Media Mining Digest 348 – Jul 13, 2018: Advertising Online, AT&T and Time Warner Case, Authoritarianism, Baobab Tree Deaths, Biohacking, Blind College Student, Brain Functions, Brazilian Economy, Businesswoman Story, Cakeshop Case, Canadian Tariffs, Coast Guard Drug Interdictions, Cougar Attacks, Crowdfunding, Culture Weaponization, Fernanda Silva Amazing Life, Fish Tracking, Github Explained, Government Transparency, Gun Violence, Identity Theft, Immigration System Changes, Lyme Disease, Marijuana Edibles, Mental Health of Women, National Law Issues, Native Women Murders, North Korean Defector, Nurses Unions, Nutritional Goals, Prosthetic Trends, Psychopaths, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Reporter Seymour Hersh, Robocallers, Russian Interference, Sleep Needs, Sports Betting, Superconductivity, Superintelligence, Telemedicine, Trump Income, Water Charity, Women in Workforce

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Advertising Online 48 mins – “From Mad Men to memes, the advertising industry is undergoing epic changes. Bestselling author Ken Auletta shares the inside story.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AT&T Time Warner Deal 48 mins – “The fate of the AT&T Time Warner deal has been decided. And with it, a message sent to media moguls and beyond.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Athletic Activists 37 mins – “Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Authoritarianism 48 mins – “We’ll talk with Timothy Snyder about his warning on the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baobob Tree Deaths 33 mins – “This week, the mysterious death of African baobab trees, Antarctica’s past, present, and future, and how zebrafish protect their stem cells.” At the link find the title, “14 June 2018: Baobab tree death, zebrafish stem cells, and ice in Antarctica, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking 29 mins – “Oz war on mathematics by Ian Woolf; Meow Ludo Meow Meow explains the five pillars of biohacking, Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced by Ian Woolf” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind College Student 43 mins – “The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris Daniel Morris may have made the big transition from Australia to Montreal, Canada for love, however, Daniel’s transition from one career into another was a whole new world in itself. In this podcast Daniel talks about what it was like to return to College and into his Masters program. The challenges he met and overcame. Daniel also gives some great information on nutrition and health as well as the scholarship program that he developed for others and to create opportunities for future leaders. Daniel recognizes that he may have been the first blind person to graduate in his field and encourages others to go where their passions lead them. Be the first, follow your passion, and be the best that you can be. Blind abilities team member, Nick Dambrosio, interviews Daniel Morris in their hometown of Montreal. Although Canada and the United States are separated by a border, there is still a lot of common ground when it comes to accessibility. And Daniel has a lot to share from his experiences and knowledge gained over the last few years. So join Daniel and Nick as they discuss the challenges and successes in transitioning to college and to take the approach of being the solution rather than being the problem….” At the linkf ind the title, “The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files DanielMorris20F.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Functions 86 mins- “Psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist talks about his book, The Master and His Emissary, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McGilchrist argues we have misunderstand the purpose and effect of the divided brain. The left side is focused, concrete, and confident while the right side is about integration of ourselves with the complexity of the world around us. McGilchrist uses this distinction to analyze the history of western civilization. This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussions of poetry, philosophy, and economics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazilian Economy 45 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by economist and entrepreneur, Ricardo Amorim. Ricardo is founder and CEO of Ricam Consultoria, a financial and investment consultancy, and recent startups AAA Academy and Smartrips. Ricardo is also the author of the best-selling book, After the Storm, is a host on Brazil’s leading news channel, GloboNews, and is a lecturer and keynote speaker.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 29 mins – “Cortez, Colorado, has been serving public facilities, community anchor institutions (CAIs), and businesses officially since 2011. In 2015, they expanded to bring fiber connectivity to more businesses; today, seven providers offer services on their open access infrastructure. Now, Cortez is ready to take the next step by offering retail services to residents as an ISP; they’re engaged in a pilot project that will help them determine the best way to move forward. This week, General Services Director Rick Smith joins Christopher to discuss past, present, and future in this town of approximately 9,000. The guys met up at Mountain Connect in Vail, where they’re joining many other industry and policy professionals discuss infrastructure, connectivity, and policy. While at the conference, Rick and the city received the Community Project of the Year Award….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 28 mins – “The Maine towns of Baileyville and Calais are known for their beautiful scenery and their clean rural lifestyle; soon the region will also be known for its broadband. The two communities have joined together to form the Downeast Broadband Utility (DBU) in order to develop a regional fiber optic network for businesses and residents. Julie Jordan, Director of DBU has joined Christopher this week to talk about the project. Like many other rural areas in Maine, the towns found that for decades they have had difficulty attracting and retaining businesses and new residents. Community leaders recognize that the poor Internet infrastructure in the area is one of the root causes and aim to amend the problem. By working together, Baileyville and Calais can achieve what would have been extremely difficult for each to do on their own. Once community leaders began investigating what it would take to create a publicly owned network and the benefits that would result, they realized that they had the ability to improve local connectivity. Julie discusses how they’ve dealt with some of the challenges they’ve faced and how they’re preparing to contend with potential difficulties….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Businesswoman Story 20 mins – “”I’d been patronized as a child,” Dame Stephanie Shirley — a.k.a. Steve — tells us this week. “I wasn’t going to be patronized as an adult.” The kind of company that Stephanie Shirley wanted to work for didn’t exist in 1962, so she created her own. “I wanted a company that was suitable for me [and] that I would like to work in,” Shirley says. “And I knew there were lots of women who had also hit the glass ceiling and were completely and utterly ignored by the industry.” She’s talking about the software industry, which was even more of a boys club in the sixties. So Shirley started her own business, hired a bunch of women from IBM, and even changed her first name from Stephanie to Steve — in order to get the attention of potential clients through promotional materials. Shirley tells us her incredible story, which includes creating a company that would later be valued at $3 billion, being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth, and keeping herself mentally and physically fit in the midst of life’s many hurdles. Power Up is a Nerdette project where fascinating people explain how they set themselves up for success in an exhausting world. Tell us how YOU power up by recording yourself on your phone and emailing the audio file to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com.” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2018, Power Up: Dame Steve Shirley” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cakeshop Case 48 mins – “The Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of the baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a gay couple. In a 7-2 decision, justices decided in favor of the Colorado baker. This has been one of the most watched-for rulings this session with big implications for free speech and religious and gay rights.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada – U.S. Relations 19 mins – “The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called “unprecedented” by observers. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay says it’s alarming and could even lead to a recession if it persists.” At the link find the title, “Rift between Trump and Trudeau could be first step towards a recession, warns former foreign affairs minister, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-5laVJdF6-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian North in Fiction 56 mins – “From the Blue Metropolis/Metropole Bleu Festival in Montreal, Paul Kennedy discusses the ‘idea of north’ with writers from Quebec’s Inuit North, Denmark and Norway. They compare and contrast the North as they know it, and how they express that through their writing.” At the link find the title, “International perspectives on the ‘idea of north’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-3nReMkky-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Tariffs   48 mins – “Long hours on the road, with public radio to keep them company… Occasionally, we’ll hear from truckers who call in to offer their insights. And in Tuesday’s first hour, which focused on trade, some truckers — who’ve crossed back and forth between Canada and the U.S. — gave their two cents about the countries’ relations, trade, and more. Here’s what they had to say:…” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Carbon Captures 26 mins – “Carbon Engineering is a Canadian company that sucks carbon out of the air and converts it to fuel. New research conducted by its founder suggests the company’s methods could be a viable tool in the fight against climate change.” At the link find the title, “Canadian company says it can make cost-effective fuel by sucking carbon dioxide from the air, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-qaJbIwaX-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coast Guard Drug Interdictions 44 mins – “A joint investigation by CBC’s The Current and The Investigative Fund heard from seven suspected drug traffickers, who were picked up in international waters with the support of the Canadian navy. They report being mistreated after being handed to U.S. Coast Guard vessels.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers ‘violating international law,’ and Canada may be complicit, J” right-click “Media files current-ZSw5Fxin-20180606.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cougar Attacks 24 mins – “Wildlife experts say that as humans encroach more into cougar habitats, and as cougars adapt more to being where people live, the possibility of a close encounter is increasing.” At the link find the title, “Watch out, Alberta – close encounters with cougars are on the rise, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pOqsSSOc-20180612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowdfunding 59 mins – “Crowdfunding has officially arrived. Utilizing the power of the Internet, crowdfunding represents one of the most exhilarating ways to raise investment funds for your dream project. It enables you to get exposure in the public domain and can symbolize a seal of approval for your product, organization, or idea. But there are a number of things you need to know in order to stand out from the masses. In this episode we speak with crowdfunding expert Chris Buckingham about how to ensure success with your crowdfunding campaign. Chris is a crowdfunding specialist and author of the new book, Crowdfunding Intelligence: The No-Nonsense Guide to Raising Investment Funds on the Internet. He’s worked on campaigns ranging from the arts to zoos, and has contributed to over $3 million worth of crowdfunding.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Weaponization 48 mins – “Ali Velshi is a reporter, analyst, and self-identified “double immigrant”. And he’s worried about what he calls “the growing weaponization of culture.” In a talk he gave at the Peter Wall Institute at the University of British Columbia, Velshi says identity politics have splintered people along ever-narrower definitions of identity – and it’s derailing America.” At the link find the title, “Culture Weaponized: Ali Velshi on shutting our mouths and opening our ears, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-9HpHCgCH-20180614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dairy Farmers 26 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump has said high tariffs and Canada’s supply management system are hurting American dairy farmers, who are already struggling to make ends meet. While some argue the U.S. could solve those problems by adopting a similar system, others warn it can be bad for consumers, and for global trade.” At the link find the title, “Should the U.S. adopt Canada’s supply management system in order to save its dairy farmers? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cSwJDF5O-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discover Your True North 48 mins – “This week on Smart People Podcast we interview the former CEO of Medtronic, Bill George, as we discuss his new book, Discover Your True North. Originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must-read business classic when it was introduced in 2007. New case studies include Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi, Arianna Huffington, Jack Ma, Paul Polman, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others. In this episode we discuss what it’s like to run a multi-billion dollar business, what it means to be “authentic”, and how anyone can find a bit more happiness by learning what guides you….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Testing 36 mins – “As a science columnist for The New York Times, Carl Zimmer had reported extensively about genetics and the role gene mutations play in various ailments. After a while, he got to wondering about what secrets his own genetic code holds. “I wanted to know if there was anything I needed to worry about,” Zimmer says. “We all think back to our relatives who got sick and then wonder, ‘Is that in me?’ ” So Zimmer worked with a genetics counselor to get his entire genome sequenced — an experience he describes as “very nerve-wracking.” He worried that he would discover a mutation that would put him on the path for a particular disease. As it turned out, the counselor told Zimmer he has a “boring genome.” Though Zimmer initially hoped for a more “exciting and exotic” assessment, the counselor reminded him “A boring genome is a really good genome.” Zimmer writes about the broader implications of genetic research and testing in his new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Fernanda Silva Amazing Life 37 mins – “Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby? Blind Abilities features Fernanda Silva, born in Brazil, immigrating to the US at an early age, and experiencing successes and set-backs that few of us will ever realize. Despite them all, Fernanda maintains an extremely positive and upbeat attitude towards life. She has overcome much, such as transitioning to blindness, being diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, and other devastating experiences throughout her short lifetime. Listen to Nanda’s highs and lows, trials and tribulations, and hear her contagious optimism and refreshing sense of humor which has survived them all, as blind Abilities tells her story like no one else can. Hear how Aira has enhanced her life, from routine daily tasks to monumental events in her life. Hear, in her own touching words, how she went through trauma and pain, how she rose up and defeated those set-backs by learning new job skills and creating her own businesses, to how she has now reached a pinnacle in happiness unlike any she has previously experienced. Join Jeff and Pete as they explore this amazing story, as told by their guest, Fernanda silva.” At the link find the title, “Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Fernanda.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Tracking 19 mins – “As much as a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. But can technology and tracking keep the industry honest? Meet the fishermen, chefs and government agents working to ensure that the fish on your plate is the one you ordered.” At the link find the title, “Fishy Business: Fixing Seafood’s Fraud Problem, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ9667749628.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Github Explained 49 mins – “GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Paul Ford.” At the link find the title, “The Put a Fork In It Edition, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4199583619.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Transparency 47 mins – “The flow of information to the public in the Age of Trump. What do we know about what the government is doing in our name and with our tax dollars?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 42 mins – “On todays podcast, Cliff & fellow Puyallup member Danelle Reed discuss gun violence. Does limiting or enacting tougher gun laws really reduce violence and crime? If not, why? What is happening in countries where guns have been essentially banned? Then in the second segment we stick with guns, but this time turn to self- violence, which is to say suicide. Why does it happen, and can anything be done to stop THAT? Surely few things could be sadder than someone’s private torture leading them to believe that ending their own life is the only solution. Often family members don’t even see the signs of it coming, and it seems to hit out of the blue. Today Cliff & Danelle discuss the prevalence of this tragic trend, the methods people are using, and some real ways it can be averted.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hamilton Play Producer 54 mins – “A hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers with a virtually all minority cast. A reimagining of La bohème as a rock musical uncovering the AIDS crisis in New York City. A coming-of-age musical about the anxieties of entering adulthood told through cartoons. These are just a few of the radically relevant and compelling concepts that Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller has turned into Broadway gold. In this episode, David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, interviews Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q) about his childhood, democratizing theater, diversifying history, and putting on a really good show.” At the link find the title, “How Broadway’s Hamilton is Radically Relevant” where you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in this blog archive.

Hepatitis Control 59 mins – “Dr. Anupama Raghuram discusses “Hepatitis A: An Update in the Context of an Outgoing Multi-state Outbreak” by first reviewing the epidemiology and pathogenesis of hepatits A virus (HAV) infections. She then presents the clinical manifestations and management of HAV infections. After, Dr. Raghuram addresses strategies for prevention of transmission in a variety of clinical settings and finally, reviews data on the ongoing multi-state HAV outbreak in the US.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu

Honey in Wounds 29 mins- “Walk fast if you want to live by Ian Woolf, Daniel Bouzho talks about Manuka honey and bacteria, Raelene Sommer describes the Rhythmotron and Penrith Observatory. Fact and sound checking by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Contracts 10 mins – “A couple of weeks ago we talked about the bidding process, mainly as it pertains to owner-builders bidding for subcontractors themselves.  This week I’ll give you a quick overview of the different types of contract agreements you might decide on if you ’re going to hire a general contractor to build your house.  We’ll briefly discuss fixed price contracts and cost-plus contracts. Choosing which type of contract to use is almost as important as choosing which general contractor to hire.” At the link right-click Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Icelandic Sagas P1 54 mins – “More than a thousand years ago, rebel Vikings and other settlers fleeing from Norway settled on a craggy, uninhabited island in the north Atlantic: Iceland. There they built a new world pretty much from scratch, with a new legal system, a new social order and – eventually – a new language. They also created stories about who they were. Philip Coulter time-travels into the heart of the Icelandic Sagas.” At the link find the title, “A Map of the Heart: The Icelandic Sagas, Part 1, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-yxASNbHp-20180612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identity Theft 60 mins – “Although the digital age has brought about marvelous innovation, it has also created a new way for thieves and terrorists to disrupt life as we know it. A recent study determined that approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. And in addition to that, our companies, our infrastructure, and our government is under constant attack from cyberterrorism. So what can you do to protect yourself? This week we brought on an expert to help us answer that question.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration System Changes 75 mins – “The audio from this webinar highlights findings from a Migration Policy Institute report examining the potential impacts of expected changes to the public charge rule by the Trump administration. Leaked draft versions indicate that the rule could allow the administration to make changes to the legal immigration system, in part by making it more difficult for legally present noncitizens to acquire a green card or visa if they or their family members have used public benefits. The rule likely would discourage millions from accessing health, nutrition, and social services for which they or their U.S.-citizen dependents are eligible.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Writers 56 mins – “If any nation punches above its weight in literature, it might be Ireland — a small island nation that has produced four Nobel Prize winners in literature and countless other poets, playwrights and novelists of international renown. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, conversations with some of Ireland’s finest writers about the art of fiction and a literary sensibility that is both universally resonant and discernibly Irish.” At the linkf idn the title, “The Enright Files: Conversations with some of Ireland’s finest writers,, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-bldPu9xq-20180604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease 34 mins – “This week, we’re entering the Lyme Wars. We’re asking: what is Lyme disease? How do you get it? How do you know you have it? And if you get infected, are you stuck with it forever? To find out we talk to neurologist Dr John Halperin, neuropsychology researcher Dr Kathleen Bechtold, and a Lyme patient we’re calling Emily.” At the link find the title, “Lyme Disease: How Scary Is It? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT7290994573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mao Zedong and Chinese Revolution 63 mins – “Yueran Zhang is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Yueran joins Brett to discuss Mao and the Chinese Revolution.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Marco Polo Documentary 56 mins – “Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo – traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the West – is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer, and discovers someone even more interesting and unexpected.” At the link find the title, “Making Marco Polo (Encore January 21, 2016), Jun, 2018,” right-click “ideas-hUkRIiSF-20180605.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Edibles 24 mins – “The potential for cannabis to wean people off opioid addiction is getting renewed attention after Canopy Growth, Canada’s biggest marijuana grower, gave UBC $2.5 million research endowment to investigate the idea.” At the link find the title, “Could marijuana help people addicted to opioids, or are we swapping one addiction for another? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-SlaFHR4B-20180608.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health of Women 48 mins – “Fashion icon Kate Spade’s death by suicide has launched a new conversation about women’s mental health.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Law Issues 76 mins- “Hello friends, and welcome back to the latest episode!  Last week was a bit quiet, but things are heating up.  This week we review and debate: War Powers:  This week saw the release of the Office of Legal Counsel’s memorandum on the U.S. airstrikes on Syrian military targets in April 2018.  We explain what issue it addressed, situate it in context with earlier war power debates, and wrestle over the questions it raises (including, especially, what role if any UN Charter issues should or do play in relation to this constitutional question). Doe v. Mattis (of course): A surprising incident involving the accidental monitoring of a phone call between Doe and his lawyers in New York came to light last week.  Is it an example of a well-functioning system dealing with a good-faith accident, or a sign of trouble? Military Commissions: We have a quick note on an attempt by al Baluchi to get the D.C. Circuit to intervene on an issue relating to evidence preservation (now that the CMCR has turned up inquorate), and we have a CMCR-related Dalmazzi update accounting for a curious government filing before SCOTUS in response to Steve’s letter pointing out that one of the CMCR judges has retired from the military yet apparently still serves on the CMCR in a distinct, civilian capacity. The ECHR and CIA Black Sites: A fresh pair of decisions by the European Court of Human Rights condemning member states for allowing the CIA to operate black sites in their territory.  Don’t expect any ECHR member state to cooperate on that front, or anything akin to it, in the future… Trumplandia: another hot week in Trumplandia, as Team Trump leaks advocacy letters insisting that POTUS cannot obstruct justice, that one (of two) obstruction states does not apply as to the FBI, and that POTUS can pardon himself.  Paul Manafort jumps in with some supremely ill-advised witness tampering, just for kicks” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Women Murders 25 mins – “As U.S. faces up to its own problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women, what can the country learn from Canada’s success – and failures?” At the link find the title, “U.S. activists inspired by Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Q1t2sVmr-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Negotiating Skills 49 mins – “In this episode, Wharton Business School professor Maurice Schweitzer helps us unpack the psychology of when and how to interact with people as our friends and our foes, and how we can use this knowledge to get the best outcomes in life. Insights from Maurice can help us in business (how to build trust, gain power, nail a job interview, and negotiate a raise) and in our personal lives (how to increase our motivation and our happiness, how to deal with deception, how to know what your best friend really wants, and how to deliver an effective apology). Drawing on cutting-edge research in psychology, economics, sociology, political science, neuroscience, and animal studies, Maurice explains the science behind emotions, how they affect your decision making, and how to utilize this new knowledge to create mutually beneficial interactions. Maurice is the author of the brand new book, Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korean Defector 19 mins – “A man who defected from North Korea has a stark warning for U.S. president Donald Trump about trusting the regime.” At the link find the title, “North Korean defector to Trump: ‘Don’t believe Kim Jong-un’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-REqup2mu-20180612.mp3­” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nurses Unions 21 mins – “The former nurse’s union filed grievances against her previous employers after she was fired for medication errors and professional misconduct.” At the link find the title, “Union’s defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was ‘grossly disappointing,’ says employment lawyer, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lDMKdIyR-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutritional Goals 49 mins – “…in this episode we brought on an expert to talk about health, happiness, and how to create good habits. This week on the show we interview Sam Attard, PhD. Sam is a a wellness coach and yoga instructor teaching ambitious adults how to navigate their diets and daily lives with less stress and more ease. So take a listen, and get motivated…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Photography Early Days 37 mins – “In the 21st century, we often assume that a picture captures what really happened in a given moment. But on this week’s show, Joanne and Brian look at the early days of photography – when Americans had to figure out how to ‘read’ images – and learn if photos should be trusted at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastics Pollution 47 mins – “Plastic or the planet? We need to make a choice, or drown in plastic says National Geographic. We’ll dig in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Tricks 33 mins – “Podcasting is exploding. It’s expected to be a billion-dollar industry within 5 years. In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim speaks with the head of a top advertising agency about how to get started, how to make money, and how you can be part of this next revolution.” At the linkr ight-click “Podcasting insider tricks from a top media buyer’s perspective., Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Podcasting insider tricks from a top media buyers perspective.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Trends 15 mins – “Today, paraplegics can move robotic limbs using only their thoughts. But when it comes to our understanding of how the brain works, we still have a long way to go. Meet the scientists attempting to hack the world’s most complex computer.” At the link find the title, “Hacking the Brain’s Code, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ1580367936.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychopaths P3 48 mins – “We’re all familiar with the idea of the “bad seed”. Incorrigible children and unruly adolescents who later commit terrible crimes. Over the last decade, they’ve increasingly been referred to as psychopaths. But unlike the way their adult counterparts are viewed, there’s renewed hope that younger people with psychopathic traits can be redeemed.” At the link find the title, “Creating Conscience, Part 3: A history of treating the psychopath, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-QDZfL2P4-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting 48 mins – “In a public talk at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Sue Gardner argues that that we’ve returned to the same set of ominous social conditions which led to the creation of public broadcasting in the first place – and that now is the time to recommit to public service journalism.” At the link find the title, “A matter of life and death: Sue Gardner on public broadcasting, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-7rwguqmu-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Speaking 48 mins – “Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile because they discovered and exploited their unfair advantage―and with the help of our guest this week, you can do the same. This week we have the pleasure of picking the brain of bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, Garrison Wynn. Garrison has worked with some of the world’s most effective corporate leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses. He has a background in manufacturing, entertainment, telecommunications, and financial services. In his teens, Wynn worked with Magnavox and baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world’s first video gaming system, and by age 27, he became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history. He is also the author of The Real Truth about Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway! and The Cowbell Principle: Career Advice On How To Get Your Dream Job And Make More Money.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 24 mins – “People in Puerto Rico have watched friends and relatives die as the infrastructure crumbled in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. As the new hurricane season starts, people on the island say they are ill-equipped to cope with another storm.” At the link find the title, “U.S. government treats Puerto Rico with ‘disdain’ in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, says lawyer, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-wAzfd5Gl-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Seymour Hersh P1 27 mins – “Seymour Hersh brings great insight into investigative journalism – past and present – because he has broken some of the most important and history-making stories of the last fifty years.” At the link find the title, “How reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered a massacre, and changed the Vietnam War dialogue, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-TmUKDN5r-20180614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Seymour Hersh P2 49 mins – For decades, Seymour Hersh has been an icon of muckraking, investigative reporting: his work exposed such atrocities as the massacre of Vietnamese civilians in My Lai and the torture of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib. He also documented the US’s development of chemical weapons in the 60s, CIA domestic spying in the 70s, wrote a highly critical piece on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2015 and did a whole lot more. Hersh speaks with Brooke about his latest book, Reporter: A Memoir, which chronicles his half century of reporting and the various obstacles he’s encountered along the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robocallers 22 mins – “You’ve heard them – the annoying robotic calls that try to scam you with free vacations or false threats from the IRS. In fact, it is estimated that scammers make 2.5 billion robocalls in one month alone. This poses a very real risk to consumers as it gets harder to identify and avoid malicious automated calls. In this Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to these tricky and downright dangerous phone calls.” At the link find the title, “You won’t believe robocallers’ latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files You wont believe robocallers latest schemes Here are ways you can outsmart them.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference  48 mins – “The depth of Russian interference in U.S. elections is deeper and darker than you know. A top reporter who has covered it all, reveals the chilling facts.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shakespeare Competition 56 mins – “It’s tempting to think only of Shakespeare when we think of the Elizabethan era – the late 1500s to early 1600s. But he was only one of many writers, and there was a whole other world of literature and ideas, and of artists thinking and writing about the society of their times. Moderated by theatre critic Robert Cushman, a discussion from the Ideas Forum at the Stratford Festival featuring actors and writers and directors with fresh perspectives into Shakespeare’s life and times.” At the link find the title, “Shakespeare and Company, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-mxYAthOH-20180606.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simpsons Show 47 mins – “Three decades of “The Simpsons.” We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Needs 58 mins – “You may have read or heard that adequate sleep is a pillar of good health, like exercise and a healthy diet. Sleep affects blood pressure and heart disease, metabolism and obesity, the immune system, cognitive function and mood. But if you can’t get enough sleep, that information is more frustrating than helpful. What is interfering with your sleep, and how can you find the best sleep solution?” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” then right-click “MP3 version” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports Betting 48 mins – “After the Supreme Court’s green light, Delaware launches sports betting. And bets are on — which states are next?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superconductivity 177 mins – “Superconductivity, the ability of a material to carry electrical current with zero resistance, is a surprising property of nature, which man has been able to exploit in many ways, in particular, for high-performance magnets. Those are used in magnetic resonance imagers, but also in colliders and fusion reactors. In this episode we discuss the basics of superconductivity and its uses with Pierre Bauer, a superconductor engineer at ITER.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Superintelligence 75 mins – “…Astronomical Future Suffering and Superintelligence is the second podcast in the new AI Alignment series, hosted by Lucas Perry. For those of you that are new, this series will be covering and exploring the AI alignment problem across a large variety of domains, reflecting the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of AI alignment. Broadly, we will be having discussions with technical and non-technical researchers across areas such as machine learning, AI safety, governance, coordination, ethics, philosophy, and psychology as they pertain to the project of creating beneficial AI. If this sounds interesting to you, we hope that you will join in the conversations by following us or subscribing to our podcasts on Youtube, SoundCloud, or your preferred podcast site/application.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Prison Life 24 mins – “A research group called Forensic Architecture has recreated a prison in Syria, a place no outsider has had access to since the beginning of the war. Former detainee testimony is used to construct an interactive model.” At the link find the title, “’Ear-witness testimony’: Detainees’ memories used to map out a notorious Syrian prison, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-r6nCiaqa-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs with Canada 19 mins – “As the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. escalates, some observers are arguing that Ottawa should drop Mexico and form a bilateral agreement with Washington. But one former diplomat argues that Mexico is Canada’s third-largest trading partner, and we could be turning our backs many other markets.” At the link find the title, “Should Canada ditch Mexico and go it alone with U.S. on new trade agreement? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-tlWGM0pd-20180604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telemedicine 48 mins – “Telemedicine as the new house call is getting more traction and patients. Is it good medicine?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Income 47 mins – “High profits and the Trump presidency. Senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner raked in a lot of money last year while working for the government. What about Trump himself?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Charity 56 mins – “charity: water is known throughout the world as one of the most innovative, successful non-profits around. With a goal of providing clean drinking water to millions around the world,charity: water has revolutionized the idea of “charity” by ensuring that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards those in need. Through innovative efforts and a fresh eye on what it means to be a charity, this organization is leading the way in a new era in giving. Join us as we talk with Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water as he tells his story from club promoter to non-profit CEO, and what it means to live a life of purpose.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wilderness Diseases 38 mins – “ In part two of this two-part episode, we continue our discussion on infectious diseases in the wilderness setting from one of the chapters of the Wilderness EMS Textbook. We bring back overall Wilderness textbook author and coordinator Dr. Seth Hawkins and infectious disease chapter author, Dr. Chris Davis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Workforce 63 mins – “Today’s guest has been quoted as saying “Women are wielding influence and exerting power in new and unconventional ways” and in this podcast episode, we talk about the rise of women in leadership, the huge rise of women entrepreneurs, and how the [business] world is changing as a result. We also get into the challenges of saying “no,” learning to listen effectively in an age of social media echo-chambers and allowing yourself to outsource activities that don’t make you a better person. Moira Forbes is the executive vice president at Forbes Media where she is responsible for programming and branding for all the Forbes events worldwide. She is the publisher of ForbesWoman, which is dedicated to women in business and leadership. She also serves as a Forbes columnist, focusing on issues for career women and profiling women for Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. So, she is what you would call a rather powerful person in media. Moira is a guest on Bulletproof Radio because she is an expert in executive leadership and the various mindsets you need to be a high performer. Bulletproof Radio is all about digging into what it takes to perform better as a human being and I go out of my way to interview people who are doing big and unusual things – and Moira is one of those people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 347 – Jul 6, 2018: 3D Printing for Dentists, African Industrial Development, AI in Real Estate, Arterial Grafts and Transcranial Stimulation, Blind Commuting to Workplace, Book Trends Cycle, Cleft Palate Repair, Clicker Training, Climate Winners and Losers, Creating Walkable Urban Spaces, Dark Net, Diabetes Treatment, Doomsday Clock, Electric Cars and Pollution, Electricity in the Future, Farming Maggots, Female Author Pay Difference, Flu Vaccines from Tobacco, Food Production and Climate, Food Security, Forensic Failures, Frauds and Scams, Gerrymandering, Hepatitis, Lasers in Medicine, Leprosy, Life Saving Medicine, Media and Democracy, Neuromarketing, Neutron Imaging, North Korea Negotiations, Nuclear Waste Disposal, Pain Management, Pest Control in Agriculture, Racism in San Francisco, Racism Training at Starbucks, Schizophrenia, Smart Grids, Sustainable Energy, Texas Politics, Thermoelectric Generators, Transgender in School, U.S. Army Strategic Plan, Venoms and Toxins, Village Movement for Seniors, Visual Intelligence, Waste and Power, Working Moms

Exercise your ears: the 71 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 680 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 21,8311 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 140GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. And try PodcastRE from the University of Wisconsin with over 150,000 titles.  Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printing for Dentists 36 mins – “Dental technology has come a long way since you got braces back in 80s. Now with advanced dental 3D printing as an option, treatment for patients has grown faster and more reliable than ever. The possibilities of high resolution polymer 3d printing are truly endless, with companies fighting to dominate several areas, including digital dentistry. One such company is SprintRay, a 3D Printer manufacturer that has revolutionized conventional fabrication methods in dentistry. Faraz Abidi, Head of Software at SprintRay, discusses how they delivered the Moonray 3D printers to over a thousand dentist offices, putting the power of 3D printing directly into the hands of their customers. SprintRay’s founders – Amir Mansouri and Hossein Bassir – were two PhDs out of University of Southern California who did original research on Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Faraz Abidi started with Sprintray after meeting Amir Mansouri at USC’s on-campus research lab called Contour. After Sprintray had very successful launch on Kickstarter, Faraz joined the team to help them execute orders for the backers. Now SprintRay has become a runaway success, taking the 3D printing industry to a whole another level. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Industrial Revolution 92 mins – “…the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) explored strategies to anticipate and circumvent the challenges the New Industrial Revolution is generating as well as how all of Africa can benefit from Industry 4.0.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Ageing Science 62 mins – “How can we stay sharp as a senior citizen? This week, we explore the different biological approaches to understanding healthy ageing, discover a protein that may prevents age-related nerve degeneration and find out how to preserve cognitive function as we age. Plus, why Eunuchs lived longer, and how to turn trousers into catalytic converters that filter polluted air!” At the link find the title, “Dodging Death: Growing Old in Good Health, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Real Estate 27 mins– “In this episode of AI in Industry, we speak with Andy Terrel, the Chief Data Scientist at REX – Real Estate Exchange Inc., about how AI is being used in the real estate sector today. Looking ahead ten years into the future, Andy paints a picture of the areas where he believes AI will change the real estate business. Andy explores how marketing in real estate might change in the future with chatbots and conversational interfaces in real estate which are high value per ticket interactions – a process that will likely vary greatly from the chatbot applications we see for smaller B2C purchases (in the fashion sector, eCommerce, etc). Interested readers can listen to the full interview with Andy here: https://www.techemergence.com/ai-use-cases-future-real-estate/At the link right-click “Direct download: AI in Industry-Andy Terrel-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s 62 mins – “Alois Alzheimer, who described the first case of the disease now named after him, would have been 150 years old this week. But what have we discovered about the disease since he presented the first Alzheimer’s case over 100 years ago? And how can fruit flies, arm hair and video games untangle the most significant threat to our generation? Plus, in the news, how making mosquitoes male could reduce malaria, protecting astronauts from solar radiation, and why is beetle sex a sticky situation…” At the link find the title, “Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease, Jun, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 48 mins – “What is the scale of the superbug problem? How much is antibiotic resistance costing? Can new antibiotics be made that cannot be bypassed by bacteria? And what new drugs are already in the pipeline. In this infectious episode of the Naked Scientists, we put the rise of antimicrobial resistance under the microscope and ask what scientists are doing to combat the problem. Plus, why the abominable snowman hasn’t been discovered…yeti, 46-million-year-old blood from a fossilised mosquito, phage therapy for C. diff and the brain wash-out that happens when we sleep…” At the link find the title, “Stopping Superbugs, Oct, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arterial Grafts and Transcranial Stimulation 48 mins – “This week we’re getting inside the workings of the next generation of chips that are set to pack a bigger computing-punch but at a fraction of the energy-expenditure of todays’ models: CTO Mike Muller joins us to explain the revolutionary technology that leading microprocessor-maker ARM is developing. Also, energy-efficient world-wide computing – we find out how distributing data-processing demands around the planet can turn waste energy into useful computations, simultaneously saving CO2 emissions, and in the news this week, a new malarial mosquito threat, rejection-free artificial blood vessels and the electric cap that helps users solve maths puzzle they previously found impossible.” At the link find the title, “Low Energy, High-Power Processing, Feb, 2011,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Blind Commuting to Workplace 43 mins – “Job Insights #5: Transportation to the Workplace – Traveling vs. Exploring. Welcome to Episode 5 of Job Insights with Serina Gilbert and Jeff Thompson. We focus on Employment, Careers, enhancing opportunities and bringing you the latest innovations from across the Vocational Rehabilitation field to ensure your choices lead you down the career pathway that you want and succeed in gainful employment. From getting started with services, to assessments, Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) to gaining the skills to succeed and tools for success, Job Insights will be giving you tips and tricks to help your journey to employment and break down the barriers along the way. Job Insights Episode #5 is all about Transportation, How do you get to work, school or to interviews? With guest, Joe Dinero, a Assistive Technology Instructor from New York City, Serina and Jeff talk about the ways we all get around and how multiple means of transportation is a must in this ever changing world of commuting to and fro….” At the link find the title, “Job Insights #5: Transportation to the Workplace – Traveling vs. Exploring, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5JobInsights.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Trends Cycle 46 mins – “Even well into the digital age, publishers have persisted in maintaining processes that confine their businesses to a specific format (usually, the book) and to a single business model. Forward-thinking editors, however, demand freedom to reuse and repurpose content in innovative, high value ways, especially on mobile devices.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chilling Effect 66 mins – “Chilling Effects: The Expected Public-Charge Rule and Its Impact on Immigrant Families The audio from this webinar highlights findings from a Migration Policy Institute report examining the potential impacts of expected changes to the public charge rule by the Trump administration. Leaked draft versions indicate that the rule could allow the administration to make changes to the legal immigration system, in part by making it more difficult for legally present noncitizens to acquire a green card or visa if they or their family members have used public benefits. The rule likely would discourage millions from accessing health, nutrition, and social services for which they or their U.S.-citizen dependents are eligible.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cleft Palate Repair 50 mins – “Alliance for Smiles, a nonprofit Anita Stangl helped create and guide until 2016, sends medical teams to underserved countries and provides unique services to children who are in need of cleft lip and palate repair. The organization is expanding its work to Morocco and Egypt. Stangl has been an active Rotarian since 1987 and has spoken worldwide about volunteer programs that emphasize cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgery. She has chaired many committees that focus on community, youth and international service and that promote world peace. She has also participated in many international medical missions. Come hear a discussion about Alliance for Smiles and their work around the world. Story of the effort to repair cleft pallets worldwide. At the link find the title, “Alliance for Smiles, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180608_MLF_Alliance Smiles_For_Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clicker Training 50 mins – “There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in teaching. But what if we replaced all that mental chit chat….with a click? This week, we explore an innovative idea about how we learn. It will take us from a dolphin exhibit in Hawaii to a top teaching hospital in New York. It’s about a method to quiet the noise. The sort of clutter that can turn learning into a minefield of misery.” At the link find the title, “When Everything Clicks, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180604_hiddenbrain_hb clicker_training-final_podcast_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Winners and Losers 51 mins – “Do you live somewhere that might actually benefit from climate change? Rising temperatures and seas will produce losers and winners. Some parts of the world will see more moderate weather and economic gains, while others are already seeing sagging property prices and economic losses. But higher temperatures are more than just an economic issue. “Many people think oh it’s just the temperature, but actually temperature affects everything,” says Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He co-authored a 2017 paper in the journal Science that outlines the impacts of a warmer world on human health and migration, violent crime, food production and wealth distribution. “This idea that the temperature affects our judgment and our ability and willingness to engage in violence, that’s something that we studied a lot in our research,” says, Hsiang adding that one of the most robust statistical regularities they’ve found is that “hot days, hot weeks, hot months are associated with higher rates of violent crime, all types of crime: sexual assault, regular assault, murder.” At the link find the title, “Climate Winners and Losers, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180617_cl1_WinnersAndLosers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creating Walkable Urban Spaces 112 mins – “the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted an event featuring the newly released report titled Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Cybernetics 62 mins – “Where do you stand on becoming part person, part machine? This week we hook up with three pioneers in the field of cybernetics including walking cyborg Kevin Warwick, who volunteered his own nervous system to test out a new way to connect up with the machine world, Markus Groppe, who is trialling an implantable chip to restore vision to the blind, and Andrew Schwartz who’s developing neural interfaces to couple the brain’s motor circuits to a robot. Plus, news of an H5N1 ‘flu furore as scientists create the most dangerous virus imaginable, and a voyage to the deepest subsea vents ever discovered…” At the link find the title, “Mind Meets Machine, Jan, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Net 58 mins – “This week we delve into the Dark Web, a hidden arm of the Internet where Google doesn’t dare to search and where drugs, guns and hitmen are offered up for sale. We explore how the World Wide Web works, and ask whether it can remain unregulated, free and open as it is now? Plus, in the news this week, the worm found lurking in a patient’s brain, how scientists have grown pain nerves in a Petri dish, and what do dogs hear when we speak to them?” At the link find the title, “The Internet: the good, the bad and the ugly, Dec, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Treatment P1 9 mins – Three podcasts deal with Type 2 Diabetes Treatment. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Diabetes Treatment P2 (12m) and Diabetes Treatment Glucagon P3 (9m).

Doomsday Clock 66 mins – At the link find the title, “Doomsday Clock?, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180613_FEA Doomsday Clock for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driving into the Future 57 mins – “This week, we look into new ways of putting a tiger in your tank! We find out how pond life could help make eco-friendly biodiesel and how new types of batteries can power electric cars for further than ever before without running out of juice. Plus, how Margaret Thatcher’s face can tell us how monkeys recognize each other, what sharks have in common with serial killers and why dolphins are a bit like jet fighters. And in Kitchen Science, we see how batteries work in Arctic conditions.” At the linkf idn the title, “Driving into the Future, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Cars and Pollution 57 mins – “London and many other European cities face the prospect of a 300 million penalty every year over bad air. Engineers say part of the solution lies with electric transport, so this week the Naked Scientists are getting under the hoods of a new generation of vehicles ranging from the first electric buses to tomorrow’s supercars. Plus, news about how scientists are making objects levitate in the lab – with sound – and why there are now 3 types of “type 2” diabetes…” At the link find the title, “Electric Cars: Pollution Solution?, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electricity in the Future 62 mins – “Current breakthroughs in electricity generation and distribution go under the spotlight in this week’s sizzling edition of the Naked Scientists. We talk to the team with the electrical equivalent of cold-storage that can put power “on ice” until it’s needed, and we hear how bright sparks in the UK are leading the charge to roll out “energy kiosks” to empower rural communities in Africa. We also check out a new form of small-scale turbine to extract power from rivers whilst minimising the environmental impact. In the news, why young people are more likely to fall victim to the flu, how a dose of worms controlled a man’s inflammatory bowel disease and why the discovery of arsenic-loving bacteria is forcing us to rethink the chemistry of life. Plus, in Question of the Week, Diana gets to the bottom of whether it’s possible to drink through your rectum…” At the link find the title, “Electrifying the Future, Dec, 2010,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneurship 53 mins – “Are you trying to choose between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both? Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay. In this interview, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck. McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epigenetics 58 mins – “Epigenetics controls the activity of genes inside cells and holds the key to new treatments for old diseases. We explore the impacts of epigenetics on embryonic development, cancer, and stem cell biology, and find out how epigenetic changes during pregnancy can even affect your grandchildren! Plus, why parenthood extends your lifespan, and the genetic recipe for the red blood cell.” At the link find the title, “Unravelling Epigenetics, Dec, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethics 58 mins – “This week we interview John Hooker. John Hooker is Professor of Operations Research and Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Carnegie Mellon University. His book, Taking Ethics Seriously: Why Ethics Is an Essential Tool for the Modern Workplacedevelops an intellectual framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas that is both grounded in theory and versatile enough to deal rigorously with real-world issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Farming Maggots 43 mins – “Olympia Yarger is the Founder and CEO of GOTERRA, an Australian-based waste management company that redefines the idea of food waste through decentralized waste management. Their company’s primary goal is to manage food and animal waste using insects of which the byproduct could be used as a feed additive. This approach is an alternative and sustainable way of feeding livestock that also reduces global waste. Today, Olympia shares how maggots can help solve global food waste. She describes what it was like to start a maggot farm, how to manage one, and what makes it unique compared to typical farms. She also explains how maggots convert food waste to animal feed and how this could be the future of sustainable agriculture. “It’s one thing to get the flies to do the act and get viable eggs, but it’s another to manage consistency of production at any scale.” – Olympia Yarger” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 105: How Farming Maggots Can Convert Waste to Feed with Olympia Yarger of GOTERRA, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 10520FOA20How20Farming20Maggots20Can20Convert20Waste20to20Feed20with20Olympia20Yarger20of20GOTERRA_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Author Pay Difference 15 mins – ““I’ve always been sort of a practical person. I thought, what’s the best thing for my career and my direction? At one point it was traditional publishing, and then it shifted to self-publishing, now it’s shifted to something else.” At the link find the title, “Weinberg2018Podcast.mp3, An Indie Author Moves Away From Books, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files RiveraPodcast.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flu Vaccines from Tobacco 62 mins – “In a show not to be sneezed at, we look at the evidence that coughs and sneezes are linked to heart attacks. We also probe the Flu Survey, a new citizen science initiative to gather data on the incidence of influenza-like illnesses in the European population; we talk to the company who are mass producing flu vaccines in tobacco plants and catch up with the Columbia University scientific adviser on Contagion, Hollywood’s latest infectious offering. Plus, why babies don’t tie their umbilical cords in knots and news of a new fat-busting injectible that selectively destroys adipose, evidence that only single strains of HIV are transmitted between partners and the discovery of two pristine primordial gas clouds produced by the Big Bang…” At the link find the tile, “Flu Vaccines from Tobacco?, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Production and Climate 58 mins – “Authors Mark Kurlansky and Anna Lappé are two of the country’s most prolific and influential authors writing about feeding a crowded planet with a destabilized climate.  Lappé’s work ranges from her Diet For a Hot Planet to work on factory farms and innovation in the food industry. Kurlansky has written best-selling histories of cod and salt and a new one on milk. His upcoming book is the story of salmon. Kurlansky and Lappé will share stories about the love of food, the fascinating people who produce it for us and how climate change is impacting virtually every corner of the global food system. Mark Kurlansky and Anna Lappé: Plate to Planet, Jun, 2018” At the link right-click “Media files cc_20180603_cl1_Plate to Planet_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 60 mins – “By 2050 the global population is set to rise to more than 10 billion people. But right now, 1 in 10 people are suffering from chronic hunger. So how do we reconcile a rising population with an already hungry world? Plus in the news, why scientists are one step closer to understanding autism, and we take a moment to say goodbye to the Philae Lander…” At the link find the title, “Food Security: Insects for Dinner?, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Failures 30 mins – “On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Jolie and the New York Times Magazine and ProPublica’s Pamela Colloff on Pam’s two-part “Blood Will Tell” series on blood spatter analysis and the state’s consideration of intellectual disabilities in death row cases.” At the link find the title, ““Blood Will Tell” investigation, death row with disabilities, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 457926051-texastribune-blood-will-tell-investigation-death-row-with-disabilities.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fraud and Scams 66 mins – “One in ten older Americans is impacted by scams, frauds or elder abuse each year. Every day brings another way that scam artists, abusers and fraudsters have invented to separate you from your retirement funds. Whether by email, social media, phone or other means, the creativity of these bad actors is matched only by their malicious intent. Learn how to spot the risk factors that make someone vulnerable to scams, and learn what you can do to avoid them. From 2000–2007, Twomey ran a local multi-disciplinary Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention in San Francisco. Before that, she spent 11 years at AARP and, among other things, ran their National Guardianship Monitoring Project. Mary’s interest in aging and elder justice issues was kindled when her grandparents came to live with her family when she was a child. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology.” At the link find the title, “Avoiding Scams, Fraud and Financial Exploitation, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180612_MLF_Scams and Fraud for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 21 mins – “When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in…in disguise.” At the link find the title, “#846: Ungerrymandering Florida, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180608_pmoney_pmpod846v3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gluten in Wheat 30 mins – “The internet claims that the increases in celiac disease is rooted in modern wheat varieties, as human intervention in plant genetics must be the cause of human disorders.  But what does the evidence tell us?  In this week’s episode we’re joined by Dr. Senay Simsek from North Dakota State University.  Dr. Simsek is a recognized chemist that specializes in wheat composition. Her recent paper in the journal Food Chemistry examines the levels of gluten in modern varieties and compares it to what was present in heritage varieties.  The results show that associations between modern breeding and gluten sensitivity are not likely due to genetic improvement of wheat varieties.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Food 56 mins – “We’re chewing over the topic of food footprints: How green is your lunchbox? What’s the environmental impact of your weekly food shop? Plus, in the news, the prosthetic hand that has allowed an amputee to feel for the first time, a new fatal strain of flu has been identified in a patient in China and Gaia’s goal is to create the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way.” At the link find the title, “Green Foodup menu, Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-

Healthcare in Palestine 53 mins – “Steve Sosebee is the president and CEO of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. He’s married to Dr. Zeena Salman, a pediatric oncologist working with the PCRF. For 25 years, PCRF has been leading medical missions to help children in the Middle East, helping children get medical treatment abroad, and delivering humanitarian aid. Their recent visit to the Carver College of Medicine gave Short Coats Reem Khodor, Ethan Craig, and Nico Dimenstein a chance to sit down with them to discuss the challenges and realities of working to provide healthcare within the confines of an occupied territory….: At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Violence 16 mins – “A Severe Case of Healthcare Violence 2 Years Later” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hepatitis 60 mins – “Join us to explore the virus behind Hepatitis C. We’ll be investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of this often masked but serious disease.” At the link find the title, “Understanding Hepatitis C, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lasers in Medicine 58 mins – “The role of lasers in biomedicine goes under the spotlight this week as we explore the workings of photodynamic cancer therapy, find out how laser tweezers can be used to force-feed bugs to white blood cells and hear how a new technique uses laser-powered DNA nanoswitches to spot specific genes. Also, why the proton just got smaller, prompting a reevaluation of some trusted laws of physics, how antidepressants in seawater can make shrimps swim towards danger and a novel mechanism for natural selection – beneficial bacteria! Plus, in Kitchen Science, what the patterns produced by laser light shining through a substance can reveal about its structure.” At the link find the title, “Lasers in Medicine, Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Leprosy 57 mins – “Leprosy goes under the microscope this week as we uncover the origins of one of the oldest known human diseases, recognised this week on World Leprosy Day. A quarter of a million new cases are diagnosed every year, but how is the illness spreading, what damage does it do to the body and can it be stopped? We also hear what archaeologists are unearthing about the history of leprosy and where it came from in the first place. Plus, why it’s time to rethink the workings of the circadian clock, brain scans for bilingualism, cow-stomach bacterial genes for biofuels, and the engineering that lies behind the cat’s eye…” At the link find the title, “Leprosy: The Low Down, Jan, 2011,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Saving Medicine 58 mins – “This week we find out what it takes to save a life, from doctors performing open chest surgery in the street to helping people recover in the longer term from severe brain injuries. Plus, news of a real invisibility cloak, how caffeine gives us a boost, and why scientists need you to quiz your dog.” At the linkf idn the title, “How to Save a Life, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Marshall Plan 79 mins – “…the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings and U.S. Agency for International Development co-hosted an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and reflect on strategies for advancing cooperative leadership in global development.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Media and Democracy 216 mins – “Governance Studies at Brookings and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) hosted a half-day forum on the history, circulation, and management of misinformation (untruths circulated without the intention to deceive) and disinformation (untruths intended to deceive).” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Neuromarketing 57 mins – “How do advertisers get inside your head? This week we explore the field of neuromarketing – how a knowledge of your brain and behaviour can help marketers to manipulate your buying habits. We’ll find out how the brain choses what stimuli to pay attention to and the neurological basis of why celebrity sells. In the news, the first Census of Marine Life and how researchers have got wind of the fact that men really are sweatier than women. Plus, we hit the shops to investigate how retailers trick you into overfilling your basket!” At the link find the title, “Neuromarketing – The Brain Basis of Buying Behaviour, Oct, 2010,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neutron Imaging 58 mins – “This week, join us on a tour of ISIS, the STFC’s Neutron and Muon source. We find out how neutrons can probe the properties of materials, help to protect electronic circuits from failure and shed light on the action of antibiotics. Plus, in the news we hear how to print out perfect replacement cartilage.” At the link find the title, “Investigating ISIS – The Neutron Source, Nov, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Negotiations 32 mins – “Trump is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. How will the president navigate the high-stakes negotiations?” At the link find the title, “‘A meet-and-greet-plus’: What to expect from Trump’s sit-down with Kim Jong Un, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5b1b077fe4b0833fd5f35998_1351620000001-300040_t_1528498049739_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power 59 mins – “This week we’re exploring the future of nuclear energy, including meeting the makers of a new design of nuclear reactor that can consume the fuels that other plants can’t burn. We also delve into ways to unclog pipes inside reactors without the risks of going inside. And where do you stand on the nuclear debate? Should we be exploring alternatives, or is there no alternative to a nuclear-future? We talk to two parties on opposite sides of the debate. Plus, what the Messenger probe has found on Mercury, a blood test to predict an imminent heart attack, flushing out evidence of drug use from sewer water, and a way to block baldness in men…” At the link find the title, “Going Nuclear, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Waste Disposal 58 mins – “Nuclear energy is always in the news, but how much do you know about nuclear fission and what happens to nuclear waste? To find out how it works, Anna Lacey and Dave Ansell visit Sizewell B power station in Suffolk, and studio guest Ian Farnan discusses nuclear waste disposal and why current methods might not contain the radiation for as long as we thought. But as clinical radiologist Anant Krishnan explains, radiation plays a crucial role in medicine, including allowing us to see broken bones and killing off tumours. Sticking with uses of radiation that save lives, Anna and Dave find out how a smoke detector works in Kitchen Science.” At the link find the title, “Nuclear Power and Radiation in Medicine, Feb, 2007,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Industry 56 mins – “Powering the generators for the show this week is Nicky White who describes how oil is formed, how we find and extract oil and how long oil supplies will last, Lynne Macaskie discusses how fuel cells can be run on hydrogen gas created by bacteria and sugary waste, and Peter Hughes explains how his Electro-Kinetic Road Ramp could soon be powering your street lamps. In Science Update, Bob and Chelsea reveal how llama spit can be used to spot the ultimate power-up, caffeine, and in Kitchen Science Derek Thorne and Chris Muirhead reveal a cool way to chop your vegetables…” At the link find the title, “Oil, Fuel Cells and Alternative Energy, Jun, 2006,” right-click “Media files oil-fuel-cells-and-alternative-energy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

One-Person Businesses 68 mins – “This podcast episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is coming up on the 11th anniversary of my first book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. While there are parts written by my 29-year-old self that make me cringe, I’m both honored and amazed that it continues to strike a chord with so many. Rather than re-editing the book and risking the loss of whatever made it work in the first place, I’d like to share case studies of people who have used it as a blueprint to build successful businesses as detailed in The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business by freelance journalist Elaine Pofeldt (@ElainePofeldt). Much like 11 years ago, I hope this episode inspires more people to make a change for the better and accomplish more than they thought possible.” At the link find the title, “#318: One-Person Businesses That Make $1M+ Per Year, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 74298cdd-d63c-4f45-8e3b-804db9dd09d5.mp3” ans select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Management 62 mins – “This week we interview Dr. Traci Stein. Dr. Stein is a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. She is also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pathology 59 mins – “This week’s Pathological programme brings you a glimpse into the world of the pathologist. We attend a real autopsy to discover how a pathologist uncovers a cause of death, and hear how Cambridge scientists have found a new way to stop Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) in it’s tracks. We also find out how a common rock can lock away carbon, why forest fungi give out less greenhouse gases when they’re warm, and shed some light on the workings of world’s smallest solar panels. Plus, in place of Kitchen Science, Ben tries to stop a virtual outbreak of the plague!” At the link find the title, “National Pathology Week, Nov, 2008,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pest Control in Agriculture 38 mins – “Dr. Pamela Marrone is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company dedicated to finding practical, sustainable pest management solutions that are safe for people as well as the environment. She is also the founding Chair and former board member of the Biopesticides Industry Alliance, a cluster of over a hundred biopesticide and related companies. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Cornell University. Today, Dr. Pamela shares the mission behind Marrone Bio Innovations and how their products help farmers through environmentally-safe pest management solutions. She describes what drew her to founding the company and explains why biopesticides are critical for tomorrow’s world. She also enlighten us on the technical aspect of their products and provides examples of how their products can help farmers.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 104: Fighting Pests Strategically and Sustainably with Dr. Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 10420FOA20Fighting20Pests20Strategically20and20Sustainably20with20Dr.20Pamela20Marrone20of20Marrone20Bio20Innovations20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Race in America 58 mins – “The Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America explores new attitudes, opportunities, and challenges for and about people of color in 21st century America. This event is presented by the Communications and Society Program, in association with Comcast NBCUniversal. Race, Youth, and the American Vote, Jun, 2018” At the link find the title, “What are the ways in which people are viewing voting through the lens of race?” right-click “Media files 8c557263.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in San Francisco 66 mins – “Does the Bay Area have policies that affirm racism? Join INFORUM and KQED as we explore one of the most polarizing topics of our time, asking the questions that divide us and seeking answers that may unite us. Arrive early or stick around afterwards to mix and mingle with audience members and keep the conversation going. The evening will be moderated by Mina Kim, anchor and host at KQED, and include Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Jeff Adachi, San Francisco public defender. Walls and Bridges: Policy and Racism, Jun, 2018.” At the link right-click “Media files cc_20180604_INF_Walls_Bridges_for_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Training at Starbucks 60 mins – “Stories about people trying to learn something when no one is clear what the lesson is supposed to be.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Schizophrenia 57 mins – “What do sufferers of schizophrenia experience, and why? Might the immune system be to blame? And could an avatar be the answer to treatment? This week we delve deep into the brain circuitry behind this psychiatric condition to uncover the causes, hear what drugs like ketamine can reveal about hallucinations and how a cartoon representation of the voices plaguing patients can block the symptoms. Plus, chemically induced pluripotent stem cells, a gene that leads carriers into snacking temptation and why babies can tolerate extended periods upside down inside their mothers…?” At the link find the title, “The Science of Schizophrenia, Jul, 2013,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Girds 48 mins – “This week we look at how our power grids are going to be transformed. From technology which hopes to reduce our energy prices to new ways to include wind and solar power in the grid. Plus, in the news, what Google have up their sleeve for their next smartphone, the proposed takeover of the UK pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, and why AM radio could be sending birds off course…” At the link find the title, “Powering up the National Grid, May, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Energy 60 mins – “For years we have relied on fossil fuels to produce the light, heat and energy we need to live and work. But these supplies are diminishing, and polluting our environment. So can renewable resources step into the breach annd produce enough energy to power the world? In this special Naked Scientists show, live from the Cambridge Science Centre, we talk to some of the researchers trying to do just that, as well as conducting some energy-related experiments of our own…” At the link find the title, “Powering the Future, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Politics 33 mins – “In this edition of the TribCast, Texas Tribune political reporter Patrick Svitek sits down with CEO Evan Smith, executive editor Ross Ramsey and education reporter Aliyya Swaby.” At the link find the title, “Looking at Greg Abbott’s response to Santa Fe, right-click “Media files cc_20180613_INF_Darnell Moore For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thermoelectric Generators 60 mins – “Over two-thirds of the energy in the fuel you put into your car is wasted, most of it in the form of heat that exits along the exhaust pipe. The same is true of large-scale power stations, which are only 50% efficient at best. But now researchers are bringing 200 year old physics to bear against the problem by developing thermoelectric generators (TEGs) that can turn waste heat into useful electricity and this week we find out how. Plus, news that disguising cancer cells as Salmonella could hold the key to producing effective anti-cancer vaccines, why the Y chromosome boosts heart attack risk, and a new drug that can knock Alzheimer’s on the head…” At the link find the title, “Reclaiming Wasted Watts – Thermoelectric Generators, Feb, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender in School 58 mins – “What is being done in California and beyond to safeguard the rights of transgender people, especially as the current administration rolls back Obama-era protections? And what is the role of young people in advancing this issue? As a prominent face of the transgender rights movement, 18-year-old activist Gavin Grimm has unique insight to share on the matter. In 2014, Grimm and his family told his Virginia high school he was transgender, and then, amidst uproar from some parents, the school administration barred Grimm from using the boys’ bathroom. So Gavin sued his district, stating that the decision violated Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funding. Grimm then quickly gained national attention and the respect of transgender activists including as Laverne Cox and Janet Mock. Today, his case in Virginia is still pending. July 9 marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the wake of the abolition of slavery, and Grimm and moderator Abdi Soltani, executive director of the ACLU Northern California, will address the principles of equal protection afforded by the amendment. At the link find the title,“Gavin Grimm: Youth Activism and LGBTQ Rights, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180605_INF_Gavin_Grimm_for_podcast.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Army Strategic Plan 69 mins – “…the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the Army Strategic Plan and other priorities for that service. The discussion featured the Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the U.S. Army.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Venoms and Toxins 62 mins – “This week, mind reading children, scientists find a new gene in the lung cancer cocktail, and satnav or map-nav – what’s greener? Plus we become biological weapons inspectors and explore nature’s arsenal of venoms, poisons and toxins, including a scorpion’s sting that can highlight cancer, how funnel web spiders are helping farmers fight off insect pests, the marine cone snail that harbours a painkiller ten thousand times more powerful than morphine, and how a snake bite can help to prevent a heart attack. Meanwhile, in Kitchen Science, Ben samples a more everyday toxin – by making stinging nettle tea.” At the link find the title, “Venoms and Toxins – Natures Arsenal, Aug, 2007,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Village Movement for Seniors 72 mins – “When we unite as peers, we create a purposeful and powerful space for learning, laughter and courage as we take on the future. Villages are nonprofit membership organizations that connect older adults to the community, programming and expertise they need to continue living lives of purpose and meaning. They are led by members who share their skills, experience and support with each other to navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging. Learn how three Bay Area villages are creating new possibilities for what’s next as we age.” At the link find the title, “The Village Movement: Revolutionizing the Experience of Aging in California, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180607_MLF_VILLAGE MOVEMENT For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viruses and Vaccines 58 mins – “In this week’s not-to-be-sniffed-at infectious episode of the naked scientists, we find out the facts of flu, including how the virus hijacks your cells, how new strains of the virus emerge to trigger epidemics and pandemics, and how scientists can combat the threat with vaccines. Also under the microscope is a new technique to identify viruses within just 2 hours, providing patients with a fast track to the right treatment! Also, how bone marrow transplants can overcome organ rejection, how to stop a terrorist with a mobile phone, and the new material 30 times blacker than our current blackest black! Plus, in kitchen science, we’ll be pouring cold water on claims of centrifugal force…” At the link find the title, “Viruses and Vaccines, Jan, 2008,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visual Intelligence 51 mins – “How observant are you? What things are you missing out on that could have a huge impact on your life. In this episode we speak with Amy Herman about her new book, Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life. In this episode you will learn how to create your own luck by becoming a better observer. You will also learn how to identify your “blind spots” and turn them in to opportunities. This information comes directly from Amy’s groundbreaking “The Art of Perception” course which teaches doctors to observe patients instead of their charts, helps police officers separate facts from opinions when investigating crimes, and trains professional from the FBI, State Department, Fortune 500 companies, and the military to recognize the most pertinent and useful information. If you would like to learn more, visit Amy at ArtfulPerception.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste and Power 60 mins – “How can we extract energy from waste? In this week’s Naked Scientists we explore the technology that turns muck into methane and consider the fertile issue of nutrient overload resulting from returning the finished products to farmland. And what about water? Why do we individually use ten times more water than we actually need, and what’s the solution for a drought-stricken Britain? Plus, in the news, how astronomers have discovered evidence of life in the universe, but only down here on Earth, and the “ungentlemanly” conduct of the upper classes…” At the link find the title, “Wattage from Waste and Watching Our Water, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Watergate Building 62 mins – “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address” At the link find that title, for Jun 6, 2018, right-click “Media files cc_20180629_MLF_The Watergate for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms 20 mins – “Audie Cornish says she had something like an epiphany after posting a photo of herself and her new baby on Twitter in April. “I realized, oh my god, I’m part of the problem,” Cornish tells Greta Johnsen. “Because there is absolutely nothing worse than opening up a glossy magazine and seeing a picture of some woman with, like, a pet and a 3-year-old, everyone’s groomed to the nines, and she’s like, ‘I woke up like this.'” Cornish is the host of NPR’s daily news program ‘All Things Considered.’ She talked with Nerdette host Greta Johnsen about all the people not pictured in that photo that are helping her navigate motherhood for the first time. They also talk about finding forgiveness and having children during times of strife. “There’s always something difficult in the world,” Cornish says. “But it’s so worth it. Because I look at him as being somebody who’s going to be a part of shaping his own world, not that he’s arriving a victim of it.” At the link fin the title, “Power Up: NPR’s Audie Cornish,” right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 346 – Jun 29, 2018: African Innovation, Aging Science, AI Design for Humanity, Alzheimers and Ultrasound, Blind Workers in Russia, Blood Trends, Bone Research, Bullying Prevention, Canadian Tariffs, Cancer Survivors Support Group, Carbon Capture, Concussions in Kids, Counterterrorism Under Trump, CRISPR and GMO Food, Diabetes Treatment, Digital Justice, Feminine Foreign Policy, Greek Economy, Immigrant Children Separations, Investment Questions, Medical Implant Problems, New York Times Caliphate Controversy, Newspaper Layoffs, Officers in Distress, Plastic Pollution Control, Political Correctness Debate, Population Growth, Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll, Red Flag Laws, Russian Economy, Russian Hacking, Saudi Arabia Activist Arrest, Sex Abuse in Aid Groups, Skin Colors, Solar Cell Improvement, Solar Power Payback, Working Moms, Zeolite Uses

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African Innovation 38 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by entrepreneur and innovation influencer, Jean-Claude Bastos. Jean-Claude is the founder of Quantum Global Group, Banco Kwanza, Angola’s first investment bank, and The African Innovation Foundation (AIF), which aims to support sustainable projects in Africa and hosts the annual Innovation Prize for Africa….” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Science 60 mins – “How can we stay sharp as a senior citizen? This week, we explore the different biological approaches to understanding healthy ageing, discover a protein that may prevents age-related nerve degeneration and find out how to preserve cognitive function as we age. Plus, why Eunuchs lived longer, and how to turn trousers into catalytic converters that filter polluted air!” At the link find the title, “Dodging Death: Growing Old in Good Health, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Design for Humanity 55 mins – “The buzz: “Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us” (Ginny Rometty). When humans and computers work together, they can do amazing things that neither could do alone. Most design jobs today require empathy, problem framing, creative problem solving, negotiation, and persuasion. With a boost from AI, non-designers can develop these skills. The result? In the future, everyone will be a designer. The experts speak. Frank Diana, TCS: “I believe that college should shape students into professionals but also creators…” (Joseph E. Aoun) Ian Gertler, Symplegades: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” (John Q. Adams). Masha Krol, Element AI: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” (Annie Dillard). Maricel Cabahug, SAP: “The biggest mistake one can make is to not make a mistake” (Martine Rothblatt). Join us for AI: Designing the Future of Humanity.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers and Ultrasound 55 mins – “This week, how rogue antibodies turned one woman’s existence into a living nightmare of delusions, hallucinations and paranoia, we examine the evidence that ME – or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – might be an autoimmune disease, and why the blues might be down to a hostile immune response. Plus, how tracking eye movements can be used to influence decisions, why remembering causes you to forget, a new 3d-printer inspired by Hollywood’s Terminator, and the genetic map of the UK: apparently the Romans didn’t fancy breeding with us very much…” At the link find the title, “Brain on fire, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Augmenting Reality 62 mins – “The high-tech scanners that can home in on chemicals produced by cancers, how bats and dolphins share genes for echolocation and why barefoot runners have a smoother track record. Also this week, augment your reality: find out how new technologies can add extra information to the way you see the world by making a mobile phone into a virtual tour guide or even a pocket mechanic! Plus, how virtual reality worlds are helping to rehabilitate stroke victims, and, in a theatrical twist, for Kitchen Science Dave discovers the workings of a baffling stage illusion…” At the link find the title, “Augmenting Reality, Feb, 2010,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Author Neal Stephenson 58 mins – Author interview. At the link find the title, “47. Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash) / Computer RPG Design (with Keith Burgun), Oct, 2011, right-click “Media files geeksguide47final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Workers in Russia 20 mins – “During the Cold War, Peter White heard a fascinating rumour from Russia – that there were factories which employed the visually impaired almost exclusively. But today, initiatives offering protected employment for blind people are viewed as suspect. Society has moved toward integration and segregating workers is seen as unfashionable. But in Russia, one of the electronics factories Peter heard about is still going strong, and Peter is about to go on a special visit…” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Blood Trends 54 mins – “For World Blood Day we’ve been delving into the history of blood letting, getting stuck into blood donation and exploring exciting new possibilities for making blood that’s safe for everyone. Plus, a new test to reveal every virus infection you’ve ever had, the LHC fires up again after a two year shut down, and a new weapon in the fight against Ebola…” At the ink find the title, “Behind Blood donation, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bone Research 56 mins – “Just the bare bones this week as we find out how exercise strengthens the skeleton and how new scanning techniques can help to pick up osteoporosis earlier and inform its management. We also try out a new gadget for measuring the force muscles can apply and, in the news, discover what a self-healing tumour can tell us about common cancers, evidence that mammalian hearts can repair themselves and a new laser-based tool for diagnosing melanoma. Plus, how the bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are helping scientists to combat chronic back pain by building a computer model of the backbone…” At the link find the title, “Boosting Your Bones, Feb, 2011,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Divided 83 mins – “Psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist talks about his book, The Master and His Emissary, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McGilchrist argues we have misunderstand the purpose and effect of the divided brain. The left side is focused, concrete, and confident while the right side is about integration of ourselves with the complexity of the world around us. McGilchrist uses this distinction to analyze the history of western civilization. This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussions of poetry, philosophy, and economics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bullying Prevention 41 mins – “In partnership with State Services for the Blind of Minnesota we are proud to present, PACER Center – Champions for Children with Disabilities: A Visit with pACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog Julie helped start the Bullying Prevention Center back in 2006 and is a recognized National Leader in Bullying Prevention….This episode focuses on bullying and with us today we have Julie Hertzog, director of PACERs National Bullying Prevention Center….Julie helped start the bullying prevention center back in 2006, and is a recognized national leader in bullying prevention…Yes, we are in Bloomington Minnesota at Pacer Center and PACER is actually an acronym, P A C E R, and its Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights ,though that’s probably outdated….And the connection to our mission with disability is that students with disabilities are bullied two to three times more than their non-disabled peers, and at the time when we formed the National Bullying Prevention Center we knew that, we wanted to always make sure that we emphasize students with disabilities, but to really make a difference, we realized that we, we also wanted to focus on any kids who are vulnerable to bullying and whether that was a student with a disability, are being bullied based on their disability, on their race, their religion, their weight, their gender, we wanted to be inclusive. But we also didn’t want to focus just on the kids who are being bullied, we wanted to really engage, we knew to make a difference, we wanted to engage the entire community, so we wanted to be speaking to schools, we want to be speaking to teachers, and and parents, and the students themselves because at that time we had adopted the tagline, the end of bullying begins with you, and we knew that we wanted to really have a community conversation about this….” At the link find the title, “PACER Center – Champions for Children with Disabilities: A Visit with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Director Julie Hertzog. *Transcript Provided” right-click “Media files PacerBullyingFinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bundy Range War 51 mins – When Ammon Bundy led an armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, writer James Pogue found himself there among the occupiers. He sensed that something big was happening, and it had less to do with public lands than with a political reckoning. When Ammon Bundy led an armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016, writer James Pogue found himself there among the occupiers, admitted into their inner circle. He’d fly-fished, reported, and bar-hopped his way throughout the West, and he couldn’t shake the sense that something big was happening here, but it had less to do with public lands than with a political reckoning. Pogue joins us to talk about his time at the Malheur occupation and the underpinnings of a righteous rebellion.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Tariffs 19 mins – “The steel tariffs announced by the U.S. are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues one industry insider. But others argue that the White House should focus on countries which dump cheap metal into the North American market — instead of imposing tariffs on close trading partners.” At the link find the title, “Tariffs are a NAFTA bargaining chip, argues Canadian steel magnate, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-I7ybvdtN-20180601.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Survivor Support Group 48 mins – “Life lessons from men after the devastating deaths of their wives. Their stories are raw, real, and inspiring…” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Capture 8 mins – “Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) was established in 2012 to be a financier for clean energy projects. The aim was to reduce carbon emissions. Carbon capture and storage projects (CCS) were excluded from the CEFC. In 2017, the government sought to change the rules, allowing investment in CCS. John Bushell analyses the long-term implications of carbon capture and storage. He says there is more than a one-off capital cost. While the benefits from the electricity generated lie with today’s generation, CCS places costs and risks with all future generations.” At the right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Air Law in Utah 52 mins – “What does it take to get a clean air bill through the Utah legislature? Tuesday, we’re looking back at the 2018 legislative session and asking what politicians did or didn’t do to address the state’s chronic bad air.“ At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussions in Kids 53 mins – “Kids and concussions – the latest science on risks and long term effects; A gene for our big brains was rescued from the DNA garbage bin; The first Americans ‘island hopped’ down the west coast past the glaciers; Animals vocalize 100 times louder than humans – it’s a matter of survival’ At the link find the title, “Kids and Concussions, the gene for our big brain, island hopping into the Americas and animals are loud, humans are quiet, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files quirksaio-vo8lPWI6-20180601.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism Under Trump 78 mins – “In January 2017, Donald Trump inherited a complex, multifaceted counterterrorism campaign, and since taking office, he has escalated it rhetorically and operationally. On Tuesday, New America convened a panel with Joshua Geltzer and Luke Hartig, both former senior fellows for counterterrorism on the Obama National Security Council; Stephen Tankel, a professor at American University; and Shamila Chaudry, former director for Pakistan and Afghanistan on the National Security Council. They discussed how Trump has changed how the United States uses force in its counterterrorism efforts, and where he has stayed the course of the Obama administration.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Shamila Chaudhary_May2018 mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR and GMO Food 12 mins – “Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. But will these genetically altered foods carry labels to alert consumers? Or is gene editing, as some scientists argue, just a way to speed up evolution?” At the link find the title, “Get Ready for Gene-Edited Food, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ5939550519.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Treatment 26 mins – “Metformin – Tackles – Vitamin B12, kidney disease, CHF, cancer, Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), dosing, side-effects, lactic acidosis, cost, drinkers, hypoxic patients, glucose lowering, and a few other moments of erudation.” At the link right-click “Download(6599)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Justice 18 mins -”Social and economic inequality in our everyday lives are finding a foothold in the digital world. Activist Nasma Ahmed launched the Digital Justice Lab to fight back.” At the link find the title, “What is digital justice? For many, it starts with their internet bill, says activist, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EthR6Gnm-20180531.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaurs 27 mins – “Dozens of new species of dinosaur are being discovered every year, which keeps expert fossil hunters like Steve Brusatte busy.” At the link find the title, “Is there a dinosaur hiding in your drawer? Meet the man who’s found 15 new species, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-XA7r35AZ-20180530.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Research 55 mins – “Drug Discovery: On this week’s Naked Scientists, drug development goes under the microscope as we explore two new ways to find the treatments of tomorrow. We find out why size is important when it comes to chemicals that can kill superbugs, and how soil bacteria hold the chemical clues to the next generation of antibiotics. Plus, how sheets of carbon can be used to reveal single atoms of hydrogen beneath the microscope, how scientists have homed in on the part of the brain linked to obsessive compulsive disorder, and why electronically tagging jellyfish can tell us a sea turtle’s secrets. Plus, in Kitchen Science, we make strange and unexpected shapes with bubbles!” At the link find the title, “Discovering Drugs”, Jul, 2008,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminine Foreign Policy 39 mins – “Foreign policy is usually defined in “masculine” terms: arms trade, intervention, war, sanctions, and MAD (mutually-assured destruction). But what would international relations look like if food security, family planning, and workplace equity were also centre pieces of foreign policy?” At the link find the title, “Foreign Policy + Feminism = ? , Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-NOhg4blp-20180530.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Economy 55 mins – “As the Wu-Tang Clan once put it: “Cash moves everything around me… Get the money. Dollar dollar bill, y’all.” I grew up not wanting to believe this. All the stuff that seemed worth having was hard to put a price tag on. but in a global capitalist world, there’s a lot of hard, sad truth to it. As an American child of the 1980s, I absorbed the message “find yourself!” “Follow your passions!” But there are powerful economic forces at work, shaping our lives and opportunities. My guest today experienced this in the most intense way imaginable, wrangling with the European Union over the economy of his country, Greece, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. He saw firsthand what a house of cards global capitalism can be, and what can happen to the ones on the bottom. Yanis Varoufakis is Greece’s former finance minister and the author of two recent books: Adults in the Room and Talking to My Daughter About the Economy.” At the link find the title,”149. Yanis Varoufakis (former finance minister of Greece) – Happiness, Inc, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6258651345.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Separations 16 mins – “We talk a lot about right wing news outlets picking up out-of-context facts and amplifying them in their outrage machine, so as to infuriate and validate their angry audiences. But this phenomenon is not solely the province of the political right, as we saw last week when two separate stories about immigration policy in the Trump era morphed into one outrage-inspiring tale. Paige Austin is an immigration lawyer for the New York Civil Liberties Union. She explains to Bob how liberals came to believe that the Trump administration had torn nearly 1,500 children from their parents’ arms, and then lost them — and how this conflation presents potential dangers for the very population that she hopes to defend.”At the link find the title, “Fact Checking #WhereAreTheChildren, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files otm180530_podextra.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 45 mins – “While President Trump demands an investigation into the investigators investigating the investigation, the clamour to impeach grows ever more fervent in some quarters. Dahlia Lithwick explores the legal and constitutional questions surrounding impeachment with constitutional scholar and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, co-author of To End a Presidency – The Power of Impeachment” At the link find the title, :”The Impeachment Question, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7985993397.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Questions 72 mins – “My recent opportunities to educate investors have been extremely satisfying, including a presentation to teenagers and their parents on Bainbridge Island, mostly-retired investors at the AAII chapter in Portland, OR and to 200 students at Western Washington University. The following are questions that came rolling in from the groups, as well as emails from our readers and listeners….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Gleick Interview 46 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. James Gleick is one of our greatest living science writers, author of The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His first book, Chaos, was a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller. His other books include the best-selling biographies, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, and Isaac Newton, both shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. James’ new book Time Travel: a History, is an utterly fascinating journey through the history of an idea that has become part of the fabric of philosophy, science, and our daily lives, even though we can’t really do it yet. Not really. In this episode, James and host Jason Gots talk about why we’re so obsessed with something that’s evidently impossible. Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode:Penn Jillette on “atheist prayers” and David Eagleman on our perception of time.” At the link find the title, “67. James Gleick (Science Writer) – Everything All at Once, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files PP7579437264.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kinder Morgan Pipeline P3 19 mins – “A Thursday deadline set by Kinder Morgan to be assured the Trans Mountain pipeline is going ahead is not stopping opponents from pushing back on the project. The expansion contradicts the future of renewable energy, says environmental activist.” At the link find the title, “Pipeline expansion is ‘last gasp of fossil fuel industry,’ says activist, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cWMaJcUu-20180528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lawns History 33 mins – “Nearly two percent of America is grassy green. Sure, lawns are beautiful and useful and they smell great. But are the costs — financial, environmental and otherwise — worth the benefits?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Creation 55 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of clean meat and animal agriculture with comic co-host Maeve Higgins, author and animal advocate Paul Shapiro, and Dr. Liz Specht, Senior Scientist at The Good Food Institute.” At the link left-click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Implant Problems 59 mins – “The FDA does not require clinical trials before it approves most medical devices. The consequences can be frightening. In this broadcast, learn what should be done? Medical devices are far more common than you might imagine. One American in ten has an implanted defibrillator, pacemaker, artificial hip or knee joint, surgical mesh or other device. How rigorously are such devices tested before they can be used? How Does the FDA Regulate Medical Devices? You would imagine that the Food and Drug Administration would be even more careful in its oversight of devices than it is with drugs. However, that would be a false assumption. The FDA does not require the same level of testing for medical devices. Scandals about joint replacements, surgical mesh and birth control devices such as the Essure have not captured public concern. That’s largely because patients are told that the latest and greatest equipment is better and safer. Unfortunately, we often lack the research data to support that claim.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Montgomery and Slavery 50 mins – “After World War II, Germany and the Allied powers took pains to make sure that its citizens would never forget the country’s dark history. But in America, much of our past remains hidden or rewritten. This week, Brooke visits Montgomery, Alabama, home to The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new museum and memorial created by the Equal Justice Initiative that aim to bring America’s history of segregation and racial terror to the forefront…” At the linkf ind the title, “The Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files otm060118_cms859626_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morels 4 mins – “Tad Montgomery can still remember when he first discovered morels. He was five years old, working in the garden with his mom and siblings, when a thunderstorm suddenly rolled in. They all ran under some nearby trees for shelter. “Mom, what are these things? They’re really weird!” exclaimed his sister, looking to the ground. His mom had no idea what to make of the brown, brain-looking things emerging from the soil. But, being an amateur naturalist, she piled all the kids in the car and drove them, soaking wet, to the local library. There, they unfolded their hands for the librarian, who knew exactly what she was looking at. “Morels! You found morels!” Montgomery remembers her yelling with glee. And so began his lifelong, at times quixotic, pursuit of one of the most desired fungi.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York Times Caliphate Controversy 24 mins – “After a New York Times report in April revealed journalist Rukmini Callimachi collected thousands of ISIS documents from Iraq, several academics have put forth a petition calling the act of removing the files illegal and unethical.” At the link find the title, “Academics call removal of ISIS documents by New York Times ‘unethical’, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-JznSdUyY-20180530.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newspaper Layoffs 52 mins – “…It’s been a hard month for Utah journalism. Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune let 34 people go and announced cuts to content. Monday, editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce is with us to discuss the health of the paper, why management made these decisions, and how they’re envisioning the way forward. The Ogden Standard Examiner also had layoffs this month, and it’s not just Utah. Media journalist Kristen Hare will also join us to talk about ways the crisis in journalism is leading to innovation….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Deals 43 mins – “With the U.S. pulling out of the Iran deal and canceling (and potentially un-canceling) the summit with North Korea, nuclear weapons have been front and center in the news this month. But will these disagreements lead to a world with even more nuclear weapons? And how did the recent nuclear situations with North Korea and Iran get so tense? To learn more about the geopolitical issues surrounding North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear situations, as well as to learn how nuclear programs in these countries are monitored, Ariel spoke with Melissa Hanham and Dave Schmerler on this month’s podcast. Melissa and Dave are both nuclear weapons experts with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where they research weapons of mass destruction with a focus on North Korea. Topics discussed in this episode include: the progression of North Korea’s quest for nukes, what happened and what’s next regarding the Iran deal, how to use open-source data to monitor nuclear weapons testing, and how younger generations can tackle nuclear risk….” At the link right-click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity Research 60 mins – “Could diet foods be making you fatter? How do we learn to like the foods we eat? This week, we indulge in the science of appetite, diet and diabetes. We’ll find out how our early experiences of food can alter our diets for life, and ask if low calorie alternatives to sweet and fatty foods can fool the brain into underestimating the energy content of the real thing. Also, how synthetic chemists are searching for compounds to monitor blood glucose and control diabetes. Plus, how regions of the brain can “catch” Alzheimer’s from each other, we discover a new microscopy technique that can open a window on the brain in action, and talk to the Australian ecologist who thinks more introduced species, including elephants, could stabilise the Aussie ecosystem.” At the link find the title, “Do Diet Foods Make You Fat?, Feb, 2012,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Officers in Distress 51 mins – “The story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting help. Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune joins us. You hear stories of crippling PTSD that soldiers can face after returning from combat. But there are also professions facing similar mental health issues right here at home. In a series for The Salt Lake Tribune, Matt Canham profiles West Jordan Detective Brent Jex, who struggled with grief and guilt after the death of a fellow officer. It nearly destroyed his own life. Canham joins us to talk about the heavy toll of law enforcement and emergency work and the barriers to finding help.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollution Control 21 mins – “Rivers and lakes are cleaner since Kenya introduced a sweeping ban of single-use plastic bags, but thousands of jobs have been lost. Caro Rolando’s documentary, From The Frontlines: The War on Plastics, examines the debate about whether the ban is doing more harm than good.” At the link find the title, “Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya’s strict ban helping or hurting its people?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-qAOQl8f8-20180529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poison Control 36 mins – “When reporter Brenna Farrell was a new mom, her son gave her and her husband a scare — prompting them to call Poison Control. For Brenna, the experience was so odd, and oddly comforting, that she decided to dive into the birth story of this invisible network of poison experts, and try to understand the evolving relationship we humans have with our poisonous planet. As we learn about how poison control has changed over the years, we end up wondering what a place devoted to data and human connection can tell us about ourselves in this cultural moment of anxiety and information-overload.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Correctness Debate 56 mins – “Does ‘political correctness’ impede free speech, and blockade the exchange of ideas? Or does it create a better society by confronting the power imbalances that keep marginalized groups marginalized? In this Munk Debate, bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson and journalist and commentator Michelle Goldberg argue that political correctness promotes diverse societies and social progress. On the opposing side: renaissance man Stephen Fry and controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson, who contend that “PC” throttles free thought and divides society.” At the link find the title, “A politically incorrect debate about political correctness (The Munk Debates), May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-0ecu2wwK-20180530.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Prison Needle Exchange Issue 19 mins – “Next month, Correctional Service of Canada is providing clean needles to drug users in two federal prisons. Critics argue it’s a dangerous move but a prisoner support group worries how the pilot project will roll out.” At the link find the title, “Advocate group supporting needle exchange trial in prisons concerned over roll out,right-click “Media files current-PyyGMsRG-20180529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Debate Declines 46 mins – “You never know when you might get a little common sense unexpectedly out of nowhere. This is one of those times.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths 47 mins – “The government reported 64 dead in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria. But new research says the toll was thousands higher. We look at why — and what now….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.

Red Flag Laws 57 mins – “Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition to get taken guns away from potential mass-shooters.  A handful of states have these laws, including Vermont, but more are considering this approach.  Still, they raise lots of questions: who decides that someone poses a threat, and do these laws make a difference?” At the link left-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Reef Restoration 10 mins – “The recent Australian federal budget included a substantial allocation of $535 million over five years for work and research to aid the Great Barrier Reef. Adam Smith, director of consultants Reef Ecologic and research scientist Lisa Bostrom Einarsson describe their work on reef restoration. Adam Smith says the general prognosis for the reef is poor and declining. There is a range of threats to the reef, including over fishing and runoff from agriculture. But even if these problems are solved overnight, nothing will save the reef if it continues to be hit by hot ocean currents. Lisa Bostrom Einarsson says reef restoration needs to be paired with meaningful action on climate change.” At the right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Kennedy 51 mins – “Why did Bobby Kennedy leave such a lasting impression on US politics and society? Revered equally across the political spectrum today, his rise to prominence was controversial. He became Attorney General at just 35 and gained a reputation as a tough operator during his brother JFK’s time in the White House. But when he was gunned down in 1968, America was riven by racial and class division as well as doubts over the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Senator Robert Kennedy came to embody the hopes and dreams of a generation seeking a fairer and more peaceful country. Fifty years after becoming the target of an assassin in the Ambassador’s Hotel in Los Angeles, Stephen Sackur speaks to some of the people whose lives were changed forever that day. Close aide Paul Schrade, who was himself hit in the skull by one of the assassin’s bullets and Vincent Di Pierro who found himself covered in the senator’s blood as he slumped to the ground give the closest accounts of RFK’s final moments. Others painting a picture of Kennedy, the man include Peter Edleman, the policy director for his presidential campaign and speechwriters Adam Walinsky and Jeff Greenfield. Meanwhile RFK’s daughter Kerry Kennedy who was eight when her father died, gives us a rare insight into their home life and his role as a husband and father Legendary British interviewer David Frost (famed for his interrogation of Richard Nixon after Watergate) talks about the impact RFK had on him. And contributors speculate if another Kennedy may soon run for the White House with all eyes on RFK’s charismatic grandson, congressman Joe Kennedy who represents Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots 60 mins – “Robots are under examination this week. Engineer Blaise Thomson, from Vocal IQ, designs speech systems for smartphones, Neil Bargh builds robots for science labs, and Airbus systems engineer Paul Meacham, who is building the next rover that will explore Mars, join Chris Smith, Dave Ansell and Ginny Smith to pit their wits against the assembled Cambridge public, answering questions like how would the Mars rover fare in Robot Wars? Plus, we make a motor from scratch and find out what happens when we dunk electronic devices in liquid nitrogen…” At the link find the title, “AUTOMATE: The World of Robots, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Economy 46 mins – “Vladimir Milov is the current economic advisor to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and the former deputy minister of energy in the Russian government. This week, Milov spoke to Alina Polyakova about the Russian economy, the recent Cabinet reshuffles in the Kremlin, and how local politics are back in Russia.” At the link right-click “Direct download: VladimirMilov_May2018_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hacking 15 mins – “The FBI is sounding the warning that we are all at risk of Russian hackers. The cyber attack groups are zeroing in on the router in our homes to use against us. But there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of these organized cyber crooks. Listen to my Komando On Demand podcast for more on what the hackers are after and how you can stop them. You’ll want to share this important information with your family and friends.” At the link find the title, “Russian hacking hits home and the FBI has a mission for you, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files Russian hacking hits home and the FBI has a mission for you.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia Activist Arrest 24 mins – “As Saudi Arabia is set to life the notorious ban on women driving in mere weeks, a UBC grad and outspoken women’s rights activist finds herself detained – again – along with other human rights activists caught in the country’s crackdown.” At the link find the title, “Arrest of UBC graduate casts doubt on Saudi Arabia’s push for reform, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zTLJn4hL-20180601.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Search and Rescue 57 mins – “With pleasant weather comes a busy hiking season in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp – and suddenly a hike could turn into a matter of survival. We look at a new book, “Critical Hours,” that offers a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers and volunteers who save lives in the White Mountains.  The growth of inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have become part of the experience for both hikers and rescuers. We examine the impact of ubiquitous technology and the future of search and rescue operations.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse in Aid Groups 24 mins – “Aid workers are speaking out about sexual harassment on the job, but many say the industry is still reluctant to face the issue, and can even discourage reporting.” At the link find the title, “Cutting funds to aid groups accused of sexual misconduct will hurt the vulnerable, says UN official, “ right-click “Media files current-uRnXzB5b-20180528.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Skin Colors 29 mins – “Michael Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Howard University. This week, we discussed Campbell’s ongoing research in a very prominent, and very delicate, topic – what’s the color of your skin have to do with race? Campbell’s research team aims to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases that disproportionately affect African and African American populations. His main research interest revolved around studying the levels and patterns of African diversity to expand current knowledge concerning relationships among African populations, demographic history and modern human origins.“ At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Cell Improvement 9 mins – “Nathaniel Davis dreamt of being a scientist when a child in Canberra. He worked for his PhD at the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, famous for great names such as James Clerk Maxwell, Lawrence Bragg, and Watson and Crick. Nathaniel is about to take up a lectureship at the Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. His research area is new molecules and materials involved in the transfer of energy to light, light to energy and light into more light. These new materials will boost the efficiency of solar cells and allow structures such as walls and windows once coated with a film, to be energy producers.” At the right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Payback 19 mins – “Dave looks at the 5 year data on his 3kW home solar power system. What was the payback period? And will adding a Tesla Powerwall 2 lithium ion battery energy storage solution be worthwhile?” At the link right-click “Download” to get the video file.

Space Expands 27 mins – “Two astronomical questions today sent in to curiouscases@bbc.co.uk for Drs Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford to answer. The Cosmic Speed Limit “We often read that the fastest thing in the Universe is the speed of light. Why do we have this limitation and can anything possibly be faster?” asks Ali Alshareef from Qatif from Saudia Arabia. The team grapples with Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, with help from cosmologist Andrew Pontzen and a British train, travelling somewhat slower than the speed of light. Plus physicist and presenter Jim Al-Khalili describes how he nearly lost his boxer shorts in a daring bet concerning the speed of subatomic particles. The Cosmic Egg “How do we measure the age of the Universe?” asks Simon Whitehead. A hundred years ago this wouldn’t even have been considered a valid question, because we didn’t think the Universe had a beginning at all. Even Einstein thought that space was eternal and unchanging This is the tale of how we discovered that the Universe had a beginning, and why calculating its age has been one of the greatest challenges in modern astronomy. We also uncover the mysterious dark energy that pervades the cosmos and discover why it’s been putting a scientific spanner in the work” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Starbucks Racial Issue 27 mins – “As Starbucks closes U.S. stores today for racial bias training, critics argue companies are going about diversity training all wrong as research suggests it can have a negative effect.” At the link find the title, “Evidence shows Starbucks’ anti-bias training may backfire, says expert, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-k9nkqkjw-20180529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Theranos Scam 34 mins – “Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist John Carreyrou discusses his book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, which looks at the rise and collapse of multi-billion dollar biotech startup Theranos. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was hailed as the new Steve Jobs for her venture to revolutionize blood testing technology. In an investigation for The Wall Street Journal, Carreyrou discovered it was all a big hoax.” At the link left-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download Audio” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Language 36 mins – “John McWhorter on the tantalizing prospect of a universal language.” t the link find the title, “One Tongue to Rule Them All, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3369664250.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universe Age 9 mins – “Stargazing Live is a series of community events all over Australia linked to ABC television broadcasts over three nights from Siding Spring Observatory in NSW. The series immerses audiences in a celebration of the night sky, with a focus on features that are best experienced from Australia. One highlight is a citizen science project where anyone can participate in detecting and classifying exploding stars, or supernovae. These objects are found by comparing images taken at different times. Once found, astronomers aim their telescopes at the suspect region of space for confirmation. Supernovae are important as they allow astronomers to refine calculations for the age of the universe. As Jonathan Webb reports from the Siding Spring observatory, more than 500,000 classifications have been made, and new supernovae have been found by citizen scientists, who will be credited with their discoveries.” At the right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms 23 mins – “Audie Cornish says she had something like an epiphany after posting a photo of herself and her new baby on Twitter in April. “I realized, oh my god, I’m part of the problem,” Cornish tells Greta Johnsen. “Because there is absolutely nothing worse than opening up a glossy magazine and seeing a picture of some woman with, like, a pet and a 3-year-old, everyone’s groomed to the nines, and she’s like, ‘I woke up like this.’”Cornish is the host of NPR’s daily news program ‘All Things Considered.’ She talked with Nerdette host Greta Johnsen about all the people not pictured in that photo that are helping her navigate motherhood for the first time. They also talk about finding forgiveness and having children during times of strife. “There’s always something difficult in the world,” Cornish says. “But it’s so worth it. Because I look at him as being somebody who’s going to be a part of shaping his own world, not that he’s arriving a victim of it.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zeolite Production 56 mins – “Are designer molecules poised to take us into a new chemical dimension? This week, we explore how, long before the bunsen burner gets lit, computer aided chemistry can enable us to create in silico imaginary new molecules, reactions and designer catalysts. We also delve into how chemicals are manufactured on a massive scale with a visit to a plant making zeolites. And in the news, how hydrogen-metabolising bugs can supercharge deep-sea mussels, how reprogrammed immune system cells can hunt-down cancer, and nature’s stock exchange – how plants and fungi develop a subsoil free-market economy to trade resources.” At the link find the title, “Chemistry By Design, Aug, 2011,” right-click “Media file media.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 345 – Jun 22, 2018: 14th Amendment, African Medical Inventions, AI in China, Amazon Native Life, Avocados, Bids and Contracts, Biochem for Kids, Blockchain for Everything, Brain Disorders, Climate Warming Solutions, Coal Stories, Deep Blue Impact, Diet Trap, Digital Disinformation, Drones, Environmental Poisons, Fake News Creation, Fascism vs Nationalism, Fast Food Genocide, Female Sharia Judge, Food Addictions, Gender Treatment in India, Gerrymandering, Gina Haspel Nomination, Grifters and Grafters, Initial Coin Offerings, Iran Nuclear Deal, Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Lynchings in America, Macron Effect, Medical Marijuana Controversy, New York Times Califate, Nuclear War Possibility, Ocean Sound Pollution, Product Review Corruption, Psychedelics by Pollan, Quantum Computing, Racial Division, Rule of Law Discussion, Russian Disinformation, Senate Voted for Net Neutrality, Sharing Economy, Single Payer Healthcare, Srsly Wrong Podcast, State Attorneys General, Theranos Downfall, Trump Voters, Volker Rule, Voting Systems

Exercise your ears: the 103 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 601 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 21,591 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 140GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

14th Amendment 60 mins – “This year marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified on July 9, 1868. Last week, the National Constitution Center and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund co-hosted a daylong symposium commemorating this important anniversary. In this We the People episode, former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., discusses the importance of the 14th Amendment today during the symposium’s keynote conversation. He is joined by Sherilynn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF, and We the People host Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “Eric Holder on the 14th Amendment today, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7674439097.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Medical Inventions 8 mins – “What good is a sophisticated piece of medical equipment to people in Africa if it can’t handle the climate there? Biomedical engineer Tania Douglas shares stories of how we’re often blinded to real needs in our pursuit of technology — and how a deeper understanding of the context where it’s used can lead us to better solutions.” At the link right-click the “Share” circle, right-click Download audio” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Agricultural Labor 49 mins – “Tulane University professor Jana Lipman teaches a class on agricultural labor in the United States since 1930 and the rise of organic farming.” At the link find the title, “Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.489365.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in China 21 mins – “Amy Webb calls herself a quantitative futurist. A professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, she uses her knowledge of game theory, sociology, programming and economics to imagine what’s next. And she’s deeply concerned about the lack of controls around artificial intelligence.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: What’s Next for AI?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ8584424498.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Native Life 28 mins – “Many anthropologists and researchers have visited the indigenous peoples of the Amazon to analyse their ways of life and culture. But what would these people want to say to us? Tribal leader Takuma Kuikuro guides us through a day in the life of his village, from dawn to dusk. He shares his vision of the future for the Kuikuro people who live in the upper reaches of the Xingu River.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

America’s First Humans 52 mins – “Writer and adventurer Craig Childs’s latest book is a unique kind of travelogue. It’s about his journeys across the country and back in time to the Ice Age to learn what life was like for the first people to arrive in North America….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 21 mins – “When penicillin was introduced during the 1940s, resistance became apparent within about 20 years. Today when new antibiotics are introduced, resistance is seen within 2 to 3 years. Pharmaceutical companies are also resistant. They are resistant in spending the mega dollars required in developing new drugs as any new drug will only be on sale for a short time. A new approach is needed in fighting bacteria. Clare Watson reports on work at Wollongong University south of Sydney which looks at new methods of fighting bacteria including one which hopes to disrupt bacteria which cause common recurring throat infections as the bacteria bond to cells in our throat.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Astronauts 58 mins – “Author Robert Kurson discusses his book, [Rocket Men], about the 1968 Apollo 8 mission to the moon.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Robert Kurson, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500629.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Avocados 48 mins – “You’ve probably never heard of David Fairchild. But if you’ve savored kale, mango, peaches, dates, grapes, a Meyer lemon, or a glass of craft beer lately, you’ve tasted the fruits of his globe-trotting travels in search of the world’s best crops—and his struggles to get them back home to the United States. This episode, we talk to Daniel Stone, author of The Food Explorer, a new book all about Fairchild’s adventures. Listen in now for tales of pirates and biopiracy, eccentric patrons and painful betrayals, as well as the successes and failures that shaped not only the way we eat, but America’s place in the world….” At the link find the title, “Ripe for Global Domination: The Story of the Avocado M” right-click “Media files Ripe for Global Domination The Story of the Avocado.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bids and Contracts 22 mins – “A couple of weeks ago we talked about the bidding process, mainly as it pertains to owner-builders bidding for subcontractors themselves.  This week I’ll give you a quick overview of the different types of contract agreements you might decide on if you ’re going to hire a general contractor to build your house.  We’ll briefly discuss fixed price contracts and cost-plus contracts. Choosing which type of contract to use is almost as important as choosing which general contractor to hire. Show notes at BYHYU.com” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biochem for Kids 22 mins – “Each time you order a test for a child, do you think the population that makes up the baseline against which the results are measured? It turns out that that historically those reference intervals have been based on adults – but children, especially neonates and adolescents, are undergoing physiological changes that mean those reference intervals…” At the link find the title, “Biochem for kids, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 449098914-bmjgroup-biochem-for-kids.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biomass Conversion 29 mins – “Peter C. Ford is a Professor from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Ford’s research has encompassed topics related to the photochemistry, catalytic reactions, and mechanisms of transition metal complexes. The Ford Research Group is focused on sustainable methodologies for the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemical precursors , the photochemical studies involve the application of nanomaterials to collect light and to transfer energy to metal complexes that release certain bioactive agents, and the third area of research is concerned with evaluating the quantitative chemical reactivities of small molecule bioregulators with biologically relevant metal centers.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain for Everything 12 mins – “From big banks to diamond dealers, companies are experimenting with blockchain, an open and distributed ledger, to make transactions more transparent and trustworthy. Could this technology mean the end of cooked books?” At the link find the title, “Can Blockchain Keep Us Honest?, May” right-click “Media files WSJ7944704148.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Disorders 51 mins – “You are your brain. But what happens when your brain changes for the worse – either by physical injury or experience?  Are you still responsible for your actions? We hear how the case of a New York man charged with murder was one of the first to introduce neuroscience as evidence in court.  Plus, how technology hooks us – a young man so addicted to video games, he lacked social skills, or even a desire to eat.  Find out how technology designers conspire against his digital detox. Also, even if your brain is intact and your only task is choosing a sock color, are you really in control?  How your unconscious directs even mundane behavior … and how you can outwit it.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bubonic Plague 60 mins – “Who doesn’t love a good medical pandemic? This week we’re diving into the bubonic plague. We’ll talk with Boris Schmid about whether rats should really get the blame for the Black Death, and we’ll talk with Loren Cassin Sackett about what happens today when plague strikes… prairie dog towns! Don’t blame the rats for spreading the Black Death on Science News Human ectoparasites and the spread of plague in Europe during the Second Pandemic Do pathogens reduce genetic diversity of their hosts? Variable effects of sylvatic plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Does the host matter? Variable influence of host traits…” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Car Designer Mavericks 50 mins – “University of Central Florida professor Yanek Mieczkowski teaches a class about some of the people who challenged the status quo of the U.S. auto industry from the post-World War II era to the present day.” At the link find the title, “Post-World War II U.S. Auto Industry Mavericks, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.490653.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chat Bots 62 mins – “Seven years ago chatbots – those robotic texting machines – were a mere curiosity. They were noticeably robotic and at their most malicious seemed only capable of scamming men looking for love online. Today, the chatbot landscape is wildly different. From election interference to spreading hate, chatbots have become online weapons. And so, we decided to reinvestigate the role these robotic bits of code play in our lives and the effects they’re having on us. We begin with a little theater. In our live show “Robert or Robot?” Jad and Robert test 100 people to see if they can spot a bot. We then take a brief detour to revisit the humanity of the Furby, and finish in a virtual house where the line between technology and humanity becomes blurrier than ever before.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Argument 36 mins – “Back in 2015, we aired an episode called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” that didn’t go over so well with a bunch of our listeners. We received messages saying that Trey mishandled a conversation between a physicist who defends climate science and a former public school teacher who’s an evolution skeptic. With the hope of finding a better way around the culture war aspects of science debates, we’re putting that episode (and ourselves) under the microscope.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Technology 51 mins – “At the time of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the changing climate was a challenging, but solvable problem. 26 years later, the outcomes are becoming obvious and are we locked into a 1.5-degree average increase with two degrees almost inevitable. If there is no urgent action very soon, remediation will slip beyond our grasp. Prior to 1976 there had been no coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Now back-to-back bleaching means there is no recovery time leaving hundreds of kilometres of dead coral. But there is some good news with new solar powered agriculture and industrial processes being developed. And South Australia has become a world leader in transitioning to renewable energy. But with coral reefs dying before our eyes and climate changing everywhere fast, there isn’t a moment to lose. This is Tim Flannery’s appearance at the Planet Talks, part of Womadelaide, April 2018.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Solutions 52 mins – “Decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions will require new technologies to get the job done. Some of that innovation will come from established corporations, but much of it will come from creative entrepreneurs building new products and fresh ways to power our economy. Some of those inventions are cool. Others have less sex appeal but could put a big dent in carbon emissions that are driving global weirding. Can clean-tech startups get funding in an era of fossil fuel revival? How do US clean-tech startups stack up against new ventures in China and other countries? Is the US losing its edge in innovation?” At the link find the title, “Cool Clean Tech, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180527_cl1_Cool Clean Tech PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Stories 5 24 mins – “It’s been a year and a half. Gary, Kyle, and Brad move on.” At the link find the title, “Coal Stories 5, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180531_embd embedded final audio-coal stories_5-1bf85d67-6387-4dff-b56a-f774de3dce7a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 46 mns – “Je pense donc je suis. (I think, therefore I am.) Huh? Who is this I? How do I know that it is thinking? What does it even mean to say that I am—that I exist, if it’s this mysterious, untrustworthy Ithat says so? To be fair, René Descartes didn’t invent these problems. but In the centuries after his death, his thought experiments sent philosophers, psychologists and later on, neuroscientists reeling and spiraling down a seemingly bottomless chasm In search of Consciousness. What is it? Where is it? How did it get there? Surely that icky grey-green stuff can’t fully account for the sublime perfection of Beethoven’s Ninth! If you’ve ever heard that there are differences between the left and the right brain, you can blame my guest today, Michael Gazzaniga, who did many of the pioneering studies in this area. Now he’s after even bigger game. In his new book The Consciousness Instinct he lays a conceptual framework for closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of Consciousness, and maybe saving us a lot of future headaches.” At the link find the title, “145. Michael Gazzaniga (neuroscientist) – The Impossible Problem” right-click “Media files PPY1132414616.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cowboys 50 min – “…we’re talking about the Wright family of ranchers and rodeo cowboys in central Utah. They’re the subject of a new book that explores the challenges of keeping a foot in the West’s past while trying to navigate its new realities….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Blue Impact 24 mins – “Twenty years after losing to Deep Blue, the former world chess champion says that intelligent machines will promote their human makers to management rather than replace them.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: Garry Kasparov on AI Making Us Free, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ4928675868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Trap 79 mins – “Millions attempt some form of diet yet only a small fraction achieve permanent weight loss. Neuroscientists and science writers Sandra Aamodt and Darya Rose suggest what you should do instead. Recorded on 03/27/2018. (#33595)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Currency 15 mins – “Can digital payments make physical currency a thing of the past? Cryptpocurrency pioneer Charlie Shrem, founder of Crypto.IQ, says it’s only a matter of time.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: The Case for a Cashless Economy, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ1128318920.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Disinformation 83 mins – “On May 3, the National Constitution Center hosted a traveling America’s Town Hall panel at Stanford Law School to discuss the effects of digital disinformation on democracy today. We the People host Jeffrey Rosen was joined by Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Nick Pickles, Senior Public Policy Strategist at Twitter, Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at YouTube, as well as Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School and Larry Kramer President of the Hewlett Foundation. They discuss whether digital disinformation poses a threat, what its effect on speech, democracy, and government regulation might be, and the role of the Internet and social media in combating disinformation.” At the link find the title, “Social Media and Digital Disinform” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drones 21 mins – “Today, we are witnessing rapid advancements in the field of autonomous flight. Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are being used in remarkable ways all over the world—from helping to fight malaria in Malaysia, to supporting wildlife conservation in Florida. Drones are also being used for site surveying, package delivery, event videography, and even weather forecasting. In this episode, we begin with Adam Bry, CEO of aerial robotics company Skydio, who discusses software, and the future of autonomous flight. Then, we take off into regulation of UAVs, and explore the automated photogrammetry of Drone Deploy. We also look at advances in commercial drone technology, with the host of the Commercial Drones FM podcast, Ian Smith. The skies are alive with innovation, and this is your chance to see what’s in store for the future of flight!” At the link find Episode 11. You can listen on line, but not download the podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Electrochemical Research 29 mins – “Héctor D. Abruña is a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. This week, we discussed Abruña’s current research efforts that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of electrochemical phenomena. Abruña’s research group addresses problems of electrochemical interest, from fundamental studies of battery and fuel cell systems to molecular electronics.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Poisons 58 mins – “Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to harm from environmental poisons. How can we better protect them for a healthier future?” At the link left-click “Download the mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evolution Discussion 40 mins – “Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Factory History 53 mins – “Historian Joshua Freeman joins us to talk about the history of factories, which is really interesting when you consider the lives of the people who’ve worked in them and how they’ve shaped our world….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Creation 22 mins – “Technology allows you to literally put words in someone else’s mouth. Video manipulation is advancing to a point where even terror attacks and mass destruction can be falsely created. We are on the cusp of a new era, where fake news will look more real than ever. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast about why you can’t believe everything you see and how video manipulation could be a major threat to national security.” At the link find the title, “Seeing is no longer believing – How video manipulation is becoming the next level of fake news, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files Seeing is no longer believing-How video manipulation is becoming the next level of fake news.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Far Right Activism in Europe 28 mins – “Simon Cox investigates the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim organisation Knights Templar International – not to be confused with the medieval Knights Templar organisation. In a recent interview its front man Jim,Dowson described KTI as a “militant Christian organisation”. KTI posts regular ads on social media to recruit new members and seek donations to fight what Dowson calls the “war between militant Islam and Christianity”. In a recent interview he warned “we are going towards a war in the West. We want to make sure when people hit the streets, militias will form. The Templar way is to train men up in everything – we have training course in video journalism, military stuff”. With the money raised KTI buys paramilitary equipment which is sent to places like Northern Kosovo where British troops are still stationed to keep the peace between the Muslim Kosovo Albanian community and Orthodox Christian Serbians. Last year Dowson was banned from Hungary for being a threat to national security. The British anti-racism NGO Hope not Hate warns “he (Dowson) and his organisation tread a very fine line between antagonising people’s fears, stirring up and stoking people’s fears. He is the ‘Mr Slippery’ of the far-right world in Europe”. Within the far right community Dowson is a familiar figure but more generally he has kept a fairly low profile and has been dubbed in media reports “the invisible man of Britain’s far right”. Concern about the activities of Dowson and Knights Templar International is growing across Europe as the organisation recruits more members to its cause and threatens the peace in some of the most volatile regions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fascism vs Nationalism 18 mins – “In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism — and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. “The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy,” Harari says. “It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don’t become weapons.” (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)” At the link left click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fast Food Genocide 38 mins – “Fast food deprives the body and the mind of nutrition and sets us up for unhealthy behavioral patterns as well. How can we choose nutritional excellence instead?” At the link left-click “Download the mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Sharia Judge 51 mins – “we’re profiling a new documentary about the first woman judge on Palestine’s court of Islamic law. Utah filmmaker Erika Cohn joins us to talk about women, Sharia law and The Judge….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Addictions 82 mins – “An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that food, like drugs or alcohol, can have addictive qualities. Food addiction is a disease which causes loss of control over the ability to stop eating certain foods. Three people share their personal experiences and how they came through. Recorded on 03/13/2018. (#33583)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Labels 34 mins – “Are food labels adding clarity or confusion?  Focus groups show that consumer sentiment toward food labels is changing.  Colleen Parr-Dekker is the Director of Communications at Elanco.  They have performed extensive focus group analysis and consumer surveys to understand how consumers feel about labels and food.  The excess of abstract information and claims has left most consumers unsure what labels even mean.  Consumers are clueless about terms like “antibiotic free” or “free range”, while companies use these tactics as marketing angles to differentiate their products.  Surveys show that terms like “natural” or “organic” are losing influence.  The results are surprising!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Investment 75 mins – “The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) plays an essential role in advising the president on how to exercise his or her authority to block foreign investments that might let the U.S.’s adversaries acquire sensitive American technology or intellectual property. A bipartisan proposal in Congress aims to expand CFIUS’s powers. On Thursday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies convened a panel of Dov Zakheim, a former Pentagon official; Ivan Schlager, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates; Nova Daly, Senior Public Policy Adviser, Wiley Rein LLP; and CSIS Vice President James Andrew Lewis, to talk about CFIUS and how it might change under the new law.” At the link right-click “Direct download: CSIS June2018 mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fungal Resistance 27 mins – “[second item]This week is also resistance week at Science—where researchers explore the global challenges of antibiotic resistance, pesticide resistance, herbicide resistance, and fungicide resistance. Sarah talks with Sarah Gurr of the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom about her group’s work on the spread of antifungal resistance and what it means for crops and in the clinic.” At the link right-click Download MPD3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Treatment in India 51 mins – “In Delhi, Tim Samuels finds an Indian city where masculinity plays out against a backdrop of class, caste and a rapidly changing economy. It is also a country that is searching its soul after a serious of notorious sexual assaults against women. Swati Maliwal from the Delhi Commission for Women reveals how she does not feel safe in her city – where there are six rapes in the capital every day. Meanwhile, a group of men tell Tim how they have faced hardships due to false dowry accusations and a divorce lawyer discloses that the courts are saddled with 50 cases of divorce every day.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering 22mins – “Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.” At the link find the title, “#845: REDMAP,” right-click “Media files 20180605_pmoney_pmpod845v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gina Haspel Nomination 44 mins – “Gina Haspel, the CIA’s current deputy director, goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow, May 9, 2018, for confirmation as the CIA’s director. Shane Harris of The Washington Post recently produced a lengthy and detailed profile of Haspel, who was deeply involved in the CIA’s coercive interrogation program in the years that followed 9/11. He joins Benjamin Wittes to discuss the nomination, the cases for and against Haspel, and what we can expect when she faces the Committee tomorrow.” At the link right-click, “Direct download: ShaneHarrisMay2018_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gina Haspel Victim 30 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist, Theo Padnos, about his open letter to Trump’s CIA nominee, Gina Haspel. about his time spent in a Syrian torture prison and why, if it comes down to it, she must never obey torture orders from our Commander-in-chief.” At the link find the title, “A Torture Victim Speaks To Gina Haspel, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8660973501.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grifters and Grafters 29 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Slate’s War Stories correspondent, Fred Kaplan, about President Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Plus, grifting vs. grafting and more Trump tweets.” At the link find the title, “Trump Withdraws From Iran Deal In Spiteful Fashion, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6965334961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hormones 9 mins – “In her book Hormonal, author Martie Haselton explains how hormonal intelligence works, and how women can track and understand their desires, fears and perceptions. Hormones help women choose mates, produce healthy offspring and raise them successfully. She suggests hormonal cycles are solutions to genuine biological challenges. She says as we understand hormonal nudges more, better decisions can be made.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Bombings 7 mins – “Local humanitarians are beacons of light in the darkness of war, says humanitarian aid entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rola Hallam. She’s working to help responders on the ground in devastated communities like Syria, where the destruction of health care is being used as a weapon of war. One of her campaigns achieved a global first: a crowdfunded hospital. Since it opened in 2017, the aptly named Hope Hospital has treated thousands of children. “Local humanitarians have the courage to persist, to dust themselves off from the wreckage and to start again, risking their lives to save others,” Hallam says. “We can match their courage by not looking away or turning our backs.” At the link left click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Progress 91 mins – “In Kishore Mahbubani’s view, global power is shifting from the West to the Rest—from Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. He argues that changes will be required both in the West and the Rest to manage the shift gracefully for long-term stability. The rest of the world has learned a great deal from the West. Now it is the West’s turn to learn and to dispel some of its myths about the new world order. Singaporean diplomat and scholar Kishore Mahbubani served as his nation’s Ambassador to the United Nations and as President of the UN Security Council. He is a Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore where he was Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2017. His books include Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation (2018); The ASEAN Miracle (2017); The Great Convergence (2013); and The New Asian Hemisphere (2008). The Long Now Foundation and Asia Society Northern California are partnering on a series of talks in Long Now’s Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. With the Asia Pacific region being vital to long term thinking for the planet, and especially for those on the Pacific coast, we believe that there is a fruitful collaboration to explore for both of our memberships and the wider public. The Asia Society’s depth of knowledge about critical issues, key leaders and cultural perspectives coming out of Asia can inform the topics, people and conversations featured in the long-running Seminar series curated and hosted by Long Now’s president Stewart Brand. Public access to the recorded talks broadens the reach of this in-depth collaboration.” At the link find the title, “Kishore Mahbubani: Has the West Lost It? Can Asia Save It?, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files salt-020180423-mahbubani-podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law 21 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Vox’s Dara Lind about the latest moves the Trump administration has made on immigration and on the southern border.” At the link find the title, “Draconian and Cruel Immigration Policies, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7910584134.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Initial Coin Offerings 28 mins – “A new digital currency gold rush is sweeping the world but is the bubble about to burst?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Nuclear Deal 49 mins – “On May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, calling the deal “horrible,” “one-sided” and “the worst deal ever.” The president said he planned to institute sanctions against Iran, and that the U.S. would also sanction any other nation that helps it pursue nuclear weapons, as well as U.S. and foreign companies and banks that continue to do business with Iran. The Iran Deal was one of President Obama’s major foreign policy achievements, which had re-opened diplomatic negotiations between the two countries; yet the deal also had its critics, both of its merits and its constitutionality. Joining us to discuss the complex history of Iran-U.S. relations, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Deal, and any constitutional issues implicated as a result are two leading national security and constitutional experts. Jamil Jaffer is the founder of National Security Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Jake Sullivan is a Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He served in the Obama administration as a national security and served as the key architect of the Iran Nuclear Deal.” At the link find the title, “The Iran nuclear deal under Trump, May, 2018, right-click “Media files PPY8770360748.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ironman Triathlon 48 mins – “Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races. Hear from UCSF Emergency Medicine doctor on his experience competing in this challenging race. Recorded on 03/28/2018. (#33450)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jaws Shrink 29 mins – “Did you know that 300 years ago people had larger jaws? Why would this be the case and why is it important? Paul Ehrlich, the founding father of modern population sciences, is here to talk about his new book which is a bit of a diversion from his usual work – warning us to not have too many kids. This time, Ehrlich, along with co-author and orthodontist Sandra Kahn, explore the links between jaw size and an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, sleep apnea and hyperactivity. Today, Ehrlich discusses the evolutionary biology of jaws and talks about what people can do to reverse what he calls a “hidden epidemic.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ken Burns Interview 44 mins – “Ken Burns, renowned American filmmaker and documentarian, joins We The People to discuss the history of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the legacy of the 14th Amendment. His widely known documentary series include The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Roosevelts (2014), and The Vietnam War (2017). Ken’s films have won fifteen Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in September 2008, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.” At the link find the title, “Ken Burns: Telling Constitutional Stories, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8320464186.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kinder Morgan Pipeline P2 19 mins – “A Conservative government would have exercised constitutional powers to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline stayed in the hands of the private sector, finance critic Pierre Poilievre told The Current.” At the link find the title, “Government should have ‘removed all political obstacles’ to Trans Mountain pipeline sooner: Conservative MP, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aTPn79lJ-20180530.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kinder Morgan Pipeline P1 19 mins – “A Thursday deadline set by Kinder Morgan to be assured the Trans Mountain pipeline is going ahead is not stopping opponents from pushing back on the project. The expansion contradicts the future of renewable energy, says environmental activist.” At the link find the title, “Pipeline expansion is ‘last gasp of fossil fuel industry,’ says activist, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cWMaJcUu-20180528.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Lynchings in America 51 mins – “Between 1880 and 1940, more than 4,000 African Americas were lynched in the U.S. And Scholar Amy Wood says they were mostly committed in public, with huge crowds celebrating with photos and souvenirs….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Macron Effect 28 mins – “When Emmanuel Macron followed up his victory in France’s presidential election with another win in the parliamentary elections, he looked set to carry out his promise to change France. Journalists wrote articles on how the Macron ‘effect’ was going to make France one of the world’s major powers and end Germany’s economic dominance of Europe. But the reality of enacting painful economic reforms has led to protests on the streets and a plummeting popularity rating. Lucy Williamson, looks at Macron’s first 12 months in office.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana Controversy 66 mins – “…Variety and the Brookings Institution hosted the DC premiere of “The Life She Deserves” followed by a discussion on the role of film to affect policy and the current picture of state-level marijuana legalization and federal restrictions on the use of and clinical research into medical marijuana.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Medical Marijuana in Utah 52 mins – “Could medical marijuana ever be a reality in conservative Utah? Tuesday, we’re talking about the politics, popular opinion, and policies surrounding legalizing cannabis.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metabolism 51 mins – “You don’t think much about your electricity until the power goes out. And human metabolism is kind of the same way. Dr. Navdeep Chandel explains why metabolism is worth paying attention to — for lifespan, healthspan, and for dodging disease.” At the link find the title, “#226: The Return of Metabolism,” right-click “Media files SDS226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mixed Race People 51 mins -”Meghan Markle, the Royal bride to be, has spoken of her confusion as a child when asked to describe her race and the impact that has endured as she entered acting – not white enough for the white roles and never black enough for the black ones. Broadcaster Nora Fakim, of Moroccan and Mauritius descent, explores her own experiences and meets others struggling to fit into a particular community.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Motorcycles 43 mins – “In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel… Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly race down the track, hairpin through the corner, and kick it into high gear as we explore the science-filled spectacle of auto racing with F1 journalist Will Buxton, physics professor Richard Bower, adventure journalist Jim Clash, and legendary driver Mario Andretti.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Music Therapy 27 mins – “Professor Michael Thaut, explores how music can be used to treat cognitive ailments from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to brain injuries. Dr. Michael Ehrenreich, a dermatologist based in New Jersey, wrote Medicine: The Musical opens off-Broadway this fall.” At the link find the title, “Music as Medicine & Medicine as Musical, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-9AK2jNyN-20180531.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Wine 21 mins – “Today, natural wine dominates the cellars of forward-thinking restaurants and collectors. But what is it exactly? And why is it suddenly everywhere? We asked Isabelle Legeron, founder of the RAW Wine Fairs, and Jordan Salcito, director of wine special projects at Momofuku, to explain why ancient winemaking techniques could be the industry’s future.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: Wine Returns to Its Roots, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6538823735.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York Times “Caliphate” 70 mins – “Join Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times journalist, as she recounts her months-long experience as it unfolded in “Caliphate,” her audio series from the producers of “The Daily.” San Francisco-based New York Times cybersecurity correspondent Sheera Frenkel will moderate a discussion with Callimachi and reporter Andy Mills, who joined her on one trip to Iraq, where they were embedded with troops, slept on the roofs of abandoned buildings, and searched for and uncovered invaluable ISIS documents. They will be joined by expezrt Mohammed M. Hafez, a specialist in Islamist movements and political violence, who chairs the National Security Affairs Department of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.” At the link find the title, “Inside ISIS and the Making of The New York Times’ “Caliphate”, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180530_INF_NYT Califate For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newspaper Layoffs 52 mins – “The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom lost a third of its staff through layoffs and retirement. …we’re talking about what this means for the paper and for journalism in Utah.” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear War Possibility 55 mins – “What are the odds of a nuclear war happening this century? And how close have we been to nuclear war in the past? Few academics focus on the probability of nuclear war, but many leading voices like former US Secretary of Defense, William Perry, argue that the threat of nuclear conflict is growing. On this month’s podcast, Ariel spoke with Seth Baum and Robert de Neufville from the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI), who recently coauthored a report titled A Model for the Probability of Nuclear War. The report examines 60 historical incidents that could have escalated to nuclear war and presents a model for determining the odds are that we could have some type of nuclear war in the future.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Sound Pollution 34 mins – “Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But manmade ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. The Emmy Award-winning documentary Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution and the devastating impact of industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life. Join us for this fascinating journey below the sea and what we need to do to protect our oceans.” At the link find the title, “Sonic Sea Documentary: Our Oceans Are A Symphony, May, 2018, right-click “Media files cc_20180524_MLF_Sonic Sea for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Epidemic 52 mins – “Journalist Sam Quinones says to understand the opiate epidemic, you have to look at the cultural baggage underpinning it. Poor people in Mexico are looking for a leg up, and disaffected people in the U.S. just want to check out….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peak Performance 29 mins – “Brad Stulberg explores how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout. Stulberg argues that this means physical and mental preparation. (#33451)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential and Constitution Podcasts 58 mins – “Lillian Cunningham, host and creator of the Washington Post’s “Presidential” and “Constitutional” podcasts, talks about the two series.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Lillian Cunningham, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500506.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Reviews Corruption 67 mins – “Narrative manipulation issues – such as manufactured consensus, brigading, harassment, information laundering, fake accounts, news voids, and more – are increasingly well-documented problems affecting the entire social ecosystem. This has had negative consequences for information integrity, and for trust. This talk examines the ways that these same manipulative tactics are being deployed on Amazon, which is now the dominant product search engine and a battlefield for economically and ideologically motivated actors.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Psychedelics by Pollan 135 mins – “This might be the most important podcast episode I’ve put out in the last two years. Please trust me and give it a full listen. It will surprise you, perhaps shock you, and definitely make you think differently. Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His most recent book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, might be my favorite yet. This is the first podcast interview Michael has done about the book, the science and applications of psychedelics, his exploration, and his own experiences. It is a wild ride. In fact, partially due to this book, I am committing a million dollars over the next few years to support the scientific study of psychedelic compounds. This is by far the largest commitment to research and nonprofits I’ve ever made, and if you’d like to join me in supporting this research, please check out tim.blog/science.” At the link find the title, “Michael Pollan — Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6aaa228b-ed2c-4f7a-8af1-4802988fdaba.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Quantum Computing, etc 171 mins – “Steve Jurvetson (@jurvetson) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led investments in startups that were acquired for $16 billion, and five that went public in successful IPOs. In 2016, former President Barack Obama announced Steve’s appointment as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Steve has also been honored as one of “Tech’s Best Venture Investors” by Forbes, and as the “Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Deloitte. Steve will be launching a brand-new venture fund sometime later this year, and you can read about it at future.ventures.” At the link find the title, “Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 66c69066-e7a1-4f69-9313-f6c89b6a443e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Division 12 mins – “Over the last year, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they’re on a mission to equip every American with the tools to understand, navigate and improve a world structured by racial division. In a dynamic talk, Vulchi and Guo pair the personal stories they’ve collected with research and statistics to reveal two fundamental gaps in our racial literacy — and how we can overcome them.” At the link left click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rule of Law Discussion 46 mins– “At Georgetown Law, Matt Axelrod, Bob Bauer, John Bellinger, Jack Goldsmith, and Don Verrilli reflect on the norms that govern contact between the White House and the Justice Department, how the Trump administration has broken them, and what can be done to protect them in this administration and future ones.” At the link right-click “Direct download: RoL panel mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Disinformation 39 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev to talk about the “Arena” project which analyzes disinformation, polarization, and tries to create a counter-response to all the noise. The three discuss the tactics of Russian disinformation, how to talk about it, and how to create a powerful counter narrative.” At the link find the title, “The Real Answer to Russian Disinformation, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1680547487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Francisco Future 69 mins – “What’s the future for San Francisco? Height and density? How much higher can San Francisco go on landfill and 49 miles surrounded by density? Neighborhoods have become parking lots for local transit and commuter parking. Affordable homes for residents, families and children are hard to find. The San Francisco skyline is filled with new sky high buildings of condos, apartments, renters, businesses and multinational money makers — all large buildings with little space for outdoor recreation, schools and playgrounds. Do two California bills, SB 827 and SB35, interact and preclude public health and environmental protections and limit the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Join the conversation and share your views about the present and future of San Francisco.” At the link find the title, “The Future of San Francisco, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180530_MLF_Future of SF For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Communications 30 mins – “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if the picture is a bar graph with a bunch of statistical notations? It may be worth a thousand words, but only to a handful of people. In the context of climate change, that’s clearly not enough. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, is Randy Olson, a marine biology professor turned filmmaker and author whose book “Don’t Be Such A Scientist” makes the case that scientists can and should be better communicators, especially to regular (non-scientist) folk. Olson draws what he considers to be an important distinction between narration and storytelling, attempts to explain the mystifying ascendancy of Donald Trump, and gives us examples of what does and does not work in messaging scientific knowledge.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scott Pruitt 51 mins – “we’re talking about one of the most effective members of President Trump’s Cabinet. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a name for himself by attacking the agency he now leads. He’s also been mired in a growing series of ethical investigations….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Senate Voted for Net Neutrality 34 mins – “Evan Greer has spent the last few months pushing the Senate to preserve net neutrality. She explains how Fight for the Future and millions of internet users convinced the Senate, and what’s next in the uphill battle to save the internet.” At the link find the title, “The Senate Voted to Save Net Neutrality–Here’s How it Happened, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 9 mins – “From rides to homes and beyond, we’re sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it’s been alive in Africa for centuries, according to author Robert Neuwirth. He shares fascinating examples — like apprenticeships that work like locally generated venture capital and systems for allocating scarce water — and says that if we can propagate and scale these models, they could help communities thrive from the bottom up.” At the link left click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Single Payer Health Care 66 mins – “Fed up with our dysfunctional U.S. health-care system, many Californians are calling for a state government-run health plan for all residents. Senate Bill 562, which passed in the state senate last year, puts a single-payer plan on the table. Candidates for governor—as well as clinicians, advocates and voters—are split. Everyone wants access to quality care at lower costs, but is single payer (or “Medicare for all”) the answer? Supporters point out that nearly every other developed country has some form of single payer, and all cover more citizens at lower cost than the U.S. Skeptics say that single payer would be too expensive and disruptive, as several other states have found. Can California afford single-payer health care? Can the state afford not to have it? Dr. Paul Song, co-chair of the group behind SB562, and Micah Weinberg, who heads a think tank focused on economic and policy issues facing the Bay Area, will debate the pros and cons of SB562 specifically and single-payer health care generally.” At the link find the title, “The Great Debate: Single Payer Health Care in California, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180523_FEA Single Payer Healthcare For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Uses 18 mins – “Your smartphone camera can do much more than take a great picture. It can become a scanner, game system, security system, even translator. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast about using your camera to the best of its capabilities.” At the link find the title, “7 amazing things your smartphone camera can do, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 04-27_7_amazing this your smart phone camera can do.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spiritualism and Photography 52 mins – “William Mumler was a 19th-century photographer who took portraits of people and the ghosts of their departed. And he made a good living at it until he was arrested for fraud….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Srsly Wrong Podcast 93 mins – “Shawn and Aaron from the “Srsly Wrong” podcast join Brett to discuss left-wing comedy, online discourse, ideology and tendencies on the left, the concept of Utopianism in politics, the crimes of Jeff Bezos, and more!” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “NO” to get the podcast.

State Attorneys General 45 mins – “As the ripples from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s resignation after allegations of violence against women continue, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins Dahlia Lithwick to discuss the role of State Attorneys General and how that’s changing under Trump. Attorney General Healey also talks about fighting—and winning against—the gun lobby in court.” At the link find the title, “The State of the State Attorneys General, May, 2018,” right=click “Media files PPY3529824492.mp3” ad select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Food 16 mins – “Restauranteur Kimbal Musk wants to feed America with hyper-local produce and robot-equipped kitchens. Anya Fernald, CEO of Belcampo, is rethinking the way animals are raised and slaughtered. We asked them how we’ll be eating in the years ahead.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: Futuristic Farm-to-Table, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ4690291578.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Movement 29 mins – “What would it take to get your neighborhood, community, or town to unify behind the shift to sustainability? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the founder of the Transition Network, Rob Hopkins, about the movement to generate universal appeal for sustainable practices by working locally. We examine some of the network’s successes, talk about parallel efforts in the developing world, and discuss the best ways for people to get involved in the transition away from fossil fuels.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan 100 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies co-hosted a discussion on the current state of affairs on Taiwan.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Team Humility 33 mins – “The Butler Bulldogs have a habit of shocking college basketball fans by beating top teams with far more talent. How do they do it? Adam Grant joins the team to talk about why stars are overrated and role players are underrated — and how humility can go hand in hand with confidence. Also featuring “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis and Brad Stevens, coach of the Boston Celtics. This episode is brought to you by JPMorgan Chase & Co, Accenture, Bonobos and Warby Parker.” At the link right-click the “Share” circle, right-click Download audio” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 43 mins – “Technology megatrends, or what some call long range technology roadmaps, are an important input into your strategic thinking as you build your innovation pipeline. I’ve been researching, tracking and presenting on technology megatrends for the last 30 years of my career.During a live show broadcast on Facebook, a member of the audience asked about what technology trends would have major impact on businesses. Rather than just giving a quick off hand answer, I took on objective of giving you insight into the technology megatrends that I’m tracking. The megatrends will have significant impact on society, governments, businesses industries and career.” At the link find the title, “Technology Megatrends S13 Ep30,” right-click “Media files Technology_Megatrends_S13_Ep30.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 6 mins – “1968 was marked by radical student protests and big changes in culture and politics. This week, fifty years on, RN looks back to 1968. In film, it saw the release of the science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s film based on the screenplay by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. In 1984 Robyn Williams spoke with Arthur C. Clarke, who describes the impact of new technology such as word processors, and computers. In Sri Lanka, where he lived, satellites were bringing international telephone links and live television. Amazingly, Kubrick’s film was based on situations which are all too real today, such as artificial intelligence.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Theranos Downfall 34 mins – “Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist John Carreyrou discusses his book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, which looks at the rise and collapse of multi-billion dollar biotech startup Theranos. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was hailed as the new Steve Jobs for her venture to revolutionize blood testing technology. In an investigation for The Wall Street Journal, Carreyrou discovered it was all a big hoax.” At the link left click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Voters 26 mins – “Will tried-and-true Democrats in the Midwest who voted for Trump in 2016 continue supporting the president? And what do their evolving views say about the rest of the country?” At the link find the title, “The Tale of the ‘Trump Triers’, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5b08a35ee4b0833fd5f34a17_1351620000001-300030_t_1527292772446_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ursula Le Guin 9 mins – “Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was an American novelist who worked mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She died in January 2018 aged 88. While Le Guin’s future worlds were technology dependant, her writing encouraged readers to think critically about bigger questions concerning society, governance and values. Technology reporter Ariel Bogle reflects on Le Guin’s legacy in science fiction writing.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Volker Rule 48 mins – “Italy, the Volcker Rule, and sandwiches on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, and Emily Peck.” At the link find the title, “The Five-Star Sandwich Edition, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY8055427790.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Systems 58 mins – “Maine voters will be using “ranked-choice” voting to elect candidates in their June 12 primary – the first time this system has been used in a statewide election in this country. In November 2016, 52 percent of Maine voters approved a ballot initiative to implement ranked-choice voting, it has since faced legal challenges and a legislative move to suspend its use in the state. We also look to Connecticut, where the legislature there has just decided to join a national drive to elect the president by popular vote.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Woolly Mammoth 54 mins – “Believe it or not, scientists are actually trying to bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction. It’s not going to be easy, but if they get it right, and if they manage all the legal and ethical hurdles, the results could actually help save the world….” At the link right-click the “Play” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World Outlook 19 mins – “…we’ve become safer in just about every way. Over the last century, we’ve become 96 percent less likely to be killed in a car crash, 88 percent less likely to be mowed down on the sidewalk, 99 percent less likely to die in a plane crash, 95 percent less likely to be killed on the job, 89 percent less likely to be killed by an act of God, such as a drought, flood, wildfire, storm, volcano, landslide, earthquake or meteor strike, presumably not because God has become less angry with us but because of improvements in the resilience of our infrastructure. And what about the quintessential act of God, the projectile hurled by Zeus himself? Yes, we are 97 percent less likely to be killed by a bolt of lightning….” At the link right-click the “Share” circle, right-click Download audio” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 344 – Jun 15 2018: Afghanistan Reconstruction, Alex Jones Lawsuit, Assisted Death Discussion, Asylum in America, Beyond High School, Birth Rate in U.S., Black Lives Matter, Black Montreal, Blockchain Security, Bot Armies, Broadband Financing, Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, Catastrophic Failures, Coffee Business in Yemen, Computer Worms, Democracy Death, DNA Privacy, Domestic Violence, Drug Rehab Centers, Ebola Response, Facial Recognition Systems, Female Politicians, Financing Medical School, Flooding in Canada, Fortnite Game, Fourth Amendment, Gender Violence, George Soros, Grid Cells, Housing Affordability, Investing by Merriman, Iran Nuclear Deal, Job Numbers, Ken Langone, Machine Predictions, Mass Incarcerations, MCAT Process for Medicine, Mental Health on Campus, Middle East Policy, Mueller Probe at One Year, Murders in Baltimore, North Dakota Oil Boom, Organizational Effectiveness, Piracy History, Poverty in America, Prison Reform, Psychedelic Drugs, Psychopaths, Rabbit Decline in England, Research Suppression, Restaurant History, Robin Williams Biography, Sleep Impact, South Pole Research, STEM Is Overvalued, Studs Terkel, Tariffs and NAFTA, Tech Trend Benefits, Tick Borne Diseases, Toronto Van Attack, Transgender Dad, Vanilla Bean Prices, Venture Capitalists, White Americans and Change, World War One Bisbee Union Strike, WW II Segregation

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Afghanistan Bombings 19 mins– “An eruption of violence in Afghanistan is threatening to destabilize elections later this year, but what can the global community do to protect democracy worldwide?” At the link find the title, “’Peace industry’ must stop violence in Afghanistan from derailing elections, says expert, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-5IbMjYgE-20180501.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Reconstruction 19 mins – “Corruption is rife in Afghanistan, and the benefit of Canadian funds to ordinary people has been called into question. But Ottawa has no official body to audit the money sent to rebuild the country.” At the link find the title, “Does Canada need U.S.-style oversight of money spent rebuilding Afghanistan? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-2ONi682Y-20180508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI-Facebook-Smartphones 62 mins – “Social media is much more than a way to stay in touch with friends. According to today’s guest, Tristan Harris, Facebook and platforms like it are actually manipulating billions of people’s minds. Tristan joins Katie and Brian to explain how tech companies are creating addictions, steering elections and making many of us lonely. He would know: After selling a startup to Google in his twenties, Tristan worked there as an in-house design ethicist, where he studied how tech affects people’s attention, well-being, and behavior. Now, as a founder of the Center for Humane Technology, Tristan is on a mission to reform the tech industry. Plus, he offers up some tips on how to track and curb your smartphone addiction.” At the link find the title, “61. Your Brain on Tech, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files f381fb32-636d-4480-92d0-ba9638390f03.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alaska 48 mins – “An 1899 expedition to Alaska found wild beauty and coming environmental calamity. What about now? Best-selling author Mark Adams retraced the trek to find out.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alex Jones Lawsuit 24 mins – “Three defamation lawsuit have been filed against conspiracy theorist and right-wing radio host Alex Jones. The suits are in relation to repeated comments he has made calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.” At the link find the title, “Alex Jones faces lawsuits after calling Sandy Hook shooting a hoax, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-GeU74sfV-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death Discussion 27 mins – “‘Ing Wong-Ward, a disability rights advocate, was diagnosed with colon cancer over a year ago. Now in palliative care, she is fighting to make her remaining time meaningful — and to help others to do the same.” At the link find the title, “A compromised life is worth living’: Why Ing Wong-Ward won’t choose medically assisted death, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-K0xzxEYf-20180503.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Life 32 mins – “This week, something different. We speak to astronaut Scott Kelly, who went up to space a man and came back a Rhesus monkey. Just kidding, that didn’t happen at all. Listen to find out the real story. PLUS: We talk to Lynn Levy, star producer of the Gimlet show The Habitat” At the link find the title, “Scott Kelly: How A Year in Space Changes You, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT9667143336.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum in America 47 mins – “A caravan of Central American migrants, requesting asylum in the United States. The Trump administration says fraudulent claims will be prosecuted. Setting up a clash over the right to asylum in America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beyond High School 39 mins – “High school commencement ceremonies mark the passage to adulthood as much as turning 18 years old does.  The New Hampshire Bar Association has published it’s guidebook to becoming an adult, “Beyond High School,” for 20 years.  “Beyond High School” describes the rights of young adults, as well as the responsibilities.  The publication is distributed by N.H. lawyers and judges to high school seniors each Law Day (May 1) and covers issues like establishing credit and renting an apartment as well as legal issues, like what to do if you’re arrested.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birth Rate in U.S. 48 mins – “The U.S. birth rate dips to a 30-year low. Shifting attitudes about motherhood is just one of the reasons why. We’ll look at what’s behind the drop.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lives Matter 40 mins– “In the novel Ghost Boys, a twelve-year-old unarmed black boy is shot by a white police officer. Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about why she wrote this story for middle schoolers, and why she’s counting on them to advance racial justice.” At the link find the title, “#158 Black Lives Matter for Middle Schoolers, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files edb9a1e2-772d-40aa-8a33-2f9f8279360d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Montreal 52 mins – “As part of ongoing IDEAS coverage of work-related mobility issues throughout Canada and around the world, Paul Kennedy profiles the Montreal neighbourhood of “Little Burgundy”. For much of the 20th century, this vibrant, overwhelmingly black community was home to many of the railroad porters who worked on coast-to-coast trains for both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. By definition, their job description required them to be “away from home” for two weeks at a time.” At the link find the title, “On the Move from Montreal: A profile of Little Burgundy, May, 2018,” Media files ideas-D1ROfag8-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blastocyst Production 30 mins– “This week, constructing early embryos, how mice react to danger, and what an ancient butchered rhino is telling us about hominin migration.” At the link find the title, “03 May 2018: Building early embryos, the fear response in mice, and ancient rhino remains,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Security 40 mins – “Mitch Steves is a Silicon-Valley-based Research Analyst at RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets is one of the top global investment banks with almost 2,000 deals and approximately $250 billion dollars in capital raised for clients in 2017. Mitch made headlines at the beginning of 2018 when he published a report stating, “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain could become a $10-trillion-dollar market in 15 years.” At the link find the title, “030: Blockchain will be a 10-Trillion-Dollar Industry with RBC’s Mitch Steves, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files Mitch_Steves_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bot Armies 22 mins – “Bot armies are taking over Twitter. But they’re not necessarily trying to advance a point of view, according to Phil Howard, a bot researcher. They’re aiming to sow chaos and make dialogue impossible. At the extreme, the goal is to destabilize our very sense of reality. “Their strategy is to plant multiple conflicting stories that just confuse everybody,” Howard says. “If they can successfully get out four different explanations for some trend, then they’ve confused everybody, and they’re able to own the agenda.” This week, why someone would sic a bot army on Manoush. And what her bot brigade can teach us about how bots are shaping democracy, from the 2016 election to Brexit to the recent French election.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boy Scouts Go Coed 48 mins – “What’s in a name? Plenty, for the Boy Scouts. They’re changing theirs and welcoming girls.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Stem Stimulation 48 mins – “We talk to science writer and neurobiologist Lone Frank about her latest book The Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten Inventor.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten Inventor, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5d07d7a6-d299-4422-bfae-2dd4cf20dd48.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Financing 25 mins – “…When municipalities and other local governments are planning for publicly owned Internet infrastructure, they must coordinate many moving pieces to get the project going and to keep it on a successful track. In this interview, Christopher and Tom Coverick, Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets, discuss one of the most important components of community network planning: finance. Christopher and Tom met up at the May 2018 Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Diversity and Innovation 43 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by Whitney Johnson to discuss her upcoming book, Build an A-Team. Whitney is the author of the bestselling book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Innovation to Work, and is the founder of the accompanying Disrupt Yourself podcast. Whitney is also a noted speaker, and executive and innovation coach, and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” and from the pop-up menu.

Calorie Counts in Restaurants 48 mins – “Calorie counts are now required by law on menus of all restaurants with 20 or more locations. Will that help trim America’s expanding waistlines and lead to healthier eating?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Forces in Afghanistan 24 mins – “Operation Medusa was a turning point in the Afghanistan War — saving the country from falling back to Taliban rule in 2006. Retired major-general David Fraser look backs on that pivotal time to share some behind the scenes stories that have never been heard before.” At the link find the title, “From missing ammo to friendly fire: retired major-general recalls dire challenges of Afghan mission, “ right-click “Media files current-UiuwRDCY-20180507.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian ISIS Member 27 mins – “As the RCMP’s fight to compel a journalist to hand over his notes reaches the Supreme Court of Canada, opinion is divided over whether sources should be protected, and concerns of national security.” At the link find the title, “Vice reporter says RCMP’s demands for his notes puts journalism at risk, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-6hCcol4M-20180523.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Suspect in French Bombing 26 mins – “Ottawa man Hassan Diab was extradited to France for his alleged involvement in a 1980 bombing. He spent more than three years in prison, despite little evidence to prove the charges. Now one expert argues it’s time to change the law to prevent this from happening to innocent Canadians again.” At the link find the title, “Extradition could happen to anyone, says professor fighting for change in law, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-d0t5RBZ4-20180502.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Catastrophic Failures 26 mins – “The authors of a new book say we need to learn how complexity causes failure in all kinds of modern systems — from social media to air travel — so we can prevent meltdowns in society, and our daily lives.” At the link find the title, “From Thanksgiving dinners to nuclear meltdowns, why complex systems are often doomed to fail, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-OSEiL2nE-20180514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chilean Coup 1973 87 mins – “Professor of History at ASU, Alex Aviña, returns to RLR to discuss the Chilean coup of 1973.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Coffee Business in Yemen 24 mins – “What lengths would you go to for the perfect cup of coffee? For Mokhtar Alkhanshali his quest took him to Yemen where the daunting hikes up the highland mountains were the least of his challenges during the civil war.” At the link find the title, “How a search for the world’s best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war” At the link find the title, “How a search for the world’s best coffee led to Yemen in the midst of civil war, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-gjWwGPrA-20180516.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Color Pigment Discovery 23 mins – “In the history of producing colour pigments, our efforts to make the perfect red have often resulted in shades not quite bright enough or prone to fading. But after scientists accidentally discovered a new shade of blue, the race is on to create the right red.” At the link find the title, “The race for the perfect red: Why we still haven’t cracked the colour of love, passion and blood, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-oCutbFXU-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 36 mins – “Benjamin Wittes speaks to former FBI director James Comey before a live audience at the Brookings Institution.” At the link right-click “Direct download: COMEY_multitrack_mixdownCORRECTED_LEVELS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 78 mins – “Former FBI director James Comey says the destruction of Donald Trump’s presidency will be followed by a period of new growth. He wants the conversation of what that looks like to start now.” At the link find the title, “James Comey says Trump’s presidency is like a ‘forest fire’, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-vuDgMYpV-20180511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Worms P1 27 mins – “We’ve introduced you to some of the seminal malware attacks that have shaped cybersecurity history. Perhaps no other incident in history, though, has had the effect on how we think about computer security today as the Morris worm.” At the link find the title, “The Morris Worm Pt. 1, May, 2018,” right-click “ “Media files ML_The_morris worm_Pt 1_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Worms P2 23 mins – “In an attempt to halt the Morris worm’s path of destruction, a systems administrator at Harvard shut down the university router through which Andy Sudduth’s message would be sent to the internet. The post didn’t go through until after it was too late. In a tragic movie-twist, the fix that everybody needed was heard by […]” At the link find the title, “The Morris Worm Pt. 2, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ML_The_morris worm_Pt 2_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederacy Monuments 28 mins – “Many are protesting Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, the last state banner to feature confederate iconography. The movement to change it has become a klaxon for the greater movement to take down Confederate symbols. Laura speaks with actress and activist Aunjanue Ellis about her organization Take It Down America, and why this movement is personal. +Genesis Be, returns to Mississippi to speak to a old friend who thinks the flag should stay.” At the ink right-click “Download this Episodeand select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Connected Cars 21 mins – “As much as we’d like to believe flying cars will be a thing really soon, they won’t. It’s going to take years before that technology is perfected. Just look at how self-driving cars are moving along. But our cars ARE changing. In the next five years, we can expect them to be connected like never before. What will your new car know about you? Listen to my Komando on Demand podcast for an inside look at your future behind the wheel.” At the link find the title, “Connected cars are the future of driving, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files Connected cars are the future of driving.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Social Responsibility 43 mins – “Corporate Social Responsibility programs can attract better job applicants who’ll work for less money. But they also encourage employees to misbehave. Don’t laugh — you too probably engage in “moral licensing,” even if you don’t know it.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cowboys 46 mins – “Behind the most successful rodeo family in history is a story of grit, family, and faith. Meet “The Last Cowboys.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Death 55 mins – “Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt talk to Benjamin Wittes about their new book, “How Democracies Die.” At the link right-click “Direct download: How Democracies die mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Discussion 69 mins – “How activist and content creator Annie Segarra is trying to destigmatize disability.” At the link find the title, “Disabled Isn’t A Dirty Word, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW9865013325.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disposable Diaper Creation 4 mins – “Today, engineering the diaper. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Marion O’Brien Donovan was born in 1917 to a family of inventors. Her father and his identical twin brother successfully designed and built lathes for making engine parts. Her mother died when the girl was only seven. As a result, she spent many hours at the family lathe factory surrounded by invention and creation. Donovan earned a degree in English literature at Rosemont College, and for a time worked as an Assistant Beauty Editor at Vogue magazine. But when she married, she settled into her then-expected role as a 1940s homemaker and mother. And she made a shocking discovery….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of …” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Privacy 47 mins – “More than a million Americans are sharing their DNA with ancestry websites. That helped the cops find the Golden State Killer. Good police work, but troubling implications for privacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 49 mins – “Why do women go back to men who hit them? One woman tells her story in the week New York’s Attorney General is forced to resign. Guests: Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker. She and Ronan Farrow broke the story of the domestic abuse allegations against former New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman. (@JaneMayerNYer) Megan McArdle, opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her recent column is headlined: “I went back to a man who hit me. I’m still thinking about why.” (@asymmetricinfo) Julie Owens, domestic violence survivor, counselor and expert consultant on domestic violence for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (@julieowensdvc)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Rehab Centers 37 mins – “An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls. Further reading: Cat Ferguson’s reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) – Part I;Cat Ferguson’s reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) – Part II; David Segal’s series on the business around addiction (New York Times); Ryan Hampton’s American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis; Palm Beach Post’s Reporting on the Sober Home Crisis” At the link find the title, “#121 Pain Funnel, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT9587621985.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Response 28 mins – “More this week on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far, there have now been at least 41 suspected cases, including three health workers. Of those at least 20 people have died, including one of the health workers. But the international community has acted quickly, after the Director General of the WHO confirmed people in certain areas will be given an experimental vaccine later this week. Health Check talks to Helen Branswell, a senior writer for the US Health website STAT about whether such action will be enough to prevent the spread of a disease which killed more than 11,000 people in the outbreak of 2014. Also we hear about efforts in Italy to help diagnose dementia earlier using computer algorithms to rapidly analyse thousands of brain scans for markers of the disease before symptoms become apparent. And a new exhibition at Wellcome Collection in London explores the history of dentistry, from 1000-year old Mayan dental bling to the latest digital dentist’s chair which can scan your mouth and 3D print your teeth.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition Systems 26 mins – “U.S. schools are adopting facial recognition technology as a way of keeping students safe, but there are concerns about privacy, particularly as the technology becomes more widespread.” At the link find the title, “U.S. schools turn to facial recognition technology to stop gun attacks, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0HhQ4Xzv-20180524.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Politicians 26 mins – “It’s Karina Gould’s first day back in Parliament after taking a 10-week maternity leave. The federal Minister of Democratic Institutions is bringing her son to work, balancing motherhood and politics. But some argue that message is the wrong one for many working women. At the link find the title, “Female politicians push to make Parliament more family-friendly, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-VNlOeE57-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the p op-up menu.

Financing Medical School 33 mins – “Travis Hornsby went from trading bonds to figuring out how to pay off his wife’s medical school loans as fast as possible. Now he makes it easy for every student….Today, Travis is going to help you figure out how to pay for medical school, how to pay back medical school loans, how to avoid common mistakes students and physicians make, and so much more! Any questions? Reach out to Travis thru email at travis@studentloanplanner.com.” At the link find the title, “286: Common Mistakes and More About Financing Medical School, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PMY286.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flooding in Canada 19 mins – “The devastating floods in B.C. and New Brunswick are a reminder to homeowners and communities to do more to minimize flood risk, according to a climate expert who says expect more extreme weather to come.” At the link find the title, “Canada must do more to minimize flood risk, says climate expert, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8OfH69Q2-20180516.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fortnite Game 19 mins – “As esports grow exponentially in popularity, young players are starting to take advantage of the financial opportunities that lie in becoming a professional gamer. And some universities are starting to offer scholarships to attract them.” At the link find the title, “Do your kids play Fortnite? Here’s how it could win them a college scholarship, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-vBp6hGpx-20180524.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fossils 49 mins – “Lecture, given 2 May 2018 by Dr Benjamin Moon, a Postdoctoral Researcher who appeared in Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, using CT scans to reconstruct the skeleton and anatomy of that ichthyosaur. Dr Benjamin Moon discusses a recent shift in our knowledge. He explains that new techniques are being applied which could bring new insights to ichthyosaur evolution.” At the link find the title, “Back to the Water: Ichthyosaurs in the 21st Century, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 444321867-uniofbath-back to the water ichthyosaurs in the 21st century.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fourth Amendment 26 mins – “This week, Note to Self gets in our time machine, back to the Supreme Court cases that defined privacy for the digital age. Stories of bookies on the Sunset Strip, microphones taped to phone booths, and a 1975 Monte Carlo. And where the Fourth Amendment needs to go, now that we’re living in the future. The amendment doesn’t mention privacy once. But those 54 little words, written more than 200 years ago, are a crucial battleground in today’s fight over our digital rights. That one sentence is why the government can’t listen to your phone calls without a warrant. And it’s why they don’t need one to find out who you’re calling. But now, we share our deepest thoughts with Google, through what we search for and what we email. And we share our most intimate conversations with Alexa, when we talk in its vicinity. So how does the Fourth Amendment apply when we’re surrounded by technology the founding fathers could never dream of? With Laura Donohue, director of Georgetown’s Center on Privacy and Technology. Supreme Court audio from the wonderful Oyez.org, under a Creative Commons license.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Bias 58 mins – “It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a problem with women. In her new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, journalist Emily Chang explores what the tech industry has been getting wrong when it comes to sexism and workplace bias. Her findings are grisly: from business meetings in strip clubs to drug-laden sex parties. Emily joins Katie and Brian to discuss her findings and consider how the tech industry can do better when it comes to addressing gender parity, pay inequity and implicit bias. Plus, Katie shares insights from her reporting on workplace gender inequality for The Revolt, her latest National Geographic documentary hour.” At the link find the title, “62. Silicon Valley’s Toxic Bro Culture, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3c6f4fd3-d753-4f84-9695-dd29acb0eb73.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Violence 6 mins – “To make accountability the norm after gender violence in the United States, we need to change tactics, says victims’ rights attorney and TED Fellow Laura L. Dunn. Instead of going institution by institution, fighting for reform, we need to go to the Constitution and finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which would require states to address gender inequality and violence. By ushering in sweeping change, Dunn says, “our legal system can become a system of justice, and #MeToo can finally become ‘no more.'” At the link left-click “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genomic Sequencing 15 mins – “This week: A study looking at how much actionable information pre-pregnancy genome sequencing can actually give you; the benefits and consequences of mass mass prescribing antibiotics; and a new study looking at the trolley problem and how peoples’ hypothetical judgment compares to their real-life behavior.” At the link find the title, “Up To Date | Pre-pregnancy Genome Sequencing, Mass Prescribing Antibiotics, and the Trolley Problem, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files c87490a7-7888-42c8-824d-b958379da4e2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geoengineering Opposition 26 mins – “Some scientists believe solar geoengineering could be a key tool in combating climate change, but the risks are unclear, and there are concerns that it could become a political tool to argue against cutting carbon emissions.” At the link find the title, “Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic is political taboo, says scientist, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-kt4SSHQr-20180510.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Soros 27 mins – “As Hungary’s prime minister pushes for his country to enact a set of ‘Stop Soros’ laws, we look at how George Soros — an investor turned philosopher and philanthropist whose generosity was championed in the 90s — become a modern-day liberal bogeyman.” At the link find the title, “Who is George Soros? Four things you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3FqnjcDV-20180515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grid Cells 30 mins – “[first item] This week, artificial intelligence recreates our sense of place, liquid crystals deliver cargo, and experiencing depression in academia.” At the link find the title, “10 May 2018: AI neuroscience, liquid crystals, and depression in academia,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Affordability 29 mins – “Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab & lead author of the Communities Over Commodities Report argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then [00:22:16], from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income communities through innovative design.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Housing Affordability 47 mins – “From San Francisco, to Seattle, to San Antonio — we’re looking at the crisis of affordability in the country’s hottest housing markets.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Progress 56 mins – “It may be tempting to think human civilization is on the verge of collapse: environmental degradation, the rise in authoritarianism, ballooning income disparities. But Harvard psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker is having none of it. He argues that the Enlightenment has given us so much that we can hardly see it anymore. And he believes it’s now time to champion Enlightenment values once again: rationality, verifiability, and above all: the ideal of progress itself.” At the link find the title, “Enlightenment Now: Why Steven Pinker believes in progress, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-J6wTwAce-20180518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Imaginary Friends 46 mins – “A glimpse into the weird, fun, and often dark world of imaginary companions.” At the link find the title, “#160 Imaginary Friends & Kids, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4a3d12f1-e5f4-491e-b9ec-d7cd5e4a5653.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing by Merriman 86 mins – “I had the recent pleasure of being interviewed by Meb Faber, co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management, and author of five books. We covered a lot of ground, speaking in some detail about my “Ultimate Buy & Hold Portfolio,” the power of diversification, and the pitfalls of emotional investing. We discussed the benefits of investing early, and the challenges of educating young people as to its importance, as well as different investing needs over a lifetime. Through Meb’s good questions, we touched upon many other subjects including how and when to invest, how to avoid getting screwed by your advisor, investment newsletters, buy-and-hold versus market timing, the importance of understanding past performance, giving money to grandkids and my most memorable trade. I hope you enjoy this podcast and share it with anyone you think might benefit from it.” At the link r ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Nuclear Deal 19 mins – “Reaction to Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran deal has been swift — and mixed. While some experts argue there is now a risk of Iran restarting its nuclear program, others say the move gives the U.S. a strong negotiating position.” At the link find the title, “’A high-risk, high-reward gamble’: What happens next with the Iran nuclear deal?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RzwZSMWd-20180509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Abortion Law 24 mins – “Ireland is about to hold a historic referendum on repealing the country’s Eighth Amendment, which in effect bans abortion. As international interest in the vote has grown, it is being seen as a test case for electoral integrity.” At the link find the title, “What can Ireland’s abortion referendum teach us about election meddling in the internet age? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-61WG3D2u-20180523.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerusalem Embassy Reaction 19 mins – “As Palestinians were killed protesting on the Gaza border, the U.S. embassy officially opened in Jerusalem on Monday. In the move towards a peace agreement, opinions are divided as to whether the U.S. can be a neutral mediator in the region.” At the link find the title, “After moving embassy to Jerusalem, can the U.S. play a fair role in peace?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-iirL7h3a-20180515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Numbers 48 mins – “If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We’ll look behind the numbers.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ken Langone 21 mins – “Ken Langone came from nothing to become a founder of The Home Depot, but never forgot his roots. He’s given staggering sums, but says his money isn’t truly charity. Discover a refreshing outlook that proves you don’t need riches in order to give richly.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Killer Story 44 mins – “For our special Mother’s Day episode, poet and writer Rachel Zucker explores her complex relationship with her mom, Diane Wolkstein.” At the link find the title, “#159 A Killer Story, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files f0f7eed1-7995-4c25-91fe-943d95c4ed60.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Land Grant Colleges 4 mins – “Today, college for all. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Early in U.S. history college education was largely a religious affair. Religious groups needed trained ministers, so they opened colleges. Given the lack of universal public education, these colleges became learning centers — at least for those who could afford them. College, it seemed, was only for the well-to-do. By the mid eighteen hundreds, Congress was concerned about this state of affairs. Were the educational needs of U.S. citizens being met? The nation’s founders had articulated the importance of education as early as the Second Continental Congress. “Religion, morality, and knowledge,” they wrote in 1787, “being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of …” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lava Chase 24 mins – “While the activity of B.C.’s dormant volcano presents no danger to the public, scientists are monitoring Mount Meager closely as climate change continues to affect the stability of rock in the area.” At the link find the title, “Canada has dormant volcanoes. Climate change could wake them up, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ATLTrkDh-20180518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lotus Blossoms 4 mins – “An An article by Hans Christian von Baeyer seems to be talking about lotus blossoms, but he’s really after different game entirely. The lotus is only a contemplation object that leads him to talk about non-technology, halfway technology, and high technology. But, like von Baeyer, let us begin with the lotus. The revered lotus grows in turgid stagnant waters, in swamps. Yet its blossoms are dazzling white. Buddhist monks were moved to write, The white lotus, born in the water and grown in the water, rises beyond the water and remains unsoiled by the water. The lotus’ pristine cleanliness is what makes it such a powerful icon. So how does it stay so clean? Scientists have turned scanning electron microscopes on lotus petals and made an astounding discovery. Their surface is covered with tiny knobs, maybe a few ten thousandths of an inch wide – too small to see and too small to keep the surface from feeling slick to the touch. To see what the knobs do, we look at the action of surface tension. Surface tension allows a liquid surface to bend, but not sharply enough to get in and around those knobs. So droplets roll across the tips of the knobs, without wetting the surface. They simply skitter off, picking up dirt particles as they go….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Lin As’ from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease in Canada 19 mins – “Dogs and horses can be vaccinated against Lyme disease, but an inoculation for humans was taken off the market in 2002. As the ticks that can cause the disease become more common, some researchers are saying it’s time the vaccine made a comeback.” At the link find the title, “A vaccine for Lyme disease was shelved years ago, is it time to bring it back?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-IQ0H8ZF6-20180521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Machine Predictions 57 mins – “The buzz: “Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” (Lao Tzu) Given the uncertainty, pace, and unexpected nature of today’s world, there are too many unknowns for us to effectively predict the future. Reality check: A convergence across science, technology, politics, society, economics, the environment, and growing ethics discussion, has created a complex web that requires the type of system thinking that may exceed our human capacity. Do machines hold the answer? Can they predict the path of an overwhelming number of possible futures? The experts speak. Frank Diana, TCS: “We have a duty to think hard about what may be, so as to better prepare society for the changes that may come” (Richard Baldwin). Gray Scott, Futurist: “Prediction is not just one of the things your brain does. It is the primary function of the neo-cortex, and the foundation of intelligence” (Jeff Hawkins). Join us for Tech Magic or Hype: Can We Teach Machines to Predict?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarceration 36 mins – “In Locking Up Our Own, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman Jr. argues that African-American leaders helped shape policies that harmed black communities. Originally broadcast July 17, 2017.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

May Day 26 mins – “International Workers’ Day is celebrated with rallies and protests all over the world on May 1st, but it’s not a big deal in the United States. In this podcast extra, Brooke speaks to Donna Haverty-Stacke of Hunter College, CUNY about the U.S. origin of May Day and how it has come to be forgotten. The first national turnout for worker’s rights in the U.S. was on May 1, 1886 — and contrary to what you’ve heard elsewhere, it wasn’t the same thing as the Haymarket Affair. Haverty-Stacke is also author of America’s Forgotten Holiday: May Day and Nationalism, 1867–1960, and she explains that the fight over May 1st, or May Day, is also about the fight for American identity and what it means to be radical and patriotic at the same time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MCAT Process for Medicine 30 mins – “When this podcast goes out, the medical school application cycle for students wanting to start medical school in 2019 is opening. What do you need to do now?…The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service) AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service) PMY 245: Why Does Texas Have Its Own App and More TMDSAS Questions” At the link find the title, “Session 284,” right-click “Media files PMY284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health On Campus 48 mins – “When a college student is in crisis, does the school have a legal and moral obligation to tell the parents?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 31 mins – “How can policymakers deal with the urgent crises of the day without neglecting important issues of long-term strategy? Ambassador Dennis Ross has advised presidents from both parties since the 1980s, and he literally wrote the book on diplomacy and statecraft. In this episode, he connects the dots between immediate policy challenges in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, as well as the rising threat of a regional war, to chart a wider policy agenda for securing the most vital American interests in the Middle East. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muller Probe at One Year 46 mins – “The Mueller investigation hits the one-year mark. We’ll discuss what we know and what’s to come. ” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Murders in Baltimore 12 mins – “In one day, in one city, in one neighborhood — what if everyone put their guns down? Erricka Bridgeford is a peacemaker who wants to stop the murders and violence in her hometown of Baltimore. So she helped organize the Baltimore Ceasefire, a grassroots campaign to keep the peace. In a passionate, personal talk, Bridgeford tells the story of the Ceasefire movement and their bigger vision for zero murders in Baltimore.” At the link left click the “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natives Treatment in Canadian 27 mins– “‘Writer Terese Marie Mailhot lived a traumatic childhood. But when she ran away from home she realized as an Indigenous woman she couldn’t escape the labels placed upon her.” At the link find the title, “We don’t see a person’: Terese Marie Mailhot confronts Indigenous stereotypes in memoir, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9oSz4W72-20180509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Dakota Oil Boom 47 mins- “Stories from North Dakota. Deep inside the boom-and-bust world of America’s oil frontier. We take a look at “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organizational Effectiveness 15 mins – “Trust is the foundation for everything we do. But what do we do when it’s broken? In an eye-opening talk, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build it, maintain it and rebuild it — something she worked on during a recent stint at Uber. “If we can learn to trust one another more, we can have unprecedented human progress,” Frei says.” At the link left click the “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Riots of ‘68 p2 48 mins – “Students taking to the streets to protest — it looked like a simple thing, fifty years ago in May 1968. But it proved to be the spark that started a conflagration. Thousands of demonstrators turned into hundreds of thousands, barricades were built, cars were burned. It was a political crisis like no other — and then it evaporated. It’s been said that the “revolution” of 1968 failed. But it was a failure that changed the world. Part 2 of a 3-part series.” At the link find the title, “The Paris Riots of 1968, Part 2: A failed revolution that changed the world, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jFWU4RBG-20180517” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Riots of ‘68 p3 48 mins – “Students taking to the streets to protest — it looked like a simple thing, fifty years ago in May 1968. But it proved to be the spark that started a conflagration. Thousands of demonstrators turned into hundreds of thousands, barricades were built, cars were burned. Then the workers joined in, and by the middle of May 1968, most of France was on strike. It was a political crisis like no other — and then it evaporated. It’s been said that the “revolution” of 1968 failed — but it was a failure that changed the world. Philip Coulter went to Paris to talk to some of the people who were there in May 1968.” At the link find the title, “The Paris Riots of 1968, Part 3: A failed revolution that changed the world, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-FvSVWRWH-20180528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Piracy History 42 mins – “Every carried out what’s been described as the most profitable and brutal pirate raid in history. It became a massive international incident, and Britain tried to repair its relationship with the Mughal Empire through a highly publicized series of trials.” At the link find the title, “Henry Every, Successful Pyrate, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW3363000832.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Correctness 60 mins – “What is the line between sensitivity and censorship? In today’s episode, Katie and Brian are navigating the realm of political correctness, from trigger warnings to safe spaces. New York Times Op-Ed writer Frank Bruni joins to discuss what he sees as the promise and pitfalls of hot-button issues like cultural appropriation and the idea of “checking your privilege.” Plus, listeners call in with their own thoughts on PC culture.” At the link find the title, “63. Frank Bruni on the Age of Outrage, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7e4bc015-106d-4965-aeb2-056cfa5360ef.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty in America 56 mins – “Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens. So in 2016, we presented “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” a series exploring how our understanding of poverty is shaped not by facts, but by private presumptions, media narratives, and the tales of the American Dream. This week we’re revisiting part of that series.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Prison Reform 48 mins – “President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We’ll unpack.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedlic Drugs 48 mins – “Writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to psychedelic mushrooms and the new science of psychedelics. He joins us. Michael Pollan,journalist and author of: “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence” (@michaelpollan)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychopaths P1 48 mins – “The mystery of the psychopath. A human riddle that has haunted and stumped us for centuries. Is the psychopath mad or just plain bad? Evil and beyond redemption, or potentially treatable? IDEAS producer Mary O’Connell explores these questions in this 3-part series.” At the link find the title, “Creating Conscience, Part 1: A history of treating the psychopath, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-wFTux0nF-20180515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychopaths P2 48 mins – “For decades psychiatry has been asking: what makes a psychopath? The list of possible explanations stretches back over centuries: demonic possession, trace metals in the body, bad mothering, violence on television, birth trauma. In Part 2 of this series, Mary O’Connell returns to an interview she did with a serial killer 20 years ago, to understand what motivated him and what insight can experts give us about the modern-day psychopath.” At the link find the title, “Creating Conscience, Part 2: A history of treating the psychopath, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jt1DTBCg-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rabbit Decline in England 30 mins – “When was the last time you saw a rabbit – dead or alive? Despite its reputation, a BTO survey suggests European rabbit numbers in the UK have declined by around 60 per cent over the last 20 years. In turn, other species from birds to invertebrates are also suffering as a result. Tom Heap tracks down the story. Myxomatosis wiped out the majority of the population in the 50s and 60s and can still affect the young but now scientists are concerned about Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease. Ironically this is deliberately released in some countries as a deliberate way to control the population but is thought to be behind large-scale declines in the UK through spreading naturally. He visits areas which have seen numbers disappear, to hear what they’re doing about it and concerns it may pass on to other species. Now groups are asking walkers and cyclists to log rabbit sightings to get a broader picture of numbers but should we really be working on an antidote?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism 24 mins – “As Facebook looks to expand its fleet of moderators, critics say the current system promotes biased decision-making against marginalized people.” At the link find the title, “Efforts to block hate speech on Facebook actually work to discriminate against minorities, critics say, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ryfQcf85-20180521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rajneesh Development 35 mins – “Back in the early 1980s, thousands of followers of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh descended upon a 64,000 acre piece of land in central Oregon to found their utopia. The Rajneeshees had millions of dollars at their disposal and an ideology based on meditation, raising consciousness and free love — one that Bhagwan’s young American and European followers found seemingly irresistible. And one that the local people in the adjacent town of Antelope, Oregon, population 40, saw as an evil threat.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Research Suppression 12 mins – ““You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science,” says Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the case that researchers must be free to present uncomfortable truths and challenge the thinking of the day — and that we all have a duty to speak up when we see science being stifled or suppressed.” At the link left-click “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Restaurant History 36 mins – “There’s a lot more happening at a restaurant than simply ordering from a menu and getting your food. Restaurants are sites of self-expression — spaces in which status and distinction are performed and lines between class, race, and gender are reflected and reinforced. Restaurants are also sites of aspiration and transformation. Contributing producers Michelle Macklem and Zoe Tennant discover explore how we’ve gone from dining in to dining out, and what dining out reveals about our identities.” At the link find the title, “The Restaurant: A table divided, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-Odo1C3Oh-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robin Williams Biography 48 mins – “Dave Itzkoff examines Williams’ life and death in a new biography. Williams took his own life in 2014; an autopsy later revealed he had Lewy body dementia. This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. It’s been nearly four years since Robin Williams took his life. When he died, he didn’t know that the mental and physical problems that had overtaken him were caused by Lewy body disease, which is characterized by deposits on the brain. Williams is now the subject of a new biography called “Robin” by my guest, Dave Itzkoff. Itzkoff is a culture reporter at The New York Times. He had interviewed and written about Williams when Williams was still acting and performing. Itzkoff also wrote Williams’ New York Times obituary, in which he described Williams as a comedian who evolved into the surprisingly nuanced Academy Award-winning actor, imbuing his performances with wild inventiveness and a kind of manic energy. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruby Ridge Impact 26 mins – “Tara Westover grew up with isolationist parents who didn’t trust the government, and gave her an erratic homeschooling. She alleges that she was abused by a violent brother, but getting an education — culminating in a PhD from Cambridge — helped her to break the cycle.” At the link find the title, “From an isolated homeschooling to a PhD from Cambridge: How Tara Westover was saved by her education, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-UT3NdYLH-20180516.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia Swung the Election 25 mins – “On The Gist, IHOP is changing its name to IHOb. And Mike is here to make fun of that. James Clapper was a senior intelligence adviser for both Republican and Democratic administrations. He was also part of the team that informed President-elect Donald Trump of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Now, as a private citizen, Clapper says he believes Russia actually swung the vote. “That’s why you write books,” says Clapper. “Because you can express your opinions freely. And I did.” His latest is Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.” At the link find the title, “James Clapper: Yeah, Russia Swung the Election, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3239828694.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg 49 mins – “Irin Carmon, coauthor of Notorious RBG, joins Anney and Bridget to talk about how the Supreme Court justice became so notorious .” At the link find the title, “Why the Notorious RBG is a BFD, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW1101082578.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scott Pruitt 47 mins – “EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s future in the Trump Cabinet is in jeopardy after a series of ethics issues.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Serf Emancipation 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1861 declaration by Tsar Alexander II that serfs were now legally free of their landlords. Until then, over a third of Russians were tied to the land on which they lived and worked and in practice there was little to distinguish their condition from slavery. Russia had lost the Crimean War in 1855 and there had been hundreds of uprisings, prompting the Tsar to tell the nobles, “The existing condition of owning souls cannot remain unchanged. It is better to begin to destroy serfdom from above than to wait until that time when it begins to destroy itself from below.” Reform was constrained by the Tsar’s wish to keep the nobles on side and, for the serfs, tied by debt and law to the little land they were then allotted, the benefits were hard to see.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Impact 90 minsA lack of sleep is associated with all types of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and cancer. Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to fight disease and change our lives for the better.” At the link find the title, “#23 – Matthew Walker Ph.D – Author of “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams”, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 9260bc18.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Pole Research 22 mins – “Would you live in 6-months of darkness and temperatures more than 100 degrees below zero for your job? In a rare interview, Kim talks with one elite scientist, stationed at the South Pole, about how he copes with life in this desolate environment.” At the link find the title, “How scientists at the South Pole live, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files How scientists at the South Pole live.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

STEM Is Overvalued 11 mins – “If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric Berridge. He shares why tech companies should look beyond STEM graduates for new hires — and how people with backgrounds in the arts and humanities can bring creativity and insight to technical workplaces” At the link left click the “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Studs Terkel 9 mins – “Studs Terkel, born 106 years ago on this date, May 16, spent the majority of his life documenting the lives of others – very often everyday, working-class people he believed were “uncelebrated and unsung.” From coal miners and sharecroppers to gangsters and prostitutes, every American had a story to tell and Terkel wanted to hear it. After Terkel died in 2008, publisher Andre Schiffrin, who edited Terkel’s writing for more than four decades, spoke with Bob about Terkel’s singular gift for oral history.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tarriffs and NAFTA 19 mins – “‘The auto sector reacts to Trump’s proposed tariffs of up to 25 per cent on imported vehicles.” At the link find the title, “The supply chain is so tightly integrated’: industry reacts to proposed tariffs, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-c7aDfKWk-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Trend Benefits 44 mins – “Ramez Naam, computer scientist, futurist and author of five books, including The Nexus trilogy and The Infinite Resource, discusses intersections between blockchain, energy and transport, taking responsibility for the use of technology, and creating a positive future.” At the link find the title, “FTP053: Ramez Naam – Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Future, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files FTP053.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tick Borne Diseases 47 mins – “Amid warming weather, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a surge in tick-borne diseases. We’ll talk about what you can do to prevent them.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toronto Van Attack 21 mins – “In the wake of last week’s van attack, a stretch of Yonge Street is scattered with small and large shrines to honour the victims. Emotions are raw and communities are coming together to help with the healing.” At the link find the title, “’We are in this together’: Community rallies to support victims of Toronto van attack, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-SFWkyblg-20180430.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Dad 15 mins – “LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual — and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. “Authenticity doesn’t mean ‘comfortable.’ It means managing and negotiating the discomfort of everyday life,” Hannahs says.” At the link left-click “Share,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Russian Activity 27 mins – “Benjamin Wittes speaks to Buzzfeed reporter Anthony Cormier about his latest story, co-authored with Jason Leopold, about the negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Cormier_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vanilla Bean Prices 27 mins – “Taking the kids for ice cream this holiday weekend? Soaring prices in the vanilla bean market are having an impact on ice cream mixtures — and a lot of other products too.” At the link find the title, “Why the soaring cost of vanilla could put your favourite ice cream flavour off the menu, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-uQFYrVtM-20180518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

Venture Capitalists 32 mins – “In this week’s episode we dive into what Silicon Valley considers “hustle” and how it may need to update its definition. We also find out how Arlan first got into venture capital—after months of sleeping on the floor at San Francisco International Airport. Plus, meet one venture capitalist who really gets Arlan’s goat.” At th link find the title, “Arlan Hamilton 2: The Hustle, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT8874173728.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Volcano Science 48 mins –Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has always been active, but its latest eruption has taken a fiery toll. Last week, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake forced a dozen vents to open, spewing lava and releasing toxic gas. More than 1,700 people fled, and many more are at risk as the eruptions continue. And the volcano is just one of many that volcanologists have an eye on as they watch for future eruptions.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Americans and Change 62 mins – “This week, we explore the ways white Americans — in the voting booth, and on T.V. — deal with a changing society. A new study finds that many white voters supported Donald Trump out of a fear of losing their place in the world. “Roseanne” gets a reboot, and “The Simpsons” reacts poorly under pressure. Plus, a closer look at the company Trump kept and the deals he sought before his presidency, with the hosts of the WNYC podcast ‘Trump, Inc.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

World War One Bisbee Union Strike 44 mins – “The 1917 Bisbee Deportation has elements of a labor strike, a wartime hysteria, a vigilante mob, and a mass propaganda effort, all rolled into one. It took place in Bisbee, Arizona, southeast of Tucson and close to the U.S. border with Mexico.” At the link find the title, “The Bisbee Deportation, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW6298588634.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WWII Segregation 43 mins – “The 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team were segregated units for soldiers of Japanese descent that were created during WWII. The story of these units is closely intertwined with the Military Intelligence Service as well.” At the link find the title, “Nisei in World War II: The MIS, 100th and 442nd, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files HSW4340343573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 343 – Jun 8, 2018: 3D Printer Review, Ageing Genetics, Agricultural Extension Professor, Allergy Bullying, Attorney-client Privilege, Basic Income, Blockchain and Quality of Life, Blockchain and Sustainability, Bumble CEO, Canadian Indigenous Schools, Cashless Society, Class Action Suits, Class and Money, Coal Stories, Construction Costs Vary, Dehumanization and Empathy, Democracy Decline, Digital Currency Appearance, Doctors in Crisis, Ebola Vaccine, Eco Guidance, Fitness Training, Fondue Conspiracy, Food Deserts, Food Pairings, Foodgate, Forced Migration and Diabetes, Fractures, Freedom and Resistance, Future of Work, GMO Benefits, Habeas Corpus in Wartime, Halal Food, HIV in Elderly, Impact Investing, Income Inequality, Infrastructure Gaps, Intellgectual Disabilities, Junkie Doctor, Katy Tur on Trump, Male Mortality, Medical Hotspots, Medically Fragile Kids, Muscle Physiology, Pharmacy Training, Prosthetics, Recycling Glass, Sharing Economy, Sleep Impact, Solar Power, Testosterone, US-Russian Relations, Vaping by Kids, Video Games, Vietnam and China, Virtual Reality Evaluation

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3D Printer Review 43 mins – “[second item] “LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer Review Just a couple years ago, 3D printing was more fail than fun: tons of problems, printing took forever, and the end result was… meh. Does a top of the line printer, like the LulzBot Taz 6, make 3D printing fast and easy? Watch the video to find out! Thanks to our friends at PrintedSolid for the enclosure and filament!…” At the link left-click “Download Episode 174” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing PLA vs Other Filaments 12 mins – “PLA filament has been the most common 3D printing filament, especially in desktop 3D printing in home and educational environments. The reasons are that it’s pretty easy to print, the temperature required to print is pretty low, and most importantly there are no toxic fumes that are emitted. A material that’s been in development for a number of years and has now become a formidable contender is the PETG filament. It has all these wonderful colors and it’s got some great qualities in terms of translucency. The print characteristics and settings that you would use for it are very similar to PLA in pretty much all respects in terms of speeds and settings in your average 3D printer. Delve deeper into PETG to know if it’s worth switching over and making that shift.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Shapeways 22 mins – “A recent article came out lately that said 3D printing marketplaces like the Shapeways won’t last. That not only does a disservice to Shapeways but the whole 3D printing industry as well. The truth is Shapeways 3D Printing Market offers tremendous value. It is a destination for consumers to shop for 3D printed goods or products. It’s a place where creators can put their 3D print models up and offer them for sale. The reality is it doesn’t matter if we have a place to put up our designs and sell them, unless there is a large audience of site visitors, viewers, shoppers who are going to continue to be driven there. However, if the products are useful and meeting some need or desire those consumers have, then it would become a destination for people to shop.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advertising History 49 mins – “How many ads have you encountered today? On this week’s radio replay, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media. We begin with new reporting about the effects cereal commercials have on children. Later in the program, we revisit one of our favorite episodes of 2018, Buying Attention.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: This Is Your Brain On Ads, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180518_hiddenbrain_this is your brain on ads radio replay-8f36ffc9-f117-4221-a99a-658ccd0a5b53.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Stabilization 156 mins – “On May 24, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for a keynote address on the release of the new SIGAR report titled “Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Ageing Genetics 12 mins – “Will we ever be able to escape the diseases of old age? That’s the aim of today’s guest, Prof Dame Linda Partridge who studies the genetics of ageing. From fruit flies to nematode worms, she uses simple organisms to unmask the secret processes that cause our bodies to deteriorate as we get older. But her route into science was far from normal – growing up in a Catholic convent boarding school, the girls were encouraged to be good housewives rather than diligent scientists. However, the lack of science facilities and teachers meant that the students had to run their own laboratory, ordering chemicals and tending to equipment. It was the start of a long and successful career, which has culminated in Linda becoming the Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Germany and the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College, London. Her life’s goal is to produce pharmacological treatments that will help people stay healthier in old age. But what are the social and economic impacts of our growing longevity? Producer: Michelle Martin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agricultural Extension Professor 44 mins – “The Extension arm of the Land Grant University system provides a link between university research and the farm.  Extension specialists are professional liaisons that understand pressing issues, and seek remedies in the brain trust of the university. At the same time they communicate university-derived solutions to statewide clientele, providing a critical link that ensures relevance in research and rapid application of new findings. Dr. Chad Lee is an extension agronomist at the University of Kentucky.  His central role is in agronomic crops, principally soybeans and corn.  His career has coincided with the development and application of GE crops.  In this week’s podcast he discusses the on-farm use of these technologies and associated products, and his objective evaluation of their strengths and limitations. Dr. Lee does an amazing job at debunking common myths from a boots-on-the-ground perspective.” At the link left-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agricultural Microbes 30 mins – “David Perry is the President, CEO, and Director of Indigo Ag, a company that seeks to harness the power of plant microbes to improve yield and lessen (and potentially eliminate) the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides. David is a well-known entrepreneur, having founded and built three outstanding companies within the last two decades. He has lead the last two companies through successful IPOs while providing significant returns for their investors. Prior to becoming a businessman, David attended the US Air Force Academy and was a National Merit Scholar. In this episode, David explains how plant-microbe research can benefit the farmer as well as the environment. He describes the thought processes involved in founding Indigo Ag, the benefits of their research as well as its plausible risks towards the environment. He also shares their current research progress and their future projects. “To improve economic prosperity for farmers, we should move farming from being a completely commoditized business to one where they are increasingly producing things that are value-added.” – David Perry” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

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

America Survey 29 mins – “After four years, 31 cities and about 100,000 miles in a small private plane, Deborah and James Fallows are back home with a reassured outlook on America’s future.” At the link find the title, “James & Deborah Fallows: “The country is better than its national government is right now.”, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1f6bedd6-4a32-4c09-99e8-c8bcba148307.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Liberty 66 mins – “According to conservative journalist Jonah Goldberg, American liberty is under threat like never before. More and more often we are hearing about liberty being on the decline or—even more frightening—that it is dying. As authoritarianism and nationalism are revitalized across the globe, tribalism and identity politics have come to dominate political discourse at home. But why is this happening? And who is at fault for the weakening of Western political values? Goldberg lauds the idea that liberal democratic capitalism has been built into the American constitution, but he argues we are breaking down that radical success on both sides of the aisle. Join a provocative conversation on how we may be killing our own democracy and how a leading conservative voice sees a way out though a return to the ideals that Goldberg explains once built our modern civilization.” At the link find the title, “Jonah Goldberg: The Fight for American Liberty, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180515_Jonah Goldberg For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antidepressant Crisis 27 mins – “When antidepressants first came on the market in the late 1980s it was recommended patients take them for six to nine months to relieve symptoms. But in 2018, in the US alone, 15.5 million people have been on anti-depressants for five years or more. And when they do try to stop, they face a raft of unexpected and debilitating withdrawal symptoms.” At the link find the title, “‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-XPNsGkfy-20180511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attorney-Client Privilege 26 mins – “When the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was raided by the FBI, Trump took twitter to express his concern. He wrote “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Let’s see if it is.” At the link find the title, “21- Attorney Client Privilege, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files TCL_Attorney Client_ep_21_pt_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Basic Income 63 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith. Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed prosperity. You can learn more about Charles at his website and blog Of Two Minds: https://www.oftwominds.com/. Opening the show, Douglas considers the “Art of the Deal.” Perhaps a truly artful deal is one that engages us in relationships of collaboration rather than self-interest. Producer’s note: The audio in this show is less than ideal due to a poor VoIP connection. It has been processed for intelligibility, but you still may notice drop outs and distortions. Apologies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 84 Charles Hugh Smith “Investing in Community” May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5ae9afc3840b09bc329898e2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycling in San Francisco 36 mins – “The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition promotes the bicycle for everyday transportation and advocates to transform San Francisco streets for better bike safety. Learn about the organization and its safe streets campaigns. Recorded on 03/14/2018. (#33446)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bidding Process 7 mins – “Recently a listener emailed me with a question that I thought would be good to answer on the podcast.  It has to do with the bidding process.Getting bids is the process of getting cost proposals from subcontractors.  To get an accurate bid, at a minimum, we need to give each subcontractor a set of house plans and specifications.  The specifications describe the specific materials needed for the job and the methods for construction.  We’ll talk in more detail about the bid process next week in a mini-lesson.  But right now, let me read you the question that I got, then I’ll give you my answer. I’ve enjoyed listening to your podcast as we are in the pre-construction phase of planning to build our own home. However, in the past couple of weeks, our subcontractor bids have been coming in and we are starting to get concerned. I sent MULTIPLE bid requests to subcontractors for each trade, and even though all of them haven’t come in, we are trending well above what it would cost to go through a builder. What am I doing wrong? Do general contractors have some underground network of cheap laborers that I’m missing out on because I’m not a GC? Any advice would be helpful!” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biochar in Agriculture 44 mins – “Jim Loar is the President & CEO of Cool Planet, a company founded to provide innovative agricultural technologies that increase crop production at a low cost while reducing greenhouse gas throughout the atmosphere. The company’s current research focus is on their Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon technology, a type of soil enhancer that improves soil health, reduces water consumption, and supports optimal fertilizer performance. Prior to joining Cool Planet in 2015, Jim was the VP of Operations at Wilbur-Ellis Company, the fourth largest agricultural retailer in the USA. Today, Jim shares their company’s latest findings on Cool Terra and how it can help optimize crop output. He describes the science behind Cool Terra, the many benefits it imparts to both soil and farmer, and how it can help fight global warming. He also explains some of its most outstanding research findings, particularly when it comes to soil microbe health.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Blockchain and Quality of Life 22 mins – “Davis is the CEO of Euphrates.io. Their mission is to improve quality of life by working on projects which accelerate access to the benefits of DLT technology [Distributed Ledger Technology]. They help established enterprises understand the implications of blockchain technology in their industries and build DLT Proof-of-Concepts. They also provide development services for startups and advise them on fundraising and operations management. Davis is also currently a senior at Marquette University where he studies engineering and heads the University’s Blockchain Lab.” At the link find the title, “73: Davis Marklin – CEO of Euphrates.io, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 73_Davis_Marklin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Sustainability 29 mins – “Evan Caron is Co-Founder at Swytch.io, a clean energy disruptor using the blockchain to track, verify, and reward sustainability actions. They are gearing up to launch their ICO soon so be sure to check them out.” At the link find the title, “71: Swytch.io Co-Founder Evan Caron, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 071TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Transparency 12 mins – “From big banks to diamond dealers, companies are experimenting with blockchain, an open and distributed ledger, to make transactions more transparent and trustworthy. Could this technology mean the end of cooked books?” At the link find the title, “Can Blockchain Keep Us Honest? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7944704148.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Bumble CEO 75 mins – “Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has led to Bumble’s growth to more than 28 million users worldwide in 144 countries. Bumble launched Bumble BFF in 2016 as a friend-finding feature and Bumble Bizz for professional networking in 2017. Whitney was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and has recently been on the covers of not just Fast Company, but also Forbes and Wired.” At the link find the title, “Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0b19c53b-f57e-4e26-b6aa-d972c2f9f7ca.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous Schools 21 mins – “A Halifax university stands by their decision to have a non-Indigenous scholar teach a course on residential schools. But critics are outraged that lived experience is not considered necessary to share this traumatic history.” At the link find the title, “Halifax university’s decision to have white prof teach residential schools course ignites controversy, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-6dGhm96a-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Prisoner Returns 19 mins – “Bashir Makhtal languished in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years, while human rights groups fought for his release. Now, back in Canada, he is asking why it took so long to secure his release.” At the link find the title, “’I expected to die in there’: Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zfX23WlC-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cashless Society 15mins – “Can digital payments make physical currency a thing of the past? Cryptpocurrency pioneer Charlie Shrem, founder of Crypto.IQ, says it’s only a matter of time.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: The Case for a Cashless Economy, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ1128318920.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Census Process 6 mins – “As it prepares for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is attempting innovations in how it operates, adding new technology, and trying to control costs. This testimony provides an update on its efforts. The Bureau still has significant IT system development, testing, and security steps to complete for its ongoing end-to-end test. In addition, the Bureau needs to control cost growth and develop better cost estimates. In October 2017, the estimate for the 2020 Census jumped over $3 billion to $15.6 billion. GAO has made 84 recommendations specific to the 2020 Census. As of May 2018, 30 had not been fully implemented.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Cashless Society 12 mins – “Join the team from WSJ’s Heard on the Street for a look at China’s futuristic adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: China’s Digital Currency Experiment, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6829240741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Class Action Suits 22 mins – “Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?” At the link find the title, “#696: Class Action, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180516_pmoney_pmpod696rerunv2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Class and Money 74 mins – “’Class is complicated. So, so complicated,’ a listener named Jessica wrote to WNYC Studios’ “Death, Sex & Money” (DSM) podcast when they asked for listener-submitted stories about class. Death, Sex & Money and BuzzFeed News collaborated on a multimedia project called Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America. In listening to and reading the stories, it became evident that class wasn’t just about money—it was also about childhoods, present-day status, aspirations, housing, education, culture, mental health, community and much more. And now, we want to know: What does class mean to you? Join DSM host Anna Sale and BuzzFeed News’ Venessa Wong for a conversation about class and all that it entails. Expect lots of audience participation and engagement around questions like “What embarrases you about your current class status?” and “What was a moment when you felt particularly aware of your class status?” We’ll provide drinks and snacks to help get the dialogue started and keep it going in a post-show happy hour.” At the link find the title, “Let’s Talk About Class, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180517_INF_Talk About Class For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Stories 24 mins – “The ‘war on coal.’ Getting Appalachia wrong. Which side are you on? What it’s like to live a decline.” At the link find the title, “Coal Stories 1, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180502_embd embedded final audio-coal stories_1.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Stories P3 24 mins – “It’s not all about Trump. Kyle makes progress. Gary has decisions to make. Brad makes a change.” At the link find the title, “Coal Stories 3, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180516_embd_embedded final audio-coal stories_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 6 mins – “On May 11, Comey joined Brookings Senior Fellow and Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes for a live taping of the Lawfare Podcast in a conversation about the book and beyond.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.  

Construction Costs Vary 9 mins – “So when exactly is the best time to build a house?  I always assumed it was the spring or summer because that’s when everyone seems to start construction.  And depending on what your goals are, spring and summer are the best times.  However, fall, and rarely winter, could be a better time to start. Again, depending on your goals.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Crab Pee 32 mins – “What’s that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you’re a mud crab, you’ll know that it’s the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)” At the link find the title, “Apr, 2018 , Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!,” left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Death Penalty in New Hampshire 57 mins – “For the first time since 2000, state lawmakers are sending a bill repealing the death penalty to the governor’s desk, despite his vow to veto it.  We examine the arguments on both sides, recap the history of the death penalty in N.H., and look at how a repeal might affect the state’s sole inmate on death row, Michael Addison.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dehumanization and Empathy 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion, and the Center for Humanities.  Our speaker is Yale University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Paul Bloom.  Professor Bloom’s lecture is titled ‘Dehumanization and its Discontents.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Decline 66 mins – “Across the globe, democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism. Public confidence in democratic institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, is eroding. According to experts Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions and long-standing political ideals. This decline of democracy, at home and abroad, is both worrying and preventable. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey and Venezuela to the American South during Jim Crow, Ziblatt shows how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.” At the link find the title, “Daniel Ziblatt: How Democracies Die, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180516_FEA Daniel Ziblatt for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Currency Appearance 28 mins – “A new digital currency gold rush is sweeping the world but is the bubble about to burst?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctors in Crisis 38 mins – “In her furious new book, Also Human, psychologist Caroline Elton exposes the crisis among doctors in the UK, who spend their lives caring for others without receiving any support themselves. She explains why she felt she had to go public about her counselling work with overstressed pillars of the medical profession. Plus, Claire, Richard and Sian examine the literature of consulting room and operating theatre, discuss the vogue for medical memoirs and place bets on the winner of this year’s Wellcome prize for fiction and nonfiction on a medical theme.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodo Demise 30 mins – “This week: Nicola Davis investigates the death by fowl play of one of the world’s most famous dodo specimens. So what do we know about the dodo as a species? And what questions does this murder case raise?” At the link find the title, “The curious case of the dodo – Science Weekly podcast, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 27-43719-gnl.sci.182704.sf.the_curious case of the dodo bird.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Duty Free Shop History 22 mins – “We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.” At the link find the title, “#841: The Land Of Duty Free, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180511_pmoney_pmpod841.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Vaccine 22 mins – “Vaccines to treat affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in the Congo are available, but the maps distributed to get to them are inaccurate. Volunteer mappers are rapidly fixing this to help prevent the spread of the virus.” At the link find the title, “Congo Ebola outbreak maps are riddled with errors. Volunteers are racing to fix them, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zPY9LhsJ-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eco Guidance 50 mins – “Americans have lowered their energy consumption significantly in recent years, largely because of an increase in working from home. Remote work creates more environmentally sustainable workplaces by reducing congestion, lowering fuel consumption, minimizing construction, lessening pollution emissions, reducing the strain on transportation systems, and improving air quality. According to findings from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics’ State of Telecommuting Report, the collective environmental and community impact from the current telecommuting population of 3.9 million telecommuters in the U.S. saves $1.5 billion a year. Today we will talk with Senior Career Specialist, Brie Reynolds, about the environmental impact of remote work in the U.S.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr 67 mins – “Hear about the enduring lessons that helped shape Robert F. Kennedy Jr., influencing his values, his principles and his work as a leading environmental activist. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the third of 11 children born to Bobby Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, reflects on what it meant to grow up as part of his extraordinary family. He shares some of his favorite childhood memories and speaks passionately of the role models who shaped him, including his father and his Uncle Jack.” At the link find the title, “Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Lessons I Learned from My Family, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180521_SV_Robert Kennedy JR for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Training 39 mins -.Understand more about testing and monitoring to optimize performance, including measuring oxygen uptake and heart rate variability. Then see how exercise fits into a health lifestyle. Also find out about nitric oxide to improve performance, especially in endurance sports. Recorded on 03/14/2018. (#33447)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fondue Conspiracy 16 mins – “Today on the show: How a cheese cartel abandoned the rules of economics and convinced the world to eat fondue.” At the link find the title, “#575: The Fondue Conspiracy, May , 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180502_pmoney_pmpod575rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Deserts 39 mins – “The Marketplace Weekend team was out reporting in Puerto Rico this week. But before she left, Lizzie O’Leary talked to John Schwartz of the New York Times about how he got his financial life in order. Plus, we bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year: what makes a food desert, how supply and demand works with rescue puppies, and what to do about a water source that crosses under the U.S.-Mexico border.” At the link right-click the down-pointing and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Pairings 25 mins – “Have you ever thought of mixing strawberries with mushrooms or blueberries with horseradish? Science suggests we should. It turns out pairing certain food ingredients unlocks what American chef James Briscione calls the “flavour matrix.” At the link find the title, “Hot sauce with chili and bananas? Using science to discover surprising food pairings, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zAfWtPUJ-20180507.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foodgate 89 mins – “You can’t fix healthcare until you fix health. You can’t fix health until you fix the diet. You can’t fix the diet until you know what’s wrong. Endocrinologist Robet Lustig, Dentist Cristen Kearns and Health Policy Expert Laura Schmidt explore how the US food system is going so wrong.(#33524)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forced Migration and Diabetes 23 mins – “Worldwide, the rate of type II diabetes is estimated to be around 1 in 11 people – about 9%. For the Pima people of Arizona, 38% of the adult population have the condition – but across the border in Mexico, the rate drops down to 7%. The difference between the groups is their life experience – one side displaced, the other on their traditional lands – and their experience is being replicated elsewhere. Lauren Carruth, assistant professor at The American University, joins us to talk about the Pima people, where else displacement is changing patterns of non-communicable disease, and what this might tell us about economic migrations effect on health.” At the link find the title, “What forced migration can tell us about diabetes, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 441189603-bmjgroup-what-forced-migration-can-tell-us-about-diabetes.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Entomology 29 mins– “Jim Al-Khalili talks to Amoret Whitaker, an entomologist at the Natural History Museum in London. Her intricate understanding of the life cycles of the flies, beetles and the other insects’ which feed on decomposing bodies means she is regularly called by the Police to the scene of a crime or a murder investigation. There she collects and analyses any insect evidence to help them pin point the most likely time of death. In some instances, this can be accurate to within hours. She is just one of only a handful of forensic entomologists working in the UK. She talks to Jim about her life as a research scientist, breeding flies in the far flung towers of the Natural History Museum and her work as a forensic expert with police services across the country. Dropping her work at a moment’s notice she can be called any time of day to anywhere in the country to attend a crime scene. She also talks about her regular trips to a research facility at the ‘Body Farm’ at the University of Tennesee in Knoxville in America to get a better understanding of how real human bodies decompose. Her passion is insects and while our instinctive reaction to flies and maggots may be one of revulsion – when you take time look at them properly, and in detail, she says you can see what truly incredible creatures they are.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fractures 59 mins – “Bones break but have the ability to heal with proper bracing. From off-the-shelf braces to custom made devices, multiple fracture orthotic options are available Specialist Alex Shimkus explains the considerations made in order to achieve optimum results. Fitting and rehabilitation with these fracture braces needs to be closely monitored to prevent complications and achieve faster and optimum healing. (#33460)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom and Resistance 37 mins – “We catch up with James Williams, winner of the Nine Dots Prize, ahead of the publication of his prize-winning book Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy. What is the relentless competition for our attention doing to our well-being? How can we fight back against the endless pull of the phone in our pocket? And what does it all mean for politics? The book will available free to download from Cambridge University Press on 31 May.” At the link find the title, “James Williams, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future of Work 58 mins – “On May 14, Brookings Vice President Darrell West debuted his book, “The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation.”  After a presentation on his book, West was joined by a panel of experts to discuss how robots, artificial intelligence, and automation will transform society, the economy, and politics.” At the link select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

GMO Benefits 30 mins – “Dr. Monica Schmidt from the University of Arizona has an interest in using technology to make foods that are better for people.  Elimination of fungal toxins and enhanced production of key nutrients are two major areas of interest, and she has created lines that clearly are better for human health.  She also has an interest in using plants as factories for key proteins and enzymes.  Her laboratory’s extensive work is discussed on this week’s podcast.  Co-hosted with Cat Cropsey (@CatCropsey).” At the link left-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Habeas Corpus in Wartime 63 mins – “In her new book, “Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay,” Amanda Tyler presents a comprehensive account of the legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime in the Anglo-American legal tradition. On Monday, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Tyler at the Hoover Book Soiree for a wide-ranging discussion of the history of habeas, where its origins really lie in English law, and how it has changed over the years in the United States, from the Founding to modern counterterrorism cases.” At the link find the title, “Amanda Tyler on Habeas Corpus in Wartime,” right-click “Direct download: AmandaTyler May2018_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Halal Food 42 mins – “Food trucks announcing “halal” proliferate in many urban areas but how many non-Muslims know what this means, other than cheap lunch? Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, exploring what halal food means to Muslims and how its legal and cultural interpretations have changed in different geographies up to the present day.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV in Africa 12 mins – “Thanks to access to necessary treatment, Canadians with HIV are living longer than ever expected. But that’s not the case for the rest of the world, says Stephen Lewis, pointing to a lack of global interest in the crisis.” At the link find the title, “Aging with HIV is an absent reality for Africa, says Stephen Lewis, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-m21br6oF-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV In Elderly 39mins – “As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented circumstances.” At the link find the title, “Aging with HIV: Survivors have outlived expectations, but still face stigma and uncertainty, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-M1iNTpOw-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 115 mins – “Opened in September 2017, our new LEED Gold building sits right on the historic Embarcadero, with sweeping views of the Bay and Bay Bridge from every level. Every year, the Club celebrates honorees who provided strong and ethical leadership in their fields. This year we laud the achievements of distinguished citizens from various sectors, including government, technology, education and philanthropy.” At the link find the title, “Distinguished Citizen Gala 2018,, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180419_GalaAudio_iTunes All Four Conversations.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Inequality 67 mins – “The widening gap between the rich and the poor is one of the most important issues facing societies worldwide. Income inequality has increased drastically over the past four decades, and the debate on how to address this problem has never been more important. Dambisa Moyo, global economist and author of the new book, Edge of Chaos, analyzes how liberal democracies are failing their own citizens. She emphasizes the importance of economic growth in creating global stability, and presents us with a radical roadmap to reform our democracies to meet the needs of the people. Moyo presents the economic struggles that are weakening our democracies and how we can overcome them without abandoning democracy itself.” At the link find the title, “Economist Dambisa Moyo: The Edge of Chaos, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180518_FEA_Dambisa Moyo for podcast.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Gaps 160 mins – “The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings convened a group of public, private, and civic thought leaders to discuss how our shared economic, social, and environmental challenges look from an infrastructure perspective—and present the most promising innovations to help address them.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Instructional Coaching 48 mins – “…This podcast features an introductory overview about instructional coaching and technology integration coaching specifically, drawing on the author’s experiences in this role with teachers since the late 1990s. In addition to defining instructional coaching, keys to successful instructional coaching experiences for mentor teachers as well as coaches are highlighted, as well as “lessons learned.”  The second part of the podcast features an interview with middle school French teacher Blake Pardue, who has been connecting his students to “pen pal” classrooms of French speaking students in Europe and in Africa for several years. The past two years, Blake’s students have used the iPad app “Explain Everything” to create media-rich introductions of themselves and practice their French skills with their pen pals. This interview was a reflection with Blake Pardue and Wes Fryer about this year’s iteration of the Explain Everything project, which utilized the new “cloud based” and collaborative version. They discuss project procedures and lessons learned. Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to referenced apps and resources from the show.” At the link find the title, “Podcast461: Instructional Coaching, Middle School French Class and Explain Everything for iPad, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-05-13-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intellectual Disabilities 57 mins – “Two documentaries, Intelligent Lives, and a companion film about New Hampshire native Garrett Shows (forthcoming in the fall), challenge our perception of people with intellectual disabilities, which resulted in systemic segregation and limited them from participating fully in school, work and society.  We talk with those who created these films, and those whose stories, struggles and triumphs are portrayed.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran 85 mins – “On May 17, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings hosted a discussion on the consequences of President Trump’s decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).” At the link select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Junkie Doctor 35 mins – “As the United States works through what the American Medical Association describes as “the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history,” we revisit the story of Dimitri. This former junkie was delivered from a 27-year heroin addiction by a controversial treatment that seems to work miracles for people addicted to opioids. Since kicking the habit, he’s been an evangelist to other junkies, spreading the good news about the wondrous drug that instantly cured him.” At the play bar right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katy Tur on Trump 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall Present Writers on a New England Stage with Katy Tur. Tur’s memoir, Unbelievable, recalls the relentless pace of reporting on the unprecedented Trump presidential campaign for NBC and MSNBC. Tur became a fixation for Trump as he ratcheted up hostility against the media. Tur stood up to Trump’s taunting on Twitter and his calling her out at rallies. She endured death threats, insults and other indignities from his supporters, and proved her mettle as a reporter — now anchor. For Virginia Prescott’s final Writers before she heads to Georgia Public Broadcasting, Tur shared about her front row seat to the craziest campaign in American history.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Literacy 58 mins – “In her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, Dr. Maryanne Wolf revisits some of the key ideas of her wonderful first book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Since Dr. Wolf was one of my earliest guests back in BSP 29, I was eager to talk with her again. In BS 145 we touch on several key ideas. First, she emphasized again that reading is very different from language. All normal humans learn their first language, almost automatically as long as they are exposed to language during the critical period early in life, but reading is actually a cultural invention and must be taught. We explore the  implications of this distinction.Another important issue is that since our brain is plastic, how we learn to read makes a huge difference. Dr. Wolf is very concerned about the implications of the shift to digital media, not just for young readers, but for readers of all ages. But in Tales of Literacy she also explores how digital technology might be used to bring reading to children who might otherwise remain illiterate. “ At the link right-click “right-click to download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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

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

Medically Fragile Kids 26 mins – “Host Brian Goldman travels to Ottawa to meet two extraordinary women who share a common bond. Kim McLeod and Julie Drury were both mothers to children who doctors call “medically fragile”: two kids with rare diseases so complicated they need nearly round the clock care just to stay alive. Because of their medical conditions, both children died prematurely. With great strength, the two women share their stories of their children’s last days. They impart their wisdom about how the medical system could better help families cope with the painful final moments of a child’s life. They both question why the medical system doesn’t include death in their conversations with families, particularly those with “medically fragile” children. Is it not part of life?” At the link find the title, “The Elephant in the Room, “ right-click “Media files whitecoat-t7JZsyWl-20180509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind and Machines 59 mins “Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Homes 30 mins – “…Mobile homes don’t get a lot of love in our culture, despite being a key source of affordable housing stock in the United States. Throughout the 1990s, 66% of new affordable housing built was mobile homes. Shirline, a divorcee with grown children, bought her place in 1994, and was excited to buy a home of her own rather than paying rent….” 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.

Muscle Physiology P2 63 mins – “Dr. Keith Baar joins Ken and Dawn today for the second of his two-part interview for STEM-Talk. Keith is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology who has made fundamental discoveries on how muscles grow bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant. He is the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. In his lab, he leads a team of researchers attempting to develop ways to improve muscle, tendon and ligament function. Part one of our interview, episode 62, covered Keith’s childhood in Canada and his undergrad years at the University of Michigan as well as his time at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a master’s degree in human biophysics. We talked about Keith’s work at the University of Illinois, where he received a doctorate in physiology and biophysics. We also covered Keith’s time in the lab of John Holloszy, who is known as the father of exercise research in the United States, as well as the five years Keith spent at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Episode 63 picks up with Keith explaining his decision to return to the states and join the faculty at the University of California, Davis.  Ken and Dawn then talk to Keith about his most recent research, some of which is looking at how to determine the best way to train, as well as what types of foods compliment training to decrease tendon and ligament injury and accelerate return to play. This work has the potential to improve muscle function not only in athletes, but also improve people’s quality of life as they age. Another key topic covered in part two of our interview is the research Keith is doing on a ketogenic diet and its potential to reduce cancer rates and improve cognition. Keith also provides his thoughts on what optimal workouts and nutrition should look like.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Pear Harbor Prequel 29 mins – “Prince Konoye’s government collapses as Gen. Tojo demands war with the U.S. Emperor Hirohito then orders Tojo to form his own government, hoping this will cause the Japanese Army to be more cautious. Meanwhile the alerts sent to Pearl Harbor by Washington remain vague.” At the link find the title, “Episode 221-War with the U.S. Seems Unavoidable, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL9915596614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacist Training 57 mins – “In this episode, we interview Janeen Winnike, Dean of the Office of Students Affairs at the RFUMS College of Pharmacy, regarding transitions from a student life to a practitioner life. With her previous role as an HR official within a large community pharmacy chain, she offers some “do’s and don’ts” for students transitioning into new practitioners.” At the link find the title, “78 – Transitioning from School to Practice – Advice for New Practitioners,” right-click “Direct download: 078-Professional_transitioning.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Economics 83 mins – “Peter Boettke of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the proper role of the state in the economy. This is a wide-ranging conversation on political economy. Topics include Adam Smith’s view of the state, the tension between the state as enabler of real vs. crony capitalism, the potential for the poor to flourish in a market economy, and the challenges of democracy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Precision Engineer Impact 66 mins – “Machines have forever altered the way we operate and interact in society. The application of these precise tools have allowed us to innovate and mass produce throughout history, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of the internet. British journalist and celebrated author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman Simon Winchester visits the Club to talk about these landmark inventions—and the minds behind them. In his newest book, The Perfectionists, Winchester argues that precision is the component most crucial to the advancement of history.  Join us as Winchester journeys through time and introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world.” At the link find the title, “Simon Winchester: The Perfectionists, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180521_FEA_Simon Winchester for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetics 49 mins – “Find out what UCSF is doing to assist those affected by limb loss to maximize their physical and functional mobility locally and around the globe. Recorded on 03/22/2018.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Glass 56 mins – “Today we’ll be talking with an innovative CEO that is looking to change the way glass is recycled in the U.S. George Valiotis is the Founder and CEO of Pace Glass Recycling. They will soon have the largest facility for recycled glass in the world and are making great strides to revise a very outdated business model. Pace Glass has found ways to recycle glass that most others cannot, such as colored or dirty glass, and they have set a goal to recover, process and reuse every shard of glass available and in doing so, create a greener tomorrow.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 62 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe. Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company Sharetribe creates tools for individuals and local communities to decentralize and ultimately democratize ownership of the sharing economy. In this conversation, Douglas and Juho discuss platform cooperatives and the slow patient work of building a business focused on sustainability rather than the “unicorn ambition” of growth and profit.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 86 Juho Makkonen “Breaking the Unicorn Myth”, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5afc224b2faeed8e04002af2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Impact 59 mins – “A sleepy brain is a hungry brain. Aric Prather explores the effect sleep loss has on our health and every day living. He looks at the relationship of sleep to metabolism and inflammatory disease. Recorded on 03/20/2018. (#33593)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power 65 mins – “YouSolar has designed a stand-alone solar+battery system that works in areas with unreliable grids or no grid at all. The system is high-power and can replace diesel generators widely used in these situations. The system is plug-and-play and so fast to assemble that it can go from box to power in one hour, making it useful for disaster relief. YouSolar’s initial markets are India and Indonesia where a considerable amount of electric power is generated by dirty, noisy and expensive home diesel generators. Join us for a conversation with Leitner on what YouSolar is doing to improve global access to solar and battery power systems.” At the link find the title, “YouSolar: Solar Simplified, Power Amplified, “ right-click “Media files cc_20180509_MLF You Solar for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War and U.S. 60 mins – “Rania Khalek is an independent journalist, writer, and political commentator. Khalek has written for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Intercept, Al Jazeera, Salon, Vice, Mondoweiss, and Truthout. Khalek previously served as an associate editor for the pro-Palestinian news website The Electronic Intifada, an associate writer for AlterNet, and a regular contributor to the media watchdog “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting”. She also co-hosts the podcast “Unauthorized Disclosure”.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Testosterone 33 mins – “It is possible for athletes to over-train and cause a drop on levels of testosterone. Endocrinologist Dr. Dolores Shoback looks at low T and explores testosterone supplementation. Recorded on 03/07/2018.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Defined 35 mins – “Carlo Rovelli first became interested in the nature of time when he took LSD as a young man. Later he became curious about the world of the almost absurdly small, where time has no meaning and space is grainy. …He’s a theoretical physicist who became a household name when his book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics became an unexpected international bestseller. His concise, and poetic, introduction to the laws and beauty of physics has sold more than a million copies. He’s also a pioneer of one of the most exciting and profound ideas in modern physics, called loop quantum gravity. Early in his research career, he rejected more mainstream approaches to unifying physics (string theory for example) in favour of trying to understand the quantum nature of gravity. No one in Italy was working on this when he started to think about it in the early 1980s, and his PhD thesis was effectively unsupervised. The quantum world he studies is a billion trillion times smaller than the smallest atomic nucleus. When understood at this absurdly tiny scale, the world is ‘a frenzied swarming of quanta that appear and disappear’. It makes no sense to talk about time as we understand it, or even things. … Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli – Science Weekly podcast, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 03-42343-gnl.sci.180305.sf.cross section carlo rovelli.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S.-Russian Relations 68 mins – “Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions. In his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. Come listen to reflections on U.S.-Russia relations, election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.” At the title, “Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History of Russia, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180522_FEA_Michael Mcfaul for podcast.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

USS Maine Explosion 192 mins – “Here’s a big beast of a DHP episode, dealing with the Deep History of the sinking of the USS Maine, the origins of the Spanish-American War, and what relevance this story might have to recent events.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0160: “Remember the Maine!” & The Pageantry of American Aggression, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL5862908766.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Video Games 52 mins – “California may be home to some of the video game industry’s biggest players, but  Ralph Baer, considered by many to be “the Father of Video Games,” developed the first game console in good ol’ New Hampshire.  Today on the show, vignettes from the past, present, and future of gaming in the Granite State.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam and China 50 mins – “From Zhao Tuo to the present day, the history of the relations of these two great countries and frenemies is a great story. In this episode we enter the 20th century and explore the end of French domination in Indochina, Vietnam’s fight to unify the country and the most recent Sino-Viet history. All three Indochina Wars will be discussed and the outcomes they produced. Although this six-part series was only a simple 走马看花 overview of the subject, I hope anyone not schooled in the basics of this history is leaving the table satisfied. Cảm ơn đã lắng nghe!” At the link find the title, “CHP-202-The History of China-Vietnam Relations Part 6, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL1326388323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Evaluation 43 mins– “[first item] Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo Last week was -very- good for affordable standalone VR gear! We review the new Oculus Go, and Lenovo’s Mirage Solo! Virtual Reality for $200? Is it any good? Watch the video!… Lenovo Mirage VR Camera Google’s VR180 has a simple goal: make it easy to take pictures and record video for VR. How? Software that’s easy to use, and fairly cheap hardware. Meet Lenovo’s Mirage Camera w/ Daydream. The $299 price tag isn’t any cheaper than most consumer 3D cameras, but it’s certainly easier to operate. Stills, videos, what it does best, and how to use it (and share it with family and friends that -don’t- have VR gear) in the video!” At the link left-click “Download Episode176” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 342 – Jun 1, 2018: Afghanistan Update, Aggression, AI Sandbox, Air Pollution, A Basic Income, Bicycle Laws, Bitcoin Background, Blind Engineer, Blind Terrorist Survivor, Caring for Others, Chemical Weapons History, China Industrial Development, Conspiracy and Defamation, Crazy Cities, Disease Diagnostics, DNA Privacy, Domestic Violence, E Cigarettes, Economic Empowerment of Women, Election Security, Exoskeletons, Facebook Activities, FBI Update, Fentanyl Crisis, Food Crisis, Fusion Power, Future Prediction, Gina Haspel Senate Hearings, Globalism Failure, Honey on Wounds, Hotels for Visually Impaired, Housing for Millennials, Incels, Indian Gender Imbalance, Internet Monopoly Impact, Ketogenic Diet, Lynching in America, Marijuana in Canada, Mass Incarceration, Mental Illness, Native American Indian Basics, No One Left Behind, North Dakota Oil Fields, Poverty Myths, Presidential Job, Psychological Misconceptions, Putin and Russia, Red Famine, Robot Police, Scottish Health Care, Senator Doug Jones, Spy Secrets, Suicide of the West, Trump Investigations, Ugandan Kidnapped Girls, Veterans Affairs, White Power Movement, Women Entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg Interview

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Afghanistan Update 19 mins – “Corruption is rife in Afghanistan, and the benefit of Canadian funds to ordinary people has been called into question. But Ottawa has no official body to audit the money sent to rebuild the country.” At the link find the title, “Does Canada need U.S.-style oversight of money spent rebuilding Afghanistan?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-2ONi682Y-20180508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age of Aquarius 48 mins – “Fifty years of long, beautiful “Hair.” We’ll look at the musical that changed Broadway.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aggression P1 48 mins – “How does a just society reconcile the desire for peace, with the desire, most often by men, for violence? How much does nature stir boys, men, to fight? And to what extent can they control that stirring? Author Daemon Fairless takes IDEAS producer Mary Lynk on a road trip to try and unlock why some men are drawn to violence. They meet up with a science teacher, a MMA fighter, and a serial killer, who are profiled in his new book: Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men.” At the link find the title, “Taming the Beast: Are violent urges part of men’s nature?, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-gxDAiMIJ-20180516.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aggression P2 48 mins – “For decades psychiatry has been asking: what makes a psychopath? The list of possible explanations stretches back over centuries: demonic possession, trace metals in the body, bad mothering, violence on television, birth trauma. In Part 2 of this series, Mary O’Connell returns to an interview she did with a serial killer 20 years ago, to understand what motivated him and what insight can experts give us about the modern-day psychopath.” At the link find the title, “Creating Conscience, Part 2: A history of treating the psychopath, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jt1DTBCg-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Sandbox 30 mins – “As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent and useful, most industries are looking for ways it can benefit them; law firms are lagging behind in dedicating the time and resources to make AI work for them. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Ed Walters about AI Sandbox, Fastcase’s new artificial intelligence initiative that aims to encourage firms’ experimentation with AI. They discuss common AI projects law firms are working on and why AI is just now beginning to take root in the legal industry even after many years of budding popularity. Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C.” At the link find the title, “Digital Detectives : Fastcase’s Artificial Intelligence Sandbox, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_90.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 48 mins – “Two big reports on air pollution. One looks at the world and the other zeroes in on California. We’ll look at the big takeaways, and more.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Seekers 47 mins – “A caravan of Central American migrants, requesting asylum in the United States. The Trump administration says fraudulent claims will be prosecuted. Setting up a clash over the right to asylum in America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atul Gawande on Health Care 57 mins – “Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Basic Income 52 mins – “Guy Standing, one of the world’s most prominent researchers and authors on the subject of basic income, talks about the evolution of the idea, the results of basic income pilot experiments, and how it can be made a reality on a larger scale.”” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link right-click “Direct download: FTP52.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bears in Canada 57 mins – “Bears hold a powerful place in the human psyche. From early cave drawings and myths as old as language itself, to modern scientific research, the family Ursidae has captivated the imaginations of humans around the world. At the heart of our obsession are contradictions: a magnetism that draws us in and fear that pushes us away. Contributing producer Molly Segal explores the stories we share about bears, what they say about us and our future.” At the link find the title, “Roaming Imagination: What the stories we tell about bears say about us (Encore November 22, 2017), Apr, 2018,” Media files ideas-FSIikKwC-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycle Laws 42 mins – “ If you ask John Forester, there’s a war being fought, between the forces that want to eject cyclists from the roads, and those that want to preserve their right to ride. According to him, it’s been underway for at least a century, and environmentalists and cycling advocates have all been co-opted by the car lobby.” At the link find the title, “Stay In Your Lane, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4095742986.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birth in a Car 45 mins – “When you’re expecting a baby, it’s common to take some time to write out a birth plan. (Well, more like birth wishes.) But you know what no one ever plans for? Giving birth in their car.” At the link find the title, “#157 Car Births, Call-In Style, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files bd46e7c7-b391-45c1-8acf-57bd85940f4e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Background 42 mins – “Thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just e-mail. Its potential is much more exciting than that.” At the link find the title, “Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast032714.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Engineer 21 mins – “Aira once again offers a feature presentation: A Conversation with John Herzog. John is an Accessibility Solutions Engineer with AT&T. He sits down with the Blind Abilities Team to share an in depth look at his life as a blind man: his youth, education and his time at law school. John also shares his thoughts on a variety of issues, including blindness, social interactions and Aira, the visual interpreter for the blind.” At the link find the title, “Aira Presents: A Conversation With John Herzog – Accessibility Solutions Engineer With AT&T, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files JohnATTM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Terrorist Survivor 29 mins – “Michael Hingson talks about his employment journey and how everything he has done in his past has led him to Aira. And that is what Michael brings to his new Strategic Sales position at Aira. He is not new to Aira as he has been involved for over 2 and a half years and understands completely how Aira brings instant access to information. Michael is well known for his Best Selling book titled, Thunder Dog. Telling the story about his experience surrounding the escape from Tower 1 during the September 11th terrorist attacks. Join Michael Hingson at the National Federation of the Blind convention in Orlando Florida and hear about what led him to the 74th floor of Tower 1 and his journey to Aira. You can read more about Michael Hingson on his web site and join his newsletter as well as find links for his books and news releases.” At the link find the title, “Aira Presents: Michael Hingson – Bringing the Thunder to Aira, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Michael Hingson Bringing the Thunder to Aira.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Preservation 56 mins – “Preserving your brain might kill you, but it could it help you live forever; The Great Barrier Reef sounds sick, so baby fish aren’t attracted to it; Ancient Peruvians sacrificed 140 children by tearing their hearts out; Could this Pentagon-developed ‘ray gun’ have stopped the Toronto van attack?; The first bird beak came with teeth as well; Will the Earth ever have a ‘dark side’?” At the link find the title, “Preserving brains for uploading, Coral reefs sound sick, South American child sacrifice and more…A ray-gun to stop rogue vehicles, the first bird beak and the Earth’s ‘dark side’. May, 2018,” right-click “Media files quirksaio-RfamlQJ4-20180504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camels in Australia 30 mins – “In the Australian Outback survival is tough for plants, animals and people. Food and water are always in short supply. If anyone, or anything, takes too much it can spell disaster. Peter Hadfield travels into the red heart of the continent on the trail of a surprising threat to the delicate balance- wild camels.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caring for Others 20 mins – “Tom Walker visits Jean McKeegan, who is a carer for her elderly father and wonders if there are any other blind carers who would share their experiences with her. Columnist Dave Williams on interacting as a blind man with a sighted world. And in her last edition as programme producer, Cheryl Gabriel shares her useful contacts with listener Jane Moore, who has recently been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration.” At the link you can listen, but not download however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Chemical Weapons History 48 mins – “[first item] A scientific history of chemical weapons; Kamikaze ants blow themselves up and cover their victims with killer slime; Deep-diving ‘sea nomads‘ have evolved an internal scuba tank; Trans Mountain spill ‘could have significant impacts’ says Canadian government scientist; One of the most venomous fish in the ocean also has switchblade eyes; Why doesn’t life continue to spontaneously occur around hydrothermal vents in the ocean?” At the link find the title, “Chemical weapons history, exploding ant, switchblade fish and more, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files quirksaio-qnYGweRB-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Worlds Fair 48 mins – “The World’s Columbian Exposition opened 125 years ago this month. Known today as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, it put the emerging United States and its host city on shining display. So, on this episode, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the fairgrounds. They’ll discuss how electric power – a new experience for many Americans – illuminated the White City. And they’ll consider how this presentation of American progress came at a cost.” At the link find the title, “Shock of the New: The Legacy of the 1893 World’s Fair, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7308313441.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Philosophers 47 mins – “Why were we born? Is life just a dream? What makes something wrong or right? Children often ask questions like these — sometimes to the exasperation of their parents. But children really want to know why the world is the way it is. And they want to know how we know. Maybe that’s because they’re open, curious and inquisitive — they’re natural philosophers.” At the link find the title, “Playdoh’s Republic: Children as natural philosophers (Encore December 19,2017), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-UZImsRiv-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Industrial Development 47 mins – “Top American trade officials are set to negotiate in Beijing. How will China take Trump’s tough trade demands? We’ll dive in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Smartphones 21 mins – “Is it protection or paranoia? The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei or ZTE. Both makers deny the surveillance, but the idea of cyber snooping comes with precedence.” At the link find the title, “Is the Chinese government using smartphones to spy on you? “ right-click “Media files Is the Chinese government using smartphones to spy on you.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conspiracy and Defamation 48 mins – “Alex Jones built his Infowars brand on conspiratorial thinking and table-pounding rage. This week, we look at the three lawsuits testing whether Jones can sustain his business on lies alone. After the LGBT-rights advocate David Buckel committed suicide in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this past weekend, we review the difficult history of self-immolation and we zoom in on one such incident, in Texas in 2014. Plus, an LSD retrospective, featuring never-before-heard audio from author Ken Kesey’s acid-fueled hijinks.” At the link right click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Crazy Cities 32 mins – “How will technology shape our future? There is no doubt that automation will evolve and life will change. Technology will have a profound effect on what’s ahead in the coming years. We can barely keep up with the pace at which it is expanding. So what will our lives be like in the future?” At the link find the title, “Crazy tech is coming to us you’ll either love or hate, May, 2018,” right-click “ Media files Crazy tech is coming to us youll either love or hate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Disinformation 83 mins – “On May 3, the National Constitution Center hosted a traveling America’s Town Hall panel at Stanford Law School to discuss the effects of digital disinformation on democracy today. We the People host Jeffrey Rosen was joined by Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Nick Pickles, Senior Public Policy Strategist at Twitter, Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at YouTube, as well as Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School and Larry Kramer President of the Hewlett Foundation. They discuss whether digital disinformation poses a threat, what its effect on speech, democracy, and government regulation might be, and the role of the Internet and social media in combatting disinformation.” At the link find the title, “Social Media and Digital Disinformation, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY1455040242.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Privacy 49 mins – “The European Union is getting ready to enact sweeping new digital privacy laws. Facebook says it’s going comply. Is what’s good for Europe good for the U.S.?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Director Du Vernay 44 mins – “Katie and Brian revisit the time they interviewed Ava DuVernay at Disney’s studios in Burbank, California. They talk with the inimitable director of Selma and 13th about everything from A Wrinkle In Time to her relationship with Oprah. They also discuss #OscarsSoWhite, criminal justice and the AvaDuVernayBarbie doll. Plus, how Ava made the leap from publicizing movies to directing them.” At the link find the title, “55.5 Ava DuVernay: Groundbreaker, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3f20b0ee-81ad-436b-90b8-42f3e6ba5f68.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disease Diagnostics 44 mins – “How are new diseases detected in a clinical microbiology lab? Melissa Miller talks about the time it takes to develop a test for a new disease (hint: it’s getting shorter). She also shares her definition of ‘point-of-care’ diagnostics and explains the major trends for clinical microbiology labs.” At the link find the title, “081: Developing infectious disease diagnostics with Melissa Miller, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diseases from Bugs 47 mins – “Amid warming weather, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a surge in tick-borne diseases. We’ll talk about what you can do to prevent them.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Privacy 47 mins – “More than a million Americans are sharing their DNA with ancestry websites. That helped the cops find the Golden State Killer. Good police work, but troubling implications for privacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 46 mins – “Why do women go back to men who hit them? One woman tells her story in the week New York’s Attorney General is forced to resign.” At the link find the title, “The Complexities Behind Domestic Violence, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_610501746.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

E Cigarettes 33 mins – “Smokers want to vape, it can help them quit, and it’s less harmful than smoking, say Paul Aveyard professor of behavioural medicine at the University of Oxford. But Kenneth C Johnson, adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa, argues that smokers who vape are generally less likely to quit and is concerned about youth vaping as a gateway to smoking, dual use, and potential harms from long term use.” At the link find the title, “E-cigarettes – debating the evidence, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 433935180-bmjgroup-e-cigarettes-debating-the-evidence.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Empowerment of Women 60 mins – “The Changing Landscape in Women’s Economic Empowerment, May, 2018.” At the link find the title as in this description, right-click “Media files Event Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Election Security 43 mins – “Eric Rosenbach moderates a conversation between former homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco and current Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams on election security.” At the link right-click “Direct download: MonacoWilliams_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exoskeletons 53 mins – “This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?” At the link find the title, “Enter the Exos, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Facebook Activities 58 mins – “This week’s Intelligence Squared podcast features Jamie Bartlett, tech journalist and author of The People vs Tech in conversation with the New Statesman’s Deputy Editor Helen Lewis. In this in-depth discussion on the politics of technology, they explored the addictive nature of social media and whether the tech giants are a threat to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Jamie Bartlett in conversation with Helen Lewis on how the internet is threatening our freedoms, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fatbergs in Sewers 24 mins – “Fatbergs are giant congealed masses of grease, oil and other detritus improperly flushed into city sewers. A program in London, Ont., aims to educated people on how to properly dispose of fatberg-feeding materials to prevent damage to the city’s underground infrastructure.” At the link find the title, “Only you can prevent gross, smelly fatbergs from clogging up city sewers, says inspector, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mz1VzLXA-20180501.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FBI Update 60 mins – “On the opening weekend of the Newseum’s newly updated exhibit, “Inside Today’s FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror,” former FBI deputy director Timothy P. Murphy and journalist Garrett Graff talk about how the agency is taking on a new generation of international terrorists.” At the link find the title, “Today’s FBI, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files IM_20151114.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fentanyl Crisis 48 mins – “Fentanyl has destroyed lives in the opioid addiction crisis. Now it’s ravaging new victims who aren’t using heroin. How’s it getting to people who don’t know they’re taking it?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Crisis 49 mins – “We’re facing what could be a devastating crisis—how to feed ourselves without destroying the ecosystems we depend on. We already produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Yet 800 million people are undernourished, while another 2 billion are overweight or obese. And at the same time, almost one third of the food we produce goes to waste. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph we seek out creative solutions to a looming disaster. In this episode we hear from waste expert Tammara Soma and international food security expert Tim Benton.” At the link find the title, “Confronting the ‘perfect storm’: How to feed the future (Encore November 16, 2017), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-7PMB3Rzo-20180427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Will or Not 45 mins – “We talk to biologist Kenneth R. Miller about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will.” At the link find the title, “How We Evolved to Have Free Will, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5b29c57c-275e-4bfe-b83b-302bb3c76f25.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fusion Power 27 mins – “Clean, cheap fusion energy would change everything for the better. Our next guest, William Tang, has spent a career at the forefront of that field, currently as principal research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He’s also one of the world’s foremost experts on how the science of fusion energy, and high-performance computing intersect. Now, he sees new tools — deep learning and artificial intelligence — being put to work to enable big-data-driven discovery in key scientific endeavors, such a the quest to deliver Fusion energy.” At the link find the title, “How Deep Learning Can Accelerate the Quest for Cheap, Clean Fusion Energy – Ep. 55,” left-click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Predictions 49 mins – “Back in the old days, if your species was faced with an existential threat, you were stuck hoping for some advantageous mutation. Maybe an extra fin or a slightly more sophisticated eyeball. Outwitting fate was pretty much out of the question. And as much as we might prefer to just go binge-watch something and forget about it, there are several plausible scenarios whereby humanity could face extinction in the too-close-for-comfort future. Happily, thanks to our very large brains and thinkers like my guest today, theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, we have options. Dr. Kaku’s latest book is The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth.” At the link find the title, “136. Michio Kaku (physicist) – Timid Monkeys on Mars, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4461753806.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geoengineering 26 mins – “Some scientists believe solar geoengineering could be a key tool in combating climate change, but the risks are unclear, and there are concerns that it could become a political tool to argue against cutting carbon emissions.” At the link find the title, “Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic is political taboo, says scientist, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-kt4SSHQr-20180510.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gibson Bankruptcy 26 mins – “Gibson, the iconic creator of electric guitars, filed for bankruptcy protection this week. Is it the end of rock ‘n’ roll as we know it? Different industry voices weigh in.” At the link find the title, “Do guitar industry struggles signal the death of rock ‘n’ roll? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-GtDEX9uX-20180504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gina Haspel Senate Hearings 75 mins – “Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, testified for two-and-a-half hours on her nomination before the Senate intelligence committee. We cut out all the opening statements, all of the repeated questions, and in this episode, we’re bringing you the distilled version of everything that’s important from the hearing.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Gina Haspel with No Bull mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gliders in Stratosphere 111 mins – “The Perlan Project aims to fly gliders into the stratosphere by exploiting mountain waves in order to better understand those waves and to explore the edge of what gliders can do. In fact, last September, they broke the world altitude record for gliders. In this episode we chat about the project, the airplane and the flying with engineer Lars Bensch and pilot Jim Payne.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globalism Failure 48 mins – “He was a booster for globalism. Now Ian Bremmer says it’s failed — and he sees trouble ahead. We speak with the author about his new book, “Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hemophilia History 60 mins – “Dr. Vivek R. Sharma presents “Hemophilia in the 21st Century: Current Practice and Future Directions” by first discussing the history of hemophilia.  He then discusses management throughout the years and finally, the remaining challenges.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeostasis 61 mins – “Why can’t we all just get along? And conversely, why do we sometimes get along so well, building cathedrals, inventing Democracy, symphonies, and stuff that that? According to my guest today, the answer is as old as life itself. In the behaviors of the most ancient forms of bacteria, single-celled organisms without a nucleus, we can see the seeds of civilization as we know it, for better and for worse. They form collectives. They go to war. The key is homeostasis—the imperative of all life to avoid harm and seek to flourish. I’m delighted to be speaking today with neuroscientist and philosopher Antonio Damasio. He heads the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California and is the author of DESCARTES’ ERROR and the new book THE STRANGE ORDER OF THINGS: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures.” At the link find the title, “144. Antonio Damasio (neuroscientist & philosopher) – Where is My Mind?, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3756582503.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honey on Wounds [2nd Item] 28 mins – “China surveils emotions? by Ian Woolf, Nural Cokcetin talks about the therapeutic properties of honey,” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hotels for Visually Impaired 20 mins – “In 2016 it was announced that three hotels which catered specially for the blind and partially sighted were to be sold. The sites in Windermere and Weston-Super-Mare have already changed hands – and now the Cliffden Hotel in Teignmouth has been added to the portfolio of mainstream provider Starboard Hotels. We sent our reporter Tom Walker to take a look, talking to the management team about what hospitality lessons can be applied across their other sites. And sticking with the holiday theme, we speak to Chris and Mike McMillan, two travel veterans who tell us their tips and tricks to make your break go smoothly.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing for Millennials 47 mins – “From San Francisco, to Seattle, to San Antonio — we’re looking at the crisis of affordability in the country’s hottest housing markets.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Enforcement 100 mins – “Within days of the inauguration, the Trump administration announced sweeping changes that are reshaping the immigration enforcement system in the U.S. interior by which removable noncitizens are arrested, detained, and deported. In ways big and small, the administration is reorienting the enforcement system. At the same time, there is growing pushback, particularly from states and localities unwilling to cooperate with federal enforcement. How do arrests and deportations under the Trump administration compare to past administrations? How are state and local governments, civil society, and consulates responding? What are the impacts of new policies on federal enforcement, federal-state-local enforcement relationships, and immigrant communities? To assess the changes and their impacts, Migration Policy Institute researchers visited 15 jurisdictions across the United States, both those cooperating, such as Houston, and those limiting cooperation, such L […]” At the link find the title, “The Changing Landscape of Interior Immigration Enforcement Under Trump, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files Immigration_Enforcement_Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incels 48 mins – “The suspect in the Toronto van attack embraced a misogynist ideology. We’ll look at so-called “incels,” and how the internet is inflaming toxic masculinity.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Gender Imbalance 24 mins – “A gender imbalance of more men than women in India is a societal consequence that promotes a culture of devaluing women, says an advocate for women’s health and safety.” At the link find the title, “Is India’s gender imbalance to blame for rise in violence against women? “ right-click “Media files current-rAUSUrny-20180425.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Integrated Medicine 47 mins – “Compassion may be the cure. Dr. David Rakel shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Monopoly Impact 48 mins – “The unfulfilled promise of the internet has been a long-term concern of Digital Media and Global Affairs expert Dr. Taylor Owen, who delivers the 2017 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. He argues the reality of the internet is now largely one of control, by four platform companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple — worth a combined $2.7 trillion — and their impact on democracy is deeply troubling.” At the link find the title, “How Internet Monopolies Threaten Democracy (Encore Dec 15, 2017), May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-wxINtwuy-20180504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jake Tapper 42 mins – “As CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper is often focused on breaking news and the latest political stories, but the host of The Lead and State of the Union switched things up a bit for his latest project. Tapper’s new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 Washington, D.C., during Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s Communist “witch hunt.” He says that although 64 years separate his characters from today’s political players, many of the themes apply. “I thought it would be fun to try to capture the ‘swamp’ and some other things about Washington and talk about 2018 in some ways, but … from the lens of 1954,” Tapper says. Tapper describes McCarthy’s efforts to attack and ruin opponents as “very resonant” to the current political climate: “They say history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. And there’s a lot of rhyming when you read about McCarthy and when you think about President Trump.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Market Trends 47 mins – “If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We’ll look behind the numbers.” At the link find the title, “There’s A Job For You: As Labor Market Grows, Where Is It Heading? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_610118823.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet 32 mins – “People who love the ketogenic diet swear it boosts their brainpower, melts their fat, and makes them better athletes. Is it true? To find out, we go keto. And, we talk to some scientists: neuroscientist Dom D’Agostino, medical researcher Eric Verdin, and nutritionist Louise Bourke. Also, Wendy’s mum drops in.” At the link find the title, “Ketogenic Diet… Is Fat Good For You?, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT7096383319.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership 74 mins – “What do Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ernest Shackleton, and Abraham Lincoln have in common, aside from being historical figures you’ve probably heard of? That’s the question my guest today tries to answer in her new book Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times. At a time when trustworthy leadership seems in short supply, it examines what real leadership is and how it comes about. Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School whose research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact.” At the link find the title, “120. Nancy Koehn (Historian) – Holdin’ on for a Hero, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5329917651.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership 73 mins – “How did the CEO of a real estate development company become chairman of an airline? How can a competent manager learn to trust his subordinates? Joel Peterson, Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways and author of The 10 Laws of Trust, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his career at Trammell Crow and JetBlue and how the concept of trust, outlined in his book, has helped his career. He closes the conversation with a discussion of how he overcame his personal weaknesses that would have handicapped his career–or as he puts it, how he “rewrote his operating system.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Lithium Uses 58 mins – “In this episode for broadcast on April 21, 2018, learn how low-dose lithium may help treat mental illness, and how bipolar disorder can disrupt everyday life. How does lithium help?” At the link right-click “Download MP3,” then select “MP3” as a download option for a free copy of the podcast.

Lynching in America 49 mins – “The new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honors the victims of lynching and racial terrorism in the U.S. ‘Fresh Air’ looks back on the history of lynching, including the grotesque picture postcards sold as lynching mementos. Historian Philip Dray and collector James Allen join us. Also contributor Mat Johnson talks about how his great-grandfather escaped being lynched.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Maoism 82 mins – “On Mass: Maoism, Hip Hop, & Black Panther, May, 2018; Breht welcomes on the host of On Mass podcast Mubarik. Also known for his music under the stage name Emay.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Marijuana in Canada 48 mins – “[first item] Doctor’s group wants to scrap Canada’s medical cannabis program’ Right stuff, wrong gender – the true story of the women who almost went to the moon; An ancient giant sloth hunt, frozen in time; Study after study has shown that corporate anti-bias training doesn’t work; How do tiny songbirds sing so loud, for so long?” At the link find the title,” Scrap medical weed; women in space; and more”, Apr, 2018, right-click “Media files quirksaio-Kh5PnVfo-20180427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Habitat 29 mins – “Today we bring you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show “The Habitat.” The true story of six volunteers picked to live on a fake planet.” At the link find the title, “Introducing The Habitat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT1814854148.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarceration 48 mins – “Yale Law professor James Forman Jr., son of civil rights activists, says that African-American leaders seeking to combat drugs and crime often supported policies that disproportionately targeted the black community. He received a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his nonfiction book ‘Locking Up Our Own.’ Also, critic Ken Tucker reviews ‘Invasion of Privacy’ by rapper Cardi B.” At the link find the title, “’Crime And Punishment In Black America’ May, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_610523375.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Policy Improvements 27 mins _ Do surgeons need to “warm-up” before they start an operation? New research from the UK shows that skilled surgeons speed up after the first operation of the day – especially if they repeat the same procedure on the next patient. A trainee surgeon and a neuroscientist analysed data from operating lists of highly-experienced surgeons in private hospitals – and now want to create a warm-up routine which could help all surgeons. Prescription medicines are now free for everyone under the age of 25 in the Canadian Province of Ontario – an estimated 4 million people. Those behind the OHIP PLUS policy hope that the 1 in 10 Canadian families who have struggled to pay for medications will now be able to buy them. We hear from one woman who could not afford the drugs to control her epilepsy – and how some want free prescriptions rolled out to everyone. This week is World Immunization Week – designed to concentrate efforts to improve the take-up of vaccinations. Gretchen Chapman who’s Professor of Social and Decision Science at Carnegie Mellon University in the US says that simple things like reminders are the best way to boost the number of vaccinations.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Mental Illness 59 mins – “This week we interview Barbara Lipska. Barbara is a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness and she has an absolutely fascinating story to tell. It would be unfair to give anything away from the interview or the book, so download the episode and give it a listen!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 31 mins – “How can policymakers deal with the urgent crises of the day without neglecting important issues of long-term strategy? Ambassador Dennis Ross has advised presidents from both parties since the 1980s, and he literally wrote the book on diplomacy and statecraft. In this episode, he connects the dots between immediate policy challenges in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, as well as the rising threat of a regional war, to chart a wider policy agenda for securing the most vital American interests in the Middle East.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Migrant Rescue Ship 47 mins – “When the crew of the Aquarius picked up a migrant boat in the Mediterranean late last year, they found the body of a young woman on board. CBC correspondent Megan Williams was on board; she set out to find out who this woman was, and how she died.” At the lik find the title, “The body on the boat: How a mystery unravelled on a migrant rescue ship, and the toll it took on an MSF doctor, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BlEkmMoa-20180423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Milk History 26 mins – “Milk has been the topic of all sorts of debate, from health benefits to pasteurization. Author Mark Kurlansky looks at the most primal nutrient and the food fights its caused throughout the ages.” At the link find the title, “Milk might be history’s most controversial food, says author, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-GVXhEvOG-20180508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Indian Basics 30 mins – “On today’s NativeTalk.net program with Cliff & Jason, we start with National Penguin Day including a few fun penguin facts. Then we dive into the new Trump administration idea of reclassifying Native Americans as a ‘race’ rather than sovereign tribal citizens for the purposes of Medicaid. This would allow states with rules requiring 20 – 80 hours of work in order to be eligible for Medicaid to apply to Natives as well. We oppose this idea. Then, in an effort to help those who may be struggling in life and who feel they don’t have the tools to succeed in their lives, we go over a few ways to clarify your values. Life is lived from the inside out, and to be successful you must know who you are, what you believe, and what you stand for. The very core of your personality are your values, which determine your beliefs, which shape your expectations, dictate your attitude, and in turn control your actions. We want you to be happy, and we want you to succeed!” At the link find the title, “Trump Wants To classify Natives As A ‘Race’ & Clarify Your Life Values, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files trump-wants-to-classify-natives-as-a-race-clarify-your-life-values.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

No One Left Behind 24 mins – “U.S. Army Captain Matt Zeller says he wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Janis Shinwari, an Afghan Translator who saved his life during an ambush. Years later, Zeller had the chance to return the favor to Janis — and many others. But thousands more still need help.” At thelink find the title, “The American Soldier Who Wouldn’t Leave His Translator Behind, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files NOLB_Crazy Good Turns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Dakota Oil Fields 47 mins – “Stories from North Dakota. Deep inside the boom-and-bust world of America’s oil frontier. We take a look at “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Waste Control 21 mins – “First Nations leaders say that plans for a permanent nuclear waste storage facility in Ontario are dangerous, but one nuclear expert argues that fears are overblown.” At the link find the title, “Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is ‘an accident waiting to happen,’ says Indigenous leader, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cQtKvdaF-20180423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obesity and Liver Disease 57 mins – “In this presentation Dr. Craig McClain discusses nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as the #1 cause of liver disease. He then presents various cases and current treatment for patients with NASH as life style modifications, vitamin E, HCC monitoring, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Online Business Game 26 mins – “Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible – a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office. This week’s episode was reported by Karen Duffin (www.karenbduffin.com).” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Literature 47 mins – “Among the global scholarly publishing community, open access is a well-established fact. A study appearing in February 2018 in the OA mega-journal PeerJ estimated that at least 28% of the scholarly literature is OA – some 19 million articles in total. The researchers also found that the OA proportion is rising, driven particularly by growth in Gold and Hybrid business models. The same study also corroborated the so-called “open-access citation advantage” – finding that OA articles receive 18% more citations than average, an effect driven primarily by Green and Hybrid OA. Mandates to authors and publishers from the Wellcome Trust as well as various governments have advanced the OA cause considerably – and raised many questions for all the key stakeholders in academia. Indeed, the evolving relationship of publishers and institutional libraries particularly faces critical challenges.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic Overview 7 mins – “North America is in the midst of its most serious drug-overdose crisis in history. From 1999 through 2015, drug-overdose deaths approximately tripled in the United States, and the majority of such deaths now involve an opioid. In 2016 alone, there were 64,000 drug-overdose deaths in the United States — more than the total number of U.S. military deaths during the Vietnam War. As a result, and despite gains in other areas of medicine and public health, the United States recently experienced its first major decline in life expectancy since 1993….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osteopathic Medicine 43 mins – “Today, I speak with Dr. William “Bill” Mayo, the President-Elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and a practicing ophthalmologist. He graduated from medical school in 1981 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine or also known as KCCOM. He shares things about osteopathic medicine – the merger, dealing with the stigma, residency, exposure, and so much more! In 2017, I published The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview, which has been well-received by students. This year, we are releasing the second published book in the series called, The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT. Visit the MCATbook.com to get notified. The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement will also be out later this year.” At the link find the title, “283: Common Questions Premeds Have About Osteopathic Medicine, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files PMY283.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Philosophy Relevance 48 mins – “As universities come under increasing pressure to prove their economic value — to both students and the business world — the humanities seem to be the first things put on the chopping block. And more than most disciplines, a philosophy degree is considered to be of dubious value. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, we revisit interviews with thinkers who make the case for philosophy’s enduring relevance, particularly as our lives and our society becomes more enmeshed in technology.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files: Philosophy outside the Ivory Tower, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-JoRi3Eov-20180507.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Management 22 mins – “Can anything cure what ails America? What’s a “genius”, exactly? In this week’s episode of Big Think’s Think Again podcast, we air part two of our conversation with legendary hardcore musician and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. Interview clips from Paul Ekman and James Gleick launch a discussion of a nation divided and the character traits of “geniuses”. At the link find the title, “9. Henry Rollins (Artist), pt. II – American Trauma/The Word “Genius”, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files PP2488668221.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Imbalances 75 mins – “From University of Alberta’s decision to award David Suzuki an honourary degree raising questions about corporate influence on campus; to determining if the incel movement is dangerous; to a trip through the heart of Texas with author Lawrence Wright … This is The Current.” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for April 26, 2018 – The Current, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-W2XMjBoJ-20180426.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Myths 52 mins – “Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens. So in 2016, we presented “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” a series exploring how our understanding of poverty is shaped not by facts, but by private presumptions, media narratives, and the tales of the American Dream. This week we’re revisiting part of that series.” At the link right click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Job 47 mins – “How the presidency became impossible—we’ll talk to John Dickerson about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychological Misconceptions 75 mins – “We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — “bystander apathy” and “steep learning curve” and “hard-wired.” Most of the time, they don’t actually mean what we think they mean. But don’t worry — the experts are getting it wrong, too.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin and Russia 48 mins – “An American in Russia. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul tells his story about living there, and shares his take on world affairs, now.” At the link find the title, “Former Ambassador Michael McFaul On Russia, The U.S. & The World, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_610132760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rajneesh Affair 67 mins – “In New York City, where we all live in little boxes on top of one another, “Ignore thy neighbor” is a reasonable coping strategy. Live and let live, right? To each her own. But what’s the tipping point at which thy neighbor becomes simply too numerous, too loud, too different to ignore? I’d submit that whoever you are. Wherever you locate yourself on that spectrum of tolerance. You too, have your limits. In the mid 1980s, a group of people in Oregon discovered their tipping point when a massive commune moved in next door. The Baghwan Shree Rajneesh and thousands of his followers decided to build a city in the middle of nowhere—a utopia on Earth. Only it was the middle of somewhere for the mostly white, mostly Christian residents of a tiny nearby town. It was home, and like most humans, they weren’t too excited about the idea of radical, unexpected change in their own backyard. I, on the other hand, am very excited to be here today with the Way Brothers — Chaplain and MacLain… They’re the directors of the fabulous Netflix documentary Wild, Wild, Country, which tells the very American story of this clash of cultures. There’s god, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. Like I said – it’s about as American as it gets.” At the link find the title, “143. The Way Brothers (documentary filmmakers) – City On a Hill, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY3884959452.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rajneesh Movement 34 mins – “Back in the early 1980s, thousands of followers of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh descended upon a 64,000 acre piece of land in central Oregon to found their utopia. The Rajneeshees had millions of dollars at their disposal and an ideology based on meditation, raising consciousness and free love — one that Bhagwan’s young American and European followers found seemingly irresistible. And one that the local people in the adjacent town of Antelope, Oregon, population 40, saw as an evil threat. Cult or utopian project? Menace or marvel? Brothers MacLain and Chapman Way, directors of the new Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country, leave it to their viewers to decide, presenting the story in a way that illuminates how the conventions of documentary shape our perceptions….” At the link right click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ray Dalio CEO Interview 78 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the founder and longtime C.E.O. of Bridgewater Associates, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.At the link find the title, “Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Red Famine 48 mins – “Paul Kennedy in conversation with historian Anne Applebaum, winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize. The journalist and academic won the prestigious nonfiction award for her book, “Red Famine”. It tells the story of how Stalin’s collective farming policies in the early 1930s induced starvation among 3 million Ukrainian peasants. The book argues that this act was no byproduct of bad policy decisions, but instead a deliberate effort to crush Ukrainian nationalism and resistance —with repercussions that extend into our own era of Russian-Ukrainian tensions.” At the link find the title, “Starving out resistance: Anne Applebaum on Stalin’s deliberate famine in Ukraine, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-JOQWnTr0-20180508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Police 33 mins – “In this future there are no more human police officers. Is that even possible? The future of policing is a really really complicated topic. And it’s also, and this might be the understatement of the year, a controversial one. On this episode we’re not going to try and give you a full picture of what the future of policing might be. That would take hours. Instead, we’re going to focus on two really specific pieces of this topic. First we talk to Madeline Ashby, futurist and science fiction writer, about robots, and what it might be like if we replaced human law enforcement with robotic law enforcement. Then, we talk to historian and writer Walidah Imarisha, about a future with no cops at all. We also hear from Doug Wyllie, the Editor at Large for PoliceOne, who, perhaps unsurprisingly, doesn’t like either proposal.” At the link find the title, “Robocop, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scottish Health Care 43 mins – “Harry Burns was a surgeon, who gave up his career in that discipline to become a public health doctor. Eventually that lead to him being the last Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, and now he’s professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde. Scotland has always had a separate NHS, but since devolution, the parliament there has had much more autonomy in running the country – and Harry has seemed to manage to convince them that improving health means improving the social determinants of health.” At the link find the title, “Harry Burns – the social determinants of Scotland, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 432696126-bmjgroup-harry-burns-the-social-determinants-of-scotland.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Senator Doug Jones 79 mins – “In December, Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in ruby-red Alabama in 25 years. This week, Katie and Brian make their way to Washington, D.C. for an extended interview with Senator Jones in his new office. They talk about the ongoing dysfunction in the Senate, Jones’ upset victory over his embattled Republican opponent Roy Moore, and they dig into a grab-bag of current events. Plus, they delve into Jones’ life story, from his teen years in Alabama’s newly-integrated public schools to his role in prosecuting two KKK members for a 1963 church bombing that killed four African American girls.” At the link find the title, “60. Mr. Jones Goes to Washington, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5c5ca4e5-5d2d-429e-91bd-6bbaed4fe311.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Changes 36 mins – “I admit it. I confess. I’ve got a touch of what my guest today calls “progressophobia”. Ever since Charles Dickens got hold of me back in middle school, and William Blake after that, I’ve been a little suspicious of the Great Onward March of science and technology. Gene therapy, healthier crops, safer, more efficient forms of nuclear energy? Very nice, very nice. But what about eugenics, climate change, and Fukushima? For every problem human ingenuity solves, doesn’t human nature create a new one, on a bigger scale? Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart? But you know what? After devouring all 453 pages and 75 graphs of psychologist Steven Pinker’s new book ENLIGHTENMENT NOW, I admit defeat. The defeat of defeatism. This man has done the math. Since the 18th century things have been getting better in pretty much every dimension of human well-being. Health, safety, education, happiness, you name it… And we’ve done it with the most reliable tools we have: reason, science, and Enlightenment humanism.” At the link find the title, “138. Steven Pinker (Cognitive Scientist) – The Defeat of Defeatism, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2598455363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spondylo Arthropathies 27 mins – “In this first of a two part series, Dr. Charles Moore discusses ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, anti-synthetase syndrome and scleroderma including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria and treatments.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Secrets 75 mins – “Jason Hanson is the author of SPY SECRETS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected.Jason is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and successful contestant on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank. Hanson teaches everyday citizens to defend themselves at his Spy Escape and Evasion school. He has been interviewed by major media outlets for his security expertise, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and The Huffington Post. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah with his Family. He joins us today to discuss his new book, Survive Like a Spy, threats to our safety, surviving a kidnapping and more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suicide of West 87 mins – “Jonah Goldberg of National Review talks about his latest book, Suicide of the West, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Goldberg argues that both capitalism and democracy are at risk in the current contentious political environment. He argues that we take for granted what he calls “the miracle”–the transformation of the standard of living in the democracies with market economies. Goldberg argues that unless we actively work to preserve our political and economic systems, the forces of populism, nationalism, and tribalism will work steadily to destroy them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Civil War 48 mins – “[first item] This year’s batch of spring releases will have you informed, inspired and possibly in love.Featuring: Today, Explained, CBC’s Alone, Safe Space, Slow Burn, Caught, and By the Book.” At the link find the title, “New Spring Podcasts Worth Following, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files podcastplaylist-uwxgNrqe-20180426.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tribalism 47 mins – “I don’t know about you, but for me, middle school was horrible. I arrived at an all-male school in a still very homophobic era as a small, nervous, Michael Jackson fanatic. Don’t worry – I’m going somewhere with this. For three years, life was hell. Then I found my tribe—the drama nerds. Maybe we couldn’t beat you up, but you had to respect the artistry. In high school, Tribalism was power. My guest today is Yale Law professor Amy Chua, who shook the Internet up a few years back with her book BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER. What upset some progressive American parents most, it seems, was the suggestion that they were members of a parenting tribe. A cultural bubble with its own fallible set of assumptions. In her powerful new book POLITICAL TRIBES: GROUP INSTINCT AND THE FATE OF NATIONS, Amy points out that long past high school, group instinct is much stronger than Americans generally like to admit. And that this cognitive blind spot has led to our repeatedly shooting ourselves in the foot, at home and abroad.” At the link find the title, “137. Amy Chua (author, attorney) – U.S. & Them, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY6973608935.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Investigations 24 mins – “Virginia Heffernan is joined by her co-host, Jacob Weisberg, to chat about pornstars, hush money, sex, and lies as enhanced by Rudy Giuliani this week.” At the link find the title, “Michael Avenatti is Beating Trump at His Own Game, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2970981542.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ugandan Kidnapped Girls 25 mins – “Grace Acan was among 139 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army in 1996. After years in captivity, she escaped and now helps other conflict survivors to find their place in the world.” At the link find the title, “Grace Acan spent years as a captive of Ugandan rebels, now she helps casualties of war rebuild their lives, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-6eYLgZc9-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veterans Affairs 48 mins – “Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, has withdrawn from consideration. Fixing the VA won’t be easy for whoever ends up running it. There’s a political battle going on, but we’ll look at the deeper systemic challenges still facing the VA.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virus Types 62 mins – “Charlie Rice gives the history of learning to grow hepatitis C virus in culture, from pitfalls to hurdles and successes along the 20-year journey. He also talks about yellow fever virus, its vaccine, and the importance of curiosity-driven research At the link find the title, “082: The struggle to study hepatitis C virus with Charlie Rice, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM082.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Power Movement 37 mins – “In Aug. 2017, many Americans were shocked to see neo-Nazis and members of the so called alt-right demonstrating in Charlottesville, Va. But author Kathleen Belew says the roots of the rally were actually decades in the making. Belew, who has spent more than 10 years studying America’s White Power movement, traces the movement’s rise to the end of the Vietnam War, and the feeling among some “white power” veterans that the country had betrayed them. “To be clear, I’m not arguing that this is at all representative of Vietnam veterans — this is a tiny, tiny percentage of returning veterans,” Belew says. “But it is a large and instrumental number of people within the White Power movement — and they play really important roles in changing the course of movement action.” In her new book, Bring the War Home, Belew argues that as disparate racist groups came together, the movement’s goal shifted from one of “vigilante activism” to something more wide-reaching: “It’s aimed at unseating the federal government. … It’s aimed at undermining infrastructure and currency to foment race war.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Entrepreneurs 29 mins – “Silicon Valley is leaving money on the table, and Arlan Hamilton will go to extremes to prove it. She’s a venture capitalist like no other — black, female, gay — and she’s out to prove that investors in the Valley are overlooking big returns they could tap into by investing in more outsiders. Arlan calls them “underestimated” founders, and she’s planning to get as rich as Richard Branson by investing in them. But her thesis is still untested, and she’s running out of time to show Silicon Valley what she’s got.” At the link find the title, “Arlan Hamilton 1: Silicon Valley, By Invite Only, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT2087471044.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zuckerberg Interview 46 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the Facebook founder and C.E.O., recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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