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Agri-therm Pyrolysis 24 mins – “Ron Golden gives us the break down on Agri-therm’s mobile pyrolysis technology. Pyrolysis is an ancient technology that is being upgraded for the distributed energy economy of the 21st century, and Agri-therm is on the front lines of this transformation. From bio-oil to char, fast pyrolysis produces a number of outputs, all the while being carbon neutral and opening a whole new range of possibilities in agricultural residue management.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alcohol Issues 26 mins – “Private medical clinics are offering a cure for the common hangover, if you are willing to pay the fee. An IV drip infused with vitamins to hydrate you may be a useful wellness cure for many people but to some it’s simply a slow steady trickle of denial.” At the link find the title, “IV hangover cure prompts concern service endorses binge drinking,” right-click “Download IV hangover cure prompts concern service endorses binge drinking – Jan 13, 2016 (3/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Algae Systems 30 mins – “Who doesn’t need a miracle? As the lyricist for many timeless Grateful Dead classics, as a privacy rights activist, or as the founder of the biofuel company, Algae Systems, John Perry Barlow has used creativity and sheer will to advance a wide array of “miracles.” That is until a devastating illness left him hospitalized for most of 2015. Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise sat down recently with Barlow, who’s still on the mend, along with the CEO of Algae Systems, Matthew Atwood. They discuss the company’s technology which turns waste water into fuel, and the current Indiegogo campaign to raise new capital for Algae Systems. They also delve into Barlow’s relationship with Edward Snowden, his recovery from this illness, and the unfortunate tale of how he missed out on the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well mini-tour.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Appropedia 1 46 mins – “There’s a lot of synergy going in the open source appropriate technology (OSAT) world, and this podcast is a perfect example of that. On the same day that Agroinnovations posted a call for collaborators on the appropedia website, I spoke with Lonny Grafman and Curt Beckmann, founder and system administrator, respectively, of this premier open source AT wiki and online community. If you’re interested in OSAT, then THIS is the podcast to listen to. If you’ve never heard of OSAT, then listen and learn.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. In part 2 “…we discuss Open Source AT (OSAT) in a historical context, and look at some of the tensions and areas where Appropedia must improve if it is to truly have a lasting impact.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. For Part 2, at this link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aquaculture 1 22 mins – “Doug Burdette has over 40 years of experience in the area of aquaculture. He has pioneered a number of important technologies in this area. In this interview, we speak with Doug about the history of aquaculture, his aquaculture innovations, and the biological efficiency of aquaculture systems. Visit Doug’s website to learn more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “In the second part of my interview with Doug Burdette we talk about aquaculture as a community development strategy, the mechanics of aquaponics, and I read a listener’s comments.” At this link for part 2 right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Best-By-Date Issue 17 mins – “Montana throws more milk down the drain than other states because the sell-by date on the milk is required by state law to be just 12 days after pasteurization (the industry standard is 21 days). After these 12 days, Montana law requires that the milk be thrown away. It can’t be sold or donated. Thousands of gallons of milk are thrown away each week that many believe is perfectly fine to drink….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brooke Gladstone 65 mins – “Brooke Gladstone is the co-host of On the Media and the author of The Influencing Machine.” At the link right-click the “Pod” beside “Episode 175: Brooke Gladstone” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bruce Dern 86 mins – “Gilbert and Frank dial up one of their favorite actors, screen legend and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern, for a refreshingly candid conversation about acting, risk taking, the definition of genius and the value of teamwork. Also, Bette Davis bashes Joan Crawford, Alfred Hitchcock “punks” Karen Black, Jack Nicholson coins a phrase and Bruce attends the “University of Corman.” PLUS: Paging Dr. Death! The wisdom of Elia Kazan! The brilliance of Douglas Trumbull! Bruce “kills” the Duke! And “The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant.” At the link find the title, “Bruce Dern,” right-click beside “Enclosure:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer and Dogs 25 mins – “Loyal, loving and furry. There’s a new partner in the fight against cancer: dogs. Author of “Heal” joins us to explain how dogs could unlock a cure for cancer and how some dogs are literally sniffing-out cancers in humans.” At the link find the title, “Dogs could be the key to curing cancer,” right-click “Download Dogs could be the key to curing cancer – Jan 13, 2016 (2/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carbon Footprint of Food 33 mins – “This second part in a three part series on food, organized by Kathy Issacson and Phil Pohl, features Jack Mizner of Sandia National Labs. Jack talks us through the idea of carbon footprints and ecological footprints, and uses this concept to show us the differing carbon footprints of two very different meals.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carly Simon 48 mins – “In the early seventies, singer-songwriter Carly Simon scored a string of hits including “Anticipation” and the feminist anthem “You’re So Vain.” With her gravelly voice, deeply personal lyrics, and endless smile, she became an icon of the era. Her romance with fellow musician James Taylor seemed to complete the folk-rock fairy tale. Yet in her new memoir, “Boys in the Trees,” Simon says that was hardly the case. A childhood filled with secrets and trauma left her insecure. Crippling stage fright plagued her career. And the end of her marriage to Taylor almost destroyed her. A conversation with Carly Simon about heartbreak, resilience and taking refuge in song.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Carol Loomis 60 mins – “Carol Loomis retired last summer after 60 years at Fortune. She continues to edit Warren Buffett’s annual report.” At the link find the title, “Episode 152..,” right-click “Media files Ep._152, Carol_Loomis.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cartoonist Threats 57 mins – “Pulitzer Prizing-winning editorial cartoonists Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post and Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News will talk about the role of political cartoonists and will reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015.” At the link find the title, “Charlie Hebdo: One Year Later,” right-click “Media files IM_20160109.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chemical Weapon Neutralization 3 mins – “Clothing resistant to chemical weapons moves a step closer to reality.” At the link find the title, “Episode 590 – January 11 2016,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements, Jan11, 2016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chernobyl P1 27 mins – “Alla Kravchuk, the daughter of a former Chernobyl engineer, returns to her father’s workplace as the huge mobile Sarcophagus built to cover the damaged reactor nears completion. Can the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986 be made safe without risking the health of those involved it the task?” At the link find the title, “Burying Chernobyl – Part One,” right-click “Media files p03fb1tc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coal Industry 48 mins – “Are we nearing the end of the age of coal? The headlines on the industry are pretty dire. Two of the largest coal producers in the U.S. have filed for bankruptcy, and American coal production has fallen to its lowest level in decades. Reasons for the decline include competition from cheap natural gas and new environmental policies… not to mention a slowing of global demand from places like China, and a new climate change agreement out of Paris. While this is bad news for the industry, with significant implications for jobs, some environmentalists argue its great news for the planet. Still it appears coal isn’t quite done just yet. We’ll talk about its future.” [3 guests] At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Coalition for Local Internet 19 mins – “The Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) has its first local chapter with the formation of CLIC-NC. Catharine Rice, who is both part of CLIC-NC and the Project Director for CLIC, explains what is happening on episode 184 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. We remind listeners what CLIC is and the goals of CLIC-NC more specifically. We also discuss the interesting comments of NC Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is both challenging the FCC’s authority to remove North Carolina’s anti-muni law and supportive of removing the law via the state legislature. Catharine has long been involved in the effort for Local Internet Choice and put up an incredibly strong fight to stop anti-competition bills advanced by Time Warner Cable, AT&T, and others over multiple years in North Carolina. She was the guest on our 5th episode of this show.” At the link right-click “…download this Mp3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Collective Bargaining 37 mins – “Ever since 1977, government workers in half of the states have paid mandatory administrative fees to the unions that represent them. This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could put an end to that practice. The plaintiffs in Friedrichs v California Teachers Association argue that public sector union activity is inherently political, and so forcing them to support that activity violates their First Amendment rights. On this week’s episode, we hear from lawyers who submitted amicus briefs on each side of the case. Ilya Shapiro is a senor fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute who submitted a brief on behalf of the Cato Institute. Samuel Bagenstos is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School who authored a brief for a group of cities, counties, and elected officials who support the unions’ right to collect mandatory fees from their workers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Colonoscopies 86 mins – “Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer but early screening and knowing your risk factors can make a big difference in your prognosis. Judy Yee, MD, FACR, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF; Chief, Department of Radiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA discusses why getting a colonoscopy is important and dispels myths about the process. Recorded on 11/10/2015. (#30135)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Copyright and Technology 16 mins – “It’s a truism in intellectual property that copyright legislation is in a never-ending race with technology, and always playing catch-up. When copyright and technology first found themselves in this circular arrangement, the disruptive technology of the moment was the player piano. On Tuesday, January 19, at New York University, attorneys, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, and educators will take turns untwisting the tangled relationship of Copyright and Technology at a one-day conference. Among the unusual perspectives is a look at how piracy-related data could drive business innovation, as well as predictions for the future of collective licensing schemes, first conceived in the 1940s. In addition, the U.S. Copyright Office last month published Notices of Request and Public Comment for so-called “Section 512,” regarding limitations of copyright liability for online service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel of the Copyright Office, will discuss that topic — and more — when she delivers the conference keynote speech.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Counter Culture Krassner 24 mins – “For more than half a century, social satirist Paul Krassner has been calling it like he’s sees it. He was a co-founder of the Yippies and remains an ambassador from the counter-culture of yore. He joins Lara Rae to talk about satire and politics.” At the link find the title, “Social-satirist Paul Krassner blurs absurdity with humour” right-click “Download Social-satirist Paul Krassner blurs absurdity with humour – Jan 15, 2016 (2/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dark Matter 31 mins -”We look at the science of uncertainties, taking in meteoroid impacts and gravity, to ask what role dark matter may have played in the demise of the dinosaurs Joining Nicola Davis is Lisa Randall, theoretical physicist at Harvard University and author of Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Malcolm Fairbairn, physicist at King’s College London and Gerry Gilmore, Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
David Bowie 49 mins – “ David Bowie seemed ageless. An icon beyond the space and time he sang about. A pop artist who was always new, always changing. But he knew otherwise, finally. David Bowie died Sunday at 69 after a fight with cancer. He left new music that speaks directly to the death he faced. And a life’s work that speaks to much more. This hour On Point, beyond boundaries. We’re looking at the life and work of David Bowie.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dementia 53 mins – “Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. That’s more than 5 million people and the number is growing. Add to that the fact Alzheimer’s is only one type of dementia, and it makes sense that journalist David Shenk calls this an epidemic. Wednesday, as we launch a new short documentary series profiling one Utah woman’s advancing dementia, Shenk joins us to talk about the disease and its impact on individuals and the community. David Shenk is the author of The Forgetting, Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an Epidemic [Indiebound|Amazon], which was also the basis of the PBS documentary of the same name. Shenk is also creator and executive producer of a film project called Living with Alzheimer’s.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Deportation Raids 48 mins – “The Department of Homeland Security announced last week that it has started deporting people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally within the last two years. Authorities apprehended 121 adults and children in raids in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina earlier this month. Despite an uproar from Democrats and immigrant advocates, officials say raids will continue. Authorities argue that they hope to send a message to prevent a repeat of the surge in illegal border crossings last year. Officials say more than 10,000 children crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in October and November. Guest host Derek McGinty and a panel of guests discuss what’s behind the new wave of deportations and reaction from communities and political leaders.” [4 guests] At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Dick Cheney 56 mins – “Fox News Correspondent James Rosen discusses his book, [Cheney One on One], about the life and political career of former Vice President Dick Cheney. He is interviewed by former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.” At the link find the title, “After Words with James Rosen,” right-click “Media files program.422567.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emission Control 48 mins – “Making big commercial airplanes more climate-friendly. From batteries to alternative fuel and new designs, we’ll look at what’s on the drawing board for cleaner air travel. Plus, a look at whether the new cars at the Detroit auto show will meet federal emissions standards. All over the world, people are bending over backwards now to try to figure out how to lower the CO2 emissions that lead to climate change. But every time we step onto a jet airliner, those big jet engines pour out greenhouse gases. If it were a country, the world’s aviation industry would be the sixth-biggest CO2 emitter. Now there are big ideas on the drawing board to change that. This hour On Point, thinking outside the box to clean up air travel.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
George Takei 48 mins – “George Takei found stardom through his role as Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television series. But today many people know of him through his (often humorous) online presence: prolific sharing of memes and a prominent voice for LGBT rights have earned him millions of followers on Facebook and Twitter. Now, Takei has turned his focus to a painful chapter in his family’s past – and a moment in American history he says is still not discussed enough: Japanese-American internment in the ’40s. His Broadway musical “Allegiance,” on stage now, was partly inspired by his own experience as a young boy forced to live in internment camps. Takei discusses his career, his musical and why he’s saving a seat at the theater for Donald Trump.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Head Lice 25 mins – “An Ontario school board has decided it will no longer force kids with head lice out of school, citing lice is not a medical condition. But many parents are concerned the new policy will force them to spend too much time… literally, nit-picking.” At the link find the title, “New lice policy that allows children back in class bugs parents,” right-click “Download New lice policy that allows children back in class bugs parents – Jan 14, 2016 (2/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Healthcare Decisions 66 mins – “Mileva Saulo Lewis, Ed.D., RN, Associate Professor, Samuel Merritt University; Vice President, The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation The values that guide our medical treatment decisions become increasingly important when we face the sudden onset of a stroke or heart attack and become even more critical when we cannot speak for ourselves after serious trauma from a car accident or fall. Dr. Lewis’ presentation draws on a values history approach developed at The Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation in San Diego, which examines the decision-making process and quality-of-life factors. It provides a way to shape and share health-care decisions with family and health-care providers, and to review or revise them as your health changes. It is a critical component of end-of-life choices.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Holistic Management of Nature mins – “Allan Savory is the pioneer of Holistic Management, a decision making framework that has had exceptional success stories in the areas of range and livestock management. In this interview, Allan lays out the basics of Holistic Management, how he discovered it, and how it works. This is part one of a two part series.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “In part two of our interview with Allan Savory, we discuss the process of developing a holisticgoal, the role of monitoring in Holistic Management, and the scientific evidence that supports the claims of Holistic management. I conclude with a brief summary of the work Agricultural Innovations is doing with Holistic Management International, and some other general comments about the podcast.” At this link right-click “Download” for Part 2 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Homeless in New Hampshire 57 mins – “It’s a question Granite State communities are grappling with, as progress appears to have stalled on finding housing for homeless people. Advocates agree a dearth of affordable housing exacerbates the problem. But there’s debate over whether providing temporary shelter can forestall lasting solutions on such challenges as unemployment and substance abuse.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Border Crossings 19 mins – “Sneaking people across the U.S.-Mexico border is a well established, booming business. Today on the show, we meet a businessman and a client in the evolving industry of human smuggling.” At the link find the title,”#675: The Cost Of Crossing, Jan 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160108 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Policy 48 mins – “The world has been focused on the rush of Syrian refugees into Europe. The Obama administration is eyeing a push that’s closer to home. In 2014, mothers and children from troubled Central America streamed to the US border. Now there’s a spike again. The White House fears a flood. In response, it’s rounding up Central American families and sending them home. To send a message. This hour On Point, humanity, politics, border order – and the Obama administration’s new deportation drive.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Inca Empire 54 mins – “A small ancient city is perched high up in the Andes. Constructed around 1450 at the height of the Incan Empire, its natural defences include sheer drops of 2000m. But it all ended suddenly just 130 years later with the arrival of the Spanish. As Robyn Williams visits Machu Picchu, we hear about the amazing culture which survived for hundreds of years succumbing to the invaders and their guns, steel, disease and one of the worst genocides in human history. ” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Inca Gold 10mins – “When the civilization of the Incas as at its peak the elite surrounded themselves with gold, silver, precious stones, textiles and ceramics. This exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia until 21st April 2014 features over 200 objects, almost all of which were found in graves. Curator Christine Dixon takes Robyn Williams on a tour of the exhibition which reveals so much about the brief civilization which flourished in the high mountains of Peru.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ira Glass 65 mins – “Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of This American Life.” At the link right-click “Pod” beside “Episode 159: Ira Glass” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Jane Goodall 54 mins – “Pioneering primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall discusses the evolving relationship between humans and animals, saving the planet and the role the next generation can play in both.” At the link find the title, “Jane Goodall’s Hope,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160115_56377.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lottery Odds 23mins – “If those are the winning Powerball numbers, this will be our last show. Also: The story of Queen Elizabeth’s 1567 lottery, and we meet a man who has won multiple jackpots, no luck needed.” At the link find the title, “10 11 51 52 62 18, Jan 2016” right-click “Media files 20160113 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lottery Psychology 48 mins – “It’s nuts to play. The odds of winning are infinitesimally small. The payout isn’t really what it seems. And yet, and yet. Just say the number…$1.5 billion…and the urge to be in the running, be in the game, have a shot, clearly begins to eat at a whole lot of people. And the dreams. The big spread. The place on the beach. The ease and splendor. Oh look, there we go. Powerball fever. This hour On Point, the human psychology and raw mechanics of Powerball.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malcolm Gladwell 58 mins – “Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.” At the link right-click “Media files Ep._62, Malcolm_Gladwell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malcom Gladwell 58 mins – “Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.” At the link find the title, “Episode 62: Malcolm Gladwell,” right-click “Media files Ep._62_-_Malcolm_Gladwell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Martin Luther King Death 30 mins – “In 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the legendary historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills—then a young writer for Esquire—rushed to Memphis, Tennessee, where he watched as King’s body was embalmed at the mortuary, then later traveled twelve hours by bus with mourners to King’s funeral in Atlanta. Nearly fifty years later, Wills’s “Martin Luther King Jr Is Still on the Case!” remains one of the most revealing and lasting portraits of King and his turbulent era ever written. Writer and director John Ridley—who won an Oscar for his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave—joins host David Brancaccio to discuss why Wills’s wrenching portrait of King continues to resonate today, what has changed in America since it was written, and, most important, what still needs to change.” At the link right-click the link beside “Enclosure:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
MCR-1 Gene 27 mins – “The MCR-1 gene that enables bacteria to be resistant to the strongest antibiotics we have raises questions about what we’re giving to livestock, not to mention what we’re giving ourselves. We hear from the doctor who found the MCR-1 link.” At the link find the title, “MCR-1 and the dawn of the post-antibiotic age,” right-click “Download MCR-1 and the dawn of the post-antibiotic age – Jan 12, 2016 (3/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mein Kampf 47 mins – “Years before he became the leader of the Third Reich, Adolph Hitler went on trial and served prison time for an attempted coup. Author Peter Ross Range says 1924 paved the way for his rise to power.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Abductions 48 mins – “Imagine walking on a beach in Japan with your girlfriend. Suddenly you’re being stuffed into a sack and taken to North Korea, where you’ll spend the next 25 years of your life completely cut off from the outside world. This actually happened. In the 1970s and ’80s, North Korean agents abducted dozens of people from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. A new book recounts the experiences of the few Japanese victims who were eventually allowed to return home. The bizarre but true story of North Korean abductions, and insights into the hermit kingdom today.” [3 guests] At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Nuclear Threats 72 mins – “William Perry, Ph.D., U.S. Secretary of Defense 1994-97;Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute and Hoover Institution … As secretary of Defense, Dr. Perry galvanized efforts to secure nuclear stockpiles inherited by former Soviet states and presided over the dismantlement of more than 8,000 nuclear weapons. Since then he has unrelentingly practiced a unique form of diplomacy that blends his warm personal relationships with officials in many countries with diplomatic initiatives focusing on the world’s most critical security hotspots, including North Korea, Iran, Russia and China. In 2007, Dr. Perry, George Shultz, Sam Nunn and Henry Kissinger together formed the Nuclear Security Project, to share the vision of a world free from nuclear weapons with urgent but practical steps that can be taken immediately to reduce nuclear dangers. To implement this imperative, Dr. Perry also founded the William J. Perry Project in 2013, educating a new generation of young people to understand the nuclear threat and work to eliminate it.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ocean Preservation 48 mins – “National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is on a mission to save the oceans. From everything that threatens to erase their majesty. His scientific expeditions take him all over the world: from the coast of Gabon to the Galapagos Islands. He dives, takes gorgeous videos and is taking a big message to world leaders: protect the oceans or watch them die. This hour On Point, under the deep blue sea with Enric Sala.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parasite Diagnosis and Research 113 mins – “The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin” At the link right-click “TWiP #100” beside “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Prostitution in Europe 50 mins – “Despite both liberal and conservative reforms in different countries being hailed as the answer to stamping out prostitution, Europe seems to be losing the battle against sex trafficking. Why do these countries, which work successfully together against other crimes, struggle to combat sexual exploitation and forced prostitution?” At the link find the title, “Red Lights and Red Lines: Prostitution in Europe,” right-click “Media files p03dyhz2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism in U.S. 48 mins “When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, some believed it would usher in a post-racial era. But Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, was leery of these predictions from the beginning. He says people were caught up in the symbolic nature of Obama’s presidency — not the substance of his policy positions. Now as Obama enters his final year in office, Glaude says he believes he was right to be skeptical. In a new book, “Democracy In Black: How Race Still Enslaves The American Soul,” Glaude calls for major changes when voters go to the polls in 2016. He joins guest host Derek McGinty to talk about race, democracy and the presidency.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Refugee Child Story 25 mins – “Gulwali Passerlay was just 12 years old when his mother paid human traffickers to get him out of Afghanistan. The trip became a year-long odyssey of suffering, abuse, deprivation and only occasional kindnesses. He shares his story.” At the link find the title, “A 12-year-old refugee’s harrowing escape from Afghanistan,” right-click “Download A 12-year-old refugee’s harrowing escape from Afghanistan – Jan 12, 2016 (2/3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugee Podcast 52 mins – “In November, independent radio producer Scott Carrier traveled overland from Copenhagen, Denmark, south to the Greek island of Lesbos. His journey traced the trail taken by refugees fleeing conflict in Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Carrier wanted to talk to the refugees themselves and find out why they left their homes, where they were going, and what they thought their futures would be like. He joins us Tuesday share what he learned about the European refugee crisis.Scott Carrier is a writer and independent radio producer. His podcast is called Home of the Brave, and he produced a series of episodes for it that document his journey along Europe’s refugee trail. The following links will take you to those stories, in chronological order: The Refugee Trail–Introduction On the Border of Greece and Macedonia On the Isle of Lesbos On the Ferry from Lesbos to Athens The Balkan Route “ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rhino Poaching Prevention 6 mins – “Ectoparasiticides are compounds used deter or kill animal parasites like tics and fleas. Martha Henriques asks how conservationists at a rhino reserve in South Africa are making use of ectoparasiticides to keep not fleas, but poachers away from their rhino population…. “ At the link right-click “Download: CiiE_Ectoparasiticides.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Saturn 47 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the planet Saturn with its rings of ice and rock and over 60 moons. In 1610, Galileo used an early telescope to observe Saturn, one of the brightest points in the night sky, but could not make sense of what he saw: perhaps two large moons on either side. When he looked a few years later, those supposed moons had disappeared. It was another forty years before Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens solved the mystery, realizing the moons were really a system of rings. Successive astronomers added more detail, with the greatest leaps forward in the last forty years. The Pioneer 11 spacecraft and two Voyager missions have flown by, sending back the first close-up images, and Cassini is still there, in orbit, confirming Saturn, with its rings and many moons, as one of the most intriguing and beautiful planets in our Solar System. With Carolin Crawford Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge Michele Dougherty Professor of Space Physics at Imperial College London And Andrew Coates Deputy Director in charge of the Solar System at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at UCL.” At the link find the title, “Saturn,” right-click “Media files p03fgfgb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Second Amendment 48 mins – “The Second Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution in 1781 as part of the Bill of Rights. Drafted by James Madison, the amendment went largely unnoticed for decades. Then in the 1970s and 80s, gun advocates began pointing to the Second Amendment as an absolute right, and justification for limiting firearms regulation. In 2008, the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that individuals have a right to gun ownership. Many gun control advocates argue that the high court’s decision keeps Congress from enacting meaningful gun control legislation. Diane and a panel of constitutional scholars discuss the origin and evolution of the Second Amendment and implications for U.S. gun policy.”[4 guests] At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Sepsis Management 78 mins – “At smaccChicago, I had the honor to host an incredible panel of Sepsis Experts. I think most everyone who heard it was left with more questions than answers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Siege of Leningrad 2 18 mins – “OKH Chief Franz Halder makes plans for a modest end to 1941 for Operation Barbarossa, but Hitler overrides him and orders the capture of Moscow, before the heavy snows come. Yet, Stalin, finally taking an advisor’s advice, allows several armies from the Russian Far East to transfer west and help with the defense of his capital.” At the link find the title, “ Episode 151-Operation Typhoon Part 2” right-click “Media files Episode151, 1916_10.32_AM.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
STEAM Movement 63 mins – “The STEM to STEAM movement takes the benefits of STEM and integrates access principles in and through the arts, connecting learning in these critical areas together with arts practices, elements, design principles and standards. Donn Harris, executive and artistic director of Oakland School for the Arts and the chairman of the California Arts Council, is joined by science and technology leaders in talking about the future of STEAM at the center of transforming the 21st-century economy through research policy,education and workplace innovation.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Stroke Story 13 mins – “A neuroscientist tests the limits of wonder when his own father suffers a stroke.” At the link click “Download” to download the podcast.
Tribalism 54 mins – “In a time of accelerated global migration and communication, lifelong traveller and writer Pico Iyer finds pathways to adventure and connection by making time to sit still.” At the link find the title, “Global Migration and Finding Home – Pico Iyer,” right-click “Media files ideas 20160112_17958.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Venezuela Conditions 25 mins – “If you think the plunging price of oil has rocked the Canadian economy, wait until you hear about the societal effects it’s having on oil-rich Venezuela… a country teetering on the brink of despair.” At the link find the title, “Venezuela verges on meltdown as opposition takes control of parliament,” right-click “Download Venezuela verges on meltdown as opposition takes control of parliament – Jan 11, 2016” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Voice of America 29 mins – “John Lansing, the new CEO of the Broadcasting Boarding Board of Governors, speaks with Ron Nixon of the [New York Times] about the agency and its media operations, which include Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Marti and Alhurra.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with John Lansing,” right-click “Media files program.427077.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Washington Post Editor 59 mins – “[Washington Post] Executive Editor Marty Baron discusses the changes at the [Post] since he took over in 2013. He also talks about the depiction of his work as editor-in-chief of the [Boston Globe] in the movie [Spotlight].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Marty Baron,” right-click “Media files program.426272.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wine Vine Protection 3 mins – “Scientists, wine vintners go out on the limb to make a better grape.” At the link find the title, “Episode 592,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_Jan14_2016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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