Media Mining Digest 264 – Dec 2, 2016: Addiction Problems, Advertising, Alan Greenspan Book, Alcoholic Mom Story, Alternate Reality Stories, Alzheimers Treatment, American Introspection, Ancient American, Bernie Sanders on Trump, Black Holes, Boredom, Breitbart Critique, Bridge Building, Broadband by Electrical Co-ops, Butter-Soup-Vegans, Cash and Charles, Catholic Priest Abusers, Cell Labeling, Charles Mingus,, CO2 Production and Soil Carbon, Coal in Canada, Concentration Camp Music, Concussion Care, Corruption in Providence, Creativity, Cuban Women, Cyber Security, Dark Matter, De Tocqueville on Democracy, Disabled in Pennsylvania, Disco Music Death, Dollar Store Town, E-discovery, Elder Care, Electoral College, Engineering for Kids, FarmCrowdy in Nigeria, Fungi, Gender and Race, Genetic History, Global Changes, Glyphosate, Godfather Production, Good Samaritan, Haitian Coco Crop, Hal Linden, Hospital Noise, Immigrant Stories, Insomnia, Job Trends, Joe Hill Activist, Julia Child, Jupiter, Justice Clarence Thomas, Lead Poisoning, Leonard Cohen, Madness, Maker Revolution, Marijuana, Mathematics, Meat Eaters, Military Family Life, Millennials in Parents Homes, Mississippi Pioneer Woman, Mosul Battle, Multiple Sclerosis, Native American Myths, Nuclear Weapons Control, Oklahoma Earthquakes, Physics Story for Kids, Populism and Elites, Premed Gap Year, Refugee Rescues, Risk Management, Russian Cowboys, Russian Politics, Selective Attention, Skin Patch Monitor, Solar Research, Southwest Airlines Founder, StoryCorps Thanksgiving Stories, Sustainable Cities, Terminal Burrowing, Thomas Friedman Interview, Trade Policy by US, Trump, Tuberculosis, Turkish Politics, Veteran Flight Training, Women in Science, Working Women, World War One Stories, Zapruder Filmer

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 99 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 255 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 12,000 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 350 sources, so even the discarded podcasts can be found and downloaded. Exercise your ears and let everything else relax.

Addiction Problems 47 mins – “Addiction in the family. How to spot it, how to respond and help. The U.S. Surgeon General joins us.” At the link find the title, “How To Spot — And Treat — Addiction In Your Family, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files npr_502907809.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advertising 52 mins – “Wherever you turn these days, commercials, sponsored social media, and other advertising efforts await your attention. The influential thinker Tim Wu says we have the “attention merchants” to thank for that. In a new book, Wu argues that the concerted efforts of advertisers to attract our attention at every opportunity has made us more distracted and less focused than ever before. Wu joins us Monday to explore the rise of the attention merchants and the human costs of their efforts. Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Forbes. His new book is called  The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Greenspan Book 58 mins – “Sebastian Mallaby discusses the life of Alan Greenspan in his book. He is interviewed by Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sebastian Mallaby, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.457480.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-upp menu.

Alcoholic Mom Story 58 mins – “Josh’s mother and younger brother were a mess. His mother drank too much. His brother got arrested a lot. Josh hadn’t lived with them since he was nine, and they didn’t play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life.” At the link you can listen or pay for a download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Alternate Reality Stories 36 mins – “A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us?” At the link find the title, “S02-2: Alternate Reality, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files codebreaker 20161123_e2_322_20161114_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment 66 mins – “Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Founding President, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Alzheimer’s disease is a major global problem and now one of the leading causes of death in the United States. We have recently seen the publication of the first examples of the reversal of cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s disease and its precursors, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subjective cognitive impairment (SCI). The successful protocol is a personalized, multi-modal approach that involves subtyping of Alzheimer’s and addressing dozens of factors that contribute to cognitive decline.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Introspection 50 mins – “This election season, the media frequently looked to history in an attempt to explain the rise of Donald Trump. We consider how historical parallels don’t always serve us well. Plus, revisiting a notorious murder that the press got wrong; the long reach of a WWII slogan; and attempts in Ukraine to whitewash the nation’s history. A special hour on memory, both historical and personal, and how what we remember shapes our world.” AT the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ‘Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Ancient American 36 mins – “Today, we’re introducing you to a new Gimlet Media podcast about how big news stories that we thought were over were actually the beginning of something else. It’s called Undone. We spoke with the show’s host, Pat Walters, and give you a peek of their second episode, ‘The Ancient One’. It’s about some very old human remains that two teenagers stumbled on in 1996 — and the 20-year-long fight to identify them.” At th elink find the title, “Introducing Undone, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT7978621410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Sanders on Trump 56 mins – ”Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is now the outreach chair for Senate Democrats, speaks to reporters at a [Christian Science Monitor] breakfast about the election results, Donald Trump’s presidency, and what’s next for Democrats.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, an audio file is included in the blog archive.

Black Holes 28 mins – “In a career of over fifty years Sir Roger Penrose has changed the way we see the Universe. He carried out seminal research on black holes and the big bang, and he’s questioned the current received wisdom on some of the most important ideas in science, such as quantum mechanics, artificial intelligence and where consciousness comes from. His ideas in geometry directly influenced the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Now Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, Roger Penrose is one of the world’s most lauded mathematical physicists. He’s written a number of popular science books in which he certainly doesn’t shy away from the mathematics. Jim al-Khalili talks to Roger Penrose about his continuing fascination with the biggest questions in science.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boredom 56 mins – “Contributor Peter Mitton examines boredom and discovers a little-understood universal state of mind. From its obvious downsides and unexpected upsides, to its evolutionary origins and the way it’s shaping our future — boredom is anything but dull.” At the link find the title, “The Tedium is the Message, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas_20161122_56442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breitbart Critique 31 mins – “Ben Shapiro is a pretty conservative guy. He’s written books like Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans and The People vs. Barack Obama, and he’s a former contributor to Breitbart. But earlier this year, Shapiro quit the site over his editor’s unwillingness to defend reporter Michelle Fields, and he declared himself a never Trump-er. Now, he’s facing waves of anti-Semitic abuse by people on the self-declared alt-right. Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bridge Building 18 mins – “Cable stayed bridges have become increasingly common in the past few decade, and they seem to be the design of choice for modern bridges spanning 500 to as much as 2,000 feet. In this podcast we learn of the mechanics and the advantages of this architecturally appealing design from an expert in the field, Denny Pate, Senior Vice President and Principal Bridge Engineer with Figg Engineering in Tallahassee, Florida.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband by Electric Co-ops 36 mins – “Rural electric co-ops have started delivering high quality Internet access to their member-owners and our guest this week on Community Broadband Bits episode 229 is dedicated to helping these co-ops to build fiber-optic networks throughout their territories. Jon Chambers is a partner at Conexon and was previously the head of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. Jon is a strong proponent for ensuring rural residents and businesses have at least the same quality Internet access as urban areas. We talk about his experience and frustration at the FCC, which was content to shovel money at telcos for the most basic infrastructure rather than setting higher expectations to ensure everyone had decent Internet access. We talk about how Co-Mo rolled out fiber to its members without federal assistance, inspiring electric cooperatives around the nation to follow suit. In our discussion, I reference Jon’s blog post “FCC to Rural America: Drop Dead.” In it, he cites some of the reactions in the FCC from his advocacy for real rural solutions rather than signing big checks to big telcos for delivering slow and unreliable Internet access. One of quotes from a Democrat: “Republicans like corporate welfare, so we’re going to give money to the telephone companies to keep the Republicans on the Hill happy.” Neither political party comes off looking very good when it comes to rural connectivity, which fits with our impression. But Jon confirms another of our experiences when he says that when he works with rural communities, politics doesn’t come up. They just focus on solutions.” You can listen at the link or right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download it.

Butter-Soup-Vegans 50 mins – “Now that the long, stressful, divisive election season is behind us, maybe it’s time to talk about something that unites us in pleasure: food. Now, a cultural history of one food that makes everything a little bit better: butter. Plus, the resurgence of rainbow sprinkles. Whether you call them jimmies, funfetti or unicorn food, those brightly colored sugary bits that top cupcakes, cookies & ice cream sundaes, are having a bit of a moment. We’ll talk to a food writer from the New York Times about the current funfetti explosion.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cash and Charles 48 mins – “For Thanksgiving, two archival interviews with American music icons: Cash spoke to Terry Gross in 1997, Charles in 1998.” At the link find the title, “Johnny Cash / Ray Charles, Nov 2016,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Catholic Priest Abusers 56 mins – “In this hour of Reveal, we’re going to revisit an Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: “Spotlight.” We’ll take you behind the scenes of that investigation, look at the legacy of the groundbreaking story and see how other journalists went on to expose more crimes by Catholic priests around the world.” At the link find the title, “Glare of the spotlight, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files Glare-of-the-Spotlight_update_podcast-master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Labeling 5 mins – “Kat Arney illuminates the story of a molecular ‘highlighter pen’ for growing cells. Like the story of 5-FU or fluorouracil, which we brought you recently, this tale is all about a modified version of one of the chemical building blocks of DNA. But unlike fluorouracil, which is used all over the world as a cancer drug, bromodeoxyuridine caused a lab-based revolution, providing scientists with a vital tool to detect growing and multiplying cells.” At the link find the title, “Bromodeoxyuridine: Chemistry in its element, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Bromodeoxyuridine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Mingus 49 mins – “Jazz great Charles Mingus played every kind of jazz and with almost everybody. Big band, hard bop, bebop, Third Stream, free jazz. With Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Charlie Parker, on and on. He was a great bassist, composer, band leader – but above all, Mingus exploded the emotional language of jazz. This hour On Point, the singular life and sound of Charlie Mingus.” At the ink right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 53 mins – “Chillwall is your social community for discovering, managing and sharing local events that matter to you.” This program discusses loneliness in our ultra-connected age and how Chillwall is one means of making local connections. At the link find the title, “335: The lonely generation and more, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files spark_20161120_15547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CO2 Production and Soil Carbon 60 mins – “Scientist Tobias Friedrich says Earth could heat up 6 degrees C., almost 11 degrees F, in a single lifetime. Richard Heede finds 83 companies, plus 7 countries, are responsible for 65% of all greenhouse gases. He names names. Then restoring carbon to the soil, with Murielle Trouillet from the Government of France.” At the link “Download…Lo-Fi” by right-clicking “Lo-Fi” and selecting “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Coal in Canada 19 mins – “Canada’s coal reserves are the fifth largest in the world but within 14 years Ottawa says it wants none of it to be used to make electricity. Industry workers say the cost in jobs will be high but environmentalists say the cost in lives is already high.” At the link find the title, “Nov 22: Canada’s plan to phase-out coal-powered electricity by 2030 sparks concern,” right-click “Media files current_20161122_78819.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concentration Camp Music 39 mins – “Today, voices of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp used to divert attention from the final solution. We’ll hear about how prisoners held under brutal conditions created art and music amid the horrors of the holocaust Plus, what happens when a protest movement professing all-or-nothing absolutism splits in two? We’ll find out how a splinter group of vegan activists toned down their goals and built a powerful machine for change.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Care 18 mins – “Concussion is a clinical diagnosis made after a head injury with consequent associated signs, symptoms, and neurological or cognitive impairment (infographic – In the absence of strong evidence, most recommendations on the management and recovery from concussion are based on international expert consensus. In this podcast John Brooks, academic clinical fellow in general practice, and Simon Kemp, chief medical officer for the Rugby Football Union take us through the process of guiding a patient through recovery and back into everyday life, including sport.” At the link find the title, “What to do after a concussion, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 293652172-bmjgroup-what-to-do-after-a-concussion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Effects 6 mins – “Four years ago, Carla Ciccone was out for dinner when a stack of plates smashed onto her head. Diagnosed with a concussion which led to a deep depression, she says the experience turned out to be a because of what she learned along the way to recovery.” At the link find the title,”Nov 18: How a concussion led Carla Ciccone to value life’s fragility,” right-click “Media files current_20161118_16789.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Providence 39 mins – “On today’s episode of Reply All we are bringing you the first episode of Gimlet’s new show Crimetown. Crimetown is by the creators of HBO’s The Jinx. This season is about organized crime and corruption in Providence, Rhode Island.” At the link find the title, “Introducing Crimetown, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media filesGLT9662626976.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 10 mins – “Traditional education classifies students as being either artistic or scientific. Some say this rigidity ignores what links science and arts, and that’s creativity. So how is creativity encouraged? In 2014, The University of Sydney opened the Charles Perkins Centre aimed at fostering collaboration by linking Sydney’s biggest hospital, Royal Prince Alfred with the Medical School, and biomedical research. Herbert Huppert considers creativity in physics and how teams in different countries work together.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Women 27 mins – “From a Bolero concert to a cancer ward, and from the apartment of a guy who helps Cubans get foreign visas to an Afro-Cuban Santeria ceremony, reporter Deepa Fernandes finds out how ordinary Cuban women have lived, loved and invented their way through dwindling resources and political isolation.” At the link find the title, “Candela: The Lives of Cuban Women, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Meddia files p04hd9tx.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Security 60 mins – “Minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security Dan Tehan addresses the National Press Club on the challenge of protecting Australian interests in the age of cyber warfare.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Dan Tehan, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files NPCc_DanTehan_2311_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Matter 31 mins – “In 1933, Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky published a paper inferring the existence of what he called “dunkle Materie”, or dark matter. It was decades before this theory was taken seriously by the scientific community, but today the idea that the universe is filled with vast quantities of mysterious stuff that we can’t see and have never detected directly is considered mainstream science. But how has the world of science progressed in recent times? And does dark matter represent anything more than a proxy for our misinterpretation of the laws of gravity? To help reveal what we do know about dark matter, Hannah Devlin is joined in the studio by University College London astrophysicist Dr Andrew Pontzen. We also hear from Dr Peter Capak of the Nasa/JPL Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, who is part of a consortium hoping to probe the nature of dark matter by mapping 30 billion galaxies in 2019. And finally, from Dr Sarah Malik of Imperial College London, who is a part of a team at the Large Hadron Collider hoping to detect the undetectable.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

De Tocqueville on Democracy 89 mins – “Democracy is in peril! So said Tocqueville in 1835 and 1840 when Democracy is America was published, and so would he likely say now. Democracy is always just one demagogue away from stripping us of our liberties, though certain structural and cultural features can make that more or less likely. Tocqueville liked our spirit of volunteerism, our civic activeness, our energy and inventiveness and competitiveness, and the pervasiveness of religion (at the time) in American culture. But he didn’t like our groupthink, our tendencies toward materialism and caring only about our own small circle (what he called “individualism”), our lack of philosophical curiosity, and was in favor of a strong separation between church and state. He thought that people in a democracy value equality over freedom, and that in the absence of a strong spiritual countervailing force, we’d spend more energy pursuing material comfort and so would be more likely to allow a tyrant who promises this to us to take control. He also feared the rise of a new aristocracy out of the business world, with bosses becoming the new de facto lords. Then again, he also feared a race war and thought for sure that if the South tried to secede, the federal government would be too weak to prevent this, so there’s that. This discussion was recorded live at Brown University 10/27/16 with Mark, Seth, Wes, and Dylan engaging the political moment and with an audience during the Q&A portion at the end.” At the link find the title, “Episode 152: Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America (PEL Live!),” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled in Pennsylvania 58 mins – “Joyce welcomes Peri Jude Radecic, chief executive officer of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania. During the show, Ms. Radecic will discuss the mission of the organization in depth, which is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disco Music Death 24 mins – “Hey Surprisingly Awesome listeners – we think you’ll love Undone, a new show from Gimlet Media. It’s about how the big stories we thought were over, were actually the beginning of something else. Hosted by Pat Walters and developed with help from the documentary series Retro Report, Undone challenges what you thought you knew about history.” At the link find the title, “Surprise Surprise! Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files GLT7154500524.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dollar Store Town 18 mins – “Go into any dollar store in the United States and you’ll find the same kind of stuff. There are grocery items and cleaning products, some of them generic and others brand-named. But then there are other things for sale—toys and jewelry and knick-knacks that have a kind of generic cheapness to them. Dollar stores are not just a U.S. phenomenon. They can be found in Australia and the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Mexico. And a lot of the stuff—the generic cheap stuff for sale in these stores—comes from one place. A market in China, called the International Trade Market, or: the Futian market.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

E-discovery 24 mins – “The rapid embrace of emergent technologies has flooded the legal marketplace with new tools and processes to help make attorneys’ daily lives better in every way. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek sit down with CloudNine Vice President of Professional Services Doug Austin to discuss the hottest changes and trends surrounding e-discovery.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elder Care 58 mins – “Speaking from her recent book, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind), elder care expert Kira Reginato shares her best tips for keeping your mind, temper and sense of humor as you care for a loved one. Kira’s upbeat approach outlines the basics of how to take care of anyone as they age without sacrificing taking care of yourself. Reginato, a gerontologist and elder care consultant, draws on her three decades of expertise helping older adults and their families, as well as from being the primary caregiver for her father. She knows the weight gain, the interrupted sleep, the worry, the resentment, along with the funny and tender moments. She’s on a mission to reduce the caregiving burden she sees every day with her clients. She provides practical methods for combating “caregiving overwhelm” and helps you manage expectations of your loved one and yourself.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electoral College 56 mins – “Last week’s presidential election marked the fifth time that there was a split on the popular and electoral college vote. Of course, it wasn’t the first time it’s happened in the early years of 21st century, and that’s got a lot of people are asking: why do we have an electoral college? How’d we end up with this obscure voting method? Defenders argue it’s a cornerstone of the American republic, while opponents counter that it doesn’t value each vote equally. Thursday, we’ll hear from both sides of the debate.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineering for Kids 7 mins -”TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FarmCrowdy in Nigeria 27 mins – “Segment 4: FarmCrowdy (7m) – Nigeria’s first online platform to unite investors with millions of small farmers in the country and to release the potential of millions of acres on unutilised arable land. Click talks to the CEO Onyeka Akumah.” Segment 1: Pakistan Online Piracy (8m); Segment 2: Airway-on-a-Chip (6m); Segment 3: Fusing Robotics With Textiles (7m) At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fungi 28 mins – “Fungi are responsible for rotting fruit, crumbling brickwork and athlete’s foot. They have a mouldy reputation; but it’s their ability to destroy things that enables new life to grow. 90% of all plants depend on fungi to extract vital nutrients from the soil. And it’s probably thanks to fungi that the first plants were able to colonize land 450 million years ago. Professor Lynne Boddy shares her passion for fungi with Jim Al-Khalili and describes some of the vicious strategies they use to defend their territory. Direct strangulation and chemical weapons; it’s all happening underground.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender and Race 19 mins – “Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic History 52 mins -”Friday, the writer and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee is our guest. He’s written a book that tells the epic tale of our quest to unravel the human genome. It’s the story of a long lineage of scientists—from Mendel, to Darwin, Watson, Crick, and countless others—and their efforts to understand the workings of the very threads of our existence. But how, Mukherjee wonders, can we best apply that knowledge? And what does it mean to be human when we can read and write our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. He has published articles in NatureThe New England Journal of MedicineThe New York Times, and Cell. His latest book is called The Gene: An Intimate History” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Changes 28 mins – “The Vice-President of the Conservation Foundation in Washington, DC and renowned ecologist Sir Frank Fraser Darling explores the concept of Man’s responsibility for his natural environment in his Reith series entitled ‘Wilderness and Plenty’. In his fourth lecture entitled ‘Global Changes – Actual and Possible’, Sir Frank Fraser Darling explores the problem of overpopulation and its likely effect on the natural world. He considers the population problem in relation to other environmental factors such as increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, increased reliance on technology and the reduction in all natural environmental buffers. He ponders whether rises in prosperity and population might just signal the decline of the habitable world.” At the link right-click “Global Changes – Actual and Possible, Nov, 1969,” right-click “Media files p02qsl58.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glyphosate 45 mins – “In the first part of this week’s podcast you’ll learn how to debunk a viral claim.  There are repeated claims that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, is detected in a plethora of food, beverages and body fluids.  The reports are designed to scare people, especially targeting parents that are concerned about the food they feed to their families. This week a glossy brochure surfaced making claims that glyphosate was detected in Cheerios, Oreos, organic snack foods, and many other common groceries. However, this was not a legitimate report from a peer-reviewed journal and should not be given much weight.  Nonetheless, a well-meaning Snopes a response that gave the report undue credence.  Fortunately they corrected the record….” At the link right-click right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Godfather Production 53 mins – “Coppola was 29 when he signed on to direct a film based on Mario Puzo’s novel about an Italian-American crime family. “I was always just trying to bluff the studio to let me do it my way,” he says.” At the link find the title, “Francis Ford Coppola On ‘The Godfather’, Nov 2016,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Good Samaritan 9 mins – “Two decades ago, Camilla Gibb had set herself up for what she thought would be her dream job in academia — only to realize the realities of the ivory tower didn’t sit right with her. Then a man she barely knew gave her a gift that would change her life.” At the link find the title, “Nov 21: ‘Like a religious moment’: The gift that gave Camilla Gibb a new life,” right-click “Media files current_20161121_39224.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Haitian Coco Crop 4 mins – “If you’re into chocolate, and you’ve shopped at Whole Foods in the last couple of months, you might have seen Taza Chocolate’s stone ground Haiti bar. It hasn’t been easy, but cocoa production in Haiti has been on the rise in recent years, with more being exported. The Haitian cacao beans Taza buys come from that country’s northeast region, which was unharmed when Hurricane Matthew passed by last month. However, Haiti’s other big cacao-growing region was devastated. In the fall, in Haiti’s far southwest, carpets of cacao beans can be seen along roadsides, drying in the sun. This year is no exception. They lend a splash of normalcy to the wreckage left by Hurricane Matthew….” 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.

Hal Linden 86 mins – “Emmy and Tony-winning actor and singer Hal Linden has done everything there is to do in show business, including sitcoms, movies, Broadway, nightclubs and even dubbing foreign language films. Hal joins Gilbert and Frank for a look back at his long and varied career and reveals why “Barney Miller” was considered the most authentic of all cop shows. Also, Hal covers Benny Goodman, backs up Perry Como, shares the screen with Harry Morgan and cuts the rug with Donald O’Connor. PLUS: Cab Calloway! Eddie “The Old Philosopher” Lawrence! “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster”! The Chinese Bing Crosby! And Hal salutes the late, great Abe Vigoda!” At the link right-click “Enclosure:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Noise 29 mins – “A noisy hospital makes it hard to sleep.Studies show it makes it hard to heal too, and when hospital staff experience ‘alarm fatigue’ it’s dangerous. Find out what alarm fatigue is, and meet an MD making a quieter, safer ICU, modelled on your iPhone.” At the link find the title, “Hospital noise is putting patients at risk. Here’s why. Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20161111_90970.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Stories 27 mins – “This Thanksgiving, we remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants: Our immigrant parents, grandparents, and beyond. So how we live lives worthy of their sacrifices, while still being true to ourselves? Our Iranian-Jewish-American Mash-Up Roben Farzad, creator and host of Full Disclosure, has some surprising answers for us, and a whole lotta insight on how to create your own happiness while doing so.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Insomnia 27 mins – “Sleep disorders affect up to 40 per cent of Canadians. Find out how Dr. Brian Goldman won the battle against sleepless nights. And then: Why so many Canadians can’t get help for sleep apnea, and what one Canadian sleep expert is doing to change that.” At the link find the title, “Tired of waking up tired? Here’s help, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20161118_94521.mp3 (MP3 – File)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Trends 71 mins – “Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the labor market in the United States. Hurst notes dramatic changes in employment rates for men and speculates about the causes. Two factors discussed in detail are declines in the manufacturing sector and the rise of high-end video games as a form of leisure.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joe Hill Activist 52 mins – “…we’re talking about a new play that explores the trial and execution of labor activist Joe Hill. Playwright and legal scholar Debora Threedy says whether Hill was guilty or not, he didn’t get a fair trial. Her play looks at what went wrong, the efforts to save him, the complicated politics of his case, and how Hill’s words live on in music more than a century after his death. Threedy and researcher Jeremy Harmon join us to talk about the production. It’s called ONE BIG UNION.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Julia Child 29 mins – “Julia Child was the first television celebrity chef and one who broke all the rules. The Current looks back on the life of the American who mastered French cuisine and how the star in her 60s changed the way we eat and how we think about food.” At the link find the title, “Nov 21: ‘The revolutionary in pearls’: Julia Child’s recipe for success,” right-click “Media files current 20161121_51298.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jupiter 63 mins – “What are the conditions for planet formation and the emergence of life, and how does the Solar System work? These are the questions the European Space Agency’s latest JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission is seeking to address. In this William Herschel Society lecture, Dr Nigel Bannister, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, talks about the engineering challenges of mounting a mission to the largest planet in the solar system which is scheduled to launch in 2022.” At the link click the “More” rectangle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Justice Clarence Thomas 52 mins – “President-elect Donald Trump could potentially appoint enough Supreme Court justices to create a conservative majority unmatched in 80 years. Law professor RonNell Andersen Jones says that leaves Justice Clarence Thomas poised to be the “granddaddy of the conservative wing of the court.” So Wednesday, Jones joins us, along with scholar Amy Wildermuth, to talk about Thomas’ personality, his jurisprudence, and the contradictions Jones says make him one of the most interesting justices in generations.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Poisoning 46 mins – “[starts at 6 mins] The recent lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought the dangers of lead exposure back to the forefront of national discussion.  But the really scary part is that almost everyone is regularly exposed to small amounts of lead — a silent pandemic.  And there is no safe level of lead exposure. Dr. David Bellinger, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University (you may remember him from Episode #58, covering neurotoxins in general) explains the dangers of lead, why lead removal is expensive but worth it, and how to treat lead exposure.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leonard Cohen 47 mins – “Before he died earlier this month, Cohen released a new album with songs that wrestled with mortality, transcendence and the question of God — themes he touched on in this 2006 interview with Terry Gross.” At the link find the title, “Remembering Leonard Cohen, Nov, 2016,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madness P1 56 mins – “What’s it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit’s end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there’s stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.” At the link find the title, “Wit’s End, Part 1 (Encore June 20),” right-click “Media files ideas_20161116_52884.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madness P2 56 mins – “What’s it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit’s end? First comes diagnosis, followed by treatment. Then there’s stigma and stereotyping. Marilyn Powell talks to those dealing with mental illness with their own truth to tell.” At the link find the title, “Wit’s End, Part 2 (June 27, 2016),” right-click “Media files ideas_20161117_85873.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maker Revolution 3 mins – “Episode: 3095 Making a Revolution.  Today, the Maker revolution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Effects 27 mins – ”Legalized marijuana is on its way next year. And one of the big questions looming is what it will mean for Canadian teens. A CBC investigation looks into the potency of today’s pot.” At the link find the title, “Nov 25: How changes in today’s marijuana make it more addictive, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161125_39254.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana and Heart Attacks 3 mins – Researchers report that marijuana use can double user risks of heart attack. At the link find the title, “Interview, Nov 15, 2016,” right-click “Media files SoundsOfScience_Nov14_16.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mathematics 55 mins – “This week, Neil Tyson explores the language of the universe and the life of self-taught math genius Ramanujan. With Jeremy Irons and Matthew Brown from “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” co-host Eugene Mirman, mathematician Ken Ono, Mona Chalabi, and Bill Nye.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Eaters 58 mins – “Eating meat: some say we’ve evolved to do it. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we got our big brains. Now — perhaps more than ever — when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.” At the link find the title, “The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files ideas 20161123_83641.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Family Life 9 mins – “Ginger Munson of Bedford has a rare perspective on being part of a military family. She is a veteran herself and her husband, George, serves in the N.H. Army National Guard. They met when they were both serving in Korea. She spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello about life in a military family.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Millennials in Parents Homes 47 mins – “The Great Recession is in the rearview mirror. But nearly a third of millennials are still living at home with their parents. And here’s the big change: more Americans aged 18 to 34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners for the first time since 1880, the first time we kept records. Why are a third of millennials not leaving home? It’s about jobs, loans, rent, pay, late mating. And maybe a culture shift. This hour On Point, millennials, staying home.” (2 guest) At the ink right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mississippi Pioneer Woman 47 mins – “We know that settling the American frontier was not all “Westward Ho!” hat-waving and cowboys singing Oklahoma. But just how hard it could be can elude us. The long-unpublished memoir of Mary Mann Hamilton should set us straight. Her frontier was the untamed Mississippi Delta. Her life was a story of Biblical suffering, labor, loss, fire, flood, isolation, despair – and somehow she lived to 90 and told that story with spirited beauty. This hour On Point, a woman homesteads the Mississippi Delta.”(3 guests) At the ink right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mosul Battle 12 mins – “According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian special forces are in Iraq to train and “empower” against ISIS, but it’s not playing out that way. CBC’s Murray Brewster, embedded with the troops, says he saw them doing much more than that.” At the link find the title, “Nov 21: Embedded CBC journalist Murray Brewster on Canadian special forces mission in Iraq,” right-click “Media files current_20161121_72017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Multiple Sclerosis 11 mins – “Jeff Cohen from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine discusses the Series—recent therapeutic progress, and remaining challenges.” At the link find the title, “Multiple sclerosis Series: The Lancet: November 23, 2016,” right-click “Media files 23november.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Myths 39 mins – “From textbooks to westerns, Native American history and culture has often been reduced to stereotypes. Today, we’re breaking down the most pervasive myths about American Indians, including their role as welcoming host at Thanksgiving. Then, we’ll tackle an issue many of us will face when getting together with our families tomorrow:  passive aggression. Plus, the crew revisits the tense dinners of holidays passed.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapons Control 3 mins – “…President-elect Donald Trump will take control of America’s nuclear arsenal. In a time when nine countries have nuclear weapons, it’s a massive responsibility. But historically, it’s not a responsibility that presidents have borne alone. In the height of the Cold War, US leaders like Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy relied on experienced scientists who had witnessed the devastation caused by nuclear weapons. According to Audra J. Wolfe, a historian of Cold War science, nuclear scientists can help defuse tensions during diplomatic crises. “Scientists can remind the president of the very real damages that those kinds of weapons can do,” she said in an interview. “They can be a voice of reason. They can point to evidence. They can talk about radiation, they can talk about fallout.” In a recent article for The Washington Post, Wolfe looked to history for lessons about this kind of “science diplomacy.” In the 1960s, when the US and Soviet Union were locked in a nuclear arms race, scientists from the two superpowers met on a regular basis — and their work helped limit nuclear testing and prevent nuclear proliferation….In the end, though, nuclear weapons are the responsibility of the commander-in-chief. If a US president decides to order a nuclear strike, there’s little that scientists — or anyone else — can do to stop it.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oklahoma Earthquakes 35 mins – “Joining the gang this week on the Disaster Podcast is past guest from Oklahoma Chris Prutzman. We contacted Chris following an article we found on a recent spate of earthquakes in the Oklahoma region. Co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic Sam Bradley chat with Chris about how prepared the region is to handle these types of incidents. Check it out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics Story for Kids 14 mins – “Niraj Lal is a physicist working on improving the efficiency of solar cells. In 2016, he was part of the 5 Under 40 team of scientists who undertook a short residence with ABC RN Science. As well as producing radio and online pieces about his work and other areas of science, Nij has written children’s stories. One is about a flying emu. The short story gently introduces children to physical concepts around flight and the motion of satellites in orbit. Nij reads his story, Henry the emu that could fly.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Populism and Elites 60 mins – “What is going on in the Western democracies? From Britain’s vote for Brexit, to Donald Trump’s election victory in America and the growth of populist movements across Europe, voters are expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo. Economic anxieties go some way to explain the phenomenon, but as with the Brexit decision, people are voting in ways that seem – at least to their critics – likely to harm their own material interests just to give the establishment a bloody nose. In this special Intelligence Squared event, renowned American social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and politician Nick Clegg will examine the complex web of social, moral and political concerns that are driving the unrest. How can we explain the new illiberalism that is growing on both left and right, as authoritarian trends spread across campuses throughout the Anglosphere (the no-platforming of speakers being a typical example)? How should we understand the new ‘culture war’ emerging in Britain, America and elsewhere between the ‘globalists’ and ‘nationalists’? As deputy prime minister during the Coalition government, Clegg witnessed the upheaval in British politics from the inside. Haidt, author of the acclaimed bestseller ‘The Righteous Mind’, has long been studying the moral and cultural drives that divide people into different political camps.” At the lin find the title, “The Rise of Populism and the Backlash Against the Elites, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Premed Gap Year 27 mins – “In this episode, Ryan talks about taking gap years, the pros and cons, what to look at, and what to think about. He specifically mentioned similar questions from two students regarding their concern about taking gap years. Should you take it or not?….” At the link find the title, “PMY 209 : Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School? Should You Do It?,” right-click “Media files PMY209.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Rescues 16 mins – “When migrants making the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean radio for help, Commander Massimo Tozzi would answer the call. The former captain of an Italian military ship shares his experience rescuing desperate refugees wanting to start a new life.” At the link find the title, “Nov 21: Italian Navy Commander recalls ‘devastating’ memories of his year rescuing migrants,” right-click “Media files current_20161121_50464.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Risk Management 60 mins – “This week we’re talking about risks and resources. We speak with Dr. Lianne Lefsrud, Assistant Professor of Engineering Safety and Risk Management in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta, about how engineers think about and evaluate risks, and her research into how language and conversations about resource development have changed over time. Then we’ll talk with Dr. David Sauchyn, Research Professor at the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative at the University of Regina about historical patterns of water resources, and how his research is being used for better planning. The Science for the People team are also pleased to welcome a new guest host into our midst! This episode is hosted by Marion Kilgour, a mechanical engineer and long-time friend and fan of the show.” 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.

Russian Cowboys 18 mins – “Russia’s latest ambition: To build a steak empire. On today’s show, a fourth-generation American cowboy teaches Russian ranchers how to make American-style steaks. Some things get lost in translation.” At the link find the title, “#738: Russian Cowboys, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161125_pmoney_podcast112516.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Politics 64 mins – “David Satter, Former Moscow Correspondent, Financial Times; Fellow, Hudson Institute; Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Author Satter was the first U.S. correspondent to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. He will discuss the criminalization of Russia under Yeltsin and the role of the 1999 apartment bombings in saving the corrupt Yeltsin entourage and elevating Putin to power. He will describe what he says was Putin’s subsequent construction of an autocracy dominated by the security services, and Russia’s emergence as an aggressor state.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Selective Attention 5 mins – “Picture yourself in the grocery store. You’ve got an organized list in your hand and you’re looking for the things on that list. And as you go down the aisles you’re whizzing by dozens, maybe hundreds, of things on the shelves until your eye picks out that one jar of peanut butter that you have on your list. It’s an efficiency technique that helps you find what you’re looking for. So when you’re looking for that jar of peanut butter in the grocery store, you aren’t seeing all the other jars and boxes on the shelves. You’re subconsciously filtering out the items that don’t have anything to do with that peanut butter. This is called “selective attention,” a term you might recognize from psychology 101.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skin Patch Monitor 27 mins – “A soft electronic skin plaster has been developed that can capture the detailed sound of valves opening and closing in the heart. It could help monitor heart murmurs in people with defective hearts. When the patch is placed on the throat however, it can help gamers give clear voice commands in a noisy room.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Research 27 mins – “Radiation from the sun relentlessly bombards the earth, and our atmosphere protects us from photons and solar wind.  How much does this solar radiation contribute to climate change?  On this program, we’ll visit with Judith Lean, researcher with the Naval Research Laboratory’s Space Science Division.  She’ll talk about solar radiation, solar cycles, and whether these cycles are reflected in the Earth’s ever-increasing surface temperature.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southwest Airlines Founder 36 mins – “In 1968, competitors sued to keep Herb Kelleher’s new airline grounded. After a 3-year court fight, the first plane took off from Dallas. Today Southwest Airlines operates nearly 4,000 flights a day.” At the link find the title, “Southwest Airlines: Herb Kelleher, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161118_hibt_sw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

StoryCorps Thanksgiving Stories 48 mins – “Last year, the interview-gathering group StoryCorps launched its Great Thanksgiving Listen. The idea was to get young Americans to sit down with a family elder at Thanksgiving and record family stories.  Some 50,000 recordings poured in. From all kinds of families. Stories and love and joy and hardship and loss and perseverance. Today, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay joins us to share some of that bounty.  This hour On Point, on the eve of Thanksgiving, we listen in on the Great Thanksgiving Listen.” At the ink right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Cities 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and is titled “District Energy in Cities: Unlocking Efficiency, Sustainability and Resiliency through Infrastructure Investment.”  Our speaker is Rob Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terminal Burrowing 54 mins – “’Tell Me Something I Don’t Know’ is a live game show hosted by Stephen J. Dubner of “Freakonomics Radio.” He has always had a mission: to tell you the things you thought you knew but didn’t, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Now, with “TMSIDK,” he has a new way of doing just that. This new show is still journalism, still factual — but disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear. Audience contestants come on stage and try to wow a panel of experts with a fascinating fact, a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). The panel — an ever-changing mix of comedians, brainiacs, and other high achievers — poke and prod the contestants, and ultimately choose a winner. And there’s a real-time, human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull. This debut episode features Barnard College president Debora Spar, New York Public Library president Tony Marx, and comedian Andy Zaltzman; Jody Avirgan from FiveThirtyEight handles the fact-checking.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Friedman Interview 47 mins – “Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Tom Friedman told us the world was flat early on, as a metaphor for the globalization that has swept the planet. Now, from Washington to London and maybe beyond, walls seem to be going up. America, the great internationalist since World War II, has elected Donald Trump, who says no to globalism. Friedman says the hyper pace of change can save the world, or destroy it. Says he’s an optimist. This hour On Point, Thomas Friedman on the world now.Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times op-ed columnist and author. Author of the new book “Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide To Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.” At the ink right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade Policy by US 40 mins – “…hello, everyone, and thank you for joining this Council on Foreign Relations media call looking at the future of U.S. trade policy. I’m Robert McMahon, managing editor of, and I’m going to be talking about the follow-on to the presidential elections, in which President-elect Donald Trump targeted U.S. trade policy as a top area of reform. His plan for the first one hundred days in office listed withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, renegotiating NAFTA, and labeling China a currency manipulator as his top three priorities. So with us to help understand trade policy and what could be developing next, we are fortunate to have Edward Alden, CFR senior fellow, and author of the indispensable new book Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, and Myron Brilliant, who is executive vice president and head of international affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The three of us will be talking for about twenty minutes or so, and then opening up the call to you all.” 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.

Trump and the FCC 46 mins – “Robert McDowell and Michael Copps, former commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, discuss tech issues facing the FCC and the incoming Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Communicators Roundtable on Technology Issues and the Trump Administration, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files program.460778.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 21 mins – “With the failure of hard-hitting investigative reporting to sway voters on election day, and continued hostility from the president-elect, do journalists need to revise their approach in covering Trump?” At the link find the title, “Rethinking how the mainstream media should cover Donald Trump, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161123_92597.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Autocracy 15 mins – “Russian journalist Masha Gessen has lived in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, chronicled his governing style, and profiled the man himself. When she looks at U.S. president-elect Trump, she sees a very similar, autocratic leader in the making.” At the link find the title, “Nov 24: America should not take Trump lightly, says Russian journalist, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20161124_45230.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis Vaccine 49 mins – “The world is facing a major challenge in producing and supplying enough safe and nutritious food for a growing global population. Vaccination plays a major role in combating this crisis by improving animal health and thereby food security. This podcast from Dr Jean van Den Elsen looks at how our research is improving vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). We’re developing a unique adjuvant protein with the potential to provide easier delivery, increased safety and more accessible vaccination programmes. The technology we have developed is applicable for vaccines against other infectious diseases and could help address needs in areas including autoimmune disease and cancer.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and slect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkish Politics 66 mins – “A distinguished panel will discuss the unsettled situation in Turkey, one of the most important countries in the Middle East, after the unsuccessful coup attempt, a tightening of control by the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and increased terrorism by Islamic State.” (4 guests) At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veteran Flight Training 57 mins – “In episode 119 we answer listener mail. We have some great information on using VA benefits for aviation training and advice on accelerated versus non-accelerated training.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 54 mins – “New StarTalk All-Stars hosts, astrophysicists Summer Ash and Emily Rice, share their take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” – reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM and examining the challenges women scientists face. Chuck Nice co-hosts.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Women P1 27 mins – “Unemployment rates in India have shot up in recent years, and around twice as many women are out of work compared with their male counterparts. Divya Arya travels across India meeting some of the women who are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down social taboos in order to find work in areas traditionally the preserve of men.” At the link find the title, “Jobs for the Girls – Part One, Nov, 2016” right-click “Media files p04h7rv6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One Stories 52 mins – “At the center of author Richard Rubin’s latest book, The Last of the Doughboys, are several dozen extraordinary individuals, all more than a century old, all now passed away. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American forces that fought in World War I, 19th-century men and women living in the 21st century. Rubin’s book chronicles their remarkable stories and he joins us to to relate how the forgotten war and its forgotten veterans created the modern world. Richard Rubin has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Smithsonian. He’s the author of the book Confederacy of Silence. His latest book is called The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zapruder Filmer 27 mins – “Whether you’re old enough to remember the assassination of JFK, the image that likely comes to mind is from an amateur film shot by Abraham Zapruder. His granddaughter shares the story of how the 486 frames of film still haunts America.” At the link find the title, “Nov 22: The personal history behind Zapruder’s JFK assassination film,” Media files current 20161122_35490.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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About virginiajim

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