The following audio files come from a larger group of 144 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 180 MB zip file of all 40 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for twelve hours of listening is here for four months vs 910 MB normal speed for seventeen hours of listening using topic links, below. Larger groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.
Afghan British War 85 mins – “On April 24, the Brookings Institution hosted noted historian and journalist William Dalrymple for a discussion on current day Afghanistan and lessons learned from the British experience in Afghanistan, as detailed in his new book, Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan (Bloomsbury, 2013). Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel participated as a discussant and Brookings President Strobe Talbott moderated the conversation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.
African-Americans in Prison 11 mins – “African-American men in Wisconsin are incarcerated at a rate that’s nearly twice the national average, according to a new study. To find out what’s behind the staggering numbers, host Michel Martin speaks with Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, and Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project. At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. However, at this other link you’ll hear fewer are in prison than in college in an eight minute segment.
American Exodus 52 mins – “With immigration reform in the headlines, BackStory takes a look at the flip side of the Ellis Island story: emigration. This week, we bring you the stories of Americans who have left the country in search of a better life elsewhere. From the Loyalists who fled to Canada in the wake of the Revolution, to the free blacks who sailed to Liberia in search of freedom (and a spot at the top of the racial hierarchy), to the Depression-era refugees who sought a better life in the Soviet Union, we ask who’s chosen to leave America, and what parts of their American identities they’ve taken with them.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Beyond War 34 mins – “Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde spent eight years covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. For seven months of that time he was held captive by the Taliban. In a new book, ‘Beyond War,’ he argues our experience in Iraq and Afghanistan clearly underscores the limits of military power. What’s needed, he says, is not military force but support for economic growth, the kind of support we used to regularly deliver through USAID and other civilian institutions. Veteran foreign affairs columnist David Rohde on the urgent need for traditional American diplomacy, how the Islamic world is changing and what these shifts mean for U.S. strategy.” 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.
Cancer Control 20 mins – “Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Ravi V. Bellamkonda, PhD. Dr. Bellamkonda is the Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he directs the Neurological Biomaterials and Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory. Dr. Bellamkonda discusses his research in cancer, wound healing, and nerve gap repair.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
China Business Growth 24 mins – Top chief executives – including Lenovo’s Chairman Liu Chuanzhi and Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP – talk about their values, their dreams and how they hope to lead their companies to success in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Docs: CEO Guru,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20130420-0905a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CISPA 9 mins – “A look at CISPA — the proposed U.S. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act — and what it could mean north of the border.” At the link find the title, “CISPA,” right-click “Media files misenerontech_20130423_81375.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up list.
Collaborative Leadership 57 mins – “Good leadership requires moving across boundaries of sector, race, ideology, class, and political affiliation. Instead of competing for resources or working in isolation, leaders should reach across divides to develop healthy networks of trust and collaboration. In this audio lecture from the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good. She shares specific approaches and tools for leaders to step out of their comfort zones. These enable a collective effort that builds mutually beneficial relationships.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Computer Phone 25 mins – “Today, we’re going to take an Android device and make it like a traditional desktop… Iyaz always wanted to carry a PC in his pocket. He tried out the Handspring Visor paired with a stowaway keyboard, but that was back in the 90s. Multiple vendors tried to miniaturize the PC like OQO or with the UMPC and it just didn’t take off…. Enter MHL — Modern Android phones are coming along with MHL. What is MHL? It is Mobile High-definition Link that lets you get video and audio out of a single port from your phone. Your phone may have MHL and you don’t even know it because it uses the MicroUSB connector that ubiquitous on modern phones. Find out if your phone is equipped with MHL here.… In our demo, we used a Samsung Galaxy SIII (a very popular phone). However, Samsung uses a different connector to provide MHL out.” At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Copper Saves Lives 85 mins – “Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter… discuss the finding that copper surfaces reduce microbial burden and hospital-acquired infections in the intensive care unit.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Credit Card Debt 8 mins – “Older middle-class Americans are now carrying more credit card debt than younger Americans, according to the AARP. Host Michel Martin speaks with certified financial planner Steve Repak, about ways for seniors to ease the burden.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dementia Management 18 mins – “The purpose of this podcast is to explore the development and progression of common behavioral problems associated with dementia. Treatment strategies for managing these behaviors as well as looking at the evidence for and risks associated with a variety of pharmacologic treatment options are discussed. Nonpharmacologic treatment options are discussed as alternative options for effective management of some of these common problems.” At the link under attachments right-click “Management of Behavior Problems Associated with Progressive Dementia” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economic Report Errors 18 mins – “Three years ago, Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff published a study that quickly became one of the most famous, most talked about economics papers since the financial crisis. It got so much attention because it answered a basic question everybody was asking: How much debt is too much? Reinhart and Rogoff looked at what had happened in many different countries over many years. And they found a what looked like a clear debt threshold: 90 percent. Average growth was much, much slower in countries with debt-to-gdp ratios over 90 percent. The paper got a lot of coverage in the press. Politicians cited it in the U.S. and Europe. Then, this week, a 28-year-old grad student and his professors published a startling finding: Reinhart and Rogoff had made a simple Excel error in one part of their study. The authors of the new critique also questioned other elements of the study and argued that, in fact, there is no debt threshold.On today’s show, we hear from the grad student who found the error. And we ask: How much should we trust economics?” At the link find the title, “#357: How Much Should We Trust Economics?” right-click “Media files npr_178034287.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Egypt’s Challenge 23 mins – “As Egypt struggles with its new democracy, Shaimaa Khalil examines the dramatic challenges facing post revolutionary Egypt.” That is part one at the link under the title, “Docs: Egypt’s Challenge part 1”. in Part two, “Shaimaa Khalil listens to the new voices of the Egyptian revolution. Under President Mubarak the media was restricted – all that’s changed but it’s presenting new challenges.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Egypt’s Challenge – Part 2 (Free to Speak),” right-click “Media files docarchive_20130430-0830b.mp3″ and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Depression Assessment 16 mins – “This Geripod discusses Depression in Older Adults and is part 1 of a 2-part discussion by Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO, FACN, Chief of Geriatric Behavioral Health, Associate Director of NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM and Pamela Basehore, MPH, Associate Director of Education, NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM. Educational objectives: The major risks associated with untreated depression in the elderly; Common signs and symptoms and co-morbidities associated with depression in the older patient; How to recognize atypical presentation of depression in the elderly; Effective screening tools used to detect geriatric depression. At the link under “Attachments” right-click the title, “GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part 1: Risks and Diagnoses,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Depression Treatment 23mins – Second of two parts. “This podcast focuses on the appropriate role of medication and ECT [electroconvulsive treatment] in the treatment of depression in older adults, the efficacy and risks/benefits of different classes of antidepressant medications, the strategies for effective prescribing of antidepressants, and the use of augmentation as well as combination therapy.” At the link under “Attachments” right-click “Treatment of Depression in Older Adults” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Functional Assessment 17 mins – “This episode gives an overview of the purposes of functional assessment of the elderly as well as tools for easy assessment in the office setting. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Define the purpose of functional assessment of the elderly; List three questions that help assess healthy aging; Identify screening factors for vision, hearing, leg mobility, urinary incontinence, nutrition, memory, depression & physician disability; Use the Get-Up-And-Go test for mobility; Conduct a simple functional assessment in an office setting”. Poor quality sound for the first couple minutes. At the link find the title, “Geriatric Functional Assessment,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Incontinence 17 mins – “This episode provides an overview of the prevalence and types of urinary incontinence, as well as techniques for effective history-taking and treatment recommendations. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Describe the scope & prevalence of urinary incontinence; List & describe the types of urinary incontinence; Take a history from a patient complaining of urinary incontinence & list; Make treatment recommendations for urinary incontinence”. At the link find the same title as link, right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Office Visit 22 mins – “This podcast episode addresses techniques for obtaining a health history from an older adult, focusing on the physician’s demeanor, communication style, and approach to the patient.” Contents of podcast are good, but sound levels vary and presentation is often slow. Perhaps speakers spend much time with older patients! At the link right-click “GeriatricPodcast: OfficeVisit” under “Attachments” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Geriatric Polypharmacy 19 mins – “This episode outlines 5 strategies for effective prescribing in the elderly. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Explain how aging-related decline in organ function impacts pharmacokinetics with specific emphasis on the kidneys, liver, blood volume & muscle; Explain implications for polypharmacy in the elderly; Discuss measures that a physician can take to avoid over-medication in the elderly; Use the Beers Criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medications for the elderly; Manage clinical situations of pathologies in or drug-related problems in older adults”. At the link find the same title as the link, right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
HDL and Triglycerides 33mins – “This episode is the first of a 2-part series on HDL and Triglycerides, lipids sometimes overlooked in the management of diabetes. …the physician audience should be able to…” list the goals of therapy for triglycerides and HDL, define and calculate non-HDL cholesterol, and identify effective treatment therapies to reduce triglycerides and increase HDL. At the link find both parts under the title “HDL & Triglycerides: Forgotten Lipids,” right-clicking them and selecting “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. This podcast is one of twenty-one by some forty doctors with an average session time of fifteen minutes each concerning the heart, triglycerides, the feet, kidneys and diet of diabetic patients.
Health Literacy 17 mins – “This episode includes an overview of health literacy with special emphasis on health literacy issues that affect the older adult and includes strategies for helping older patients overcome problems with health literacy.” At the link find the title, “Health Literacy and the Older Adult,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Intelligence Concepts 85 mins – ”
I made a mistake. I thought we were fighting al Qaeda. What we were fighting was al Qaedism, and al Qaeda itself, the group, was only a subset of that. – Philip Mudd
Listen to this engaging conversation between Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project and a former CIA officer, and Philip Mudd, a former CIA and FBI counter-terrorism official. The two intelligence veterans had a provocative, wide-ranging conversation about how the U.S. intelligence community does its work, touching on the Boston Marathon bombings, the investigation of the two Tsarnaev brothers suspected of committing the act and their origins in Chechnya, and comparison to the 2006 plot to blow up jumbo jets flying between Britain and North America. The conversation also considered to free speech rights and the potential conflict with extremist actions.” At the link under the audio tab right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Evolution 50mins – “The designer of Lotus 1-2-3, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the first chair of the Mozilla Foundation, Mitch Kapor is today’s guest.” At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leadership Prize 14 mins – “Mobile communications entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist, Mohamed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim is optimistic about the continent’s future. He’s invested millions of dollars to support good governance there. Host Michel Martin sits down with Ibrahim to talk about Africa’s economic and social development.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Limb Loss 12 mins – “Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost limbs are adjusting to a new way of living. To get a sense of what challenges lie ahead, host Michel Martin speaks with Paralympian and double amputee Kari Miller, and physical therapist Ignacio Gaunaurd.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medicare Reformation 94 mins – “In recent years, Medicare has moved to the center of public debate about the future of health care and fiscal policy. The retirement of the baby boomer generation, now in its initial stages, will expand the number of beneficiaries significantly over the next two decades, and program costs will continue to rise. There is broad, though not universal, agreement that changes in Medicare are needed, but there is little consensus about the direction of those changes. The most recent report from The Boards of Trustees for Medicare indicates that the program’s long-term problems are worsening and that “lawmakers should not delay” in addressing these financial challenges” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mother Teresa 20 mins – “A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nursing Home Visits 19 mins – “This episode includes a how-to guide for effective nursing home visits, focusing on the admission H &P, routine nursing home visits, annual exams, and acute/ urgent care visits. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Distinguish between the needs of short-term and those of long-term nursing home patients; Perform an Admission History & Physical exam on a nursing home patient; Perform and document a routine nursing home visit; Conduct an annual exam for a nursing home patient; Manage an acute or urgent visit when contacted by the nursing home.” At the link find the title “Nursing Home Visits: A How-to Guide,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. For caregivers the Caregivers Library offers other resources.
Parasites 54 mins – “People hate parasites. They bring pestilence, misery, even death. Rosemary Drisdelle explores these much maligned creatures and their importance in nature, and she unveils exciting new medical research into the good they can do for us.” At the link find the title, “Worthy Parasites: A Villain’s Silver Lining,” right-click “Download Worthy Parasites: A Villain’s Silver Lining” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Patterns in Life 54 mins – “What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a heart synchronize? How can thousands of people unconsciously walk in step? Filmmaker Tess Girard explores the idea of rhythm and what it means to us.” At the link find the title, “The Heart of the Beat,” right-click “Download The Heart of the Beat,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Premed FlexMed 34 mins – “What an opportunity we had for this session of The Medical School HQ Podcast! Dr. Muller, Dean for Medical Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (MSSM) took some time to go in-depth with us about FlexMed. FlexMed is the newest iteration on what MSSM has had since 1987, HuMed. HuMed has allowed college sophomores and juniors to apply to MSSM and if accepted, skip the majority of the “normal” premed requirements. This includes not taking the MCAT! This has allowed the students to follow their passions in other areas, whether it be language, writing or something else. Dr. Muller shares with us how FlexMed is taking everything they have learned from HuMed, and improving upon it moving forward. HuMed historically has been a 1/4 of the incoming class. FlexMed looks to have that increase to 1/2 of the class in the coming years.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. A recent article on the same topic from the New England Journal of Medicine is here.
Premed Experience 33 mins – “Allison Greco is the brains behind the blog MD2B, which you can find at md2bgrecoa3.com. The MD2B is coming true in just a few short weeks (as of this posting) as Allison is graduating from Jefferson Medical College and will start her Internal Medicine residency at Jefferson in July. Although a scary transition, Allison talked to us about her path to medical school. We go in-depth about the dreaded Match.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Progressive Dementia Management 18 mins – “The purpose of this podcast is to explore the development and progression of common behavioral problems associated with dementia. Treatment strategies for managing these behaviors as well as looking at the evidence for and risks associated with a variety of pharmacologic treatment options are discussed. Nonpharmacologic treatment options are discussed as alternative options for effective management of some of these common problems. Right-click title name, “GeriPod: Management of Behavior Problems Associated with Progressive Dementia” under “Attachments” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Software Entrepreneur 32 mins – “A 28-year-old Rubyist, Skillsharer, storyteller, and entrepreneur, Avi Flombaum, founded @designerpages and NYC on Rails before creating The Flatiron School—a 12 week, full-time program designed to turn you into a web developer.” At the link right-click “MP3 Audio (17.6 MB)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Toxic Chemicals 52 mins – “Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber joins Bill to explain why she was willing to go to jail — and did — for blocking access to the construction of a storage and transportation facility involved in the controversial process of fracking. Steingraber has become internationally known for building awareness about toxins she says are threatening our children’s health by contaminating our air, water and food, and talks to Bill about how we must take action stop these “toxic trespassers.” With government captured by the very industries it’s supposed to regulate, Steingraber has lost patience with politicians and corporations, and says we need to work together now to prevent destruction to the environment. Also on the show, Bill presents the short documentary “Dance of the Honey Bee.” Narrated by Bill McKibben, the film takes a look at the determined, beautiful, and vital role honey bees play in preserving life, as well as the threats bees face from a rapidly changing landscape.” At the link find the title, “Full Show: The Toxic Assault on Our Children,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.
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.