Media Mining Digest 250 – Aug 26, 2016: Africa Arising, Air Conditioning Costs, Alternate Realities, Art Forgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aviation Jobs, Bauhouse Photos, Beaver Trapping, Bike Sharing, Bobby Kennedy, Brain Tumors, Broadband in Maine, Brown Skin Discrimination, Camp Century, Canadian Nationalist, Car Use Decline, Civil War Professor, Coffee Production, Collection Museums, Connect to the Land, Co-parenting, Cyclone Winston, Drug Approval Process, Drug Controls, Drug Costs, Electrifying America, Exoplanets, First Nations Discrimination, Forest Systems, Geoengineering, Grand Canyon Rapids Ride, Green Party Candidate, Gun Security, Haptic for Blind, Heart Complications, Human Development, Incubator History, Injustice, Investing Common Sense, ISIS Recruiting, Manhattan Project, Manufacturing Decline, Meatless Future, Meditation, Mediterranean Diet, Mental Health, Mormon Voters, Muslim Misunderstandings, Nanotoxicology, Nora Ephron, Oil Production, Olympic Games, Osteoporosis, Planetary Science, Political Party Policy, Political Trends, Politics, Racism in America, Racist Book, Railroad Across Panama, Right to Die, Sand Usage, Satire, Sex Abuse Case, Sex Assaults in Colleges, Sexual Harassment at Fox, Sonic Pi, Sports Science, Standing in Line, Startups in Israel, Stroke Research, Syrian Archaeology, Syria-Russia-US, Terrorist Security, Tom Hayden, Tourism in America, Turkish Spring, Unconscious Mind, Violent Crime in America, Vitamania, Vocational Education, Voice of America, Water Treatment, White House Slaves, Wildlife Photographer, Wind Turbines Offshore, WW II Tobruk and Stalin, Zia Virus Research

The 93 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 280 for the week. Double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source, although it’s easier to get all the files in zip format here for the next four months.  A collection of over 11,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically, can be downloaded piecemeal or in groups here.  You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download, so at least twelve group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 45GB and may take awhile. The first entry of this collection is a text file listing all the titles for quicker reference.  An alphabetized collection of all 10,000 abstracts is available at this link and it’s updated quarterly.  Even more diversity is possible using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of 325 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded.

Africa Arising 15 mins – “African growth is a trend, not a fluke, says economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In this refreshingly candid and straightforward talk, Okonjo-Iweala describes the positive progress on the continent and outlines eight challenges African nations still need to address in order to create a better future.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Conditioning Costs 29 mins – “Who doesn’t enjoy that refreshing feeling when you walk in from 90 degree heat to the cool blast of an air-conditioned room? Last month extreme heat blistered most of the US, from the Northeast, to the Southwest and practically every place in between. Weather experts are telling us that extreme is going to be the new normal when it comes to summer temperatures. Thank heavens for A/C. Approximately 86% of American households are equipped with air conditioners, and the rest of the world is rapidly catching up. But, while it undoubtedly helps human beings survive extreme heat, A/C is a huge and growing greenhouse gas offender. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is reporter, Katie Herzog, who recently wrote a piece for Grist on the social and environmental costs of air-conditioning. We discuss the past and future of these machines, the possibility of solar-powered A/C units, and the irony of this thing that is making us hotter by keeping us cool.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alternate Realities 62 mins – “Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We’re Wrong, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the possibility that things we hold to be undeniably true may turn out to be totally false in the future. This wide-ranging conversation covers music and literary reputations, fundamentals of science, and issues of self-deception and illusion.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art Forgery 28 mins – “This week on Hidden Brain, we explore real and fake, from fine art to fine wine. Shankar speaks with Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery, about why art forgers are compelled to spend their lives copying the great masters, and why so many of them want to get caught. Also this week: why we love studies that prove wine connoisseurs wrong.” At the link find the title, “Encore of Episode 11: Forgery, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160815 hiddenbrain_forgery.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atrial Fibrillation 15 mins – “Ben Freedman from the University of Sydney discusses atrial fibrillation and stroke risk with Richard Lane.” At the link find the title,”Atrial fibrillation: The Lancet: August 18, 2016,” right-click “Media files 08august.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Jobs 53 mins – “Welcome to episode 113! There are many jobs in aviation and some will surprise you. Today I am joined by Paul Grieco and special guest Jennifer Adams. Jenn is an Aviation blogger writing at Tales from the Terminal on all types of Aviation jobs and adventures….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bauhouse Photos 21 mins – “Founded by architect Walter Gropius in 1919, the Bauhaus school in Germany would go on to shape modern architecture, art, and design for decades to come. The school sought to combine design and industrialization, creating functional things that could be mass-produced for the betterment of society. It was a nexus of creativity in the early 20th century. Most now-famous designers and artists who were in Europe during the 1920s and ’30s spent time at the Bauhaus.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beaver Trapping 5 mins – “Beavers have been busy this summer, building dams and creating wetlands—in places they’re not always welcome. Commercial trappers are getting more calls to remove beavers from neighborhoods this season, and that’s due to a drop in international fur prices. When prices for fur drop overseas, the number of beavers in New Hampshire goes up. …” At the link right-click the play button next to “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bike Sharing 25mins – “…world-wide growth of bike sharing with Janet Larsen of Earth-Policy.” At the link download the MP3 as the segment linked to Janet Larsen.

Bobby Kennedy 62 mins – “Nobody was better, half a century ago, at thinking about the biggest solutions for the problems of his age than Bobby, whether that be race riots roiling in cities across America, and especially in California; the war raging in Vietnam; or the general issue of inequality that was dividing people along lines of class, race, gender and generation. Those issues, of course, are a mirror of those facing the country today, when RFK’s message is more resonant than ever. He predicted we’d have a black president almost to the day, when no white politician dreamed of it. He talked about how our problems made us ripe for demagogues, though he’d never met Donald P. Trump but did know George Wallace better than anyone. And he offered ways out of all of that, in compelling enough terms to win the California primary and seem poised for the presidency.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Tumors 21 mins – “Demetri Kofinas had a benign brain tumour that was too tricky to remove, so he left it. But then it grew and threw him into dementia in his 20s. This is the story of one man’s journey toward profound loss and the turnaround that brought everything back.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE: How a man with a brain tumour rebooted his memory, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160815_92263.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Maine 27 mins – “Cape Cod’s Open Cape is the latest of the stimulus-funded middle mile broadband projects to focus on expanding to connect businesses and residents. We talk to Open Cape Executive Director Steve Johnston about the new focus and challenge of expansion in episode 215 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. Steve has spent much of his first year as executive director in meetings with people all across the Cape. We talk about how important those meetings are and why Steve made them a priority in the effort to expand Open Cape. We also talk about the how Open Cape is using Crowd Fiber to allow residents to show their interest in an Open Cape connection. They hope that expanding the network will encourage people to spend more time on the Cape, whether living or vacationing. The Cape is not just a vacation spot, it has a large number of full time residents that are looking for more economic opportunities and the higher quality of life that comes with full access to modern technology.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from her” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brown Skin Discrimination 21 mins – “When Kamal Al-Solaylee travelled to 10 countries to capture the experience of being brown, he concluded that a brown racial identity has been shaped by the cheap labour movement. His book Brown explores what being brown in today’s world means to everyone.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE: Author Kamal Al-Solaylee on how cheap labour shapes brown racial identity, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160817_78954.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camp Century 4 mins – “By 2090, layer after layer of the Greenland Ice Sheet will vanish, exposing a once-top secret US military base established during the Cold War. Camp Century was part of a secret plan to test the possibility of deploying nuclear missles aimed at the Soviet Union under the ice in Greenland. That’s according to a new study that projects 75 years from now, Camp Century “will begin to experience more melt than snowfall, which means that each year, rather than having an additional layer of snow and ice accumulate on top of the camp, instead a layer of snow and ice will be removed from across the top of the camp.” Not only would the base’s once classified infrastructure be revealed, so too would the potentially hazardous waste left behind. This includes sewage, diesel fuel, toxic chemical compounds like PCBs — a multi-purpose industrial chemical—and some low-level radioactive waste from the camp’s nuclear generator. All that could re-enter the environment and potentially disrupt nearby ecosystems, says William Colgan, one of the lead authors of the study….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Canadian National P2 48 mins – “For almost fifty years, Mel Hurtig was a prominent voice in any discussion about the country that he loved. Kathleen Flaherty traced Mel Hurtig’s lifelong quest to shape a Canada that he passionately believed in.” At the link find the title, “Citizen Mel, Part 2 (Encore June 23, 2011), Aug, 2016,”right-click “Media files ideas_20160812_24581.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Car Use Decline 49 mins – “Think about a city around the world – big or small – and one common feature nearly all share are cars. Whether these urban centers were designed primarily for walking, metro or the automobile, drivers are everywhere. But Peter Newman, an expert of sustainability who has been researching car use since the early 1970s, sees a change underway. Newman says we’ve reached “peak car use” – a point in which driving will play a significantly less central role in how we get around, and that will change the nature of our cities. Guest host Susan Page and her panel discuss how cities are steering away from car-based planning and what it means for how we live and work.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Civil War Professor 60 mins – “Virginia Tech professor emeritus James Robertson discusses his book, [After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with James Robertson, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.449502.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Co-parenting 47 mins – “The simple fact is a lot of children’s parents don’t live together. They split up. They divorce. And suddenly, children have two homes. But they only have one childhood. How do you make it good? The childhood they need and deserve? Psychologist and divorce mediator Robert Emery says frankly that it’s hard – emotionally, practically, financially. But you can do it. He’s seen a lot of ways. He’s got advice. This hour On Point: New parenting plans. Making good childhoods in divided families.” At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coffee Production 56 mins – “Talking Biotech #45 discusses the viral threats to coffee. We’re joined by Dr. Michael Goodin, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology from the University of Kentucky. Coffee viruses are important threats to sustainable production. They are spread by insects, so insect control is a critical aspect of their spread. Dr. Goodin talks about the unusual molecular aspects of the virus, plus the reasons he enjoys researching coffee, as it is a high-value crop that helps farmers in the developing world, and is a product enjoyed by people worldwide. Nat Graham is a Graduate Student in the University of Missouri Biology Department.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collection Museums 66 mins – “We talk about the significance of collection museums with Emily Grasile, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum; Shannon Bennett, Chief of Science at the California Academy of Sciences; and Jack Dumbacher, chairman and curator of the California Academy of Science’s Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy.” At the link find the title, “143 The Stories That Collection Museums Hold, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files d3ff72b8-cccf-498d-b855-9e08418f0b51.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Connect to the Land 58 mins – “Can we return to the primitive? Miles Olson on personal rewilding. Asoka Bandarage on the “middle way” out of collapse. Organic grow and cook with Barbara Damrosch of Four Season Farm.” At the link find the title, “Radio Ecoshock: Civilization: Change It or Leave It (Replay),” Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files ES_130612_Show_LoFi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyclone Winston 13 mins – “Cyclone Winston is the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. It had sustained winds of 185 miles an hour and killed 42 people. It also destroyed thousands of homes in Fiji, left many people without water and electricity and forced tens of thousands of Fijians to live in evacuation centers. Irshad Hussain, a radio station manager in Fiji, talks to Broadcast Committee member Irv Chapman about his experience surviving the category 5 storm. He was at the station when the cyclone hit on February 20, damaging the station’s antenna and knocking it off the air in parts of the Pacific Islands. Hussain explains in detail what it was like when the cyclone hit, how the media have covered the story and how Fiji is recovering.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Approval Process 17 mins – “The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has embraced a new model of drug testing and marketing called “adaptive pathways”, allowing new drugs for “unmet medical needs” to be launched on the market faster, on the basis of fewer data. While industry claims this is necessary, an analysis on looks at the assumptions underlying the new pathway, and raises concerns about the negative impact on patient safety and the cost of healthcare.” At the link find the title, “A maladaptive pathway to drug approval, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 278961505-bmjgroup-a-maladaptive-pathway-to-drug-approval.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Controls 58 mins – “100 years since the first UK drug law, we explore the controversial and confusing science behind the drugs debate. From the brain basis of addiction to how ecstasy could treat anxiety, what are the implications of the world’s war on drugs?” At the link right-click “Download as mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Costs 58 mins – “…Get tips on how you can save money on your medicines from Lisa Gill of Best Buy Drugs at Consumer Reports. The websites she mentioned are and Vinay Prasad, MD, describes how critical treatments such as those for cancer or hepatitis C came to cost so much. He has objected to the superlatives used to promote these medications to physicians as well as to the public (JAMA Oncology, Jan., 2016). This Week’s Guests: Lisa Gill is deputy content editor of Best Buy Drugs for Consumer Reports. The website is The article, Is There a Cure for High Drug Prices? was published in the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports. Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, is assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology in the Knight Cancer Institute. He is also a senior scholar in the Center for Health Care Ethics in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University. His website is Dr. Prasad is co-author, with Adam Cifu, MD, of the book, Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives.” At the link find the title, “Show 1046: How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files PP-1046SavingMoneyOnMeds.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electrifying America 57 mins – “The modern day Edisons have done their job. We need not wait any longer. We are poised to wake up to a world running completely on renewable energy. Waiting any longer is like saying we shouldn’t have used the personal computer in 1985 until the smartphone was invented. In their new book, “All-Electric America,” authors S. DAVID FREEMAN, former utility CEO, and LEAH Y PARKS, a journalist in the electricity industry, explain how making the transition to an all-electric, all renewable society by the year 2050 is necessary, practical, and achievable. An energy infrastructure powered by the sun and wind and running on electricity, for all our energy needs, will be reliable, cleaner, safer, and CHEAPER. It will be superior to the system we have today and will lead to a better future.” At the link right-click Download MP3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exoplanets 28 mins – “Has another Earth been discovered? by Ian Woolf
Chris Tinney talks about exo-planets – what they are, and how we find them.
Why is Earth called Earth? by Fred Watson
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First Nations Discrimination 22 mins – “The killing of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man shot dead on a farmyard near Biggar, Sask. has set off a firestorm of hate-filled response online. Many are not surprised saying the death exposes long-simmering racial tensions in Saskatchewan.” At the link find the title, “Racial tensions flare in Sask. following killing of 22-year-old First Nations man, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160816_54984.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Systems 15 mins – “’A forest is much more than what you see,’ says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geoengineering 25 mins – “Australian author Clive Hamilton on geoengineering & his new book “Earthmasters”. Plots by big oil, Bill Gates & nuke scientists. Shocking new science shows Arctic could melt at current carbon levels.” At the link MP3 download the MP3 as the segment linked to Clive Hamilton and “Earthmasters”. Right-click and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geoengineering 60 mins – “Can geo-engineering help us stave off even more dramatic climate disruption? Dr. Field and Dr. Neudermans will be interviewed by Gerald Harris, chair of The Commonwealth Club’s Science & Technology member-led forum. He will inquire about the latest approaches to geo-engineering to address climate change, the need for such work, the risks involved and the potential benefits. Mr. Harris has been consulting to the electric power industry on long-term planning for more 25 years and has been an executive at both Bechtel Engineers and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride 33 mins – “Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.” At the link find the title, “Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Party Candidate 47 mins – “As Bernie Sanders was at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia beseeching his backers to throw their support to Hillary Clinton or risk a Donald Trump presidency, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was outside with another message: Don’t compromise. Vote for me. Vote for a Green New Deal. Stein wants college debt forgiveness, free tuition, Medicare for all and an emergency transition to green energy, food, transportation. This hour On Point, the Green Party’s Jill Stein.” At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Security 60 mins – “Margot Hirsch, President, Smart Tech Challenges Foundation Matt Drange, Technology and Business Writer, Forbes With federal standards for smart guns coming this fall, along with grants for law enforcement to purchase smart firearms, there is renewed interest in technology to prevent the harm done when guns fall into the wrong hands. Each year there are 20,000 injuries and deaths caused by accidental shootings and teen suicides, nearly all of which advocates say could be prevented with personalized firearms. A recent Johns Hopkins study found that 6 in 10 Americans support the development of smart gun technologies, including modifications to the existing 300 million guns in America today—a rare middle ground politically.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Haptic for Blind 21 mins – “The new generation of watch. Ian Macrae demonstrates a watch which uses Haptic technology and enables you to tell the time by a series of vibrations. Tom Walker goes to Salford to meet Paralympic swimmer Hannah Russell as she makes her final preparations for Rio. She’ll be competing in the Fifty and One Hundred metres Freestyle, and the One Hundred metres backstroke. She made her Paralympic debut aged sixteen at London 2012, walking away with three medals. What can she achieve this time round?“ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Complications 16 mins – “Skylar Bayer’s dreams of a career in scientific scuba diving are put in jeopardy when her heart begins acting strangely. Skylar Bayer is a PhD candidate studying the secret sex lives of scallops in the great state of Maine. Due to a mishap involving a fisherman, buckets of gonads, and an unlocked Chevy, she once lost all her research samples, but gained a segment on The Colbert Report. She has also appeared as a guest on MPBN’s Maine Calling and manages the blog and podcast, Strictlyfishwrap. Skylar has produced and hosted shows for The Story Collider throughout Maine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Development 61 mins – “Myths. We tend to think they’re a thing of the past, fabrications that early humans needed to believe in because their understanding of the world was so meagre. But what if modern civilisation were itself based on a set of myths? This is the big question posed by Professor Yuval Noah Harari, author of ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, which has become one of the most talked about bestsellers of recent years. In this exclusive appearance for Intelligence Squared, Harari argued that all political orders are based on useful fictions which have allowed groups of humans, from ancient Mesopotamia through to the Roman empire and modern capitalist societies, to cooperate in numbers far beyond the scope of any other species.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incubator History 28 mins – “The story of the premature babies in incubators on display in amusement park on Coney Island, and how the man who put them there, Martin Couney, changed attitudes to premature babies and saved countless lives. At Coney Island amusement park between 1903 and 1943 there was an extraordinary exhibit: tiny, premature babies. ‘Dr Martin Couney’s infant incubator’ facility was staffed by nurses in starched white uniforms and if you paid a quarter, you could see the babies in their incubators. Journalist Claire Prentice has been following the story and tracked down some of those babies, now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, who were put in the show. She discovers how Dr Couney brought the incubator to prominence in the USA through World’s Fairs and amusement parks, and explores how a man who was shunned by the medical establishment changed attitudes to premature babies and saved countless lives.” At the link find the title, “Life Under Glass, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files p044whml.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Injustice 24 mins – “In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America’s unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Common Sense 47 mins – “In this radio interview with Ken Roberts, of Ken’s Bulls and Bears, Paul and Ken discuss an array of essential investor questions and concerns, including the following: Given that investors are at risk of responding emotionally to what’s going on in market, what should they do to keep their emotions in check? What are the simple investment decisions that can have the biggest impact on future returns? What is the best mix of stocks and bonds? Is there a point that we can have too much diversification? Why not make an attempt to protect our money against huge losses? What are the risks of taking too little risk? What investments aren’t worth the risk? How important is it to understand your investment expenses and their long term impact on returns? Why shouldn’t investors try to beat the market.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link kAs” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Recruiting 47 mins – “‘New York Times’ reporter Rukmini Callimachi says ISIS’ recruiting efforts focus on both the “mentally unwell” and those who have been “radicalized since birth.” At the link find the title, “August 11, 2016, Inside ISIS’ Movement To Spread Terror ‘All Over The World’” click the cricle with three dots and select “Download” from the pop-up menu.

Manhattan Project 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking back at a previous episode and learning about the power and peril of the atom, with two books about women who were instrumental in helping us unlock its secrets. We’re joined by Huffington Post editor Shelley Emling, to discuss her book “Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family.” And we’ll speak to author Denise Kiernan about her book, “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.” 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.

Manufacturing Decline 56 mins – “Both major candidates have promised to revive manufacturing jobs. We look at the root causes of its decline, including imports and automation. We explore what it would take to renew this sector, both in the U.S. and in New Hampshire, and identify the challenges in creating manufacturing jobs here in the state. Dean Spiliotes is guest host.” (4 guests) At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meatless Future 42 mins – “Today we go to a future where animal products are banned. What are the arguments for and against? How does banning meat impact different cultures? Does it help or hurt the environment? Can you really grow meat in a lab? And is that meat vegan? would really go down.” At the link find the title, “Where’s The Beef? Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meditation P1 87 mins – “Does the science live up to the hype? Dr. Rck Hecht, the director of research at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine looks at the effects of meditation on health and behavior. Recorded on 05/12/2016. (#31006)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meditation P2 88 mins – “Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and environment. Dr. Kevin Barrows, the Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and a Clinical Professor at UCSF. explores mind-body medicine, with a special focus on the application of mindfulness practice in health care settings Recorded on 05/19/2016. (#31007)”” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mediterranean Diet 58 mins – “The Zone diet popularized by Dr. Barry Sears was one of the earliest to emphasize the importance of balancing protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption at every meal. Dr. Sears pioneered the idea that the food we eat is more powerful than any drug in controlling the activity of multiple hormones in our bodies. Many studies have pointed to the value of a Mediterranean diet for reducing heart disease, stroke, dementia and other chronic diseases. How does a Mediterranean diet affect inflammation? And what is a real Mediterranean diet? There are lots of countries around the Mediterranean sea, and typical meals and favorite foods vary from one to another. One thing the entire region has in common is a preference for vegetables and fruits rich in phytonutrients that give them strong flavors and bright colors. How do our bodies react to the colors on our plates and the flavors on our tongues? According to Dr. Sears, minimizing white foods (flour, sugar, shortening) as much as we can helps to control blood sugar and reduce inflammation, so long as we pay attention to the Zone way of eating. Find out about the power of polyphenols from plant foods and the importance of omega 3 fats to maintain good health for life. According to Dr. Sears, all we need is to use a hand, an eye and a watch to set ourselves up for success on the Mediterranean Zone. The ratios he mentions on the show are the ratio of triglycerides to HDL cholesterol (<1 is best) and the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Ideally, says Dr. Sears, AA/EPA is between 1.5 and 2.” At the link find the title, “Show 989: The Mediterranean Zone Diet (Archive), Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files PP-989MedZoneArchive.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health 87 mins – “Dr. Descartes Li looks at how we understand mental disorders, cultural factors and the criteria used in the DSM-5. Dr. Li is the director of the UCSF Bipolar Program and co-director of the UCSF Electroconvulsive Therapy Service. Recorded on 05/11/2016. (#31000)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mormen Voters 52 mins – “…we’re putting Utah’s voters under the microscope, and we’re particularly curious about what motivates the state’s Mormon electorate. Utah has long been a sure bet for the Republican Party. This year, the party’s presidential candidate is putting Utah’s partisan loyalty to the test. But where does that loyalty come from? What matters most to the state’s electorate? And are voters here really all that different from the average American? A panel of guests will join us, and we hope you will, too.” (3 guests) At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Misunderstandings 66 mins – “Get inside of Carla Power’s eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship—between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh—had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a year-long journey through the controversial text.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nanotoxicology 26 mins – “Keith & Russ talk with Jason White, from the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station. White talks about testing the toxicity of nanomaterials against plants. He has found that smaller particles of nanomaterials such as silver tend to be more toxic than larger particles, especially when they begin to accumulate.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nora Ephron 42 mins – ““A Few Words About Breasts,” from May 1972, is Nora Ephron’s comic lament about how her late onset of puberty and earliest sexual experiences gave her a lifelong obsession with her breasts. Jessi Klein, head writer for “Inside Amy Schumer,” joins David Brancaccio to discuss Ephron’s famous Esquire story and its lasting influence on the way women perceive and voice themselves in writing and comedy.” At the link find the title, “A Few Words About Breasts, by Nora Ephron, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Enclosure: select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Production P2 23 mins – “Second of five episodes. Oil is priced down to the penny, and the price changes every day. Who sets that price?” At the link find the title, “Oil #2: The Price Of Oil, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160812 pmoney_podcast081216.mp3” and select “Save LinkAs from the pop-up menu.

Oil Production P3 27 mins – “Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom in America.” At the link find the title, “Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160817 pmoney_podcast081716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olympic Game Sites 22 mins – “Despite some headaches, The Rio 2016 Olympic Games appear to be a success so far. But what will happen when the world moves on? Will Rio be dotted with abandoned venues like in Athens? Maybe it’s time for a permanent Olympic Games site?” At the link find the title, “Should the Olympic Games have a permanent venue? Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160817_63453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olympic Minds 28 mins – “In Rio athletes from around the world have spent years training and they know that to get gold it’s essential to keep it together mentally in those crucial minutes or even seconds that will make all the difference. In the second of her series on the Olympic Mind, Claudia Hammond is looking at the psychology of losing that edge. Why is it that for athletes at the peak of their performance, sometimes it can all go wrong – very wrong. Just think of the England football team which has on many occasions missed penalties at a crucial time. To find out what happens in the mind at these all-important moments Claudia has been to talk to Professor Geir Jourdet at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. He explains how he helps footballers deal with performance stress. Former country cricketer and psychologist Steve Sylvester also talks to Claudia about how he has helped individual sportspeople overcome their fear of failing at key moments. Claudia meets the coaching team at the Norwegian Premier League football club, Lillestrom, as they consider how to use psychology to help them get back to winning matches….” At the link find the title, “Olympic Minds: Football, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files p045013p.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osteoporosis 89 mins – “Age-related bone and joint injuries are increasing as the population ages. Dr. Eric Meinberg looks at managing osteoporosis and its complications and Dr. Paul Toogoodlooks at broken hips and discuses joint replacement. Recorded on 05/31/2016. (#30990)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planetary Science 14 mins – “’Venus is too hot, Mars is too cold, and Earth is just right,’ says planetary scientist Dave Brain. But why? In this pleasantly humorous talk, Brain explores the fascinating science behind what it takes for a planet to host life — and why humanity may just be in the right place at the right time when it comes to the timeline of life-sustaining planets.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Party Policy 45 mins – “On the eve of the Republican national convention in Cleveland, Aaron Blake of The Washington Post provides an insider’s look at the 2016 elections, with previews of both the GOP and Democratic conventions.” At the link find the title, “Election 2016 Update With The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files IM_20160716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Trends 48 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] political columnist Kimberley Strassel argues that the left is trying to usurp the political process.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Kimberley Strassel, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.445854.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics by Fukuyama 65 mins – “Professor Fukuyama presents the keynote lecture of our special August series, Big Solutions for Big Problems. He asks whether our current “vetocracy” has made it easier to stop our government from doing anything than to accomplish something for the common good. Meanwhile, the presidential race has caused a lot of apprehension. The Republican Party has succumbed to Donald Trump’s hostile takeover, and the ultra-insider Hillary Clinton had to face surprisingly strong competition from Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders. Whatever the issue—from immigration to financial reform to trade to stagnating incomes—large numbers of voters from both ends of the spectrum have rejected what they see as a corrupt, self-dealing establishment, and turned instead to radical outsiders in the hopes of a purifying cleanse. But is that what we will be getting?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in America 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Department of Sociology, and titled “Foundational Violence: U.S. Settler Colonial Articulation of Racialized and Gendered Citizenship.” Our speaker is Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Graduate School Professor and founding Director of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley.” At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racist Book 47 mins – “Historian Charles Dew was born in 1937 and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. His parents, along with every white person he knew, believed without question in the inherent inferiority of black Americans and in the need for segregation. In a new memoir, “The Making of a Racist,” he describes what he learned as a child and how he gradually overthrew those beliefs. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson details the crushing realities of the Jim Crow South from the other side of the color line. In her 2010 book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” she documents the migration of black families in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in search of better lives in the North and in the West. Charles Dew and Isabel Wilkerson join us to talk about racism in American, then and now.” (2 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Railroad Across Panama 4 mins – “…Typically, a combination steam and sailing ship would leave New York and make the 2000-mile journey to Panama. The overland trip through terrible mosquito infested jungles from Atlantic to Pacific was only 47 miles, but it took the better part of a week. Then another ship made the 3500-mile trip to San Francisco. That 47-mile leg was a huge impediment, and these businessmen set out to replace it with a rail link….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save link As” from the pop-

Right to Die 57 mins – “Andrew Denton addresses the National Press Club in Canberra on the topic of assisted dying.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Andrew Denton, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Denton_1008_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sand Usage 47 mins – “Sand is essential for modern construction. Almost every new office tower, road and shopping mall being built in Asia’s booming cities is made with concrete mixed with sand. And to get more sand, companies and people are pulling sand out of rivers and oceans at an unprecedented rate, say scientists. And in the deep ocean waters off the U.S., sand is being excavated to restore coastlines from Louisiana to New Jersey. Some estimate that extracting sand is a $70-billion industry. Diane and a panel of guests take a look at the increasing demand for sand, and concerns about the impact of dredging on river and ocean life worldwide.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Satire 36 mins – “In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox” asks whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes.” At the link right-click “Download” for Episode 10 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse Case 52 mins – “Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coaching children, she called the police. Her inside account of the arduous process of seeking justice in her own case exposes discrepancies in prosecutors’ responses to reports of child sexual abuse and spotlights a lack of accountability.” At the link find the title, “Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files Dropped-and-dismissed_Child-sex-abuse-lost-in-the-system_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults in College 63 mins – “Are the current policies and laws in place regarding sexual assault on college campuses and in the broader community working as intended? The public is in deep public debate over the issue of sexual assault and whether existing standards are fair and meet their intended goals of educating and protecting students and the public-at-large, supporting survivors and holding college and communities accountable. Join INFORUM for a powerful panel discussion about the issue of sexual assault with leaders across the legal, academic, government and advocacy fields who are all playing a pivotal role in shaping how sexual assault is addressed on college campuses and beyond.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment at Fox 49 mins – “In 2005, Gretchen Carlson began working for Fox News. She rose through the ranks to become host of her own show, “The Real Story.” But in June, Fox News declined to renew her contract. A few weeks later, Carlson sued Roger Ailes, alleging the Fox News chief fired her because she refused his sexual advances. Ailes denies the allegations but has since left the network. Since then, more than 20 women have come forward with stories about Ailes sexually harassing them on the job. And investigators are now looking at what other Fox News executives knew about Ailes’s behavior. Diane and guests discuss the case against Roger Ailes and the challenges of confronting sexual harassment in the workplace.” (5 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Sonic Pi 80 mins – “Sam Aaron, the creator of Sonic Pi, explains how he live codes music on the Raspberry Pi, and teaches Leo some simple musical code.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports Science 34 mins – “David Epstein talks about his 2013 bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance and his recent Scientific American article “Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics.” At the link find the title, “Big Bang of Body Types: Sports Science at the Olympics and beyond, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing in Line 34 mins – “Standing in line represents a particularly sloppy – and frustrating – way for supply and demand to meet. Why haven’t we found a better way to get what we want? Is it possible that we secretly enjoy waiting in line? And might it even be (gulp) good for us?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startups in Israel 62 mins – “A distinguished panel discusses the impressive contributions the tiny state of Israel (known as the Start Up Nation) has made in finding and sharing solutions to big problems threatening the environment, health and economies throughout the world. In particular, DCG Baer speaks to how the government supports Israeli technology, research and development, as well as assisting other societies, such as California with our drought.” (3 guests) At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stroke Research 28 minsWe’ve sent astronauts into outer space, but travelling to the inner space of the human body still remains the stuff of science fiction – or does it? A unique collaboration between art and science is now taking scientists and stroke patients on an immersive 3D journey inside the human body for an interactive experience designed to help foster research and education.” At the link right-click “download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syria-Russia-US 48 mins – “The U.S. under Barack Obama did not want to get too involved in Syria’s civil war. Russia did. Moscow moved in heavy last fall on the side of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad — who Washington said had to go. Now, Syria’s civil war is a kind of U.S.-Russia proxy war. With Cold War echoes, big new wrinkles, and a lot on the line. It’s raging right now in Aleppo. This hour On Point, the stakes. U.S. and Russian proxies, raging in Syria.” (3 guests) At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Archaeology 48 mins – “’Archaeology is supposed to be fun and interesting and apolitical and those are the reasons I love it, but none of this is now.’ Archaeologists like Jesse Casana have lived and worked on sites throughout Syria for years. He describes his feelings about the fate of friends and colleagues left behind. The excavation at Tell Qarqur that he oversaw before the war has now been bulldozed, but he says, “It seems like a fairly small concern compared to the human tragedy unfolding before our eyes.” Tell Qarqur is not the only monument of archaeological interest that has been destroyed. The statue of an 11th Century Arabic poet, atheist and vegetarian, al-Ma’arri, was decapitated Islamic militants in 2013. And Aleppo, thought to be the oldest city in the world, is now in ruins. Its sights are remembered fondly by the people who lived there including the elegant, 1000 year old mineret of the Great Mosque destroyed in April 2013.” At the link find the title, “The Museum of Lost Objects: Bombed and Bulldozed in Syria, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files p0456sbr.mp3” and select “Save Link Ass” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Security 48 mins – “After the 9/11 attacks, the government re-organized dozens of federal agencies and spent almost a trillion dollars to protect the country from terrorism. In the last 15 years, the overall FBI budget nearly tripled to fund counter-terrorism efforts. Intelligence sharing among federal agencies improved. And airport security was strengthened. But are we safer? With emerging threats of lone-wolf killers inspired by the Islamic State, national security and intelligence experts warn we will never be completely safe. A look at the strengths and weaknesses of homeland security and counter-terrorism today.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Tom Hayden 60 mins – “There are undercurrents of new movements in many countries. When and how does social change arise? On July 3rd, 2008 I recorded this speech by legendary American activist Tom Hayden. The speech was broadcast in Vancouver, but this is it’s first appearance on Radio Ecoshock. I call it “Birth of Movements”. With Trump and Sanders, or new parties in Europe, this 2008 speech by California activist Tom Hayden is important. Hayden was a founder of Students for a Democratic Society in the 60’s, was one of the Chicago Seven, and with his wife Jane Fonda was an early environmental activist. I recorded this speech at the University of British Columbia, following student protests there.” At the link find the title, “Radio Ecoshock: Tom Hayden – Birth of Movements, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files ES_160817_LoFi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tourism in America 57 mins – “In this episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed and Brian explore the history of American tourism. We’ll hear how asylums and prisons were popular tourist destinations in the 19th century, and how the tiny community of Gettysburg, PA became a tourist town just days after the bloody battle. We’ll also look back on a western mountain resort that catered exclusively to black Americans during the era of segregated travel, and we’ll explore the links between tourism and the development of a national identity.” 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.

Turkish Spring 46 mins – “The failed military coup in Turkey has led to a government crackdown that’s purged more than 60,000 people from their jobs – judges, police, academics, reporters, military members. The Turkish president says he’s simply protecting his country, but US officials say that’s no way for a democracy to react. Meanwhile, Turkey claims a Turk living in exile in Pennsylvania orchestrated the coup and wants him extradited. It all makes for messy international politics.” (4 guests) At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unconscious Mind 52 mins – “NPR’s Shankar Vedantam says that in some ways, human behavior is the ultimate frontier of science. After all, there’s a lot we don’t know about why behave the way we do. But if we can get a glimpse at the unconscious patterns that influence us, Vedantam argues we have the potential to make big changes in our lives and our world. Shankar Vedantam is host of the popular podcast Hidden Brain, and Tuesday, he joins us to explain how science and storytelling can improve the human experience. Shankar Vedantam is NPR’s social science correspondent and host of the Hidden Brain podcast. He’s also the author of The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Crime in America 60 mins – “Barry Latzer talked about his book The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America, in which tracks violent crime in America from the 1960’s through the 21st century and examines the factors behind the surge and downturns in violent crime. He was interviewed by Samuel Bieler of the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center. “ At the link you can listen or purchase the file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Vitamania 52 mins – “To many people, the term “vitamin” is shorthand for “health,” and so the more vitamins we consume, the healthier we’ll be. But what exactly do the 13 dietary chemicals we call vitamins actually do for our bodies? And how much of each vitamin do we need? The journalist Catherine Price went looking for answers to these basic questions. What she learned undermines much of what we thought we knew about nutrition. She joins us Thursday to talk about our quest for better health through nutrition perfection. Catherine Price has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Outside. Her book is called Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional PerfectionAt the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vocational Education 46 mins – “The term “vocational education” has a reputation problem, triggering memories of shop classes and cosmetology courses that led to menial, low-paying jobs. But voc-ed has been re-branded. It’s now “career and technical education,” and supporters say it’s the ideal alternative to crippling college debt and worthless bachelor’s degrees. This is skills-based training for high-quality jobs, from audio engineering to welding to commercial diving. This hour On Point: the case for vocational training, sometimes instead of a college degree.” (3 guests) At the link right-click the tiny arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voice of America 47 mins – “Communicators visits Voice of America and several international broadcasting agencies sponsored by the Broadcasting Board of Governors to learn about their operations and how they create a U.S. message about news to send to other countries.” At the link find the title, “Communicators at Voice of America, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.439248.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Treatment 12 mins – “Our poop and pee have superpowers, but for the most part we don’t harness them. Molly Winter faces down our squeamishness and asks us to see what goes down the toilet as a resource, one that can help fight climate change, spur innovation and even save us money.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Treatment Problems 27 mins – Tackling Lead Contamination: Flint and Beyond (start time: 6:27) When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap, do wonder whether it’s truly clean and safe? How would you know for sure? Flint, Mich., is a haunting example of how a breakdown in water-supply infrastructure, and political integrity, can result in lead contamination of a city’s tap water. Last year, thanks to the dogged investigation of an environmental engineer from Virginia, all of us nationwide were rattled by the disclosure that Flint residents were drinking poisoned tap water and that their city and federal officials were doing little to disclose the problem, much less tackle it. Since then, lead-poisoning outbreaks have emerged in Portland, Ore., Cleveland, Ohio, and elsewhere. Dr. Marc Edwards is the Virginia Tech professor who led the investigation in Flint, and previous water-contamination probes, most notably in Washington, D.C. He talks with How On Earth host Susan Moran about the public health, political and racial-justice facets of the Flint water crisis, and how many more similar crises around the country can be prevented in the future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Slaves 59 mins – “Q&A with Jesse Holland Jesse Holland talked about his book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House. At the link you can listen or purchase the file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Wildlife Photographer 21 mins – “Wildlife filmmaker John Aitchison has made his living watching predators stalk their prey. He joins The Current to talk about the beauty, brutality and inevitability of nature and shares what he’s learned watching for the perfect shot.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE: ‘We have an obligation to care for nature,’ says wildlife filmmaker, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160819_32609.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Turbines Offshore 5 mins – “Construction on the five-turbine, $250 million project will finish this summer. When the wind farm starts generating power late this year, it will be the first to operate off the coast of the US. As offshore wind gets its start here, project developers have leaned heavily on expertise from Europe, where offshore wind has a 25-year head start….” 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.

WW II Tobruk and Stalin 50 mins – “Gen. Auchinleck’s Operation Crusader is finally launched, but Rommel does not react as predicted as his focus is still on taking Tobruk. AND Tsar Nicholas II guides Russia through the Great War. At its end, Stalin is freed.” At the link find the title, “Episode 167-Operation Crusader Part 3 & Episode 168-Stalin and The Great War, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files Ep_168-81416_2.58_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Virus Research 67 mins – “Dr. Michael Diamond, 2016 Elizabeth O. King Lecturer, has worked for the past two decades investigating how viruses work, with a goal of defining basic principles of pathogenesis and host immune restriction. His talk in this podcast focuses on how his laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.” At the link right-click “MP3 Audio Only (65 megs” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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