Media Mining Digest 149 – 19 Sept 2014: Benghazi, Berkman Center, Border Management in America, Broadband in Maine, Campus Assaults, Cancer and Immune System, Capitalism Crisis, Child Abuse in England, Chiropractic Critique, Clean Energy Project, Climate and Religion, Deaf School, Diabetes Treatment, Digital Clone, Disability Care, Domestic Violence, Dr Drew, Ebola Spread, Education Decline in US, Experiments Online, Finances for Doctors, Flight Instrument Training, Gabby Giffords, Gender Violence, Genius Trait, Hand Axe, Health Innovation, Homeopathy Critique, Howard University President, Imperial America, Internet Era, Internet Immune System, Internet Lessons, Job Training, Ketogenic Diet, Lunch Lady Heroes, Medical Errors Medical Suicides, Mental Illness Inmates, Nihilism, Organ Transplants, Oscar Pistorius Trial, Scottish Independence, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Smoking Bans,Soccer Women, Stuttering,T axReform, Trimethylamine, Underground Park, Wise Choices, Women in Tech, World War One Legacy, Zoo Animals

The following audio files come from a larger group of 205 for the week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts.  A zip file of all 56 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months. Older groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

Benghazi 47 mins – “Investigative reporter Mitch Zuckoff goes deep on Benghazi. What really happened. What it could mean” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Berkman Center 62 mins – “Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive conversation led by Faculty Chair Jonathan Zittrain. If you’re curious about connecting with our research, our community, or our events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, find out more here!” At the link right-click “MP3” beside “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Management in America 113 mins – “This Migration Policy Institute (MPI) panel discussion offers perspectives on border policy management from leading officials in the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments, and showcases MPI’s edited volume, Managing Borders in an Increasingly Borderless World. Book co-editors Randall Hansen of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou, as well as Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora, Canada Border Services Agency Executive Vice President Malcolm Brown, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection David V. Aguilar, and Mexico’s former Undersecretary of Population, Migration, and Religious Affairs Gustavo Mohar, discuss continuing and evolving challenges in border management and security. The book covers these challenges—terrorism, organized crime, illegal migration, smuggling, trafficking, human rights, infrastructure, corruption, and economic and political factors—and offers an analysis of effective and ineffective policies and programs. The panelists discuss the challenges and successes their governments have had in pursuing better, more effective, and smarter border controls, and the deepening regional cooperation in this important policy area.” At the link click “Download” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Target As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Maine 16 mins – “By building a fiber line to allow some local businesses to get next-generation Internet access, Rockport became the first municipal fiber network in the state of Maine. Town Manager Richard Bates joins us for episode 115 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.” At the link right-click “…download this MP3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campus Assaults 52 mins – “A troubling statistic has been making a lot of headlines recently: 20% of college women are sexually assaulted in the US. So Monday, we’re asking if there is something inherent in the structure of college life that puts students at risk. Sociologist Elizabeth Armstrong says many students think they deserve a social experience that’s more about partying than academics, and competition for tuition dollars has universities providing them with what they want over what they need. She’ll join us to talk about what this means for women and men.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer and Immunity System  6 mins – “Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers, and current treatments often have terrible side effects. So scientists have begun looking into ways to help the body’s own defences fight back. When we have a bacterial or viral infection, our immune systems go into overdrive to tackle the invader and protect our bodies. It’s also possible to harness this attack to combat cancer. At the British Science Festival, Ginny Smith talked to Louise and Vanessa, both PhD students at Birmingham University, to find out how…” At the link right-click “MP3” beside “Download as” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Crisis 20 mins – “Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity … and prevent a revolution.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Abuse in England 51 mins – “At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the northern English town of Rotherham by gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin between 1997 and 2013 according to an independent inquiry, by Professor Alexis Jay. How did police, press, politicians and professional agencies fail to deal with it?” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: The Girls Britain Betrayed,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chiropractic Critique 32mins – Dr Mark Crislip, an infectious disease doctor in Portland, Oregon who hosts the award-winning QuackCast podcast and an editor on the Science-Based website presents this critique of the chiropractic practice. At the link find the title, “Quackcast 149,” right-click the “Play” button beside it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy Project 30 mins – “…This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from two participants from the 7th annual Clean Energy Summit which took place on September 4th in Las Vegas. First, we focus on southern Nevada as host Alex Wise discusses Las Vegas’ energy needs with Rose McKinney-James the chairperson of the Clean Energy Project. Then, we turn to the northern part of the state and hear from David Bobzien, a state assemblyman from Reno who talks about the efforts of the Conservation Lands Foundation as well as the recent announcement that Tesla Motors will be building a major electric vehicle battery plant in his part of the state.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Religion 23 mins – “…In the face of those who use religion to deny the worldwide crisis of climate change, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, an evangelical Christian, believes that her faith is compatible with science. This week she speaks to Bill about ending the gridlock between politics, science and faith in order to find solutions to the widespread threats associated with global warming.” At the link find the title, “Full Show: Climate Change — Faith and Fact,” right-click “Media files Moyers and Company_336_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deaf School 48 mins – “Disability Matters with David Carter from Highmark: Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.” The American School for the Deaf in Connecticut is the focal point of this episode. At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Treatment 29 mins – “Keith talks with Fraser Cameron, a Research Associate with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Southampton, United Kingdom. Fraser is a systems design engineer who is working on developing a system that can effectively and steadily control the blood glucose levels of individuals with Type I Diabetes.” At the link right-click beside “Listen Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Cloning 47 mins – “Martine Rothblatt is the highest paid female executive in America. Founder of Sirius Radio. She was once a man. Now she’s pushing digital mind clones for us all.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Care 55 mins – “On the 50th anniversary of L’Arche, the now-international organization Jean Vanier started, a celebration of a Canadian humanitarian and visionary.” At the link find the title, “How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2,” right-click “Download How To Do Ordinary Things, Part 2” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 47 mins – “#WhyIStayed. We’re looking at women in and out of relationships of domestic violence.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Drew 66 mins – Leo Laporte interviews “Dr. Drew Pinsky is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and radio and television personality. He is best known for his work on the radio show Loveline, the TV show Celebrity Rehab, and the podcasts he cohosts with Adam Carolla.” During the interview they discuss drug abuse, prostate cancer and insurance administrative costs. At the link right-click “Audio” beside the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Spread 47 mins – “An urgent plea for more help to slow the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa. We look at the exploding challenge.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Decline in US 44 mins – “In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson interviews Hoover senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Paul Peterson and Rick Hanushek on education in the United States compared to the rest of the world. The authors of Education Prosperity: A Global View of American Schools, Peterson and Hanushek explain that the United States, in the latest international test, is now in thirty-second place, with only 32 percent of students scoring as proficient in math. Currently, Shanghai is at the top of the list of countries, with 75 percent of its students proficient in math. Nevertheless, Peterson and Hanushek offer an optimistic perspective on what could be done to improve America’s education system.” At the link find the title, “Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson,” right-click “Media files 20140909.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Experiments Online 47 mins – “We’ll talk to the co-founder of dating site OkCupid about human nature, love and the future of big data. Every second of every day, the Internet is scooping up oceans of data about you and everyone else within its reach. We know that, and yet when we focus on it, we often freak out. Christian Rudder, a big thinker and co-founder of the big dating site OKCupid, says don’t panic, this is good. Of course, he would, running a dating site. But his claim is this: the aggregate data on human nature flooding onto the web is now teaching us more than we have ever known about who we really are.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Finances for Doctors 47 mins – “Can you tell me how a physician that makes $400,000 a year can be struggling financially? I can – with a 4 car payments, a boat, too big of a house, too many expensive vacations and so much more. This can happen to you too if you are not wise so listen in and find out a ton of great information! For this info-packed episode, we have Ryan Michler as our financial guru for today to lead us to a great deal of interesting discussion about how you, the premed, or medical student, can start preparing to get ahead of the pack with your finances. Ryan is an Investment Advisor/Financial Coach for Healthcare Professionals and runs the website and podcast” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flight Instrument Training 75 mins – “Victoria kicks us off with a discussion of getting her Instrument Flight Rating and keeping your rating. This leads into a discussion of best practices for training, and how to handle communicating with the tower and keeping track of information. We also discusses Automation Management and the danger of over-relying on automated systems. Carl brings up a situation where a friend of his flew an aircraft where she was the Captain and her sister was the Co-Pilot, which may be a first in aviation history. Very few people seem to know that there are female pilots in the airlines, and automatically assume that a man always does the flying.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gabby Giffords 19 mins – “On January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side. In this emotional conversation with Pat Mitchell, the pair describe their lives both before and after the accident — and describe their views on responsible gun ownership.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Violence 14 mins – “This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India — and calls on others to speak out too.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Video” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the MP4 file.

Genius Trait 19 mins – “Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Video” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the MP4 file.

Hand Axe 14 mins – “In the beginning, there was design. Before any other human discipline, even before the dawn of mankind its self, design was a practice passed down from generation to generation of early humans. Today, everything that has been designed–space ships, buildings, pyramids, weapons, clothing , artwork, everything–can be traced back to a single designed object. The first designed object: the Acheulean hand axe. The Acheulean hand axe does not look like an “axe.” There’s no handle, and no metal. It could be called the “Acheulean pointy hand rock,” because it is just a rock that has been chipped and shaped, usually into the form of a tear-drop.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Innovation 18 mins – “Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream” factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient’s life outside the exam room.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Video” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the MP4 file.

Homeopathy Critique 29 mins – Dr Mark Crislip, an infectious disease doctor in Portland, Oregon who hosts the award-winning QuackCast podcast and an editor on the Science-Based website presents this critique of homeopathy. At the link find the title, “Quackcast 150,” right-click the “Play” button beside it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Howard University President 59 mins – “Wayne A.I. Frederick talked about the challenges facing Howard University and other historically black colleges, as well as the state of higher education in the United States. Mr. Frederick also spoke about his career as a surgical oncologist and his upbringing in Trinidad and Tobago, including his fight with sickle cell anemia.” At the link find the title, “Q&A: Wayne Frederick,” right-click “Media files 319784-1-MP3-STD_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Imperial America 55 mins – “On the anniversary of 9-11, IDEAS revisits an interview with academic Chalmers Johnson who suggested that failure in Iraq might mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.” At the link find the title, “The Sorrows of Empire,” right-click “Download The Sorrows of Empire” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Era 28 mins – “Advances in technology have changed the way we work, the way we socialize, and the way we learn. But not everybody knows that. In his book the End of Absence, author Michael Harris reminds us that people born after 1985 will not have experienced adulthood without the internet, and children today will never know what life was like before facebook, twitter, and iPhones. On this episode, Michael Harris discusses the impact of the ‘end of absence’ and what constant connectedness means for the well being of future generations. He’ll also tell us how we can mitigate the effects of technology and preserve the benefits of periodic absence while still maintaining our social connections.” At the link right-click “Listen to episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Immune System 17 mins – “The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world. At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Lessons 32 mins – “Click investigates triumphs and pitfalls of the digital age at the dConstruct Conference.” Several comments by Cory Doctorow. At the link find the title, “DigitalP: 09 Sep 14: dConstruct: Living with the Network,” right-click “Media files digital 20140909-2032b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Training 19 mins –“For years now, the economy has been kind of stuck. The unemployment rate is getting better, but slowly. Household incomes have actually been falling. It’s easy to feel stuck. Today on the show, stories of two people trying to get unstuck.” At the link find the title, “#567: Getting Unstuck,” right-click npr_347524695.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet 102 mins – “On this episode of Latest in Paleo, Jimmy Moore and I discuss the ketogenic diet described in his new book, Keto Clarity, co-authored with Dr. Eric Westman. Jimmy tells the story of his public testimony regarding the American Dietary Guidelines, and he addresses some of my reservations regarding long-term ketosis. The After the Bell segment features Dr. Stephen Phinney.” At the link right-click “MP3 Audio” beside”Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Lunch Lady Heroes 5 mins – “Children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Errors 55 mins (2 parts) – “What happens after a medical error and is saying sorry really enough? Two mothers in two countries who both lost newborn children help us pull back the curtain on what happens after a medical mistake is made. Beth Daley Ullum tells the story of trying to save her unborn son who had a serious heart defect. She had to break through the medical culture of secrecy to find the best surgeons to perform a very delicate operation.” At the link find the titles, “White Coat – After the Error Part One [and Two],” right-click “Download White Coat – After the Error Part One” and Part Two” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Suicides 11 mins – “In this mini-episode, I talk a bit about an incredibly interesting and important article published recently in the New York Times regarding resident suicide and depression. The bottom line: If you feel like you need help, you’re not alone. Check this sobering article out here.” At the link find the title, “Episode 21: You’re Not Alone,” right-click “Resident_suicide.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Illness Inmates 27 mins – “Hilary Andersson investigates the more than one million mentally ill prisoners held in US jails and prisons, most of whom are incarcerated for relatively minor offences.” At the link find the title, “Docs: America’s New Bedlam,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140911-0330a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nihilism 42 mins – “Horror, fashion, and the end of the world … things get weird as we explore the undercurrents of thought that link nihilists, beard-stroking philosophers, Jay-Z, and True Detective….” There’s a blank area at the end of the podcast. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants 18 mins – “Rebecca Cooney discusses organ donation and distribution in the US with David Mulligan, chair of the Liver and Transplant Committee for United Network for Organ Sharing.” At the link find the title, “Listen to The Lancet: 12 September,” right-click “Media files 12september.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oscar Pistorius Trial 50 mins – “After becoming a Paralympics champion, Oscar Pistorius rose to fame as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. He became a hero to millions – until the fateful night when he shot dead his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp.” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: The Trial of Oscar Pistorius,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140912-2105a.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scottish Independence 48 mins – “Scotland is about to vote on breaking away from the UK. Britain. We’ll look at the breakaway movement, in Scotland and beyond.” At the link right-click “Download this story” from the pop-up menu.

Senator Elizabeth Warren 25 mins – “In Oklahoma, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and her brothers grew up in “an America that invested in kids like us and helped build a future where we could flourish.” But, as she writes in her memoir, A Fighting Chance, “Today the game is rigged – rigged to work for those who have money and power… The optimism that defines us as a people has been beaten and bruised. It doesn’t have to be this way.” At the link find the title, “Full Show: Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Back Against Wall St. Giants,” right-click “Media files Moyers and Company_335_Podcast.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smoking Bans 27 mins – “Ten years ago, Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in the workplace. In the decade since, countries across the world have passed smoke-free laws of their own. Denis Murray looks at the impact of this type of anti-smoking legislation across Europe – and considers the future of tobacco.” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: Clearing the Air,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140910-0332a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soccer Women 27 mins – “Could women’s football provide a new, more sustainable model to the men’s game? Yvonne Macken hears from young women in Trinidad and Tobago, Iceland, Brazil, Japan, the UK, the USA and Africa.” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: The Future of Women’s Football 9 Sept 2014,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140909-0905a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stuttering 13 mins – “Megan Washington is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. And, since childhood, she has had a stutter. In this bold and personal talk, she reveals how she copes with this speech impediment—from avoiding the letter combination “st” to tricking her brain by changing her words at the last minute to, yes, singing the things she has to say rather than speaking them.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Reform 46 mins (2 parts) –“…A recent report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute suggests that paying our fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy. In America right now inequality is too great, unemployment too high, public investments too meager, corporations too greedy and the tax code too biased toward the very rich… But the Nobel Laureate economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says it doesn’t have to be this way. He has a new plan for overhauling America’s current tax system, which he says contributes to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries….” At the link find the titles “Encore: Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All,” and “Encore: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class,” right-click “Play Now” for each and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menus.

Trimethylamine 5 mins – “…You may be familiar with the popular American television show Breaking Bad. In the show, the lead characters make the drug methamphetamine from phenylacetone and methylamine, an analogue of trimethylamine where two of the methyl groups are replaced by hydrogens. As methylamine is a controlled chemical in the US, several episodes revolved entirely around obtaining the hard-to-get reagent. Methylamine smells just as bad as trimethylamine, so in real life the police often discover labs making meth using the Breaking Bad method because of the tell-tale fishy smell!….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Underground Park 6 mins – “Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have a crazy plan — to create a park, filled with greenery, underneath New York City. The two are developing the Lowline, an underground greenspace the size of a football field. They’re building it in a trolley terminal abandoned in 1948, using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below. It’s a park that can thrive, even in winter.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Video” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the MP4 file.

Wise Choices 23 mins – “In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Tech 30 mins – “When you picture what success looks like in Silicon Valley, you might think of a hoodie-clad guy fresh out of Stanford — or maybe an older, tie-wearing investor type. In recent months, we’ve seen tremendous coverage of the fact that women are too often peripheral in the tech scene. Talking heads write articles and books about it, and headlines report striking statistics. But how do you really solve the problem? Women like CEO Sheri Atwood and venture capitalist Eurie Kim say they’ve found ways to use their experiences as women to their advantage in the male-dominated tech world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Legacy 50 mins – “Turkey emerged from the First World War as a new republic, with a secular and modern identity, attempting to break from its Ottoman past. How has this influenced Turkey today? With historians Aksin Somel and Ahmet Kuyas, and novelist Elif Shafak.” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: The War That Changed The World: Istanbul – Modernity and Secularism,” right-click “Media files docarchive 20140908-1228a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zoo Animals 17 mins – “Zoo animals are different than most possessions, because zoos follow a fundamental principle: You can’t sell or buy the animals. It’s unethical and illegal to put a price tag on an elephant’s head. Today on the show: What do you do in a world where you can’t use money?” At the link find the title, “#566: The Zoo Economy,” right-click “npr_346191939.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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