Media Mining Digest 86 – Jul 5, 2013: Abortions in Philadelphia, Aging Reversal, Brazil Protests, Cybersecurity, Education Transformation, Emergency Medicine, Food Stamps, Future Physicians, Heart Mechanics, Mexico – US Security, Minorities in the Middle East, Mobile Media, Newspaper Struggles, Oceans in Crisis, Personalized Medicine, Pickling, Pricing Model, Prison Life, Radio Survives, Twitter, YouTube Blooms

The following audio files come from a larger group of 159 from last week. Double-click or ctrl-click individual highlighted links. A 148 MB zip file of 23 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed for 11 hours of listening is here for four months vs 1396 MB normal speed using topic links, below, for 14 hours of listening.  More groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

Abortions in Philadelphia 27 mins – “Authorities knew there were big problems at Dr Kermit Gosnell’s west Philadelphia clinic. Why did it take them so long to act?” At the link find the title, “Docs: Kermit Gosnell: Doctor and Murderer,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20130627-0100a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Reversal 68 mins – “Stem cells show potential for many different areas of medical research. Some argue that stem cells can be a never-ending source to treat diseases and disabilities, including spinal cord injuries. As technology continues to develop, so does the counter-argument that the use of stem cells is unethical. Can we reconcile these two polarized perspectives?” The link takes you to iTunes U (once you install iTunes on your computer). Once there find Aspen Ideas Festival, then “Frontiers of Medicine,” then the title, “Physicians for the Future…” and play/download the video. The audio version in the zipped collection with link at top of this episode may be easier to download!

Brazil Protests 52 mins  – “Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest rising prices, high taxes and government corruption. What the demonstrations mean for Latin America’s biggest economy.” with four guests. You can listen at the link, but not download; however, the file is included in the zip collection noted in the introduction to this episode.

Cybersecurity 57mins – “On June 27, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for keynote remarks and a discussion of the military’s role in cyberspace and the threat that cyberattacks pose to the U.S. General Dempsey is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. He previously served as the chief of staff of the Army, and before that as commander of U.S. Central Command. Following the general’s remarks, Brookings Senior Fellow Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, joined him in a discussion of the state of American cybersecurity.” At the link right-click “Download” in the audio tab and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Transformation 140 mins – “Will Technology Disrupt the Way We Learn? This session is co-Presented with NBC News’ “Education Nation.” The onset of courseware, tablets, and social media sites is being addressed cautiously in some educational environments and ravenously in others. Will mobile devices, iPads, and social platforms truly transform the way students learn and teachers teach? Will new technology platforms revolutionize classrooms across the country? Speakers: Joanne Weiss, Miles Gilburne, Randi Weingarten, Rehema Ellis, Ted Mitchell”  Two equal parts with part two, linked here, as the most interesting.  Tools mentioned in part two include dragonboxsharemylessonEdSurge, and Edmodo. You can see the video and download a searchable transcript as a PDF here. The files are also found in iTunes under Aspen Ideas Festival 2012 area of iTunes U.

Emergency Medicine 23 mins – “Today I am lucky to have the opportunity to interview Bryan Hayes, the Pharm ER Tox Guy, on the subject of avoiding medication errors in the ED. Bryan is a pharmacist with a fellowship in toxicology. He tweets as PharmERToxGuy and blogs at Academic Life in EM.” Specifically addressed are TPA and epinephrin. At the link right-click “Download” at the bottom of the page and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Stamps 56 mins – “The story of American families facing food insecurity is as frustrating as it is heartbreaking, because the truth is as avoidable as it is tragic. Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. And yet Congress can’t pass a Farm Bill because our representatives continue to fight over how many billions to slash from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. The debate is filled with tired clichés about freeloaders undeserving of government help, living large at the expense of honest, hardworking taxpayers. But a new documentary, A Place at the Table, paints a truer picture of America’s poor.” At the link find the title, “Full Show: The Faces of America’s Hungry,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Physicians 45 mins – “What are the regulatory and ethical issues, hopes and economics of using cutting-edge technology to guide the customization of health care? Is this approach all that it’s cracked up to be?” The link takes you to iTunes U (once you install iTunes on your computer). Once there find Aspen Ideas Festival, then “Frontiers of Medicine,” then the title, “Physicians for the Future…” and play/download the video. The audio version in the zipped collection with link at top of this episode may be an easier download!

Heart Mechanics 37 mins – “Vastly superior to any artificial mechanical pump, a human heart beats without pause for an entire human lifetime and is exquisitely tuned to the body’s changing needs from moment to moment. In this special edition of the podcast Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha and Kevin Fong, an anaesthetist and media fellow at the Wellcome Trust, discuss the physiology, chemistry and dynamics of this remarkable organ and how research into tissue regeneration is opening up a new frontier in the treatment of damaged hearts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico – US Security 94 mins – “After a spike in violent crime during the last Mexican administration, President Enrique Peña Nieto entered office determined to shift his country’s security strategy. The previous focus on capturing drug kingpins and using the military in domestic security operations had left citizens both fearful and vulnerable to violence. In response, security experts and political leaders in Mexico have spent several months preparing and launching a new approach” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minorities in the Middle East 87 mins – “From Egypt to Iraq, there has been a failure to protect religious minorities from targeted discrimination and violence. In transitioning Arab countries, new constitutions have negatively impacted minority rights, in addition to women’s rights and civil liberties. Minorities face ongoing discrimination in employment, and, in areas outside the control of weak central governments, minority communities have faced sectarian violence and displacement. More broadly, sectarian identities have been instrumentalized and politicized, which is bound to fuel instability and further sectarian clashes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Media 27 mins – “In the fourth and final part of the programme, Mark Coles considers the lessons that we might extrapolate from the previous episodes’ findings – our future media will be more mobile; but what wider lessons can we learn from the digital evolution of newspapers, radio and television?” At the link find the title, “Docs: Media Futures – Internet Age,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130702-0830a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newspaper Struggles 26 mins – “Does the internet mean the end of the daily newspaper?” At the link find the title, “Docs: Media Futures,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130611-0830a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oceans in Crisis 54 mins – “The world’s oceans are getting hotter, higher, more acidic, and more polluted. We have removed 90% of large fish. Callum Roberts describes the pressures on the world’s oceans and their ominous future.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow beside the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personalized Medicine 65mins – “What are the regulatory and ethical issues, hopes and economics of using cutting-edge technology to guide the customization of health care? Is this approach all that it’s cracked up to be?” The link takes you to iTunes U (once you install iTunes on your computer). Once there find Aspen Ideas Festival, then “Frontiers of Medicine,” then the title, “Physicians for the Future…” and play/download the video. The audio version in the zipped collection with link at top of this episode may be easier to download!

Pickling 28 mins – “The fourth installment of our systematic breakdown of a cheeseburger deals with ketchup and pickles, two attempts to give vegetables the power to defy time.” At the link find the title, “A Thought for Food: Veg Everlasting,” right-click “Media files VegEverlasting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pricing Model 13 mins – “What kind of pricing model should you use for your products that are intellectual property and can deliver to you a good passive income? Should you go by low price (hoping for high volumes), or should you go by packages with different tiered prices.” At the link find the title “207- Success story with an Entrepreneur Pricing Model,” right-click “Media files 207 – Pricing Models can  increase sales – from A Smart Bear blog.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Life 17 mins – “An inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio.” At the link click on “Download” which will take you to iTunes podcasts where clicking “View in iTunes” will allow the iTunes app to open where clicking “Free” will download the Piper Kerman file.

Radio Survives 27 mins – “Mark Coles discovers that in Africa, the medium is evolving to suit delivery over mobile phone networks, with programmes of just a few minutes in length.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Media Futures – Radio,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130618-0830a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Twitter 58 mins – “On June 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a moderated discussion with Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, Inc. The conversation centered on Costolo’s vision for the company, as well as his views on freedom of expression and Twitter’s role in entertainment, politics, news and world events. Introduced by President of the Brookings Institution, Strobe Talbott, and moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Jonathan Rauch, the discussion also focused on how Twitter is reshaping what Costolo terms the “global town square.”With more than one billion Tweets sent out every two days, Twitter is revolutionizing modern communications and shaping discourse on public issues that range from NSA data-mining to same-sex marriage. What does the future hold for the company” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

YouTube Blooms 26 mins – “Why are new forms of video production and delivery such as You Tube’s recently launched “channels” so appealing? Mark Coles reports.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Media Futures – Television,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20130625-0830a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Jan-Jun 2013 files in 18 zip segments (832 podcasts) and a pdf list are here. Jan-Jun 2012 files in 8 segments (362 podcasts) and a pdf list are here, and 591 for Jul-Dec here.  For 2011 a list and 5 segments 184 podcasts. For 2010 and earlier 64 podcasts are listed  in this PDF and are zipped here as Part 1 and Part 2. (Dead links in old episodes are due to updating; try a current episode.) Over 170 feeds used to prepare this weekly blog are harvested with Feedreader3. The feeds are available in this opml file which 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.  Please comment on any problems with the links and downloads.

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