The following audio files come from a larger group of 344 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 163 MB zip file of all 38 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for eleven hours of listening is here for four months vs 751 MB normal speed for sixteen hours of listening using topic links, below. Larger groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.
Algae vs Viruses 11 mins – “Every day, every moment, an epic battle is raging across the globe. It’s happening in the ocean. And the evidence is both highly visible and totally hidden, depending on your perspective. In this short, the tale of an arms race involving trillions of sea creatures [coccolithophore]–and why their struggle is vital to our survival.” At the link right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
BARD Mobile 26 mins – “In this approximately 26-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow are honored to speak with Judy Dixon, Consumer Relations Officer with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, all about the upcoming release of the agency’s BARD Mobile app for reading Braille and digital talking books on the iPad, iPhone and iPod…”At the link find the title, “CSUN: It Won’t be Hard to Access BARD with the Upcoming iOS App from NLS,” right-click “Media files BARD_Mobile.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin 18 mins – “Since the start of the year, the Japanese yen has risen by about 12 percent against the dollar. The euro has fallen by about 1 percent. Then there’s bitcoin, a virtual currency that doesn’t even exist in the physical world. In the past few months, the value of bitcoin has risen by more than 1,000 percent — from less than $20 per bitcoin a few months ago to more than $200 today. On today’s show, we ask: Is a skyrocketing value a good thing or a bad thing for bitcoin?” At the link find the title, “#450: Bitcoin Goes To The Moon,” then right-click “Media files npr_176720379.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Immigrant Children 99 mins – “Capping a two-year research initiative on young children in Black immigrant families from Africa and the Caribbean, this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) book launch and discussion in December 2012 features research contained in Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces. For more on the research initiative, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/cbi.” At the link find the title, “Young Children of Black Immigrants in America,” right-click “Media files 20121213_COBIEvent.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Braille Training 11 mins – “Let Literacy Ring: an Overview of the NFB BELL Program for Blind Children. In this approximately 11-minute podcast, Allison Hilliker and Emily Gibbs talk about a summer Braille learning program for blind children. The two-week Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) program focuses on intensive Braille instruction for children with some residual sight who might not otherwise be granted the opportunity to learn this important skill.” At the link right-click “Download…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Central Park Five 52 mins – “…Doug is live with filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon for a conversation about their new PBS documentary “The Central Park Five.” In 1989, a white woman was brutally raped and beaten in New York’s Central Park. Five black and Latino teens from Harlem were pilloried by the press and convicted by the criminal justice system. But then in 2002, the real rapist confessed and DNA evidence helped exonerate the five men. Next week, we’re screening the film as part of our Through the Lens documentary series.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Check Frauds 26 mins – “Jim and Sharon talk to Dan Pinnington, the Vice President of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations for the Laywers Professional Indemnity Company in Ontario about how lawyers can avoid bad check frauds. Dan explains exactly how these frauds work, notes some red flags to alert lawyers that something is wrong and gives a number of helpful resources for further information.” At the link find the title, “57th Edition – Avoid Bad Check Frauds,” right-click “Media files 201207-digital-edge-avoid-bad-check-frauds.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Colon Pal 41 mins – “Mary Roach prides herself on exploring places that make us uncomfortable. Her first book, Stiff, chronicled what happens to corpses after we die…Her latest book, Gulp, takes us to places we depend on for our very lives but that most of us would prefer not to see: our mouths, stomachs, and intestines. Listen to Roach’s April 6 talk at Politics & Prose, in which she ponders questions like “Why would we be repulsed by spitting into our own bowl of soup, when the same soup comes into contact with the same saliva in our mouths?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Computer Forensics 28 mins – “Sharon Nelson… interviews John Simek, one the foremost experts on computer forensics, and gets answers to some of the computer forensics questions most frequently asked by lawyers.” At the link find the title, “27th Edition: Computer Forensic FAQs,” right-click “Media files 201001 digitaledge computer_forensic faqs.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Courtroom Technology 22 mins – “Jim and Sharon discuss courtroom technology and how to be your own Steven Spielberg at trial, storyboarding your case and showcasing technology. They go through the use of various kinds of technology explaining their uses and dangers and recounting stories from real-life trials.” At the link find the title, “3rd Edition: Courthouse Technology: Lawyers Go Hollywood,” right-click “Media files 200707_digitaledge-court_technology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disability Program 14 mins – “… 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.
Drones 13 mins – “What is life like for the men and women of the US military controlling robotic airplanes in Afghanistan from a command center in Las Vegas?” At the link find the title, “Drones: The New Wave of Defense,” right-click “Media files IHUB-0216-B.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the file.
Education Success 37 mins “Will your child succeed or fail? Paul Tough has the answer.” At the link find the title, “Why Kids Must Fail to Succeed,” right-click “Media files IHUB-0223-A1.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grafitti Culture 22 mins – “San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement’s foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo’s book, “Taggers and the Graffiti Culture,” is proprietary training material. To reach Sgt. Waldo, send an e-mail to email@example.com with “graffiti” in the Subject Line.” At the link find the title, “Police Taggers and Graffiti Culture,” right-click “Media files Taggers-and-Grafitti-Culture.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up media.
Human Genome 44 mins – “It’s been a decade since the human genome was sequenced, and what have we done with the data? Pat and Ashlee discuss the Human Genome Project, its impact on medicine, and what we learned from it. Biochemistry Revealed is a podcast about proteins, genes, and how your cells work. Join Pat Gordon and Ashlee Bennet as they explore the smaller things in life. We sequenced the human genome! …now what?” At the link right-click “BR003.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Twelve other podcasts related to biochemistry are at the link.
Infrastructure Inspections 70 mins – “The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the Washington, D.C. area on Aug. 23 caused some damage to the Washington Monument, including façade cracks, that required it to be temporarily closed to the public for inspection. Sent to evaluate the damage were engineers and architects from the firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, whose inspections required them to rappel down the sides of the 555-foot monument. While this would have been an out-of-the-ordinary job for many companies, for Wiss, Janney, Elstner, it wasn’t unique, since WJE is known throughout the world for its ability to handle challenging inspections and construction problem-solving. Since its founding in the 1950s, the Northbrook, IL-headquartered company has investigated, tested and repaired more than 75,000 projects, of all types, many of which were just as difficult to access as the exterior of the Washington Monument. The hosts discuss some of these challenging and very interesting inspections with Bruce Kaskel, a Principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner.” At the link find the title, “Challenging inspections — how one company performs hands-on evaluations of difficult-to-access structures,” right-click “Media files DifficultToAccessInspections.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Insect Migration 7 mins – Dr Jeffrey G. Demain, Director of the Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska in 2008 describes insect movement into Alaska due to climate warming. At the link find the title, “105: Global warming and the redistribution of venomous insects,” right-click “Download for later” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
iPad for Lawyers 17 mins – “In this episode, Sharon and Jim discuss using iPads in the courtroom with Tom Mighell. This podcast was motivated by a webinar that Jim and Tom did with trial lawyer Jamie Moncus earlier this year for the ABA Law Practice Management Section. At the link find the title, “53rd Edition – iPad for Litigators,” right-click “Media files 201203ipad-for-litigators.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iran Politics 91 mins – “Institute Iran expert and Qom-trained Shiite theologian Mehdi Khalaji joined Carnegie Endowment Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour and Dennis Ross, counselor at the Institute and formerly special assistant to President Obama and senior Iran advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to discuss likely scenarios for Iran’s transition to post-Khamenei rule.” At the link find the title, “Who Will Lead Post-Khamenei Iran?,” right-click “Media files twipodcast20120213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from pop-up menu.
Kidney Stones and Insulin 8 mins – Dr David Goldfarb, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief of the Neprology Div. at NYU Medical Center in 2008 discusses the relationship of obesity, insulin resistance and kidney stones. At the link find the title, “109: The association of nephrolithiasis with hypertension and obesity,” right-click “Download for later” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Meatball Fulton 12 mins – The Early Art of ZBS. At the link find and right-click “Podcast 21: Meatball’s Podcast, then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medicine Transformation 63 mins – “Eric Topol of the Scripps Research Institute and the author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his book. Topics discussed include “evidence-based” medicine, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, how medicine is currently conducted for the “average” patient, the potential of genomics to improve health care and the power of technology, generally, to transform medicine.” At the link find the title, “Topol on the Creative Destruction of Medicine,” right-click “Media files Topolmedicine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
MRSA Background 8 mins – Dr Richard Parker Evans, Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the University Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Musculoskeletal Research in Little Rock in 2008 discussed the problem of controlling Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus MRSA in the operating room and MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) creep. At the link find “#108 Controlling MRSA in the operating room,” right-click “Download for later” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NYPD Counter Terrorism 15 mins – The 60 Minutes report in 2006 about the creation and application of the NYPD Counter Terrorism division. At the link find the title, “Inside the NYPD (03-27-2006),” right-click “Media files 03-27-2006.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Open Mesh Wireless 20 mins – “Sascha Meinrath, Director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at the New America Foundation, joined me at the National Conference for Media Reform to discuss what OTI does and to discuss the Commotion Wireless project. Commotion is a project that is making it easier for anyone to build wireless mesh networks that allow for secure, affordable, and resilient communications. We explain what each of these components mean and why each is important. We also discuss the ways in which these networks can make the powerful worry about what happens when all citizens can talk amongst themselves without being wiretapped or overcharged. Commotion should be a game changer both at home and abroad.” At the link right-click “download this Mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Physician Assisted Suicides 21 mins – “Case Vignette: John Wallace is a 72-year-old man with metastatic pancreatic cancer. At time of diagnosis, the cancer was metastatic to his regional lymph nodes and liver… He understands the prognosis of the disease, and he does not wish to spend his last days suffering or in an unresponsive state. He discusses his desire for euthanasia with his wife and family members, and they offer him their support. The next day, he calls his physician and asks for information about physician-assisted suicide.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Recognition Apps 63mins – “In this one-hour show, Allison Hilliker and Darrell Shandrow demonstrate the Digit-Eyes, LookTel Recognizer and VizWiz iOS object-recognition apps with six typical household products. Listen or Pause – Recognition Apps Download – Recognition Apps This podcast was recorded on March 25 . Since that time, Digit-Eyes has been updated to include product information from Directions For Me. We do not believe any other significant changes have taken place with object-recognition apps since we did the testing demonstrated in this episode of the show.” At the link find the title, “Ready, Set, Fight! Object Identification Apps Battle It Out On iOS,” right-click “Media files recognizers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Reselling Digital 29 mins – “We have secondary markets for almost everything. If you no longer want that old record or CD, you can sell it to a thrift store, used record store, or on Craigslist or eBay. But what about songs from your iTunes library you no longer want? Today on the show, the story of a company that tried to set up an online marketplace where people can buy and sell old mp3s, and what happened to them. It involves a law from 1976, a phonorecord, and a judge that quotes Star Trek. For more on the legal arguments around selling used digital media:Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s?Update: Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s? Judge Says No.*Lawyer Rick Sander blog. Bill Rosenblatt’s blog, “Copyright and Technology.”” At the link find the title, “#449: The Hidden Digital Wealth In Your Pocket,” right-click “Media files npr_176434324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scientology 46 mins – “This month, Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin, and Slate cultural critic Meghan O’Rourke discuss Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, his investigative report on Scientology, expanded from his exceptional New Yorker story about the screenwriter and director Paul Haggis. Slate’s critics discuss Wright’s investigative methods, the bizarre life story of L. Ron Hubbard, and how this book made them want to never watch another Tom Cruise movie as long as they live.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Soverign Citizens 37 mins – “Two North Carolina detectives discuss sovereign citizens with POLICE and give patrol officers suggestions about how to recognize and deal with these police haters. Rob Finch and Kory Flowers are detectives in the Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Greensboro Police Department.” At the link find the title, “Sovereign Citizens,” right-click “Media files Sovereign-Citizens.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Statins and Bacteria 7 mins – Jon Cohen, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dean of Brighton and Sussex Medical School in Brighton, UK, discusses his research into the unexpected antimicrobial effect of statins. At the link find the title. “121: The antimicrobial effect of statins,” right-click “Download for later” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Statins Regress Plaque 11 mins – This difficult-to-find podcast is a 2005 interview of Dr Steven Nissen. It notes that Rosuvastatin in large doses removed plaque from blood vessels and you would think should have, but never did, result in headline news banners. Dr Nissen is probably referring to this article on the same topic. At the link left-click “http://www.clinicalpodcast.com/mp3s/podcast_nissen.mp3” to listen on-line or right-click and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trade Show Survival Guide 28 mins – “Learn how to make the most of your next legal trade show experience when The Legal ToolKit host and Senior Law Practice Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, Jared Correia, chats with Andrea Cannavina, the Founder and CEO of LegalTypist, Inc. Andrea and Jared explain how to decide which events to attend, how to network, the benefits of getting involved in conference planning, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Wastewater Plants -“Hurricane Irene originated in the Caribbean in late August 2011, and traveled up the East Coast of the U.S., causing widespread damage to infrastructure and a number of deaths. Vermont was one of the hardest hit states. Flooding from heavy rains as the storm passed on August 29 damaged roads, bridges, and several municipal wastewater treatment plants. However, the staff members did an impressive job in restoring the facilities and the water treatment quickly, for which they received an EPA excellence award. The hosts talk with Jeff Fehrs, Environmental Engineer for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, about the challenges faced by the operators of Vermont’s wastewater treatment plants because of Hurricane Irene, and more generally, about the critical role that small town wastewater treatment plants play in the health and safety of their communities and the environment.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Workplace Evolution 28 mins – “The workplace of tomorrow — no corporate hierarchy or five day workweek required. Kara Miller speaks with Jason Fried of 37signals, Maynard Webb, former COO of eBay, and Bob Pozen, Harvard Business School lecturer.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Work,” right-click “Media files IHUB-0302-B.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zero Emission Buildings 24 mins – “According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings are responsible for 40% of the country’s energy consumption, and 39% of the CO2 emissions. Therefore, buildings represent an important target for greenhouse gas reduction, and during the last decade the country has seen significant progress in that regard, from the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system, to the Architecture 2030 Challenge, to CALGreen, the first mandatory statewide green building code in the nation. The ultimate goal is zero energy buildings – structures that make as much energy as they consume. The hosts discuss innovations in energy-efficient buildings and greenhouse gas reduction with Roger Frechette, President of PositivEnergy Practice, whose work focuses on sustainable engineering and building design.” At the link find the title, “Innovations in energy-efficient buildings,” right-click “Media files EnergyEfficientBuildings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.
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.