Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 121 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 276 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.
9-11 Lawsuits 51 mins – “The Senate overrides President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia. How these lawsuits might work — and how other nations might respond.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
African American Museum 51 mins – “ …Taking the last spot on America’s National Mall, the museum – a beautiful three-tiered structure sheathed in bronze metalwork – will open after what’s described as the hardest curatorial job in history. It has been more than ten years in the making. It’s a museum that will explain, celebrate and confront the African American experience. At a time of racial tension, its mission to heal is seen as vital too. Museum director Lonnie Bunch, congressman John Lewis and judge Robert Wilkins describe the challenges of creating a museum which aims to tell the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. A story which is bound to provoke distress and anger as well as joy and admiration …And we follow inspirational young divers in South Florida working in partnership with the museum to locate long-lost slave wrecks.” At the link find the title, “A Home for Black History, Sept, 2016,”right-click “Media files p048vlwx.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aleppo Siege 47 mins – 47 mins – “ Unrelenting aerial assaults in Aleppo, Syria by government forces and Russia. We’ll look at the state of the battle, the crisis. In the week since a fragile ceasefire collapsed in Syria, life in the country’s largest city Aleppo has gone from bad to hell. Syrian and Russian aircraft have poured bombs on to rebel-held areas, including massive “bunker-busting” bombs that give civilians nowhere to hide. Hospitals, destroyed. Food and water, nowhere. There are charges of barbarism. War crimes. This hour On Point, we look at the savagery in Aleppo, and the dynamics behind it. And we remember Israel’s Shimon Peres.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alfred the Great 26 mins – “We are coming to a major turning point in the story of Britain.The Anglo Saxon kingdoms never had a chance of turning the Great Heathen Army back, and now it looks like they’re here to stay. There’s no denying it anymore. But that’s as much a problem to solve for the Danes as it is for the Anglo Saxons. What happens when you’re no longer invaders, but rulers? History as we know it is littered with empires that fail right at this point, when they switch from the the activity of conquering to the business of governance. This is also a major new problem for one of the last independent Anglo Saxon kings.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimer Care 27 mins – “One woman’s unique way of helping people with dementia find peace through an approach called the Validation Method. “At the link find the title, “Reaching the person behind the dementia,” right-click “Download Reaching the person behind the dementia” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
America East Revisited 50 mins – “Michelle Fleury and Ben Crighton travel from Louisville in Kentucky to New York on the East Coast. Along the way they speak to miners, environmentalists, food bank volunteers, drug addicts and former school students about President Obama’s legacy. Although the economy seems to have recovered from the global financial crisis, they encounter anger and disillusionment, and find that much of the optimism that swept Obama into office in 2008 has been replaced by division in Washington and across the country. In the weeks before the 2008 US election, the BBC drove a bus coast to coast across the US asking people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future. In the four-part series America Revisited we meet some of those same people again to find out why the country seems more divided than ever. Picture:…” At the link find the title,”America Revisited: The East, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files p048vjtp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Animal Farm 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Animal Farm, which Eric Blair published under his pen name George Orwell in 1945. A biting critique of totalitarianism, particularly Stalinism, the essay sprung from Orwell’s experiences fighting Fascists in Spain: he thought that all on the left were on the same side, until the dominant Communists violently suppressed the Anarchists and Trotskyists, and Orwell had to escape to France to avoid arrest. Setting his satire in an English farm, Orwell drew on the Russian Revolution of 1917, on Stalin’s cult of personality and the purges. The leaders on Animal Farm are pigs, the secret police are attack dogs, the supporters who drown out debate with “four legs good, two legs bad” are sheep. At first, London publishers did not want to touch Orwell’s work out of sympathy for the USSR, an ally of Britain in WW2, but the Cold War gave it a new audience and Animal Farm became a commercial as well as a critical success.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotic Resistance 50 mins – “This could mean a future where a simple operation, a minor infection, or even a scratch could kill. In this month’s podcast, we bring you a recording from a panel event at New Scientist Live. The discussion is fantastic primer on the issue of antibacterial resistance, why it’s so important that we act now, and what we can all do to prevent it.” (4 panelists) At the link right-click the tiny cloud with down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antimicrobial Resistance 58 mins – “Dame Sally Davies discusses the challenges of responding to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for a global action plan following the high level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations General Assembly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Apartheid Aftermath 58 mins – “Albie Sachs — longtime freedom fighter and judge on South Africa’s Constitutional Court – in conversation with Paul Kennedy about his remarkable life, and what he’s learned about building a society.” At the link find the title, “Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs on loving your enemy into defeat, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160930_28298.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Apartheid Prisoners 27 mins – “South Africa became a democratic country in 1994 after years of racial oppression. Thousands of men and women sacrificed their lives to bring that brutal system down. They finally won when Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president. But many of them are still in jail – even though the country went through a much celebrated Truth and Reconciliation process. So why are they not free?” At the link find the title, “The Forgotten Prisoners of Apartheid, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files p0493zkc.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Arctic Changes 27 mins – “Craig Tweedie is director of the UTEP Environmental Science & Engineering Program. He has traveled all over the world, from the Antarctic to the Arctic studying the impact of climate change on various ecosystems. He joins us on the program to tell us about the big impact a warming climate has played in Alaska and in the Arctic. A look back at a half century of research shows that northern Alaska’s coastal erosion has increased by 25%-30% in the last 50 years…some regions are losing 8-10 meters of coastline a year. And an area of ice the size of Texas in the Arctic no longer exists.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Attica Story 27 mins – “It’s been 45 years since Attica became a byword for excessive police force. The prisoner uprising and bloody crackdown were products of their time that still resonate today. The Current looks into how Attica’s legacy lives on in America’s crowded jails.” At the link find the title, “45 years after Attica massacre tensions in America’s prisons still high, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160930_17031.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bicycle Culture 46 mins – “Making it easy for people to get from Point A to Point B is a big concern in urban areas. Here in Utah most people simply drive. Urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen wants that to change. He wants more people to bike and walk, not for their health, but because they’re the easiest ways to get around. They aren’t, yet, but Colville-Andersen wants to change that, too. He joins us Thursday to discuss how better designed cities can make it effortless for people to get from here to there without driving…Mikael Colville-Andersen is an urban designer and an urban-mobility expert. He’s the CEO and founder of the Copenhagenize Design Co. Team, which consults with cities on bicycle culture, planning, traffic, and communications.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bloom County 50 mins – “At the height of its popularity, the comic strip “Bloom County” was followed by more than 40 million readers in 1,200 newspapers. The strip’s creator, Berkeley Breathed won the Pulitzer Prize for cartooning in 1987. But just two years later, Breathed ended Bloom County and stopped drawing the much beloved characters “Opus” the penguin and “Milo Bloom.” Then last year, after a 25 year hiatus, Breathed revived the beloved comic strip by posting it on Facebook. Diane and Berkeley talk about bringing back Bloom County, his new “Bill the Cat” book, and his correspondence with one of America’s most reclusive authors—Harper Lee. Guests Berkeley Breathed creator of the comic strips Bloom County, Outland and Opus. He is a screenwriter, author, cartoonist and illustrator. He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for cartooning. He is the author of numerous books for young and old, including: “Bloom County Babylon: Five Years of Basic Naughtiness;” “Opus: 25 Years of His Sunday Best;” “A Wish for Wings That Work;” and, ‘Red Ranger Came Calling.’” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Book Editor 50 mins – “In the literary world Robert Gottlieb has pretty much seen it all, and without question, he’s read it all: In his more than 60 years as an editor, he’s worked with literary greats such as Joseph Heller, Toni Morrison and Robert Caro and helped usher into print the autobiographies of President Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham and Lauren Bacall. In a new memoir he reflects on his life immersed in the written word, his years at the helm of Simon and Schuster, the New Yorker and Knopf and what makes a good story. His memoir is called “Avid Reader.” Editor Robert Gottlieb joins Diane to talk about how and why books and writing became his life.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Broadband in Roanoke Virginia 29 mins – “Having few options for high-quality telecommunications service, Virginia’s Roanoke Valley formed a broadband authority and is building an open access fiber-optic network with different options for ISPs to plug-in. In addition to being our guest on Community Broadband Bits episode 221, Frank Smith is the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority CEO and President. We discuss their various options for ISPs to use their infrastructure and the various services their network is providing, including access to conduit and dark fiber leases. We also discuss why they formed a state authority to build their carrier-grade network. Though they have had some pushback from incumbents – something Frank seems unphased by in calling the Authority “the new kid on the block” – they have built local support by building relationships with local organizations like Blue Ridge PBS.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer Molecular Testing 7 mins – “It is worthwhile to recall the brain-to-brain (B2B) loop in laboratory testing. …Molecular testing of human malignancies has been working its way through this B2B process. The costs have been high; the benefits thus far are mostly a better scientific understanding of the very nature of many cancers. But now, clinical data are accumulating that support molecular testing of many cancers. A simple diagnostic label of a cancer by organ location and histology is no longer enough. Many cancers now require molecular characterization in order to establish a proper actionable diagnosis. … Molecular test results can prevent the waste of dollars on predictably ineffective targeted therapy. The main decision still to be elucidated is when in the clinical life of a recognized cancer is the best time for molecular testing and how extensive should it be? At initial diagnosis, since the number of mutations may be fewer early in the course of the malignancy and effective intervention may be more likely? Or, after recurrence or spread, despite the likelihood of greater mutational load by that time? Or [should testing occur] sequentially, such as with liquid biopsies? An argument can be made for each approach. The best answers will get worked out by tumor response and outcome data—molecular cancer diagnosis by molecular cancer diagnosis. The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) recently published a list of justifications for molecular testing of malignancies. …Upon receipt of a lab test result, the clinician wants to know: What does this mean? What should I do now? My activist approach tells me that the pathologist should advise at the front end (ie, why do this test?), determine how and when the specimen is collected, and where and how the test is performed. And at the distal end of the B2B loop, [advise on] what [the results] mean and what should now be done.” At the link you can listen, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Cash Free Society 42 mins – “It facilitates crime, bribery, and tax evasion — and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. And if Star Trek is right, we won’t have money of any sort in the 24th century.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Censorship in America 58 mins – “Americans have sought to censor all kinds of expression: political speech, music, radio, TV, film, even books. In this episode, Peter, Ed, and Brian mark the annual Banned Books Week with an uncut account of censorship in American politics, media, and culture. We look at efforts to prevent the discussion of controversial subjects from slavery to sex, Hollywood’s production code and how the line between free speech and censorship has changed over time.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chablis Crop Loss 6 mins – “As winemaker Christophe Ferrari drives up his estate, he remarks that all the fine qualities of a wine are made in the vineyard itself. “If you can’t produce good grapes,” he says, “you can’t create good wine.” There’s a stunning 360-degree view at the top, and plenty of healthy-looking leaves around. But underneath this greenery is a painful truth. It’s something Ferrari hasn’t seen in his 30 years of winemaking. “This is a nine-acre vineyard, known as La Croix-Rouge,” he says, “and there isn’t a single grape.” …Ferrari says a harsh, winter-like frost over three nights in late April killed all the promising buds. The morning after it hit, he saw immediately there would be no harvest. You can tell he is crushed to see all his painstaking work on the vineyard annihilated. He usually produces 20,000 bottles of Chablis a year, but he won’t make a single one in 2016. And he is not alone. Most of the region’s 750 winemakers were affected by a succession of floods, frost and hail last spring.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.
Child Care Report 49 mins – “The majority of parents in the United States work outside the home. That means everyday about 12 million children under the age of five are left in some type of child care situation. And as most parents can tell you, care does not come cheap. On average a year at a typical child care center costs more than in-state college tuition. Yet, these high prices do not always ensure an enriching or even safe environment. A new report maps our country’s child care infrastructure, rating each state on availability, cost and quality. And says nobody is getting it right. As presidential candidates take up the cause, grading the country on child care.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Cigarette Packaging 20 mins – “Cigarette packaging is about to lose volume in the U.K. and in France, as both countries follow Australia’s lead with regulations forcing plain cigarette packaging in 2017. And Canada is moving closer to parallel these regulations.” At the link find the title, “‘Nothing to do with public health’: Big Tobacco fights Canada’s plain packaging plans, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160926_44889.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Crisis in Canada 20 mins – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argues his government is striking the right balance between growing economy and protecting the environment with the conditional approval of the LNG pipeline. But some say it’s a startling reversal of campaign promises.” At the link find the title, “LNG decision broke Canada’s promise to be climate change world leader, says environmentalist, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160930_88837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Clinton and Trump Backgrounds 118 mins – “FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.” At the link find the title, “The Choice 2016, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 285140058-frontlinepbs-the-choice-2016.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coincidences 30 mins – “This week on Hidden Brain, coincidences. Why they’re not quite as magical as they seem… and the reasons we can’t help but search for meaning in them anyway.” At the link find the title, “Episode 45: What Are The Odds? Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160926_hiddenbrain coincidences.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Computer Access by Police 148 mins -”Hosts: Steve Gibson, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ–Concerns over a significant expansion in effectively warrantless intrusion into end-user computers, the forthcoming change in Internet governance, NTIA’s contract with ICANN to handle IANA is expiring in ten days! Google’s next move in using Chrome to push for improved security, the interresting details emerging from a successful NAND memory cloning attack on the iPhone 5c and Steve shares the details and findings of a recent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) problem on GRC and his recommendation for the best website security scanner!” At the link find the title,”SN 578: GRC’s XSS Adventure, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files sn0578.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coral Research 30 mins – “Coral reefs worldwide are under stress due to a combination of manmade and natural causes. Coral bleaching results from warming oceans and other stresses, and on this program we’ll visit with Jennifer Keck, Education & Research Coordinator, Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences, Anthony’s Key Resort, Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef stretches from Mexico down to Honduras, and Keck explains how the Institute has been monitoring the health of the reef at the Bay Islands. She also talks about a coral nursery program that aims to propagate new reefs from coral fragments attached to a PVC pipe ‘tree.’” At the link right-click the play button beside, “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Courting Trends 16 mins – “Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.” At the link click “Download,”right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coyote America 52 mins – “Wednesday we’re talking about a homegrown American success: coyotes. The country has been at war with the iconic species since white settlers first reached the heartland plains. But coyotes, according to historian Dan Flores, not only survived our assault on them, they simultaneously expanded their range across the continent and into our cities. Flores joins us Friday to explore the coyote’s fascinating story of resilience and adaptability and how it parallels our own version of Manifest Destiny….Dan Flores is the A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana and the author of ten books on aspects of Western US history. His new book is called Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” an dselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR Issues 58 mins – “CRISPR is a revolutionary new development in gene editing. It has the potential to eliminate genetically transmitted diseases. But it could also be used to wage biological warfare or for eugenics. A panel discussion hosted by McGill University.” At the link find the title, “Designing Life: The Brave New World of Gene Editing, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160927_55204.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cyber Security 36 mins – “500 million: that’s the number of Yahoo users whose account information was stolen by hackers. The company recently revealed that it had discovered the 2014 hack — said to be the largest to date of a single company’s network. This comes as reports of state-sponsored hackings are on the rise in the U.S., and concerns are growing over intrusions by countries like Russia into one of our own country’s most sacred systems: our elections. We’ll get the latest on risks to our personal data and to the integrity of U.S. voting.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Deepwater Horizon Movie 49 mins – “Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster. Berg also directed ‘Friday Night Lights.’ Ken Tucker reviews Angel Olsen’s new album, ‘My Woman.’” at the link find the title, “’Deepwater Horizon’ Director Peter Berg,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug Price Control 56 mins – “A California ballot question aims to force Big Pharma to bring down prices, and most California voters support it. Could the rest of the nation follow?From $600 EpiPens to thousand-dollar Hepatitis C pills, Americans have been astonished at the nerve of American pharmaceutical companies in jacking prices of prescription drugs to nosebleed heights. Now, a ballot initiative in California headed for a vote in November aims to rein drug prices in. If it takes there, it could take all over. Big Pharma warns it would be a pricing disaster for the industry. They’re putting a reported $100 million against it. This hour On Point, California weighs a big move on drug prices.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economic Growth 62 mins – “How are those in favor of bigger government and those who want smaller government like a couple stuck in a bad marriage? Economist John Cochrane of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how to take a different approach to the standard policy arguments. Cochrane wants to get away from the stale big government/small government arguments which he likens to a couple who have gotten stuck in a rut making the same ineffective arguments over and over. Cochrane argues for a fresh approach to economic policy including applications to growth, taxes and financial regulation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Educating the Poor 7 mins – “Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in New York — because she believes in every child’s brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy (and a star of Humans of New York) shares how she helps her scholars envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.” At the link click “Download,”right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
First Nations Alcoholism 24 mins – “Harold R. Johnson is an Indigenous crown prosecutor and says alcohol is killing his people. He is urging for a new narrative on alcohol abuse, finding inspiration in those who overcome rather than thinking there are only those who succumb.” At the link find the title, “Indigenous people need to tell their stories of sobriety, says lawyer, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160927_86065.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Free Trade History 23 mins – “On today’s show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.” At the link find the link ““Radio One: Cathy Hughes, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160923_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fukushima Survivals 62 mins – “Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.” At the link click “Download” and select “OK”from the pop-up menu.
German POWs 47 mins – “During World War II, 8,000 German prisoners of war were interned in Utah. Many of them worked alongside American civilians on the state’s farms and factories, where unlikely friendships and lasting memories were created between sworn enemies. In a new documentary film, filmmaker Scott Porter explores this little-known chapter in Utah history, the end of which was marked by a tragic massacre in the rural town of Salina. Porter joins us Tuesday to talk about his film. It’s called Splinters of a Nation.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” an dselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
GPS Stories 52 mins – “Even if you didn’t use GPS to find your way around town today, there’s every chance it touched your life. The Global Positioning System is now integrated into almost every part of modern existence. It helps land planes, route cell phone calls, predict the weather, grow food, and regulate global finance. Our guest Thursday, Greg Milner, has written a book that traces the history of GPS. He also examines the frightening costs of our growing dependence on it. Greg Milner is a former editor at Spin, author of the book Perfecting Sound Forever and the co-author, with filmmaker Joe Berlinger, of Metallica: This Monster Lives. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone, New York magazine, among other publications. His new book is called Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds” At the link right-click the play button beside, “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green-washing 56 mins – “Many companies these days take pride in reducing their environmental impact, from composting to using lighter packaging. And it’s a selling point, as more consumers favor environmentally conscious firms. Some businesses, however, are accused of green-washing — promoting an image that has little to do with reality.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Growing Season Changes 30 mins – “The Met Office recently issued a report which states that the growing season in the UK is now one month longer than it was in the 1960’s. Keen gardeners may notice that spring bulbs are coming up much earlier and that fruit like apples are flowering sooner in the year whilst some farmers can now bring in their harvest before the end of the summer. Peter Gibbs discovers that whilst there are opportunities for growers in more Northerly latitudes rapid changes globally may put yields of vital crops at risk. The UK’s gardeners, crop scientists and farmers are not simply sitting back and admitting defeat though. A changing climate is a challenge which many growers are busy preparing for.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Programs in US 10 mins – “…Fascinating as it is, presidential campaign policy should not be confused with presidential health care governance. Once elected, presidents — regardless of party — must confront health care issues of deep consequence and complexity because they profoundly affect the welfare of Americans and the fiscal health of the republic. Intricate details that were easily evaded or ignored on the campaign trail regularly land on the Oval Office desk.. As we’ve seen, the two major U.S. political parties have drawn closer over time in some of their approaches to major health care issues. The next president will almost certainly try to take advantage of this convergence in seeking common ground and practical solutions to the nation’s health care problems. Whether he or she will be able to overcome the partisan rancor that has so deeply affected U.S. health policy and politics in recent years will have profound importance for the future health of Americans.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Homeland Security in Canada 18 mins – “The Current follows up on security issues in Canada with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to ask what happened to all those Liberal election promises to amend the Harper government’s anti-terror bill, C-51.” At the link find the title, “More oversight of national security agencies coming, says Ralph Goodale, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160929_87019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration and Republican Party 63 mins – “Immigration proved a central issue in the 2016 Republican primaries, helping eventual GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump emerge from a crowded field of 17 candidates and solidify his standing with a conservative base that is deeply skeptical about immigration. …This panel at the 13th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference delves into the range of views and approaches to immigration that are in play among Republicans and discuss their implications for the next Congress and the future of the party. Panelists discuss the on-the-ground strategy and lessons, their views on where immigration fits in today’s Republican Party, and how the election discourse on immigration is likely to affect the party going forward. Speakers include Alfonso Aguilar, President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; Linda Chavez, President of the Becoming American Institute; Daniel Garza, Executive Director of the LIBRE Initiative; Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA; and moderator Josh Gerstein, Senior Reporter, covering the courts, justice, and national security issues, at POLITICO. The conference is organized annually by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center.” At the link left-click “Download (Loading)” and follow the instructions.
Immigration DAPA and DACA Program 55 mins – “A deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court in June left in place the nationwide injunction barring implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would have provided deportation relief for up to 4 million unauthorized immigrants. While the decision set no legal precedent, it has left the future of deferred action in the balance: Returning the case to the lower courts where a number of scenarios could play out based on how the Justice Department, the states that brought the challenge, and the presiding appellate and district judges respond. In this discussion, experts discuss what led to the outcome in the case and the choices that the next administration will face. Panelists discuss the legal challenge’s effect on the DACA program and examine the implications for states and the advocacy community.” At the link find the title, “2016 Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Panel: Supreme Lack of Clarity: Legal & Political Implications of the U.S. vs. Texas Case and Next Steps, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2016_9_12-LAPC-Panel-5.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Enforcement 62 mins – “Immigration enforcement, always a central component of immigration policy, has received particular focus throughout President Obama’s administration. Regardless of who wins the presidential election in November, enforcement will likely continue to play a large—and contested—role for the next four years….” At the link find the title, “2016 Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Panel: Family Detention, PEP, and Prosecutorial Discretion: Developments in Immigration Enforcement, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2016_9_12-LAPC-Panel-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Law and Policy Keynote 45 mins – “U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois discusses deferred action for unauthorized immigrants, the DREAM Act, refugee resettlement, and other issues facing U.S. policymakers on immigration in this keynote address opening the 2016 Immigration Law and Policy Conference, organized by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center.” At the link find the title, “2016 Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Keynote Address: Senator Dick Durbin, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2016_9_12-LAPC-Keynote-Durbin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Tips 32 mins – “In this interview with Jimmy Dot Direct & Stan The Annuity Man, Paul discusses the impact of an extra 1/2 percent, loss expectations with different combinations of stocks and bonds, and other topics important for both first-time investors to those getting ready for retirement. For those interested in immediate life annuities, get Stan’s free books on all types of annuities, available at: http://www.stantheannuityman.com/. He offers great information and will not call you.” At the link right-click ‘Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Karl Marx vs Capitalism 60 mins – “We can’t say Karl Marx didn’t warn us: capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. In their chase for ever higher profits, the capitalists shed workers for machines. The higher return on capital means that the share of profits rises and the share of wages falls, and soon the mass of the population isn’t earning enough to buy the goods capitalism produces. And that’s exactly what’s been happening over the past four years of the Great Recession: ever increasing income inequality, leading to ever weaker aggregate demand – temporarily disguised by an unsustainable credit binge – leading to collapse. You don’t have to be a communist to see that this is so. We should all be Marxists now. Or should we? Every time capitalism hits an inevitable bad patch, Marx’s name is invoked with wearisome regularity. But no serious economist or political thinker – with the possible exception of Gordon Brown – has ever suggested capitalism can break free of booms and busts. Once bust, as we’ve seen time and again, the capitalist economy has a robust in-built ability to restore itself. As for all the talk of growing inequality, hasn’t anyone noticed that ordinary people in the capitalist West have enjoyed an astonishing long-term rise in their standard of living? We are not suffering an existential economic crisis. We do not need extraordinary remedies. We do not need Marx. So which is it? Is Marx the voice we should be heeding? Or are his modern day apostles resuscitating a late Victorian corpse whose main contribution to human affairs has been the Soviet gulag?” At the link find the title, “Karl Marx Was Right, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kayak Founder 64 mns – “Tech titan Paul English, founder of Kayak.com, and his biographer, Tracy Kidder, will talk with “Good Morning America” tech reporter Becky Worley. Paul English is an unconventional genius who has created a culture of innovation in all of his entrepreneurial projects. He is known as “the Pied Piper of Geeks” who encourages his teams to think creatively, make fast decisions and take risks. Paul has combined his computer science skills and playful practicality to improve travel, public health and education—and intends to give away all his money! Paul’s life work is the subject of Tracy Kidder’s new book, A Truck Full of Money. Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative,” has been covering the tech business since he wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Soul of a New Machine in 1981 that described the emerging world of high-tech corporate America. He has also profiled public health pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer in the bestselling book Mountains Beyond Mountains, about his work trying to solve the dual global health crises of tuberculosis and AIDS. Come participate in this spicy discussion of tech, entrepreneurship and a whole new way to think about materialism and social responsibility.”..At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the file.
Ketosis 69 mins – “There was a time not so long ago when nutrition was simple: carbs good, fats bad. But since this neat summary was from the same people who told us to eat more margarine and fewer eggs, well, let’s just say that advice wasn’t the most accurate. Welcome to the ketogenic diet. A high fat, low carb diet based on how our ancestors probably ate, it can control epilepsy, help you get a leaner body, and make your thinking clearer and sharper. Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), is here to talk to us about what exactly is going on in your body on a ketogenic diet.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lead in Water 21 mins – “Lead in the water supply is a serious threat to public health and a particular danger to children. Water supplies in many U.S. cities carry unacceptable lead concentrations because of the use of lead pipes, especially where protective water additives are not used. In this podcast we talk with Marc A. Edwards, professor in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering group at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who has been actively engaged in both testing municipal water systems for lead, notably in Flint, Michigan and Washington, D.C., and advocating mitigation through the use of additives and the replacement of lead pipes.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
LGBT in Russia 52 mins – “A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it’s really like to be gay in Russia and neighboring countries today, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on TV and out of the mouths of politicians. Reveal traces the roots of the anti-gay movement and shows how President Vladimir Putin uses this agenda to quash political dissent, exert influence on neighboring nations and bash the West.” At the link find the title, “Russia’s new scapegoats, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files Russias-new-scapegoats_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lobotomized Patient 27 mins – “For decades, scientists studied Patient H.M. who was lobotomized in his late 20s. Now the grandson of the doctor who performed that surgery has pieced together his grandfather’s track record of brain surgeries raising uncomfortable ethical questions.” At the link find the title, “Author learns dark truth about lobotomist grandfather and his famous patient, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160926_55458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malcom Gladwell on Healthcare 30 mins – “In this edition of One-on-One, Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric J. Topol, MD, sits down with best-selling author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who shares his unique perspective on healthcare and the practice of medicine. Mr. Gladwell believes that reform in healthcare might begin if, at its most basic level, the practice functions as a cash economy. He also notes the frustration clinicians feel after being saddled with technology that has become more of a hindrance than a help, and believes that ultimately providers need to be allowed more time to spend with patients, and fewer mandates, if healthcare is to prosper.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Mark Twain Tour 47 mins – “At age 59, and deep in debt, Mark Twain went on an around-the-world stand up comedy tour. We’ll hear what he had to say.In 1895, Mark Twain was in trouble. The great American writer and humorist – steamboat man and creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn – was way down on his luck. Deep in debt after a series of disastrous investments. Famous and beloved, but worse than broke at almost 60. So he hit the road. On a worldwide stand-up comedy tour by steamship and rickshaw that took him everywhere. A comeback tour of redemption. This hour On Point, on the global road with Mark Twain, at the point of desperation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Migrants in the Mediterranean P1 – “Record numbers of people are on the move throughout the Mediterranean region in search of protection or opportunity, placing considerable pressure on national asylum and migration systems and fueling anxiety among publics about their governments’ ability to manage these flows. This discussion, co-organized by the Migration Policy Institute during September 2016 in New York, focuses on how governments and actors in the Mediterranean region can work together to expand durable solutions for refugees and coordinate efforts to build welcoming communities for newcomers…” At the link left-click “Download (Loading)” and follow the instructions.
Migrants in the Mediterranean P2 – “As record numbers of refugees and migrants undertake journeys across the Mediterranean, policymakers are faced with the challenging tasks of receiving, protecting, and integrating new arrivals—at every stage of their migration journey—while maintaining public confidence in an increasingly immigration-skeptic climate. This second session, in an event co-organized by the Migration Policy Institute during September 2016 in New York, examines what is known about promising approaches to settle and integrate newcomers, including the links between development and stability in the region and integration, and how to garner support for these policies in host communities….” At the link left-click “Download(Loading),” and follow the instructions.
Migration Management 50 mins – “World leaders met with significant fanfare in New York in September 2016 for the UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, with the aim of developing a more humane and coordinated approach by Member States to address sizable movements of refugees and migrants. The following day, President Obama convened a Leaders Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis, and private-sector leaders also met to focus on ways to respond to the rising humanitarian crisis.” At the link left-click “Download(Loading),” and follow the instructions.
Mukherjee Three Laws of Medicine 30 mins – “…Medscape filmed a special One-on-One interview with Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, in front of a live audience at the Rainbow Room in New York City. During the interview, Dr Mukherjee discussed his new book, The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes From an Uncertain Science (Simon & Schuster/TED Books, 2015) with Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric J. Topol, MD. Dr Mukherjee offers an insightful glimpse into the uncertainty, imperfections, priors, outliers, and biases that form his new book, The Laws of Medicine, and how these laws affect the practice of medicine….” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Nature Management 46 mins – “In the summer of 1972, a young man named Harry Walker left his family’s farm in Alabama and headed for adventure in Yellowstone where he was killed by a grizzly bear. The subsequent court battle raised serious questions about how we manage America’s national parks. In a new book, the writer Jordan Fisher Smith traces Walker’s fatal path, which led him to questions about how much humans should try to engineer nature and soften its sharp edges for our own enjoyment. Jordan joins us Monday to talk about it….Jordan Fisher Smith worked for 21 years as a park ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. He’s the author of two books, Nature Noir [Amazon|Indiebound] and his newest, Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” an dselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Navy Seals 63 mins – “Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL Commander; Mentor, “American Grit”; Author, Worth Dying For: A Navy Seal’s Call to a Nation; Twitter: @RorkeDenver Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He starred in the 2012 hit film Act of Valor, based on real-life SEAL missions, and most recently served as a mentor coach on Fox’s “American Grit.” Denver shares his insights and experiences and addresses what it means to be a hero, why we fight and what can be learned from the battlefield.”..At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the file.
Opiate Epidemic 41 mins – “Each month, 24 people die from prescription drug overdoses in Utah, a statistic that makes us 4th in the nation for drug poisoning deaths. Here and across the country, opioid addiction is a problem that effects people from all walks of life. The journalist Sam Quinones calls it an epidemic, and Wednesday, he joins us to explain how we came to this crisis. We’ll talk about how opioids work on the brain, how they were developed, and how Quinones says they’ve been relentlessly marketed to patients. Sam Quinones is a journalist, former LA Times reporter and author of three books. His latest is called Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” an dselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Abuse 48 mins – “Friday, we’re following up on our conversation about opioid addiction in America with three people on the front lines of the epidemic right here in Utah. Huntsman Cancer Institute anesthesiologist Shane Brogan, treatment specialist David Felt, and DEA Agent Jeff Bryan joined Doug at the 2016 Utah Heroin and Opioid Summit. They talked about the problems they face in addressing opioid abuse and about what measures could make a difference as they work to help people crippled by addiction. This conversation was recorded on Thursday, September 29 at the 2016 Utah Heroin and Opioid Summit, sponsored by the United States’ Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah and many other partner organizations. To learn more, click here” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” an dselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Crisis 47 mins – “A new investigation into the role the pharmaceutical industry played in launching our current opioid crisis. We’ll look at the industry’s aggressive OxyContin push.Americans are five percent of the world’s population and consume two-thirds of the world’s prescription painkillers. Last year, 227 million opioid prescriptions were handed out in the US – a bottle for nine out of every 10 American adults. Opioid addiction is devastating and deadly. One hundred and sixty-five thousand have died from overdose since 2000. And it all began with a super-charged campaign by pharmaceutical companies to sell the drugs hard. This hour On Point, how Big Pharma pushed, and still pushes, the opioids.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oxytocin 41 mins – “We’re back with another episode of Know Your Neurotransmitters, this time with Oxytocin. There seems to be a legal obligation to refer to oxytocin as the “love hormone,” but it’s more accurate to think of it as the trust, bonding, and sociability hormone. And that’s not all it does. Dr. Alexis Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Neuropharmacology at St. George’s University of London, joins us to discuss oxytocin in relation to drug addiction, autism, and sexual intercourse (oh my!). What Is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone and neuropeptide that our bodies naturally produce in the hypothalamus. Peptides are small protein molecules which have a hard time crossing the blood-brain barrier. Because of this, oxytocin is generally administered intranasally, via a spray. You won’t feel noticeably “high” – there’s no obvious mood-enhancing effect.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Physician Moms 50 mins – “In this episode, Ryan talks with Dr. Hala Sabry, founder of the Physician Mother Group (PMG), a growing community of mommy physicians that initially started with 20 amazing women and has now grown to well over 60,000 members in the Facebook group and in the community on their website. PMG started out of her personal need to to have a support group related to physicians who are also moms in the hope that she could voice out her concerns without the fear of being judged. Today, PMG has transformed from a social support group into an actual organization that advocates for the overall well-being and welfare of women. Hala seeks to change the world one mommy physician at a time. Listen in and get inspired by Hala’s story and find out more about the amazing things she is doing not only for their community members, but also, for every physician (male or female) following in PMG’s footsteps….”At the link find the title,”Session 201,” right-click “Media files PMY201.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pit Bulls in Canada 24 mins – “To some, pit bull dogs are beloved pets. But to others, they are violent, snarling menaces. And Montreal has come down on the side of those who believe pit bulls must be banned for the sake of public safety. But does banning specific breeds really work?” At the link find the title,”Stop targeting pit bulls! Evidence shows bans don’t work, say critics, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160930_73039.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Placebo Risks 21mins – “In a clinical trial, we usually think of risk in terms of the new active compound – will it have unwanted effects. However, two analyses in The BMJ are concerned about the risk associated with the control arm. Robin Emsley is a professor of psychiatry at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, he and colleagues have written about the risk associated with forgoing treatment in patients with schizophrenia. Read the full analysis: www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4728 Jonathan Mendel, lecturer in human geography at the University of Dundee, and Ben Goldacre, senior clinical research fellow at the University of Oxford, have examined the ethical approval given to trials, and are concerned that identified risks are not adequately communicated to patients Read the full analysis: www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4626” At the link find the title, “The ethics of placebo, Sep 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Podcasting for Businesses 33 mins – “An episode on podcasting – how meta, we know! The popularity of podcasts is on the rise – in Canada and around the world. People love them for their intimate nature, the convenience of listening to a good story – any time, any place. But podcasting isn’t for everyone, and nobody knows this better than Neil Morrison, founding producer of CBC Radio’s The Current. Over the course of fifteen years in radio, Neil led several high-profile CBC Radio programs including, The House, As It Happens and The Current. Neil shares with Tina Barton what his time with the CBC taught him about podcasting and storytelling, what makes or breaks a story (or a guest!), and where his journey has brought him today.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Ep._101_EDITEDMIXED-_2016-09-28.m4a” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Police Database Abuse 93 mins – “The Jewish Anti-Defamation League has added the “Pepe the frog” meme to its database of hate symbols, the history of the left turn in LA, gamers head to the classroom at UC Irvine.” but the first item concerns police misuse of databases. At the link find the title, “ Pepe the frog meme earns hate symbol status, LA left hanging when it comes to left turns, gamers head to the classroom at UC Irvine, Sept, 2016 ” right-click “Media files SHOW092916-fd9ff4fb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Debate Glossary 21 mins – “We made an audio glossary for the confusing economic jargon that came up during the first presidential debate.” At the link find the title,”#726: Terms of the Debate, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160927_pmoney_podcast092716v3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Parties P2 66 mins – “Join CJ as he discusses: The latter Third Party System during the Gilded Age (c. 1870s-1890s) The 1896 election, which ended the Third Party System & ushered in the Fourth The characteristics of the Fourth Party System (1896-1932) The Fifth Party System (1932-1968?1980? The present?) The controversial Sixth Party system (which we may be in….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Poverty and Wealth 42 mins – “Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses inequality and how it is part of the human condition. Sowell notes that political and ideological struggles have led to a dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. What is important is not inequality but human capital; once human capital is unleashed it creates an enormous amount of wealth for people of all classes. In addition there needs to be a sense of humility and gratitude for the generations that have gone before us for the prosperity we have today.” At the link find the title, “Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files Sowell-uk-20160908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty in America 25 mins – “Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens. So we present “Busted: America’s Poverty Myths,” a series exploring how our understanding of poverty is shaped not by facts, but by private presumptions, media narratives, and the tales of the American Dream. Brooke traveled to Ohio, a state that reflects the varied nature of poverty, to talk directly with people who are poor and understand how they got that way, and why, under current policies, they are likely to stay that way. You’ll hear from them over the next several weeks. But first, we examine how the story of poverty gets told — and whether media attention makes any difference — with the help of Jack Frech, a longtime Athens County welfare director who has been leading reporters on “poverty tours” of Appalachia for decades.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Prison Strikes 47 mins – “U.S. prison inmates on strike. Protesting what they call slave-like conditions for incarcerated workers. We’ll look behind the walls.The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. This month, something rare happened in American prisons: a strike. A strike against working conditions in prisons where inmates are put to work. They say conditions are terrible, their pay is often just cents per hour. They say they feel like slaves in a bloated world of incarceration. It may be the tip of an iceberg of wider, deeper unrest “inside.” This hour On Point, we look inside, at a season of strikes in American prisons.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Proprioception Loss 25 mins – “What happens without proprioception, our innate ability to know where and how our body is moving through space? And what can we learn from those who have lost it?When he was 19 years old, Ian Waterman contracted a viral fever that would change his life forever. This week, we hear his story. Featuring friend, collaborator, and neurologist Professor Jonathan Cole, and World-renowned choreographer and dancer Siobhan Davies CBE, we also hear Ian’s story, as told through their eyes.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
PTSD Research 18 mins – “To discover why some survivors of trauma experience PTSD and some don’t, scientist Rachel Yehuda must convince a community of Holocaust survivors to let her study them. Rachel Yehuda is a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of the Mental Health Patient Care Center at the James J. Peters Bronx Veterans Affairs hospital. Her research on PTSD has included both human populations and animal models, neuroendocrinology, and genomic and molecular biological studies of trauma.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Radio One Creator 33 mins – As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One, the country’s largest African-American owned broadcasting company.”At the link find the title, ““Radio One: Cathy Hughes,Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160923_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rare Diseases 27 mins – “For years Ian Stedman lived with mystery ailments no MD could diagnose: red eyes, achy joints and rashes. When his baby was born with the same problem he had to find an answer. He googled his rash and discovered he had a one-in-a-million rare disease.” At the link find the title, “One in a million,” right-click “Download One in a million” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugee Resettlement in US 60 mins – “More than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including 21 million refugees who have crossed international borders in search of a safe haven. The United States long has accepted more refugees annually for resettlement than any other country, though the numbers represent a tiny portion of those awaiting resettlement around the globe. Yet that historical welcome is under challenge in ways not seen since the immediate aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, more than half of the nation’s governors announced opposition to the further resettlement of refugees in their states. And there are calls in Congress for major changes to the resettlement program, which will admit 85,000 refugees this fiscal year, even as defenders note that those under consideration for resettlement undergo more stringent security screening than all other would-be immigrants and travelers to the United States. This panel at the 13th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference discusses the policy and legal concerns raised by state and federal lawmakers about the resettlement of refugees, examines how the federal government and its humanitarian partners have responded to these concerns, and addresses the implications of these challenges for the future of a program that has resettled more than 3 million refugees since 1975….” At the link left-click “Download (Loading)” and follow the instructions.
Refugees from Somalia 78 mins – “Housing an estimated 263,000 Somali refugees, the Dadaab camp is one of the world’s largest refugee camps, and for more than 20 years, it has been home to generations of Somalis who have fled conflict. However, in 2016, the Kenyan government closed its Department of Refugee Affairs and announced its intention to close Dadaab camp, or at the very least drastically reduce the number of refugees in the camp by the end of the year. Based on a 2013 agreement with Somalia and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the “voluntary repatriation” of Somali refugees, the Kenyan government has been encouraging Somalis in the camp to volunteer to return in exchange for cash assistance. What these refugees will find on return to Somalia, however, is questionable, as conditions there do not appear stable or conducive to large-scale return. For those Somalis who remain in the camp and do not take the volunteer repatriation package, the future is no less uncertain—will they be forced to return without assistance if the camp closes, and if they do manage to remain in Kenya, will they be left without food assistance and subject to arrest for illegal presence? Back from a recent trip to the region, Human Rights Watch researchers have released a report exploring the situation of refugees in Dadaab. Hear them share their findings from on-the-ground interviews and observations, along with their recommendations for the Kenyan government and international community.” At the link left-click “Download (Loading)” and follow the instructions.
Reproduction 32 mins – “This week we talk sex with Dr. Carin Bondar (specifically, we discuss how science teachers can use sex to teach biological concepts). As biologist, writer and presenter, Dr. Carin Bondar hosts an independent web series called Wild Sex and has just released her second book, also titled Wild Sex. Listen to the show to hear ideas on how you might utilize biological sex to teach concepts such as population biology, sexual selection and other concepts in your secondary science classroom.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robert Reich 74 mins – “Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary of Labor; Author, Saving Capitalism Holly Kernan, Executive Editor for News, KQED—Moderator In the midst of an unpredictable presidential election, get insight from a veteran political figure who knows Washington inside and out. Time magazine named Reich one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. Come hear his provocative thoughts on the presidential election and the future of America.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the file.
Robots and Jobs 52 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of the upcoming, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Ryan Avent, author of The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century discuss how jobs are changing in the robot economy, Wells Fargo’s unnecessary banking products, and shifty Amazon pricing algorithms.” At the link find the title, “The Robot Apocalypse Edition, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM6689471500.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rosetta Mission 27 mins – “The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission is about to end (Friday 30th September). The audacious mission to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and study its nucleus and environment, and land a probe on its surface has been hailed a huge scientific and technical success, despite the lander Philae losing contact shortly after landing on the surface The orbiter Rosetta will be control-crashed, at very slow speeds, onto the comet, where the final scientific measurements and observations will hopefully be made. The mission may be over, but the wealth of scientific data is still to be analysed and will provide insight into these early remnants of our solar system for decades to come. Water Spurting on Europa Jupiter’s moon Europa has been observed spurting plumes of water into space. Ultraviolet spectrometers, on the Hubble Space Telescope, have recorded intermittent clouds of hydrogen and oxygen, in ratios that suggest its water. It’s already known that Europa has a large ocean under its icy crust. But these water spouts could provide a way of sampling the water for organic matter and possible life without having to land and drill through the moon’s surface. Irish Giants Northern Irish folklore is littered with tales of giants. Genetic work has established a link between people of Northern Irish origins with the genetic disorder, pituitary gigantism and some of these giants of old. Michael Brendan Holland, is one such modern day giant and genetic detective work has linked him to 18th century giant, Charles Byrne. New work suggests that the genetic variant which gives rise to big people is relatively common in Northern Ireland and not at all common in Eire and England…so the legends of Irish giants perhaps rooted in truth.” At the link find the title, “Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files p049flqh.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rosetta Mission 28 mins – “[feature starts at 5:27] The Rosetta Space Mission has been in flight for ever 12 years and will be ending with a dramatic crash… – it’s an event that will be watched and talked about by people around the world. Rosetta is run by the European Space Agency, with contributions from NASA. The mission’s goals have been to study a comet to learn not only about how comets work, but what comets can tell us about the origins of the solar system, and perhaps connections to water and life. Rosetta was the first spacecraft to orbit and escort a comet as the comet approached and flew past the Sun, and Rosetta also carried a smaller spacecraft, named Philae, that performed the first landing on a comet. …We have three members of the Rosetta team here in the studio to talk about Rosetta, comets, and the rather exciting ending planned for the spacecraft in just a few days. Our guests are Andrew Steffl from Southwest Research Institute, John Pineau from Stellar Solutions, and John Noonan who is a recent astronomy graduate from the University of Colorado and is working at Southwest Research Institute.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scams Online 47 mins – “Alex and PJ chase down the strangest tips from our Weird Ads hotline, and at the bottom of the rabbit hole they find the Mother of All AdWords Scams.” At the link find the title, “#78 Very Quickly to the Drill, Sept, 2016,” right-click “ Media files GLT5347503445.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Self-Awareness 66 mins – “Stephen Warley talks about his career path, entrepreneurship, and the benefits of self-awareness.” At the link find the title, “Self-Awareness: A Crucial Skill for Finding Work You Love (Ep. 126),” right-click “Media files 48520.mp3”and select “Save Link As” From the pop-up menu.
Sex Ed Science 28 mins – “Carin Bondar talks about her new book Wild Sex, which covers the strange, surreal and sometimes scary sex lives of our animal cousins.” 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.
Sexual Harassment 60 mins – “We talk to exoplanetary astronomer Sarah Ballard and congresswoman Jackie Speier about sexual harassment within the scientific community.” At the link find the title, “149 Sarah Ballard / Jackie Speier – The Appalling Reality of Harassment in Science,Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files a23cec9c-aa77-4280-b138-d2f63ae51b04.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sleep Research 30 mins – “David Randall, author of the book Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, MIT neuroscientist Matt Wilson, PhD, and Harvard instructor of psychiatry Erin Wamsley, PhD, discuss the science of sleep and dreams.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Sleep and Dreams, Jan, 2013” right-click “Media files sleep_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Social Justice 58 mins – “Artists are visionary, and their work often anticipates tectonic shifts in the future social landscape. But what relationship does art have with social change? What obligations, if any, do artists have to foster social justice? An AGO Creative Minds event.” At the link find the title, “Changing the System, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160929_38968.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Solar for All 64 mins – “Adam Browning, Executive Director, Vote Solar Vien Truong, Director, Green for All Erica Mackie, Co-Founder and CEO, Grid Alternatives The clean energy revolution has the power to transform our planet and our communities. Current massive solar cost reductions mean that solar energy will be able to deliver health and economic benefits to everyone, including low-income and impoverished areas. Solar has the power to lower utility bills for every American, including 22 million low-income families, enabling them to invest dollars in their living and in their futures rather than in ever-rising energy bills. Advocates say that harnessing local sunshine will create good jobs and a pathway for everyone, including poor communities and families. Join our distinguished panel in a discussion of promise, progress and challenges to build a new solar economy available for all our planet.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the file.
Sound Underwater 58 mins – “Whales are threatened by us. Their language eroding through noise and climate change. Carrie Haber explores how marine scientists around the world are thinking about our evolutionary courtship with these magnificent mammals in the sea.” At the link find the title, “Darkwave – Underwater languages at the brink of extinction,” At the link find the title, “Changing the System, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20160928_54381.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Speechless 12 mins – “The new ABC sitcom ‘Speechless’ offered a rare opportunity for a TV critic (and dad) to see a family like his reflected on the small screen.” At the link find the title, “How the show ‘Speechless’ portrays families of kids with disabilities, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files Speechless_BROOD_Podcast-a0ec27b9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Spillover Author 69 mins – “Four years after filming ‘Threading the NEIDL’, Vincent and Alan return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 408” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sting’s Ship Production 52 mins – “The musician Sting says writer’s block led him back to the hometown he had worked so hard to escape. Wallsend was a shipbuilding center in Northern England, but he was never interested in being a shipwright. The stories of the men and women there called to him though, and they became the basis for his musical The Last Ship. Pioneer Theatre Company opened its production last week, and Thursday, director Karen Azenberg and others join us to talk about the themes of work, identity, and coming home.” At the link right-click the play button beside, “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Surfing Doctor.com 42 mins – “Dr Peter Acker is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to his work in the ER, he is an active member of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International Team whose work it is to assist in the provision of emergency medical care around the world. Dr Acker is also a key member of the organization, ‘Surfing Doctors’ and gets to combine his love of surfing with his passion for medicine.The topic of surf medicine has been requested multiple times by listeners. So finally, here it is.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Surgery and Exercise 12 mins – “Matthias Eikermann discusses a trial to improve mobility for patients within the surgical ICU environment” At the link find the title, “Mobilisation in the surgical ICU: The Lancet: September 29, 2016,” right-click “Media files 29september-surgery.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Holocaust 21 mins– “The bombing of eastern Aleppo has become relentless. Victims are overwhelmingly civilians — many are children. The devastation is so great, so deliberate, some have begun to characterize it as a holocaust. Others say that is neither factual nor accurate.” At the link find the title, “The power of a word: Is it time to call Syrian atrocities a holocaust? Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160929_15024.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Strategies 19 mins – “How the next president deals with the conflict in Syria will shape American foreign policy in the Middle East for years to come, says Andrew Tabler, and American decisions in Syria will determine the course of American relations with our regional allies, with Iran, and even with Russia. Join us for the latest in our Middle East 2017 series with Syria expert Tabler’s insights into why Syria in the late 2010s will likely resemble Iraq in the 1990s, with Libya right behind it.” At the link find the title, “Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices – Syria, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files PolicyCast7ME2017Tabler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian White Helmet 15 mins – “An extraordinary rescue team of Syrian civilians called The White Helmets run toward the scene of an attack to try to save lives. The team has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for saving tens of thousands of lives during Syria’s civil war.” At the link find the title, “Syria’s White Helmets leader says hope keeps rescue team focused, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160926_28674.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tasmanian Face Cancer 58 mins – “Audiommunity loves Tasmanian devils, so we bite the shit out of them… In this episode, we’re talking about a contagious tumor that couldn’t happen to a nicer species. No seriously, it really couldn’t. Tasmanian devils bite each other on the face to say hello. WTF devils?” At the link find the title, “Episode 24 – The Devil Went Down to… awww, C’mon Matt,” right-click “Media files 20160913_mixdown.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Foundation 48 mins – “‘Washington Post’ reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn’t operate like a typical charity: “[Trump] doesn’t seem to have understood that a charity isn’t set up to benefit you.” Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews ‘Eyes on the Street,’ a biography of urban studies intellectual Jane Jacobs.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trumps Income Tax 24 mins – “As Donald Trump campaigns for the U.S. presidency, everything from his taxes, to his net worth, to the deals he made is a blur of contradictory numbers. David Cay Johnston shares his insights after following the numbers to understand the making of Trump.” At the link find the title,”Investigative journalist explains the making of Trump as a businessman, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160929_87976.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trumps Tax Return 48 mins – “In Monday’s debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump boasted that he paid little or nothing in federal income taxes in some years. Tax experts say this is highly unusual for such a high earner, unless he operated his businesses at a net loss. In general, high-income Americans pay more federal income taxes than middle- or low-income households. About 43% of households do not pay any federal income taxes because they are too poor. High earners, including real estate developers like Trump, however, can use several techniques to minimize taxes, including tax deductions for depreciating property. Who pays federal income taxes, who does not — and why.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
US Trade Policy P1 74 mins – “The Impact of Trade on U.S. Labor Markets: What Do We Know? …”Let me welcome you all to the CFR symposium on “The Future of U.S. Trade Policy.” Thank you very much for being here. My name is Ted Alden. I’m a senior with the Council here in Washington. I’m delighted to be hosting this event, along with my colleague, Miles Kahler… We are in the midst of what I think is certainly the deepest questioning of the benefits of open global trade and investment, certainly that I have seen during my career. And as Miles will talk about, this is no way confined just to the United States. But as he and I both agreed in working on this symposium, and another follow-on meeting we are planning for the spring, the United States remains the lynchpin of the global trading system. If the United States turns inward and backs away from the leadership role it has played for decades on global trade, the world is going to look very different. And in all likelihood, both Americans and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
US Trade Policy P2 68 mins – “The Changing Political Context for Trade – Experts discuss the changing political context for trade in the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
US Trade Policy P3 55 mins – “A Conversation With Sander Levin …we have a very distinguished guest with us today, who is actually in the arena on trade policy and politics, Congressman Sandy Levin, who is the ranking member of House Ways and Means, someone who cares deeply and thinks deeply about trade issues. And we are delighted to have him with us today. I think just a word of format, we’re going to hear the congressman speak for about 10 minutes, he has some opening remarks he would like to make, and then after that we will have a brief discussion before we open it up to Q&A with the audience. We have—as I’ve warned the congressman, we have a lot of serious trade specialists in the audience today. So he’s prepared for some tough questions and welcomes them. So with that, Congressman, I invite you to give your opening remarks….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
US Trade Policy P4 60 mins – “U.S. Business and the Future of Globalization…I’m delighted to be here for the final session to welcome Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric to the Council on Foreign Relations. Jeff has worked at GE since 1982 in several of the company’s major divisions and has been chief executive since 2001. And he’s been very active in public life as well—actually, where I’ve paid the most attention to him—including his work chairing the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which we all appreciate your service….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Vegetable Burgers 6 mins – “…there are so many of us now eating so much meat that raising all those animals is having a big impact on the global environment, including the climate. That has people around the world scrambling for meat substitutes, but something better than those dry and pasty veggie burgers. Patrick Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, thinks he’s hit the jackpot. His company invented a veggie burger that claims to taste, feel and even bleed like the real thing….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.
Venezuela Food Shortage 24 mins – “Vladimir Hernandez returns home to oil-rich Venezuela, which is struggling to feed its own people in the midst of a spiraling economic crisis.” At the link find the title, “Going Hungry in Venezuela, Sept, 2016”right-click “Media files p049985v.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Water Politics 28 mins – “An issue that didn’t come up in Monday’s presidential debate, and unfortunately may not show up in subsequent debates either, is, “What are the candidates’ water policies?” It is one of the most vital issues for all Americans, and for the globe, and yet it is almost never mentioned on the national political debate stage. But if you look for them, you’ll find that each of the two major party candidates for president do have positions on water — well, one has actual proposals, and the other one has a set of ill-conceived opinions that could theoretically inform policy. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from the Washington correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, Carolyn Lochhead, to compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on water. We will discuss the preposterous supposition advanced by one candidate that the California drought is just a figment of our collective imaginations ginned up by liberals, the idea that it is wasteful to allow rivers to flow to the sea, and Clinton’s vision for collaborative stewardship. Stay tuned as we dive deep into the politics of water.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Working 4 mins – “Decades ago, author, Studs Terkel traveled the country with a tape recorder, interviewing regular people about what they did for a living. The interviews became a book called, Working, and it struck a chord with readers because it revealed the dignity in the lives of every day people. Radio Diaries, along with Project& listened to those interviews, and all this week NPR presents the best of what they found.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
WW II Story 56 mins – “We speak with New Hampshire author Paul Levy about his new book called Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence. Levy describes his search to uncover the life, and death, of an uncle he never knew, who died in World War II. GUEST: Paul Levy – Retired poverty lawyer and professor who taught at Indiana University and Smith College, before serving on the faculty of a progressive adult learning program at Springfield College. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Paul Levy set out to learn about the uncle he never knew and heard little about growing up — Phil Levy, who died during World War II in a lesser-known yet critical battle known as Operation Dragoon. The idea was that the southern troops would land and move north to meet the Normandy troops; they would form a north-south line in France and then start moving east across Belgium and through the rest of France and into Germany and to Berlin and victory. And with a couple of hiccups along the way that’s essentially what happened….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ZdoggMD 22 mins – “…ZDogg came about when I was trying to come up with a name. I was really burned out at the end of my career in hospital medicine because half of the patients that I saw didn’t need to be there, and I didn’t have a voice. We feel so disempowered in medicine, right? We talk so much about patients being disempowered and not having an individual say. I think doctors are in the same boat. We are treated like cooks practicing algorithmic medicine. We are disempowered, we are paid in the wrong way, etc. …So it was ZDoggMD. I put it on YouTube, and that is how it was started. It was a cry for help, and I did it against medical advice. In Canada, I am ZedDogg, which is actually 30% cooler…” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Zika History 39 mins – “Since 2015 there have been Zika outbreaks reported in sixty countries. So, where did Zika come from? What happens when you get infected? How worried should you be?And why has Zika has become such a problem recently? To find out, we speak to Assoc. Prof. Desiree LaBeaud, Dr Cathy Spong, Dr Andrew Haddow, and New York Times health reporter Donald McNeil Jr.” At the link find the title, “Zika, Sept, 2016” right-click “Media files GLT5687957657.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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