Media Mining Digest 95 – Sept 6, 2013: 1963 March On Washington – twice, College Changes, Corruption in DC, Discrimination Issues, Education and Prosperity, Grammar Girl, Hallucinations, Headphone Hobby, Home Ownership, iOS to Android Migration, MD-PhD Programs, Military Rape, Standardized Tests

The following audio files come from a larger group of 127 for this week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts. A zip file of all 17 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months.  Other groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

1963 March On Washington 52 mins – “August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech in front of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C., when, at the close of the March on Washington, he spoke of his dream for racial harmony and economic equality in America. In this special episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed, and Brian place that march, and King’s speech, in a broader, and deeper historical perspective.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

1963 March On Washington 51 mins – “The largest mass demonstration in U. S. history began as a rally for jobs and freedom and ended with one of the most famous speeches of our time. The March on Washington, 50 years ago today, drew a quarter-million people to the National Mall. Protesters peacefully demanded equal access to housing, education, and voting rights. They also wanted dignified jobs at decent wages. But the event is mostly remembered for Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech – a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. Guest host, Frank Sesno, and his [3] guests discuss the legacy of the March on Washington and the state of American civil rights today.” 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.

College Changes 51 mins – “Will the new face of college be a computer screen? We asked a panel of educational pioneers about the university of the future on this special live edition of Innovation Hub, taped on June 4, 2013 at Suffolk University’s Modern Theater in downtown Boston.” Two parts. At the link find the titles “College 2.0 Labor Day Special: Part 1,” and “Part 2,” right-click “IHUB-0831-A.mp3″ and ” IHUB-0831-B.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from each pop-up menu.

Corruption in DC 52 mins – “Mark Leibovich covers Washington, D.C., as chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine. In his new book, This Town, he writes about the city’s bipartisan lust for power, cash and notoriety. It’s the story of how Washington became an occupied city; its hold on reality distorted by greed and ambition. Leibovich pulls no punches, names names, and reveals the movers, the shakers and the lucrative deals they make — all in the name of crony capitalism.” At the link find the title, “Full Show: America’s Gilded Capital,” right-click “Media files Moyers and Company 233 Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discrimination Issues 17 mins – “Host Michel Martin talks with a group of young leaders about the future of civil rights. She asks about the social justice issues of today and the evolution of activism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Education and Prosperity  70 mins – “Eric Hanushek of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Endangering Prosperity (co-authored with Paul Peterson and Ludger Woessmann). Hanushek argues that America’s educational system is mediocre relative to other school systems around the world and that the failure of the U.S. system to do a better job has a significant negative impact on the American standard of living. Hanushek points to improving teacher quality as one way to improve education.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grammar Girl 57 mins – Host Leo Laporte interviews Mignon Fogarty, creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. She started in 2006 and now has a web site, podcasts, an app, books and games. She and Leo discuss her efforts as a novice in building an app to promote her program. At the link right-click  “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hallucinations 52 mins – “In his latest book, the neuroscientist Oliver Sacks writes about his own history using psychoactive drugs. He’s said that apart from being both pleasurable and dangerous, those experiences gave him empathy for his patients suffering from hallucinations. Sacks says hallucinations are far more common than we realize, and his book is filled with bizarre encounters with the unreal brought on by disease, syndromes and disorders. Doug talks to Oliver Sacks on Wednesday about the many and fascinating ways we perceive things that aren’t there.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from pop-up menu.

Headphone Hobby 68 mins – Home Theater Geeks’ Scott Wilkinson chats with Tyll Hertsens about headphone hobbyist, DTS Headphone:X, damping material, and noise inside motorcycle helmets. At the link right-click “Audio” next to the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Home Ownership 49 mins – “…we’re going to talk about The American Dream.  The phrase means something to millions of people:  getting educated, moving up, retiring well and buying a home.  This weekend’s show places home ownership under a microscope. What should you know before you buy? How should you think about costs? And whether owning a home is the right decision for you. Plus, a game where you can test your knowledge of famous TV homes and a checklist for home buyers out there.” At the link find the title, “08-23-13 Marketplace Money,” right-click “Media files marketplace-money-v2 20130823-64.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

iOS to Android Migration 20 mins – “If you’re interested in switching away from an iPhone or iPad to an Android device, it’s actually pretty simple if you know some tips. In today’s episode, you’ll know how to make a switch without compromising your experience.” At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MD-PhD Programs 36 mins – “Going to medical school, and becoming a physician is a very lofty goal. Adding a second graduate degree onto it, to some people would be crazy! But that’s exactly what many students do when they apply for dual degree programs. There are many dual degree programs, including MD/MPH [Masters Public Health], MD/PhD, MD/MBA and so many others. There are of course osteopathic dual degree programs as well. Many of the MD/PhD programs are actually funded by the NIH and your tuition to medical school is paid for, AND, you get a stipend while completing your PhD. Pretty sweet deal isn’t it? Hanna and I talk about some of the differences that she encountered while applying for and interviewing at the dual degree programs, what she looked for in a program, and ultimately what led her to where she is at now.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Rape 52 mins – “There are 1.5 million active-duty personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. Sexual assault is an increasing problem within those ranks. In many, if not most cases, it’s swept under the carpet: only 8 percent of sexual assault cases are prosecuted in the military, and only 2 percent of those cases result in convictions. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kirby Dick’s documentary film The Invisible War sheds light on the suffering of thousands of military rape victims, and Thursday we’re rebroadcasting our conversation about it.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standardized Tests 17 mins – “Host Michel Martin hears from a group of teachers about how education policies and technology are changing today’s classrooms. She’s joined by fifth grade teacher Rafe Esquith, third grade teacher Tequila Pennington-Calwise and school librarian Elissa Malespina.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.



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 160 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 hereFree 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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