Media Mining Digest 267 – Dec 23, 2016: Advertising Work, Aged Medication, AI Operations, Aleppo Rebels Fail, Alzheimers LED Light Treatment, American Military, Analog vs Digital, Bernie Campaign, Biofilm Research, Black Holes, Black Lives Matter, Boko Haram, Broadband, Carbonation, Cemetary Space Limits, Charles Johnson Writer, Chemical Weapons, Chemotherapy, Christmas Tree Giveaways, Climate Change, DDT, Diazepam, Domestic Abuse, Environmental Triage, Failure to Adjust, Fake News, FEMA Trailers, Fingerprint Comparisons, Gender and Labor, Genetic Engineering, Gin Craze of 1700’s, Indian Religious Intolerance, Industrial Espionage, Informal Economy Women, Investing Basics, Invisible Influences, Islam People and Power, Islamists, Israel Country History, Knights Templar Bank, Law and Technology, Lynching Veterans, Maker Movement, Malaysia Air 370 Crash, Male Contraception, McFaddin Murders, Megyn Kelly Interview, Mind Over Genes, NSAID and Heartburn Pill Problems, NY Times on Trump, Opioid Overdose Vaccine, Organ Transplants, Password Sharing Crime, Patagonia Founder, Permaculture, Pigments and Painters, Pizzagate Discussion, Presidential Transition, Prosthetics and Bullying, Psychology of Power, Refugee Tech Help, Refugees in Canada, Science Literacy, SECDEF Mattis, Senior Care Plans, Sex and Gender, Shi’ism, Soul Sound, Space Junk Problem, Students of Color, Sunnis, Time Management, Toxicology History, Triage Process, Trump, UN Secretary General, Urban Agriculture, US Refugee Program, US-Israel Relations, Wahhabism, Waste Disposal, Women Peacekeepers

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 89 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 318 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.

Advertising Work 44 mins – “Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex. “People therefore find it bizarrely difficult to talk about sex with the people they’re having it with while they are actually having it.“ Cindy Gallop has said about herself “I like to blow shit up. I’m the Michael Bay of business”. That may be true, but it doesn’t describe all the things she has built in her career. She used to work in advertising, and now she runs her own brand and business innovation consultancy. She started Make Love not Porn a site that shows how real people have sex to counter the cliches of hardcore porn. She also started If We Ran the World, a site designed to turn good intentions into action. She’s a fierce feminist warrior and talks to Debbie about her incredible career.” At the link find the title, “Cindy Gallop, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files Cindy-Gallup.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aged Medication 86 mins – “Powerful medicines save lives but also carry risks. Find out how to avoid excessive or unnecessary use of medications while achieving the desired benefits. Dr. John Newman and Pharmacist Kirby Lee look at the principles of medication in older adults and caution that too much of anything, including medicine, can cause harm Recorded on 10/25/2016. (#31554)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Operations 17 mins – “In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking talk, Kevin Kelly muses on what technology means in our lives — from its impact at the personal level to its place in the cosmos.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Rebels Fail 47 mins – “Aleppo looks set to fall to Assad, a turning point in Syria’s awful war. We’ll ask if Assad now looks set to win, and what that means for Syria and the region.The suffering in Syria has been deep and long. Rebels and civilians dug in in Aleppo have captured the horrified attention of the world. But Bashar al-Assad, the ruler whose excesses sparked the rebellion, appears to be on the verge of retaking Aleppo and maybe on his way to winning – if you can say that – the civil war.  This was not Washington’s plan. Or the rebels’. It is Russia’s. And Iran’s. This hour On Point, if Assad wins. We’re looking at Syria, the region, the big powers, the people.” At the link right-click the arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers LED Light Treatment 26 mins – “Today, a startling new discovery: prodding the brain with light, a group of scientists got an unexpected surprise — they were able to turn back on a part of the brain that had been shut down by Alzheimer’s disease. This new science is not a cure, and is far from a treatment, but it’s a finding so … simple, you won’t be able to shake it. Come join us for a lab visit, where we’ll meet some mice, stare at some light, and come face-to-face with the mystery of memory. We can promise you: by the end, you’ll never think the same way about Christmas lights again. This piece was reported by Molly Webster. It was produced by Annie McEwen, Matt Kielty, and Molly Webster, with help from Simon Adler.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Military 43 mins – “Recorded on September 21, 2016 Although Americans have great respect for the military, most civilians have lost touch with it. This means that US citizens are not attuned to what the military needs because so few American volunteer to serve; this lack of understanding reduces not only battlefield effectiveness but the military’s role in American life. Schake talks about the effect of high levels of public support for the military combined with low levels of trust in elected political leaders. She also reflects on whether American society is becoming so divorced from the requirements for success on the battlefield that not only do we fail to comprehend the enormous responsibilities of our military but we also would be unwilling to endure a military constituted to protect us.” Kori Schake on Civil-Military Relations, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20160921-schake.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Analog vs Digital 46 mins – “In 1992, a New York Times headline declared “The End of Books.” The future of literature, it said, was digital. Similar predictions were made for vinyl records, film, even paper. Yet the digital revolution has yet to strike a mortal blow against these older technologies. In fact, even as our computers have gotten faster, our devices smarter, and our lives more connected, a peculiar thing has happened –analog objects have made a comeback. Print books remain twice as popular as e-readers, vinyl record sales hit a near 30-year high, and online retailers are opening brick and mortar stores. An exploration of the re-emergence of analog in the digital age.” (2 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Bernie Campaign 29 mins – “This week on Sea Change Radio, in the second half of our discussion with former senior advisers to the Bernie Sanders campaign, Becky Bond and Zack Exley, host Alex Wise struggles with the harsh reality of an incoming President completely unqualified and unprepared to lead the planet’s only superpower. We recap the 2016 presidential election and draw parallels between the fight to improve this country’s healthcare system and the battle to cut carbon emissions. Then we revisit part of Alex’s discussion with Ralph Steadman, the British artist best known for his work with the godfather of gonzo journalism himself, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson.” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biofilm Research 66 mins – “Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt Guest: Jennifer Bomberger Jennifer joins Vincent, Elio, and Michael to talk about the work of her laboratory on how a respiratory virus enhances bacterial growth by dysregulating nutritional immunity.” At the link right-click “TWiM#141” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Holes 74 mins – “Today our guest is a person I’ve wanted to meet for years: The founder of the Skepchick website, Rebecca Watson. Our physicists are Dr. Katie Mack and Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore. TODAY’S TOPIC: Supermassive Black Holes!!” At the link right-click “Direct download: Ep 69 Super Hyper Fire Hose Bucket Challenge.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Black Lives Matter 19 mins – “After a mistrial this week in the case of Michael Slager, the police officer caught on camera shooting Walter Scott in the back as he ran away, we revisit two interviews we did this summer. Patrice Cullors is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Eugene O’Donnell is a former police officer, we spoke to them after two deadly shooting incidents involving young black men targeting police officers.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio”and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

Boko Haram 65 mins – “Drawing on her recent trip to Nigeria and Chad, Undersecretary Sewall assesses the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and violent extremism more broadly. She evaluates related humanitarian and stabilization challenges and discusses the need to reintegrate women and girls previously captured by Boko Haram back into society.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Chattanooga 70 mins – “In a break from our traditional format of 20-30 minutes (or so), we have a special in-depth interview this week with Harold Depriest, the former CEO and President of Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board. He recently retired after 20 incredibly transformative years for both Chattanooga and its municipal electric utility. We talk about the longer history behind Chattanooga’s nation-leading fiber network and how the culture of the electric utility had to be changed long before it began offering services to the public. We also talk about the role of public power in building fiber networks….” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here…” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Osage 34 mins – “…Osage Municipal Utilites General Manager Josh Byrnes joins us for Community Broadband Bits podcast 232. He is also in the midst of retiring after 3 terms in the Iowa Legislature. Osage built a hybrid fiber coaxial cable network many years ago that they are considering upgrading to being fully fiber-optic following a lot of community support for next-generation connectivity and most importantly, greater reliability….” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here…” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in San Francisco 18 mins – “Cities across America are implementing policies that create friendly environments for Internet Service Providers in order to encourage competition. In San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors is now considering legislation that will create choice for residents or businesses in multi-welling units, or MDUs. In episode 231, Mark Farrell, a member of the Board of Supervisors, joins us to discuss the proposal.” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here…” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbonation 44 mins – “’Tis the season for a glass of bubbly—but this episode we’re not talking champagne, we’re talking seltzer. America is in the throes of a serious seltzer craze, with consumption of the bubbly stuff doubling in only a decade, from 2004 to 2014. But where does seltzer come from, and why is it called “seltzer,” rather than simply “sparkling water”? Is there any truth to the rumors that seltzer can combat indigestion—or that it will rot our teeth? Why are all the hipsters crushing cans of LaCroix, and what’s the story behind Polar’s ephemeral sensation, Unicorn Kisses?” 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.

Cemetary Space Limits 19 mins – “Countries around the world are running out of burial grounds. From a black market in grave sites in Istanbul to Jerusalem building underground chambers dozens of storeys deep, The Current looks at accommodating the dead among the living.” At the link find the title, “Dec 12: What happens when cemetery space runs out?” right-click “Download Dec 12: What happens when cemetery space runs out?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Johnson Writer 47 mins -”Best-selling author and philosopher Charles Johnson has been writing and teaching for more than three decades. His novel, “Middle Passage,” about a freed slave who unknowingly boards an American slave ship, won the National Book Award in 1990. Johnson’s work spans multiple genres, including dozens of screen and teleplays as well as several short-story collections like his 2011 work, “Doctor King’s Refrigerator.” In a new memoir, Johnson writes about his childhood growing up in Evanston, Illinois, his early career as an illustrator and his years teaching writing at the University of Washington.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Chemical Weapons 44 mins – “Chemical weapons have played a chilling role in human history ever since they were first used in World War I.  As reports of more recent use continue to cycle through the news, we decided to take a deeper look. The story begins in Belgium, where reporter Helena de Groot visits a farm in Flanders Fields—the frontline during World War I—and discovers that for some people the war isn’t yet over. Then we talk to Jeffrey Johnson, a historian of science and technology at Villanova University with a special interest in the origins of chemical warfare, and Amy E. Smithson, a senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, who specializes in modern-day chemical and biological weapons and their proliferation. Our guests discuss the past and present of chemical weapons, and share their thoughts about the future of warfare.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chemotherapy 18 mins – “Ancient Greek doctors knew about it, but could do nothing about the scourge we know as cancer. Producer Ed Prosser interviews historian Viviane Quirke about the development of chemotherapy drugs in the 20th century, drugs that for the first time offered hope to cancer patients. Next up producer Christine Laskowski goes on a very personal journey. Last year her father was among the more than 1 million Americans diagnosed with cancer. Along with radiation, his treatment included a drug called cisplatin. Cisplatin has nasty side effects, so why is a drug first used to treat cancer in the 1970s still used for many cancers?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Christmas Tree Giveaways 14 mins -”A Christmas tree is a holiday tradition so many take for granted. One single mother’s joy and gratitude upon receiving a donated tree inspired a group to play Santa and spread cheer by delivering trees to those who would otherwise go without.” At the link find the title, “S01 Episode 10: Christmas Tree Santas,” right-click “Media files CGT EP10 Christmas_Tree_Santa HLS_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 64 mins – “For the first time in Earth’s history, our planet is experiencing rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is the most visible, and our current behavior threatens not only our own future but that of countless other creatures. As we stand at this pivotal juncture, Dr. Grinspoon calls upon all of us to be planetary engineers, conscious shapers of our environment and caretakers of the Earth’s biosphere. With our future at stake, Dr. Grinspoon shares his 10,000-year perspective by not only asking what kind of future we want to avoid, but what do we ultimately seek to build?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DDT 16 mins – “Americans have had a long, complicated relationship with the pesticide DDT, or dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane, if you want to get fancy. First we loved it, then we hated it, then we realized it might not be as bad as we thought. But we’ll never restore it to its former glory. And couldn’t you say the same about America’s once-favorite pop star? We had a hunch that the usual narrative about DDT’s rise and fall left a few things out, so we talked to historian and CHF fellow Elena Conis. She has been discovering little-known pieces of this story one dusty letter at a time. But first our associate producer Rigoberto Hernandez checks out some of CHF’s own DDT cans—that’s right, we have a DDT collection—and talks to the retired exterminator who donated them.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diazepam 5 mins – “Jamie Durrani introduces one of the biggest selling pharmaceuticals in history, the ‘mother’s little helper’: Diazepam” At the link find the title, “Diazepam: Chemistry in its element, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Diazepam.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Abuse 27 mins – “She was a mother, a friend, and a doctor. The shocking murder of Elana Fric in Toronto has re-ignited calls for medical professionals to screen patients for signs of domestic abuse.” At the link find the title, “Dec 12: Doctor calls for screening of potential domestic abuse ,” right-click “Download Dec 12: Doctor calls for screening of potential domestic abuse” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Triage 60 mins – “50 scientists warn official predictions don’t include a feed-back as large as all U.S. emissions: the warming soil. From the Netherlands, Dr. Thomas Crowther. From Maine, paleobiologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill says abrupt climate change hit species before us. We’re next. Radio Ecoshock 161214” At the link find the title, “Radio Ecoshock: Welcome to the Dark New Climate, Dec 14, 2016,” right-click “Media files ES_161214_LoFi.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Failure to Adjust 56 mins – “Edward Alden, CFR’s Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow and director of the Renewing America publication series, discusses how the past four decades of U.S. trade and economic policy left many Americans behind in the global economy, and what the next administration might do to address this trend, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

Fake News 48 mins – “Fake news has always been around. Think UFO stories at the supermarket checkout counter. But this year, in the cauldron of social media and bare-knuckled politics, fake news has exploded. It’s all over, on Facebook feeds and smartphones. It polluted our election season. It’s getting people riled up over bunk. It got a Trump transition team member fired yesterday. He was spreading it. It’s poison to democracy. This hour On Point: the problem of fake news, and what to do about it.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the play button and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

FEMA Trailers 28 mins- “Ten years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore into the Gulf Coast and displaced more than one million residents. For many of these people, trailers provided by th Federal Emergency Management Agency became their homes. But many of the new occupants soon found it hard to breathe, suffering flulike symptoms, stinging eyes, and nosebleeds. The culprit was formaldehyde, which emanated from the hastily assembled, substandard materials used to make the trailers. A decade after the storms Distillations follows CHF researcher and medical anthropologist Nick Shapiro as he searches for the remaining FEMA trailers. His search takes him to the oil fields of North Dakota, where a different kind of housing crisis is taking place.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fingerprint Comparisons 4 mins – “Episode: 2529 Comparing Fingerprints: What’s Involved and What can go Wrong.  Today, who dunnit?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender and Labor 64 mins – “Women’s economic advancement is a primary driver of economic growth and development. In this roundtable, Shauna Olney addresses gender inequalities across a variety of labor market indicators, including quantity and quality of jobs. She also discusses the policies that are necessary to improve women’s labor market participation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Engineering 35 mins – “Celebrities, politicians, and scientists have fiercely debated the safety of using genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in food. It remains to be seen whether GMO labeling becomes mandatory in the United States, but there’s no doubt that the “GMO-free” sticker is garnering the prestige and premium prices already reaped by the labels “organic” and “gluten-free.” But what’s the big fuss? And how did this great GMO debate begin? To find out Distillations goes to the soy and corn fields of Iowa where reporter Amy Mayer hears the perspectives of a few Midwesterners, including two farmers who have found a lucrative niche for the GMO-free crops they’re growing. Then, we’ll talk with plant geneticist Pamela C. Ronald and organic farmer Raoul Adamchak. Together they wrote Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. And they’re married—to each other.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gin Craze of 1700’s 56 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the craze for gin in Britain in the mid 18th Century and the attempts to control it. With the arrival of William of Orange, it became an act of loyalty to drink Protestant, Dutch gin rather than Catholic brandy, and changes in tariffs made everyday beer less affordable. Within a short time, production increased and large sections of the population that had rarely or never drunk spirits before were consuming two pints of gin a week. As Hogarth indicated in his print ‘Beer Street and Gin Lane’ (1751) in support of the Gin Act, the damage was severe, and addiction to gin was blamed for much of the crime in cities such as London.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Religious Intolerance 27 mins – “Protecting cows has now become the focus of armed Hindu vigilante groups intent on asserting Hindu radicalism under India’s Hindu nationalist government.” At the link find the title, “India’s Silent Terror, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04lgd5s.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Industrial Espionage 26 mins – “Hackers. Spies. Secrets. This is the menacing language of industrial espionage. But how easy is it to plunder a company for its ideas? Not very, says our guest, Douglas O’Reagan, a historian of science and technology. Throughout history, O’Reagan argues, stealing trade secrets has proven more complicated than lifting a blueprint or section of computer code. What makes a company prosperous is usually much harder to grasp. But first we look at how one company is trying to pass on the skills and secrets responsible for its success. Reporter Susanne Gietl visits the small Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, headquarters of German automaker Audi. There she finds hundreds of Mexican workers learning skills, secrets, and the “German way” to build cars so they can bring that knowledge back to Mexico.” Join us for a trip to the murky world of technology transfer.” 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.

Informal Economy Women 60 mins – “Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of poverty. She also discussed the resources women need to overcome these challenges and the strategic imperative for more inclusive and equitable policy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Basics 43 mins – “Fellow Retirementor Ken Roberts always has a long list of questions for me on his Ken’s Bull and Bears Report.  In this interview Ken asks questions about stock performance in a growing economy, how to beat the market, the need for professional advisors, lessons learned from the Trump election, my favorite Bogle quotes and  how to be sure an advisor has your best interest in mind.  During the interview  I surprised myself by noting that Bogle, Buffet and Trump are all losers——as well as myself!” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Invisible Influences 27 mins – “Look down at what you’re wearing. You picked out that blue shirt, right? And those boots — you decided on those because they’re warm, didn’t you? Well, maybe not. Researcher Jonah Berger says, we tend to be pretty good at recognizing how influences like product placement and peer pressure affect other people’s choices… but we’re not so good at recognizing those forces in our own decision-making.” At the link find the title, “Episode 55: Snooki and the Handbag, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161212_hiddenbrain_55.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islam People and Power 27 mins – “Presenter Safa al Ahmad is joined by a panel of experts to reflect on the issues raised in her documentary series ‘Islam People and Power’. Guests in the studio are: Dr Maha Azzam, former Associate Fellow of Chatham House, now Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council Dr Hazem Kandil, Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and author of Inside The Brotherhood Hassan Hassan, Fellow of The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror” At the link find the title, “Reflections: Islam, People and Power Boxset, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04lnc52.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamists 27 mins – “What should the relationship be between Islam and the state? This is the question which dominates political debate in the Arab world. Many traditional Islamic scholars believe in the separation of religion and politics. For the Muslim Brotherhood though – the Arab world’s foremost social and political movement – the goal is to create an Islamic state. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to power after the Arab uprisings. But its plans quickly ended in failure. After just a year in office, the Brotherhood government faced mass protests before it was deposed by a military coup. As presenter Safa Al Ahmad discovers, these events have caused an unprecedented level of debate between members past and present. She talks to a Brotherhood veteran who believes the Brotherhood should have remained a social movement rather than entering politics and to young members who believe it should be more revolutionary.” At the link find the title, “The Islamists: Islam, People and Power Boxset, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04ln8lr.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel Country History 66 mins – “Dr. Gordis, a former Conservative rabbi, award-winning author of several books on Jewish thought and Israeli currents, and columnist for the Jerusalem Post, will discuss the topic of his latest book, which has been described as a luminous history shedding light on Israel’s culture, politics and economy, so people can understand her future. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles before moving to Jerusalem, where he helped to found Israel’s first liberal arts college. Presently, he is senior vice president and Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knights Templar Bank 12 mins – “On today’s show, how a band of medieval warrior monks sworn to poverty got into the banking business and changed the way we think about money forever.” At the link find the title, “#742: Making Bank, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161216 pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Law and Technology 29 mins – Georgetown University law professor Paul Ohm discusses the need for lawyers, prosecutors, and judges who understand the internet and coding. He is a former computer programmer and has been a Department of Justice prosecutor of computer crime.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Paul Ohm, “right-click “Media files program.461985.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lynching Veterans 41 mins – “Forty-thousand African Americans died fighting during the Civil War – more than a million enlisted in World War II.  Military service is often seen as emblematic of America’s best qualities – but the record shows that, instead of being honored, African American veterans were disproportionately targeted, beaten and lynched throughout American history. Today on the show: America’s history of targeting black veterans. Plus, the city that put a bird on it decides to put a tax on it – wage gaps that is. We’ll hear how about Portland, Oregon’s move to penalize companies that pay executives 100 times more than average workers. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maker Movement 61 mins – “…Dale Dougherty has been on the front lines of a worldwide renaissance of creating, designing, modifying, inventing and personalizing that is affecting all aspects of how we do business. In his new book, Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, Our Minds, Dougherty acts as a tour guide to the spectacular, hope-filled global phenomenon that we now call the maker movement. In conversation with Robert Stephens, the founder of the Geek Squad, they will explore how the do-it-yourself movement approaches arts, crafts, science and engineering, changing us as a result.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaysia Air 370 Crash 27 mins – “The question is astonishingly simple: In the year 2015, with GPS and satellites and global surveillance everywhere all the time, how does a massive airplane simply go missing? To find the answer, writer Bucky McMahon boarded one of the vessels searching for Malaysia Air 370 in one of the most isolated and treacherous stretches of ocean on the planet. In telling the story of the search crew and the massive amounts of technology, money, and human capital being spent trying to find this airplane, McMahon tells a story of our time—of a world completely dependent on nets of redundant technology, yet completely lost and broken when those nets suddenly break. McMahon joins host David Brancaccio to discuss his October 2015 story, “The Plane at the Bottom of the Ocean.” At the link find the title, “The Plane at the Bottom of the Ocean, by Bucky McMahon, Dec, 2016,”Media files The Plane on the Bottom of the Ocean by-Bucky McMahon-1.mp3

Male Contraception 28 mins – “ At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here…” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

McFaddin Murders 59 mins – “Samantha Broun talks to cops, politicians, inmates, and family closest to the crime that changed policy 20 years ago for inmates serving life sentences in Pennsylvania. It’s a crime Samantha knows well, because it happened to her mom. This story was produced by Samantha Broun and Jay Allison for Transom, and won the Silver Award in the 2016 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. There are descriptions of violence and sexual violence, so there is a content advisory, including a warning to parents that the episode is not for children. The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. If you prefer, here is a beeped version.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Megyn Kelly Interview 46 mins – “Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly talks about “PC culture,”coming forward about CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassing her, and how Trump’s election has empowered white nationalists. Her new memoir is ‘Settle For More.’” At the link find the title, “Dec, 2016, Megyn Kelly Of Fox News,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Over Genes 75 mins – “A renaissance in science is creating a revolution in thought and understanding—and in our physical bodies—that is changing the world and our health. Epigenetics reveals that we are not victims of our genes. Cancer, depression and diseases were once believed to be preprogrammed in our genes. In fact, the nervous system can send different signals to cells, reprogramming their genetic activity and behavior. Dr. Lipton says that this provides for miraculous spontaneous remissions from cancer or other diseases. Cell biologist and bestselling author Bruce H. Lipton will take you on a fast-paced journey from the microcosm of the cell to the macrocosm of the mind. This informative and self-empowering presentation on the mechanics of the mind-body interaction explores his views of how our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs create the conditions of our body and our place in the world. He has designed this presentation to inspire your spirit, engage your mind and empower you to become the master of your fate rather than the “victim” of your heredity.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NSAID and Heartburn Pill Problems 58 mins – “Are there medicines you take for granted that might do you unexpected harm? We talk about the latest findings on pain relievers and heartburn pills. Occasionally a medication that has been on the market for some time is found to do unexpected harm. That happened with Vioxx, and led researchers to take a closer look at all NSAIDS. A large trial showed that the NSAID pain reliever celecoxib (Celebrex) is no worse than naproxen in raising the risk of heart attacks. Or does that mean that naproxen is no better than celecoxib? We talk about the evidence that NSAIDs can increase your chance of a heart attack. What other approaches could you take to alleviate chronic arthritis pain without causing unexpected harm?” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NY Times on Trump 46 mins – “Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word “lie” in a headline about Trump and why he’s not worried about libel suits from the president-elect. Book critic Maureen Corrigan shares her top 10 books of 2016.” At the link find the title, “Dec, 2016, NYT Exec. Editor On The New Terrain Of Covering Trump,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Overdose Vaccine 3 mins – “Vaccines could one day reduce fatal opioid overdoses.” At the link find the title, “Episode 720 – December 14, 2016,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements Dec14_2016.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants 21 mins – “Scientists experimented with skin and organ transplants for a long time before they finally met with success in the mid-20th century. Now surgeons are expert at performing transplants. The only problem? There aren’t enough organs to go around, which creates some serious ethical dilemmas. First, reporter Dalia Mortada takes us to Tel Aviv, Israel, where a dialysis patient waiting for a new kidney is running out of patience. Conflicting religious interpretations have prevented many Israelis from signing up to become organ donors. This has created a serious supply-and-demand problem, leading many desperate patients to the black market. Mortada tells us how this trend is slowly changing and talks to the doctors, rabbis, and bioethicists behind the shift. Then we talk to American bioethicists Art Caplan and Robert Baker about the pitfalls of the U.S. donation system. “You sign up when you go to Motor Vehicles,” Caplan says, “which may not be the ultimately wonderful place to make [these] decisions, other than the fact that you may wait there long enough to die there, in which case they can probably get your organs.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Password Sharing Crime 18 mins – “The story of a court case. On one side, the best lawyers money can buy. On the other, a night school lawyer who had never argued a case before. The outcome could affect everyone on the internet.” At the link find the title, “#741: Amy and Steve vs. Facebook, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161209_pmoney_podcast120916.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patagonia Founder 27 mins – “In 1973, Yvon Chouinard started Patagonia to make climbing gear he couldn’t find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit.” At the link find the title, “Patagonia: Yvon Chouinard, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161209_hibt_patagonia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Permaculture 26 mins – “Jono Neiger is a conservation biologist, a permaculture educator, and a designer, and he joins us to talk about how the practice of permaculture lends itself to a sustainable environment.  Permaculture isn’t just an agricultural practice, but a way to sustainably design buildings, improve food production, and design smarter technology.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pigments and Painters 31 mins – ““Alchemy’s Rainbow: Pigment Science and the Art of Conservation” features art conservator Mark F. Bockrath and art historian and CHF fellow Elisabeth Berry Drago. Our guests discuss and show the messy and occasionally dangerous process of making paints from pigments and the transition to using paints from tubes. They explain how conservators preserve paintings and why alchemists were so important to painters in early modern times.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pizzagate Discussion 57 mins – “Fake news stories circulating on social media about a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., have led to a disturbing chain of events. The stories claimed the restaurant – Comet Ping Pong – operated a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton. On Sunday a man from North Carolina who read about the rumors fired an assault-style rifle inside the restaurant. No one was injured. But the incident highlights the sometimes serious consequences of sharing false information on social media. A member of Donald Trump’s transition team resigned after it was learned he too was spreading conspiracy theories about the restaurant. Diane and her guests discuss the rise in fake news and what can be done about it.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Presidential Transition 60 mins – “The peaceful transition of power has been a hallmark of our democracy, but new presidents consistently fail to get their new administrations up and running quickly and effectively. Max Stier has been leading a comprehensive initiative to reform the system and advise both the outgoing administration and the incoming transition teams. He will give a candid, insider’s perspective on the most complex takeover in the world and a case study on changing how Washington works. Under Max Stier’s leadership, the Partnership for Public Service has been widely praised as a first-class nonprofit organization and thought leader on federal government management issues. In 2015, the Partnership launched the Center for Presidential Transition, a first-of-its-kind effort to ensure the smoothest transition of power yet by working with campaign teams, federal agencies and the outgoing administration….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidents and Wars 75 mins – “There is a fascinating and depressing positive correlation between the reputation of an American president and the number of people dying in wars while that president is in office. Political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita of NYU and co-author of The Spoils of War talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how presidents go to war. Bueno de Mesquita argues that the decision of how and when to go to war is made in self-interested ways rather than in consideration of what is best for the nation. The discussion includes a revisionist perspective on the presidencies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and others as Bueno de Mesquita tries to make the case that the reputations of these men are over-inflated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Programmer Spolsky 66 mins – “Joel Spolsky is the CEO and founder of Stack Overflow, the premiere question and answer site about computer programming. He also founded Fog Creek Software, created Trello, and is the author of Joel on Software, one of the first (and best) computer programming blogs. Joel and Leo talk about Joel’s history with Microsoft, Juno, and Fog Creek, as well as why Stack Overflow works so well, and Fog Creek’s newest programming environment, Gomix.” At the link click “Download Options” right-click “audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetics and Bullying 56 mins – “In this hour, double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School….” At the link find the title, “The Moth Radio Hour: Prosthetics, Boot Camp and Heartache, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files moth_1102_mp_465_12_13_16.mp3” and select “Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.

Psychology of Power 127 mins – “On this episode of the Dangerous History Podcast, CJ talks with Dr. Jim Cunagin, a practicing psychiatrist, about the psychology of power and obedience and some of the experiments that can help us understand these phenomena.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from te pop-up menu.

Refugee Tech Help 27 mins – “How might technology be harnessed to help refugees? Click talks to Tom Hayton from Techfugees about the hackathon challenge that flagged up the tech benefits from ideas that arose from a new competition.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” fromteh pop-up menu.

Refugees in Canada 24 mins – “Experts from around the world working with refugees are meeting in Ottawa this week to consider if Canada’s private sponsorship system could work as a model in their country, hoping to address the worldwide refugee crisis.” At the link find the title, “Dec 12: World refugee experts meet to consider Canada’s private sponsorship model,“ right-click “Download Dec 12: World refugee experts meet to consider Canada’s private sponsorship model” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Literacy 64 mins – “Physician and astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a science literacy advocate and the lead ambassador of the Bayer Making Science Make Sense program. The goal of the initiative is to provide 1 million hands-on science experiences to children by 2020. Dr. Jemison is particularly devoted to getting more girls, young women and minorities into careers in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM). Join Dr. Jemison for an inspiring call-to-action on how to get Americans psyched about science!” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

SECDEF Mattis 46 mins – “President-elect Donald Trump has chosen General James Mattis as the new Secretary of Defense. Mattis is described as both a tough and thoughtful leader – and one who may challenge Trump, differing from the President-elect on Russia, Iran, and NATO. Much of the initial reaction to the appointment of “Mad Dog Mattis” has been positive, even from Democrats. But one concern looms large for some: Mattis’ recent military service. It would require a special congressional waiver for him to take the post, and some feel strongly that to allow it would be going against an important tenet of U.S. government. We take a close look at General James Mattis.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Senior Care Plans 27 mins – “Most Canadians will, at some point, care for an elderly family member. It can be a stressful and difficult experience.” At the link find the title, “Parenting your parents,” right-click “Download Parenting your parents” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men

Sex and Gender 24 mins – “Several years ago historian of medicine Alice Dreger found herself in a room full of intersexed people, individuals with reproductive or sexual anatomy that is neither typically female nor male. Dreger noticed something strange: many of them had teeth that were in bad shape. She soon learned that many of them had endured such traumatic experiences with doctors that they wouldn’t go near anyone in a white coat, including dentists. We were astonished by this story, so we asked Dreger to tell us more. She joined us for our December podcast alongside Eric Vilain, a medical geneticist and director of the Center for Gender-based Biology at UCLA. While intersex, transgender, and transsexual issues have recently entered the mainstream, our guests explain that there have always been those whose anatomy or identity prevents them from fitting neatly into the categories of male or female. And even with this newfound exposure, tensions continue to exist for them all. But first we’ll hear about the experiences of a transgender couple desperate to conceive a child, but who struggled to find a willing doctor. Mariel Carr visits them at home in Philadelphia, where they’re adapting to life with an infant.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shi’ism 27 mins – “Within Shi’ism there is a high level disagreement about the role of Islam in government. Shia-dominated Iran is an Islamic republic, led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a senior Islamic cleric. But the Iranian model of government – a theocratic state – is not supported by Shi’ism’s most senior Islamic cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani who is based in the Iraqi city of Najaf. “Khamenei is the head of Iranian army. Sistani is not the head of Iraqi army,” explains Iraqi politician Walid al-Hilli. But, as presenter Safa al-Ahmad discovers on a visit to Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Sistani has significant influence on the way Iraq is governed.” At the link find the title, “The Shia: Islam, People and Power Boxset, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04ln9pq.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soul Sound 11 mins – “There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them “the mystic” and “the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue — by going to lunch with someone who doesn’t agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what’s really in their hearts.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Junk Problem 10 mins – “Our lives depend on a world we can’t see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit isn’t a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges us to consider the environmental impact of the satellites we rely on. Our orbital environment is breathtakingly beautiful and our gateway to exploration, she says. It’s up to us to keep it that way.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Students of Color 10 mins – “As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the cost of living authentically. Now an educator herself, Simmons discusses how we might create a classroom that makes all students feel proud of who they are. “Every child deserves an education that guarantees the safety to learn in the comfort of one’s own skin,” she says.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sunnis 27 mins – “The anti-government protests that began in the Arab world in 2010 triggered division between the religious scholars of Islam’s largest branch – the traditional Sunnis. Some of the most senior Sunni scholars in the world held fast to the idea that revolution, and even simple protest, was forbidden in Islam. Others decided to back armed groups in Syria, though not the global jihadists of al-Qaeda and ISIS. Presenter Safa Al Ahmad travels to Egypt to meet Dr Abbas Shouman, one of the most senior scholars at Islam’s most famous seat of learning, Al Azhar University. She also tells the story of Sheikh Ramadan al-Bouti, a famous Syrian Islamic scholar whose stance on the uprisings cost him his life.” At the link find the title,”The Sunni Traditionalists: Islam, People and Power Boxset, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04ln683.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Management 12 mins – “There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxicology History 39 mins – “In this episode we are excited to talk to Barry Rumack about his life in toxicology, the eponymous nomogram, and future directions in toxicology and acetaminophen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Triage Process 40 mins – “On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have special guests on the show to talk about managing triage in disaster situations. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Jeff Lengyel – Product Manager at Disaster Management Systems, Inc. (DMS) and David Crowl – Hospital Specialist Product Manager at DMS.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Immigrants 46 mins – “President-elect Donald Trump says once he is in office he will deport two to three million immigrants who have committed crimes. In response, mayors of cities nationwide – from New York to Los Angeles – pledged to not to cooperate with immigration agents. Some universities are considering similar policies. But municipal officials risk losing millions of dollars in federal aid if they don’t cooperate with federal authorities. Trump says that if cities fail to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, he will block all federal funding for these municipalities. Diane and a panel of guests discuss so-called “sanctuary cities” under a Trump presidency.” (4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump and the Media 50 mins – “We devote this hour to a question put to us pretty much daily since election day: How to cover President Trump? First, we ask the AP, Univision, NPR, USA Today, and other news outlets about how they are defining a relationship with a president-elect who flouts traditional rules, spreads misinformation, and criticizes the press. Then we turn to language. Listeners help us highlight moments in media coverage that obscure the truth, and journalist Masha Gessen warns of the “impulse to normalize.” Plus, linguist John McWhorter describes the phenomenon of partisan words, and cognitive scientist George Lakoff argues that the principles of journalism need to be redefined… because of how our brains work.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio”and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Election Questions 9 mins – “After news broke Friday that the CIA had assessed Russia intervened in the presidential election to favor Donald Trump, top-ranking senators from both parties called for an investigation. “Congress has an extremely important role to play using its investigative powers to get to the bottom of what happened,” said Jack Lerner, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine and director of the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic….” At the link click “Listen to this story” by the play button, then find the sound bar, right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump on Abortions 46 mins – “During his campaign, President-elect Donald trump pledged to defund Planned Parenthood and nominate Supreme Court justices opposed to abortion. Now, he’s preparing to take office in January with a Republican-controlled Congress and abortion opponents in his cabinet. Among them: incoming Health Secretary Tom Price, who also wants to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. This is likely to reopen emotional debates over issues like abortion and the role of government in health care – at the federal level and within state legislatures. What Trump’s presidency could mean for reproductive rights and women’s health.”(4 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump on Global Warming 46 mins – “Donald Trump has called climate change “a hoax”. But this week he met with Al Gore, a leader in the fight against global warming — raising questions about Trump’s position on the issue. For this month’s Environmental Outlook: a look at Trump’s priorities on energy and the environment.” (3 guests) At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Trump Shock 42 mins – “Matthew Continetti and Andrew Ferguson discuss Donald Trump’s nomination and what it means for conservatives in America. They argue that they are encouraged by whom Trump is nominating to different cabinet positions and the Supreme Court but that Trump’s unpredictability and lack of core values are a concern. They discuss the role the media will play with the Trump administration and their relationship with the president-elect.” At the link find the title, “Donald Trump and Conservative Intellectuals, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20161214-Continetti-Ferguson.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN Secretary General 57 mins – “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the role of the United Nations in a changing global landscape.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

Urban Agriculture 19 mins – “City dwellers across the country are picking up shovels and burying seeds, part of a burgeoning movement to bring fresh, local produce back to urban areas. But before you join their ranks, stop and check your soil. It might be flecked with dangerous lead. On todays episode of Distillations we look at the challenges of urban agriculture and the innovative ways to solve them. First producer Charlie Mintz visits West Oakland to reveal how an EPA-funded program is leeching lead out of backyard gardens using hundreds of tons of discarded fishbones. Then we sit down with Graceful Gardens Alice Edgerton and Fair Food Philadelphia’s Alex Jones to learn about how to best make an urban garden grow.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

US Refugee Program 76 mins – “Experts discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.” (4 panelists) At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

US–Israel Relations 45 mins – “Robert D. Blackwill, CFR’s Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, and CFR Senior Fellow Philip H. Gordon discuss their recently released Council Special Report, Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship, and what the U.S. and Israeli governments can do to reframe and revive the countries’ relationship, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

Wahhabism 27 mins – “Wahhabism is the most misunderstood brand of Islam. It is more correctly called Salafism and is a fundamentalist interpretation of the faith, often associated with Saudi Arabia. The Salafis have long been split between jihadists who justify violently overthrowing their rulers and quietists who believe that even oppressive governments should be obeyed. Since the Arab uprisings, two new groups – Salafi democrats and Salafi revolutionaries – have come to the fore too. Presenter Safa Al Ahmad talks to representatives of all positions in the current debate within Salafi Islam about the relationship between religion and politics.” At the link find the title, “The Salafis: Islam, People and Power Boxset, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04ln7g2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Disposal 40 mins – “In case you hadn’t noticed, during our short time on Earth we humans have created a lot of stuff. Some of it is life-altering, like the device you’re looking at right now, and some of it is pretty silly, like those plastic, banana-shaped containers made for holding bananas. Regardless of their value, these objects all have one thing in common: one day they will become trash. For all the time we spend creating these wonders, we don’t devote much energy to thinking about what happens when their intended life-cycles run out. This episode of Distillations traces the history of trash, consumerism, and municipal garbage collection in the United States, and explores what the future holds. First, reporter Daniel Gross tells us the origin story of kitty litter, an ingenious consumer product that transformed a natural resource straight into trash.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Peacekeepers 60 mins – “In this roundtable discussion, Admiral Tidd shares his insights on the role of women in building peace, preventing conflict, and countering violent extremism. His remarks address the growing body of research establishing that peace and security efforts are more successful and sustainable if women participate, as highlighted in our new report, “How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.  

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