Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 123 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 360 for the week for your ears while your hands and eyes are busy. 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 340 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.
Abortions 22mins – “Willie Parker grew up in Alabama without electricity, one of six kids in a single-mother household. He learned to read by the light of a kerosene lamp. He was also raised in a fundamentalist Christian community that believed abortion was wrong. Single, unwed mothers had to publicly apologize in church. Today, however, Parker is a obstetrician gynecologist who specializes in providing safe abortions in the Deep South. He travels between states and clinics amid protests and threats, and treats the same demographic of women who might have gone to his church. Parker credits his change of heart to a sermon he heard by Martin Luther King Jr., where he alludes to the biblical story of the Good Samaritan—a man who acts out of kindness for the greater good. “The Good Samaritan asks what will happen to this person if I don’t stop to help them,” Parker said. Women in this region of the United States have few options, Parker says, if they aren’t ready to be mothers. The last abortion clinic in Mississippi was attacked last year, and the state moved to block doctors from being able to admitting patients to hospitals after they received an abortion. Parker says the trend of unsafe, secretive abortions are too dangerous to deny women access to care. “Being born in the South, and being reared in abject poverty… if I couldn’t make those women a priority, who will?” he says. That perspective has fueled his work and helped shape his faith. It’s also the reason he doesn’t shy away from being recorded on film or speaking in public, despite the pressure he gets from the pro-life movements that thrive in the Bible Belt. And while Parker has lost some friends, and severed relationships, he is at peace with his decision. “I believe my work is honorable. I believe it is always appropriate to help people,” he says. “And so I’ve made the conscious decision to practice my craft with the dignity and honor that I think it is due.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Addictive Disorders 90 mins – “Psychiatry specialist Dr. Jeffrey DeVido gives an overview of addictive disorders. Recorded on 06/08/2016. (#31004)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ADHD Overdiagnosis 47 mins – “About 15 percent of children in the U.S. receive a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. That is about three times the rate most experts agree is appropriate. This over-diagnosis means millions of kids may be taking powerful medications for a psychiatric disorder they do not have, or are not getting the support needed for the real challenges they do face. Investigative reporter Alan Schwarz tells the story of how we got here in a new book, “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Adolescence 46 mins – “A new parent’s guide to navigating adolescence. It’s still a minefield out there.” At the link find the title, “How To Navigate Your Child’s Adolescence, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_494615293.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African American Museum 48 mins – “More than a hundred years ago, African American veterans of The Civil War proposed a museum on the National Mall. A century later, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors with nearly 40,000 objects that will help us explore the country’s complicated past, from Emmett Till’s coffin to a pair of slave shackles; from Carl Lewis’ Olympic medals to Michael Jackson’s fedora. It comes as the sun sets on the second term of the country’s first black president—and at a time when racial tensions are flaring. The museum’s challenging task ahead: to celebrate black history and culture without glossing over a painful legacy of slavery and oppression, or the racism of today; to say to Americans of all races: This is your story, too.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Alzheimers Prevention in Australia 60 mins – “The National Press Club marks World Alzheimer’s Day with a special event featuring Dr Ron Petersen and Ita Buttrose.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: World Alzheimer’s Day, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files NPCc_PressClub_2109_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimers Reversal 36 mins – “This is an extended interview with Dale Bredesen, leader of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Bredesen has documented reversal of early Alzheimer’s in a small case study, largely through lifestyle interventions. We spoke while he was at CU-Boulder for the 2016 Ancestral Health Symposium.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American South Revisited 47 mins – “When President Obama stepped into the White House back in 2008, many hoped his mixed heritage would help unite the country but eight years on America has never appeared more polarised. From Dallas to Nashville Chloe Hadjimatheou retraces a journey she took before Obama’s election across the southern states and stumbles across a gay community under attack, unfettered poverty in trailer parks, the last abortion clinic in Missouri and convicted murderers to find out why liberal and conservative, black and white, religious and secular Americans harbour so much animosity towards one another.” At the link find the title, “America Revisited: The South, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files p0483bv5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Anesthesia Failure 27 mins – “Donna Penner went in for routine operation. Despite getting a general anesthetic she woke up during surgery. She was unable to speak or move. The ordeal left her with PTSD. She recovered and is now using her story to teach medical students.” At the link find the title, “Awake During Surgery,” right-click “Download Awake During Surgery” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Animal Testing 51 mins – “The use of animals for commercial and scientific testing is a quietly controversial topic. That we humans have advanced as a species because we use animals as literal and figurative guinea pigs is undeniable. But do we have the right to do that?” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotic Resistance Solutions 46 mins – “With resistance to antibiotics rising, ancient remedies are getting a second look. Could plant-based drugs save us?” AT the link find the title, “The Plant-Based Solution To Antibiotic Resistance, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_494759706.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotics 68 mins – “…There’s a time bomb ticking that is going to affect us all. Whether you are a sub-Saharan subsistence farmer or a New Yorker buying a super-smoothie in Wholefoods, there will be no escape. The threat? An invisible army of super-resistant bacteria is on the march. Antibiotics, the drugs that have saved millions of lives and are critical for the world’s health and wellbeing, have become a victim of their own success. Their overuse and misuse have helped bacteria and other infectious bugs to develop resistance to them, meaning that many infections are no longer effectively treatable by current medicines. Every year 700,000 people die of drug-resistant infections, and experts predict that this number could rise to 10 million. On top of this, recent research points to a possible link between antibiotics and obesity, as well as type 2 diabetes and asthma. If the link with obesity sounds surprising, it shouldn’t. Antibiotics have been used not just to combat sickness, but to promote weight gain and faster growth in farm animals for several decades. In fact, around 70% of antibiotics in the US are given to livestock, and this has a knock-on effect on human health, as the resistant strains of bacteria get into the food chain and are consumed by us. Antibiotic residues have also been found in crops that have been fertilised with manure from livestock and in the water supply – so going vegan does not guarantee protection. We risk entering a post-antibiotic era where routine operations such as hip replacements and cancer treatment, which rely on effective antibiotic medicines, will become much more dangerous, and people will die of common infections as they did 100 years ago. This is a global problem, whose impact will be felt by everyone everywhere. To beat it, people and communities need to get informed and engaged. We are going to have to take urgent action at every level, from governments right down to the individual consumer. That’s why Intelligence Squared, in partnership with the World Health Organization and the Wellcome Trust, brought together an international panel of speakers from science, agriculture, food production and consumer activism, to discuss what is being done and must be done to reverse the situation for the long term. The event took place on September 14th at the New York Academy of Sciences, one week before the high level United Nations meeting on the subject.” At the link find the title, “The End of Antibiotics? Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Arsenic and Lentils 58 mins – “Saskatchewan Lentils May Combat Arsenic Poisoning, Giant Sitka Spruce May Be Genetically Different From Top To Bottom, The Marshall Islands Mix Beauty With Scientific Research, Forest Recovery After The Fire.” At the link find the title, “How Scientists Spent The Summer: Field Seasons Diving on Reefs off Tropical Islands, Climbing Giant Sitka Spruce Trees on Vancouver Island, and more – 2016/09/10,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20160910_89590.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Asylum Villages P2 48 mins – “Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that “normal” people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.” At the link find the title, “The Rabbit and the Giraffe: Jean Vanier, Part 2,” right-click “Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160919_87016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.
Blurring Reversal 27 mins – “Researchers using the freely available Torch deep learning library can probably figure out who you are if there are other pictures of you online. Click hears from the researchers Vitaly Shmatikov and Richard McPherson. Games for Phones: Mobile Phones Distracting Africans Arun Babu from Deloitte discusses a recent survey that shows a surge in mobile phone use in Africa and that perhaps unsurprisingly Africans too are distracted by their phones – a third of African phone users check their phones every five minutes. Being There: Emotionally Sensitive Robots Hatice Gunes discusses whether robots will ever be truly sensitive to our emotions. Screen Machine: a Fascinating Telepresence Artwork at the Brighton Digital Festival. Colin Grant reports on an exhibition in which audiences in different locations interact using a live system of chroma-key video mixers.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bounded Creativity 4 mins – “Today, bounded creativity. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. Creativity has no limits. Or does it? We think of great music and art as acts of unbounded creativity. But in reality, they’re often constrained by rules. The canon is a wonderful example of rule-governed music. The word means “rule” or “law” in ancient Greek. As a compositional form, the canon originated during the Renaissance and reached its pinnacle in the early Baroque period. The earliest and simplest canons were rounds. Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Three Blind Mice. They’re built from a single melodic line that’s overlaid upon itself at fixed intervals. Rounds have very strict rules, requiring a special kind of creativity. Not just any melody makes a good round….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brazil Forests 28 mins – “Can the growing of fashionable super fruits save the Amazon rain forest? Peter Hadfield meets the native farmers finding ways to profit from the forest without chopping it down. In the dark days of the 1980s vast tracts of the Amazon disappeared every year, the trees sold for furniture production and the naked land converted into cattle pasture. International campaigns and the brave struggle of local activists eventually led to reserves being set up in which native people could harvest forest nuts, herbs and fruits without cutting down the trees. The fruits of the forest such as acai berries, cacao and passion fruit have proven such a hit with healthy eating enthusiasts that the business is booming, attracting the attention of big international food companies. Could the reserves turn out to be a victim of their own success? Could the forest’s natural bounty be over-exploited? Peter Hadfield travels along the Amazon to meet the local people trying to balance their livelihood with the health of the forest.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brazil Politics 58 mins – “Matthew M. Taylor, adjunct senior fellow for Latin America studies at CFR and associate professor at American University’s School of International Service, discusses Brazil’s political and economic outlook following the recent impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cerebral Palsy 63 mins – “Cerebral palsy isn’t a disease, but an umbrella term for conditions arising from brain damage suffered in the womb or shortly after birth. The factors involved are so divergent no two cases of CP are alike, making it — and people who have CP — fascinating.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chiggers 36 mins – “Chiggers are tiny little mites capable of making your life miserable. Worse than mosquitoes? Maybe. But they aren’t insects – mites are actually part of the arachnid family and behave a little like ticks. Learn all about these nearly invisible pests in today’s episode.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Churchill in the Boer War 48 mins – “Candice Millard has made a career of writing about lesser-known episodes in the lives of famous men. In “The River of Doubt,” she tells the story of Theodore Roosevelt and a harrowing trip down the amazon. In “destiny of the republic” she recounts the death of James Garfield and the role it played in the development of modern medicine. Now, she has turned to one of Britain’s most celebrated war heroes, Winston Churchill. At 24 his ambition led him to South Africa and the heart of the Boer War. Millard argues his capture – and subsequent escape – set the stage for the historic leader he would become.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Claude Monet 65 mins – “We have all seen—whether live, in photographs or on postcards—Claude Monet’s legendary water lily paintings. They are in museums all over the world and are among the most beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these soothing images were created amid terrible personal turmoil and sadness. As World War I exploded within hearing distance of his house at Giverny, Monet’s personal losses piled up and formed the tragic backdrop of his last and largest creations. Using letters, memoirs and other sources, Ross King reveals a more complex, more human, more intimate Claude Monet than has ever been portrayed, and firmly places his water lily project among the greatest achievements in the history of art.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Wizard 22 mins – “Tolkien wizard Radagast the Brown, a.k.a. climate scientist Dr. Dan Lunt, faces an angry Uruk-hai climate change denialist in a “debate” about the validity of climate science and Middle Earth warming.” At the link find the title, “Wizard and Orc Debate Climate Science and Middle Earth Warming, Jan, 2014,” right-click “Media files climatewizard.MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
College Affordability 38 mins – “We are very pleased to welcome nationally renowned higher education policy advocate Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to the show this week! She speaks with Dustin about college affordability; how we got here, what it means for students, and what we can do about it.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Columbian Conflict 24mins – “Dag Nylander used every diplomatic trick he knew to edge the Colombian government and its decades-old adversary FARC toward a peace deal. Eventually, the cool, diplomatic guidance of this Norwegian succeeded in disrupting a five-decade-long conflict.” At the link find the title, “Inside 4 years of secret negotiations to reach Colombia’s peace agreement, Sept 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160921_86931.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Concierge Medicine 32 mins – “There’s more to Dr. James Pinckney than what you see in the VistaPrint commercials. He’s a major player in concierge medicine, starting his practice (Diamond Physicians) in 2012 in Dallas, Texas. He has opened two additional locations in the Dallas metro area and has expanded the practice’s scope of services, now known as Diamond Luxury Healthcare. Dr. James is a Fox News medical expert, actor, and even has a US patent on a surgical gown… Nice! Docs, if you don’t know, concierge medicine has become a popular alternative for patients and physicians. The usual model revolves around patients paying a month fee (or subscription) and, in exchange, they get exclusive access to their primary care doctor. Depending on the practice, this access can include: Same day appointments with no waiting time 24/7 direct access to a physician (no answering service in most instances) Telemedicine or email access If you’ve been living under the rock, here is Dr. James in the national VistaPrint commercial. Things you’ll learn in this episode: How a patient request in the middle of the night during his General Surgery residency led him to an epiphany and set the foundation for his path towards concierge medicine Why he’s so passionate about concierge medicine and what about the current climate of healthcare that has more docs considering this practice style How he’s standardizing his practice to be replicable not only in Family Medicine but in other specialities like OB/GYN; he also has a franchise model in the works Some of the intricacies of concierge medicine and direct primary care How he handles being available to his patients 24/7. No answering service here folks! How he answers #imnotjustadoc” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Conservation Biology 29 mins – “Three budding biologists and their teacher discuss the vital work of conservation biology and how students are making important contributions to the field.” At the link find the title, “Making Connections with Conservation Biology, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files conservationbio.MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Corporate Funded Research 52 mins – “Recently, KUER reported on an environmental activist with concerns about corporations like Kennecott Land being listed as “friends” of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program. Carl Ingwell says they don’t reflect environmental values, and shouldn’t be associated with the program. But as higher education faces continued cut-backs in public spending, what is the proper relationship between corporate donors and university researchers? And what do each get out of the bargain? Thursday, Doug’s guests help us work through those and other questions.” (4 guests) At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dakota Access Pipeline 57 mins – “At the Sacred Stone Camp, near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation In North Dakota, thousands of people from more than 200 Native American tribes have joined the protest against a pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Dakotas through Iowa to Illinois. And more demonstrations have emerged across the country this week. They say the project would damage drinking water and sacred ground. The Texas company behind the pipeline says it poses no risk, and a judge ruled last week that the stakeholders went beyond their legal obligations to get approval for it. Meanwhile, an order from the Obama administration has halted construction of the pipeline around certain waterways near the reservation. The controversy has sparked a renewed conversation over how energy projects are approved—and who is involved in the process. What’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline and how infrastructure decisions are made in the U.S.” (5 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Dark Money 51 mins – “Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in the Citizens United case that political contributions are speech and should be protected, the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely?” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Defying the Nazis 52 mins – “In January 1939, Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha received a call: would they travel to Europe to help Jewish dissidents and refugees under threat of Nazi persecution? While few Americans were paying attention to Hitler’s growing power, the Sharps agreed to the dangerous mission. A new PBS film explores their incredible work, and Wednesday, filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky joins us to talk about how the Sharp’s actions saved hundreds and altered the course of their own lives. On Tuesday, September 20, the Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City we’ll simulcast the premier of Artemis Joukowsky and Ken Burns’ documentary film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Depression 58 mins – “Is stress just in your head or can its impact be physical? Owen M. Wolkowitz, MD examines how stress and depression can affect the body on a cellular level and shares treatment and lifestyle interventions that can help. Recorded on 06/15/2016. (#31005)” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disaster Planning 41 mins – “In response to the recent NYC and New Jersey terrorist bombing incidents, Disaster Podcast co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com. The panel discusses the importance of training in NICS (National Incident Command System) procedures. Jamie talks about small rural areas and preparedness for major events. How does preparedness in those regions compare to major metropolitan areas like New York?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disembodied Feet 37 mins – “Between 2007 and 2016, 17 disembodied feet – still wearing shoes – have washed ashore between Washington and British Columbia. What’s behind the sudden influx of Vancouver’s mystery feet?” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
DNA Technology 13 mins – “From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experiment with DNA at home, in their kitchen, using a device smaller than a shoebox. We are living in a personal DNA revolution, says biotech entrepreneur Sebastian Kraves, where the secrets buried in DNA are yours to find.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
DNA Uses 12 mins – “It may sound like the plot of a bad thriller, but it’s a fascinating tale of a 2000 year old shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. Archaeologists have already discovered what they think is the earliest proto- computer – the Antikythera Mechanism – a clockwork device that modelled the motion of the Sun. Other than this, very little is known about the ship and its contents. Now divers have found a leg bone of one of the ship’s passengers. They hope DNA analysis will shed more light on the mystery. The result of in depth analysis of the genomes of the world’s most diverse populations reveals that all modern human ancestry outside of Africa including Australasians is consistent with descending from a single founding population. Kuwait’s Controversial DNA Law – Last year, after a terrorist attack, Kuwait passed a law requiring all its citizens, residents and visitors to provide DNA samples, for a National Database. The law is about to be enforced in November, and scientists and human rights advocates argue that there needs to be more clarification and legislation checks and measures to avoid any abuse of an individual’s privacy.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dying Well 60 mins – “Ira Byock, M.D., Palliative Care Physician; Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Institute for Human Caring, Providence Health and Services; Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth. Americans tend to consider illness and dying as fundamentally medical problems. Doctors and nurses focus their attention on alleviating suffering at end of life. But though suffering is undeniably part of illness and dying, with good palliative care many people retain a capacity for subjective well-being through the end of their lives. Dr. Byock will explore the surprising possibility of contentment and joy in dying and the implications for our understanding of full and healthy living.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Elder Abuse Cases Prosecution (4 parts) 77 mins – “This panel will feature NIJ-funded research that has direct, practical implications for the prosecution of elder abuse cases. Panelists will present findings from a study of prosecutors in three states that examined the factors that influenced their decisions to prosecute elder financial abuse cases. The panel will also provide the results from an evaluation of five innovative court-based models that target perpetrators of elder abuse. A prosecutor from King County (located in Seattle) will discuss how these studies can assist criminal justice system professionals in pursuing cases of elder abuse.” At the link under “Download files” right-click on each of the four, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Electronics Freelancing 89 mins- “Robert Feranec of Fedevel Academy stops by to talk about board layout, electronics design, open source hardware, freelancing and much more!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emotional Agility 64 mins – “Susan David, Psychologist, Harvard Medical School; Author, Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator Why is understanding emotional agility so important? With more than 20 years of research, David found that no matter how intelligent, resilient or creative people are, when they ignore how situations make them feel, they miss opportunities to reach their full potential. By understanding emotional agility, she says, individuals learn how to adapt and thrive in stressful situations. Learn how to navigate life’s twists and turns with an open mind for success.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Energy Trends in California 58 mins – “Mark Ferron, Member, California Independent System Operator Mark Jacobson, Professor, Stanford Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Mark Jacobson leads a team that says California and other states can get to 100-percent renewable power by 2050. Celebrity activists Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio are backing him. But critics say the theoretical plan doesn’t consider the hard realities of the power grid and that renewables are sometimes oversold. California recently passed a law requiring half of the state’s power be renewable by 2030. Should the state be more ambitious to battle climate disruption? What does PG&E think about going all-in on renewable power?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Exoneration in Alabama 24 mins – “Bryan Stevenson goes to work every day on a mission — to get black men off Alabama’s death row. The author and lawyer shares how the legacy of slavery and lynching still lives in America today in his book, Just Mercy.” At the link find the title, “‘Very clear line’ between lynching and death penalty: Alabama lawyer, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160922_29288.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Extradition to China 20 mins – “As Canada works on negotiating an extradition treaty with China, critics say there will be no way to monitor compliance in a country with torture and a death penalty. Supporters say new extradition and trade treaties are far better than the status quo.” At the link find the title, “Extradition treaty with China signals troubling trade-offs, say critics, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160922_10034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eye Expert 54 mins – “Being able to see is something most of us treasure, especially if we imagine being deprived of good vision. But do we know how to take care of our eyes to keep them healthy and working well? Our guest, Dr. Peter McDonnell, is an ophthalmologist. He describes the most common problems that can rob us […]” At the link find the title, “Show 1050: How to Protect Your Vision,” right-click “Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files PP-1050Vision.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eye in the Sky P2 39 mins – “An update on Ross McNutt and his superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he? In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt and his team came up with an idea. With a small plane and a 44 mega-pixel camera, they figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom onto that spot and then, because this eye in the sky had been there all along, they could scroll back in time and see – literally see – who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the Air Force, and brought this technology back home with him. Manoush Zomorodi and Alex Goldmark from the podcast “Note to Self” give us the lowdown on Ross’s unique brand of persistent surveillance, from Juarez, Mexico to Dayton, Ohio. Then, once we realize what we can do, we wonder whether we should.” At the link find the title, “Update: Eye In the Sky, Sept 12, 2016,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fact Checking 63 mins – “Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., Author, A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age; Dean of Arts and Humanities, Minerva Schools at KGI Sarah Frier, Tech Reporter, Bloomberg—Moderator “All I know is what’s on the Internet” —Donald Trump to “Meet the Press” as justification for his invalid claim that a protester at a recent Trump campaign event was associated with ISIS From 24-hour news coverage of the 2016 election to Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds, we’re all on information overload. Distortions, errors, lies, misinformation—how do we decide what to believe and act on? Award-winning neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin offers strategies and tools to decipher the flood of (mis)information in his newest book A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. Join INFORUM to learn how to navigate the web of lies, determine just how valid your politically vocal friends are on Facebook, and find out if the creators of all those pretty pie charts and graphs are “lying weasels,” in the words of Dr. Levitin—just for starters….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Feminist Fight Club 59 mins – “The first rule of the Feminist Fight Club is you must talk about the Feminist Fight Club—and we invite you to San Francisco’s first public meeting. Jessica’s career as an award-winning writer took her from Newsweek to Tumblr and beyond, and she’s spent years traversing the rocky terrain of the modern workplace. She’s been in the trenches, along with the rest of her real-life Feminist Fight Club, navigating the pay gap, sexism, microaggressions, self-sabotage and more. Now, Jessica and Feminist Fight Club—her hard-hitting and hilarious compilation of strategies, insights, hacks, and vocabulary—are ready to arm women with everything they need to survive on the career battlefield. Your ticket grants you lifelong membership to the Feminist Fight Club. Your only duty is to recruit your friends to join you. Jessica is an award-winning writer and speaks regularly on women’s issues and journalism. She also edits special projects for Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit, Lean In.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
First Nations HIV in Saskatchewan 14 mins – “People are dying of HIV/AIDS in Saskatchewan at a rate 4-times higher than the rest of Canada. Indigenous people are disproportionately affected. Doctors in the province who treat those with HIV say this is nothing less than a public health emergency.” At the link find the title, “Rising HIV rates in Saskatchewan push doctors to call for state of emergency, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160921_12163.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fish Skills 60 mins– “This week on Science for the People we have a trio of fishy experts helping us look at how fish are adapted to their — sometimes extreme — environments, and what their behaviour can tell us about their intelligence and experience. We speak to Kristin O’Brien, a zoologist at the University of Alaska, about how fish manage to survive the extreme cold of Arctic waters. We talk with Heidi Golden, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Connecticut, about the Arctic grayling. And we speak with Jonathan Balcombe, director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, about his new book “What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins”. This episode is partially hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.” 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.
Five Second Rule 27 mins – Infectious Disease Specialist Mark A Crislip discusses current medical events and research from the standpoint of a practicing physician. At the link find the title, “Puscast: September 1 to 15, 2016,” right-click “Media files sepa16.m4a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Frank Sinatra 32 mins – “Fifty years after it was first published, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” remains the most influential and talked-about magazine story of all time. Author Gay Talese joins host David Brancaccio to discuss how this groundbreaking work of New Journalism came about, the evolution of celebrity, and why his story remains as resonant as the day it was first published.” At the link find the title, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, by Gay Talese, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files Frank-Sinatra-Has-a-Cold-by-Gay-Talese.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Franklin Expedition 58 mins – “Franklin’s Long Lost Ship HMS Terror Is Found, OSIRIS-REx’ Smash ‘n’ Grab Rendezvous With An Asteroid, How Lucy Died, Ice-Free Corridor Theory Dis-proven, Purple Algae Darkening and Melting Greenland Ice, No New Particle Found.” At the link find the title, “HMS Terror Helps Unravel The Franklin Mystery, plus NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission, CSI Lucy; Our Ancient Relative May Have Died Falling From A Tree, and more – 2016/09/17,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20160917_77016.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gary Trudeau vs Trump 24 mins – “Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau began including Donald Trump in his comic strip 30 years ago. His early portrayals turned out to be prophetic on the political front. After sketching Trump for decades, Trudeau shares some of his YUGE! Opinions.” at the link find the title, “Doonesbury cartoonist says not drawing Trump would be ‘comedy malpractice,’” Sept, 2016,” right-click ”Media files current_20160920_51059.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gene Editing 37 mins – “With the discovery of a surprising immune response in E coli bacteria, we are facing a new era of freedom from genetic mutations that lead to disease by simply and precisely editing our genes. But there is also a potential dark side to gene editing.“ At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genetic Discrimination 21 mins – “Scientific advances have allowed us to know more about our genetic makeup. But for some, genetic testing may risk getting insurance. Parliament is debating a new bill meant to put a stop to genetic discrimination but insurers are warning against it.” At the link find the title, “Bill to protect genetic discrimination sparks debate with insurance industry, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160923_58173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ginsburg Dissents 44 mins – “We kick off a brand new season of our podcast with an episode devoted to the member of the Supreme Court bench who has garnered by far the most headlines since our last episode. That’s right, it’s the slavish fangirl edition of Amicus, in which we cave to the pressure of our listeners and fête the woman who had the temerity to call Donald Trump a “faker” this past July. Joining us to discuss the cultural phenomenon that is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon, co-author of the bestselling biography Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We also hear from Cooper Sirwatka, a New York attorney and proud wearer of a full-color RBG tattoo.” At the link find the title, “Notorious RBG, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM3451108800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Glyphosates and Vaccines 48 mins – “Today’s episode is born of frustration. Fear-mongering non-experts are abusing improper interpretations from an available herbicide detection kit to make claims that herbicides are now found in vaccines. Namely, they seek to find glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. They use a kit you can buy on the internet, but fail to use it in the way it is designed. Instead of using it on water, they use it on complex mixtures that yield false positives that are interpreted as legitimate signals. So to push back I want to provide you with the information you need to discuss these topics with confidence. This topic has no guests. I reached out to the folks making the claims as well as the company that makes the product, and nobody wants to join the conversation. It is simply me talking about the claims, the assay, and how you can help debunk the bad information that pollutes this important public discourse.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Government Reform 45 mins – “Hoover Institution fellows Terry Moe and Peter Robinson have a lively discussion on whether the Constitution is outdated and thus incapable of dealing with societal and structural problems facing government today. For example, immigration has been broken for decades, yet Congress has been incapable of passing new laws to keep up with the reality of the needs in the twenty-first century. So we have an immigration policy that does not make sense and laws that are not being enforced. To solve this, Moe would shift power in the direction of the president so the president could make a proposal for fast-track legislation: Congress would then vote up or down, thus expediting immigration reform. This shifts legislative power to the president so he or she can participate in passing laws that make sense for a functioning and productive society.” At the link find the title, “Is the Constitution Out of Date? Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160815-terry-moe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Greenhouse Gases 55 mins – “Experts on climate change gather for the fourth Muskoka Summit on the Environment and discuss options to offset rising global temperatures caused by the continued use of carbon-based fuels.” At the link find the title, “Solutions for a Warming World, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160922_13047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hatfields and McCoys 47 mins – “It was America’s most famous family feud, but the history of the Hatfields vs the McCoys is fraught with bias and inaccuracies. Dig into a disagreement in 19th-century Appalachia that became a very big deal around the world.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Education Disparities 33 mins – “Experts discuss how medical schools can reduce health disparities by promoting more diversity in healthcare professions, equipping doctors with tools to serve underrepresented groups, and reaching out to the community.” At the link find the title, “Prioritizing Health Disparities in Medical Education to Improve Care, May, 2013,” right-click “Media files health_disparities.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Homicide Trends 42 mins – “Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that crime is out of control across the nation. Yet many studies indicate U.S. homicide rates are much lower than they were in the 1990s. Several new studies of crime data, however, show that murder rates are rising in dozens of cities. A new analysis compiled from police departments by The New York Times indicates that murder rates rose in 25 of the nation’s 100 largest cities, including Chicago, Cleveland and Baltimore. Guest host A Martinez and a panel of guests discuss why murder rates are rising in some cities and decreasing in others.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Income Growth 57 mins – “U.S. household incomes soared last year. The gains were the largest in decades and were felt across racial and ethnic groups, and by women as well as men. The official poverty rate fell more sharply than it has since 1968. Most economists and labor experts welcomed the news – contained in a Census Bureau report released yesterday. But many stressed that income growth has been too slow. And there are still far too many Americans living in poverty – more than 43 million. Guest host A Martinez talks with a panel of experts about what the new data mean for American families and economic policy prescriptions.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Instagram Creator 30 mins – “Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, Instagram became one of the most popular apps in the world.” At the link find the title, “Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160914_hibt_epi2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Privacy 12 mins – “Can we fight terror without destroying democracy? Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon thinks that we’ll lose the battle against extremism and demagoguery if we censor the internet and press. In this critical talk, she calls for a doubling-down on strong encryption and appeals to governments to better protect, not silence, the journalists and activists fighting against extremists.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Suggestions 57 mins – “Paul reviews Clements’ new book, “How to Think About Money,” highlighting key topics from each chapter and encouraging you to purchase this book for any first-time investor… reading it before passing it along. This informative book can motivate first-time investors to increase their savings rate, put more long-term savings into equites and stick to low-cost index funds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iran Nuclear Control 58 mins – “U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz joins Harvard’s Graham T. Allison to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Moniz assesses the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, analyzes the agreement’s nonproliferation and verification measures, and describes its effectiveness in blocking Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon. The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke. The lecture commemorates his legacy of courageous service to the nation and international peace.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ISIS Recruitment 25 mins – “ISIS is notorious for courting western youths online — turning social media into a recruitment tool. So filmmaker Martin Himel decided to see for himself how the process works and documents his journey meeting an ISIS recruiter in Undercover in ISIS” At the link find the title, “Documentary reveals how ISIS recruits young radicals on social media,” Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160923_32815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Jellyfish 5 mins – “Jellyfish are among the most adaptable, competitive organisms on the planet. They can grow back into their juvenile stage when resources are scarce, reproduce in massive groups and kill an adult human, among lots of other neat stuff. Learn all about em!” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Killer Whales 21 mins – “At one time the orca — or killer whale — was seen as a terrifying monster. But then a wounded orca named Moby Doll ended up in Vancouver and in no time at all once —frightened Vancouverites fell in love. Meet the disruptor who paved the way for Shamu.” At the link find the title,”How Moby Doll changed the world view of ‘monster’ orca whales, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160919_21307.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kratom and Internment 20 mins – “[first 10 mins]America’s opioid crisis has local, state and federal officials scrambling – which is why the DEA decided to ban Kratom, an Asian plant with an opioid-like effect, as a schedule one drug. But some researchers and users say it could help addicts get kick addictive drugs. Today, crackdown on Kratom – the drug you hadn’t heard of until last week. [second 10 mins] During World War II, more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent were held in internment camps. Many were American citizens. All of them condemned without trial. In this piece, producers Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson – aka The Kitchen Sisters – explore how that upheaval, and the often terrible conditions of the camps, changed Japanese cooking and culture for generations to come.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen, 43:33” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lead Hazard 53 mins – “The people of Flint, MI were horrified to find their drinking water was poisoned with lead. As we learn more about lead’s effects and realize how persistent it is, the more worrying it becomes. What makes lead so toxic? At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
LGBT Communities 58 mins – “The past five years have been times of rapid change for LGBT communities in the United States. With the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2011 and the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision in 2015, LGBT people have experienced rapid gains in visibility, acceptance and legal rights. However, this progress has disproportionately advanced the well-being of those who are white sexual minorities, leaving issues of racial and ethnic diversity, social class and gender identity in the margins. Further, the recent shooting in Orlando highlights the ongoing oppression, including violence and fear of violence, that LGBT individuals must still contend with on a daily basis. These developments have led many to argue that we find ourselves at a crossroads in LGBT history that requires new paradigms that will broaden justice to more people. Balsam will discuss psychological perspectives on oppression and resilience, offering a lens through which to envision the path forward in this challenging and ever-changing social context.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Trials Deficit 21 mins – “Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, discusses the pervasive bias in reporting clinical trials of medications.” At the link find the title, “Medicine’s Missing Half: How Withholding Clinical Trials Degrades the Evidence Base, Mar, 2013,” right-click “Media files medicines_missing_half.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Memory Illusions 44 mins – “Julia Shaw’s research demonstrates the fact that there is no reason to believe a memory is more accurate just because it is vivid or detailed. Actually, that’s a potentially dangerous belief. Shaw used techniques similar to police interrogations, and over the course of three conversations she and her team were able to convince a group of college students that those students had committed a felony crime. In this episode, you’ll hear her explain how easy it is to implant the kind of false memories that cause people just like you to believe they deserve to go to jail for crimes that never happened and what she suggests police departments should do to avoid such distortions of the truth.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 085-Misremembering, Julia Shaw rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle East Policy 27 mins – “When the forty-fifth president of the United States gets down to work on January 21, 2017, the new commander in chief will face life-or-death decisions that will shape America’s role in the Middle East for years to come. In this podcast series, Washington Institute scholars explore those historic challenges. As former high-level officials in Democratic and Republican administrations, our experts know the issues, the stakes, the leaders and the players on the ground. Ambassador James Jeffrey is Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute and former United States ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. His most recent publication, coauthored with Michael Eisenstadt, is “U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East,” a comprehensive study of American involvement in the region since World War II.” At the link find the title, “Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices with James Jeffrey, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files PolicyCast6ME2017Jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mortgage Weirdness 46 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and Senior Finance Correspondent at Business Insider, Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette). Topics discussed on today’s show include: -What the lending firm, Point, is pitching to homeowners. -A new Census report that shows a 5.2% jump in 2015 U.S. median household incomes. -Why Bayer, Monsanto shareholders are not happy about an over $57 Billion deal.” At the link find the title, “The Turning Point Edition, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM1947999072.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music History 32 mins – “In the fourth instalment of Brain waves, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore the power that music has to trigger our emotions, and ask if there’s an evolutionary function behind it all. Plus, why do sad songs say so much? We use music to express our emotions: songs can lift you up or remind you of heartbreak. But where does this emotional connection come from? Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore the role that music played in our evolutionary biology and ask how we use it to flex our emotional muscles. To second these emotions, we hear from neuroscientists Dr Jessica Grahn of Western University, London, Ontario, and the Rotman Research Institute’s Dr Valorie Salimpoor. They both specialise in the study of how our brains react to music: how intertwined is the experience of listening to music with our emotional reactions? We journey to the home of London-based musician Keaton Henson to assess the role emotions play in the creative process – are the same psychological effects apparent when you’re playing and writing music? Finally, we look at the role melancholia has played in the history of human creativity with Northumbria University historian Professor Clark Lawlor. Is it really a “necessary evil” for creativity – or is it more about the sense of catharsis that comes from listening to a sad song?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NASA Mission Control 54 mins – “Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino puts on his old CAPCOM headset and takes us inside Johnson Space Center, with a little help from his guests, Flight Directors Emily Nelson and Royce Renfrew, and co-host Maeve Higgins.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Naturopathy at the Hospital 27 mins – “Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the trend of integrating naturopathy with western medicine.” At the link find the title, “What’s the Harm?” right-click “Download What’s the Harm?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Naturopathy Opponent 22 mins – “A follow up to our program on naturopathy. Dr. Brian Goldman talks to ex-naturopath Britt Marie Hermes about her the profession and why she left her practice.” At the link find the title, “Bonus Podcat: Britt Marie Hermes, ex-naturopath,” right-click “Download Bonus Podcat: Britt Marie Hermes, ex-naturopath” and select “Save Link As” on the pop-up menu.
Negro Leagues 59 mins – “A decade before the U.S. officially segregated in 1896, baseball banned black players. A decade before the US integrated, baseball broke the color barrier. Between, the Negro Leagues produced some of the finest players to ever take the field.” At th link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Neuroscience and Law 39 mins – Professor Owen Jones, Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, and Dr. Kent Kiehl, professor of neuroscience and Executive Science Officer of the Mind Research Network, discuss the relation of neuroscience to the legal system.” At the link find the title, “Neuroscience, Prediction, and Law, Apr, 2013,” right-click “Media files neuroscience_prediction_law.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea 62 mins – “For over forty years, the Korean Peninsula has been trapped in a dangerous cycle of provocation. A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, offers guidance to U.S. leaders in the face of the uniquely challenging threat posed by North Korea. The Task Force finds that current trends will progressively threaten the United States and its allies, and proposes new ideas to expand regional dialogue, restructure negotiations, protect the human rights of North Korea’s citizens, strictly enforce new sanctions authority, and deter and defend against a regime that seems determined to aggress in new and dangerous ways. Chaired by retired Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, this bipartisan Task Force is composed of a diverse and distinguished group of experts that includes former government officials, scholars, and others. The project is directed by Adam Mount, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former CFR Stanton Nuclear Security fellow. Independent Task Force reports are consensus documents that offer analysis and policy prescriptions for major U.S. foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private and nonpartisan deliberations among a diverse and distinguished group of experts.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Olympic Refugee 48 mins – “The story Yusra Mardini, the teenage Syrian refugee who swam to survive, and was then selected to compete in the pool for the refugee team at the Olympic Games in Rio. Freelance journalist Magdalena Sodomkova travelled with Yusra, her sister and other refugees as they approached the Hungarian border, eventually making their way to Germany, and beginning a new life in Berlin.” At the link find the title, “Yusra: Swim for Your Life, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files p0483b81.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Operation Plowshare 48 mins – “America had already used two nuclear bombs to devastating effect when researchers thought “maybe we can use these bombs to dig big holes instead.” That’s right, atom bombs to replace bulldozers. And it worked great.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Summit 44 mins – “Close your eyes, and picture an opioid abuser. If you’re like me, you see a man in a flophouse or dark alley. He’s cooking up heroin in a spoon over a lighter. Maybe he has a loop of tubing around his upper arm, and he’s shooting the heroin into a vein in the crook of his elbow. Once he’s done with the injection, he leans back with a euphoric sigh. Fade to black. Maybe it’s just me, but this is the image that, for years, mediated my perception of the opioid epidemic, but it’s a stereotype created by television and movies. Even as a stereotype, it’s outdated, though. For decades, now, much of the epidemic is one of prescription drugs. The CDC says 78 people die from opioid overdoses every day. At least half of all opioid overdoses are from prescription drugs. Meanwhile, deaths from illegally made opioids, like the synthetic Fentanyl which is often mixed with heroin or cocaine to increase the high, increased 80% from 2013 to 2014. The American Society of Addiction Medicine says that prescription pain reliever overdose deaths among women increased more than 400% from 1999 to 2010, compared to 237% among men. In 2014, 168,000 adolescents were addicted to prescription pain medications. More than 2 and a half times that number of kids were taking prescription pain relievers for non-medical uses.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oysters in New York City 21 mins – “Oysters—once more abundant in New York Harbor than anywhere else in the world—fell victim to over-harvesting and pollution. But today, thanks to the efforts of a few key groups—like the NY Harbor School—New York’s oysters are making a comeback. Hear moderator Andy Revkin lead a panel discussion on how these little bivalves can help restore New York Harbor to its former glory.” At the link find the title, “The Mighty Oysters of New York Harbor, May, 2012,” right-click “Media files OysterPodcast_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pepe the Frog 36 mins – “Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.” At the link find the title, “#77 The Grand Tapestry Of Pepe, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT7548379356.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Playtime 24 mins – “What does play have to do with learning? More than you may think. Today’s kids are getting less playtime than previous generations, and that may have an impact on later learning development. Dr. Karen Adolph, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Dr. David Kanter help us explore the playful side of education.” At the link find the title, “Learning By Play, Aug, 2012,” right-click “Media files PLAYpodcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Police Shootings 46 mins – “Protesters and police clash in Charlotte. A deep investigation into the New York bombing suspect. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.” At the link find the title, “Week In The News: Bombing In New York, Shootings In Tulsa And Charlotte, Obama’s Last U.N., Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_495211123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Policing the Police 56 mins – “How do you transform a troubled police department?” t the link find the title, “Policing the Police, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files 271409223-frontlinepbs-policing-the-police.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Parties P1 66 mins – “In light of the currently ongoing freakshow — er, ‘campaign’ — I decided to talk a bit about the big-picture view of the history of American political party systems. (BTW, audio quality gets better about 2/3 of the through — I did the first part of the episode when I was a bit hoarse & it was storming outside; last third was done the following morning. These are the trials & travails of being a super-busy guerrilla podcaster with a day job & a family, who has to lay down the tracks whenever he has a chance, whether things are ideal or not. At the link right-click”Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Premed Years Podcast 23 mins – “200 Episodes and almost 1,000,000 downloads. You’ve been there for us, and I hope that we’ve been there for you on your journey to medical school.” At the link find the title, “200: What is coming next for the Medical School Headquarters, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files PMY200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Presidential Power 47 mins – “Sure, we all pay lip service to the Madisonian system of checks and balances. But as one legal scholar argues, presidents have been running roughshod over the system for decades. The result? An accumulation of power that’s turned the presidency into a position the founders wouldn’t have recognized.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Project Runway 46 mins – “”Project Runway” fashion star Tim Gunn on how the fashion industry is failing plus-sized women.” At the link find the title, ”Tim Gunn Wants The Fashion Industry To Work Harder On Fit, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_495059425.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Radiation Sickness 51 mins – “Fortunately, science has very few instances where humans have been exposed to acute radiation poisoning to study for clues to treating radiation sickness. They have found, though, that those few instances have been grave.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Renewable Energy 51 mins – “Renewable energy could be the key to ensuring the future prosperity and health of Planet Earth and humankind. In this very special episode, we sit down and discuss the possibilities with Bill Gates.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Renewable Energy 54 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” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Ron Leibman and Jessica Walter 85 mins – “Emmy-winning actors (and husband and wife!) Ron Leibman and Jessica Walter join Gilbert and Frank for a loving and laughter-filled look at some of their most memorable film and TV projects, including “The Hot Rock,” “Play Misty for Me,” “Where’s Poppa?” “Up the Academy” and “Archer.” Also, Ron mimics Walter Brennan, Jessica remembers Raymond Burr, Gilbert covers Bobby Vinton, and Jerry Lewis “borrows” from Harry Ritz. PLUS: Godfrey Cambridge! Art Metrano! “Zorro the Gay Blade”! The return of Rickie Layne and Velvel! And “Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood”! At the link find the title, “#121: Ron Leibman & Jessica Walter,” right-click “Enclosure: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/12243/4445489/96943a69-3938-46a3-8298-ca1e125d341f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Salary Secrets 7 mins – “How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? You should know, and so should they, says management researcher David Burkus. In this talk, Burkus questions our cultural assumptions around keeping salaries secret and makes a compelling case for why sharing them could benefit employees, organizations and society.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Segregated Schools 59 mins – “Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.” At the link you can listen or purchase, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Spanx Creator 29 mins – “At 27, Sara Blakely was selling fax machines and desperate to reinvent her life. So she came up with Spanx — hosiery that eliminates panty lines — and set to work building her business.” At the link find the title, “Spanx: Sara Blakely, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160909_hibt_podcastspanx.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steadicams 39 mins – “There have been many inventions that have advanced filmmaking, but maybe none as important as the steadicam. Invented in the mid-70s, it literally changed the way movie making happened, and made the impossible possible. Learn about the fascinating history behind this amazing technology today.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steam Technology 56 mins – “One of the coolest things humans have ever figured out is how to use steam as power. It made the Industrial Revolution possible and even today, 88% of America’s electricty comes from steam turbines.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Substances of Abuse 90 mins – “Psychiatry specialist Dr. Jeffrey DeVido gives an overview of addictive disorders. Recorded on 06/08/2016. (#31004)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Suicides in Utah 53 mins – “we’re talking about Utah’s youth suicide problem. A recent report declared suicide the leading cause of death for the state’s 10- to 17-year-old kids. On top of that, the suicide rate here is more double the national average. Health officials, suicide prevention advocates, educators, and parents are struggling for answers, as are kids themselves. We’ll look at the many factors contributing to the problem and ask why suicide is such a problem here in Utah.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syria Refugees in Canada 21 mins – “As Canada announces an increase in aid for the resettlement of Syrian refugees, millions in charitable donations from Canadian sponsorship groups remains frozen — leaving families stuck in refugee camps and caught in the system.” At the link find the title,”Frustrated sponsorship groups call on government for more resources to settle refugees, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160920_34108.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Ceasefire Prospects 47 mins – “The U.S. – Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria which went into effect at sundown on Monday is said to be, so far, mostly holding. Despite long odds for success Washington and Moscow hope their joint efforts can target the Islamic State and an Al Qaeda terrorist group while allowing for the delivery of humanitarian aid to thousands of increasingly desperate Syrian civilians: Join us for an update on the ongoing brutal conflict in Syria and prospects for this latest ceasefire agreement to hold.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Torture Files 20 mins – “Under great political and public pressure to identify potential terrorist suspects, RCMP emails newly obtained by CBC News indicate Canada’s national police force knew what was in store for three Canadians who were tortured in Syria.” At thelink find the title, “Documents reveal CSIS and RCMP’s role in torture of 3 Canadians in Syria, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160919_16784.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Torture Files Canada 6 mins – “Earlier this week, CBC’s Terence McKenna told us about a trove of documents he’d obtained relating to the three Canadians tortured in Syria. Law professor Amir Attaran says the documents could form the basis of a criminal investigation into the RCMP.” At the link find the title, “Canadians tortured in Syria: Lawyer calls for investigation into RCMP, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160922_54993.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Triage Process 48 mins – “Triage is a system that provides immediate attention and categorization for medical emergencies that hopefully will never be a big part of your life. Unless you work in an ER. Learn all about the interesting history and current methods for this life saving system today.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tribes Book 52 mins – “The journalist Sebastian Junger has noticed that for many veterans, and even some civilians, war feels better than peace, and he has a theory about why that might be. War, he says, compels us to band together and support one another in pursuit of a clear goal. But under the normal conditions of modern culture, we lose those connections, and we feel lonely and lost. Friday, Junger joins us to discuss why we’re stronger when we come together and what tribal societies can teach us about leading meaningful lives. Sebastian Junger is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of a number of books, including The Perfect Storm, War, and A Death in Belmont. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the documentary film Restrepo. His latest book is called Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Caricatures 12 mins -”Spy magazine coined the term “short-fingered vulgarian” in the 80’s to describe Donald Trump and it still really, really annoys him. On this podcast extra, we share a segment from an upcoming show produced by our friends at Studio 360 in which current 360 host, and former Spy founder Kurt Andersen reminisces with former Spy editor Susan Morrison about their enduring habit of name-calling.” At the link and the title, “The Short-Fingered Vulgarian!” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Charities 46 mins – “The Trump Foundation’s shadowy business dealings are under investigation by the New York Attorney General. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Self Portraits, Political Donations And Self-Dealing: Inside The Trump Foundation, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_494901526.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virologist Stories P1 71 mins – “Guests: Dirk Dittmer, Cary Moody, Nat Moorman, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 407a” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virologist Stories P2 93 mins – “Guests: Ralph Baric, Kristina De Paris, Tal Kafri, Helen Lazear, Mark Heise, and David Margolis In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 407b” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Washington Phillips 15 mins – “Like anyone else, I became fascinated by Washington Phillip’s story through the music. So, go buy the music. * I backed into the research on this one when I should’ve just started at the source: Michael Corcoran’s amazing excavation of Phillips’ real story, as originally printed in Texas Monthly. There’s a lot of stuff that links out from his site.” At the link find the title, “Episode 95 (Haunting),” right-click “Media files thememorypalace.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Water Management 46 mins – “We talk to science journalist Judith Schwartz about her new book Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World.” At the link find the the title,”148 Judith Schwartz – Hope for a Thirsty World, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 0d5217dc-d604-4216-8fb4-7fdb9108aa4b.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zenos Paradoxes 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic philosopher from c490-430 BC whose paradoxes were described by Bertrand Russell as “immeasurably subtle and profound.” The best known argue against motion, such as that of an arrow in flight which is at a series of different points but moving at none of them, or that of Achilles who, despite being the faster runner, will never catch up with a tortoise with a head start. Aristotle and Aquinas engaged with these, as did Russell, yet it is still debatable whether Zeno’s Paradoxes have been resolved. With Marcus du Sautoy Professor of Mathematics and Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford; Barbara Sattler Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews and James Warren Reader in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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