The following audio files come from a larger group of 237 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 221 MB zip file of all 36 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for fourteen hours of listening is here for four months vs 1011 MB normal speed and twenty-one hours of listening. Larger groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.
Afghanistan Civil Affairs 58 mins – (Intro is about ten minutes!) “The Front Line of Development: A Civil Affairs Officer’s Experiences working in Afghanistan. Dane Sawyer, MIAGE student who recently returned from Afghanistan where he served in the US armed forces. Co-sponsored by University of Utah’s Masters of International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) program.” At the link right-click “Listen”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Bargains App 33 mins – “In this approximately 33-minute show, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow demonstrate the new Blind Bargains app for iOS, which provides a simplified way of accessing the deals and news available on the popular blind-community website.” At the link find the title “Shop Smart with Blind Bargains for iOS,” then right-click “Media files BlindBargains1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Business Cycles 69mins – “Scott Sumner of Bentley University and blogger at The Money Illusion talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the basics of money, monetary policy, and the Fed. After a discussion of some of the basics of the money supply, Sumner explains why he thinks monetary policy in the United States during and since the crisis has been inadequate. Sumner stresses the importance of the Fed setting expectations and he argues for the dominance of monetary policy over fiscal policy.” At the link find the title, “Sumner on Money, Business Cycles, and Monetary Policy,” then right-click “Media files Sumnerbusinesscycles.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
California Levees 26 mins – “Two thirds of the State of California’s fresh water needs are supplied by the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Northern California. Runoff flows into the delta from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Cascade Range, and the Pacific Coast Range. Until the 1800s, the delta flooded each year in the spring, but in the latter part of that century, levee construction was undertaken for flood control and to reclaim land for farming – which created one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation. Today, there are about 1,100 miles of levees in the delta. Their condition is a major concern to the State of California, because a failure could result in catastrophic flooding of the agricultural area and disruption of water supply to other parts of the state…” At the link right-click “Listen to this link now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chautauqua Institute 27 mins – “In the first podcast of the 2010 season, President Thomas Becker and Mike Sullivan share how the season is shaping up.” At the link find the title, “Preseason Podcast,” right-click “Media files ebb7880b-74ba-ff5c-2b26-97edee8dc473.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
College Sports 52mins – “Just in time for the latest round of March Madness and Final Fours, we’re taking on the history of college sports. The sometimes-uneasy relationship between higher education and sports has provided some especially heated controversies over the past few years, but as it turns out, the relationship between higher ed and athletics has been controversial for many generations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Colorado Shootings 36 mins – “The Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. The latest mass shooting in America brings up many legal issues on a national scale, including gun control, the insanity defense, liability and the death penalty. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, analyze the legal arguments of this case with Professor Adam Winkler from UCLA School of Law and Professor Daniel Filler from the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University.” At the link right-click “Save linked content as” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
David Stockman 52 mins – “David Stockman, the former budget director under President Ronald Reagan, says the economy will not improve until the United States rethinks its habits of borrowing, spending and money printing. His new book, “The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America,” argues that Washington has enabled Wall Street to fuel financial bubbles and alter the markets, all while crushing middle class families.”You can listen at the link, but not download; however, the file is included in the zip collection noted in the introduction to this edition.
Disability Program 14 mins – “We’re an economics show. We cover the economy. But it’s come to our attention that, until now, we’ve missed one of the biggest stories in our economy: The startling rise in the number of people on federal disability programs. It’s the story of 14 million people who don’t show up in most of the numbers we look at to understand the economy. These 14 million Americans don’t have jobs, but they don’t show up in any of the unemployment measures that we use. They receive federal assistance, but are often overlooked in discussions of the social safety net.On today’s show: What disability in America says about the state of the American workforce, and about what it means to be poor in America nearly 20 years after we ended welfare as we knew it.”At the link find the title, “#446 The Invisible 14 Million,” right-click “Media files npr_175273458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Electronic Discovery 25 mins – “A wealth of free electronic discovery resources may be found at Craig Ball’s website at http://www.craigball.com.” which are discussed here from the standpoint of legal research. At the link find the title, “13th Edition: Ball in Your Court – Craig Ball on Electronic Discovery,” right-click “Media files 200811 digitaledge craig_ball_on edd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Faulty Beliefs 52 mins – “We love our family and friends, but sometimes their ideas about how the world works seem a little wacky. We asked BiPiSci listeners to share examples of what they can’t believe their loved-ones believe, no matter how much they hear rational explanations to the contrary. Then we asked some scientists about those beliefs, to get their take. Discover whether newspaper ink causes cancer … if King Tut really did add a curse to his sarcophagus … the efficacy of examining your irises – iridology – to diagnose disease … and more!” At the link right-click “Download File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Financial Advisors 10 mins – “Just because an advisor is non-commission – hourly or fee-only – does not mean they are operating in your best interest. Paul shares a story of how a trusting investor can be misguided, manipulated, and given horrible advice, and when her advisor thought she might be found out, she turn up the sales pitch to another misleading level. It’s a vivid lesson in the high cost of not educating yourself about your own money. A the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Flight Surgeon 47 mins – after short comments about two other subjects Dr. Ryan Gray is interviewed and talks about being a Flight Surgeon in the USAF; what his practice includes, what military medicine is like, the HPSP scholarship and his own pre-med website, MedicalSchoolHQ.net. At the link find PodcastEpisode_0014.mp3, right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Google for Lawyers 21 mins – “Jim and Sharon welcome author experts Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch to discuss their recent (and extremely successful) book, Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools.” At the link find the title, “38th Edition: Google for Lawyers,” right-click “Media files 201012_google_for_lawyers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hizballah in Europe 80 mins – “On February 8, 2013, Daniel Benjamin, Karen Betts, and Matthew Levitt addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Mr. Benjamin is the State Department’s former ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism. Ms. Betts is a political counselor and representative for the Joint Intelligence Committee at the British embassy in Washington.” At the link find the title, “Europe’s Hizballah Problem,” right-click “Media files twipodcast20130208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hizballah’s Criminal Activity 83 mins – “Former DEA operations chief Michael Braun, illicit finance expert David Asher, and Institute counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt explore Hizballah’s growing involvement in global organized crime, stretching from the ports of Asia to the markets of West Africa to the streets of America.” At the link find the title, “Party of Fraud: Hizballah’s Criminal Enterprises,” right-click “Media files twipodcast20120320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Policy Pitfalls 88 mins – “In this Migration Policy Institute event, immigration experts with decades of policy experience in and out of government examine issues at the heart of immigration reform, including: How would the registration process of a legalization program for unauthorized immigrants best be designed and implemented? How should future flows for needed workers be determined? And what will be the effects of barring access to services for the newly legalized?” At the link find the title, “Avoiding Pitfalls on the Road to Immigration Reform: Building an Effective US Immigration System,” right-click “Media files 2013319_Pitfalls_CIR.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Information Security for Lawyers 14 mins – “Information security for lawyers is major issue. Bedrocks of the attorney-client relationship are attorney-client privilege and confidentiality of client information. Jim and Sharon are joined by Dave Ries, who is a partner with the firm of Thorp, Reed and Armstrong, a former ABA TECHSHOW planning board member and an expert on information security for lawyers, to discuss this critical issue.” At the link find the title, “44th Edition: Information Security for Lawyers,” right-click “Media files 201106_information security for lawyers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Inner City Drug Fix 40 mins – “Surprisingly effective (and kind!) ways David Kennedy is stemming violent inner-city crime.” At the link find the title, “Unorthodox Ways to Stem Crime,” right-click “Media files IHUB-0406-A.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
K-T Extinction 10 mins – Douglas S. Robertson, an advocate of an asteroid strike as the cause of the K-T boundary and dinosaur extinction, describes how this could come about in a podcast with no identified source. It was automatically downloaded by a podcast aggregator. Since Robertson is located at the University of Colorado, the source is probably KUER (RadioWest), but cannot be tracked back there. So, the only way to hear the audio file is download it with the zipped file noted at the top of this episode.
Law Firm Hacking 24 mins – “Sharon and Jim talk to noted litigator Dave Ries about information security (or the lack thereof) in law firms. They discuss why law firms are increasingly targeted by hackers, how the hacks are accomplished and steps that law firms should be taking to safeguard their data.” At the link find the title, “55th Edition – Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers,” right-click “Media files 201205locked-down.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
London Congestion 22 mins – “In February of 2003, the City of London, led by then-mayor Ken Livingstone, implemented a long-discussed plan for charging motor vehicles entering Central London during weekdays, with the goal of reducing traffic congestion and pollution levels. It was the largest implementation of a congestion pricing scheme anywhere it the world. While initially many residents and businesses feared that the congestion charging system would impede access, damage central area businesses, and create inequities, today, 10 years on, it is generally regarded as an effective and efficient model of urban congestion management, and cities around the world are using the London experience as a guide for their own policies. The hosts talk about lessons learned with Paul Cowperthwaite, Head of Contracted Services for Transport for London, the governmental agency responsible for transportation in the London area.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Metadata Can Hurt 23 mins – “Jim and Sharon discuss the importance understanding metadata. With the amount of misinformation and lack of knowledge about metadata, it is important for legal professionals to understand how misuse could ultimately affect their businesses.” A metadata removal tool, for metadata scrubbing and a consulting firm, Payne are mentioned in the discussion. At the link find the title, “35th Edition: Metadata – What You Can’t See Can Hurt You,” right-click “201009_metadata what you cant see can hurt you.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Illegal Economy 23 mins – “This podcast was originally published in 2011. With North Korea in the news again this week, we’re re-running it today. North Korea relies on charity to feed its starving people. But the country’s elites like their luxuries — imported wine, fine china, dancing shoes. To buy those things, they need foreign currency. (North Korean currency is worthless outside of North Korea.) To get foreign currency, they need to sell things to the outside world. But North Korea’s industrial base is a disaster, and the country doesn’t grow enough food to feed itself. …we look at the ways North Korea’s leaders have managed to keep foreign currency flowing into the country. Their strategies include manufacturing drugs, counterfeiting U.S. dollars, and selling gigantic statues to foreign leaders….” At the link find the title, “#290: North Korea’s Illegal Economy,” right-click “Media files npr_175719105.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NYPD History 34mins -” Three authors, including a retired detective, tell the history of the New York Police Department using more than 196 images including an illustration of mid-19th Century uniforms and photos of vintage vehicles, riot response, dramatic resues, and the first African-American and female officers. “New York City Police” also includes a forward by current Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.” At the link find the title, “History of the NYPD,” right-click “Police-History-NYPD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oklahoma City Bombing 42 mins – “A deeper look at the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995 is provided by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles in “Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters.” The authors construct a detailed account of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh and others, as well as giving new details about one of the most wide-ranging federal law enforcement investigations in history.” At the link find the title, “Oklahoma City Bombing,” right-click “Media files Oklahoma-City-Bombing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Premed Education 40 mins – “Joseph Gomes could very well be the first professional wrestler to hang up a pair of wrestling tights in lieu of a pair of scrubs and become a medical doctor ~ Part II of the interview covers Joe’s continued path to medical school after deciding to change from the RN to MD.” At the link right click “Episode_0012.mp3” next to “Direct Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Self Defense Lights 36 mins – This weapons-related podcast discusses lumens and why they matter in self-defense. Lights discussed include the LED Lenser, Surefire and Fenix products. At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sister Scientists 33 mins – “Penny Dale travels to Tanzania to explore the state of science and technology in one of Africa’s poorest countries – through the eyes of its female scientists.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Sisters in Science,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20130330-0905a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Small Arms Survey – Origins 5 mins “Welcome to the Small Arms Survey’s new audio podcast series. In the first episode Small Arms Survey founder and programme director Keith Krause takes you through the Survey’s history, from its origins to its current activities and impacts. Thirteen years of Small Arms Survey activities have yielded a multitude of publications, and refined the Survey’s research methodologies for a range of issues related to small arms and light weapons worldwide.” At the link find the title, “Looking back, moving forward,” right-click “Media files SAS-Podcast-01-Role-and-Origins.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
St Croix Bridge 24 mins – “The St. Croix River, a tributary of the Mississippi River located in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, is crossed by the 80-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge at Stillwater, MN, about 20 miles northeast of St. Paul… The decision was made to build a new bridge across the river between the two states, at a site south of Stillwater, to be called the St. Croix Bridge, beginning in 2013. It will feature a bridge design called extradosed – and will be only the second such bridge in the U.S.” At the link right-click “Listen to this link now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Toms River Disaster 52 mins – “Before the mid-20th century, the most exciting thing to happen in Toms River, N.J., was the American Revolution. Before the war, the coastal village’s inlet was a popular haven for small-time pirates. But the arrival of the chemical industry ushered in a decades-long drama, culminating in one of the largest legal settlements in the history of toxic dumping. Toms River became home to a cluster of childhood cancers linked to local air and water pollution. Journalist Dan Fagin spent five years uncovering an account of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight. He says the town’s story is a cautionary tale for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to China. For this month’s environmental outlook, Diane and Fagin discuss the story of Toms River.” You can listen at the link, but not download; however, the file is included in the zip collection noted in the introduction to this edition.
Virtual Lawyers 20 mins – “With 14% of attorneys reporting to the ABA that they are now engaged in the virtual practice of law, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss how VLOs (virtual law offices) have gone mainstream.” At the link find the title, “33rd Edition: Virtual Lawyering Goes Mainstream,” right-click “Media files 201007_virtual lawyering goes mainstream.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
War on Drugs 40 mins – “Back in 1971, Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” claiming “America’s Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse”. Forty years later, we are still waging a war against drugs. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Judge Jim Gray, author of Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It, as they spotlight the controversial war on drugs including: the legalization of Marijuana, the rise in prescription drug use, sentencing reform and what needs to happen legally to eliminate this growing problem.” At the link right-click “Save linked content as” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women in Business 50 mins – “Just 3% of Fortune 500 companies are currently run by women, and, women hold only 1 in 5 positions elsewhere in upper management. This weekend, we talk to a filmmaker, a vice president at Google, and a national news anchor about the future of women in business…We ask a research expert to delve into the data. Who is happiest at work? How is balance achieved? Where can improvements be made?” At the link find the title, “Bringing More Women to the Top of the Business World,” right-click “Media files 03032012-IHUBAB.mp3” and select “Save File As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for “Women in Business: By the Numbers” and “Media files 030212-IHUB-C.mp3”
Sixty-four podcasts for 2010 and earlier at 1.5x are listed alphabetically in this PDF and can be downloaded in two zip files, Part 1 and Part 2, each holding about 350 MB. For 2011 an alphabetical PDF list of 184 podcasts at 1.5x is available as five segments. A similar list and downloads for 362 podcasts for Jan-Jun 2012 is here, and 591 for Jul-Dec here. Podcasts are zipped for easier downloading and segmented due to a 300MB limit on file uploads. (Dead links in old episodes are due to updating; try a current episode.) Over 130 feeds used to prepare this weekly blog are harvested with Feedreader3. The feeds are available in this opml file that Feedreader can import. A PDF list of feeds is here. Free Commander is used to compare old with new downloads to remove duplicates. MP3 Speed Changer is used to boost playback speed to 1.5x. A speed listening background article is here. A commenter recommended this $1.99 iPhone/iPad app for mobile devices; leave a comment if you try it. Another is xSpeedChanger. Please comment on any problems with the links and downloads.
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