Media Mining Digest 80 – May 24, 2013: 3D Scanning, Bangladesh Economy, Benghazi Incident, Bitcoin Revue, Broadband in Georgia, Critical Care Fellowships, Diagnostic Testing, FOAM for Beginners, Guide Dog Attacks, Ghana Oil, Last Mile Program, Medicaid, Medical Philosophy, Mobile Technology, Mummy Manuscripts, New Interns, Pakistan, Podcasting in Emergency Medicine, Power Grid Changes, Prosthetics, Public vs Private Aid, Ricin Poisonings, Terrorism Overview, Tourette’s Librarian

The following audio files come from a larger group of 130 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 155 MB zip file of all 26 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for ten hours of listening is here for four months vs 649 MB normal speed for fifteen hours of listening using topic links, below. Larger groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

3D Scanning 8 mins – “With all the news around 3D printed guns, and 3D printed ears, and 3D printed livers, I wanted to take a look at the flip side of 3D printers: 3D scanners. Includes clips from Adam Brandejs of Matterform.” At the link find the title, “3D scanning: the flip side of 3D printing,” right-click “Media files misenerontech 20130507_51550.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bangladesh Economy 17 mins – “H&M, Zara, Wal-Mart and JC Penney all buy t-shirts from Bangladesh. Soon, Planet Money will too.As you may have heard, we’re making a t-shirt and telling the story of how it’s made. We decided a few months ago to work with Jockey to make our t-shirts. Our women’s shirt will be made in Colombia. Our men’s shirt will be made, in part, in Bangladesh. But horrifying news has been coming out of Bangladesh’s apparel industry recently. A garment factory collapsed a few weeks ago, killing more than 1,000 people. Last year, a factory fire killed hundreds of workers.As part of the t-shirt project, we’ll be traveling to Bangladesh to report on the industry. On today’s show, we start to ask: Is buying a t-shirt from Bangladesh a good thing or a bad thing for the people of Bangladesh?For more: See Adam Davidson’s latest New York Times Magazine column, Economic Recovery, Made in Bangladesh?” At the link find the title, “#458: Bangladesh’s T-Shirt Economy,” right-click “Media files npr_184032026.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Benghazi Incident 51 mins – “On Sept. 11, 2012, the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked. Four Americans died, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. In the days and months following the deadly attack, the Obama administration has been criticized by Republicans for its handling of the tragedy. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress. But Republicans have continued to press the issue, saying the White House misled the American people. The administration denies any wrongdoing. Diane and guests discuss the ongoing controversy over the Benghazi tragedy.” 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.

Bitcoin Revue 59 mins – “Chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, Gavin Andresen is today’s guest.” on TWIT’s Triangulation hour. At the link right-click “Audio” in the download section and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Georgia 21 mins – “The North Georgia Network was the first recipient of a BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program) stimulus grant in the nation and has been an interesting success story. For the latest episode of our Community Broadband Bits podcast, President and CEO Paul Belk of the NGN joins us to discuss the history, present, and future of the project.” At the link right-click ” download this Mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Critical Care Fellowships 62mins – “I somehow tricked Scott Weingart and Haney Mallemat into sitting down and talking EM-Critical Care with me.  We go over Critical Care fellowships and answer your questions about EM/CC.  Should all residencies be four years?  Where do the experts see our specialty in 10 years?  Should we abandon the landmark technique for central line placement?  What about video versus direct laryngoscopy?  A ton of great stuff in just an hour of your time.” At the link find “Episode 8: Critical Care with Weingart and Mallemat,” right-click “Media files Critical care fellowships and topics.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diagnostic Testing 64 mins – “In medicine we love us a good diagnostic test; we’re always looking for the next one. It is strange, then, that we should be so aloof to the basics of diagnostic testing. This month’s audio is a primer on testing—and it changes everything. We’re going back to basics: if you learn the four axioms of diagnostic testing you’ll know more about how to choose and how to interpret diagnostic tests than just about everyone.” At the link right-click “SMART_Testing_mp3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FOAM for Beginners   “Starting your residency in Emergency Medicine can be daunting, and sometimes there is just too much information to digest.  This is especially true in the world of FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education).  With so many blogs, websites, social media resources, and podcasts out there, where is a green EM resident to start?  With the help of the FOAMed community, I try to guide you to the right places to get your feet wet.” Show notes with links to resources mentioned here are not available.  At the link find the title, “Episode 11: Blogs and Podcasts for the New EM Resident” right-click “Direct download: Episode_11-_FOAM_for_beginners.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guide Dog Attacks 20 mins – “James White from Guide Dogs, explains changes announced in Queen’s Speech, strengthening the law relating to attacks on assistance and guide dogs…..” in first segment of this BBC report. It’ll only be available from the BBC for 20 more days.  At the link find the title, “Better protection for guide dogs, rock climbing,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ghana Oil 27 mins – “Rob Walker returns to the port of Takoradi, the hub for Ghana’s new oil industry, to find out what difference oil has made to its residents.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Return to Ghana’s Oil City,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130509 0830a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Last Mile Program 57 mins – “Imagine trying to bring entrepreneurship education to one of the most challenging environments in the world: San Quentin State Prison in California. In this powerful talk and interview, The Last Mile Co-Founders Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti, along with program graduate Heracio Harts, discuss the benefits of commitment and entrepreneurial thinking in supporting individuals to make the successful transition from prison to living productive lives in society” At the link click “Podcast,” then right-click the pop-up “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from that pop-up menu.

Medicaid 69 mins – “Austin Frakt of Boston University and blogger at The Incidental Economist talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Medicaid and the recent results released from the Oregon Medicaid study, a randomized experiment that looked at individuals with and without access to Medicaid. Recent released results from that study found no significant impact of Medicaid access on basic health measures such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but did find reduced financial stress and better mental health. Frakt gives his interpretation of those results and the implications for the Affordable Care Act. The conversation closes with a discussion of the reliability of empirical work in general and how it might or might not affect our positions on social and economic policy.” At the link find the title, “Frakt on Medicaid and the Oregon Medicaid Study,” right-click “Media files Fraktmedicaid.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Philosophy 25 mins – Infectious Disease specialist, Dr Mark Crislip, in Quackcast 113 on comprehending the incomprehensible, and  114 on boundaries, presents some of the difficulties all medical professionals confront. At the link find the titles numbered 113 and 113, then right-click “PMPodcastMedia files podcast_117.mp3” and “PMPodcastMedia files podcast_118.mp3” to get pop-up menus and select “Save Link As” from the list.

Mobile Technology 80 mins – “According to the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. The world’s poor experience barriers to lifting themselves out of poverty because of the lack of access to capital to start small businesses and build personal savings. Yet with the growth of mobile technology, there are now new avenues for individuals to improve their economic circumstances, make monetary transfers, arrange for microfinance loans or establish small enterprises. On May 16, as part of the Mobile Economy Project, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum to investigate the barriers to using mobile devices to conduct business in the developing world….” It gets more interesting half way through. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mummy Manuscripts 52 mins – “Doug’s guest is researcher S.J. Wolfe who joins us to tell the story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and the four mummies he bought in 1835. What really interested Smith were the accompanying papyri, but since the owner would only sell them together, Smith raised what today would be more than $64,000 to complete the deal. It wasn’t just the Mormons who were fascinated; people flocked to traveling mummy exhibits around the country. We’ll talk about Smith’s mummies and about ancient Egypt’s appeal to 19th-century Americans.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up list.

New Interns 54 mins – “In Episode 1, we talk about secrets to success for our new interns and our recent graduates.  We also talk about The basics you need to read articles and understand what is meant by sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV.  Finally, a brief discussion of clinical decision rules.  Everyone loves to pimp about them, but be leery of them as well!” At the link find the title, “The EM Res Podcast: Episode 1,” right-click “Media files EM Res Podcast Episode 1.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistan 28 mins – “Mobeen Azhar investigates violence against Pakistan’s Hazara minority in the city of Quetta.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Hazaras, Hatred and Pakistan 2nd,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130502-0830b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from  he pop-up menu.

Podcasting in Emergency Medicine 60 mins – “Educators Edition is back….and we are back with Rob Orman and Scott Weingart. These two dudes will discuss podcasting in emergency medicine. Great stuff. Check it out” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Grid Changes 17 mins – “Few people spend much time thinking about how the world around them draws its charge— that is, until the lights go out and the hum of electricity fades to silence. On today’s episode of Distillations we explore the changing world of power production. First producer Charlie Mintz explains the technological promise of the power grid 2.0. Then chemist Harry Gray reports on the progress of The Solar Army, which is on a quest to find the key to sustainable solar energy.” At the link right-click “Discover” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetics  51mins – “An estimated 2 million Americans have had an arm or leg amputated from injury or illness. Many chose to wear prosthetic limbs. Ten years ago, most artificial arms and legs were clunky and fragile. But prosthetic technology has advanced significantly since then. A vast body of research gained from treating American soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to robotic knees and ankles that adjust to terrain and activity. Leg amputees now run marathons, climb mountains and even skydive. And a new bionic arm powered by the thoughts of the person wearing it can mimic almost all the movements of a real hand.” 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.

Public vs Private Aid 108 mins – “Anything you can do to make someone’s life better, you must do. Right? But how much do you owe to other people, and who should you help? In this series, we consider the limits and the extent of our obligations to others, as individuals and as a society.”  At the link find the titles, “My Brother’s – and My Sister’s – Keeper, Part 1” and “… Part 2,” right-click the associated “Download My Brother’s….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus.

Ricin Poisonings 17 mins “In this special edition episode we talk about ricin and address some of the panic in the press about recent letters being sent to the President and other officials. The whole story involves the KGB, poison beans, tainted mail, Elvis impersonators and ends up in the land that brought us Ed Boyer. Contributors include Matt Zuckerman, Jen Carey, and Ed Boyer. More information on measuring levels can be found here and more information on the infamous Markov case can be found here.” In addition, the first comment includes a link to a weekly blog focused on harmful substances that screens a large number of medical sources. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the audio file.

Terrorism Overview 42 mins – “GPS premiers a special program, “Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror” — an in-depth look at how U.S. intelligence is working at home and abroad. Fareed explores a number of key issues: the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the state of al Qaeda, the morality of drone strikes, and the threat of lone wolves at home. Expert voices include former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, and more.” At the link find the title, “GPS May 12th: Beyond the Manhunts,” right-click “Media files GPS_0512Manhunt audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tourette’s Librarian 52 mins – “Josh Hanagarne stands 6 feet 7 inches tall and can bend horseshoes with his bare hands. He has Tourette’s syndrome and is given to noisy verbal +tics. It may seem unlikely, but Hanagarne is also a librarian at Salt Lake City’s Main Library. The job fuels his inner bookworm. It also compels him to consistently maintain silence and self-control. Hanagarne has written a memoir about his struggles with the physical and mental challenges of Tourette’s….” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up 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.

Thanks for visiting.


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