Media Mining Digest 258 – Oct 21, 2016: ADHD Prisoners, Aero Crew News, Alcosynth, Aleppo Siege, Alexis de Tocqueville, Altruism Effectiveness, American Revisited Discussion, Appendicitis Case, Astrophysics Questions, Broadband in Utah, Cancer Advances, Change my View, Climate Change in Mumbai, Climate Warming Speed, Clinical Trials, Clothing Guides, Colombia Truce Rejection, Communications Plan, Coral Bleaching, Culture Wars, Design Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Disruptive World, Dolly the Sheep Story, Drug Abuse and Teeth, Economic Stagnation, EMP Report, Female Genital Cutting, Fix Items for Tax Break, Glass Full of Miracles, Gluten Tolerance, GMO Controversy, Greg Mortenson Controversy, Haiti Post Hurricane, Half a House Program, Highway of Tears Documentary, Hip and Knee Problems, Human Future, Immigrant Activists, Immigrant America, Inequality Issues, Interactive Media, Interbike Show, ISIS Opponents, Justice Stephen Breyer, Lee grant, Lobotomies, Manufacturing History, March-Book 3, Marijuana History, Maternal Deaths Increase, Memory Illusions, Mental Problems, Mexican Justice, Mexico Illegal Logging, Millennial Workers, Minds and Memories, Miracle Apple, Neurologist, New Hampshire Economics, Parkinsons Diet, Peanut, Philosophy Defined, PJ ORourk on Presidential Campaign, Plasma, Plato and Sustainability, Polyethylene, Premed Questions, Psychiatrist Shortage in New Hampshire, Radical Solutions, Sexual Assault Shaming, Sexual Relations, Sierra Club Founder, Smallpox Eradicator, Snowden Update, Social Values, Somalia Recovery, Sono Motors, Special Needs Kids, Startup Podcast Talks, Supernational Tribunals, Talk Radio Impact, Thousand Days Program, Thyroid Problems, Trail of Tears Update, Tree Preservation, Tuna Documentary, Undesirable Talents, US Access Board, Vice Magazine Creator, Virology Researcher, Virtue Ethics, Website Design, Wells Fargo Scandal, Wildlife Bridges, Yemeni Children Starve, Zika Virus Research

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 99 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 242 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.

ADHD Prisoners 25 mins – “If they were in school and suffering from ADHD, they’d likely be diagnosed and treated. But prisoners — youths and adults — usually go without. And some say that fixing that could go a long way to reducing recidivism.” At the link find the title, “Lack of treatment for prisoners with ADHD leads to recidivism, says advocate, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161014_87956.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aero Crew News 72 mins – “In this episode we have two interviews. The first with Craig Pieper the Editor in Chief and Founder of Aero Crew News. And the second interview is with Christian, a student from Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, Florida.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcosynth 25 mins – “Is it too good to be true?” At the link find the title, “A new synthetic alcohol promises good times drinking without the headaches and hangovers, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161011_89045.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Siege 50 mins – “The Syrian civil war has lasted five years and claimed more than 400,000 lives. Since Russia entered the conflict a year ago, more than 3,000 civilians have been killed. Last week, a bombing of Aleppo by Syrian government forces killed hundreds, including more than 100 children. On Monday, Secretary of State Kerry ended peace talks following the Aleppo attack. In Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, Governor Mike Pence called for a tougher approach to Russia and for the establishment of “safe zones” inside Syria. And Hillary Clinton has called for a no-fly zone. Guest host Tom Gjelten and guests debate what to do about Russia’s escalation in Syria and the humanitarian crisis there.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Alexis de Tocqueville P1 55 mins – “Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville’s observations.” At the link find the title, “Tocqueville’s America Revisited, Part 1, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20161014_48948.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alexis de Tocqueville P2 55 mins – “Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville’s observations.” At the link find the title, “Tocqueville’s America Revisited, Part 2, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20161021_78772.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism Effectiveness 60 mins – “This week, we’re learning how science can boost the effectiveness of philanthropy. We’ll talk to philosophy professor William MacAskill about his book “Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and How You Can Make a Difference.” And we’ll speak to education researcher Brendan Rigby about the ethics and impact of “voluntourism.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

America Revisited Discussion 46 mins – “The final programme in the series brings together five of the speakers from the road trip” At the link find the title, “America Revisited: The Discussion, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04btk4t.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Appendicitis Case 15 mins – “Appendicitis ultrasound follow up case from The Great White North.  Cool stuff!  #FOAMED Last episode we revisited appendicitis ultrasound.  Let’s continue that visit.  What better way to keep visiting than with a case, right?Luckily, Dave Kirschner….the Canadian, has an awesome case to share with us.  Dave is a brilliant ultrasound guru from up north who we met through The Ultrasound Leadership Academy, and now he teaches with us as much as we can convince him to.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics Questions 55 mins – “Curious about general astrophysics? Join us for class this week as Prof. Neil Tyson and assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter swapping Carl Sagan stories in the ‘Cosmic Crib.’” At the link find the title, “Extended Classic: Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 286586499-startalk extended classic cosmic queries general astrophysics-101.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Utah 25 mins – “In the north central region of Utah, eleven communities are now served by a regional open access fiber-optic network operated by the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency or UTOPIA. UTOPIA’s Executive Director, Roger Timmerman, and Mayor Karen Cronin from member community, Perry City, take time to speak with us for Community Broadband Bits episode 223. One of the great advantages UTOPIA has brought the region is the element of competition. Rather than facing a choice of only one or two Internet Service Providers like most of us, people in UTOPIA cities sign up for a connection to the network and then choose from multiple providers who offer a range of services via the infrastructure. Competing for business brings better products, better prices, and better customer service.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Advances 13 mins – “Learn about the latest advances in the war against cancer from Stanford researcher Adam de la Zerda, who’s working on some cutting-edge techniques of his own. Using a remarkable imaging technology that illuminates cancer-seeking gold particles injected into the body, de la Zerda’s lab hopes to light the way for surgeons to remove even the tiniest trace of deadly tumors.” “ At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Change My View 77 mins – “For computer scientist Chenhao Tan and his team, the internet community called Change My View offered something amazing, a ready-made natural experiment that had been running for years. All they had to do was feed it into the programs they had designed to understand the back-and-forth between human beings and then analyze the patterns the emerged. When they did that, they discovered two things: what kind of arguments are most likely to change people’s minds, and what kinds of minds are most likely to be changed. In this episode you’ll hear from the co-founder of Reddit, the moderators of Change My View, and the scientists studying how people argue on the internet as we explore what it takes to change people’s perspective and whether the future of our online lives is thicker filter bubbles or the whittling away of bad ideas.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 086-Change_My_View.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Climate Warming Speed 60 mins – “Plants are failing to absorb our carbon emissions, decades before expected, says Dr. James Curran from Scotland. Then celebrated Indian author Amitav Ghosh on new book ‘The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable’.” At the link right-click “Lo-Fi” near “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clinical Trials 6 mins – “Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Drazen on a new article series, The Changing Face of Clinical Trials. Supplement to the N Engl J Med 2016; 374:2167 Jeffrey Drazen is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Managing Editor of the Journal.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” andselect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clothing Guides 58 mins – “Antonio Centeno [RealMenRealStyle.com] talks about how dressing better can be the catalyst for improving your confidence, presentation, and performance.” At the link find the title, “How to Upgrade Your Wardrobe and Dress Better (Ep. 128),” right-click “Media files 49550.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colombia Truce Rejection 34 mins – “Bernard W. Aronson, managing partner of ACON Investments and former U.S. assistant secretary of state for inter-american affairs, joins CFR’s Matthew M. Taylor to discuss Colombia’s failed peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its implications for the country’s future.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communications Plan 24 mins – “Former president of IABC Ottawa and host Sherrilynne Starkie caught up with Caroline Kealey, principal of Ingenium Communications, to chat about Caroline’s recent Gold Quill award at the IABC World Conference in New Orleans. Ingenium Communications is a boutique firm here in Ottawa, specializing in strategic communications, change management, and training. Caroline Kealey shares with Sherrilynne Starkie on how to build an award-winning communications plan, from the beginning to the end and where her communications career has brought her today.” At the link right-click “Direct download: The Voice Episode 102.mp3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.

Coral Bleaching 27 mins – “This summer, large parts of the Great Barrier Reef saw the hottest sea temperatures and the most severe coral bleaching ever recorded – so before the next impact hits, scientists are racing against time to understand the demise of reefs and the prospects for their recovery. Catalyst explores the lethal threat of bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef, and the challenges we all face to protect this global treasure.” At the link right-click “download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Wars 52 mins – “A few years ago, as the debate raged over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, religion scholar Stephen Prothero watched and wondered what all the fuss was about. Hoping to better understand our current culture wars, he began researching similar clashes in America’s past, and he arrived at a provocative conclusion. Conservatives, Prothero says, almost always start the culture wars, and, equally often, liberals end up winning. Thursday, we’ll talk to Prothero about America’s long history of moral and religious battles and why liberals win.On …his new book Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars. ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Thinking 53 mins – “In the 1960s, a group of Stanford professors developed a method of problem-solving that’s come to be know as design thinking. The approach has been used for years at companies like Apple and Google to develop new products. Two Silicon Valley veterans thought these same principles could be applied to tough life questions like “what do I want to be when I grow up?” And “how do I live meaningfully?” They turned their idea into a class called “designing your life”—now wildly popular at Stanford. In a new book, they describe their method and say it can be used at any age. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans on how to use design theory to answer questions about work, life and happiness.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Digital Citizenship 27 mins – “In a week which saw reports of Twitter being bought come and go, its Head of Public Policy in India, Mahima Kaul tells Click about efforts to use Twitter to promote social justice, such as empowering women, encouraging citizenship for youngsters and even helping in emergencies. Sovereign Internet Identity – Who are you? How do I know you are you and not some other you? Is there someone I ask? Doc Searls has been thinking in the field of Internet Identity for many years. Ahead of this month’s Internet Identity Workshop in the US, he talks to Click about the current trends and dangers. WILD App for Conservation – In Kenya a new app is available to help conservation agencies and scientists track real world animals and wildlife. The BBC’s Michael Kaloki spoke to Tirus Kamau, of @iLab, Strathmore University, about the hopes and dangers. A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia -At an exhibition in London’s Somerset House, a new piece by Julie Freeman uses data from a live naked mole-rat colony to ask questions about a possible future of human society to ask possible questions about human society. Julie joins Click to explain more.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive World 48 mins – “Disruptive innovation guru Clay Christensen on disruption now, from politics to Uber. Disruption has been the word of the new millennium and more now. In business, economics, politics, society. My guest, Clayton Christensen, put the word in big play in the heady 1990s, when he first wrote about “disruptive innovation.” He was talking business. Now the meme is everywhere. Not everyone likes it. He’s got new thinking on it. This hour On Point, Clay Christensen on disruptive innovation, and what needs doing, changing now.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under th eplay button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dolly the Sheep Story 28 mins – “Dolly the sheep was born near Edinburgh, twenty years ago this summer. She was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult animal, (named after Dolly Parton because she was created from a breast cell). And became a global media star, inspiring both amazement that an animal be created with three mothers but no father,and fear. Many worried about where such a development might lead. The papers reported: ‘dreaded possibilities are raised’; ‘cloned sheep in Nazi storm’. Professor Ian Wilmut,the man who created Dolly, was compared to Frankenstein. Jim talked to Ian in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Festival and asked him why he decided to try and clone a sheep; how he and the team did it; and whether cloning humans is now a real possibility. Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link right-click “Ian Wilmut on Dolly the sheep, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04b979k.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Abuse and Teeth 27 mins – “Drugs like crystal meth and opiates wreck the teeth as well as the mind. In America, more than just about any country, good teeth are a sign of success and so dentists like Dr Bob Carter are helping fix addicts’ teeth.” At the link find the title, “Drugs and the Dentist. Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04bmp2h.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Stagnation 49 mins – “Research suggests that in the last few decades at least a third and as many as a half of all American families have, in economic terms, either stayed the same or lost ground. For these families the American dream remains just that, and now more than ever in recent memory, it’s an unrealistic aspiration. Join us to discuss how a stagnating quality of life for many Americans is taking its toll on our country and what we can do about it.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

EMP Report 55 mins – “The loss of the grid would not have been a threat 100 years ago because the population of the country was only about 76 million people. At that time, the production of food was not yet dependent on electrical power, and few homes were entirely electric.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Genital Cutting 38 mins – “This week, refugee mental health, better neural nets, and changing attitudes to female genital cutting.” At the link find the title,”Nature Podcast: Oct 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fix Items for Tax Break 24 mins – “Fix your clothes, appliances or whatever you’re tempted to take to the curb. It’s part of a burgeoning “fixer movement” that not only is good for the environment and pocket but in Sweden repairing what’s broken can actually give you a tax break.” At the link find the title, “Sweden offering tax breaks to repair – not replace – broken objects, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161012_80092.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glass Full of Miracles 48 mins – “Violet Grgich, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Grgich Hills Estate In conversation with Sasha Paulsen, Features Editor, Napa Valley Register In the 40 years that have passed since he crafted the iconic Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that beat its French counterpart in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting competition, Miljenko “Mike” Grgich has garnered wide acclaim as an industry pioneer while his wines have been served at White House state dinners. Having grown up alongside her father in the winery, trying her hand at everything from the bottling line to the tasting room, Violet Ggrich will share her personal recollections on publishing her father’s newly released memoir, A Glass Full of Miracles, as well as the family’s plans for the future. We will be enjoying a tasting of Grgich Hills Chardonnay and Zinfandel.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gluten Tolerance 37 mins – “Our guest this episode is Nadine Grzeskowiak, otherwise known as the Gluten Free RN. Nadine is a Registered Nurse, author, speaker, and celiac disease and gluten intolerance educator. Listen in as we talk about her journey with celiac disease, gluten, and gluten intolerance.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Controversy 64 mins – “Caitlin Shetterly, Author, Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future GMO products are among the most-consumed and the least-understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way. Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family’s daily existence changed forever. She takes a deeper look at how GMO products are currently infiltrating our food, our land, and how that affects our health and future.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greg Mortenson Controversy 55 mins – “In his book Three Cups of Tea, mountaineer Greg Mortenson details his humanitarian efforts to build schools in Pakistan. His story brought him worldwide acclaim and sold lots of books. There’s just one problem, says the writer Jon Krakauer: Mortenson’s story is a lie. Krakauer has written at length about holes he’s found in Mortenson’s tale, allegations the journalist Jennifer Jordan pushes back against in a new documentary film. Jordan and Krakauer join us Monday to discuss the controversy over Three Cups of Tea.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Haiti Post Hurricane 21 mins – “In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, people in southern Haiti say there’s nothing left. And the worst may still be in store: starvation, cholera, most likely more deaths. Warnings about where to donate has The Current looking into how aid is helping Haiti.” At the link find the title, “Haiti devastation post-Hurricane Matthew pose challenges for aid organizations, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161012_61755.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Half a House Program 22 mins – “ On the night of February 27th, 2010, Luis Enriquez had just gotten home from his job at a lumber factory in Constitución, Chile. At around three o’clock in the morning, Luis started to feel the earth shake. It was an earthquake—a bad one. With a magnitude of 8.8, the quake that hit Constitución was the second biggest that the world had seen in half a century. The quake and the tsunami it produced completely crushed the town. By the time it was over, more than 500 people were dead, and about 80% of the Constitución’s buildings were ruined. As part of the relief effort, an architecture firm called Elemental was hired to create a master plan for the city, which included new housing for people displaced in the disaster. But the structures that Elemental delivered were a radical and controversial approach toward housing. They gave people half of a house.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Highway of Tears Documentary 9 mins – “The Current has produced a virtual reality documentary about the notorious Highway of Tears where dozens of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered. Anna Maria Tremonti is in Prince George, B.C. hosting a public forum and shares more details.” At the link find the title, “Monday: Watch The Current’s virtual reality Highway of Tears documentary, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161013_75563.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip and Knee Problems 40 mins – “Musculoskeletal disease is responsible for the majority of the global health burden, yet receives little national or international attention in terms of media awareness. This podcast from Professor Richie Gill describes some major challenges for global healthcare provision and give an overview of the research work being performed at the University of Bath to meet these challenges.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Future 55 mins – “In his new book “Homo Deus”, Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us?” At the link find the title, “When Man Becomes God – Yuval Harari, Oct, 2016,”.right-click “Media files ideas_20161011_37894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Immigrant Activists 13 mins – “In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. “We have fought to be here,” she says, calling immigrant voices to action. ‘It’s our country, too.’ “ At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant America 23 mins – “Our airwaves are filled with debates about migrants, refugees, and undocumented immigrants… Who should be in the United States, who shouldn’t, and who should decide? Immigration is, without question, a flash point in this year’s political debates. It’s an issue that seems to get to the core of who we are, who we want to be, and where we’re headed as a nation. Today we’re going to take a fresh look at the issue by exploring what history can teach us about the patterns and paradoxes of immigration in a nation of immigrants. It’s one of a series of shows in the next few weeks that will speak to issues that have bubbled to the surface in politics this year, that reveal something about us — and human nature. Historian Maria Cristina Garcia joins us.” At the link find the title, “Episode 47: Give Me Your Tired…, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161007 hiddenbrain_47.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inequality Issues 64 mins – “Nobel Laureate in Economics Angus Deaton of Princeton University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of trade and aid. Deaton wonders if economists should re-think the widely-held view that redistribution from rich nations to poor nations makes the world a better place. The conversation focuses on the challenges facing poor Americans including the rising mortality rate for white Americans ages 45-54.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interactive Media 17 mins – “Jane Friedhoff is a game designer, creative researcher, and experimental programmer whose work focuses on experimenting with media forms in order to create new, unusual, and even playful relationships between people.  While at the New York Times R&D Lab, she developed an interactive journalism model called Membrane that has the potential to transform a reporter’s article into a community’s conversation. She is currently on the staff at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education. A self-identified “creative technologist,” Friedhoff focuses “on thinking about technology that tries to project into the future – how technology will be used, what ramifications it has, how it affects people – and not just how it works today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interbike Show 20 mins – “Electric bikes have finally come into their own. That’s Alonzo’s opinion after spending a few days at the big trade show, Interbike. Sue reminds him that Americans buy more bicycles every year than they do cars. We feature an excerpt from our live show earlier this month at LA’s Petersen Auto Museum. It’s a little game show we did with tech writer Ashlee Vance, and flying car inventor Dezso Molnar. And Alonzo’s bicycle mechanic, Travis Engle, stops by to tell us about the Critical Mass bike movement. The group sponsors urban rides in cities across the country, and the LA version often has as many as 4000 cyclists for their big, monthly mass ride.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Opponents 24 mins – “Dillon Hillier spent three months with Kurdish militias in northern Iraq.” At the link find the title,”Canadian Army vet on fighting ISIS in Iraq, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161010_39278.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Justice Stephen Breyer 49 mins – “Today, NHPR and the Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Stephen Breyer, recorded live at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. Breyer was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1994. He is now 78 and author of several books throughout his distinguished career. Some are academic, others displaying his unbridled enthusiasm for the democratic system and belief that it is the court’s job is to make government work for real people living today. His most recent book  The Court and the World makes the case that in an age of global interdependence, America’s government, business, citizenry, and conflict transcend national boundaries. International issues are now more common on court dockets, requiring federal judges to better understand foreign reasoning and laws. “Judicial awareness can no longer stop at the border,” he writes, which is akin to poking at a hornet’s nest of his conservative critics – and fellow justices. Justice Breyer buoyantly stepped out on the stage of the Music hall’s historic theater to argue that American judicial isolationism is no longer possible.”

Lee Grant 88 mins – “Gilbert and Frank visit the home of Oscar-winning actress and director Lee Grant, who speaks openly and candidly about everything from her years on the Hollywood blacklist to her friendships with Hal Ashby, Grace Kelly and Walter Matthau, to her decision to turn down a classic sitcom role. Also, Lee remembers Sharon Tate, praises the talents of Rod Steiger, shares the stage with Peter Falk and flips the bird on “The Tonight Show.” PLUS: “The Landlord”! “Divorce American Style”! Olivia de Havilland takes a swim! Gilbert crushes on Warren Beatty! And the only Jewish James Bond villain!” At the link find the title,”#124: Lee Grant,” right-click “Enclosure: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/12243/4598783/e8587e04-4380-4d1f-b59a-5b31d20f215f.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobotomies 35 mins – “When a surgeon cut into Henry Molaison’s skull to treat him for epilepsy, he inadvertently created the most important brain-research subject of our time—a man who could no longer remember, who taught us everything we know about memory. Six decades later, another daring researcher is cutting into Henry’s brain. Another revolution in brain science is about to begin.” At the link find the title, “The Brain That Changed Everything, By Luke Dittrich, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files The Brain That Changed the World-by-Luke Dittrich.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing History 57 mins – “Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have talked about loss of manufacturing jobs, and the importance of having things “Made In America.”  From 18th century colonists struggling to produce that most coveted of items — porcelain — to the invention of nylon stockings and the TV picture tube in the 20th century, Peter, Ed, and Brian explore the surprising history behind five inventions and innovations.” 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.

March – Book 3 49 mins – “A comic book about Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Montgomery bus boycotts helped inspire a generation to take up the fight for civil rights. This included a teenager in Alabama named John Lewis. Congressman Lewis became a student leader in the movement and was at the forefront of some of the most pivotal moments in civil rights history. He has recently completed a trilogy of graphic novels to tell his own story in comic form. The third installment was just nominated for a National Book Award. Congressman Lewis and his co-authors on the trilogy “March,” and their hopes that it will inspire a new generation of social justice activists.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Mariuana History 48 mins – “Author John Hudak says federal law makes it hard to prove the medicinal value of marijuana. “As a Schedule 1 drug it is very difficult to do research on the plant,” he explains. Ken Tucker reviews ‘Blue Mountain,’ a solo album from Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maternal Deaths Increase 50 mins – “While the rate at which women die during pregnancy or childbirth has fallen in many nations, maternal deaths have been rising in the U.S. over the last fifteen years, according to several new studies. But the mortality rate differs depending on the state. It doubled in Texas from 2000 to 2014, but decreased in California. A look at what’s behind the increase in U.S. maternal mortality rates.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Memory Illusions 24 mins – “Forget everything you think you know about memory. Canadian criminal psychologist and author of The Memory Illusion, Julia Shaw, says our memories are usually unreliable. She may even have you questioning everything you think you know about yourself.” At the link find the title, “Chances are your memories are untrue and unreliable, says criminal psychologist, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161014_85466.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Problems 51 mins – “On the next Snap…”Tin Man.” What if you were born without a heart? Featuring stories about the DMZ, face blindness, and psychopaths.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Justice 44 mins -”When foreign nationals commit a crime in the US, their consulates work to avoid what the majority of UN member states consider to be barbaric: execution. Today, we’ll hear what the government south of the border is doing to their nationals off death row. Also today, 80s movies like Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club banked on the boredom, buying power and  dramatic urges of teenagers – but were they groundbreaking cinema classics?  A superfan says John Hughes and his teen flick colleagues got at truths beyond adolescence angst and suburbia.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Illegal Logging 27 mins – “The story of Cheran – a Mexican town that chased out the cartels, and the police and politicians who collaborated with them.” At the link find the title, “Mexico: The Town that Said ‘No’, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04bt5bh.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Millennial Workers 16 mins – “Millennials have a reputation for job hopping, and for good reason: On average, a Gen-Y worker changes jobs every two years, by contrast to Baby Boomers, who make a switch every 15 years or so. That has costly implications for companies — and increasingly so, as Millennials in the workplace are projected to represent approximately 75 percent of the workforce in the next 10 years. It’s critically important for companies to address this retention problem, says Ryan Avery, co-founder of Avery Today and a Gen-Y expert who trains business leaders on ways to motivate Millennials. “This is not a thing to focus on — it’s the thing to focus on when you’re serious about growing your business,” he says. A member of Gen Y himself, Avery explains that there are several fundamental shifts that companies need to make to retain Millennials for the long haul….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minds and Memories 45 mins – “Science and the humanities are too often poles apart, so two of the UK’s most distinguished institutions decided to do something about it. At a special event hosted at the Royal Society in London, and co-presented by the Royal Society of Literature, travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron took to the stage with neuroscientist Jon Aggleton. They discussed issues of memory, emotion and brain structure raised by Thubron’s latest book, a tale of six tenants and a landlord whose innermost thoughts and values are illuminated by a conflagration in the house where they all live.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Miracle Apple 12 mins – “How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn’t enough.” At the link find the title, “#627: The Miracle Apple, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161012 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurologist 48 mins – “In his memoir ‘Do No Harm,’ Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he’s dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness. [Originally broadcast May 2015] Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Birth of a Nation.’ “At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Economics 56 mins – “According to a Census Bureau report, household incomes have gone up. Global trade is a hot campaign issue, and we’ll  look at how it impacts New Hampshire. And JP Morgan Chase plans to move six hundred jobs out of Salem.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkinson’s Diet 64 mins – “Parkinson’s disease involves a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Symptoms can include tremor, rigidity and slow movements. In this program, you will learn about changes in dietary protein that have been found to reduce these symptoms by half. Neurodegeneration is the loss of function and death of our brain cells. Why do our brain cells lose function and die? Learn about specific pollutants in certain foods that can damage our ability to make dopamine, and which foods harbor these persistent organic pollutants and how to avoid them. In contrast, certain foods and nutrients can help protect brain cells and slow degeneration. Since Parkinson’s disease symptoms do not often show up before half of the dopamine-producing brain cells are gone, all of us can benefit from proactive risk reduction. Steve Blake is faculty nutritional biochemist at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience. He is a research scientist who has just finished a clinical study successfully using nutrients to combat neurodegeneration. Among his publications, he authored the Diet Doctor software to analyze dietary nutrients.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peanuts 37 mins – “The peanut is a valuable crop for American farmers and is extensively cultivated worldwide.  It is an important source of protein and healthy oils.  At the same time the public is concerned about peanut allergies and aflatoxins.  What is the reality, and how is technology coming to the rescue to address these problems?   Dr. Peggy Ozias-Akins is a Professor and peanut expert at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus, and she talks about past and contemporary issues in peanuts.  In the second part of the podcast I talk about communicating concepts in genetic engineering with family and friends.  How do we reach people we care about that have been tainted by non-scientific opinions?  We can do that, but it takes following a strategy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Philosophy Defined 26 mins – “We asked a range of Philosophy Bites interviewees the simple question ‘What is Philosophy?’…Here are some of their answers:” At th link right-click “Listen to What is Philosophy?” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

PJ O’Rourke on Presidential Campaign 60 mins – “As Donald Trump faces Hillary Clinton in what has been one of the most vitriolic and unpredictable races in recent US election history, we were joined by America’s leading political satirist PJ O’Rourke, just a month ahead of US election day, as he cast his merciless eye over both candidates. He is known for taking no prisoners on either side of the political divide. He has already called Trump ‘a flying monkey’ and Clinton ‘Jimmy Carter in a pantsuit’. As author of such bestsellers as ‘Don’t Vote: It Only Encourages the Bastards’, and with more citations in ‘The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations’ than any other living writer, O’Rourke has been lambasting American politics for some 40 years. Such is his stature that even President Nixon conceded: ‘Whether you agree with him or not, PJ writes a helluva piece.’ O’Rourke will delved into why, in his own words, ‘America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692’. As a sign of how the race for the White House is upending loyalties, O’Rourke, a lifelong Republican supporter, has shocked his allies by recently backing the Democrats, declaring: ‘I endorse Hillary Clinton for president. She is the second-worst thing that could happen to America.’ PJ O’Rourke was in conversation with Nick Robinson, presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme and former BBC political editor.” At the link find the title, “PJ O’Rourke on the US Presidential Clash, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plasma 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss plasma, the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid and gas. As over ninety-nine percent of all observable matter in the Universe is plasma, planets like ours, with so little plasma and so much solid, liquid and gas, appear all the more remarkable. On the grand scale, plasma is what the Sun is made from and, when we look into the night sky, almost everything we can see with the naked eye is made of plasma. On the smallest scale, here on Earth, scientists make plasma to etch the microchips on which we rely for so much. Plasma is in the fluorescent light bulbs above our heads and, in laboratories around the world, it is the subject of tests to create, one day, an inexhaustible and clean source of energy from nuclear fusion. With Justin Wark, Professor of Physics and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Oxford; Kate Lancaster, Research Fellow for Innovation and Impact at the York Plasma Institute at the University of York, and Bill Graham, Professor of Physics at Queens University, Belfast.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plato and Sustainability 15 mins – “What can Plato teach us about sustainability? According to Princeton’s Melissa Lane, author of Eco-Republic, quite a lot. Melissa discusses this topic with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. Philosophy Bites is made in association with the Institute of Philosophy.” At the link find the title “Melissa Lane on Plato and Sustainability, Dec, 2011,” right-click “Media filesand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polyethylene 6 mins – “Find a plastic bottle. There’s probably one not far from you. Now look at its bottom: do you see a little triangle with a number one inside? Well, that means the bottle is made from the compound polyethylene terephthalate. Yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful. That’s why lazy chemists usually call it PET. PET is a polymer. This means it’s a macromolecule made out of thousands of repeating units called monomers. To produce PET chemists use two different kinds of monomers: terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. Both units undergo a reaction called esterification, where an organic acid and an alcohol combine to form an ester and water. Esters are usually compounds with nice and fruity smells. But PET is not a normal ester – it’s a polymer, hence a poly-ester – and properties are very different. We’ll talk about them in just a moment…” At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy is included in the blog archive.

Premed Questions 24 mins – “Ryan answers questions that have come in through our Facebook group, and email. We cover a lot of different topics, so there will be something for you.” At the link find the title, “203: Premed Q&A – Maximizing Gap Years, Residency Merger and More, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files PMY203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychiatric Shortage in New Hampshire 56 mins – “Even as the state moves forward with plans for meeting the mental health needs of Granite Staters, workers in this field, from psychiatrists to specially trained nurses, are scarce. The factors are many, ranging from inadequate salaries to licensing boards that make it difficult for job seekers to cross state lines.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radical Solutions 45 mins – “What happens if our nation’s problems become too large to realistically imagine our politicians solving? What if voting doesn’t help? Dan reminds us that he’s not a moderate, and that you probably aren’t either.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Assault Shaming 14 mins – “We need a more considered approach to using social media for social justice, says writer and activist Ione Wells. After she was the victim of an assault in London, Wells published a letter to her attacker in a student newspaper that went viral and sparked the #NotGuilty campaign against sexual violence and victim-blaming. In this moving talk, she describes how sharing her personal story gave hope to others and delivers a powerful message against the culture of online shaming.” “ At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Assaults 49 mins – “On Wednesday, four women came forward to say they were touched inappropriately by Donald Trump. The allegations, on the heels of taped remarks in which trump boasts about pushing himself on women, have again brought sexual assault and harassment into the spotlight. It’s one of several high-profile cases this year, including accusations against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and a controversial sentencing in the Stanford rape case. All have prompted more dialogue about how we talk about, and treat, women in 2016. But to many, it can feel like we’re repeating the same conversation, even after reform to the law and college and workplace policies. Diane and a panel talk about why sexual assault and harassment are so common and what that says about our culture.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Sexual Relations 33 mins – “Esther Perel, Flemish-Belgian-Jewish-American Mash-Up and world-renowned expert on sex and relationships, sits down with Amy to discuss fetishes, why Americans are terrible at flirting and why we’re obsessed with “productive” sex — and we’re not talking about making babies. Also discussed: Amy’s “First Asian Rule” and Esther’s tips for having the best sex of our lives. We’re here for you, fam.” At the link find the title, “Oct, 2016, Sex, Relationships, And Asian Daters,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sierra Club Founder 52 mins – “David Brower is widely regarded as the father of the modern environmentalism movement. He served two decades as executive director of the Sierra Club and fought fiercely to defend wilderness and rivers in the American West. Supporters admired his passion, vision, and unyielding efforts, while his opponents found him polarizing and reckless. In a new book, the journalist Robert Wyss explores Brower’s complicated personal life and his fearless stewardship of the environmental movement.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smallpox Eradicator 60 minsLarry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director, Google.org; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History; Twitter: @larrybrilliant Brilliant’s life has taken him across continents and countercultural movements. He is responsible for some of the most significant medical, spiritual and social achievements of the past century, working with leaders and icons including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, Wavy Gravy, the Dalai Lama, and President Barack Obama. Brilliant was the executive director of Google.org and chaired the Presidential Advisory Committee on Bio-Surveillance. He lived in India for more than 10 years working as a United Nations medical officer, where he played a key role in the World Health Organization smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He also co-founded The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in more than 20 countries. Learn more about Brilliant’s inspiring life and journey.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snowden Update 65 mins – “Ben Wizner – Hosted by Leo Laporte – Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s Lawyer and Director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project” At the link click “Download options, “ right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Values 58 mins – “How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices – How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices – and the values – of diverse communities are listened to and respected? A Stratford Festival panel discussion….” At the link find the title, “A Seat at the Table: the future of a pluralist society, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20161013_86847.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia Recovery 24 mins – “Death threats haven’t deterred Fadumo Dayib from running to be Somalia’s next president. The first-ever female candidate for Somalia’s presidency shares with The Current her plan to put an end to corruption in politics by the male-dominated clan system.” At the link find the title, “Could Fadumo Dayib become Somalia’s first female president? Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161013_86032.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sono Motors 28 mins – “You know how hot your car gets on a sunny day? Wouldn’t it be great if all that sun-absorption could actually fuel your ride? Well, this week on Sea Change Radio we profile a small German startup called Sono Motors which is working on making that very thing happen. Sono Motors co-founder Jona Christians outlines how this automobile, draped in solar panels, will charge a battery for up to 250 kilometers of sun-powered driving, discusses the market landscape for this sort of technology, and tells us how the company recently raised $200,000 in crowd-source funding to make their vision real. Then, we revisit host Alex Wise‘s interview with Mike Tinskey from Ford Motors who, in 2014, talked about the company’s promising C-Max Solar Energi Concept car with solar panels built right into the roof.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Needs Kids 12 mins – “Ines Kuperschmit of the Learning Rights Law Center says parents need to learn to fight smart, and remember that they don’t have to take no for an answer.” At the link find the title, “How to get the best education for your kid with special needs, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files KidsDisabilities2_BROOD_PODCAST-35c80b42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startalk Astrophysics Questions 54 mins – “Curious about general astrophysics? Join us for class this week as Prof. Neil Tyson and assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics. Now extended with 12 minutes of Neil, Bill Nye and Steven Soter swapping Carl Sagan stories in the ‘Cosmic Crib’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Podcast Tasks 36 mins – “Growth. It can be exciting, it can be motivating, and it can be really stressful. In this week’s episode, we take a look at the tensions that Gimlet’s growth spurt is creating. We speak with the team producing one of our upcoming shows to see what it’s really like to build a podcast from the ground up. Each of them is being asked to step up to the plate in a way that they never have before, and some are realizing that the support they expected, it just isn’t there. People are pushed to their limits, emotions run high, and things that have remained hitherto unsaid are finally aired.” At the link find the title,”You Can’t Wear a Suit Here (Season 4, Episode 2), Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT2184139976.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supernational Tribunals 55 mins – “On this episode of Slate Money, hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion; Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and author of Weapons of Math Destruction; and Time correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards talk about Haley’s new book on shadow courts, the current plight of active managers, and congestion pricing.” At the link find the title, “The Shadow Courts Edition, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files SM2997694188.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Radio Impact 37 mins – “In the midst of an election that has exposed deep and sometimes ugly rifts in American society, WNYC and The Nation have partnered for a new podcast series called “The United States of Anxiety.” Each week they look to understand how we arrived at this point by diving deep into the polarized economic, social and political landscape as it exists in communities on Long Island, New York. This week, we’re sharing their latest episode,which looks at the role of the media in creating a narrative of anxiety in the U.S — particularly conservative talk radio. First, WNYC’s Arun Venugopal visits Patty, a Donald Trump supporter who lives in Long Island, to find out about her media diet and how Trump’s messaging speaks to her. Then, WNYC’s Matt Katz talks to The Nation’s Kai Wright about how conservative media reflects the changes taking place in our country and why its followers are distrustful of mainstream news. You can (and should) find more episodes of The United States of Anxiety on iTunes or by going to their website. “ At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thousand Days Program 37 mins – “Beginning at conception, a new human’s development and long-term health are critically dependent on the availablity of proper nutrition.  The right nutrients at the right time can have profound impacts on individuals, but also have effects on whole societies.  Today’s guest is Lucy Martinez-Sullivan, Executive Director of 1000 Days. She talks about the critical need for pre- and neo-natal nutrition, and how our scientific and social interventions can reshape the lives of many.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thyroid Problems 53 mins – “This week we have fantastic guest Dr. Amy Myers joining us. Listen in as we talk about her new book The Thyroid Connection, functional medicine, thyroid issues and autoimmune thyroid conditions, research, treatment, etc.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trail of Tears Update 50 mins – “  Poverty, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse are disproportionately high among the two million Native Americans in the U.S. — and at crisis levels on reservations. On today’s show, we’ll look into one economic impediment: property rights. Plus, this Columbus Day we take a look at the allure and bias of maps, with a look at cartographers who create fictional maps for fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. We’ll discover that a good fantasy map must be rooted in reality.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tree Preservation 47 mins – “America’s cities are full of trees but despite encountering them all the time we tend to take them for granted or know little about their natural history and civic virtues. But in a new book, “Urban Forests”, author Jill Jonnes says trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cityscapes and they are the dominant component of what is now called green infrastructure. For this month’s Environmental Outlook Diane looks at the history of America’s urban trees and what they mean for the health of our city’s today.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Tuna Documentary 24 mins – “As with any fishy story, there’s a dispute over facts.” At the link find the title, “Conservationists fear surplus of Atlantic bluefin tuna does not equate to healthy stock, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161011_34472.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Undesirable Talents 61 mins – “San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.” At the link click “Download” and “OK” on the pop-up menu.

US Access Board 55 mins – “Joyce welcomes Tim Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist-Information Technology, with the U.S. Access Board. The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Access Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vice Magazine Creator 37 mins – “Suroosh Alvi was a recovering addict when he started a scrappy underground magazine in Montreal. It grew into VICE Media — a multi-billion dollar company that has shaken up the world of journalism.” At the link find the title, “VICE: Suroosh Alvi, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161006_hibt_vice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virology Researcher 26 mins – “Michael Rossmann is the Hanley Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.  He joins us to talk about viruses, namely the Zika virus.  The structure of the Zika virus was discovered by a team at Purdue, and this discovery will provide insights for researchers looking to discover a vaccine or a cure.  We’ll learn that the Zika virus was first detected decades ago in Ugandan monkeys, but it is a major health concert today because of the virus’ cross-species jump to humans.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtue Ethics 15 mins – “Julia Annas explains what Virtue Ethics is for and how it differs from other approaches to the question of how we should live in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” at the link find the title, “Julia Annas on What is Virtue Ethics For? Dec, 2014,” right-click “Media files Julia Annas on What is Virtue Ethics For.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Website Design 51 mins – “Jeremy Osborn is the Academic Director of Aquent Gymnasium, an innovative MOOC for designers, developers and marketing professionals, and the author of popular books on web technology and design software, including his latest, HTML5 Digital Classroom. He and Jeffrey Zeldman discuss the rapidly changing landscape of modern web design; how to keep learning and stay inspired; remembering the human being you’re designing for, and the joy of stress cases.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wells Fargo Scandal 19 mins – “We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It’s a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.” At the link find the title, “#728: The Wells Fargo Hustle, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161007 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildlife Bridges 30 mins – “Motorways kill animals. That’s unavoidable. But can road builders minimise the death toll with badger tunnels, bat flyovers, and green bridges covered in plants rather than tarmac? Tom Heap travels to the Gwent Levels and the Netherlands to find out.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemeni Children Starve 18 mins – “Week after week, Yemen’s civil war grinds. To date, almost 3,000 children have been killed or injured in the conflict. As 370,000 severely malnourished children face a greater risk of death, many question why the plight of Yemen has been overlooked.” At the link find the title, “‘No one is speaking for Yemen’ as 370,000 malnourished children face risk of death, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161013_49658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Virus Research 121 mins – “Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler [with] Guests: Sharon Isern and Scott Michael Sharon and Scott join the TWiV team to talk about their work on dengue antibody-dependent enhancement of Zika virus infection, and identifying the virus in mosquitoes from Miami.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 410” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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