ranks of the regular Army. Their motto “who dares wins” became the most famous military motto in Britain.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Rural Areas 16 mins – “As an increasing number of rural electric cooperatives are working to bring high-quality Internet access to their members, we’re learning more about new projects and the people behind them. This week, we talk with the CEO of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Mel Coleman. As an added bonus, we get Mel’s insight as President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Mel and Christopher discuss the cooperative’s new NEXT pilot project to bring high-quality Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to members. Residents can get symmetrical gigabit connectivity for $79.95 per month. Mel draws parallels between the ways rural electric cooperatives brought electricity to rural areas in the region and now how the cooperatives are meeting the demand for broadband….” At the link right-click “mp3 file directly…” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camera Person 52 mins – “Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a documentary film cinematographer has taken her around the world, often to regions of conflict. Her own film, Cameraperson, is a memoir of her life’s work assembled from a collage of cutting-room-floor footage. It’s also a keen examination of the dilemmas and blind spots that riddle documentary filmmaking. Johnson joins us Monday as we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary film with an exploration of what it’s like to be behind the camera. ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian First Nations Students 22 mins – “From residential school survivor to principal of a First Nations school, John Kakegamic knows first-hand the value of an education. We also hear from Karen Hill who has worked 30 years to improve child welfare for Indigenous children and families.” At the link find the title, “’I’m in disbelief’: Advocate overwhelmed by number of Indigenous children in care, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_95753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indian Women 22 mins – “Three Indigenous youth activists share their experiences growing up in Canada, from coping with the erasure of two-spirit people, to fighting for space off reserve, to re-discovering Native identity after the death of a mother.” At the link find the title, “Reconciliation is a two way street’: Indigenous youth want ‘more than canoes’, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_84056.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indian Youth 28 mins – “The Current’s public forum was filled with audience members ready to participate in the discussion on how MMIW issues affect children and youth. So we opened the conversation to questions and comments.” At the link find the title, “Why ‘love is medicine’ for Indigenous youth, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_37169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Capture in Soil 30 mins – “Can soil play a role in the fight against climate change? Our soils are the biggest store of terrestrial carbon on the planet. This crucial non-renewable natural resource is under threat, and millions of hectares of farmland are lost every year through erosion and degradation of topsoil, releasing significant quantities of carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. The French Government believes that soil can play a significant part in keeping the rise in global average temperatures below 2 degrees. They’ve introduced an initiative called “4 per 1000”, which aims to improve the organic carbon matter in soil stocks by 4 parts in 1000 per year. They claim such an increase in soils around the world would be enough to offset all human emissions of greenhouse gases each year. Tom Heap talks to scientists and farmers to find out what can be done to put carbon back below our feet.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Categories Drive Us 58 mins – “The Power Of Categories examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. The show looks at what categories provide for us, and you’ll hear about a person caught between categories in a way that will surprise you. Plus, a trip to a retirement community designed to help seniors revisit a long-missed category.” At the link find the title, “February 5, 2015 The Power Of Categories,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chemotherapy 7 mins – “Michael Freemantle on chemical weapons and the birth of cancer chemotherapy,” At the link find the title, “Mustine: Chemistry in its element, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Mustine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Hospice 15 mins – “To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George Mark Children’s House. Its mission: to give terminally ill children and their families a peaceful place to say goodbye. She shares stories brimming with wisdom, joy, imagination and heartbreaking loss.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cure 28 mins – “Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Ian Woolf, Patrick Catanzariti talks about Shared Mixed Augmented Virtual Reality.” At the link right-click “downloadMP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Church Sanctuary P1 31 mins – “…Rev. Fife and his congregation began to help these Central American migrants. Their efforts would mark the beginning of a new — and controversial — social movement based on the ancient religious concept of “sanctuary,” the idea that churches have a duty to shelter people fleeing persecution. There’s been a lot of talk about “sanctuary” in the news recently and the modern movement in the U.S can trace its roots back to Fife….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Church Sanctuary P2 31 mins- “In the 1980s, the United States experienced a refugee crisis. Thousands of Central Americans were fleeing civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, traveling north through Mexico, and crossing the border into the U.S.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and selelc “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cinque 3 mins – “Episode: 1314 Amistad, art and revolution: artists join the fight for freedom. Today, art and slavery.” At the link find the title, “1314: Cinque, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170303.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Mayors 24 mins– “We visit the mayors of cities from Helsinki to Bogota, from Los Angeles to Rotterdam and Cape Town to discover why citizens are putting their faith in the ability of local government and a charismatic mayor to deliver a better quality of life and solutions to 21st Century problems.” At the link find the title, “World Mayor, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04v768r.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado River 58 mins – “Kevin E. Kelley, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, ProPublica Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to 30 million people. For years, there has been more Colorado water on paper and in people’s minds than in the river itself. Now climate disruption is making the situation even more troubling. Water levels are so low in Lake Mead that soon they will trigger unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks in Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere. That harsh reality is hard to grok with headlines about the abundance of water in California reservoirs and massive snow levels in the Sierra. How is the Colorado River connected to California’s other water concerns, such as the Delta Tunnels and Salton Sea? Join us for a conversation about protecting the water many in the West take for granted, and restoring one of the country’s great waterways.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Human Impact 58 mins – “In Our Computers, Ourselves, a look at the ways technology affects us, and the main question is : Are computers changing human character? You’ll hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species.” At the link find the title, “February 12, 2015 Our Computers, Ourselves,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cosmology Modern History 63 mins – “Priya Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University; Author, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos The formation and growth of black holes, the accelerating expansion of the universe, the echo of the big bang, the discovery of exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes—these are some of the puzzling cosmological topics of the early 21st century. Natarajan is an astrophysicist who literally creates maps of this invisible matter in the universe. She explores these discoveries that have reshaped our understanding of the universe over the past century, and takes us on a tour that will help make sense of our wondrous, mysterious cosmos.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Solutions 52 mins – “Joyce welcomes Debra Germany, founder of Divine Intervention Ministries (DIM). DIM started in 2002 by using billboards to bring attention to unsolved murders and to find community solutions to crime. It also sought to soothe grieving family members who lost their loved ones to violence. In 2006, the organization changed direction, and focused on restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth by launching the Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together (IMPACT) program. Ms Germany will discuss this program in depth and share other ways in which this organization helps the Pittsburgh community. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 72 mins – “It’s been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists. In this episode, we catch up on what’s been happening (it’s a lot), and learn about CRISPR’s potential to not only change human evolution, but every organism on the entire planet. Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryonics 24 mins – “Southern Cryonics starts building a facility to freeze people for eventual revival by Ian Woolf. Matt Fisher talks about why you want to be frozen when you die.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cults 37 mins – “Tesilya Hanauer grew up on a commune deep in a Northern California forest. When she was five, her mother joined a nomadic group of people whose philosophy involved breaking the bond between mother and child. They were called the Shivalila, and they believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness might emerge that could eventually transform society. Over the next few years, Tesilya would follow them from California to the Philippines to rural India, hoping always for a glimpse of the mother she once had.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: Out of the Pond, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files JUDYFinalEpisodemastered.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Education 65 mins – “Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, ICU and Palliative Care, Highland Hospital; Author, Extreme Measures; Contributor, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association Dr. Zitter entered the field of critical care medicine to be a hero. She wanted to rescue people from the brink of death like a fireman rescues fire victims—calmly, swiftly and without stopping to ask questions. But one day, as she was aggressively treating a dying patient in the ICU, a nurse challenged her on why she was putting the patient through the pointless ordeal. The remark smarted, and Dr. Zitter began asking herself the same question about many of her patients. She came to realize that while the standard no-holds-barred medical approach achieves some dramatic victories, it often causes more suffering than benefit for patients with life-limiting illness. In this program, Dr. Zitter will describe a new kind of heroism. Her current practice is influenced by the Palliative Care movement, which has the potential to transform medicine in the ICU and beyond. This new model is patient-centered and participatory. Doctors pursue direct and honest communication, however difficult, over false hope and avoidance. And the central actor is no longer a lone warrior-doctor in the trenches of medical warfare, but rather a diverse team of health-care providers acting in partnership with patients and family members.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deportation Concerns 63 mins – “ShareThe Department of Homeland Security’s new policies on deportation have sown fear and confusion among undocumented immigrants. Ira Glass and Lilly Sullivan go to Chicago and meet a family trying to navigate the situation. No one knows what to expect. A family that owns a private island in Hawaii sets rules for the people who live there. But when the rules are administered in an unpredictable way, the islanders get upset. A judge in a suburban New Jersey courtroom wants the people who come before him to see the rules as fair. Including our reporter, David Kestenbaum.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Democracy Retrofit 43 mins – Democracy faces new and global challenges: new notions of expertise, fake news and a disillusioned electorate. Click talks to Nesta’s Director of Government Innovation, Eddie Copeland, about how a number of governments and parliaments around the world are using every day online platforms, forums and other digital tools in innovative ways to achieve broader participation. Plastics pose a big problem in the sea, as is reflected when they wash up on the shoreline. The Plastic Tide is an initiative to use drones to monitor this waste along the British coastline. They aim to unroll a similar project along the west coast of Africa next year. Click talks to Ellie Mackay, the co-founder of The Plastic Tide. Advances in sensors and hardware have enabled computers to more easily observe the physical world. These devices can monitor the physical environment and connect internet servers with physical places and objects. But how will we guard against the new vulnerabilities they open up? Roland Pease reports. Ahead of International Women’s Day 2017 on 8 March , Click discusses with Dr Sue Black the campaign #BeBoldForChange, a call for a more inclusive, gender equal world, and TechMums’schemes for retraining mothers aiming to go back into work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Rights Management 30 mins – “This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.” At the link find the title, “#90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7308192459.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Down Syndrome Organization 52 mins – “Michelle Sie Whitten is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global). Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy. Ms. Whitten will discuss the mission of the foundation and her other work associated with Down syndrome.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Echolocation 58 mins – “In “How to Become Batman,” Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You’ll hear how people’s expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see. Yes. See. This journey is not without skeptics.” At the link find the title, “January 22, 2015 How to Become Batman,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Stagnation 45 min – “Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have become risk-averse, and it’s going to cost us. He’s calling out American complacency.” At the link find the title, “Wake Up Already, America’s ‘Complacent Class’, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518184014.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Alternatives 58 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] staff reporter Alexandra Wolfe discusses her book, [Valley of the Gods], which takes a look at the world of start-ups in Silicon Valley and the young people who have ventured there in the hope of becoming the next big success.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Alexandra Wolfe, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.468556.MP3-STD.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Opposition 68 mins – “Psychologist Paul Bloom of Yale University talks about his book Against Empathy with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Bloom argues that empathy–the ability to feel the emotions of others–is a bad guide to charitable giving and public policy. Bloom argues that reason combined with compassion is a better and more effective guide to making the world a better place.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Conservation 5 mins – “Residential Solar Electricity and Other Energy Saving Technologies” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entanglement 58 mins – “In Entanglement, you’ll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it’s like to be entangled through impersonation. At the link find the title, “January 29, 2015 Entanglement,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmentalism 30 mins – “Rhea Suh, president of The National Resources Defense Council and first-generation-Korean-American Mash-Up, shares her favorite way to camp (with Korean BBQ); the importance of fighting every day for the American Dream; and why today is THE day to get engaged on the environment. Promise: You don’t need hiking boots to become an activist and save the world, y’all,” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Economics 63 mins – “What is the future of the European economy? What are the challenges facing Europe? What are the implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom and the rest of the Europe? Nicholas Crafts of the University of Warwick, Luis Garicano of the London School of Economics, and Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more in front of a live audience at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Security 173 mins – “In recent years numerous new threats have emerged in Europe and across its neighborhood. Several of these represent a resurgence of traditional security threats—from Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Western Ukraine, to the rise of Islamic extremism and turmoil in the Middle East, and the terrorism it has bred. Other challenges confronting Europe are of a very different nature. Amid ever-increasing globalization, European societies face new vulnerabilities, including massive waves of migration, the threat of cyber attacks, and coordinated disinformation and anti-establishment campaigns orchestrated by foreign powers. The West’s one truly existential danger, however, may be itself. With a new U.S. president that questions the value of NATO and other international alliances and has expressed an aim to re-engage with Russia, doubts are growing about Washington’s commitment to safeguard Europe’s security. European Council President Donald Tusk has even gone so far as to label the Trump administration a potential threat to Europe’s stability.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everyday Innovation 38 mins – “A frequent question lately has been what tools are used by product managers and innovators. In this episode, we are addressing some tools for innovation. I’ll cover product management tools in a future episode. To discuss innovation tools, I talked to the one person who has literally written the book on innovation tools, which appropriately is also titled, Innovation Tools. My guest and bestselling author is Even Shellshear. Evan’s focus is on industry transforming technologies and methodologies, from software to consulting. His background is in economics and game theory. He is also the founder of Simultek, a company that leverages game theory to elicit people’s true preferences. In our discussion, product managers and innovators will learn: using crowdsourcing as a catalyst for innovation and avoiding crowd slap, tools for early prototyping, using and avoiding problems with behavioral innovation, and business model innovation.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Expertise Versus Cynicism 60 mins – “Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover addresses the National Press Club in Canberra” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Barney Glover, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Glover_0103_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook and Google Exploitation 46 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is activist trainer and executive director of theRules.org, Alnoor Ladha. Ladha will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society. Learn more about Alnoor and his work at http://therules.org/ In today’s monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 27 Alnoor Ladha “Rewriting the Rules,” right-click “Media files 58bfa612b11fcb7e49e4bdb4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fascism History 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump’s address to Congress.” At the link find the title, “Tone vs. Substance, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8668447075.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fear and Emotion 58 mins – “In “Fearless,” co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller explore what would happen if you could disappear fear. A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. We’ll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might “turn off” fear.” At the link find the title, “January 15, 2015 Fearless,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Court System 30 mins – “Civics 101 takes a look at the federal court system with UNH professor Erin Corcoran; “Ornithphobia” from producer Eric Winick. Listen again at PRX.org.; Sex in the Sea by Marah Hardt is now available in paperback! (Segment begins at 12:30); “A Nose for Memory” from producer Shelby El OtmaniListen again at PRX.orgAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Heart Surgeon 47 mins – “Dr. Sharon Larson is Iowa’s first female cardiothoracic surgeon.  You might be forgiven for thinking that Iowa’s been a bit backwards for not having had this glass ceiling broken sooner, but there aren’t exactly a surplus of women who’ve sought out this demanding career.  In the United States, only 5% of CT surgeons are women in this already-tiny specialty.  When Dave read about her in the local paper, he figured she’d be a great guest for Kylie Miller, Philip Huang, Hadeal Ayoub, and Erin Pazaski to talk with about things like glass ceilings and how women succeed in a man’s world. Turns out, Dave was right–she’s a great guest to talk to about the long road to becoming an attending in her field, what male surgeons should know about female surgeons and vice versa, and how a woman might find she and her friends taking golf lessons to prove a point. Listeners, when you talk to us, we do our best work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fiberoptic Network 21 mins – “Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of figuring out how to get them deployed.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Lis

Flu Season 46 mins – “Are you fighting the flu? You’re not alone. Flu cases are up nationwide. We’ll look at who it’s hitting hardest and why.” At the link find the title, “Taking The Temperature Of One Hot Flu Season, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517971010.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Editing Livestock 33 mins – “We talk to researcher in Animal Genomics and Biotechnology at UC Davis Alison Van Eenennaam about the science of gene editing livestock.” At the link find the title, “168 Alison Van Eenennaam – Gene Editing Livestock,” right-click “Media files 92d5ecde-9219-4029-b070-61c4e8aae04b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Washington Runaway Slave 57 mins – “Enslaved to George Washington, Judge escaped to New Hampshire during Washington’s presidency. She was relentlessly pursed by Washington, who sought to regain what he thought of as his property. Decades later, she revealed her story as one of the few early female fugitives. We sit down with the author of a new book on Judge’s life.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hamilton 62 mins – “Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, The Hamilton Affair This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Celebrate the imminent arrival of the musical Hamilton with a discussion of a new novel about this intriguing founding father. The Hamilton Affair tells the true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel. Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the Revolution’s most dashing—and improbable—heroes. Admired by Washington, scorned by Jefferson, Hamilton was the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan—and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes 46 mins – “Jewish cemeteries vandalized. Community centers threatened. The shooting in Kansas City. What’s going on?” At the link find the title, “Anti-Semitic Threats And Sectarian Splits, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518181468.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hewlett Packard 60 mins – “Hewlett Packard has been instrumental in the explosive and world-changing growth in Silicon Valley. Webb McKinney and Philip Meza will share with us their insights on the strategic thinking and leadership that was key to HP’s contributions that helped create the technologically innovative world in which we live today….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless in Salt Lake City 53 mins – “A coalition of local government officials announced last week that they’d agreed to changes in the plan to address homelessness in the Salt Lake Valley. Previously, four homeless resource centers would be sited in Salt Lake City; now there will be just two, and a site in Sugarhouse won’t be one of them. A hard-closure date was also set for the downtown Road Home shelter. Hopes are high the new plan will work out, but there are skeptics. Doug and his guests are talking about it on Thursday.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights 58 mins – “Where we come from, and how we got here from there, shapes who we are. From the 2016 Stratford Festival, three fighters for human rights share their experiences.” At the link find the title, “Beyond the Huddled Masses, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170302_87504.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-­up menu.

Immigration History in U.S. 38 mins – “President Donald Trump recently announced his plans to crackdown on undocumented immigration. In his first address to Congress, the president claimed: “We are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our very innocent citizens. Bad ones are going out as I speak.” Coupled with his second attempt at a travel ban from Muslim-majority countries and his promise to build a border wall, the president and his team are focusing the nation’s attention on who gets in and who the government will kick out. In the second episode of our two-part series on immigration, we explore how the federal government monitors and polices the undocumented. We’ll consider the origins of illegal immigration, as well as how the government’s deportation powers have grown over time.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 36 mins – “Our Civics 101 podcast looks into the process of impeachment; “The Best and Worst a Country Has to Offer” from producer Virginia Lora. Listen again at prx.org. Writer Ismail Muhammed talks about his piece: “The Misunderstood Ghost of James Baldwin” – Interview starts at 12:10 Tomorrow is the last day of the RPM Challenge. Producer Taylor Quimby checks in on Rob “RC” Thomas as he wraps up his 10 songs. – Interview starts at 26:00” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ink Blot Test 26 mins – “The creator of the Rorschach test argued he could see beyond a person’s deliberate defences by grading their interpretation of inkblots. Today, the images are referenced in everything from fashion to politics but does it contribute to psychiatry?” At the link find the title, “Feb 27: How Rorschach’s 10 inkblots turned psychiatry upside down, 2017” right-click “Media files current 20170227_45487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Perfectly 25 mins -”Of course there is no such thing as a perfect investment, but what would it look like if all your investment wishes could come true? This podcast is from a series, “Financial Fitness After 50,” that Paul recorded for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2011 as a premium for those who donated to their local stations during that pledge period. An updated 2016 video “Financial Fitness Forever” is available free at his website, and the book by the same name is available by clicking here.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing with Impact 76 mins – “Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., President, Becker College Ardyth Neill, President, Heifer Foundation Rodrigo Davies, Chief Product Officer, Neighborly.com R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios How can investing have more positive impact? Leaders will answer questions such as: Is your college investing its endowment to change the world? How about the recipients of your charitable giving, are their endowments aligned with their mission and making positive impact? How can you invest in your city’s schools, hospitals and roads to build a better world? Learn how these leaders of colleges, foundations and investment platforms are enabling your money to improve society, the environment and our everyday lives.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Crowley 124 mins – “John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John’s involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998 diagnosis of two of his children with Pompe disease — a severe and often fatal neuromuscular disorder. In his drive to find a cure for them, he left his job and became an entrepreneur as the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Novazyme Pharmaceuticals in 2000, a biotech start-up conducting research on a new experimental treatment for Pompe disease (which he credits as ultimately saving his children’s lives)…. [Sounds similar to the family and illness portrayed in the movie, Lorenzo’s Oil.] …The major motion picture Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, is inspired by the Crowley family journey. John is the author of a personal memoir: Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy… He previously served (2014-2016) as the National Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and is a founding board member of the Global Genes Project. John is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. This is an incredibly powerful episode. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “#225: John Crowley — The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously),” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-John_Crowley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kuiper Belt 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Kuiper Belt, a vast region of icy objects at the fringes of our Solar System, beyond Neptune, in which we find the dwarf planet Pluto and countless objects left over from the origins of the solar system, some of which we observe as comets. It extends from where Neptune is, which is 30 times further out than the Earth is from the Sun, to about 500 times the Earth-Sun distance. It covers an immense region of space and it is the part of the Solar System that we know the least about, because it is so remote from us and has been barely detectable by Earth-based telescopes until recent decades. Its existence was predicted before it was known, and study of the Kuiper Belt, and how objects move within it, has led to a theory that there may be a 9th planet far beyond Neptune.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libya Failed State 16 mins – “In the eyes of many Libya has become a failed state. Six years after a revolutionary uprising we hear from a Canadian-Libyan with family trapped inside Libya… dealing with food and water shortages.” At the link find the title, “Feb 28: ‘I will give up a kidney’: Canadian appeals to free family in Libya, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170228_44903.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Livestock Industry 33 mins – “Today’s guest, Joel Cowley, grew up with his grandparents who exposed him to agriculture even before being introduced to books at school. Losing his parents at an early age, he knows the importance and value of agriculture programs since one of these supported parts of his college education through scholarship. The confidence that was built from being exposed to agriculture at a young age allowed him to acquire a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in animal science from Texas University, and another master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.  His passion for agriculture and knowledge in management led him to be the president and CEO of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the last three and a half years. On today’s episode, Joel gives us a glimpse of the 23-day festival happening in Texas called the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With the mission to promote agriculture, Joel and his team prepare an annual experience that’s worth looking forward to as he talks about what to expect – livestock show, horse show, fascinating exhibits, fun carnival, shopping, creative food, and great entertainment. They hope that the spectators will have more appreciation for agriculture once they have experienced this much-anticipated affair.” At the link click click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to get the podcast.

MacArthur’s Retreat 62 mins – “Back with us are Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, authors of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission. Today we discuss, the Pacific Theatre in general and MacArthur’s Retreat.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Illness Treatment 58 mins – “The treatment of mental illness has a discouraging history in this country. Even in the 21st century, psychiatrists rely principally on antipsychotic medications without much else in the way of support. These drugs have serious side effects, and although they are helpful for those who truly need them, they are too often prescribed inappropriately. There is another approach that can complement antipsychotic drugs. When people with mental illness are invited to participate in a community as equal partners and given the support they need to do so, the results can be encouraging. Find out about the clubhouse model of caring for those with mental illness and why it works so well.” At the link you can listen, but must pay for a download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Mobile Activism 46 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Jason Van Anden. Jason is an artist, inventor, and software developer who builds apps to promote social justice. In 2011, Van Anden invented I’m Getting Arrested, software that enabled Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to alert friends and family in the event they were arrested. In 2012 Van Anden developed Stop and Frisk Watch , a tool used to monitor the New York City Police Department’s controversial practice. Van Anden has since has gone on to head Quadrant 2, developers of Mobile Justice, a police video taping app and part of the Bystanders Rule! platform. Quadrant 2 is also currently developing Workit, designed to offer networked support for 1.3 million non-unionized Walmart employees. In this episode, Van Anden and Rushkoff talk about flipping handheld digital technology toward human ends. How can technology be re-centered to effect real world change? How might technology promote proactive, activist efforts on the ground? Van Anden and Rushkoff, look at these questions and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 26 Jason Van Anden “Mobile Justice” right-click “Media files 58b673ffc97a4e040c52364e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moving Large Structures – “Big infrastructure projects often present the need to move very large objects, such as parts of chemical processing plants or even entire bridges. The capacity for moving massive components has grown to an impressive scale. In this podcast we talk with Jack Tol, Senior Sales Engineer with Mammoet, a company that provides solutions for lifting and moving large and heavy structures.” At the link right-click “Listen tot his episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moving Large Structures 22 mins – “Big infrastructure projects often present the need to move very large objects, such as parts of chemical processing plants or even entire bridges. The capacity for moving massive components has grown to an impressive scale. In this podcast we talk with Jack Tol, Senior Sales Engineer with Mammoet, a company that provides solutions for lifting and moving large and heavy structures.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuro Hacking 47 mins – “We can probably agree that the majority of the big problems — climate change, obesity, etc. — in the world are being caused by human activity.  But what makes us act badly and often against our own best interest? Our own biology can act against us; when our neurotransmitters and hormones aren’t regulated properly, we act out.  On the flip side, when our neural networks are functioning at peak capacity, we can solve incredibly complex problems. If we’re are the cause of most of our problems, then the solutions have to come from us too.  That’s why Daniel Schmachtenberger, founder of the Neurohacker Collective, is working to find the answers to the question:  How do we elevate human behavior?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton on Celestial Motion 68 mins – “In this episode we finally conclude our biographical sketch of Isaac Newton by looking at his life in the years following the publication of the Principia.  We look at his political activities following the Glorious Revolution, his friendship with John Locke, the circle of young followers the gathered around him in London, including David Gregory, and his intense and troubled relationship with Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.  We look at the emotional breakdown that took place in 1693 and his work afterwards including his publication of Opticks.  Finally, we consider his legacy though the words of those who followed him.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3.27.5: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, A Public Man,” right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Chemistry 40 mins – “In a recent webinar presented by Copyright Clearance Center, Darla Henderson offered her “real world” advice on supporting authors and publishing colleagues in their transition to new publishing models. Her top tips: Be ambitious; be proactive; seize the opportunity. Dr. Darla Henderson is the Assistant Director of Open Access Programs, Publications Division, at the American Chemical Society, a position she has held since 2014. She is responsible for the conception, development, and execution of ACS’s multi-faceted open access publishing strategy, including expanded options, rewards, ecommerce, and both hybrid and fully open access journals in the ACS portfolio. Darla has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with a biological focus from Duke University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Origin of Species Update 42 mins – “On 24 November 1859, Charles Darwin published his seminal work On the Origin of Species, laying out what would later become the foundations of our understanding of evolution. Over 150 years later and many of Darwin’s ideas still underpin evolutionary theory. But a group of academics are beginning to challenge this with something they call the “extended evolutionary synthesis”. But is an update needed? And if so, why? More importantly, why have so many in the field branded the ideas of extended synthesis both unnecessary and counter-intuitive? In search of answers, Nicola Davis speaks to one of key spokespeople for the extended synthesis theory, City College of New York’s K.D. Irani professor of philosophy Massimo Pigluicci. We also hear about the potential similarities between learning theory and natural selection from the University of Southampton’s Dr Richard Watson. Finally, evolutionary biologist Professor Joan Strassmann, the Charles Rebstock chair of biology at Washington University, St Louis, explains why she opposes this call for an update.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Passports 6 mins – “The smudged travel stamps in passports are a record of international border crossings that went smoothly or perhaps not so smoothly. The photos are freeze frames of the travelers who made those journeys. And then there are the cool, invisible security features. These are just a few of the things that fascinate Tom Topol about passports. He’s been collecting passports and investigating their history ever since he stumbled on an interesting one in Kyoto, Japan. “I was always interested in history and I traveled a lot so every time when I had the chance I’d go to flea markets. It really started in Japan when I was looking around there and I found a really, really nice old Japanese passport from the Japanese Empire,” Topol says. “I opened the book and it was almost in perfect condition and I saw a passport picture showing a young girl in a traditional kimono and it was just beautiful. I was really in love with this [document] so I bought it, and that was really the start of it all.” 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.

Photo Ark 49 mins – “‘National Geographic’ photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. So far he’s photographed about 6,500 species. He talks about some of the challenges he faces on the job, like getting an arctic fox to hold still, and being chased by elephants. Also, we remember actor Bill Paxton who died this past weekend. Paxton starred in HBO’s ‘Big Love,’ and in the films ‘A Simple Plan,’ and ‘Titanic.’ He spoke with Terry Gross in 2002.” At the link find the title, “February 27, 2017 A ‘Photo Ark’ For Captive Animal Species,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Debt 44 mins – “Dr. Dahle is an EM physician and publisher of WhiteCoatInvestor.com. He has taken on the task of improving the financial literacy of those entering medicine.” At the link find the title, “223: Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success, Starting Now,” right-click “Media files PMY223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pineapple Industry 32 mins – “From his start as an apprentice to a nurseryman in London, John Kidwell would go on to catalyze the establishment of Hawaii’s pineapple industry.” At the link find the title, “ John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-01-symhc-kidwell-pineapples.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planet X 27 mins – “For centuries mankind thought there was a distant planet out there beyond from what was already known, Planet X. Well it turns out there is a planet out there, what was once thought to be Planet X is now known as Planet 9. Professor Mike Brown from  CalTech joins Dr. Pannell to discuss his discovery of the distant Planet 9. Mike Brown is a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Science. He will provide some illumination on Planet 9.“ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polish Land Grabs 24 mins – “The Polish property scandal now being linked to a brutal and unsolved murder” At the link find the title, “Poland and the Mysterious Murder of Jola Brzeska, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04vgl3q.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prairie Protection 10 mins – “After The Current aired a segment on Canada’s grasslands, Phillip Brass wrote us to say that vital voices from Indigenous peoples’ are missing in the debate over management of pastures that are essential to the existence of First Nations communities.”Feb 27: Vital Indigenous voices missing in debate over Canada’s grasslands, says Cree hunter, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170227_79060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press and the Presidency 32 mins – “How unusual is Trump’s behavior toward the media? Media columnist Margaret Sullivan weighs in on that question and on what’s at risk for democracy. Plus, WHCA president Jeff Mason shares what it’s really like to be a member White House press corps.” At the link find the title, “Are Trump’s attacks on the media a threat to freedom of the press? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58c21e62e4b065061af1333f_1351620000001-300040_t_1489116784575_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Primitive Technologists 57 mins – “Dr. Bill Schindler is an associate professor at the department of anthropology at Washington College, and is also the Co-star of the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. Listen in as we talk about foraging for food locally and in the wild, the evolution of the human diet, and much more!” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protest in America 41 mins- “The election of Donald Trump set off a seemingly continuous wave of protests across the country. This is just the latest surge of resistance. Past protests have included varied groups – from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian look at the central role that political protests have played throughout American history.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin Background 49 mins – “Why do populist politicians across the West want warmer relations with Russia? Are they just Kremlin agents? Or are they tapping into a growing desire to find common cause with Moscow – and end East-West tension? Tim Whewell travels from Russia to America and across Europe to unravel the many different strands of pro-Moscow thinking, and offer a provocative analysis which challenges conventional thinking about the relationship between Russia and the West.” At the link find the title, “The Pull of Putin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04v5x31.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Justice 31 mins – “We spoke to Wesley Lowery about his experience reporting on race and activism, and the myth of objectivity. His recent book is They Can’t Kill Us All. ; Life of the Law #54 – “Bad Gig”. Listen again at prx.org; Civics 101: The State of the Union AddressAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Railroading Real McCoy 12 mins – “Don’t like your job?  Just invent something that does it for you.” At the link find the title, “Episode 44: The Greaseman Cometh,” right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Research 48 mins – “PhD students Kiran Banerjee and Craig Damian Smith propose a radical re-thinking of the institutions that shape how nations respond to the voices of refugees.” At the link find the title, “Ideas from the Trenches – Refuge, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170227_77698.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regulating Excellence 87 mins – “Regulation today evokes much controversy and discontent. In the UK, Brexit signaled a major public backlash against regulations imposed by the European Union. In the United States, Donald Trump won the presidency having vowed to eliminate as many as 70 percent of federal regulations. Given the intense focus on the quality and legitimacy of government regulation around the world, how can those entrusted to devise and implement regulations best achieve success? How can they balance the goals of improving health, safety, financial protection, and economic well-being through government oversight without imposing excessive costs on consumers and businesses and without impeding innovation and economic growth?”. At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religious Freedom 48 mins- “America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole.” At the link find the title, “The religious freedom loophole, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files The-religious-freedom-loophole-1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Repair and Reuse 50 mins – “Do you really need to ‘upgrade’ your smart phone after a year or two? How many keyboards and mice have you thrown away that might be perfectly serviceable if a little less cool with the passage of time? How can we challenge the policies that drive the built-in obsolescence of technology? But maybe it has always been thus? Does it matter so much if tech hardware is thrown away in the developed world when it is then recycled in the developing world? What are the credits and deficits to recycling? An international cast from Lomé to Paulo Alto and Amsterdam debate how we might be inclined to make do and mend in the future. Click transforms the BBC Radio Theatre in London into a gadget repair shop as a panel of experts demonstrate how easy it is rejuvenate your tech with some simple DIY. In an era of maker spaces, homebrew electronics, and craft ale is it time to throw away throwaway culture and to become better acquainted with the inner workings of our phones, laptops and every day tech?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Responsibility 9 mins- “Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we’re inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news to better inform all of us about the complex issues of our time.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resting Value 51 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about his new book that examines why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, the Atlantic, and Slate.com, among many others. He’s the found of the Restful Company, a consulting group inspired by his new book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retinitis Pigmentosa 25 mins – “Blind Abilities presents their Canadian correspondent, Nick D’Ambrosio as he interviews Joshua Simmonds. Josh is a Psychologist, a Dragon boat racer and a “wise” man with plenty to share about his childhood with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), his education and his work as a psychologist in Montreal. February is RP Awareness Month, so who better to feature on Blind Abilities than Josh who has managed and excelled with RP for his entire life.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revolution in U.S. 57 mins – “Sarah van Gelder, Co-founder, Yes! Magazine; Author During the past 2016 election year, Sarah spent months on a road trip traveling in a pick-up truck and tiny camper to listen to people’s concerns and hopes of a better life. In her book, The Revolution Where You Live, she takes you from inner-city neighborhoods in Detroit, Chicago and Ohio to Greensboro, North Carolina’s new food co-op; she explores the Appalachian radio network that reaches coal miners, small farmers, poverty, polluted environments and water resources that permeate mountains, hollows and towns. Sarah met with local leaders who are committed to building hometown sustainable economies; encouraging local community diversity collaboration and resisting mining, fracking and environmental degradation. Their local stories offer hope for all of us for a better world for healthy and safe environments, opportunities, jobs and collaboration of diverse communities and people working together. Sarah herself lives on the traditional lands of the Suquamish Tribe, near Seattle.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Die 25 mins – “As Canada comes to terms with the reality of legal medically-assisted dying, some say it’s time to allow advance consent for people with degenerative cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.” At the link find the title, “March 2: Quebec MNA argues for medically-assisted dying advance consent, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170302_28517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Forager 30 mins – “As more of us are becoming aware of the dark side of the seafood industry, the locavore revolution has been moving full throttle into seafood. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Kirk Lombard, the founder of a community supported fishery or CSF called Sea Forager. We learn about the ins and outs of his business, the challenges facing smaller players swimming with the sharks of industry, and why Lombard and other CSFs hope to attract good citizens rather than just typical consumers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Famine 24 mins – “The world’s youngest country is in trouble. The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan where nearly 100,000 people are facing starvation. And after three years of civil war some say the country is also at risk of genocide.” At the link find the title,”March 3: Famine declared in South Sudan, thousands at risk of starvation, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170303_89245.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southeast Asia Religion and Nationalism 84 mins – “In his new book, “Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Joseph Liow explores the complex role of national identity in religious conflict and the influence of religion on competing conceptions of nationhood. Drawing on case studies in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to examine the historical roots of these ongoing disputes, Liow’s latest book provides critical new scholarship on the intersection of these threads across the Asia-Pacific region. The role of religion in national conflicts often remains unexamined or underappreciated by contemporary policymakers and analysts.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Studs Terkel P1 27 mins “Who didn’t Studs Terkel interview during his tenure as America’s leading radio host and oral historian? And where didn’t he visit, in reality or in his imagination. For 45 years, Studs hosted a radio show on Chicago’s WFMT, interviewing all the key figures in cultural life in the latter half of the 20th Century. His passion for music, theatre and literature was matched only by his engagement with politics and the social upheavals of the era, particularly civil rights. Black-listed for his association with Martin Luther King, he was an early champion of artists such as Mahalia Jackson, Maya Angelou and a young Bob Dylan and of ‘under-dogs’ and outsiders, ranging from Muhammad Ali to Woody Allen to Simone De Beauvoir. But Studs Terkel was more than a celebrated chronicler of American life – in books of oral history about music, the world of work, race relations and the American Dream. As is revealed through extracts from his archive and from interviews recorded by Alan Hall in the years before his death in 2008, Studs came to embody the liberal conscience of America, extolling a worldview that feels strikingly relevant in the era of President Trump. Part one focusses on Studs’ interest in social action and political commitment including Martin Luther King, Bertrand Russell and Simone De Beauvoir.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Sustainable Stanford 68 mins – “Stanford is actively pursuing a wide range of sustainability goals. The university’s efforts range from a unique new campus energy system to rethinking dining services. Stanford has an inclusive participatory approach that makes faculty, students and employees all partners in its efforts to create a living laboratory for sustainable solutions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tag Lines 26 mins – “Marjoe Gortner! “Humanoids from the Deep”! Henry Fonda goes slumming! And Elvis’ favorite Christmas flick!” At the link find the title, “Mini-Ep #101 – Horror Movie Tag Lines with Mike McPadden, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 468f5552-bb04-48b4-a050-727376cf9527.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Versus Humanity 29 mins – “My fellow Futures Agency member Thimon de Jong and me just had a really good chat on the future of trust and on the general topic of humanity and technology. This is an engaging and informative talk I think; be sure to check it out. Future human behaviour & business strategy Thimon de Jong has been researching, consulting and presenting on future change & business strategy for over ten years at companies like Ikea, Aon, Deloitte, Tetra Pak, Samsung, Unilever, Rabobank, Philips, GDF Suez, Citywire, RTL and Coca-Cola. He regularly addresses international conference & business audiences in a variety of industries. Thimon is also a co-producer and lecturer of an executive training program at the University of Utrecht which focuses on sociocultural trends and how these can be practically applied to business strategy. Thimon is a former insights & strategy director at TrendsActive, researcher at FreedomLab Future Studies and editor-in-chief of RELOAD Magazine.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Technology Writer Markoff 66 mins – “John Markoff, author of Machines of Loving Grace, talks about how he got his start in tech journalism, what he has been doing since he left the New York Times, and his upcoming biography of Stewart Brand.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “audio” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thinking Dark Thoughts 58 mins – “In “The Secret History of Thoughts,” co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences for your life. Hear the story of a man gripped by violent thoughts, and explore how various psychologists make sense of his experience. Also, meet a man trapped inside his head for 13 years with thoughts as his only companion.” At the link find the title, “January 8, 2015 The Secret History of Thoughts,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcranial Stimulation 19 mins – “At Manoush’s house, there’s an object the size of a big potato chip. Which she stuck to her forehead, and used to zap her brain. This brain stimulation is supposed to calm you down. Maybe replace a glass of wine, just wind you down a little. But it turns out you can wind down a little too far. Too far to ask coherent questions of scientists you’re interviewing. In this repeat episode, hear what it sounds like when the high-octane Note to Self crew chills waaaay out. P.S. Looking for the study we mentioned? Thync’s research is all here.At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Rights 39 mins – “President Trump has made big news regarding the rights of transgender students. His administration has revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity – a move that has upset many, including Republicans. The stakes have now been raised for an upcoming Supreme Court case. The eight justices are due to hear oral arguments at the end of March on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia can block Gavin Grimm, a female-born transgender high school student, from using the boys’ bathroom. A ruling is due by the end of June. 1A explores this topic with Grace Dolan-Sandrino, an 11th grader at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Peyton Chapman, Principal at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, Matt Sharp, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom and Tanya Washington, Professor of law at Georgia State University.” At the link find the title, “Beyond Bathrooms: The Battle Over Transgender Rights, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170227_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist Discovery 55 mins – “In this impromptu and unscripted episode, I talk about the recent announcement of the discovery of seven earth-like worlds orbiting a nearby class M star now named TRAPPIST-1 after the telescope used to make the initial discovery.  I look at how exoplanets are discovered, the specifics of this discovery, what we know and why it is important.  Also discussed are the ideas of scientific collaboration and the concept of universality.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist Discovery 23 mins – “On 22 February, Nasa announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a faint star called Trappist-1 in the constellation of Aquarius. They also announced that three of the seven planets are thought to lie within the so-called Goldilocks zone, where temperatures are warm enough – but not too warm – for liquid water to be present on surface, making the planets potentially habitable. At only 39 light years away, the planets will be close enough to study in greater detail over the next decade. But what do astronomers hope to learn about Trappist-1 and its “seven sisters”? How will they do this from here on Earth? And ultimately – will we ever be able to detect life there without setting boots (or a rover) on the ground? To explore this and more, Hannah Devlin hears from Dr Michaël Gillon, an astrophysicist at the University of Liège in Belgium, who was lead author on the Nature paper that announced the Trappist-1 results. And from planetologist Professor Athena Coustenis from the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trash Control 6 mins – “The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati — an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world’s litter — TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that’s crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data he’s collected to work with brands and organizations to stop litter before it reaches the ground.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trayvon Martin Book 58 mins – “The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, discuss their son’s life and death and their experience with the judicial system. They are interviewed by Wesley Lowery, author of [They Can’t Kill Us All]” At the link find the title, “.After Words with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.469517.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Mexico 46 mins – “President Trump’s strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We’ll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.” At the link find the title, “Mexico Weighs The ‘Trump Effect’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517545762.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Putin 49 mins – “David Remnick and Evan Osnos of ‘The New Yorker’ say Russia was caught off guard by Trump’s election. “This was like a bank heist that, instead of blowing the doors off the safe, they blew the safe up entirely,” Osnos says. Also, Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews ‘Waking Lions’ by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.” At the link find the title,”March 1, 2017, Trump, Putin, And The New Cold War,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 53 mins – “Earlier this week President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress: Diane speaks with two journalists about his speech and how his agenda compares with the priorities of Republican leaders in Congress.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included int eh blog archive. CRISPR Trends 53 mins – “ It’s been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists. In this episode, we catch up on what’s been happening (it’s a lot), and learn about CRISPR’s potential to not only change human evolution, but every organism on the entire planet. Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Budget 46 mins – “President Trump wants a $54 billion jump in military spending. We’ll look at that and the president’s plan to quote, “obliterate” ISIS.” At the link find the title, “The President’s Military Plans, At Home And Abroad, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517807309.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Irrationality 20 mins– “If reporters are labelled enemies, does that erode journalistic efforts to chronicle the actions of elected officials? After some news organizations were shut out by the White House, The Current looks at the consequences of freedom from the press.” At the link find the title, “Feb 27: Trump’s media war ‘calculated distraction’ from Russia, say observers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170227_21941.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Defense Strategy 57 mins – “The United States has the best military in the world, but it must continue to innovate to stay ahead. Today, the United States faces a particularly complex and dangerous security environment. In his job as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2015, General Joseph Dunford has articulated a framework for understanding the threats America and its allies must address, benchmarking the military’s planning, capability development, and assessment of risk against the challenges posed by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and violent extremism.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Problems 47 mins – “The troubles with Uber. CEO meltdown. Sexual harassment claims. We’ll ask what’s going on.” At the link find the title, “Uber Drives Into Big Trouble, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518381322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uniting the U.S. 58 mins – “Journalist Sophia Nelson provides steps that she argues will move the country towards the united vision the founders intended for the country. She is interviewed by Michael Steele.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sophia Nelson, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467623.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Games 34 mins- “Before he turned 40, Nolan Bushnell founded two brands that permanently shaped the way Americans amuse themselves: the iconic video game system Atari, and the frenetic family restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s.” At the link find the title,”Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s: Nolan Bushnell, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170224_hibt_atari.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vinyl Record Revival 23 mins– “Time to turn over the record. Ontario-based Sunrise Records says it’s taking over 70 closing HMV stores across Canada to put vinyl front and centre.” At the link find the title, “Feb 28: Put your records on: Vinyl rebirth breathes life into music industry, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170228_61550.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington’s Runaway Slave 57 mins – “Enslaved to George Washington, Judge escaped to New Hampshire during Washington’s presidency. She was relentlessly pursed by Washington, who sought to regain what he thought of as his property. Decades later, she revealed her story as one of the few early female fugitives. We sit down with the author of a new book on Judge’s life.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Combat 47 mins – “Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar talks about being shot down by the Taliban, accidentally getting high from burning marijuana fields, and why being told she “shoots like a girl” is a compliment. She served three tours in Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross with a Valor Device.” At the link find the title, “March 2, 2017 Helicopter Medevac Pilot Takes Aim At Military Inequality,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Day 69 mins – “Join us on International Women’s Day for a special conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her daughter, Katie Albright, attorney and executive director of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. In the divided America of 2017—with issues of immigration, civil rights, gender equality, the role of government domestically and the place of the U.S. in the world at stake—come hear a wide-ranging dialogue with two prominent Americans on the greatest challenges facing all of us and the possible solutions to these challenges.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 278 – Mar 10, 2017: Acne Researcher, Adversity Management, Algorithm Pros and Cons, Amazon Creator, Analog Returns, Anxiety Treatment, App Systems, Arctic Geoengineering, Baidu Co-Founder, Bitcoin in China, Black Comics, Blind Rapper, Book Publishing Changes, Business Model Modules, Cancer Cure, Clean Tech, Community College, Conservation International Creativity, CRISPR Editing, Culture Engineer, da Vinci Robotics, Democratic Party Future, Dental Appliances, Disabled Child Story, Disruptive Technology, Dorothy Kilgallen Death, Drugs and Politics, Elon Musk, Embodied Cognition, Enchantment Speaking, Energy Enterprises, Engineers without Borders, Entrepreneur First Steps, European Security, Farmers Social Media, Fat Organ, Feminism, Financial Startups, Food We Eat, Genentech History, George P Shultz, Ghost Writer, Google Creativity, Government Failure, Government IT Problems, Gun Culture, Hadoop Computing, High Altitude Bioprospecting, HubSpot, Human Trafficking, Humanity Upgrade, Infrastructure in NH, Innovative Lifestyle, Instagram Creator, International Security, Internet Businesses, Internet Trends, Investigative Technology, Investing Idea, Investors Versus Innovators, iPhone101, Islamaphobia in Canada, Japanese Trade Policy, Khan Academy Story, Lemongrass Repellent, Lucky People, Manufacturing in U.S., Maya Angelou, Medical Engineer, Medical Technology Innovation, Music Business, Narco Economics, Narcolepsy, Network Revolution, Neurogenative Disease, Olin Engineering College, Opportunities and Problems, Pain Perception, Paleo Diet, Passive Investing, Peregrine Falcons, Performance Versus Power, Pesticides Can Be Friendly, Political Activism, Political Humor, Prairie Protection, Presidents Secrets, Prosthetic Limbs, Rabbit and Giraffe, Refugee Children in Greece, Refugee Rescues in Canada, Reinventing Yourself, San Quentin Last Mile, Science Pros and Cons, Seagrams Building Creator, Semiconductor Fabrication, Sexual Harassment, Silicon Valley Bank, Skybox Satellites, Social Innovation, Solar Panel Business, Space Flight Software, Space Race, Space Satellites, Spanish Culture, Stanford Dropout, Stanford Impact Study, Startup Company Fixes, Startup Failures, Startup Standouts, Startx, STEM Education, Stockton Councilman, Synthetic Biology, Technology Future, Technology Journalism, Transgender Life, Treadmill History, Trump Homeland Security Rules, Trump Skulduggery, Tulip Fad, TV History, Ukraine Conflict, UN History, Vaccine Race, Venture Capitalist Story, Vikings Demise, Visual Effects Industry, Washington’s Farewell Speech, Wolves in Washington State, Women Entrepreneurs, World War One Women Reporters, Yahoo Operator, Zukerberg

Exercise your ears – the 150 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 389 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 14,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 14,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Acne Researcher 52 mins – “Katie Rodan, co-founder of Proactiv Solution talks about her personal journey from a resident in the medical school program to an entrepreneur. She shares the trials and tribulations of her experience in the creation of Proactiv, a globally recognized skin care product.” At the link find the title, “The Story of Proactiv Solution – Katie Rodan (Proactiv) Apr, 2006,” right-click “Media files rodan060419.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adversity Management 59 mins – “Former California State Senator Jackie Speier and best-selling author Deborah Collins Stephens share engaging stories about taking risks, learning from failure, overcoming adversity, and challenging the status quo based on their extensive leadership experience.” At the link find the title, “Overcoming Adversity and Taking Risks – Jackie Speier, Deborah Stephens (Former St Senator), May, 2007,” right-click “Media files speier070509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Pros and Cons 56 mins – “Humans like to let others make decisions for them. But what happens when those decisions are made by machines or artificial intelligence? Can we trust them to make the right choices?” At the link find the title, “Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us?Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170223_72286.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon History 58 mins – “Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company’s growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon’s innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.” At the link find the title, “Customer Focus Builds Global Growth – Diego Piacentini (Amazon), Nov, 2010,” right-click “Media files piacentini101103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Analog Returns 52 mins – “A funny thing happened on the way to digital utopia: we rekindled our love affairs with the very analog goods and ideas that tech gurus insisted we no longer needed. What once looked outdated—stuff like paper notebooks, LP records, and board games—is cool again, breathing new life into many businesses that deal in tangible things. The writer David Sax calls this trend the “Revenge of Analog.” In a new book, he explores the real things renaissance, and he’ll join us Thursday to talk about it. David Sax is a writer and journalist whose work appears regularly in Bloomberg Businessweek and The New Yorker’s Currency blog, among others. His new book is called The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anxiety Treatment 73 mins – “Professor Paul Salkovskis talks about understanding and treating anxiety.” At the link find the title,”Professor Paul Salkovskis inaugural lecture: Understanding and treating anxiety, Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241602796-uniofbath-professor-paul-salkovskis-inaugural-lecture-understanding-and-treating-anxiety.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

App Systems 60 mins – “Sharing inspirations from both innovative companies and works of art, entrepreneur and technology sage Tim O’Reilly weaves together a series of thoughtful lessons for startups. From rethinking workflows and experiences to the valuable role of idealism in business, O’Reilly makes the case for entrepreneurs to work on the hard problems that matter.” 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.

Arctic Geoengineering 25 mins – “This plan could not come soon enough, with some forecasters saying the Arctic could be ice-free by 2030.” At the link find the title, “Feb 20: Can a $500 billion geoengineering project save the Arctic from melting? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_15025.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baidu Co-Founder 53 mins – “Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture – and a unique social approach to search – have allowed it to succeed where many North American search giants have faltered.” At the link find the title, “Lessons From China: The Evolution of The Globe’s Largest Search Engine – Li (Baidu), Sept, 2009,” right-click “Media files li090923.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in China 58 mins – “Bobby Lee, the co-founder and CEO of leading Bitcoin financial platform BTCC, answers some of the most common questions about the cryptocurrency, explains how its value is set and why it is the perfect monetary system for the digital age. Lee also shares familiar lessons for entrepreneurs that he learned launching his first startup in China.” At the link find the title, “Why Bitcoin Makes Sense – Bobby Lee (BTCC), May, 2016,” right-click “Media files lee160511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Comics 17 mins – “This week we talk to Dr. Sheena Howard about her film, “Remixing Colorblind.”  The documentary examines perceptions about race on college campuses through discussions with students and educators. The film looks at how the educational system shapes students’ understanding of race and race relations. Howard is an associate professor of communication at Rider University andan award-winning author who received the 2014 Eisner Award for her first book, “Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation.” At the link find the title, “If you think your approach to race is ‘colorblind,’ you’re wrong, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files sheena-howard-web.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black List – High Noon 47 mins – “Journalist Glenn Frankel talks about a chapter of paranoia and persecution in America, in which the president, Congress, the courts and the press all played a part. Frankel’s new book is about the Hollywood Blacklist and the making of the classic film ‘High Noon,’ which was written as a parable about the blacklist.” At the link find the title, “February 21, 2017 The Hollywood Blacklist and the Classic Western ‘High Noon’” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Rapper 13 mins – “Sometimes you come across a person who is doing some remarkable work and facing challenges that would throw a person off coarse, Antyenette Walker, AKA Young Ant, is taking on all her challenges and enhancing her opportunities by doing the tough work of adjustment to blindness. Her words, lyrics and music is her way of coping and sharing her story while lifting up the spirits of her listeners and supporters she calls Team Ant. Young Ant talks about her journey, her story and how her music has come to be. How she uses her music to inspire others and all this when just over a dozen months ago, Antoinette lost all of her vision. Join us as Young Ant surrounds us with beats, lyrics and words of inspiration.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Book Publishing Changes 59 mins – “HarperCollins President and CEO Brian Murray discusses the shifting economics of publishing and how his company, which launches 12 new products per day, is working to succeed in this disruptive period. In conversation with STVP Executive Director Dr. Tina Seelig, Murray also talks about issues of digital rights management, his company’s willingness to explore new business models, and how HarperCollins manages relationships with other major players in the space.” At the link find the title, “A Story of Change and Opportunity – Brian Murray, Tina Seelig (HarperCollins),May, 2012,” right-click “Media files murray120509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Model Modules 54 mins – “Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.” 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.

Cancer Cure 24 mins – “It won’t work for everyone but a trial underway in Vancouver to sequence the genomes of individual cancers is offering new information on how cancer treatment may be evolving. The Current speaks to the doctor leading the clinical work on this idea.” At the link find the title, “Feb 22: Clinical trial aims to crack cancer code using genome sequencing, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_68349.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Diagnostics 51 mins – “Kim Popovits, President and COO of Genomic Health, Inc., discusses the organizational and technological strategies that have contributed to her success in the biopharmaceutical industry.” At the link find the title, “Strategies in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – Kim Popovits (Genomic Health), Feb, 2006,” right-click “Media files popovits060208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Vaccine 52 mins – Pondering the cure for cancer, developing vaccines for genital herpes, seeking that next big scientific breakthrough and mopping a basement floor is a day in the life of this episode’s guest Dr. Jessica Baker Flechtner, Chief Scientific Officer and Biosciences Pioneer at Genocea Biosciences. …In today’s episode, learn from Jessica’s journey and rationale for joining an innovative biosciences startup despite her illustrious research career; her key role in bringing a company from the acquisition of venture capital funding through to going public in year and how she and the Genocea team create a culture of discussing failure and celebrating success that helps them maintain their competitive edge in an ever-changing and demanding pharmaceutical industry. This episode is an intriguing soire into the life of a Biosciences startup pioneer and the challenges that come along with it, we hope you enjoy!” At the link find the title, “043 – Vaccines, Scientific Breakthroughs and Mopping Floors with Dr. Jessica Flechtner of Genocea, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Technology 57 mins – “Steve Westly, Founder of clean tech investment firm The Westly Group and former Controller for the state of California, paints a landscape of the present and future opportunities in emerging alternative energy.” 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.

Clean Technology 58 mins – “Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser offers insight on the unfolding sector of new energy technologies, and discusses how it will be affected by an economy in credit crisis. He unveils the market’s high level of industrial innovation, and offers students of entrepreneurship sound advice on finding the next crest in grand socioeconomic opportunity.” At the link find the title, “The Next Wave of Industry: Global Clean Tech – Erik Straser (MDV), Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files straser081008.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Community Colleges 57 mins – “New Hampshire’s Community College system is made up of seven schools around the state. We check in with Chancellor Ross Gittell about the role the system plays in workforce development; Governor Chris Sununu increased money for the community college system in his budget proposal.  The boost comes after years of frustration among staff about how the system is being run.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu  

Conservation International 53 mins – “In this informative lecture, Conservation International Executive Vice President Jennifer Morris shares her organization’s commitment to creating programs to support sustainable development. Morris articulates the importance of developing innovative financing and business models to address ecosystem services and resource management issues. She also describes the entrepreneurial initiatives her organization has built to sustain partnerships between corporate partners and local communities around the globe.” At the link find the title, “Effective Models for Sustainable Growth – Jennifer Morris (Conservation International), Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files morris110406.mp3” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 53 mins – “Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford’s School of Engineering, describes how imagination leads to entrepreneurship, charting the course from rough ideas to polished ventures. Introducing a new framework called the “Inventure Cycle,” Seelig captures the attitudes and actions necessary to foster innovation and bring breakthrough ideas to the world.” At the link find the title, “From Inspiration to Implementation – Tina Seelig (Stanford University), Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media file seelig141015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Editing 45 mins – “Growing support for human gene-editing. We’ll look at new breakthroughs and the ethical debate.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play butoon beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Engineer 59 mins – “Astro Teller, director of Alphabet’s moonshot factory, X, describes how smart bets on world-changing innovations are aided by a culture that celebrates only the most audacious projects and rewards teams for showing the courage to find the biggest flaws. He also discusses how innovation can be systematized regardless of business type, resources or role at your company.” At the link find the title, “Celebrating Failure Fuels Moonshots – Astro Teller (X), Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files teller160420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

da Vinci Robotics History 50 mins – “Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive’s path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.” 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.

Democratic Party Future 47 mins – “Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party’s national committee. After Trump’s election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?” At the link click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dental Appliances 58 mins – “Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company’s story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.” At the link find the title, “Leadership and Disruptive Technologies – Thomas Prescott (Align Technology), Oct, 2010,” right-click “Media files prescott101020.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Child Story 22 mins – “Two moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are colleagues, platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two ‘mommas.’” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: How two friends fought to be legal ‘co-mommas’ to a 7-year-old boy — and won, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_77741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Technology 59 mins -”Steve Jurvetson, partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, offers perspective on the market opportunities in innovation and technology. Topics discussed include the necessity for utter market disruption, interdisciplinary solutions (particularly across the “bio-nano” life sciences and engineering), and advice for those interested in working in the venture capital arena.” At the link find the title, “Innovation in a Disruptive Environment – Steve Jurvetson (DFJ), Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files jurvetson091007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dorothy Kilgallen Death – “Mark Shaw, Former Criminal Defense Attorney; CNN Legal Analyst; Author, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Occurring less than two years after JFK’s assassination, the mysterious death of Dorothy Kilgallen, a “What’s My Line” media star and investigative reporter, remains an enigma. Despite an apparently staged death scene in her apartment, and friends who suspected she had been murdered, no police investigation followed. Relying on fresh evidence secured through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped interviews and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a murder mystery featuring Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover and Mafia don Carlos Marcello, whose motives included being threatened by Kilgallen’s 18-month investigation into JFK’s death.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drugs and Politcs 65 mins – “Professor David Nutt talks about the regulation of drugs including alcohol and tobacco.” At the link find the title, “The science of drug politics, Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241760171-uniofbath-the-science-of-drug-politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk 61 mins – “The iconic entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors and Paypal shares his predictions for artificial intelligence, renewable energy and space exploration, in conversation with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson at Stanford on Oct. 7, 2015. University President John Hennessy introduces the future-focused discussion, which follows Musk’s journey from his first Internet startup in the mid-nineties to his dream of a Mars colony in the next 20 years.” At the link find the title, “Elon Musk’s Vision for the Future – Elon Musk, Steve Jurvetson (SpaceX and DFJ), Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files musk151007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Embodied Cognition 46 mins – “How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.We know from our language that the body is deeply engaged in our understanding of the world. A joke is side-splitting. We get butterflies in our stomach. Our eyes pop with surprise. Our blood runs cold. But my guest today says humans have radically retreated from the wisdom of the body’s signals to a hegemony of the brain, the intellect. In many ways, sitting at keyboards and screens, we’ve abandoned, forgotten the embodied cognition in the work of hands and backs. Time to get it back, he says. This hour On Point, when the brain is not enough. Intelligence in the flesh.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under th eplay button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enchantment Speaking 63 mins – “Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the “pillars of enchantment.” In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating trust, and taking empowering action. He also shares keys to telling a great story, overcoming resistance, and enchanting your boss and colleagues.” At the link find the title, “Creating Enchantment – Guy Kawasaki (Author), Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files kawasaki110302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Enterprises 60 mins – “Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson discusses the empowering experiences of her life and career in academia, government and private industry. In a conversation with STVP’s Tina Seelig, Johnson identifies the strengths of each of these areas to affect change and innovation, and offers lessons in leading a life that can capitalize on new opportunities.” At the link find the title, “Energies that Power a Career – Kristina Johnson, Tina Seelig (Enduring Energy), Feb, 2012,” right-click “Media files johnson120229.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Technology 60 mins – “Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems and current CEO of First Virtual Group, recaps a history of the information technology boom, and pronounces it a nearly stagnant sector. He focuses on the burgeoning interests in energy, healthcare, food and water, and other market possibilities to meet the needs of an expanding, aging, and more affluent global population.” At the link find the title, “Emerging Opportunities in a Post IT Marketplace – Tom Siebel (First Virtual Group), Feb, 2009,” right-click “Media files siebel090211.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineers without Borders 59 mins – “National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe describes how much Earth needs technologists with an entrepreneurial spirit to address global challenges and conserve the planet’s resources. A spacecraft propulsion engineer by training, Selbe shares profound experiences from expeditions in the wild and calls on the next wave of innovators to find their passion and realize that opportunities exist” At the linkf ind the title, “Find Your Niche, Help the World – Shah Selbe (National Geographic Society), Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files selbe150121.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneur First Steps 63 mins – “JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it’s time to deliver. In this lecture, Singh Cassidy explores concepts such as defining operational range, using data to support gut beliefs, and developing the big ideas teams and customers can rally around.” 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.

Entrepreneurial Mindset 55 mins – “Go to a good college. Be in the Olympics. Work in TV and become a pilot. These were the goals of a 14-year-old girl who grew up in a town tucked into the mountains just east of Los Angeles. That girl went on to compete in three Olympics, become a sports commentator, an airplane pilot and three-time Stanford graduate. Here’s how Bonny Simi, now the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, did it all.” 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.

European Security 173 mins – “In recent years numerous new threats have emerged in Europe and across its neighborhood. Several of these represent a resurgence of traditional security threats—from Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Western Ukraine, to the rise of Islamic extremism and turmoil in the Middle East, and the terrorism it has bred. Other challenges confronting Europe are of a very different nature. Amid ever-increasing globalization, European societies face new vulnerabilities, including massive waves of migration, the threat of cyberattacks, and coordinated disinformation and anti-establishment campaigns orchestrated by foreign powers. The West’s one truly existential danger, however, may be itself. With a new U.S. president that questions the value of NATO and other international alliances and has expressed an aim to re-engage with Russia, doubts are growing about Washington’s commitment to safeguard Europe’s security. European Council President Donald Tusk has even gone so far as to label the Trump administration a potential threat to Europe’s stability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmers Social Media 39 mins – “How do biotech seeds affect the end user?  If you listened to the “experts” they’d tell you that farmers were forced to buy seeds they didn’t want, because companies controlled their farms. Tell that to Rob Sharkey.  Rob is a farmer in Illinois that has been growing traited seeds his entire life, or at least as far as he can remember.  He’s become an outstanding advocate for agriculture with a great podcast, hordes of loyal followers, and a wonderful grasp on how farming actually works. We need more voices like Rob.  Think about ways we can help you amplify your message.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Organ 24 mins – “Body fat is obsessed over but how well do we understand it? Biochemist Sylvia Tara went on a quest to learn about the fat she’d been battling all her life and shares her findings in The Secret Life of Fat.” At the link find the title, “Feb 23: The truth about fat: the body’s least understood organ, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_97854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 24 mins – “When a radical movement moves into the mainstream, is that a mark of its success? Or has it been co-opted? In the fight for rights, culture and literary critic Jessa Crispin says not everyone is a worthy fighter. So who gets to be a feminist?” At the link find the title “Feb 23: Why this literary critic rejects modern-day feminism, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_62299.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Startups 60 mins – “InDinero Founder Jessica Mah discusses the realities of the startup experience, in conversation with STVP faculty member and entrepreneur Steve Blank. Sharing the early successes and missteps for her company, Mah honestly reveals the lessons she continues to learn while directing inDinero’s path to success through its commitment to customers.” At the link find the title, “A Startup is a Learning Experience – Jessica Mah (inDinero),Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files mah111130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food We Eat 60 mins – “What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life? How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? …Arguing that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium in our event was acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes, whose new book The Case Against Sugar has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. No one doubts that consuming a lot of sugar is unhealthy, but does the ‘sugar is poison’ theory really tell the whole story? A different explanation lies in a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently – our gut microbiome. …Setting out the new research on our gut bacteria and debunking many popular myths about diet was Tim Spector, an award-winning scientist who runs the British Gut project…. Joining us was Eran Segal, one of world’s leading scientists in this field, who will explain how his lab can wire you up and predict precisely which carbohydrates you should and shouldn’t eat so as to prevent weight gain and be healthy. The results can be surprising. In 60% of cases, they show that you can enjoy sugary ice-cream but should avoid rice….” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genentech History 59 mins – “Joe McCracken, Vice President of Business Development at Genentech, walks through the founding and growth phase of the company. In particular, McCracken describes the culture at Genentech, which is credited for consistent ground breaking R&D and the resulting financial success.” At the link find the title, “A Culture of Making a Difference – Joe McCracken (Genentech), Oct, 2006,” right-click “Media files mccracken061101.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George P Shultz 68 mins – “George Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, academia and the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has also taught at three of this country’s great universities. In 1989 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Come hear Secretary Shultz’s seasoned observations on foreign policy, economics and on what makes great presidential leadership, especially as the Trump Administration’s policies begin to take shape.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Ghost Writer 58 mins – “Georgetown University professor Barbara Feinman Todd discusses her book, [Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Barbara Feinman Todd, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.469970.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Creativity 48 mins – “Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google, shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google.” At the link find the title, “Nine Lessons Learned about Creativity at Google – Marissa Mayer (Google), May, 2006,” right-click “Media files mayer060517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Failure 60 mins – “’America first!’ Donald Trump hammered out this message over and again in his inauguration speech a week ago today. He promised tariffs, a crackdown on immigration, and a restoration of American military might. He entered the White House as the least popular incoming president in 40 years. Not every liberal thinker, however, is in a state of despair. Jeffrey Sachs was recently ranked by The Economist as one of the world’s most influential political scientists. No Trump supporter himself, he came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain why there may be silver linings to the Trump cloud, and to set out a new world order. Take trade. Trump has threatened to tear up Nafta and slam huge taxes on Mexican imports, and has already withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to bring jobs back to the heartlands of America. While this strikes fear amongst free-trade supporters, there is a case to be made that globalisation has been moving faster than is politically sustainable, dividing rich from poor. Or take Trump’s proposal to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure. Sachs has described this promise to rebuild America’s decrepit inner cities, highways, schools and hospitals as ‘a valid, indeed uplifting perspective’, provided it is done in a smart and fair way. Trump’s programme could be viewed as a Keynesian fiscal policy to boost competitiveness and job creation. It may, Sachs believes, be Trump’s great legacy…. ” At the link find the title, “Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government IT Problems 58 mins – “Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, explains how governments, from the federal level to the local, need individuals with the skills to harness technology and design principles to make the everyday user’s experience simpler and more elegant. Recently the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House, Pahlka also discusses the hunger within government for “creative hacks” that improve their platforms.” 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.

Gun Culture 57 mins – “ New Hampshire lawmakers have been debating a number of gun-related bills this year, looking at where firearms should be permitted, who should be allowed to have them, and how they can be worn in public.  We’ll look at these proposals, the issues they raise – also who’s behind them and who isn’t.” At the link right-click the play button beside ‘Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Hadoop Computing 60 mins – “ Cloudera Co-Founder Mike Olson shares his insights on the present landscape and possible future of big data and the data management industry. In conversation with Ping Li of Accel Partners, Olson also discusses the advantages of building a business on top of open source technologies and the many surprising benefits of competition.” 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.

High Altitude Bioprospecting 45 mins – “Like the mutating cells it was trying to investigate, and through a serendipitous series of unrelated coincidences, what started out as a multi-disciplinary UK-based research project to explore the stratosphere using helium balloons somehow evolved and mutated into a high-powered rocketry based research collaboration with NASA Astrobiologists in the Nevada Desert. This high-octane talk by University of Bath researcher Dr Paul Shepherd explores the highs and lows of his journey into High Altitude Bioprospecting for a project which has fused structural engineering, electronics, computer science and biology.” At the link find the title,”What is high-altitude bioprospecting? May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 240826257-uniofbath-what-is-high-altitude-bioprospecting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HubSpot 56 mins – “Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills his 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business’s “operating system” that lets people do their best work. Shah says entrepreneurs must create a company culture they love, because one will eventually emerge no matter what.” At the link find the title, “Why Company Culture is Crucial – Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot), Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files shah160210.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Trafficking 108 mins – “Actor Ashton Kutcher and Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testify at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking.” At the link find the title, “Ashton Kutcher Testifies on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.470690.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanity Upgrade 47 mins – “If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls?” At the link click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure in NH 57 mins – “Transportation infrastructure is a perennial issue in the Granite State:  from aging bridges to annoying potholes to highways and byways in need of repair. Now, Governor Sununu’s budget includes an Infrastructure Revitalization Fund that sends money to communities to address this. And President Trump has promised a major effort as well.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Innovative Lifestyle 51 mins – “Entrepreneur Minnie Ingersoll talks about how a computer-science degree, an MBA and 11 years at Google prepared her to co-found the online auto marketplace Shift. Calling her startup “a car company with Google DNA,” Ingersoll offers insights on opportunity recognition, product management, career-life balance and the importance of traits like humility and patience.,” At the link find the title, “A Drive to Disrupt – Minnie Ingersoll (Shift), Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files ingersoll160302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Instagram Creator 57 mins – “Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life.” At the lin find the title, “From Stanford to Startup – Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger (Instagram), May, 2011,” right-click “Media files systrom110511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Security 56 mins – “Professor Adrian Hyde-Price from the University’s Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.” At the link find the title, “Professor Adrian Hyde-Price inaugural lecture: War, peace and justice, Mar, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241784341-uniofbath-professor-adrian-hyde-price-inaugural-lecture-war-peace-and-justice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Businesses 52 mins – “Tien Tzuo, Chief Strategy Officer for Salesforce.com, describes seven lessons for transforming an enterprise software business from a traditional direct sales model to one which leverages the internet to produce in-bound sales. He stresses the awareness cycle for Salesforce.com’s products, free-trial offers, onion-based product design and the continuing importance of events in the complex enterprise software industry.” At the link find the title, “Changing the Game of Enterprise Software – Tien Tzuo (Salesforce.com), Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files tzuo070124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet of Everything 55 mins – “Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.” 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.

Internet Trends 48 mins – “Janice Roberts, General Partner at Mayfield, discusses how Mayfield is going global and carefully evaluating opportunities in countries like India and China. She stresses the importance of accessing the needs of young customers who are embracing new technologies at an extremely fast pace and demanding more products and services.” At the link find the title, “The New Adventures of Old VC’s – Janice Roberts (Mayfield Fund) , Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files roberts070117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investigative Technology 63 mins – “Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice; Sal Pizzaro, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News—Moderator How can we reduce bias in our legal system? Benforado examines this critical issue from both a legal perspective and from someone who has been incarcerated. Benforado says, “The failure of our legal system has been a defining issue in the U.S. over the last year…. To make progress in our fight against abuse, unequal treatment and wrongful convictions, we must come together as a community to consider the psychological biases that share the behavior of judges, jurors, witnesses, lawyers, police officers—and all of the rest of us.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Ideas 55 mins – “Based on his continuing exploration of the decision making process under opaque circumstances, Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, shares how the benefits of random conditions can be successfully harvested to help navigate a world we do not fully understand.” At the link find the title, “How Things Gain from Disorder – Nassim Taleb (Author), Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files taleb130410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investors Versus Innovators 58 mins – “Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm’s desire to be an advocate for “thunder lizard” entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.” At the link find the title, “Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs – Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund), Oct, 2010,” right-click “Media files miura-ko101027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

iPhone 101 18 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Episode 2 in their new series: iPhone 101. In this segment, we address those who are still on the fence about whether or not to take the leap and buy that first iPhone. Pete introduces some feedback from other blind individuals who were also unsure if they should make the plunge, but later decided to do so, and they weren’t disappointed! Then we share three book titles that are specifically aimed at new iPhone users, or those who wish to do their homework to gather information to help them make that decision, because after all, information is knowledge, and knowledge is power!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamophobia in Canada 21 mins – “”Islamophobia is real,” Liberal MP Iqra Khalid said in the House of Commons as she read a list of racial slurs and threats she received over her motion known as M-103. Critics argue the motion is a threat to free expression.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: Anti-Islamophobia motion could stifle free speech, say critics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_19726.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan Trade Policy 86 mins – “Anti-globalism is an ever-growing force in world politics, especially in the post-global financial crisis era. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States could well be one of its most consequential manifestations given his support for protectionist policies and early action to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The U-turn in American trade policy has greatly complicated the task for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had given the TPP utmost priority in his economic growth strategy. Recognizing the importance of the expansion of trade for its economic recovery, Japan needs to reformulate its trade strategy to put its economy back on a growth trajectory, and possibly to contribute to the growth of world trade and the global economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Khan Academy Story 60 mins -”Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, discusses elements for a new vision for education. While offering examples of how his organization is bringing disruptive approaches to traditional learning experiences, Khan touches on the early days starting Khan Academy and the power of collaboration in creating change around the world.” At the link find the title, “Education Reimagined – Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Apr, 2014,” right-click “Media files khan140416.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lemon Grass Repellent 34 mins – “Stacy Marking of Lemongrass Trading Co makes all-natural and ‘green’ products (mainly insecticides and fragrances). She took on the research, testing, design, making, bottling and labeling herself. In this episode, we learn about How Stacy started the company and her inspiration for the products Why she entered an industry with established competition Creating the early prototypes Import / export constraints and regulatory approvals Research with the University of Bristol, paid for by an EU grant What Stacy wishes she knew before she started Products that never make it to market Reusing failed products Getting feeback and exposure for your products Stacy’s unique superpower The two biggest marketing impacts to Stacy’s business – local PR The sales strategy for her products New products – car spray and edible wasp spray Stacy’s online fulfillment strategy: third-party eBay fulfillment Links and resources mentioned in this episode” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lucky People 42 mins – “Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, provides insights on life, leadership, and the little things that make a big difference in an entrepreneurial setting.” At the link find the title, “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 – Tina Seelig (STVP), Apr, 2006,” right-click “Media files seelig060412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing in the U.S. 51 mins – “This week, we travel to Dalton, Georgia, to talk with its mayor and find out how this manufacturing town is dealing with automation and changing demographics. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler and the Los Angeles Times’ Andrea Chang go long and short on the week’s news. Plus, the band Electric Guest takes the Marketplace Quiz.” 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.

Maya Angelou 52 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou. A documentary airing on PBS’ American Masters tells the story of Angelou’s journey past racism and abuse to become one of our greatest voices. But filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack says she didn’t want this film to be just about what Angelou did in her life, but also about who she was and how she loved. Whack and co-director Bob Hercules join Doug to explain how Maya Angelou’s story gives us a sense of who we all are as Americans.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Engineer 54 mins – “Parallel entrepreneur Mir Imran, CEO of InCube Labs, has launched twenty companies – at times simultaneously. He shares his solutions-focused expertise and identifies the vitality and growth of the biomedical healthcare vertical.” At the link find the title, “Healthy Entrepreneurship in Medical Devices – Mir Imran (InCube Laboratories), Feb, 2008,” right-click “Media files imram080220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Technology Innovation 61 mins – “Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.” At the link find the title, “The Perfect Storm in MedTech – Josh Makower (ExploraMed), May, 2010,” right-click “Media files makower100519.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Business 60 mins – “Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses the creative process and music industry dynamics with Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band fun., and Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music. As a kick-off to Seelig’s Stanford Online course, Creativity: Music to my Ears, the conversation explores issues of artist development, evolving business models and the shape and future of the music industry.” At the link find the title, “The Music Industry Unplugged – Cameron Strang, Nate Ruess (Warner Bros. Records), Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files strang140219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Narco Economics 71 mins – “When fighting the war on drugs, governments typically devote enormous resources trying to reduce the supply. But is this effective? Journalist and author Tom Wainwright of the Economist and author of Narconomics talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ways that the drug cartels respond to government attempts to reduce the availability of drugs. Like any business trying to maintain profitability, cartels look for ways to cut costs and maintain or grow revenue. Wainwright uses extensive on-the-ground interviews and reporting to understand the behavior of the cartels and argues that reducing demand would be a much more effective strategy for reducing drug use.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Narcolepsy 24 mins – “When Mathilda Crisp was about three years-old, she stopped sleeping through the night. But during the day, she would fall asleep without warning — during a swim lesson, in the middle of her cereal bowl at breakfast. Then other, stranger symptoms started materializing: when she got happy or emotional, she would suddenly collapse. (Her brother and sister started carrying her around the house on a chair so she could keep playing in their games.) She would thrust her tongue around her mouth. She couldn’t seem to walk in a straight line. At first her doctors were sure she had a brain tumor. But her scans were negative. They tested her for leukemia, Lyme disease. Nothing. But when one doctor finally did diagnose Mathilda, it turned out to be just the beginning of an even bigger mystery: of why this little girl — and a handful of other kids in Northern Europe — had suddenly been struck ill. Trying to solve it has become one doctor’s life’s 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.

Network Revolution 61 mins – “Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Micosystems’ CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering industry-wide innovation.” 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.

Neurodegenerative Disease 21 mins – “Marc Diamond discusses his Personal View on the prion model for progression and diversity of neurodegenerative diseases.” At the link find the title, “Neurodegenerative disease: The Lancet Neurology: February 23, 2017,” right-click “Media files laneur_230217_neurodegen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olin Engineering College 58 mins – “Richard Miller, president of Olin College, describes disruptive ideas about education and learning that universities should adopt to graduate more creative, entrepreneurial and impactful engineers. He explains how a focus on math and science alone won’t result in more innovation, and that higher education must instill traits like grit and independent thinking.” At the link find the title, “More Innovation Through Education – Richard Miller (Olin College), May, 2016,” right-click “Media files miller160525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opportunity and Problems 52 mins – “Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.” At the link find the title, “The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Tina Seelig (STVP), May, 2009,” right-click “Media files seelig090527.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Perception 57 mins – “Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.”At the link find the title, “What you get is what you expect, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files 240943321-uniofbath-what-you-get-is-what-you-expect.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo Diet 62 mins – “In this lecture, Dr. Akil Palanisamy will describe the outlines of a comprehensive roadmap to optimal health, one that combines the most effective aspects of the “paleo” diet (so-called because it seeks to emulate the diet of early humans), cutting-edge nutritional science, and the time-tested philosophy and techniques of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. He will share practical tips on what to eat in order to boost well-being and vitality, and he will have detailed and practical information about implementing these concepts in daily living.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Passive Investing 34 mins – “Joe Shaefer of Stanford Wealth Management, an old friend of more than 30 years, recently wrote an article for Seeking Alpha.  “Passive Index Investing is a Delusion” is an active manager’s view of investing in indexes.  In the podcast I address Joe’s views of why index investing is a losing strategy and why I think he is dead wrong.  While Joe raises many interesting problems of investing in indexes, he fails to give investors credit for being able to address all those problems successfully.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peregrine Falcons 47 mins – “Learning officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project Ed Drewitt reveals another side to Peregrines, not only as majestic, aerial hunters but as opportunistic falcons living often nomadic lives.” At the link find the title,”Urban peregrines – Bath’s very own speed hunters, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241616517-uniofbath-urban-peregrines-baths-very-own-speed-hunters.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Performance Versus Power 58 mins – “In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on building the power to become the industry leaders that other companies envy. He shares a hierarchy model through which companies can examine and build power, and examines how product teams can best work to differentiate their company, neutralize the competition, and optimize products and offers.” At the link find the title, “Reach Your Escape Velocity – Geoffrey Moore (MDV), May, 2011,” right-click “Media files moore110504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pesticides Can Be Friendly 49 mins – “Pam Marrone, founder of AgraQuest, relates the challenges and rewards she experienced in building a successful biotechnology company that specializes in ecologically friendly agricultural products.” At the link find the title, “The Ins and Outs of a successful Biotechnology Company – Pam Marrone (AgraQuest), May, 2006,” right-click “Media files marrone060510.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Activism 52 mins – “BYU political scientist Jessica Preece says the rallies we’ve seen since President Donald Trump took office aren’t typical for Utah. There’s been the Women’s March, the March for Refugees, and Senator Jason Chaffetz’s town hall was filled to capacity with over 1000 turned away. Wednesday, we’re talking about political action in Utah and we hope to hear from you. Are you getting more involved? How are you making yourself heard? What type of political engagement do you think will make a difference? At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Humor 24 mins – “Making jokes about politics is a tradition as old as America itself. These days, of course, comedians have a new target: President Donald Trump. We talk with Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani about finding humor in the midst of deep political divides, and how he uses an understanding of human nature to craft a successful punchline.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 63: “I’m Not A Terrorist…” Feb, 2017, right-click “Media files 20170227 hiddenbrain_63.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prairie Protection 26 mins – “The grasslands that stretch across Alberta through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba used to be monitored and managed by federally-funded cowboys. Now control over Canada’s grasslands is shifting with the winds of political change.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: Canada’s grasslands: ‘most endangered, least protected ecosystems’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170221_85055.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidents Secrets 49 mins – “Author Mary Graham says President Trump has demonstrated a lack of transparency, in his refusal to release his tax records and health records, and in his immigration ban, which was issued without consultation from government lawyers, or agencies. Her book is ‘Presidents’ Secrets.’ Also, ‘Fresh Air’ producer Sam Briger talks to Sebastian Barry about his novel ‘Days Without End,’ about an Irish immigrant who enlists in the U.S. Army in the 1850s.” At the link find the title, “ February 20, 2017 Presidential Secrets,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Limbs 59 mins – “As the Co-Founder and CTO of Bespoke Innovations, Scott Summit leads a continuing effort to create products that radically change lives. In this lecture, Summit shares insights from creating customized prosthetic devices using new technologies in nascent markets. He also discusses some of challenges his company faced in discovering a working business model and developing customers.” At the link find the title, “Products With a Purpose – Scott Summit (Bespoke), Oct, 2011,” right-click “Media files summit111026.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rabbit and Giraffe 54 mins – “Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that “normal” people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.” At the link find the title, “The Rabbit and the Giraffe, Part 1 (Encore September 12, 2016), Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170217_70762.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Children in Greece P1 27 mins – “Phil Kemp meets some of the hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children stranded in Greece in camps and shelters on the islands and the mainland.” At the link find the title, “Greece’s Forgotten Teenagers, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04tycsj.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Rescues in Canada 22 mins – “As the U.S. forces migrants deemed illegal out of that country, the destination of choice has become Canada — even as critics demand a crackdown on rules.” At the link find the title, “Feb 23: Does Canada have a looming refugee crisis with influx of illegal border crossings? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170223_95146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Canada 22 mins – “As the U.S. toughens and revises its immigration policies, those desperate for a better life are looking to Canada. And many of them are gathering in Mexico with a plan to travel north into Canada. The CBC’s Evan Dyer shares their stories.” At the link find the title, “Feb 21: ‘Canadians will welcome you’: Refugees begin long trek north via Mexico, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_91041.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reinventing Yourself 47 mins – “Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.” At the link right-click the arrow below the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Quentin Last Mile 58 mins – “Imagine trying to bring entrepreneurship education to one of the most challenging environments in the world: San Quentin State Prison in California. In this powerful talk and interview, The Last Mile Co-Founders Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, along with program graduate Heracio Harts, discuss the benefits of commitment and entrepreneurial thinking in supporting individuals to make the successful transition from prison to living productive lives in society.” At the link find the title, “From Lockup to Startup – Chris Redlitz, Beverly Parenti, Heracio Harts (The Last Mile), May, 2013,” right-click “Media files redlitz130515.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Pros and Cons 58 mins – “The Harper government muzzled scientists. Donald Trump’s administration is now doing the same. But a better relationship between science and government is possible. Highlights from a talk by Sir Peter Gluckman.” At the link find the title, “The Proper Role of Science: Peter Gluckman, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170222_88803.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seagrams Building Creator 58 mins – “Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Canadian architectural activist, Phyllis Lambert, in celebration of her exceptional career on her 90th birthday.” At the link find the title, “Wachtel On The Arts – Phyllis Lambert, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170221_31520.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Semiconductor Fabrication 57 mins – “Rick Wallace, recently appointed CEO of KLA-Tencor, shares his management philosophy and the key to the company’s success over the last 30 years. He stresses the importance of having a clear vision, distinct values and a well defined strategy to take care of his key constituencies: employees, customers and shareholders.” At the link find the title, “’Vision, Values & Strategy’ – Rick Wallace (KLA-Tencor), Oct, 2006,” right-click “Media files wallace061018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 36 mins – “Sexual harassment is a silent epidemic with an incredible reach. Recent allegations in tech, media and even the jewelry industry have brought it to the forefront once again. We’ll go beyond awkward training videos and discuss the real life effects of harassment on the job, how people are trying to combat it and why it’s still happening. Joshua Johnson is joined by Debra Katz, founding partner of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, Jessica Raven, Executive Director at Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Fran Sepler, President of Sepler & Associates and Jackson Katz, co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention.” At the link find the title, “Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170302_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Bank 58 mins – “An outstanding office culture trumps all, says Ken Wilcox, the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, who heads the most noted financial hub for the technology sector. Wilcox discusses how his financial services institution has scaffolded against recession, and bullet points the uniqueness of commercial banking for the tech start-up.” 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.

Skybox Satellites 59 mins – “The co-founders of Skybox Imaging, Dan Berkenstock, Julian Mann, John Fenwick and Ching-Yu Hu, realized early on they had one thing in common: they don’t take no for an answer. Here the team of Stanford alumni explain their passion to disrupt the satellite imaging industry and share engaging tales of launching their unique venture.” 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.

Social Innovation 58 mins – “Laurene Powell Jobs, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers, shares her path to entrepreneurship and her strong commitment to addressing massive challenges in education and immigration reform through College Track and Emerson Collective, organizations she founded to spark systemic change and improve lives at the individual level.” At the link find the title, “Injecting Innovation into Intractable Systems – Laurene Powell Jobs, Tom Byers (Emerson Collective), Mar, 2015,”right-click “Media files powelljobs150304.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Innovation 60 mins – “Steven McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, discusses the value and continued need of an entrepreneurial approach in the philanthropic sector. McCormick also shares lessons learned on staying obsessively focused on outcomes, the critical need to measure success, and how to create change by being a ‘positive deviant’ inside organizations.” At the link find the title, “Drive Change Through Entrepreneurship – Steven McCormick (Moore Foundation), Jan, 2013,”right-click “Media files mccormick130123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Panel Business 62 mins – “Lyndon Rive, Co-Founder and CEO of SolarCity, and Tim Draper, founding partner of the venture capital firm DFJ, discuss the clean-energy company’s mission to save the planet while exploring the many aspects of its business, from the science of solar power to the need for better government incentives and policies.” At the link find the title, “The Science and Incentives Behind Solar – Lyndon Rive, Tim Draper (Solar City), Oct, 2015” right-click “Media files rive151028.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Flight Software 108 mins – “Last fall I visited ESTEC, ESA’s space research and technology center. In this first of three episodes, I talk with Maria Hernek, who heads the Flight Software Systems section. We talk about the challenges of space flight software, the development processes used by ESA and its vendors, as well as means of ensuring the required quality attributes. This episode can be seen as a continuation of the conversation with Andreas Wortmann in the OHB episode.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Race 32 mins– “India, China and Japan have all outlined bold space exploration plans. Smaller powers, like South Korea, also want to get in on the act with ambitions of their own. The United Arab Emirates has announced a plan to colonize Mars in the next 100 years, and probably has the money to pay for it. These newer players bring back echoes of the Cold War space race of the mid-20th century. A pursuit of science and technological advancement coupled with national prestige and attraction of being first. 1A considers where the US space program might be going and who else has their sights set on our solar system and beyond. Guests includes Joel Achenbach, science and politics reporter at The Washington Post, Tariq Malik, managing editor of Space.com and Sarah Ballard, Torres Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.” At the link find the title, “Fly Me To The Moon, Or Mars Or..,Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170301_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Space Satellites 62 mins – “Founder and CEO William Marshall takes us inside how Planet Labs seeks to benefit humanity by leveraging continuous imaging to understand the challenges facing the planet. Marshall discusses founding ventures with purpose, the opportunities possible from open access to data, and the novel technologies that bring their “dove” satellites to life in space.” At the link find the title, “Entrepreneurship Takes Flight – William Marshall (Planet Labs), May, 2015,” right-click “Media files marshall150520.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Culture 56 mins – “Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state” At the link find the title, “From Tolerance to Tyranny, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170221_90012.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stanford Dropout 54 mins – “Joe Liemandt, founder, President and CEO of Trilogy, describes the passion and perseverance it took to take his enterprise software company from a five-person start-up to a global industry leader.” At the link find the title, “The Passion and Perseverance Behind a Start-up – Joe Liemandt (Trilogy), Oct, 2005,” right-click “Media files liemandt051019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stanford Impact Study Panel 60 mins – “This special presentation features a panel of Stanford alumni reflecting on their personal entrepreneurial experiences at Stanford and in the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem. This conversation follows a presentation of remarkable results from the Stanford Innovation Survey, measuring the economic impact of Stanford alumni engaged in entrepreneurial activity.” 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.

Startup Company Fixes 59 mins – “Stanford Professor Bob Sutton shares principles and colorful examples from his most recent book, Scaling Up Excellence, co-authored by Huggy Rao. Touching on concepts around emotion, complexity, and connecting people, Sutton explains why scaling is about spreading and sustaining a mindset, not just a footprint.” At the link find the title, “Scaling Up Excellence – Bob Sutton (Stanford), Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files sutton140212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Failures 66 mins – “Drawing on a decade of research and interviews with company founders, Harvard Business School Associate Professor Noam Wasserman explores many of the momentous early decisions and pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs and investors. Wasserman outlines paths and options for founders, with an emphasis on the frequently challenging people issues that can inhibit startup success.” 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.

Startup Panel Discussion 59 mins – “Four alumni of entrepreneurship-education fellowships offered through the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) return to share what starting businesses in the fields of virtual reality, med-tech, renewable and solar energy have taught them about these industries. In conversation with STVP Faculty Co-Director Tina Seelig, the panel discusses strategic decision-making, defining success, facing failure and the traits needed to be a strong leader.” 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.

Startup Pitfalls 58 mins – “Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.” At the link find the title, “Evangelizing for the Lean Startup – Eric Ries (Author), Sept, 2009,” right-click “Media files ries090930.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Standouts 59 mins – “Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of the venture capital firm Floodgate, explains what entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption. The Silicon Valley veteran urges tomorrow’s innovators to “only do things that you think have a chance to be legendary” – because it takes just as much work to do something mediocre.” At the linkf ind the title, “Dare to Do Legendary Things – Mike Maples Jr. (Floodgate), Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files maples160127.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startx 59 mins – “Venture inside StartX, an educational non-profit that supports the development of passionate Stanford entrepreneurs. In this panel discussion, current and former members of the StartX community describe their experiences inside the accelerator and the value they received through a culture of collective intelligence and mentorship.” At the link find the title, “Acceleration Through Community – Cameron Teitelman, Joseph Huang, Milt McColl, Smita Saxena (StartX), Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files startx140305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

STEM Education 25 mins – “People who can learn in groups can do better than those individually, that is the driving concept behind Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL). This week on Science Studio Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson, a world authority in the concept of PLTL, discusses the importance of PLTL and how it functions.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stockton Councilman 64 mins – “Civic leader Michael Tubbs shares his story of growing up in the California Central Valley, attending Stanford and going on to become one of the youngest elected officials in U.S. history. The Stockton City Councilman calls on entrepreneurs behind today’s biggest tech innovations to also focus on solving society’s biggest problems, like poverty, illiteracy and inequality.” At the link find the title, “Solving Social Ills Through Innovation – Michael Tubbs (City of Stockton), Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files tubbs160113.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synthetic Biology 59 mins – “Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo explains his company’s endeavors in the sustainable sciences; working both to fight disease and to create renewable energies. Melo also reflects upon his personal career path, from immigrant, to start-up, to Big Oil – and back to start-up again.” At the link find the title, “Under the Microscope: Socially Responsible Biotech – John Melo (Amyris), May, 2008,” right-click “Media files melo080521.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Future 53 mins – “A special panel of highly scientific minds discusses what the future holds for tech innovation, education and entrepreneurship. Panelists include Google’s “captain of moonshots,” Astro Teller, Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke, an associate professor at the university’s medical school, and DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson. Persis Drell, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, moderates the discussion, with introductions by Stanford Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt.” At the link find the title, “Forecasting the Future of Technology – Steve Jurvetson, Astro Teller, Christina Smolke, Persis Drell (DFJ, [X], and Stanford University), Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files jurvetson151007.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Journalism 71 mins – “Three Silicon Valley dealmakers – Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn; Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper, Fisher Jurvetson; and Michael Moe, Founding Partner of ThinkEquity – discuss the evolutions in online media, the power of partnerships, and other next-generation opportunities for the global marketplace.” 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.

Transgender Life 40 mins – “President Trump has made big news regarding the rights of transgender students. His administration has revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity – a move that has upset many, including Republicans. The stakes have now been raised for an upcoming Supreme Court case. The eight justices are due to hear oral arguments at the end of March on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia can block Gavin Grimm, a female-born transgender high school student, from using the boys’ bathroom. A ruling is due by the end of June. 1A explores this topic with Grace Dolan-Sandrino, an 11th grader at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Peyton Chapman, Principal at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, Matt Sharp, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom and Tanya Washington, Professor of law at Georgia State University.” At the link find the title, “Beyond Bathrooms: The Battle Over Transgender Rights, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170227_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treadmill History 26 mins – “If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you that the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. As the treadmill turns 200, The Current looks at how far we’ve really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment.” At the link find the title, “Feb 22: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170222_69449.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Homeland Security Rules 47 mins – “New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally. The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button beside “Listen” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Skulduggery 49 mins – “Republicans decry the leakers; Democrats applaud them…oh, how the tables have turned. How to make sense of the Flynn affair and revelations about the Trump team’s communications with Russia. Plus, the steady stream of information from within the government has the media debating the power of the so-called “Deep State” — invisible officials pulling the strings. Also, deploying the word “treason” with care, what Slobodan Milošević teaches us about Donald Trump, and what Hugo Chávez does not.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Tulip Fad 33 mins – “Freelance garden historian Russell Bowes brings the story of the tulip to life with power, passion and petals!” At the link find the title, “The tale of the tulip, Mar, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241758736-uniofbath-the-tale-of-the-tulip.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TV History 28 mins – “Walter Podrazik, television curator at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, discusses his book, [Watching TV], about the history and influence of television and the future of the medium.” At the link find the title, “Walter Podrazik Discusses [Watching TV], Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.464436.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukraine Conflict 21 mins – “With tensions flaring in Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Canada called to extend military resources.” At the link find the title, “Feb 20: Canada’s support for Ukraine questioned amid escalating violence, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_54644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN History 69 mins – “Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN” At the link find the title, “UN ideas that changed the world, Sept, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241771113-uniofbath-un-ideas-that-changed-the-world-richard-jolly-marant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaccine Race 30 mins – “Last year more than two thousand babies in 19 countries were born with abnormally small heads and other birth defects after their mothers were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant. This wasn’t without historical precedent. In the 1960s, tens of thousands of babies in the United States were born with severe birth defects because their mothers contracted rubella, also known as German measles, while pregnant. In a new book, science writer Meredith Wadman tells the story of how scientists raced to fight rubella, using some controversial techniques. The vaccine was developed with the use of fetal cells, and it was tested on orphans, many of them babies and children of color. In telling that story, Wadman teaches us about the efforts to combat diseases today. 1A’s Joshua Johnson is joined by Meredith Wadman to discuss her new book, “The Vaccine Race”. At the link find the title, “What The Race To Develop The Rubella Vaccine Teaches Us About Fighting Disease Today, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170228_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist 58 mins – “Illuminate Ventures Founder Cindy Padnos talks candidly with Stanford Consulting Professor Tom Kosnik about the value of leveraging advisor relationships, the sometimes surprising responsibilities of a CEO, and the fundamental differences between the roles of entrepreneur and venture capitalist.” 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.

Venture Capitalist Company 58 mins -”Beth Seidenberg, partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at length about KPCB’s current areas of interest, and its litmus test for projects worth supporting. Seidenberg also offers a case study of a life sciences firm moving from research lab toward market.” At the link find the title, “A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences – Beth Seidenberg (KPCB), May, 2008,” right-click “Media files seidenberg080528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Story 60 mins – “Entrepreneur and investor John Lilly makes a sound pitch for why this moment in time is full of promise for passionate entrepreneurs willing to charge into the current white space of opportunity. Lilly also explains the idiosyncratic nature of investors and the goal of creating large, durable companies with the capacity to change the world.” At the link find the title, “White Space is Everywhere – John Lilly (Greylock), Jan, 2013,” right-click “Media files lilly130130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalist Story 60 mins – “Kate Mitchell, managing director of Scale Venture Partners, demonstrates why an optimistic, but realistic mindset is a central key for successful entrepreneurs. Mitchell also challenges entrepreneurs to play an active role in civic life by actively telling their stories to affect policy at the national and international level.” At the link find the title, “Own Your Own Success – Kate Mitchell (Scale Venture), Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files mitchell130501.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vikings Demise 64 mins – “In the year 1000 AD, at the annual Althing (national assembly) in Iceland, a decision was made to make Christianity the official religion of the island. The road from paganism to Christianity was not, however, completely smooth, nor did the conversion process happen as abruptly as the political decision implied. A key text describing the declaration at the Althing appears in Njal’s Saga, and it will form the basis for this lecture, along with two medieval Icelandic short stories that illustrate how Christianization began to take shape in the North. The continued presence of the pagan past in modern Scandinavia can be traced in literature, artifacts and enduring cultural practices, indicating that while the Scandinavians eventually embraced Christianity and then secularism, they did not leave their Viking identity behind.” At the link right-click “Play Now and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visual Effects Industry 55 mins – “In their chase for a global audience, American movie studios spend billions to make their films look amazing. But almost none of those dollars stay in America. What would it take to bring those jobs back — and would it be worth it?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington’s Farewell Speech 52 mins – “When George Washington left office he delivered a prophetic farewell address. Once revered as civic scripture, it is now almost forgotten. In it, Washington called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice,” defended religious pluralism, and proposed that education is essential to democracy. He also expressed fear that hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars could destroy the country.  Journalist John Avlon has written a book about Washington’s Farewell, and he joins us Monday to talk about it. John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, and the editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. His new book is called Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wolves in Washington State 7 mins – “Bill Johnson lives with his seven border collies in a log house that he built himself in the Teanaway Valley, just over the Cascade Mountains that divide rural eastern Washington state from the more urban western part. Johnson’s been a cowboy here for about 16 years. When he started, there were no wolves around, but that changed about five years ago. He vividly remembers his first encounter with the returning predators. He was driving out of the valley one night when a deer ran across the road. “And these three large German shepherds ran across after the deer,” he says. “And I’m thinking, ‘Those aren’t German shepherds, those are wolves. … Those are wolves! Can you believe it?’” A month later, the return of wolves to the area really hit home. Johnson was out with his dogs when one of them — Lance — disappeared. “Lance went off on his own and by the time I realized he was gone, it was too late,” Johnson says, his voice cracking and his eyes tearing up. It was the first animal he’d lost to a wolf. That night, Johnson saddled his horse and grabbed his gun. “I was going to kill every wolf in the Teanaway,” he says….” 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.

Women Entrepreneures 57 mins– “Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek shows how behavior shifts in entrepreneurial ecosystems can lead to more robust levels of inclusive innovation. Vosmek also highlights research on how access to business networks, expertise and capital play out across gender lines.” At the link find the title, “The Path to More Inclusive Innovation – Sharon Vosmek (Astia), Nov, 2013,” right-click “Media files vosmek131120.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Innovators 58 mins – “Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, describes her path and motivation for launching a platform that aims to inspire women and girls to be creative through compelling content such as videos, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. Morin explains how creativity is sparked by rekindling that playful spirit from our youth and stems from the primal instinct to make things.” At the link find the title, “Inspiring Creativity with Great Content – Brit Morin (Brit + Co), Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files morin151118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Women Reporters 26 mins – “Debbie Marshal’s new book chronicles the women who fought gender conventions with their coverage of the First World War.” At the link find the “Feb 20: Firing Lines: How three Canadian women became war reporters in WWI, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170220_62353.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yahoo Operator 61 mins – “In conversation with KPCB’s Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to “bet on the inevitable” as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.” 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.

Zuckerberg 56 mins – “Mark Zuckerberg, founder of The Facebook, is interviewed by VC, Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel. Mark describes what it was like to leave Harvard to venture into a business to build a social utility tool for college students around the world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 277 – Mar 3, 2017: 3D Printer Convergence, Addiction Genetics, Aging Lecture, Anger Control, Anti Fascism, Antibiotic Resistance, Assisted Death, Audio Eye, Back Pain Treatment, Blind Visual Interpreters, Bomb Shelters Increase, Book Reviewer Story, Bronzeville, Bus Driver Hazards, Call Your Politicians, Canadian Dissension, Charles Dellschau, Childhood Development, Clean Energy Trends, Climate Change Questions, Coal in West Virginia, Crate and Barrel Founder, Crime Scene Issues, Crowdfunding, Crows Make Tools, Cyber Threats at Female Politicians, Depressed Teens, Design Heuristics, Detroit Recovery, Diet Science, Dirty Jobs, Dying Easier, Earthquake Protection, Ecuador Oil Conservation, Energy Storage, Experience Value, Fake News Law, Famous Couples, Flying Big Boeings, Future Hazards, Future Industries, Global Warming Impact, Guantanamo, Gun Violence, Healthcare Improvement, Herpes Lecture, Hibernation, Hospital Deaths, Ideas About Ideas, Innovation games, Internet Trends, James Baldwin, Kirk Franklin, Library History, Localization in Argentina, Loyalty Programs, March for Science, Marching Against Trump, Mass Animal Strandings, Meat Free Diet, Michelle Obama, Middle East Disorder, Mindfulness Lecture, Mo Willems, Mosul SWAT Team, Mr Money Mustache, Music Makers Relief Foundation, National Security Council, Nature Fix, Nuclear Explosives, Opioid Crisis, Ownership Rights, Pain Control, Particle Physics, Password Issues, Personalized Medicine Future, Pilot’s Life, Poverty Research, Product Development, Products for kids, Q-Fever, Refugee Impact Regenerative Stem Cells, Retired Workers Value, Robots Eat Pollution, Robots with Emotions, Ruby Ridge, Science Versus Technology, Seneca the Younger, Silicon Valley Developer, Snowden Book, Solar Power in Morocco, Spinal Trauma, Statistics Value, Syrian Refugee Story, Transdermal Electrical Stimulation, Trauma Trends, Travel Enthusiasts, Trump stuff, Universe Expansion, Wildlife Preservation, Wind Power

Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 116 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 366 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

3D Printer Convergence 59 mins – “Distinguished professor and serial entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone discusses the vibrant chemistry that takes place at the intersection of science and the humanities, academia and industry, and within the walls of his 3D manufacturing startup Carbon. He describes how on-demand parts manufacturing could one day eliminate the need for business inventory and even end up in hospitals.” 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.

Addiction Genetics 12 mins – “New research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: New UBC research suggests stronger connection between addiction and genetics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_43916.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Lecture 65 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. How long can and should we live & what centenarians teach us about aging / Luigi Ferrucci. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anger Control 28 mins – “What would drive someone to take another person’s life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. We’ll go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that, and explore the research on whether this approach actually works [BAM program].” At the link find the title, “Episode 62: On The Knife’s Edge,” right-click “Media files 20170220_hiddenbrain_62.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anti Fascism 55 mins – “With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term “constitutional crisis” is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully. Plus, protests are sweeping the nation – but so are efforts to crack down on free speech. How lawmakers are trying to curtail the rights of demonstrators, and how cities can push back. Also, the surprising history of the “anti-fascist” movement, a guide for making sense of protest coverage, and more.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 61 mins – “Hailed as one of the most important achievements in medicine, the discovery and subsequent introduction of antibiotics meant that people could be treated and cured of once-fatal bacterial infections. However, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics is a growing public health concern, both in the United States and across the globe. Over time, bacteria have evolved to develop resistance to drugs that normally would kill them or limit their growth. As a consequence, many antibiotics have become less effective and are enabling untreatable strains of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other bacteria to survive and multiply. Ramanan Laxminarayan will discuss this problem and potential solutions during the 2016 John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture… During the lecture, Laxminarayan will review the current supply of antibiotics and highlight promising new products in the development pipeline. He will also describe global patterns and trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in humans and animals. Further, Laxminarayan will discuss interventions to help streamline antibiotic use that could be applied in many different countries….”At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death 38 mins – “Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer and is suing the state of Massachusetts for right to access to prescription medication which would allow him to die peacefully in his sleep. Then, a conversation with intensive and palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter on how better communication between patients and their doctors can help people avoid pointless and often painful medical interventions as they come to the end of their lives.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Audio Eye 52 mins -”Joyce welcomes Todd Bankofier, CEO of Audio Eye, Inc. Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its customers. AudioEye’s custom and proprietary Digital Accessibility Platform testing suite automatically detects Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 success criteria violations and details best practices to remediate issues. Mr. Bankofier will discuss how Audio Eye is helping companies improve digital accessibility.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 33 mins – “In episode 340, Mike and James get all bent out of shape when they discuss the evidence around spinal manipulative therapy and low back pain. The evidence suggests no reliable effect for acute pain but the possibility of an effect for chronic pain. But any recommendations are a stretch because of the poor quality of the evidence.” At the link find the title, “Download This Podcast,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 27 mins – “Blind Abilities presents this new “Mini Series” An In depth Look at Aira, The Product and the Company. In this the first installment, they chat with Chancey Fleet, an Assistive Technology Professional living in New York City. Chancey offers her candid and informative thoughts about the product: its many strengths and shares suggestions for how the product can be enhanced in the future. Chancey is an excellent guest, and you must tune in to hear her articulate on this dynamic product….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bomb Shelters Increase 26 mins – “Since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, there’s been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: Bomb shelter sales skyrocket in response to Trump presidency, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170215_74523.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Reviewer Story 27 mins – “In a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is responsible for an entire ecosystem of book reviewing, which now spans print, audio, and social media, including the satirical video series “Totally Hip Book Reviews.” Ron Charles has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism as well as a first-place award for Arts and Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. In 2014, he served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bronzeville 44 mins – “Young Jimmy Tillman, a black kid who’s killed a white strike breaker in self-defense, flees rural Arkansas and comes to Bronzeville, where he soon falls in with Casper Dixon, a smooth talking numbers runner, who brings Jimmy into the Copeland organization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bus Driver Hazards 24 mins – “The death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.” At the link find the title, “Feb 17: Bus drivers call for a national policy to protect them on the job, 2017right-click “Media files current_20170217_14854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Call Your Politicians 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Calling Your Congressperson From Kremlin to Kremlin – Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Maceo Parker at St. Anslem’s Dana Center for the Performing Arts RPM Challenge Washing Machine Music – Listen to this story again at PRX.org .” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Dissension 15 mins – “A new survey suggests most Canadians don’t trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what’s behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_12292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Dellschau 4 mins­ – “In 1850 Charles Dellschau immigrated from Prussia to Galveston, Texas. By the time the Civil War started he’d married a widow with a young daughter and was working as a butcher in Fort Bend County, near Houston. Other than service in the Confederate Army, he lived an unremarkable life. He had two more children of his own. His stepdaughter married the noted saddle-maker Stelzig. Then, in 1877, disaster struck 47-year-old Dellschau. In rapid succession his wife, then his six-year-old son, died. Dellschau moved into Houston to work for Stelzig as a clerk. Here he stayed until 1923 when he died at the age of 93. That would’ve been that, if it hadn’t been for Dellschau’s secret hobby. Somewhere along the way, maybe after he retired in 1900, he began drawing great airships. Lynne Adele, of the Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas, tells his story in the catalog of a traveling exhibit of self-taught Texas artists….” At the link right-click Click here for audio of Episode 1308” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Development 57 mins – “Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child’s earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called “Making the Case for Investment in NH’s Children.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy Trends 59 mins – “The clean tech sector is on the rise – what areas are most promising for growth, jobs and “gee-whiz!” innovation? What will the new administration bring? Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works Andrew Chung, Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 6, 2017.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Climate Change Questions 46 mins – “Reverend Professor Ian James questions whether climate change is a challenge or a swindle and presents some of the certainties, complexities and controversies from the science of climate change.” At the link find the title, “Climate change: challenge or swindle? Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241778196-uniofbath-climate-change-challenge-or-swindle.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in West Virginia 37 mins – “What happens when a public-health researcher deep in coal country argues that mountaintop mining endangers the entire community? Hint: it doesn’t go very well.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio file” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crate and Barrel Founder 32 mins – “In 1962, Gordon Segal — with his wife Carole — opened a scrappy Chicago shop called Crate & Barrel. That store turned into a housewares empire that has shaped the way Americans furnish their homes.” At the link find the title, “Crate & Barrel: Gordon Segal,” right-click “Media files 20170216_hibt_cratebarrel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Scene Issues 44 mins – “Forensic anthropologist Kathleen Conabree discusses issues surrounding what really goes on at a crime scene and what the term forensic actually means.” At the link find the title, “CSI unmasked – the facts about forensics, Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241774735-uniofbath-csi-unmasked-the-facts-about-forensics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowdfunding 38 mins – “Khierstyn Ross is a product launch specialist that’s helped creators raise more than $1.1M through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. She’s also the founder and host of Crowdfunding Uncut, a podcast that deconstructs the successes that go into funding campaigns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crows Make Tools 64 mins – “Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.” At the link find the title, “How crows make tools and other clever tricks, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241780878-uniofbath-how-crows-make-tools-and-other.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Threats at Female Politicians 21 mins – “Alberta premier Rachel Notley is just one of many female politicians enduring a spike in threats and online abuse. The Current looks at why women in politics are facing more vitriol these days and what can provide an antidote to the poison in the air.” At the link find the title, “Feb 14: Female politicians speak out about sexist, violent cyberbullying, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_46636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Depressed Teens 46 mins – “Depression is up among teenage girls. We’ll look at the latest research and how to help.” At the link find the title, “Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515237693.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Heuristics 35 mins – “I’ve been highlighting aspects of Design Thinking in several episodes and I continue with this episode that considers how idea generation can be improved using design heuristics. I discussed the topic with Seda Yilmaz,  a professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. She earned her PhD in Design Science from the University of Michigan. Seda and three colleagues from the fields of psychology, industrial design, and engineering wrote a chapter in the Design Thinking: New Product Development Essentials book titled Boosting Creativity in Idea Generation using Design Heuristics . The discussion is about how 77 design heuristics can improve the ideation activity of Design Thinking and product development….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Recovery 47 mins – “We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Economic Futures, In Detroit And America, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515831141.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Science 60 mins – “What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life? How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? Why is it that Cubans are much healthier than Americans, despite eating on average twice the amount of sugar? To unpack the truth behind the often confusing information about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared brought together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dirty Jobs 58 mins – “When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer volunteers to represent him…[and] How does a well-mannered math kid become a first-class hustler? Through the ancient carnie tradition of ‘The Indiana Bust-Out.’`“ At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dying Easier 44 mins – “We talk to physician, writer, and clinical researcher Haider Warraich about his most recent book “Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life.” At the link find the title, “167 Haider Warraich – Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life,” right-click “Media files 81ae87e5-7fd7-4904-92a6-e3570d7a6852.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Protection 29 mins – “How vulnerable are our historic buildings to earthquakes and how can we preserve them from seismic tremors? Dr Dina D’Ayala from the University’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering discusses the development of methods to protect and preserve historic buildings from seismic damage.” At the link find the title, “Protecting and preserving historic buildings from earthquakes, Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241902447-uniofbath-protecting-and-preserving-historic-buildings-from-earthquakes.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Ecuador Oil Conservation 30 mins – “Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is widely recognised as the most biodiverse place on earth. Around 10% of all known life forms can be found within a few hundred acres of this part of the Amazon rainforest. Yet the forest sits on top of thousands of barrels of crude oil and the Ecuadorian government has now given the go-ahead for drilling. Tom Heap finds out what is at stake and asks why the Ecuadorian government which has one of the greenest constitutions in the world has decided to exploit the reserves.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Storage 65 mins – “Professor Peter Bruce of the the University of St Andrews talks about the need for a step change in the performance of energy storage devices for the future in order to help us achieve a low-carbon world.” At the link find the title, “Energy storage – the missing link, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241612334-uniofbath-energy-storage-the-missing-link.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Experience Value 65 mins – “Do you stop and smell the roses every once in awhile ? Do you remember what a raisin really tastes like? Do you take the time to listen to what your inner monologue are really saying? Today’s guest Josh Spodek has made it his job to remind leaders to do just that. Labelled by Forbes and ABC News as a “Rocket Scientist”, Josh is nothing short of a serial overachiever. He has found success across many fields and disciplines such as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc and founder of Spodek Academy. Josh holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner….” At the link find the title, “042 – The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Josh Spodek ,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Law 12 mins – “A local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it’s own hands after being accused of publishing “fake news.” The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Colorado newspaper to sue Senator over ‘fake news’ allegation, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170216_75638.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P1 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Abelard and Heloise; Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley; and Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin.” At the link find the title,”The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170214_94015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P2 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; and Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.” At the link find the title, “The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170215_57172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Big Boeings 116 mins – “Rick Ruiz is a pilot for Atlas Air where he flies various versions of the Boeing 747 freighter. Previously he flew the 767 and the 777 for LAN Chile, primarily cargo as well. Rick is also a crew member of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, where he is known as Miami Rick. In this episode, we stroll through the woods around Landstuhl, Germany, where I visited Rick while he was on a layover. We geek out about flying the Big Boeings.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Hazards 91 mins – “Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.” At the link find the title, “Our future: understanding the big picture, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241772970-uniofbath-our-future-understanding-the-big-picture-james-martin.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Industries 29 mins – “The Industries of the Future Innovation analyst Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the future, in which he describes the industries of the future, many of them linked to technology, such as robotics, cybersecurity, genomics, and big data.” At the link you can listen, but a download must be purchased at the site; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Global Warming Impact 108 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Global warming : effect on vector distribution, disease, and natural product research / Jonathan Sleeman, David Newman. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo History 16 mins – “FRONTLINE and Retro Report explore the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.” At the link find the title, “Forever Prison, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309012127-frontlinepbs-forever-prison.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Releases 44 mins – “FRONTLINE and NPR examine the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists.” At the link find the title, “Get Out Of Gitmo, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309011617-frontlinepbs-out-of-gitmo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 65 mins- “Dr. Jahan Fahimi, a UCSF emergency room physician, looks at the need for firearms research to inform clinical and public health interventions. And Leilani Schwarcz explains her work spearheading efforts to support the City’s Vision Zero policy, aiming for zero traffic deaths in San Francisco. Recorded on 11/10/2016. (#31568)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Improvement 74 mins – “Professor Chris Eccleston, Dr Linda Bauld and Professor Chris Garland talk about their research and how it is helping to improve health and healthcare.” At the link find the title, “Improving health and healthcare, May, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241905071-uniofbath-showcase-presentations-improving-health-and-healthcare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Lecture 99 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hibernation 60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at hibernation and how it works. We speak with Kelly Drew, a neuroscientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who studies the Arctic ground squirrel, the “Usain Bolt” of hibernators. And we talk with Frank van Breukelen, a biologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies an animal who isn’t very good at hibernating: the tenrec.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Deaths 7 mins – “All doctors, irrespective of their specialty or the setting in which they work, will care for patients who die. Around half of all deaths occur in hospitals. Evidence suggests that the quality of communication around this process is poorer in hospitals than in other settings, according to responses from relatives who have experienced bereavement. Over half of NHS complaints concern care of the dying. In this podcast, Katherine Sleeman, clinician scientist and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at King’s College London, and Jane Harris, counselling and psychotherapy practitioner, and bereaved mother and daughter join us to discuss what support the carers and relatives of a dying patient need, and give practical advice on how to become better at having those difficult conversations.” At the link find the title, “”How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – supporting the relatives of the dying, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 308808266-bmjgroup-how-people-die-remains-in-the-memory-of-those-who-live-on-supporting-the-relatives-of-the-dying.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ideas About Ideas 48 mins – “University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means.” 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.

Innovation Games 37 mins – “Luke Hohmann was recommended by the VP of Global Innovation of the RELX Group, Jeff Honious, who was my guest in episode 28. Consequently, I knew I had to interview Luke to learn about his tools for innovators. Luke is the founder and CEO of The Innovation Games, which is now known as Conteneo. His past experiences include computer scientist, engineer, and product manager. Luke is serious about the smart application of games to optimize decision making in innovation, product development, and market research, and numerous companies use his tools. He is also the author of “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” My favorite line from his profile is: “Luke’s an old school Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of building a company to flip, he’s building a company to change the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Internet Trends 24 mins – “If you are involved in product innovation, you likely already know about the website Innovation Excellence, home of the global innovation community that provides connection and conversation among its nearly 200,000 visitors each month. The site was co-founded by my guest, Braden Kelley. Braden is also a speaker and executive trainer as well as an author with a growing list of innovation publications.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin 44 mins – “The late James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers to emerge during the civil rights era. During the late 1950s and 1960s, he traveled through the South and addressed racial issues head on. In the course of his work, Baldwin got to know the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. He was devastated when each man was assassinated, and planned, later in life, to write a book about all three of them. Though Baldwin died in 1987 before that book could be written, the new Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, draws on his notes for the book, as well as from other of Baldwin’s writings….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirk Franklin 48 mins – “Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “‘Losing My Religion’ With Gospel Star Kirk Franklin, Feb5, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515437268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library History 53 mins – University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson provides an outline of the history of public libraries.” At the link find the title, “Public libraries: Past present and future, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241618001-uniofbath-public-libraries-past-present-and-future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Localization in Argentina 19 mins – “A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, ‘if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.’ This is what happened.” At the link find the title, “#755: The Phone At The End Of The World,” right-click “Media files 20170217_pmoney_podcast021717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loyalty Programs 30 mins -”Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too….” At the link right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

March for Science 26 mins – “American scientists are taking a stand and grabbing protest signs this coming spring to march on Washington — demanding that their government stop playing politics with their research. But not all scientists are behind the demonstration.” AT the link find the title, “Feb 14: Scientists plan march on Washington in defence of facts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_80715.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marching Against Trump 46 mins – “Democrats take a page from the Tea Party, as grassroots resistance to President Trump grows. We’ll look at the movement.” t the link find the title, “An Indivisible Democratic Tea Party, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515027074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 23 mins – “Marine mammal biologist Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says events like the death of 400 whales in New Zealand is happening in smaller numbers along Canada’s east coast.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: How Atlantic Canada responds to mass whale strandings: marine mammal biologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170215_72547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 7 mins– “Hundreds of pilot whales are lying dead on a beach in New Zealand after one of the biggest mass strandings in the country’s history. Today we ask why large groups of whales beach themselves.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Hundreds of whales die on beach, mass strandings remain a mystery, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_86839.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Free Diet 50 mins – “With flexitarianism on the rise throughout the developed world, and everyone from Bill Clinton to Beyoncé endorsing the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet, it can sometimes seem as though meat is just a bad habit that the majority of us are too weak-willed to kick. But is giving up meat morally superior, healthier, and better for the planet, as its advocates insist? This episode, we fearlessly dive into the long, tangled history and surprisingly nuanced science behind those claims. Listen in now for the truth on Pythagoras, cow farts, and more.” 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.

Michelle Obama 48 mins – “Have you ever heard a woman being described as “pretty for a dark skinned girl”? This podcast hears frank and often painful first-hand stories about ‘shadeism’ or ‘colourism’ – discrimination based on skin tone. We are told how decades ago, some African American organisations used the “brown paper bag test” to decide who could become members, with those with darker skins excluded. And we investigate how this prejudice is still affecting people, including in their relationships. For many, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has become a role model. By being married to a man with lighter skin, has she changed how black women and girls see themselves? Contributors include the singer-songwriter India Arie. “ At the link find the title,”Michelle Obama: ‘Black Like Me’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04thw38.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Disorder 63 mins – “Yoaz Hendel, Ph.D., Military History; Director, Institute of Zionist Strategies Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting—Moderator Dr. Hendel, who describes himself as a pragmatic centrist with a national liberal identity, will discuss regional issues confronting the Middle East. He will also explore the influence of the Russian-Iranian relationship in the Middle East. Dr. Hendel is the director of the Institute of Zionist Strategies and is an award-winning radio and print commentator on political and human rights issues. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Began-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and was communication director for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011-12. His latest book is called, Iran vs Israel: A Shadow War. At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness Lecture 68 mins – “In his new book, Rosenbaum and co-editor Barry Magidin bring together various essayists who examine critical concerns and creative engagment of zen experience with mindfulness practice. The marketplace, mindfulness myths, fantasies and facts, solitude and mindfulness in the arts, feminism and Zen liberation, Western Buddhism—all consider the topic. Rosenbaum introduces the topic with the “Zen in America” question of “Universal Mindfulness—Be careful what you wish for?” Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum is a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist who is a Zen practitioner and senior teacher in the Taoist practice Dayan QiGong.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mo Willems 46 mins – “Mo Willems, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette’s baguette and finding empathy in today’s world.” At the link find the title, “Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515634982.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mosul Swat Team 26 mins – “Victor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team”.Feb 17: For Mosul’s SWAT team, battle against ISIS personal: photojournalist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170217_56514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mr Money Moustache 112 mins – “Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache — Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, and have not had real jobs since 2005. This begs the question of “How?” In essence, they accomplished this early retirement by optimizing all aspects of their lifestyle for maximal fun at minimal expense, and by using basic index-fund investing. Their average annual expenses total a mere $25-27,000, and they do not feel in want of anything. Since 2005, all three of them have explored a free-form life of interesting projects, side-businesses, and adventures. In 2011, Pete started writing the Mr. Money Mustache blog about his philosophy, which has grown to reach about 23 million different people (and 300 million page views) since its founding. It has become a worldwide cult phenomenon, with a self-organizing community and incredible news coverage. This episode explores his story, philosophies, and routines.” At the link find the title, “#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Mr. Money Mustache.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.”

Music Maker Relief Foundation 17 mins – “Future generations of music lovers will thank this organization – dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the South and ensuring musicians won’t be silenced by poverty and time.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 3: Music Maker Relief Foundation,” right-click “Media files CGT_203_MMRF-HLS_mix_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Security Council 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: The National Security Council “The Kindness of Strangers” – You can listen to this again at PRX.org. Overheard: Valentine’s Edition “Happy Singles’ Day! China’s Anti-Valentine’s Festival is the World’s Biggest E-Commerce Holiday” with Liyan Chen (previously aired).” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nature Fix 51 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about his new book that examines why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Explosives 52 mins – “Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they’re detonated.” At the link find the title,”Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction, Mar, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241783089-uniofbath-nuclear-explosives-the-technology-of-destruction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis 32 mins – “Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general, has highlighted prescription opioid misuse as a serious public health problem. In this podcast, Richard Hurley speaks to him about what he thinks needs to be done to tackle the issue.” At the link find the title, “US Surgeon General – “For far too long addiction has been looked at as a moral failing” Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307865800 bmjgroup us-surgeon-general-for-far-too-long-addiction-has-been-looked-at-as-a-moral-failing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ownership Rights 48 mins – “The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose when our songs, movies, tractors, and even our coffee makers serve another master.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Control 56 mins – “In his new book, Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain, Dr. David Nagel says that when the medical system can’t cure patients’ pain, it often blames them instead.  Nagel proposes what he calls a more effective and compassionate approach.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Pain Science 76 mins – “Members of the new Bath Centre for Pain Research celebrate its launch. The lecture is introduced by Professor Chris Eccleston, the centre’s director, and includes an address by Dr Lindsey Cohen and talks by Dr Lance McCracken, Dr Candy McCabe and Dr Ed Keogh.” At the link right-click “Pain science: discovering the limits of experience, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241782127-uniofbath-pain-science-discovering-the-limits-of-experience.mp3William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pain Theories 52 mins – “What is pain? You know it when you feel it, but it’s almost impossible to properly describe. And it turns out, our idea of what that suffering is and means has changed significantly over the centuries. Wednesday, Doug’s guest is British historian Joanna Bourke, who has written a book that investigates “The Story of Pain.” We’ll explore how knowing the history of pain helps us acknowledge our own sorrows and the suffering of others. Joanna Bourke is a Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She’s the author of eleven books, including The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers and her forthcoming  War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict from Virago Press.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Particle Physics 74 mins – “Dr Glenn Patrick of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford looks at how particle physics has developed following Rutherford’s discovery and what developments we might expect.” At the link find the title, “Rutherford’s Legacy, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241752619-uniofbath-rutherfords-legacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Password Issues 26 mins – “Passwords have become a memory-bending chore. What mix of letters, numbers and symbols will keep the hackers at bay? Word that passwords may soon be discarded entirely for biometrics has us asking about the future of digital security.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Death of the password? Biometrics could be the future of digital security, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_48753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personalized Medicine Future 87 mins -”Demystifying medicine 2016. Future of medicine : personalized, precision, and other / Eric Green. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pilot’s Life 60 mins – In this diary episode I talk about my latest 6 day tour, FAF vs FAP, losing my ID and much more.” At the link find the title,”“Plane Safety Podcast Episode 38 ; Short flights & other adventures,” right-click “Media files psp38finaledit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Research 54 mins – “The President of the Child Poverty Action Group, Baroness Ruth Lister, gives an insight into poverty research in the UK.” At the link find the title, “‘From both sides now’: reflections on poverty research and politics, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241619946-uniofbath-from-both-sides-now-reflections-on-poverty-research-and-politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Product Development 41 mins – “A book caught my attention recently, and when I investigated the author, I was even more intrigued. The book is “Building Insanely Great Products,” written by David Fradin. David has trained thousands of managers throughout the world. He infuses his workshops with insights and experiences gained as a product leader at companies like Apple & HP. In our discussion you will learn the six keys to building insanely great products, that is remembered using the acronym SPICES, which is for: strategy, process, information, customers, employees, and systems & tools….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Improvement 44 mins – “The Lean Startup approach has brought a lot of visibility to the importance of getting out of your office and interacting with actual customers. And you do that so you can understand the details of their problems related to the solution or product you envision as a product manager and innovator. However, accomplishing this brings up questions like: who do we talk with, what do we ask them, and what information is most important. The practical answers to all these questions is in a framework called Jobs-to-be-Done. When used properly, it positions product managers to greatly increase the success of the products they develop – because the products are solving a real job the customer has in a way the customer recognizes as being most valuable to them and easiest to choose. To learn about this framework, I went to the source – the person who runs the website http://Jobstobedone.org, which has the support of Clayton Christensen, who was one of the original creators of the framework….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 52 mins – “In this episode I’m talking with the creator of an entire category of product innovation – one that significantly changed how I think about the process of innovation. Clayton Christensen said his approaches “bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation.” The category of innovation is known as ODI, Outcome-Driven Innovation, and it was created by Tony Ulwick. When ODI was published in the Harvard Business Review, they declared it one of “the ideas that will profoundly affect business as we forge ahead in today’s complex times.” Tony also authored the best-selling book What Customers Want, explaining how the jobs-to-be-done framework is transformed into practice with ODI….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Mangers Desk Reference 46 mins – “Several years ago I was part of a group of product management professionals and we all felt that our profession lacked a good how-to guide that product managers could use. We considered writing one ourselves but life was a little too busy for us at the time. A few years later The Product Manager’s Desk Reference was published (and now is in its second edition) and I thought this was the resource we had envisioned and we didn’t even have to write it – bonus! Instead, my guest Steven Haines wrote the book and has also written Managing Product Management, as well as The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, and just put the finishing touches on his fourth book, The New Manager’s Survival Guide. He is the founder of Sequent Learning Networks, a provider of training and organizational advisory services for mid-to-large organizations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Products for Kids 40 mins – “Back in episode 25 I told you about a unique experience I had creating the Future Innovation Leaders class for 8-12 year olds. We explored the connection between the digital world and the physical world. One of the tools we used was LEGO Mindstorms – robots that can be built and programmed. An executive at LEGO listened to the podcast and we started a conversation about innovation at LEGO. Innovation is a part of LEGO’s DNA, but this has not always been the case. In the 90s, the company’s sales were declining. They hired innovation consultant after innovation consultant, trying practices that worked for others but were not a good fit for them. In 2003 the company lost $300 million dollars. Then a few things changed, with a focus on creating “enhanced play” experiences. Today, 60% of their annual revenue comes from new products – innovation is at the core of their successful business.  Part of their turnaround is because of how they leveraged their loyal fans, creating a community that promotes the brand and extends what you can do with LEGOs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Q-Fever 65 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Robert Heinzen At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Robert Heinzen about the work of his laboratory on Q fever and its causative microbe, Coxiella burneti.” At the link right-click : Right click to download TWiM Special with Robert Heinzen and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Impact 17 mins – “In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida’s economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?” At the link find the title, “#654: When The Boats Arrive,” right-click “Media files 20170222_pmoney_podcast022217.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Settlement in New Hampshire 6 mins – “Refugee resettlement has resumed in New Hampshire after a federal judge halted President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees. A federal appeals court last week refused to reinstate the president’s order, which also bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Jeffrey Thielman is executive director of the International Institute of New England, which helps to resettle refugees in New Hampshire. He 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.

Regenerative Stem Cells 90 mins – “Professor Melanie Welham and Dr Paul De Bank from the University’s department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talk about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.” At the link find the title, “Regenerative medicine: from stem cells to lab-grown tissues and beyond, Jun, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241904084-uniofbath-regenerative-medicine-from-stem-cells-to-lab-grown-tissues-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retired Workers Value 69 mins – “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife In this era of career uncertainty, low retirement savings and digital disruption, boomers may be feeling discouraged, categorized by ageism, insecure in their own abilities and fearful of the future. Boomer career coach John Tarnoff’s new book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, is actually a love note to this generation, proposing clear and achievable strategies for how boomers can prevail through these troubled times, and steer their own course toward meaningful, purposeful and prosperous careers past traditional retirement. Tarnoff will be in conversation with Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org. Freedman’s mission is to celebrate and facilitate the career contributions of aging professionals in these encore careers. Boomers came of age wanting to make a difference in the world. On this Valentine’s Day 2017, now more than ever, Tarnoff and Freedman will be here to reaffirm that, yes, boomers can still make that difference.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots Eat Pollution 14 mins – “Meet the “Row-bot,” a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots.” At the link click “download,” select “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots with Emotions 52 mins- “Dr Joanna Bryson, an expert in machines that have their own artificial intelligence, explores the issues associated with the concept.” At the link find the title, “Robots with Emotions – do we need them? Mar, 2011,” right-click Media files 241763088-uniofbath-robots-with-emotions-do-we-need-them.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruby Ridge 52 mins- “In August 1992, a tense and disastrous event took place at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho. The family of Randy Weaver had been holed up for months with a cache of firearms at their mountaintop home. He was wanted for a federal offense, and when U.S. Marshals surveilling the property crossed paths with the Weavers, a firefight broke out. The ensuing standoff mesmerized the country and inflamed anti-government sentiment. Tuesday, we’re talking about what happened at Ruby Ridge and its resonance today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Versus Technology 60 mins – “Recent debate on the role and affordability of scientific research has too often been presented as a choice between ‘blue skies science’ and ‘useful’ engineering. This public lecture at the University of Bath by Professor Sir Richard Friend on 5 April 2011 argues that this is a highly mistaken outlook.” At the link find the title, “Creative tensions between science & technology, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241757051-uniofbath-creative-tensions-between-science-technology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seneca the Younger 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Seneca the Younger, who was one of the first great writers to live his entire life in the world of the new Roman empire, after the fall of the Republic. He was a Stoic philosopher, he wrote blood-soaked tragedies, he was an orator, and he navigated his way through the reigns of Caligula, Claudius and Nero, sometimes exercising power at the highest level and at others spending years in exile. Agrippina the Younger was the one who called for him to tutor Nero, and it is thought Seneca helped curb some of Nero’s excesses. He was later revered within the Christian church, partly for what he did and partly for what he was said to have done in forged letters to St Paul. His tragedies, with their ghosts and high body count, influenced Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shingles 89 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Developer 59 mins – “ Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, describes her twenty years of experience in developing software in Silicon Valley including Java development with Sun Microsystems. She also discusses SpikeSource’s relationship with the open source community.” 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.

Snowden Book 60 mins – “Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein discusses his book, [How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Edward Jay Epstein, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.468156.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power in Morocco 5 mins – “The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate sits on a dusty, red-earth plateau where the Atlas Mountains begin to descend into the Sahara Desert. Its dramatic landscape has made it a popular setting for movies and TV shows, from Middle Eastern epics like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Mummy” to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But Ouarzazate’s location also makes it a perfect spot for a different kind of outsized production: Morocco hopes to get more than half of its energy from renewable sources in less than 15 years. This part of the country is one of the sunniest places on Earth, so it was a natural site for a sprawling complex of solar power plants named Noor, the Arabic word for “light.” From a sleek new observation tower, you can see rows of gleaming, 20-foot-long curved mirrors stretching out in every direction across the barren plateau — about 500,000 in all. The curved mirrors concentrate the sunlight like lenses, focusing a huge amount of heat onto long rows of metal pipes filled with molten salts, heating the liquid up to more than 700 degrees. That heat is then used to boil water, make steam and spin turbines, just like a regular power plant. The technology is called concentrated solar power, or CSP, and as with the photovoltaic panels of more conventional solar power plants, the mirrors here follow the movement of the sun, from its rise over the desert in the east to sunset over the mountains to the west.” At the link right=click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Trauma 83 mins – “Urgent medical attention is critical to minimize the effects of any head or neck trauma. Dr. William Whetstone, UCSF professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Lisa Pascual, UCSF professor of rehabilitation, go over how and why spinal cord injuries are managed even before the patient reaches the hospital. Recorded on 10/27/2016. (#31566)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistics Value 43 mins – “Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.” At the link find the title, “Professor Simon Wood inaugual lecture: Lies, damned lies, and statistics, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241901014-uniofbath-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 50 mins – ”Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tells the story of a young Syrian woman’s journey from Syria to Europe. She is interviewed by Dr. Michel Gabaudan.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Melissa Fleming, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467553.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transdermal Electrical Stimulation 22 mins – “At Manoush’s house, there’s an object the size of a big potato chip. Which she stuck to her forehead, and used to zap her brain. This brain stimulation is supposed to calm you down. Maybe replace a glass of wine, just wind you down a little. But it turns out you can wind down a little too far. Too far to ask coherent questions of scientists you’re interviewing. In this repeat episode, hear what it sounds like when the high-octane Note to Self crew chills waaaay out. P.S. Looking for the study we mentioned? Thync’s research is all here.At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma Trends 122 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Trauma in the modern age : injury and stem cells / Paul Pasquina and Ronald Mckay. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.

Travel Enthusiast 67 mins – “Patricia Schultz has a dream job: traveling the globe and writing about it. She is the author of the international #1 bestsellers, 1000 Places To See Before You Die (translated into 25 languages) and her new book, 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. With these works, she has reinvented the idea of travel book as both wishlist and practical guide. She was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the 25 most influential women in travel, and was executive producer of the Travel Channel’s TV show based on her first 1000 Places book. Schultz will focus on emerging destinations, featuring four eye-opening trips that have slowly and recently been securing their places in the global limelight: Iran, Myanmar, Cuba and Antarctica (including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia). Listen to her experience and anecdotes and learn why Americans are joining the still limited number of travelers who return with similar tales of an authentic, safe, fascinating and welcoming adventure.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 20 mins – “ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump’s possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and National Security 29 mins – “The head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.” At the link find the title, “ Feb 16: Trump-Russia scandal ‘has shades of Watergate,’ says former diplomat Richard Haass 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_30036.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Security 46 mins – “National security and the Trump White House. How the new administration is handling challenges from Russia to North Korea to terrorism.” At the link find the title, “Michael Flynn And National Security In Trump’s Administration, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515428761.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Tariffs 46 mins – “Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.” Atthe Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart, Feb, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_515622173.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tactics 52 mins – “In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. side of the border. In Hernandez v. Mesa, set for argument next week, the Supreme Court will determine whether the boy’s parents can sue the agent in U.S. courts… We also sit down with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss this week’s ruling by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump’s travel ban. Herring explains why Virginia joined the plaintiffs in that suit, and what the role of state attorneys general will be in the next four years of the Trump era. “ AT the link find the title, “General Strike,” right-click “Media files SM9194418085.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Trump War on Science 60 mins – “This week we look at what’s happening to science in the first days of the Donald Trump presidency, and what might happen if we don’t take action in a world where science is growing increasingly political — whether or not we want it to. Librarian John Dupuis returns to talk about what’s happened so far, why he’s started a chronology of this administration’s affects on science, and the similarities and differences to the Canadian War on Science he tracked previously. And we speak with Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, about the particular challenges and concerns of scientists as activists.” 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.

Universe Expansion 62 mins – “Professor John Barrow, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, sheds light upon the expanding universe and asks what the significance is of its age, shape and size at the annual Herschel lecture.” At the link find the title, “William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe, Nov, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241765192-uniofbath-herschel-society-lecture-our-place-in-the-universe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Power 91 mins -”Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.” At the link find the title, “New Moves On American Wind Power, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515033050.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 276 – Feb 24, 2017: Aging in New Hampshire, Aging Prevention, Alchemy, Allepo Recovery, Animal Invaders, Asylum in Canada, Augmented Age, Biological Careers, Bionic Bodies, Bitcoin Criminal Bitcoin in Venezuela, Black Elites, Blind Devices, Blind People Abilities, Bombadier Loans, Border Crossing Searches, Brain Injury Treatment, Bunnie Huang Interview, Cancer Detection, Capitalism Decline, Chinese Top Engineer, Chronic Illnesses, Churchill and Aliens, Cities Versus States, City Lab, Climate Change, Collaborative Efforts, Computer Job Impact, Conservationists, Consumer Technology, Corporate Activism, Debtors Prison, Debunking Handbook, Developer Versus Designer, Diversity, Drug Prices, Ebola Reforms, Egypt Medical Economy Collapses, EPA Role, Eugenics, Fake News, Fat Control, Frank Lloyd Wright, Grit, Grow Oya, Hans Rosling Statistical Guru, Henrietta Lacks, Hewlett Packard President, HIV Story, Hooking Up, Immigrant Ban, Innovation Lab, Insider Trading, Internet Issues, Iraq Operations, Islamic Math, Japanese Birth Decline, Job Search Roadmap, Journalism Objectivity, Lancaster Ohio Economics, Lean and Agile Organization, Librarians Democracy, Longevity Techniques, Madoff Interview, Mars Time, Meat Replacement, Medical Marijuana, Medieval Economics, MERS and Ebola, Military Law, Moose Decline, Muslim Ban, No Grades Education, NOVA Science Program, Oil Rig Retirement, Opiate Neutralizer, Paleo CSA Farm, Parasite Case Study, Peacekeeping PFOA Water Contamination, Pheromones, Plane Crash Medicine, Plant Viruses, Poison Tales, Product Habit Building, Product Management, Prototyping Stories, Psychonauts Game, Putin Rules, Reddit and Science, Refugees Speak, Republican Party Future, Retiring Early, Ride Sharing, Robotics Engineer, Selzter Comeback, Seth Godin, Sexting, Shipyard Operations, Six Human Needs, Smartphone for Visually Impaired, Smishing Attacks, Smuggling and Immigration, Social Architecture, Solitary Confinement, Somalia Immigrants, Space Architecture, Speaker Rules, Stewardship, Sugar History, Syrian Executions, Team Productivity, Telescope Optics, Texas Tower Shootings, Time Perception, Travel Ban Law, Trump Stuff, US-Chinese Relations, Viscose Hazard, Walkable Cities, Water from Roofs, Yemen Raid Failure

Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 138 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 307 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference.  A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly.  Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Aging in New Hampshire 58 mins – “oung and Old: They may seem like unlikely neighbors but millennials and seniors actually share many lifestyle preferences: walkable, diverse neighborhoods, smaller homes, and access to public transportation. Municipal officials and planners are taking note… We’ll find out what they’re doing around New England to encourage this mixing of generations.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Aging Prevention 27 mins – First Segment of 7mins. Segments include:-Antibody to blood factor prevents brain ageing; Stem cell genes rejuvenate by Ian Woolf; Mitchell Seymour talks to Barry McKay about digging dinsosaurs; [and] Put it To The test by They Might Be Giants” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alchemy 45 mins – “This week we look at Isaac Newton’s work in the area of alchemy and examine his heretical religious views centered on the ancient variant doctrine of Arianism.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Allepo Recovery 25 mins – “It’s been about a month now since Aleppo was returned to regime control. The city in Syria remains divided between East and West. The Current checks in with residents as they struggle to get back normalcy, in a city left in ruins by civil war.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: ‘Life is going to get even better’: Residents rebuild in divided city of Aleppo, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170206_74372.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Invaders 61 mins – “We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn’t boss.” At the link you can listen, but must pay to download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Asylum in Canada 19 mins – “Critics say with President Donald Trump’s policy changes, the U.S. can no longer be assumed a safe place for refugees.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: Repeal Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., say immigration lawyers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170210_40983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmented Age 15 mins – “What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biological Careers 63 mins – “Host: VincentRacaniello with Guests: Catharine Bosio, Michael J Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal Vincent meets up with Katy Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal at the ASM Biothreats meeting to talk about careers for scientists outside of the ivory tower.” At the link right-click “download TWiM#145“ and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P2 58 mins – “Last week we heard about the technology giving people new robotic arms and ears. This week Carl Smith explores bionic eyes, organs and even brains. With such surreal technologies already being developed, where are the ethical boundaries?” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Criminal 23 mins – “Charlie Shrem went to prison. While he was there, he thought up a better way to move money behind bars. Now he’s out and trying to sell his idea to international investors.” At the link find the title, “#753: Blockchain Gang,” right-click “Media files 20170210 pmoney v2podcast021017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in Venezuela 60 mins – “Writer, reporter, and film producer Jim Epstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about mining Bitcoins in Venezuela as a way to import food. Venezuela is a tragicomic example of how policy can lead to strange and presumably unexpected outcomes. Epstein also discusses how Bitcoin is being used elsewhere in Latin America and the potential for the blockchain technology to lower the costs of owning and transferring property.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Elites 35 mins – “’The curse of prejudice is the hand-maid of ignorance,’ said Daniel Murray. Murray was assistant librarian at the Library of Congress in the late 19th century. He was also a member of the Black Elite, an exclusive group of educated, accomplished, and refined African Americans in and around Washington D.C. that formed after the Civil War. Author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s new book The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era tells Murray’s story, and in doing so, traces the rise and fall of the elite class in America.” At the link find the title, “The Rise And Fall Of The Original Black Elite, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Devices 12 mins – “Nest makes a Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm that talks right out of the box! With an accessible app from Nest one can be informed of the location and type of detection by voice from the Nest Protect. Multiple devices will relay the alarm/notification as well as sending you a message on your smart phone. The Nest app connects with the iPhone, iPad, apple Watch and the Apple TV. Two choices of Nest protect are available. Battery or Hard wired. With an alert that clearly speaks, “Low-battery”and an app that will tell you your battery level, there is never an alarming chirp at 3 AM that will need immediate attention. Just a calm voice during your day that will let you know the status when you want and need to know. Another member of the Nest family line of products is the Nest Learning thermostat which works in tandem with the Nest Protect to ensure the highest level of safety when it comes to your home, apartment or dorm.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind People Abilities 29 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Joyce Gugel, Founder and President of Beyond Blind, a unique organization for the blind located in Palm Beach County, in south Florida, in the U. S.  Joyce discusses her life as a visually impaired woman and her creation of Beyond Blind, with its numerous mainstream programs and activities for blind members. Programs include: Sightless Chefs culinary program, the blind Shot golfers program, Bodies Beyond Blindness fitness, Blind Anglers fishing program, Dancing Out of Darkness, Miracle of Music, and the Brushes of Blindness art program. Joyce is inviting blind and visually impaired individuals throughout the South Florida area to consider joining Beyond Blind with a monthly membership of $150 per month. The dues entitle members to any and all of the programs and activities offered by the organization. Check out the details at: www.BeyondBlind.org” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Bombardier Loans 19 mins – “The Canadian government has offered Bombardier an interest-free loan touted as an investment. But critics see it as a bailout, tinged with pragmatic political considerations — and some claim it’s an illegal subsidy.” At the link find the title, “Feb 9: Canada’s Bombardier loans: Should public dollars go to private companies? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170209_63019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Crossing Searches 48 mins – “The Trump administration’s so-called “Muslim ban” has created chaos and confusion at airports around the country, but horror stories at the border go back much further than this year. In 2014, we devoted an hour to trying to shred the veil of secrecy obscuring Customs and Border Protection, the huge police force tasked with guarding our borders. We discovered a lack of basic rights and accountability, along with countless stories of dehumanizing detentions and intrusions that thrive within a massive legal grey area.” 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 Injury Treatment 78 mins – “Traumatic brain injury results from an impact to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Dr. Phiroz Tarapore looks at strategies for treating patients with chronic traumatic brain injury. Recorded on 11/03/2016. (#31567) ” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bunnie Huang Interview 106 mins – “Bunnie Huang returns to talk about biology hacking, writing new books, creating secure hardware and finding the next hardware challenge.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Detection 12 mins – “What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology “cancer alarm” that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Decline 58 mins – “In conversation with Paul Kennedy about his book How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck makes the unnerving case that capitalism is now at a point where it cannot survive itself.” At the link find the title, “Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170209_12536.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Top Engineer 7 mins – “Qian Xuesen worked on rocket and nuclear technology for the US government during World War Two. But in the 1950s, he was detained and then deported to China. One military official at the time called it, “the stupidest this country ever did.” Qian went on to become the “father of Chinese rocketry.”And that could be an unintended consequence of US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to Peter W. Singer of the New America Foundation….” 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.

Chronic Illnesses 29 mins – “Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that mental and physical health are inseparable and that the Cinderella status of mental health funding is a national disgrace. His current role, as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has given him a platform to bang the drum for parity of funding, better training for doctors and the need to reduce stigma around mental health (and armchair psychiatrists who think it’s OK to diagnose the new American President with a mental illness get short shrift as well). …Years of detailed epidemiological studies about the health of British troops followed through the King’s Centre for Military Health Research and many of the findings had a direct impact on policy within the armed forces. Yet for somebody who has spent years as a psychiatrist treating patients with serious mental illness, Simon tells Jim Al-Khalili that people are tougher than many in authority give credit for and his research has had a major impact on the way we treat people after traumatic events. We used to think “better out than in” but studies showed after the London 7/7 Bombings for example, that jumping in and getting people to talk through the trauma straight away can actually do more harm than good.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Churchill on Aliens 12 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio writes in the journal Nature and talks to Scientific American about the recently rediscovered essay by Winston Churchill that analyzed with impressive scientific accuracy the conditions under which extraterrestrial life might exist.” At the link find the title, “Churchill’s Extraterrestrials, Science Talk – February 15, 2017 – By Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky,” right-click the download arrow beside the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities Versus States – “American cities in tension with state governments and Donald Trump’s Washington. Can cities go their own way?” At the link find the title, “Can American Cities Go Their Own Way? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513942034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Lab 28 mins – “A preview of the gathering of global city leaders, who will engage in a series of conversations about urban ideas and innovations that are shaping metro centers around the world. Richard Florida, Sommer Mathis and urban solutions in LA” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Law 62 mins – “Climate change has an immediate, disproportionate effect on our youth, present and future generations. As with the civil rights movement, young people are turning to courts and regulatory bodies to require governments to implement plans to phase out pollution in line with science. The question is this: Do present and future generations have a constitutional right to be protected from invasive and destructive environmental harm, danger and damage?” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Climate Change Leadership 37 mins – “Prominent Republicans — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to the former chair of the board of Walmart — are urging the White House and Congress to adopt a new market-based plan to address climate change. It establishes a carbon tax and dividend program. But would that reduce emissions? Will Republicans in office go for it? And what would happen to existing environmental regulations? Guests include Ted Halstead, founder, president and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, Nathaniel Keohane, vice president at Environmental Defense Fund, Chris Mooney, energy and environment reporter for Washington Post, Greg Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard University, and Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, national organizer and spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. “ At the link find the title, “Conservatives Make The Case For Action On Climate Change, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170216_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Science and Republicans 58 mins – “Jeremy Carl, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company; Chairman, Erin Energy Corp. Bob Inglis, Executive Director, RepublicEn; Former U.S. Representative (R-SC) President-elect Donald Trump is giving plum jobs to Republicans who deny or downplay the risks of climate disruption. That’s a big shift from the time of President George W. Bush, when U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham pursued climate-fixing legislation. Bob Inglis, a former Republican representative and executive director of RepublicEn, says Republicans should not doubt or deny the science. Rather, they should defend it because their party has the best solutions, ones based on markets and not mandates. He will be joined by John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company, and Jeremy Carl, a research fellow from the Hoover Institute at Stanford for a vibrant discussion about the tensions and challenges between climate science, America’s energy needs and the Republican party in the coming years.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Collaborative Efforts 51 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change. Enspiral offers a number of resources from accounting strategies, metrics, apps, volunteer resources, and decision making tools on their ventures page. Visit handbook.enspiral.com for a model on how Enspiral has structured their business. Enspiral also relates the details of both their successes and struggles on their blog, blog.enspiral.com.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”, Feb, 2017, right-click “Media files TH-23-Silvia-Zuur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Job Impact 28 mins – “Vampires switch to human blood by Ian Woolf; Paul Mason talks about advancing technology and the future of society.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservationists 30 mins – “There’s no denying that the current moment is grim, for the environment, civil rights, and plain old human decency. But I once heard a wise man say that cynicism is the real enemy of progress. So now more than ever we must find ways to keep ourselves from falling into a cynical frame of mind. One way to do that is to reflect on the accomplishments of the brave people who have come before us to fight for justice and topple seemingly unstoppable Goliaths. This week on Sea Change Radio our guest is Larry Nielsen, a Professor of Natural Resources at North Carolina State and the author of a new book called Nature’s Allies. The book profiles some of the heroes that shaped the modern environmental movement, from famous figures like John Muir and Rachel Carson to lesser known activists like Ding Darling and Billy Frank, Jr. Then we dip into the Sea Change Radio archives to hear from an MIT grad turned knife-maker extraordinaire.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Consumer Technology 30 mins – “Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro talks about the Consumer Electronics Show hosted in January in Las Vegas. He also discusses technology issues facing Congress, the Trump administration, and society at large.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Gary Shapiro, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466278.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Activism 22 mins – “Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America’s biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump’s controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.” At the link find the title, “Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump’s policies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170203_59114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Debtors Prison 12 mins – “Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can’t pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors’ prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Debunking Handbook 68 mins – “If dumping evidence into people’s laps often just makes their beliefs stronger, would we just be better off trying some other tactic, or does the truth ever win? Do people ever come around, or are we causing more harm than good by leaning on facts instead of some other technique? In this episode we learn the answers to these questions and others from two scientists who have learned how to combat the backfire effect.   One used an ingenious research method to identify the breaking point at which people stop resisting and begin accepting the fact that they might be wrong. The other literally wrote an instruction manual for avoiding the backfire effect and debunking myths using the latest psychological research into effective persuasive techniques.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 095 The Backfire Effect-Part Three.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. (The 7-page debunking handbook is downloadable there as a .pdf.)

Developers Versus Designers 45 mins – ”There is a great TED talk by Steven Johnson titled “Where Good Ideas Come From.” Steven shares the importance of coffeehouses and how many innovations we recognize that took shape through discussions in coffeehouses. Interestingly, I met today’s guest, Larry Marine, at a coffee shop. I heard him discussing product design and started talking with him about the innovation research I was doing at the time. We later co-authored chapter 5 in the PDMA Toolbook 3 titled “Integrating User Observations with Business Objectives to Drive Product Design.” Larry is a User Experience expert that has helped many companies improve their products as well as design new products.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diversity 62 mins – ”Explore the social advantages of diversity. Crossing the Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. Already 89 percent of the world’s educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the United States will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected, and Leader-Chivee says that embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Leader-Chivee looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires Americans to rise to the challenge.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop -up menu.

Drug Prices 58 mins – “…When it comes to saving money on drugs, the best bet is to buy generic. Indeed, in many instances that is all you’ll be able to get. But what about medicines that have a very critical dose range? People taking such medications must make sure they are getting enough, as too low a dose puts them at risk. Too high a dose is also a problem. These drugs are classified as having a “narrow therapeutic window” or “narrow therapeutic index.” Sometimes sticking with the brand name is the best way to make sure the dose does not vary too much. Dr. Tod Cooperman tells us which drugs these are and how people can access the brand name without taking out a second mortgage by using PharmacyChecker.com….” At the link find the title, “Show 1067: Should You Worry about OTC Sleeping Pills? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP-1067HNU-NTIPrecisionSleep.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Reforms 21 mins – “In August 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in west Africa a public health emergency of international concern, and the world scrambled to respond. The WHO received widespread criticism, and it was concluded that better preparedness and a faster, more coordinated response could have prevented most of the 11 000 deaths directly attributed to Ebola .In the aftermath of this collective failure, numerous reports were published reviewing what went wrong and how infectious disease outbreaks should be better managed. In this podcast, Suerie Moon, from the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, describes what went wrong, and why WHO’s response has so far been lacking.” At the link find the title, “Ebola – why WHO’s response failed. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306538691-bmjgroup-who-ebola-reforms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Egyptian Medical Economy Collapse 27 mins – “A crash in the Egyptian currency has left a critical lack of drugs, and left thousands desperate for help. For some of those in need, it’s a race against time.” At the link find the title, “Desperate for Meds in Egypt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04t15sk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EPA Role 9 mins – “225 EE What Does the Environmental Protection Agency Do?” At the link find that tile, right-click “Media files ede_225-fi5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics 27 mins – “Just outside Lynchburg, Virginia, there is a sprawling mental institution on a hill with a sinister history. For decades, the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, (now called Central Virginia Training Center) participated in America’s forgotten eugenics program. In a landmark ruling in the Supreme Court case of Buck v Bell, eugenics became the law of the land, and set a legal precedent for sterilising anyone deemed “unfit”. Thus began one of the darkest chapters in American history; between 60,000 and 70,000 people were forcibly sterilised across the country.” At the link find the title, “The Colony, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04s3hqw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 34 mins- “Dr Daniel Glaser explores what the wiring of the brain can tell us about how we perceive the world” At the link find the link, “A neuroscientist explains: how we perceive the truth – podcast, Feb, 2017,” right-click Media files 10-60196-gnl.sci.2017.20170212.ms.a_neuroscientist explains how we_percieve the truth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News History 34 mins – “Since the 2016 election, concerns about fake news – widely circulated news stories that are inaccurate, misleading, or completely made-up – have dominated the headlines. A Buzzfeed study found that in the three months before the election, false news items were shared on social media more than in the mainstream media. On this episode, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat Control 59 mins – “If you were to list the organs of the body, would it occur to you to include fat? Most people think of fat as a nuisance, an intruder or even an enemy to be overcome. But fat is crucial for normal physiological processes. What should you know about the secret life of fat?” At the link find the title, “Show 1068: What Do You Know about the Secret Life of Fat?” right-click “Media files PP-1068Fat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frank Lloyd Wright 21 mins – “Frank Lloyd Wright was never one to shy away from making grand statements about architecture, like: “The future of architecture is the future of the human race. The two are one. If humanity has a future, it is architecture.” He also saw himself as vital to this essential industry: “I’ve been accused of saying I was the greatest architect in the world. And if I had said so, I don’t think it would be very arrogant.” Wright believed that the buildings we live in shape the kinds of people we become. His aim was nothing short of rebuilding the entire culture of the United States, changing the nation through its architecture. Central to that plan was a philosophy and associated building system he called Usonia.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Grit 52 mins – “The psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of stick-to-itiveness is directly related to their level of success. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned. Here’s how.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grow Oya 57 mins -”Growing your own food, even in a small space, is now much easier thanks to GrowOya. Their porous clay irrigation vessels are an ingenious, modern method of watering your garden borrowed from the ancient wisdom of South America. Tune in to learn how these water-saving devices can be used year after year, and are revolutionizing the access to healthy, local food – even in drought areas. Our guests today are Brant Cheetham, co-founder of GrowOya, and Justin Cutter, with the Compass Green Project, who uses Oyas in school gardens.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Han Rosling Statistician Guru 27 mins – “A master communicator with a passion for global development, the world has lost a legend with the death of the Swedish statistician Han Rosling. He had the ear of those with power and influence. His friend Bill Gates said Hans “brought data to life and helped the world see the human progress it often overlooked”. In a world that often looks at the bad news coming out of the developing world, Rosling was determined to spread the good news with his captivating presentations about extended life expectancy, falling rates of disease and infant mortality. He was fighting what he called the ‘post-fact era‘ of global health. He was passionate about global development and before he became famous he lived and worked in Mozambique, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo using data and his skills as a doctor to save lives. Despite ill health he also travelled to Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2014 to help gather and consolidate data to help fight the outbreak. On a personal level he was warm, funny and kind and will be greatly missed by a huge number of people.” At the link find the title, “Hans Rosling – the Extraordinary Life of a Statistical Guru, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sstgr.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Henrietta Lacks 45 mins – “The efficacy of any biomedical researcher is based on his or her foundation of scientific knowledge.  Few would have any problem grasping that idea.  What’s less well understood, by both researchers and laypeople alike, are the stories of the biological materials they work with.  Often these materials are cell cultures, tissue samples, human DNA. Unlike the chemicals, reagents, test tubes, and machinery used in research, these materials often come from people.  That’s easily forgotten when they can be ordered from catalogs and websites in the way of other commodities. But those people, who may no longer live among us, have stories.  In the case of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who passed away in the early 1950s of cervical cancer, the cells taken from her without her or her families’ knowledge touched off a revolution in biomedical science.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hewlett Packard President 63 mins – “Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, describes how she learned to lead companies big and small to success by adjusting to different environments, building on what a business does best, and approaching work with urgency and initiative. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, Whitman recounts the explosive growth during her time as president and CEO of eBay, the challenging turnaround of storied tech giant HP, and her 2010 run for California governor that revealed deep political insights that still resonate.” 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.

HIV Story 33 mins – “About nine years ago, 17.5 million people tuned into an episode of Grey’s Anatomy that, on the surface, appeared like any other — high-stakes surgery, high-drama love triangles. What those millions of Grey’s viewers didn’t know was that they were guinea pigs for a massive, secret experiment. That experiment was arguably a referendum about a single woman: Jennifer Jako, and her decision to become a mother. In 1991, at the age of 18, Jako had a one night stand with a high-school friend. It was the only time she’d ever had sex without a condom. She contracted HIV and spent years trying to debunk misconceptions: producing a documentary that aired on MTV, speaking at college campuses and on talk shows….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hooking Up 26 mins – “We all know casual sex isn’t about love. But what if it’s not even about lust? Sociologist Lisa Wade believes the pervasive hookup culture on campuses today is different from that faced by previous generations. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore what this culture means for those who choose to participate, and for those who opt out.” At the linkf idn the title, “Episode 61: Just Sex,” right-click “Media files 20170213_hiddenbrain_61.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 48 mins – “A Federal appeals court stays Trump’s travel ban. The President fires back. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “President’s International Travel Ban Blocked, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513754487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 24 mins – “With all the uncertainty over U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, students and academics are considering alternatives to U.S. universities — providing a great opportunity for a boon for Canadian institutions.” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170206_22190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban Reaction 5 mins – “All the big companies have joined — Google, Facebook, Apple and more than 100 others — as has a much smaller New York City tech company, Little Bits. Ayah Bdeir, 33, is CEO and founder of the company, which makes electronic kits for kids. Bdeir decided a way to speak out against the ban was to put up a large billboard in Times Square. The billboard advertises her company’s motto — “We invent the world we want to live in” — in Arabic as well as in English. “We did it because we wanted to contribute in helping to associate the Arabic language with a positive message,” says Bdeir. “This is an issue that we take to heart. It’s something that we really believe in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Story[First Segment] – “A Facebook employee’s story of how he’s affected by the U.S. travel ban. Canadian tech companies respond to the ban. Baby clothes that record what parents say. Diagnosing PTSD with speech analysis. Making comedy by reading the internet verbatim.” At the link find the title, “344: Tech workers, the travel ban and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170205_21330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Culture 38 mins – “Nathan Rosenberg is the person who executives turn to for advice. He has worked with more than 100 of the 1000 largest companies in the world and has been founder or CEO of 5 companies. As an example of his experience, he provided innovation consulting that led a well-known consumer goods company to add $200M of revenue in year 1 of acting on his advice. He is co-authoring a chapter in PDMA’s “Design and Design Thinking” book titled ‘Leading for a Corporate Culture of Design Thinking.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Lab 39 mins – “We have seen significant increases in large companies creating some type of innovation lab or starting a partnership with an innovation lab. One benefit is that the innovation lab can run at a different pace than the organization. The lab has more freedom to try quick experiments and explore new areas that may be deemed too risky for the large organization. One lab that caught my attention when I first learned of it a few years ago was FirstBuild, which describes itself as the “place where ideas come to life.” FirstBuild is a creation of GE Appliances. They have created an open community with access to world-class engineering and design talent for exploring ideas and creating home appliances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovative Lenses 46 mins – “Rowan Gibson is a best-selling author and sought after speaker. His latest book is “The Four Lenses of Innovation.”  Earlier this year he received the 2015 Global Leader of Innovation Award, an honor he shared with two of his innovation heroes, Ray Kurzweil (known for numerous innovations including the digital music synthesizer and currently serving as the Director of Engineering at Google) and Dean Kamen (also a prolific innovator, best known for the Segway as well as his Slingshot water purification system). Rowan has taught and inspired numerous companies to be better innovators, including Apple, Coca-Cola, P&G, Volkswagen, and a long list of other names you would know.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insider Trading 56 mins – “Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses the investigation of billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. She says the ways Wall Street elites accumulate wealth often negatively affect the rest of the country….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Issues 27 mins – “Click discusses with a panel of experts in front of an audience at Dragon Hall at the UK’s Writers’ Centre Norwich, whether the internet could be an inclusive tool for participatory democracy, or whether human nature and polarised opinion inevitably turns it into rudeness and/or toxic fury – something that one of the contributors Professor Mary Beard has experienced. But why would academics be active on Twitter or Facebook? The panel also includes Paul Bernal an expert in cyber law who reflects on the broader privacy and security dimensions of the internet. In the age of fake news how can we verify and assert the primacy of the truth; where does this leave traditional content providers like BBC, newspapers, and journals.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq Operations 63 mins- “Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations Lessons from History Series meeting: “Iraq Reconsidered: Ten Years After the Surge” with Christopher A. Kojm, Meghan L. O’Sullivan, and Raymond T. Odierno. The Lessons From History Series is made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Math 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the early Islamic world, as thinkers from across the region developed ideas in places such as Baghdad’s House of Wisdom. Among them were the Persians Omar Khayyam, who worked on equations, and Al-Khwarizmi, latinised as Algoritmi and pictured above, who is credited as one of the fathers of algebra, and the Jewish scholar Al-Samawal, who converted to Islam and worked on mathematical induction. As well as the new ideas, there were many advances drawing on Indian, Babylonian and Greek work and, thanks to the recording or reworking by mathematicians in the Islamic world, that broad range of earlier maths was passed on to western Europe for further study.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Birth Decline 54 mins – “Mariko Oi returns to her home country to witness the astonishing incentives encouraging young people to marry and have children. Japan’s birth rate is plummeting, its population is ageing and a demographic disaster is looming. In the next 40 years, Japan’s population is expected to fall from 127 million to 92 million, squeezing the economy and causing national debt to soar.” At the link find the title “No Babies in Japan, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sjjwt.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Search Roadmap 30 mins – “Paul knows a lot about what companies are looking for when they hire people for product management. He has been a recruiter for 20 years, helping companies from startups to global organizations hire product managers and developers, as well as other professionals. He is the managing partner for Herd Freed Hartx, the leading executive search firm in the Seattle, WA area. He also recently created the “Job Search Roadmap” website that is full of advice and insider tips for creating a career strategy. ” At the link right-click :Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Obectivity 52 mins – “From incendiary phone calls with world leaders to a sloppy military operation in Yemen, a look at what we’ve learned so far from “the leakiest White House in a very long time.” Also, in a week when one journalist was fired for declaring that “objectivity is dead,” we examine whether traditional standards of journalistic neutrality need to be re-imagined for a new era. And how the utopian promise of the Internet was overtaken by algorithms and monopolies that threaten to erode our democracy.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lancaster Ohio Economics 49 mins – “Once a thriving factory town, Lancaster, Ohio is now beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster, Ohio, the home of the Fortune 500 company Anchor Hocking, was once a bustling center of industry and employment. At its peak following World War II, Lancaster’s hometown company was the world’s largest maker of glassware and employed more than 5,000 town residents. Though Anchor Hocking remains in Lancaster today, it is a shell of its former self, and the once thriving town is beset by underemployment and drug abuse. Lancaster native Brian Alexander chronicles the rise and fall of his hometown in his new book, Glass House.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lean and Agile Organization 28 mins – “David Paulson has over 20 years of product development experience and still remembers his first day at work. That’s when he found out how inefficient the product development process was. He’s been working to fix that ever since. David and his partners at Accuer have developed a set of solutions that enable their customers to consistently cut development times by half while delivering more successful products – faster time to market with better products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Librarians and Democracy 13 mins – “Whether physical or virtual, a library is the nursery of democracy and its shelves are the embodiment of free expression. In the Age of Trump, many librarians take their jobs more seriously than ever. Immediately after the November 2016 U.S. election, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, the American Library Association faced a revolt from many of its members, following the release of a statement (later rescinded and referred to as “a draft”) in which ALA leaders offered to work with the new Trump Administration on issues of common interest. “Librarians are pressuring ALA to acknowledge their political battles, and stand with them,” he tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “To be sure, librarians don’t need the ALA to activate them politically. In her report for PBS-TV’s Newshour, Elizabeth Flock recently cited a number of examples of local librarians standing up for their core values in the face of Trump’s recent executive actions, and unabashedly taking politically active stances.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Longevity Techniques 41 mins – “Marijuana is still a Schedule I substance in the United States.  This defines it as “a category of drugs not considered for legitimate medical use.” Which makes it increasingly surreal just how many potential therapeutic uses continue to be discovered by compounds in this most disreputable Schedule. Dr. Gary Wenk, the author of Your Brain On Food, has spent much of his recent career looking at the effects of cannabinoid compounds — those derived from the marijuana plant — in the brains of rodents. He’s the first to admit that this isn’t a perfect model for the human brain, but legal requirements make this the best he can do, for now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madoff Interview 39 mins – “We thought we knew the story of Bernie Madoff.  How he masterminded the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, leaving behind scores of distraught investors and a $65 billion black hole. But we had never heard the story from Madoff himself….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Time 14 mins – “Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages the United States’ rovers on Mars. But working a 9-to-5 on another planet — whose day is 40 minutes longer than Earth’s — has particular, often comical challenges.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Replacement 27 mins – “As founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, Ethan Brown believes he can turn peas and lentils into protein that tastes — and feels – exactly like beef and chicken. He says they’re not quite there yet, but after 8 years in business, their products are sold in 11,000 stores nationwide. Recorded live in Anaheim, CA.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Beyond Meat: Ethan Brown, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170215_hibt_beyondmeat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana 58 mins – “Several bills in the New Hampshire legislature would extend the list of qualifying conditions for therapeutic cannabis, including chronic pain and PTSD. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds that “cannabis has both therapeutic value and public health risks.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medieval Economics 82 mins – “This episode covers how the economy transitioned from food rent to coinage, how currency was a reflection of the soul, why King Offa had such funky hair, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MERS and Ebola 56 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello with Guest: Vincent Munster: At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Vincent Munster about the work of his laboratory on MERS-coronavirus and Ebolaviruses.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV Special” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Law 66 mins – “Join CJ as he discusses: Lincoln’s General Orders No. 100, aka ‘the Lieber Code’; The Battle of Fredericksburg; The Chancellorsville Campaign;The Death of Stonewall Jackson & Southern Civil Religion” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Moose Decline 20 mins – “Ontario conservationists are calling for a ban on moose calf hunting because of a dramatic decline in their numbers. The Current hears from both sides of the issue and looks into why this iconic Canadian animal is under threat.” At the link find the title, “Feb 7: Is it time to ban the hunt on moose calves? 2” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Muslim Ban 17 mins – “For just about every protest, march and/or civic action, since the Trump administration began, I have been on the ground, covering the proceedings, and speaking with the people who have become the soldiers of “The Resistance.” On Sunday, Jan. 29, my 15-year-old daughter, Breanna, and I drove to Philadelphia International Airport to join the protest action against President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the so-called “Muslim ban.”….” At the link find the title, “Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ breeding a new generation of protestors, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files nida-web.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

No Grades Education 26 mins – “What if there were no more “A” students? Some schools in B.C. are already experimenting with going letter-grade free. The Current looks into what goes on the report card instead and what’s behind the move.” At the link find the title, “Feb 8: Why some B.C. schools say letter grade report cards fail students, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170208_20559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NOVA Science Program 36 mins – “Our guest this week is David Pogue – tech critic for Yahoo Tech, correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, columnist for Scientific American and host of many NOVA science specials. In 2012, Pogue shared his exploration of the periodic table with the wildly popular NOVA special Hunting the Elements. He’d like to continue that story with Beyond the Elements, where he will explore and share the mysteries of the molecular world.  But he needs your help.  Together with NOVA, Pogue is working hard on a Kickstarter campaign to fund Beyond the Elements.” At the link right-click “download” at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Rig Retirement 30 mins – “As many of the oil and gas platforms in the North Sea come to the end of their useful life, they’re due to be decommissioned – sealed off, cleaned up and taken apart. The cost of this has been estimated to around £50bn and much of this will be footed by the taxpayer due to the tax breaks offered. But are there alternative solutions which might benefit the environment more? Tom Heap has exclusive access to an onshore decommissioning facility in Norway to which an oil platform has just been transported whole in a ‘single lift’. He investigates the clean up process and asks how easily the sea floor can be returned to its natural state. He investigates if the alternatives are worth considering – could cleaning them up and leaving them in place actually form a sanctuary for marine and wildlife and allow the billions saved to be invested into environmental issues instead?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Neutralizer 3 mins – “February 13, 2017 – Weight-loss drug could help clamp down on opioid addiction.” At the link find the title, “Episode 740 – Opioid Addiction Solution, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo CSA Farm 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have my good friends Julie and Charles Mayfield on the show. The Mayfields are the authors of the popular and fantastic cookbooks Paleo Comfort Foods, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, and the very soon to be released Weeknight Paleo. Join in as we talk about their experience starting up their own sustainable farm, how to get started producing some of your own food, and even a little about their newest book on day to day cooking.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parasite Case Study 76 mins – “Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The TWiP Trinity solve the case of the Peace Corps volunteer with diarrhea, and reveal how immunizing against a virus ameliorates exacerbated leishmaniasis.” At the link fight-click “Download TWiP #126”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peacekeeping 56 mins – “We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters — nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Peace, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170208_21918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PFOA Water Contamination 16 mins – “In March of 2016, officials in Merrimack, New Hampshire learned a multi-national plastics plant may have contaminated the region’s drinking water. Since then, NHPR’s Emily Corwin has covered incremental updates such as state-funded blood testing and new federal health advisories; she’s investigated the use of likely toxic perfluorichemical replacements at the plant; and told the stories of residents, some of whom fear their drinking water has already made them sick. Scientific studies have shown links between perfluorichemicals (or “PFCs”)  and a variety of cancers, and the EPA has advised companies to stop using certain types of them. Nevertheless, these chemicals remain unregulated by the federal government, and health officials in New Hampshire continue to tell residents the chemicals’ effects are not yet known.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pheromones 6 mins – “Pheromones are chemicals that come with a reputation. Formally defined as molecules produced and released by animals that affect the behaviour of other members of the same species, they can be used to signal the presence of food or danger, or to mark trails and territories. But they’re best known for advertising the possibility of sexy times, and although there’s been a lot of interest in whether these near-magical molecules of love exist in humans, there’s very little evidence to prove it – despite the dodgy adverts on the internet. While insect sex pheromones are common – and even used to trick and trap pests such as clothes moths – their role in larger animals, including mammals, is a bit more complex. In 2010, one group of intrepid scientists in Liverpool tracked down an intriguing pheromone produced by male mice, which causes females to become wildly attracted to them. Taking a literary twist they named it darcin, in a nod to Jane Austen’s devastatingly sexy hero in her novel Pride and prejudice, Mr Darcy….” At the link find the title “Darcin: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Darcin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plane Crash Medicine 88 mins – “Drs. Clement Yeh and Rachael Callcut reflect on the response to the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport. Yeh, an emergency physician at San Francisco General Hospital, and Callcut, the backup surgeon at the hospital the day of the crash, were among those treating patients. Recorded on 10/20/2016. (#31565)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Viruses 37 mins – “There are no compounds that can be sprayed to fight plant viruses, so plant protection requires managing the insects that spread them.  This means use of insecticides that cost money and have potential impacts, such as affecting non-target insects.  Scientists have successfully used RNA-based strategies to fight plant viruses, but that has been through use of transgenic approaches where genetic material of the virus is expressed by the plant cell, triggering resistance.  Dr. Neena Mitter uses a different approach.  Her team has successfully suppressed viruses with sustained resistance using RNA delivered with clay-based nanoparticles.  The approach suppresses the virus, and now is being translated to field trials.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poison Tales 35 mins – “The long and brutal marriage between crime fiction and poison has taken a leading role in some of the world’s best loved whodunnits. But how much truth is there to these tales of arsenic, strychnine and other cunning concoctions? And why do so many the genre’s best-loved authors turn to poison for their plots? Picking apart three of her favourite pieces of crime fiction, Nicola Davis sits down in the studio this week with Dr Kathryn Harkup – chemist, science communicator, and author of A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie – to discuss all this and more.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Habit Building 37 mins – “Nir Eyal has been a startup co-founder, a CEO, and now helps product teams build habit-forming products. He is also the author of the book “Hooked,” which tells you how to create products that capture the attention of consumers and create engagement. ” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 31 mins – “Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA, has developed new products in many sectors including consumer, healthcare, and industrial safety. He is an inventor with over 80 patents, teaches innovation at Pepperdine, and is certified as a New Product Development Professional – the NPDP certification. And, for those in Southern California near Sherman Oaks, he manages the Inventors’ Mastermind meetup for sharing invention experiences.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prototyping Stories 40 mins – “Mark Zeh was already developing products using a methodology that was very similar to what IDEO was doing when he joined them. The approach has since been coined Design Thinking. He views the use of storytelling coupled with prototyping as the keys that make Design Thinking work so well. Mark started his design career in the US creating custom mountain bike frames in Minneapolis that carried his name. He worked for product design giant IDEO in the US and helped to lead the office in Germany. He also consulted independently to numerous companies, applying Design Thinking, and is now at Bose, the audio technology powerhouse. In addition, he leads the Entrepreneurship program at the Munich Business School. I invited him to share his insights on using Design Thinking, which he recently wrote about in the PDMA Essentials book titled Design and Design Thinking. His chapter is The Key Role of Stories and Prototypes in a Design Thinking Product Development Process.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychonauts Game 74 mins – “Chad Dawson created early VR prototypes in the late 90’s before starting his career in game development at Stainless Steel Studios as a senior gameplay and AI programmer on the RTS titled Empire Earth. Joining Double Fine Productions in the mid-2000s on Brütal Legend, Chad led the engineering team on the matryoshka doll adventure of Stacking, the co-op puzzle platformer of The Cave, and the generation-spanning turn-based strategy game, Massive Chalice. Chad is now donning the VR headset once again and leading the design and development of Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a character-driven VR adventure and the next chapter in the Psychonauts story.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin Rules 46 mins – “Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.” At the link find the title, “Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_514347518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit and Science 35 mins – “We talk to Nate Allen, chemist and head moderator of one of the internet’s largest science communities: Reddit’s r/science subreddit.” At the link find the title, “165 Nate Allen – Why Science Is Huge on Reddit,” right-click “Media files 3992f5e7-b17a-4319-b5c7-979719ed4572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees Speak 29 mins – “Media headplines often fuel fear about refugees and amongst refugees. But what happens when refugees pick up the microphones and tell their own stories? Refugee Radio Network, in the German city of Hamburg, is a project that is tapping the power of community radio stations and the internet to give voice to refugees from wherever they have come.” At the link find the title, “Hope Speaks Out, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04sxzwl.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Party Future 58 mins – “Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt discusses his blueprint for how the Republican Party can move forward successfully as the majority party. Mr. Hewitt is interviewed by [New York Daily News] columnist. S.E. Cupp.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Hugh Hewitt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.466464.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As”S from the pop-up menu.

Retiring Early 36 mins – “There are three huge decisions that will likely lead to reaching the “early retirement” goal. Paul discusses why these three decisions are key, and shares stories about those who have been successful in reaching their financial freedom goal. How important is it to have a spouse who has agreed to the challenges of being an aggressive saver?  How important is it to find a lifestyle that allows everyone to feel they are not missing anything that is more important than reaching the goal? There are lots of investments that would have worked in the past, but which are the ones most likely to work in the future? This is a good podcast for a couple to listen to together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ride Sharing 41 mins – “Ridesharing wasn’t a thing 12 years ago when John Zimmer was in college. But a class on green cities got him thinking about the glut of underused cars on the road, and eventually led him to co-found Lyft, a company that has helped make ridesharing a way of life.” At the link find the title, “Lyft: John Zimmer, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170210_hibt_lyft.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robotics Engineer 77 mins – “Gerry Roston is a longtime roboticist and entrepreneur. He talks about his time working at JPL, building prototype robots, starting IoT companies and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seltzer Comeback 13 mins – “We all know hydration is important to health, but many people find water boring to drink. Juice and Coke aren’t boring, but they aren’t very healthy either. One way to transform water into a more exciting drink is to add bubbles. For centuries carbonated water from natural springs was used as a medicine. Now lifestyle and health concerns have combined to drive fizzy water’s renewed popularity. Join us as we unpack the long history of carbonated water, from natural mineral springs, to the invention of artificial carbonation by a radical 18th-century chemist, to the fading tradition of seltzer deliverymen in New York City.” 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.

Seth Godin 58 mins – “In the world of marketing Seth Godin is an established and savvy master. If you type “Seth” into Google for example, the top result is his blog. If you search for Seth Godin on Amazon, his 18 books pop up, all of which have been bestsellers. He’s much more than a marketer though, he writes trenchantly about work, career, and personal growth. Some of his titles are Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, and Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? His newest book is What Does it Sound Like When You Change Your Mind? On this podcast Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment. “What we have to figure out is how to disconnect ourselves from the circle of fear and from the circle of contempt and even panic and make something that matters instead.” At the link find the title, “Seth Godin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Seth-Godin.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexting 14 mins – “Sexting, like anything that’s fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn’t be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.” At the link click “Download” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shipyard Operations 57 mins – “The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. The hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the Navy’s fleet and whether it’s living up to expectations. And we’ll tell the story of one man’s unexplained disappearance on the high seas.” At the link find the title, “Deadly waters, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Deadly-waters_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Six Human Needs 44 mins – “Hey Big Boxers we are Podcasting from Las Vegas this week. As a guest of ECRM we have been given access to some of the most talented people at this event and we are excited to bring their knowledge direct to you. Get ready to take notes Big Boxers, it is time to go to school again. Bill Carmody, founder of Trepoint, is back and is walking us through Tony Robins 6 Human Needs and how they related to gaining more engagement in your everyday Social Media. Don’t miss a single word. Bill Carmody is the CEO of Trepoint. He was a founding partner and CMO of Seismicom, a leading brand promotions agency. He is the acclaimed author of the book “Online Promotions,” and has contributed to various marketing publications. Bill has presented at dozens of industry conferences and tradeshows across the globe. Bill is passionate about integrating wireless, online, sponsorship, events, and traditional marketing disciplines.” At the link find the title “Ep. 85 – Boosting Your Social Media Engagement Utilizing 6 Human Needs! #Conversation w/ Bill Carmody,” right-click “Media files Bill_C_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphones for Visually Impaired 10 mins – “Blind Abilities presents a brand new series: Introducing iPhone 101. In this new series, Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane will introduce listeners to the world of the iPhone. While we know there are several different iDevices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, they’re all similar and possess so many of the same attributes. So, we’re going to keep it simple, and refer to all of those devices as iPhone! For those who haven’t yet taken the plunge to purchase their first iPhone, we offer information, resources and knowledge to help you make that life-changing decision. For those who have already made the decision, we’ll provide all the information you’ll need to learn and even master your iPhone. This may be the only resource you’ll need for all things iPhone! That’s right, we’ll take you to “iSchool,” We’ll help you overcome your “iPhonaphobia”! So keep it right here as Blind Abilities helps you enhance your “iPhone-abilities”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smishing Attacks 22 mins – “Just because phishing is gradually becoming less of a threat does not mean you are safe from cyber criminals. Smishing is the use of cell phone texting software to lure victims into downloading malware or handing over personal information. In this episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint, about what smishing is, why it’s growing, and how it could affect your legal business. They also discuss simple ways to identify and combat smishing both in your personal and professional life.” 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.

Smuggling and Immigration 7 mins – “…This week, The Bookshelf features New Hampshire author Ewa Chrusciel. Chrusciel is an associate professor at Colby-Sawyer College, and has published books in both English and Polish. Her most recent book Contraband of Hoopoe is a collection of poems that look at many ways of smuggling as well as the history of American immigration over the last century or so. Ewa Chrusciel spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello. Scroll down to read her top five reading recommendations and the transcript of her conversation.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Architecture 12 mins – “A skyscraper that channels the breeze … a building that creates community around a hearth … Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. “Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings,” she says. “We can help steady this planet we all share.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement 48 mins – “A hard look at Canadas penal system, exploring ideas about how prisons can keep society safe in the long run. Michael Enright speaks with some remarkable people who serve prisoners, and society, in special ways.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on humanizing Canada’s penal system, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170206_60401.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia Immigrants 19 mins – “As the risk of famine in Somalia grows more dire and the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is set to close, some Somali-Canadians want the Canadian government to admit more Somali refugees.” At the linkf ind the title, “Feb 8: U.S. travel ban and famine put pressure on Somali refugee plight, 207,” right-click “Media files current_20170208_84998.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Architecture 5 mins – “In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of “space archaeology” — using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speaker Rules 34 mins – “People have a tendency to blame powerpoint (or keynote) for the horrible presentations they are forced to sit through. But the slides are merely an external manifestation of a deeper problem, just like the teeth of a meth addict….For the past two years, I have been speaking at The Teaching Course in NYC. Two years ago, I gave a 60-minute talk on presentation creation (you can see that original talk below). This year, the course directors reduced my time to 30-minutes…resulting in a tighter and much better talk. That is what I am posting today. The Twelve Steps – 1. Admit you have a problem; 2. Choose your Topic and your Purpose; 3. Create Brainstorming Spaces; 4. Choose a Structure; 5. Add the flesh; 6. Work the Transitions; 7. Visualize the Visuals; 8. Edit to Time; 9. Mark the Stage; 10. Create a “Handout”; 11. Give it for Real; 12. Do it Again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link, and way down the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stewardship 58 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture, Astronomer Royal, life peer and Cambridge scholar Lord Rees surveys the century ahead and the prospects it offers mankind. From AI and robotics to climate change and mass extinction, he makes the case that this is a time of great potential – for success as well as catastrophe. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 9 February 2017.” At the link find the title, “Lord Rees: The World in 2050 and Beyond, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307054429-uniofbath-lord-rees-the-world-in-2050-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar History 51 mins – In America today, nearly 10% of the population has diabetes; more than two-thirds of us are overweight or obese; and one out of 10 kids are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The journalist Gary Taubes blames all of these afflictions on one culprit: sugar. In a new book, Taubes argues that sugar is the “principal cause of the chronic diseases most likely to kill us…in the 21st century.” Taubes joins us to make the case against sugar and why we’d be healthier without it.Gary Taubes is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, a non-profit research organization. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Esquire. He’s the author of the books Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. His new book is called The Case Against Sugar” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Executions 24 mins – “The Current goes inside one of Syria’s most notorious prisons — a place where few people leave alive. What are the prospects of holding those responsible for what’s happened there — guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity?” At the link find the title, “Feb 6: How Trump’s travel ban could mean a brain gain for Canadian universities, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170207_59259.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Productivity 43 mins – “I am bringing back my guest from episode 17, which was about creating the ProdBOK – The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge and how Greg Geracie led that effort. I also shared on that episode that he is a co-author of the annual Study of Product Team Performance and the 2015 report is now available. Greg joined me to share the key findings from the study and help all of us better understand team performance and changes that could improve performance of product teams.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telescope Optics 58 mins – “In this episode we look at the emergence of Isaac Newton onto the public stage with the publication of his first work on Optics in the pages of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672.  We then examine the growing conflict between Newton and Robert Hooke and consider the work of the Society’s secretary, Henry Oldenburg in fostering scientific communication during the turmoil.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Tower Shooting 46 mins – “In August 1966, a student and former Marine ascended to the top of the tower that housed the University of Texas’ main library and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people on the campus and wounded 31 more. Hours earlier, Charles Whitman had killed his wife and mother in their homes. He was eventually shot to death by police. A 15th victim died in 2001, from injuries sustained in the attack. Now the new documentary Tower re-creates that 96-minute-long massacre in an original way, using archival film and new interviews with an animated portrayal of the events. Keith Maitland, who directed the film, interviewed hundreds of people who were on campus that day to learn more about the incident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Perception 47 mins – “We talk to Alan Burdick, staff writer and former senior editor for The New Yorker, about his most recent book “Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation.” At the link find the title, “166 Alan Burdick – Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation,”right-click “Media files 0e5c4ec7-c117-4be5-a8ed-688ddf46de87.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Ban Law 39 mins – “A little more than a week after President Trump announced his ban on travel from a handful of majority-Muslim nations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week refused to lift a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the new rule. This week, Dahlia sits down with fellow Slate legal writers Mark Joseph Stern and Jeremy Stahl for a special off-week episode to discuss the ruling and its implications.” At the link find the title “’SEE YOU IN COURT,’ Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4430333622.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration 75 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and Dahlia Lithwick to talk about Steve Bannon, Trump’s foreign policy, and how things will shake out with the courts and the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast Live From Washington DC, Feb, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SM8791378007.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Allies 47 mins – “The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “American Allies In A Time Of Trump, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513757458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Banking 46 mins – “Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of ’08. The President says he’s going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?” At the link find the title, “President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_513935600.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Humor 27 mins – “Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but they can’t control Trump’s sensitive skin.” At the link find the title, “Feb 10: How liberals are using humour as a weapon against Trump, right-click “Media files current_20170210_31529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Businesses 21 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Eric Lipton, a reporter at the New York Times, about Don Jr. & Eric Trump and the unresolved conflict of interest problem.” At the link find the title “The Unresolved Conflict of Interest, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3220557909.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Election 56 mins – “An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency — and what it suggests about how he will govern.” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Road to the White House, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 306405099-frontlinepbs-trumps-road-to-the-white-house.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Russian Connection 30 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare’s Managing Editor Susan Hennessey about the Trump administration’s decision to not immediately appeal the travel ban halt, the corroborations announced this evening in the Trump dossier, and whether the Washington Posts report on General Michael Flynn will be the last straw.” At the link find the title, “The Return of the Dossier and The End for Flynn? Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7972653953.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Statistics 76 mins – “It’s an all-Cathy episode today on Slate Money! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss three topics handpicked by Ms O’Neil. They are: – How the big-data company Cambridge Analytica and psychometric profiles helped shape the outcome of the Brexit vote and our most recent election. – The AI that will put some lawyers out of business. – Statistics in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Cathy’s Dream Edition, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4637822060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. – Chinese Relations 64 mins – “Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viscose Hazard 20 mins – “It’s been part of the fabric of our lives for more than a century, but what you might not know about rayon is the dangerous process used to make its silky smooth fibres is killing many industry workers.” At the link find the title,”Feb 9: Why rayon is killing industry workers: author Paul Blanc, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170209_15491.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walkable Cities 17 mins – “How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water from Roofs 24 mins – “The solution is logical and simple. Bermuda’s only source of natural water is rain and so every drop of rainwater is collected from roofs, where it drains into a tank and is then pumped towards taps when it’s needed. 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is scarce and experience water shortages. Could Bermuda’s harvesting system work elsewhere? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Solving Water Scarcity – Bermuda, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 201,” right-click “Media files p04rn726.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen Raid Failure 47 mins – “The Navy Seals came at night, but that did not protect them late last month in Yemen. Their raid on an Al Qaeda enclave was telegraphed in advance.  Al Qaeda fighters were waiting. The US took casualties. Had to call in desperate air strikes. Women and children died. Their pictures are all over Yemen now. The US had to blow up its own $75 million airplane. The attack was long-planned, but it was President Trump’s first. This hour On Point, the Yemen raid, and what we’ve learned.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 275 – Feb 17, 2017: Abolition Rights, Adam Smith, Autocratic America, Bannon and Breitbart, Beliefs Drive Us, Bioethics in Politics, Bionic Bodies, Black History, Black People and Pain, Blind Professor, Blind Woman’s Journey, Body Part Sles,, British Cybernetics, Broadband Cells, Cabbage History, Canada vs Trump, Cannibalism, Chocolate Status, Civil Rights Leaders, Cold Cases, Community Support Agriculture, Computer Shrinkage, Conservation Park Killings, Corporate Reaction to Travel Ban, Countering Religious Extremism, Cyber Threat Analysis, Decision Theory, Deep Freedom, Deep Sea Biology, Democracy Erosion, Dermatopathologist Story, Diabetes Trends, Disabled Disaster Aid, Drone Uses, Dystopian Fiction, Eagles Eat Chickens, Education Options, Educational Philosophy, Emmitt Till, Empathy, Energy Production, Fasting, Fentanyl Threat, Gerrymandering, Globilization, Gluten in Food, Greed and Oxytocin, Gun Control in Japan, Handbag Company, Hate Speech, Healthcare Philosphy, Helping Kids, Immigrant Scientists, Immigration Ban, Internet Trends, Journalist Adversaries, Journalist PTSD, Judge Gorsuch, Kratom Drug Use, Leviathan, Library Backlash, Machiavelli, Maker Cities, Math in Shanghai, McDonald’s Ray Kroc, Medicaid Payments, Medical Specialties, Meme Warfare, Middle East Policy, Missing Canadian Woman, Moral Self, News Processes, Northwest Passage Turism, Nuclear Power in Germany, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Performance Enhancement, Picture Brides, Podcast Production, Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks, Political Argument, Political Bioethics, Political Division, Political Outlooks, Political Tribes, Porphyrins, Poverty Solution in Peru, Professor Politician, Publishing Worldwide, Quantum Physics, Quebec Mosque Attack, Racism in America, Refugee Crisis, Refugee Life, Renewable Energy Patrons, Robot Competition, Rock Crushing, Rousseau, Rural Urban Divide, Saddam Hussein Interrogation, Signal and Noise, Smoking Ban, Sports and Politics, Steve Bannon, Sugar Hazard, Supreme Court Nominees, Surveillance, Survivalists, Synchrotron Radiation, Syrian Refugees, Tim Ferris, Toy Lab, Trauma, Trayvon Martin, Treasure Hunting, Trump, Tuberculosis Trends, Tunisian Women, Turtles Band, Unsaleable Stuff, Viscose Rayon Is Hazardous, Voter Rights, White House Uses, Wildfires, Wine and Stink Bugs, Women Investors, Writing Well

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 145 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 366 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 13,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

Abortion Rights 57 mins – “Friday’s annual March for Life in Washington occurred a week after the Women’s March on Washington, which included an abortion-rights message.  And last week, the Trump Administration revived a ban on foreign aid to groups that provide abortion counseling, bolstering anti-abortion groups.  We ask how Americans feel about abortion, 44 years after it became legal — and whether our laws reflect those feelings.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Abortion Rights 56 mins – “Abortion and abortion rights front and center in Washington, as President Trump prepares to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice.” At the link find the title, “Abortion Rights And Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_512498151.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Smith 16mins – “Adam Smith, the great thinker of the Scottish Enlightenment, is best known as an economist. But much of his work was philosophical, and even his economic thinking is probably best understood as part of a larger project of attempting a science of humanity. Nick Phillipson, author of an acclaimed biography of Adam Smith, discusses Smith’s philosophical agenda in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Nicholas Phillipson on Adam Smith.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autocratic America 25 mins – “Today is the first real test for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vow to make things work with U.S. President Donald Trump as the two meet at the White House. Based on Trump’s interactions with other world leaders, it’s not certain things will go smoothly.” At the linkf ind the title, “Feb 13: ‘It’s so unpredictable’: Trudeau faces challenge in 1st meeting with Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_98946.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Breitbrt 13 mins – “WH chief strategist Steve Bannon is credited with influencing the president’s every move, from speeches to executive orders. This week it was announced that he will take the place of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Security Council principals committee so we thought it was a good time to revisit an interview Brooke did with Joshua Green who profiled Bannon for Bloomberg News.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beliefs Drive Us 51 mins – “Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our feelings do not come from what has happened to us, or past events in our lives, or the relationships we have. They come from our beliefs about what has happened to us, and the beliefs about those events, and our beliefs about those relationships. When you change those beliefs, your feelings follow. When this was posited back in 1962 in one of the first books on cognitive psychology, A Guide to Rational Living, it changed psychology forever. It argued that we can affect how we feel about ourselves, and about our lives and loved ones by changing our beliefs. Campbell shows how.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Bioethics in Politics 20 mins – “How should health resources be distributed? Jonathan Wolff discusses this and related questions in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was originally released on Bioethics Bites in association with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and made possible by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.” At the link find the title, “Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics (originally on Bioethics Bites) Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies P1 58 mins – “Sight for the blind, hearing for the deaf, a body with functionality restored. These are the promises of bionics. It’s a field which combines medicine, engineering and robotics. In part 1 of his 2-part series Bionic Bodies, Carl Smith introduces the people whose lives have been changed, and the innovators whose ideas and initiative are behind remarkable results in the field of artificial body parts.” At the link right-click “Download Audio” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “The Black (and White) Dream Dancers of the New England Past and Their Message for the Coming Generation.”  Our speaker is author Spencer Jourdain.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black People and Pain 28 mins – “A recent paper found that black patients receive less pain medication for broken bones and cancer. Black children receive less pain medication than white children for appendicitis. The research is new, but the phenomenon is not. This week, we revisit an episode from our archive that looked at the intersection of race, pain, and medicine. It might not be suitable for young children.” At the link find the title, “Encore of Episode 20: Remembering Anarcha,” right-click “Media files 20170206_hiddenbrain_20.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Blind Professor 25 mins – “Join Nick as he talks with Nicci Mariconi, a professor at the University of Phoenix. Nicci was visually impaired when she took her college classes on campus in Illinois and applied to the University of Phoenix and landed her dream job. Nicci lost the rest of her remaining sight and continues today to teach and fulfill her goal of teaching American history.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woman’s Journey 30 mins – “Lois Strachan: A Different Way of Seeing: A Blind Woman’s Journey of Living an “Ordinary” Life in an Extraordinary Way. Lois Strachan is an inspirational speaker who guides people to see that they can use their strengths and their passions to influence them through challenges and arrive at success. When Lois became blind at the age of 21 she seized the opportunity of achieving a childhood dream… and has never looked back! Join Jeff Thompson as he sits down with Lois Strachan and talks about her “Ordinary Life”, her newly released book, “A Different Way of Seeing: A Blind Woman’s Journey of Living and “Ordinary Life in an Extraordinary Way. Lois has also authored a series with Missy Mouse going on adventures just as Lois does herself. Missy Mouse uses the White Cane and children can read her adventures and realize that Missy Mouse does the same things every one else does.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Body Part Sales 18 mins – “Everyday people die in hospitals because there aren’t enough organs available for transplant. In most countries of the world – though not all – it is illegal to sell organs. Governments insist that the motive for donating organs has to be altruistic, it can’t be financial reward. The idea of being able to sell body parts makes many people uneasy. But is it time for a policy change: should we be permitted to flog one of our kidneys on ebay, say, for $10,000. If not, why not? Tim Lewens is a Cambridge philosopher and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.” At the link find the title, “Selling Organs, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files LewensMixSesM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Cybernetics 25 mins – “Alex Hearn takes a look back at the ‘no professors allowed’ informal dining club The Ratio Club which laid the foundations for the British cybernetics movement and, ultimately, artificial intelligence “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Cells 33 mins – “We’ve been covering happenings in Lincoln, Nebraska for several years now. The city’s Right of Way Manager David Young joins us for episode 238 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. David is a returning guest; this week, he’s here to talk about Lincoln’s new venture into small cell technology. The state imposes restrictions on municipalities in Nebraska. Nevertheless, Lincoln has found a way to make a smart investment in conduit and public fiber to create a welcoming environment for providers. An extensive conduit network and smart local policies in Lincoln have improved competition, expanded access, and now the small cell program is improving mobile broadband.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file….” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Cabbage History 33 mins – “Did you know that broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage are all the same species?  Just like dogs are highly-diverse members of the same species descended from a common ancestor, the members of Brassica oleracea also share a common genetic origin.  In this episode I’m joined by Dr. J. Chris Pires and his graduate students Makenzie Mabry and Shawn Abrahams from the University of Missouri.  We discuss the genetic origins of these crops, their evolution and genetic improvement trends.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Canada vs Trump 26 mins – “Should our government be reacting and creating policy based on the actions of the Trump administration? How should world leaders — including Canada’s — respond to the new president’s actions? Our panel of parliamentarians takes up that question.” At the link find the title, “Jan 31: Is Canada obliged to stand up to the Trump White House? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170131_93200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannabilism 12 mins – “Catalin Avramescu discusses the fascinating topic of the part played by the idea of cannibalism in the history of philosophy in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Catalin Avramescu on Cannibalism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chocolate Status 46 mins – “…today, cacao cultivation is facing a series of wicked problems—ones that threaten to drastically shrink the supply of chocolate just as global demand grows. If the threats aren’t taken seriously, might we lose one of our favorite treats? And, if so, will we also lose our next wonder drug?” 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.

Civil Rights Leaders 69 mins -”Black Lives Matter. Immigrant rights. Climate justice. Are demands for change leading to lasting change? Are we rewriting the rules, or just arguing about them? How do movements—their leaders and their members — successfully build power and spur lasting change? What can we learn from leaders of recent efforts and from history? At a time of great disruption, join us as we continue The San Francisco Foundation’s series People, Place and Power with a discussion with Movement Leaders on Building Power and Voice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cold Cases 14 mins – “Detective Tim Marcia of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has a unique approach to solving homicide cases. Because of that, he’s caught some of the worst criminals in California. In this podcast, the veteran cop describes how he approaches investigations, balances case work and family responsibilities, and continues his search for the elusive killer who murdered 15-year-old Kari Lenander in 1980.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Supported Agriculture 86 mins – “Peter brings his ecological background to his farming practice. He spent a decade at UW-Madison, teaching courses in ecology and complex systems theory, and researching the history and functioning of midwestern ecosystems. He realized the critical role that animals play in the creation and maintenance of functional ecosystems. He also realized that in order to achieve broad-scale ecological restoration, it must be an eco”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Shrinkage 21 mins – “For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful, enabling huge scientific progress. But this can’t go on for ever. What happens when they stop shrinking? “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservation Park Killings 27 mins – “How one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves has built its success on a hardline conservation policy that includes shooting suspected poachers.” At the link find the title, “Killing for Conservation in India Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04s9d2f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Reaction to Travel Ban 23 mins – “Facebook, Apple, Uber Ford and Starbucks are just some of America’s biggest corporations united this week in their condemnation president Trump’s controversial travel ban. As they speak out, The Current looks at the role of corporate activism.” At the link find the title,”Feb 3: Corporate CEOs push back on Trump’s policies, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170203_59114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Countering Religious Extremism 64 mins – “Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.” 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.

Cyber Threat Analysis 49 mins – “In the inaugural show of HackerNinjaScissors, Bret Padres interviews Robert M Lee. Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of the critical infrastructure cyber security company Dragos where he has a passion for control system traffic analysis, digital forensics, and threat intelligence research. He is also a non-resident National Cybersecurity Fellow at New America focusing on policy issues relating to the cyber security of critical infrastructure. For his research and focus areas, Robert was named one of Passcode’s Influencers, awarded EnergySec’s Cyber Security Professional of the Year (2015), and inducted into Forbes’ 30 under 30 for Enterprise Technology (2016).” At the link find the title, “HackerNinjaScissors,” right-click “Direct download: HNS Podcast 1 Final.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Theory 12 mins – “What is involved in understanding a decision? Richard Bradley of the LSE addresses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. As a decision theorist, he views decisions as gambles involving weightings of beliefs and desires.” At the link find the title, “Richard Bradley on Understanding Decisions, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files Richard Bradley on Understanding Decisions.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Freedom 18 mins – “Roberto Unger argues that contemporary political progressives have abandoned what 19th century liberals knew: that some ways of living are better than others. In this conversation with Nigel Warburton he argues that we need a different concept of freedom, one that will allow humans to thrive.” At the link find the title, “Roberto Mangabeira Unger on Deep Freedom. Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files Roberto Unger on Deep Freedom.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Sea Biology 26 mins – “What’s it like to travel right down to the bottom of the ocean? Deep sea microbiologist Julie Huber should know. Her group, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, USA, is trying to uncover more about the microbes living in the deepest darkest depths of the ocean. But that’s not all – there are even microbes living thousands of metres beneath the ocean floor itself, within the rocks and sediment. This is an environment that couldn’t be more different to our world on land – no light, huge pressures, underwater volcanoes and hardly any nutrients. So what kind of microbes do we see living there, and how do they manage to make a living?” At the link click “Download episode” and click “OK” to download the episode.

Democracy Erosion 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Yascha Mounk about the first two weeks of the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “A Time for Bromides, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4111931848.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dermatopathologist Story 58 mins – “Dr. Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Derm residency in the US. Here her advice for those thinking about offshore med schools.” At the link find the t title, “220: From Caribbean Med School to a US Dermatology Residency,” right-click “Media files PMY220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Trends 15 mins – “Melanie Davies and Sudesna Chatterjee discuss a Seminar on type 2 diabetes, and outline plans for a Lancet Diabetes Commission.” At the link find the title, “Type 2 diabetes: The Lancet: February 9, 2017,” right-click “Media files 09february.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Disaster Aid 52 minsA discussion of assistance available for the disabled when a disaster occurs. At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drone Uses 36 mins – “Thinking of becoming a drone pilot? Want to know what opportunities are available in this new and exciting field of aviation? Want to know the future of drone careers?  Today I have with me Jon Rupprecht, drone attorney to answer these questions and discuss drone pilot careers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dystopian Fiction 42 mins – “George Orwell. Margaret Atwood. Aldous Huxley. Books by these authors and others are flying off the shelves as millions of readers reach for fictional accounts of tyrants, new world orders and dark, futuristic landscapes. We talk about the books and writers many Americans are turning to at a time of uncertainty and change. Is this the literature of our discontent?” At the link find the title, “A Bleak Read: Why Dystopian Fiction Is Popular Now, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170208_1a podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eagles Eat Chickens 18 mins – “Picture an organic farm, with thousands of free-range chickens roaming wide-open land. Now picture it from above, from the vantage of a soaring bald eagle. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet.” At the link find the title, “#752: Eagles vs. Chickens,” right-click “Media files 20170203 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Options 57 mins – “At the local and national level, the movement to give families more options outside of their local district gains traction. In New Hampshire, several proposed bills would provide more funds and greater access to charter schools and other forms of education. But some worry these efforts will harm public school districts and rural counties.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Education Philosophy 19 mins – “What are the aims of education? Meira Levinson discusses this important question with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosoph Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Meira Levinson on the Aims of Education.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till 37 mins – “Author Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till” begins with a confession that most knew but few had heard. “That part’s not true,” Carolyn Bryant tells Tyson in a rare interview. Bryant is referring to testimony she gave in her husband’s trial for Till’s murder, when she said the black teenager physically accosted her in 1955. Till’s brutal murder turned the world’s eye to racial violence in the segregated South, and sparked organizing and protests that strengthened the mission of the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll talk with Tyson about his controversial interview with Till’s accuser and how the case still impacts America today.” At the link find the title, “The Blood Of Emmett Till, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170209_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy 37 mins – “This week, Observer Magazine columnist and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser takes a look at the world of empathy, mirror neurons and Theory of Mind. Meeting King’s College London’s Professor Francesca Happé at the school gates, Daniel explores when and how children develop empathy, whether it can be taught, and how we can create a more empathetic society.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Production 61 mins – “New Hampshire already permits a limited amount of net-metering, which allows solar panel owners to sell some power back to the electric grid.  The solar industry has long called for those limits to be lifted, but the state’s utilities say they can only accommodate so much, without passing on costs to other customers.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting 60 mins – “On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guests Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung. Jimmy Moore, who everyone probably already knows, is the founder of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, author of Keto Clarity, co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, and more. Dr. Jason Fung is a world renowned nephrologist based out of Toronto, and also a co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Fentanyl Threat 8 mins – “Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, poses an increasing public health threat. Low production costs encourage suppliers to “cut” heroin with the drug, particularly white powder heroin sold in the eastern United States.1 Fentanyl also appears as a prevalent active ingredient in counterfeit OxyContin (oxycodone) tablets. The result is that fentanyl plays a major role in rising mortality due to heroin or opioid overdose. It poses a serious overdose risk because it can rapidly suppress respiration and cause death more quickly than do other opioids.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 24 mins – “The classic gerrymandered map you learned about in high school civics class is full of oddly-shaped legislative districts, drawn with obvious intent to boost one party. But in New Hampshire, that’s rarely the case: It’s very hard to see, just by looking at the election maps, which districts might help or hurt a certain party’s chances.So has gerrymandering been a factor in the state’s politics? And if so, how much? New Hampshire Public Radio crunched 30 years of election data, focusing on the state senate. And that analysis revealed an undeniable gerrymander that, with few exceptions, benefits Republicans….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization 24 mins – “Does the anti-globalization movement, pioneered by the political left, have to redefine their efforts now that protectionist policies have proved so popular with a xenophobic hard-right?” At the link find the title, “Jan 30: How the right trumped the left on anti-globalization 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170130_20778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gluten in Food 36 mins- “…Avoiding gluten and processed sugars keeps your blood sugar stable and gluten antibodies low.  If you’re not sure if you’re consuming gluten, Cyrex Labs has probably the best gluten test in the world.  Even if you think you’re off gluten, you should take the test, as gluten can be hiding in the craziest place.  Meyer was being exposed to gluten in her horse’s feed!…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greed and Oxytocin 22 mins – “As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin’s role in regulating generosity and greed.” At the link find the title, “Greed: Hormones and Moral Behavior, Jul, 2013,” right-click “Media files greed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control in Japan 26 mins – “Futons and martial arts-trained police play a part in Japan’s low gun crime. Just one person was killed with a gun in 2015 – a mob crime boss – and in the same year, just six shots were fired by the nation’s law enforcers. A pacifist culture and stringent tests, inspections and penalties also contribute to the absence of gun violence. Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Gun Control – Japan, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn566.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Handbag Company 42 mins– “A 1991 conversation at a Mexican restaurant led Kate & Andy Spade to ask, “What’s missing in designer handbags?” Kate’s answer was a simple modern-shaped handbag that launched the iconic fashion brand: Kate Spade.” At the link find the title, “Spade: Kate & Andy Spade,” Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170203_hibt_hibtpod2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Hate Speech 15 mins – “Is it true that words can’t harm you? What about hate speech? In the US the First Amendment protects a wide range of free expression, far wider than is tolerated, for instance, in the United Kingdom. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Rae Langton discusses the phenomenon of hate speech and some of the moral questions it gives rise to. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Rae Langton on Hate” Speech, Jul, 2012,” right-click “Media files Rae Langton on Hate Speech.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Philosophy 16 mins – “Should we be striving to reduce health inequalities? If so, how? Harvard philosopher Norman Daniels discusses this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Noel Malcolm on Hobbes Leviathan in Context.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Helping Kids 15 mins – “Investing in the success of young people around a dining room table. It’s more than just a meal, it’s breaking down barriers and establishing relationships rooted in love.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 2: All Our Kids, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01 CGT_202_All Our Kids-HLS_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Ban 28 mins – “David Cole on the ACLU’s response to President Trump’s executive order restriction immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, their opposition to the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, why President Trump is most likely already in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, and what actions concerned citizens can take.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.” At the link you can listen, but not download: however, a coy is included in the blog archive.

Immigrant Scientists 10 mins – “224 EE 5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. Science. At the link find that title, dated Jan 2017, right-click “Media files ede_224-oc4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Ban 57 mins – “New Hampshire reaction to the Trump immigration order. We hear from an array of Granite State voices:  politicians who feel this will, in the end, make the state safer.  Immigrants and refugees worried about their families and their futures. Colleges who welcome foreign students.  And major employers from hi-tech to hospitals. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Trends 29 mins – “C-SPAN visits the “State of the Net” Conference, where C-SPAN interviews key thinkers about communications policy and how to combat terrorists’ use of the internet.” At the link find the title, “Communicators at “State of the Net” Conference, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467750.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Adversaries 50 mins – “Wednesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with Fred Peabody’s documentary film All Governments Lie. It’s inspired by the work of I.F. Stone, an investigative journalist and gadfly in the early 1950s to the `70s. Stone’s modern torchbearers—journalists like Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman and others profiled in the film—produce their adversarial journalism outside mainstream media. Peabody joins us Wednesday to discuss the value of alternative news and the role of independent journalists. Fred Peabody directed the documentary film All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist PTSD 27 mins – “After a trip to the Philippines to report on a devastating typhoon, longtime CBC correspondent Curt Petrovich couldn’t shake the tragic scenes from his mind. He shares his experience with PTSD in a new CBC documentary.” At the link find the title, “Feb 2: ‘You can’t look away from a smell’: A reporter’s struggle with PTSD, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170202_20447.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 52 mins – “In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We’ll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.” At the link find the title, “President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_512890297.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 53 mins – “Legal expert Jeffrey Rosen says of Neil Gorsuch: “If he thought that individual liberty was threatened by presidential or congressional overreaching, then he would step in.” Also, we remember British actor John Hurt, who died last week. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Asghar Farhadi’s film ‘The Salesman,’ which is nominated for an Oscar.” At the link find the title, “February 1, 2017 Would SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Rule Contrary To Trump?” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Gorsuch 52 mins – “Exit polls from November’s election found that 1 in 5 people said Supreme Court appointments were “the most important factor” in casting their Presidential vote. Well, this week President Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Court’s empty seat, and Neil Gorsuch is the potential justice Republicans have been waiting for. Thursday, Doug sits down with University of Utah law professors Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones to talk about what the appointment heralds for the Court. United States Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah. RonNell Andersen Jones is a Professor in the College of Law at the University of Utah. She teaches and writes about the intersection between the media and the courts, with a particular focus on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jones clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Amy Wildermuth is also a Professor of Law at the University of Utah with expertise in U.S. Supreme Court practice and administrative law. Wildermuth clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kratom Drug Use 37 mins – “Kratom, a drug made from the leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia, has been in the news lately due to a proposed moved by the DEA to classify it as a Schedule 1 drug — the same classification as drugs likes heroin and LSD. But is a supplement derived from a plant related to coffee really similar to heroin?  In episode 165, Jesse talks to Dr. Alicia Lydecker, a toxicologist at UMass, as well as an anonymous kratom user, about what all the fuss is about.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leviathan 28 mins – “Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, published in 1651, remains one of the great works of political philosophy. Noel Malcolm has recently published a 3 volume scholarly edition of this book, based on decades of research. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses how a better understanding of the context in which Hobbes was writing can lead to new insights. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Noel Malcolm on Hobbes Leviathan in Context.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library Backlash 12 mins – “With the information world long since moved online, today’s librarians may worry more about broadband than bookshelves. The shift to digital in our nation’s libraries means close attention to private Internet service providers as well as public regulators from groups like the American Libraries Association. This week, ALA criticized FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s move to revoke the FCC’s 2016 Lifeline modernization order, which librarians called critical to bringing information and opportunity to underserved communities….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

McDonald’s Ray Kroc 47 mins – “These days, and for a long time now, McDonald’s is all over and as common as ground beef. But there was a time in the 1950s and 60s, when McDonald’s was something very new and exciting. The man who pumped the excitement and took it global was Ray Kroc. He became super-wealthy. But when he found McDonald’s he was fifty-something and kind of in trouble. A new movie tells the story.  This hour On Point, McDonald’s, Ray Kroc, and the director of the new film, “The Founder.” At the link right the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Machiavelli 26 mins – “Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is one of the most notorious works of political philosophy ever written. Quentin Skinner sets it in its historical context and explains its key themes in this episode of Philosophy Bites.” At the link find the title, “Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli’s The Prince, Jul, 2008,” right-click “Media files Quentin Skinner on Machiavellis The Prince.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maker Cities 84 mins – “Dale Dougherty and Peter Hirshberg are the authors of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Remaking our Cities. Together they have a plan for bringing back hands-on education, building a local maker ecosystem, and creating a maker economy to replace our failing mass-market manufacturing process.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Math in Shanghai 27 mins – “Becoming a maths master is within reach for every pupil taught the Shanghai model for teaching maths. There is no streaming according to ability, a highly trained, specialist teacher moves slowly through topics and does not move on until every single pupil gets it. But does the method come with too much pressure? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to” At the link find the title, “A Model for Teaching Maths – Shanghai, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn36q.mp3”

Medicaid Payments 4 mins – “Data Challenges Contribute to Billions in Medicaid Improper Payments” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or click “Learn More”.

Medical Specialties 50 mins – “Ian Drummond is a fourth-year student at Case Western.  When it came time to consider what specialty to go into, Ian realized he didn’t have the knowledge needed to make an informed choice. So he did what anyone would do: started a podcast in which he will interview physicians from all 120 medical specialties listed on the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine site.  Okay, not everyone would do that, but he did, and iatroblasts everywhere owe him a huge thank you.  Because while it is a massive undertaking for him, it is also super helpful to you!  Cole Cheney, Tarun Kadaru, Liza Mann, and Hillary O’Brien spoke with Ian to find out what he’s learning from his guests on The Undifferentiated Medical Student.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meme Warfare 36 mins – “Radio Motherboard discusses the extent that memes have taken over political discourse with Ryan Milner, a College of Charleston assistant professor who wrote his PhD. dissertation on memetics. We also discuss the idea of meme warfare, meme insurgency, and meme use by nation states. Milner is the author of World Made Meme, published by MIT Press.” At the link find the title,”Meme Warfare, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files Meme_Warfare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 27 mins – “A veteran American diplomatic and strategic advisor to presidents of both parties, Ambassador James Jeffrey discusses the vital U.S. interest in the Middle East and how the Trump administration can protect and advance them.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Middle East Strategy with Ambassador James Jeffrey, Jan, 2017,”right-click “Media files PolicyCast15Jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Canadian Woman P1 22 mins – “While the mainstream media is finally starting to cover the story of missing and murdered Indigenous women, communicating those stories in a way that’s respectful and not re-traumatizing means striking a tricky balance.” At the link find the title, “Family often feel ‘used by media,’ says Indigenous reporter of MMIW coverage, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170201_67854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Canadian Woman P2 28 mins – “As part of The Current’s public forum in Vancouver, the audience weighs in with their stories involving murdered and missing Indigenous women — including the roots of violence against Indigenous women and the process of healing and closure.” At the link find the title, “’Culture is so much a part of healing’: MMIW public forum audience share stories, Media files current_20170201_86313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moral Self 18 mins – “What can experimental psychology contribute to our self-development as moral agents? Philosopher Regina Rini explores this question in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link find the title, “Regina Rini on the Moral Self and Psychology, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files Regina Rini on the Moral Self and Psychology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Processes 62 mins – “There is no fact/fiction lobe, no area in the cerebral cortex that holds true facts. We’re not wired for truth—but we are deeply wired for stories. In fact, compelling stories trump true facts as often as not, and our world view is defined by the fake world of 24 or suitcase nukes than they are by cold reality. We’re been looking for this program for a decade, someone who can talk clearly about the nuance of narrative, the power of stories and the resilience of myth. Tried twice before, and didn’t get it. But tonight America’s leading investigative journalist draws on her academic training and over a decade deep in the weeds of natiional security, intelligence and politic to talk about truth. The discussion draws heavily from Marcy’s post On “Fake News” At the link find the title, “Marcy Wheeler: Fake News is Nothing New, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files marcy-wheeler-fake-news-is-nothing-new.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Northwest Passage Tourism 38 mins – “Every year, over 20 million people get on a cruise ship and set sail for a seafaring vacation. Most of those cruises take their vacationers to warm, sunny climates. But thanks to climate change, a new hoard of ships might start sailing North rather than South. This episode of Flash Forward explores a future where the Arctic becomes a tourist destination just like the Bahamas or the Great Barrier Reef.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power in Germany 7 mins – “…The Rheinsberg facility, which went online in 1966, was the first nuclear power plant in East Germany. In the 1980s, though, big changes came to Rheinsberg. After an explosion and nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in the Soviet Union, some Germans started to question the safety of their own plants. After the Berlin Wall fell, the Rheinsberg power plant reached the end of its lifespan and was retired.” …As Germany moves ahead with its nuclear phaseout, it could learn a useful lesson from Rheinsberg — that the legacy of nuclear energy will be felt for decades to come.” At the link find the title, “A glimpse inside a defunct East German nuclear plant — and what it says about the future of energy in Europe, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0207201708.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids 46 mins – “Over the past half-century, the “Standard American Diet” (often and appropriately abbreviated “SAD”) has been gradually pruned of cod liver oil, liver, and egg yolks.  Each of these were foods our grandparents and great-grandparents would have found familiar — and each of which, according to Dr. Chris Masterjohn, help deliver nutritionally crucial fatty acids. Dr. Masterjohn’s personal journey includes the transition from a vegetarian to one of the most vocal public advocates of animal fats and proteins.  Now host of “The Daily Lipid” podcast and deeply involved in ongoing nutritional research, he works to educate the public on the utility of fats, the “master hormone” cholesterol, and the difficulty of maintaining health while straying far from a natural human diet….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Performance Enhancement 17 mins – “ In this bonus episode of Philosophy Bites made in association with the Open University, Michael Sandel addresses the question of whether we should allow genetic enhancement of athletes. Drawing on themes from his recent book, The Case Against Perfection, he discusses the ethical issues at stake. A transcript of this episode is available at www.open2.net/ethicsbites/” At the link find the title, “Direct download: Michael Sandel on Genetic Enhancement in Sports.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Picture Brides 30 mins – “On Thursday, a federal appeals panel unanimously rejected President Trump’s move to reinstate the ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations into the United States. The restriction, put into effect by executive order on Jan. 27, is commonly believed to be a ban on Muslims. So, on this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look back at sweeping immigration restrictions in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how immigrant communities navigated these changing rules.” 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.

Podcast Production 30 mins – “For our Season 2 finale, we’re pulling back the curtain to reveal the specialist behind the podcast and radio show Snap Judgment, and a little about what goes into making our show. Plus: a very special announcement from our team! Make sure you listen through to the end to hear it. http://www.specialistpodcast.com/At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click ‘Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks 27 mins – “Did a white US police officer break the law by shooting dead an unarmed black youth?” At the link find the title, “Unarmed Black Male, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rjwvt.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Argument 20 mins – “Why is argument so important in politics? Bob Talisse, co-author of Why We Argue (and how we should), explores this issue in conversation with David Edmonds for this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link find the title, “Robert Talisse on the Importance of Arguments in Politics, Oct, 2013,” right-click “Media files Robert Talisse on the Importance of Argument in Politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Bioethics 19 mins – “How should health resources be distributed? Jonathan Wolff discusses this and related questions in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode was originally released on Bioethics Bites in association with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and made possible by a grant from the Wellcome Trust. “ At the link find the title, “Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics (originally on Bioethics Bites), Jun, 2012,” right-click “Media files Jonathan Wolff on Political Bioethics_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Division 32 mins – “Professor Russell Muirhead argues that to do anything in politics you need a party but just because a party currently rules does not mean it will be successful and continue to rule. …The ultimate goal in elections is to create a constitutional majority and keep that majority for more than one election cycle. …The Electoral College is a constitutional majority because it represents an enduring and geographically dispersed population that is larger in space and more enduring in time and thus a more thoughtful, right, and just majority. …The voters hope that President Trump will translate their hopes and grievances into good government. Peter Robinson and Russell Muirhead end the interview by briefly discussing the global project that depends on the success of the United States, with Muirhead arguing that there is no global project without the United States. The fight for justice requires people/citizens who are tough, resilient, and ready to fight the world’s fight for good; that type of character is what we need to model at colleges and universities today.” At the link find the title, “The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170202-muirhead.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Outlooks 67 mins – “Continuing on Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th Century America (1998). We talk more about Rorty’s description of the conflict between the “reformist left” and the “cultural left.” Do political-comedy shows serve a a positive political purpose? Can an enlightened political viewpoint really be a mass movement at all? Is it better to pursue specific political campaigns (e.g., pass law X) or be part of a “movement?” Can Rorty’s diagnosis cure Seth’s malaise? Listen to part 1 first, though you should probably just get the ad-free, unbroken Citizen Edition.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Realism 17 mins – “Raymond Geuss wants political philosophers to focus on real politics rather than abstract notions. In this interview with Nigel Warburton for Philosophy Bites he explains why he believes philosophers such as Robert Nozick and John Rawls were fundamentally misguided in the way they approached political philosophy.” At the link find the title, “Raymond Geuss on Real Politics, Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files Raymond Geuss on Real Politics.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Political Tribes 45 mins – “President Trump announces his nominee for the Supreme Court, legal battles ramp up in opposition to the Trump’s executive order on immigration restrictions,and some in Congress vow to resist: Three political experts speculate on the future of our three branches of government and their respective powers in the Trump administration.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Porphyrins 6 mins – “Brian Clegg examines the colourful compounds that no red-blooded creature can do without: Porphyrins” At the link find the title, “Porphyrins: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Porphyrins.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Solution in Peru 27 mins – “Economic growth benefits the poorest families in Peru. A fast-growing economy provides funds for social projects, such as giving $30 a month to each female head of a household. The poverty rate in Peru has halved in ten years from 55% in 2005 to 22% in 2015. Can poverty continue to be cut further? Find more innovative ideas from the first series go to www.bbcworldservice.com/perfectcountry” At the link find the title, “Cutting Poverty – Peru, My Perfect Country Boxset, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04rn5sn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Professor Politician 18 mins -.”Michael Ignatieff was an academic with a keen inerest in political theory before he learnt the hard way about politics in practice. He was an academic who became leader of the opposition in Canada then lost heavily in the 2011 Prime Ministerial election. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he discusses the relationship between theory and practice in politics with Nigel Warburton.” At the link find the title, “Michael Ignatieff on Political Theory and Political Practice.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Physics 39 mins – “The 20th century was a golden one for science. Big bang cosmology, the unravelling of the genetic code of life, and of course Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But it also saw the birth of quantum mechanics – a description of the world on a subatomic level – and unlike many of the other great achievements of the century, the weird world of quantum physics remains as mysterious today as it was a century ago. But what if strange quantum behaviour emerged from famili