Media Mining Digest 270 – Jan 13, 2017: Acid Rain, Advanced Care Planning, All Volunteer Military Future, Astronomical Radios, Billionaires Impact, Bionics, Black Americans, Blind Visual Interpreters, Book Technology Trends, Career or Family, Climate Scientist, Craft Beers, Creative People, Disruptive Trends,Drug Costs, Food Production, Forensic Botany, Gun Replicas, Health Care Compensation, Health Food History, Houston Transformation, Indigenous DNA, Israeli Tribes, Lost City of Cahokia, North Korea Future, Nuclear Weapons, Nutritional Fitness, Presidential Families, Psycho Biotics, Russian Cyber Activity, Russian Doping Scandal, Solar Panels on Mosques, Stroke Rehabilitation, Syrians in Canada, Tropical Parasites, Trump History, Trumps National Security Council, Wayfinding, Wind Farms, Zuma Creator

Earobics – aerobics for the brain: the 51 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 160 for the week to hear 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 13,000 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 12,000 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.

Acid Rain 23 mins – “Acid rain was one of the biggest environmental problems of the 20th century. We investigate why it’s a thing of the past — and what it can teach us for tackling climate change.”At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advanced Care Planning 86 mins – “It is important that our wishes about medical care, should we become incapable of making our own decisions, be known. Find out what you need to know about life-planning decisions including the living will/advance directive and durable power of attorney for health care. Recorded on 11/15/2016. (#31557)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

All Volunteer Force 87 mins – “Serving in the military goes well beyond the individual and to the entire family, which makes having an understanding of the issues involved even more important. It is also critical to inform policymakers from the White House to Congress, the Department of Defense, and beyond. Military families face unique needs and challenges, and there is no alternative to hearing from them directly. Increasing the dialogue between the military community and the broader public minimizes the gap between the two, and supports the health and viability of the all-volunteer force. On December 8, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted a discussion to mark the release of the 2016 Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey, one of the most critical tools to understanding the issues facing service members, veterans, and military family members.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomical Radios 27 mins – “[First of 4 segments.] Incredibly short bursts of radio waves from 3 billion light years away have only recently been detected. Their origin is unknown. Now scientists have found one of these Fast Radio Bursts that repeats itself. So they tuned their telescopes on this tiny patch of night sky, and have now detected faint smudges of light as well as the radio waves. The incredible distances these waves travel is indicative of a massive event happening three billion years ago. The speculation is that it could be energy from an active galactic nucleus, a black hole at the centre of a galaxy far away, or a baby magnetar – a neutron star with a massive magnetic field. [Other segments concern schistosomiasis , astronomer Vera Rubin’s death, and moving a giant magnet.]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Billionaires Impact 60 mins – “Our topic this week: “The Trouble with Billionaires, Why Too Much Money at the Top Is Bad for Everyone.” You’ll hear directly from the authors of that book, tax Professor Neil Brooks, and journalist Linda McQuaig. Now that Donald Trump appointed scads of multi-billionaires to run the American government, we need to hear this Radio Ecoshock replay from 2010. But if you’d like the whole thing presentation, find it in these two files: #1 Full Speech by Neil Brooks with introduction by Seth Klein of the CPPA – 43 minutes, 10 megabytes #2 Full Speech by Linda McQuaig, plus their responses to audience questions – 52 minutes, 12 megabytes” At the link right-click “Download…Lo-Fi” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Bodies 27 mins – “The field of bionics has transformed medicine for centuries, as far back as the ancient Egyptians who created bespoke toes from wood and leather. During the 20th Century mechanical and electronic advances made heart pacemakers and more sophisticated prosthetic limbs possible. Now, researchers are creating bionic eyes to help blind people see again. Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Rosenfeld, director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering in Australia, hopes to implant tiny “ceramic micro-electrode tiles” into the brain’s visual cortex of blind volunteers this year – bypassing the normal visual pathway. A digital camera mounted on a pair of glasses captures images which are then processed in a device about the size of a mobile phone. The resulting image is then transferred wirelessly to the tiles in the brain – the more tiles, the more detailed the image. Such techniques designed to help people with disabilities could also be adopted by others wanting to enhance their own senses or performance. Anders Sandberg, senior researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, ponders over the ethics of bionics. He supports morphological freedom – the right to modify our bodies – but also the right to say no.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bionic Man 82 mins – “Revisit the best of ‘The New Screen Savers’ in the past year with Leo Laporte. We’ll take you back to Leo’s review of the Telsa Model X, a brain implant that helped quadriplegic Ian Burkhart move his hand once again, Megan Morrone’s visit to 2K Games’ state-of-the-art motion capture studio, an augmented reality sandbox built with an old Kinect and projector, and more.“ At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Americans 95 mins – “Today, African-Americans wield influence in every domain, from politics and business to academia and the arts. At the same time, black people are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites, and possess 13 times less wealth. Many schools and neighborhoods are more segregated than they were in 1965, and police killings of black citizens in places like Baltimore and Baton Rouge recur with tragic frequency — provoking radically different responses within black and white communities. And with the election of Donald Trump, the nation stands more tense and divided on racial lines that it has been in a generation. How did we end up here, when half a century ago racial equality seemed imminent — even inevitable? “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” is a two-part, four-hour PBS special that looks at the last five decades of African-American history since the major civil rights victories. Join us as executive producer, presenter and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years, drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage. The series, premiering over two nights on Tuesday, November 15 and 22, paints a complex and comprehensive portrait of black America since 1965, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African-American community — and our nation as a whole. On Monday, November 21 Brookings welcomed Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to present select clips from his new series, and award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault led a panel of experts to discuss how much of the promise of the civil rights movement has been realized and what obstacles still stand in the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 45 mins – “Blind Abilities once again presents this interview with Suman Kanuganti, CEO of Aira, a visual interpreter for the blind. Aira is not only progressing with its product, but it is making a significant splash in the technology world. Aira recently won the innovative technology award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January. Additionally, Aira is bolstering it’s standing in the blindness community with its major partnership with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and with AT&T to strengthen its connectivity and accessibility with blind users. Listen to this interview and stay tuned as we are working on the follow-up interview with Suman, Aira users, and the sighted agents.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Technology Trends 17 mins – “… When students fan out on campus for class, chances are good they aren’t carrying laptops but smartphones instead – and they aren’t alone in looking to the ubiquitous devices to enhance learning. Faculty, too, have high hopes for handhelds. Educator and editor Michael Greer, a frequent guest on Beyond the Book, says if we are ever going to make learning mobile, we must first rethink learning. Greer teaches online courses in editing and publishing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is editor for the journal Research in Online Literacy Education. In a blog post for the Textbook & Academic Authors Association, he argued that “technology should serve learning, not drive it.” In journalism, digital technology, with its capacity for two-way interaction, is also driving a transformation in the relationship between readers and reporters. Communities and conversations form naturally around digital journalism. Mostly, though, they are confined to comment sections on news sites. Journalists and audience today are only just shouting at each other. …Jane Friedhoff developed an interactive journalism model while working as a creative technologist at the New York Times R&D Lab. Her work there and elsewhere experiments with media forms to create new, unusual, and even playful relationships between people. …At Beyond the Book, we try to explore new territories in writing and reading that make use of technology, the product of human imagination and invention. It’s a remarkable journey that began 8,000 years ago when Sumerians etched the first pictographs in moist clay with a sharpened reed stylus….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Career or Family 46 mins – “Is it a myth that women can have it all, all of the time? Or do the rising numbers of female executives in Hong Kong and around the world suggest otherwise? Does the glass ceiling exist as a barrier to the boardroom, or is the only limitation to a woman’s professional success her personal ambition? To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, Intelligence Squared Asia brought together four experts to ask whether a good mother has time to be a good CEO. In this debate, which took place in Hong Kong on 3 March 2014, award-winning journalist and author Allison Pearson and author of “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection” Debora Spar proposed the motion. CEO of Newton Investment Helena Morrissey and CEO of SOHO Property Zhang Xin opposed the motion.” At the link find the title, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cannot Rock the Boardroom, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Scientist 60 mins- “According to Schneider Award juror Ben Santer, “Her 2004 Science paper helped to quantify, for the first time, the broad scientific consensus on climate change. Her recent research unmasked the forces behind denial of human effects on climate and improved our chances of having a responsible, science-based discussion of climate change solutions.” Dr. Oreskes’ work first became well known when her paper “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” was featured in Al Gore’s seminal documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Later, she co-authored the influential book Merchants of Doubt, which explores the public-relations tactics used by the tobacco industry to obfuscate the health risks of smoking, and draws a parallel to the similar tactics used by the oil industry to forestall government action on climate change….“ At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Craft Beers 64 mins – “Today’s episode comes to you live from Brooklyn’s Union Hall! Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil, author of, Weapons of Math Destruction, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by: Steve Hindy — Brooklyn Brewery Founder; Dan Kenary — Harpoon Brewery Founder; Rob Burns — Night Shift Brewing Founder and President of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild; Katie Marisic — Federal Affairs Manager at the Brewers Association; Nancy Palmer — Executive Director, Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. They discuss: What a craft beer is; The economics of running a small brewery; How national and state regulations affect the price and distribution of beer. At the link find the title, “The Craft Beer Edition (Live), Dec, 2016, “ right-click “Media files SM9473259569.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative People 15 mins – “How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.” At the link click ‘Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Trends 95 mins – “How targeted ads on Google and Facebook are affecting politics and destroying mass media. CES 2017: Alexa everywhere, Samsung’s Chromebook Pro, Asus ZenFones, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. Google Home’s New Year Resolutions.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “audio” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Costs 56 mins – “Pharmaceutical executives have been in the hot seat, recently facing Congressional outrage over the cost of life-saving drugs, and President-elect Trump has promised action. What is behind these price tags? And if government intervened to lower them, would there be un-intended consequences?” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Production 56 mins – “As the world’s population continues to grow, the demand for increased amounts of food strains our soil and the ecosystems juxtaposed to agricultural sites. International NGO, Rare, and its partners have just announced the launch of a global competition, Solution Search. The contest is open to any organization that has an innovative solution in sustainable farming, while promoting behaviors that strengthen biodiversity across the agricultural sector. Examples of potential entries include: sustainable land use management that integrates the consideration of biodiversity and ecosystems; alternative pest control practices that reduce toxic run-off into local water sources; organic farming methods that increase soil biodiversity (or other species); livestock control measures that protect local flora and fauna; and innovative approaches that reduce human-animal conflicts in agricultural zones. Tune in as we learn more from Rare CEO, Brett Jenks.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Food Production at Home 54 mins – “Some people are completely connected with nature. They appreciated trees, air, clean water and clear blue skies. Others show a complete disconnectedness with nature. Food comes from supermarkets, wrapped in plastic, right? Indira Naidoo argues growing our own food, even on small balconies is an important step in forming a bond with nature. Join Indira, with Amelia Telford and David Suzuki in this discussion which considers our links with the natural world. This discussion took place as part of the WOMADelaide Planet Talks in 2016.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Botany 28 mins – “Beth interviews Drs Jane Bock (starts at 16:35) and David Norris (starts at 7:10), co-authors of Forensic Plant Science, the application of plant science to the resolution of legal questions. A plant’s anatomy and its ecological requirements are in some cases species specific and require taxonomic verification; correct interpretation of botanical evidence can give vital information about a crime scene or a suspect or victim. They describe their entry in to the field and some interesting cases.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Replicas 44 mins – “A team of reporters tracking police shootings discovered an alarming trend – people brandishing phony weapons getting shot in confrontations with cops.  Today, we’ll learn about real fatalities with fake guns and why the pro-gun lobby is protecting the right to bear imitation arms. Also today, a New Hampshire high school confronts stereotypes and the national spike in hate crimes by asking refugee students to talk about their lives and cultures.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Compensation 67 mins – “Economist and author Mark Warshawsky of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his work on the role health care benefits play in measuring inequality. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Warshawsky shows that because health care benefits are a larger share of compensation for lower-paid than higher-paid workers, measures of inequality and even measures of economic progress can be misleading or distorted. The conversation covers a wide range of topics related to how the labor market treats workers and the role of benefits in setting overall compensation.” AT the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Food History 58 mins – “Good fats vs. bad fats, milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate, red meat, red wine, carbs, sugar — all have been the subject of conflicting nutritional advice from “the experts.” In this episode of BackStory, the Guys explore the unexpected ways that past generations defined “health food.” We’ll look at milk’s transformation from a disease-carrying dairy product in the 19th century to “nature’s perfect food” by the 20th century, the popularity of gluten free diets in the late 20th century, and the emergence of the calorie as a way to explain the science of nutrition.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Houston Transformation 27 mins – “How does Houston, Texas, a massive city, deal with the pressures of immigration, an exploding youth population and a widening divide between rich and poor? The answer could be critical to the future success of the USA. Sociologists who have studied the city for decades believe that many US metropolitan areas could look like Houston in 30 years’ time. Since the election of Donald Trump, these issues have become even more critical. Catherine Carr travels to the Texas to see how the city’s authorities and inhabitants are coping with the radical changes to Houston’s demographics and meets the pioneers attempting to intentionally build bridges across city divides.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous DNA 60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at the intersection of genetics, politics, identity, and hundreds of years of colonization. We speak with Kim TallBear, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples Technoscience and Environment and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, about her book “Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science”. And we speak with Keolu Fox, a post doctoral fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, about IndiGenomics, an NGO aimed at helping create bridges between indigenous communities and genetic research.” 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.

Israeli Tribes 150 mins – “Israel is undergoing a profound transformation, from a society with one politically and socially dominant group—secular Jews—to a society of several groups of roughly similar size. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has gone as far as to describe four “tribes” of Israeli society and has proposed the creation of a new social compact among these groups. Others argue that Israel should resist institutionalizing identity-based politics, and should focus instead on society-wide concerns. On December 13, the Center for Middle East Policy convened a public event to explore social rifts and what Americans might learn from the Israeli experience about managing diverse societies and about the proper role of group identities in national politics. The event featured two sessions titled: “Visions of Israel: Citizenship, common cause, and conflict” and “Secularism, religion, and the state.” This event was part the center’s series on “Imagining Israel’s Future,” which is designed to help Washington audiences engage with voices from today’s dynamic Israeli society.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lost City of Cahokia 43 mins – Asked to imagine a “medieval city”, you probably think of walled fiefdoms, bustling market stalls, maybe a castle, cathedral or dome of a mosque in Europe or the Middle East, not the American plains. On today痴 show, we’ll learn about the Native American mega city that was bigger than contemporary London and Paris. Also today, amid a national spike in hate crimes against Muslims and people of color, a New Hampshire high school is bent on prevention. A new program confronts stereotypes by asking refugee students to talk about their lives and cultures. And U.S. Presidents have the nation’s most scrutinized job. But they worked for it. How about their kids? Presidential historian Brady Carlson talks about first children who’ve used the spotlight to their advantage.” At the link right-click the play button beside Listen・and select Save Link As・from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Future 91 mins – “North Korea’s continuous provocations have raised important questions about the efficacy of international sanctions: Do sanctions intended to reduce or halt weapons of mass destruction procurement work, and if not, why? What, if any, unintended consequences—positive or negative—do sanctions against North Korea (DPRK) generate? What can be done to improve the effectiveness of these and other sanctions? In their recent report, Jim Walsh and John Park address these specific questions with a primary objective to document North Korea’s practices, partners, and pathways in order to better understand how the DPRK has innovated in the face of international sanctions. On November 7, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted John Park and Jim Walsh as they presented key findings from their three-year MacArthur Foundation-funded study of what they call “North Korea, Inc.,” the system of regime-operated state trading companies that the DPRK employs to procure both licit and illicit goods. Jonathan Pollack, interim SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, provided remarks after their presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Richard Bush, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapons 17 mins – “Today nine nations collectively control more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, each hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don’t need more nuclear weapons; we need a new generation to face the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago. Nuclear reformer Erika Gregory calls on today’s rising leaders — those born in a time without Cold War fears and duck-and-cover training — to pursue an ambitious goal: ridding the world of nuclear weapons by 2045.” At the link click ‘Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutritional Fitness 45 mins – “This week we have guest Mike Ritter. Mike is a personal trainer and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. He provides coaching and nutrition services at” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Families 38 mins – “The framers of American democracy rejected monarchy and its tradition of passing power through bloodline …that has not stopped presidents past from relying on their kids. Today, Brady Carlson on first children who’ve made presidential politics a family business. Also today, hold-outs, hippies, haves and have-nots live side-by-side in a collection of stories set in Vermont…not the picture postcard version. Plus, the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop talks with a longtime copy writer for the LL Bean catalog.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psycho Biotics 48 mins – “Han Solo joked in Return of the Jedi that Chewbacca was “always thinking with his stomach.”  In the years since 1983, science has shown this to be truer than we ever suspected.  The bacterial passengers in our gut play an incredibly powerful role in modulating our moods and health. This week, Jesse’s joined by science writer Scott Anderson to discuss bacteria that improve your mood, fecal transplants, and why you should eat more beans.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Cyber Activity 12 mins – “President Obama has imposed sanctions against Russia. Putin says he will not reciprocate. A security expert warns Canada is vulnerable to future attacks and needs to step up security.” At the link find the title, “Jan 2: Canada vulnerable to Russian cyber attacks, says security expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170102_94604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Doping Scandal 48 mins – “For the past two years, Russian athlete Yuliya Stepanova, her husband Vitaly and their three year old son, Robert have been on the run. They fear for their lives, after they exposed one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time – the systemic Russian state sponsored doping programme. With very little money or support from any sporting authority, a life of solitude and uncertainty is the prize for the whistleblower who brought down Russian sport.” At the “The Woman who Exposed Russian Doping, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04mvp6d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Panels on Mosques 5 mins – “The Koutoubia Mosque is one of the iconic landmarks of Marrakech’s old city. Its first stone was laid in 1150, and almost 900 years later, renovations continue. The latest can be found up a flight of stairs off the sahn, or courtyard, where the mosque’s visitors wash their feet before they pray. On top of the north riwaq, or arcade, a sleek array of solar panels stretches along the roof to the base of the mosque’s 253-foot, red stone minaret. “This is enough for 100 percent of the consumption of the mosque, including also for the house of the imam,” says Ahmed Bouzid, head of energy efficiency for SIE, Morocco’s national energy investment company. ‘So this mosque is 100 percent powered by solar energy.’” 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.

Stroke Rehabilitation 31 mins – “We’ve all heard of miraculous recoveries from traumatic brain injuries or stroke.  And we’re fascinated by the science behind brain tissue regeneration. This week we’re joined by Dr. Thomas Carmichael, professor of neurology at UCLA, to discuss brain repair and tissue recovery.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrians in Canada 26 mins – “In a move proving difficult for sponsors, Canadian Syrian refugees are leaving one location for another in an effort to find work or affordable housing.” At the link find the title, “Lack of jobs, housing: why some of Canada’s Syrian refugees are relocating, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170103_21197.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tropical Parasites 100 mins – “Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin The prolific podcast-shedding Hosts solve the case of the Global Health Intern with a snakelike lesion on her foot, and reveal the role of a single-stranded DNA binding protein in differentiation of trypanosomes.” At the link right-click “Download TWiP #124” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump History 58 mins – “An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews drawn from The Choice 2016 with advisors, business associates and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to reality TV star to president.” At the link find the title, “President Trump, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 300836566-frontlinepbs-president-trump.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumps National Security Council 61 mins – “Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting on “Reforming the National Security Council.” … we’re fortunate today to have as our speakers three people who have both personal and academic experience in the national security sphere, and specifically in how the National Security Council operates. Ambassador Robert Blackwill joins us via video from Council headquarters in New York, where he is a Henry Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy. He’s worked multiple times on NSC staffs, most recently as NSC deputy for strategic planning under George W. Bush. …Ivo Daalder became president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2013, after more than four years as the Obama administration’s ambassador to NATO. Before his government service, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he specialized in American foreign policy and the transatlantic relationship. Mac Destler, to my right, teaches public policy at the University of Maryland and has advised presidents and secretaries of state on economic and foreign policy, and held senior research positions at some of our most distinguished think tanks.” 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.

Wayfinding 28 mins – “At one time or another, many of us feel stuck: in the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong city – the wrong life. Psychologists and self-help gurus have all kinds of advice for us when we feel rudderless. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore a new idea, from an unlikely source: Silicon Valley.” At the link find the title, “Episode 56: Getting Unstuck, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170102_hiddenbrain_56.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Farms 30 mins – “As the public learned of the recent opening of America’s first offshore wind power project, many wondered why it took so long? This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk with the executive editor of EcoRI News, Tim Faulkner, to discuss the opening of the Block Island Wind Farm off of Rhode Island. We learn about the logistics of this undertaking, compare it to offshore wind projects in Europe, and ponder the future of similar endeavors under a presidential administration that is openly hostile to wind power.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zumba Creator 43 mins- “Zumba began as a mistake: aerobics teacher Beto Perez brought the wrong music to class, then improvised a dance routine to go with it. For his students, it was more fun than work — and it eventually grew into one of the biggest fitness brands in the world.” At the link find the title, “Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20161221 hibt_zumba.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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