Media Mining Digest 283 – Apr 14, 2017: 3D Printers, Addiction Treatment, Air Pollution, Airline Reservation System, Alzheimer’s Treatment, Antarctic Cyanobacteria, Aphra Behn Female Writer, Arctic Thaw, Automation and Work, Banking Alternatives, Black Women at Work, Brazil’s Street Children, Breast Milk, Brexit, Buffalo Problems, Canadian Conservation Party, Canadian Gold Coin Theft, Cellphone Hazard, Children at Sea in 1800s, Chinese Political Trends, Chris Hayes, City Archeology, Climate Change, Confidence Interval Defined, Courage and Compassion, Creative Process, Cybersecurity Training, DARPA, Darwin Impact, Deception, Disruption Resistance, Dyslexia, Electric Propelled Spacecraft, Emotional Support Animals, English Language Training, Environmental Activist Teenagers, EU Concerns, FCC Trends, Female Chief of Staff, First Child in White House, Free Trade Under Fire, French Politics, Futurology Gender Identity, Georgia Country, Global Health, Globilization Zero, Green Building, Heroin Addiction Movie, Horror Movie Production, Human Culture Evolution, Identity Theft Services, Individual Sustainability Efforts, Internet Privacy, Investing by Religion, Investing for Millennials, Iranian Threat, Iraq Issues, Jackson-Biddle and Money Control, Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar, Kushner 666 Bldg, LGBTQ Rights, Life Extension, Lysosome Storage Diseases, Micronutrient Deficiencies, Morality Pills, Museum Exhibit Creator, Muslim Women, Muslims in France, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Nuclear Weapon Control, Nudging Process, Obamacare Repeal Debate, Omega 3 Fat, OSS History, Oxidative Stress, P.J.O’Rourke, Panama Papers, Pollster Greenberg, Power Rangers Creator, Preacher and Friend, Presidential Mental Health, Principia Publication, Profiling and Targeting, Rat Control, Reconstruction Era, Retirement Tools, Richard Simmons Disappears, Russia, Russian Demonstrations, Satellite Testing, School Choices, Seismic Trends, Self-Driving Cars, Septic Shock Treatment, Sex Trafficking, Sierra Nevada Deterioration, Smell Science, Somalia School Solution, Styrofoam Research, Survivalist Economics, Syria, Telomere Effect, Terrorists Home Grown, Testosterone, Touch Science, Trump Climate Rollback, Tyranny Explained, UN Security Council, Voice Operated Devices, Water Crisis, Weapons of Math Destruction, Weapons Systems Budget, White Privilege

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3D Printer 7 Sins 25 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Pioneer 41 mins – “An incredible interview with one of the earliest adopters and mover and shaker in 3D printing, Ron Hollis. He’s been fascinated with 3D printing since the early ’90s back when it was only referred to as rapid prototyping. He has a wealth of knowledge and business lessons to learn from such as how current 3D print companies should follow his business model with Quick Parts and how they are missing out on utilizing a key asset of their business. It was fascinating to hear about where everything we are doing today came from and why this economy has worked, along with some surprises that came from potential business failures.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Rankings 28 mins – “In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about Make Magazine’s Printer Shootout and their point ranking system. A lot of people use this as a factor in choosing which 3D printer to buy, and it sometimes is misleading and can lead to a lot of frustration. Their ranking system is too tight and doesn’t necessarily accurately show what users need, at least not consistently.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Support 48 mins – “We have a returning guest today, Buzz Baldwin from 3D Printlife. He’s got something new to talk about today, which is why we wanted to have Buzz back on, because so many things have changed. We saw him at CES earlier this year and said when he was ready to launch Life Support we would have him back on the show. Buzz illuminates what 3D Print Life Support is all about, and teh details of 3D Printlife’s new Kickstarter Campaign.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Treatment 11 mins – “Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 7 mins – “232 EE How Bad Is the Air Pollution Where You Live?” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_232-co5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Reservation System 4 mins – “C.R. Smith and SABRE. Today, we rattle sabres.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 3117: C.R. Smith and SABRE, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170330.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment 27 mins – “Flashing lights treat Alzheimer’s mice by Ian Woolf, Professor Stuart Kauffman reads from The surprizing story of Patrick, Rupert, Sly and Gus – evolutionary niches and complexity. Quantum computing made simple by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Cyanobacteria 18 mins – “In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and the location of the South Magnetic Pole. But the team also brought back some mysterious life forms living at the bottom of a lake. It took nearly 60 years for scientists to work out what they really were: cyanobacteria. Dr Anne Jungblut is a microbiologist studying cyanobacteria today at the Natural History Museum. In this episode, we visit the museum to learn more about these microbes, and see the very samples that Scott’s team brought back over 100 years ago….” 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.

Aphra Behn Female Writer 37 mins – “There’s really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.” At the link find the title, “Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-27-symhc-aphra-behn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Thaw 30 mins – “What happens in the world’s most northerly town when the permafrost de-frosts? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough visits Svalbard to find out. Longyearbyen, a three hour flight north of Oslo, is a mining town of just 2000 people, but a pretty high proportion of them are research scientists. They cluster in this relatively sheltered corner of the enormous Svalbard archipelago to study the geology and wildlife. As the Arctic rapidly warms nature is changing with it and there’s nowhere better to study the impacts. Can Arctic plant species survive a warmer, wetter climate? Can reindeer, fox and polar bear adapt to the new conditions? And how are the people enjoying the relatively balmy new climate? Nordic scholar, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough meets the stoical residents and experiences the 24 hour darkness of the Arctic winter for herself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automation and Work 56 mins – “Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there’s still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.” At the link find the title, “350: Disappearing trades, automation and more,”right-click “Media files spark_20170326_83967.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banking Alternatives 58 mins – “Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Lisa Servon, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467298.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Women at Work 44 mins – “When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.” At the link find the title, “Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522080792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil’s Street Children 27 mins – “Captains of the Sands, a Brazilian novel about street children written 80 years ago, still resonates in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Brazil’s modern-day Captains of the Sands, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ym8f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Milk 10 mins – “Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 21 mins – “Yesterday, Britain’s European breakup became official as Theresa May, the British PM, delivered the official letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But the fallout personally is just beginning.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Britons confront political and personal fallout from EU breakup, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_96614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 46 mins – “The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We’ll look at the road ahead.” At the link find the title, “Brexit Formally Begins, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521933859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Problems 6 mins – ““I couldn’t afford to pay my heat bill. My gas got turned off,” says Bob Cook, who lost his $30,000-a-year job a few years back while working in the computer industry. “I had to stay warm by using a small electric heater and have a blanket around myself to stay warm in the winter,” says Cook. “This happens to families.” Buffalo is a cold city, a poor city and a city with a lot of old homes. Today, Cook has a new job working with PUSH Buffalo, a community-based organization that helps low-income residents weatherize these houses. “Our program talks to anybody who wants to look at getting insulation,” says Cook.” 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.

Canadian Conservation Party 24 mins – “Not all Canadian conservatives are liking the looks of the Conservative Party leadership candidates. According to Conservative Scott Gilmore, the party today has strayed too far from the centre and he’s proposing a brand new conservative party.” At the link find the title, “March 31: It’s time for red and blue Tories to part ways, says Conservative Party member, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_25583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gold Coin Theft 18 mins – “Just how did thieves make off with a giant $1 million dollar gold Canadian coin from a Berlin museum, remains a mystery. But it was a heist that proved once again that the world’s priceless artifacts are seldom safe in their museum hideaways.” At the link find the title, “March 29: How did thieves steal gigantic $1M Canadian gold coin from Berlin museum? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170329_15073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellphone Hazard 49 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170324_10075.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children at Sea in 1800s 9 mins – “Carolyn Paul discusses new insights into a sea voyage to Calcutta undertaken by Lancet founder Thomas Wakley when he was just 11 years old.” At the link find the title, “Wakley at sea: The Lancet: March 30, 2017,” right-click “Media files 30march_wakleyatsea.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Political Trends 89 mins – “China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China’s leaders have also implemented far-reaching governance reforms designed to promote government transparency and increase public participation in official policymaking. What are the motivations behind these reforms and, more importantly, what is their impact on China’s political trajectory? This puzzle lies at the heart of a new book by Jonathan Stromseth, Edmund Malesky, and Dimitar Gueorguiev, “China’s Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017).” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chris Hayes 69 mins – “Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, “All in with Chris Hayes”; Editor at Large, The Nation; Author, A Colony in a Nation; Twitter @chrislhayes In conversation with Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones; Twitter @ClaraJeffery Emmy Award–winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a colony and a nation. He says America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality hasn’t improved since 1968. Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the colony and the nation. In the nation, we venerate the law. In the colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. He asks how and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Come hear Hayes’ insights on the threats to American democracy and how to preserve justice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Archeology 32 mins – “In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a figure expected to increase to 66% by 2050. But life for Homo sapiens wasn’t always like this. Rewind 200,000 years and our early human ancestors were fully or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, often living in small communities. But what happened between then and now? Why did humans choose to move to villages and then cities? And what has this dramatic change in lifestyle done to our health and our relationships with others? This week, Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death, to explore the shift our ancestors took from hunter gatherers to city-dwellers, and the clues they left behind.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 48 mins – “As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in NYC 17 mins – “According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel’s recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change in the City, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 120409climate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confidence Interval Defined 36 mins – “In episode 343, Mike and James talk about a paper they recently published about how we need to think about confidence intervals and how one can think overall about the results of clinical trials. The bottom line is to be more pragmatic and less dogmatic and remember the answers are rarely yes and no. Show notes Are potentially clinically meaningful benefits misinterpreted in cardiovascular randomized trials? A systematic examination of statistical significance, clinical significance, and authors’ conclusions.” At the link right-click “Download this Podcast” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Courage and Compassion 69 mins – “Come hear a true interfaith story of courage, compassion and rescue during the Holocaust. A Catholic couple in the Netherlands, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Process 102 mins – “If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you….

Cybersecurity Training 4 mins – “The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent of the US National Security Agency. “I’m not the most athletic person,” says 16-year-old Shalev Goodman, one of the kids working on a laptop, wearing a bandana on his forehead and his hoodie pulled up. “I do want to give something to the country. So cyber is a good thing to do.” The Magshimim after-school program — for gifted high schoolers from underprivileged parts of the country — teaches computer programming, coding, encryption and how to defend a computer network against hacking. The program is overseen by Israel’s defense establishment and co-sponsored by the Rashi Foundation, a philanthropic group. It’s part of Israel’s efforts to invest in youth as a way to build up the country’s cybersecurity prowess….” 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.

DARPA 46 mins – “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, develops innovative technologies for the military. Its innovations led to the Internet, communication satellites, stealth aircrafts, drones, and driverless cars. Sharon Weinberger’s book, ‘The Imagineers of War,’ tells the untold story of DARPA. Also, we say goodbye to ‘Fresh Air’ producer John Sheehan.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darwin Impact 22 mins – “Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.” At the link find the title, “150 Years of the Origin of Species, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 121109darwin150.mp3” and select “save Link As” From the pop-up menu.

Deception 30 mins – “Everybody lies. This is not breaking news. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.” At the link find the title,”Ep. 66: Liar, Liar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_hiddenbrain_66.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Resistance 24 mins – “The more disruptive the idea, the more pushback it’s likely to receive. It’s been true again and again of many innovations: from margarine to tractors; recorded music to coffee. The Current looks into why people resist technology.” At the link find the title, “March 30: From coffee to tractors: Why fear of loss inspires resistance to new technology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_59940.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Dyslexia 58 mins – “his post has been corrected and revised to reflect the following:  The House Finance Committee recently approved funding for a position to work with the N.H. Dept. of Education to fulfill aspects of the state’s new “Dyslexia Law.”   The position was not originally in the Governor’s version of the budget. The full House votes on this next week, and, after that, the state senate will makes its own budgetary decision on the position….Once described as ” word blindness,” dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read accurately and fluently. It’s surprisingly common, but early screening and intervention can make a major difference.  The new law requires school districts do just that.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Electric Propelled Spacecraft 99 mins – “During my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall, I talked to Jose Gonzalez del Amo, who is the head of the Electric Propulsion Lab. We discussed the basics of electric propulsion, the pros and cons compared to chemical engines, different engine styles and their use cases, as well as the work ESA performs in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Support Animals 48 mins – “Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?” At the link find the title, “Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521818268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

English Language Training 61 mins – “Since the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, community-based groups have been working with states to ensure that English Learners (ELs) are appropriately included in the state accountability system. These systems are complex, leading to questions about the best practices states should adopt and processes to hold schools and states accountable for ELs’ achievement in the fairest and most accurate manner. This webinar, with MPI’s Delia Pompa and Margie McHugh, and Susan Lyons from the National Center for Assessment, provides an overview of the decisions states are making. MPI has released a related set of 13 state fact sheets that provide a sketch of EL demographics, student outcomes, and accountability mechanisms under ESSA and its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). These fact sheets (covering California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) are on MPI’s web page, English Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The web page offers one-stop access to a number of resources that could help policymakers, community groups, parents, and others understand ongoing issues surrounding implementation of ESSA regulations at the state level. On a windy, winter day, we walk the streets of Buffalo’s lower west side, a neighborhood rich with immigrants and refugees. It’s where PUSH — which stands for People United for Sustainable Housing — concentrates its work.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Activist Teenagers 58 mins – “James Coleman, Senior, South San Francisco High School; Alliance for Climate Education Action Fellow Lou Helmuth, Deputy Director, Our Children’s Trust President Trump’s bold dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Some are marching in the streets. Others are taking the federal and state governments to court, attempting to apply an ancient legal doctrine to the climate fight. It’s a longshot move that has been inching its way through U.S. courts for years and is now moving forward in Oregon. Digital natives are known for short attention spans and thinking that being a “clicktivist” qualifies as civic engagement. Do teenagers have a chance to be heard and make an impact on an issue so complex and massive as the world’s energy system? How are young advocates using social media to advance their cause? Join us for a conversation about kids confronting powerful institutions and finding their own power and voices. High school students who attend this event are eligible to apply for Climate One’s $12,000 Students on Ice scholarship….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Concerns 61 mins – “As European leaders prepare to meet in Malta early next month, their search for means to reduce the number of boats departing the Libyan coast is becoming ever more desperate. In the year since the Valletta Summit, the European Union and Member State governments have ramped up cooperation with origin, transit, and hosting countries, yet questions remain over how effective these partnerships have been and how far they can be reasonably be pursued. Faced with mixed results thus far, there is a growing chorus calling for offshore processing for asylum seekers and greater efforts to bolster Libyan capacities in “pulling back” boats headed towards Europe.” At the link right-click Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

FCC Trends 37 mins – “Congress just voted to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules that prevent your internet provider from selling your personal data to the highest bidder. Last week, Radio Motherboard talked to Mignon Clyburn—the only Democrat on the commission—who is still fighting to protect your privacy. Motherboard Contributing Editor Sam Gustin and Senior Staff Writer Jason Koebler spoke with Clyburn about privacy, net neutrality, broadband access and competition, the future of the FCC, and what it means to resist President Trump from within the executive branch.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Chief of Staff 37 mins – “On today’s show: We spoke with Alyssa Mastromonaco , former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Obama White House and author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? , co-authored with Lauren Oyler . “The Staten Island Ferry Disaster” from producer Ryan Sweikert . Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Elizabeth Lesser is a founder of the Omega Institute and Omega Women’s Leadership Center and presented a TED talk titled “Take ‘The Other’ to Lunch” in which she advocates opening up dialogue between people who disagree with each other over lunch.” At the link right­click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Child in White House 27 mins – “This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?” At the link find the title, “Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58ddcbb4e4b065061af15e74_1351620000001-300040_t_1490930628883_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Trade Under Fire 34 mins – “Recorded on December 2, 2016 Professor Douglas Irwin defends the benefits of free trade and explains why protectionism, high tariffs, and currency wars could cause economic problems. Irwin explains the misconceptions around trade surpluses and deficits and the historical consequences and benefits of trade. He talks about an absolute versus comparative advantage with trade and why and how a trade deficit with China still benefits the United States. Irwin refers to Adam Smith’s view of trade in explaining the absolute advantage of trade. Smith argued for unregulated foreign trade, reasoning that if one country can produce a good, for example, steel, at lower costs than another country, and if a different country can produce another good, for example, an iPhone, at lower costs, then it is beneficial to both parties/countries to exchange those goods. This has become known as the absolute advantage argument for both international and domestic trade. Irwin notes that trade still benefits the United States enormously and that striking back at other countries by imposing new barriers to trade and/or ripping up existing agreements would be self-destructive. Finally, Irwin talks about problems within the American economy, how too many people are not working, which cannot be blamed entirely on the trade deficits. Some reasons people cannot find jobs are mechanization, efficiency, productivity, technology, and skills. Irwin discusses a few options for helping people with limited education and few skills survive, including paying a basic wage, improving our educational system, and reducing regulations so the costs of hiring an employee are not as steep.” At the link find the title, “The Historical Benefits of Trade, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328-irwin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Politics 60 mins – “Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.” 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.

Futurology 83 mins – “Amy Webb is the author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream. She is the Founder of The Future Today Institute, and a futurist who has only been wrong once. She talks to Leo about being a futurist and the hard work involved in accurately predicting the future.” At the link right-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select
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Gender Identity 59 mins – “Many people struggle with basic questions about gender and labels, including the concept of a transgender identity. While debate around recent legislation has brought the issue into the spotlight, social media and the internet have played a key role in shifting the culture’s perspective on gender for several years. On this edition of The Exchange, we’ll look at the terms, the biology, and the emotional aspects of gender identity.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 330

Georgia Country 75 mins – “Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, Georgia is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, and to the south by Turkey and Armenia. Though formerly part of the former Soviet Union, it declared independence in 1991, and for more than 25 years, its government has been a representative democracy. In 2008, Georgia had a five-day military confrontation with Russia over two provinces supported by Russia, which ended in a cease-fire agreement. Today, Georgia seeks strong economic ties with Silicon Valley and the U.S. Come hear from Georgia’s government representatives about this unique country as well as their thoughts on Russia, the region and the future of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health 75 mins – “Private investment in health R&D by pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations, and venture capital firms, among others, can help to save lives and boost the health of entire regions. But some countries’ health governance infrastructures, management capacities, regulatory processes, and policy conditions are better equipped to utilize this private funding than others. What governance factors promote an investment-friendly environment for the private sector? And how can countries attract more private sector health financing?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization-Zero 16 mins – “Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US’s view of the world — and the world’s view of the US — is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Building 23 mins – “Lots of people like the idea of building green, or a least a greener. And although the term green building is often used, many of us are not quite sure exactly what green building is or where to go to get easy to understand information about green building.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Addiction Movie 31 mins – “On today’s show: Director Michael Venn , Producer Karlina Lyons and Recovery Advocate Sandi Coyle talk about their new documentary The Heroin Effect . The film premieres Thursday, March 30th at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. “The Golden Age of Black Baseball” – Before Jackie Robinson, there were the Negro Leagues — home to some of the greatest untold stories in baseball. Listen to this story again at prx.org . Lez Zeppelin . All girls. All Zeppelin. We talked to Steph Paynes , founder and lead guitarist about playing the music of Led Zeppelin. You can see them live on Friday, March 31st at The Flying Monkey . And Saturday, April 1st at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA. 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop – Mario Batali” At the link rightclick the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horror Movie Production 45 mins – “Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?” At the link find the title, “#650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out,” right-click “Media files 20170329_pmoney_20170329_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Culture Evolution 35 mins – “In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a “second information highway,” swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.” At the link find the title, “From Animal to Person Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 062609dennett.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identify Theft Services 6 mins – “…Various factors affect government and private-sector decision making about offering identity theft services, and federal guidance related to these services could be improved. In the federal sector, legislation requires certain agencies to provide identity theft services. For example, legislation requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide these services to individuals affected by its 2015 data breaches for 10 years, as well as provide $5 million in identity theft insurance. However, this level of insurance coverage is likely unnecessary because claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars. Requirements such as this could serve to increase federal costs unnecessarily, mislead consumers about the benefit of such insurance coverage, and create unwarranted escalation of coverage amounts in the marketplace….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Individual Sustainability Efforts 57 mins – “Lauded by Booklist as “an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to make a difference,” Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact (April 2017, Rowman & Littlefield) walks readers through small, actionable steps anyone can make at home, school, work, and on the road to reduce their environmental footprint.” At the link find the title, “Sustainability Made Simple, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files buck033117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 27 mins – “The rules that protect your web browsing history could soon vanish. The House and Senate have approved a resolution that removes landmark privacy rules drafted by the FCC in 2016. If the president signs the legislation, it will take effect later this year. Once it does, your internet service provider will no longer need your permission to sell information about what websites you visit, the apps you use or where you use them. The issue largely falls along party lines, with Republicans saying the deregulation is important to let ISPs participate more freely in the market and save customers money. Opponents say it’s a dangerous step backwards in the fight for online privacy. Guests include Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, Kyle Daly, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter on tech and telecom policy and Mark Jamison, visiting fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology.” At the link find the title, “The End of Online Privacy? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170329_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing by Religion 9 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title,”Financial Advisers Put Faith in Religion-Based Investing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ1952352797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Millennials 74 mins – “With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Threat 27 mins – “When the forty-fifth president of the United States gets down to work on January 21, 2017, the new commander in chief will face life-or-death decisions that will shape America’s role in the Middle East for years to come. In this podcast series, Washington Institute scholars explore those historic challenges. As former high-level officials in Democratic and Republican administrations, our experts know the issues, the stakes, the leaders and the players on the ground. Ambassador James Jeffrey is Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute and former United States ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. His most recent publication, coauthored with Michael Eisenstadt, is “U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East,” a comprehensive study of American involvement in the region since World War II.” At the link find the title, “Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices with Amb. James Jeffrey, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 284003783-the-washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices with amb james jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq Issues 44 mins – “Are airstrikes against the Islamic State working? The U.S. military has acknowledged that it launched an airstrike against ISIS in Mosul. Locals say more than 100 civilians were killed. President Trump says defeating ISIS is his top foreign priority, and gains have been made. But at what cost? 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan discusses the latest in the fight against ISIS with Tom Bowman, Pentagon correspondent for NPR, Jessica Stern, professor at Boston University and coauthor of “ISIS: The State of Terror”, Ret. Lt. General James Dubik, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and Ambassador Lukman Faily, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States.” At the link find the title, “The Mess In Mosul And The Push To Defeat ISIS, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jackson, Biddle and Money Control 21 mins – “A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.” At the link find the title, “#761: The Bank War,” right-click “Media files 20170324 pmoney_20170324_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar 48 mins – “When Warren Furutani was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he sometimes heard his parents refer to a place where they once spent time — a place they called “camp.” To him “camp” meant summer camp or a YMCA camp, but this was something different. During World War II the US government incarcerated Warren Furutani’s parents, along with over 110,000 other Japanese Americans, in ten different detention centers throughout the United States. When they talked about “camp” that’s what they meant….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Kushner 666 Building 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared’s family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.” At the link find the title, “666 5th Ave. Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1346689754.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Rights 69 mins – “What are the implications of potential executive orders and religious freedom legislation on the LGBTQ community and beyond? Hear from a diverse panel of leaders on what lies ahead in the current administration. This conversation is in partnership with San Francisco Pride.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Investing for Millenials – With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 46 mins – “Silicon Valley is throwing big money and brainpower into the quest to live forever. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Do We Really Want To Live Forever Young?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522214688.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lysosome Storage Diseases 39 mins – “Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and cancer.” At the link find the title, “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” right-click “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micronutrient Deficiences 20 mins – “In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.” At the link find the title, “Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Global Health, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 141030ShowcasePodcast2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality Pills 23 mins – “An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a ‘morality pill’? The Current explores the ethics of a pill that would make us more moral.” At the link find the title,”March 28: Is it ethical to swallow a morality pill? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170328_82928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum Exhibit Creator 21 mins – “Steve Quinn has crafted the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History for more than 35 years. Hear how these amazing displays of art and science come together from the expert himself.” At the link find the title, “The Man behind the Dioramas, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files 112009quinn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Women 27 mins – “How much do mums know about the messages being preached to their children? BBC World Service journalist Shaimaa Khalil meets a group of Muslim mums in London to talk about the everyday fears of parents who worry that extreme interpretations of Islam, often via online preachers, may be infecting the minds of their sons and daughters.” At the link find the title, “The Web Sheikh and the Muslim Mums, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y9kgw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims in France 90 mins – “Politics influence economic outcomes through various channels, including structural reforms and monetary and fiscal policies. The proximity to elections can affect the mix of government’s spending plans. Political divisions could lead to larger fiscal deficits and public debt. Political ideology can have an influence on the design of tax and expenditure policies. With politics affecting fiscal outcomes, the issue that arises is whether fiscal rules and institutions can make a difference. This is the focus of a new book by International Monetary Fund staff, “Fiscal Politics.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Threat 48 mins – “’New York Times’ reporter David Sanger talks about North Korea’s nuclear program and warns that the regime, which has been “fodder for late night comedians for many many years,” is no joke. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel ‘One of the Boys,’ about a corrosive father-son relationship.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapon Control 48 mins – “Canada’s absence from the UN nuclear weapon negotiations is being criticized because many see this conference as significant and timely — especially given the tension internationally thanks to America and North Korea.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Canada’s absence from UN nuclear weapon ban negotiations unacceptable, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_17038.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nudging Process 32 mins – “By day, two leaders of Britain’s famous Nudge Unit use behavioral tricks to make better government policy. By night, they repurpose those tricks to improve their personal lives. They want to help you do the same.” At the link find the title, “Big Returns from Thinking Small, Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast032917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Repeal Debate 20 mins – “For seven years, Republicans have vowed to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), and that promise took a central place in President Trump’s campaign. The first major vote to replace it was due to happen last week, but was cancelled at the 11th hour. In advance of the potential vote, The BMJ published a debate asking “Should US doctors mourn for Obamacare?”. Now we’re asking the authors of that debate, what next?” At the link find the title,”American healthcare – what next? Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files 315013841-bmjgroup-american-healthcare-what-next.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega 3 Fat 33 mins – “When it comes to food poisoning, eating fish past its prime is almost legendary in its power to make people sick.  But seafood is rightly considered “brain food” — and fresh, uncontaminated fish and seafood products are among the better things people can have in their diet.  Even vegetarians often make seafood the one nutritional region where personal health gets to trump their cross-species ethics. Omega-3 fatty acids, which seafood provides in abundant amounts, are a topic we’ve covered many times previously — and it’s been recommended by past guests that as much as 5 grams of supplemental fish oil per day might be advisable, if you’re not getting much seafood in your regular diet….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

OSS History 72 mins – “Mr. Miller’s latest book, Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, covers America’s attempt to build an espionage network after Pearl Harbor, which leads Allen Dulles to met up with a strange cast of characters, some want to help Germany end the war and some only want to help themselves. Those conspirators within Nazi Germany have to content with Hitler’s popularity after his many military successes, but then get a chance after his failure in Russia, namely Operation Valkyrie. Joins us as we discover who was Allen Dulles and how early there was talk of getting rid of Hitler.” At the link, right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxidative Stress 18 mins – “Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.” At the link find the title, “Oxidative Stress, Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 071610oxidative.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

P.J. O’Rourke 69 mins – “P.J. O’Rourke says no comedian could have written the joke that the recent election cycle has been. As celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican O’Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, “America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692.” Come hear O’Rourke’s uniquely humorous take on the election, on Donald Trump (whom he calls “Landlord of the Flies”) and on America in 2017.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Panama Papers 100 mins – “One year after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore banking activities of the clients of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, it is still legal and permissible for corporations in America to be anonymously owned. This practice continues to draw criticism in the face of mounting requirements for financial institutions to ‘know their customers,’ and among foreign policy experts who fear a growing kleptocracy. What is the proper policy response to an area where financial regulation, national security, foreign policy, and global business converge?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollster Greenberg 52 mins – “Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins Katie and Brian to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he’s been spending time in Macomb again and what he’s hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Rangers Creator 44 mins – “As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan.” At the link find the title, “Power Rangers: Haim Saban, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170324_hibt_powerrangers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preacher and Friend 78 mins – “This episode, Bishop Jakes sits down with Meagan Good and Devon Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Part II – Live for the purpose, not the stage: Devon Franklin & Meagan Good, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ1963749611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Mental Health 42 mins – “It’s been called everything from the elephant in the room to a forbidden issue…the mental health of the President of the United States. But this doesn’t mean President Donald Trump. History suggests several presidents faced mental health issues and something so common is no disqualification for office, but is it a danger to have the leader of the free world without access to a mental health professional? In short: Does the president — any president — need a psychiatrist? Discussing this is John Gartner, psychologist and creator of a petition calling for President Trump’s removal, Alex Thompson, politics and policy editor of Vice News, Rebecca Brendel, consultant on the American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee, Dan McAdams, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and Matthew Dallek, associate professor of political management at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.” At the link find the title, “Mental Health And The White House: Past, Present And Future, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170330_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Principia Publication 63 mins – “Following the publication of Newton’s Principia, the extended process of adoption began.  In this episode, we look at what barriers there were to Newton’s ideas and how they were overcome.  We also look at the acceptance of heliocentricism and the reworking of Newton’s mathematical formalism up through the work of Pierre-Simon Laplace.  Other scientists discussed include Francois-Marie Arouet, otherwise known by his pseudonym, Voltaire, the mathematician Alexis Claude Clairaut, the polymath Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis and a pair of remarkable women: Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet and Laura Maria Caterina Bassi.” At the link find the title,”Episode 3.28: The Triumph of Mechanics,” right-click “Media files Episode328Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profiling and Targeting 26 mins – “Data mining is nothing new in presidential campaigns. But in 2016, the Trump team took voter research to a new level. They hired consultants called Cambridge Analytica, which says it has thousands of data points on every American. They also claim they can use that data to create personality profiles. Assessments of each of our hopes, fears, and desires – and target us accordingly. This is the science of psychometrics. And, as the story went, Cambridge Analytica’s dark digital arts helped Trump win, with ads designed to ring every reader’s individual bell. Or, did they? Over the past few weeks, reporters and data experts started asking questions. Where did this data come from? Could the Trump campaign really execute a micro-targeted social media strategy? Did they have a secret sauce? Or was it just more ketchup?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rat Control 24 mins – “Rats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rodents, scientists are using recovered rat corpses to investigate how they travel and how they may survive us all.” At the link find the title, “March 31: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent’s move to Haida Gwai, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_19206.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reconstruction Era 46 mins – “It’s been 150 years since Congress passed the first Reconstruction Acts, which paved the way for Confederate states to rejoin the Union after the Civil War. Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore the central questions of this period: how would the country be put back together? Who belonged in it? And what rights would they have?” At the link right-click the down-poitnigna rrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retirement Tools 6 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title, “How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement” right-click “Media files WSJ5612846429.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Simmons Disappears 34 mins – “Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Missing Richard Simmons became the #1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes but now that the show is over, questions still remain. Beyond what’s going on with Richard — physically and mentally — Dan himself has been under fire for the ethics of his project. In this ad-free bonus episode, Dan joins Katie to talk about his experience of making the podcast, what he decided to leave out of it, and his reaction to the criticism he’s faced.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia 61 mins – “Angela E. Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and Foreign Service, discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” 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.

Russian Demonstrations 48 mins– “Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We’ll look at this latest crackdown.” At the link find the title, “Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521810779.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellite Testing 84 mins – “This is the last episode recorded during my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall. I get a tour of the Test Centre with the head of the section, Mark Wagner. We discuss the various test stands and facilities, including the thermal vacuum facility, the large space simulator, the thermal vacuum chamber, the vibration facilities, electromagnetic testing and acoustic testing.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 68 mins – “In many districts across the country, families are given some degree of choice in where to send their children to school. But while this transition toward school choice—in which enrollment is based on parental preference rather than zip code—is happening nationwide, the degree of choice offered to families and the ease with which families can exercise that choice varies greatly by district. On March 29, the Center on Children and Families released its fifth annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI)—a ranking of school choice in the nation’s 100 largest school districts. Following a presentation of the research by Brookings Senior Fellow Russ Whitehurst, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave keynote remarks. After her remarks, the secretary participated in a moderated Q&A with Whitehurst and took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seismic Trends 18 mins – “Seismic records from ocean wave patterns and iceberg behavior around the world are being analyzed for the first time. Geophysicist Rick Aster describes what his data can tell us about our warming planet.” At the link find the title, “Seismic Climate Change, Jul, 2009,” right-click “Media files 071009aster.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driving Cars 12 mins – “Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. – Read more on ScientificAmerican.com” At the link find the title, “What’s Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Septic Shock Treatment 16 mins – “EMCrit Wee – Edited Version of Paul Marik on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis, March 28, 2017 by Scott Weingart Read Josh’s Post on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis [“Septic patients are invariably deficient in Vitamin C, and frequently deficient in thiamine. Deficiencies in Vitamin C and thiamine might explain many of the abnormalities seen in sepsis. Vitamin C and thiamine have an outstanding track record of safety, proven over decades of experimentation and clinical experience. Five RCTs have suggested benefit from Vitamin C or thiamine in critically ill patients, with no evidence of toxicity. A recent before-after study found a substantial mortality benefit from the combination of stress-dose steroid, IV vitamin C, and IV thiamine. Although this isn’t an RCT, the results are quite striking. Further research is required, but in the interim this is a reasonable intervention given the excellent safety profile of these agents.”] first, then listen to this interview with Paul Marik: Note to Listeners: I took down the original version and put up this edited version. The only difference from the original is some additional comments added at 13:03 to give a more accurate perception of the current level of evidence of this therapy.” At the ink right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Trafficking 57 mins – “Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.” At the link find the title, “Against their will, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Against-their-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sierra Nevada Deterioration 66 mins – “Join our distinguished panel for an up-to-date report on the Sierra Nevada mountains, habitats, water, rivers, trees, ground cover and the harsh economic impacts caused by fire, degradation and the cycle of climate changes. After the 2016-17 winter of rain and snowfall, where are we now in the climate cycle and the cycle of destruction, renewal and regrowth for our mountains, valleys, rivers and economies?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smell Science 50 mins – “Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.” At the link find the title, “What’s that Smell? Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 061810smell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia School Solution 21 mins – “Abdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it’s thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_17486.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Styrofoam Research 6 mins – “From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalist Economics 84 mins – “Today we are going to take a look at where we are and where we are headed in 2017 and beyond.  We will start off with a brief look at current politics, and how I expect to see the health care fiasco play out.  I will also discuss where I think relations with China will head under the Trump administration.  Lastly will we see major tax reform in Trump’s administration, if so what will it look like. Next we will look at trends in business for the next 4 years, who will the new winners and losers be?  Why we will see death and a limited rebirth in retail.  How block chain technology will be embraced by some of the largest corporations in the world and what that might mean for us in the future. We then turn to entrepreneurship at the individual level.  I tell you the types of jobs and side hustles I think will be effective in the next 5-10 years.  I will talk about why you should profit from things even if they are short term trends as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 20 mins – “In 2014, the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean carrying 500 refugees sank near Greece. Only 11 people survived. After four days floating in the sea, with babies in her arms, Doaa Al Zamel survived. She shares her remarkable story.” At the link find the title, “ath before me’: A refugee’s survival story of 4 days floating at sea, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_66972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Revolution 27 mins – “Middle East Correspondent Lina Sinjab – who grew up in Damascus – explores how the initially peaceful protests in Syria six years ago have left a country without hope and a society that is deeply fragmented. Many of the people who ignited the uprising are either dead, in prison or outside of Syria. Lina hears from some of the activists who remain free and asks them what went wrong, whether they have regrets and how their country can rebuild itself.” At the link find the title, “A Failed Revolution, Ma, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y6vt3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Stability 19 mins – “How the next president deals with the conflict in Syria will shape American foreign policy in the Middle East for years to come, says Andrew Tabler, and American decisions in Syria will determine the course of American relations with our regional allies, with Iran, and even with Russia. Join us for the latest in our Middle East 2017 series with Syria expert Tabler’s insights into why Syria in the late 2010s will likely resemble Iraq in the 1990s, with Libya right behind it.” At the link find the title,”Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices – Syria with Andrew Tabler , Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 285358881-the washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices-syria with andrew tabler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Torture 36 mins – “A leading humanitarian criminal justice advocate and a journalist who’s helped uncover the Assad regime’s atrocities in Syria explain why bringing war criminals to justice matters, and what must be done now to make later prosecutions possible.” At the link find the title, “Prosecuting Assad with Ben Taub and Stephen J. Rapp, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 280803174-the washington institute prosecuting assad with ben taub and stephen j rapp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telomere Effect 48 mins – “Why do some people appear to age more rapidly than others? Not only might they look older, they actually feel older as well. A check of their telomeres indicates that they are aging more rapidly at the cellular levels. Their telomeres are shrinking. Small telomeres foretell a shortened healthspan.” At the link you can listen or buy the podcast and a copy is included in the blog archive.

Terrorists Home Grown 62 mins – “The man behind the recent London attack was yet another homegrown terrorist. And a new report says the U.S. is dangerously ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack. It notes that the travel ban doesn’t address a threat that could be hiding in plain sight. What’s being done to tackle homegrown terrorism? 1A Guest host Indira Lakshmanan is joined by Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Kathleen Puckett, clinical psychologist who spent 23 years as an FBI Special Agent investigating cases of domestic and international terrorism and Mohamed Ahmed, creator of “Average Mohamed,” a cartoon series that challenges intolerance and radical extremism.” At the link find the title, “Tackling Homegrown Terrorism, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Testosterone 58 mins – “Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and cons of the hormone of desire.” At the link you can listen or purchase a download. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Touch Science 20 mins – “A neurophysiologist and a filmmaker team up to talk about somatosensory research as part of the S&C Science of the 5 Senses series.” At the link find the title, “Hooked on a Feeling: The Science of Touch, Nov, 2008,” right-click “Media files 111408touch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Climate Rollback 13 mins – “Donald Trump made many, many pronouncements on the campaign trail, one of them was that he would “cancel the Paris climate agreement”. While he can’t cancel the Paris agreement, he can and has walked away from it with an executive order this week substantially erasing President Obama’s climate legacy and signaling to the world that the US is not going to meet its carbon emission goals set in Paris. So what exactly was agreed upon in Paris? To find clarity among the conflicting commentary Brooke spoke in 2015 with Andrew Revkin who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, and Jonathan Katz who covered the talks in Paris for the New Republic.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Policies on Asia 327 mins – “The Trump administration brings with it great uncertainties for domestic and foreign policy. It faces a changing strategic landscape in Asia with shifting security dynamics and ongoing economic integration. The Trump administration’s Asia strategy remains in flux, and Asian countries are waiting to see how the president’s team of adviser’s formulate their policy toward the region. On March 22 to 23, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies and John L. Thornton China Center, in conjunction with the Japan Center for Economic Research, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the East Asia Institute, hosted leading experts from Southeast Asia, India, Japan, and Korea, to discuss the future contours of geopolitics and economic connectivity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tyranny Explained 24 mins – “Yale Historian Timothy Snyder has studied the bloody regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler of the 20th century. He sheds light on the present, by sharing the lessons of tyranny from the dark episodes of the past.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Yale historian shares lessons of 20th-century tyranny relevant today, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_15979.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN Security Council 62 mins – “Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.” 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.

Voice Operated Devices 29 mins – “Patrick Catanzariti talks about Voice recognition and artificial intelligence in the home.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Crisis 88 mins – “Climate impacts on water are felt at every corner of the globe. From drought in California and a shrinking Colorado River to limited access to safe and clean drinking water in emerging economies, concerns about water are increasingly urgent. Addressing the water crisis facing the United States and other nations requires innovative, bipartisan ideas for how to alleviate water challenges, bolster resource security, and foster sustainable economic growth.” At the link right-click the title, “audio only A conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons of Math Destruction 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People we look at the modern, inventive ways we try to use math and algorithms to make better decisions, and what happens when those solutions cause more problems than they solve. We speak with Cathy O’Neil about her book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and the increasingly opaque and unregulated algorithms that are creeping into our lives. We also talk with David Robinson, co-founder and principal of the think tank Upturn, about their report on the current use of and evidence behind Predictive Policing.” t the link find the title, “#415 Weapons of Math,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons Systems Budget 6 mins – “DOD is investing more than $1.4 trillion to acquire 78 major weapon systems—including aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. In our annual Quick Look across its weapons programs, we found that DOD had made strides to address past inefficiencies. For example, certain programs increased their buying power by $10.7 billion—meaning more can be purchased for the same level of funding. However, DOD is missing key opportunities to reduce cost by increasing competition. Also, despite our previous recommendations, most weapon programs we assessed are not yet fully following knowledge-based best practices—increasing risk for cost increases and delays.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P1 56 mins – “Is the rhetoric of “White Privilege” just the modern way of acknowledging historical and systemic truths of racism, or does it point to a novel way for acknowledging injustice, or does it on the contrary obscure these insights by involving confused claims about group responsibility and guilt?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P2 81 mins – “Continuing with guest Law Ware on the philosophical underpinnings of the rhetoric of white privilege, with readings as listed in part 1.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 282 – Apr 7, 2017: 3D Printer, Agriculture Future, Algorithm Errors, Antibiotic Resistance, Asteroid Hunters, Bassem Youssef, Bernie Kopell, Black American Storytelling, Black Twitter, Broadband Feasibility Studies, Business Communications, Canadian Mafia, Caveman Technology, Cell Phone Health Hazard, Chaos Monkey, Chinese Foreign Policy, Coal in Wyoming, Commercial Fishing Deaths, Community College Politics, Cooking at Home, Counterterrorism, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Disability Insights, Disaffected Politics, Eugenics Movement, Extremists, Fake News Discussion, Farm Life, Federal Budget Preparation, Female Muslim Experience, FTC vs FCC, Good Country Index, Greeks and Persians, Health Politics, Hedge Fund Operation, Hokusai, Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds, Imagination Gap, Immigration Law Enforcement, Impact Investing, Information Civil War, Infrastructure Report Card, Innovation in Canada, Investment Strategies, Irish History, Journalist Memoirs, Magna Carta Survival, Management Styles, Manhattan Skyline Evolution, Marijuana for Dogs, Microbiome, Middle-Aged Men Isolation, Music in China, News Scoop Analysis, Nuclear Security, Nuremberg Prosecutor, NY Academy of Science at 200, Office Illnesses, Public University Failure, Refugee Life, Russia in the Middle East, Schizophrenia Case, Sick Building Syndrome, Slavery Aftermath, Soap Use, Statistical Interpretation, Supreme Court Operation, Surgical Simulations, Syrian Culture, Terrorism in Europe, Terrorist Publicity Discussion, Torture Survivor, Trappist System Discovery, Trump, Turkish Unrest, US-Russia Relations, Visual Aid Tool, Voter Feedback from Tampa, Water Use in Las Vegas, Weight Control Problem, Western Civilization Killer Apps, Women Innovators

Exercise your ears – the 96 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 421 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 14,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 14,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

3D Printer Maintenance 11 mins – “Tom shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of developing 3D Printer maintenance skills. Is it better to develop those skills so you can help yourself through inevitable issues that will arise, or does it make more sense to use a 3D printer that does not require much maintenance?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Metal 12 mins – “Today Tom sheds light on a new 3D Printing company that had invented a new technology for metal 3D printing. This is different from anything else that has been created to 3D Print metal, a Game Changer! Vaner Systems has invented a way to 3D print, FFF Style!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 32 mins – “Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian household, Dr. Curtis Livesay was told not to do drugs, to research about it. This pursuit of knowledge led him to acquire a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication and research methods. It is also the heart of his company – to do great research and disseminate good and useful information. On today’s episode, Dr. Curtis shares his knowledge, experience, and viewpoints about a variety of topics such as critical agronomic problems, lies fed to farmers, and specific ways to deal with particular agronomic concerns. “Don’t just try something different, but pay attention to where you put it.” – Dr. Curtis Livesay” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 046: Growing Cannabis and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag,” right-click “Media files 046 Growing Cannibus and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Errors 9 mins – “MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 29 mins – “Recently there has been a rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. In order to address this rising concern a new approach has been developed, antisense antibiotics.  Dr. Bruce Geller, professor of microbiology at Oregon State University is one of the leading researchers in this new approach and he discusses what exactly are antisense antibiotics.” At the link right-click the play button beside ‘Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hunters 62 mins – “What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And more important, what would happen if one hit Earth? Dr. Nugent is an asteroid hunter working to help map our cosmic neighborhood. She is part of NASA’s NEOWISE mission team, using a space-based infrared telescope to discover, track and characterize asteroids. With detection being the key to preventing an asteroid impact, learn more about the scientists who are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bassem Youssef Story 48 mins – “The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.” At the link find the title, “Bassem Youssef Is Still Laughing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520989167.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Kopell 95 mins – “One of the funniest and most beloved character actors of his generation, Bernie Kopell joins Gilbert and Frank to reminisce about his six decades in show business, working with legends Steve Allen, Jack Benny and Phil Slivers and his signature roles on Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten and The Love Boat. Also, Charles Boyer apologizes, Raymond Burr takes a seat, Harvey Korman peddles encyclopedias and Bernie remembers his old pal Dick Gautier. PLUS: The world’s slowest agent! Louis Armstrong hails a cab! Jonathan Winters lays down the law! In praise of Dick Van Dyke (and Mary Tyler Moore)! And a surprise guest calls in to the show!” At the link find the title, “#148 Bernie Kopell,” right-click “Media files 2934604c-39ea-40c0-bd05-7f85439084b6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black American Storytelling 41 mins – “This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today.  Ray touches on interesting topics like which stories White people hear and which stories are just for “family.”  The episode concludes with Ray’s reflections on his introduction to the art and the first steps in his own journey.” At the link find the title, “Episode 10 The Storytellers Journey 0 Mar 29, 2017,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation 26 mins – “In this episode Ray examines the nature of Black American assimilation into White culture” At the link find the title, “Ep 8 Changes and Adaptation 0 Dec, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation and Acculturation 31 mins – “This special episode marks a dividing line between the old and new, where you were and where you’re going, what was and what will be.  Follow the journey from “seasoning” of slaves, to the life of a domestic worker in the 60’s to current questions of assimilation and acculturation.” At the link find the title, “Ep 5 Line of Departure 1, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Culture in America 31 mins – “What, when, how, and why Blacks learned in the US as well as what others were taught about them, from the slave quarters to HBCU’s.” At the link find the title,”Ep 7 Education: In Black and White 0 Sep, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Death Rituals 25 mins – “What happens after death?  Not in the metaphysical, existential sense. But quite literally, what happens after death?  The history of the handling of bodies of Black decedents has been filled with interesting twists and turns, from blatant desecration to unusual rituals. Explore this topic with me in this episode of What’s Ray Saying?” At the link find the title,”Ep 6 Dying While Black 0, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Economic Assistance 26 mins – “This episode is about food stamps and gov’ment cheese, what it meant, how it helped, how we felt about it then, and what we think about it now.” At the link find the title, “Ep 3 Hunger 0, May, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History Falsehood 24 minsIn this episode Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of African History” At the link find the title, “Ep 9 An Imaginary Past 0 Jan, 2017” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Skin Color Implications 25 mins – “This episode is a literal discussion of skin color- the range of visual nuances of appearances that we consider “Black”, how those divisions came to be and their many implications. From the paper bag test and one drop rule to Rachel Dolezal, who is Black and why?” At the link find the the title, “Ep 2 Complexion 0, Apr 21, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Soldier Life 34 mins – “From the birth of this nation until today, this episode explores the complexities of life as a soldier of color in the US.” At the link find the title, “Ep 4 Brothers in Arms 0, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Twitter 26 mins – “Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner — three cases of black American men whose deaths came to mainstream attention thanks in part to what is called “Black Twitter.” The Current tracks how social media shared the stories of marginalized groups.” At the link find the title, “March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups,” right-click “Download March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Feasibility Studies 34 mins – “After discussing this issue time and time again, with community after community, we finally recorded our thoughts on how communities should get started when considering a community network. Eric Lampland, the guy behind Lookout Point Communications, is our guest on Community Broadband Bits podcast episode 246.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Communications 20 mins – “If Algonquin College is a small city, Cheryl Jensen is the Mayor. Past president of IABC [International Assoc of Business Communicators] Ottawa and host Sherrilynne Starkie sits down with Scott Anderson, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations and Cheryl Jensen, CEO of Algonquin College in an “Ask Me Anything” segment. At a recent IABC Ottawa senior communicators event, Sherrilynne led a round table discussion where Cheryl and Scott answered questions about the hot topics of CEOs on Twitter, the online presence of President Trump and how shrinking newsrooms are contributing to circumventing the media. Cheryl and Scott give insight on what inspires them and what they think about the Millennial workforce.” At the link find the title, “The Voice Episode 105: Algonquin College Communications Dynamic Duo,” right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Management 130 mins – “Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew from four million in 1982 to two hundred and twelve million in 2003. His innovative — but very controversial — business management policies have attracted widespread interest from all over the world. He is the best-selling author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace and The Seven-Day Weekend: A Better Way to Work in the 21st Century (not to be confused with another book titled in an admittedly similar fashion). Ricardo recently started a podcast called LeadWise, where he has conversations with leaders about “challenging assumptions and changing how we live and work.” Entrepreneurship and education are just two of the topics discussed in this wide-ranging conversation. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ricardo Semler as much as I did!” At the link find the title, “#229: Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Ricardo_Semler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Mafia 21 mins – “Charges against 35 organized crime suspects were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why. The move appears to be related to intercepted cellphone messages and a fear that secret surveillance techniques will be exposed. At the link find the title, “ March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” right-click “Download March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caveman Technology 48 mins – “The caveman professor, Bill Schindler, is teaching millennials to drop the phone and thrive in the wild. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “New Lessons On Ancient Survival Methods, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521406361.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phone Health Hazard 24 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider,” right-click “Download March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chaos Monkey 20 mins – “It’s one thing to get fired. It’s another thing to be escorted out by security. And another thing altogether to have your boss call while you’re sitting in the parking lot in shock, and ask what you might be doing next, and if you need investors. But that’s Silicon Valley for you. Before he got canned, Antonio García Martínez was an ads guy at Facebook. Pre-IPO. He designed the ad tracking system that allows products you searched for one single time to follow you around the internet. But he was also undercover as an author, taking notes for a tell-all. The book he wrote is called Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley. Stories of Face-versaries instead of birthdays, what it means to get an email from Zuck, and the cult of changing the world. Despite all he knows, despite ethnic-affinity targeting, he still thinks online ads are A-OK. So Manoush tries to save his ad-loving soul.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ”Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Foreign Relations 66 mins – “For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role has been set aside, asserts panelist Howard French, who says China has revealed plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Hear from French and China analyst George Koo, who says that whatever China’s plans, following a western template to become a global hegemon is not a likely outcome, nor will “false modesty” necessarily find any validity. Come for a fascinating discussion about the historical context of China’s actions and what the future holds for the U.S. relationship with China under the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in Wyoming 50 mins – “Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We’re reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week’s news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins.” 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.  

Commericial Fishing Deaths 21 mins – “To be lost at sea is a danger facing far too many commercial fishermen in Canada. The Current looks at what safety measures will save lives in the fishing industry and asks: When is it fair to begin enforcing new regulations?” At the link find the title, “March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations,” right-click “Download March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community College Funding 4 mins – “…When the latest New Hampshire budget proposal hits the House floor for a vote next week, it will reflect a trend in higher education funding that’s been going on for a decade now. In the House’s plan, the University System is flat funded compared to the last budget, while the state’s Community Colleges would get a boost. In fact, the House budget would give state universities less state funding than they got ten years ago, while Community Colleges would be up more than 30 percent over that same period….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking at Home 44 mins – “Fire, water, air, and earth – these are the classical elements of cooking. According to food journalist Michael Pollan, they help us transform stuff from the natural world into delicious food and drink.  But increasingly, cooking isn’t done in the home; it’s done by corporations and restaurants, and that’s disconnecting us from the very idea of food and how we eat it. Pollan joins us Friday to talk about his book Cooked, and to explore how this trend affects our planet, our culture, our food, and our health.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism 13 mins – “Days before the deadly bombings in Brussels, Belgian authorities carried out raids that killed or captured several of Europe’s most-wanted terrorists. At the same time, Institute Fromer-Wexler fellow Matthew Levitt was in Brussels, meeting with Belgian counter-terrorism officials from neighborhood cops to national intelligence leaders. What he found was a city where a terrorist safe-haven has arisen side-by-side with the gleaming capital of modern Europe. On one picturesque square in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, Matt saw on one corner, the mayor’s ornate office, and on the opposite corner, the family home of accused Paris conspirator Salah Abdeslam.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 60 mins – “Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation and eligibility for work authorization to more than 750,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. Known as Dreamers, many are studying at U.S. colleges and universities or working legally in jobs throughout the U.S. labor market, and what will happen to these individuals is unclear as Donald Trump takes office….” At the link right-click “Download (Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Insights 12 mins – “We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems. “The only shoes you can walk in are your own,” she says. ‘With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaffected Politics 56 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics Movement 48 mins – “In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to “breed out” traits they considered undesirable. The Nazis borrowed from the U.S. eugenics sterilization program. Adam Cohen tells the story in his book, ‘Imbeciles,’ now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wilson,’ adapted from a Daniel Clowes graphic novel.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extremists 58 mins – “A former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer-operated voice messaging center used to disseminate messages of hatred), and manager of the racist rock band, Odin’s Law. It was love for his children that finally led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Today he is the executive director of Life After Hate and shares his practice of compassion as an inspirational speaker.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 58 mins – “The wave of fake news that flooded Facebook and other social media during last year’s election campaign was a wake-up call for many.  But fake news  has actually been around for a long time. Seventy-five years ago, regional newspapers in the South falsely reported that first lady Eleanor Roosevelt  was quietly organizing  black women into secret “Eleanor Clubs,” with the motto: “A white woman in the kitchen by 1943.”    In the digital era, that kind of rumor can spread far and worldwide, in no time. White House press corps veteran Randall Mikkelsen  analyzes how to recognize today’s fake news and considers the future of journalism.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Life 87 mins – “Landis and Steven Spickerman own and operate Hermit Creek Farm 15 miles south of Lake Superior in far northern Wisconsin – a challenging place to farm, with lots of woods and a lot of water. With about ten acres in vegetables and another six in cover crop, Landis and Steven sell their produce through a combination of wholesale and a 200-member CSA. We discuss their long, slow, roundabout journey through homesteading and small-scale production to having Landis full-time on the farm. Landis and Steven share how they made the decision to acquire new land a few miles from their home farm, and the challenges they experienced in making the change from growing on one small piece of land to growing on two very different pieces of farmland with two very different farming systems. Landis and Steven also share the whys and hows of expanding to a larger marketplace, and how that drove their pursuit of scale. We also dive into how they’ve expanded their CSA through the expansion of seasons and products, rather than raw member numbers. Hermit Creek Farm has integrated hogs and now sheep into their vegetable and cover crop rotations, and use native prairie strips for pollinator and biodiversity inoculation in the vegetable fields. Landis and Steven share details about how they make this work, and why it matters to them and to the farm overall.” Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Preparation 30 mins – “The President came out with his version of the budget – which he called a “skinny budget”. While lots of people freaking out, we ask: what is a skinny budget, and does it really matter?” At the link find the title, “186: The skinny on Trump’s skinny budget,” right-click “Media files 314124791-decodedc-186-the-skinny-on-trumps-skinny-budget.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Muslim Experience 49 mins“The one where Taz teaches the world the miracles of the “twig brush”, Zahra declares the Irish prime minister Muslim, and they both plan a trip to Hawaii with the hot dudes of Kurdish Gents Club.“ At the link find the title, “027 – LIVE from Minneapolis,” right-click “Media files 5760838-027-live-from-minneapolis.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FTC vs FCC 28 mins – “Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, discusses privacy rules and the role of the FTC and Federal Communications Commission in protecting consumer privacy.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Maureen Ohlhausen, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473410.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Good Country Index 18 mins – “It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, “Which country does the most good?” The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greeks and Persians 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what is often called one of the most significant battles in history. In 480BC in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, between the mainland and the island of Salamis, a fleet of Greek allies decisively defeated a larger Persian-led fleet. This halted the further Persian conquest of Greece and, at Plataea and Mycale the next year, further Greek victories brought Persian withdrawal and the immediate threat of conquest to an end. To the Greeks, this enabled a flourishing of a culture that went on to influence the development of civilisation in Rome and, later, Europe and beyond. To the Persians, it was a reverse at the fringes of their vast empire but not a threat to their existence, as it was for the Greek states, and attention turned to quelling unrest elsewhere.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Politics 63 mins – “Where you live shouldn’t predict how long you’ll live, but it does. In many California cities, there is a 15– 20 year life expectancy difference between neighborhoods and that gap is growing. Despite all of the charged political rhetoric about repealing “Obamacare,” this life expectancy difference cannot be explained by lack of access to health care; in fact, research shows that health care is responsible for only about 15 percent of health status. When it comes to your health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Why? Using data to study this phenomenon, Dr. Iton has concluded that we cannot address this problem through the traditional medical model. He and his colleagues at The California Endowment have designed a $1 billion, 10-year, multi-site initiative called Building Healthy Communities (BHC) which is designed to break the deadly link between zip code and life expectancy….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hedge Fund Operation 60 mins – “[New Yorker] Staff Writer Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses her book, [Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Sheelah Kolhatkar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.470285.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hokusai 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the Japanese artist whose views of Mt Fuji such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa (pictured) are some of the most iconic in world art. He worked as Japan was slowly moving towards greater contact with the outside world, trading with China and allowing two Dutch ships to dock each year. From these ships he picked up new synthetic colours and illustrations with Western compositions, which he incorporated in his traditional wood block prints. The quality of his images helped drive demand for prints among the highly literate Japanese public, particularly those required to travel to Edo under feudal obligations and who wanted to collect all his prints. As well as the quality of his work, Hokusai’s success stems partly from his long life and career. He completed some of his most memorable works in his 70s and 80s and claimed he would not reach his best until he was 110.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds 52 mins – “Horse racing has an ever-growing global following and financial value. For a few days each year the horse racing world descends on a small English town, as it has for over 250 years. Buyers from over 40 countries bid against each other for the best young thoroughbred race horses on earth. Presenter Susie Emmett joins stable hands, breeders sellers, buyers and horses at the Tatersall’s Sales.” At the link find the title, “Horses for Courses, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y5ltz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Imagination Gap 73 mins – “Brian Reich is the author of Media Rules, Shift and Reset, and his latest, The Imagination Gap. The Imagination Gap explores how imagination differs from innovation and creativity, how to spur your imagination, and how we are in real danger of falling behind due to lack of imagination as a society.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Enforcement – “In the first of two episodes, we visit Frederick County Maryland where local law officers are working hand-in-hand with federal immigration officers to detain and deport undocumented immigrants in the community. Now President Trump wants to give them more authority and that makes the sheriff very happy.” At the link find the title,”187: Whose job is it to enforce immigration law?,” right-click “Media files 315304611-decodedc-episode-187-whose-job-is-it-to-enforce-immigration-law.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 72 mins – “Whether you’re an investor, an entrepreneur or a consumer, we all make decisions about how to spend our money every day. How do you decide where to spend, and how to make the biggest impact through what products, companies, efforts and issues you support? Join Nancy Pfund, founder of DBL Partners (Double Bottom Line), in conversation with David Bank of Impact Alpha, as they demystify the world of impact investing. For starters, what is impact investing? It turns out that financial success can and does go hand-in-hand with social change, and DBL Partners is part of a growing movement demonstrating this possibility every day. DBL Partners’ approach to venture capital is two-pronged: They achieve high venture capital returns, and they also incorporate a second bottom line by working with companies they invest in to create economic, social and environmental impact. Two birds with one stone: profit and positive impact. Nancy and her team are innovators who are setting the standard for other investors and companies to consider success beyond the single-profit bottom line. Today, organizations such as SolarCity, Pandora and Patagonia build social impact into their business plans from the very beginning because of leadership by impact investors, and the ripple effect is real. Who says your dollars can’t count for double?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Civil War 58 mins – “George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, The Center for Investigative Reporting Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Facts are overrated. Sure, they are the concrete foundation of narratives and they should be defended when the president of the United States and his team make false claims. But the obsession with facts can be taken too far at the expense of other deeper means of communication. George Lakoff says if progressives want to learn from the election of Donald Trump, they need to change what they study in college, how they think about facts as adults, understand framing and learn to repeat, repeat, repeat. Robert Rosenthal joins us from the Center For Investigative Reporting to help us understand the importance of facts in reporting. Join a conversation to learn how you can revise the way you think and talk in this new political world in order to be heard.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Report Card 18 mins – “The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a strong advocate for infrastructure in the United States. Its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card has brought us a comprehensive assessment of that infrastructure since 1992, and the picture has not been a pretty one. Reviewing 16 major types of infrastructure, the ASCE report card tells us how we’re doing and offers directions for essential improvements. In this interview we talk with Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director of the ASCE, about the 2017 report card. More details on ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card is at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Canada 21 mins – “As the 2017 federal budget drops, entrepreneurs in the technology industry are hoping the Liberal government makes good on its commitment to support innovation — especially as a new U.S. administration presents challenges and opportunities, to Canada.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost,” right-click “Download March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Strategies 43 mins – “Paul discusses the latest update of the Fine-Tuning Your Asset Allocation tables, which compare three different portfolio scenarios.  In this podcast he focuses on the Ultimate Buy-and-Hold All-Value Equity Portfolio. The “Fine-Tuning Tuning Your Asset Allocation” table – created and updated by Paul and Rich Buck for 15 years – allows investors to compare possible returns and likely risks of various combinations of asset classes. The 2017 FTYAA Table compares all-value, worldwide equities, and the S&P 500, which is the most common benchmark for returns and risk.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish History 52 mins – “…journalist Timothy Egan joins us to tell the story of Irish revolutionary Thomas Francis Meagher. Egan first encountered Meagher as a statue on the Montana Capitol grounds, but tracing his life took Egan from the brutal occupation of Ireland and the famine which killed a million people, to the fields of America’s civil war and to the American frontier. We’ll talk about Meagher’s transformation from romantic to rebel to leader, and what it reveals about the journey. Timothy Egan is a journalist and author of seven books. He won the 2006 National Book Award for The Worst Hard Time [Independent Booksellers|Amazon|Audible] about the Dust Bowl. His book about Meagher is called The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American HeroAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Memoirs 52 mins – “‘My Memoirs: Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet’ CFR NY Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: My Memoirs–Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet by Bernard Gwertzman. Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.” 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.

Magna Carta Survival 62 mins – “June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its 69 clauses is one of immeasurable importance. This is the idea that no one should be deprived of their freedom without just cause, and that people are entitled to fair trial by their peers according to the law of the land. At the time Magna Carta did nothing to improve the lot of the vast majority of English people, and all but three of its provisions have been repealed. Yet Magna Carta has come to be seen as the cornerstone of English liberty and an international rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power. But Where does Magna Carta stand today? In a time of secret courts in Britain and the Guantanamo gulag, the threat to rights from terror laws and state surveillance of our online activities, do we need to reaffirm its basic principles? Should we take things even further, as Tim Berners-Lee has suggested, and create a new Magna Carta for the worldwide web to protect our liberty online? On 5th February 2015, Intelligence Squared hosted an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document. We were joined by leading constitutional historian David Starkey; barrister specialising in civil liberties and public law Dinah Rose QC; and conservative MP and bestselling author Rory Stewart. The event was chaired by Henry Porter, writer and journalist specialising in human rights and the London editor of Vanity Fair.” At the link find the title, “Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Management Styles 48 mins – “What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong.” At the link find the title, “She’s found a better way. How To Be A Better Boss, “ right-click “Media files npr_520854339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manhattan Skyline Evolution 78 mins – “Why does the Manhattan skyline look like it does with incredible skyscrapers south of City Hall then almost no tall buildings until midtown? Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark and author of Building the Skyline talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of Manhattan as a place to live and work, and the mix of individual choices and government policy that created the skyline of Manhattan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana for Dogs 24 mins – “Rebecca Hass’ dog Hudson was constantly whimpering, inconsolable and no veterinarian could offer a treatment to help him — until they tried medicating with marijuana. The Current explores treating pets with cannabis.” At the link find the title, “March 20: ‘We have our dog back’: B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana,” right-click “Media files current_20170320_30629.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome 26 mins – “Your Baby’s Microbiome (start time 6:13): This week on How on Earth Beth Bennett interviews Toni Harmon, author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, a look into the role the maternal micro biome plays before and after birth. For a newborn, the biological defenses to diseases and the environment come from the mother. Harmon talks about how the birth process and interactions between the newborn and the mother help build up the immunities that a young child requires.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle-Aged Men Isolation 48 mins – “Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.” At the link find the title, “Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521269382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music in China 68 mins– “Beethoven in China demonstrates that there is no parallel to the depth and breadth of Beethoven’s integration into the culture, politics and private passions of China. Schoolchildren routinely read Beethoven, My Great Model and busts of Beethoven are a common sight. Cai’s and Melvin’s research reveals that the process by which Beethoven became a Chinese icon was tumultuous, starting with a 1906 article by Li Shutong, who referred to him as The Sage of Music, and held him up as a moral exemplar for a struggling nation trying to prevent a slide into chaos. His stoicism in the face of paternal mistreatment and increasing deafness resonated with a culture focused on working hard, on “eating bitterness,” in order to achieve greatness. That stoicism proved crucial when Mao had musicians arrested and executed during the Cultural Revolution. But at Tiananmen Square students accompanied their protests with his “Ode to Joy” anyway.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Scoop Analysis 30 mins – “Examining scoops, scoop culture, and how that lead to Tuesday’s Twitter Madness. And we’re not talking about ice cream.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Security 59 mins – “We examine nuclear security in a world where Cold War policies have left the country’s nuclear weapons on a hair-trigger alert. President Donald Trump has proposed boosting federal spending on the production of nuclear weapons by more than $1 billion in 2018.  With escalating tensions recently due to nuclear weapons testing by North Korea, we discuss nuclear weapons policy, the current international situation, and how we can reduce the risk of nuclear war.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuremberg Prosecurtor 24 mins – “Benjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he’s spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.” At the link find the title, “March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace,” right-click “Download March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NY Academy of Science at 200 43 mins – “In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy’s 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.” At the link find the title, “A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170126_200years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Illnesses 30 mins – “Last fall, a bunch of us got sick at the same time, and it seemed likely that the virus spread at the workplace. The question came up: who came to work sick? Or to put it another way: who was to blame for this office outbreak? To find out, we partnered with NYU Tandon School of Engineering Assistant Professor, Rumi Chunara, who runs the goVIRAL research project, and Jeffrey Shaman, an expert in flu forecasting at Columbia University. His group is currently working on an extensive respiratory virus sampling project in New York entitled “The Virome of Manhattan” with the American Museum of Natural History. They helped us design a project looking at how respiratory illnesses spread in our workplace community. Once a week for ten weeks we swabbed our noses and sent the samples to a lab at Columbia where they could determine (if we were sick) what kind of respiratory infection we had caught. We also filled in bi-weekly symptom reports. Some of the questions were benign: do you have a fever? Others were more accusatory: who do you think got you sick? The entire experiment was a whodunnit. Or, perhaps more accurately, it was a flu-dunnit. But sometimes messing with what usually lies below the surface can have unexpected side effects. Flu-dunnit changed our office dynamic. Accusations started to fly, as our scientist sleuths discovered who were the victims — and who was the perpetrator.” At the link find the title, “Flu-dunnit? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files onlyhuman032217_cms743433_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public University Failure 47 mins – “English professor Christopher Newfield spends a lot of time thinking about public higher education. He’s worried about it. America’s public college system, he says, is in a shambles, with students paying higher tuitions for less learning. The conventional thinking is that public sector practices are to blame, but Newfield argues that the increasing privatization of our universities is the real problem. He joins us Tuesday to explain how we wrecked public universities and how we can fix them. Christopher Newfield is a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written several books about America’s public university system, including Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class, and Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980. His new book is called The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix ThemAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Refugee Life 14 mins – “In a war, it turns out that violence isn’t the biggest killer of civilians. What is? Illness, hunger, poverty — because war destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, food systems and hospitals. Physician Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery, setting priorities on what to fix first.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia in the Middle East 12 mins – “Anna Borshchevskaya explains how Russia’s growing weakness and Vladimir Putin’s focus on maintaining his grip on domestic power have led to meddling and intervention across the Middle East.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Schizophrenia Case 50 mins – ““There is no greater feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes,” says Ron Powers. His new book ‘No One Cares About Crazy People’ is both about his sons and a history of how the mentally ill have been treated medically and legally. Also, rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Chuck Berry’s early career. He died Saturday at 90.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sick Building Syndrome 56 mins – “Alan Bell was a star prosecutor for mob trials in Florida in the 80’s. When he began getting severely ill many believed he was being poisoned by the mob. It turned out that that it was exposure to hidden toxic chemicals in his office building that made him so sick that he was forced to spend nearly a decade living in a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. When his health improved, he teamed up with other lawyers (including those featured in the films Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action) to avenge hundreds of environmental victims in court. Bell discovered that his plight was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people get sick and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures—without knowing they’re at risk. His new book offers a view of one of the most important global health issues of our time. Robert F Kennedy Jr. called the book: ‘a riveting memoir with serious health implications for us all’. “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slavery Aftermath 22 mins – “In this premiere episode, Ray details the hardships that Blacks experienced after slavery and explores the themes and patterns of struggle that continued through the generations and into his own life. This episode contains special music by Beej Gordy Brooks and cameo “appearances” by Kevin Allison and Kristina Wong.” At the link find the title, “Ep 1 Life After Slavery 3 Apr, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soap Use 23 mins – “Meet Jackie Hong who isn’t ashamed to say that she’s been living soap-free for seven years and her skin is still smooth and supple. The Current asks: How essential is soap?” At the link find the title, “March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up,” right-click “Download March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistical Interpretation 12 mins – “Sometimes it’s hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether … instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Operation 23 mins – “At his confirmation hearing this week, supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch – according to the New York Timescast himself as “a humble Westerner, reared on fly-fishing.”  And yet, for all the care put into his biography, Judge Gorsuch also seemed to say… nevermind. He rules on the law, not on people. It’s a needle that’s been tricky for judicial nominees to thread: they want to seem human, but not too human. In this podcast extra, taken from a show we aired last year, Brooke and Thane Rosenbaum, Director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at NYU, examine some art and culture about the Supreme Court, and consider just how human we want our justices to be.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgical Simulations 17 mins – “Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients — so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: “Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Culture 56 mins – “Destruction and displacement — that’s the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon.” At the link find the title, “Saving Syria: keeping war-torn culture alive, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170324_39089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “A former State Department counterterrorism official outlines the gaps in European efforts to fight violent extremisms: Why they exist, what needs to change, and how they make it harder for U.S. officials to do their job of defending the American homeland.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, the global terrorist threat has evolved rapidly in recent years, and will likely change further still in the next president’s term. Counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt looks ahead to the next administration and the choices the 45th president will have to face to keep Americans safe from this adaptive global menace.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Publicity Discussion 63 mins – “Why do they do it? Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. Of course, the public should be told that an atrocity has taken place. But each attack dominates the news for days at a stretch. The TV networks go into overdrive, flying out their journalists to the scene of the attack and saturating their airtime. All this plays into the hands of terrorist organisations, allowing their killers to be glorified in the eyes of their supporters. In addition, the wall-to-wall news coverage creates a climate of fear and fuels the more authoritarian and xenophobic strands of our politics. President Trump’s recent actions – banning refugees and appearing to reference fictional terrorist attacks in Sweden – might be seen as an inevitable consequence of this hysteria. We should get things into proportion. After all, you’re more likely to fatally slip in the shower than be killed in a terrorist attack. This is the line that was taken by former Times editor and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins. He was joined by Fawaz Gerges, a prominent expert on ISIS and al-Qaeda who has extensively researched the historical roots of jihadi extremism on the ground in the Middle East. Gerges explained how the West has played into the narrative of terrorists by portraying them as an existential danger, rather than as mere common criminals. But for national security commentator Douglas Murray, the only way to defeat terrorism is to tackle it head on, speaking plainly about the true scale of the threat. The recent wave of attacks by ISIS was just the beginning, he argued. Over a thousand foreign fighters have recently returned from Syria to Europe, and are highly likely to pose a risk to our security. It’s vital that our media and authorities keep the public fully aware about the terrorist threat and encourage everyone to be vigilant. Honest reporting is absolutely crucial, especially when society itself is under attack. As for ISIS, how they are portrayed in the mainstream media is a matter of indifference to them – their publicity strategy is all about broadcasting their attacks on social media to an audience of millions, not headlines in the press. Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Torture Survivor 17 mins – “It’s been over a decade but the case of Abdullah Almalki has finally been settled — including a Canadian government apology. Yet the intelligence officials who shared faulty information leading to the torture have not been held responsible.” At the link find the title, “March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” right-click “Download March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist System Discovery 59 mins – “Last month, NASA announced the discovery of a seven-planet system called TRAPPIST-1, just 39 light-years from our Sun.  The Sky Guys will  discuss why this system might give hope for other habitable planets beyond our solar system.  And SpaceX announces that two people have already put down a deposit for a trip to the moon and back in 2018.  Plus a look at NASA’s research into the effects of space travel on humans, and how you can join the search for Planet 9.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Impact Overseas 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?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Asia Relations 269 mins – “The Trump administration brings with it great uncertainties for domestic and foreign policy. It faces a changing strategic landscape in Asia with shifting security dynamics and ongoing economic integration. The Trump administration’s Asia strategy remains in flux, and Asian countries are waiting to see how the president’s team of adviser’s formulate their policy toward the region.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Foreign Debt 47 mins – “Foreign banks and the Trump administration. From Cyprus to Germany to Russia, we’ll follow the money trail.” At the link find the title, “Follow The Money: Banking Questions For The Trump Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520849144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Intelligence Breaches 47 mins – “The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we’ve learned about Russia, Trump and the home front.” At the link find the title, “After A Heated Hearing, What We Know About Russian Intervention, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520979908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkish Unrest 24 mins – “A Kurdish academic has lost her job in Turkey and remains stateless in Canada — her personal and professional life on hold — after signing a petition criticizing the Turkish government.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey,” right-click “Download March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Russia Relations 60 mins – “Angela E. Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and Foreign Service, discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” 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.

Visual Aid Tool 10 mins – “While attending the Minnesota ACB convention, Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities Team talked to Aliza Olenick from Orcam. A new camera device that attaches to glasses and reads print, does object recognition, facial recognition and much more. Aliza demos the orca in action and gives us a great feel for such an innovative product. You can contact Orcam on the web at www.orcam.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Feedback from Tampa 48 mins – “We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America’s future—unfolding.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520567983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Use in Las Vegas 46 mins – “In a new book, former manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Pat Mulroy says we’re facing a tough global reality when it comes to water. Growth, urbanization, and the effects of climate change mean we have to find new ways to manage a resource she says most Americans simply take for granted. Mulroy is coming to Utah, and she joins Doug Wednesday to explain what’s at stake, and how creating a shared vision for our water future is more important than ever. Pat Mulroy is a Senior Fellow with the Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as well as with UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She’s editor of the book The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weight Control Problem 30 mins – “Jill Sutherlin has been numbing her feelings of emptiness with food, drugs and alcohol since she was a child growing up in California’s Central Valley. Several years ago she did something she’s always wanted to do, something she didn’t know she was capable of. She embarked on an extreme weight loss plan and lost more than 200 pounds in just over a year. Everyone told her she looked amazing. But she knew something was wrong.” At the link find the title, “S2 Episode 3: Mirror Mirror,” right-click “Media files JillFinalMix4stamp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Western Civilization Killer Apps 62 mins – “Niall Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation. In this talk from February 2011, based on his book ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, he asks how Western civilization came to dominate the rest of the world. His answer is that the West developed six “killer applications” that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the Protestant work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If it has and the Rest of the world can successfully download these apps, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson On The Six Killer Apps Of Western Civilisation, Mar, 2017,”right-click “Media files media.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Innovators 27 mins – “Michela Magas talks to Click about her recent top award at the European Prize for Women Innovators. Michela is founder of Stromatolite Design Innovation Labs, building a new generation of creative technology toolkits for innovation. Industry leaders from more than forty African countries gathered in Lagos last week to address The Future of Finance. Africa’s financial industry is attempting to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space in light of the increasing demands of young and energetic customers. Click talks to Emmanuel Okoegwale, the organiser of Cashless Africa. One of the challenges for VR is getting enough data to each eye, so you are tricked into thinking that what you are seeing is actually real. A team of computer scientists in New Zealand think they may be a step closer to making VR more real. Andrew Chalmers gives Click’s Simon Morton a demonstration. This Thursday the UK interactive art studio Invisible Flock, and Quicksand, an Indian research and design lab, unveil DUET – an ambitious and evolving artwork, a series of dynamic interactive animated-light panels created from raw, single-line, real time conversations between two anonymous individuals across two continents. Click talks to Victoria Pratt from Invisible Flock.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 281 – Mar 31, 2017: Addiction to Devices, Aflatoxin Control in Agriculture, American Imperialism, Arctic Task Force, Bathroom Ventilation, Black Artists, Black Shootings, Blind Visual Interpreter, Body Camera Use By Police, Broadband in New Hampshire, Broadband Wireless, C Rations, Carbon Capture, Childhood Obesity Cognition Bias, Concrete, Coral Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef, Cotard Syndrome, Deaf and Blind Story, Democracy Defined, Discophobia Era, Dogs and Man, Economics by Samuelson, Edmund Halley, Elon Musk Interview, Engineers in Schools and Industry, Euro and EU Survival, Female Firefighter, Female Sexual Concepts, Feminists Values, Fox News, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Gastroenterology Doctor, Giving Kitchen, Gold Extraction Process, Gorsuch Prospects, Ground Water Concerns, Gun Violence Control, Hardcore Listening, Health Care Act Revision, Health Care by Republicans, Immigration Law Change, Innovation in Big Companies, Internet Self Defense, Investing with Motif, ISIS in Mosul, Jewelry Making Business, Journalism Bias, Lead Paint Poisoning, Mars Trip People, Media in America, Medical Career Stress, Medical Dilemmas, Mind Extension, Police Use of Force, Pollinator Hazards, Pollution Reduction, Propaganda Skills, Racial Movie, Refugee Smuggling, Retro Foods, Revolution Solutions, Right to Know Law, Saddam Hussein Interrogation, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings, Saturn Five Rocket, Scarcity Trials, Science Culture in America, Scientific Publishing Growth, Sex Therapist, Smart Power Grids, Solar Collector History, Solar Energy in China, South Sudan Civil War, Specialty Crop Business, Statistics in Social Studies, Stem Cell Abuses, Streetcar Named Desire, Surveillance and Bias, Sustainable Development by Women, Tax System in U.S., Terrorist Publicity, Tillerson and State Department, Tooth Fairies, Trump and White House Press, Tuberculosis History, Tweeting Dangers, U.S. Policy Problems, War Potential, White Nationalist, Womens’ Magazine

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Addiction to Devices 30 mins – “Could smartphones and other screens be decreasing the human attention span? Author Adam Alter thinks so. “Ten years ago, before the iPad and iPhone were mainstream, the average person had an attention span of about 12 seconds,” Alter tells Fresh Air‘s Dave Davies. Now, he says, “research suggests that there’s been a drop from 12 to eight seconds … shorter than the attention of the average goldfish, which is nine seconds.” Alter links our diminished attention spans to the “mainstream adoption of screens.” His new book, Irresistible, explores the consequences of living in an increasingly computerized world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aflatoxin Control in Agriculture 32 mins – Aflatoxins are trace compounds produced by certain fungi, and represent a legitimate food safety risk.  These fungi grow on corn, peanuts and other crops, especially in warm, humid areas that lack fungal control measures.  They have been connected to numerous human diseases, primarily liver cancer, but also cause problems in livestock fed contaminated grain.  Dr. Monica Schmidt of the University of Arizona has a good solution.  Her team has expressed an RNA sequence in corn that matches the genetic sequence in the fungus. Upon invasion, the fungus takes up the RNA from the corn, and it shuts down the genes required for aflatoxin production.  There are no effects on the corn kernel itself.  This work shows that safer food could be produced by arming the plant with genetic defenses it could implement in fighting fungal contamination and the toxins it produces.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Imperialism 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 click the down arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Task Force 60 mins – “With the Arctic warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet and melting sea ice opening up the resource-rich region to new trade routes and commercial activities, the Arctic offers both opportunities and challenges for the United States and other countries. Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, assesses U.S. interests in the Arctic region in the face of changing conditions there. The Task Force finds that the Arctic is of growing economic and geostrategic importance and proposes specific actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the region, including bolstering infrastructure investment, defending national borders, protecting the environment, and maintaining U.S. scientific and technological leadership….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Warming 6 mins – “The Arctic is a warming hotspot, showing the fastest warming of any area on Earth, way faster than predicted. Climate processes in the region are poorly understood. Scientists from 50 institutions and 14 nations are coming together creating the MOSAiC observatory, an expedition to the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. Coordinator Markus Rex discusses the aims of the project.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bathroom Ventilation 9 mins – “Have you ever gotten out of the shower, dried off and just had to get out of the bathroom for a few minutes because it was so hot, humid and uncomfortable?   I mean, you can’t get dressed when you’re hot like that. You know what could help minimize that problem?   A powerful, bathroom exhaust fan.  Powerful, but quiet, because if the fan is annoyingly loud, you won’t use it regularly. Choosing the right fan for your bathroom is more important than you might think.  Without an appropriately sized exhaust fan, not only can your bathroom be uncomfortably hot and humid, not to mention smelly, but over time, you risk causing moisture damage to your bathroom drywall and cabinetry.  Plus you increase your chances of developing mold and mildew on your shower walls, drywall, and even on the wood framing beneath the drywall. Not good!” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Artists 22 mins – “On this episode we talk to artist Danny Simmons about creating opportunities for artists of color. We celebrate the late great Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield, and we give serious side-eye to the Trump administration’s Black History Month antics. We’ve just survived the first Black History Month under President Trump. It was a mess from beginning to end. Vox journalist German Lopez rounded up some of the worst moments, but there were so many, it was difficult to count….” At the link find the title, “Artist Danny Simmons, a tribute to ‘The Funky Drummer,’ and Trump’s black history blunders, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Shootings 60 mins – “A couple years ago, Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, started emailing every police station in Florida. He was asking for any documents created – from 2009 to 2014 – when an officer discharged his weapon in the line of duty. He ended up with a six foot tall stack of reports, pictures, and press clippings cataloging the death or injury of 828 people by Florida police. Jad and Robert talk to Ben about what he found, crunch some numbers, and then our reporter Matt Kielty takes a couple files off Ben’s desk and brings us the stories inside them – from a network of grief to a Daytona police chief. And next week, we bring you another, very different story of a police encounter gone wrong. Produced and reported by Matt Kielty Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that in reporter Ben Montgomery’s six years of Florida data there were, on average, 130 people shot and killed each year. Police offers did indeed shoot 130 people per year, on average, but only half of those shootings were fatal. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreter P3 33 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Part 3 in their series on Aira, Visual Interpreter for the Blind. Pete chats with Amy Bernal, Director of Aira Agent Services, and Patrick Lane, Aira Agent Analyst about a myriad of fascinating topics. Listen as they share their insight into the duties of Aira Agents; their thoughts about user safety, agents sharing opinions about fashion, a detailed description of the Aira glasses, the official price plans, and what’s in store for the future. Join Pete and his guests for this in depth look into the world of Aira, a product that’s taking the blindness community by storm!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Body Camera Use By Police 49 mins – “Police interactions caught on camera. The NPR podcast “Embedded” digs into what three different videos reveal about policing in America.” At the link find the title, “NPR’s Embedded: Filming American Police, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520292040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in New Hampshire 57 mins – “Broadband, which connects homes, businesses, and schools to high speed internet, has been developing throughout the state, including in rural areas for several years. Which areas are still lacking access, and why? What is the importance of providing proper internet access to schools and places where businesses will develop? We’ll delve into how broadband infrastructure works, and where it is working, in New Hampshire.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Wireless 35 mins – “Like other urban centers in the U.S., Boston is filled with multi dwelling units (MDUs) and buildings that house multiple business tenants. Obtaining high-quality connectivity in such an environment can be a challenge, especially if choices are limited to just one or two incumbents with little or no competition. With the advancement of new fixed wireless technologies in recent years, however, residential and business subscribers now have better options….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C Rations 3 mins – “Today, an army tries to travel on its stomach.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1324: C Rations,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170324.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Capture 7 mins – “Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now above 400 parts per million. It continues to rise. For the past 800,000 years, it has mostly been below 300 parts per million. Natural and agricultural environments have not developed under these sudden new conditions. Some people suggest as the situation worsens, we will reach the point where there is no choice but to strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Klaus Lackner and his colleagues at the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University in Phoenix are focussed on this problem. They are developing technology using a moisture swing sorbent cycle for capturing carbon dioxide from air. The sorbent, an anionic exchange resin, absorbs CO2 when it is dry, and releases it again when exposed to moisture. The group aims to advance this technology and scale it, so it becomes cheap and a realistic option for solving this developing problem.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Obesity 14 mins – “The UK government published its report Childhood Obesity: a Plan for Action, in August 2016. A new analysis article takes them to task for the inadequacy of that response to a growing problem. Neena Modi is a professor of neonatal medicine, at Imperial College London, and president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and joins us to discuss what that report should have contained. Read the full analysis: www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j762At the link find the title, “The inadequacy of the UK’s childhood obesity strategy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 310363443-bmjgroup-childhood-obesity-strategy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognition Bias 9 mins – “MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concrete 60 mins – “This week is all about that most ubiquitous of building materials: concrete. Historian Robert Courland joins us to talk about his book “Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World’s Most Common Man-Made Material”, our long history using concrete, and what modern engineers could learn from the Romans. We’ll speak with Cristina Zanotti, Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia, about building better — and more sustainable — modern concrete structures. And we’ll talk with organizers Andrew Tefs and Dave Barchyn about the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.” 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.

Coral Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef 5 mins – “In the ten months since April 2016, two-thirds of corals in the northern Great Barrier Reef have been killed by hot water as a result of global warming. These have included corals which are 50 or as old as 100 years old. Previously bleaching was only associated with El Nino events which produce higher water temperatures. Now the bleaching events are occurring between El Nino events. There have been three bleaching events since 1998. The second and third were in 2004 and 2016. Bleaching events are increasing in frequency. Recovery periods for corals are becoming shorter.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cotard Syndrome 32 mins – “Jules Cotard was the first psychiatrist to write about the cluster of symptoms that would come to be called “Walking Corpse Syndrome.” But his work was unfinished, and left a great deal of room for debate about it among his colleagues.” At the link find the title, “Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-20-symhc-cotard-delusion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deaf and Blind Story 37 mins – “Molly Wezel-Peterson shares her journey, her story, her coping while sitting down one on one with Jeff Thompson of Blind Abilities. From her earliest days, through high school and graduating college Molly tells us what it is like accepting Usher Syndrome and staying positive about her future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Defined 63 mins – “Senator Richard Di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens, delivers an address titled ‘The world we could be living in’, to the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Senator Richard Di Natale, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_RichardDiNatale_1503_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discophobia Era 69 mins [2 parts] – “In 1970, two deejays discovered they had the ability to take the dance floor on a journey by playing records back-to-back, continuously throughout the night. Soon clubs all over the world adopted this style of deejaying, and a new culture and music genre called “disco” emerged. Eight years later, in 1978, disco was the best selling music genre in the world. This is the story of how it got there. 1978 set the record for most album sales with disco surpassing rock & roll for the first time ever. Industry insiders predicted the following year would continue to break sales records, but an economic downturn and a fierce anti-disco backlash proved their predictions false. This is the story of how disco became a four-letter-word.” At the link find the titles, “19: Discophobia (Disco Part 2),” and “18: The Dance Floor Doesn’t Lie (Disco Part 1),” right-click “Media files 58d1df22a5e415d77ce279e7.mp3,” and “Media files 58ac07e0eb50589014def066.mp3” and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.

Dogs and Man 51 mins – “There is unique and ancient bond between humans and dogs, from its early beginnings to the modern day. Ayo Akinwolere explores this bond by visiting ‘The Land of the Mutts’ – an extraordinary refuge for dogs in Costa Rica, where dogs outnumber people by 100 to one. He investigates the science behind the the bonding and hears individual stories of canine-human relationships.” At the link find the title, “It’s a Dog’s Life, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04x5xgf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economics by Samuelson 4 mins – “Episode: 2562 Paul Samuelson and the textbook Economics. Today, a book that helped educate the world.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 2562: Paul Samuleson And The Texbook Economics,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170321.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Edmund Halley 54 mins – “In our second episode devoted to the life and work of Edmond Halley, we recount his three voyages aboard the Paramour to create a map of magnetic variation, his predictions on the return of the comet of 1682, now known as Halley’s Comet, his discovery of the proper motion of the stars, his translation of the works of Apollonius, and his work as Britain‘s Astronomer Royale among a host of other accomplishments.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk Interview 63 mins – “Neil Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging it: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. With Chuck Nice and Bill Nye. JUST ADDED: Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib, sipping Merlot and musing on optimism and space exploration.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineers in School and Industry 82 mins – “Dr. Dave Vandenbout offers up his insights on choosing between academic and industrial careers in this episode of The Engineering Commons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-pop menu.

Euro and EU Survival 47 mins – “Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political analyst and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: The future of the European Union in the face of rising populism; Iceland’s lifting of capital controls; How horror movie studio Blumhouse’s release strategy is reaping big rewards” At the link find the title, “The Scary White People Edition, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2777793443.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Firefighter 58 mins – “Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Once a young scaredy-cat, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of excitement, confidence, and self-reliance. She has since flown planes, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco….” At the link find the title, “#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety – Caroline Paul, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Conquering Fear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Sexual Concepts 17 mins – “Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap” by talking candidly with our girls from an early age about sex, bodies, pleasure and intimacy.” at the link click “Download,” right-click Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminist Values 37 mins – “When a friend asked for her advice on how to raise a feminist daughter, author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie wrote her a letter with 15 suggestions. The letter is now Adichie’s latest book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. Adichie joins 1A’s Joshua Johnson to discuss her new book.” At the link find the title, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Dear Ijeawele” Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170320_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fox News 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump.” At the link find the title, “What the Hell is Going on at Fox News? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2596931822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fuel Efficiency Standards 48 mins – “President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We’ll look at what’s on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.” At the link find the title, “Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520421997.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gastroenterology Doctor 49 mins – “Today’s guest is Dr. Ken Brown. He is a practicing Gastroenterologist, clinical researcher, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) expert, and creator of SIBO treatment Atrantil. Listen in as we talk all about SIBO, how to treat it, gut issues, and more!” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Giving Kitchen 22 mins – “A story of love, loss and gratitude to a community that takes care of its own.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 5: The Giving Kitchen, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CGT 205_The Giving Kitchen-Mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Extraction Process 29 mins – “Did you know that a metric ton of electronic waste can contain 8 to 16 ounces of gold? Whether we like it or not, precious metals show up in more than just that gold necklace or platinum ring we might have purchased – from the titanium used in our high-end mountain bikes, to platinum in our cellphones, to silver in our solar panels, precious metals are all around us. And the mining of these materials often comes with a steep social and environmental cost. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk with an engineer who has chosen to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from his former employer, a large gold-mining enterprise. We learn about the use of water in the extraction of precious metals, how common mining practices create hazardous slurry ponds, and the enormous amount of energy required to carry out these operations in remote locations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gorsuch Prospects 42 mins – “The Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. While Republicans are feeling good about the days ahead, many Democrats are still upset at the Senate’s refusal last year to hear President Obama’s nominee. Expect procedure and a lot of politics, as lawmakers try to fill the vacancy. 1A’s guests include Edward Whelan, president of Ethics and Public Policy Center, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of The National Constitution Center, Margaret Russell, professor of constitutional law at Santa Clara University School of Law and Theresa Wardon, partner at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP.” At the link find the title, “Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown, “ right-click “Media files 20170321_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ground Water Concerns 29 mins – “With drought-stricken California enjoying its wettest winter in decades, it can be easy to forget that water scarcity is among the globe’s most deadly threats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss groundwater with Bill and Rosemarie Alley, the authors of High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater. They take us on a journey around the world and back in time to examine how humans scheme for and squander earth’s most precious resource. We talk about wildcatting for water in the 19th century, India’s water management quandary, and some of Saudi Arabia’s more imprudent water policies.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence Control 4 mins – “As gun violence continues to plague some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, a violence prevention program is looking to tackle the issue by treating it like a public health crisis. Chicago’s murder rate is below that of other cities, but the actual number of murders in the city last year — most from gun violence — exceeded the combined total of murders in New York City and Los Angeles. Cure Violence, a violence prevention program, was launched more than 20 years ago by epidemiologist Gary Slutkin, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The program has been a force in several cities in U.S. and abroad. It gained national attention with the 2011 release of a documentary called The Interrupters, which showed former gang members intervening to prevent disputes from turning deadly. In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire.” At the link right-click the plan button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hardcore Listening 54 mins – “Who’s more hardcore: Dan Carlin, for making Hardcore History? Or his listeners for absorbing three-hour-plus episodes? We also ask Andrea Silenzi Why Oh Why dating today is so hard and learn how podcasting makes Gretchen Rubin and her daughter Happier. Plus: Which stories pass muster with master storyteller Shannon Cason?” At the link find the title, “Hardcore Listening With Dan Carlin (Encore), Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_biglisten_hardcore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Act Revision 48 mins – “The Congressional Budget Office scores the Republican health care plan. We read the results.” At the link find the title, “Dire First Coverage Estimates For Republican Health Care Plan, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520151730.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care by Republicans 30 mins – “Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox’s Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn’t the “deal maker” he makes himself out to be.” At the link find the title, “A Master Class in Bad Legislation, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4224872674.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Change 41 mins – “Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas joins Peter Robinson to discuss the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, an immigration reformation bill he is cosponsoring. He notes that American workers have been getting a raw deal since the immigration laws were changed in 1965. The American workers’ wages have not gone up but income inequality has. Senator Cotton thinks this is largely due to flooding the labor market with millions of low-skilled, low-wage workers. In rethinking our immigration policies we need to look at whether our laws are serving the American people.” At the link find the title, “Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, and the RAISE Act, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170228-cotton.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Big Companies 36 mins – “I came across a recent article where the Managing Director of Accenture Digital made the bold claim that large companies cannot do innovation. the bold claim that large companies cannot do innovation. More accurately, Narry Singh said, “.. Corporate innovation does not work.” He goes on to claim that innovation at large companies do not work because “.. the firms are too slow to move – to change their work practices.” Do you think  large companies can be successful at innovation?” At the link find the title, “Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation? S13 Ep3, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation S13_Ep3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Self Defense 29 mins – “In this issue: WikiLeaks Releases CIA Hacking Tools; Botnets ; Defense Against Doxing; Buzzword Watch: Prosilience, [and] The CIA’s “Development Tradecraft DOs and DON’Ts” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

ISIS in Mosul 45 mins – “New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi was recently embedded with Iraqi troops fighting to liberate western Mosul from ISIS. She reports that the Islamic State looks “more fierce than ever.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewelery making Business 45 mins – “Ever since she was a little girl playing dress-up in her aunt’s closet, Kendra Scott loved fashion. Her first business was a hat shop, which she started at 19 – it failed. A few years later, she started a jewelry business out of her spare bedroom. Today the company is reportedly valued at more than a billion dollars.” At the link find the title, “Kendra Scott: Kendra Scott, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170317_hibt_kscott.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Bias 27 mins – “The media in the United States is broken. Most journalists and media organisations dismissed the possibility of Trump Presidency. Many backed Hillary Clinton to win. It has left them in a precarious position with serious questions about their credibility, fuelled by the president and his inner circle who have branded them ‘enemies of the state’. Kyle Pope, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review asks how the media should respond to a hostile administration and more importantly how can they gain the trust of the vast numbers of people who think they are hopelessly biased.” At the link find the title, “Breaking News, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ws2yp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Paint Poisoning 57 mins – “Proposed Senate Bill 247 aims to prevent lead poisoning in children by strengthening lead testing requirements for children, and placing stricter requirements on properties containing lead paint. For some families, lead poisoning has caused long-term health problems that sometimes don’t appear until years after exposure, and experts think the restrictions are not strong enough. However, landlords worry that the new requirements would be difficult to comply with, and come at a huge cost, and funding will be insufficient. For example, companies like Brady Sullivan are still managing fallout from lead poisoning several years ago that contributed to health problems in children living at their properties. We’ll look at all sides of this issue.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Trip People 27 mins – “As we dream of sending humans to Mars, the psychological problems of such a mission loom large. Claudia Hammond ponders the most important qualities required from those who’d like to colonise Mars. Surviving a cramped nine-month journey and the pod-like homes on the red planet requires a mix of resilience, curiosity and the ability to get on with others. She meets the volunteers who have been sampling similar long term simulations here on earth – and the psychologists who’ve overseen the design, selection and planning for future communities in space. Simulations have proved tricky – one involving an international group of volunteers in isolated conditions for 140 days ended up with the Russians in a fist-fight and a Japanese man being so distressed at this that he left after 60 days. It’s hard to predict how people will react because humans have never travelled that far….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Media in America 49 mins – “The news is often the first line of defense when issues affecting local communities – like the recent numerous threats against Jewish community centers and synagogues – crop up. In BackStory’s recent episode “Behind the Bylines” we learned how journalists Ida B. Wells and Ruben Salazar more effectively covered their communities, and even changed journalistic practice, through advocacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop- menu.

Medical Career Stress 45 mins – “The journey to medical school is long, tough, defeating, and can be isolating. There are plenty of news stories of physicians out there about job dissatisfaction, suicide rates, and suicides of medical students. Inevitably, there comes a lot of doubt when you’re on this journey and you’re probably still thinking if this is what you should be really doing because you love every aspect of it but people are saying not to do it. Our guest for this episode is Dr. Shikha Jain, who was also previously on the Specialty Stories Podcast Session 08 where she talked about her profession as a hematology oncology physician. She recently wrote a great article on KevinMD, called Why I Would Still Encourage My Daughter to Go Into Medicine, so I invited her today to share with us why you should still consider a career in medicine despite all this negativity surrounding it and how our healthcare system is constantly in turmoil with every new administration that comes in.” At the link find the title, “226: Why You Should Still Consider a Career in Medicine,” right-click “Media files PMY226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Dilemmas 55 mins – “This episode is all about false dichotomies–situations or ideas that seem like dilemmas (and thus require a difficult choice to be made) but which really aren’t.   Much of the public discussions of things like the hours that residents work, the funding for medical research, the lifestyles that residents are forced to lead, the choices that prospective medical students make are couched in terms of either/or choices.  Corbin Weaver, Matt Wilson, John Pienta, and Kaci McCleary discuss the alleged dilemmas that we encounter in medicine and medical education, and conclude that these choices are often not mutually exclusive. It is possible to have both shorter hours and safer patient handoffs and quality education, despite rules that seem to indicate otherwise.  It is possible to adequately fund basic science research and fund a sensible national defense, despite presidential budgets that slash NIH funding.  Should listener Justin study during the summer prior to med school to begin medical school on the right foot, or will he struggle if he takes a break to live a little?  And listener Julian is super annoyed at the admissions process. Is his ire justified?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Education Story 51 mins – “Our guest today is Rachel, the Junior National Director of Pre-SOMA as she shares with us her story as well as some answers to common questions about Osteopathic Medicine as an osteopathic medical student or as a premed interested in osteopathic medicine. Listen in as she talks more about the application process, taking gap years, why DO should not just be a Plan B and more information about Pre-SOMA and how this organization can help guide you on your path to becoming a physician via the osteopathic route.” At the link find the title, “Session 225,” right-click “Media files PMY225.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Processes 60 mins – “Most of us probably think about memories as being about the past. But when memories are gone, it becomes clear just how much they are also about the future. This week we are in search of lost memories. We’ll speak with Michael McCloskey about how memories are formed and how you test for memory in people with amnesia. We’ll also talk with Michael Lemonick about his new book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Memory, Amnesia and Love”, and the story of Lonnie Sue Johnson and her memory loss. This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science…” At the link right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Extension 18 mins – “Andy Clark, who with David Chalmers proposed the theory of the extended mind, explains what he means by this idea in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Children 46 mins – “More than 60,000 black women are missing in America. One of the reasons we don’t hear much about that is the media. By some accounts, the press is four times more likely to report when a white person goes missing over someone who is black or brown. It’s a problem when anyone goes missing. We’ll find out who’s most at risk and what’s being done to find them. 1A guest host Noel King is joined by Julia Craven, reporter for the Huffington Post, Robert Lowery Jr., vice president of the Missing Children Division of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Phylicia Henry, director of operations of Courtney’s House, an organization that supports sex-trafficked youth between the ages of 12 and 21.” At the link find the title, “The Missing Children You Don’t Hear Much About, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170323_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Computing Trends 134 mins – “Google’s mysterious “Taimen” phone surfaces – is it a Chinese Pixel XL? U.S. bans any electronics larger than a phone for air passengers from 8 Middle Eastern countries. Google is struggling to react as more advertisers pull their ads from YouTube. Android O is here as a Developer Preview. The U.S. Senate is about to let ISPs sell your data to the highest bidder, but Europe’s GDPR will fine anyone who uses your data without your consent $20 million.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality and Stewardship 58 mins – “Is capitalism part of the poverty problem facing the world or part of the solution? Are human beings doing a good job preserving the earth for future generations? To improve the world, should we improve capitalism or ourselves? Robert Whaples of Wake Forest University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis’s encyclical on capitalism, poverty, and environmental issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musical Hazards 50 mins – “The musicians being persecuted for raising their voices against political, cultural or religious repression. Rex Bloomstein talks to artists whose songs have led to their imprisonment, torture and to the continuing threat of violence; artists who have been driven from their homelands, artists who, literally, risk dying for a song. In one recent year alone 30 musicians were killed, seven abducted, and 18 jailed by regimes, political and religious factions and other groups determined to curb the power of music to rally opposition to them. In Syria, singer Ibrahim Quashoush, was found dead in the Orontes River, his vocal chords symbolically ripped out. Rex hears stories of tremendous courage and determination not to be intimidated and silenced….” At the link find the title, “Dying for a Song, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04wffzc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myanmar Abuses 27 mins – “Jonah Fisher travels across Myanmar and into neighbouring Bangladesh to investigate claims that Burmese Muslims have suffered rape and murder at the hands of the military.”[Several references made to Aung San Duu Kyi.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nations of Nations 52 mins – “You don’t need to be a scholar or veteran political observer to see that America is divided, but journalist and historian Colin Woodard says this is really nothing new. Woodard argues that America has always been divided, because we’re actually eleven distinct regional nations, with different cultures and ideas about how the world works. He’ll join us Tuesday to explain the historic roots of these nations, and how that past is still influencing the country today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

New London School Explosion 36 mins – “This was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, the worst school disaster in U.S. history.” At the link find the title, “The New London School Explosion, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-15-symhc-new-london-school-explosion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuke Policy 74 mins – “Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward North Korea in response to the country’s continued development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the threat the Kim Jong-un regime poses to East Asia and the United States.” 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.

Northwest African Transition 27 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.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peru Flooding 3 mins – “Peru is expected to experience another two weeks of highly unusual torrential rains, which have already caused devastating floods along large swaths of its arid coast, destroying homes and crops and killing an estimated 75 people. The precipitation has been caused by what scientists call a “coastal El Niño,” a localized version of the hemispherewide condition. Unusually warm waters just off the Andean nation’s Pacific shore — up to 50 degrees warmer than normal — have triggered the rains in the world’s second-highest mountain range. The extreme runoff has, in turn, caused devastating problems, above all in Peru’s northern regions, particularly Piura, near the frontier with Ecuador. Downtown areas of several cities, including Piura, and Trujillo, which is Peru’s second-largest urban center, have been underwater for days now….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physical Training 168 mins – “Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won four World Weightlifting Championships and established one world record. In 2000, Jerzy and Aniela founded UCLA’s weightlifting team. As co-creator of The Happy Body Program, Jerzy has been mentoring people for more than 30 years. In 1998, Jerzy earned an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The American Poetry Review. His poem Family Tree was the winner of Amelia magazine’s Charles William Duke Long Poem Award in 1998. Naval Ravikant (@naval) also joins us on this podcast, as he introduced me to Jerzy. Naval is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies. His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates, Wish, Thumbtack, and OpenDNS, which Cisco bought for $635 million in cash.” At the link find the title, “#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant),” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Jerzy Gregorek.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shootings 41 mins – “On Dec. 28, 2014, Robert “Bobby” Smith shot police officer Tyler Stewart and himself in Flagstaff, Arizona. The video of that shooting has since taken on a life of its own. Police use it to talk about the dangers they face every day. Other people see it as a painful loop that will never stop playing. Follow Kelly McEvers and the show on Twitter @kellymcevers and @nprembedded. Email us at embedded@npr.orgAt the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Police Videos: Flagstaff,” click the button with three dots, right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Force 28 mins – “On April 16, 2015, police officer Jesse Kidder encountered a murder suspect named Michael Wilcox in a suburb outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. What happened next was caught on video and surprised a lot of people, including police. And the incident tells us a lot about how these videos have changed us. Follow us on Twitter @nprembedded, follow Kelly McEvers @kellymcevers, and producer Tom Dreisbach @TomDreisbach. Email us at embedded@npr.orgAt the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Police Videos: Cincinnati,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollinator Hazards 44 mins – “The effects of farm insect controls on butterflies and bees are important to understand.  Dr. Ric Bessin is an Extension Professor from the University of Kentucky is an entomologist that has studied this relationship.  The discussion covers GE crops and monarch butterflies, habitat loss, and host plants, as well as the relationship between bees and insect controls.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollution Reduction 30 mins – “Internet shopping continues to rise worldwide. That means a lot more delivery vans on the streets of our towns and cities. Those vans and trucks, often powered by dirty diesel engines, are contributing to air pollution problems that can cause significant increases in premature death and great discomfort for people suffering from heart and lung conditions. As part of the BBC’s ‘So I Can Breathe’ season Tom Heap sets out to find innovative solutions. Could drones or robots be the answer? Could we cut out the middle man and use 3D printers to create everything we want at home? Perhaps it’s simply a matter of converting all those vans to electric or gas power or even carrying out the majority of home deliveries by bike. With the promise of ever-quicker delivery times the search for a solution becomes ever more urgent if we’re to prevent our consumer addiction becoming an air pollution crisis on every doorstep.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Propaganda Skills 49 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is media historian and theorist Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today’s episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked civic life through media and communications technology. Caroline has us think deeply and broadly about corporate personhood, imagined machines, epistemological chaos… in other words–media and persuasion. You can find more of Caroline Jack’s work on her Medium Blog including this recent piece entitled “What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It?” In today’s monologue Rushkoff offers a thought-provoking take on the exhausting and overwhelming news cycle. Rather than be defeated by cynicism, how might we foster both internal coherence and focused collaborative action?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 29 Caroline Jack “What Counts As Propaganda?” right-click “Media files 58d223a6a5e415d77ce279e9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Movie 44 mins – “The new film, Get Out, defies easy classification. Though it has funny moments, it’s primarily a horror film, with racial anxiety at its center. Writer-director Jordan Peele tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that he thinks of Get Out as a “social thriller.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Smuggling 58 mins – “ In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. On the border with Italy, he met desperate families turned away by his country. Then one family asked Krafft for his help crossing the border. As a journalist, he was supposed to be objective, but that was getting harder to do. So he followed his moral compass, which led him on the journey of a lifetime.” At the link find the title, “The smuggler, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The-smuggler_webpodcast-master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retro Foods 2 mins – “GM crops are a hot button issue today, with nicknames like Frankenfoods. They can contain genes from entirely different organisms. That makes some people nervous. But what if we rescued old traits instead of adding new ones? Danish researchers are suggesting we restore genes that have been bred out of our crops. Traditional breeding techniques are full of trade-offs. You want higher yields? You may lose some flavor in the process. Corn once produced a healthy fat called oleic acid, which was inadvertently bred out. What if we could put that ability back? It’s called reverse breeding, or rewilding. It transfers genes into plants from undomesticated relatives that still have those genes. The Swiss have done it with Gala apples, to make them as resistant to a fungus as their wild cousins. The hope? To make plants more resistant to drought, bugs, disease or other conditions. But in a less freakish way. Just think: The perfect party favor for your hipster friends – retro foods! And Sun Tea. Yum!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revolution Solutions 71 mins – “Jack A. Goldstone, the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel professor of public policy at George Mason University; Shadi Hamid, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; and Kathleen R. McNamara, professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University, and 2016–2017 distinguished scholar in residence at American University’s School of International Service discuss inequality and the rise of authoritarianism at the 2017 International Studies Association Annual Convention as part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative….” 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.

Right to Know Law 7 mins – “It’s Sunshine Week, a nationwide event organized each year by the American Society of News Editors to highlight the public’s right to know about how their government operates. David Saad is president of Right to Know New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization that advocates for greater transparency in government. He is doing a presentation at a Sunshine Week event in Nashua Thursday night on issues relating to the public’s Right to Know,….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saddam Hussein Interrogation 85 mins – “…On March 22, the Brookings Intelligence Project hosted former CIA analyst Nixon to outline his findings from his interrogation of Hussein, and what lessons he believes can be learned. Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. Following their remarks, Riedel and Nixon took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings 23 mins – “Earlier this month libertarian political scientist Charles Murray and author of the book “the Bell Curve,” derided by many as a racist take on the relationship between genetics and intelligence, was invited to speak at Middlebury College in Vermont. Murray only made it a couple of words into his talk when more than half of those crowding the hall stood up, turned their backs on him and proceeded to read a long prepared remark, en masse. When Murray and the liberal professor who was to interview him after his talk were walking to the car, the crowds jostled him, and injured her. Thus, with violence, liberal students curtailed the free speech rights of a visitor. We dove into the issue of political correctness on campus last September after noticing a letter sent to incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago that said, quote, “We do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ The university’s position, the letter insisted, was based on the administration’s “commitment to academic freedom” and their dedication to “fostering the free exchange of ideas” and “diversity of opinion and background.” we spoke to former U Chicago student, Cameron Okeke, professor of philosophy at Cornell University Kate Manne, and Geoffrey Stone, professor of Law at the University of Chicago,…” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saturn Five Rocket 148 mins – “David Woods has a new book out, so of course he has to talk about it on omega tau 🙂 His recent book is about the Saturn V launch vehicle, i.e., this time it is about the rocket, not about the spaceship. In this episode we dive into lots of details that we did not cover in the two Apollo episodes (episodes 83 and 97) — make sure you have listened to those before you listen to this one.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scarcity Trials 38 mins – “When you’re hungry, it can be hard to think of anything other than food. When you’re desperately poor, you may constantly worry about making ends meet. When you’re lonely, you might obsess about making friends. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological phenomenon of scarcity and how it can affect our ability to see the big picture and cope with problems in our lives.” At the link find the title, “Episode 65: Tunnel Vision, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170320_hiddenbrain_65.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Culture in America 54 mins – “In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Publishing 46 mins – “For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors to establish themselves as the partners, customers, and even competitors of publishers. As part of the Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum at last week’s London Book Fair, Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong moderated a panel discussion that explored how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing, and finding new roles in publishing far beyond the laboratory bench. The RSPF is presented by the UK’s Publishers Association and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)” At the link right-click download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Therapist 42 mins – “Orthodox Jewish sex therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus founded one of the largest women’s sexual health clinics in the country. From taboos to vibrators, Bat Sheva talks about how she helps women embrace their sexuality. She also discusses her approach to solving specific challenges for women in the Orthodox Jewish community.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Let’s Talk About Sex (And Religion) With Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Power Grids 28 mins – “Elon Musk promises South Australia 100MWh storage installed in 100 days or FREE by Ian Woolf. Dr Nick Engerer talks about integrating solar power and storage into smart electricity grids.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Collector History 4 mins – “Episode: 1321 A modern solar collector, a century before its time. Today, an idea whose time had not yet come.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1321: Century-Old Solar Collector, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170320.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy in China 92 mins – “Cheap access to solar energy stands to reshape the global economy and turn the page on carbon pollution and climate change. Chinese leaders recognize the immense opportunity at hand, and the Chinese solar industry has developed into the world’s largest. The U.S. solar industry is also booming. Yet solar power still accounts for only 1 percent of global electricity production; there is enormous room for continued expansion. What prospects does the future hold for the Chinese and U.S. solar industries? What strategies should the United States pursue to help grow solar globally and to take advantage of this burgeoning field? And how will the new U.S. administration and Congress affect the growth of solar in the United States and around the world?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Civil War 59 mins – “Katherine Almquist Knopf, director of National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series. Ms. Knopf is the author of the recent Council Special Report, Ending South Sudan’s Civil War.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speciality Crop Business 46 mins – “Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn’t go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto’s weed killer.” At the link find the title, “Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520431537.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistics in Social Studies 68 mins – “Statistician, blogger, and author Andrew Gelman of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges facing psychologists and economists when using small samples. On the surface, finding statistically significant results in a small sample would seem to be extremely impressive and would make one even more confident that a larger sample would find even stronger evidence. Yet, larger samples often fail to lead to replication. Gelman discusses how this phenomenon is rooted in the incentives built into human nature and the publication process. The conversation closes with a general discussion of the nature of empirical work in the social sciences.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. http://backstoryradio.org/2017/03/28/how-to-be-an-advocacy-journalist/ 49 mins – “The news is often the first line of defense when issues affecting local communities – like the recent numerous threats against Jewish community centers and synagogues – crop up. In BackStory’s recent episode “Behind the Bylines” we learned how journalists Ida B. Wells and Ruben Salazar more effectively covered their communities, and even changed journalistic practice, through advocacy.” 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.

Stem Cell Abuses 27 mins – “Pioneering stem cell research is giving hope to patients with incurable conditions from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer’s that treatment might one day be possible. It is early days but already some clinics are charging sick patients to take part in experimental therapies, including in the United States. Phil Kemp investigates one Florida-based stem cell study and asks if enough is being done to protect vulnerable people in search of a cure. Produced by Anna Meisel.” At the link find the title, “The Stem Cell Hard Sell, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04wyxwv.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Streetcar Named Desire 52 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about one of the great classics of American theater, A Streetcar Named Desire. It was 70 years ago when Marlon Brando first played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway, but the themes of sexual violence, homophobia, addiction, and family strife still resonate today. A new production at Salt Lake City’s Grand Theatre opens this week, so we’re exploring Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece and how it’s become, as one guest puts it, enshrined in America’s psyche.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance and Bias 127 mins – “Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Development by Women 87 mins – “In September 2015, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the ambitious and innovative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With a focus on people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership, the world community agreed to deliver on 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). However, as U.N. Women has argued, investment in women stands to be the most consequential mechanism to make headway across the range of SDGs. Women disproportionately lack economic opportunity, access to basic services, and are often most vulnerable to conflict and violence. Together, the United States and Japan have the opportunity to make meaningful progress in empowering women through transformative investments, such as the bilateral cooperation effort launched in March 2015 to promote girls’ education in the developing world.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax System in U.S. 24 mins – “One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it…” At the link find the title, “#760: Tax Hero Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170322_pmoney_20170322_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Publicity 62 mins – “Why do they do it? Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. …After all, you’re more likely to fatally slip in the shower than be killed in a terrorist attack. This is the line that was taken by former Times editor and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins. He was joined by Fawaz Gerges, a prominent expert on ISIS and al-Qaeda who has extensively researched the historical roots of jihadi extremism on the ground in the Middle East. Gerges explained how the West has played into the narrative of terrorists by portraying them as an existential danger, rather than as mere common criminals. But for national security commentator Douglas Murray, the only way to defeat terrorism is to tackle it head on, speaking plainly about the true scale of the threat. The recent wave of attacks by ISIS was just the beginning, he argued. …Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tillerson and State Department 27 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at the New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s silence is damaging to United States foreign policy.” At the link find the title, “The State of the State Department, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7477567536.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tooth Fairies 19 mins – “Three short stories about putting a price on something hard to value precisely. We go from $4.66 under a pillow all the way up to $1 trillion across every inch of highway in America.” At the link find the title, “#759: What’s It Worth To You? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170317_pmoney_20170317_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and white House Press 48 mins – “The new White House press corps. Along with the regulars, there are more right wing reporters. We’ll look at why it matters.” At the link find the title, “Adjusting To A New White House Press Corps, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520017751.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis History 41 mins – “The practice of the monarch laying on hands to cure sick people lasted from the medieval period all the way to the 18th century in Britain and France.” At the link find the title, “The King’s Evil and the Royal Touch” right-click “Media files 2017-03-13-symhc-kings-evil.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tweeting Dangers 38 mins – “In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? (NOTE: We first broadcast this story in 2015, but we have since gone back and added a new chapter.) This story was originally reported by Silvia Vinas of the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to a Spanish language version of the story on their website.” At the link find the title, “#92 Favor Atender: The Return, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9760778633.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Policy Problems 63 mins – “Experts discuss the role of civil-military relations in the development of military advice; evaluate early changes to the national security system under President Trump; and consider possible reforms to the presidential decision-making process.” 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.

War Potential 10 mins – “Since President Donald Trump took office, we’ve heard plenty about Russia. Some have said tensions with the country could lead to conflict – even another world war. In this podcast special, Al Letson talks to former top NATO commander Richard Shirreff, who spells out these fears – which are very real for him – in his new novel.” At the link find the title, “Al Letson Reveals: Former NATO official imagines war with Russia, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Al-Letson-Reveals_Former-NATO-official-imagines-war-with-Russia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalist 55 mins – “On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy. He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana to set up shop in the nation’s capital. What does he have to show for it? A Marine veteran breaks the news of hundreds – possibly thousands – of naked photographs of female service members being shared online. We hear his story. Nearly 30 years ago, six firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri, died in an arson explosion that shook the city. Reveal follows a man in the case who was sent to prison for life as he’s released and reunited with his family.” At the link find the title, “Richard Spencer’s cotton farms, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Richard-Spencer_s-cotton-farms_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Womens Magazine 49 mins – “Rochelle Udell has made her mark in several industries: publishing, beauty, and fashion. Here are just a few highlights. She was editor-in-chief of Self magazine, she was art director for Vogue, Harper’s Bazar, and Esquire. She was creative director of Revlon, and Chicos, she founded epicurious.com, and was the president of Conde Net, the online portal for Conde Nast. More recently she’s turned her attention to making art. On this podcast Debbie talks to Rochelle about her very creative professional life. “The strength of creative people is to be the outside observer of ordinary things. That’s the strength of the creative person, so you’ve gotta stay outside a little bit.” At the link find the title, “Rochelle Udell, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Rochelle-Udell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Career Design 60 mins – “Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

App Systems 60 mins – “Sharing inspirations from both innovative companies and works of art, entrepreneur and technology sage Tim O’Reilly weaves together a series of thoughtful lessons for startups. From rethinking workflows and experiences to the valuable role of idealism in business, O’Reilly makes the case for entrepreneurs to work on the hard problems that matter.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Model Modules 54 mins – “Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder discusses dynamic, yet simple-to-use tools for visualizing, challenging and re-inventing business models. Osterwalder articulates how to use the visual language of his business model canvas framework, and shares stories of how this approach helps organizations of all sizes to better create, deliver and capture value.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

Clean Technology 57 mins – “Steve Westly, Founder of clean tech investment firm The Westly Group and former Controller for the state of California, paints a landscape of the present and future opportunities in emerging alternative energy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

da Vinci Robotics History 50 mins – “Lonnie Smith, President and CEO of Intuitive Surgical, discusses Intuitive’s path from start-up to market dominance in the field of surgical robotics.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneur First Steps 63 mins – “JOYUS Founder and Chairman Sukhinder Singh Cassidy says entrepreneurs should leverage trademark strengths and lean in all the way when it’s time to deliver. In this lecture, Singh Cassidy explores concepts such as defining operational range, using data to support gut beliefs, and developing the big ideas teams and customers can rally around.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneurial Mindset 55 mins – “Go to a good college. Be in the Olympics. Work in TV and become a pilot. These were the goals of a 14-year-old girl who grew up in a town tucked into the mountains just east of Los Angeles. That girl went on to compete in three Olympics, become a sports commentator, an airplane pilot and three-time Stanford graduate. Here’s how Bonny Simi, now the president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, did it all.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government IT Problems 58 mins – “Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, explains how governments, from the federal level to the local, need individuals with the skills to harness technology and design principles to make the everyday user’s experience simpler and more elegant. Recently the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House, Pahlka also discusses the hunger within government for “creative hacks” that improve their platforms.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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