Media Mining Digest 277 – Mar 3, 2017: 3D Printer Convergence, Addiction Genetics, Aging Lecture, Anger Control, Anti Fascism, Antibiotic Resistance, Assisted Death, Audio Eye, Back Pain Treatment, Blind Visual Interpreters, Bomb Shelters Increase, Book Reviewer Story, Bronzeville, Bus Driver Hazards, Call Your Politicians, Canadian Dissension, Charles Dellschau, Childhood Development, Clean Energy Trends, Climate Change Questions, Coal in West Virginia, Crate and Barrel Founder, Crime Scene Issues, Crowdfunding, Crows Make Tools, Cyber Threats at Female Politicians, Depressed Teens, Design Heuristics, Detroit Recovery, Diet Science, Dirty Jobs, Dying Easier, Earthquake Protection, Ecuador Oil Conservation, Energy Storage, Experience Value, Fake News Law, Famous Couples, Flying Big Boeings, Future Hazards, Future Industries, Global Warming Impact, Guantanamo, Gun Violence, Healthcare Improvement, Herpes Lecture, Hibernation, Hospital Deaths, Ideas About Ideas, Innovation games, Internet Trends, James Baldwin, Kirk Franklin, Library History, Localization in Argentina, Loyalty Programs, March for Science, Marching Against Trump, Mass Animal Strandings, Meat Free Diet, Michelle Obama, Middle East Disorder, Mindfulness Lecture, Mo Willems, Mosul SWAT Team, Mr Money Mustache, Music Makers Relief Foundation, National Security Council, Nature Fix, Nuclear Explosives, Opioid Crisis, Ownership Rights, Pain Control, Particle Physics, Password Issues, Personalized Medicine Future, Pilot’s Life, Poverty Research, Product Development, Products for kids, Q-Fever, Refugee Impact Regenerative Stem Cells, Retired Workers Value, Robots Eat Pollution, Robots with Emotions, Ruby Ridge, Science Versus Technology, Seneca the Younger, Silicon Valley Developer, Snowden Book, Solar Power in Morocco, Spinal Trauma, Statistics Value, Syrian Refugee Story, Transdermal Electrical Stimulation, Trauma Trends, Travel Enthusiasts, Trump stuff, Universe Expansion, Wildlife Preservation, Wind Power

Earobics (aerobics for the brain) – the 116 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 366 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. 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 twenty-four group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 13,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 380 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

3D Printer Convergence 59 mins – “Distinguished professor and serial entrepreneur Joseph DeSimone discusses the vibrant chemistry that takes place at the intersection of science and the humanities, academia and industry, and within the walls of his 3D manufacturing startup Carbon. He describes how on-demand parts manufacturing could one day eliminate the need for business inventory and even end up in hospitals.” 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.

Addiction Genetics 12 mins – “New research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests a stronger connection between genetics, biology and addiction — and may provide more clues on how to treat addiction in the future.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: New UBC research suggests stronger connection between addiction and genetics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_43916.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Lecture 65 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. How long can and should we live & what centenarians teach us about aging / Luigi Ferrucci. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anger Control 28 mins – “What would drive someone to take another person’s life? When researchers at the University of Chicago asked that question, the answer was a laundry list of slights: a stolen jacket, or a carelessly lobbed insult. It made them wonder whether crime rates could be driven down by teaching young men to pause, take a deep breath, and think before they act. We’ll go inside a program that teaches Chicago teens to do just that, and explore the research on whether this approach actually works [BAM program].” At the link find the title, “Episode 62: On The Knife’s Edge,” right-click “Media files 20170220_hiddenbrain_62.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anti Fascism 55 mins – “With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term “constitutional crisis” is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully. Plus, protests are sweeping the nation – but so are efforts to crack down on free speech. How lawmakers are trying to curtail the rights of demonstrators, and how cities can push back. Also, the surprising history of the “anti-fascist” movement, a guide for making sense of protest coverage, and more.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 61 mins – “Hailed as one of the most important achievements in medicine, the discovery and subsequent introduction of antibiotics meant that people could be treated and cured of once-fatal bacterial infections. However, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics is a growing public health concern, both in the United States and across the globe. Over time, bacteria have evolved to develop resistance to drugs that normally would kill them or limit their growth. As a consequence, many antibiotics have become less effective and are enabling untreatable strains of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other bacteria to survive and multiply. Ramanan Laxminarayan will discuss this problem and potential solutions during the 2016 John Ring LaMontagne Memorial Lecture… During the lecture, Laxminarayan will review the current supply of antibiotics and highlight promising new products in the development pipeline. He will also describe global patterns and trends in antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in humans and animals. Further, Laxminarayan will discuss interventions to help streamline antibiotic use that could be applied in many different countries….”At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assisted Death 38 mins – “Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer and is suing the state of Massachusetts for right to access to prescription medication which would allow him to die peacefully in his sleep. Then, a conversation with intensive and palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter on how better communication between patients and their doctors can help people avoid pointless and often painful medical interventions as they come to the end of their lives.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Audio Eye 52 mins -”Joyce welcomes Todd Bankofier, CEO of Audio Eye, Inc. Incorporated in 2005, AudioEye provides enhanced web access and usability for its customers. AudioEye’s custom and proprietary Digital Accessibility Platform testing suite automatically detects Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 success criteria violations and details best practices to remediate issues. Mr. Bankofier will discuss how Audio Eye is helping companies improve digital accessibility.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 33 mins – “In episode 340, Mike and James get all bent out of shape when they discuss the evidence around spinal manipulative therapy and low back pain. The evidence suggests no reliable effect for acute pain but the possibility of an effect for chronic pain. But any recommendations are a stretch because of the poor quality of the evidence.” At the link find the title, “Download This Podcast,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 27 mins – “Blind Abilities presents this new “Mini Series” An In depth Look at Aira, The Product and the Company. In this the first installment, they chat with Chancey Fleet, an Assistive Technology Professional living in New York City. Chancey offers her candid and informative thoughts about the product: its many strengths and shares suggestions for how the product can be enhanced in the future. Chancey is an excellent guest, and you must tune in to hear her articulate on this dynamic product….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bomb Shelters Increase 26 mins – “Since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, there’s been a spike in sales of custom- designed buildings meant to withstand the fallout from a nuclear bomb. The Current looks into the big money maker in an increasingly anxious world.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: Bomb shelter sales skyrocket in response to Trump presidency, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170215_74523.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Reviewer Story 27 mins – “In a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is responsible for an entire ecosystem of book reviewing, which now spans print, audio, and social media, including the satirical video series “Totally Hip Book Reviews.” Ron Charles has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism as well as a first-place award for Arts and Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. In 2014, he served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bronzeville 44 mins – “Young Jimmy Tillman, a black kid who’s killed a white strike breaker in self-defense, flees rural Arkansas and comes to Bronzeville, where he soon falls in with Casper Dixon, a smooth talking numbers runner, who brings Jimmy into the Copeland organization.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bus Driver Hazards 24 mins – “The death of a Winnipeg bus driver has mobilized public transit drivers who say they face constant threats and danger.” At the link find the title, “Feb 17: Bus drivers call for a national policy to protect them on the job, 2017right-click “Media files current_20170217_14854.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Call Your Politicians 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Calling Your Congressperson From Kremlin to Kremlin – Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Maceo Parker at St. Anslem’s Dana Center for the Performing Arts RPM Challenge Washing Machine Music – Listen to this story again at PRX.org .” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Dissension 15 mins – “A new survey suggests most Canadians don’t trust government, the media and business. The Current looks into what’s behind the remarkable change in attitude in the year or so since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_12292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charles Dellschau 4 mins­ – “In 1850 Charles Dellschau immigrated from Prussia to Galveston, Texas. By the time the Civil War started he’d married a widow with a young daughter and was working as a butcher in Fort Bend County, near Houston. Other than service in the Confederate Army, he lived an unremarkable life. He had two more children of his own. His stepdaughter married the noted saddle-maker Stelzig. Then, in 1877, disaster struck 47-year-old Dellschau. In rapid succession his wife, then his six-year-old son, died. Dellschau moved into Houston to work for Stelzig as a clerk. Here he stayed until 1923 when he died at the age of 93. That would’ve been that, if it hadn’t been for Dellschau’s secret hobby. Somewhere along the way, maybe after he retired in 1900, he began drawing great airships. Lynne Adele, of the Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas, tells his story in the catalog of a traveling exhibit of self-taught Texas artists….” At the link right-click Click here for audio of Episode 1308” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Development 57 mins – “Researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and economics find that a child’s earliest experiences, even before kindergarten, can have far-reaching effects, according to a new RAND report called “Making the Case for Investment in NH’s Children.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clean Energy Trends 59 mins – “The clean tech sector is on the rise – what areas are most promising for growth, jobs and “gee-whiz!” innovation? What will the new administration bring? Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works Andrew Chung, Founder & Managing Partner, 1955 Capital This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 6, 2017.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Climate Change Questions 46 mins – “Reverend Professor Ian James questions whether climate change is a challenge or a swindle and presents some of the certainties, complexities and controversies from the science of climate change.” At the link find the title, “Climate change: challenge or swindle? Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241778196-uniofbath-climate-change-challenge-or-swindle.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in West Virginia 37 mins – “What happens when a public-health researcher deep in coal country argues that mountaintop mining endangers the entire community? Hint: it doesn’t go very well.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio file” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crate and Barrel Founder 32 mins – “In 1962, Gordon Segal — with his wife Carole — opened a scrappy Chicago shop called Crate & Barrel. That store turned into a housewares empire that has shaped the way Americans furnish their homes.” At the link find the title, “Crate & Barrel: Gordon Segal,” right-click “Media files 20170216_hibt_cratebarrel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Scene Issues 44 mins – “Forensic anthropologist Kathleen Conabree discusses issues surrounding what really goes on at a crime scene and what the term forensic actually means.” At the link find the title, “CSI unmasked – the facts about forensics, Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241774735-uniofbath-csi-unmasked-the-facts-about-forensics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowdfunding 38 mins – “Khierstyn Ross is a product launch specialist that’s helped creators raise more than $1.1M through Indiegogo and Kickstarter. She’s also the founder and host of Crowdfunding Uncut, a podcast that deconstructs the successes that go into funding campaigns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crows Make Tools 64 mins – “Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.” At the link find the title, “How crows make tools and other clever tricks, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241780878-uniofbath-how-crows-make-tools-and-other.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Threats at Female Politicians 21 mins – “Alberta premier Rachel Notley is just one of many female politicians enduring a spike in threats and online abuse. The Current looks at why women in politics are facing more vitriol these days and what can provide an antidote to the poison in the air.” At the link find the title, “Feb 14: Female politicians speak out about sexist, violent cyberbullying, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_46636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Depressed Teens 46 mins – “Depression is up among teenage girls. We’ll look at the latest research and how to help.” At the link find the title, “Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515237693.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Heuristics 35 mins – “I’ve been highlighting aspects of Design Thinking in several episodes and I continue with this episode that considers how idea generation can be improved using design heuristics. I discussed the topic with Seda Yilmaz,  a professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. She earned her PhD in Design Science from the University of Michigan. Seda and three colleagues from the fields of psychology, industrial design, and engineering wrote a chapter in the Design Thinking: New Product Development Essentials book titled Boosting Creativity in Idea Generation using Design Heuristics . The discussion is about how 77 design heuristics can improve the ideation activity of Design Thinking and product development….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Recovery 47 mins – “We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Economic Futures, In Detroit And America, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515831141.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Science 60 mins – “What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life? How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat? Why is it that Cubans are much healthier than Americans, despite eating on average twice the amount of sugar? To unpack the truth behind the often confusing information about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared brought together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.” At the link find the title, “The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dirty Jobs 58 mins – “When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer volunteers to represent him…[and] How does a well-mannered math kid become a first-class hustler? Through the ancient carnie tradition of ‘The Indiana Bust-Out.’`“ At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dying Easier 44 mins – “We talk to physician, writer, and clinical researcher Haider Warraich about his most recent book “Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life.” At the link find the title, “167 Haider Warraich – Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life,” right-click “Media files 81ae87e5-7fd7-4904-92a6-e3570d7a6852.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquake Protection 29 mins – “How vulnerable are our historic buildings to earthquakes and how can we preserve them from seismic tremors? Dr Dina D’Ayala from the University’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering discusses the development of methods to protect and preserve historic buildings from seismic damage.” At the link find the title, “Protecting and preserving historic buildings from earthquakes, Mar, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241902447-uniofbath-protecting-and-preserving-historic-buildings-from-earthquakes.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Ecuador Oil Conservation 30 mins – “Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is widely recognised as the most biodiverse place on earth. Around 10% of all known life forms can be found within a few hundred acres of this part of the Amazon rainforest. Yet the forest sits on top of thousands of barrels of crude oil and the Ecuadorian government has now given the go-ahead for drilling. Tom Heap finds out what is at stake and asks why the Ecuadorian government which has one of the greenest constitutions in the world has decided to exploit the reserves.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Storage 65 mins – “Professor Peter Bruce of the the University of St Andrews talks about the need for a step change in the performance of energy storage devices for the future in order to help us achieve a low-carbon world.” At the link find the title, “Energy storage – the missing link, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241612334-uniofbath-energy-storage-the-missing-link.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Experience Value 65 mins – “Do you stop and smell the roses every once in awhile ? Do you remember what a raisin really tastes like? Do you take the time to listen to what your inner monologue are really saying? Today’s guest Josh Spodek has made it his job to remind leaders to do just that. Labelled by Forbes and ABC News as a “Rocket Scientist”, Josh is nothing short of a serial overachiever. He has found success across many fields and disciplines such as science, invention, entrepreneurship, art, leadership, coaching, and education. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc and founder of Spodek Academy. Josh holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner….” At the link find the title, “042 – The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Josh Spodek ,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Law 12 mins – “A local newspaper in Colorado is taking matters into it’s own hands after being accused of publishing “fake news.” The paper is launching a lawsuit to defend its reputation and its work — as another politician cries fake news.” At the link find the title, “Feb 16: Colorado newspaper to sue Senator over ‘fake news’ allegation, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170216_75638.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P1 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Abelard and Heloise; Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley; and Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin.” At the link find the title,”The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170214_94015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Famous Couples P2 48 mins – “Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; and Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.” At the link find the title, “The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170215_57172.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Big Boeings 116 mins – “Rick Ruiz is a pilot for Atlas Air where he flies various versions of the Boeing 747 freighter. Previously he flew the 767 and the 777 for LAN Chile, primarily cargo as well. Rick is also a crew member of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast, where he is known as Miami Rick. In this episode, we stroll through the woods around Landstuhl, Germany, where I visited Rick while he was on a layover. We geek out about flying the Big Boeings.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Hazards 91 mins – “Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.” At the link find the title, “Our future: understanding the big picture, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241772970-uniofbath-our-future-understanding-the-big-picture-james-martin.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Industries 29 mins – “The Industries of the Future Innovation analyst Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the future, in which he describes the industries of the future, many of them linked to technology, such as robotics, cybersecurity, genomics, and big data.” At the link you can listen, but a download must be purchased at the site; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Global Warming Impact 108 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Global warming : effect on vector distribution, disease, and natural product research / Jonathan Sleeman, David Newman. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo History 16 mins – “FRONTLINE and Retro Report explore the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.” At the link find the title, “Forever Prison, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309012127-frontlinepbs-forever-prison.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Releases 44 mins – “FRONTLINE and NPR examine the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists.” At the link find the title, “Get Out Of Gitmo, Feb, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 309011617-frontlinepbs-out-of-gitmo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 65 mins- “Dr. Jahan Fahimi, a UCSF emergency room physician, looks at the need for firearms research to inform clinical and public health interventions. And Leilani Schwarcz explains her work spearheading efforts to support the City’s Vision Zero policy, aiming for zero traffic deaths in San Francisco. Recorded on 11/10/2016. (#31568)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Healthcare Improvement 74 mins – “Professor Chris Eccleston, Dr Linda Bauld and Professor Chris Garland talk about their research and how it is helping to improve health and healthcare.” At the link find the title, “Improving health and healthcare, May, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241905071-uniofbath-showcase-presentations-improving-health-and-healthcare.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Lecture 99 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hibernation 60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at hibernation and how it works. We speak with Kelly Drew, a neuroscientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who studies the Arctic ground squirrel, the “Usain Bolt” of hibernators. And we talk with Frank van Breukelen, a biologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies an animal who isn’t very good at hibernating: the tenrec.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Deaths 7 mins – “All doctors, irrespective of their specialty or the setting in which they work, will care for patients who die. Around half of all deaths occur in hospitals. Evidence suggests that the quality of communication around this process is poorer in hospitals than in other settings, according to responses from relatives who have experienced bereavement. Over half of NHS complaints concern care of the dying. In this podcast, Katherine Sleeman, clinician scientist and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at King’s College London, and Jane Harris, counselling and psychotherapy practitioner, and bereaved mother and daughter join us to discuss what support the carers and relatives of a dying patient need, and give practical advice on how to become better at having those difficult conversations.” At the link find the title, “”How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – supporting the relatives of the dying, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 308808266-bmjgroup-how-people-die-remains-in-the-memory-of-those-who-live-on-supporting-the-relatives-of-the-dying.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ideas About Ideas 48 mins – “University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means.” 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.

Innovation Games 37 mins – “Luke Hohmann was recommended by the VP of Global Innovation of the RELX Group, Jeff Honious, who was my guest in episode 28. Consequently, I knew I had to interview Luke to learn about his tools for innovators. Luke is the founder and CEO of The Innovation Games, which is now known as Conteneo. His past experiences include computer scientist, engineer, and product manager. Luke is serious about the smart application of games to optimize decision making in innovation, product development, and market research, and numerous companies use his tools. He is also the author of “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” My favorite line from his profile is: “Luke’s an old school Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of building a company to flip, he’s building a company to change the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Internet Trends 24 mins – “If you are involved in product innovation, you likely already know about the website Innovation Excellence, home of the global innovation community that provides connection and conversation among its nearly 200,000 visitors each month. The site was co-founded by my guest, Braden Kelley. Braden is also a speaker and executive trainer as well as an author with a growing list of innovation publications.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin 44 mins – “The late James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers to emerge during the civil rights era. During the late 1950s and 1960s, he traveled through the South and addressed racial issues head on. In the course of his work, Baldwin got to know the civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. He was devastated when each man was assassinated, and planned, later in life, to write a book about all three of them. Though Baldwin died in 1987 before that book could be written, the new Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, draws on his notes for the book, as well as from other of Baldwin’s writings….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirk Franklin 48 mins – “Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “‘Losing My Religion’ With Gospel Star Kirk Franklin, Feb5, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515437268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library History 53 mins – University of Bath librarian Howard Nicholson provides an outline of the history of public libraries.” At the link find the title, “Public libraries: Past present and future, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241618001-uniofbath-public-libraries-past-present-and-future.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Localization in Argentina 19 mins – “A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, ‘if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.’ This is what happened.” At the link find the title, “#755: The Phone At The End Of The World,” right-click “Media files 20170217_pmoney_podcast021717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Loyalty Programs 30 mins -”Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too….” At the link right-click”Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

March for Science 26 mins – “American scientists are taking a stand and grabbing protest signs this coming spring to march on Washington — demanding that their government stop playing politics with their research. But not all scientists are behind the demonstration.” AT the link find the title, “Feb 14: Scientists plan march on Washington in defence of facts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170214_80715.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marching Against Trump 46 mins – “Democrats take a page from the Tea Party, as grassroots resistance to President Trump grows. We’ll look at the movement.” t the link find the title, “An Indivisible Democratic Tea Party, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515027074.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 23 mins – “Marine mammal biologist Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says events like the death of 400 whales in New Zealand is happening in smaller numbers along Canada’s east coast.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: How Atlantic Canada responds to mass whale strandings: marine mammal biologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170215_72547.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Animal Strandings 7 mins– “Hundreds of pilot whales are lying dead on a beach in New Zealand after one of the biggest mass strandings in the country’s history. Today we ask why large groups of whales beach themselves.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Hundreds of whales die on beach, mass strandings remain a mystery, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_86839.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Free Diet 50 mins – “With flexitarianism on the rise throughout the developed world, and everyone from Bill Clinton to Beyoncé endorsing the benefits of a vegetarian or vegan diet, it can sometimes seem as though meat is just a bad habit that the majority of us are too weak-willed to kick. But is giving up meat morally superior, healthier, and better for the planet, as its advocates insist? This episode, we fearlessly dive into the long, tangled history and surprisingly nuanced science behind those claims. Listen in now for the truth on Pythagoras, cow farts, and more.” 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.

Michelle Obama 48 mins – “Have you ever heard a woman being described as “pretty for a dark skinned girl”? This podcast hears frank and often painful first-hand stories about ‘shadeism’ or ‘colourism’ – discrimination based on skin tone. We are told how decades ago, some African American organisations used the “brown paper bag test” to decide who could become members, with those with darker skins excluded. And we investigate how this prejudice is still affecting people, including in their relationships. For many, the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has become a role model. By being married to a man with lighter skin, has she changed how black women and girls see themselves? Contributors include the singer-songwriter India Arie. “ At the link find the title,”Michelle Obama: ‘Black Like Me’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04thw38.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Disorder 63 mins – “Yoaz Hendel, Ph.D., Military History; Director, Institute of Zionist Strategies Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting—Moderator Dr. Hendel, who describes himself as a pragmatic centrist with a national liberal identity, will discuss regional issues confronting the Middle East. He will also explore the influence of the Russian-Iranian relationship in the Middle East. Dr. Hendel is the director of the Institute of Zionist Strategies and is an award-winning radio and print commentator on political and human rights issues. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Began-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and was communication director for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011-12. His latest book is called, Iran vs Israel: A Shadow War. At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness Lecture 68 mins – “In his new book, Rosenbaum and co-editor Barry Magidin bring together various essayists who examine critical concerns and creative engagment of zen experience with mindfulness practice. The marketplace, mindfulness myths, fantasies and facts, solitude and mindfulness in the arts, feminism and Zen liberation, Western Buddhism—all consider the topic. Rosenbaum introduces the topic with the “Zen in America” question of “Universal Mindfulness—Be careful what you wish for?” Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum is a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist who is a Zen practitioner and senior teacher in the Taoist practice Dayan QiGong.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Mo Willems 46 mins – “Mo Willems, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette’s baguette and finding empathy in today’s world.” At the link find the title, “Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515634982.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mosul Swat Team 26 mins – “Victor Blue shares insight into the motivations of those putting their lives on the line in the fight against ISIS, having spent six weeks with Mosul’s SWAT team”.Feb 17: For Mosul’s SWAT team, battle against ISIS personal: photojournalist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170217_56514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mr Money Moustache 112 mins – “Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache — Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, and have not had real jobs since 2005. This begs the question of “How?” In essence, they accomplished this early retirement by optimizing all aspects of their lifestyle for maximal fun at minimal expense, and by using basic index-fund investing. Their average annual expenses total a mere $25-27,000, and they do not feel in want of anything. Since 2005, all three of them have explored a free-form life of interesting projects, side-businesses, and adventures. In 2011, Pete started writing the Mr. Money Mustache blog about his philosophy, which has grown to reach about 23 million different people (and 300 million page views) since its founding. It has become a worldwide cult phenomenon, with a self-organizing community and incredible news coverage. This episode explores his story, philosophies, and routines.” At the link find the title, “#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Mr. Money Mustache.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.”

Music Maker Relief Foundation 17 mins – “Future generations of music lovers will thank this organization – dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the South and ensuring musicians won’t be silenced by poverty and time.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 3: Music Maker Relief Foundation,” right-click “Media files CGT_203_MMRF-HLS_mix_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Security Council 37 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: The National Security Council “The Kindness of Strangers” – You can listen to this again at PRX.org. Overheard: Valentine’s Edition “Happy Singles’ Day! China’s Anti-Valentine’s Festival is the World’s Biggest E-Commerce Holiday” with Liyan Chen (previously aired).” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nature Fix 51 mins – “Tuesday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about his new book that examines why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Explosives 52 mins – “Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they’re detonated.” At the link find the title,”Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction, Mar, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241783089-uniofbath-nuclear-explosives-the-technology-of-destruction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis 32 mins – “Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general, has highlighted prescription opioid misuse as a serious public health problem. In this podcast, Richard Hurley speaks to him about what he thinks needs to be done to tackle the issue.” At the link find the title, “US Surgeon General – “For far too long addiction has been looked at as a moral failing” Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 307865800 bmjgroup us-surgeon-general-for-far-too-long-addiction-has-been-looked-at-as-a-moral-failing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ownership Rights 48 mins – “The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose when our songs, movies, tractors, and even our coffee makers serve another master.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pain Control 56 mins – “In his new book, Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those With Chronic Pain, Dr. David Nagel says that when the medical system can’t cure patients’ pain, it often blames them instead.  Nagel proposes what he calls a more effective and compassionate approach.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Pain Science 76 mins – “Members of the new Bath Centre for Pain Research celebrate its launch. The lecture is introduced by Professor Chris Eccleston, the centre’s director, and includes an address by Dr Lindsey Cohen and talks by Dr Lance McCracken, Dr Candy McCabe and Dr Ed Keogh.” At the link right-click “Pain science: discovering the limits of experience, Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241782127-uniofbath-pain-science-discovering-the-limits-of-experience.mp3William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe” and select “Save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Pain Theories 52 mins – “What is pain? You know it when you feel it, but it’s almost impossible to properly describe. And it turns out, our idea of what that suffering is and means has changed significantly over the centuries. Wednesday, Doug’s guest is British historian Joanna Bourke, who has written a book that investigates “The Story of Pain.” We’ll explore how knowing the history of pain helps us acknowledge our own sorrows and the suffering of others. Joanna Bourke is a Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She’s the author of eleven books, including The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers and her forthcoming  War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict from Virago Press.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Particle Physics 74 mins – “Dr Glenn Patrick of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford looks at how particle physics has developed following Rutherford’s discovery and what developments we might expect.” At the link find the title, “Rutherford’s Legacy, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241752619-uniofbath-rutherfords-legacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Password Issues 26 mins – “Passwords have become a memory-bending chore. What mix of letters, numbers and symbols will keep the hackers at bay? Word that passwords may soon be discarded entirely for biometrics has us asking about the future of digital security.” At the link find the title, “Feb 13: Death of the password? Biometrics could be the future of digital security, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170213_48753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personalized Medicine Future 87 mins -”Demystifying medicine 2016. Future of medicine : personalized, precision, and other / Eric Green. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pilot’s Life 60 mins – In this diary episode I talk about my latest 6 day tour, FAF vs FAP, losing my ID and much more.” At the link find the title,”“Plane Safety Podcast Episode 38 ; Short flights & other adventures,” right-click “Media files psp38finaledit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Research 54 mins – “The President of the Child Poverty Action Group, Baroness Ruth Lister, gives an insight into poverty research in the UK.” At the link find the title, “‘From both sides now’: reflections on poverty research and politics, Mar, 2012,” right-click “Media files 241619946-uniofbath-from-both-sides-now-reflections-on-poverty-research-and-politics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Product Development 41 mins – “A book caught my attention recently, and when I investigated the author, I was even more intrigued. The book is “Building Insanely Great Products,” written by David Fradin. David has trained thousands of managers throughout the world. He infuses his workshops with insights and experiences gained as a product leader at companies like Apple & HP. In our discussion you will learn the six keys to building insanely great products, that is remembered using the acronym SPICES, which is for: strategy, process, information, customers, employees, and systems & tools….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Improvement 44 mins – “The Lean Startup approach has brought a lot of visibility to the importance of getting out of your office and interacting with actual customers. And you do that so you can understand the details of their problems related to the solution or product you envision as a product manager and innovator. However, accomplishing this brings up questions like: who do we talk with, what do we ask them, and what information is most important. The practical answers to all these questions is in a framework called Jobs-to-be-Done. When used properly, it positions product managers to greatly increase the success of the products they develop – because the products are solving a real job the customer has in a way the customer recognizes as being most valuable to them and easiest to choose. To learn about this framework, I went to the source – the person who runs the website http://Jobstobedone.org, which has the support of Clayton Christensen, who was one of the original creators of the framework….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 52 mins – “In this episode I’m talking with the creator of an entire category of product innovation – one that significantly changed how I think about the process of innovation. Clayton Christensen said his approaches “bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation.” The category of innovation is known as ODI, Outcome-Driven Innovation, and it was created by Tony Ulwick. When ODI was published in the Harvard Business Review, they declared it one of “the ideas that will profoundly affect business as we forge ahead in today’s complex times.” Tony also authored the best-selling book What Customers Want, explaining how the jobs-to-be-done framework is transformed into practice with ODI….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Product Mangers Desk Reference 46 mins – “Several years ago I was part of a group of product management professionals and we all felt that our profession lacked a good how-to guide that product managers could use. We considered writing one ourselves but life was a little too busy for us at the time. A few years later The Product Manager’s Desk Reference was published (and now is in its second edition) and I thought this was the resource we had envisioned and we didn’t even have to write it – bonus! Instead, my guest Steven Haines wrote the book and has also written Managing Product Management, as well as The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, and just put the finishing touches on his fourth book, The New Manager’s Survival Guide. He is the founder of Sequent Learning Networks, a provider of training and organizational advisory services for mid-to-large organizations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Products for Kids 40 mins – “Back in episode 25 I told you about a unique experience I had creating the Future Innovation Leaders class for 8-12 year olds. We explored the connection between the digital world and the physical world. One of the tools we used was LEGO Mindstorms – robots that can be built and programmed. An executive at LEGO listened to the podcast and we started a conversation about innovation at LEGO. Innovation is a part of LEGO’s DNA, but this has not always been the case. In the 90s, the company’s sales were declining. They hired innovation consultant after innovation consultant, trying practices that worked for others but were not a good fit for them. In 2003 the company lost $300 million dollars. Then a few things changed, with a focus on creating “enhanced play” experiences. Today, 60% of their annual revenue comes from new products – innovation is at the core of their successful business.  Part of their turnaround is because of how they leveraged their loyal fans, creating a community that promotes the brand and extends what you can do with LEGOs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Q-Fever 65 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Robert Heinzen At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Robert Heinzen about the work of his laboratory on Q fever and its causative microbe, Coxiella burneti.” At the link right-click : Right click to download TWiM Special with Robert Heinzen and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Impact 17 mins – “In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida’s economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?” At the link find the title, “#654: When The Boats Arrive,” right-click “Media files 20170222_pmoney_podcast022217.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Settlement in New Hampshire 6 mins – “Refugee resettlement has resumed in New Hampshire after a federal judge halted President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees. A federal appeals court last week refused to reinstate the president’s order, which also bans immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Jeffrey Thielman is executive director of the International Institute of New England, which helps to resettle refugees in New Hampshire. He joined NHPR’s Morning Edition.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regenerative Stem Cells 90 mins – “Professor Melanie Welham and Dr Paul De Bank from the University’s department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talk about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.” At the link find the title, “Regenerative medicine: from stem cells to lab-grown tissues and beyond, Jun, 2008,” right-click “Media files 241904084-uniofbath-regenerative-medicine-from-stem-cells-to-lab-grown-tissues-and-beyond.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retired Workers Value 69 mins – “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife In this era of career uncertainty, low retirement savings and digital disruption, boomers may be feeling discouraged, categorized by ageism, insecure in their own abilities and fearful of the future. Boomer career coach John Tarnoff’s new book, Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50, is actually a love note to this generation, proposing clear and achievable strategies for how boomers can prevail through these troubled times, and steer their own course toward meaningful, purposeful and prosperous careers past traditional retirement. Tarnoff will be in conversation with Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org. Freedman’s mission is to celebrate and facilitate the career contributions of aging professionals in these encore careers. Boomers came of age wanting to make a difference in the world. On this Valentine’s Day 2017, now more than ever, Tarnoff and Freedman will be here to reaffirm that, yes, boomers can still make that difference.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots Eat Pollution 14 mins – “Meet the “Row-bot,” a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Rossiter explains how this special swimming machine, which uses a microbial fuel cell to neutralize algal blooms and oil slicks, could be a precursor to biodegradable, autonomous pollution-fighting robots.” At the link click “download,” select “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots with Emotions 52 mins- “Dr Joanna Bryson, an expert in machines that have their own artificial intelligence, explores the issues associated with the concept.” At the link find the title, “Robots with Emotions – do we need them? Mar, 2011,” right-click Media files 241763088-uniofbath-robots-with-emotions-do-we-need-them.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ruby Ridge 52 mins- “In August 1992, a tense and disastrous event took place at Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho. The family of Randy Weaver had been holed up for months with a cache of firearms at their mountaintop home. He was wanted for a federal offense, and when U.S. Marshals surveilling the property crossed paths with the Weavers, a firefight broke out. The ensuing standoff mesmerized the country and inflamed anti-government sentiment. Tuesday, we’re talking about what happened at Ruby Ridge and its resonance today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Versus Technology 60 mins – “Recent debate on the role and affordability of scientific research has too often been presented as a choice between ‘blue skies science’ and ‘useful’ engineering. This public lecture at the University of Bath by Professor Sir Richard Friend on 5 April 2011 argues that this is a highly mistaken outlook.” At the link find the title, “Creative tensions between science & technology, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files 241757051-uniofbath-creative-tensions-between-science-technology.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seneca the Younger 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Seneca the Younger, who was one of the first great writers to live his entire life in the world of the new Roman empire, after the fall of the Republic. He was a Stoic philosopher, he wrote blood-soaked tragedies, he was an orator, and he navigated his way through the reigns of Caligula, Claudius and Nero, sometimes exercising power at the highest level and at others spending years in exile. Agrippina the Younger was the one who called for him to tutor Nero, and it is thought Seneca helped curb some of Nero’s excesses. He was later revered within the Christian church, partly for what he did and partly for what he was said to have done in forged letters to St Paul. His tragedies, with their ghosts and high body count, influenced Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, and Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shingles 89 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Shingles (Herpes zoster) revisited / Jeffery Cohen and Lesia Dropulic. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.” At the link: To download this event, select one of the available bitrates:[64k]  [150k]  [240k]  [440k]  [740k]  [1040k]  [1240k]  [1440k]  [1840k], right-click it and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Developer 59 mins – “ Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, describes her twenty years of experience in developing software in Silicon Valley including Java development with Sun Microsystems. She also discusses SpikeSource’s relationship with the open source community.” 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.

Snowden Book 60 mins – “Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein discusses his book, [How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Edward Jay Epstein, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.468156.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power in Morocco 5 mins – “The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate sits on a dusty, red-earth plateau where the Atlas Mountains begin to descend into the Sahara Desert. Its dramatic landscape has made it a popular setting for movies and TV shows, from Middle Eastern epics like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Mummy” to HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But Ouarzazate’s location also makes it a perfect spot for a different kind of outsized production: Morocco hopes to get more than half of its energy from renewable sources in less than 15 years. This part of the country is one of the sunniest places on Earth, so it was a natural site for a sprawling complex of solar power plants named Noor, the Arabic word for “light.” From a sleek new observation tower, you can see rows of gleaming, 20-foot-long curved mirrors stretching out in every direction across the barren plateau — about 500,000 in all. The curved mirrors concentrate the sunlight like lenses, focusing a huge amount of heat onto long rows of metal pipes filled with molten salts, heating the liquid up to more than 700 degrees. That heat is then used to boil water, make steam and spin turbines, just like a regular power plant. The technology is called concentrated solar power, or CSP, and as with the photovoltaic panels of more conventional solar power plants, the mirrors here follow the movement of the sun, from its rise over the desert in the east to sunset over the mountains to the west.” At the link right=click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Trauma 83 mins – “Urgent medical attention is critical to minimize the effects of any head or neck trauma. Dr. William Whetstone, UCSF professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Lisa Pascual, UCSF professor of rehabilitation, go over how and why spinal cord injuries are managed even before the patient reaches the hospital. Recorded on 10/27/2016. (#31566)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistics Value 43 mins – “Professor Simon Wood from the University of Bath talks about smoothing, letting data speak without telling it what to say.” At the link find the title, “Professor Simon Wood inaugual lecture: Lies, damned lies, and statistics, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files 241901014-uniofbath-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 50 mins – ”Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees tells the story of a young Syrian woman’s journey from Syria to Europe. She is interviewed by Dr. Michel Gabaudan.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Melissa Fleming, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467553.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transdermal Electrical Stimulation 22 mins – “At Manoush’s house, there’s an object the size of a big potato chip. Which she stuck to her forehead, and used to zap her brain. This brain stimulation is supposed to calm you down. Maybe replace a glass of wine, just wind you down a little. But it turns out you can wind down a little too far. Too far to ask coherent questions of scientists you’re interviewing. In this repeat episode, hear what it sounds like when the high-octane Note to Self crew chills waaaay out. P.S. Looking for the study we mentioned? Thync’s research is all here.At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma Trends 122 mins – “Demystifying medicine 2016. Trauma in the modern age : injury and stem cells / Paul Pasquina and Ronald Mckay. Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.

Travel Enthusiast 67 mins – “Patricia Schultz has a dream job: traveling the globe and writing about it. She is the author of the international #1 bestsellers, 1000 Places To See Before You Die (translated into 25 languages) and her new book, 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. With these works, she has reinvented the idea of travel book as both wishlist and practical guide. She was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the 25 most influential women in travel, and was executive producer of the Travel Channel’s TV show based on her first 1000 Places book. Schultz will focus on emerging destinations, featuring four eye-opening trips that have slowly and recently been securing their places in the global limelight: Iran, Myanmar, Cuba and Antarctica (including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia). Listen to her experience and anecdotes and learn why Americans are joining the still limited number of travelers who return with similar tales of an authentic, safe, fascinating and welcoming adventure.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 20 mins – “ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump’s possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord….” At the link right-click ‘Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and National Security 29 mins – “The head of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass joins The Current to explain how the end of order and rise of chaos have created a world in disarray.” At the link find the title, “ Feb 16: Trump-Russia scandal ‘has shades of Watergate,’ says former diplomat Richard Haass 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170216_30036.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Security 46 mins – “National security and the Trump White House. How the new administration is handling challenges from Russia to North Korea to terrorism.” At the link find the title, “Michael Flynn And National Security In Trump’s Administration, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515428761.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Tariffs 46 mins – “Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.” Atthe Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart, Feb, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_515622173.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tactics 52 mins – “In 2010, a Mexican teenager in Juarez was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent on the U.S. side of the border. In Hernandez v. Mesa, set for argument next week, the Supreme Court will determine whether the boy’s parents can sue the agent in U.S. courts… We also sit down with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to discuss this week’s ruling by a federal judge in one of the lawsuits challenging President Trump’s travel ban. Herring explains why Virginia joined the plaintiffs in that suit, and what the role of state attorneys general will be in the next four years of the Trump era. “ AT the link find the title, “General Strike,” right-click “Media files SM9194418085.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Trump War on Science 60 mins – “This week we look at what’s happening to science in the first days of the Donald Trump presidency, and what might happen if we don’t take action in a world where science is growing increasingly political — whether or not we want it to. Librarian John Dupuis returns to talk about what’s happened so far, why he’s started a chronology of this administration’s affects on science, and the similarities and differences to the Canadian War on Science he tracked previously. And we speak with Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, about the particular challenges and concerns of scientists as activists.” 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.

Universe Expansion 62 mins – “Professor John Barrow, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, sheds light upon the expanding universe and asks what the significance is of its age, shape and size at the annual Herschel lecture.” At the link find the title, “William Herschel Society lecture 2010: Our place in the Universe, Nov, 2010,” right-click “Media files 241765192-uniofbath-herschel-society-lecture-our-place-in-the-universe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wind Power 91 mins -”Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.” At the link find the title, “New Moves On American Wind Power, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_515033050.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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