Media Mining Digest 230 – Apr 8, 2016: Abolition Movement, Ada Lovelace, Grippina the Younger, Anatomy Classes, Antifreeze for Animals, Apple vs FBI, Architect Zaha Hadid, Artificial Intelligence, Baidu Founder, Birth Control Law, Brussels Bombing Investigation, Buddhism, Cancer Drugs, Chef Dan Barber, Climate Warming, Cold Cases, Colleges, Cons and Scams, Conservation, Copyright Conundrum, Corruption in South Carolina, Crisis Intervention, Cuba, Cyber Security, Dirty Tricks, Disabled Advocate, Disaster Responders, Dogs as Tools, Drinking Water Issues, Education Best Practices, Elements of Power, Encryption Advocate, Facial Recognition, Fix the, FOIA, Food Technology, Fracking, Free Speech, Gangster Squad, Gender Pay Gap, Girls and Sex, Graffiti and Taggers, Gun Control, Hand Tools, Health Care Problems, High Risk Hostage Encounters, Hudson River Tunnel Project, Indian Women Guard Forest, Intensive Care Unit, International Turmoil, Iran Politics, Iraq War, Karl Rove, LabDoor, Latin Learning, Liberal Issues, Lifeline Program, Lipstick at Crime Scenes, Local Politics, Man Hunt, Marijuana Quality Control, Mass Spectrometers, Medical Treatment Issues, Mexican Drug Cartels, Mining Science, MOMS Demand Action, New York City Police History, Non Believers, Northwest Passage, Oklahoma City Bombing, Opioid Epidemic, Paraguay, Patient Secrets, Police Patrol Leadershiip., Political Conventions, Political Issues, Premature Birth, Presidential Power, Problems Are Opportunities, Programming with Minecraft, Puerto Rican Bonds, Reconciliation in Canada, Refugee Processing, Right to Bear Arms, Salaries, Saudi Arabia and Iran, Scaling Startups, Self Driving Car, Siege of Leningrad, Single Line Power, Sleep, Small Towns, South Korea, Spanish Civil War, Sun Mechanics,Tax Plan Proposals, Technology Trends, Terorist Cartels, Thing Explainer, Trans Pacific Partnership, Trump Impact, Tug Design and Operation, Violence Control, Virus Book, Website Design, Whale Research, Women in Science, World War One Novel

The best 113 podcasts from a larger group of 218 for the week are shown below. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all of them as a zip file here for the next four months.  A collection of over 9000 similar podcasts grouped by topic can be downloaded here,  but you will be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so twelve of those will be needed to get all files, which total over 45GB and will take  awhile. The first entry of that collection is a text file listing all the titles for quick searches and researching.  All these abstracts have also been assembled alphabetically in three free large volumes at this link and are updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 280 sources so even the discarded podcasts can be downloaded.

Abolition 48 mins – “In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This freed most of the country’s 4 million slaves. Three years later, Congress ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, finally ending the practice of slavery in the United States. These are defining and celebrated moments in American history. But some argue the people who made those moments possible have been left out of the story. A new book traces the history of the abolition movement. It brings together stories of the men and women, blacks and whites who fought America’s “peculiar institution” – and whose legacy can be seen in later social reform movements like women’s suffrage and Black Lives Matter.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Ada Lovelace 48 mins – “Ada Lovelace is remembered as the world’s first computer programmer. In 1842 she wrote a set of instructions for the analytical engine, the world’s first computer, designed, but not built by Charles Babbage. Should Ada Lovelace be held up as a role model for women? As a stereotype? Is it realistic to refer to the world of the late nineteenth century? We begin with some observations about the challenges women face in pursuing a career in science today. Then we hear an excerpt of a portrait of Ada Lovelace, as heard earlier on The Science Show. Finally we join a panel at Oxford University late in 2015 which gathered for Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating Ada’s birthday on 10th December.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agrippina the Younger 42 mins – “Agrippina the Younger was one of the most notorious and influential of the Roman empresses in the 1st century AD. She was the sister of the Emperor Caligula, a wife of the Emperor Claudius and mother of the Emperor Nero. Through careful political manoeuvres, she acquired a dominant position for herself in Rome. In 39 AD she was exiled for allegedly participating in a plot against Caligula and later it was widely thought that she killed Claudius with poison. When Nero came to the throne, he was only 16 so Agrippina took on the role of regent until he began to exert his authority. After relations between Agrippina and Nero soured, he had her murdered. With: Catharine Edwards Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck, University of London Alice König Lecturer in Latin and Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews Matthew Nicholls Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Reading Producer: Victoria Brignell.” At the link find the title, “Agrippina the Younger, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files p03pl833.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anatomy Classes 29 mins – “When the first-year medical students at Table 4 met their male cadaver, they weren’t pleased.The group was in the home stretch of anatomy class at NYU School of Medicine, and the final exam was a couple weeks away. They had dozens of vessels, nerves, and organ components to memorize. And this cadaver was an interloper. They had grown attached to the first body they were dissecting — an elderly woman whose chest cavity was nice and neat, but whose intestines were so ravaged by cancer there was no point in working on her anymore. But this new body on Table 4 proved more challenging, they said. “Now we can’t see anything in our new body [in the chest], and we can’t refer back to that first work we did,” said student Samantha Ayoub, expressing the frustration of her six-person group. Medical school instructors often refer to the cadavers as the students’ “first patient.” There are about 20,000 of them donated to U.S. medical schools each year, according to the Harvard Business School….” At the link click the three dot circle beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antifreeze for Animals 4 mins – “The North American Wood Frog has developed an impressive strategy for surviving cold New England winters. It doesn’t seek warmth as other animals do. The wood frog goes with the cold and actually freeze in the winter months. Come spring, it thaws out, ready for mating season….” At the link right click the play button beisde “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Apple vs FBI 4 mins – “Apple refused. The Feds sued. And now the FBI has managed to get into the phone, possibly with help from an Israeli digital forensics company. David Sanger, the National Security correspondent for the New York Times, says it’s possible that an Israel-based company called Cellebrite assisted the FBI….” 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.

Apple vs FBI 47 mins – “Fred Kaplan, author of ‘Dark Territory,’ traces the history of cyber defense and discusses the current heated debate between the FBI and Apple over the encryption of the iPhone.” At the link find the title, “The ‘Secret History’ Of Cyber War And Security,” right-click the three dots in a circle beside “Listen,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Architect Zaha Hadid 49 mins “Zaha Hadid was the first woman and first Muslim to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. She designed the whale-like London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics Games and the extraordinary Maaxi Museum in Rome. Her designs were challenging and innovative and she was at the forefront of changing tastes in architecture and design today. After years of failing to get her designs built, her distinctive work became highly sought after, all over the world from Germany to the USA and from China to Iraq. Zaha Hadid talked to Razia Iqbal and an audience in London at the Royal Institute of British Architects about her work and the future of architecture. This programme was orginally broadcast in June 2013.” At the link find the title, “Zaha Hadid – Dream Builder, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files p03pq3kk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Intelligence 60 mins – “With the recent rise of the machines and robots – could an artificially intelligent robot take your job any time soon? And could they then take over the world, terminator-style? Join Graihagh Jackson as she journeys into the world of cyborgs to see if Skynet, Ex Machina and the realms of science fiction could turn into science fact and if so, when? And what can we do about it?” At the link right-click “Download as mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baidu Founder 53 mins – “Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture – and a unique social approach to search – have allowed it to succeed where many North American search giants have faltered.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birth Control Law 40 mins – “This week, SCOTUS heard arguments in Zubik v Burwell, the latest challenge to Obamacare. In it, a group of religious nonprofits are challenging the govt.’s workaround for employers who don’t want anything to do with getting birth control to their workers.” At the link find the title, “The Contraceptive Mandate, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM2713142462.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brussels Bombing Investigation 47 mins – “An intense manhunt is under way for the people involved in this week’s bombing of the airport and metro in Brussels, Belgium. We’ll catch up with the state of the investigation and the tightening coordination among national intelligence agencies, and we’ll look at the rising scrutiny of the refugees pouring into Western Europe, and the countries taking a second look at Borderless Europe. This hour On Point, Brussels and its aftermath.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhism 27 mins – “An unholy spat is stirring the Sangha, Thailand’s top Buddhist authority – who will become the next Supreme Patriarch, Thailand’s most senior monk? Meanwhile, allegations of ‘cheque-book Buddhism’, cronyism and corruption abound – including allegations about tax-evasion on an imported vintage Mercedes car. In Thailand, where the majority of the population profess Buddhism, seeking ordination isn’t unusual. But salacious stories about monks who commit serious crimes – everything from sex offences to wildlife trafficking – continue to shock. Watching quietly from the side-lines is the Venerable Dhammananda – female, and a Buddhist monk since 2003. Although the Sangha bars women from ordination, there are now around 100 bhikkhunis, as female monastics are known, in Thailand. And their growing acceptance by some Buddhist believers might partly be explained by a widespread disillusionment with the behaviour of some male monks. Linda Pressly explores the rifts and sexual politics challenging Thai Buddhism and its devotees.” At the link find the title, “Thai Buddhism – Monks, Mercs and Women, Mar, 2016,” right-click “”Media files p03pj4lw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Drugs 24 mins – “Cisplatin is a commonly used cancer drug, but use its use in children sometimes leads to permanent hearing loss. Tim Hanson, Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, joins us to tell us how statistics is making it possible for health professionals to determine whether the drugs are indeed harmful and whether alternative treatment is preferable for these young patients.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Dan Barber 40 mins – “In this latest episode of Gastropod, chef and author Dan Barber takes listeners on a journey around the world in search of great flavor and the ecosystems that support it, from Spain to the deep South. You’ll hear how a carefully tended landscape of cork trees makes for delicious ham, and about a squash so cutting edge it doesn’t yet have a name, in this deep dive into the intertwined history and science of soil, cuisine, and flavor. It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time before refrigerators, before long-distance trucks and ships. Most people had to survive on food from their immediate surroundings, no matter how poor the soil or challenging the terrain. They couldn’t import apples from New Zealand and potatoes from Peru, or rely on chemical fertilizer to boost their yields. From within these constraints, communities around the world developed a way of eating that Dan Barber calls “ecosystem cuisines.” Barber, the James Beard-award-winning chef of Blue Hill restaurant and author of the new book The Third Plate, spoke to Gastropod about his conviction that this historically-inspired style of cuisine can be reinvented, with the help of plant-breeders, his fellow chefs, and the latest in flavor science, in order to create a truly sustainable way to eat for the twenty-first century.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Increase 60 mins – Global heat Jan & Feb hits hard, worries scientists. Bob Henson from Weather Underground explores the loss of normal. Australian scientist Ben Hankamer on new study: world will warm faster than you think. Radio Ecoshock 160323 The jolt. That’s what scientists are calling the absolute heat records set around the world in January and February of 2016. Expert meteorologist and climate science writer Bob Henson takes us on a tour of the new normal.But hang around too for our second interview, with Australian scientist Ben Hankamer. He’s co-author of a new peer-reviewed paper that says warming will happen much faster than you think.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Models 60 mins – “In the Guardian newspaper on the 21st of March, we find this headline: “Carbon emission release rate ‘unprecedented’ in past 66m[illion] years.” It then says “Researchers calculate that humans are pumping out carbon 10 times faster than at any point since the extinction of the dinosaurs.” To understand what this staggering situation means, we go to a new paper published the same day in the journal Nature Geoscience. The title is “Anthropogenic carbon release rate unprecedented during the past 66 million years.” The lead author is Dr. Richard E. Zeebe. He’s published or co-authored about 75 scientific papers since the 1990’s. Richard is a Professor at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Cases 20 mins Jack and Mary Branson have collaborated on “Delayed Justice,” which takes readers inside the minds of several of the most dogged cold-case investigators, who worked with active officers to solve cases in the book including the homicides of a 29-year-old Atlanta teacher in 1988 and 42-year-old Kentucky man found in a wooded lot.” At the link find the title, “Delayed Justice: Cold Cases, Sep, 2011,” right-click “Media files delayed-justice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Problems 47 mins – “Who’s happy with America’s colleges and universities? Between the byzantine admissions process — the jaw-dropping prices for tuition and room and board — the creation of a cossetted class of tenured teachers and a sea of struggling adjuncts, you’ll hear plenty of complaints. At the same time most of the world’s top-rated schools are in the United States. One veteran professor has a prescription. This hour On Point, toward a more perfect university.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Sports 51 mins – “In this episode, the American History Guys unpack the origins of college sports and the ways universities originally justified athletics on campus. The U.S. is the only country in the world that combines big money sports teams and higher education. From the first collegiate PHYS ED program at Amherst College to the little-known story about the integration of the University of Alabama’s football team, Peter, Ed and Brian discover why college sports even exist in the first place.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cons and Scams 48 mins – “[starts at 15 mins]We talk to Maria Konnikova about her new book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time.” At the start is five minutes about a marijuana study from UC Davis. At the link find the title, “126 Maria Konnikova – The Science of Why We Fall for Cons, Mar, 2016” right-click “Media files cc0271a4-bb80-4c1b-8c34-aecd52d3dbe9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatism 60 mins – Thomas Frank, Author, What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Come hear the best-selling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? echo that question as it relates to the Democratic Party. Frank says liberals like to believe that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, then the country will be on the right course. But he says this view fundamentally misunderstands the modern Democratic Party. Frank says that the Democrats have in fact done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Indeed, he argues that Democrats have occupied the White House for 16 of the last 24 years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated, Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats back to their historic goals—what he says is the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America. A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Copyright Conundrum 24 mins – “Publishing today confronts a paradox: The digital revolution has transformed the act of copying from complicated to commonplace; yet authors and publishers must rely upon copyright – essentially, control over copy-making and distribution of their works – as the essential basis for conducting business. An industry built upon creativity, inspiration and innovation now stands accused of holding to outmoded models purely for survival’s sake. Is there any way out of the “copyright conundrum?” At the link right-click “Download” andselect “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in South Carolina 32 mins – “Alexia Jones Helsley explores the history of crime and vice in a renowned South Carolina city in “Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy In the Capital.” She tells POLICE Magazine about a deadly duel over a piece of trout, prostitution taxis from Fort Jackson, and the murder of the county coroner by a former officer.” At the link find the title, “Wicked Columbia, Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files wicked-columbia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crisis InterventionPatrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP Being Mortal, Atul Gawande’s book and “Frontline” documentary, tells the story of a physician learning how to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer and a doctor. Join Dr. Arbore in a community discussion of Dr. Gawande’s Being Mortal. Explore concerns about life, death, loss, grief and the context and meaning of the recently passed California legislation legalizing physician assisted suicide in California.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba Reengagement 36 mins – “President Obama and President Raul Castro declared a “new day” of openness between the United States and Cuba yesterday in Havana. But old disputes over human rights are clearly visible during Obama’s historic trip to the island. It’s the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited Cuba in 88 years. The visit comes after Obama announced in 2014 that the U.S. would establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. But many think re-engaging with the dictatorship is a mistake. And most lawmakers do not want to lift the economic embargo of Cuba. Guest host Katherine Lanpher and a panel of guests talk about the debate over what a new era of relations with Cuba could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Cuban Medicine 5 mins – “Jose DiFabio, who was Cuba’s representative for the Pan American Health Organization, says the isolated Communist country invested in medical research out of neccessity. “Cuba considered medical science as a responsibility it had to move into and that’s why it created a very large medical and scientific workforce,” says DiFabio. A major driver was the US embargo, which limited Cuba’s ability to import medicine, he says. “The priority was to have the medicines required and also the vaccines required and the biotechnology products required for the population.” One effort yielded Cuba’s own hepatitis B vaccine in the 1980s. “Almost all of the country’s population has been vaccinated,” he says. “Probably Cuba will be the first country to eliminate hepatitis B.” Currently Cuba has long been developing a vaccine for lung cancer, CimaVax, which many US researchers are interested in testing….” At the link right-clcik the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Security 107 mins – “In this discussion, Sean Kanuck — National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Cyber Issues within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center — highlights the technology trends that are transforming cybersecurity and the future of intelligence. Assessing strategic developments in international relations and its implications for deterring malicious activity in cyberspace, his analysis focuses on the (in) applicability of existing arms control mechanisms and deterrence principles to modern information and communication technologies.” At the link right-click “Download the audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dirty Tricks 9 mins – “…here’s one thing you won’t hear Cruz’s foes say: dirty tricks have become a hallmark of the modern Republican Party. Over the past half-century, the GOP has perfected the dark art of the underhanded smear. It used to be much more bipartisan tradition. In the 19th century, Democrats insinuated that Abraham Lincoln was secretly black. They did the same thing to Warren Harding in the 1920s. And Franklin D. Roosevelt instructed his aides to spread rumors about marital infidelity by his 1940 Republican opponent, Wendell Wilkie….” At the link you can listen but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Disabled Advocate 47 mins “Joyce welcomes Christine Griffin, chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to the show. AAPD is the largest cross-disability membership organization in the United States. AAPD organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change. Ms Griffin will discuss her plans for the organization and her career as an advocate for people with disabilities.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Responders 36 mins – “In this episode of the Disaster Podcast we bring back listener LN (pronounced “ellen”) with part two of her series of questions sent in to the team here at the podcast. LN asked about how she could find a job in the disaster response space and what training she might need to find that job. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley to talk about these questions with LN and to answer any other questions she might have, too. This turned into a great episode and stretched into two parts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dogs as Tools 36 mins – We talk to Cat Warren about her memoir “What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs.” Warren explains how she and her German shepherd Solo have assisted several North Carolina law enforcement agencies. Solo has become a skilled cadaver dog and Warren explains how canine noses can be trained to locate missing people, drowning victims 200 feet below the water surface and unmarked Civil War graves” At the link find the title, “What the Dog Knows, Sep, 2013,” right-click “Media files what-the-dog-knows.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drinking Water Issues 54 mins – “On today’s episode of Go Green Radio, we will talk to Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance (, about how- in 21st century America- a town of 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan was exposed to extremely high levels of lead in their drinking water. We will talk about the public policy failures, the actions taken by policymakers, how individual residents will be affected, and lessons that every community in America should learn from this disaster. Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, with over 270 Waterkeeper Organizations protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents. The organization’s President is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Best Practices 27 mins – “What will the world economy look like 30 years from now? And, how should we be preparing British schoolchildren today to find employment in it? Robert Peston travels to three cutting edge schools that claim to provide the way forwards for secondary education. Should the focus be on languages and cultural knowledge for an increasingly globalised world? Should we be striving to create more of the engineers and programmers that so many employers are crying out for? Or, with the unstoppable march of the robots gobbling up ever more human jobs, should we be preparing kids with the social skills to be future entrepreneurs, employing their own personal fleets of automatons?” At the link find the title, “What Should We Teach Our Kids? Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files p03pcqmb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elements of Power 23 mins – “This month we discuss The Elements of Power by David Abraham. New technologies like smart phones and wind turbines are increasing the diversity of elements that humanitiy is ustilising. Amongst them are the rare metals, which may not acutually be rare, but they often occur in such small amounts that the mining of them is often unprofitable. Some of them occur in only a very small number of mines. All this results in the use of them posing novel economic and environmental problems. These problems are the subject of Abraham’s book.” At the link right-click “Download: Chemistry World Book Club the Elements of Power.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Encryption Advocate 65 minsDavid Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression; Author, HRC 2015—Report on Encryption and Anonymity in Digital Communications In conversation with Jacob Foster, Attorney, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; Served in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. A vibrant debate has arisen over whether encryption and anonymity online are essential to free expression or a threat to national security. While law enforcement contends that technological backdoors to encryption are necessary to prevent terrorists from “going dark,” the Report by Special Rapporteur Kaye concludes that the right to free expression depends on freedom from electronic surveillance. Join us for a discussion of the future of online privacy in light of the Snowden disclosures, the rise of ISIS, and the encryption debate.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition 9 mins – “There is little doubt that facial recognition software is going to play a large role in the technological landscape of the future. It’s already in use by law enforcement, by social media platforms, and in personal gadgets like digital cameras. Increasingly, facial recognition and other biometrics are also being considered as replacements for the increasingly outmoded written password. But this software, thus far, has had some very disconcerting side effects, and not everybody is getting recognized equally.” At the link find the title, “The Bias of Facial Recognition,” right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fix the 60 mins – “Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court, discusses the process of nominating U.S. Supreme Court justices and the current court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Gabe Roth, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.433451.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

FOIA 50 mins – “This week President Obama criticized journalistic irresponsibility in a speech, but critics note that he has consistently worked to block press access. We take a look at the plight of public information under an opaque administration. Plus, the ethics of reading the news; dissecting the notion of “momentum” in election seasons; seeking posthumous fame for a cult filmmaker; and a Ghanaian undercover journalist fights for justice using every tool, and disguise, at his disposal.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Technology 68 mins – “How bad is pink slime? Are free-range chickens happier? Can robots cook? Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University and the author of Unnaturally Delicious talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more from his new book. Lusk explores the wide-ranging application of technology to farming, cooking, protein production, and more.” At the link right-click Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fracking Regulation Problems 5 mins – “Drinking Water Safety and Oil and Gas Production, March 28, 2016: Audio interview by GAO staff with Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Speech 44 mins – “It’s not easy to get under Dan’s normally flexible, see-things-from-multiple-angles skin, but Donald Trump’s stated willingness to cross traditional American moral fault lines has done just that.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gangster Squad 48 mins – “Los Angeles of the 1940s and ’50s is the setting for “Gangster Squad,” which tells the story of the Los Angeles Police Department’s covert unit of eight officers that targeted gangsters such as Mickey Cohen, Bugsy Siegel, Jack Dragna and others. The unit created a hostile climate for gangsters to prevent East Coast organized crime from taking root in the city. Warner Bros. plans to release a movie based on the book in January.” At the link find the title, “Gangster Squad, Jul, 2012,” right-click “Media files gangster-squad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Pay Gap 47 mins – “You can’t argue that women don’t deserve equal pay for equal work. And yet, we’ve got a persistent gender gap in pay. Seventy-nine cents on the dollar for women says the Census Bureau. Better for some. Worse for others. You can find all kinds of reasons, but a new wave of innovators is saying ‘let’s just close the gap.” They’re using new data, and new approaches to power, and more to get that done. This hour On Point, a new push on the gender wage gap in America.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Girls and Sex 38 mins – “Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that “they’re supposed to be sexy, they’re supposed to perform sexually for boys, but … their sexual pleasure is unspoken.” Orenstein discusses the effect hook-up culture, porn, and pop stars have had on girls’ lives. Then, commentator Sarah Hepola says after years of complaining about hate on the Internet, she became part of the problem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graffiti and Tagging 20 mins – “San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement’s foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo’s book, “Taggers and the Graffiti Culture,” is proprietary training material.” At the link find the title, “Taggers and Graffiti Culture, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control 20 mins – “Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, documents America’s shift away from a radical gun-control agenda that dominated the political landscape in the 1960s and ’70s in “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America.” In the book, Winkler traces Second Amendment battles back to the Colonial Era and explains how U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the handgun ban in D.C. with the Heller decision reframed the debate.” At the link find the title, “Gunfight: The Right to Bear Arms, Oct, 2011,” right-click “Media files gunfight.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guns Across the Boarder 47 mins – “Mike Detty, a one-time POLICE contributor, talks about “Guns Across the Border,” a first-hand account of his involvement in an ATF “gun walking” operation that preceded Fast & Furious. As a firearms dealer, Detty sold guns to Mexican cartel operatives at the direction of ATF special agents in Arizona. Detty says he was motivated by patriotic duty, and betrayed by the agency he worked for.” At the link find the title, “Guns Across the Border, May, 2013,” right-click “Media files guns-across-the-border.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hand Tools 48 mins – “Danial is the founder of – the US version of the site is at a long held dream centered on offering quality hand tools to the permaculture community worldwide with on the ground education in hand tools use, earth works hydrology and rural skills…. He joins us today to discuss hand tools for agricultural and homestead work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” fro the pop-up menu.

Health Care Problems 47 mins – “Nortin Hadler, MD, has been doctoring for a long time. He’s old school. Loves a rich doctor-patient relationship, where the whole person – patient – is seen and comprehended. Treated in full. But these days, he says, doctors who care are burning out, retiring early, pulling their hair out. “Today,” he writes, “health is a commodity, disease is a product line and physicians are a sales force in the employ of a predatory enterprise.” Ok! This hour On Point, Dr. Nortin Hadler on how to heal American health care.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Risk Hostage Encounters 38 mins – “Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Institute offers his thoughts on high-risk hostage encounters following the accidental shooting of a college student by a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department officer. Bill explains high-stress decision making, how tell when you can no longer engage a suspect with rapport, and the importance of time as a factor in an officer’s ability to react to these complex situations. Read our profile of Lewinski here.” At the link findthe title, “High-Risk Hostage Encounters, May, 2013,” right-click “Media files high-risk-hostage-encounters.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hudson River Tunnel Project 21 mins – “The Gateway Program is a collaboration between Amtrak, the states of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Transportation to address the rail bottleneck between New Jersey and New York, the busiest rail passenger corridor in the U.S. At the core of this program is construction of new twin rail tunnels under the Hudson River. These will supplement the 108 year old existing rail tunnels, which were damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and which have insufficient capacity to meet the growing demand. In this discussion we learn about the Gateway Program and plans for these new rail tunnels from Andrew Galloway, Chief of Corridor Development at Amtrak.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Women Guard Forest 6 mins – “Even the monsoon rains don’t keep the women of Ghunduribadi, a tiny tribal village in India’s eastern state of Odisha, from patrolling the nearby forest at dawn. Clad in colorful saris and armed with sticks and machetes, they file in the rain through rice fields and onto a muddy path that leads into 500 acres of wooded hills in the Nayagarh district. They’re looking for intruders that come to cut down their trees without permission. Not long ago these women would have been considered trespassers here. Nearby, there are heavy stone markers laid down by the British in the 1800s when the government declared this forest its own. But now, under India’s landmark 2006 Forest Rights Act, tribal villages like Ghunduribadi can claim title to their ancestral lands, some 150,000 square miles of forest all across India. That’s an area almost the size of California, making it one of the largest land reforms in India’s history….” 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.

Intensive Care Units 19 mins – “Does a more humane hospital make a safer hospital? That’s a question Johns Hopkins is grappling with — and Dr. Peter Pronovost believes the answer is yes. Dr. Pronovost is a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He’s known best for innovating an approach to patient safety a decade ago with something really simple: checklists. Preventable death rates at hospitals are high. Infections from central lines, the catheters inserted into major veins to let doctors administer drugs and draw blood more easily, are estimated to account for more than 60,000 deaths per year — about as many as breast and prostate cancer deaths combined. Dr. Pronovost created a checklist of five simple precautions to follow — such as washing hands, draping the patient in a sterile sheet — and brought the infections rate down to almost zero. Now, Dr. Pronovost wants to tackle all preventable risks in the hospital, such as ventilator-related infections, blood clots, and delirium. Johns Hopkins is calling this experiment Project Emerge….” At the link click the three dots beside “Listen,” right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Turmoil 57 mins – “European Union leaders declared this week’s attack in Brussels an act of war; one former ISIS hostage says those declarations play into the terrorist group’s game plan. We look at what’s behind an unprecedented crackdown on press freedom in Turkey, and examine the significance of President Obama’s “other” Latin America trip– to Argentina. Plus, a special On the Media guide to how not to cover Cuba.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Politics 17 minsThey harassed her, intimidated her and jailed her but nothing Iranian intelligence could do would dent Shirin Ebadi’s determination to speak up for human rights for Iranian citizens. Shirin Ebadi tells The Current why she’ll never give up the fight.” At the link fin d the title, “Shirin Ebadi: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran – March 29, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160329_37485.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq War 17 mins – Bill Graham was the Liberal minister of defence, and foreign minister, as Canada’s bloodiest conflict in decades – the mission in Afghanistan – deepened. He reflects on the road to Afghanistan and his decision not to join the American attack on Iraq.Bill Graham navigates war, peace and trade in his political memoir.” At the link find the title, “Bill Graham navigates war, peace and trade in his political memoir – March 31, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160331_10404.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Rove 40 mins – “Karl Rove discusses the amazing life and election of William McKinley. From his time as a soldier in the Civil War to his campaign in 1896, Karl Rove makes the case that McKinley was not only an effective campaigner for president but also someone who brought the nation together during a divisive time.” At the link find the title, “Karl Rove on the election of 1896, Feb, 2016” right-click “Media files 20160222-rove.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LabDoor 32 mins – “If you’re a Smart Drug Smarts listener, odds are good that you’ve spent a significant amount of time researching what should be in your nutritional supplement tool-belt. What’s worth it? What’s not? What would you rather get from your diet? All those first-string questions. Quality Assurance is a topic often saved for later. It’s pretty frustrating, then, that not all supplements actually contain what they claim to on their labeling. Normally this means less of the biologically active ingredients than the manufacturer claims. Sometimes it might even mean undesirable additives…Neil Thanedar, our guest in Episode #121, is the founder and CEO of a company called LabDoor, an innovative web business that guides consumer decisions based on its in-house chemical analysis of off-the-shelf supplements.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Latin Learning 16 mins – “A classic scholar has given new life to a dead language by translating ancient world manuals on how to learn Latin. She’s the first to investigate these centuries-old language manuals and what she reveals about life in the ancient world may surprise you.” At the link find the title, “Translations of ancient Latin give unique insights into Roman culture – April 1, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160401_59326.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Issues in U.S. 46 mins – “The Democratic Party of the 20th century helped rally the nation during the Great Depression, championed organized labor, and government action to relieve the sufferings of poverty and the injustice of discrimination. Author Thomas Frank has published a scathing critique of this latest Democratic Party, version 2.0 you might say. He concludes that old Party is dead. This hour On Point, do today’s liberals really care about working people?” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lifeline Program 28 mins – “Amina Fazlullah and Daniel Lyons discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program, which subsidizes phone service for poorer Americans. FCC Chair Tom Wheeler has proposed expanding the program to include broadband.” At the link find the title, “Communicators on FCC Lifeline Program, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.435275.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lipstick at Crime Scenes 4 mins – “New technique could help analyze lipstick smears found at crime scenes.” At the link find the title, “Episode 619,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_March31_2016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Local Politics 58 mins – “As the presidential candidates continue their contentious path to the White House, it’s easy to overlook what’s happening at the local level. For this episode of BackStory, the Guys take a break from the race for the White House and examine local power brokers; from big city political bosses and small town sheriffs to some of the social reformers who’ve shaped their communities from the ground up.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Man Hunt 28 mins – “Dan Schultz recounts the 1998 manhunt for the three men responsible for killing Cortez (Colo.) Police Officer Dale Claxton in “Dead Run.” More than 500 officers from at least 75 local, state, and federal agencies searched for the suspects, who appeared to have vanished into the desert near the Four Corners region. The suspects were eventually found, most recently in 2007.” At the link find the title, “Dead Run Mar, 2013,” right-click “Media files dead-run.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Quality Control 4 mins – “Researchers seek to more accurately measure active ingredients in marijuana munchies.” At the link find the title, “Episode 617, March 2016,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements_March28_2016.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu

Mass Spectrometers 142 mins – “Mass spectrometers are devices for measuring the mass-to-charge ratio of molecules and ions. They use many different measurement principles and are used in various areas of science. Our guest Alexander Makarov works as a Director Global Research for Thermo Fisher‘s Life Sciences Division and has invented the Orbitrap principle used widely in modern mass spectrometers. We talk about mass spectrometry in general, the different measurement principles, engineering challenges, the invention of the Orbitrap, use cases for mass spectrometers and the different machines sold by Thermo Fisher.” At the link right-click “Download” half way down the page and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Treatment Issues 39 mins – “If some medical care is good, more must be better. Right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Dr. Christopher Moriates says that as much as one third of healthcare may not make patients healthier. Recorded on 02/09/2016. (#30668)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Drug Cartels 35 mins –This month, we’re providing an interview with Sylvia Longmire about her book, “Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars,” which you can experience in print and online. In her book, the former senior intelligence analyst gives concrete examples of how violence caused by Mexico’s drug war has landed on American soil. Longmire explains the fundamental problem and gives examples of the cross-border violence….” At the link find the title, “Cartel: Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars, Nov, 2011” right-click “Media files cartel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mining Science 48 mins – “Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science that the mining industry uses to justify their destructive activities.” At the link find the title, “Mining Science, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160324_65609.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

MOMS Demand Action 68 minsShannon Watts is a mother of five who, prior to founding Moms Demand Action, was a stay-at-home mom and former communications executive. The day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Shannon started a Facebook group with the message that all Americans can and should do more to reduce gun violence. That online conversation turned into a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that both respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action is the leading gun violence prevention organization in the country, with more than 3.5 million members and chapters in all 50 states.Since its founding, Moms Demand has taken the fight for new and stronger gun laws to the states, passing background check laws in six states and battling gun bills that it thinks would undermine public safety. It persuaded corporations such as Starbucks, Target and Chipotle to adopt “gun sense” policies that put the safety of their employees and customers first. It’s shaping the conversation about responsible gun ownership in America through its Be SMART campaign, which encourages responsible gun storage. And now, Moms Demand is building on these victories by making gun violence prevention a political priority in the upcoming 2016 elections. Join INFORUM for a relevant and engaging discussion with Shannon about this important topic.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New York City Police History 30 mins – “Three authors, including a retired detective, tell the history of the New York Police Department using more than 196 images including an illustration of mid-19th Century uniforms and photos of vintage vehicles, riot response, dramatic resues, and the first African-American and female officers. “New York City Police” also includes a forward by current Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.” At the link find the title, “History of the NYPD, Nov, 2012,” right-click “Media files police-history-nypd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Non Believers 47 mins – “When opinion researchers ask about religious affiliation, they lay out the obvious choices — Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu. If you check “No Affiliation,” or “None,” what do we call you? The n-o-n-e, or “Nones,” are the fastest-growing faith group in the country, and a major Democratic Party constituency. After decades of religiously flavored politics, and culture, how will America change? This hour On Point, the rise of the nones.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Northwest Passage 18 mins – “For centuries, explorers sought out the northwest passage at great personal peril. This summer, you can sail through the Arctic seaway aboard an ultra-luxury cruise ship. Critics warn cruise ships in the Northwest Passage is a disaster waiting to happen.” At the link find the title, “Cruise ship set to sail Northwest Passage prompts safety, environmental concern – April 1, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160401_91179.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oklahoma City Bombing 37 mins – “A deeper look at the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995 is provided by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles in “Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters.” The authors construct a detailed account of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh and others, as well as giving new details about one of the most wide-ranging federal law enforcement investigations in history.” At the link find the title, “Oklahoma City Bombing, May, 2012, right-click “Media files oklahoma-city-bombing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic 47 mins – “The news exploded out of what once would have seemed the most unlikely location: an opioid and HIV epidemic blowing up in a sleepy little Indiana town. The big guns of media swarmed into Austin, Indiana. Gave us a glimpse of hell, then moved on. NPR’s Kelly McEvers went back, for a new reporting series called “Embedded.” Settled in to the drugged disarray. Right there with the needles and despair. This hour On Point, Kelly McEvers, “embedded” in Austin, Indiana.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paraguay 42 mins – “In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a ‘new dawn’ based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country’s poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo’s reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay’s ongoing transition to democracy.” At the link find the title, “Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party, Feb, 2015,” right-click Media files 256725159 uniofbath professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture the priest the coup and the party.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patient Secrets 29 mins – “…When we hide things from our doctors, are they onto us? “I wouldn’t call it lying,” said Dr. Henry Lodge, an internist at Columbia University Medical Center. “It’s very hard to share things that we feel uncomfortable about.” In this episode, we go to that uncomfortable place, and hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.” At the link click the three dot circle beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Patrol Leadership 47 mins – “POLICE Magazine’s Associate Editor Dean Scoville, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s sergeant, interviews his former commander, Capt. Linda Healy, about female leadership, diversity hiring and promotion, and rising up the ranks as a female deputy.” At the link find the title, “Female Leadership and Rising Up the Ranks, Sep, 2012,” right-click “Media files patrol-podcast-linda-healy.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Conventions 53 mins – Tuesday, with Utahns headed to the caucuses to choose presidential nominees, we’re looking ahead to the national political conventions in July. That’s where the Democrats and Republicans will confirm their respective candidates. The national conventions are now seen mostly as coronation ceremonies, but in the past they featured quite a bit of drama and high-stakes competition. We’ll sift through the colorful history of the national political conventions and ask what we’re in store for later this year.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Issues 2016 46 mins- “Day after day you hear about a country that’s angry, short on hope. unsure about the future and that those sentiments are driving this presidential primary season. Two Washington Post reporters hit the road to test those propositions — criss-crossing the country and listening to what all kinds of people had to say about how the country, and the race, looks to them. This hour On Point, reporter’s notebook: “Looking for America.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Premature Birth 63 mins – “An update on Juniper French, a tiny baby, born at 23 Weeks and 6 days — roughly halfway to full term. And a whole universe of medical and moral questions. Technology has had a profound effect on how we get pregnant, give birth, and think about life and death. The decision to become parents was not an easy one for Kelley and Tom. Even after they sorted out their relationship issues and hopes for the future, getting pregnant wasn’t easy. But, thanks to a lot of technology, they found a way to a baby. Then, about halfway through the pregnancy, the trouble began. Neonatal nurse practitioner Diane Loisel describes helping Kelley and Tom make the most important decision of their lives. And Nita Farahany helps Jad and Robert understand the significance of viability, and how technology has influenced its meaning…making a difficult idea even harder to pin down….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Power 62 mins – “Law Professor John Yoo discusses the growth of the federal government and presidential power during the Obama administration. Professor Yoo is interviewed by attorney Victoria Toensing.” At the link find the title, “After Words with John Yoo, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.432148.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link find the title, “After Words with John Yoo, Mar 2016,” right-click “Media files program.432148.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Problems Are Opportunities 52 mins – “Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right side of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Programming with Minecraft 65 mins –Learn to Program with Minecraft, users can ] learn how to build a palace in the blink of an eye. All this and more can be done with Python, a free language used by millions of programmers. Simple Python lessons can teach you to modify Minecraft to product instant and awesome results. Craig Richardson is a trainee Computing and ICT teacher originally from the North East of England and working in East London. Guest: Craig RichardsonAt the link click download,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rican Bonds 15 mins – “Puerto Rico is part of the United States, but not one of the United States. And this limbo status has brought a world of economic trouble.” At the link find the title, “#693: Unpayable, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160401_pmoney_podcast040116.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reconciliation in Canada 14 mins -”For centuries, the relationship between the Christian church and indigenous Canadians has been fraught. Even after the residential schools era, a majority of aboriginal people identify as Christian, fusing religion with their own beliefs and traditions.” At the link find the title, “Majority of indigenous Canadians remain Christians despite residential schools – April 1, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160401_74680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Processing 70 mins – “MPI Europe convened a discussion to examine the outcomes of the conference, and provide an analysis of how states and civil society can work together to realize the intensifying calls for new pathways to support the safe and legal migration—and successful integration—of refugees in practice. Speakers consider what initiatives already exist to facilitate the legal mobility of refugee groups, and critically assess the potential and pitfalls that come with each. The discussion also examines new and creative ideas that have emerged in the wake of the Syria crisis.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Bear Arms 20 mins –Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, documents America’s shift away from a radical gun-control agenda that dominated the political landscape in the 1960s and ’70s in “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America.” In the book, Winkler traces Second Amendment battles back to the Colonial Era and explains how U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the handgun ban in D.C. with the Heller decision reframed the debate.” At the link find the title, “Gunfight: The Right to Bear Arms, Oct, 2011,” right-click “Media files gunfight.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salaries 20 mins – “What would it be like if everyone at your office knew what everyone else earned? On today’s show, we hear about a company where salaries aren’t secret.” At the link find the title, “#550: When Salaries Aren’t Secret, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files 20151021_specials_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia and Iran 60 mins –Banfsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Foreign Affairs Scholar; Author; Educator Jonathan Curiel, Award-winning Journalist; Author; Former Reuters Foundation Scholar, Oxford University—Moderator Keynoush, a foreign affairs scholar and educator, was a former interpreter for four Iranian presidents. She is an advisor to policy centers on the Middle East and to American companies doing business in the region. Keynoush earned her Ph.D. at Tufts University and was a visiting scholar at the King Faisal University Center for Islamic Studies and Research. She will discuss the topic of her latest book, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scaling Startups 58 mins – “Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own connections and capabilities.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the drop down menu.

Self Driving Car 26 mins – “The glamour of the limousine is undeniable – who wouldn’t want to be shuttled about town without a care in the world? Traffic, parking, sobriety? Somebody else’s problem! With the introduction of the self-driving car, limo luxury could become pretty commonplace. As with many new technologies, though, self-driving cars bring up myriad sustainability, legal. and ethical questions. These questions notwithstanding, it appears that the self-driving car is coming, and coming soon: the Obama administration recently announced that the US government will be pledging to invest nearly $4 billion in autonomous driving technology over the next decade. Meanwhile, deep-pocketed companies like Google, Toyota, Über and General Motors have made their own investments into self-driving vehicles. This week on Sea Change Radio, we learn more about this emerging technology from Reuters Transportation Technology Correspondent, Alexandria Sage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Siege of Leningrad Siege P4 24 mins – “Leningraders volunteer in such numbers that the Stavka orders several divisions to be organized, to resist the German invaders. Yet the men are thrown in untrained, mostly weaponless, armed only with a desire for revenge.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode160 32716_6.33_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Single Line Power 64 mins – “Chris and Dave blank on generators, hear about surface wave transmission, give advice on business, hear from past guests and prescribe new product development tips.” (A proposal is made to power drones with a single wire!) At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep P2 37 mins – “People who sleep better earn more money. Now all we have to do is teach everyone to sleep better.” At the link click the dots-in-circle bside “Listen,” right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Small Towns 49 mins – “In the 1930s, the American South was two-thirds rural, and half of all southerners were farm workers. Now it’s more than two-thirds urban and only 2 percent work on farms. Those are some of the facts shared by the novelist Lee Smith in her new memoir about growing up in a small town in the Appalachian mountains. But it’s through stories, not facts, that Smith reveals an intimate knowledge of her corner of the South – Grundy, Virginia. Smith says much has changed about the South since her childhood, but one thing never will – and that’s a southerner’s love of telling stories. A memoir of southern life and literature.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

South Korea P2 27 mins – “Rana Mitter meets South Korean pop producers, noise musicians and TV directors, to find out what has been driving the Korean Wave. He discovers how, as freedom and wealth bed down, South Koreans are breaking from the conformity that helped them pull off an economic miracle towards a more raucous, more individualist culture.” At the link find the title, “South Korea: The Silent Cultural Superpower – Part Two, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files p03pf435.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. core, the sun is as hot as you’d imagine: over 15 million degrees. But why does light take so long to reach the sun’s surface? How does the sun produce light and heat? And how does the sun’s weather affect our lives on Earth? Professor Lucie Green is a solar physicist at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Her new book, 15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun, tells you everything you might want to know about our star, from what it sounds like to the journey taken by a photon of light.” At the link right-click Download MP3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Civil War 48 mins – “According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is ‘Spain in Our Hearts.’ John Powers reviews the French film ‘My Golden Days.’ “ At the link find the title, “The Spanish Civil War And The Fight Against Fascism, Mar, 2016,” click three dots incircle right of “Listen,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Plans 47 mins – “The 2016 campaign has plenty of trash talk flying around. But one of these people is likely to be president, so you’d better know their plans. Today, we’re looking at their tax plans. There are huge differences. Huge. Hillary Clinton is pretty steady. No earthquake. Trump and Cruz would cut taxes bigtime for the rich. Increase the deficit by trillions. Bernie Sanders would go for the biggest peacetime tax hike in US history – but says you’ll love it. This hour On Point, the tax plans, 2016.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 119 mins – “Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Robert Scoble talk about Oculus VR shipping, its incoming reviews, the man behind Sundar Pichai, email encryption, Google’s Moonshots, and more…” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Cartels 38 mins –“International drug cartels have been forming alliances with terror groups and other organized criminal organizations in what our own gang expert Richard Valdemar calls “the unholy alliance.” A new book, “The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus,” explores these connections. Author Jennifer Hesterman joined us to discuss her book.” At the link find the title, “The Terrorist-Cartel Nexus, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files the-terrorist-cartel-nexus.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thing Explainer 24 mins – “This month we discuss Thing explainer by Randall Munroe. In this book the xkcd creator attempts to explain things as diverse as the International Space Station and the human body, using only the most common ten hundred words in the English language (‘thousand’ is not one of those words). See if you can guess the objects from the extracts we read out and hear about our experiences of imposing the rules on our own writing. Finally, take up our challenge and have a go yourself using the xkcd simple writer.” At the link right-click “Download: Chemistry World Book Club Thing Explainer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trans Pacific Partnership 63 minsRobert Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Former President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Former Chief Administrative Officer, Apple—Moderator The current set of rules within the global trading system that impact the technology industry were put in place a generation ago—before the Internet was of critical commercial significance, when cross-border digital trade was a fraction of what it is now, mobility was limited and “cloud” architecture unknown. How will new rules within the global trading system open opportunities and propel the growth of the technology industry? How will these 21st-century rules combat “data nationalism” and the balkanization of the internet? How does the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) embrace cutting-edge rules to combat these trends and preserve a single, global, digital marketplace? Ambassador Holleyman will speak to the urgency around efforts to preserve a single, global digital marketplace. He will describe these new rules—“The Digital Two Dozen”— and how he believes TPP will foster digital entrepreneurship and drive the growth of the technology sector.At the link right-click “Play Now and Select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Impact 47 mins – “Has the media made this year’s presidential campaign cycle a zoo? A circus? President Obama seemed to say as much this week, calling out an obsession with “sideshows and carnival barkers.” Saying candidates aren’t being held accountable for unworkable plans. But did the media really make Donald Trump? Bury Bernie Sanders? Hold back Hillary? Crown Cruz? Unleash the craziness of name-calling and fisticuffs? This hour On Point, the media and the like-no-other-we-can-remember 2016 campaign.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tug Design and Operation 147 mins – “In this 200th episode of omega tau we cover a topic that has been on our list for a long time: harbour tugs. We start out with a conversation with Lex van der Schaaf, the COO of Port Towage Amsterdam, who gives us a general introduction to port towage. Markus then joins Arno, Jan and Andrey on their tug Thetis for a day of towing in the port of Amsterdam. In the last conversation, Markus speaks with Baldo Dielen about the design of modern tugs, using the EDDY tug as a representative example.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violence Control 21 mins – “Sgt. Rory Miller, a retired Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff’s corrections deputy, wrote “Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected” as a follow-up to his earlier “Meditations on Violence.” In his interview with POLICE, he explains “the monkey dance,” provides a counter-ambush strategy, and discusses how officers can break “the freeze” that may occur when engaging a violent suspect.” At the link find the title, “Facing Violence, Jun, 2012,” Right-click “Media files facing-violence.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virus Book 36 mins – “We talk to science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer about viruses. Viral fragments make up 8% of our entire genome—how much do we actually know about them?” At the link find the title, “127 Carl Zimmer – The Mysterious World of Viruses, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 306fb044-2a81-46b0-905e-cb90584e6c89.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Website Design 62 mins – “Aarron Walter and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss launching a design education initiative at InVision, building a UX practice at MailChimp, putting design at the heart of strategy, managing teams, the secret life of Walt Disney, and more. Aarron is the VP of Design Education at InVision. He founded the UX practice at MailChimp and is the author of Designing for Emotion and other books about design.” At the link right-click “MP3 audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Whale Research 17 mins –“In an unprecedented study, Canadian marine biologist Shane Gero has been following and decoding a group of sperm whale families for more than a decade. Shane Gero explains what sperm whales are talking about and what he’s learned about their society.” At the link find the title, “Whale Talk: Canadian researcher reveals how sperm whales communicate – March 29, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160329_40653.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 58 mins – “Professor Emma Johnston, Professor Nalini Joshi and Professor Tanya Monro appear in a special Women Of Science event at the National Press Club.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Women of Science, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files NPCc_WomenScience_3003_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Novel 50 mins – “We’re in the village of Rye – in Sussex, England – and the year is 1914. It’s one of the most beautiful summers in memory. But storm clouds are gathering. This is where Helen Simonson’s new novel “The Summer Before the War” begins. Simonson is the author of the bestselling book “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand”, and her new work is again a comedy of social manners, a love story, and a look at what it means to be an outsider. But this time, the setting is Edwardian England on the precipice of upheaval…and the stakes are high for her characters forced into a new reality. British-American Author Helen Simonson on her new novel and how World War I forever changed the role of women in society.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

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