Media Mining Digest 201 – Sep 18, 2015: Abortions, Aging and Biology, Antarctic, Artificial Insemination, Bankruptcy, Bitcoin, Broadband in Sandy Oregon, Cadaver Lab, Chinese Economy, Citric Acid, College Selection, Conservation Killing, Cooking Tips, Declaration of Independence, Disaster Kits, Disaster Logistics, Disaster Robots, Economic Models, Effective Altruism, First Net, Glomar Explorer, Gold Standard, Gun Violence, Haiti Earthquake Resonse, Harry Messel Science Star, Health Care Regulation, Hospice Disaster Preparedness, House and Senate History, Infectious Diseases, Katrinea – New Orleans Response, Lawyers, Microbe Cultures, Middle East Complexities, Not Dead Yet, Online Education Research, Organized Mind, Poverty in America, Premed School Interviews, Refrigerated Shiping, Refugees in Europe, Scientific Images, Twin Towers Rescue Work, Urban Design

The following audio files come from a larger group of 267 for the week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts.  A zip file of all 49 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months.  Older groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

Abortions 53 mins – “Tuesday, our guest is feminist writer Katha Pollitt, whose latest book aims at reclaiming abortion rights. Pollitt argues the pro-choice movement has become too defensive in making the case for a woman’s right to end her pregnancy. She says abortion has always existed and that it’s a normal part of women’s reproductive lives. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 women in America will have an abortion by age 45. Pollitt is coming to Utah, and joins Doug to discuss why she says abortion is good for society.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging and Biology 55 mins – “Way back in the 5th century BC, Herodotus wrote about a fountain with extraordinary powers: a fountain of youth. At Moses Znaimer’s ideacity Conference, doctors and scientists talked about the very latest research into longevity.” At the link find the title, “Source Codes and Biology,” right-click “Media files ideas_20150908_46014.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic 28 mins – “ Keith Pannell talks with Ross D. Powell, professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University.  Ross’s research is mostly centered on Antarctica, and he shares with us the millions of years of the Earth’s history that can be deciphered by Antarctic ice cores.  Ancient ice cores can tell us what the Earth’s atmosphere was like when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.  And hearty microbes have been discovered in lakes under the Antarctic ice, which gives planetary scientists hope that similar microbes may be eventually discovered in the icy moon “ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Insemination 28 mins – “Dr. J. talks to Robin Marantz Henig on her book Pandora’s Baby, a story about the moral panic around the first “test-tube babies,” born from in-vitro fertilization. (First broadcast March 13, 2004.)” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bankruptcy 21 mins – “When Roddey Player’s business started heading south, he did everything he could to avoid the big failure: bankruptcy. But what’s painful for Roddey might just be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.” At the link find the title, “#648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy,”right-click “Media files 20150904_blog_pmpodfixed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop­-up menu.

Bitcoin 10 mins – “Bitcoin is having its 7th birthday, and its promise to change the way the world thinks about money is looking less and less hyperbolic. For one, the block chain technology underlying Bitcoin – the public ledger that makes the exchange transparent and accountable – is now being used to clean up Wall Street. A block chain-inspired service announced recently could open up the practice of lending stocks, and help prevent the kind of out-of-control short selling that led to the crash of 2008. But there are a lot people still don’t understand about Bitcoin and block chain. We spoke with incoming Berkman Fellow Patrick Murck of the Bitcoin Foundation to explain.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Sandy Oregon 30 mins – “Two of the stars from our video on SandyNet in Oregon, join us this week for Community Broadband Bits episode 167. Sandy City Council President Jeremy Pietzold and IT Director Joe Knapp (also SandyNet General Manager) tell us more about the network and recent developments as they finish connecting the majority of the City to gigabit fiber. We talk about the challenges and lessons learned along the way as they transitioned from running a Wi-Fi network in some areas of town to all areas of town to overbuilding the wireless with fiber optics. Jeremy also discusses more of a story we recently reported on SandyNet’s business services, which are the lowest cost, highest capacity deals we have seen.” At the link right-click “…download this Mp3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cadaver Lab 54 mins (2 parts) – “The Disaster Podcast team got together at EMS Today 2015 to talk about some of the amazing educational experiences found there. Host Sam Bradley was joined on the Physio-Control Podcast Studio stage by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group. They ran the cadaver lab for EMS professionals at the conference. Also joining the regular podcast team was paramedic/RN Meredith Walker who attended the cadaver lab and come on the show to talk about her experiences with the education provided by the Paragon team.” At the link right-click “Download” for Part 1. Do the same for Part 2 here.

Chinese Economy 21 mins – “What’s going on in China? Is the second largest economy in the world about to come crashing down?” At the link find the title, “#649: China, China, China,” right-click “Media files 20150909_pmoney_pmoneypod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citric Acid 5 mins – “If life hands you lemons, make lemonade – so goes the saying. But you might instead make citric acid, a very useful commodity chemical, used as an acidity regulator in foods and drinks. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, actually contain a range of acids – they’re known in particular for ascorbic acid, or vitamin C – but citric acid is the most abundant. Indeed, citric acid can account for as much as 8 percent of the dry mass of a lemon.” At the link right-click “Download: CIIE_CitricAcid.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Selection 34 mins – “Hey guys! I’m massively excited about this episode and want to let you jump right in, so I’ll make this summary brief; today I have the huge honor of talking with Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, on the podcast. Secretary Duncan’s main message throughout our conversation? Graduate, graduate, graduate. He is laser-focused on improving graduation rates all over the country, both through initiatives to increase student aid and programs to help students perform better academically. Beyond graduations rates, though, the conversation touches on picking a college, paying for school and dealing with student debt, and we also talk a bit about Secretary Duncan’s journey to becoming a member of the President’s Cabinet (which included a few years as a professional basketball player). Things mentioned in this episode: U.S. Dept. of Education Information on Federal student loans FAFSA Don’t pay for student loan debt relief Secretary Duncan’s recent article on improving graduation rates “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservation Killing 51 mins – “Back in 2014, Corey Knowlton paid $350,000 for a hunting trip to Namibia to shoot and kill an endangered species.  He’s a professional hunter, who guides hunts all around the world, so going to Africa would be nothing new.  The target on the other hand would be. And so too, he quickly found, would be the attention.  This episode, producer Simon Adler follows Corey as he dodges death threats and prepares to pull the trigger.  Along the way we stop to talk with Namibian hunters and government officials, American activists, and someone who’s been here before – Kenya’s former Director of Wildlife, Richard Leakey.   All the while, we try to uncover what conservation really means in the 21st century.” At the link right-click “Stream 3mu” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking Tips 21 mins – “He has boiled hundreds of eggs in the quest for breakfast perfection. He has expended hundreds of words on the divisive subject of mashed potatoes. And he is the only one who cares enough to test absolutely every possible shape of pan you could ever cook with. In this episode of Gastropod, we interview the ultimate food nerd: J. Kenji López-Alt.” At the link right-clcik the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Declaration of Independence 53 mins – “In the early days of our nation, July Fourth wasn’t an official holiday at all. In fact, it wasn’t until 1938 that it became a paid day-off. So how did the Fourth become the holiest day on our secular calendar? This episode offers some answers. With perspective from guests and taking questions from listeners, Peter, Ed, and Brian explore the origins of July Fourth. They highlight the holiday’s radical roots, look at how the Declaration’s meaning has changed over time, and consider how the descendants of slaves embraced the Declaration’s message of liberty and equality.” 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.

Disaster Kits 39 mins – “[topic starts about one-third of the way into the podcast] What do you have in your 72-hour emergency disaster kit? Do you have one at home, at work and for your car? These are the questions we ask this week on the Disaster Podcast. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and Tennessee Task Force One USAR team to talk about this important disaster response and preparedness topic.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Logistcs 64 mins (2 parts)- “California DMAT logistics officer Randall Hunter joins Disaster Podcast hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley to talk about the planning and preparation that goes into the response to disaster. Hunter, as he is called by his DMAT team, relates stories of the massive planning and logistical supply challenges from the Hurricane Katrina response in New Orleans and the surrounding area. This segment is part one of a two-part episode with Hunter. The second half will be released next week when Sam and Hunter talk about their experiences in a training deployment to the Ukraine. In that country, Sam and Hunter participated in teaching triage and response lessons to the eager responders and military personnel. Check it out next week. Randall Hunter returns to the Disaster Podcast again this week with part 2 of an episode started last week. Podcast hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley continue to talk about the planning and preparation that goes into the response to disaster. Hunter, as he is called by his DMAT team, relates stories of the massive planning and logistical supply challenges that accompanied their deployment to the Ukraine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Robots 31 mins – “This week on the Disaster Podcast we’re joined by Dr. Robin Murphy from Texas A&M University and the Center for Robotics And Search And Rescue ( Robin is the expert we have been searching for regarding the use of robots in disaster and search and rescue operations.  She literally wrote the book on Disaster Robotics. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are also joined by Tennessee Task Force One USAR doc Joe Holley, MD. We all know Joe as a regular on the show and one of the amazing educators from our sponsor Paragon Medical Education Group. Together the panel discusses how robots have been deployed historically at disasters like the World Trade Center on 9/11 and to Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. They also address the unique challenges associated with using robots in rescue operations. Disaster Robot devices are tools to be used by human rescuers in their tasks and not meant to replace those humans when the time comes to perform actually rescue operations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Models 55 mins – “Interest rates. Unemployment. GDP. Markets. Austerity measures. Economists tell us what we, as societies, can and can’t afford. But how do they decide? What values are at play?” At the link find thte title, “It’s the Economists, Stupid,” right-click “Media files ideas_20150909_93626.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Effective Altruism 69 mins – “How much care do you take when you make a donation to a charity? What careers make the biggest difference when it comes to helping others? William MacAskill of Oxford University and the author of Doing Good Better talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book and the idea of effective altruism. MacAskill urges donors to spend their money more effectively and argues that the impact on human well-being can be immense. MacAskill wants donors to rely on scientific assessments of effectiveness. Roberts pushes back on the reliability of such assessments. Other topics include sweatshops, choosing a career to have the biggest impact on others, and the interaction between private philanthropy and political action.” At the link find the title, “William MacAskill on Effective Altruism and Doing Good Better,” right-click “Media files MacAskillaltruism.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Net 30 mins – “TJ Kennedy, acting executive director of First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), discusses various aspects of constructing a national first responder communications network.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with TJ Kennedy,” right-click “Media files program.400282.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glomar Explorer 8 mins – “The Hughes Glomar Explorer was more than just a giant ship — it was a giant secret, possibly the biggest and strangest covert operation the CIA pulled off during the Cold War. But now, 40 years after its original mission, it’s finally headed to the scrapyard. The ship, now called GSF Explorer, had been retrofitted for oil drilling and exploration since it left US Navy service in 1997. But with the price of oil falling worldwide, its owner Transocean has decided to scrap it, along with several other vessels. The ship’s origin story began in March 1968, when a Soviet Golf II class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, the K-129, sank in the Pacific Ocean. This was at the height of a high-risk cat-and-mouse game between the USA and the USSR. After the Soviet Navy failed to pinpoint the location of the wreckage, the US Navy found it. So the CIA decided to raise it off the seabed. They called this mission “Project Azorian,” and its details have been an official secret for decades. It took three years for retired CIA employee David Sharp to get permission to publish in 2012 his account of the mission and his role.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Standard History 57 mins (2 parts) – “On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Brazilian presidential election, the history of the U.S. gold standard and why gold-backed economies cannot work in the modern era.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2, here.

Gun Violence 49 mins – “On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Charles C.W. Cooke to talk about gun violence in America, what gun control proponents would like to do and his new book about Conservatarians. Then David Fortunato discusses his research on how concealed carry impacts criminals and the public. Finally, legendary reporter Andrew Malcolm talks about the potential for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 presidential campaign.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Haiti Earthquake Response 41 mins – “In another powerful episode of the Disaster Podcast, host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley are joined by paramedic, nurse and author Rene Steinhauer to talk about his powerful story and book “Saving Jimani: Life and Death in the Haiti Earthquake.” Rene talks about his many responses to disaster areas all over the world as a volunteer health care professional. From Ebola in West Africa to tsunami victims in Indonesia, Rene shares his outlook on why it’s so rewarding to respond to help people in disaster-torn areas of the world.” At the link Right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry Messel Science Star 54 mins – “Is it possible that the late Professor Harry Messel is better known than Howard Florey, even though Florey, of penicillin fame, once appeared on the Australian $50 note? Messel, who died in July this year, is credited with reinvigorating the School of Physics at the University of Sydney upon his appointment as Head of School in 1952. He gave us the massive science text books used by Australian pupils, launched computing in Australia, and even pioneered remote sensing with crocodiles – leading to GPS and systems used in our cars. This week, we remember this extraordinary man and his flamboyant contributions to Australian life.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Regulation 26 mins “Dr. Robert Graboyes discusses the future of health care and how regulating historic models can impede innovative, game changing health solutions.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospice Disaster Preparedness 39 mins – “What can terminally ill patients in home care situations do to be ready for disaster? On this episode of the Disaster Podcast we talk about hospice disaster preparedness challenges. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Drs. Joe Holley and Arlyn LaBair to talk about how patients in special needs home care situations are at special risk from interruptions in services caused by natural and manmade disasters. The panel talks about managing and documenting records of hospice and other home care patients in a community. This is the best way for emergency services in a community to be ready to know where the response and support is needed during an event. Creating databases of special needs patients helps to prepare for power outages where electrically driven medical equipment will begin to fail on short lived battery power. Hospice disaster preparedness begins with home care agencies being prepared themselves for disasters. How these organizations and businesses prepare for their own preparedness impacts how they are able to continue servicing their at-risk clients. Durable medical equipment delivery and maintenance, oxygen suppliers, and other services will be interrupted for a period time. The duration of that interruption will impact patient comfort and, in some cases, survival. During Hurricane Katrina several facilities and healthcare professionals had to make some very difficult decisions about patient care and outcomes when their equipment battery supplies began to dwindle. In some cases, the physicians had to prescribe lethal doses of pain medications to ease the patients into death painlessly. These difficult decisions happened when services were interrupted by the disaster for too long to sustain the patients any more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House and Senate History 118 mins (2 parts) – “Senate Historian Emeritus Don Ritchie and former House Historian Ray Smock discuss the history of the House and Senate, including past leaders, characters, legislation, and scandals. They also compare the 114th Congress to those of past eras” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Don Ritchie and Ray Smock,” right-click “Media files program.399813.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Part 2 is at the same location; right-click its “Media files program.399814.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infectious Diseases 86 mins – “Dr. George Rutherford discusses the general concepts of disease emergence and re-emergence with specific reference to Ebola virus disease, influenza and anthrax, how we track changing patterns of these diseases around the world and how we approach their diagnosis and control. Influenza in particular is a prototype of an emerging infectious zoonotic disease with complex social and biologic factors that can lead to its epidemic spread. We’ll also discuss personal preparedness and general ideas about how to avoid contact with these diseases.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katrina – New Orleans Response (2 parts) – “In Part 1 of this special 2-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we visited with Dr. Dan Diamond about his responses to disaster situations around the world and the lessons he has learned about how people respond to the disasters they encounter. In one case he talked about training responders to use GASP-style training. GASP stands for Gaining A Spherical Perspective of a situation. Doing this helps with solving the unique problems that every disaster presents to victims and responders alike. Dr. Diamond has a passion for equipping people to perform under pressure. He founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team and he has responded to a variety of international disasters. Most recently he responded to the typhoon in the Philippines and he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Past-President of NSA Northwest.” At the link Right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. This segment is part two of a two-part episode with Hunter. The first half was released last week with Hunter and Sam talking about the California DMAT team’s deployment to Hurricane Katrina and the logistical challenges associated with that response.part 2 here

Lawyers 59 mins – “Stanford Law School professor Deborah Rhode discusses her book, [The Trouble with Lawyers], which takes a critical look at the U.S. legal profession, its lack of diversity, the high cost of law schools, and the weakness of our public defender system.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Deborah Rhode,” right-click “Media files program.408521.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbe Cultures 9 mins – “Private Ernest Cable was a WW1 soldier who died on 13 March 1915 and his body now lies in a communal cemetery in Wimereux, France. Records suggest that Cable was the first British soldier in WW1 to die from dysentery – an intestinal diarrhoeal infection, caused by Shigella flexneri bacteria. Today, a sample of the very Shigella which infected and killed Cable can be found at the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC), where it is helping researchers to understand the evolution of drug resistance. The NCTC is part of Public Health England’s Culture Collections, which includes thousands of strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi. We spoke to Julie Russell, Head of Culture Collections, about some of the more unusual historical strains housed there, and the role that they continue to play in the fight against disease.” At the link right-click the download arrow in the cloud at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Complexities 55 mins – “Director, author, actress and journalist Nelofer Pazira peels back the layers of the Western media’s simplified black-and-white coverage of the Middle East in the 2014 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.” At the link find the title, “Recognizing Grey,” right-click “Media files ideas_20150706_41433.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Not Dead Yet 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman, the president of Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights group which she founded in 1996 to give voice to disability rights opposition to legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. She will discuss the mission of this organization in depth, as well as her testimony that she has given four times before Subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. She is a well-known writer and speaker on assisted suicide and euthanasia topics.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Education Research 59 mins – “The past decade has seen a dramatic decline in user agency all across the Web, but especially in education. The Aughts saw the budding of a golden age of user-produced media on the Web. But these buds never fully flowered, over-shadowed by the development of proprietary platforms like Facebook in the social sector and learning management systems in the educational sector. Thinkers like Anil Dash have lamented “The Web We Lost,” and groups like the Indieweb movement and the Reclaim Innovation movements are working to revitalize a user-owned and user-produced Web. In this talk, Justin Reich — Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, Berkman Fellow, and co-founder of EdTechTeacher — highlights some of the exciting innovations within education that seek to put students and learners in charge of their online lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organized Mind 48 mins – “If you feel like every day is a battle against an overload of texts, tweets, emails, calls and messages, you aren’t alone. Americans process five times as much information a day now than they did in 1986 — the equivalent of reading 176 newspapers cover to cover. Luckily, there are some strategies for staying afloat. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin answered your questions about how to be focused in a live Facebook chat after our show.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Poverty in America 59 mins – “Kathryn Edin talks about her book, [$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America], about her recent findings on poverty in the United States. She is interviewed by Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Kathryn Edin,” right-click “Media files program.407927.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Premed School Interviews 27 mins – “We discuss the common mistakes that he has seen during mock interviews with premed students. Learn from other’s and be prepared for your med school interview!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refrigerated Shipping 18 mins – “There are around 6,000 cargo vessels out on the ocean right now, carrying 20,000,000 shipping containers, which are delivering most of the products you see around you. And among all the containers are a special subset of temperature-controlled units known in the global cargo industry, in all seriousness, as reefers. 70% of what we eat passes through the global cold chain, a series of artificially-cooled spaces, which is where the reefer comes into play…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Europe 48 mins – “Europe is stepping up, or trying to. To take care of the refugees, the migrants that have piled up so dramatically on its doorstep. But the misery in war-torn Syria and beyond is so deep. The flood keeps coming. Families, children. People with stories that tear the heart.  And raise hard questions. Who should take these people? What should the US do here? Is Lindsey Graham right that if we do not open our doors we should take down the Statue of Liberty? And how do we address this problem at its source? This hour On Point: the refugee crisis before us, and who should do what.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Images 28 mins – “Scientific images are often beautiful, captivating both for their aesthetic value and the concepts they represent.” At the link find the title, “Art and Evidence: Scientific Images, August 23, 2013,” right-click “Media files ScientificImages.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Imagination 55 mins – “Central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. Physicists Matthew Johnson and Sara Seager discuss the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination.” At the link find the title, “Similes and Science, Part 1,” right-click “Media files ideas_20150910_70757.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Twin Towers Response 65 mins (2 parts) – “In this very special two-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we are joined by Author, paramedic, firefighter and 9-11 survivor Steve Kanarian. Steve chats with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley about his book “The Downwind Walk: A USAR Paramedic’s Experiences After the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.” (Click here for the link to the Kindle eBook version.) Also joining us on the show are Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan who responded to the Pentagon on 9-11 as part of the Federal USAR team Tennessee Task Force 1. The Downwind Walk lets you experience the tragic events following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 through the eyes of an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) paramedic who went into harm’s way to rescue the victims, which rapidly included many of his “brothers” and “sisters” of the New York Fire Department (NYFD) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu for Part 1. Do the same here for Part 2.

Urban Design 25 mins – “In this follow-up interview to our “Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?” event, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo, a research fellow in urban and regional planning at NYU-Poly and founder of State of Place, discusses the application of statistical analysis to the study of urban design and public health.” At the link find the title, “Diagnosing Urban Design,”right-click “Media files Diagnosing_Urban_Design.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.



An alphabetic library of 7300 of these hyperlinked descriptions is here and updated quarterly. A file of the podcasts is here , updated weekly, and can be downloaded as a 40+ GB zipped file, or individually.  Over 250 feeds used to prepare this blog are harvested with a podcast aggregator. The feeds are available in this opml file which most aggregators can import. A list of the feeds is here.

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