The following audio files come from a larger group of 217 for this week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts. A zip file of all 37 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months. Older groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.
Aboriginal Children in Canada 54 mins – “In the 2013 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond , British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth, makes the case there’s been little progress on the human rights of First Nation’s children in today’s Canada.” At the link find the title, “Human Rights and Today’s Aboriginal Children and Youth,” right-click (there or here) “Download Human Rights and Today’s Aboriginal Children and Youth” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adam Wolf Interview 102 mins – “Welcome Adam Wolf of Wayne and Layne! Wayne and Layne started when Adam and Matthew met…back in 6th grade in Minnesota! Later they both attended the University of Minnesota. Adam now works at Digi, the makers of Xbee…. Adam and Matthew developed the Bricktronics shield to offer a low cost entry to combining Lego and Arduino. This was designed with John Baichtal, who co-wrote The Cult of Lego. The kit is based on the huge interest in Lego Mindstorms…. Adam and Matthew recently were featured at an event that helps promote STEM for women in Africa. Their Blinky POV kit was featured and has been built all over the world. 10s of thousands have now been sold! …Adam and Matthew are also making a special offer to listeners of The Amp Hour. Go to WayneAndLayne.com/TAH and enter the code “tahoct” for 10% off kits.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from he pop-up menu.
Aging 27 mins – “As the global population ages, is it time for a re-think about how we view elderly people? Listen to four very different stories of growing older and how the world cares about ageing.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Ageing and Caring,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20131016-1650a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alcohol Abuse By Women 51 mins – “Excessive drinking is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. It is responsible for roughly 23,000 deaths of American girls and women each year. Alcoholism is a more serious risk for early mortality than smoking, and it is more than twice as deadly for women than for men. Those statistics come from a new book by award-winning journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston. She takes an in-depth look at the psychological, social and workplace factors contributing to the growing problem of alcohol abuse among women. Johnston joins Diane to discuss the effects of alcohol addiction on her own life and society as a whole.” 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.
Black Students 18 mins – “A new documentary, American Promise, follows the lives of two African-American families as they try to navigate a path for their young sons at The Dalton School—a prestigious, private school in New York City with predominately white student body. Joe Brewster and his wife Michèle Stephenson decided to chronicle their son, Idris Brewster and his best friend Seun Summers from kindergarten to college. The ambitious film took over 13 years to make and Michele Stephenson says “Everyone involved at some point or another dropped out.” The documentary showcases the difficulties and growing pains the boys faced. For example, they often felt left out by other students because of their race and wondered if they were being stereotyped by their teachers. “I talked to my parents about leaving and we actually applied to other schools.” Idris says. “But I just felt as though I had to continue.'” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Author and Minister 20 mins – “Peter White is joined by the Reverend Alex Galbraith, who talks about his work as a blind vicar and Lee Kumutat goes to Worcester New College to meet the visually-impaired students who helped author Marcus Sedgwick research the blind heroine of his latest book. Marcus meets his young reviewers, who are generally satisfied with his literary portrayal.” At the link find the title, “Rev Alex Galbraith and Marcus Sedwick’s new book,” (for the next 14 days!) right-click (there or here) “Download 9MB” and select “Save Target As” from the pop-up menu.
Booze in Alice Springs 27 mins – “James Fletcher travels to Alice Springs in Australia to hear first-hand how alcohol is affecting the Aboriginal community there.” At the link find the title, “Docs: Battling Booze in Alice Springs Media files,” right-click “Media Files docarchive 20131017-0100a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Longmont 19 mins – “As Longmont prepares to vote on November 5, we are paying special attention to question 2B, which will authorize the city utility to issue revenue bonds to finance the FTTH network already being built. The successful referendum from 2011 gave the City authority to build the network and this referendum, if successful, will finance a rapid expansion rather than the present incremental approach that will take decades. We have a double interview today, with Vince Jordan rejoining the show from Longmont Power and Communications. He previously spoke with us on episode 10 but today he just gives us the facts about the network and scenarios of what will happen depending on how the city votes. The second interview is with George Oliver, co-founder of the grassroots group Friends of Fiber that is advocating for people to vote yes on question 2B. George explains the benefits of passing this debt, namely that area residents and businesses will gain access to a world class networks without increasing any taxes.” At the link (or here) right-click “… download this Mp3 file…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
California Gold Rush 52 mins – “Prosperity may be an integral part of the American dream, but historian Will Bagley says that wasn’t always the case. In the mid-19th century, gold was discovered in California and the radically new idea of quick riches lured some quarter of a million people across the continent. But for Bagley, it wasn’t an epic march of progress and civilization. He says the sudden transformation of the American West was complex and contentious. Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about the enduring impact of California fever.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dodge Ball 18 mins – “A New York school has taken soccer balls, footballs — and maybe even the fun — out of recess. Officials say hard balls are a safety concern, but critics say they’re being too cautious. Tell Me More‘s parenting roundtable weighs in.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Educational Challenges 37 mins – “This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Joel Klein, Amplify CEO and former chancellor of the New York City department of education, discusses technology, school choice, and the challenges facing the US educational system. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing, with huge implications for the United States; the way to reduce the gap and create knowledgeable, skilled, problem solvers is through education. For the past two hundred years we have had the model of one teacher and thirty plus children, but that model is not working for many students. With less than one-third of students ready for college, Amplify is reimagining the way teachers teach and students learn to build a better K–12 educational system and thus a better society.” At the link find the title, “Joel Klein on using technology to transform education,” right-click “Media files 20131012.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emergence 52 mins – “Your brain is made up of cells. Each one does its own, cell thing. But remarkable behavior emerges when lots of them join up in the grey matter club. You are a conscious being – a single neuron isn’t. Find out about the counter-intuitive process known as emergence – when simple stuff develops complex forms and complex behavior – and all without a blueprint. Plus self-organization in the natural world, and how Darwinian evolution can be speeded up. At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Entrepreneurship 28 mins – “An Entrepreneur’s road to success has many challenges, obstacles and problems — but Todd Henry’s journey included persistence, passion and following his IDEAS of delivering value to those who need to be creative under pressure and create their best work “on-demand.” At the link find the title, “215- Todd Henry builds a successful business with passion, books and podcasts,” right-click “Media files 215-Todd Henry of the Accidental Creative.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Global Economy 12 mins – “The forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, giving way to a more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model. Greg Ip [economics editor of The Economist] examines the consequences.” This link shows the printed report with illustrations.” At the topic link find the title “Special report: World economy,” right-click “Media files 20131010 sr worldeconomy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the audio file.
Grace Coolidge 91 mins – “C-SPAN and the White House Historical Association are co-producing a two-season feature series on the First Ladies, examining their private lives and the public roles they played in the White House. This week: Grace Coolidge.” At the link find the title, “First Ladies: Grace Coolidge” in “Podcast of the Week,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green Movement 29 mins – “Political opponents of the green movement have been depressingly successful not only in attacking the facts that underpin the struggle, but in knocking down some of its most eloquent and powerful figures, relegating to the margins what should be a universal concern: a healthy world that can be sustained into the future. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, one of those eloquent and powerful figures. In spite of personal attacks from those who would silence her, Ms. Ellis-Lamkins perseveres in the fight to nurture a green economy that helps to empower traditionally disenfranchised communities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hacker Scouts 47 mins – Host Leo Laporte interviews Samantha Cook. “Samantha Cook is a founder of Hacker Scouts, a national non-profit organization where children [4 to 18 years of age] can build skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.” At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hoarding 9 mins – “Kimberly Rae Miller grew up among piles of junk. Doors wouldn’t close, stacks of paper turned to sludge, and the pool was filled with brown muck. Her father was a hoarder — in the most extreme kind of way. Host Michel Martin talks to Miller about how she coped, which is detailed in her memoir, Coming Clean [486 Amazon reviews].” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Inactivity Dangers 53 mins – “Chances are good you’re sitting down as you read these words. After hearing what Dr. James Levine, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, has to say about sitting, you might find yourself standing a lot more. That’s because Dr. Levine’s research suggests that spending most of your day sitting and physically inactive – at work, at home and everywhere else – won’t just give you a sore back: there’s a good chance it could lead you to an early grave. Dr. Levine joins us Wednesday to explain the dangers of inactivity.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Innovation 56 mins – ” Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.” At the link find the title, “Realizing Innovation at Enterprise Scale – Padmasree Warrior (Cisco),” right-click “Media files warrior131009.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Power 29 mins – “Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big,” explains the concept of “radical connectivity” and how it is affecting society today. He says the ability to send vast amounts of data at high speeds is reshaping the exercise of power in politics and society.” At the link find the title, “Nicco Mele, “The End of Big,” right-click “Media files com100513.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lou Hoover 91 mins – “C-SPAN and the White House Historical Association are co-producing a two-season feature series on the First Ladies, examining their private lives and the public roles they played in the White House. This week: Lou Hoover.” At the link in the “Podcast of the Week” find the title, “First Ladies: Lou Hoover,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malala Yousafzai’s Father 17 mins – “‘I think Malala is an average girl,” Ziauddin Yousafzai says about the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who captured the world’s attention after being shot by the Taliban, “but there’s something extraordinary about her.” A teacher himself, Yousafzai inspired his daughter’s fight to be educated. At a special event with Malala in Washington, D.C., he tells NPR’s Michel Martin that he is often asked what training he gave to his daughter. “I usually tell people, ‘You should not ask me what I have done. Rather you ask me, what I did not do,’ ” he says. “I did not clip her wings to fly. I did not stop her from flying.” Yousafzai has this advice for parents of girls around the world: “Trust your daughters, they are faithful. Honor your daughters, they are honorable. And educate your daughters, they are amazing.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Burnout 16 mins – “…It’s crazy to think that as students of medicine, we learn to take care of others, yet we don’t do a good job of learning to take care of ourselves. That’s why I invited Dr. Dike Drummond to be a guest on the podcast. He’s a physician and expert on physician burnout… Dr. Drummond started on the path to becoming an expert on physician burnout because he too suffered from it early in his career. He’s not alone. Study after study shows that physicians and even medical students are becoming burnt out. …One study’s conclusion states “Burnout is more common among physicians than among other US workers.” …Listen to Dr. Drummond talk about what to do about the problem, how to avoid it and ways to mitigate it. We even practice some breathing techniques!” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mental Illness in America 51 mins – “We spend $140 billion on public mental health services in this country, but at any given time, approximately half of all seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all. Lack of public understanding is part of the problem: many still believe severe mental illness is psychological rather than biological. Federal programs conceived half a century ago to replace much maligned state institutions were poorly conceived, never adequately coordinated and, by all accounts, woefully inadequate. Today, family members, police officers and the courts find themselves on the front lines of this crisis. Diane and her  guests discuss the challenges of getting help for people with severe mental illness.” Mention is made of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. 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.
Online Meditation 12 mins – “What does it look like when you’re creating and selling your own product? Your own brisket, pickles, or ideas? We talked to Susan Piver, director of the Open Heart Project, an online meditation and mindfulness guide.” At the link click “Download” then right-click “download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paper History 51 mins – “Every day, the average American handles an estimated 30 different objects made out of paper. This begs the question, is the “paperless society” we hear so much about as imminent as some people suggest? In a new book, a noted bibliophile seeks to answer this question by exploring how and why paper has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Since its invention 2,000 years ago in China, paper has revolutionized human civilization. We take a look at paper’s sweeping influence on society from Islamic scholarship to the American Revolutionary War and pulp mills that make billions of boxes of Kleenex.” 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.
Present Shock 12 mins – “Think about those emails you get every minute, the texts constantly vibrating in your pocket, a news cycle that never ends. In his book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff offers up an arresting theory about how living in this brave new world changes us.” Two parts, Entertainment and Economy. At the link click “Download” then right-click “download this episode” for the first part. Go to this link and do the same for the second part.
Somalia Pirates 52 mins – “…we’re telling the story of Somalia’s pirates. Our guest is Jay Bahadur, whose first real experience as a journalist came in 2008 when he traveled to that country to write about the world of modern-day buccaneers. The story he came back with is as intricate as it is interesting. It’s about the complicated political and social history of Somalia, about their tribal and clan system, and about how pirates live and the forces that brought them to this way of life…. Jay Bahadur is the author of The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World “. At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
SQRL and NSA 117 mins – “Hosts: Steve Gibson with Leo Laporte mostly discuss SQRL (Secure QR Login) as a replacement for various security tactics, such as passwords, followed by an excellent description of the Lavabit incident which involved the owner, Ladar Levison, shutting down Lavabit rather than giving the FBI the encryption code that would allow decryption of traffic by 400,000 customers. Gibson and Laporte then address various questions concerning SQRL. At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. The next episode, #426, continues the discussion about SQRL and the impact it is having towards improving internet security.
SUNY Research 57 mins – “The State of New York has thousands of brilliant minds working to make connections that fuel opportunity and economic revitalization across the state through The Research Foundation (RF) for SUNY. The largest university-connected research foundation in the United States, the RF supports nearly $1 billion in research activity annually in the State University of New York system. Dr. Tim Killeen, President of SUNY’s Research Foundation and SUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Research, has a vision for the Foundation that reaches far beyond campus research labs. Learn how SUNY’s research impacts our world by generating knowledge that solves pressing real world problems and how businesses can grow and thrive as a result of a knowledge-based economic engine….” AT the link find the title, “Applying Knowledge for Global Impact: The Extraordinary Vision of Dr. Tim Killeen, President of The Research Foundation for SUNY,” right-click “Media files ebner101413.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tahrir Square 52 mins – “Friday, we continue our Through the Lens documentary series with a portrait of activism and unrest from Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The film is called “The Square,” and it offers a window into the emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. Director Jehane Noujaim describes the young Egyptians she follows as revolutionaries armed with nothing more than social media and YouTube videos. She’ll join us to talk about the evolution of a 21st century revolution.” At the link right-click “Listen and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Therapeutic Justice 54 mins -The Salt Lake County, Utah, District Attorney, Sim Gill, discusses the concept and implications of alternatives to incarceration or smart prosecution in Utah. He advocates measures other than imprisonment to reduce overcrowding, provide more just treatment of offenders and reduce the cost to taxpayers. At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Transportation in U.S. 61 mins – “Cliff Winston of the Brookings Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his recent article in the Journal of Economic Literature on the U.S. transportation system. Winston argues that the while the United States has a very good transportation system overall, it is extremely expensive and poorly organized. What is needed, Winston argues, is not more money, but to spend the money already allocated more wisely. He discusses the evolution of the U.S. transportation system, government’s role in transportation, dramatic innovations that might transform aviation and driving, and the potential for privatizing airports and roads.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Turkish Arab Spring 73 mins – “What can we learn from the protest wave of the last years? How does social media impact the capacity for collective action? Does social media contribute to blunting movement impacts by facilitating horizontal, non-institutional and “leaderless” movements? How do these movements compare with their predecessors like the civil-rights or anti-colonial movements? In this talk Zeynep Tufekci — assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, a faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University — discusses these questions by drawing from research on a variety of social movements including the “Arab Spring”, European indignados movements, Occupy and Turkey’s Gezi protests.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women Photojournalists 14 mins – “If you are at all interested in travel or photography, then you probably know National Geographic for the stunning images that take you around the world, introducing you to remarkable cultures and people. Over the past decade, some of the most powerful images in the magazine — and the stories behind them — have been captured by female photojournalists. National Geographic Museum is honoring 11 of these women in a new exhibition called “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment.” It covers issues ranging from the impact of war to child brides to breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Two of the celebrated photojournalists speak with Tell Me More‘s Michel Martin about the dangers and advantages of being a woman in the field, and the stories behind some of their most popular images.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. =============================================================== ARCHIVE
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 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. Thanks for visiting.