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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farming on 37 Acres 86 mins – “Jeff and Elise Higley of Oshala Farm in southwest Oregon’s Applegate Valley raise 37 acres of medicinal and culinary herbs for the wholesale herb market, as well as for direct- and value-added production. Jeff and Elise provide insights into their business model for working with medicinal herbs, and how they went about getting the business established. We discuss how they balance labor needs, infrastructure utilization, and production cycle for over 70 annual, perennial, and biennial crops, and how they have developed processes that provide their products with stand-out quality and a significant “wow factor” – something that’s surprisingly important even in the wholesale market that forms the economic backbone of their business. We also discuss property selection for medicinal herb production, how they’ve used regulatory changes as an opportunity to grow their business, and employee management in a business that is even scratchier, sweatier, and dustier than vegetable production. We also dig into the impacts of the “green rush” prompted by Oregon’s legalization of marijuana, how that’s affected their farm economics, and how they’ve adapted to those changes.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 5 Acres 76 mins –Shawn Kuhn of Vitruvian Farms raises about five acres of vegetables with his business partner, Tommy Stauffer, in McFarland, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison. Vitruvian Farms raises a little bit of everything, and a lot of salad greens, so we dig into the ins and outs producing 1,200 pounds of salad greens a week, from bed shaping and weed control through harvest and delivery. Shawn shares the ways they have – and have not – mechanized their salad production, and how they make this intensive level of production work on a small scale. We also look at the key success factors for their other main crops, oyster mushrooms, tomatoes, and microgreens. Most of Vitruvian Farms’ produce is sold through 45 restaurants in Madison, and Shawn shares how they got started in that marketplace and how they maintain those relationships. We dig into what quality really means when selling to restaurants, and how Vitruvian Farms gets top-notch produce to demanding chefs in a crowded marketplace.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Fear Control 46 mins – “In this episode, author and speaker, Akshay Nanavati, joins us to discuss his new book, Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness, which uses neuroscientific and psychological research to aid personal development. Akshay talks openly about his personal journey, struggle with drugs and alcohol and post traumatic stress disorder diagnosis that led to the research in his concept of Fearvana. Akshay is a Marine Corps Veteran, adventurer, entrepreneur and success coach.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Debt Ceiling 42 mins -[First Item – 11 mins]”A week after President Trump cut a surprise deal with Democrats, and 100 years after it was created, is the debt ceiling still serving its intended purpose? Plus, inside the alt-right idolization of Taylor Swift and medieval history and how some are trying to fight back. Finally, a new book argues that we may need less technology, even–or especially–if it means we become more bored.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Film Producer Aronofsky 127 mins – “Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler (the third U.S. film in history to win the esteemed Golden Lion award), Black Swan (which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and garnered four other Oscar nominations), Noah (His biblically inspired epic that opened at number at the box office and grossed more than $362,000,000 worldwide), and his latest, mother!, a psychological horror-thriller film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer. In this episode, we explore a wide range of topics, including: His creative process and “nomadic writing” Work environment and highly unusual desks The “Month of Fury” How to navigate tough conversations over creativity and control Psychedelics Dealing with critics And much more… Many thanks to Peter Attia for making the introduction — check out his three previous appearances on this show here….” At the link find the title, “#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art,” right-click “Media files d1969bd1-650c-448e-b4a2-273e3d81619b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Film Producer Keoghan 95 mins – “Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time Emmys. He is perhaps best known as the co-executive producer and host of CBS series The Amazing Race, currently in its twenty-ninth season. But there is much, much more to Phil’s story, including unbelievable bucket lists, near-death experiences, and more. As just one example… In 2013, he decided to retrace the 1928 Tour de France riding an original vintage bicycle, with no gears, to tell the forgotten underdog story of the first English-speaking team to take on the toughest sporting event on earth. This experience was captured and turned into the brand-new film Le Ride, a gorgeous documentary and the first to be shot on a Sony F55 camera in 4K, which is equivalent to Super 35mm film. There are many takeaways from this conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!” At the link find the title, “#242: Phil Keoghan — The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races,” right-click “Media files c5be9004-c63d-4b29-9c79-d9fa6ae542b9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Fungal Diseases 47 mins – “Raymond St. Leger describes his work on insect pathogenic fungi. Members of this diverse group of fungi can be found as part of the plant rhizosphere, where they provide nutrients to the plant, and can also be deployed as insect control agents. Raymond discusses his work with communities in Burkina Faso, where he works with officials to educate and gain consent for use of mosquito-killing fungi to control the spread of malaria….” At the link find the title, “066: Insect-pathogenic fungi as fertilizers and mosquito control with Raymond St. Leger,” right-click “Media files MTM066.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Pest Control 44 mins – “The diamondback moth is a formidable agricultural pest, causing tremendous losses on farms and requiring significant cultural and chemical-based management on both conventional and organic farms.  Dr. Tony Shelton has studied the diamonback moth for decades, and now has initiated the first open fie2ld trails of a genetically engineered sterile insect technique that could be a helpful solution.  Dr. Shelton discusses the potential risks, benefits, promises and pushbacks from proposing this technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Go Green Initiative 55 mins – “Long before “going green” was cool, a bunch of PTA moms banded together to start the Go Green Initiative (www.gogreeninitiative.org). The organization began with no staff, no budget, and no idea that it would soon become the world’s largest environmental education program. What began on a kitchen table in California has now spread to schools and communities in all 50 U.S. States, 36 countries and 5 continents…and we’re just getting warmed up! Tune into Go Green Radio this week to learn more about what makes the Go Green Initiative special, and follow along with a slideshow found on the Blog at http://www.gogreeninitiative.org. ” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

History by Malcolm Gladwell 24 mins – ““History is an awful lot more than statues and names on buildings. If it was that easy to erase, we’d all be in trouble.’” At the linkf ind the title, “Sept 14 | History is ‘more than statues and names on buildings’: Malcolm Gladwell, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170914_52284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV in Russia 14 mins – “Michel Kazatchkine joins us to talk about Russia’s health system and struggles with HIV/AIDS in the context of its unique history.” At the link find the title, “Russia—history and health: The Lancet: Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28september_russia.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Teens 24 mins – “Young adults who age out of the foster system often bring with them a lifetime of trauma. One organization is determined to make them feel at home.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Hookup Culture 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 revisit a favorite episode exploring what this culture means for those who choose to participate, and for those who opt out.” At the link find the title, “Just Sex, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170925_hiddenbrain encore of episode_61, just_sex.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Houston Hurricane Recovery 28 mins – “In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, refugees and undocumented immigrants, already scared about deportation and the risks of interacting with government, must seek help from the same authorities they fear might seek to look into their immigration status. As Houston comes together, the city’s mosques and Islamic centres have opened their doors to all who need shelter. Volunteers from all backgrounds have been helping those who need rescue and immediate relief. For a brief moment, prejudices seem to melt away. But can it last through what will be a long process of rebuilding?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Growth Hormone 76 mins – “Aimee Medeiros discusses her book “Heightened Expectations” with Elena Conis. They explore the history of American’s ideas about height and how short stature, particularly in boys, became a “disease” in need of medical treatment – which spawned the multibillion dollar human growth industry. Recorded on 05/11/2017. (#32346)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Trafficking 12 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Hanni Stoklosa discuss the distinction between human trafficking and smuggling.” At the link find the title, “Difference between human trafficking and smuggling: Sept, 2017” right-click “Media files 19sept_trafficking.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Damage Cost 46 mins -”Underwater. Devastating floods in Texas put the spotlight back on the nation’s troubled flood insurance program. We’ll take it up.The deluge continues in Houston and the flooding aftermath is intense. By the time this storm is over, houses in the region are expected to suffer up to $30 billion in damages. But the National Flood Insurance Program is already in rough shape – heavily in debt and politically at risk. Without it, how will homeowners cover their losses?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Independent American Voters 27 mins – “What is motivating Ohio’s volatile ‘independent’ voters who are not Democrats or Republicans? Michael Goldfarb travels to the key state of Ohio to meet independent voters. He explores the anger that is motivating independents and places their views in the deeper historical context of changes in American society.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Aversion 27 mins– “Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power…right? In this episode of Hidden Brain, we explore why we sometimes avoid information that’s vital to our well-being.” At th elink find the title, “The Ostrich Effect, Sept,”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170918_hiddenbrain_hb_82, the_ostrich_effect.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence 29 mins – “In 2014, a new research and outreach organisation was born in Boston. Calling itself The Future of Life Institute, its founders included Jaan Tallinn – who helped create Skype – and a physicist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That physicist was Professor Max Tegmark. With a mission to help safeguard life and develop optimistic visions of the future, the Institute has focused largely on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Of particular concern is the potential for AI to leapfrog humans and achieve so-called “superintelligence” – something discussed in depth in Tegmark’s latest book Life 3.0. This week Ian Sample asks the physicist and author what would happen if we did manage to create superintelligent AI? Do we even know how to build human-level AI? And with no sign of computers outsmarting us yet, why talk about it now?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investigator Reporter Apuzzo on Trump 23 mins – “New York Times Investigative Reporter Matt Apuzzo joins Chuck to talk about where the Mueller investigation is going, and what to expect in the coming months from the Special Counsel.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow to get the audio file.

Investment Principles by Dalio 126 mins – “Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he has built Bridgewater into what Fortune considers the fifth most important private company in the U.S. Along the way, Dalio became one the 100 most influential people in the world (according to Time) and one of the 100 wealthiest people in the world (according to Forbes). Because of his unique investment principles that have changed industries, aiCIO Magazine called him “the Steve Jobs of investing.” Ray believes his success is the result of principles he’s learned, codified, and applied to his life and business. Those principles are detailed in his new book Principles: Life and Work. In this interview, we cover a lot, including: How Ray thinks about investment decisions, how he thinks about correlation, etc. The three books he would give to every graduating high school or college senior How he might assess cryptocurrency “ At the link find the title, “#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing,” right-click “Media files 12871ab9-f085-4f1e-83db-7b088c4a2d92.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

iPhone X 46 mins – “The new iPhone’s out, and it unlocks not with a fingerprint, but with your face. We’ll take a look and see where mobile phone technology and competition are.Like it or not, we live on our smartphones these days. Not everybody, but a lot of people. On Tuesday, from its new spaceship-shaped campus in California, Apple unveiled its latest versions: the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, the first $1,000 smartphone. Facial recognition to unlock it. Wireless charging. New screen. But there is competition. Samsung’s new Galaxy does not explode, and it’s pretty great, too. Up next, On Point: Apple, Samsung, more — and the state of smartphone competition right now.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamaphobia 32 mins – “President George W. Bush, speaking at a mosque on Sept. 17, 2001: “The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace.” Donald Trump, campaigning for president on March 9, 2016: “I think Islam hates us.” David Yerushalmi was living in an Israeli settlement near Jerusalem speaking on the phone with his father when the planes hit the towers on Sept. 11, 2001. “We got it wrong,” Yerushalmi remembers telling his father. Before Sept. 11th, Yerushalmi thought terrorism was about nationalism, a fight over land. Afterward, he decided terrorism committed by Muslim extremists was driven by Islam itself — and underpinned by Islamic Shariah law.  So he packed up his family and moved to New York to become part of a fledgling community of conservatives who would come to be known as counter-jihadists. They had an uphill battle to fight: In the aftermath of Sept. 11, President Bush and most Americans, according to polls, did not equate Islam with terrorism. But 16 years later, even though there hasn’t been another large-scale terrorist attack on American soil committed by a Muslim, America’s perspective on Islam has changed — evidenced most notably by the election of a president who believes the religion itself hates the country. Yerushalmi is a big reason for this change of heart. He’s a behind-the-scenes leader of the counter-jihad movement, filing lawsuits pushing back against the encroachment of Islam in the public sphere and crafting a series of anti-Sharia laws that Muslims and civil rights groups decry as Islamophobic. “Do I think that the United States is weak enough to collapse either from a kinetic Jihad, meaning war, or even a civilizational Jihad that the Muslim Brotherhood talks about? No. At least not in my lifetime. But do I think it’s an existential threat that allows for sleeper cells and the Internet-grown Jihadist that we see day in and day out wreaking so much havoc here and in Europe? Yes. Do I see it as a threat to our freedoms and liberties incrementally through their so-called civilizational Jihad where they use our laws and our freedoms to undermine our laws and our freedoms? Absolutely.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Politics 89 mins – “The rapid succession of events of the past four years have challenged conventional wisdom on political Islam. In “Rethinking Political Islam” (Oxford University Press, 2017), Shadi Hamid and William McCants have gathered together the leading specialists in the field to examine how Islamist movements around the world are rethinking some of the their basic assumptions. The contributors, who include Islamist activists and leaders themselves, describe how groups are considering key strategic questions, including gradual versus revolutionary approaches to change; the use of tactical or situational violence; attitudes toward the state; and how ideology and politics interact. On September 25, Graeme Wood of The Atlantic and Kristin Diwan of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington joined Hamid and McCants for a panel discussion on the book’s findings and conclusions. After the discussion, the panel took audience questions. A reception and book signing followed.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

IT Pioneer 26 mins – “Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist. In 1962, Stephanie Shirley – now Dame Stephanie Shirley – set up the computing company Freelance Programmers with just £6. The company was one of the first to commercialise software which, until then, had often been given away for free with computers. And with a gender balance of roughly one man for every hundred women, the company was pioneering in other ways too. This week, Hannah Devlin speaks with Shirley about her extraordinary success in the tech world and her later philanthropic work, which includes setting up a school devoted to children with autism.” At the link right-click “DownloadMP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Cool Tools 54 mins – “Our guest this week is Craig Mod. Craig is a writer and designer. He’s worked extensively with Silicon Valley and Japanese start ups. He spends about two months each year walking the old pilgrimage paths and ancient highways in the mountains of Japan.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jazz Artist Fred Hersch 35 mins – “Nearly 30 years ago, Hersch was among the first jazz musicians to come out as both gay and HIV positive. His memoir looks back on that time, as well as the time he spent in a medically induced coma.This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. You could almost say my guest, Fred Hersch, returned from the dead. He’s a jazz musician and composer who has had HIV for more than 30 years. The diagnosis came at a time when he was thinking he was ready to come out. It’s hard to think of another jazz musician who was out at the time. Hersch’s new memoir “Good Things Happen Slowly” is about what it was like to be closeted in the jazz world, and then come out as gay and as having AIDS.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jones’ Act 16 mins – “The government suspended the Jones Act last week, to allow non-US ships to move fuel to victims of hurricanes in Houston and Florida. Which once again made us wonder why the act even exists.” At the link find the title, “#524: Mr Jones’ Act, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media file 20170927_pmoney_pmpod524rerun-e7a6e46b-e764-45a0-b56d-a077061008ef-cf2a29a6-b9b5-4990-a22e-bf43920eab50.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kabul Gardeners 28 mins – “We are all familiar with the picture of the Afghan man with his large beard and Kalashnikov rifle – now meet the men with secateurs and watering cans. Gardening is in their blood and it has been forever. You can see this in Babur’s Garden, which was laid out in the early 16th Century by the man who established the Mughal dynasty in India. Largely destroyed during the civil war of the 1990s, the garden is once more a notable feature of the city, its largest public space. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katy Tur, Correspondent 49 mins – “During Donald Trump’s campaign for president, there were times at his rallies when he singled out one reporter for criticism. Katy Tur, who covered the Trump campaign for NBC News and MSNBC, remembers those instances vividly. Tur was working at a rally on Dec. 7, 2015, in Mount Pleasant, S.C., when suddenly Trump called her name and pointed at her from the podium: “‘Katy Tur, she’s back there. Little Katy … what a lie it was … what a lie she told,'” she recalls him saying. Then, Tur says, “The entire place turns and they roar as one … like a giant, unchained animal.” Men stood on chairs to yell at her, and she began to fear for her safety. She smiled and waved in an effort to defuse the situation. Later, the Secret Service escorted her to her car. As the first network news reporter assigned to the Trump campaign full time, Tur became accustomed to jeers and threats from Trump supporters. Now she’s written a memoir about her experiences on the campaign trail, called Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kay Tur on Trump 24mins – “NBC’s Katy Tur says covering Donald Trump’s campaign made her a better reporter, despite being the target for his abuse.” At the link find the title, “Sept 13 | What NBC’S Katy Tur learned from covering Donald Trump’s campaign, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170913_28921.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Language Number Question 43 mins – “There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our modern-day Tower of Babel?” At the link click the circle with the three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Hazards 3 mins – “There are toxins throughout our environment that can cause significant harm. Dr. Timur Durrani discusses the metal Lead, a common toxin. (#32858)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal System Flaws 62 mins – “Adam Benforado, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University; Author, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice …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 find the title, “Adam Benforado: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files cc_20150623_benfarado.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loons in New Hampshire 16 mins – “The iconic call of the loon is one you’ll hear on ponds and lakes throughout the state. We’re checked in with John Cooley, Senior Biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee to learn a bit about the bird and the state of its welfare. Chris speaks with John Cooley at the Loon Preservation Committee about the iconic birds and their future on New Hampshire’s waters. The iconic call of the loon is one you’ll hear on ponds and lakes throughout the state. We’re checked in with John Cooley, Senior Biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee to learn a bit about the bird and the state of its welfare. First off we know there just shy of 300 pairs of loons in New Hampshire, about 200 of those pairs built a nest. And Cooley says they’re all over the state, “from Little Island Pond in Pelham near the Massachusetts border to Third Connecticut Lake just miles from Canada.” Bodies of water are his reference points because that’s where loons are happiest. In fact, that’s almost the only place they can operate with any efficiency. Loons are a little ungainly when taking off and landing, or even just trying to get around on dry land. “They’ve evolved to have their feet far back on their body,” says, Cooley. Unlike geese or other water fowl that can easily walk around on land, the loons leg placement means they flail, using their wings to assist. And so they don’t often leave the water. “They’re only on land if they’re nesting, but they won’t nest farther than a few feet from the water.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mathematics 21 mins – “As educators across the country try to recalculate teaching of math, The Current asks if the problem is calculation or communication.” At the link find the title, “Sept 14 | How anxiety around math hurts student performance, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170914_40976.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Insurance Plans 47 mins – “Democrats are now lining up for and against single-payer health care. Big push. Big battle. We’re on it.Republicans and Democrats are both rolling out health care pushes this week. For the GOP, it’s a last-ditch push to repeal and replace Obamacare. For Democrats, it’s a push completely in the other direction. A push for single-payer health care. Bernie Sanders is out front. Lots of big Democrats are signing on. Lots of Americans are sick of the way things work now. But is single-payer the way to go? It’s a hot question.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Lab Dissection 48 mins – “Donors are very important to universities and medical schools, typically contributing money to further the educational mission. Often, donors get a plaque on the wall, and some even get whole buildings named after them. But we’re also grateful for the donors who get no plaques and whose names aren’t known: those who, after they pass away, donate their bodies to medical schools so that students can use them to learn. On the afternoon of the CCOM Deeded Body Ceremony, Patrick Brau, Mackenzie Walhof, Brady Campbell, and Reed Johnson reflect on the nature of this gift, what it meant to them, and some of the unexpected things they learned. Scientists were surprised this week to find out that jellyfish sleep, perhaps just like we do…which is weird because you’d think that sort of thing would get them killed. And in the spirit of the season (interview season, that is), we discuss evidence for why you probably shouldn’t have your med school or residency interview at 30,000 feet. Would you donate your body to a medical school? Why?” At the link find the title, “The Donors Who Get No Plaques Or Portraits, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 193-the-first-patient.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare Discussion 205 mins – “[2 parts] The current focus on improving Medicare physician payment through a variety of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) is widely perceived as a major shift away from fee-for-service, therefore reducing the importance of improving Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). But even if APMs eventually replace the PFS as the dominant payment methods, key aspects of the fee schedule (or an equivalent tool) will remain important and deserve attention. Not only does the PFS continue to govern nearly $90 billion in Medicare payments annually, it also serves as the basis for, among other things, setting payment rates, making real-time payments to providers, and calculating shared savings. On Tuesday, September 26, the Urban Institute, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and the Actuarial Research Corporation hosted a one-day conference on the evolution and state of the PFS and to consider the movement to new payment models. The conference included four sessions and a brief lunchtime address, and feature experts involved in designing and implementing the PFS 25 years ago, those currently working on improvements to the PFS, and those working to design and implement new APMs and other innovations.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. The two parts are: “Session 1- Physician Fee Schedule: Origins and Evolution”, and “Session 2- Relationship between PFS and Alternative Payment Models (APMs)”.

Mortgage Fraud 87 mins – “From acclaimed director Steve James, the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted in relation to the 2008 financial crisis.” At the link find the title, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 342902682-frontlinepbs-abacus-small-enough-to-jail.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moth 500th Episode 57 mins – “On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nanoparticles in Water 27 mins – “Professor Thilo Hoffman, University of Vienna Department of Environmental Geosciences, is studying the role of nanoparticles in water. Are they harmful? Is it easy to remove them? How would we remove them? To answer some of these questions, listen in to this edition of Science Studio.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Night Life 51 mins – “The Granite State is graying and has been for decades – so what does that mean for the state’s younger population? Today, we’re taking to the streets to investigate one listener’s question: Why does Portsmouth shut down at 9:00pm? Then, we talk to Stay, Work, Play New Hampshire – whose goal is attracting more 20 and 30 somethings to the state, and we’ll learn about the built-in advantages of living in a state the size of New Hampshire. And we’ll hear from singer and cellist Ben Sollee ahead of his performance in Concord at the Cap Center.” At the link right-click the play button, right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

No Wanks 60 mins – “Right-wing groups like the Proud Boys say they have no tolerance for racism or white supremacist groups. Their leader Gavin McInnes disavowed the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. But the Proud Boys believe “the West is the best,” which, one of them points out, is not such a big jump from “whites are best.” And one of the Proud Boys organized the Charlottesville rally. (The group now claims he was a spy.) What should we make of groups like this?”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Norman Mailer on Kennedy 26 mins – “Before anyone foresaw a time when a television celebrity could become president, Norman Mailer wrote in Esquire that John F. Kennedy was a mythical hero who could finally unite the business of politics with the business of stardom. His legendary 1960 reported essay, “Superman Comes to the Supermarket,” about JFK and the Democratic political convention, changed the rules for how we understand our political candidates as brands, and how we’re allowed to write about them. Mailer archivist and biographer J. Michael Lennon joins host David Brancaccio to discuss Mailer’s legacy, what his essay wrought, and how it continues to ripple through our political culture and be proven prescient again and again.” At the link find the title, “Superman Comes to the Supermarket, by Norman Mailer, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files Esquire-Classic_-Superman-Comes-to-the-Supermarket-by-Norman-Mailer.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nukes 45 mins – “New Yorker writer Evan Osnos visited North Korea in August to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war. He found that nuclear weapons are an essential part of their society. This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. My guest, New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, went on a reporting trip to North Korea at a dangerous time. It was last month, three days after President Trump tweeted that military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely. Osnos went to North Korea to see what he could learn about the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and his nuclear strategy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Not Dead Yet 46 mins – “Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman, the president of Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights group which she founded in 1996 to give voice to disability rights opposition to legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. She will discuss the mission of this organization in depth, as well as her testimony that she has given four times before Subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. She is a well-known writer and speaker on assisted suicide and euthanasia topics.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Prescriptions 4 mins – “Dr. Lawrence Poree considers the recent history of prescription painkillers including legal and political aspects. (#32862)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic in Ohio 47 mins – “We hear all the time about the opioid and heroin crisis. But some of us live that crisis intimately and some of us don’t. If you don’t, a new report from the Cincinnati Enquirer will shake your world. Either way, it will break your heart. Sixty journalists fanned out for one week over greater Cincinnati. They found the drugs, the needles, the despair and depravity everywhere. A flood of its own.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Oppenheimer 29 mins – “Brian Cox on Robert Oppenheimer The Reith Lectures Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Killing Spit 2 mins – “Have you ever wondered if Mom’s kissing a boo boo actually makes it better? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: Score one for mom . . . yes! At least, that’s according to researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. It turns out, human saliva contains a pain killer more powerful than morphine. Called Opiorphin, it works in the nerve cells of the spine. It prevents the destruction of enkephalins, natural chemicals that regulate the body’s response to pain….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care Specialty 77 mins – “How can you live well with an incurable disease? Dr. Steven Pantilat, an expert in hospice and palliative care, talks with journalist Katie Hafer about innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness. Recorded on 06/08/2017. (#32350)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Postsecondary Education 105 mins – “Too many disadvantaged college students in America spend time and money on coursework without graduating or earning credentials, while others earn degrees or certificates that hold little labor market value. Many of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts they have difficulty repaying. In “Making College Work,” a new book from the Brookings Press, Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and the Urban Institute’s Sandy Baum propose a range of policy solutions aimed at alleviating difficulties faced by too many of America’s college students, including weak academic preparation, financial pressures, and institutional failures that create barriers to success. On September 20, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings hosted an event on the need for better and varied pathways to college and the job market. At the beginning of the event, Holzer and Baum provided an overview of their recent book and policy recommendations, including better financial aid and academic supports that target individual students, as well as stronger linkages between coursework and the labor market and more structured paths through the curriculum. A panel discussion with experts and practitioners in the field of education followed. After the program, speakers took audience questions.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pregnant Women with HIV 26 mins – “A new Rapid Recommendation from The BMJ suggests that for pregnant women, they may wish to avoid certain antiviral treatments for HIV. This recommendation differs from the WHO’s, and to discuss why that is, and what makes that difference important, we’re joined by Reed Siemieniuk, a physician and methodologist from McMaster University, and Alice Welbourn, campaigner for gender and sexual and reproductive health rights, in the context of HIV and violence against women. A new Rapid Recommendation from The BMJ suggests that for pregnant women, they may wish to avoid certain antiviral treatments for HIV. This recommendation differs from the WHO’s, and to discuss why that is, and what makes that difference important, we’re joined by Reed Siemieniuk, a physician and methodologist from McMaster University…” At the link find the title, “HIV in pregnancy – “without the big picture, people aren’t going to be able to take the medication, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 342512469-bmjgroup-hiv-in-pregnancy-without-the-big-picture-people-arent-going-to-be-able-to-take-the-medication.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Radio 51 mins – “The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American prisons or jails – and even more under some kind of “correctional supervision.” In fact, if you added up all the people in America in prison, on probation, or on parole, it’d total about 6 million – just a little smaller than the population of New York City. The system is vast, but how well is it working? In this episode, we explore how a few communities across the country have responded creatively to problems with police, courts, and prisons.” At the link find the title, “American Justice, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files Justice_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Qatar Crisis 63 mins – “The distinguished panel will discuss the escalation of tensions between Qatar, a tiny, oil-rich state, and the Persian Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, all of which broke diplomatic relations with Qatar because of its support of the Islamic State, its sponsorship of Al Jazeera and its close ties to Iran. Adding to the difficult situation is the fact that the United States has a huge airbase and more than 10,000 troops in Qatar.” At the link find the title, “The Qatar Crisis, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170908_Qatar_Crisis_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rape Kit 6 mins – “Hundreds of thousands of women have been raped as part of conflicts in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere. Figures are seen as very conservative as only about 10% of rapes are reported. Lisa Smith has developed a self-examination swab designed for women to collect DNA evidence to a standard accepted by courts.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Uganda 27 mins – “Last year Uganda took in more refugees than any other country. But how do the South Sudanese, fleeing civil war, transform the African Bush into a new home? Ruth Alexander reports.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Relationships 124 mins – “I’ve wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in thirty-four years of running her private therapy practice in New York City. In this episode, Esther and I explore: How to find (and convince) mentors who can change your life. What she’s learned from Holocaust survivors. Polyamory and close cousins. Is there such a thing as too much honesty in relationships? Can we want what we already have? Why do happy people cheat? And much more. Esther is the author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity, which has been translated into 26 languages. Fluent in nine of them (I’ve heard her in person), this Belgian native now brings her multicultural pulse to her new book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (October 2017, Harper Collins). Her creative energy is right now focused on co-creating and hosting an Audible original audio series, Where Should We Begin. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast.” At the link find the title, “#241: The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel),” right-click “Media files e4cf219a-1a1f-4f4d-98b2-b68ef2e87e1e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Training 24 mins – “The robots that have taken on tasks in the real world – which is to say the world where physics apply – are primarily programmed to do a specific job, such as welding a joint in a car or sweeping up cat hair. So what if robots could learn, and take it a step further – what if they could teach themselves, and pass on their knowledge to other robots? Where could that take machines, and the notion of machine intelligence? And how fast could we get there? Those are the questions our guest Sergey Levine, an assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, is finding answers to.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 37: Sergey Levine on How Deep Learning Will Unleash a Robotics Revolution,” right-click “Media files 340089852-theaipodcast-ai-podcast-sergey-levine.mp3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

San Quentin Life 32 mins – “The color of your skin influences your life in prison, from sharing food to celebrating birthdays. Meet Andrew Sabatino (Drew Down) and Arthur Snowden (AR), two guys whose close friendship often challenges the unwritten rules of race relations on the inside. Thanks to Drew Down and AR for sharing the story of their friendship. It’s a big deal to talk about race in prison, so thanks also to Lonnie Morris, Lemar, Phil Melendez, Wayne Boatwright, Charlie and Mesro El-Coles for stepping up.” At the link find the title, “Unwritten, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files Unwritten_A.mp3”and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia in Transition 89 mins – “Since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s founding in 1932, the royal family has derived its power primarily from the country’s enormous oil wealth. With the country now experiencing an acute economic challenge due to low oil prices, the royal family has generated a new blueprint, known as “Vision 2030,” outlining its plan to modernize its economy and society while allowing it to maintain its hold on power. The plan includes greater integration of women and young Saudis into the workforce, largely out of economic necessity. Meanwhile, Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior Mohammed bin Nayef has been removed from the royal line of succession and replaced by King Salman’s son, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. The defense minister’s appointment marks the beginning of a new era in royal family power succession. Bin Salman’s appointment also comes as he manages Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, which has brought malnutrition and starvation to Yemen’s people, and been labeled by the United Nations as the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. In a new paper titled “Saudi Arabia in Transition,” Karen Elliott House, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who has visited Saudi Arabia for nearly 40 years and a current senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, analyzes the progress the Saudis have made and the challenges they face in implementing Vision 2030 amidst the recent changes in leadership.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Bus Driver Shortage 58 mins – “A school bus driver shortage in New Hampshire, and nationally, is making it difficult for some kids to get to school. It’s forced the Northwood district to struggle with the start of the school day, and the town of Wakefield to delay school for two weeks.  Then there’s the question of when that first day should be: Governor Sununu set off a statewide debate recently, saying he thinks the first day of school should be after Labor Day – we examine that issue as well….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Sex Assaults on Campus 47 mins – “Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos thinks students accused of campus sexual assault aren’t getting a fair shake. And she’s going to change that.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos moved in big last week on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses, pushing back on Obama-era policy under Title IX that has compelled colleges and universities to get much tougher on sexual assault. The message from DeVos last week is the pendulum has swung too far toward victim’s rights. The rights of the accused need more attention. That is getting attention all over. ” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sight Mechanics 30 mins – “Neurobiologist and lecturer of Physiology at the University of Cambridge explores human sight in his third Reith Lecture from his series entitled ‘Mechanics of the Mind’. We build up a miraculous understanding of the world around us by interpreting the light that enters our eyes. Professor Blakemore explains how the brain interprets these lights to create sight. In this lecture entitled ‘An Image of Truth’, Professor Blakemore argues that our perception provides us with a representation of our world, which we trust as a measure of reality, but what happens when this part of the brain is affected? To answer this question he shows how science uses case studies to investigate and develop our understanding.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Needs 30 mins – “Neurobiologist and lecturer of Physiology at the University of Cambridge Colin Blakemore explores the human need for sleep in his second Reith lecture from his series entitled ‘Mechanics of the Mind’. In this lecture entitled ‘Chang Tzu and the Butterfly’, Professor Colin Blakemore examines the human need for sleep. The study of human sleep remains the most direct experimental approach to the question of consciousness. Our nightly appointment with death is the most profound loss of awareness that most of us are likely to experience throughout our lives. We shall spend more than 20 years of our lifetime asleep-unconscious, almost oblivious to the demands, the joys and the dangers of the world around us. The problem of human consciousness has stirred up fierce debate between the reductionists and holists and Professor Blakemore asks the question, why do we sleep?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Paint 6 mins – “The key element of silicon solar cells is the semiconductor, which is usually a semi-rigid or glass-like material. Researchers at the University of Newcastle have developed a liquid which behaves like a semiconductor. Being a liquid, it can be applied by printing, coating or painting. One substrate being used is very thin PET plastic. The semiconductor is printed straight on the plastic in a series of layers. The result is then laminated. Interestingly this new cell works better in low light conditions than full light and continues to work in cloudy conditions. While the efficiency is low, so too is the cost, making it a contender for cheap mass production. Developer Paul Dastoor says his vision is for every roof of every building of every city in the world covered in a coating which generates power.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia Story 37 mins – “This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast Rough Translation. Mohammed was having the best six months of his life – working a job he loved, making mixtapes for his sweetheart – when the communist Somali regime perp-walked him out of his own home, and sentenced him to a lifetime of solitary confinement.  With only concrete walls and cockroaches to keep him company, Mohammed felt miserable, alone, despondent.  But then one day, eight months into his sentence, he heard a whisper, a whisper that would open up a portal to – of all places and times – 19th century Russia, and that would teach him how to live and love again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Starbucks Founder 49 mins – “During his first visit to Seattle in 1981, Howard Schultz walked into a little coffee bean shop called Starbucks and fell in love with it. A few years later, he bought the six-store chain for almost 4 million dollars, and began to transform it into a ubiquitous landmark, a “third place” between home and work. Today Starbucks is the third largest restaurant chain in the world, serving about 100 million people a week. Recorded live in Seattle.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Starbucks: Howard Schultz, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170927_hibt_starbucks.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stewardship 56 mins – “In 1968, Paul Ehrlich and his wife, Anne, published the book, The Population Bomb, which shook the world as it discussed the connection between environmental degradation and exponential human population growth. Though critics abound, many subsequent scholars and activists have continued the push for humane, science-based public policy to address the quandary of providing a good standard of living for all while faced with the constraints of earth’s finite resources. Today, Dr. Ehrlich and his co-author, Michael Charles Tobias – CEO of the Dancing Star Foundation http://www.dancingstarfoundation.org, will join us to discuss his newest book, Hope on Earth, which covers some of the most pressing environmental concerns of the moment.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stormwater Management 27 mins – “Managing and treating stormwater is a challenge to many cities. Building treatment plants with sufficient capacity to process large volumes of runoff that occur occasionally is not cost effective. The District of Columbia, facing a Federal consent decree to treat its stormwater, has been building subterranean storage tunnels but is now testing green treatment options that, if they work, could save much money in the long run. This experiment is funded with an unusual bonding arrangement in which lenders are betting on its success. To learn about this approach we talk with George Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of DC Water.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Suicide Prevention 27 mins – “Bonnie Bricker’s son, Reid had serious mental-health problems. When he became an adult, she was often left out of the loop when it came to his care. She’s now working to change the system to help others in distress – and their loved ones.” At the link find the title, “They never should have let him go, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20170915 75206.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Super Size Me 2 24 mins – “Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock takes aim at the chicken and fast-food industry in the film Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” At the link find the title, “Sept 15 | Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock targets ‘Big Chicken’ in his new film, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170915_32612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Development Goals 32 mins – “ When the UN announced its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, it was clear that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were even more ambitious than the previous Millennium Development Goals. It was also clear that collaborative partnerships will be the key to achieving them. In this podcast you’ll hear how the Academy, business leaders, academia, and government are working together to help make the world a better place for all. You’ll also hear from young students working on international teams to tackle some of these same challenges, which might inspire you to think about what you can do in your community to help achieve the SDGs.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Swastika 51 mins – “The swastika. Few symbols, few words even, evoke such visceral reactions in the Western world. It stands for genocide and hatred. But it wasn’t always that way. For centuries it symbolized good fortune, success, and well-being. It held deep religious and spiritual meaning for people around the world. Graphic designer Steven Heller has long been fascinated by the swastika, and he joins us Monday to discuss its power and history. Can it ever be seen in its original context again? Steven Heller is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design/Designer as Author and Entrepreneur program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he lectures on the history of graphic design. For 33 years he served as an art director at the New York Times. He’s the author more than 170 books on graphic design and popular culture, including his 2000 title The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption? At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syncphonia App 12 mins – “When children join in orchestra rehearsal at school, responses can be mixed. Those students who keep up with the group enjoy the experience. Those who struggle to keep up feel despondent, are discouraged and may even drop out. Lecturer in music technology Chris Kiefer and Research Fellow Alice Eldridge have designed an app for iPads which helps students keep up with the orchestra. Similar to karaoke, bars and beats are highlighted. Early results suggest students can tackle more complicated pieces, and longer pieces with enhanced enjoyment.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tales from the South 29 mins – “Featuring stories from Jones-Taylor, Robbins, Maia. Music by The Salty Dogs.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Prevention 42 mins – “The White House is hosting an anti-terror summit next week. Summits being what they are, we try to offer some useful advice.” At the link click the circle with the three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Theory of the Mind 30 mins – “This year’s lecturer is Neurobiologist Colin Blakemore. A Professor of Physiology at the University of Cambridge and Director of Medical Studies at Downing College, he is the youngest person to give the Reith lectures. He explores the concepts of the brain in his Reith series entitled ‘Mechanics of the Mind’ and evaluates how our brains have shaped our behaviour and our society. In this lecture entitled ‘The Divinest Part of Us’, Professor Colin Blakemore discusses how the theory of the mind mirrors man’s social development; from Plato’s genetically-controlled meritocracy of the mind, to Franz Joseph Gall’s view of character showing through the shape of the human skull. Professor Blakemore delves into the idea of miraculous mind and explains how the scientific world has not always thought that highly of the brain.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Stories 50 mins – “It’s estimated that there are nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. who identify themselves as transgender. That’s more than a million people with families, communities and stories we are only just starting to hear from. When someone transitions, the impact of that decision ripples beyond them to the people often closest to them: their families. In this hour of radio, we tell stories of trans people and their families at many different moments of life, from childhood to adulthood to elders, as parents, as spouses and as kids, themselves.” At the link find the title, “Trans Families, Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files TransFamilies_Podcast.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkey-Russia Relations 95 mins – “The history of Turkish-Russian relations is replete with sudden outbursts of anger and unexpected rapprochements. Even in just the past couple of years, Moscow and Ankara swung from conflict to reconciliation with startling speed. Fewer than six months after Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet near Syria in November 2015, the two countries concluded deals on a gas pipeline and a nuclear plant. Following the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara in December 2016, they collaborated on a framework to stop the fighting in Syria. Moving forward, fluctuations will likely continue to characterize this ever-uncertain relationship. In the latest Turkey Project Policy Paper, “An ambiguous partnership: The serpentine trajectory of Turkish-Russian relations in the era of Erdoğan and Putin,” Pavel K. Baev and Kemal Kirişci explore the main areas of interaction between Ankara and Moscow. They discuss the implications of these shifting dynamics on Turkey’s relations with its trans-Atlantic allies, particularly the United States and the European Union.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 30 mins – “The idea of a universal basic income has been around for a long time — Thomas Paine, a founding father of the United States, talked about it centuries ago. As recently as the 1960s and 70s, limited UBI studies were run in parts of the US. President Nixon even brought up the idea of an income floor for families in a State of the Union address. There’s been a lot of recent excitement around the idea, especially after an experiment launched by the Finnish government started in early 2017. It has the public and the media wondering: how will recipients react to getting this unconditional source of income? The experiment itself is fascinating, not just because of what Finland is testing but also how they are testing it. Finland is trying out a unique, design-oriented way of thinking about government. Rather than rolling out laws on a massive scale, they are trying to craft legislation in stages, with user feedback, just as one would create a piece of design.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Utopias 50 mins – “When Mormon pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they brought with them a new theology, a short but intense history of persecution, and dreams of a new kind of society. 166 years later, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by Mormon culture, but defies easy categorization. With a large and politically active gay scene, one of the biggest Polynesian populations in the country, and a steady stream of new migrants, the city is full of vibrant contradiction—and sometimes conflict.” At the link find the title, “SortingofAmerica_Podcast.mp3, Salt Lake City: Updating Tradition, May, 2014,” right-click “Media files SLC_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venomous Bites and Stings 43 mins – “In the wilderness there is an obvious danger of being bitten by snakes, insects and arthropods. Dr. Susanne Spano offers advice on what to do in case you meet are bitten by a venomous creature far from medical help. Recorded on 05/24/2017. (#32546)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vikings Decline 65 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 find the title, “The End of the Vikings, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170223_The_End_of_the_Vikings.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality 57 mins – “Imagine you could make a copy of a loved one. A digital clone with a life of its own – their Avatar. That’s the dream of biomechanical engineer, Dr Jordan Nguyen, and he says we have the technology to do it right now in the form of Virtual Reality. VR might be thought as way to play games but as Jordan discovers, it’s so much more. VR is being used to face phobias, to combat trauma and in the case of one Newcastle man, Angus, help to re-verse the effects of a catastrophic spinal injury.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Trends 12 mins “We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven’t disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs.” aAt the link find the title, “The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing | Augie Picado, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AugiePicado_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 307 – Sept 29, 2017: 3D Printer Cost, 9-11 Story, Afghanistan Politics, AI and Creativity, Anonymous versus Isis, Arab Stories, Autism vs Vaccines, Battery Powered Britain, Brain Implants, Cancer Research, Chicken Industry, C-ion Cell Batteries, Climate Disinformation, Coal Hogs, Complex Global Law, Computer Security, Convicted Innocents, CT and MRI, Detroit Revitalization, Diagnosis Uncertainty, Dog Rescues, Drone Flying Careers, Ecuadorian Oil Problem, Election Security, Emotional Cognition, Equifax Fiasco, Evangelican Movement, Exercise and Learning, Food Crop Quality, Freedom of Religion, Georgetown University Slaves, Gerrymandering, Gut Research, Hate Speech, Hydrogel Retinas, Hygiene Hypothesis, Impact Investing, Investing Philosophy, Justice in U.S., Katy Tur Correspondent, Larry King Interview, Latin American Trends, Lexicographers, Liberal Democracy, Life Extension Factors, Nation of Islam, Netflix Gigs, North Korea History, NSA Security Counsel, Pink Slime Lawsuit, Prisons and Trump, Privacy Data, Read Between the Trump Lines, Renewable Energy in Texas, Robot Ethics, Robot Safecracker, Supernatural Beliefs, Syrian Refugee Story, Trump and the Press, Trump Controversies, Trump Special Investigation, Truth and Accuracy, Undocumented Students, Volt Solar Energy, Water Usage, Weed Control, Wildfire Future, Womens’ Prison, Zika Update

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3D Printer Cost 16 mins – “Today, we’re going to talk cheap 3D printers. We were really impressed to find and to learn that there are some really cheap 3D printers out there. If that’s your biggest limiting factor is cost. They’re kits though, we have to be really careful that most of the ones with the cheap prices and the one we’re particularly talking about, the Lewihe. It stands for length, width, height, the first two letters of each. It’s not bad looking for what is a $75 printer. It’s a kit printer.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Necessity 19 mins – “In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about the opportunity cost of 3D printing. They go through their own genesis story with 3D printing and how they saw that not buying a 3D printer would cost them a great opportunity. They also go into how 3D printing changes your production process, your design process and it’s helping you with your business that not doing it really is a missed opportunity. Tom and Tracy also discuss how a leap of faith is needed but you have to think about the opportunities that you would be missing if you don’t start now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

9-11 Story 19 mins – “Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops – A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Politics 30 mins – “Episode 26: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the War in Afghanistan President Trump recently announced his plans for the War in Afghanistan, including the deployment of additional US troops to the country. This week we look at the political geography and the recent history of Afghanistan with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2003-2005) and Iraq (2005-2007). He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2007-2009). Ambassador Khalilzad discussed the roots and resilience of the Taliban, Afghanistan’s drug trade, and the importance of re-building Afghan state institutions in order to secure long-term peace in the region.” At the link find the title, “Episode 26: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the War in Afghanistan,” right-click “Media files SBKHA0901.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Creativity 39 mins – “As humans, we have some unique abilities. We are self-aware, we exhibit critical thinking and we have the ability to be creative and innovate. Will that always be the case? Some think that artificial intelligence (AI) will someday take over creativity and innovation.” At the link find the title “Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over Creativity and Innovation? S13 Ep25, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Will_Artificial Intelligence Take Over Creativity and Innovation_S13_Ep25.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Identification 68 mins – “This week, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan wrestle with a long-running tension in our country’s history: what it means to assimilate and “become American.” We’ll explore the 19th-century notions of who could become an American and the ways they were expected to change. Plus, we’ll discuss how much room there was for a hyphenated American identity in the past and if there is room today.” At the link find the title, “The Melting Pot: Americans & Assimilation, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS8300246576.mp3 ” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anonymous versus ISIS 29 mins – “Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials used metadata from a phone they found in a trashcan to gather information that made it possible to raid ISIS safe houses within a week. During these raids they were able to kill the suspected mastermind behind the operation, who was believed to be planning more attacks. Using a combination of cyber forensics and traditional police work, the French identified and successfully raided the purported hideout of the suspected ringleader. Considering our advanced technology, many are left questioning how this happened in the first place? And looking forward, can governments really prevent future acts of terrorism by building backdoors into encryption? In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the digital forensics of the Paris attacks and the aftermath, including a surfacing argument about cryptic communication, the response from French, British, and American governments, and how Anonymous, the hacker group, has gotten involved. …Stay until the end of the podcast to hear about Anonymous’s war on ISIS and the hypocritical nature of ISIS’s use of social media.” At the link find the title, “Paris Attacks: The Digital Investigation, ISIS, and The Response, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files paris-attacks-digital-isis-response.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab Stories 50 mins – “On the next Snap…”High Crimes and Misdemeanors. When your back is against the wall and you’re all out of options, you don’t want to break the law…but it wants to break you. Featuring the story of an imprisoned Iranian fiancee and a personal story from the Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj.” At the link click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download this audio” to get the podcast.

Asthma Commission 19 mins – “Discussion with two authors of a new Lancet Commission about the need for a new approach to prevent, manage, and cure asthma.” At the link find the title, “Asthma Commission: The Lancet: September 11, 2017,” right-click “Media files 11sept_asthmacommission.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism vs Vaccines P1 45 mins – “Autism, seizures, and overloaded immune systems. Could these really be side effects of vaccines? This week, we dive into the science to find out how safe vaccines really are. We also talk to public health researchers Prof. Dan Salmon and Prof. Amy Kalkbrenner and neurologist Prof. Ingrid Scheffer.” At the link find the title, “Are They Safe? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6426722197.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism vs Vaccines P2 36 mins – “Last week we explored the science behind vaccine safety. This week we try to understand where these fears came from, and why they persist. We speak to three historians: Prof. Nadja Durbach, Prof. Elena Conis, and Prof. Robert Johnston. And a concerned mom named Noelle.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers,, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1489776495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baby Creation 52 mins – “It’s a timeless question, asked by every kid that’s ever lived: where do babies come from? It turns out even the great scientific minds of the Enlightenment didn’t really have an answer. While navigators and cartographers seemed to have mastered the heavens and the Earth, other scientists were conducting bizarre experiments to put their finger on how exactly humans create life. Science writer Edward Dolnick joins us to tell the story of 250 years of searching and the meandering ways of scientific discovery. Edward Dolnick is the former chief science writer for The Boston Globe and the author of a number of books, including The Forger’s Spell and The Clockwork Universe. His new book is called The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Shark’s Teeth to Frog’s Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From.”  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Battery Powered Britain 30 mins – “New developments in battery technology are changing the way we power Britain. More efficient, higher capacity batteries expand the range of electric vehicles and allow solar and wind power plants to provide smooth, 24 hour electricity. Tom Heap is in Cornwall where power companies and local innovators are developing a new battery-powered economic model that could be rolled out to the rest of the UK. From mining the lithium that makes the batteries to holiday parks producing clean power for the grid Cornwall is leading the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bayes Theorem 90 mins – “We don’t treat all of our beliefs equally. For some, we see them as either true or false, correct or incorrect. For others, we see them as probabilities, chances, odds. In one world, certainty, in the other, uncertainty. In this episode you will learn from two experts in reasoning how to apply a rule from the 1700s that makes it possible to see all of your beliefs as being in “grayscale,” as neither black nor white, neither 0 nor 100 percent, but always somewhere in between, as a shade of gray reflecting your confidence in just how wrong you might be…given the evidence at hand.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 073-Bayes_Theorem.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Nye Interview 55 mins – At the link find “273. Bill Nye the Science Guy, author of Everything All at Once, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files geeksguide273final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Conflicts 69 mins – “Any podcast’s 100th episode is reason to celebrate.  In Talking Biotech’s 100th episode Chris Barbey interviews its originator, Dr. Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida.  They discuss the current research efforts in Folta’s lab along with his science communication efforts and how activists have reshaped his career– simply because he spoke about science. Also, his new roles in science communication.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlocPower Project 30 mins – “Compared with new buildings, older buildings tend to eat up a lot more energy and produce and trap a lot more pollution. Whether it’s an old church, a broken-down community center, an under-funded school building, or public housing, too often these older buildings don’t get retrofitted due to fiscal constraints. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Donnel Baird, the founder and CEO of BlocPower, a startup that uses technology to retrofit buildings in financially underserved communities. Not only does this work result in long-term energy savings and more humane conditions, BlocPower offers these benefits at a much lower cost than was previously available. Baird explains BlocPower’s business model, tells us what inspired him to start the company, and talks about the challenges that the current political environment brings.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Books–Podcasts–Science 58 mins – “Episode 35 of Books and Ideas is an interview with best-selling author Scott Sigler. Scott is known for his unique blend of horror and hard science fiction. In this interview Dr. Ginger Campbell talks to him about his career with a focus on the challenges of trying to incorporate accurate science into fiction. They also talk about his most recent hard cover book “The Rookie” and how it is encouraging young adults to become readers.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

Bored and Brilliant 29 mins – “When was the last time you found yourself truly bored? Have you forfeit those nooks and crannies in the day when you used to let your mind wander aimlessly in a daydream? On today’s episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Manoush Zomorodi, host of the popular WNYC Studios podcast, Note to Self. On Note to Self, Manoush initiated a series of listener experiments aimed at breaking the influence of our digital devices and networks on our lives. Those social experiments led her to uncover the creative power of boredom, detailed in her brand new book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 54 Manoush Zomorodi “Blissfully Bored,” right-click “Media files 59b8c64eed01d6b16d563ffa.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Implants 46 mins – “It’s not quite as crazy as it sounds.” That’s how Brett Wingeier describes his work as the Principal Biomedical Engineer with NeuroPace, the company where he spent over a decade designing and ultimately winning FDA approval for an implantable medical device that sits inside the skull of epilepsy patients, patiently waiting for the warning signs of an “electrical storm in the brain” — the neurological underpinnings of an epileptic seizure — and the countering the signal. Dr. Wingeier describes his invention as “like a defibrillator for the brain,” with the significant difference that his is a small wafer of platinum resting on the inside of a living human skull.  Technically, it’s not on the inside of the skull itself, but an artificial trapdoor cut into the skull by surgeons specifically to gain entry for the NeuroPace device.  When all goes as planned, the NeuroPace defuses seizures without the patient even knowing anything has happened. Wingeier talks about his work with realism of someone who knows he’ll have to back up claims with working prototypes, but also the enthusiasm of a sci-fi fanboy who truly sees ‘human potential as unlimited.’” At the link find the title, “#194: Brain Implants – Medical and Beyond with Dr. Brett Wingeier, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS194.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Calendar History 20 mins – “A month is hardly a unit of measurement. It can start on any day of the week and last anywhere from 28 to 31 days. Sometimes a month is four weeks long, sometimes five, sometimes six. You have to buy a new calendar with new dates every single year. It’s a strange design. Avery Trufelman explores the weirdness and alternate designs for the calendar.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Research 30 mins – “This week we discuss precision medicine and genetic testing with Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer at Color Genomics, which provides genetic testing for hereditary cancer and high cholesterol risks as well as preventative health services, including genetic counseling. We spoke to her about recent breakthroughs in cancer research and precision medicine, the benefits of testing for cancer-causing gene mutations, and what it means for patients, families, and medical providers.” At the link find the title, “Episode 27: Dr. Jill Hagenkord on Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBHAG0915.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cavitation Science 60 mins – – “This week, we’re discussing an effect called cavitation: low pressure causes bubbles of vapour to form in a liquid, which can cause a lot of damage when those bubbles collapse. First up is Paul Brandner, Associate Professor and Research Leader of the Cavitation Research Laboratory at the Australian Maritime College, to discuss how these bubbles form and why they can be so destructive. And we talk with Suzanne Cox, artist, scientist, and engineer, to discuss her work with crustaceans who have evolved ways of controlling the effect when they strike snail shells.” 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.

Chicken Industry 48 mins – “Chicken is such a mainstay of the contemporary American dinner table that it seems hard to imagine that, just a century ago, it was rare and expensive. But over the course of the 20th century, both chickens and the chicken industry exploded in size. Much of that growth can be attributed to the miraculous properties of antibiotics, which were developed to fight human diseases but quickly began to be fed to farm animals in vast quantities. Journalist and author Maryn McKenna weaves these two intertwined tales together in her new book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. In this episode of Gastropod, she describes the consequences of decades spent feeding chicken antibiotics, in terms of chicken flavor, poultry well-being, and, most significantly, human health.” At the link right-click “Download: and select Save Link As” from the up-up menu.

Climate Analysis 26 mins – “Dr. Armin Shwartzman, an associate professor at University of California San Diego, received a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University and since then has used statistics for image analysis. On this week’s science studio, we begin a new season with Dr. Shwartzman as he shares with us his expertise in statistics and how he has advanced his studies.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Coal Hogs 23 mins – “…As a new miner in a dangerous industry, Ronnie had to go through an intensive orientation process before this first trip underground. He sat through 40 hours of training and safety classes before going down into the mines. He was also issued a yellow hardhat that identified him as a rookie, and given his first reflective coal mining stickers. He put one on his new hardhat and saved one in a box, later putting it into an album.Today, after 34 years as a miner in Alabama, Ronnie has filled several photo albums with thousands of stickers. Some are inside jokes. Others commemorate big events or accomplishments at work. Some come from unions or manufacturers connected to the industry….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Commercial Law 20 mins – “The federal government can’t pass any law it wants to. It’s limited by Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, but the executive branch can choose how to enforce those laws. Under Trump, there are indications that drug laws, which are based on the Commerce Clause, are about to be enforced very differently.” At the link find the title, “9- Commerce Clause,” right-click “Media files TCL_ep_9_Commerce_part 1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Common Carriage Law 30 mins – “The modern fight over network neutrality isn’t a few years old. It is well over 1,000 years old across a variety of infrastructures and is totally wrapped up in a legal concept known as common carriage that has governed many kinds of “carriers” over the years. Few, if any, are as conversant in this subject as Barbara Cherry – a lawyer and PH.D in communications. She has worked in industry for 15 years, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years, and is currently a professor in the Media School at Indiana University. One of the key points of our conversation is regarding the problems with media shortening the Network Neutrality policy fights as turning the Internet into a “public utility.”  Barbara helps us to understand how common carriage is distinct from public utility regulation and why common carriage regulation is necessary even in markets that may have adequate competition and choices.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Complex Global Law 67 mins – “Law professor Gillian Hadfield of the University of Southern California and author of Rules for a Flat World talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in her book for regulating the digital future. Hadfield suggests the competitive provision of regulation with government oversight as a way to improve the flexibility and effectiveness of regulation in the dynamic digital world we are living in.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Security 27 mins – “With the coming of the World Wide Web in the 1990s internet access opened up to everybody, it was no longer the preserve of academics and computer hobbyists. Already prior to the Web, the burgeoning internet user groups and chat rooms had tested what was acceptable behaviour online, but access was still limited. Aleks Krotoski asks whether the Web through enabling much wider use of the internet is the villain of the piece in facilitating not just entertainment and commerce, but all aspects of the darker side, from malicious computer hacking attacks, worms and viruses, to new channels for criminality, online extortion and identity theft.” At the link find the title, “Dark Side of the World Wide Web,” right-click “Media files p05fh819.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 56 mins – “In the second year of what’s becoming a tradition here on Think Again, this is a mixtape of some of Jason’s favorite moments from the past year’s shows. Things that stuck with him because they were funny, or especially wise, or because of something extraordinary about the conversation that he can’t quite put his finger on. This episode — 2017 Mixtape #1 — features philosopher of mind Daniel Dennett, architecture critic Sarah Goldhagen, novelist Ian McEwan, child psychologist Alison Gopnik, neuroscientist Erik Kandel, and actor Alan Alda. Among the many ideas that come up: minds, buildings, Hamlet, A.I., the nature of evil, communication.” At the link find the title, “113. 2017 Mixtape #1 – Mind, Body, Authenticity, Artifice,” right-click “Media files PP5241072106.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 60 mins – “In his latest book Consciousness and the Social Brain  Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano proposes a unique and compelling theory of consciousness. He proposes that the same circuits that the human brain uses to attribute awareness to others are used to model self-awareness. He emphasizes that his attention schema theory is only tentative, but it is testable and it does fit our current knowledge of brain function. In a recent interview for the Brain Science Podcast (BSP 108), Graziano used the following clinical example to clarify his approach. A colleague had a patient who was convinced that he had a squirrel in his head. When confronted with the illogic of his claim the patient replied “Not everything can be explained by science.” In this example it is clear that the squirrel doesn’t really exist, so the question to be answered is HOW did his brain reach the conclusion that it does. While imagining one has a squirrel in one’s head is thankfully rare, we also know that our subjective experiences of the world are not necessarily accurate. Our perception of the world is shaped by how our brain processes the sensory inputs it receives. For example, we perceive white light as an absence of color even though in reality it consists of all wavelengths.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Convicted Innocents 12 mins – “Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free wrongfully convicted people from jail — in fact, he has freed some 6,000 innocent people over the course of his career. He shares heartbreaking stories of how (and why) people end up being put in jail for something they didn’t do, and the consequences in their lives and the lives of others. Watch this essential talk about the duty we all have to make the world a bit more fair every day, however we can.” At the link find the title, “How I help free innocent people from prison | Ronald Sullivan, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files RonaldSullivan_2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cosmic Questions 53 mins – “Who better to answer fan-submitted questions about science fiction on TV and in the movies than Bill Nye? Bill and Chuck Nice flip channels between “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Lost in Space,” “Gilligan’s Island,” “Back to the Future,” and more. (Adult Language.)” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Cosmic Questions 55 mins – “Black holes, neutron stars, the multiverse, and much more. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Leighann Lord delve into the dark mysteries of the universe – now extended with a cosmic conversation between Neil and Matt O’Dowd, host of PBS Space Time.” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

CT and MRI 58 mins – “We talk with Dr. Scott Klioze, a board certified radiologist from Saint Augustine, Florida who is using social media and YouTube to inform the public about the theory and practical applications of MRI and CT scanning, about his views on 3D in Medicine and the role radiology has played in bringing 3D visualization and fabrication to forefront of the media’s attention on the 3D. Dr. Klioze’s YouTube videos can be found on his channel “Doctor Klioze” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SUHgtREWQc&list=UUp0iQ6CVp6qPcJetHP5-nEA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djAxjtN_7VE&index=7&list=UUp0iQ6CVp6qPcJetHP5-nEA This episode was recorded on the 2nd of September, 2014. And if you want to see some of the cool 3D animations that Dr. Klioze is talking about, head out to our YouTube channel ‘All Things 3D’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Revitalization 87 mins – “On May 17, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings held an event that aimed to unpack the updated findings from the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a comprehensive report created and issued by The Kresge Foundation that measures Detroit’s comeback from its history-making bankruptcy in 2014.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.

Diagnosis Uncertainty 22 mins – “This week we’re at the Preventing Overdiagnosis conference in Quebec Canada, The conference is a forum to discuss the harms associated with using uncertain methods to look for disease in apparently healthy people – and is part of the BMJ’s too much medicine campaign. The literature on overdiagnosis has mostly been published since 2013 – partly…” At the link find the title, “Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 – Rita Redberg, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 338474985-bmjgroup-preventing-overdiagnosis-2017-rita-redberg.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dilbert Creator 44 mins – “Recorded on July 12, 2017 The Dilbert comic strip artist and political philosopher Scott Adams sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. He discusses with Peter his theory of “talent stacking,” the idea that rather than being an expert in one particular skill (i.e., Tiger Woods and golf), one can become successful by stacking a variety of complementary nonexpert skills. …Adams argues that President Trump is one of the best branders, influencers, and persuaders he has ever seen, in that the president uses persuasive techniques in debates and on social media as a way to get people to do what he wants. Adams contends that President Trump’s persuasive techniques will help solve the problem of North Korea because he has already set up China to get involved by intimating that it tried and failed. …They also briefly discuss his new book, Win Bigly, about the persuasive strategies of Donald Trump. Scott Adams is releasing his new book, Win Bigly, in October 2017.” At the link find the title, “How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170914-adams.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dog Domestication 58 mins – “According to Dr. Clive Wynne, most of the differences we see in dogs versus their wolfish cousins derive from the fact that dogs — in Peter Pan fashion — maintain the features and mentality of juvenile wolves all through their lives. A dog is wolf whose genes refuse to let it grow up. Dr. Monique Udell, an Animal Behaviorist at Oregon State University, studies the differences (and the similarities) between dogs and wolves, including the approaches that each take to problem solving, social learning, and submission to human authority.  She paints a picture of dogs as a pretty laid-back species, un-self-consciously waiting on humans to solve their problems for them.  Kind of like a canine Marie Antoinette. In Episode #195, both Wynne and Udell combine to provide a tag-team interview on almost everything you might have wondered about your dog’s innermost mind.  (The kind of questions you just can’t ask your dog without getting a cock-headed stare and a confused bark in reply.)” At the link find the title, “195: Dognition,”right-click “Media files SDS195.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dog Rescues 57 mins – “Episode 33 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books. Duffy publishes inspiring stories about how adopting rescued dogs enriches peoples lives. Proceeds go to various rescue organizations.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drone Flying Careers 37 mins – “Is a career flying, fixing, or supporting drones in your career future? Today I am joined by Ryan Wallace from Polk State College to discuss the career opportunities in the world of Commercial Drones. Ryan is a professor of Aeronautical Science and is actively involved in the local Unmanned Aircraft System Community.” At the link right-click “Downloads” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eclipse Experience 53 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, and broadcast meteorologist Joe Rao are here with everything you need to know about the August 21st total solar eclipse, called “the Great American Eclipse.” Keep looking up – but only with eclipse-safe glasses!” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Eclipse History 27 mins – “Eclipses have inspired dread and awe since antiquity. The earliest Chinese mythology saw solar eclipses as dragons eating the sun. We speak to native American astronomer Nancy Maryboy who tells us about the Navajo and Cherokee beliefs, many of which are still held today. We visit Stonehenge to examine theories that the ancient Aubrey holes, burial pits on the outer edge of the monument, were used to predict eclipses. And, psychologist Dr Kate Russo looks at her own and others obsession with eclipses to examine the reactions so many people report.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eclipse Research 27 mins – “Eclipses have inspired dread and awe since antiquity. The earliest Chinese mythology saw solar eclipses as dragons eating the sun. We speak to native American astronomer Nancy Maryboy who tells us about the Navajo and Cherokee beliefs, many of which are still held today. We visit Stonehenge to examine theories that the ancient Aubrey holes, burial pits on the outer edge of the monument, were used to predict eclipses. And, psychologist Dr Kate Russo looks at her own and others obsession with eclipses to examine the reactions so many people report.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecuadorian Oil Problem 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.

Election Security 59 mins – “On September 8, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Governance Studiesprogram at Brookings hosted an event focused on the national security concerns surrounding election security in the United States.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow to get the audio file.

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

Equifax Fiasco 119 mins – “[Starts at 80 min mark.] This week we discuss last Friday’s passing of our dear friend and colleague Jerry Pournelle, when AI is turned to evil purpose, whether and when Google’s Chrome browser will warn of man in the middle attacks, why Google is apparently attempting to patent pieces of a compression technology they did not invent, another horrifying router vulnerability disclosure — including ten 0-day vulnerabilities, an update on the sunsetting of Symantec’s CA business unit, another worrying failure at Comodo, a few quick bits, an update on my one commercial product SpinRite, answering a closing the loop question from a listener, and a look at the Equifax fiasco.” At the link right-click “Download options,” right-click “audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax Mess 96 mins – “[Intro covers Equifax.] Leo Laporte and Jason Howell take an in-depth look at the new Essential Phone PH-1. It finally arrived and Jason has spent a lot of time with it the last few days and will have a review. Also, Kelsea Weber from iFixit.com (a sponsor of TWiT) joins us to talk about what’s inside the Essential Phone. They had a hard time getting inside and had to freeze it! (plus they broke two screens!) Leo has the new Mavic Pro drone from DJI. We’ll take it for a spin and see if it’s worth the high price tag. Megan Morrone has a full review of the Tovala smart oven. Father Robert Ballecer, SJ has some ideas to bring new life to your old remote controls. In Call For Help, we’ll talk about whether or not you should install Oreo on your Android phone. Equifax gets hacked and leaked personal info of 143 million consumers.” At the link click “Download options,” then right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evangelical Movement 29 mins – “Between impending nuclear annihilation and the President of the United States seeming to endorse white supremacists, you may have missed the dismantling of the Environmental Protection Agency. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Brendan O’Connor, a reporter for Gizmodo Media who has recently written an extensive piece chronicling the evangelical community and the elements behind the movement’s embrace of climate change denialism – and the politicians, oil companies and think tanks connected to it all. We look at the history of the movement, its leaders and discuss the unlikely alliance between the evangelical right and Donald Trump.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise and Learning 44 mins – “…One of the world’s foremost researchers on the subject of exercise and the brain is Dr. John Ratey, who is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He’s also my guest on the show today. In this episode, Dr. Ratey goes into detail about how exercise makes your brain stronger and more capable. My hope is that, after listening to this episode, you’ll be equipped with a more technical understanding of exercise’s pivotal role in brain health – which, in turn, should give you more ammunition for fighting your brain’s lazy excuses and getting your daily exercise in”” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Falklands 27 mins – “Britain and Argentina’s competing claims over a small group of islands in the South Atlantic go back almost 250 years. In English they’re known as the Falkland Islands, after the 17th-century British lord Falkland. Matthew Teller explores the enduring connections of history, culture and identity that link the Falkland islands and the continent of South America.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Lower quality” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

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

Food Crop Quality 68 mins – “Author and farmer Ben Hartman talks about his farm and his book, The Lean Farm. View the show notes for this episode and all previous Farm Small, Farm Smart episodes.Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier and The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone – Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS112: The Lean Farm with Ben Hartman, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files FSFS_112_2017 BenHartman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foundations and Philanthropy 64 mins – “Is private charity always a good thing? Do large foundations have too much power? Political Scientist Rob Reich of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the power and effectiveness of foundations–large collections of wealth typically created and funded by a wealthy donor. Is such a plutocratic institution consistent with democracy? Reich discusses the history of foundations in the United States and the costs and benefits of foundation expenditures in the present.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom of Religion 93 mins – “On September 13, 2017, Brookings hosted a discussion with the American Charter Project on the vital role that religious pluralism and freedom of religion and conscience play in fostering civility and unity in our democratic republic.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.  

Georgetown University Slaves 50 mins – “By the time the Jesuit priests of Maryland founded Georgetown College in 1789, they were among the biggest slave owners in the colony. With several tobacco plantations scattered across Maryland, the Catholic order owned at least 200 slaves. It used the income from their labor to create Georgetown, part of an educational mission to spread and maintain Catholicism in the U.S. “The idea was that the Jesuit plantations manned by enslaved people would essentially subsidize the Jesuit educational mission,” says Adam Rothman, a historian at Georgetown University, explaining the purpose and economics of free tuition. Georgetown also directly employed slave labor, says Rothman, citing the school’s early ledgers showing rented or hired enslaved people. By the 1810s, the Jesuits’ tobacco plantations failed, and Georgetown was in debt. For some 20 years, the priests debated whether to free their slaves, keep them as part of their religious stewardship or sell them. The Maryland Jesuits decided to sell 272 men, women and children — virtually their entire slave community — to two planters in Louisiana. They were paid $115,000, roughly $3 million in current dollars. The money helped pay off Georgetown’s debts. In 1838, the enslaved people were divided and sent by ship to Louisiana. Nearly two centuries later, Georgetown President Jack DeGioia formed the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to investigate that history and recommend ways to atone.” At the link find the title, “Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump’s America, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files shadowclassed_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 39 mins – “When the Supreme Court term opens next month, perhaps no issue will be more urgent – and more complicated – than voting rights. One of the first cases the justices will hear is Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the 2011 redrawing of district lines in Wisconsin. While the Court has struck down racially-motivated gerrymanders in the past, no election map has ever been rejected as a purely partisan gerrymander. And recent developments have some court watchers concerned that Justice Anthony Kennedy may still not be ready to do that. Our guest this episode is Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, and curator of the must-read Election Law Blog.” At the link find the title, “Gerrymandering Goes Back to Court, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9994512039.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guts Research 60 mins – “This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What’s going on down there? And what can the rumblings deep in our bellies tell us about ourselves? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core (thanks to a hunter who became a walking science experiment in the 1800s), and listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain. And we talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless. Correction: An earlier version of this piece implied that subjects in the human probiotics study were given a larger dose of probiotics than they actually were. We also compared the results of the study to the effect of giving people anti-anxiety medication. The subjects did experience a significant positive mood change, but the researchers did not compare that result to the effect of anti-anxiety medication. The audio has been adjusted to reflect these facts.At the link right-click “Download: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Happiness Expert 30 mins – “On The Gist, Gretchen Rubin explains why her system of sorting people into four personality types (Rebel, Obliger, Questioner, and Upholder) will make your life easier. Rubin is the author of The Four Tendencies and host of the podcast Happier. In the Spiel, what happens when politics seeps into sports.” At the link find the title, “Which Type Are You? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7778843674.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Happiness Expert 36 mins – “This episode we have Gretchen Rubin back on the podcast. Gretchen is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. In Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, she provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better than before. Listen in as we talk about her new book The Four Tendencies, what it means to be an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger, or a Rebel, and how to use that to better your own life and motivation.” At the link right-click “Download episode hereMP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hashtag Octothorpe 16 mins – “If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The “#” didn’t always have this meaning, though. It’s had a few different lives and a few different names.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Speech 48 mins – “In the wake of the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, we dig into the nuances of how businesses handle the First Amendment and their own ethics policies. Plus, a discussion of the case for diversity in business, the question of whether you can bring your kids into the office and the ongoing debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.” 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.  

Hate Speech 57 mins – “After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, people in this region are looking more closely at local racist and anti-Semitic groups: their statements, their plans, and what may happen next.  We’ll talk about those issues and gauge the overall New Hampshire reaction to what happened this weekend.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Hip Hop Geeks 54 mins – “Drop That Track! Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the fusion of hip-hop and science, the legacy of violence in hip-hop, the culture of music, and much more with rapper Logic, co-host Chuck Nice, and rapper/educator/DJ Steve Tyson, a.k.a The Intellect.” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Homeless Drunk 7 mins – “Earlier this year, Keith Howard stepped down as executive director of Liberty House, a transitional living facility for formerly homeless veterans.  And he started something new. Howard now lives at a converted hunting camp in northern New Hampshire, on the grounds of Warriors at 45 North, where he’s going to run writing retreats for veterans.  Howard himself lives in what he calls the Tiny White Box. I went to visit him there….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Discharge Concerns 44 mins – “In this presentation, Dr. Mitchell discusses discharge-related risks, appropriateness for discharge, and elements of the discharge process.  Dr. Mitchell emphasizes that dangerous events happen commonly, involving medications, test results, and poor communication and/or follow-ups. However, with a clear understanding for the process, these are mostly preventable.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Forecasting 28 mins – “In the last few weeks, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been breaking records as they caused devastating damage in the Atlantic. Is there a link between global warming and these mega hurricanes? Looking at data collected over the last decade, the number of hurricanes each season may not change, but it is possible that strong storms will get even stronger.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Hygiene Hypothesis 30 mins – “Do germaphobic parents doom their kids to a lifetime of allergies and irritable bowels? This sounds like a question for our favorite game, “Is That Bullshit?” Returning champion Maria Konnikova helps us sort good bacteria from bad. Konnikova writes for the New Yorker and is the author of The Confidence Game.” At the link find the title, “The Hygiene Hypothesis, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9560599236.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 62 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and VP and Managing Director of Impact Investing at Enterprise Community Partners Julia Shin discuss: The disbanding of Trump’s CEO council; Companies’ responsibilities to their shareholders; Impact investing” At the link find the title, “The Only Way Is Ethics Edition, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5858333871.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Partition P1 26 mins – “On its 70th anniversary, Kavita Puri hears the untold stories of those who witnessed India’s partition in 1947. The years leading up to partition was a time in which many Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus recalled living together harmoniously. We hear about the calls for independence; the rising clamour for an independent Pakistan; the dread as communal rioting gripped ever more of the sub-continent; how the movement of people began prior to independence; and how independence day was marked on both sides of the border.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Partition P2 25 mins – “On the 70th anniversary of the partition of India, Kavita Puri hears remarkable testimonies from people who witnessed the drama first hand – and even took part in it. They speak with remarkable clarity about the tumultuous events, whose legacy endures to this day. Witnesses describe the immediate aftermath of partition itself. As the former British territories were divided into two new dominions of India and Pakistan, millions on both sides of the new border found themselves in the wrong place – and fled. Intercommunal violence spread rapidly among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, and news of the atrocities sparked revenge attacks. Yet even as this brutality shocked the world, some of those who bore witness to it recall many individual acts of courage and humanity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Philosophy 42 mins – “Paul addresses the 4 most common questions he receives from readers and listeners: Will indexing work as well in the future as in the past? Will small cap and value asset classes produce higher than S&P 500 returns in the future? How often should I rebalance? How do I best put my money into the market at these historically high prices? He also discusses an important lesson learned from a meeting with Dr. Hendrick Bessembinder.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Elections 83 mins – “On May 16, the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-hosted a discussion on the election’s candidates, its stakes, and its potential impact on the policies of the Trump administration and CongressAt the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow to get the audio file.    

Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium 48 mins – “What if the way our infrastructure is designed could keep us safe from earthquakes, accidents and from terrorism? Lizzie O’Leary looks at the design of U.S. cities with counterterrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins. Also, ex-Fed economist Bill Nelson talks about the people who are thinking of our financial well-being: the monetary policy leaders meeting at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Plus, a visit to places that inspire us — public libraries! — and how they’re changing to meet the needs of the millennial generation that visits them the most. Marketplace Weekend also gets a sneak peak at Marketplace’s Trade Off series on globalization with reporter Scott Tong.” 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.

Jazz Artists 52 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson gets his improv on with legendary jazz musicians Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Featuring Chuck Nice, Sean Ono Lennon, Stephen Tyson, Mona Chalabi, Charles Limb, and the Columbia University Jazz House.” At the link click the square with three dots and double-click “Download” to get the audio file.

Justice in U.S. 52 mins – “The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American prisons or jails – and even more under some kind of “correctional supervision.” In fact, if you added up all the people in America in prison, on probation, or on parole, it’d total about 6 million – just a little smaller than the population of New York City. The system is vast, but how well is it working? In this episode, we explore how a few communities across the country have responded creatively to problems with police, courts, and prisons.” At the link find the link, “American Justice, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files Justice_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karachi Pakistan 30 mins – “Razia wants to win Pakistan’s first Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing; student teacher Iqra is a guide on Karachi’s first tourist bus tour; top boy scout Rizwaan started Pakistan’s Youth Parliament and young lawyer Faiza has created Asia’s first female troupe of improvisational comedians. They are just some of the young people determined to put their home city on the map for good reasons rather than bad. In 2013 Karachi was described as the most dangerous mega-city in the world where political gang warfare, terrorist bomb blasts, targeted killings, kidnapping and extortion were everyday occurrences. But in the past two years the security situation has been brought under control and citizen-led activities to reclaim Karachi’s public spaces are blossoming again, particularly by young people under 30 who make up two thirds of Pakistan’s population. Walls that were once covered with political slogans and hate speech are now painted over with murals celebrating the city’s history and diversity. Nightlife is once again booming with arts and culture back on the stage. This spring’s annual all-night Aalmi Mushaira, held in the Karachi Expo Centre, attracted thousands of Urdu poetry lovers of all ages and backgrounds. And the comedy scene is thriving, drawing new audiences and challenging stereotypes with internationally successful acts such as Saad Haroon. Join Karachi radio journalist Noreen Shams Khan to discover a Pakistan that you do not usually hear about.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katy Tur Correspondent 46 mins – “Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent and author of a new book about “Unbelievable,” joins Chuck on stage at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan to talk Donald Trump and the 2016 election. This podcast was part of the 92Y Talks program and has been edited for pacing.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the podcast.

Larry King Interview 96 mins – “Larry King (@kingsthings) has been dubbed “The most remarkable talk show host on TV, ever” by TV Guide and “Master of the mic” by Time Magazine. Larry’s been described as the Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview, and he’s been inducted into five of the nation’s leading broadcasting halls of fame. He’s the recipient of the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism, an Emmy, the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, ten CableACE awards — the list goes on.” At the link find the title, “#259: Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Larry King and Cal Fussman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Latin American Trends 105 mins – “On May 16, the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative hosted a panel discussion on the implications of new global and regional trends for the political and macroeconomic outlook in Latin America, including whether these new trends could reverse the institutional, economic, and social progress of the last 20 years.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.

Lexicographers 56 mins – “Kory Stamper is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, often seen on their “Ask the Editor” video series. Her funny and fascinating book Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is about the how the sausage of dictionaries is made, and about the slipperiness of words themselves. This is not a “prescriptivist” manifesto, fussily criticizing people’s misuse of apostrophes or words like “irregardless.” On the contrary, like any lexicographer worth her salt (and salt, as Kory will tell you, was once so valuable it was used as money, which is where we get the word “salary” from…) Kory’s a professional “descriptivist”, painstakingly trying to pin down how words are actually used even as they try to wriggle away from her.” At the link find the title, “95. Kory Stamper (Lexicographer) – Lair of the Level 10 Word Mage, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8415028636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Democracy 86 mins – “On September 13, as governments gather in Washington for the 9th ministerial conference of the Community of Democracies, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Secretary Albright and Prime Minister Jomaa to launch the Democracy and Security Dialogue’s final report.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.  

Life Extension Factors 16 mins – “The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.” At the link find the title, “The secret to living longer may be your social life | Susan Pinker, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SusanPinker_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linux Intro 19 mins – “There are literally hundreds of versions of Linux to choose from. Each has its own look and feel. Each is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Each comes pre-packaged with a selection of software applications, and each is the same Linux at the core. Having said that, if you ask 10 people which version of Linux is best, you will get at least 12 different answers. 🙂 The recommendations we give in this episode are based on our experience and knowledge. (Larry has been using Linux as his exclusive personal computer operating system for about 10 years.)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Literacy Lawsuit 51 mins – “The show this week is education themed, and we’re looking at stories from all over the country. We consider a landmark case weighing the right to literacy and its value, tax breaks for school supplies, the cost of college and the best gifts to give a new freshman. Parents, students and teachers all share their views in this episode about the value of education in the U.S.” 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.

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

Marine Venoms 46 mins – “Coral, sea urchins, venomous fish, and stingrays can all inject venom into their targets causing pain and wounds that must be treated. Dr. Dan Repplinger explains how to recognize and treat these injuries. Recorded on 05/10/2017. (#32457)” At the link right-click “audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martin Luther Anniversary 50 mins – “Chris Bowlby visits Wittenberg, where Martin Luther started it all in 1517. He discovers how the Reformation transformed life in many different ways, and helped make Germany a nation of singers and book-lovers. But amidst all the culture and kitsch Germany’s also grappling with a darker legacy – Luther’s anti-Semitism and exploitation by dictators and populists.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Million Dollar Question 28 mins – What is the best way to spend $100 million to fix one huge problem in the world today? That is the challenge laid down by the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, distributors of the “genius grant”. They created the 100&Change competition to inspire solutions for some of the looming disasters facing people, places or the planet. The prize is one colossal grant of $100 million for the project which can make the most lasting difference to people’s lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Model Helicopters 87 mins – “This week we talk with Robert Rodriquez, the founder of the Society of Aerial Cinematography (AKA SOAC), for a discussion about the use of Multirotors and helicopters in the motion picture industry. Also discussed in this show are some cool new multirotor products and upcoming flying events.On this show Raja joins us to answer your questions about helicopters. Why are there different swashplate geometries? How do mechanical mixing and CCPM compare? And everyone’s favorite, flybar or flybarless?” At the link find the title, “ATTF #253 – Helicopter Tech Questions,” right-click “Media files ATTF_253-Helicopter Tech Questions.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Snippets Creator 21 mins – “Behind almost all popular music, there is this hidden economy of music producers buying and selling sonic snippets, texting each other half-finished beats, and angling for back-end royalties.” At the link find the title, “#794: How To Make It In The Music Business,” right-click “Media files 20170915_pmoney_pmpod794.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nation of Islam 30 mins – “Abdurrahim Rashada has seen a lot in his life. He served in the Navy during World War II. He survived and escaped the Jim Crow South. He worked in the GM factories of Michigan and saw their rise and fall. And then, he joined the Nation of Islam, attracted by their message of freedom, justice, and equality for black folks. And later, when the community moved towards Sunnism, he learned to adapt to a broader community of immigrant Muslims. In 1988, he met Ahmed when he had his first aqiqah (first haircut) at the mosque in Saginaw. In this episode, Ahmed takes a step back and Khalila Rashada interviews her grandfather in the Saginaw house she grew up in.” At the link find the title, “Episode 33: A 91-Year-Old Imam Still Finds Joy In The Podcast Studio, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8830390577.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netflix Gigs 21 mins – “Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you’re not up to scratch, you’re off the team. Is this the future of work?” At the link find the title, “#647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170913_pmoney_pmpod647rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neural Discovery 29 mins – “Our guest this week is Greg Gage. Greg is the co-founder and CEO of Backyard Brains, a company started with Tim Marzullo as neuroscience graduate students at the University of Michigan. Greg is a published neuroscientist and engineer, and has helped develop tools, curriculum and experiments that allowed the general public to participate in neural discovery. Greg is a senior fellow at TED and the recipient of the White House Champion of Change from Barack Obama award for his commitment to citizen science.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-clcik “Download” and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Niger High Birth Rate 27 mins – “Women in Niger have more children, on average, than anywhere else in the world. The government of Niger can’t support such a fast growing population and wants traditions to change” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nigerian Author 27 mins – “The author of Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo, sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what she learned from Margaret Atwood, the pain of writing about Nigeria’s turbulent recent past, and using fiction to challenge the idea that women must have children.” At the link find the title, “Ayobami Adebayo, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2169299463.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

One-legged Wrestler 33 mins – “On the next Snap Judgment,”On The Mat.” Amazing people wrestling with tough opponents and big decisions. Featuring Anthony Robles, the grappler that could take you down with one leg, and the Von Erich wrestling family whose glitz and fame was riddled with pain and sacrifice.” At the link click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download this audio” to get the podcast.

Orphan Prevention 13 mins – “Could it be wrong to help children in need by starting an orphanage? In this eye-opening talk about the bad consequences of good intentions, Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused in part by foreign donors, and details the harm done to children when they are separated from their families and left to grow up in institutions.” At the link find the title, “Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files TaraWinkler_2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Panhandling Solution 12 mins – “When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read “Want a job,” he decided to take him (and others in his situation) up on it. He and his staff started a citywide initiative to help the homeless by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep — and the results were incredible. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque’s model with this frank and optimistic talk.” At the link find the title, “A practical way to help the homeless find work and safety | Richard J. Berry, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files RichardJBerry_2017X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pink Slime Lawsuit 55 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, senior strategy officer at a political risk startup Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: Pink slime and food libel; Disney and Netflix; Office open seating plans” At the link find the title, “The Disney World Edition, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7938092209.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poker Pro Interview 69 mins – “Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), and he is a 2007 inductee of the WSOP’s Poker Hall of Fame. Hellmuth is also known for his temperamental “poker brat” personality — reflected in his new book, Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth’s Autobiography. We recorded three hours of material and only one hour was used for the TV show. This podcast episode is almost entirely new content that didn’t appear on TV. In this conversation, we examine Phil’s morning routine, the importance of goals and blessings, how he became the youngest person to win the World Series of Poker, his prep for high-stakes games, what it takes to compete at the highest level, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “#260: Setting Goals, Making Money, and Overcoming Tough Times — Phil Hellmuth,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Phil Hellmuth.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prisons and Trump 44 mins – “How we got from the events in Ferguson to the election of you-know-who: Chris Hayes talks about race, incarceration, and politics in his new book  A Colony in a Nation—Salon called it “a dark book for a dark time.” Start Making Sense is hosted by Jon Wiener and co-produced by the Los Angeles Review of Books. Plus: Although Trump was the least Christian of all the Republican candidates, white evangelicals voted for him overwhelmingly, despite the work of some prominent evangelical leaders.  Sarah Posner of the Nation Institute analyzes the political deal that evangelicals made—she wrote about the issue last month for The New Republic. And Gary Younge explains what it’s been like talking about kids killed by guns—on call-in shows on talk radio.  His book Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives recently won the Anthony J. Lukas Prize.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Privacy Data 55 mins – “More and more our lives are online. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we leave a digital trail. Cameras follow us as we walk through the city. Financial transactions are recorded be it banking or buying groceries, buying anything. And some people choose to document their lives on social media. Our data is valuable.  Profiles are assembled. What about privacy? Does it exist anymore? A human right or an outdated custom?  When political messages are unregulated and targeted, is democracy under threat? This discussion was held as part of Brisbane’s World Science Festival 2017.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race-Class-Culture 108 mins – “On September 5, the Brookings Institution hosted a conversation with William Julius Wilson, America’s leading voice on the sociology of race and poverty and author of “The Truly Disadvantaged,” and J.D. Vance, the author of the acclaimed “Hillbilly Elegy,” a personal and moving account of white underclass struggle in Appalachia.At the link double click the down-pointing arrow and to get the audio file.  

Read Between the Trump Lines 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes about who’s saying what in the Trump-Russia investigation and why it’s important to know the difference.” At the link find the title, “How to Read L’Affaire Russe, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7229385510.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Renewable Energy in Texas 27 mins – “Why has a heavily Republican city in Texas, chock full of climate change sceptics, become the first city in the South to be powered entirely by renewable energy? And why, just a few miles away, has a small town consisting of a lone truck stop and a deserted dirt road they call Main Street, become the richest area in the entire United States? As Donald Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate Accords, and talks up the use of fossil fuels, we explore the unexpected reality of the energy industry in the ‘oil state’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Ethics 28 mins – “Alan Winfield is the only Professor of Robot Ethics in the world. He is a voice of reason amid the growing sense of unease at the pace of progress in the field of artificial intelligence. He believes that robots aren’t going to take over the world – at least not any time soon. But that doesn’t mean we should be complacent. Alan Winfield talks to Jim al-Khalili about how, at a young age, he delighted in taking things apart. After his degree in microelectronics and a PhD in digital communication at Hull University, he set up a software company in the mid-80s, which he ran for the best part of a decade before returning to academia. In 1993, he co-founded the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England, by far the largest centre of robotics in the UK. Today, he is a leading authority, not only on robot ethics, but on the idea of swarm robotics and biologically-inspired robotics. Alan explains to Jim that what drives many of his enquiries is the deeply profound question: how can ‘stuff’ become intelligent.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Safecracker 82 mins – “Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson talk with Nathan Seidle, the founder of SparkFun Electronics about the safe-cracking robot he created and how it works[20 min mark]. It was one of the most popular exhibits at DEF CON. Is your digital life a mess? Megan Morrone is here to help as she kicks off our #DigitalCleanse series. Today, learn how to tame your notifications. Is there a good ‘trust no one’ cloud storage solution? Why is Verizon so late on Android updates? Find out in our ‘Calls for Help.’ Then, Jason Howell loves great audio and has a review of IK Multimedia’s small iLoud Micro Monitor speakers.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Romanian Internet Porn 29 mins – “Inside Romania’s live, web-camming world – the engine of the online sex industry… Assignment explores the fastest growing sector of so-called, ‘adult’ entertainment.” At the link right-click “Download: and select Save Link As” from the up-up menu.

Roundabouts 7 mins – “…Rotaries were introduced in the U.S. in the early 20th century — but there was no real design criteria. They have pretty high entry speeds, over 30 miles an hour, and they don’t process traffic very well. Another name for those? Traffic circles. But take that traffic circle, shrink it down, and add a few rules, maybe an extra lane, and you’ve got something special: the roundabout. Traffic circle being converted to a roundabout in Kingston, NY. The roundabout is the smaller circle in the middle. Oldenburg says you actually have less traffic in a roundabout than in a traffic circle, and that a lot of the roundabout construction in New Hampshire is actually a retrofitting of existing traffic circles. The engineers see a better flow of traffic and think, success! But the people driving through these things often have a different opinion….”  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salman Rushdie 58 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Today’s guest is Salman Rushdie. He’s the author of twelve previous novels and four books of nonfiction, including Joseph Anton, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights which we discussed two years ago on this show.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. His kaleidoscopic, funny, philosophical new novel The Golden House has been called a “return to realism” but maybe only because the present-day American realities it draws upon and reimagines are so indistinguishable from fantasy. In this episode, the first one with a repeat guest since the show was launched (Henry Rollins was one taping split into two episodes) Rushdie and Jason discuss New York City, the surrealism of everyday life, comic books, and much, much, more.” At the link find the title, “115. Salman Rushdie (writer) – A Permeable Frontier, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1671544126.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Lunches 54 mins – “Across the United States, school lunch is being transformed, as counties and cities partner with local farms to access fresh vegetables, as well as hire chefs to introduce tastier and more adventurous meals. This is a much-needed correction after decades of processed meals that contained little in the way of nutrition and flavor. But how did we get to trays of spongy pizza and freezer-burned tater tots in the first place? While it seems as if such culinary delights were always part of a child’s day, the school lunch is barely a century old—and there are plenty of countries in the world, like Canada and Norway, where school lunch doesn’t even exist. This episode, we dive into the history of how we got to today’s school lunch situation, as well as what it tells us about our economic and gender priorities. Listen in now for all that, plus the science on whether school lunch even matters.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharps’ War 52 mins – “In January 1939, Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha received a call: would they travel to Europe to help Jewish dissidents and refugees under threat of Nazi persecution? While few Americans were paying attention to Hitler’s growing power, the Sharps agreed to the dangerous mission. A new PBS film explores their incredible work, and Wednesday, filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky joins us to talk about how the Sharp’s actions saved hundreds and altered the course of their own lives.”  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Sixties Big Switch 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Department of Classical Studies, and is titled “Personal Agency and the Big Switch 1962-64: Thucydides, Bob Dylan and Stanley Kubrick.”  Our speaker is Professor Thomas Palaima from the University of Texas at Austin.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep and Memory 71 mins – “In The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest Dr. Penelope A. Lewis provides a highly readable account of the fascinating world of sleep research. Fascinating research is being carried out with animals as varied as fruit flies and rats, as well as with humans. I was surprised to learn that most people actually find it fairly easy to fall asleep in an fMRI scanner. I have just posted an interview with Dr. Lewis (BSP 107) that includes a discussion of the role of sleep in memory as well as interesting findings about how synapses in the brain actually change during sleep. We still don’t know exactly what sleep (and dreaming) are essential, but research in this field is growing. Dr. Lewis is excited about emerging research that suggests improving slow wave sleep may significantly improve learning and memory.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Deprivation 33 mins – “If you could compare the person you were before you became sleep deprived to the person after, you’d find you’ve definitely become…lesser than. When it comes to sleep deprivation, you can’t trust yourself to know just how much it is affecting you. You feel fine, maybe a bit drowsy, but your body is stressed in ways that diminish your health and slow your mind. In this episode, we sit down with two researchers whose latest work suggests sleep deprivation also affects how you see other people. In tests of implicit bias, negative associations with certain religious and cultural categories emerged after people started falling behind on rest.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 110-Sleep_and_Bias.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Walk Stories 20 mins – “200 miles above Earth’s surface, astronaut Dave Wolf — rocketing through the blackness of Earth’s shadow at 5 miles a second — floated out of the Mir Space Station on his very first spacewalk. In this short, he describes the extremes of light and dark in space, relives a heart-pounding close call, and shares one of the most tranquil moments of his life. When we were putting together our live show In the Dark, Jad and Robert called up Dave Wolf to ask him if he had any stories about darkness. And boy, did he. Dave told us two stories that  became the finale of our show….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Forces Wound Care 19 mins – “This Clinical Practice Guideline was written by a fellow 18D with input from around the surgical community.  It reconciles the differences between wound care done in a role 2 or 3 facility, such as serial debridements, with what is taught in the 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course with regards to delayed primary closure.  One way is not “right” while the other wrong, it has more to do with the amount of time and resources available to the medic or other provider.  The remainder of the blog post and podcast is meant to be a refresher for those who have already been taught these procedures.  It is also meant to be informational for those medical directors who may not be exactly certain of what has been taught as far as wound care and surgery. If you haven’t been trained to do these procedures before going ahead with them, it is very likely that you may do more harm to the patient than good.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Wound_Care.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Mentor 33 mins – “Jasen Yang gave up the security of a high-paying Wall Street job to launch his company, Polly Portfolio. It’s been three years since then, and Jasen still isn’t taking a salary. It’s put a lot of strain on his family, and made it difficult for Jasen and his wife, Lynn, to make important decisions about their future. So we brought in executive coach Jerry Colonna, who helped Jasen find the unlikely source of his anxiety.” At the link find the title, “Sell the Apartment, Keep the Startup (Season 6, Episode 3), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT8589225555.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Sterile Earth 27 mins – “This month’s episode is about what it would take to sterilize the Earth, and why you might want to figure that out in the first place. First we talk to the authors of a paper that tries to figure out this exact question. David Sloan and Rafael Alves Batista are the authors of a paper called “The Resilience of Life to Astrophysical Events” (along with Avi Loeb). No, they’re not evil scientists, just interested in what it might take to find life on other planets. They explain their calculations, and how we mostly don’t have anything to worry about. Plus, cool facts about tardigrades! Then we talk to science-fiction author N.K. Jemisin who is the author of The Broken Earth trilogy. Which is very good! She explains her thinking behind the books, why the Earth is out to get her characters, and how humans banding together to survive is more interesting to her than the lone ranger making it on his own.” At the link find the title, “After Life, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suicide History 52 mins – “Questions surrounding suicide have been with us for at least as long as we’ve had written record, and the answers are as varied as the times and places where they were discussed. Tuesday, Doug’s guest is the philosophy scholar Margaret Battin. She’s spent her career collecting the works of religious and secular thinkers regarding suicide. It has been considered noble, immoral, heroic and cowardly, and we’ll talk about what all of those views teach us about end-of-life issues today. Margaret Battin is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and an Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Her books include Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die and The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources ”  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Supernatural Beliefs 34 mins – “Episode 34 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Bruce Hood, author of “SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable.” Dr. Hood is a developmental psychologist with a long-standing interest in why people believe weird things. In “Supersense” he argues that innate cognitive structures (how we think without being taught) give people a natural tendency toward belief in the supernatural. Our intuitive sense of how the world works is often at odds with the findings of modern science. In this interview we discuss the evidence for these conclusions and their implications. Please go to http://booksandideas.com for show notes and episode transcripts.” At the link double click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 28 mins – “In the summer of 2015 tens of thousands of Syrians left their war torn homeland and put their lives in the hands of the smugglers who would help them navigate the hazardous route to Europe. Among the new arrivals were Mohammed Dallal, a man in his late 40s and his 16-year-old daughter Noor. Amy Zayed and Laura Graen have accompanied Mohamed and Noor for nearly two years through the emotional and bureaucratic vagaries of the refugee life. In this programme, we hear whether the family is, at last, together again.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tennis Pro Interview 133 mins – “Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) and an Olympic silver medalist. Forbes named Maria the highest-paid female athlete of all-time in 2005 — a title she’s held for 12 years. Off the court, she’s an ambassador for many of the world’s top luxury brands and a number of Fortune 500 companies including Porsche, Nike, Evian, and Head. In 2007, she became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and has made significant contributions to Chernobyl-related projects. Her first book, Unstoppable: My Life So Far, comes out this year. In this conversation, we went deep into tactics of training, mental performance, mental toughness, and much more. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!” At the link find the title, “#261: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top – Maria Sharapova,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Maria Sharapova.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanksgiving Day 50 mins– “If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanksgiving celebration, he or she would probably be stunned by our “traditional” foods. In this episode of BackStory, The Guys discuss Puritan foods with historian James McWilliams, and religion scholar Anne Blue Wills reveals the surprising, 19th century origins of our national holiday. We’ll also hear from legendary NFL quarterback Roger Staubach about what it was like to spend every turkey day on the football field.” At the link find the title, “American As Pumpkin Pie: A History Of Thanksgiving, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files BKS6372346025.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 31 mins – “Josh King talks to Chief Media Writer at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Jim Warren, about the competition between the Washington Post and The New York Times. Plus, how are those two organizations handling the attacks coming from Donald Trump and his administration and what might the future hold for both papers?” At the link find the title, “The Last Newspaper War (Pt. 1), Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8799356700.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Controversies 26 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Matt Miller, formerly of the DoJ and currently an MSNBC Justice and Security Analyst, about the latest surrounding the Trump-Russia investigations.” At the link find the title, “If You’re Concerned and You Know It, Just Impeach, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9038421348.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Trump Russia Affair 26 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Rice, a contributing editor at New York Magazine, about Felix Sater, Trump’s original Russia connection, and why his name may come up more and more as Mueller’s investigation unravels. Read Andrew’s story The Original Russia Connection over at New York Magazine.” At the link find the title, “The Key to a Thousand Doors, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7212731565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Special Investigation 45 mins – “In the past 24 hours, the Financial Times reported that Russian lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin testified before Robert Mueller’s grand jury; Politico carried that the Mueller team is cooperating with the New York Attorney General to investigate Paul Manafort; and the Wall Street Journal broke that the President’s lawyers have provided memos to the Special Counsel arguing that the president cannot commit obstruction of justice and questioning Jim Comey’s credibility. Shane Harris and Paul Rosenzweig joined Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes to discuss the recent developments.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Shane and Paul on WSJ1.mp3” and select “Save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Standards 45 mins – “Josh King talks to Philippe Reines, longtime spokesman and adviser to Hillary Clinton, about playing Donald Trump in debate prep and his former boss’ book What Happened.” At the link find the title, “Becoming the Opposition, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6495119894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Truth and Accuracy 54 mins – “Yascha Mounk and Matthew d’Ancona discuss why lies have taken over our politics; what kinds of policies might be able to move us past the post-truth age; and how Democrats can win in 2020.” At the link find the title, “Matthew d’Ancona,” click the three dots near the title, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undocumented Students 51 mins – “President Trump is ending DACA, which allowed some 800,000 undocumented young people to stay and work in the United States. For some, that may mean the end of a dream of going to college. This program profiles DACA students and their opponents and examines a key court case and political forces that led to this moment.” At the link find the title, “Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump’s America” right-click “Media files shadowclassed_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Utopias 52 mins – “In his recent book “Utopia for Realists,” Rutger Bregman advocates a 15-hour workweek, universal basic income, and open borders. Sounds like paradise to us! From the Oneida Community’s dream of open, or “complex marriage” to the rise and spectacular fall of Pullman’s model company town, the Guys look at why the idea of “utopianism” has such strong appeal to Americans.” At the link find the title, “A Whole New World: A History of Utopias, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files BKS2337485428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Overview 27 mins – “Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuela Earlier this month, President Trump addressed the deepening political and economic crises in Venezuela stating that the U.S. may consider “military options” if the situation gets worse. This week we spoke to Francisco Toro, a Venezuelan journalist and the Executive Editor of English-language blog Caracas Chronicles, about the current state of affairs in Venezuela and the rapidly deteriorating quality of life for those who remain in the country.” At the link find the title, “Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuela,” right-click “Media files SBTOR0818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Status 27 mins – “Venezuela has some of the largest oil reserves in the world but incredibly, around four in five Venezuelans live in poverty. The BBC’s South America correspondent, Katy Watson, went to cover the unfolding political and economic crisis in Venezuela and found a country divided.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Violence 27 mins – “Venezuela has some of the largest oil reserves in the world but incredibly, around four in five Venezuelans live in poverty. The BBC’s South America correspondent, Katy Watson, went to cover the unfolding political and economic crisis in Venezuela and found a country divided.” At the link right-click “Download: and select Save Link As” from the up-up menu.

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

Walt Mossberg Columnist 75 mins – “Walt Mossberg has been reporting on tech since 1991. He talks to Leo Laporte about his recent retirement, how he got his start, and his history as a ‘tech kingmaker.’” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Useage 29 mins – “Brad Udall has an extensive background in water and climate policy issues, including as Director of the Western Water Assessment (University of Colorado), as the first Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment (University of Colorado), and currently as the first senior water and climate research scientist/scholar at the Colorado Water Institute (Colorado State University). This week, he joins us in the studio for an enlightening conversation on water.” At the link right the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Brad Udall, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files sci_stud-082717-_orig._052216_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weed Control 88 mins – “Sam Hitchcock Tilton studies weed control at Michigan State University, where he went to study after two years of pushing a wheel through clay soil on his own farm, and more years of working for other farmers. His graduate-student work on in-row weed control in vegetable crops has led him to explore the various elements that go into setting up for weed control success. Sam draws on his experience on farms, a visit to Europe to learn about and evaluate precision weed-control tools, and his work in his experimental plots to provide insight into more than just the cool tools that make weed control work. We look at the foundations of mechanical weed control, starting with soil preparation and seeding the crop through blind cultivation, flame weeding, tool carriers, and selecting the right tools for between-row and in-row weed control.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Future 51 mins – “Nature writer Gary Ferguson says we are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to wildfires. Climate change has led to less snow, longer droughts, and more wind and there’s a lot of fuel on the forest floors. The result is ten more weeks of fire season than we saw in the early ’70s, and those fires are hotter and often beyond control. Ferguson joins us to talk about the role fire should play in a healthy ecosystem and the new reality of wildfire in the West. Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Restand The Carry Home. His new book is called Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West.”  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Womens Prison 53 mins – “A lot of people wouldn’t guess that the first women’s prison in the nation was built in Indiana in 1873. Though it has moved locations and changed names, it is still open and imprisoning women. Its current name is the Indiana Women’s Prison. We talked to two researchers who uncovered stories about the early history of this prison, stories that call the official textbook account into question. But this isn’t just the story of the first women’s prison in the nation, it’s also the tale of the journey of the two researchers who exposed the prison’s dark beginnings.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Wordstar Impact 26 mins – “The unlikely rise of Lee O’Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case. Further Listening -Q’s interview on Shots Fired – [WorldStarHipHop.com gets around 4-6 million hits a day. Q is the man behind this juggernaut of a website and joins MC Nocando & Jeff Weiss to talk about his early beginnings selling mixtapes online with DJ Whoo Kid, where he got his inspiration to make WorldStar a central hub for entertainment, when WorldStar started getting huge, which is the highest trafficked video, how rappers can get on WorldStar, criticisms the site has received from the fight videos, and the future ventures of WorldStarHipHop. Be sure to get a copy of Jeff’s new book “2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap’s Greatest Battle,” check out Nocando’s mixtape “Tits ‘N Explosions” at http://hellfyreclub.bandcamp.com/, and fire shots of your own by calling us at (424) 216-6230! Also, come to a live taping of Shots Fired, next Thursday, May 30 at Lot 1 in Echo Park. 8 p.m. 1533 W. Sunset Blvd. Featuring guests Evan McGarvey, co-author of 2Pac Vs. Biggie: Rap’s Greatest Battle, and 2Pac’s mentor and first manager, Leila Steinberg.]…” At the link find the title, “#89 Worldstar, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9889756837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank – Global Financing 13 mins – “The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France – but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. A new series, authored by Devi Sridhar, and her team from the University of Edinburgh, and published on bmj.com, looks at where the World Bank has come. In this fourth interview, Genevie Fernandes a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh discusses a new model of combing grants and loans in the Global Financing Facility. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3395” At the link find the title, “The World Bank – the Global Financing Facility, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 340430843-bmjgroup-the-world-bank-the-global-financing-facility.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank – Global Health 22 mins – “The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France – but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. In this first interview, Devi Sridhar, professor of global health at the University of Edinburgh explains why the bank matters for global health. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3339” At the link find the title, “The World Bank – why it matters for global health, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 340430541-bmjgroup-the-world-bank-why-it-matters-for-global-health.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank – Pandemic Risk 22 mins – “The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France – but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. In this final interview, Felix Stein a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh describes the bank’s move to create a market for pandemic insurance. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3394” At the link find the title, “The World Bank – creating a market in pandemic risk, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 340430948-bmjgroup-the-world-bank-creating-a-market-in-pandemic-risk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank – Trust Funds 19 mins – The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France – but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. In this third interview, Janelle Winters a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh explains what the bank’s trust funds are, and why it can be hard to tell what they’re funding. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3394” At the link find the title, “The World Bank – trust funds, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 340430773-bmjgroup-the-world-bank-trust-funds.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Bank – Universal Health Care 17 mins – “The world bank was set up in 1944. In the aftermath of the second world war, the institution was there to give loans to countries rebuilding after the conflict. Their first loan went to France – but with stipulations about repayment that set a tone for future funds. In this second interview, Marlee Tichenor, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh explains why the bank has embraced universal healthcare. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3347” At the link find the title, “The World Bank – Universal Healthcare, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 340430656-bmjgroup-the-world-bank-universal-healthcare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II Shanghai Battle P1 26 mins – “Chiang Kai-Shek decides that the time has come to openly fight back against Japan. His chosen site is the port city of Shanghai. Both sides build up their forces there, but the Chinese Nationalists will attempt to deliver a surprise attack. As the war enlarges, Stalin decides to assist the Chinese. Tokyo will widen the battle of Shanghai, as their first attempt is blunted.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 201-9917_4.15_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WWII Shanghai Battle P2 33 mins – “The Japanese bring reinforcements to Shanghai as their marines are bogged down by Chiang Kai-Shek’s best troops. Meanwhile, retired US Army Air Force Captain Claire Lee Chennault, finds the Chinese pilots woefully inadequate in deflecting the building assault. The Japanese invaders come ashore and now the fate of Shanghai is in the balance, as British and American civilians flee the International Settlement.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 202- 91517_11.10_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Update 108 mins – “Sharon and Scott return to TWiV for a Zika virus update, including their work on viral evolution and spread, and whether pre-existing immunity to dengue virus enhances pathogenesis. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Sharon Isern and Scott MichaelAt the link right-click “Download TWIV 454” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Exercise your ears: the 149 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 631 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,000 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exercise your ears: the 173 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 662 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,000 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Impact on History 12 mins